Police helicopter out In Chatham
Chinese Foreign Minister's Russia Visit Postponed Amid Nerve Agent Accusations
British spies to launch a counter-propaganda war against Russia, use social media to "disrupt misinformation" - UK's Telegraph
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Russian MFA claims that it's seen pics, in @kommersant, of the "notorious classified files" on which the diplomatic expulsions were based.
US State Department spokeswoman says door to dialogue is open to Russia but must acknowledge responsibility for poisoning former Russian spy
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More than 25 countries have expelled "150 Russia|n intelligence officers hiding under diplomatic cover in their countries," per @PressSec "The Russian government must understand there are serious consequences for its destabilizing actions"
Ukrainian security service has banned 23 Russians, expelled from U.K, from entering Ukraine
Slovakia's president has asked the foreign ministry to explain why his country has not joined two dozen other countries in expelling Russian diplomats
Belgium to expel one Russian diplomat over UK spy poisoning, says PM
Belgian media reports Belgium is to expel one Russian diplomat from the country
UK PM Theresa May: Leaving the EU is a good chance for UK food manufacturers which can trade with new markets around the liaisoncommittee
Britain's May calls for 'long-term response' to Russia after spy poisoning
UK PM May: People want to ensure their data is being used properly, that they can have confidence in the use being made of their data Obviously I can see why the committee wants to look into this. I hope that Facebook, Cambridge Analytica etc will co-operate furhter
UK PM May: Suggestions that Russia interferes in democratic elections in any country is a matter of concern we have not to date seen evidence of successful interference in UK democratic process
Prime Minister Theresa May says the Home Office is undertaking a review of previous tier one visas issued to Russians
US @DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis describes Russia's actions as "attempted murder of a man and his daughter"
UK PM May: Between 2008-15 there were some changes into the visa government but the Home Secretary is undertaking a review into these tier 1 visa... it is right to look generally to see if this being used properly
UK PM May on Russia: We have taken action in recent years to enhance our ability to tackle financing and money laundering
UK PM May: Up to 25 countries have expelled diplomats I welcome the international support. It is in the national security interests of those concerned. The sanctions regime is not a complete blanket ban on financial transaction
Russian Ambassador in Ireland says expulsion decision is unwarranted, uncalled for, senseless and regrettable
Theresa May says 25 countries have expelled Russian diplomats in the aftermath of the Sergei and Yulia Skripal nerve agent attack
Self-styled teacher Umar Haque has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 25 years for training an "army of children" for terrorist attacks in London
"Russia has the potential to be a partner with Europe," says US US Defence Secretary Mattis "Right we have to recognize that they've chosen to seek a different relationship with the @NATO nations." "It is what it is" adds Mattis
"Russia has chosen to be a strategic competitor even to the point of reckless acts, and that's the only thing it can be called, to the innocent people in Salisbury who were exposed possibly to the potential of being murdered by this stuff" says US Secretary Defence Mattis
US @DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis criticizes "pretty obvious Russian use of a weapon of mass destruction, a chemical agent for the first time in Europe since World War II"
"It follows Russia's lack of constructive response to what happened in Salisbury" per @jensstoltenberg "Our actions reflect a serious security concern expressed by all allies"
"This is a broad, strong and coordinated international response" per @jensstoltenberg, announcing @NATO is reducing the size of the Russian diplomatic delegation by 10
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Today's decision doesn't change NATO's policy towards Russia: we remain committed to our dual-track approach of strong defence and dialogue - @jensstoltenberg
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This sends a clear message to Russia: there are costs and consequences for its dangerous pattern of behaviour and follows the lack of constructive response after SalisburyAttack - @jensstoltenberg
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has withdrawn accreditation of 7 staff at the Russian Mission to @NATO. Accreditation requests for 3 others will be denied. Max size of the Russian Mission has been cut by one-third, to 20 personnel
