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British armed forces
February 14, 2017
Report cites increased Chinese, Russian military activity
An annual report on military power throughout the world cites Chinese and Russian activity as rising threats to Western ...
February 10, 2017
UK shuts down contentious probe into Iraq War abuse claims
The British government announced Friday that it is shutting down a contentious seven-year-old inquiry into allegations of ...
February 10, 2017
UK says Cyprus military bases 'more important than ever'
Britain's top defense official said Friday that the country's two military bases on the eastern Mediterranean island of ...
February 07, 2017
UK military jets escort civilian plane to London airport
British fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London on Tuesday after a passenger ...
February 01, 2017
UK bases official: No let-up on bird poaching crackdown
A spokesman for Britain's two military bases on Cyprus says that there will be no letup in an ongoing crackdown against ...
January 20, 2017
Royal Navy removes WWII bomb from River Thames in London
Britain's Royal Navy on Friday removed and detonated a still-dangerous World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames ...
January 03, 2017
1st British soldier dies in Iraq since 2009, cause unknown
The British Ministry of Defense says an Army soldier has died at a military base in Iraq under unexplained circumstances.
December 16, 2016
2 ex-UK soldiers face murder charges in 1972 Belfast killing
Two retired British soldiers who fatally shot an unarmed Irish Republican Army member outside his Belfast home in 1972 will ...
December 15, 2016
Germany arrests man over 1996 IRA attack on British barracks
German police have arrested a 47-year-old man from Belfast on suspicion of taking part in an Irish Republican Army attack on ...
November 10, 2016
British royal trip comes as Bahrain unrest far from over
In the small town of Diraz, just a few miles from where Prince Charles met with Bahrain's royals, there is graffiti demanding ...
October 20, 2016
UK Defense secretary: Our military is hacking Islamic State
U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Thursday that Britain's military is launching cyberattacks against the Islamic ...
October 20, 2016
Cyprus: Villagers confront UK soldiers over tree clearing
Villagers in Cyprus on Thursday confronted British soldiers based on the east Mediterranean island over the cutting down of ...
October 17, 2016
North Korea says it wants UK to pull out of military drills
North Korea said Monday that it wants Britain to pull out of upcoming military exercises in South Korea, calling the drills ...
October 14, 2016
Argentina protests British military exercises at Falklands
Argentina is protesting British military exercises in the disputed Falkland Islands. The Argentine Foreign Ministry delivered ...
October 04, 2016
British PM to protect soldiers from 'vexatious' legal claims
Britain's prime minister has announced plans to protect British troops from dubious legal claims made during conflicts.
September 28, 2016
UK opens secret files about 'Jewish terrorists' in 1940s
The call to British military security forces came early in the morning, shortly after 1 a.m., and could not be ignored.
September 27, 2016
EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army
European Union nations pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation ...
September 23, 2016
UK: British warplanes bomb IS to support Iraqi push on Mosul
British Tornado and Typhoon aircraft stationed at a U.K. air base in Cyprus are pounding Islamic State targets ahead of a ...
September 16, 2016
UK Defense officials apologize for 2003 drowning of Iraqi
Britain's Ministry of Defense has apologized for the 2003 death of an Iraqi teen who drowned after being forced into a canal ...
September 09, 2016
Soldiers in UK's Scottish unit near end of US canoe voyage
A group of British soldiers is nearing the end of its 340-mile canoe expedition that started out in Montreal and will end in ...