What is Novichok?
World - 6 days ago
After Britain accused Russia of using nerve agent on former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, Novichok has been on the news a lot. Literally meaning "newcomer", the name was given to a class of nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union in 70s & 80s. Novichoks are 8 times more toxic than the deadly VX nerve agent, which was used to kill Kim Jong-un's half brother.