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06.03.2013

UK undermining arms embargo on Syria

UK undermining arms embargo on Syria

British Foreign Secretary, William Hague has pressed the EU to amend the arms embargo on Syria so that military equipment could be supplied to opposition forces. On 18 February the EU agreed to maintain the embargo, but on 6 March Hague confirmed EU agreement for UK training of opposition forces… »

27.02.2013

UK to snub discussions on humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

UK to snub discussions on humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

Campaigners say this shows why a ban treaty must go ahead without them  The UK has said today that it will not be participating in next week’s international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapon use. The meeting will look at the immediate and long-term impacts of nuclear… »

15.02.2013

Youth support for Scots independence doubled

Youth support for Scots independence doubled

London’s attempts to put up obstacles over Scotland’s independence bid have been aborted after a poll recorded a boost in support for the country’s independence. According to the poll’s results, the number of young Scots supporting the country’s independence has doubled to 58 per cent from 27 per cent in… »

14.02.2013

UK workers earn lowest in a decade

UK workers earn lowest in a decade

The real value of British workers’ wages has fallen back to 2003 levels in 2012, raising fresh concerns at the time of the country’s ailing economy, a new report suggests. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), British workers are earning no more than they were… »

11.02.2013

The Catholic Church has no right to give out moral guidance

The Catholic Church has no right to give out moral guidance

Following the announcement today that Joseph Ratzinger will resign from the position as Spiritual leader for the world’s one billion catholics, Pressenza republishes this article questioning the authority of the Catholic Church to give out lessons in morality. Tony Robinson writes in a personal capacity about proposals in the UK… »

23.01.2013

UK must review measures affecting right to peaceful assembly – UN expert

UK must review measures affecting right to peaceful assembly – UN expert

A United Nations expert today urged the United Kingdom (UK) to revise a series of legal and policing measures that are having a negative impact on its citizens’ right of peaceful assembly and association. Measures such as the use of undercover police officers embedded in protests, containing protesters through ‘kettling’,… »

19.12.2012

Britain to pull nearly 4,000 troops from Afghanistan

Britain to pull nearly 4,000 troops from Afghanistan

Britain will slash its military force in Afghanistan next year, withdrawing nearly 4,000 troops as local security forces become increasingly capable, Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday. Cameron told parliament that the current force of 9,000 British troops would be reduced to 5,200 by the end of 2013 and that… »

16.10.2012

UK: Protests end National Gallery’s arms trade links

UK: Protests end National Gallery’s arms trade links

The National Gallery’s long-standing sponsorship arrangement with weapons manufacturer Finmeccanica has ended, following a campaign by Campaign Against Arms Trade to ‘Disarm the Gallery.’ The arrangement has been terminated one year early and just weeks before the next protest event was planned. A Gallery spokesperson told CAAT that Finmeccanica had… »

12.10.2012

Open Letter from the Argentinean Ambassador to the UK to The Daily Telegraph

Open Letter from the Argentinean Ambassador to the UK to The Daily Telegraph

  We publish here the open letter from Alicia Castro, Argentinean Ambassador to the UK, to The Daily Telegraph in response to an article published by it. ARGENTINA: FACTS AND HISTORY On 8 October the Telegraph published an article stating that Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “was using the… »

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