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Aug 28, 2014

Gone AWOL: Almost 2,000 bullets and 18 Ministry of Defence guns reported lost or stolen last year

British military bullets are being used by criminals on the streets of Merseyside, while 18 guns and almost 2,000 bullets were lost or stolen from the Ministry of Defence last year...

Aug 26, 2014

Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine

Defence ministry source claims captured soldiers seen on video were on a border patrol and had strayed into Ukraine by mistake Sources in Moscow have admitted that men captured inside Ukraine are indeed serving Russian soldiers, but said they crossed... #Vladimir Putin #Minsk #Russia #Ukraine #Europe

Jul 29, 2014

AgustaWestland agrees to pay a negligible fine following an investigation into the sale of 12 helicopters to India

The Indian Ministry of Defence terminated the £465million deal with the British helicopter maker amid allegations that officials were bribed to win the contract... #Vladimir Putin #Minsk #Russia #Ukraine #Europe

Aug 08, 2014

Gaza and the language of modern war

Steven Poole investigates the political and misleading use of such terms as 'human shields' and 'tragedy' The propaganda battle in a modern war begins with its name. Israel's attack on Gaza this summer was given an official Hebrew name meaning "resol... #Israel #Hamas

Aug 04, 2014

Bloody clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed territory

Presidents to meet for talks after fresh violence over Nagorno-Karabakh leaves at least 14 dead. EurasiaNet reports The presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia are expected to meet for talks this week to try to calm tensions over the disputed territory ... #Azerbaijan #Armenia #Russia #Europe

Aug 11, 2014

Glasgow defence contract shows confidence of no campaign

Announcement of £348m deal to protect 800 jobs Ministers stress economic benefits of union with UK The UK government will seek to build on the momentum in the pro-union campaign with an announcement on Tuesday that more than 800 Scottish jobs will be... #Glasgow #Danny Alexander #BAE Systems Inc. #Alex Salmond #Scotland

Aug 03, 2014

Royal Navy evacuates Britons from Libya amid fierce fighting

HMS Enterprise diverted to waters off Tripoli after Foreign Office announced it was temporarily closing embassy British nationals stranded in Libya amid fierce fighting have been evacuated from Tripoli by a Royal Navy ship taking them to safety in Ma... #Libya #Tripoli, Libya #Africa #Malta

Jul 30, 2014

MH17: vast majority of Russians believe Ukraine downed plane, poll finds

Independent survey discovers 82% of Russians blame Kiev for downing Malaysia Airlines aircraft with loss of 298 lives The vast majority of Russians believe the Ukrainian military shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a new poll has shown, underlin... #Vladimir Putin #Malaysia Airlines #Russia #Ukraine #Europe

Aug 27, 2014

Chinese fighter jet’s brazen barrel roll over a U.S. surveillance aircraft leaves Americans indignant

China’s Defence Ministry has rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast. Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun called the U.S. accusations “ground... #China #South China Sea

Aug 26, 2014

Defence Ministry: Bulgaria Subject To Russian Information War

Bulgaria is in information war with Russia, says Bulgaria's Defence Ministry report “Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European defence” , published on the ministry website. The strategic report, presented by Shalamanov at a news conference, was dra... #NATO #Bulgaria #Wales