Posts tagged as Britain

Armed forces must lose ‘industrial age capabilities’

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Britain Chief of the Defence Staff says there needs to be a focus on the new battlefields of space and cyber. Britain’s armed forces will have to give up some “industrial age capabilities” in order to compete effectively in the new battlefields of space and cyber, the UK’s most senior military commander has warned. General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defence Staff, said the UK had to…

British e-residents in Estonia increase threefold after Brexit

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The number of Estonian e-residents from the United Kingdom has tripled since Brexit. Britons with e-residencies have set up around 500 businesses, the Estonian public broadcaster ERR News  quotes   BNS. There are now 3,100 UK citizens with an e-residency, three times more than in March 2017. The ability to have a company registered in the EU is now one of they key selling points after Brexit, according to ERR.…

British neo-Nazi was Latvia

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A self-confessed British Nazi, whose organization has since been listed as a terrorist group by the United Kingdom, visited the headquarters of the National Alliance political party in Latvia in 2015, LTV’s De Facto investigative journalism show reported November 24. As previously reported by LSM, the National Alliance’s secretary general, Raivis Zeltīts, was revealed recently to have been the user of a far-right message board called Iron March, on which he exchanged views in 2012…

Grace Millane trial: New Zealand man found guilty of murdering British backpacker

Friday, November 22, 2019

A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of Grace Millane, a British backpacker who disappeared a year ago in Auckland after going on a date. A jury of seven women and five men took just five hours to unanimously agree that the accused, who cannot be named, had murdered Millane in the hotel room where they had gone after their night out. As the verdict was delivered,…

Lithuanian expatriates concerned about their future in Britain – ‘There’s a mist over London’

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Uncertainty about the terms of Brexit has forced some Lithuanians residing in the UK wonder if they will need visas to stay in the country, while some are even considering moving back to Lithuania. Foreign Minister Linkevičius, meanwhile, says there’s “a mist over London”. There are nearly 150,000 Lithuanians living in the UK, according to estimates of the Office for National Statistics. Many of them were alarmed by the British…

Britain to spend an extra £2.1 billion on no-deal Brexit planning

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Britain said it is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took power last week, has pledged to leave the trading bloc without an agreement in three months unless the EU agrees to renegotiate the deal agreed by his predecessor Theresa May.…

Budget watchdog says no-deal Brexit will spur UK recession

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The U.K. will plunge into recession if it leaves the European Union without a divorce deal, with the pound plunging in value and the economy shrinking by 2% in a year, Britain’s official economic watchdog said Thursday. The Office for Budget Responsibility made its assessment as chances of an economically disruptive no-deal Brexit appear to be rising. Both men vying to take over next week as Britain’s prime minister, Boris…

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have done so immediately. The incident came at a time of…

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Monday, June 24, 2019

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, challenging him to face public secrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the Times of London, Hunt said Johnson needs to earn the public’s trust by facing television debates before 160,000 Conservative Party members vote on which…

Britain’s Prime Minister Hopeful Admits Taking Cocaine

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Michael Gove, one of the contenders for the Tory leadership, told the Daily Mail on Friday he took cocaine on “several social occasions” while he was young and has deep regrets about it. Gove, 51, who has been the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 2017, was quoted by the paper as saying: “I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago. At the time I was a…