International Edition 1305 EDT

August 09, 2018 01:05 PM
International Edition 1305 EDT 1391346
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The United States has decided to impose new sanctions on Russia following the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain in March. The British government determined the toxin used against Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury was Novichok, a military-grade agent developed in the then-Soviet Union. Chinese state media is accusing the United States of a "mobster mentality" in its move to implement additional tariffs on Chinese goods, and warns Beijing had all the necessary means to fight back. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island and the neighboring island of Bali Thursday. It caused instant panic after Sunday's quake in the region killed more than 300 people. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for nine million dollars to provide emergency aid.