China plot: Satellite imagery blows cover on latest military move in South China Sea

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Satellite images appear to show China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy at Woody Island, the country’s main administrative centre and military base in the South China Sea’s Paracel Islands. The islands are disputed […]

SNP sparks confusion over claim Scotland will receive only 0.1% of £30bn UK COVID budget

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Ms Forbes said Scotland had received £21 million in Barnett consequentials out of £800million promised by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to Scotland. She hit out that Scotland had been “shortchanged”, claiming the move “bypasses […]

Give others a chance! Ally urges Sturgeon to stand down SNP in next Scottish election

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars has accused the First Minister of leaving the Scottish independence movement “stranded” and at risk of splintering. In a letter, Mr Sillars urged Nicola Sturgeon to consider […]

Cyber attack warning: Countries are gearing up to steal COVID-19 research, says expert

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday that hackers backed by the Russian state had tried to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the […]

EU warned to respect voters as Dutch rage about demands to send more cash to Brussels

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Finance minister Wopke Hoekstra said his government had deliberately taken a hardline approach because of their electorate’s disdain over more funds being sent to Brussels. Wrangling over the bloc’s next long-term budget […]