Salisbury, where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok, has been named the best place to live in the United Kingdom.
Almost a year after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the British town of Salisbury, fresh evidence uncovered by the investigative website Bellingcat appears to place one of the suspects in the vicinity of another series of poisonings in Bulgaria in 2015.
The Russian agent who a British investigative outlet identifies as a suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter has reportedly received a hero's honor from President Vladimir Putin.
The investigative website that claimed to have uncovered the real identity of one of two Russian agents involved in the Novichok poisonings in the UK earlier this year has now named the second one.
British police say there is "nothing to suggest that Novichok" caused two people to fall ill this weekend at a restaurant in Salisbury, where earlier this year the nerve agent was used in an attempted assassination.
Two Russians accused of a nerve agent attack in the UK have admitted they visited the city where the assault took place, but say the purpose of their brief trip was to visit its historic cathedral and not to poison a former double agent who happened to live there.
The storyline's straight out of a spy thriller: two men allegedly dispatched from Moscow to eliminate a defector in a quiet English city -- but leaving traces of their movements everywhere to be painstakingly recreated by the intrepid British police.
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UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid called Thursday for Russia to provide explanations after it was confirmed that two people were exposed to the same Soviet-era nerve agent that nearly killed a former Russian double agent and his daughter earlier this year.
Work is beginning in the English city of Salisbury to decontaminate potentially toxic "hot spots" linked to the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is "improving rapidly" and is "no longer in a critical condition" following a nerve agent attack in Salisbury last month, the hospital treating him said in a statement on Friday.
The health of the daughter of a former Russian double agent poisoned in a nerve agent attack in the UK is "improving rapidly," according to the hospital treating her.
Russia's Foreign Ministry ordered the expulsion of 23 British diplomats from Russia on Saturday in a tit-for-tat response to Britain's decision to expel Russian envoys in connection with the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter on British soil.
"A lethal dose ... and the person will die immediately. If [the dosage] is less, [the person] will go through very tortuous scenes. They will start convulsions, and stop breathing and then lose vision, and there are other problems -- vomiting, everything. It's a terrible scene."
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a harsh condemnation of Russia following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom last week, going further than the White House's response stopping short of pinning blame for the attack on Moscow.
Traces of the nerve agent used on a former Russian spy and his daughter were detected at a restaurant and pub in Salisbury, southern England.
Britain's home secretary and government ministers held an emergency meeting Saturday as investigators probe the attempt to kill a former Russian double agent and his daughter using a rare nerve agent.
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were deliberately poisoned by a nerve agent, UK police say, significantly increasing the likelihood that a foreign state was behind the attack.