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Michael Fallon in warning to Vladimir Putin as he visits military exercise on Russia’s doorstep

Defence Secretary says 17-country manoeuvres 'not a game' and are warning that Russian president will not undermine UK’s resolve to back Nato allies<p>Nato will not be intimidated by Vladimir Putin's nuclear sabre rattling, the Defence Secretary has said, as he visited a major amphibious assault …

New spying legislation is needed, intelligence committee will say

Parliament’s intelligence and security committee calls for new regulations on communications data in wake of Snowden revelations<p>New laws are needed to deal with security and privacy in the UK following revelations of the activities of Western intelligence agencies by former NSA contractor Edward …

Surveillance

British Army medic with Ebola evacuated with two other suspected cases

A female Army medic has caught the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, and four colleagues she was in close contact with are under observation<p>A female Army medic who has caught Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is being flown back to Britain by the RAF, along with two workers who have been …

Disease

Gaming out Russia's next move in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — The guns haven't quite gone quiet but with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the key question being asked these days in Kiev, Brussels …

Russia
Surveillance

Munich Security Conferences puts priority on Ukraine

Germany's defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, was the first speaker at this year's Munich Security Conference, an annual meeting at which leaders …

Europe

UK-US surveillance regime was unlawful ‘for seven years’

The regime that governs the sharing between Britain and the US of electronic communications intercepted in bulk was unlawful until last year, a secretive UK tribunal has ruled.<p>The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) declared on Friday that regulations covering access by Britain’s GCHQ to emails and …

Surveillance

RAF intercepts Russian bomber approaching UK airspace

Incident follows Norwegian interception of two Russian bombers on Wednesday and comes as Nato warns of spike in activity<p>The RAF has intercepted Russian military aircraft as they neared UK airspace for the second time this week, the Ministry of Defence has said. The Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-95 aircraft …

Women In The Air Force: Secretary Deborah Lee James Seeks To Open Up Male-Only Positions

A fighter jet just smashed through the glass ceiling. The Secretary of the United States Air Force said Monday she wants to open up all jobs in the …

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian bombers

Two RAF fighters scrambled after pair of Russian Bear bombers spotted over international airspace<p>RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled to intercept two Russian Bear bombers on Wednesday amid warnings of an “unusual” spike in sightings of Moscow’s aircraft over Europe.<p>A pair of jets from RAF …

Britain orders more F-35s as part of biggest-ever defence project

UK orders four more F-35B stealth jets as partners work to reduce the cost of the controversial fighter-bomber<p>British defence and engineering companies including BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce have been given a boost after the Ministry of Defence struck a deal to order the first production batch of</b> …

NATO chief: Strong alliance for better Russia ties

BRUSSELS (AP) — Only a strong Western security alliance can negotiate better ties with Russia, NATO's new secretary general said Tuesday.<p>Jens Stoltenberg said his experience as Norway's prime minister was that robust defense capabilities and a solid trans-Atlantic bond were fundamental requirements …

US-led air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 Isis and al-Nusra fighters

More than thirty civilians along with over 500 militants killed in strikes over past month, says Syrian Observatory<p>US-led air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamist militants, since they began last month, activists said as fighting continued in the border town of …

Britain launches air strikes against ISIL targets in Iraq

British Royal Air Force, (RAF), jets have made their first air strikes on two strategic positions in Iraq.<p>The UK is the latest nation to join an international effort to destroy the self-proclaimed Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIL.<p>Two Tornado jets were on an “armed reconnaissance mission” when …

British jets complete first combat mission over Iraq

Ministry of Defence says ‘no targets identified as requiring immediate air attack’ as two Tornados return to RAF Akrotiri<p>The first British jets authorised for air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State (Isis) militants have returned to base in Cyprus.<p>The Ministry of Defence confirmed that “no …

British air strikes on Iraq in hours after MPs vote for action

Bombing is backed by 524 to 43 MPs after David Cameron said the “psychopathic terrorists” must be destroyed<p>Air Strikes could begin within hours after MPs backed Government plans for a bombing campaign against "psycopathic" Isis terrorists in Iraq.<p>MPs voted 524 to 43 in favour of strikes after David …

Middle East

U.K. Parliament Debates Joining U.S. Air Strikes Against ISIS

What a difference a year makes. Friday, the U.K. Parliament has been recalled to debate joining a U.S.-led military intervention, the same topic that …

Middle East

UK Parliament votes to authorize airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

British lawmakers meeting in emergency session approved a motion Friday to participate in airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq.<p>The 524-43 vote came after Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament that the country had a "duty to take part" in international efforts to combat the extremist group.<p>…

Iraqi lawmakers approve new government; al-Maliki becomes VP

Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government Monday and tapped former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as one of the country's three vice presidents.<p>Several key Cabinet posts remain vacant.<p>Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed to have nominations for the defense and interior minister posts ready to …

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past

Amid the devastation and danger of civil war, Syrian archaeologists and activists are risking their lives in the battle against looting.<p>The ancient city of Dura-Europos sits on a bluff above the Tigris River a few miles from Syria's border with Iraq, its mud-brick walls facing a bleak expanse of …

Jihadi John is 'dead man walking', says former security minister

Lord West says Steven Sotloff executioner Jihadi John will be hunted down like Osama bin Laden<p>The British terrorist dubbed “Jihadi John” is a “dead man walking” after killing his second US hostage, the former UK security minister said.<p>Admiral Lord West of Spithead said the fanatic will be hunted …