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New Litvinenko Case

LONDON — A British coroner on Thursday ordered new inquiries into the murder of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London five years ago as police said prosecutors were considering fresh evidence about the former Russian agent's death.

Litvinenko died from poisoning by radioactive polonium in November 2006, plunging relations between Britain and Russia to a post-Cold War low. Bad feelings over the issue still run deep.

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