Latest Sergei Skripal News

Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch

Sep. 21, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year. Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan...

Police on guard for poison at UN meeting; no specific threat

Sep. 20, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police seeking to secure the United Nations General Assembly are on guard for would-be assassins like the two men accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England. There have been no specific threats. But the New York Police Department's top counterterrorism official, John Miller, said...

UK: Couple's illness in poisoned-spy city is not suspicious

Sep. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police say the case of a couple who fell sick at a restaurant near where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent is not suspicious. The Wiltshire Police force says the 42-year-old man and 30-year-old woman "were not exposed to any kind of nerve agent." The force...

UK judge: Spy evidence on dead Russian should stay secret

Sep. 18, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Information about possible links between a Russian businessman who died in mysterious circumstances and U.K. intelligence services will remain secret for security reasons, a British judge said Tuesday. Judge Nicholas Hilliard is leading an inquest into the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy,...

UK police say no Novichok link to Salisbury mystery illness

Sep. 17, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday that they don't know what made a man and woman sick at a restaurant near where former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned — but it wasn't the nerve agent Novichok. Police officers and paramedics descended on the Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury...

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Sep. 16, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. Wiltshire Police described the emergency steps taken in response to "a...

Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

Sep. 15, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on Saturday for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but she did not give details....

Russian meddling abroad: Does Putin pull all the strings?

Sep. 15, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — As alleged Russian plots, conspiracies and crimes unfold against the West, prosecutors and pundits routinely blame Vladimir Putin or a circle of Kremlin insiders said to be acting on direct orders from the president. Putin may indeed have involvement in some shadowy schemes, but is he...

Dutch ousted Russians for alleged attempt to hack Swiss lab

Sep. 14, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Dutch authorities arrested and expelled two suspected Russian spies months ago for allegedly trying to hack a Swiss laboratory that conducts chemical weapons tests, Switzerland's government confirmed Friday as it summoned the Russian ambassador to protest an "attempted attack." Moscow quickly...

Kremlin: Britain could ask to interrogate poisoning suspects

Sep. 14, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to consider a request by British investigators to come and interrogate the two men accused of poisoning a former spy, the Kremlin said Friday. Britain charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov last week with trying to kill double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter,...