Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union
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Friday 02 July 2010
Friday 02 July 2010
The young woman arrested in the United States as an alleged Russian spy may have been recruited to work for the secret services by her father while she was living in London. An MI5 officer interviewed her ex-husband, Alex Chapman, a 30-year old trainee psychiatrist, at his home in Bournemouth on Wednesday, as part of their investigations into the background of Mrs Chapman, 28, who is one of ten people arrested in the United States accused of spying.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Wednesday 10 March 2010
Boris Berezovsky won £150,000 High Court libel damages today over claims on a Russian TV broadcast about the radiation poisoning murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
Sunday 07 March 2010
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Much moustache twitching over at the Russian embassy, where officials are bracing themselves for a revival in the intrigue surrounding the death of Alexander Litvinenko.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Oligarch Boris Berezovsky told the High Court today that it was "outrageous" to claim he was responsible for the horrific death of his friend Alexander Litvinenko by radioactive poisoning.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Monday 08 February 2010
Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky today sued over a "savage libel" that he was behind the terrible murder of Alexander Litvinenko by radioactive poisoning.
Sunday 22 November 2009
Tuesday 03 November 2009
Sunday 01 November 2009
Foreign Secretary David Miliband is making his first official visit to Russia today.
Thursday 17 September 2009
Tuesday 14 April 2009
A Russian court yesterday ruled that Alexander Lebedev, the oligarch and owner of London’s Evening Standard newspaper, was ineligible to stand for mayor in the southern Russian city of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Sunday 22 March 2009
A major row has hit amateur boxing following the appointment of one of Audley Harrison's former cornermen, Kelvyn Travis, as the new head coach of the British Olympic squad. Travis was sacked by the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) six years ago following a fracas in which another coach had his jaw broken, but he has been brought back by the newly formed umbrella body, the British ABA, to replace the axed Terry Edwards. The move has not met with the approval of several influential factions within the sport, but Kevin Hickey, the BABA's performance director, says: "I have great confidence in his ability to do the job." However this is just one of the issues troubling an increasingly strife-ridden sport. David McElhinney, who has quit as the ABA of England's finance director, has sent a letter to all board members, which some describe as "dynamite". The Independent on Sunday has obtained a copy of the letter, which alleges maladmin-istration and activities "detrimental to grass-roots boxing". Several regional organisations, together with the now disaffiliated English Schools ABA, who recently met the Sports Minister, Gerry Sutcliffe, are calling for an independent investigation into the running of a sport that was one of Britain's most successful in Beijing but has lost three-quarters of the squad as well as the coach. Next Saturday, the bronze medallist super-heavyweight David Price becomes the latest to make his pro debut, while Edwards has been recruited by Ghana to mastermind their coaching. According to insiders, if Edwards and boxers James DeGale and Tony Jeffries are successful in their ongoing lawsuits, the ABA face possible bankruptcy.
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