SFO's BAE Systems Inquiry Drop Unlawful: High Court

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 10/04/2008 - 16:33:12

SFO's BAE Systems Inquiry Drop Unlawful: High Court

The Serious Fraud Office actually unlawfully when it dropped an inquiry into alleged corruption in BAE Systems/ Saudi Arabia’s £43 billion arms deal, according to a ruling by the High Court made on the 10th April.It has been claimed that BA...

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Iraqi, Afghan Deployments Draining Troops: US General

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 10/04/2008 - 14:27:59

Iraqi, Afghan Deployments Draining Troops: US General

Over the 8th/9th of April, General David Patraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, reported to Congress on the impact that the US troop surge had had on the country. Meanwhile, however, another report was also being given, close by,...

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Bush Speech on US Troops in Iraq

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 10/04/2008 - 13:26:52

Bush Speech on US Troops in Iraq

George Bush, the President of the United States, is expected to today give his backing to General David Patraeus’ call for US troop withdrawals from Iraq to be paused from July. Such an endorsement is anticipated to form part of a speech Bu...

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RAF Hercules Crash Inquest Update

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 09/04/2008 - 16:49:15

RAF Hercules Crash Inquest Update

An inquest into the deaths of 10 members of the British military onboard a Royal Air Force Hercules in Iraq in 2005 has today heard how, five years prior to the incident, an RAF pilot had called for the service’s fleet of Hercules aircraft ...

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Russia Calls for Permanent Access to Missile Shield Sites

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 09/04/2008 - 15:58:13

Russia Calls for Permanent Access to Missile Shield Sites

Russia is calling for it to be given permanent access to the Polish/Czech host sites where elements of the US Missile Defence Shield will be based, as a condition of it agreeing its implementation.According to Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s Foreig...

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Mortar Attacks in Baghdad on Five-Year Anniversary

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 09/04/2008 - 15:01:44

Mortar Attacks in Baghdad on Five-Year Anniversary

Mortar attacks have taken place in Baghdad, five years to the day since the city was taken by US forces in 2003.The attacks — which occurred in Sadr City - have, according to local reports, killed six people. They coincided with the vehicle...

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Royal Marines Back in Britain after Afghan Deployment

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 09/04/2008 - 11:33:36

Royal Marines Back in Britain after Afghan Deployment

Over 100 Royal Marines are back in Britain after completing a six month deployment in Afghanistan.The men — all members of 40 Commando B Company — landed at Exeter International Airport on the 8th April.Royal Marines Killed in HelmandOn the...

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Patraeus in US Troop Withdrawals Pause Call

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 08/04/2008 - 15:57:32

General David Patraeus has recommended that the US cease withdrawing troops from Iraq after July, in order to protect the gains made thus far.His comment came as he, alongside US ambassador Ryan Crocker, was delivering a report to Congress ...

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US, North Korea to Discuss Nuclear Deal

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 08/04/2008 - 13:55:46

Top officials from North Korea and from the US are set to meet for talks in an attempt to reignite the former’s deal to disarm its nuclear facilities. Prior to his meeting with Kim Kye-Gwan — the third of its kind so far in 2008 - US nuclea...

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6,000 More Nuclear Centrifuges, says Iran’s President

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 08/04/2008 - 12:31:42

6,000 More Nuclear Centrifuges, says Iran’s President

Iran’s media has quoted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the country’s President, as having spoken of how the installation of 6,000 more centrifuges at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site has commenced."Today, the phase for installing 6,000 new centrifuges...

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