He said that Russia's demands that the United Kingdom substantiate its accusations come also due to the fact that Yulia Skripal poisoned alongside her father, a former Russian military intelligence colonel, is a Russian national and lives in Moscow. Authorities have cordoned off several sites in and near Salisbury, 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of London as part of their probe.
Sobchak has posed as a defender of liberal values and denounced Putin's policies, but many observers believe the Kremlin has given its tacit blessing for her to join the contest hoping that she would add an element of competition to the otherwise lackluster race. The tensions threaten to overshadow Putin's expected re-election Sunday for another six-year presidential term.
"The United States believes that Russia is responsible for the attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military-grade nerve agent", Haley said in her remarks at a UN Security Council emergency session, blasting the Russian government for flouting global law.
Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital if Moscow would expel British diplomats, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said on Friday: "We will, of course".
There was, however, little sign last night of Russia or Mr Putin conceding any ground as Britain awaited Moscow's formal response to Mrs May's announcement on Wednesday of measures including the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told the BBC however that Britain is "entirely in conformity" with OPCW procedures and is sending a sample of the nerve agent to the watchdog for examination. Ella Pamfilova was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying, "It is in our interest that everything works".
Sergei Skripal, 66, (left) and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain critically ill in hospital after they were attacked with a nerve agent.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told The Associated Press that the Salisbury attack is a direct challenge to Europe that will likely be discussed at an European Union ministers' meeting Monday in Brussels.
They also launched a murder investigation into the death of Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian businessman who was found dead in his London home on Tuesday.
British police said Friday 131 people were exposed to trace amounts of the military-grade nerve agent, Novichok, used in the assault.
Russian Federation denies being the source of the poison, suggesting it could have been another country, and has demanded that Britain share samples collected by investigators.
In a state-of-the-nation speech earlier this month, Putin said Russian Federation has tested an array of new nuclear weapons that are impossible to intercept. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also says it expects action soon in response to the British investigation.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose response to the attack has led to criticism from some on his backbenches, said "the evidence points towards Russia" being responsible - but the possibility of gangsters being behind the attack rather than the Kremlin could not be excluded.
Britain on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over the incident, winning the support of the United States as US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Russian Federation was "responsible for the attack".
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, former commander of the British Army's chemical and biological weapons regiment, called that Russian claim "complete hogwash".
Multiple theories have been put forward as to how the deadly nerve agent was administered.
But as the pressure grows, not everyone is convinced of President Putin's regime's guilt and questions are mounting about how the nerve agent was delivered and exactly who ordered the hit.
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While this would also help him develop, the potential upside of Allen will be too much for Cleveland to pass on. Long was a third-round draft pick out of Nebraska in 2014 and played both center and guard for the Redskins.
Dozens of civilians were seen leaving the center of the city, where explosions sounded as demining operations were carried out. Turkish flags had been raised on buildings, alongside the flags of Syrian rebel groups.
United has said that the accident should have never occurred, and that "pets should never be placed in the overhead bin". United rushed to fix the mistake and flew Irgo, who has an ear infection, back to the U.S. on board its corporate jet.
Despite some criticism in the middle part of the season it's mainly been a good first season at Old Trafford for Romelu Lukaku . If the 29-year-old does represent the resident United teacher's pet, however, it was not a point he wished to analyse.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian government is now in control of over 80 percent of the area. On Saturday morning, "around 10,000 civilians streamed out of the rebel enclave into regime-held areas", Abdel Rahman said.
South Korea's foreign ministry verified the meeting Sunday, but declined to name the attendees or when it would take place. He went on to say that negotiation had always been North Korea's "principal position".
Iran watchers, analysts, administration officials and diplomats say they're fairly sure they know how "it is going to go". The document referred to sanctions that would "target militias and commanders".
Give Bob Mueller the time, the independence, and the resources to do - keep in mind, he didn't volunteer for this. White House lawyer Ty Cobb said the president is not considering firing special counsel Mueller.
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School Walkouts Honor Victims, Call for Change
Education reporting on Maine Public Radio is supported by a grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Thursday morning, hundreds of students in towns from Paris to Brunswick added their voices to the movement.
Alves sends PSG 17 points clear
Nice still presented a threat on the counter, though - Balotelli heading against the crossbar with 15 minutes remaining. It's shameful to see them go out of the Champions League that early. "Money doesn't make a team", he added.
Twitter may soon ban cryptocurrency ads
In recent months, the government has been very vocal in its opinion that cryptocurrencies must be viewed as securities. Twitter may also ban all ads for cryptocurrency exchanges , with some limited exceptions, when the policy is launched.
Ant McPartlin arrested after alleged drink-drive crash
Ant went to rehab last summer for his prescription painkiller addiction after he underwent an unsuccessful operation on his knee. His mother Christine was in the vehicle at the time and the pair are thought to have been heading home after walking the dogs.