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UK Labour’s Keir Starmer arrives on the world stage

UK Labour’s Keir Starmer arrives on the world stage

Starmer has tried to wrap himself in the flag and embrace the U.K.’s armed forces — and in doing so, draw a sharp contrast with the leadership of his predecessor, the socialist, NATO-sceptic Jeremy Corbyn. Starmer certainly looks the part. Square jaw, quaffed hair, pressed suit, stern stare. Squint a bit and you can imagine him...

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Britain to send 1,000 first-person view drones to Ukraine

Britain to send 1,000 first-person view drones to Ukraine

Britain is pushing to deliver 1,000 first-person view drones to Ukraine as part of an international coalition in support of Kyiv. According to a tender notice posted on the Government’s website, industry providers have been invited to submit bids to provide drones and equipment that can be fitted with armour-destroying munitions. The appeal, worth £300,000,...

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World War 3? Russia can destroy Britain, France ‘within one day’

World War 3? Russia can destroy Britain, France ‘within one day’

Months after Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a ‘World War 3’ warning to the USA-led NATO military alliance, a Russian expert has claimed that Moscow can easily disable Britain and France’s nuclear deterrents “within one day” if a global conflict were to erupt. Also Read: ‘Russia-NATO, one step away from a full-scale World War 3,’...

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Biden bows to international pressure to allow Ukraine to use US weapons on Russia

Biden bows to international pressure to allow Ukraine to use US weapons on Russia

The opinion of Nato allies is shifting towards allowing Ukraine to use Western weapons to strike military targets on Russian soil, the Czech foreign minister said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Jan Lipavsky said there was a growing belief that it was better to allow Kyiv to destroy Russian aircraft before they can take-off armed...

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World War 3 on brink as Russia told to light ‘demonstrative’ nuclear explosion

World War 3 on brink as Russia told to light ‘demonstrative’ nuclear explosion

In a provocative proposal, Dmitry Suslov, a senior member of the Moscow-based Council for Foreign and Defence Policy, has suggested that Russia should consider a “demonstrative” nuclear explosion. The suggestion comes amid escalating tensions with the West over Ukraine use of Western-supplied arms against Russian targets. The proposal from Suslov, whose think tank’s ideas occasionally...

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Russia threatens to attack British targets as World War 3 fears explode

Russia threatens to attack British targets as World War 3 fears explode

Moscow has issued a stark warning, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stating that Russia will target British sites if UK-supplied weapons are used by Ukraine to attack Russian territory, sparking World War 3 fears. Zakharova stressed that British targets “on Ukraine‘s territory and beyond its borders” could be hit. This follows an earlier warning...

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World holds breath as Russia ‘begins’ use of nuclear weapons

World holds breath as Russia ‘begins’ use of nuclear weapons

Russia has begun training for the “use of nuclear weapons” in response to “threats” from The West, the country’s defence ministry has announced. In a Telegram post published on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced: “In accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian...

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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....