May 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A senior judge for the Judiciary of England and Wales on Friday partially upheld a request by British Foreign Secretary William Hague to withhold certain information from the investigation into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. Litvinenko was a member of the Federal Security ...[read more]
October 18, 2008
by Ximena Marinero
A Moscow arbitration court Friday overturned most of Russian government's tax claims against the British Council, the British government's cultural relations arm, over the organization’s in-country operations in 2004-2006. The claims were made in late 2006 in the midst of strained ...[read more]
July 9, 2008
by Nick Fiske
A UK intelligence official said Tuesday that there are very strong indications that the Russian government was behind the murder of former KGB agent and British citizen Alexander Litvinenko. The official made the comments anonymously during a television interview with the BBC, and ass... ...[read more]
August 28, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Russia has not yet received any evidence from Britain with which to prosecute Andrei Lugovoy, the primary suspect in the November 2006 murder of British citizen and former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko, the chief of the investigating committee at the General Prosecutor's ...[read more]
July 25, 2007
by Michael Sung
Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday rebuked UK Ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton's suggestion that Russian authorities should interpret the Russian constitution's prohibition on extraditing citizens in light of the circumstances, calling it an insult for our natio... ...[read more]
July 23, 2007
by Michael Sung
Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev on Monday criticized evidence provided by the United Kingdom to support the extradition of Andrei Lugovoy for the poisoning-murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying that the materials gave no evidence that the UK conducted an ...[read more]
July 19, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Russia expelled four British diplomats and suspended counter-terrorism cooperation with the UK Thursday in response to Monday's expulsion of four Russian diplomats from the UK in protest over Russia's refusal to extradite Russian citizen Andrei Lugovoy for the poisoning-murder of former ...[read more]
July 18, 2007
by Michael Sung
The UK Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday formally rejected any possible proposal to try Andrei Lugovoy for the poisoning-murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in a foreign court or on foreign soil. Spokesperson for the prime minister, Michael Ellam, clarified his earlier statement ...[read more]
July 10, 2007
by Melissa Bancroft
The UK Foreign Office said Tuesday that Russia's refusal to extradite the primary suspect in the murder of British citizen and former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko was unacceptable. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said his office was still considering how to respond t... ...[read more]
July 5, 2007
by Michael Sung
Russian officials with the Office of the Prosecutor-General have formally denied a British extradition request for Andrei Lugovoy on the grounds that the Russian constitution forbids the extradition of its citizens for alleged crimes committed abroad, Interfax reported Thursday. Lugovoy is wanted ...[read more]

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