UK Navy adds HMS Forth to fleet to defend Britain | UK | News

The UK Navy ship is part of a new £178million fleet and is the first of five ships to join the Royal Navy, and is tasked with “safeguarding UK interests all around the world”. Commanding Officer, Commander Bob Laverty, said: “It’s a huge privilege to be the first commanding officer of HMS Forth. “These ships are vastly more capable and can provide the Royal Navy with a range of flexibility from fishery protection to deploying overseas on counter-smuggling operations and protecting British Overseas Territories.” This ship is the first piece…

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Matteo Salvini slams Angela Merkel over Government delays amid Italian standoff | World | News

Speaking on Rete4 Quinta Colonna, the die-hard eurosceptic claimed Italians were “better than Germans” and that he will manage to form a new Government in less than six months, as he led the largest political coalition in the March 4 Italian election.  As he was reminded German Chancellor Angela Merkel struggled to form a government for almost six months after the September 2017 federal election, Mr Salvini replied: “Well, we are better than the Germans so we need to take less time to do it. “We have nothing to envy them…

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World War 3: Theresa May to defend military attack on Syria in House of Commons on monday | UK | News

The Prime Minister has refused to cave to demands by Jeremy Corbyn and backbench MPs to seek the backing of Parliament before launching military action against the Assad regime. A co-ordinated airstrike attack between the UK, US and France in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian Government is expected over the weekend. Speaking on the lack of a vote on the issue, Tory MP Johnny Mercer said: “We should, of course, have a debate about that with the Prime Minister and Parliament. “Parliament is fundamentally important…

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UK to target Syria chemical weapons in airstrikes on Russia ally | World | News

The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure colleagues that the UK is not on the verge of dragged into the bloody Syrian civil war by joining a planned US-led attack, a senior Government source said last night. “This is about stopping the use of chemical weapons and has nothing to do with regime change in Syria,” the source said. Mrs May won the backing of the Cabinet for RAF jets and submarine-launched cruise missiles to strike Syrian targets in response to the alleged deployment of chemical weapons on the town…

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Russia news: Nerve agent tested before Skripal attack | UK | News

The damning claims linking Moscow to the Salisbury attack, which left former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in fighting for their lives, were made in a letter from Britain’s national security adviser Sir Mark Sedwill to Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg. Mr Sedwill’s letter provided some detail of the intelligence Prime Minister Theresa May referred to in the House of Commons when she claimed Russia was “highly likely” to have been behind the poisoning. The letter reads: “I would like to share with you andallies further information…

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Russia news: Kremlin could bomb RAF base in Cyprus in Syria row | World | News

Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinskiy, who formerly served on the Russian General Staff, said if ‘Russian blood is spilled’, then Moscow would undoubtedly retaliate. Mr Buzhinskiy stressed that if Russia concluded the UK was behind any attack on Syria, President Vladimir Putin could sanction counter-strike on UK forces in the Mediterranean. He said: “As our chief of the general staff said a couple of weeks ago, Russia would shoot down the missiles and its carriers and I don’t think he was joking, that’s a very serious situation and that’s true.” “If our…

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Brexit news: Best way to take back control of UK waters | UK | News

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the Chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affair Committee claimed that reducing the amount of access allowed for EU fishermen to UK waters while retaining full access to European waters during the transitional period will help the UK regain full control of its waters post-Brexit. The Tory MP added the solution would also help maintaining EU markets open to British fishermen for them to be able to sell the considerably larger amount of fish to their closest neighbours.  Mr Parish said: “The £600 million worth of fish…

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Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace team up to create cargo hold bedrooms | World | News

The lower-deck modules would slot into an aircraft’s cargo compartment and could be easily installed and removed. Designers say the berths offers new opportunities for additional services to passengers, improving their experience while enabling airlines to differentiate and add value for their commercial operations. The new passenger modules will be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers during a typical turnaround if required. Airlines will be initially be able to choose from a catalogue of certified solutions by 2020 on A330 for retrofit and line-fit markets. Airbus and Zodiac said the…

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Russia 17 excuses for Salisbury chemical poisoned spy attack | UK | News

The Russian Embassy has published an 8,000-word report into the Skripal poisoning row, setting out a timeline of events, the British response and the lack of information it claims to have received following official requests. The report reiterates the Kremlin’s claim Russia had “nothing to do” with the Salisbury attack on 4 March and that the UK Government had classified information in a similar way to the Alexander Litvinenko case. The report said: “The same script, but in a fast-forward mode, is being played this time.” As to the situation…

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Syria news: Expert calls on USA, France and UK to stay out of conflict | World | News

Speaking to France24, the founder of Creative Syria claimed the West has decided to pick one side of the deadly conflict in Syria since March 2011, spreading a “daily propaganda” that has not helped to end the conflict.  Mr Otrakji, a specialist in the use of technology in social and behavioural change, added that as the Syrian population is split in two on where they stand on many political and social issues, the only solution to the conflict would be for the next general election to be monitored by the United…

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