British lawmakers will have the final decision on sending troops to war, Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the ruling Labour Party's annual conference on Monday.
Brown's predecessor Tony Blair took the unprecedented step of seeking a parliamentary vote before Britain's involvement in the 2003 U.S.-led war in Iraq. Brown said parliament should have a say on all future engagements.
Brown said in his first speech to a Labour party conference as leader that the fight against international terrorism will need more than military might. "To prevail in this struggle will require more than military force and we will work with our allies to isolate extremists and win the battle of hearts and minds," Brown told delegates.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War