Latest Alexander Litvinenko Stories

2008-08-24 00:00:27

By Andy Rowell Philip Morris and others failed to publish internal studies into lethal substance Some of the world's biggest tobacco firms researched the lethal radioactive substance polonium - present in cigarettes - over a 40- year period but never published the results, according to a new scientific article. Experts have examined more than 1,500 internal documents from tobacco companies. Polonium 210 is known to cause lung cancers in animals and studies suggest it is responsible...

2007-08-08 06:50:00

MOSCOW - The United States and Canada have scoffed at a Russian submarine expedition that planted a Russian flag on the seabed under the North Pole. Coming home to a hero's welcome Tuesday, the famous polar scientist who led the risky voyage did not mince words in responding. "I don't give a damn what all these foreign politicians there are saying about this," Artur Chilingarov told a throng of well-wishers. "If someone doesn't like this, let them go down themselves ... and then try to put...

2006-11-20 15:00:00

By MARIA CHENG LONDON - Thallium is frequently referred to as the poison of choice: Only a gram of the colorless, odorless, water-soluble heavy metal can kill. It is as toxic as arsenic, and even more so than lead. Col. Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB and Federal Security Service agent, was under armed guard at a hospital Monday, fighting for his life after being given the deadly poison in London. Litvinenko's white blood cell count - generally used as a gauge of the immune system - is...

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