How Russia has sparked row between UK and US over fish

A diplomatic row over fish has broken out between the UK and US in response to provocations from Russia. The feud could lead to an import ban on Patagonian toothfish, also known as Chilean sea bass, which US officials claim is being caught illegally near Antarctica. It comes after Russia rejected toothfish catch limits proposed … Read more

VIDEO : Candles lit as St Petersburg remembers WW2 invasion

Some 150 volunteers arranged 50-thousand candles in St Petersburg early on Wednesday to commemorate the 81st anniversary of Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union. The installation comprised several symbolic images depicting various landmarks including the Admiralty and the Narva Triumphal Arch. It took about one hour to light the candles at midnight, with local residents … Read more

Ian Blackford: SNP’s Westminster leader facing calls to resign over handling of sexual harassment case

The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford is facing fresh calls to step down amid mounting criticism over his reaction to one of his MPs sexually harassing a staff member. The victim, who was inappropriately touched by SNP MP Patrick Grady at a party in 2016, told Sky News: “Ian’s position right now is untenable, and … Read more

Brexit will make UK workers poorer over next decade, report says

The UK’s departure from the EU has not so much had a “rapid, one-off impact”, but will rather bring long-term changes that will leave the country poorer in the decade ahead, a study says. The Resolution Foundation and the London School of Economics (LSE) say it will take “many years” for the UK economy to … Read more

Two more abducted Chibok girls freed in Nigeria, military says

The girls were found on June 12 and 14 in two different locations by Nigerian troops. Nigerian troops have found two former schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram eight years ago, the military has said, freeing some of the last victims of the 2014 Chibok abduction. The two women each carried babies on their … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince makes first Turkey visit since Khashoggi murder

The visit began with a welcome ceremony, and will be followed by a one-on-one meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the crown prince. The trip comes as the West and wider Middle East seek to repair relations with the oil-rich kingdom, in a bid to alleviate financial strains prompted by the pandemic and … Read more