Navalny Poisoning: E.U. Preparing Sanctions on Putin Allies

Six high-ranking Russian officials who are believed to be involved in the attack on the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny face asset freezes and bans on travel to the bloc.

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Our Leader’s Life Is at Risk. Cue the Conspiracy Theories.

Poisons, plots and psychic powers — why is the president’s health such fertile ground for the paranoid imagination?

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Nerve Agent Was Used to Poison Navalny, Chemical Weapons Body Confirms

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons concluded that the nerve agent was used against the Russian opposition leader, Aleksei Navalny, bolstering similar assessments from three European countries.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #international-relations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #organization-for-the-prohibition-of-chemical-weapons, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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After ‘The Salisbury Poisonings,’ Locals Picked Up the Pieces

A new AMC show dramatizes the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Even for a reporter who covered the real events, the four episodes contain revelations.

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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Says Putin Is Behind His Poisoning

In an interview with Der Spiegel, Aleksei Navalny said the use of a military-grade nerve agent was proof that Russia’s president was involved.

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Teacher in China Is Sentenced to Death for Poisoning 25 Students

The teacher put nitrite in the kindergarten students’ breakfast porridge, poisoning 25 and killing one.

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Will Navalny’s Poisoning Force Germany to Get Tough on Russia?

The poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny could be a chance for Berlin to take a tougher stance against Moscow. But experts remain skeptical.

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Russia Freezes Navalny’s Assets as He Recovers From Poisoning

Aleksei A. Navalny was still in a medically induced coma in Berlin when a court in Russia froze his bank accounts and barred him from selling or mortgaging his apartment in Moscow.

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Aleksei Navalny Released From Hospital After Novichok Poisoning

Doctors treating Alexei Navalny said he had been discharged after 32 days of treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Vladimir Putin Thinks He Can Get Away With Anything

Why has the poisoning of Alexei Navalny been met with Western silence?

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Aleksei Navalny, Russian Dissident, Says He Can Walk and Speak Now

The opposition leader jokes that he has recovered enough from being poisoned to scroll Instagram and know where to put the likes.

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Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Shares Video of Evidence Collection

Aides of the Russian opposition leader collected items from his hotel room in Siberia as soon as he fell ill, according to a video posted on his Instagram account.

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Navalny Posts a Message From His Hospital Bed

The poisoned Russian opposition leader said he could breathe on his own now, but was still weakened.

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France and Sweden Confirm Novichok Poisoning of Navalny, Backing Germany

The evidence that Moscow attempted to murder Russia’s most visible opposition politician hardens. But for now, Germany and its allies are still struggling to respond.

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Support the Brave Protesters of Belarus

America and Europe must make clear that they stand behind the Belarusian people’s demand for fair elections.

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Aleksei Navalny Out of a Coma and Responsive, German Doctors Say

Doctors at Berlin’s Charité hospital said that the Russian opposition leader’s condition had improved, but they could not rule out lasting effects of a “severe poisoning” from a military-grade nerve agent.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #coma, #germany, #international-relations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #russia

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The Dual History of Poisonous Flowers

From ancient times through today, the same blooms used to harm have also proved healing.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #poisoning-and-poisons, #thompson-emily-florist

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Congress Should Pass a Navalny Act

The latest poisoning of a Russian critic requires expanded sanctions and accountability for Kremlin leadership.

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Navalny Poisoning Raises Pressure on Merkel to Cancel Russian Pipeline

Evidence that the Russian opposition leader was attacked with a military-grade nerve agent has placed new pressures on the German chancellor.

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Russia Spins Alternative Theories in Poisoning of Navalny

As they have in the past when Russia was accused of misconduct, officials and state media commentators responded to news of a nerve agent attack with an array of improbable explanations.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #merkel-angela, #navalny-aleksei-a, #peskov-dmitri-s, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Germany Says Poisoning Agent Novichok Found in Aleksei Navalny’s System

The German government said that toxicology tests showed the Russian opposition leader had Novichok, a nerve agent that has been used to poison other Russian dissidents, in his system.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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For the Kremlin, Aleksei Navalny Is a Threat It Cannot Speak Of

President Vladimir V. Putin has never publicly mentioned the opposition leader’s name in 20 years of speeches and interviews. Why? He is “completely out of their control,” which is intolerable, one analyst says.

