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Media ship-storm over Russian vessels ‘bound for Syria’ – RT

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Comments off

The MV Alaed, a multipurpose twin-deck cargo vessel was stopped by the UK-based marine insurer the Standard Club (Image from femco.com)

A Russian cargo ship stopped near Scotland has been forced to turn back to home shores as the UK-based insurer withdrew the vessel’s cover. Western media are mired in speculation over alleged Russian supplies to Syria. Read more…

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UK gas stations run out of fuel

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Comments off

UK gas stations are short of fuel. 20% of all petrol stations have already run out of petrol. Read more…

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UK to help Syrian opposition unite against Assad with £500,000

Friday, March 30, 2012 Comments off

by RT.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

The UK has announced it will allocate some £500,000 ($795,000) to supply non-military aid to the Syrian opposition. The Foreign Secretary says it will help the ‘hard-pressed’ opposition groups to register violations by the Assad government. Read more…

US, UK warn Israel against ‘premature’ attack on Iran

Monday, February 20, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 20, 2012.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague. (Reuters / Mike Hutchings) 

The US and Britain have urged Israel not to attack Iran’s nuclear sites. And while the West shares Israel’s unfounded belief that Tehran is developing nukes, top officials say a direct military response would be unwise – at this point in time. Read more…

Friendly advice: France, UK to command ousting of Assad?

Saturday, February 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 18, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and David Cameron (AFP Photo / Lionel Bonaventure)

Coordinating help for Syrian opposition was high on the list in Paris talks between the French and British leaders on Friday. Anti-government troops lack unity and training, so sending military advisors could change the situation, the sides agreed. Read more…

Scotland wants independence. Why? – VOR

Friday, February 17, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 17, 2012
Sergei Sayenko

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The leaders of the UK and Scotland, David Cameron and Alex Salmond, had their first meeting in Edinburgh on the Scottish independence referendum but failed to overcome major obstacles on the way to a compromise. Read more…

US closes embassy in Syria, UK recalls ambassador

Monday, February 6, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 6, 2012

UK foreign secretary William Hague speaking in Parliament on Monday -RT

The United States has shut down its embassy in Syria. The announcement comes amid mounting reports of lethal government attacks. The UK has followed the suit, summoning their ambassador from Damascus. Read more…

UK censured over evil plans for Somalia

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011

The British government has come under severe criticism from the country’s anti-war campaign groups expressing concerns over the hypocritical decisions made within the British establishment. Read more…

Intervention tension: UK eyes ‘failed state’ Somalia

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011

With the Libya campaign seen as mission accomplished, Britain reiterates it is eyeing another conflict-torn African country – Somalia. (AFP Photo / Carl de Souza)

With the Libya campaign seen as mission accomplished, Britain reiterates it is eyeing another conflict-torn African country – Somalia. The UK cites threats to its national security, but some analysts say this hides a self-interested strategic agenda. Read more…

Iran to become diplomatic outcast?

Thursday, December 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 1, 2011

All UK’s diplomatic ties with Iran have been ruptured after Britain pulled out all its staff from its embassy in Tehran and set a 48-hour deadline for Iranian diplomats to leave the UK. Britain’s allies in the EU are joining the move. Read more…