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Salisbury declared free of nerve agent Novichok

The English city of Salisbury has been officially declared free of the nerve agent Novichok, after authorities spent nearly a year decontaminating potentially toxic sites tied to the poisoning of the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, last March.

US government backs off some claims against accused Russian spy

Prosecutors said Friday that they misunderstood text messages used as the basis of a claim that Maria Butina offered to trade sex for access -- an extraordinary admission that threatens to undercut the government's cloak-and-dagger portrayal of the young Russian accused of working to infiltrate American political circles.

Fellow South Dakota residents speak out on alleged spy's boyfriend

A man who had a close relationship with suspected Russian spy Maria Butina is a charming political operative who left a trail of aggrieved former business partners complaining that he owed them money, according to court records and interviews in his home state of South Dakota.

Alleged Russian spy not a flight risk, says attorney

Mariia Butina, the 29-year-old Russian gun enthusiast and alleged spy who wanted to set up back channels between her government and the Republican Party and Trump campaign, spoke little at her first court appearance Monday.

Poisoning of Russian spy raises troubling questions

It's more than a week in and questions are still swirling over how and why a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the cathedral city of Salisbury in southern England. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, remain hospitalized in "very serious condition."