Israeli expert: Arafat polonium planted

JERUSALEM, July 6 (UPI) -- If Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had been killed by polonium poisoning in 2004, high levels would not have been found on his clothes, an Israeli expert says.

PA to exhume Arafat's remains for testing

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 4 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority Wednesday agreed to exhume Yasser Arafat's body after tests indicated he may have been poisoned by polonium.

Russia: Litvinenko suspect also poisoned

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The leading suspect in the 2006 poisoning death of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko was sickened by exposure to the same poison, investigators said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.
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Leaked cables talk of ex-KGB killing

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Russian official said Russian agents were investigating the killers of a former KGB agent but were stopped by the British, leaked diplomatic cables say.
Leaked cables unflattering to Russia

Leaked cables unflattering to Russia

MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department cable released by WikiLeaks alleges Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin likely knew of the plot to kill a former KGB agent.

Poisoning suspect may run for Sochi mayor

MOSCOW, March 14 (UPI) -- Andrei Lugovoi, the former KGB agent named by British police as a suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, may run for local office in Russia.

Britain won't accuse Russian govt.

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- The British government blames the death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko on a single person, not the Russian government, a spokesman said Friday.

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Britain's Litvinenko case a go in Russia

MOSCOW, May 18 (UPI) -- British investigators will receive the cooperation of their Russian counterparts in the case of slain defector Alexander Litvinenko, Russian officials say.

Police investigating alleged spy poisoning

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- Police in Britain are investigating allegations from former KGB double agent Oleg Gordievsky that he was poisoned by a Russian assassin.

Russia ready to mend ties with Britain

MOSCOW, March 26 (UPI) -- Russia's incoming President Dmitry Medvedev has said Moscow is ready to break the ice in relations with Britain.

2 U.S.-Russian brothers arrested in Moscow

MOSCOW, March 21 (UPI) -- Two brothers with joint U.S.-Russian citizenship have been arrested in Moscow on industrial espionage charges.

Russia critizes EU on British Council row

MOSCOW, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized comments from the Slovenian EU presidency regarding the diplomatic spat over the British Council in Russia.

Russia 'intimidating' Brits, official says

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The British Council closed two of its Russian offices amid escalating "intimidation" over diplomatic disputes.
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Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ва́льтерович Литвине́нко) (4 December 1962 by father's account, another date in some obituaries – 23 November 2006) was an officer who served in the Soviet KGB and its Russian successor, the Federal Security Service (FSB). In November 1998, Litvinenko and several other FSB officers publicly accused their superiors of ordering the assassination of Russian tycoon and oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Litvinenko was arrested the following March on charges of exceeding his authority at work. He was acquitted in November 1999 but re-arrested before the charges were again dismissed in 2000. He fled with his family to London and was granted asylum in the United Kingdom, where he became a journalist and writer.

During his time in London Litvinenko authored two books, Blowing Up Russia: Terror from Within and Lubyanka Criminal Group, where he accused Russian secret services of staging the Russian apartment bombings and other terrorism acts in an effort to bring Vladimir Putin to power. He also accused Putin of ordering the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

On 1 November 2006 Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and was hospitalised in what was established as a case of poisoning by radioactive polonium-210 and that resulted in his death on 23 November. The events leading up to his poisoning and death are a matter of controversy, spawning numerous theories relating to his poisoning and death. The British investigation into his death resulted in a failed request to Russia for the extradition of Andrey Lugovoy whom they accused of Litvinenko's murder, contributing to the further cooling of Russia–United Kingdom relations.

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