Tag Archives: international relations

Boarder Guards

Spanish fishermen have sailed into disputed waters off Gibraltar to protest about a reef put there by the British territory’s government. The fishermen say the reef restricts their right to fish, but Gibraltar says they should not be fishing there. Gibraltar police said the protest, which lasted an hour and passed off without incident, ended […]

What’s Spanish for Deja Vu?

A Royal Navy warship is to pay a “routine” visit to Gibraltar, the UK government has said, amid a continuing row with Spain over border checks. Relations between Gibraltar and Spain have deteriorated in recent weeks. But the Ministry of Defence said the visit was “long-planned” and one of many “regular and routine deployments”. HMS […]

London Olympic Souvenir Edition Funnie

Vale Little Kimmie Sick

As a nation mourns (and the Internet boggles) we pause to offer our sincere condolences to the people of North Korea on the occasion of their Dear Leader’s funeral…. We also offer some fan service to our male readers – hotpants and swords, that’s all I’m going to say. Ain’t no party like a? Pyongyang […]

New Korean Minefield

North Korea is to cut all relations with South Korea, Pyongyang’s official news agency reports. KCNA said the North was also expelling all South Korean workers from a jointly-run factory north of the border. The move comes after an international report blamed North Korea for sinking a South Korean warship. Pyongyang denies it torpedoed the […]

Jacob’s Ladder

It was all polite smiles and meticulous protocol as Jacob Zuma met the Queen yesterday afternoon. But just hours before he left for his state visit to Britain, South Africa’s flamboyant President revealed what he really thought of his hosts. In an astonishing interview given shortly before he boarded his flight to London, Mr Zuma […]