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CNN

Netherlands officials say they caught Russian spies targeting chemical weapons body

October 4, 2018 |

Western governments mounted an unprecedented and coordinated fightback Thursday against “brazen” attempts by Russia to meddle in international affairs, publicly unmasking alleged intelligence agents and blaming Moscow for a series of audacious cyberattacks.
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Soldier Gets 11 Years for Detonating Chemical Weapon

September 25, 2018 |

He’d faced up to life in prison, but Ryan Keith Taylor got a decidedly lighter sentence after pleading guilty to setting off a bomb near a US Army post in April 2017. CNN reports the 24-year-old got hit with just over 11 years behind bars for “manufacturing, possessing, and detonating…
Newser

Trump team’s tough talk with Syria working – for now – to stave off chemical attack on Idlib

September 14, 2018 |

The Trump administration’s words of warning against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad this week, cautioning stern consequences should he and his allies – namely Iran and Russia – forge ahead with a devastating offensive against the country’s final opposition-stronghold of Idlib is having a positive impact in halting the operation, Syrian opposition activists tell Fox News.
FOX News

Syrians in Idlib brace for chemical weapons attack, ground invasion by Assad forces

September 10, 2018 |

While pro-Assad bombs fall from the skies on the edges of Idlib province – the last opposition stronghold left amid the twilight of Syria’s long-running civil war – those trapped inside the city of the same name can only wait for the inevitable last battle, with nowhere left to hide.
FOX News

When your prescription drug is tainted with a chemical ‘used to make rocket fuel’

September 7, 2018 |

Wayne Pearl, like millions of people with high blood pressure, takes the widely prescribed generic drug valsartan.

So it was with more than a little concern that he recently learned the Chinese supplier of the drug’s active ingredient for years had been hiding the fact that its product was contaminated…


L.A. Times – Business

Chemical Attack in UK Leads to US Sanctions on Russia

August 9, 2018 |

The US is poised to impose sanctions on Russia in retaliation for a March nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter. Per BBC , US investigators have determined the country is behind the March 4 poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, who were…
Newser

US to impose new Russia sanctions for ‘chemical or biological weapons’ use against British ex-spy

August 8, 2018 |

Russia used “chemical or biological weapons” to try to assassinate a former British spy, the U.S. said on Wednesday, adding that new sanctions would be imposed on the country.
FOX News

Spray Your Clothes With This Chemical to Keep Ticks Away

May 27, 2018 |

In an especially nasty year for ticks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a statement about a possible method for preventing the spread of diseases carried by their bites, LiveScience reports. By spraying clothing with an insecticide called permethrin, experts believe you can cause the bugs…
Newser

Scientists ‘Astounded’ by Mysterious Rise in Banned Chemical

May 17, 2018 |

More than 30 years ago, world governments dealt with an alarming hole in the ozone layer with the Montreal Protocol, which banned damaging chemicals including the chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11. But it looks like somebody failed to get the memo. Scientists say they have detected a mysterious rise in emissions of the…
Newser

Inspectors Enter Syrian Site of Suspected Chemical Attack

April 22, 2018 |

An international team was allowed into the Syrian town to investigate. Dozens of people were killed two weeks ago in the area.
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