A UN Security Council meeting featured heated exchanges between Russian and British envoys over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. Diplomats referred to Alice in Wonderland to hurl insults at each other.
President Vladimir Putin has rebuffed the G7 summit criticism as "creative babbling" and said his country would be happy to be readmitted to the bloc. Putin also hinted at a possible meeting with President Donald Trump.
Doctors in the UK released former double agent Sergei Skripal from hospital in Salisbury two months after he and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. The 66-year-old had spent weeks in a coma.
Yulia Skripal has spoken for the first time since she and her father were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury in March. Skripal said her recovery had been "slow and painful" and she one day hoped to return to Russia.
Bulgaria is dependent on Russian gas, but it is also a member of NATO and the European Union. Straddling the gap between Moscow and Brussels has put the country in a foreign policy quagmire.
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