The British MI6 spy, Michael Wolfers, died in London at the start of a private dinner in one of London’s most exclusive clubs to celebrate the milestone 75th birthday of his close friend of 56-years’ standing, Lord Bragg, on October … Read the rest
Journalists have been having a field day ridiculing the recent “coup” in Lesotho.
For African journalists, it turns out to be a joke on themselves — especially the notion that Lesotho should be SA’s 10th province.
Unlike SA, which was … Read the rest
British unionists took to the streets of Glasgow where the mood was dark after the defeat of the nationalists, to “celebrate” Scotland’s decision to stay in the UK. But the “celebration” predictably descended into violent clashes with at least 11 … Read the rest
Projecting from the rate of territorial decline over the last two centuries, experts predicted Thursday that the British Empire will be reduced to an area of eight acres surrounding Buckingham Palace by as early as 2050.
“Considering the loss of … Read the rest
The US is keeping quiet about which countries are taking part in the fight against ISIS.
Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS that nearly 40 nations have agreed to contribute to the fight, but “it’s not appropriate to start … Read the rest
A recent statement by the FW de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town after the Constitutional Court’s finding in the Renate Barnard affirmative-action case, said that “[the judgement] is, in effect, a prescription for, and validation of, harmful discrimination against millions … Read the rest
The jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley is believed to be British born militant from London who calls himself John, it can be revealed.
John spoke English with an accent identified as southern British by a linguistic expert, … Read the rest
Britain’s GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.
Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port … Read the rest
Some 63 per cent of voters called for a ballot on Scotland’s next head of state in the event of separation, with only 22 per cent saying the royals should be retained without question.
Scottish independence could lead to Scotland … Read the rest
A group of pro-Palestine activists have allegedly shut down operations in a Staffordshire factory that they say supplies arms to Israel.
Around 10 activists from the London Palestine Action Group have taken to the roof of Elbit systems, an Israeli … Read the rest
A Foreign Office minister has resigned from the Conservative government in Britain, saying its policy on the crisis in Gaza is “morally indefensible”.
Baroness Warsi wrote on her Twitter feed that she was leaving with “deep regret”.
Lady Warsi, who … Read the rest
By Max Hastings.
The British knew the feeling. One minute there you are, like Brazil’s football team on Tuesday, settling down to start a long campaign. The next minute, bewilderingly, it is all over: Germany is master of the field, … Read the rest
The British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, “amplif[y]” sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor … Read the rest