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July 6, 2018

How nerve agent Novichock suspected in UK poisonings affects the body

iStock/Thinkstock(SALISBURY, U.K.) -- Novichok may sound like a villain from a James Bond movie, but it’s actually a chemical weapon. The nerve agent has been blamed for the almost fatal poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter and, now, a British couple with no known spy connections. What is it? The English translation for the word means “newcomer.” Although, this Russian nerve agent has been on the chemical weapon scene since the Cold War, it was one of the later generations of ch..
July 5, 2018

Couple sickened with nerve agent not ‘deliberately targeted’

iStock/Thinkstock(AMESBURY, England) -- A couple who has fallen critically ill in England is at the center of a widening investigation into whether they were exposed to a Soviet-era nerve agent that previously sickened a former Russian spy and his daughter in a nearby town. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury in the spring, according to the British government. Several miles away in the town of Amesbury, a British pair is being treated ..
July 5, 2018

US insists it’s not softening its demands as Pompeo heads to North Korea

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is flying to North Korea for his fourth round of meetings with nuclear negotiators, as the Trump administration insists it is not backing down from its demand for that nation's "complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization." America's top diplomat will touch down in North Korea for the latest round of diplomatic talks roughly one year after North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. There..
July 5, 2018

Rescue efforts continue to save soccer team trapped in flooded cave in Thailand

Asaf Zmirly(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- In northern Thailand, rescuers are working around the clock to save 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped inside a partly flooded cave for almost two weeks. New images and video taken from inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave show crews with flashlights struggling to wade through the floodwater's powerful currents as they prepare for a potential operation to rescue the group in the coming days. After days of heavy rain, rescuers took advant..