Defence Secretary announces UK military training deal in Tunisia

Defence Secretary announces UK military training deal in Tunisia

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, has announced that the UK military will be supporting with vital counter-IED training in Tunisia.   By extending the UK’s role in delivering advanced training to the Tunisian army, Britain is offering “support against the threat posed by extremists”, Fallon has said, “with Tunisia a...

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Turbulence for UK government after St Helena Airport overspend

Following his defeat in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned on the Island of St. Helena. His island home, Longwood House, was reputedly so damp and windswept that the British government were accused of trying to hasten his death.   Once again, St Helena’s windy climate has led to complaints about...

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The most magnificent medal collection of Andrey Khazin

The most magnificent medal collection of Andrey Khazin

When I arrive in the Promenade bar of the Dorchester Hotel, Russian Professor Andrey Khazin is waiting eagerly for our interview. He sits on the edge of his chair from beginning to end talking with what can only be described as the “zeal of a collector.” This is exactly what...

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First overseas UN Secretary General debate held in London

First overseas UN Secretary General debate held in London

Earlier this month, the Barbican hosted the first ever overseas United Nations debate as part of the 1 for 7 billion election campaign searching for a new UN Secretary General.   While only 3 of the 12 candidates could attend the debate, it was an historic occasion for both the...

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Proposed Antonin Scalia law school hits a bum note

Senior staff at a US university have been left scrambling after a rename of their law school in honour of the late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia led to unintended consequences. George Mason University in Virginia received a donation of $30million (£21million) late last month from an anonymous benefactor (widely...

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US Presidential Primaries

There is as ever increasing excitement at the US primaries which are now in full swing. This is partly because both camps the GOP (Grand Old Party aka as the Republicans) and the Democrats both have to choose their candidates for the Presidential elections in November 2017. Last week Nevada...

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