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Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on Skripals

Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on SkripalsRussia’s Foreign Minister on Friday accused his British counterpart of distorting the findings of the world chemical watchdog’s investigation into a spy poisoning the UK blames on Moscow. “Already politicians like Boris Johnson are once again trying to distort the truth and announce that the OPCW statement supports Britain’s conclusions without exception,” Sergei Lavrov said. “I will underline that the OPCW confirmed only the contents of the chemical substance,” he said.



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Full Johnson Interview: Russia is an 'Unfriendly Adversary'

Full Johnson Interview: Russia is an 'Unfriendly Adversary'In an interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) says that Russia's actions have resulted in an unhealthy relationship with the world.



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Johnson on Sec. Shulkin Twitter firing: ‘Not the way I’d do it’

Johnson on Sec. Shulkin Twitter firing: ‘Not the way I’d do it’Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells Chuck that Trump “needs to understand the effect” his Twitter firings “has on attracting other people” to the White House.



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Kremlin warns Boris Johnson it has a 'surprise' for those who compare Russia to Nazi Germany

Kremlin warns Boris Johnson it has a 'surprise' for those who compare Russia to Nazi GermanyThe Kremlin has warned Boris Johnson that it has a “surprise” in store for those who have the “impudence” to compare Russia with Nazi Germany. In a veiled warning to the Foreign Secretary, Maria Zakharova, a spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry, claimed that the UK is using the Salisbury attack as part of a “black PR” campaign to turn the West against Russia. Describing Mr Johnson’s comparisons between Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin as a “colossal provocation,” Ms Zakharova told Russian reporters that there would be repercussions for Britain. “We have a surprise for all who have the impudence to compare, to draw parallels between Russia and the Third Reich,” she added. " Let's wait until Thursday, I promise to unveil a historic gift at a press conference. The gift is for Boris Johnson and everyone. " Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova attacked the Foreign Secretary over his comments It comes after Mr Johnson compared Russia’s actions to those of Nazi Germany, telling MPs last week that it was “certainly right” to compare this summer’s Fifa World Cup with the Berlin Games of 1936. The Foreign Secretary went further two days later, telling reporters during a trip to Lincoln that Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 shared similarities with the invasion of the Sudetenland prior to Second World War. Mr Johnson’s comments were met with a withering response from the Kremlin, which accused him of being “poisoned with venom of hate, boorishness and unprofessionalism”. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s decision to blame Russia for ordering the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia has seen Western leaders rally behind Britain. Following a meeting of the European Council in Brussels last week, as many as 10 European leaders are preparing to expel Russian diplomats, including France, Ireland, Holland, Denmark. Russian spy poisoning | Read more The Prime Minister is expected to announce the reciprocal measures in an update to MPs on Monday afternoon. In the wake of growing condemnation, the Kremlin has moved from denying its involvement in the attack to suggesting that Mr Skripal’s poisoning was conducted by the British intelligence services. Today, Ms Zakharova claimed that Britain could “not defend their thesis”, adding that EU leaders came to their conclusions without a “single fact” or “argument” that proved Russian involvement. “[It] does not even remotely resemble a trial.” Front Bench promotion – end of article



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Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf wins $5 mln African leadership prize

Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf wins $  5 mln African leadership prizeFormer Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa’s first elected female head of state, has won a $ 5 million Mo Ibrahim award, designed to improve the quality of African political leadership. Johnson Sirleaf, who handed over leadership of the war-scarred West African state last month to ex-international soccer star George Weah, is only the fifth person to win the 10-year-old award. Since its inception, the prize founded by Sudanese telecoms tycoon Mo Ibrahim has not been awarded on several occasions because there was not deemed to be a suitable candidate.



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Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide?

Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide?A Republican state representative who denied allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl has died in an apparent suicide. Dan Johnson died of a single gunshot wound after stopping his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area of Mount Washington, Kentucky, the Bullitt County Coroner said. Mr Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016, part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years.



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Army Sgt. La David Johnson Found Bound, May Have Been Executed In Niger: Report

Army Sgt. La David Johnson Found Bound, May Have Been Executed In Niger: ReportLa David Johnson was found with his arms tied being his back and a major wound in the back of his head, indicating he may have been captured and executed in Niger last month, The Washington Post reported, citing local villagers.



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Niger Ambush: Funeral Held for Sgt. La David Johnson

Niger Ambush: Funeral Held for Sgt. La David JohnsonJohnson, a 25-year-old father, was killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month along with three of his comrades. This week, his death was at the center of a firestorm between a congresswoman and the White House.



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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

Judge tosses $  417M award against Johnson & JohnsonLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $ 417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.



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Mother of Slain Soldier La David Johnson Confirms Trump 'Did Disrespect My Son’

Mother of Slain Soldier La David Johnson Confirms Trump 'Did Disrespect My Son’The grieving mother of a U.S. soldier killed in an ambush two weeks ago says, “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband”



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