Russian President Meets his Chinese Counterpart in MoscowChinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for an official three-day visit, during which he will discuss Russia’s ongoing military campaign in Ukraine as well as other issues of bilateral and international interest with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
The Russian Defense Ministry accused Britain’s Royal Navy of playing a part in orchestrating and staging the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. The accusation follows the Russian Foreign Ministry’s claim that NATO conducted a military exercise during the summer, close to the location where the undersea explosions occurred.
Iranian Intelligence Minister warned on Tuesday the UK will pay the price of its attempts to destabilize the Islamic Republic, adding that the country’s security community now recognizes the so-called Iran International channel based in London as a terrorist organization.
Recent years have seen a resurgence in nostalgia for the British empire. High-profile books such as Niall Ferguson’s Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, and Bruce Gilley’s The Last Imperialist, have claimed that British colonialism brought prosperity and development to India and other colonies. Two years ago, a YouGov poll found that 32 percent of people in Britain are actively proud of the nation’s colonial history.
The former United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, was linked to the British spy agency MI6 through the private conflict resolution company Inter Mediate, an investigative journalism website has revealed.
Thousands of British train drivers will stage a fresh two-day walkout next month over a pay dispute, the country’s main transport workers’ unions said on Tuesday in a coordinated move that will cause further disruption to travel.
The foreign ministry of Yemen’s National Salvation Government has strongly condemned the UK over its “criminal approach” towards the impoverished and war-wracked Arab country, stating that its policies have led to the serious deterioration of people’s sufferings as it torpedoes any attempt aimed at establishment of nationwide peace.
Up to half a million workers will go on strike on Wednesday with thousands of schools shut, rail lines closed down and significant border disruption, as unions said negotiations on ending strikes were “going backwards”.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British interim chargé d’affaires in Tehran to protest the UK government’s policy of leveling unfounded accusations against the Islamic Republic and promoting Iranophobia.