Tag Archives: Britain

Iran, Indonesia condemn US air strike in Syria as Britain, Australia give support

Iran condemned a US strike on a Syrian airbase on Friday (Apr 7) as Britain and Australia gave their support, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull describing it as a “proportionate and calibrated response” to the use of chemical weapons. US President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly… Read More »

Germany to Britain: Live up to promise not to block EU reforms

BERLIN: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she does not expect Britain to block a Franco-German initiative to deepen military cooperation among the 27 remaining European Union members after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc. Berlin and Paris have proposed reviving EU common defence plans long blocked by Britain, partly to give the… Read More »

French police brace for “Battle of Britain” after night of fan violence

LENS, France: Thousands of England and Wales fans gathered in the French town of Lens for their team’s Euro 2016 football showdown on Thursday, with police braced to prevent more of the violence that has brought England and Russia the risk of expulsion from the tournament. French riot police charged and used tear gas to… Read More »