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Several days after a former Russian spy and his daughter were found catatonic on a bench in Salisbury, England, British, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that the pair had been poisoned by a rare and highly-deadly nerve agent known as Novichok . The revelation prompted U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to say the poisoning “ clearly came from Russia .” Novichok, he added, is a military-grade agent found “only in the hands of a very, very limited number of parties.”. Here’s what we know about the agent and why it’s been described as “ definitely Russian ”:. Novichok was developed in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The name Novichok, which means “newcomer” in Russian, applies to a gr... Full story

13 March