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Spiez Laboratory: Only OPCW can comment this assertion. But we can repeat what we stated 10 days ago: We have no doubt that Porton Down has identified Novichock. PD - like Spiez - is a designated lab of the OPCW. The standards in verification are so rigid that one can trust the findings.
Downing Street says Theresa May, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron agreed the military strikes in Syria "had been a success" during telephone conversations this afternoon
Swiss lab says 'BZ toxin' used in Salisbury, not produced in Russia, was in US and UK service - Lavrov
Moscow accuses global chemical arms watchdog the OPCW of manipulating results in Skripal probe
Tusk: Phone call with PM @theresa_may to discuss Syria. We have a shared assessment of the situation
'Bombs won't save lives' in Syria, opposition leader Corbyn tells UK PM May
Downing Street has published a document setting out why it says military action against the Syrian government was legal stating it has met three conditions permitted under international law
British Defense Minister: The strikes will have a significant impact on what the Syrian government can do in the future
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has welcomed the strikes saying "the world is united in its disgust for any use of chemical weapons, but especially against civilians"
British Ministry of Defense: 4 Tornado participated in the raids
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Theresa May confirms that Britain were involved in the strike
A 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a Wolverhampton park has been named by West Midlands Police as Vicktorija Sokolova
Irish minister says funding for new schools is in National Development Plan
British delegate to UN: Russia breaks international treaties and ignores international law
UK envoy: The Syrian government is responsible for the chemical attack
Russian Ministry of Defense: Russia has evidences that U.K involved in "provocation" in Eastern Ghouta
KCNA: "Last year the U.K. raised concerns about the DPRK's nuclear forces posing 'a threat to London', and it is busy sending its warships to the region."
Russian Ambassador said OPCW "never supported the British version"
The Russian ambassador to the UK accuses the White Helmets of staging "fake chemical attacks" in Syria
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Russian ambassador to the UK likens possible military action against the Syrian government to the Iraq war
Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko says the UK Government hasn't presented any evidence regarding the Skripals and is "deliberately pursuing a policy of destroying all evidence"
Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko says Syrian Government had warned that rebels could stage a chemical attack
The Russian Embassy is publishing its own report on the Salisbury nerve gas attack, London ambassador Alexander Yakovenko announces, adding that the UK has still not produced any evidence to support its claims about the incident
"We cannot be sure Yulia's refusal to see us is genuine" says the Russian ambassador to the UK
German FM @HeikoMaas call for tougher stance towards Russia "Russia is increasingly hostile," he told. For the first time since WWII, "illegal chemical weapons" have been used in central Europe; cyber attacks seem to "have become part of Russian foreign policy."
UK national security adviser Sir Mark Sedwill says Russian intelligence agencies have been spying on Sergei and Yulia Skripal for at least five years
The letter to Yulia Skripal says the Novichok used in the attack in Salisbury was most likely to have been made at a laboratory in Shikhany, near Volgograd
The details are revealed in a letter from Sir Mark Sedwill, Theresa May's National Security Adviser, to Nato and have been released to counter Russian disinformation about the source of the attack
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Russia hacked Yulia Skripal's emails for five years and tested Novichok on door handles, bombshell intelligence dossier reveals
Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on Skripals
Russia on Skripal: no confirmation of poison origin in new report
U.S. Mission to OSCE: We agree with UK assessment that Russia is responsible for attack on UK soil using a chemical weapon. From Crimea to MH17 to the killing of Litvinenko, Russian denials of responsibility follow a familiar script
Body found in search for swimmer missing off Salthill in Galway
British ministers back action to deter Syrian chemical weapon use
Russian Deputy Prime Minister says international relations should not depend on the mood of one person when he wakes up in the morning
The first talks on the shape of a post-Brexit trading relationship will begin next week, EU official says
Jeremy Corbyn says "the Government appears to be waiting for instructions" from President Trump on how to proceed in Syria
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says UK military intervention in Syria risks "escalating an already devastating conflict" and the UK should press for an "independent UN-led investigation" of the alleged chemical attack
Guardian: Preparations for a possible Russian counter attack on the British base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus were underway on Thursday in the event of US-led military action in Syria.