Lawyers representing the United States in the trial of Julian Assange asserted that the legal proceedings are centered on the publication of classified information, not Assange's political views. The hearing, taking place at London's High Court, marks Assange's final attempt to prevent his extradition to the US, with proceedings commencing on February 20.
The United Kingdom continues to be the first country of choice for Greeks who want to study abroad, based on a survey carried out by marketing research and polling company Kubi Kalloo.
The poll used a sample of 1,700 young people aged 16-34 from France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy and Greece, who are interested in studying abroad within the next three years.
In a move signaling heightened tensions between Russia and the West, Reuters reports that Russia has officially withdrawn from a 1956 fishing agreement with Britain. The agreement, originally brokered by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, allowed British vessels access to lucrative fishing grounds in the Barents Sea and along the coast of the Kola Peninsula and Kolguev Island.
Turkey's KAAN, its first national combat aircraft, completed its first flight on Wednesday, part of the country's efforts to upgrade its air force.
NATO member Turkey launched its TF-X project to produce a national combat aircraft in 2016. Turkish aerospace firm TUSAS signed a deal with Britain's BAE Systems worth $125 million in 2017 to develop the next-generation fighter jet.
The test firing of a Trident missile from a Royal Navy submarine has failed, for the second time in a row.
The UK Ministry of Defense on Tuesday confirmed the incident, which took place at the end of January, saying there had been a mistake involving the Vanguard submarine, but they said no further details were being shared for security reasons.