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Britain has been signalling its weakness to Russia for years - and now Putin fears no reprisal

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The attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is a result of Britain signalling weakness to Russia for years, according to Chatham House.
Russia's reaction to the nerve gas poisoning suggests President Vladimir Putin believes he is beyond reprisal.
Putin is thought to be testing how isolated Britain is following Brexit.
Britain has been unintentionally signalling its weakness to Russia for years - and it may have paved the way for Vladimir Putin's poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal.
Skripal lies stricken by a military grade nerve gas in a hospital bed...
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Jeremy Corbyn does not believe there is enough proof to blame Russia for the Sergei Skripal poisoning

Jeremy Corbyn does not believe there is enough proof to blame Russia for the Sergei Skripal poisoning

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LONDON - Jeremy Corbyn believes there is not enough evidence to conclude that Russia was culpable for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons today that Vladimir Putin's Russia was responsible for the attack in Salisbury last week and will be subject to a series of punitive measures. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: The story behind Russia's smear campaign against Syria's White Helmets See Also: TIME'S UP: The UK's deadline has passed for Russia to explain itself over spy poisoning...
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Theresa May expels 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for Sergei Skripal poisoning

Theresa May expels 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for Sergei Skripal poisoning

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Theresa May to expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation against for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
Russians under suspicion in UK face asset freeze.
Royal Family will not attend the World Cup in Russia.
United Nations Security Council to meet on Wednesday evening to discuss Russia's use of nerve agents.
Russia calls Britain's actions a "very serious provocation".
LONDON - The British government is to expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Theresa May said today.
In a statement to parliament, the prime minister accused the...
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