Category Archives: UK

Our new team investigating London’s role in international corruption

Have you ever wondered to what extent top-paid business execs, lawyers and political advisors in the UK’s capital are enabling oligarchs and dictators around the world? Granted, it may not feel like a pressing concern for most of us day-to-day. But the City of London is the home of international finance and when that involves money laundering, sanctions evasion and

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UK would veto Russia’s return to G7

Boris Johnson’s spokesperson says UK will not support move unless Moscow “ceases aggressive and destabilizing activity.” Any push by Donald Trump to readmit Russia to the G7 gathering of economically advanced nations would be vetoed by the UK, Boris Johnson’s official spokesperson said Monday. Trump announced Saturday he is postponing the annual G7 summit, which was due to be hosted

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Having sex with someone you don’t live with is illegal from today under coronavirus lockdown laws

Brits have been banned from having sex with anyone outside of their own household under new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the Government. Officials on Monday introduced new measures that ban people in England from socialising indoors with anyone not already in their household bubble. Up until Monday, the person visiting another’s house would have been the one in

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BBC shows trailer for the series “Salisbury Poisoning” (VIDEO)

Authors:MediaSapiensThe series itself will be shown from 14 to 16 June on BBC One On May 31, the BBC released the official trailer for the Salisbury Poisoning series. At the center of the plot are the real events of April 2018 – the poisoning of former Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia with the neuro-paralytic substance “Novachok”. GRU officers are accused of

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The UK Reverses Course on Huawei on 5G and Stands Up to China

It’s been a bad few days for the Communist Party-led government in Beijing in its efforts to gain economic and strategic influence in the United Kingdom and Europe. China’s flagship technology company, Huawei, is finding that its welcome mat is being taken away in London, the world’s biggest financial center, with major implications for its global operations.  The Daily Telegraph

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Britain, U.S. Denounce Russia’s Role in Libya Conflict

Ambassadors from the three countries clashed during a United Nations video conference. Britain and the United States on Tuesday urged Russia to stop sending mercenaries to the conflict in Libya, after a recent UN report confirmed the presence of Russian and Syrian fighters in the country.  Russia dismissed the demands at a Security Council video conference, however, denying again that

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Britain, Ukraine to sign new deal on free trade, strategic partnership

By Jack Laurenson A few months ago, the world was a different place. Politicians, diplomats and business leaders could meet without respirator masks. Important negotiations didn’t need to take place by video links. Deals were still being struck with ink on paper and with the shaking of hands. Just on Feb. 14, Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar uploaded a photo to

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Jack Laurenson: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

By Jack Laurenson. Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose

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Business Update: April 7 – Kolomoisky faces London trial after UK Supreme Court decision

Ihor Kolomoisky, the oligarch and former owner of PrivatBank, will face trial at the High Court in London next year after the UK Supreme Court rejected his request to appeal an earlier verdict. Kolomoisky, and a number of co-defendants that include his business partner Hennadiy Boholyubov, had sought to appeal at the Supreme Court over an appellate judgment on October

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Russia Hires Britons for ‘Intelligence Operations’ – Guardian

The Russian government has allegedly hired British politicians, former intelligence officers and PR firms to advance its interests in Britain’s politics and form a “western buffer network,” The Guardian reported Monday. The claims are based on U.S.-born financier Bill Browder’s Sept. 2018 testimony submitted to the British parliament for its report on alleged Russian interference in Britain’s politics. London postponed

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MH17 crash murder suspects absent as trial kicks off with reading nearly 300 names of those killed

Rob Fredriksz, who lost his son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy, places a sign next to 298 empty chairs, each chair for one of the 298 victims of the downed Malaysia Air flight MH17, placed in a park opposite the Russian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, March 8, 2020.

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Ukraine, Britain begin formal talks on bilateral agreement

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has started formal negotiations on the signing of a bilateral agreement on cooperation, free trade and partnership with the United Kingdom, the ministry has reported on its Twitter account. “Official talks have begun with the UK delegation on a bilateral agreement on political cooperation, free trade, and partnership. Key issues: strategic partnership and visa dialogue between

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Russia to Offer Free E-Visas to 53 Countries, Snubs U.S. and Britain

Citizens of 53 countries will be able to apply for free and simplified electronic visas to visit Russia starting next year, a senior official has said in an interview published Thursday. The 16-day e-visas will go into effect Jan. 1, 2021, for citizens of the European Union and different countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. U.S.,

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UK: London police shoot man in ‘terrorism-related’ incident

A man has been shot dead by police after apparently stabbing several people in southern London. Authorities said two people were injured in the attack, which police are treating as a “terrorism-related” incident. London’s Metropolitan Police Service on Sunday said a man was shot by officers in a southern district. “At this stage it is believed a number of people

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Now I will Need To Find a Real Job

As everyone knows, the UK is set tp leave the EU this week. Here are a few facts and figures regarding this useless entity, and the freeloaders it supports. How much do MEPs earn? While Brexit negotiations continue, British MEPs will receive a salary. Since 2009, all MEPs within the EU, regardless of the country they represent have received the

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Ukrainian Coat of Arms removed from UK Extremism Guide amid massive backlash

The move is a result of wide-ranging diplomatic efforts, the Ukrainian embassy noted. UK officials have removed from the Police Counter Terrorism Policing Guide the Ukrainian Coat of Arms, the Tryzub (Trident) following outrage it caused among Ukrainian officials and regular citizens. “In response to numerous messages from Ukrainians, efforts by Ukrainian diplomats have resulted in Counter Terrorism Police UK

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Ukraine can feed Brexit Britain

Once Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020, it will have the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of Brexit by lowering food costs through favorable trade treaties. A free trade deal with Ukraine, one of the world’s major food producers, would permit important new imports of grain, poultry and other vital food supplies at much lower prices (for the same

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Britain ‘Regretful’ Ukrainian State Symbol Appears In Police’s ‘Extremist’ Guide

A statement by the British government says it is aware that Ukraine’s national symbol appears in a British police guide for identifying extremist symbols and that it is “regretful” of the fact. “We are aware and regretful of the insult caused by the appearance of the Ukrainian Trident in the British police’s visual guide,” a U.K. government spokesperson said late

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Ukraine requires British police to remove trident from anti-extremizm guide

In the visual section of the guide on identifying signs and symbols of right-wing radical groups, in the “tattoo” section, the coat of arms of Ukraine under the name “Ukrainian trident (nationalist)” is published The guide of the British police, sent to medical personnel and teachers as part of the campaign against extremism, features such non-violent groups as Greenpeace, as

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Moscow Will Talk Retaliatory Action Against British Media

Russia will take retaliatory measures against British media operating on Russian territory over what it regards as unfriendly action taken by British authorities against its own journalists, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. The state-run TASS and RIA news agencies cited what they said was a senior but unnamed source in Moscow who said Russia would respond in kind “in

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Ukraine Floats Nuland as Possible US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations

The position has been vacant since the abrupt resignation of Kurt Volker The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has informed the US of its interest in appointing a new US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations following the resignation of Kurt Volker. “I told an envoy of the US Department of State that we are interested in having a person

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George Woloshyn: Ukraine’s nuclear option

A quarter-century ago the leaders of four states – Ukraine, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Russian Federation – met in Budapest to sign a document of historic and far-reaching importance in abating the threat of global nuclear annihilation. For the very first time, a nation agreed to rid itself of nuclear weapons and to forswear their future

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