24 Aug 2018

UK lawmakers urge investment in Arctic capabilities

The House of Commons Defense Committee has called upon UK ministers to be “extremely wary” of Russia’s military intentions and capabilities in the Arctic region, and to expand the country’s own arctic military capabilities. The report highlights the “tenfold increase in Russian submarine activity in the North Atlantic” that is

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22 Aug 2018

UK police find ‘sophisticated’ illegal gun factory

UK police have uncovered a “sophisticated,” “large-scale” illegal gun and ammunitions factory in Southern England in a shop posing as a gearbox repair business. Police found the factory when responding to “loud bangs consistent with gunshots” emanating from a warehouse. Over 30 illegal firearms were recovered, along with ammunition, and

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10 Jul 2018

UK police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies

“A woman who died after being poisoned with a nerve agent that also struck a former Russian spy in March must have handled a contaminated item, and tracking it down is key to police investigations, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said.” Source: UK police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies

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10 Jul 2018

Powders to be banned from hand luggage at UK airports

The UK has announced new restrictions for travelers flying with any kind of powders, whether instant coffee, make-up, or spices, aboard flights. The U.S., Australia, and New Zealand already treat powders in the same way as liquids, but the UK’s position on outright banning or severely limiting powdered substances has

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05 Jul 2018

UK points the finger at Russia after another military-grade nerve agent leaves couple critically ill

A UK couple were taken to the hospital where lab analysis confirmed their exposure to novichok, the military-grade nerve agent that was used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Scribal and his daughter Yulia. The couple lives 8 miles away from the place where the original attack took place 4

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27 Jun 2018

UK military will lose “interoperability” with the US without significantly increasing defense spending

A report released by the parliamentary defense committee argued that, without funding increases of over $10 billion USD per year, the UK will lose its “interoperability with the U.S. military” and capacity “to relieve U.S. burdens.” The UK is one of the only “tier one” militaries in the world, along

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21 Jun 2018

UK releases Brexit residency rules for EU citizens

The UK has released plans for one of the most contentious elements of Brexit, the residency rules for EU citizens. The new system details the options for the over 3 million EU citizens currently residing in the country and promises to make an easy transition to residency under the new

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