UK govt announces inquiry on Russian spy death

The British government today announced plans for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the 2006 death of poisoned ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

International relations a factor in spy case: UK

The British govt has acknowledged that international relations were a factor in its decision not to hold a public inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Widow of poisoned agent threatens to quit inquest

Alexander Litvinenko, an intelligence agent turned Kremlin critic, died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.

Coroner asks for public inquiry into spy`s death

: A coroner overseeing a British inquest into the 2006 poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko has requested that a separate public inquiry be held so that crucial evidence can be scrutinised.

‘Poisoned Russian spy was working for UK`s MI6’

Another lawyer said the UK has evidence that the Russian government was behind Litvinenko`s death.

Russian spy case details may be made public

A British inquest into the killing of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may make public previously unreleased details about the murder investigation, a lawyer said.

Around 40 Russian spies active in UK

It is believed that Russian spies are monitoring London-based oligarchs, or are engaged in industrial spying.

Britain wants arrest of new Russian murder suspect

UK already demanded extradition from Russia of ex agent Andrei Lugovoi on suspicion of murdering Litvinenko in 2006.

`Murdered Russian spy Litvinenko was a traitor`

Alexander Litvinenko, a former FSB officer, died after drinking tea laced with polonium at a London hotel in 2006.

`Russia authorised killing of enemies of state`

The directive refers specifically to EU and Western Europe and appears to be signed by the head of counter-intelligence of FSB.

UK stopped Russia from tracking Litvinenko’s killers: WikiLeaks

Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London in Nov 2006 using polonium-210.