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British Prime Minister David Cameron criticized Russia on Monday over its refusal to hand over a former KGB agent suspected in the 2006 poisoning death of a dissident former Russian spy in London, even as he called for better relations between the two countries.

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Russian magnate wins libel case over poisoning reportupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 11:37:00

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has won his libel case against a Russian broadcaster in a London court, his spokeswoman told CNN Wednesday.

UK denounces Russian spy chargeupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 08:55:00

Britain has said it is "wholly unacceptable" for Russian authorities to have accused one of its diplomats of spying.

UK condemns 'reprehensible' Russiaupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 13:49:00

The British Council on Thursday denounced a Russian "campaign of intimidation," which it said had made it impossible to continue operating in two Russian cities.

UK-Russia relationsupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 21:37:00

UK-Russia relations

Russia expels UK diplomatsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 02:07:00

Russia expels UK diplomats

Putin: UK spy row is 'mini-crisis'updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 07:58:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he believes relations with Britain will develop normally despite what he called a "mini-crisis" after tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions condemned by London as "completely unjustified."

Russia prepares 'targeted' response to UK updated: Wed Jul 18 2007 07:52:00

Russia has reiterated its dismay at Britain's decision to expel four of its diplomats and is preparing a "targeted" response "very soon," the foreign ministry says. UK Expels 4 Russians Over Poisoningupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 14:40:00

Britain will expel four Russian diplomats over the Kremlin's refusal to extradite the key suspect in the murder of a former KGB agent fatally poisoned in London

Britain expels 4 Russian diplomatsupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 00:48:00

Britain is to expel four Russian diplomats in protest over Moscow's refusal to extradite a key suspect in the poisoning of a former KGB agent.

UK slams Russia on poison killingupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 07:43:00

Britain has condemned Russia's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi to face murder charges for the poisoning death of an ex-KGB agent in London as "extremely disappointing."

Ex-KGB spy: UK tried to recruit meupdated: Thu May 31 2007 07:37:00

Andrei Lugovoi -- the man British authorities accuse of poisoning a former Russian spy in London last year -- told reporters Thursday he wasn't behind the ex-KGB agent's murder, but speculated the British government may have been. Tangling Over a Russian Spy's Murderupdated: Thu May 24 2007 12:30:00

British prosecutors seek extradition of a Russian suspect in the murder of an ex-KGB man. But the Kremlin is balking

UK prepares papers on KGB agentupdated: Wed May 23 2007 05:32:00

British officials seeking to prosecute a former KGB agent for the murder of an outspoken Kremlin critic were on Wednesday preparing a formal extradition request that Russia has already said it will reject.

Spy poisoning: UK seeks ex-KGB agentupdated: Tue May 22 2007 09:49:00

British prosecutors are to ask Russia to extradite businessman and former KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi to face murder charges in the radioactive poisoning death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Spy death: Russia blocks extraditionupdated: Tue May 22 2007 05:21:00

Russian prosecutors say they will refuse to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, charged by Britain in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko, to London because of a constitutional ban.

Tests confirm thallium poisoning of two U.S. womenupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 20:55:00

Toxicology tests confirmed Friday that two American women are suffering from thallium poisoning, according to a California hospital.

Americans likely poisoned in Russia hospitalized in U.S.updated: Thu Mar 08 2007 17:40:00

Two American women who were hospitalized in Moscow earlier this week with possible thallium poisoning were in fair but stable condition Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, the hospital said.

Italian in spy case is arrestedupdated: Sun Dec 24 2006 09:56:00

An Italian man who met with former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko the day Litvinenko was poisoned was arrested Sunday on other charges, police said.

Spy's widow points finger at Russiaupdated: Sun Dec 10 2006 05:06:00

The widow of murdered former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko says she does not believe President Vladimir Putin was personally responsible for his death, but says the Russian authorities could be behind the poisoning.

Wife, 50 friends at ex-spy funeralupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 09:56:00

The funeral of the poisoned Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko was held at Highgate Cemetery in north London -- the burial place of the founder of communism, Karl Marx.

Ex-spy's contact reportedly sick from radiationupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 09:08:00

Investigations into the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko took a new twist Thursday with reports that one of his contacts was in critical condition in a hospital after showing signs of radiation sickness.

Now Russia opens spy poison probeupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 08:18:00

Russia has opened a criminal case in the poisoning death of former spy Alexander Litvinenko, the Prosecutor General's office said Thursday.

Murdered spy funeral due in Londonupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 04:23:00

A private funeral was due to take place in London Thursday for murdered Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Scaramella: I warned poisoned spyupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 21:01:00

The Italian security consultant who met Alexander Litvinenko on the day he was believed to have been poisoned said he wanted to warn the ex-spy his life was in danger.

Russia: No Litvinenko extraditionsupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 04:09:00

Russia will refuse to extradite any suspects in the radioactive poisoning death of a former spy and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin to Britain, the country's top prosecutor has said.

Friend: I know who poisoned spyupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 10:10:00

A U.S.-based friend of a poisoned Russian ex-spy says he has given police the name of a suspect he believes orchestrated the killing of Alexander Litvinenko.

Who's who in the spy poisoning mysteryupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 08:26:00

British detectives investigating the death of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko are now pursuing inquiries in both London and Moscow. CNN's The Briefing Room has compiled a guide to who's who in the spy scandal.

Highlights from the world's pressupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 05:26:00

The deepening mystery surrounding the death of the former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko has been widely covered around the world.

More radiation checks in spy probeupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 05:22:00

British investigators were checking two more locations, including a London hotel, for possible radiation contamination in their probe of the fatal polonium-210 poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

BA planes, passengers deemed safe from radiationupdated: Sat Dec 02 2006 06:11:00

Three British Airways planes, grounded while authorities examined them for traces of radiation, have been cleared to return to service, officials with Britain's Health Protection Agency said Saturday.

Doctors seek poisoning clues during autopsyupdated: Sat Dec 02 2006 05:44:00

Pathologists took extreme precautions Friday performing an autopsy on the body of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died after ingesting a fatal dose of the rare radioactive element polonium-210, according to the coroner's office.

Poisoned spy's widow, contact 'show no signs of illness'updated: Sat Dec 02 2006 01:20:00

The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko and an Italian man he met in a London restaurant are showing no signs of illness despite testing positive for a radioactive substance used to poison the intelligence officer, friends and officials say.

Spy death post-mortem under wayupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 10:09:00

A post-mortem examination on the body of poisoned ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko was being carried out in London Friday with special precautions being taken because of the nature of his death.

Dead spy's wife contaminated with radiationupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 03:43:00

The wife of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has tested positive for traces of polonium-210, a family source said Friday.

Poison suspected in former Russian official's illnessupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 14:28:00

Doctors for former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar suspect he was poisoned when he fell ill last week in Ireland, his daughter, Maria Gaidar, said Thursday.

Spy death radiation alert widensupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 09:42:00

The number of sites contaminated in the Russian spy radiation alert has doubled to around 12 and is likely to rise again, British Home Secretary John Reid said.

Spy investigators find radiation at tycoon's officeupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 04:25:00

Police investigating the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko have sealed off the offices of exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky following the discovery there of traces of a deadly radioactive substance.

Ex-spy: Three for radiation testsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 10:34:00

Three people have been referred to a special clinic for radiological tests following the death of a former Russian spy in London, a spokeswoman for Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA) said on Monday.

Spy death: 3 have radiation testsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 03:39:00

Three people have undergone testing for possible radioactive contamination following the death of a former Russian spy in London, British Home Secretary John Reid said on Monday.

Spy radiation death: Video studiedupdated: Sat Nov 25 2006 05:25:00

Police in Britain are studying security camera footage after finding radioactive traces at three London locations visited by a former Russian spy who accused Vladimir Putin of his murder in a deathbed statement.

Full statement by Alexander Litvinenko updated: Fri Nov 24 2006 08:06:00

A former KGB spy, in a statement read after his death, accused President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating his killing.

Radiation found where ex-spy ate, UK officials sayupdated: Fri Nov 24 2006 00:18:00

Traces of radioactive material that apparently killed a former Russian spy investigating the death of a Russian journalist were found at places where he ate and met other spies just before falling ill, British authorities said Friday.

Russian former spy diesupdated: Thu Nov 23 2006 18:10:00

A Russian former spy died Thursday night in a London hospital three weeks after his suspected poisoning, with doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness, hospital officials and police said.

Russian spies deny poisoning roleupdated: Wed Nov 22 2006 06:26:00

While doctors scrambled to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service again denied its involvement, arguing "such steps are not in our interest," a Russian official told Russian news agency Interfax.

Doctors in dark on poisoned ex-spyupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 14:39:00

Doctors are still trying to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned, but they have discounted suspicions that the toxic metal thallium was used, hospital officials said Tuesday.

The strange case of the spy and the sushiupdated: Mon Nov 20 2006 05:30:00

In a week in which the latest James Bond movie premiered a few streets away in Leicester Square, the news of the apparent poisoning of a former KGB spy in a London sushi bar offered a glimpse into a real-life world of intrigue and espionage.

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