• HMS Duncan to arrive on the Rock

    HMS Duncan to arrive on the Rock0

    Following a seven month deployment as Flagship of NATO’s task group in the Black Sea and Mediterranean, HMS Duncan will arrive in Gibraltar tomorrow for a routine engagement visit. HMS Duncan, the sixth and final Type 45 destroyer, has been the Flagship to a multinational, integrated maritime force. The force is made up of vessels

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  • I expect UK to maintain major international defence role, says NATO chief

    I expect UK to maintain major international defence role, says NATO chief0

    By Sam Lister and Gavin Cordon, Press Association Political Staff The head of Nato has called on Britain to continue investing in defence amid claims that Theresa May has questioned the UK’s role as a leading military power. In a speech in London, Jens Stoltenberg said he expected the UK to continue playing a major

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  • NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait

    NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait0

    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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  • MEP’s put Russian navy under scrutiny in Ceuta

    MEP’s put Russian navy under scrutiny in Ceuta0

    Eleven members of the European Parliament have complained to the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, about the Russian navy’s frequent use of the Spanish north African enclave of Ceuta. Russian warships and submarines regularly stop in Ceuta for fuel, prompting concern that Spain may have breached EU sanctions against Russia over the conflict in

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