White House denounces United Kingdom nerve agent attack, mum on Russian Federation

Sarah Sanders refused to blame or even mention Russia over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter while they were living in the United Kingdom.

But Donald Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders stopped short of saying that Russian Federation was responsible for the incident that left Sergei and Yulia Skripal critically ill.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "We've been monitoring the incident closely, taking it very seriously".

The White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as "an outrage" but did not echo London's charge that Moscow was "highly likely" to be behind the attack.

"The use of a highly lethal nerve agent against United Kingdom citizens on United Kingdom soil is an outrage".

Trump Brings Republicans to Moment of Truth on Trade
Auto tariffs would be a bigger deal than steel tariffs, and would naturally prompt a new round of retaliation from Europe. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said the tariffs might not have a major direct impact in New Mexico but they were not well-conceived.

The White House has finally broken its silence over the attack, describing it as "reckless, indiscriminate and irresponsible". "We offer the fullest condemnation". All remain in serious condition.

Mr Skripal and his daughter are still being treated in hospital after falling ill in Salisbury.

The Trump administration has faced criticism for its muted criticisms of Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin after the USA intelligence community determined Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The White House has been criticized repeatedly for its favorable treatment of Russian Federation over the past year. Instead, Sanders said the administration is condemning the attack and "standing with our ally".

Russian Federation reportedly dismissed the British claims a "circus show", a "provocation" and "nonsense", even suggesting the attack on the Skripals may have been a false flag.

The White House has not yet addressed recent reports that Skripal had ties with former British MI-6 officer Christopher Steele, who compiled a now famous dossier containing salacious allegations and accusations of collusion against Trump.


  • United States  jobs data continue to give stocks a lift

    United States jobs data continue to give stocks a lift

    Investors will be monitoring consumer-price index data from the Labor Department on Tuesday for more clues on price pressures. Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.22-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.45-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
    Mattis: US to not change containment strategy against Russian Federation

    Mattis: US to not change containment strategy against Russian Federation

    Some 250 flights have been conducted in training for day and night launches, and in all weather conditions, it was reported . In a notice on Monday, the District Electoral Commission of Russian Federation said the citizens must be 18 years of age.
    Apple Adds 'Central Park,' its First Animated Show to the Programming Slate

    Apple Adds 'Central Park,' its First Animated Show to the Programming Slate

    The studio is best known for other animated series such as The Simpsons , Family Guy , Futurama , and American Dad! . This move marks a rare one for 20th Century Fox Television, selling work outside the Fox corporate family.
  • MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (MTSI) SVP Buys 10000 Shares of Stock

    Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. It turned negative, as 35 investors sold EA shares while 217 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes.

    Stock'S Earning Overview Chevron Corporation (CVX)

    Zacks Investment Research cut Chevron from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) earned "Buy" rating by Societe Generale on Friday, February 2.
    Southampton sack Mauricio Pellegrino after Newcastle United defeat

    Southampton sack Mauricio Pellegrino after Newcastle United defeat

    Southampton have won just one of their past 17 league matches and lost 3-0 at Newcastle United on Saturday and will face Wigan on Sunday for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.
  • Pennsylvania Republicans Warn Trump to 'Stay Away' During Mid-Terms

    Pennsylvania Republicans Warn Trump to 'Stay Away' During Mid-Terms

    "It would mark an extraordinary swing from Trump's almost 20 point victory here in 2016 if he could hold on to win", said Murray. Trump now has a 47% job approval in the district with 43% disapproving, despite 46% of the district being registered Democrat .
    Marcus Smart Out Indefinitely With A Torn Tendon In His Right Thumb

    Marcus Smart Out Indefinitely With A Torn Tendon In His Right Thumb

    Theis was averaging 5.3 points and 4.4 rebounds in 63 games this season, playing behind Al Horford and Greg Monroe. Smart posted 20 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, four steals and six 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Sunday.
    Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' to premiere at SXSW

    Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' to premiere at SXSW

    Although there were some concerns from a few audience members, Ready Player One seems to be a crowning achievement for Spielberg. After the screening, while speaking to the crowd, Spielberg jokes, "This is perhaps the greatest anxiety attack I've ever had".
  • Texas city drops its bus service in favor of ridesharing vans

