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UK spy poisoning response deadline passes

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The deadline set by the UK government for Moscow to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent has passed. Focus now shifts to what steps Theresa […]

Russian spy: Embassy warns UK against ‘punitive’ measures

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The UK’s threat of “punitive” measures against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter will “meet with a response”, Russia has said. Russia’s UK embassy posted a series of […]

Gabriel Cruz: Partner of Spanish boy’s father ‘admits killing’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gabriel’s disappearance received nationwide attention in Spain A woman in Spain has confessed to killing her partner’s eight-year-old son, whose disappearance prompted mass search efforts, local media say. Ana Julia Quezada, 43, was arrested on Sunday after the body of Gabriel Cruz was found in the car she was driving. […]

Football boss ‘sorry’ for gun incident

Savvidis entered the pitch after Fernando Varela’s goal was ruled out for offside The president of Greek club PAOK Salonika has apologised after he came on to the pitch with a gun during his side’s match on Sunday. Ivan Savvidis had a gun in a holster when he entered the field after PAOK had a […]

Russian spy: Russia demands nerve agent sample from UK

Media captionBoris Johnson: “We are giving Russia until midnight to explain” Russia will not co-operate with the UK’s inquiry into how an ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned until it has been given a sample of the substance used, its foreign minister has said. Sergei Lavrov added that claims of Russian involvement were “rubbish”. UK […]

Afrin: Turkish forces ‘encircle’ Syrian Kurdish city

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian rebel fighters are supporting Turkish troops in the offensive on Afrin The Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured “critically important areas”. […]

Russian spy: Deadline for Moscow over spy poison attack

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital Moscow faces a deadline of midnight tonight to explain why a Russian-made nerve agent was used in the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The PM said it was […]

Spanish boy Gabriel Cruz ‘strangled’ on the day he went missing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gabriel Cruz went missing in the southern Spanish province of Almeria on 27 February An eight-year-old boy, whose disappearance received nationwide attention in Spain, was strangled on the same day he went missing, local media quote an autopsy as saying. The body of a Gabriel Cruz was found in the […]

International Women’s Day: ‘Millions’ join Spain strike

Media captionWhy are women in Spain going on strike? Women workers in Spain are marking International Women’s Day with an unprecedented strike targeting gender inequality and sexual discrimination. Unions said 5.3 million women had joined the 24-hour strike, backed by 10 unions and some of Spain’s top women politicians. Hundreds of thousands of women have […]

Russian MP Leonid Slutsky apologises for ‘distress’ to women

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Leonid Slutsky is a member of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Influential Russian lawmaker Leonid Slutsky has apologised to women he has “wittingly or unwittingly” caused distress. This comes after three Russian female journalists publicly accused him of sexual harassment. Mr Slutsky denies the accusations and has threatened […]