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Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer
Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer

The British government set up a judicial inquiry Tuesday into the strange death eight years ago of former KGB officer and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who authorities believe was slipped a lethal dose of radioactive polonium in his tea at a London hotel, possibly at the behest of the Kremlin. The apparent assassination of Litvinenko in 2006 shocked Britain and led to a deep chill in its relationship with Russia. No one has claimed responsibility for his death. The announcement of a new, judge-led investigation comes at another low point in bilateral ties, with the British government strongly advocating sweeping European sanctions against Moscow in the aftermath of the...

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