All political parties in the UK – regardless of their opinion on other matters – believe that Shaker Aamer, who has languished in Guantanamo Bay for 13 years, must be released, Jeremy Corbyn, British Labour MP, told RT.
Following the official opening of parliament by Queen Elizabeth, thousands of protesters are gathering in Westminster to oppose further austerity and plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.
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The Conservatives have announce a raft of new laws, including a new counter-terror bill, a consultation on a British Bill of Rights and pledged further devolution to the Scottish Parliament in the first meeting of the new government.
An Afghan peace envoy reportedly held secret talks with former Taliban officials in China last week in an effort to bring the insurgency to the negotiating table. The meeting was facilitated by Pakistan's intelligence agency.
Some European countries have once again failed to mend the deepening split on the continent, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the Riga summit results. Instead, a furthering of east-west divisions prevailed, Moscow believes.
As the Greek economy is in crisis and the country is trying to attract money from any source to survive, prolongation of the sanctions against Russia would only worsen the situation, former Greek diplomat Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos told RT.
The EU is not ready to welcome its eastern non-member partners, including Ukraine, according to a leaked draft resolution ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned EU leaders not to make false promises.
Moscow and Baghdad have been expanding military cooperation, President Vladimir Putin said, and Russia is ready to supply weapons to Iraq to aid the fight against Islamic State militants’ advance in the region, said Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov.
Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled new laws to prosecute migrants working illegally in the UK as immigration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that net immigration reached 318,000 in 2014.
Victoria Nuland arrived in Moscow last weekend and declared that Ukraine’s government doesn’t intend to resume the civil war. Either Nuland was being mendacious or President Poroshenko is on a dangerous solo-run.
The leaders of the Green Party, UKIP, and Plaid Cymru, as well as representatives from the Liberal Democrats and SNP, have delivered a petition to Downing Street calling for an overhaul of the electoral system and more proportional representation.