Beijing accuses US of undermining global peace, condemns AUKUS submarine deal

(L-R) Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden and United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hold a press conference at the Naval Base Point Miramar in San Diego, California, USA, 13 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Washington/Beijing, Mar 14 (EFE).- China on Tuesday accused the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia of undermining global peace and stability, a day after the trio unveiled a plan to acquire and develop nuclear-powered submarines. The submarine deal is part of the AUKUS trilateral security pact, signed in September 2021 to counter Beijing’s growing … Read more

UK, France leaders to discuss migration, energy security in first bilateral talks in 5 years

French President Emmanuel Macron (C) greets British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 10 March 2023, as part as the 36th French and British summit. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Paris, Mar 10 (EFE).- France and the United Kingdom on Friday announced an agreement to strengthen bilateral cooperation in tackling irregular migration through the English Channel. French president Emmanuel Macron and UK prime minister Rishi Sunak announced an “unprecedented” deal to boost cross-Channel efforts to stem the flow of migrants traveling to the UK illegally … Read more

Sunak defends controversial migrant bill, UN expresses concern

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak departs his official residence at 10 Downing Street to appear at Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at Parliament in London, Britain, 08 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ISABEL INFANTES

London, Mar 8 (EFE).- The United Kingdom prime minister on Wednesday defended his government’s controversial migration bill, which aims to scrap the right to asylum for migrants who arrive in the country in small boats and speed up their deportation. Rishi Sunak, leader of the Conservative Party government, said the plans were being drawn up … Read more

Britain’s BAE Systems unveils first Australian-made military drone

British company BAE Systems presented its first unmanned vertical takeoff and landing vehicle made in Australia on Tuesday, a device capable of carrying out surveillance, reconnaissance and air strikes against "hostile targets" on the ground. EFE/ Bae Systems EDITORIAL USE ONLY/ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILLUSTRATE THE ACCOMPANYING NEWS (MANDATORY CREDIT)

Sydney, Australia, Feb 28 (EFE).- British company BAE Systems presented Tuesday its first unmanned vertical takeoff and landing vehicle manufactured in Australia, a device capable of carrying out surveillance, reconnaissance and air strikes against “targets hostiles” on land. The “SRINX,” as it has been called, can transport a payload of up to 160 kilograms, including … Read more

Scotland cannot hold independence vote without UK consent: court ruling

A man holding a Scottish flag

London, Nov 23 (EFE).- The Scottish government cannot hold an independence referendum without the consent of the United Kingdom’s government, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The ruling will come as a blow to the independence ambitions of Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon. “While I am obviously very disappointed by it (the ruling), I do … Read more