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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Jan 06, 2019— Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated after just two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement Sunday that the 49-year-old Sultan Muhammad V had resigned with immediate effect, cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given in the statement. It’s the first abdication in … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

LONDON | The Latest: Reports say UK, EU negotiators seal Brexit deal

LONDON — The Latest on negotiations over Britain‘s exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:45 p.m. British and Irish media say U.K. and EU negotiators have reached an agreement on a proposed Brexit deal to resolve the main outstanding issue of the Irish border. Irish national broadcaster RTE says the two sides have … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Reports say UK, EU negotiators seal Brexit deal

Russia’s RT warns British media after spy poisoning

MOSCOW/March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The head of Russian state-funded RT television says British Prime Minister Theresa May is to blame if British media are kicked out of Russia over the poisoning of an ex-spy. RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan dismissed accusations that Russia was behind the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal. It prompted threats … Continue reading Russia’s RT warns British media after spy poisoning

The Latest: UK to respond ‘robustly’ in Russian spy case

SALISBURY, England/March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on developments surrounding the former Russian spy found critically ill in the southern England town of Salisbury (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says that Britain will respond “appropriately and robustly” if Russian involvement is proven in the case of a former Russian spy … Continue reading The Latest: UK to respond ‘robustly’ in Russian spy case

UK counter-terror offer help after ex-Russian spy collapses

SALISBURY, England  /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — British counter-terror specialists offered expertise Tuesday to police in southern England Tuesday as they sought to unravel the mystery of why a former Russian spy fell critically ill following exposure to an “unknown substance.” Authorities maintained a cordon near the spot — a bench near a shopping mall … Continue reading UK counter-terror offer help after ex-Russian spy collapses

Kremlin ‘ready to cooperate’ over former spy’s illness in UK

MOSCOW /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Kremlin said Tuesday that Russia has not been approached by British authorities to help in an investigation over how and why a former Russian spy was found critically ill in a shopping mall in a town in southern England. British media have identified him as Sergei Skripal, 66, who … Continue reading Kremlin ‘ready to cooperate’ over former spy’s illness in UK