Britain to revisit Russian dissident's poisoning

Posted: July 23, 2014 at 3:32 a.m.

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko, speaks during a press conference at her lawyer's offices in London, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The British government Tuesday announced plans for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the 2006 death of poisoned ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, means investigators can look into whether the Russian state played a role in Litvinenko's demise. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON -- The U.K. announced Tuesday that it will hold a public inquiry into the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in a move that risks adding to tensions with Moscow over events in Ukraine.

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