UK Police: Russian Ex-Spy Poisoned With Nerve Agent
In an incident that’s heightening tensions between the U.K. and the Kremlin, British officials now say a nerve agent was used on a former Russian double agent and his daughter last weekend in southwestern England. The case is being treated as an attempted murder. Sergei Skripal, 66, and 33-year-old Yulia remain in critical condition, while a policeman who responded to the incident is also seriously ill. The Kremlin, the suspected culprit behind the 2006 poisoning of a Putin critic living in London, has denied being involved.