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UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying

Nov. 12, 2018 9:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability. May's office says she'll urge countries "to stand up for the rules around the world" during a foreign-policy speech on Monday. Britain...

Russia rejects US accusations on chemical weapons

Nov. 9, 2018 8:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has rejected the U.S. claim that it has flouted an international ban on chemical weapons. The Russian Industry and Trade Ministry that oversaw the dismantling of Soviet-era chemical arsenals denounced what it called "blackmail and unlawful pressure" by Washington. It emphasized Friday...

Moscow square named after British double agent Kim Philby

Nov. 8, 2018 4:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The mayor of Moscow has decreed that a square near the headquarters of Russia's SVR foreign intelligence service be named after Kim Philby, the Briton who was the most successful Soviet double agent of the Cold War period. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed the order on Tuesday. The move comes amid...

US to impose new Russia sanctions over spy poisoning in UK

Nov. 6, 2018 4:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, in a move that is likely to further strain already tense relations. The State Department said in a statement that Russia has...

Putin praises Russian GRU military intel for its 100 years

Nov. 2, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia's GRU military intelligence on its centenary Friday, hailing the agency that has been accused by the West of election meddling, nerve agent poisonings and hacking attacks against chemical weapons probes and anti-doping sports bodies. "I'm...

New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed

Oct. 26, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It seems like open season on the GRU. The Russian military agency had its inner workings exposed again Friday as determined journalists and Kremlin critics remain focused on uncovering its secrets. A new report details the alleged misbehavior and bizarre bureaucratic decisions that allowed a...

Man arrested trying to steal Magna Carta from UK cathedral

Oct. 26, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man suspected of trying to steal a Magna Carta from its display case at Salisbury Cathedral has been arrested after he was wrestled to the ground by cathedral employees, British authorities said Friday. Wiltshire Police said cathedral alarms sounded Thursday afternoon in the southwestern...

Trump adviser says more sanctions over ex-spy unsettled

Oct. 24, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the administration hasn't made up its mind about imposing more sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-spy in England. John Bolton said Wednesday the administration is "still considering what we may be...

The Latest: Trump calls Khashoggi killing a 'total fiasco'

Oct. 24, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 2 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will be briefed Wednesday afternoon by U.S. officials looking into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian agents. After tomorrow, Trump says,...

Litvinenko widow says Saudi death should be a wake-up call

Oct. 23, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The widow of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by radioactive poison in 2006, said Tuesday that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be a wake-up call to the world about the deadly behavior of authoritarian states. Speaking at an event at the British...