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Russian Navy’s intel ship for monitoring US ABM systems 'to start tests in 2016'
A Russian intelligence military vessel specializing, among other things, in monitoring the US missile shield, is getting ready for seagoing tests, media report. It is one of four ships that will replace outdated intelligence vessels in Russia’s fleets.

02.07.2015 12:44

Freedom Flotilla: ‘Tasering my friend Charlie was an act of terrorism’
Despite the Israeli authorities’ claims that the seizure of a Freedom Flotilla boat was ‘uneventful’, footage has emerged that indicated that they tasered a Swedish aid worker.

01.07.2015 14:53

Israel intercepts & escorts Gaza flotilla flagship, RT columnist aboard
Contact has been lost with the Swedish boat Marianne, which had been leading the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla, after other boats turned back. The IDF announced that they intercepted and searched the vessel which had tried to "breach the maritime blockade."

29.06.2015 02:10

Britain a magnet for cyber-attacks, intl espionage, says MoD chief
Britain’s military must grapple with “hundreds if not thousands” of attempted cyber-attacks each day and is a magnet for international espionage, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) chief says.

26.06.2015 11:10

Civil disobedience: Marianne boat leads ‘Freedom Flotilla’
The third attempt to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip, titled Freedom Flotilla III has united 60 unarmed activists who Israel pledged to meet with an “iron fist.”

24.06.2015 10:29

Libya warns EU on migrant operation – ‘sign of frustration by West-installed forces’
Libya hasn’t got the aid promised by the West in 2011, today it’s against the potential EU naval operation in the Mediterranean saying Western countries can’t create a greater crisis, says Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire website.

24.06.2015 10:28

Calais chaos: Strike shuts down French port, migrants target UK-bound lorries (VIDEOS)
Calais is witnessing travel chaos after striking French workers blocked the port. They have cut access to the Channel Tunnel rail link and disrupted maritime traffic. Amid the confusion, migrants are trying to stowaway on UK bound lorries.

23.06.2015 11:20

Bigger and faster: Russia unveils designs to replace marooned Mistrals
A St. Petersburg navy design bureau says it is ready to build a Russian-made alternative to the troubled Mistral carriers, which remain moored in France. The intended new ship dubbed Lavina (‘Avalanche’) promises to be bigger and faster than the Mistrals.

20.06.2015 04:11

Third time’s the charm? Israel’s Gaza blockade to be tested by new Freedom Flotilla
A group of pro-Palestinian activists has organized a new flotilla to make another attempt at breaking Israel’s Gaza Strip blockade, initiated in 2007. The flotilla, which consists of at least three ships, has sailed out from three Mediterranean Sea ports.

19.06.2015 20:08

​Discharged Trident whistleblower rebukes Royal Navy ‘spin’
Nuclear whistleblower William McNeilly, who had been dishonorably discharged from the Royal Navy, says military “spin doctors” have tried to obscure the safety and security concerns he raised in an extensive dossier last month.

17.06.2015 08:12

Britain to scrap Royal Navy rescue operations as Mediterranean migrant crisis escalates
As EU ministers discuss the world’s most serious refugee crisis since World War II, the British government is set to withdraw its Royal Navy flagship from its role in rescuing thousands of migrants desperately trying to cross the Mediterranean.

16.06.2015 14:21

EU migrant crisis: ‘We can’t have every member saying “not on my patch”’
To stop the unfolding migrant tragedy, the EU has to process people before they get into Europe, to distinguish between economic migrants and those in need of protection, says Keith Best, former chief executive of Britain's Immigration Advisory Service.

16.06.2015 12:27