Moldova's foreign ministry says three Russian diplomats are to be expelled from the country in solidarity with the UK over the nerve agent attack
3 month ago
NATO SG @jensstoltenberg announcing further measures in reaction to the use of a nerve agent in #SalisburyAttack
Catalan academic fighting extradition from Scotland stirs nationalist tension
3 month ago
British parliamentary committee chair says 'absolutely astonishing' Facebook CEO Zuckerberg won't appear for questioning by lawmakers over data scandal
Russia's Ambassador to Germany, Sergei Nechaev, has responded to Berlin's decision to expel four Russian diplomats over the alleged poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergej Skripal. "We will respond because we consider this an unfriendly gesture," Nechaev said
The Russian individual will be given 9 days to leave Ireland. The Irish government has told the Russian Ambassador that the individual must be out of the country by Friday April 6th
Bulgaria recalls ambassador to Russia for consultations
21-year-old Paul Moore has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years for trying to run over a Muslim woman and a 12-year-old girl as revenge for the London 7/7 bombings and the Parsons Green Tube station attack
Far-right referrals to UK's counter-terrorism scheme soar
Jacob Rees-Mogg: "It is striking that the Prime Minister's robust response to Russia has occurred as we are leaving the EU. Even the prospect of freedom has made us bolder. At the same time, our allies rally to our cause - because they respect strength"
Jacob Rees-Mogg: if Remainers succeed in preventing Brexit, it will be "a national humiliation based on lies"
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China calls for restraint after more expulsions of Russian diplomats
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney says Ireland will expel one Russian diplomat over the Salisbury nerve agent attack
UK PM's spokesman says May told cabinet there is still more to be done on long-term response to Russia
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"Poor communication and poor procedures" to blame for the failure of fire services to respond adequately to the Manchester Arena attack
The Irish Government has said a Russian diplomat is to be expelled
NATO to announce 'measures' over UK poisoning: statement
Jacob Rees-Mogg: "I'm fully supporting Mrs May. I'm sure she won't break our red lines"
Jacob Rees-Mogg says for the third time that Brexit "will help the least well-off the most"
A report into the Manchester Arena bombing last year has criticised Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for failing to respond to the attack in the immediate aftermath and says the fire service "played no meaningful role" in the two hours after the explosion
Jacob Rees-Mogg says that British democracy "has built-in protections against raw populism"
"There could have been a different outcome in the (Brexit) referendum had there not been in my view cheating" Christopher Wylie to UK Parliament committee
Jacob Rees-Mogg accuses the EU of having made insufficient preparations for no deal
Jacob Rees-Mogg says "the least well-off" among "our indigenous communities" have been "harmed" by EU freedom of movement
Jacob Rees-Mogg's mother is in the audience to his speech about achieving a "real" Brexit. He says that "any charm" he may possess was "inculcated" in him by her
UK MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says people who want to stop Brexit are "cave-dwellers"
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells UK lawmakers that Canadian firm Aggregate IQ worked on software that was later used to identify Republican voters in U.S. election.
British Parliamentary Committee Chair says possible for Zuckerberg to answer questions videolink
Royal Navy's largest warship and flagship, the aircraft carrier HMS Ocean awaits decommissioning ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth II. The carrier will be sold to the Brazilian Navy after two decades of service.
British Parliamentary Committee Chair says would still like to hear from Facebook CEO Zuckerberg after he declines to answer questions about data scandal in person
'Russia is seeking to break the unity of the liberal world' says the President of Estonia @KerstiKaljulaid
Russian foreign ministry says Moscow to respond appropriately to US expulsion of Russian diplomats and consulate closure in Seattle
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Green MEP @TerryReintke stresses serious concern over NorthernIreland in Brexit-negotiations. "since my last visit in 2016, the ambiance deteriorated very much, people feel scared, left behind, perceive great insecurity about their future".
