Chemical weapons manufacturing

Police officers position a screen outside the vehicle recovery business "Ashley Wood Recovery" in Salisbury, England, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison former-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 13, 2018 - 3:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman has warned Britain against putting ultimatums to Russia, reminding the U.K. about its nuclear arsenal. Maria Zakharova said in televised remarks...
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Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end...
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Military and ambulance forces work in Winterslow, England, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigations continue into the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on Sunday March 4,2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Former Russian security officers who were charged in Britain with the 2006 slaying of an ex-Russian agent have scoffed at the claims of Russian involvement in the poisoning of...
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Members of the Falcon Squadron, Royal Tank Regiment, at Winterbourne Gunner, southern England, conducting final preparation and training before deploying in support of the civil authorities in Salisbury city centre, Friday March 9, 2018. British police asked the military on Friday to help investigate the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy, as investigators' attention increasingly focused on the victim's house in a quiet suburban street. (Cpl Pete Brown/Ministry of Defence via AP) .
March 09, 2018 - 2:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Dozens of khaki-clad troops trained in chemical warfare were deployed on the streets of the usually sleepy English city of Salisbury on Friday as part of the investigation into the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. The sight of the soldiers, and forensic...
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Police officers seal off a cul-de-sac in Salisbury, England, near to the home of former Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal as a nerve agent is believed to have been used to critically injure him and his daughter Yulia. Britain's Home Secretary says the investigation into the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter is focusing on three sites — his home, a pub and a restaurant. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 9:21 am
LONDON (AP) — An ex-Russian spy and his daughter lie in critical condition in a British hospital — poisoned, authorities say, with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian agent who confessed to spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed on a...
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March 02, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has determined that North Korea used chemical weapons, an apparent reference to the killing of leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother last year. The State Department did not provide justification for the finding publicized Friday. But it comes nearly one year after...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, centre, is welcomed by his wife and daughter upon arrival at the court for their trial on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal charges against dozens of journalists, along with other attempts to suppress and discredit the media. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
February 15, 2018 - 9:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi — then an opposition lawmaker — condemned the harsh punishments as "very excessive." The...
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A Turkish push into Kurdish territory.
January 23, 2018 - 10:48 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The French government is freezing assets of companies that help furnish material to a Syrian lab accused of producing chemical weapons. The measures target procurement networks for the Syrian Scientific Studies and...
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FILE - In this Friday Oct. 11, 2013, file image Director General of the The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Ahmet Uzumcu comments on the organization being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, during a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands. The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW said that Russia's veto of United Nations Security Council resolutions to extend the mandate of an investigation team tasked with apportioning blame for chemical attacks in Syria "creates a gap which needs to be addressed by the international community." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
November 27, 2017 - 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United States warned Monday that efforts to uphold the global ban on the production and use of chemical weapons are at a "critical juncture" in the wake of their use during Syria's civil war. As the Syrian government and its allies seek to discredit conclusions by...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, an anti-North Korea protester holds up a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally welcoming the visit by U.S. President Donald Trump near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism. The designation will expand the already substantial array of sanctions the U.S. has imposed on trade with North Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
November 21, 2017 - 3:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism. The designation, announced by President Donald Trump on Monday, will expand the already substantial array of sanctions the U.S. has imposed on trade with North Korea. It will...
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