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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.

by | March 18, 2018 | 17:56

In Afrin, the Turkish military urged civilians to leave and Syrian Kurdish militiamen to surrender to the besieging Turkish forces. The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced on Friday that the Syrian Arab Army has retaken 70% of the areas controlled by terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta , and secured the evacuation of thousands of civilians.

by | March 18, 2018 | 17:50

We call on Russian Federation to live up to its responsibilities as a member of UN General council to uphold peace and worldwide security, Declaration concludes. Britain, France, Germany and the United States condemned a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, saying there was "no plausible alternative explanation" to Moscow's involvement.

by | March 18, 2018 | 17:48

Various Palestinian groups called for a "day of rage" Friday to protest President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his planned move of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv. Earlier in the day, at least one Palestinian man sustained injuries after Israeli battle tanks targeted the eastern part of the Gaza Strip. It said he had previously been imprisoned for security offences and was released a year ago.

by | March 18, 2018 | 17:33

The ministry also said all activities by the British Council, the UK's global organisation for cultural relations, would cease in Russian Federation and that the planned reopening of the British consulate in St Petersburg would no longer go ahead.