The United Kingdom’s decision to deploy more naval assets to the Persian Gulf has caused worry and anxiety in the international community for fear that the augmented British military presence in the region will dramatically inflame tensions.
The Royal Navy: A Shadow of its Imperial Past
The Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemned British “piracy” in the wake of Britain’s seizure of a Russian super-tanker, carrying Iranian crude oil, off the Spanish coast of Gibraltar. He asserted that “Evil Britain commits piracy and steals our ship ... and gives it a legal appearance. Iran, and those who believe in our system, will not leave such evil deeds unanswered”.
Piracy: Diplomacy of a Most British Form
Recently released figures, which suggest Scotland may have the highest drugs mortality rate in the world, have caused shock and consternation in Scotland, as well as across the rest of Britain.
Scotland’s Drug Mortality Scandal: A Case of Neglect by London?
The battle to be Britain's next prime minister entered its final straight on Wednesday with both candidates hardening their positions on Brexit, putting the future government on a collision course with Brussels.
No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up
The European Union foreign policy chief on Wednesday called it a “joint responsibility” to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, saying the deal serves the “collective interest” of all.
Mogherini: Preserving Iran nuclear deal ‘joint responsibility’
Europe’s unconventional experiment with negative interest rates to spur economic growth and inflation is looking like a trap.
Europe dived into negative rates, now it can't find a way out
Italian police seized an air-to-air missile, machine guns and rocket launchers during raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups on Monday, a huge haul of weapons that authorities said was almost without precedent.
Italy seizes missile from far-right sympathizers
Ministers are ignoring a ‘cocktail of toxic chemicals’ in furniture, food packaging and children’s prams which could harm the health of Britons, even before they’re born, MPs have warned.
Britons, their unborn children at risk due to government inaction over toxic chemicals in everyday use, MPs warn
Russia has rejected starting talks with Japan on the return of two disputed islands despite an agreement last year, in a move that could further delay the signing of a peace treaty, Kyodo news agency says.
Russia rejects starting talks with Japan on return of islands: Kyodo

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