Sergei Skripal

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Army officers remove the bench last March where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Russian officials reacted with outrage and markets slumped on Thursday morning following the announcement of tough new US sanctions over Russia’s alle(...)

Personnel  secure a tent covering a bench in the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury as they investigate the poisoning of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a Russian former(...)

An investigator wearing a camouflaged protective suit, gloves and a gas mask outside the supported living  centre in Salisbury – where nerve agent poisoning victim Dawn Sturgess had been staying – on Friday. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

Police wearing protective suits entered a hostel in the southern English city of Salisbury on Friday as counter-terrorism detectives stepped up their (...)

The UK’s head of counter-terrorism policing Neil Basu and chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies speaking at a news conference at New Scotland Yard in London on Wednesday night. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

What triggered concern over the incident in Amesbury, Wiltshire? A couple living in Amesbury, Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, were taken to hospita(...)

 Police and media at  the scene at Muggleton Road where the couple exposed to a nerve agent lived. Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Two people poisoned in southwest England may have accidentally come into contact with the same Novichok nerve agent used in an attack on a former Russ(...)

Police officers stand next to a section of playing field near Amesbury Baptist Church  in Amesbury. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters.

Britain’s counter-terrorism chief said on Wednesday that two people who are critically ill in hospital in Wiltshire were exposed to the Novichok nerve(...)

Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea football club who has found himself without a visa to Britain, took Israeli citizenship on(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who took a phone call from two Russian pranksters, one of whom posed as the prime minister of Armenia. Photograph: Pablo E Piovano/Bloomberg

Two well-known Russian pranksters enjoyed an 18-minute phone call with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday after one posed as the prim(...)

Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron in  in Versailles, May 2017:  at that press conference, Mr Macron said he would retaliate if Mr  Putin’s protege, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons. Photograph:  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron will travel to St Petersburg on Thursday for his third meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.   (...)

Former Russian spy  Sergei Skripal: found unconscious on a park bench on March 4th. Photograph: Yuri Senatorov/AFP/Getty Images

Sergei Skripal, the Russian former spy who was left in critical condition by a nerve agent attack in Britain more than two months ago, has been discha(...)

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