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Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

Aug. 13, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning...

New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

Aug. 11, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning...

Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

Aug. 10, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting...

New Russia sanctions over poisoning of former spy, daughter

Aug. 9, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New sanctions against Russia will be imposed later this month for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempted assassination of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year, the United States said. The penalties come despite President Donald Trump's efforts to improve...

The Latest: Russia weighs retaliation to US sanctions

Aug. 9, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions against Russia over nerve agent poisoning in Britain (all times local): 9 a.m. Russia says it is considering retaliatory measures to new U.S. sanctions over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the English city of Salisbury. Russian Foreign Ministry...

Journalist sees her worlds collide in UK nerve agent attack

Aug. 9, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

SALISBURY, England (AP) — On a sunny afternoon, four figures in hazmat suits trawl among the swings and slides of Salisbury's Queen Elizabeth Gardens, looking for clues. Two of them carefully enter the park's public toilets, reappearing minutes later with a sealed bag. Forensic teams meticulously search...

US to impose sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

Aug. 8, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year. The new sanctions, to be imposed later this month, come despite President Donald Trump's...

Chemical weapons watchdog to return to UK

Aug. 7, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog says it is returning to Britain collect more evidence in the poisoning probe of a couple sickened by the nerve agent Novichok. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says a technical assistance team will collect additional samples...

Trash bins being tested for poison in UK nerve agent probe

Aug. 2, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police sent two garbage bins to a defense research laboratory Thursday for testing as they probed the nerve-agent poisoning that killed one British woman and sickened her partner. London's Metropolitan Police force said the trash cans were removed from behind shops in the city of...

English police test air ambulance, clothes in Novichok probe

Aug. 1, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Authorities in southwestern England are testing an air ambulance, emergency vehicles and clothing worn by emergency workers who responded when two people were poisoned with a nerve agent in June. The Wiltshire police force described the testing for traces of Novichok on Wednesday purely as a...