UK PM Theresa May: UK's participation in Galileo satellite programme after Brexit is in the interests of the EU
New poll: 36% believe Brexit is more important than Northern Ireland staying in the UK
New Zealand says it can't find Russian spies to expel
No data lost in cyber attack targeting UK sport's anti-doping agency over the weekend - statement
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov says Moscow will respond harshly to the US expulsion of Russian diplomats but is still open to constructive co-operation – RIA
Russia to respond harshly to U.S. expulsion of diplomats: RIA
Moscow: We call on London to study the official articles in the Scripal case and not to mislead the international community
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Australia hints at World Cup boycott over UK nerve agent attack
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"There it goes.": Big blast brings down a power station chimney in Kent, England. The landmark was twice the height of Big Ben's tower before being reduced to rubble.
Australia's prime minister says to expel two Russian diplomats in solidarity with UK and allies
Amb @NikkiHaley: Beyond Russia's destabilizing behavior across the world, such as its participation in the atrocities in Syria and its illegal actions in Ukraine, it has used a chemical weapon within the borders of one of our closest allies
Iceland announces diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia
Turkey is NOT planning to take any move against Russia, says Turkish deputy PM @DrRecepAkdag after 20 EU nations joined USA and Canada in expelling Russian diplomats in wake of UK attack
Hungary expels one Russian diplomat
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Amb Vassily Nebenzia on US decision to expel 12 Russia UN diplomats
Corbyn claims in Commons to have been a critic of Russia "for 20 years". One of his own MPs, @JWoodcockMP, loudly argues "that is just not true" and starts quoting Morning Star article back at his own leader.
Hungary's foreign ministry says one Russian diplomat will be expelled from the country in response to the poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury
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Vice President Mike Pence: Expulsion of Russian intelligence officers "made clear that there will be consequences for Russian aggression and the United States will always stand strong with our allies."
Russian foreign ministry says "powerful forces" in U.S. and Britain behind Salisbury attack
Norway will expel one Russian diplomat
UK PM May: We have positively identified the nerve agent as Novichok. We know that Russia has sponsored assassination attempts. We know that they have stockpiled small quantities of Novichok, potentially for these purposes
UK PM May: The attack was part of a pattern of increasingly aggressive behaviour, but the use of a nerve agent, also represents a new and dangerous phase in Russia's hostile activity within our continent and beyond
UK PM May: Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain ill in hospital and may never recover fully
UK PM May: Russia are responsible for an indiscriminate and reckless act against the UK, putting the lives of innocent civilians at risk. It was an assault on our fundamental values and the rules-based international system that upholds them
Theresa May reveals that 130 people in Salisbury could have been exposed to deadly nerve agent - 50 have been treated in hospital
Slovakia summons Russian ambassador.
Spain to expel two Russian diplomats over attack on former double agent in UK.
Albania will join the EU countries and the US and will expel two Russian diplomats
UK PM May: We are very clear on Northern Ireland - there should be no hard border down the Irish Sea - keeping the integrity of our internal market - and all aspects of Belfast agreement should be respected
UK PM May: We have ensured that our EU withdrawal deal will include Gibraltar and we'll work to solve the unique issues for Gibraltar and the Spanish government
UK PM May: I have explained that the EU line for a 'backstop' on the Northern Ireland border is at odds with the Good Friday Agreement. But we will work together to fulfil the commitments we've made
UK PM May: We have a draft agreement for the implementation period. It is not in our national interest to ask businesses to make two sets of changes - so for 21 months we'll all have the same trade arrangements
UK PM May: The EU council was clear that Trump's tariffs aren't justifiable on safety grounds and aren't a solution to the problem of overproduction. We welcome the temporary exclusion for the EU and hope to make it permanent
UK PM May: This represents a new and dangerous phase of Russia's relationship with the West. We have agreed on the importance of sending a strong message. The Council has withdrawn the ambassador from Moscow. Countries across the West have announced the expulsion of 100+ diplomats
UK PM May: The EU council agrees with the UK that Russia is responsible and that there is no other plausible explanation
The Swedish government is expelling one Russian diplomat in response to the Salisbury chemical poisoning.
Putin will be presented with proposals on reciprocal steps to expel diplomats - Peskov
Ukraine says 13 Russian diplomats expelled must leave the country in the next 48 hours, and they will be declare persona non grata.
