SFO Urged to Reopen BAE/Saudi Arms Inquiry

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 11/04/2008 - 22:58:37

SFO Urged to Reopen BAE/Saudi Arms Inquiry

Calls have been made for the Serious Fraud Office to reopen its inquiry into a high-value arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia after a High Court ruling, made yesterday, said that the inquiry’s termination was unlawful.In a statem...

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Russian Air Force to Break Up Clouds for Victory Day

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 11/04/2008 - 19:16:45

Russian Air Force to Break Up Clouds for Victory Day

A spokesman for the Russian Air Force stated on the 11th April that as many as 12 military aircraft would be used to break up clouds over Moscow on May 9th — the occasion of Russia’s Victory Day.The measure is to be used as a means of guara...

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Indian Military Helicopter Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 11/04/2008 - 18:19:57

Indian Military Helicopter Contract

The Indian press reported on the 11th April that the country’s military is shortly to invite bids for the supply of 384 new helicopters. The news comes as the Indian Air Force remains yet to select the winner of its 126-strong combat aircra...

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High Court's British Military Human Rights Ruling

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 11/04/2008 - 17:56:51

Sending British troops onto the battlefield or out on patrol with faulty equipment could constitute a breach of human rights, according to a ruling made by a High Court Judge on the 11th April.Delivering a verdict that could have wide-reach...

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Prince William Awarded RAF Wings

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 11/04/2008 - 15:19:22

Prince William Awarded RAF Wings

The Price of Wales has awarded his son, Prince William, with his RAF pilot’s wings.The Prince received his wings, along with 24 other graduates, at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire, UK.First Solo FlightPrince William’s RAF training began in Jan...

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Brazil to Buy New Military Technology for Armed Forces

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 10/04/2008 - 19:23:00

Brazil to Buy New Military Technology for Armed Forces

Brazil spoke on the 9th April of its intention to acquire new generation military technology in order to boost its armed forces. Addressing the media, Mangabeira Unger, Brazil’s Strategic Matters Minister, described how modern combat jets w...

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Bush Confirms US Troop Deployments Cut to 12 Months

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 10/04/2008 - 17:38:53

Bush Confirms US Troop Deployments Cut to 12 Months

President Bush has confirmed that US troop deployments in Iraq will last for 12 months with effect from August 1st 2008. This confirmation, he gave during a hotly-anticipated speech on April 10th, detailing a measure that will reduce the cu...

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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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