#anti-corruption-foundation, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #corruption-institutional, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v

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The Terrible Déjà Vu of the Navalny Case

As a founding member of the activist band Pussy Riot, I’ve fought for years against autocracy. My country has only slid deeper.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #nemtsov-boris-y, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #pussy-riot, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Tests Suggest Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned, German Doctors Say

Physicians treating the Russian opposition leader, who fell ill last week and was sent to a hospital in Berlin, said that his life was not in danger.

#charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Oleandrin, Covid-19 Treatment Pitched to Trump, Could Be Dangerous

The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #pillows, #poisoning-and-poisons, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Aleksei Navalny Arrives in Germany for Potential Poisoning Treatment

After hours of back-and-forth between Russian doctors and officials, Aleksei A. Navalny was flown to Berlin, where he is being treated at a research hospital.

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Another Putin Critic Apparently Poisoned

Will the West take action against whoever may have harmed Aleksei Navalny?

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Why Would Russia Poison Aleksei Navalny Now?

The unchanging leader of the regime is Mr. Putin; the unchanging leader of the opposition is Mr. Navalny. But everything changes.

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Russian Doctors Accused of Blocking Overseas Transfer of Aleksei Navalny

A plane from Germany was flown to Russia to pick up the prominent opposition leader for treatment after a suspected poisoning. But medical officials say his condition is too unstable.

#charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #emergency-medical-treatment, #germany, #hospitals, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

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Don’t Drink the Tea: Poison Is a Favored Weapon in Russia

Poison has been a preferred tool of the Russian security service for more than a century, and critics of the Kremlin say it remains in the arsenal today.

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Aleksei Navalny Hospitalized in Russia in Suspected Poisoning

Russia’s most prominent opposition leader was reported to be in “serious condition” in intensive care in a Siberian hospital, and his flight to Moscow made an emergency landing.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

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C.D.C. Warns of the Dangers of Drinking Hand Sanitizer After Fatal Poisonings

Four people died and nearly a dozen others were poisoned after swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizer, federal health officials said.

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One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.

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‘No One’ Protected British Democracy From Russia, U.K. Report Concludes

Russia weaponized information to interfere in the British political system and was widely ignored by successive governments, according to a long-awaited report by Parliament.

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365 Elephants Died in Botswana. The Cause Is a Mystery

Some conservationists say the recent die-off in Botswana could be natural, but others expressed more concern.

#animal-behavior, #botswana, #conservation-of-resources, #elephants, #poisoning-and-poisons, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

Animals called caecilians may have been among the first vertebrates on land to lace their bites with venom.

#amphibians, #evolution-biology, #iscience-journal, #poisoning-and-poisons, #research, #snakes, #teeth-and-dentistry

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3 Die in New Mexico After Drinking Hand Sanitizer, Officials Say

A spokesman for the state’s Health Department said the cases were related to alcoholism.

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9 Hand Sanitizers May Be Toxic, F.D.A. Warns

The warning applies to nine lines of hand sanitizer manufactured in Mexico that contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which can be dangerous, the agency said.

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The ‘Poisoned’ Shake Shack Milkshakes and an N.Y.P.D. on Edge

Claims that fast-food workers poisoned officers intentionally proved to be unfounded, but the ensuing uproar underscored a tense new dynamic.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #manhattan-nyc, #poisoning-and-poisons, #police, #shake-shack-inc

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At Least 70 Dead in Mexico From Drinking Tainted Alcohol

The surge in deaths since late April has come amid the ban of alcohol sales by some local and state governments as part of efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak.

#alcoholic-beverages, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #mexico, #poisoning-and-poisons

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Coronavirus Tips: Do Not Ingest or Inject Disinfectant

There is no evidence that sunlight, bleach or any disinfectant can cure coronavirus in the body.

#cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #poisoning-and-poisons, #shortages, #sunlight, #ultraviolet-light, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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Makers of Clorox and Lysol Warn Against Ingesting Bleach and Disinfectants

Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Lysol and Dettol, and Clorox said in separate remarks that people should not ingest or inject cleaning products. Industry officials echoed the warnings.

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Makers of Lysol Warn Against Ingesting Disinfectants

Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Lysol and Dettol, and the authorities in Washington State said in separate remarks that people should not ingest or inject cleaning products.

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