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U.K. Police Treating Death of Russian Businessman Glushkov as Murder

Peter Nicholls / Reuters

British police said on Friday they had launched a murder investigation following the death this week of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky.

"A murder investigation has been launched following the results of a post-mortem into the death of 68-year-old Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov," London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement, adding the cause of death was compression to the neck.

The statement said that at this stage there was nothing to suggest a link to the attempted murders of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4.

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