UK hails 'extraordinary international response' to former spy poison case SergeiSkripal
British Prime Minister Teresa May: The move to expel Russian diplomats a letter to Moscow to stop its violations of international law
Russian foreign ministry says decision by EU and NATO members is confrontational, will lead to escalation
British Foreign Secretary: Western actions against Russia is the biggest expulsion of Russian spies so far
Russian foreign ministry says expulsion of Russian diplomats by western countries is unfriendly step and we will react to it
EU recalls its ambassador in Russia for consultation
Croatia will pronounce one Russian diplomat persona non grata: PM @AndrejPlenkovic
Finland expels one Russian diplomat.
Romania to expel one Russian diplomat in connection with the "Skripal case" - MFA
Italy's foreign ministry says two Russian diplomats must leave the country by the end of the week in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury
Canadian foreign ministry says four Russian diplomats will be expelled "in solidarity with the United Kingdom" and says they have been identified as intelligence officers or individuals who used diplomatic status to undermine security or interfere in Canada's democracy
Canada to expel four Russian diplomats: official SergeiSkripal
Canada expels 4 Russian diplomats
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Statement from @StateDept on "holding Russia accountable for its destabilizing behavior."
Estonia says it will expel Russia's defence attache over a nerve agent attack in Britain
Russian MP: Moscow will expel at least 60 members of the US diplomatic mission in response to Washington's decision to expel Russian diplomats
Italy will expel two Russian diplomats out of the country because of the case of Skripal
The EU countries and Ukraine will receive a "reply gift" for the expulsion of Russian diplomats - Senator Dzhabarov
The Russian ambassador in Washington says that the United States understands only the language of force
Russian ambassador to U.S: US destroys remaining relations with Moscow
The Netherlands will expel two Russian diplomats in connection with "Skripal case" - MFA
14 EU member states have decided to expel Russian diplomats - EU's Tusk
Czech foreign minister says three Russian diplomats must leave by April 1
Ukraine to expel 13 Russian diplomats, Latvia expel one and Lithuania three - all because of the spy poisoning in the UK
Denmark to expel two Russian diplomats: Foreign Minister
Reuters: France is to expel four Russian diplomats and Latvia will expel one over the nerve agent attack in Salisbury
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Ambassador Nikki Haley: "Here in New York, Russia uses the United Nations as a safe haven for dangerous activities within our own borders. Today, the United States and many of our friends are sending a clear message that we will not stand for Russia's misconduct."
Lithuania's government has confirmed the expulsion of three Russian diplomats and says it will ban 44 people from entering the country over the nerve agent attack in Salisbury
Latvia announced the expulsion of one Russian diplomat in connection with the Skripal case
Poland's foreign minister says the country is to expel four Russian diplomats
Ukraine expels 13 Russian diplomats from its territory in connection with the "case of Skripal" - Poroshenko
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White House statement on US expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats, closure of Russia's consulate in Seattle over UK spy poisoning case:
France to expel four Russian diplomats following Salisbury attack
The Russian embassy officials in Seattle and others are given 7 days to leave the United States
US expels 60 Russia diplomats, orders Seattle consulate shuttered in response to UK spy case
German foreign ministry has confirmed the country will expel four Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack on a former spy in Salisbury
Officials say US shuttering Russian consulate in Seattle, expelling 48 Russian embassy officials, 12 others at the UN. Sixty Russian officials being kicked out overall in response to March 4 attack in the UK
Germany to expel four Russian diplomats after Salisbury nerve agent attack - according to media report @SZ. Decision to be announced this afternoon
Germany will expel 4 Russian diplomats
UK parliament will have a meaningful vote on Brexit deal: PM's spokesman
Irish border backstop deal needed by June: Irish Deputy PM
Russian news agencies are reporting Russia's ambassadors to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have been summoned to the countries' foreign ministries
UK defense secretary says world united behind Britain over Russian ex-spy poisoning
EU leaders sign off on guidelines for EU-UK trade talks
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Former Catalan education minister arrested in Scotland