Mr Abbott is infuriated by ABC's revelation that intelligence agencies tapped the phone of the Indonesian President and by allegations that asylum-seekers were mistreated by navy personnel
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Monday 06 February 2012
From lace-ups to loafers and from brogues to boots, there are plenty of new styles to step out in...
Sunday 05 February 2012
Millions of Brits expected to watch tonight's final
Saturday 04 February 2012
The Royal Navy is sending a nuclear submarine to the Falkland Islands amid heightened tensions between Britain and Argentina over the disputed islands, it was reported today.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
One of the Royal Navy's most advanced new warships is being sent to the Falkland Islands, the Ministry of Defence said today.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Britain could send military reinforcements to the Gulf in the escalating confrontation with Iran, the Defence Secretary said yesterday as the Tehran regime declared it would "defend the nation" against the threat posed by an EU oil embargo.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Vice-Admiral Sir Iwan Raikes won a Distinguished Service Cross in combat in the Mediterranean before a Cold War career in which Britain gave increasing importance to his specialty, submarines. By the time Raikes equalled his admiral father as Flag Officer Submarines in the 1970s, a much smaller Navy had abolished centuries-old traditions such as the rum ration, and submarines had superseded RAF aircraft as the platform for carrying Britain's nuclear deterrent.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Divers searching the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia suspended work today after the vast wreck shifted slightly, but officials said they are hoping to resume as soon as possible.
Friday 13 January 2012
Examining the practicalities of an independent Scotland
Thursday 12 January 2012
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has condemned as "utterly deplorable" a video that purports to depict four US Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters.
Saturday 07 January 2012
An investigation is under way into claims made by a Republican Senator in America that classified information about the killing of Osama Bin Laden was passed to a film-maker working on a project telling the story of the raid by US armed forces last year.
Friday 30 December 2011
Firefighters have extinguished a massive fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine as some crew members remain inside, officials say.
Friday 30 December 2011
An Iranian surveillance plane has recorded video and photographed a US aircraft carrier during Iran's ongoing navy drill near a strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf.
Thursday 29 December 2011
Fire broke out on a Russian nuclear submarine as it was awaiting repairs at an Arctic shipyard, officials said today.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
In Britain, thousands of defence jobs are being axed because of public spending cuts. In Australia, the armed forces are struggling to maintain staffing levels as they compete with the booming mining industry. Now British service personnel earmarked for redundancy are being targeted by Australian recruiters offering the sweetener of a fast-tracked path to citizenship.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
For some, it might sound too much like tempting fate – and for others, it smacks of "disaster voyeurism". But for more than 2,000 Titanic enthusiasts, the chance to mark the centenary of the maritime disaster by sailing on a large cruise ship to commemorate the sinking on the very spot of the tragedy is proving difficult to resist.
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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