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Russia probes BBC after British regulator warns RT

Russia’s broadcasting watchdog on Friday said it was probing the BBC in retaliation after the British regulator said Kremlin-funded RT television broke broadcasting standards.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks on the plenary session of the third Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 7, 2017. [Photo-Xinhua]

Salisbury poisoning: Russia identifies suspects, says they are civilians

Russian authorities have identified the two people suspected by London of poisoning Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

Diplomat: Britain ‘dumb’ if it thinks Russia would stage nerve attack during World Cup

Britain is foolish if it believes Russia staged a new nerve agent attack in England in the middle of the soccer World Cup, Russia’s embassy to the Netherlands wrote on social media on Thursday.

Report: Poisoned daughter of ex-Russian spy discharged from British hospital

Yulia, daughter of of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was discharged from British hospital late on Monday and is at a safe location, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Hospital: Ex-Russian double agent no longer in critical condition

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal is no longer in critical condition and has responded well to treatment after a nerve agent attack in March, the hospital treating him said on Friday.

Iceland officials boycotting football World Cup in Russia

Iceland became the latest country to take action against Russia in the spy poisoning row, announcing Monday that its officials would be boycotting the 2018 World Cup.

Baltics, Poland summon Russian ambassadors over spy attack

Poland and Baltic states Latvia and Lithuania on Monday summoned the Russian ambassadors to their countries, as international pressure builds on Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.

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Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday.

Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Lokoja, Kogi State, says it has concluded the distribution of sensitive materials for the Presidential and National Assembly elections to all the 21 local government areas of the state.

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on tax defaulters’ bank accounts for 30 days.
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France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.