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  • Media websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    The websites of several British media organizations were hacked on Thursday in a suspected coordinated attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among those hit were the...
  • UK terrorism watchdog criticizes new security proposals

    Britain's terrorism watchdog has criticized the government's proposed new security laws, describing some of the measures as an "announcement waiting for a policy". A bill introduced by Home Secretary Theresa May on Wednesday is designed to crack down...
  • British brothers jailed for attending militant training camp in Syria

    Two brothers from London on Wednesday became the first Britons to be convicted for attending a militant training camp in Syria as Western governments increasingly warn of the threat posed by fighters returning from conflicts in the Middle East....
  • Special Report: UK banks say 'smart' clients don't deserve compensation

    Scott Wotherspoon runs a small tiling firm in Scotland. In 2008, when he bought a shopfitting company, he asked his accountants to check its books. There was no problem with the shopfitter. But Wotherspoon was about to run into trouble with his bank. The...
  • Portsmouth to host Ainslie team's races

    Portsmouth, an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain in 2015 and 2016 as part of the build-up to the main event in 2017. British challenger Ben Ainslie is building a base in...
  • UK boosts security service funding to help prevent 'lone wolf' attacks

    Britain will increase spending on its security services to try to prevent so-called 'lone-wolf' attacks against the country, Prime Minister David Cameron said after the release of a report into the 2013 killing of a soldier in London. "The increasing...
  • British intelligence could not have stopped soldier's murder: report

    Britain's security services could not have prevented two men hacking to death a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street last year, even though one of the killers had been investigated five times, lawmakers said on Tuesday. However,...
  • Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida

    Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida
    Thanksgiving, the homegrown American celebration of gratitude inspired by a 1621 harvest feast in Plymouth Colony, marks a rare nod on the calendar to U.S. colonial history. It's a great time to remember this nugget of historical knowledge: the number...
  • UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says

    UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says
    Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday. The government would Wednesday set out new laws to take on the...
  • Britain says it is reviewing arms exports to Israel again

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is undertaking a second review of arms export licenses to Israel to ensure equipment could not be used in a way that would breach international law, the government said on Monday. The government has already conducted one such...
  • BoE chief economist says low bond yields may point to 'soggier' growth

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's low government bond yields may reflect a mix of investors' fear and expectations of weak future growth, the Bank of England's chief economist said on Monday. Andy Haldane, in a BBC interview, said high debt and general risk...