FOREIGN secretary David Miliband yesterday pressed Russia to turn over the main suspect in the 2006 killing of the former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died from radioactive polonium poisoning in a London hospital.
THE Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who died after being poisoned, was an MI6 agent, it has been claimed.
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THE wife of murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko yesterday urged EU leaders to help the British government secure the extradition of his alleged killer.
THE Russian man wanted by Britain on suspicion of killing Alexander Litvinenko said yesterday he would stand for election to the Russian parliament, in a move that could grant him immunity from future prosecution.
THE same radioactive substance that killed the exiled Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko could be harnessed by scientists to fight cancer.
A FORMER KGB agent fears he will be the next victim of the escalating diplomatic row between Britain and Russia.
A HITMAN sent to London to murder exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky was arrested and deported back to Russia last night, police have said.
BRITAIN last night gave a cautious welcome to signals thatthe Kremlin will not interfere with UK investments in Russia as part of the international dispute over the murder of a Russian dissident in London.
BRITAIN was braced today for retaliatory expulsions of UK diplomats from Moscow after it sent home four Russian envoys over the Alexander Litvinenko murder.
BRITAIN had little choice other than to reply to Moscow's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, the former KGB officer accused of murdering Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210.
BRITAIN was expected to respond today to Moscow's refusal to hand over the ex-KGB agent accused of murdering Alexander Litvinenko.
THE poison that killed former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was sprayed into his tea, a waiter who served the man's table at a hotel bar was reported as saying yesterday.
DOWNING Street yesterday condemned Russia's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoy to stand trial for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko as "extremely disappointing".
RUSSIAN authorities today formally refused to extradite Andrei Lugovoy to face trial over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
RUSSIAN investigators will study British allegations against a suspect in the death of former Soviet agent Alexander Litvinenko.
RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin has branded Britain's bid to extradite a former KGB agent over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko as "pure foolishness".
RUSSIA'S foreign minister has accused Britain of using the investigation into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko for political ends.
THE chief suspect in the killing of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko yesterday claimed British intelligence services had a hand in the poisoning - an assertion likely to cause further damage to relations between Moscow and London.
THE British ambassador to Moscow yesterday handed Russian authorities a request for the extradition of Andrei Lugovoi, the suspect in the killing of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.