December 9, 2007 |
One night a little over a year ago, Derek Conlon showed up as usual for his gig as the piano player at the Pine Bar in Mayfair. Sat down at one of the tables for a cup of coffee. Chatted with the barman, stretched, strolled over and started tickling the keys. That cup of coffee has given him countless sleepless nights since.
July 17, 2007 |
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government ordered the expulsion of four Russian diplomats Monday over the Kremlin's refusal to extradite the key suspect in the fatal poisoning of a former KGB spy. Alexander Litvinenko died Nov. 23 in a London hospital after ingesting radioactive polonium-210. In a deathbed statement, the 43-year-old accused Russian President Vladimir V. Putin of being behind his killing.
June 10, 2007 |
It was going to be a special dinner to celebrate the sixth anniversary of their escape from Russia. Marina Litvinenko cooked a special recipe from her mother, chicken and blini. Often, Alexander ate out because he didn't have time for family dinners. "This time, he said, 'Marina, I will eat with you,' " she said, remembering the night her husband started dying. A few hours after dinner, he said he felt sick. "I said, 'Why? It was so delicious, so good.'
June 1, 2007 |
The Russian businessman accused by Britain in the radiation-poisoning of a former KGB agent staged a high-profile counterattack Thursday, alternately blaming Britain's intelligence agency, organized crime and a billionaire Russian exile for Alexander Litvinenko's death. In a wide-ranging news conference, Andrei Lugovoy, also a former KGB agent, suggested three theories in the slaying of Litvinenko, who died in November after ingesting radioactive polonium-210.
May 23, 2007 |
A millionaire businessman who once worked in the Russian secret services has been accused in connection with the radiation poisoning of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, opening the door to a chilly new diplomatic standoff between Britain and Russia. British authorities said Tuesday that they would seek to extradite Andrei Lugovoy, a former elite KGB agent, and charge him with murder.
March 31, 2007 |
Exiled Russian "oligarch" Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who has fought extradition to his country for years, agreed to be questioned here Friday by a Russian investigator examining the killing of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. The outspoken billionaire has been waging a free-spending campaign to unseat President Vladimir V. Putin, whose government he believes is behind Litvinenko's death.