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New UK defense minister named as Gavin Williamson after sex scandal resignation of Michael Fallon

November 2, 2017 10:39 pm
New UK defense minister named as Gavin Williamson after sex scandal resignation of Michael Fallon

UK Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson walks in Downing Street in London on September 7, 2017. ( AFP photo) UK Prime Minister Theresa May has named Gavin Williamson as Britain’s new defense secretary after his predecessor Michael Fallon was forced to resign over a sexual […]

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New UK defense minister named as Gavin Williamson after sex scandal resignation of Michael Fallon

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New UK defense minister named as Gavin Williamson after sex scandal resignation of Michael Fallon

UK Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson walks in Downing Street in London on September 7, 2017. ( AFP photo) UK Prime Minister Theresa May has named Gavin Williamson as Britain’s new defense secretary after his predecessor Michael Fallon was forced to resign over a sexual […]

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Michael Fallon resigns as UK defense secretary over repeatedly touching journalist’s knee

November 1, 2017 10:16 pm
Michael Fallon resigns as UK defense secretary over repeatedly touching journalist’s knee

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has resigned from his position after accepting his misconduct in the past on the backdrop of Westminster sexual harassment scandal. Fallon admitted Wednesday that his “previous conduct” had “fallen below the high standards” after he was reportedly accused of grabbing the leg of a female journalist. […]

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Michael Fallon resigns as UK defense secretary over repeatedly touching journalist’s knee

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Michael Fallon resigns as UK defense secretary over repeatedly touching journalist’s knee

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has resigned from his position after accepting his misconduct in the past on the backdrop of Westminster sexual harassment scandal. Fallon admitted Wednesday that his “previous conduct” had “fallen below the high standards” after he was reportedly accused of grabbing the leg of a female journalist. […]

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UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon warns of dangers of ‘miscalculation’ in North Korea standoff

September 10, 2017 10:30 pm
UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon warns of dangers of ‘miscalculation’ in North Korea standoff

Michael Fallon, Britain’s Defense Secretary (file photo) UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has warned of miscalculation as the West tries to halt North Korea’s nuclear program, saying dangers of an accident triggering a military response are “extremely great.”   In an interview with BBC, Fallon said North Korea’s nuclear program […]

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Michael Fallon denies divisions in UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s election team

May 28, 2017 5:40 pm
Michael Fallon denies divisions in UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s election team

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon attend a Service of Commemoration in central London, March 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) British Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon has denied media reports about deepening divisions in Prime Minister Theresa May’s team ahead of the June 8 […]

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British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon: UK should engage Russia ‘military to military’

February 4, 2017 6:16 am
British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon: UK should engage Russia ‘military to military’

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon The UK needs to engage with Russia in all fronts, including military to military, says British Defense Minister Michael Fallon. “Great nations like the US and Russia will talk. Indeed, they must talk to preserve the rules-based information system underpinning our security and prosperity. The […]

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UK defense secretary Michael Fallon tells US only NATO can deter ‘Russian threat’

December 3, 2016 10:30 pm
UK defense secretary Michael Fallon tells US only NATO can deter ‘Russian threat’

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (Photo by AFP) British defense secretary Michael Fallon has called on the incoming US administration to back NATO military alliance as the “only” deterrence to what he referred to as a real threat from Russia. Speaking at a major defense forum in the US state […]

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UK government auctioning off 56 of its military sites for housing purposes

November 8, 2016 11:30 am
UK government auctioning off 56 of its military sites for housing purposes

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon (Photo by AFP) British Defense Minister Michael Fallon says that government is auctioning off 56 of its military sites to reduce running costs and release more land for housing purposes. Speaking at the UK Parliament’s House of Commons on Tuesday, Fallon said that the sale […]

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NATO-Russia war not likely in 2017, Michael Fallon says, downplaying MI5 chief’s warning

November 3, 2016 6:30 am
NATO-Russia war not likely in 2017, Michael Fallon says, downplaying MI5 chief’s warning

British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon (File photo via the Independent) A war between Russia and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is “not likely” in 2017, says the UK defense chief, playing down an earlier warning by MI5 chief Andrew Parker. Sir Michael Fallon made […]

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British special forces to resume militant training in Syria: UK Minister of Defense Michael Fallon

October 25, 2016 1:45 pm
British special forces to resume militant training in Syria: UK Minister of Defense Michael Fallon

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon (Photo by AFP) UK Minister of Defense Michael Fallon says British special forces will soon resume training “moderate” militants in Syria to bolster the fight against the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri group. Fallon made the announcement on Tuesday, before meeting with defense ministers from a US-led […]

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UK hacking Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorists in Mosul: British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

October 21, 2016 9:30 pm
UK hacking Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorists in Mosul: British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon (Photo by AFP) UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says his country is partaking in the ongoing battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul by conducting cyber attacks against the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorists. The Iraqi army, volunteer Shia and Sunni fighters along with Kurdish […]

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Britian will continue to block EU army: UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

October 4, 2016 5:30 pm
Britian will continue to block EU army: UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon delivers a keynote address on the third day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, central England, on October 4, 2016. (Photo by AFP) British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says the UK will continue opposing a European Union army as long as it remains […]

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United Kingdom will have ‘full Brexit’ from European Union (EU): British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

October 1, 2016 7:00 pm
United Kingdom will have ‘full Brexit’ from European Union (EU): British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon (Photo by AFP) The British defense minister says the United Kingdom will fully break up with the European Union (EU), dismissing calls for a “soft Brexit.” Michael Fallon said the government of Prime Minister Theresa May will not have the “soft Brexit” option on the table, The Daily […]

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UK still opposing EU army, says will harm NATO

September 27, 2016 5:00 pm
UK still opposing EU army, says will harm NATO

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon gives an opening address at the UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial at Lancaster House in London, September 8, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Despite a decision to leave the European Union (EU), the UK will continue to oppose the creation of an EU army as it will […]

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