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by | March 19, 2018 | 00:08

President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday's election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country's future. Navalny has called for a boycott of the vote. Ahead of the poll, a new crisis broke out with the West as Britain implicated Putin in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal with a Soviet-designed nerve agent.

by | March 18, 2018 | 23:48

Exit polls put Mr Putin at 73.9 percent of the vote. This reflects the current President's soaring popularity amongst the Russian voters, who showed up in significant numbers to cast their ballots. Some 145,000 observers were monitoring the voting in the world's largest country, including 1,500 foreigners and representatives from Navalny's movement.

by | March 18, 2018 | 22:31

Most of the snow was expected to fall across north-west England, Yorkshire and the Midlands, as well as in London , the South East, and east of England, where amber weather warnings have been issued. Drivers have been warned not to travel unless necessary due to snow and ice. Sunday is also likely to see further snow, especially for parts of the South West, where as much as 25cm could fall on higher ground with lower levels also set for a smattering.

by | March 18, 2018 | 22:25

The Russian Foreign Ministry also said that it is ordering the closure of the British Council , a government organisation for cultural and scientific cooperation, and that it is ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St Petersburg.

by | March 18, 2018 | 21:46

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by | March 18, 2018 | 21:41

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson called relations between the two countries "exceptionally chilly" and said Russian Federation should "go away and shut up". "It's a great shame for the Russian people that they're closing the British Council which has done an terrible lot to educate Russian people in the English language and to help them get jobs and opportunities around the world", he told the BBC.

by | March 18, 2018 | 21:26

Relations between Moscow and London deteriorated in early March after former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious in a shopping center in Salisbury. Britain's ambassador to Russia says the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain was an attack on global values.

by | March 18, 2018 | 21:24

Russia's Defence Ministry said he was an "intellectual impotent" and Lavrov said he probably lacked education. On Wednesday, May called the attack a " barbaric act " and announced retaliatory measures including: the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats she called "undeclared intelligence officers"; uninviting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit the United Kingdom; freezing certain Russian government assets in the United Kingdom; and suspending "high-level" diplomatic contacts.

by | March 18, 2018 | 21:22

The Kremlin's Peskov called the allegation that Putin was involved "a shocking and unforgivable breach of the diplomatic rules of decent behaviour", TASS news agency reported. Russian Federation said earlier this week it would expel British diplomats in response to London's move as well as adopt other measures that the Kremlin said would "most suit Moscow's interests".

by | March 18, 2018 | 21:18

Mr Johnson told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "We actually have evidence within the last 10 years that Russian Federation has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the purposes of assassination, but has also been creating and stockpiling Novichok ".

by | March 18, 2018 | 20:09

Sky News meteorologist Chris England said it would turn "much colder" over the next few days, with a "raw wind from the Baltic bringing widespread snow showers". This warning has been updated to remove much of Scotland (apart from the southeast) and parts of Northern Ireland , whilst it has been extended to cover remaining parts of eastern England and the extreme southwest", a statement on the Met website read.

by | March 18, 2018 | 20:08

When Modiji was campaigning, he made lots of tall promises, " he said. A report by media outlet NDTV said that Indicating the tensions inherent in the alliance of BJP and the PDP, parties with a huge ideological gap, Dr Singh said: "they have installed a government where the two wings of the administration are working against each other".

by | March 18, 2018 | 20:06

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the goal is for the Saudi government to increase access to food, fuel and medicine that would help alleviate suffering in Yemen for some 16 million people , and to protect America and its allies against terrorists forming in the war-torn country.

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:39

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said expulsion of British diplomats would "definitely" happen. Britain issued a travel warning to people in or planning to travel to Russian Federation after expelling the same number of Moscow diplomats Wednesday.

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:14

Araqchi made the statement while speaking to reporters after the 11th meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna on Friday, according to a Farsi report by ISNA . Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of a number of sanctions as part of the deal. The document said the new sanctions would be targeted against individuals and organizations involved with Tehran's ballistic-missile development and its role in ...

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:12

The Foreign Office confirmed scientists from The Hague will meet with officials from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the police on Monday, and samples of the nerve agent will then be sent to worldwide laboratories selected by the OPCW for testing, with results expected to take a minimum of two weeks.

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:09

British ambassador Laurie Bristow was informed of the retaliation at the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday, after which he said the use of the nerve agent in Britain was an attack on worldwide values. USA government chemical warfare experts are also working closely with their British counterparts on what is a major investigation. Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain critically ill in hospital after being exposed to the substance in Salisbury.

by | March 18, 2018 | 18:01

The Peter McVerry Trust, on behalf of Kildare County Council, will be continue to provide shelter for people sleeping rough during the severe weather conditions.The freephone number for this service is 1800 804 307. Met Éireann forecaster John Eagleton said that, although the snow is falling quite heavily in places, it may not be accumulating because of its "dry powdery" nature.

by | March 18, 2018 | 17:59

Petersburg. While trade figures show Russia accounts for less than 1 percent of British imports, London is of major importance for Russian companies seeking to raise capital and since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union has become the Western capital of choice for many Russian business leaders.

by | March 18, 2018 | 17:58

The meeting was held yesterday at the request of Abbasi. "The Vice President stated that US efforts to eliminate terrorist groups who threaten USA security and the stability of the region will continue and noted that Pakistan could and should work closer with the USA", the White House said.