Disunited Kingdom as Scottish nationalists on course for landslide

Scottish nationalists were on course for a landslide win north of the border in Britain’s national election, obliterating their opponents and setting the stage for a new battle over independence.

Early wins for the Scottish National Party (SNP) included the … Read the rest

US, UK and NATO up the infowar

Documents posted on the web reveal a high-level anti-Russian propaganda war being waged in south and eastern Ukraine by the US, the UK and NATO on behalf of the Kiev Government, using non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as agents.

According to the … Read the rest

Malawi sells jet for food

malawijetPresident Joyce Banda decided last year to sell the jet, bought by her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika for $22m, due to the cost of running it.

Former colonial power Britain, Malawi’s main bilateral donor, reduced its aid to Malawi by … Read the rest

Syria: Another Western war crime in the making

Dr Paul Craig Roberts

by Paul Craig Roberts

Update:

The war criminals in Washington and other Western capitals are determined to maintain their lie that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. Having failed in efforts to intimidate the UN chemical inspectors in Syria, Washington Read the rest

1 274 ‘racist incidents’ in Scottish schools

Children in a Scottish school
Children in a Scottish school

There have been almost 1,300 racist incidents in Scottish schools in the past two years, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.

The party submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to local councils and … Read the rest

UK police checking new information on Lady Di’s death

Princess Diana
Princess Diana

British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information’s “relevance and credibility.”

Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, … Read the rest

Mugabe’s ban on Western poll observers

A younger Mugabe on the election poster
A younger Mugabe on the election poster

President Robert Mugabe on Thursday reiterated the Zimbabwe government’s position to bar Western observers from general elections set for Wednesday, insisting that only officials from friendly nations would be allowed to monitor the … Read the rest

UK, US and allies will provide ‘urgent military support to Syrian rebels’

Syrian rebel ammunition
Syrian rebel ammunition

Substantial military support for opposition Syrian forces remains necessary, urged advocates Saturday during a meeting of the Friends of Syria group, a day after rebels disclosed receipt of advanced weapons they said could change the course of … Read the rest

Man arrested for defacing Queen’s portrait in London

Portrant by Ralph Heimans of Queen Elizabeth II

A man was arrested at London’s Westminster Abbey on Thursday for defacing a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II commissioned to mark her 60 years on the throne.

“In an incident at lunchtime … Read the rest

UK ‘very reluctant’ to arm Syrian rebels

William Hague, British Foreign Secretary

Britain said on Sunday it and other countries were “very reluctant” to arm rebels in Syria even as it warned that success on the battlefield by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad was undermining chances … Read the rest