RT News - May 18, 2018 (17:00 MSK)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on an official visit to Russia, with Iran, Syria and Ukraine topping the agenda. The European Commission triggers never-before-used legislation created more than two decades ago - to shield EU companies from the impact of US sanctions on Iran. Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned by a nerve agent in the UK in March - is discharged from hospital. However Moscow says it's still being denied access to him, in violation of international law.