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The way Iran seized the UK-flagged oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

France and Germany stand by UK over ‘massive’ Iran crisis

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The French foreign ministry has called on Iran to quickly release a British-flagged oil tanker it detained on Friday afternoon. The Stena Impero and its 23 crew members were approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz on Friday at around 4pm UK time, according to the Read More

Iran warned of ‘serious consequences’ over seizure of UK-flagged tanker

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Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged oil tanker which was detained in the Strait of Hormuz. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Friday night amid escalating tensions in the region. Following the talks, a government spokesperson said Iran’s Read More

Tanker crisis reflects UK’s self-inflicted act of national vandalism

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The seizure of a British-flagged tanker by Iran was an accident waiting to happen. Not only does the move further expose Britain’s limitations in defending its interests after decades of cuts to the military, it also underlines the lack of a coherent strategy to deal with the crisis in Read More

Iran warned of ‘serious consequences’ over seizure of UK oil tankers

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Government ministers are “deeply concerned” about the seizure of two ships by Iranian authorities in the Gulf. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged tanker which was taken in the Strait of Hormuz. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Read More

Iran’s seizure of UK oil tankers ‘unacceptable’, says Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged tanker after two ships were seized in the Gulf. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee Cobra on Friday night amid the escalation of tensions in the region. Owners of the Stena Impero confirmed the Read More

On Apollo 11 anniversary, NYT declares USSR ‘won space race’ for wokeness

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American space achievements such as the Apollo 11 Moon landing mean nothing because they were racist and sexist, while the Soviet Union practiced diversity. A ready-made RT article? Try the two main US newspapers instead. Picture in your mind a RT.com headline that goes something like this: “How the Soviets Won the Space Race for Read More

Twelve held over alleged gang rape of Briton in Ayia Napa

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israeli tourists to remain in police custody for eight days after a British woman alleged that she was raped. The woman, 19, filed a complaint with police in Ayia Napa on Wednesday morning saying she had been gang-raped the previous night. The suspects, who Read More

Volvo Cars to cut costs as trade war dents profits

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Volvo plans to cut fixed costs by 2 billion Swedish crowns ($214 million), it said on Thursday, becoming the latest carmaker to warn that pricing pressure and tariffs arising from the China-U.S. trade war were denting profitability. FILE PHOTO: A long exposure picture shows cars of Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo displayed in Read More