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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.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

CNN

Survivors of a chemical attack tell their stories

April 16, 2018 |

The air in the camp is thick, fraught with the muted mourning of people who have been through more than they can comprehend, people whose losses penetrate their souls and whose fears are so great that they can barely express them.
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Chemical weapons experts blocked from Syrian attack site, UK says

April 16, 2018 |

The UK has accused Syria and Russia of preventing independent chemical weapons experts from entering the city of Douma, hit by a suspected gas attack that Western leaders have blamed on the Syrian government.
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Syria Airstrikes Target Chemical Sites

April 16, 2018 |

U.S., British and French forces targeted sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, a reprisal for an attack last week that killed at least 43 civilians and injured hundreds more.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Trump: US, Allies Striking Syria Over Chemical Weapons

April 14, 2018 |

The US, France, and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Trump announced Friday. The AP reports that explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as…
Newser

CNN

Syrian regime ‘highly likely’ to blame for chemical attack, UK says

April 13, 2018 |

The British government has signaled it is ready to back US military action against Syria, saying it is “highly likely” the Assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people and that such action could not go unchallenged.
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