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Russia scoffs at poisoning claims

U.K. leader reviewing options to retaliate for attack on spy

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Investigators in protective suits work Tuesday at the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, England, near where a nerve agent was used to poison former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

LONDON -- Russia on Tuesday dismissed accusations of any involvement in the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter as "nonsense," saying it will only cooperate with a British investigation if it receives samples of the nerve agent believed to have been used.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks

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