Parliament votes to bomb ISIS in Syria

Cameron wins vote by majority 174; “moral and practical”

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British RAF Tornados departing for Syria Wednesday evening

Earlier in the evening, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said raids could begin “very quickly” because jets are already stationed in the Middle East where they are carrying out attacks in Iraq. Continue reading “Parliament votes to bomb ISIS in Syria”

British PM makes case to Parliament for bombing campaign in Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron urged lawmakers on Wednesday to approve air strikes

Traffic passes the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain

Prime Minister David Cameron urged lawmakers on Wednesday to approve air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, saying Britain could make a “real difference” to the U.S.-led campaign to destroy the militants.

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French jets strike ISIS; Britain offers help

Britain offers France the use of an air base in Cyprus to hit the militants group behind the Paris attacks

French President Francois Hollande  and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attend a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 23, 2015.

French President Francois Hollande met British Prime Minister David Cameron in Paris on Monday as part of efforts to rally support for the fight against Islamic State and Hollande is also due to visit Washington and Moscow this week.

Cameron offered air-to-air refueling services and said he was convinced Britain should carry out air strikes alongside France on the group in Syria and would be recommending that Britain’s parliament vote through such measures.

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Cameron to push for war; joining Syria air strikes

Prime Minister David Cameron will this week set out the case for joining air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron waits to greet his Slovenian counterpart Miro Cerar at Number 10 Downing Street in London

Britain is already bombing IS in Iraq but Cameron has said he believes Britain should be doing more to fight the militants, who claimed responsibility for this month’s attacks in Paris in which 130 people died. Continue reading “Cameron to push for war; joining Syria air strikes”

U.S. & U.K. Run Drill to Test Cyber Security of Financial Sector

Britain and the United States carried out a planned drill with leading global firms on Thursday to see how they would respond to a cyber incident in the financial sector.

A person wearing a balaclava is silhouetted as he poses with a laptop in front of a screen projected with the word 'cyber' and binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.   REUTERS/Dado RuvicThe test focused on how the world’s two biggest financial centers, New York and London, would cope with a cyber attack in terms of sharing information, communicating with the public and handling an incident.

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