British Prime Minister Theresa May fired her defence minister on Wednesday (1 May) over a leak of discussions in the National Security Council about Chinese telecoms company Huawei, the latest of her allies to be ousted from government.
Demands for a stronger EU and foreign policy, more commitments to NATO and concerns over Russia’s assertiveness were the leitmotifs as the 55th Munich Security Conference kicked off on Friday (15 February).
Britain should be ready to use military force to support its global interests after Brexit, defence minister Gavin Williamson will say on Monday (11 February), adding that the boundaries between peace and war are becoming blurred.
The British government on Tuesday (18 December) said it was allocating two billion pounds (€2.78 billion) to fund Brexit and putting 3,500 troops on stand-by after ministers agreed to make no-deal planning "an operational priority".
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