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Jul 22, 2014

David Cameron urges France to axe Vladimir Putin arms deal

The Prime Minister insisted there should be an embargo on commercial dealings with Russian defence, banking, energy and aviation firms...

Jul 30, 2014

Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs

Cross-party report issued as group of former Russian and European defence ministers warn of risk of accidental war Continue reading..... #Russia #Ukraine #NATO #Europe

Jul 14, 2014

Did Moscow shoot down Ukraine military plane?

Rebels in conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine immediately claimed responsibility for downing the Antonov-26 which authorities say may have been carrying up to 20 people. But Ukrainian defence minister Valeriy Heletey said the plane was flying at an alti... #Russia #Ukraine #NATO #Europe

Jul 28, 2014

David Cameron: 'slut' insult is never appropriate

PM drawn into row over whether new defence secretary Michael Fallon referred to a journalist as a 'slut' David Cameron thinks it is never appropriate to call someone a "slut", his spokeswoman has said, after a dispute about whether Michael Fallon, th... #David Cameron #Michael Fallon

Jul 30, 2014

Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs

Cross-party report issued as group of former Russian and European defence ministers warn of risk of accidental war Nato is ill-prepared to confront new threats posed by Russia, and members of the western military alliance may not have the collective ... #Russia #Ukraine #NATO #Europe

Jul 29, 2014

MoD and Foreign Office sued by Pakistani citizen in Iraq torture case

Yunus Rahmatullah accuses UK of complicity in torture and abuse after his capture by British special forces in Iraq in 2004 A Pakistani citizen is suing the Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office, accusing them of responsibility for his subjection to... #Iraq #Pakistan

Jul 08, 2014

Ukraine ignores pressure to call truce with pro-Russian rebels vowing to end bloody insurgency with force

Ukraine's defence minister Valeriy Geletey said negotiations with pro-Russian rebels will only be possible if they 'completely lay down their arms'... #Iraq #Pakistan

Jul 04, 2014

Ukraine's new defence minister Valeriy Heletey pledges to retake Crimea

The parliament in Kiev erupted with cheers following the remark made by Colonel General Valeriy Heletey, 46, a former policeman who previously headed the state's VIP bodyguard service... #Iraq #Pakistan

Jul 16, 2014

Diary: Why defence, not education, is the best place for Michael Fallon

Its been a lucky escape from the Meccano minister. Hed have had us pining for Gove in no time Heady days for Michael Fallon with the rightwinger resurfacing as defence secretary. And there were good reasons to give him defence in preference to educat... #Iraq #Pakistan

Jul 18, 2014

Israel's three Bs plot Gaza strategy while sidelined hawks fume

Binyamin Netanyahu, defence minister Moshe 'Bogie' Ya'alon and chief of staff Benny Gantz form axis of decision-making Continue reading..... #Israel #Gaza Strip