A public inquiry into the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko prompted a furious diplomatic row between Britain and Russia today after an independent probe said President Putin had 'probably' personally authorised the 2006 killing.
Mr Litvinenko - who had accused the Russian president on his death bed - was killed by two FSB spies who slipped radioactive polonium 210 into his tea pot at a Mayfair hotel in central London, Sir Robert Owen said today in a major report.
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