‘Will you admit that Steve was poisoned?’ Former Grassy Narrows chief’s family asks of governments

The family of former Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Steve Fobister Sr. is demanding that federal and Ontario government officials acknowledge that Fobister died from mercury poisoning brought on by industrial dumping into the English-Wabigoon River System.

Putin trashes poisoned ex-spy Skripal: ‘He’s simply a scumbag’

Thomson Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Sergei Skripal, a former double agent poisoned in Britain, had betrayed the motherland.  “He was simply a spy. A traitor to the motherland. He’s simply a scumbag, that’s all,” Putin said, in remarks that drew applause from parts of the audience. Putin also dismissed the allegation that Russia […]

Murdered Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov believed he had been poisoned before

Pavel Smertin/Kommersant Photo via AP Murdered Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov believed he had previously been poisoned by Russians while in the UK. Glushkov was found dead in his home a week after the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok. In 2013, he was treated for suspecting poisoning, a paramedic who attended to him has said. A […]

Thousands of children on US Army bases may have been poisoned by lead — and the service is discouraging costly inspections

Reuters The US military began privatizing housing more than a decade ago because it was supposed to protect service members’ families. Instead, some of their children are being poisoned by lead, and inspections are discouraged in part because lead abatement can be costly. From 2011 to 2016, Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas – which processes […]

Yulia Skripal has spoken for the first time since she was poisoned in Salisbury

Yulia Skripal/Facebook The daughter of ex-spy Sergei Skripal has issued her first statement since her collapse from nerve agent poisoning one month ago. Read Yulia Skripal’s statement, carried by the London Metropolitan Police:See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Neo-Nazi groups let a journalist in their meetings and rallies — here’s […]

Who actually poisoned the Skripals? These are some of the top theories

Prime Minister Theresa May has pointed the finger at Moscow for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury. But who was the person that actually attacked them? These are the three top theories so far. At this point, police have not made any arrests and they do not appear to have […]

Former spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned by Russian nerve agent smeared on his car door, report says

Henry Nicholls/Reuters UK officials reportedly believe Sergei Skripal was poisoned via his car door. They told The Daily Mail that the deadly Novichok nerve agent was smeared Skripal’s car door. It could explain why both Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned. British officials believe former spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned when he touched the […]

Nearly 200 British troops have been sent to the shopping mall where ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned

REUTERS/Peter Nicholls British troops were deployed to the Salisbury mall where an ex-Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent. The military was called in to remove cars and objects from the scene that may be contaminated. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd will chair an emergency Cobra meeting as the investigation into the source […]

7 crazy stories of Russia’s enemies mysteriously getting poisoned — like when a Cold War dissident was hit with a poison-tipped umbrella

Sky News Britain has warned of a robust response if it finds evidence of Russian involvement in the collapse of a former Russian agent convicted of betraying dozens of spies to British intelligence. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, are critically ill after being exposed to what police called an unknown substance. Russia’s embassy in […]