World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain appointed a senior judge on Thursday to conduct an inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent turned Kremlin critic whose murder in London in 2006, chilling relations between London and Moscow.
The judge, Robert Owen, will hold a preliminary hearing in September to decide how the inquest will be conducted and whether it will be heard before a jury, Britain's Judicial Office said.
Russia has refused to extradite Andrei Lugovoy, an ex-KGB bodyguard Britain wants to prosecute forLitvinenko's murder by poisoning with radioactive polonium.
The incident sent ties between the countries plunging to a post-Cold War low and led to tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions.
War of words erupt after Russia claims US struck Aleppo
Rwanda government has announced that it will be relocating about 75000 Burundi refugees reports local newspaper the New Times.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has re-appointed his rival Riek Machar as vice president
'If implemented fully and properly fully... this will be an important step towards relieving the killing and suffering in Syria,' UK foreign secretary says
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned of the likelihood of a permanent or "world war" if a solution for the Syrian conflict is not found and U.S. and Arab ground forces get involved in the conflict.
John Brennan claims ISIL has the ability to make small amounts of mustard or chlorine gas for weapons, and even has used the chemical weapons already
Defense secretary says US agrees with Turkey in opposing terrorism after row over refusal to denounce PKK's Syrian affiliate
Jean-Marc Ayrault, former prime minister, is picked to succeed leaving Laurent Fabius
The main opposition party's foreign affairs spokesman says union gives Britain 'louder voice' in world
Foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia has made a 'quite specific' proposal and is waiting for US to respond before submitting it to International Syria Support Group
'Kurdistan is part of Iraq and I hope it will remain so,' says premier Haider al-Abadi
Opposition lawmaker condemns 'shameful' asylum system as Britain prepares to accept Syrian orphans
PM Matteo Renzi continues his harsh criticism of Brussels
'We agreed in principle to use NATO AWACS surveillance planes to backfill national AWACS capabilities,' NATO chief says
Standing Maritime Group 2 is due to 'start maritime surveillance activities'
French president is looking to cabinet choices that will widen his voter base with just 15 months to go until he seeks re-election