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The chairman of the Commons Defence Select Committee has said the British Army is in “dire state” after Sky News revealed a US general privately told the defence secretary the UK’s Armed Forces are no longer regarded as a top-level fighting force. Defence sources revealed the US general said this decline in war-fighting capability needed
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Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked as Tory party chairman after an ethics inquiry into the handling of his tax affairs found a “serious breach” of the Ministerial Code. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had resisted earlier calls from opposition parties to sack Mr Zahawi following reports that the Tory chairman had paid a penalty as part
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Two British nationals were killed while attempting a “humanitarian evacuation” from the Ukrainian town of Soledar, a family statement has said. Chris Parry, 28, and Andrew Bagshaw, 47, were reported missing on 7 January amid heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces. A statement issued by Mr Bagshaw’s family said the pair’s car was hit
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