Weapons of mass destruction

British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, arrives for a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Russia's Foreign Ministry has summoned Bristow for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Russia is expected to announce the expulsion of some British diplomats in a retaliatory measure. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 17, 2018 - 6:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. The Russian Foreign Ministry also said in a statement that it is ordering the closure...
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British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, leaves after a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Russia's Foreign Ministry has summoned Bristow for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Russia is expected to announce the expulsion of some British diplomats in a retaliatory measure. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 17, 2018 - 5:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A Russian lawmaker is warning Britain against escalating the crisis over the poisoning of a former Russian spy. Moscow and London have both ordered diplomats expelled in the deepening dispute...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 8:50 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Europe is looking for "the most appropriate response" to the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy. Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, meeting in Paris...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 1:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Russia's health minister says that there are antidotes to all poisonous substances, including nerve agents of the class believed to have poisoned a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 10:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Lithuania's foreign minister says the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy is a direct challenge to the European Union that will likely be discussed at an upcoming meeting in Brussels even though it's not on the...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 8:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Kremlin has denounced British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the poisoning of an ex-spy as "shocking and inexcusable." Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 8:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 3:20 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it's "overwhelmingly likely" Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the use of a nerve agent against a former spy in the English city of Salisbury. Prime...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov as they attend a security council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Lavrov said Thursday that Moscow would "certainly" expel some British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response. In remarks carried by the RIA Novosti news agency, Lavrov said the move would come "soon." (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday that it will expel British diplomats and halt high-level meetings with the U.K. in an increasingly global standoff over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy — but still isn't saying who will be kicked out or when. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said to expect a...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 7:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Russian ambassador in London says Britain has behaved "in colonial style" in the showdown over the poisoning of an ex-spy. Alexander Yakovenko has said in televised remarks that Britain has ignored...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 7:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Russia's envoy at the international chemical weapons watchdog says Britain and the U.S. both have access to the nerve agent used in the poisoning of the ex-spy in Britain. Alexander Shulgin, Russia's envoy at...
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