• NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait0

    NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait
    • October 26, 2016

    Russian warships heading for Syria could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned yesterday as he called on Moscow to implement a lasting ceasefire. The warning came as the Russian task force sailed toward the Strait of Gibraltar, where it was expected to arrive late yesterday

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  • Scribbled in the margins, a clear message to Spain0

    Scribbled in the margins, a clear message to Spain
    • October 6, 2016

    As they walked into the UN Fourth Committee session in New York on Tuesday, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Gibraltar delegation were expecting a full-frontal diplomatic assault from Spain. For days in the run-up to the meeting, the rightwing Spanish daily ABC, which can be relied on to reflect Madrid’s line, had prepared the

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  • Collision sub docks in Scotland for repairs0

    Collision sub docks in Scotland for repairs
    • August 9, 2016

    The Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Ambush has arrived in Scotland for repairs following a collision off Gibraltar last month. The submarine arrived at the Faslane naval base last week as an expert from the Royal United Services Institute warned the collision on July 20 would put “huge strain” on Britain’s remaining submarine fleet. HMS Ambush

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  • Spain seeks ‘urgent explanations’ over submarine collision0

    Spain seeks ‘urgent explanations’ over submarine collision
    • July 22, 2016

    The Spanish Government sought “urgent explanations” from Britain yesterday after a Royal Navy submarine was forced to dock in Gibraltar late Wednesday following a collision with a merchant vessel. In a statement, Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Madrid said it was seeking information from the British embassy regarding the damage sustained by HMS Ambush and

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  • Boris knows Spain’s game on Gibraltar0

    Boris knows Spain’s game on Gibraltar
    • July 15, 2016

    When he comes to assess Spain’s current stance on Gibraltar, Boris Johnson, Britain’s new Foreign Secretary, would do well to refresh his memory by looking at his own cuttings file. Back in August of 2013, when Spain tightened the screws and the border ground to a standstill, Mr Johnson, then the mayor of London, penned

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  • Gib interests ‘harder to protect’ after Brexit vote, Hammond says0

    Gib interests ‘harder to protect’ after Brexit vote, Hammond says
    • June 26, 2016

    Britain’s ability to protect the interests of Gibraltar has been damaged by the EU referendum result, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said today. In an interview with ITV’s Robert Peston, Mr Hammond repeated a stark warning he first voiced when he visited Gibraltar ahead of the referendum campaign. “We will be less able to protect Gibraltar’s

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