Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

May responds to Russia's expulsion of United Kingdom diplomats

May responds to Russia's expulsion of United Kingdom diplomats

The announcement is the latest development in an ongoing global saga that began on March 4, when Sergei Skripal, a former Soviet and Russian spy, was found unconscious on a bench next to his daughter, Yulia, in the English city of Salisbury.

Britain's government said the move was expected, and that it doesn't change their conviction that Russian Federation was behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury.

Russia has expelled 23 British diplomats in a retaliatory move against London after accusations the Kremlin orchestrated a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter on British soil.

Putin is certain to win in Sunday's election, so voter apathy is widespread.

PM Theresa May booted 23 Russian diplomats out of the United Kingdom after assassination attempt - and demanded answers.

Russians voted in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a runaway victory, the only possible blemish for the Kremlin being if large numbers of voters do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. The organization has been operating in Russian Federation since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union. "We shouldn't allow Russian Federation to turn this into a bilateral battle and have the Kremlin play it into the narrative of a hostile west, a hostile Britain out to attack Russian Federation".

Early on Saturday, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it had ordered the British diplomats to leave within a week and indicated it could take further action should there be what it called more "unfriendly" moves. He told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, the May government needs to pursue a "much more aggressive" and finely tuned campaign against "the Russians in the financial sphere".

The Associated Press viewed messages sent Friday to multiple regional employees, urging them to fulfill their civic duty and report on when and where they voted.

Fodder case judgment deferred; Lalu in hospital
The court of special judge Shiv Pal Singh had on Friday fixed March 17 as the date for the pronouncement of the order, he said . Prasad had already been convicted in three fodder cases while Mishra was convicted in two fodder cases.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: "We are learning more about Sergei and Yulia's movements but we need to be clearer around their exact movements on the morning of the incident".

A Russian scientist disclosed details of a secret program to manufacture the military-grade nerve agents in the 1990s, and later published the formula.

Kremlin officials privately acknowledge a worry that some of Russia's 110 million eligible voters will not bother casting ballots because they believe Putin is a shoo-in.

"Forcefully reject unacceptable and unfounded allegation by Russian MFA spokesperson that nerve agent used in Salisbury might originate in Sweden".

British police appealed Saturday for witnesses who can help investigators reconstruct the Skripals' movements in the crucial hours before they were found unconscious.

Russian Federation also suspects foul play in Glushkov's death and opened its own inquiry Friday.

As U.S. authorities investigate alleged Russian interference in President Donald Trump's 2016 election, Moscow has warned of possible U.S. meddling in the Russian vote.

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