Earlier, UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson boasted that Britain’s new fleet of F-35s served as a message to the country’s “enemies”, including Russia, not to “mess with” Britain. Moscow is perplexed by the militaristic tone taken by the UK Ministry of Defence, and will respond appropriately if Russia’s security is threatened, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman […]
Tensions have spiked between Russia and the UK, following the doxing of personal information and pictures of state-funded media employees in both countries. So where will the escalating tensions lead? Sputnik has discussed the issue with Journalist Ollie Richardson.
Journalist John Pilger has recapped major events and crises that unfolded across the globe this year in an interview to RT. The recent emerging scandal around the shadowy UK government-funded Integrity Initiative (II) leaked by Anonymous hacktivists has been hitting the headlines over the past month.
Portugal’s foreign minister also accused the European Union of leaving them in a state of “limbo” and exposed to the economic shocks of a no-deal Brexit. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva has hit out at the EU for not allowing member states to secure their own bespoke, bilateral trade deals with Britain while Brexit […]
The UK’s Middle East minister seems unfazed by civilian suffering in Yemen, saying that ending Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia won’t help, but that the probe into the Khashoggi death may influence Britain’s support of Riyadh. When Alistair Burt responded to calls from the Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, and the Oxford Research Group for […]
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia Amores on Friday reaffirmed the country’s decision to grant asylum to the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website’s founder, Julian Assange.
Over the weekend, the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a report highlighting the most popular first names for baby boys and girls in England and Wales in 2017 using birth registration data. According to the UK Office for National Statistics, Muhammad became one of the top-10 most popular names for baby boys in London and several other large […]
This week marks 65 years since the Western-orchestrated coup in Iran. August 19, 1953 is the day that Iranians were taught a hard lesson in the rules of the game when it comes to empire and hegemony. For on this day, the country’s democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, was overthrown at the hands of […]
Today it seems like we are in another Cold War. It was breathtaking to watch our PM Theresa May immediately blaming Russia for the poisoning of the Skripals before the police had conducted their investigation into the evidence. Growing up after the Second World War our news was dominated by the threat from the Soviet […]
The temporary ban of a left-wing, pro-Palestine Facebook page was a part of a “massive rearguard action on the part of the establishment” carried out in the name of “fake news,” argued George Barda, of Occupy London, told RT. Upon reinstating the Occupy London page, which has more than 150k followers, Facebook said the ban […]
The UK is to offer asylum to members of the White Helmets, a Syria-based volunteer rescue group which operates in areas controlled by jihadists. The move has prompted dire warnings about who exactly Britain might be admitting.
Photographers have come out in force as thousands of Londoners poured onto the streets of the UK capital to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump. Here are the highlights of what the protest had to offer. The Trump baby balloon caused quite a bit of consternation between those who thought it was crass […]
The West’s Russia policy is built upon the infamous “highly likely thing,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Larry King’s ‘Politicking’ show, saying this was epitomised by the alleged Russian ‘meddling’ and the Skripal affair.
While the probe into the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal is still ongoing and no tangible results have been presented, the West seems desperate to put all the blame on Russia. And the arguments have become increasingly notable.
The United Kingdom and the European Union face a critical choice about the direction of future trade policies with the rest of the world. Should the EU deepen its already heavy exposure to the US even as the country turns inward, or should it begin to diversify its trade relations toward a less familiar albeit […]