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Gatwick disruption: UK Police arrests two for drone antics that caused chaos, held up traffic at London airport
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Gatwick disruption: UK Police arrests two for drone antics that caused chaos, held up traffic at London airport

Two people have been arrested in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at London's Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption in which and tens of thousands of people missed their flights.

Gatwick drone disruption: Airport resumes limited flights; chaos following shutdown had left thousands stranded
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Gatwick drone disruption: Airport resumes limited flights; chaos following shutdown had left thousands stranded

Britain’s Gatwick Airport cancelled all flights on Thursday after drones flying near the airport grounded flights.

UK sends troops to Gatwick Airport to investigate drone sightings; thousands stranded amid continued flight cancellations
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UK sends troops to Gatwick Airport to investigate drone sightings; thousands stranded amid continued flight cancellations

As thousands of passengers waited at Gatwick Airport, south of London, police hunted unsuccessfully for the operators of the large drones which reappeared near the airfield every time the airport tried to reopen the runway.

Women can now serve in all roles in British military; country joins US, Canada, Australia and Israel
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Women can now serve in all roles in British military; country joins US, Canada, Australia and Israel

British women already serve as fighter pilots, sailors and submariners, but were long barred from army units whose primary role is close-quarters combat.

UK defence minister calls Russia 'pariah state', accuses Moscow's spy agency of launching cyber attacks on civilian bodies
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UK defence minister calls Russia 'pariah state', accuses Moscow's spy agency of launching cyber attacks on civilian bodies

Cyber experts from the UK have identified operatives from Russia's GRU military intelligence as being behind a string of high-profile incidents, including an attempted hack on the World Anti-Doping Agency in Switzerland last year.

UK Cabinet slams Defence Secy Gavin Williamson's 'ill-judged' cancellation of bilateral meet with Nirmala Sitharaman
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UK Cabinet slams Defence Secy Gavin Williamson's 'ill-judged' cancellation of bilateral meet with Nirmala Sitharaman

UK's Minister of Defence Gavin Williamson has been accused for snubbing bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, who dismissed the claim as a "baseless story"

British government set to undergo reshuffle as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to reassert her authority
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British government set to undergo reshuffle as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to reassert her authority

Britain's government is to undergo a reshuffle on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May looks to reassert her authority following a string of high-profile departures, according to MPs

Britain escorts Russian naval ship near UK territorial waters amid strained relations
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Britain escorts Russian naval ship near UK territorial waters amid strained relations

A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain's defence ministry said on Tuesday.

UK should locate and kill citizens fighting for Islamic State, not take them back: Defence minister Gavin Williamson
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UK should locate and kill citizens fighting for Islamic State, not take them back: Defence minister Gavin Williamson

British citizens fighting for Islamic State should be located and killed and not allowed back into the country, said new defence minister Gavin Williamson.

Brexit supporter Penny Mordaunt appointed by Theresa May to replace former aid secretary Priti Patel
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Brexit supporter Penny Mordaunt appointed by Theresa May to replace former aid secretary Priti Patel

Theresa May promoted a junior minister to replace ousted aid secretary Priti Patel, maintaining the delicate Brexit balance in her cabinet.

Theresa May set to form the next UK govt after signing deal with Northern Ireland's DUP
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Theresa May set to form the next UK govt after signing deal with Northern Ireland's DUP

Northern Irish DUP leader Arlene Foster said she was "delighted" that a deal had been struck, while May said the Conservatives and the DUP "share many values".