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Merkel: Russian poisoning of Navalny is attempted murder

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, called for answers from Russia after he governernment said that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a novichok nerve agent. Navalny was poisoned with the same type of Soviet-era nerve agent that British authorities identified in a 2018 attack on a former Russian spy, the German government said Wednesday, citing new test results. The Berlin hospital treating Navalny said he remains in a serious condition though his condition is improving. It said that it expects a long recovery, and it still can't rule out long-term consequences from the poisoning.

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