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Poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny says Russias Putin behind the crime
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Poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny says Russias Putin behind the crime

Issued on: 01/10/2020 – 09:27

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told a German magazine that Russia's President Vladimir Putin was behind his suspected poisoning and stressed that he was not afraid.

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Navalny was flown from Russia to Berlin in August after falling ill on a domestic flight. He received treatment in the Charite hospital for what Germany said was poisoning by a potentially deadly nerve agent before being discharged in September.

"I claim that Putin is behind the crime and I don't have any other versions of what happened," Navalny told Der Spiegel, according to an extract of an interview due to be published later on Thursday.

The West has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin, which has denied any involvement in the incident and said it has yet to see evidence of a crime.

"You don't feel any pain but you know you're dying," Navalny said of the moment that the nerve agent began to take effect on him.

Navalny told D..

Archaeologists discover Iron Age massacre, frozen in time
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Archaeologists discover Iron Age massacre, frozen in time

Discovered in 1935 and first excavated in 1973, the ancient town of La Hoya in northern Spain's Basque Country was destroyed in a violent attack between 350 and 200 BC.The town was never reoccupied, and those who died in the attack remained where they had fallen until the town was excavated. Hoping to find out more about the attack, researchers from the University of Oxford and a team of archaeologists from the United Kingdom and Spain studied 13 skeletons already recovered from the site, in the first detailed analysis of the human remains. Men, women and children were among the dead. "One male suffered multiple frontal injuries, suggesting that he was facing his attacker," said Teresa Fernández-Crespo, lead author of the research, adding: "This individual was decapitated but the skull was not recovered, and may have been taken as a trophy." Another man was stabbed from behind, while a man and a woman had their arms cut off, said the study, published Thursday in the journal Antiqu..