Ivor Bennet

  • Iconic London bus heads through the city center.
    Olympic movement – not! Gridlocked London puts brakes on Games
    The influx of visitors set to hit London for the Olympics have raised concerns the transport system cannot handle the extra weight. Airport delays, strikes and congestion could see London grind to a halt as 5 million visitors overload the city.
  • HMS Edinburgh, sunk on an  Arctic Convoy carrying 5 tons of Russian Gold destined for the US. (Image from ahoy.tk-jk.net)
    'Path through hell’: UK to finally recognize WWII Arctic heroes?
    The epic efforts of UK Arctic heroes who braved icy waters during World War II to maintain vital supply lines to the Soviet Union may finally be recognized at home. The British PM has ordered a medals review after years of campaigning from veterans.
  • Boris Berezovsky 	(Reuters / Stefan Wermuth)
    Berezovsky sets $17 million bounty on capture of Putin
    As Vladimir Putin prepares to take office, fugitive Boris Berezovsky is offering $16.7 million to anyone who detains Putin at his inauguration. The sum has increased ten-fold since his previous offer, evidently ignoring the economic crisis.
  • Nabeel Rajab
    Bahrain arrests main human rights activist Nabeel Rajab
    Bahraini authorities have arrested Nabeel Rajab, rights activist and foremost critic of the Al Khalifa regime, as they continue their brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. It comes after he was interviewed on Julian Assange’s “The World Tomorrow.”
  • Argentine soldiers in their way to occupy the captured Royal Marines base in Puerto Argentino/Port Stanley, a few days after the Argentine military dictatorship seized the islands Malvinas/Falklands (AFP Photo / Daniel Garcia)
    Falklands War 30 years on: ‘The British have learned nothing’
    Thirty years after the UK and Argentina fought over the remote Falkland Islands, the war continues to resonate in both countries. Historian Hugh Bicheno says Britain has not learned from the conflict and the islands are still vulnerable to invasion.
  • A supporter of the English Defence League gestures during a demonstration in Luton, February 5, 2011. (Reuters / Paul Hackett)
    Breeding Breiviks? Europe, US ‘at risk’ of anti-Islam massacre
    Counter-Jihad movements that inspired Anders Breivik’s Norway massacre are growing in influence in the US and Europe: a recent report by UK activist group Hope not Hate has mapped their spread, and the links between them.
  • Bowland Shale
    Fracking hell: UK government set to green light risky gas drilling?
    A controversial gas extraction method caused two earthquakes in the UK last year, a government panel of experts reported. Yet, despite the environmental dangers fracking may cause, its resumption has been recommended, albeit under strict regulation.
  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (R) as they meet at the latter's official residence in Tokyo on April 10, 2012.
    Keeping China at bay: UK, Japan strike arms deal
    Japan and Britain have agreed to an unprecedented arms deal - Tokyo’s first such arrangement with a country other than the US. Amid fears of Western expansion in Asia Pacific, some analysts say the region will welcome a counterbalance to Chinese power.
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    Trouble brewing: UK clamps down on bargain boozing
    In an effort to deter growing levels of binge-drinking in the UK, the government is proposing the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol. But its implementation has come under fire from the drinks industry, which claims it violates EU law.