France Blames US, Australia for Lying over Submarine DealFrench FM Jean Yves-Drian on Saturday blamed the US and Australia for a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, insisting there may be major consequences to Paris-Washington relations and for the transatlantic alliance.
China urged the UK to “abandon colonial nostalgia” and cease meddling in Hong Kong’s internal affairs following London’s allegations over Beijing’s alleged use of national security law to stifle dissent and suppress alternative political viewpoints in the city.
UK Minister for International Trade Ranil Jayawardena has met with Nayef Falah Mubarak al-Hajraf, the secretary-general of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in Saudi Arabia on the same day the kingdom executed a Shiite youth despite worldwide appeals for a reprieve.
Iran has rebuked on Friday the Commonwealth member states such as the UK, Australia and New Zealand for failing to provide security for the Iranians voting in the 13th presidential election at the embassies of their host countries.
Independent media outlet Declassified UK has revealed that London maintains a covert detachment of soldiers in Yemen, training Saudi forces as the Riyadh-led coalition continues to perpetrate industrial-scale human rights abuses.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace claimed that the kingdom desperately tried to form a military coalition to stay in Afghanistan after US pullout but "nearly all of" NATO’s member states" declined.
Germany arrested a British national who worked at the United Kingdom’s embassy in Berlin on charges of spying for the Russian intelligence, the press office of the German prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.
The UK has targeted local people in Yemen’s al-Mahra and recruited them in order to monitor and spy on institutions, tribal leaders and resistance groups in the region, the former deputy governor of the Yemeni eastern province said.