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Here's what we know so far about the Russian nerve agent attacks in UK

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Earlier this month, a former double agent living in the UK and his daughter were poisoned with a rare nerve agent known to have come from Russia. British Prime Minister Theresa May pointed the blame at the Kremlin and demanded that they own up to it. The Russians denied any knowledge of the incident.

In response, May booted 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest expulsion of Russians from the UK in nearly 30 years, and vowed both open and covert action against the Kremlin. US Ambassador Nikki Haley says the US agrees that Russia is responsible for the assassination attempts.

  • A few hours after dining at Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury, police found ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia unconscious on a park bench outside the restaurant.
  • The pair remain in extremely critical condition in a hospital in Salisbury. There is no known cure for the effects of Novichok, the nerve agent used in the attack.
  • Novichok is developed and produced exclusively in Russia.
  • Prime Minister May gave Russia until midnight Tuesday to explain how two British citizens ended up poisoned by a known Russian nerve agent in Salisbury, England.
  • When the Russians ignored her ultimatum, May responded by expelling 23 Russian diplomats.
  •  The Russian embassy in London replied with memes and jokes.

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On “The News and Why it Matters” Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere, Jason Buttrill and Sara Gonzales discuss the developments. Watch  the video clip at the top of the page to learn more.

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