Britain is imposing fresh sanctions on Russia after it failed to meet a deadline to explain a poison attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. Moscow has vowed to retaliate, calling May's move “unjustified and short-sighted”.
British man Charlie Rowley, who was poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent 10 days ago, has regained consciousness but remains in critical condition. His partner Dawn Sturgess, who was also poisoned, died on Sunday.
UK police have opened a homicide investigation after a woman exposed to a nerve agent near Salisbury died. Authorities say the nerve agent was Novichok, the same type used in an attack on a former Russian spy in March.
British PM Theresa May has said it is "deeply disturbing" that two more people have been exposed to the Novichok nerve agent. It still remains unclear how the couple came into contact with the dangerous substance.
Salisbury District Hospital is treating two people for suspected exposure to an unknown substance after they were found unconscious at the weekend. It is the same facility that treated Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
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