Newspaper headlines: UK-Russia tensions ‘at boiling point’

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    Image caption The Mail leads on what it describes as the UK-Russia “face-off” after Prime Minister Theresa May linked the poisoning of the Skripals in Salisbury to the “crisis” in Syria. The paper reports Moscow has warned against a repeat of former PM Tony Blair’s “reckless military adventure” in Iraq.
    Image caption Theresa May’s justification for joining the US-led airstrikes against Syria in retaliation over an alleged chemical attack is reported in the Telegraph. The paper says Mrs May will address Parliament to explain why the use of toxic weapons cannot be allowed “to become the new norm”.
    Image caption The Sun claims Britain is hours away from launching airstrikes.
    Image caption Meanwhile, Britain’s universities have become embroiled in the issue the Times reports. It says academics are spreading pro-Assad “disinformation” about the attacks, which is being backed by Russia.
    Image caption The UN chief’s claim a new Cold War is on the horizon makes the front of the i. The paper says the “confrontation” between the UK and Russia has escalated suddenly.
    Image caption A picture of the US and Russian UN ambassadors is carried on the front of the Financial Times. The paper describes it as an “awkward embrace” as the pair greeted each other at Friday’s security council meeting.
    Image caption The publication of British intelligence on the father and daughter who were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent has added to the tensions, says the Guardian. The paper reports the UN Security Council’s warning about the “alarming speed of events” and the claim there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict.
    Image caption Singer Cliff Richard’s court battle against the BBC’s coverage of a raid on his home is the Star’s lead. It says Sir Cliff feared he was going to have a heart attack when he saw the TV report. The BBC has said its coverage was in the public interest.
    Image caption The Express also reports on the case claiming he was “in tears” in court with his picture on the front of the paper.
    Image caption The Mirror leads on the pensioner accused of killing a suspected burglar in his own home. It says Richard Osborn-Brooks is “scared for his safety” and is thinking of moving house.

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