Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy: U.K. judge

Jan 21, 2016

Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy: U.K. judge

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia’s FSB security service to kill former agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died three weeks after drinking tea laced with poison at a London hotel, a British judge said Thursday. In a lengthy report, Judge Robert Owen ...

Jul 24, 2015

'Unprecedented' life sentence sought for exec in peanut salmonella case

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America ...

Feb 2, 2015

Nagoya student made no effort to hide victim's corpse

A female 19-year-old student who has admitted killing an elderly woman and poisoning a male high school classmate appeared to show no discomfort over what she did, allowing the woman’s corpse to remain in her apartment for weeks as it decomposed.

Jan 12, 2015

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the northwest of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as “phombe,” local authorities said Sunday. Carla Mosse, director of health for the province of Tete, told Radio Mocambique that 39 people ...

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Oct 15, 2013

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat that “support the possibility” that the Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet over the weekend, the team provide scientific details to statements made ...

Aug 28, 2013

Milk scare was false alarm: N.Z.

A botulism scare that sparked global recalls of Fonterra milk products was a false alarm and there was never any danger to consumers, New Zealand officials said Wednesday after new tests. The crisis led to infant formula being taken off shelves from China to ...

Aug 6, 2013

Discovery adds to woes of baby formula firms in China

Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.’s warnings of tainted ingredients in some products of the world’s largest dairy exporter is the latest blow to baby formula sellers amid Chinese consumers’ concerns about food safety. The possible threat of some baby formula with the contaminated ingredients stocked ...