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Russia scoffs at poisoning claims

U.K. leader reviewing options to retaliate for attack on spy

By GREGORY KATZ and NATALIYA VASILYEVA The Associated Press

This article was published March 14, 2018 at 3:08 a.m.

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Investigators in protective suits work Tuesday at the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, England, near where a nerve agent was used to poison former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks

LONDON -- Russia on Tuesday dismissed accusations of any involvement in the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter as "nonsense," saying it will only cooperate with a British investigation if it receives samples of the nerve agent believed to have been used.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks

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