• Nikki Haley says the US holds Russia 'responsible' for nerve-agent attack in the UK

    6 monthes ago - By Chron

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    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the US blamed Russia for the attempted killing of a former Russian military-intelligence agent in the UK.
    The former agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter were found collapsed on a bench in southern England.
    "Alone, Russia's crime is worthy of this council's action," Haley said.
    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the US blamed Russia for the attempted killing of a former Russian military-intelligence agent in the UK earlier this month using a deadly nerve agent.
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  • 'Judgment day': All eyes are on Trump as he grapples with how to respond to the UK nerve agent attack

    6 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Hours after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced a series of harsh measures the UK would take against Russia following its chemical attack on a former spy in the UK, US President Donald Trump has stayed mum.
    Multiple lower-level US officials, including those in the White House, have publicly come out in support of the UK and condemned Russia.
    But since briefly acknowledging Russia's role in the attack Tuesday morning after being pressed by reporters, Trump has not done the same.
    "All of us who have been around the block find it bizarre that we would not be...
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  • Why Britain's response to Russia over Sergei Skripal's poisoning isn't nearly as strong as it could be

    6 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Theresa May announced her retaliatory measures against Russia over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal on Wednesday afternoon
    There are a lot more actions the Prime Minister could take to punish Russia, but she has stopped short of doing so.
    The UK doesn't want to sever relations with Russia, and Britain's allies are unlikely going to go beyond verbally condemning Russia, experts say.
    LONDON - Theresa May has a wide range of options to retaliate against Russia for the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal - but she probably isn't going to use them.
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