Could the UK Change Its Russia Policy? (Valdai Discussion Club)

New UK governments, even when formed by the same political party, often start out by reviewing the policies of their predecessors, with defence and security being a favourite area. So it is with the government of Boris Johnson. One of the first moves he announced after the Conservatives won their 80-seat parliamentary majority in December was the launch of just such a review.

https://valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/could-the-uk-change-its-russia-policy/

Mary Dejevsky

This UK seed bank is protecting Australia’s future biodiversity after the wildfires (WEF)

  • Australia’s wildfires have burned through an area the size of Greece since September.
  • Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London are helping with emergency seed collection in areas devastated by the bushfires.
  • Seed specimens are being stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, a big underground freezer, which already contains 41,000 different species.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/uks-kew-gardens-australias-plants-wildfires-biodiversity/

, Editorial Trainee, Reuters

France, Germany, UK warn Iran nuke deal will collapse unless talks resume (Global Times)

Leaders of France, Germany and Britain, European signatories of Iran 2015 nuclear agreement, on Sunday said they are “extremely concerned” by the fuelling tension in the Gulf region, which they said likely to put the accord at risk unless the concerned parties join the same table of talks.

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1157871.shtml