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This may be the last election before the next world war

This may be the last election before the next world war

At a time when the world has not been so dangerous since the height of the Cold War, it is vital that defence, and the imperative of equipping our military and security forces for the challenges that lie ahead, takes centre stage in the forthcoming general election. The world has arguably not found itself in...

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Russia declared ‘direct threat to peace and stability’ by UK and ally

Russia declared ‘direct threat to peace and stability’ by UK and ally

Russia has been branded the “most significant and direct threat” to European security and peace, as tensions between Moscow and the Western world continue to ramp up. The UK renewed its strong condemnation of Vladimir Putin‘s unlawful aggression against Ukraine as it struck a Strategic Partnership with Finland. One paragraph in the joint declaration read:...

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Ukraine refugees face dwindling job opportunities in the U.K.

Ukraine refugees face dwindling job opportunities in the U.K.

Merely weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, the British government mobilized to offer asylum to people fleeing the conflict. Now refugees are struggling to find the high-quality jobs that their qualifications deserve. As the Russo-Ukrainian war grinds into its third year, visas issued to first arrivals are approaching expiry just as the U.K. labor...

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Out of the slaughterhouse, into the ‘meatgrinder’ for Ukraine’s recruits

Out of the slaughterhouse, into the ‘meatgrinder’ for Ukraine’s recruits

In such an environment, it is no surprise that today’s Ukrainian army now also has psychologists as well as old-school chaplains. “A lot of people have just seen too many dead or injured,” says Julia (not her real name), 28, the 22nd’s resident shrink, who operates from a practice in an abandoned home. “It’s especially...

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Ukraine-Russia war live: Russia takes 100-square-miles of Ukrainian territory in a week

Ukraine-Russia war live: Russia takes 100-square-miles of Ukrainian territory in a week

China-Russia trade has boomed since the Ukraine invasion and hit $240 billion in 2023, according to Chinese customs figures. Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, has rebuffed Western criticism of his country’s ties with Moscow, enjoying cheap Russian energy imports and access to vast natural resources, including steady gas shipments via the Power of Siberia pipeline....

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British paratroopers practise high readiness with allies in Estonia

British paratroopers practise high readiness with allies in Estonia

One of the hallmarks of a gold-standard drop, achieved on Saturday, is the ability to drop groups of soldiers, referred to as “sticks”, from both port and starboard doors simultaneously. However, unlike this drill, part of Nato’s massive Swift Response exercise, the transport aircraft would be likely to approach a real battle wingtip to wingtip,...