Sergei Brin: Silicon Valley has outgrown the time of being ‘wide-eyed and idealistic’ about tech and needs to show ‘responsibility, care and humility’ (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google cofounder Sergei Brin wrote Alphabet’s 2017 annual Founders Letter. Brin said artificial intelligence advances represent the most significant computing development in his lifetime. But he warned that tech companies have a responsbility to consider the impact of their advances on society, a chage in tone.  Sergei Brin, the cof0under of Google, stressed the need […]

Russian-owned RT news channel hit with multiple investigations in wake of Sergei Skripal poisoning

Russia Today Russian state television channel RT under investigation by Ofcom in the wake of Sergei Skripal poisoning. UK broadcasting regulators announce 7 new investigations. Channel’s future in doubt in the UK as Ofcom consider whether the channel is “fit and proper” to retain its license. Ofcom record a “significant increase” in broadcasts that potentially […]

A secretive Russian military lab has been named as the source of the nerve agent used on ex-spy Sergei Skripal

Google Maps The nerve agent used on Sergei and Yulia Skripal has been traced to a specific Russian lab, according to media reports. The Times newspaper named Shikhany military base as the source of the chemical. Britain has not officially identified the location, but has said it has strong intelligence linking the chemical — called Novichok […]

Russia’s call for a joint inquiry into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal has failed

REUTERS/Hannah McKay Russia’s attempts to push for a joint inquiry into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal has failed. Russia is believed to be behind the nerve agent attack in Salisbury England, despite its denials. It had called for involvement in the investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Britain has called […]

British military scientists can’t prove that the nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal was made in Russia

Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images British military scientists identified the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was Novichok, but have not verified where exactly it was made. Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive at Porton Down, told Sky News it was “not our job” to specify the source of the poison. However, he said that Novichok […]

Russia is expelling another 50 British diplomats in row over Sergei Skripal poisoning

Reuters/Samantha Lee/Business Insider Russian Foreign Ministry: 50 more British diplomats must leave. Russia and Britain have been expelling each other’s diplomats in a row over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. LONDON — Russia is expelling another 50 British diplomats as tensions between Russia and the rest of Europe continue to boil over. Russian Foreign […]

Here are all the countries kicking out Russian diplomats over the Sergei Skripal nerve agent attack

AP/BBC Newsnight More than 20 countries have expelled Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal with nerve agent in Salisbury, southern England. The nations joined Britain in blaming Russia for the attempted assassination on March 4, which was the first offensive use of nerve agent in Europe since World War II. […]

EU leaders agree with Theresa May that Russia was behind the Sergei Skripal nerve agent attack

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images EU leaders are joining Theresa May in blaming Russia for the Sergei Skripal poisoning. It’s a big win for the British Prime Minister, and opens the door to further retaliation against Russia. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, remains in a coma after the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England, as does […]

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 […]

All the ways Theresa May could retaliate against Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May will on Wednesday set out her plans to retaliate against Russia after her deadline for Putin to provide a “credible” explanation for the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, passed. So what are the options open to May? Here are all the possible responses the UK could take and […]