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US expels 60 Russians as allies back Britain in spy row

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States joined Britain’s allies in Europe and around the world Monday in expelling scores of suspected Russian spies in an unprecedented response to a nerve agent attack. At least 114 alleged agents working under diplomatic cover were ordered out by 21 governments, …

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Europe steps up pressure on Russia over spy attack

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | European countries are set to take further steps as early as Monday to punish Russia over the poisoning of a former spy in England, officials said, as diplomatic pressure builds on Moscow over the nerve agent attack. Russia, for its part, accused London of trying …

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British PM seeks EU backing on spy attack

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Thursday seek to unite EU leaders in condemnation of Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian spy, but she faces resistance from states keen to protect their Kremlin ties. May will brief her colleagues at a Brussels …

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Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia said Saturday it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London’s “provocative” measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered an escalating war of words. And it also said it would halt the activities of the British …

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Kremlin furious as Britain blames Putin for ex-spy attack

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Britain on Friday provoked Russia’s wrath by directly implicating Vladimir Putin in the nerve agent attack on an ex-double agent, with the Kremlin saying the claims were “shocking and unforgivable.” The war of words between Moscow and London over the poisoning of a former Russian …

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Macron backs UK claim that Russia behind spy attack

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Britain’s charge that Russia was responsible for the nerve agent poisoning of a former spy, saying there was “no other plausible explanation”. “Since the start of the week, Britain has kept France closely informed of the evidence gathered …

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