Trump says US will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia | World news

Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades. “We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to …

Nations League: 10 things to look out for in the international matches | Football

1) Montenegro and Serbia make history Twelve years after Montenegro achieved independence and 11 years after they were formally recognised by Fifa, they meet Serbia for the first time. The match is, according to goalkeeper Danijel Petkovic, the biggest in the nation’s history. After two games the teams are level on points at the top …

Website names second suspect in Skripal poisoning case | UK news

The investigative website Bellingcat has identified the second suspect responsible for poisoning Sergei Skripal as Alexander Mishkin, a doctor working for Russia’s GRU military spy agency. The website said it had tracked down Mishkin’s real identity after obtaining a scanned copy of his actual passport. It had confirmed details with people who knew him and …

May and Dutch PM condemn Russia’s ‘disregard for global values’ – Politics live | Politics

With her party conference over, Theresa May now faces the challenge of trying to agree the outline of a Brexit deal with the EU before the “moment of truth” October summit taking place a fortnight today. That is not the ultimate deadline for a deal, but Donald Tusk, the European council president, has said he …

Salisbury poisoning suspect is Russian colonel – reports | World news

Investigative journalists have claimed to have identified one of the two suspects in the Salisbury poisoning as a highly decorated officer in Russia’s military intelligence service (GRU). The online investigative sites Bellingcat and The Insider identified one of the two suspects – previously named as Ruslan Boshirov – as Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, a veteran of …

Russian model denies Salisbury poisoning scare was hoax | UK news

A woman at the centre of a bizarre fresh nerve agent scare in Salisbury has denied that it was an elaborate hoax. Russian-born model Anna Shapiro claimed on Friday that she really did fear her husband, Alex King, had been poisoned at an Italian restaurant in Salisbury. She also appeared to stick by the story …

Paul Manafort agrees to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s prosecutors – live updates | US news

A new document outlining charges against Manafort was filed by Mueller earlier on Friday. It said Manafort conspired to defraud the US through offences including money laundering and tax fraud, and conspired to obstruct justice by witness tampering. The filing indicated that Manafort would admit to these charges to avoid being prosecuted for others in …

UN experts ‘caved in’ to Russia on North Korea sanctions report – US | World news

The United States has accused Russia of pressuring an independent panel of UN experts to alter a report that implied “Russian actors” were involved in breaking sanctions against North Korea. Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, expressed disappointment in the panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea “for caving to Russian pressure and making changes …

Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral | UK news

The two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have appeared on Russia’s state-funded TV station RT, claiming they visited the “wonderful” English city as tourists to see its cathedral. In their first interview since being charged in the UK with attempted murder, the men said they may have approached Sergei Skripal’s …

Alleged Russian spy may not have offered sex for job, prosecutors concede | World news

The alleged Russian spy Maria Butina said she planned to use members of Donald Trump’s entourage to shape his views on Russia shortly before meeting one of Trump’s sons during the 2016 election campaign, prosecutors have alleged. But the prosecutors also conceded in a filing to court late on Friday that they may have wrongly …