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U.K. Man Exposed to Nerve Agent is Now Conscious

Police have said the working theory is that the two poisonings were linked to the earlier attack in March on an ex-Russian spy

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    An elderly man walks by as British police officers guard metal fencing surrounding tents set up by search teams at the end of Rollestone Street, outside the location of the John Baker House for homeless people in Salisbury, England, Friday, July 6, 2018. Authorities have broadened their investigation into the nerve agent poisoning of an English couple.

    Hospital officials say they've seen an improvement in a man poisoned in a nerve agent attack in southwestern England.

    Salisbury Hospital says Tuesday that Charlie Rowley has experienced a "small but significant improvement" and is now conscious. The 45-year old is in critical but stable condition.

    The hospital says in a statement that "while this is welcome news, clearly we are not out of the woods yet. Charlie is still very unwell."

    Rowley's partner, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died after being exposed to Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “highly likely” Russia was behind the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. They are in critical condition after exposure to a military-grade nerve agent.

    (Published Monday, March 12, 2018)

    Police have said the working theory is that their exposure was linked to the earlier Novichok attack in March on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury.