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    08/10/2008 11:35:46 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 49 replies · 651+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 10, 2008
  • Russians close to carrying out 'perfect murder' when they poisoned Alexander Litvinenko

    07/05/2008 8:58:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 183+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | 05/07/2008 | Sean Rayment
    Russian agents came close to carrying out the perfect assassination on British soil when they killed Alexander Litvinenko... Security sources have disclosed that the former Russian spy would have died within hours had the poisoned tea he was given been served hot. Litvinenko, a former KGB agent who had become a critic of the government of Russia's then president, Vladimir Putin... Security sources say that during the meeting Litvinenko took just a few sips of the tea but left the remainder of the cup because it was cold. "If Litvinenko had drunk all the tea he would have been dead...
  • Putin Beats Soviet Sword Into Atomic Weapon for Generator Sales

    03/15/2008 8:07:43 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 2 replies · 127+ views
    bloomberg ^ | Mar 14, 2008 | Yuri Humber
    March 14 (Bloomberg) -- For decades, Russian civilian nuclear scientist Vladimir Asmolov lived in the shadow of the bomb makers. They were the elite, their names and work secret, building the arsenal behind a superpower. Putin Beats Soviet Sword Into Atomic Weapon for Generator Sales.
  • Brown hasn't spoken to Putin since his first day at No10

    03/09/2008 2:27:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 472+ views ^ | GLEN OWEN
    The scale of the "new Cold War" between Britain and Russia was laid bare last night when it was revealed that Gordon Brown has not had a single conversation with President Vladimir Putin since his first day in Downing Street. The Foreign Office is said to be alarmed at the lack of contact between the two leaders, which has fallen to levels last seen in the pre-glasnost era of Margaret Thatcher and Leonid Brezhnev. Diplomatic sources say that the first – and last – direct contact between the men was on June 27 last year, when the Russian leader rang...
  • China Tries to Ease Concerns Over Planned Plutonium Processing Facility

    12/09/2003 3:55:38 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 358+ views
    NTI Global Security Newswire ^ | 12/09/2003 | Joe McDonald
    China today sought to reduce concerns over its planned purchase of a German plutonium processing facility, saying the facility would only be used for “peaceful purposes” (see GSN, Dec. 8). The unused facility, constructed by the German firm Siemens, is designed to convert plutonium into mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for use in nuclear reactors, according to the Associated Press. “This fuel in China will be used for peaceful purposes I would like to emphasize that,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said. China and Germany are currently “having discussions” on Chinese assurances over the planned use of the facility, Liu...