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    1. Westminster Blog

      July 14, 2016

      May overhauls top team - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 19:22 on 14 Jul 2016. Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has announced...

    2. Westminster Blog

      July 13, 2016

      Theresa May becomes PM - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 20:47 on 13 Jul 2016. Theresa May has taken over as prime minister after David...

    1. July 11, 2016

      Boeing agrees surveillance aircraft deal with UK

      The UK government on Monday inked two deals for new aircraft worth £4.7bn with Boeing, the US manufacturer, in moves...

    2. June 16, 2016

      Law firm breached duty of care to victims of toxic waste spill

      A UK law firm known for human rights cases breached its duty of care to victims of a toxic-waste spill in the Ivory...

    3. June 16, 2016

      Nato to expand role in tackling refugee flows in Mediterranean

      Nato will take a more prominent role in handling the EU’s refugee crisis by expanding its presence across the...

    4. June 2, 2016

      Vladimir Putin is not ready to toast Brexit

      While international views of Britain’s referendum on EU membership are eagerly solicited and picked over, and Germans,...

    5. June 1, 2016

      What bosses can learn from the Remain campaign

      A few weeks ago, a Financial Times reader attacked the UK’s Remain campaign for its timidity, lack of aggression and...

    6. April 1, 2016

      Ministry of Defence steps up cyber security operations

      The Ministry of Defence is to spend £40m building a new cyber defence operations centre to improve its protection from...

    7. February 14, 2016

      Senior Nato figures ‘alarmed’ by Labour’s Trident review

      Nato officials and political leaders from across the alliance are “deeply concerned” over the opposition Labour party’s...

    8. February 2, 2016

      Solar-powered spy drones to join Britain’s fleet of military aircraft

      A British-designed solar-powered drone operating at the edge of space will soon join Britain’s fleet of military...

    9. January 22, 2016

      Veteran airman to head UK armed forces

      Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has beaten candidates from the army and navy to be appointed head of Britain’s armed...

    10. January 21, 2016

      Trident’s supporters make renewed case for the defence

      On a visit to the cloud-shrouded, high-security base that is home to Britain’s nuclear arsenal, Michael Fallon was...

    11. January 19, 2016

      ‘Tighten the noose’ on Isis stronghold in Raqqa, urges Fallon

      Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, will call on Wednesday for a shift in coalition strategy against Isis, with a...

    12. December 2, 2015

      Combat capability of RAF Cyprus base to be bolstered ahead of vote

      British military planners are preparing to double the number of combat aircraft based in Cyprus ahead of the expected...

    13. November 30, 2015

      Corbyn asserts authority over Labour MPs on Syria air strikes vote

      Jeremy Corbyn has called on his party to “look very carefully” at David Cameron’s case for air strikes on Isis targets...

    14. November 24, 2015

      Nuclear consensus comes under pressure in Commons vote

      The fragility of Britain’s cross-party consensus on nuclear weapons was revealed on Tuesday in a sour debate on the...

    15. November 18, 2015

      Cameron bullish on taking action against Isis in Syria

      David Cameron has rejected suggestions that British military action against Isis in Syria should await a UN resolution,...

    16. November 6, 2015

      Russian plane crash: Putin calls for suspension of flights to Egypt

      Vladimir Putin agreed on Friday to suspend Russian flights to Egypt, a sign that Moscow is moving closer to the UK’s...

    17. October 23, 2015

      Cold war files reveal UK fear of Russian H-bomb attack

      Washington upset the balance of atomic power by detonating the first hydrogen bomb in 1952, the UK’s security mandarins...

    18. October 18, 2015

      UK defence secretary pushes for Isis air strikes

      The UK’s defence secretary has accused Vladimir Putin of “propping up the Assad regime” as he again pushed the case for...

    19. October 8, 2015

      British troops to bolster Baltic buffer against Russia

      Britain is to join Germany and the US in committing to long-term troop deployments in the Baltic states to deter...

    20. September 20, 2015

      UK government ‘optimistic’ on backing for Syria air strikes

      Enough opposition MPs would support military action in Syria for the British government to scrape narrow approval in...

    21. September 20, 2015

      Industry dogfight over UK maritime patrol aircraft contract

      When British defence secretary Michael Fallon stood up at London’s arms fair last week, he admitted a glaring gap in...

    22. September 16, 2015

      UK looks to salesmen-soldiers to keep British arms industry afloat

      Britain’s soldiers must become salesmen for UK arms abroad, according to plans drawn up by the Ministry of Defence to...

    23. September 14, 2015

      PM likely to push for Syria air strikes despite Corbyn opposition

      David Cameron is looking to ignore opposition from new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and push for parliamentary assent...

    24. September 8, 2015

      UK will order more Syria drone attacks, says Fallon

      Britain will order further drone strikes on suspected terrorists in Syria if they pose a threat to the UK, Downing...

    25. September 8, 2015

      UK ready to carry out more drone strikes in Syria

      Britain “would not hesitate” to carry out further drone strikes on suspected terrorists in Syria if they posed a threat...

    26. August 11, 2015

      Upsurge in Ukraine fighting threatens peace accord

      Ukraine on Tuesday warned that it reserved the “right” to fend off fresh assaults by Russian-backed separatists amid an...

    27. August 10, 2015

      Ministers delay vote on bombing Isis Islamist militants in Syria

      Ministers will delay plans to hold a vote on bombing Islamist militants in Syria until late in the year, according to...

    28. August 4, 2015

      Ageing Tornado jets win reprieve in Iraq role

      The decision to reprieve the squadron of Tornado ground attack aircraft conducting air strikes against the Islamic...

    29. July 30, 2015

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft

      Fighter jets from Nato’s Baltic air policing mission have scrambled to intercept 22 Russian aircraft in multiple...

    30. July 17, 2015

      Downing Street defends role of UK pilots in Syria air strikes

      Downing Street has defended the use of British pilots in bombing raids against Islamist militants in Syria without...

    31. July 13, 2015

      UK ministers accused of ‘cooking books’ on defence spending

      MPs accuse ministers of “cooking the books” to ensure Britain hits the Nato target of spending at least 2 per cent of...

    32. July 2, 2015

      UK air strikes against Isis in Syria move closer

      British air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria have moved closer after the government said it was time to...

    33. July 1, 2015

      Michael Fallon raises possibility of new vote on Syria air raids

      The defence secretary has said it is “illogical” not to bomb Islamist militants in Syria, in an apparent attempt to...

    34. July 1, 2015

      UK defence secretary hints at keeping troops in Germany

      Michael Fallon has strongly hinted the UK could delay bringing back all its troops based in Germany, as he looks to...

    35. June 21, 2015

      UK faces pressure to commit to Nato target

      The UK will come under further pressure to commit to support for the military on Monday when Nato publishes its latest...

    36. June 14, 2015

      Ministers change categories to blow up defence budget for Nato

      Ministers are stretching to the limit what can be counted as defence spending to shoehorn elements of intelligence and...

    37. June 1, 2015

      Expert warns UK defence spending claims may not meet Nato target

      David Cameron could fall short of a key Nato target on defence spending by up to £1bn and still claim he has met it, a...

    38. May 28, 2015

      Alex Salmond warns UK ministers against renewing Trident

      Alex Salmond has given warning that it would be a “fatal mistake” for the UK government to proceed with its plan to...

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