Protesting ferry workers block Calais port; Channel Tunnel closed

Jul 1, 2015

Protesting ferry workers block Calais port; Channel Tunnel closed

Ferry workers on Tuesday threatened to continue their protest on Wednesday after blocking Calais’ port for two days, forcing the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England for several hours. The ferry workers on Tuesday blocked the tunnel’s entrance by setting fire ...

Japanese, British 'Death Railway' veterans meet, 73 years on

Jun 23, 2015

Japanese, British 'Death Railway' veterans meet, 73 years on

A Japanese engineer on the notorious World War II “Death Railway” and a British soldier forced to build the line clasped each other’s hands tightly Monday as they met in reconciliation. Mikio Kinoshita, 94, and former prisoner of war Harold Atcherley, 96, whose Japanese ...

Jun 15, 2015

Nuclear weapons states upgrade warheads despite disarmament moves

Nuclear armed states continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend toward disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday. Between 2010 and 2015 the number of warheads fell from 22,600 to 15,850 according to the institute’s annual disarmament report, which said ...

Cameron's work is cut out

Jun 2, 2015

Cameron's work is cut out

by Hugh Cortazzi

David Cameron, if he is unlucky and plays his hands badly, could end up as the prime minister who led Britain out of the EU and who was responsible for the demise of the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.