The Associated Press MAY SPEAKS: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons Monday in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May says her government has concluded it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter. May told British lawmakers on Monday that Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were exposed to a nerve agent known as Novichok (Novice), a weapon developed in the Soviet Union in the end of the Cold War.

The Associated Press MAY SPEAKS: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons Monday in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May says her government has concluded it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter. May told British lawmakers on Monday that Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were exposed to a nerve agent known as Novichok (Novice), a weapon developed in the Soviet Union in the end of the Cold War.

British PM: Russia 'highly likely' behind poisoning

By JILL LAWLESS DANICA KIRKA The Associated Press
This article was published March 13, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

LONDON -- Russia is "highly likely" to blame for poisoning a former spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday, demanding that Moscow give a compelling explanation or face "extensive" retaliation.

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