Petersburg. This is not the first time the British Council , an organization that promotes cultural exchange, has been caught up in retaliations. On Friday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was overwhelmingly likely that Mr Putin himself had made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down former spy Skripal.
The confrontation escalated after Theresa May accused Moscow on Wednesday of an "unlawful use of force" involving a weapons-grade nerve agent and ordered out the largest number of Russian diplomats from London in 30 years. Russia's move to sever cultural ties with Britain was announced on the eve of a presidential election which is set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory.
The expulsion of diplomats and targeted financial sanctions were well trailed and she had nothing tangible to show in terms of global solidarity. "The British side has been warned that if more unfriendly actions against Russia follow, the Russian side reserves the right of taking other retaliation measures", the ministry added.
It also said in a statement that it is ordering the closure of the British Council, a government-backed organization for cultural and scientific co-operation, and that it is ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St. Presidential press-secretary Dmitry Peskov told the state-run Tass news agency: "We have already said on many levels that Russian Federation has nothing to do with this story whatsoever".
Petersburg. On March 15 Britain, France , Germany and the U.S. say in a rare joint declaration that "there is no plausible alternative explanation" to Russian involvement and call on Moscow to provide "full and complete disclosure" of the Soviet-era chemical programme that developed Novichok.
Deputy Scot Peterson was called a "coward" by President Donald Trump for his actions, who also said the officers who didn't rush into the school "weren't exactly medal of honour winners" and were "frankly disgusting ". In the past week, the Broward Sheriff's Office and Coral Springs police released calls illustrating the fear and panic of students and parents on February 14.
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Unlike when the United States and European Union imposed sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea and other actions in Ukraine, May did not name Russian individuals or companies that would be specifically targeted by sanctions.
But no specific time or venue has been set and North Korea has yet to confirm it even made the offer to meet. The two countries are also engaged in talks for a new so-called Special Measures Agreement to share the costs of maintaining the USA military presence on the Korean peninsula.
It said the move was a response to Britain's "provocative actions" and "baseless accusations over the incident in Salisbury on March 4", referring to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, which Britain has blamed on Russian Federation.
On March 12 British Prime Minister Theresa May says it is "highly likely that Russian Federation was responsible for the act", saying Moscow could be directly to blame or may have "lost control" of the nerve agent. Russian Federation is expected to announce the expulsion of some British diplomats in a retaliatory measure. The crisis erupted after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a Soviet-designed nerve agent on March 4 in the English city of Salisbury, leaving them in ...
The shocker for the BJP came days after its surprise win in three northeastern states, including Tripura, where it scripted history, demolishing the Left citadel of 25 years and forming its first government in the state. The by-election is important because it is the first since Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United), or JDU, returned to NDA fold in July previous year.
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We can be reassured by the strong support we have received from our friends and allies around the world", May said at the Conservative Party's spring forum in London. Russia's response was more robust than expected. A British policeman was also poisoned when he went to help them and remains in a serious but stable condition.
Meantime, a large portion of southern Colorado faces another Red Flag Warning Saturday until 7 p.m. The Carson Midway fire spread quickly Friday near Indian Village Heights and Armadillo Heights on the southeast corner of the Fort Carson training area.
The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang represents United States interests in the country. Abe and Moon did not discuss the issue of "comfort women", or Korean and other women forced into Japan's wartime brothels, a long-standing source of diplomatic feud between the two countries, Nishimura said.
A senior Iranian official warned the EU Saturday that any new, non-nuclear sanctions imposed in an effort to appease the Trump administration was a "big mistake", warning the move would directly affect the the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
The whiplash development could put two leaders who've repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang . The rivals agreed to march together to open the games and to field their first joint Olympic team in women's hockey. The rapid turn toward diplomacy could defuse building tensions over the North's accelerated testing of missile and nuclear devices to develop a nuclear-armed long- range missile that can target the ...
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that 46 civilians, including at least six children, were killed in air strikes in the Kafr Batna district on Friday morning. A human rights organization says the Turkish military has bombed a hospital in northern Syria, killing 16 people. Since their January offensive began, Turkish forces have almost encircled Afrin as they press their campaign to drive the Syrian Kurdish fighters from the town and surrounding region, where ...
White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly shared a shocking story with reporters in an off-record meeting Friday about outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that added insult to the injury of being fired by President Trump. In Wednesday, he named conservative TV analyst Larry Kudlow to replace his top economic adviser Gary Cohn, who quit over trade disagreements. It is the very question that has the whole White House on edge.
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A murder investigation has been launched after two women were shot dead inside a home. "Two other women, who were also at the house, were led to safety and were taken to hospital for shock". "We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this offence but are appealing for witnesses to contact us by ringing 101 and quoting Operation Winlock".
The Russian government will expel 23 British diplomats, news agencies reported, amid political tensions sparked by the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. He said Britain must defend itself. "We demand that material proof be provided of the allegedly found Russian trace", said Nebenzia. "The reason they've chosen this nerve agent is to show that it's Russian Federation, and to show people in their agencies who might think of defecting or of supporting another way of ...
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an worldwide Jewish non-governmental organization always looking for anything allegedly "anti-semitic", said: "President Putin bizarrely has resorted to the blame game by pointing the finger at Jews and other minorities in his country", adding that "It is deeply disturbing to see the Russian president giving new life to classic anti-semitic stereotypes that have plagued his country for hundreds of years".
March 17 (NT): PM Narendra Modi visited an exhibition organized by the annual "Krishi Unnati Mela" at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Delhi. Appreciating the farmers' spirit and hardwork, Modi underlined that at present there was record production of food grains, pulses, fruits, vegetables and milk in the country, but new challenges have come up in agriculture which reduce the farmers' income and increase their losses.
His motorcade passed a few protesters on its way to the border while holding signs saying, no wall, no hate, no Trump . He is also the first president since Dwight Eisenhower to skip a visit to the "Golden State" during the first year in office.
She does not want to see the population and economy suffer. On Wednesday the president - who denies wrongdoing - rejected calls to resign, saying she was ready to provide evidence in court to debunk the accusations, prompting a rebuke from the prime minister.
The UK government said they were poisoned with a nerve agent of a type developed by Russian Federation called Novichok and May said she believed Moscow was "culpable". "This follows the action we have taken, alongside other measures, to dismantle the Russian espionage network operating in the United Kingdom as a effect of the attempted assassination of two people here in Britain using a nerve agent ".
Does denuclearization mean no American nuclear weapons can be located in South Korea, or in the entire region? It's unknown what nuclear disarmament measures Kim might offer, what rewards he'll demand and whether Trump will agree. "It seems highly unlikely that (Kim) would surrender the nuclear weapons program that has brought him to this point. Sullivan and Foreign Minister Kono agreed that global pressure on the DPRK must be maintained until the DPRK takes credible, verifiable, and ...
Prime Minister Theresa May announced this week that 23 Russian diplomats would be expelled from Britain after concluding it was highly probable that Moscow was behind the poisoning, but she stopped short of pointing the finger directly at Putin .
Horgan, the governors of OR and Washington, as well as officials representing the governor of California have gathered in Vancouver to mark the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative. Earlier this month, Washington state legislators committed $1.2 million USA ($1.6 million CAD) to conduct the analysis of the idea. "We do not have a federal government that is protective of our state right now", said Inslee.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a Russian government hacking operation did not compromise operations at any of the nation's commercial nuclear power plants. Thursday's action freezes any assets the people and entities may have in the United States and bars Americans from doing business with them. The new sanctions came as the USA joined European allies in blaming Russia for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, deeming the action a "clear violation" of ...