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Putin 'Probably' Approved Spy's Assassination, Say Brits
Russian President Vladimir Putin was "probably" directly involved with the 2006 assassination-by-radioactive poison of a former Russian spy on the streets of London, an official British inquiry has found. The 300-plus-page inquiry report by Sir Robert Owen, published online today , acknowledges
Boris Nemtsov Joins List of Dead Vladimir Putin Critics
Russia’s top investigative body says it is looking for a motive in the slaying of prominent opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who joins at least six other critics of Vladimir Putin who have died since his first term as president. Nemtsov, 55, was shot several times in the back as he walked by a
10 Worst Cases of Radiation Poisoning
This week, former Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat's death was in the news in a case of suspected radiation poisoning. Swiss scientists announced they had found 18 times the normal levels of polonium in Yasser Arafat's rib, pelvis and in soil stained with his decaying organs, concluding that he was
Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky's Death 'Unexplained'
Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was not killed by chemical or radioactive material, British police said today, but still calling the 67-year-old’s death unexplained. Berezovsky, once one of Russia’s most visible and wealthiest men, was found dead Saturday at his home in Ascot, England, where ...
The Global Note: Taliban Horror…Autopsy For Arafat…Russia's Disaster…Buried At Arlington, 47 Years Later
AFGHAN WAR -TALIBAN HORROR: WOMAN EXECUTED FOR “ADULTERY”…As Muhammad LILA writes, the video is graphic – and raises all kinds of questions about where things stand in Afghanistan today. We have obtained video of the Taliban executing a young woman for allegedly having an...
Dec. 4, 2006: Details in Poisoned Spy Case
A mystery surrounding a former Russian spy. Poisoned and killed in London. Has now led investigators beyond the borders of Britain. And back to his homeland in Russia tonight the British government confirmed that investigators have been sent to Moscow and the British home secretary said. They will
Understanding Radiation Sickness: What Can Happen in the Worst Case?
Despite Danger for Japan Nuclear Workers, Radiation Sickness Not Yet a Threat
AK-47 Manufacturer Faces Bankruptcy
Even in his old age, Mikhail Kalashnikov still worries about the invention that defined his life. At a conference on the 60th anniversary of the weapon that he invented in 1947 -- the Avtomatni Kalashnikova (Automatic of Kalashnikov) or AK-47 -- the elderly weapons designer, who is still chief
Suspect in Poisoned Spy Case May Run for Mayor of Olympic Town
The prime suspect in the poisoning death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is poised to run for mayor of the Russian city of Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Authorities in the U.K. have recommended charging Andrei Lugovoi in the 2006 murder, in which a radioactive chemical
Russian Businessman Says 'Putin Is in Trouble'
Kremlin opponent and exiled businessman Boris Berezovsky revealed Wednesday that Scotland Yard had warned him last month about an assassination attempt on his life. Scotland Yard would neither confirm nor refute his claims. During a press conference in London, Berezovsky alleged that on June 16