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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. May 10, 2015

      Tory big guns return to pressing in-trays and unfinished jobs

      George Osborne George Osborne returns to the Treasury to continue trying to complete the job of balancing Britain’s...

    13. May 8, 2015

      Osborne returns as Cameron’s righthand man

      David Cameron has reappointed George Osborne as his chancellor, with a sensitive new role in renegotiating a better...

    14. Westminster Blog

      May 8, 2015

      Election live: Cameron's victory

      Welcome to our live election coverage, bringing you the latest reaction to the Tories winning an unexpected majority –...

    15. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events ***May 7*** Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip...

    16. April 13, 2015

      Buying Trident would weaken British defence

      Last week, the British election went nuclear. Michael Fallon, a Conservative and the UK’s defence secretary, made the...

    17. April 10, 2015

      David Cameron takes positive tack with pledge on NHS

      David Cameron will pledge on Saturday to spend at least £8bn per year extra on the health service by 2020 as he seeks a...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email hereAyatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has accused the US of...

    19. April 9, 2015

      Tories commit to like-for-like replacement for Trident

      The future of nuclear weapons has taken centre stage in the election campaign, with the Conservatives promising to...

    20. April 9, 2015

      Beware juicy family feuds that blow up into a nuclear issue

      Is fratricide a terminal political act? It is, of course, fairly terminal for the “frater” who gets eliminated but how...

    21. April 8, 2015

      General election: Michael Fallon takes on Ed Miliband over Trident

      Michael Fallon on Thursday defended his claim that Ed Miliband was willing to “stab the United Kingdom in the back to...

    22. March 25, 2015

      New UK arms procurement chief lured with £535,000 pay package

      The new chief of Britain’s armaments programme is to be rewarded with a £285,000 salary and £250,000...

    23. March 24, 2015

      UK pledges to boost Falklands defences

      Michael Fallon will on Tuesday promise to boost British defences in the Falkland Islands, warning that the threat of...

    24. February 26, 2015

      Arms companies charged taxpayers for croquet and magicians

      Arms companies have fraudulently charged the taxpayer for croquet lessons, horseracing trips, speeding tickets and...

    25. February 19, 2015

      Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers

      Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, has called for UN and EU peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire in east Ukraine, a...

    26. December 21, 2014

      Law firms take flak after Al-Sweady army torture inquiry

      They are law firms best known for bringing human rights cases against the government in the British courts, with one...

    27. December 17, 2014

      Claims of torture and murder by British army found to be lies

      The lawyers who pursued a case claiming that British troops had murdered and tortured captured Iraqi insurgents after a...

    28. October 27, 2014

      Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby warns of racism ‘upsurge’

      The archbishop of Canterbury has warned of an “upsurge” in racism across the UK, as he expressed concerns about...

    29. October 26, 2014

      UK towns ‘swamped’ by immigrants, says Michael Fallon

      British towns are being “swamped” by immigrants, and their residents are “under siege”, Michael Fallon, the UK defence...

    30. October 21, 2014

      UK spy drones to fly over Syria in fight against Isis

      British drones and spy planes will begin flying reconnaissance missions over Syria in an escalation of UK efforts to...

    31. October 16, 2014

      Britain redeploys drones to fight Isis

      Britain is to redeploy its fleet of armed Reaper drones to Iraq to launch attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

    32. October 5, 2014

      UK defence spending set for tough decisions

      For Britain’s military chiefs, what the defence minister gave at last week’s Conservative party conference, the prime...

    33. October 1, 2014

      Michael Fallon warns prime minister not to cut UK defence budget

      Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and chancellor not to cut the defence budget after the next election. The...

    34. October 1, 2014

      Fallon warns against further defence cuts

      Citing threats from Islamic extremism and Russia, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and...

    35. September 5, 2014

      Second UK aircraft carrier is given the nod

      David Cameron has decided to put into service a second Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, a vessel he...

    36. September 5, 2014

      Obama leads coalition in fight against Isis

      US President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to “take the fight to Isis” as efforts ramped up to build a broad...

    37. August 12, 2014

      Parliament must address Iraq crisis

      In 2011 British MPs were recalled from their summer holidays to discuss urban riots breaking out across their country....

    38. August 8, 2014

      RAF to drop aid to Yazidi refugees

      UK forces are planning to air-drop aid to the besieged Yazidi people in northern Iraq, who have been forced by Islamic...

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