    Cost is a major reason why, at least in the Arlington mayor's eyes, ridesharing is the future of public transportation. Fares will only be $3 a ride, or $10 for a weekly pass, thanks to direct subsidies from the city.
    Court grants Khaleda bail

    Court grants Khaleda bail

    Zia was sentenced to five years of jail on February 8 for allegedly embezzling funds that were meant for an orphanage. Zia is the widow of Ziaur Rahman, a general-turned-president who was assassinated in 1981.
    Yahoo loses its bid to reject data breach lawsuit

    Yahoo loses its bid to reject data breach lawsuit

    Last March, U.S. prosecutors charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers in connection with one of the Yahoo breaches. A Verizon spokesman had no immediate comment on Monday.


Latest news

Video shows UFO sighting by Navy fighter pilots
We are talking about a two-minute clip, filmed on Board the camera aircraft, Navy F / A 18 flying at an altitude of 25 000 feet. The object continues at a fast rate, and the pilots appear to be amazed. " Wow, what is that, man? " the other pilot says.

Analyst's Ratings : Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD)
The company reported ($2.64) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($4.46) by $1.82. Turning to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD), its shares were trading at $2.56 a gain of $0.13, on the trading floor.

MACOM Technology Solutions (MTSI) Upgraded to "Hold" by BidaskClub
About 304,664 shares traded or 7.57% up from the average. (NASDAQ: MTSI ) has risen 62.84% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on shares of MACOM Technology Solutions in a research report on Monday, February 26th.

Novak Djokovic loses on his comeback at Indian Wells
Neither the elements nor Federico Delbonis could prevent the world No. 1 from extending his ideal start to the season in paradise. On the winning side, Roger Federer had a work hard but he finally finished off Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6 (8).

Furious woman confronts Seahawks players: 'Get off your f-king knees'
Instead, opting to get on their knees and not properly represent the country which gave them the opportunity to play football. Thorpe played 14 games for the Seahawks last season and recorded 12 tackles.

Hubble Space Telescope Is Now Watching An Astonishing Far-Distant Spiral Galaxy
The vibrantly blue specks scattered throughout the image are stellar nurseries from which hot new stars are consistently emerging. That galactic crash is expected to happen in about 4 billion years.

Raiders Release Marshall Newhouse And Sean Smith
The Oakland Raiders will release cornerback Sean Smith , a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. He signed a four-year, $38 million deal with the Raiders before the 2016 season.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies before starting sentence: Spiegel
He was in hospital when he died and had yet to begin his sentence, which was delayed due to ill health and legal red tape. German prosecutors deemed Groening to be fit enough to go to prison as long as there was appropriate medical care.

Abhay Deol to break Katrina Kaif's heart in Zero?
In " ZERO " Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing the role of a vertically challenged man who seems to be fond of Bollywood. Rai directorial will bring them together for the first time, we hear that it doesn't last long in the film.

NFL Free Agency: Falcons, Seahawks interested in Austin Seferian-Jenkins
That kind of offer will not cut it moving forward, as Seferian-Jenkins has turned into a hot commodity on the open market. There will be plenty of competition to keep him, however, with the Seahawks and Falcons among those very interested.

Independence Advisors LLC Cuts Holdings in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)
Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.3% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 2.05%. Calamos Wealth Mgmt Limited Co owns 1.15% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 83,980 shares. (NYSE:MRK).

The Biggest 3 Holders Of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)
United Services Automobile Association sold 82,805 shares as the company's stock declined 2.46% while stock markets rallied. Merck & Co Inc now has $149.52 billion valuation. ( MRK ) traded up $0.38 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $55.14.

Waymo testing self-driving trucks in Arizona
Waymo announced in a blog post that this week it will launch a pilot in Atlanta for self-driving big-rig trucks. Now we're turning our attention to things as well.

Mourinho calls ex-Inter manager the 'worst in history'
I say Liverpool because they are an example of a very good team, a good example of an important stadium with a big tradition. Jose Mourinho has branded Frank de Boer "the worst manager in the history of the Premier League ".

Messi-less Barcelona cruise home in Malaga
It was a routine display from Ernesto Valverde's men as they totally dominated the game from the kick off at Estadio La Rosaleda. He's a player that needs time. "Not only because of the relationship I have with him, but because of the type of player he is".

Other news