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Reuters: Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

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LONDON/BELFAST – Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Oct. 20 in the biggest demonstration so far to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit. Read more here. The post Reuters: Hundreds of thousands take to ...

The Guardian: UK backs Trump’s nuclear treaty withdrawal, blames Russia for breakdown

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Britain stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States, the UK defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said, after Donald Trump’s announcement he would pull out of a decades-old nuclear weapons pact with Russia. Read more here. The post The Guardian: UK backs Trump’s nuclear treaty wi...

Reuters: Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs

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LONDON – Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. Read more here. The post Reuters: Facebook hires for...

Associated Press: Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

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LONDON — Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Salisbury, a former head of the U.K.’s overseas intelligence service said on Oct. 19. Read more here. The post Associated Press: Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to at...

The Telegraph: New sanctions to be imposed following Salisbury nerve attack

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Senior Russian politicians and bosses of their spying network could have sanctions imposed on them within months following the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Read more here. The post The Telegraph: New sanctions to be imposed following Salisbury nerve attack appeared first on KyivPost.

Reuters: Boris Johnson calls for PM May to ditch Brexit border backstop

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BELFAST – Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson, a former foreign minister, called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Oct. 13 to rebuff the European Union’s demand for a special “backstop” deal to avoid a hard border in Ireland after Brexit. Read more here. The post Reuters: Boris Johnson calls for ...

Bloomberg: UK, Netherlands lead EU push for new cyber sanctions

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The U.K., the Netherlands and other European Union governments are pushing the bloc to expand the scope of its sanctions regime to include cyberattacks, following alleged attempts by Russian and Chinese operatives to infiltrate the computer systems of agencies in Europe and the U.S. Red more here...

UK minister says British-Ukrainian trade deal to be top priority

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LONDON – The British government will move to improve relations and prioritize a deep and comprehensive trade relationship with Ukraine after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, a top UK government minister pledged in London on Oct. 9. Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox ...

Washington Post: Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village

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As the recipient of Russia’s highest award, Alexander Mishkin is the pride of his home village, his photo even decorating a local school. Read more here.  The post Washington Post: Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village appeared first on KyivPost.

UkrInform: UK promises to impose additional sanctions on Russia after Brexit

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The United Kingdom intends to impose additional sanctions on the Russian Federation after the country’s withdrawal from the EU in March 2019. Read more here. The post UkrInform: UK promises to impose additional sanctions on Russia after Brexit appeared first on KyivPost.

Associated Press: UK group says poisoning suspect honored by Putin in 2014

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LONDON — One of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England is a medical doctor in Russian military intelligence who was honored as a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin in 2014, a group of British investigators said on Oct. 9. Read more here. The post ...

Associated Press: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence

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One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and traveled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday. Read more here. The post Associated Press: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intel...

The Moscow Times: Russian fugitive flees London to return home. But why?

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Britain was great to Sergei Kapchuk. After fleeing Russia to avoid prosecution for alleged fraud in 2005, then escaping from Abu Dhabi on the back of a camel to avoid extradition in 2010, he landed at Gatwick airport with his twin brother’s passport. He won political asylum within four months. Re...

Reuters: Britain warns – do not underestimate Russian spies

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Recent failings by Russian military intelligence (GRU) have made it easy to laugh at its spies but the West should not underestimate the skills of the Kremlin’s once mighty espionage services, British Security Minister Ben Wallace said on October 9. Read more here.  The post Reuters: Britain warn...

UkrInform: Klympush-Tsintsadze discusses issuance of British visas to Ukrainians

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Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has thanked the UK Government for its firm stance on Ukraine and continuation of sanctions against the aggressor. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Klympush-Tsintsadze discusses issuance of Bri...

The Telegraph: Identity of second Salisbury spy revealed

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The real identity of the second Russian agent sent to kill Sergei Skripal can be disclosed today. The assassin – who travelled under the false name of Alexander Petrov – is actually Alexander Mishkin, a 39-year-old spy with Russian military intelligence, The Telegraph can reveal. Read...

Business Insider: Britain has reportedly practiced a cyberattack to send Moscow into total blackout

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British military forces reportedly practiced a cyberattack on Russia on Oct. 6 to send Moscow into total darkness if Vladimir Putin’s forces attack the West. Read more here. The post Business Insider: Britain has reportedly practiced a cyberattack to send Moscow into total blackout appeared...

Bloomberg: UK, Germany consider fresh Russian sanctions after hacking charges

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The U.K. and Germany are considering fresh measures to put pressure on Russia after U.S. and European investigators disclosed a range of new accusations over hacking activities by Russian military intelligence. Read more here. The post Bloomberg: UK, Germany consider fresh Russian sanctions after...

Reuters: Thousands march through Edinburgh to back Scottish independence

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EDINBURGH – Tens of thousands marched through the streets of Edinburgh on Oct. 6 to show support for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, a cause Scottish nationalists say has drawn strength from Britain’s struggles to leave the European Union. Read more here. The post Reuters: Th...

Washington Post: UK minister – Russia cyberattacks actions of a ‘pariah state’

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British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson on October 4 branded a series of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia as the reckless actions of a “pariah state” and said that the U.K. and its NATO allies would uncover such activities in the future. Read more here. The post Washington Post: UK ministe...

RFE/RL: Britain blames Russia’s GRU for high-profile cyberattacks on Western targets

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Britain is accusing Russian military intelligence of being behind a host of recent cyberattacks seeking to undermine critical Western institutions from sports and transportation authorities to election processes. Read more here.  The post RFE/RL: Britain blames Russia’s GRU for high-profile...

112.ua: Bellingcat reveals photo adding to evidence on Skripal’s case

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RFE/RL’s Russian Service and the open-source investigative website Bellingcat published a photograph, which adds to the growing evidence identifying a Russian military intelligence officer who was allegedly involved in Skripal’s case, as Radio Liberty reports. Read more here. The post 112.u...

RFE/RL: Russia objects to British plans to boost military presence in Arctic

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The Russian Embassy in London is objecting to Britain’s reported plans to boost its military presence in the Arctic next year to counter what London has called increasing Russian aggression. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Russia objects to British plans to boost military presence in Arcti...

Guardian: Book – Sergei Skripal initially did not believe Russia tried to kill him

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The poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal was initially reluctant to believe the Russian government had tried to kill him, according to a new book, and despite selling secrets to MI6 was an “unashamed Russian nationalist”. Read more here. The post Guardian: Book – Sergei Skripal initially did ...

Iryna Lutsenko: Great Britain to join draft resolution on UN peacekeepers in Donbas

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The United Kingdom will join the draft resolution on the introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, which will soon be submitted to the UN Security Council, said Iryna Lutsenko, representative of the Ukrainian president in the Verkhovna Rada. “… The resolution on the peace...