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​Britain wasted £34 billion on military interventions since Cold War
Since 1990 the United Kingdom wasted around $57 billion on military interventions, primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan, which were later judged to be strategic failures, a study published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) says.

23.04.2014 19:44

London to be ‘smogged’ by polluted Paris
Britain is urging France to clean up its air as UK researchers warned that smog from Paris could be blown by strong winds to London and the south coast of England by Friday, local media reported.

23.04.2014 17:10

Students’ choice Snowden takes up post as Glasgow University rector
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been inaugurated as the Rector of the University of Glasgow after a sweeping win at a student vote. Over the next three years, Snowden will officially represent the university’s students – presumably via the internet.

23.04.2014 12:54

‘Obama has a much weaker hand in Ukraine crisis than before’
There are a lot of voices now coming out of various states, even the US and the UK, saying that sanctions and threats towards Russia are counterproductive, Lawrence Freeman, editor of the Intelligence Review magazine, told RT.

22.04.2014 13:39

Nuclear waste at ‘eroding’ dump near Sellafield ‘will be disrupted’ – govt agency
​A site on the Cumbrian coast where 1 million cubic meters of nuclear waste from all over the UK has been buried for the past 55 years has been declared a potential source of contamination – due to coastal erosion and rising sea levels.

22.04.2014 16:04

​Unionists rally as Scottish independence mood gains ground
Opponents of Scottish independence speak of pensions being lost in the potential separation from the UK. It comes after a recent poll showed that the gap between Yes and No votes is narrowing, with unionists losing ground.

22.04.2014 07:28

Exxon shuts UK pipeline after oil theft
Esso, the UK unit of oil giant Exxon, have closed down an oil pipeline and two suspects have been arrested after thieves tapped into one of the country’s main underground transit routes. More than 30,000 liters of fuel were stolen, according to reports.

21.04.2014 14:21

US Constitutional Convention: Power to people or right-wing battle tactic?
Once upon a time, when knickerbockers were the rage and a gentleman could not sally forth without a fashionable white wig perched upon his natural locks, something truly remarkable happened.

21.04.2014 08:16

BP caps cash pipeline to research worst oil spill in US history
BP, the fifth largest company in the world, is refusing to foot the bill for US government-sponsored studies into its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, including research into its impact on marine life, according to documents seen by the Financial Times.

21.04.2014 07:22

UK teachers face increasing online abuse from students, parents – report
Teachers in the UK are facing an onslaught of abuse on social media sites, including sexual abuse and allegations of incompetence, and have videos taken of them without their consent, according to a new report.

21.04.2014 02:20

Britons’ privacy at ‘real risk’ from weakly-regulated street cams – watchdog
Britain’s ‘surveillance society’ increasingly functions in ways the public is unaware of. An abundance of CCTV – and roadside – cameras misleads the public as to the true nature and scope of government snooping, the surveillance watchdog says.

20.04.2014 11:57

​Leaked inspectors report: UK schools discriminate against non-Muslims
Schools in the UK city of Birmingham are discriminating against non-Muslim students, practice forced sex segregation and invite extremists to promote Islamic values among the children, says an official report leaked to The Telegraph.

19.04.2014 05:52

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