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October 21, 2016 11:15 AM Russian warships sail down English Channel shadowed by Royal Navy

As Putin's armed fleet sails within a few miles of Dover, Britain's Defence Secretary says the move aims "to test our response". Video footage shows the Russian task force, including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, off the coast of Dover. The fleet also reportedly includes the Pyotr Velikiy battlecruiser, the Severomorsk anti-submarine ship, the Vice-Admiral 16

October 20, 2016 1:43 PM The Russians ARE coming! Putin's armed fleet heads for Dover as Moscow moves ships from the Med to square up to Royal Navy vessels in 'Operation Sea Fist'

The Russian aircraft carrier fleet is on its way to pass through the English Channel on its way to join Bashar al-Assad's bombing campaign in Syrian city Aleppo, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The eight-strong flotilla, led by the Admiral Kuzentsov, has completed training its pilots for bombing missions while it has been tracked by the Royal 13 1

October 20, 2016 10:44 AM UK sends warships to watch Russian ship in English Channel

LONDON (AP) — Britain is sending warships to monitor a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels as they sail through the North Sea and the English Channel. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Thursday that the military will watch the vessels "every step of the way." The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its task group are heading south 9

October 20, 2016 7:30 AM Royal Navy destroyers tracking Russian fleet heading for English Channel

Two Royal Navy destroyers have been sent to meet Russian warships that are reportedly planning to take part in a final assault on Aleppo, Syria. It is understood a Russian taskforce, including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is on a course to sail through the North Sea and then the English Channel. Two Russian corvettes, which are travelling 17

October 19, 2016 9:04 PM Royal Navy destroyers on trail of Russian ships heading towards English Channel

An MoD spokesman said: "When these ships near our waters we will man-mark them every step of the way. We will be watching as part of our steadfast commitment to keep Britain safe." Warship HMS Duncan sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday to monitor the Kuznetsov task group, which is currently heading south from the Norwegian Sea towards the North Sea. HMS Richmond 12

October 19, 2016 6:35 PM Philippines president cozies up to China after talking tough about the U.S

The tough-talking new president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has heaped effusive praise on China in the opening days of a state visit to Beijing, a marked contrast to his often-profane rhetoric about the United States, his country’s historical ally. That startling contrast, which may foreshadow a major shake-up in the East Asian security order 14

October 18, 2016 4:02 PM The Antiques Rudeshow: Coventry vicar's saucy St George statue gets tongues wagging

Phallic-shaped statue on hit BBC show sparks hilarity A suggestive statue found in a Coventry church left Antiques Roadshow viewers blushing. Mr Mould said: “Ah, I see he’s wrestling with it [the dragon],” before asking Rev Bailey how the statue “went down” with the congregation. She replied: “He started to cause a bit of problem with the congregation 12

October 17, 2016 4:53 PM YouTube goes nuts over ‘footage of dragon’ flying over mountains

A BIZARRE video claiming to capture a real-life dragon flying through the sky has sent conspiracy theorists into a frenzy. Pterosaurs are flying reptiles which have been extinct for 66 million years. Despite appearing to be a video created using computer graphics, many viewers seem adamant that the footage is real. It was uploaded to popular YouTube 6

October 13, 2016 12:14 PM Can investment slay the inflation dragon?

As the good people of Britain start stockpiling their supplies of Marmite and Pot Noodle, one of the effects of the fall in the value of sterling has become clear. For companies such as Unilever that import food from abroad to be sold in Britain, prices are going to go up because the pound buys less abroad. To protect their profits, suppliers are telling 7

October 4, 2016 12:24 PM Mayor accused of 'betrayal' over Silvertown river tunnel

London's mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined plans for greener and more public transport-focused Thames river crossings in the east of the city. But, plans for a road tunnel from the Royal Docks to the Greenwich peninsular were criticised by protesters who said he was betraying air quality pledges. However, City Hall said the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel was vital 8