poisonings

Salisbury attack suspect linked to 2015 poisonings in Bulgaria

Almost a year after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the British town of Salisbury, fresh evidence uncovered by the investigative website Bellingcat appears to place one of the suspects in the vicinity of another series of poisonings in Bulgaria in 2015.

Alleged Russian spy Butina cooperating ahead of plea hearing

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has been offering investigators information on the American she conspired with to infiltrate US political circles and the Russian official who directed her activities, as she prepares to make her guilty plea official on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter.

UK intelligence officials: Putin approved Skripal attack

The UK has assessed that the brazenness of the attacks that killed one Briton and sickened a former Russian spy and his daughter — including the amount of nerve agent used — point to approval by Russian President Vladimir Putin himself, two officials familiar with the matter told CNN.