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Wikileaks Founder Takes Extradition Fight to Britain’s Top Court

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has appealed to Britain’s Supreme Court to block his extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. Lawyers for the 40-year-old Assange told the court the European arrest warrant is invalid because it was issued by a Swedish prosecutor and not a judge or court. Lawyers for Sweden are arguing that prosecutors play […]

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British Police Arrest Four Men in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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British police have arrested four men, including one of their own, in the News of the World tabloid’s phone hacking scandal. London police say three suspects were taken into custody early Saturday at their homes in or near London. The police officer was arrested when he arrived at work Saturday. The suspects, who range in […]

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Scottish Leader Details Possible Independence Referendum

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Scotland’s first minister is pushing for a clear referendum on independence from Britain, while advocating that 16- and 17-year-olds be allowed to take part. Scottish leader Alex Salmond shared his proposal for the potential vote with lawmakers in Edinburgh Wednesday, during an event commemorating Scottish poet Robert Burns. He said the question on the ballot […]

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Britain Revokes Iran’s Press TV License

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s telecommunications regulator has revoked the license of Iranian state-owned television outlet Press TV. Ofcom officials said Friday the Iranian English-language channel would disappear from British television screens by the end of the day. Britain’s independent broadcasting watchdog said that Press TV failed to obey a rule that its license should be held by its […]

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China, Flush with Cash, Invests in British Sewers

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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China is making good on plans to invest in infrastructure around the world, buying part of Britain’s biggest water and sewer company. China Investment Corporation announced the purchase Friday but did not disclose the price. The deal follows this week’s visit by British Finance Minister George Osborne to Beijing aimed at strengthening economic ties between […]

British Media Group Compensates 37 More In Phone Hacking

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has agreed to pay large payouts to 37 phone-hacking victims, including British actor Jude Law, football player Ashley Cole and former deputy prime minister John Prescott. The High Court in London heard details of new settlements totaling about $1 million for illegal eavesdropping by Murdoch-owned tabloids on celebrities’ phone conversations. The […]

Former British Official: Britain Attempted Spy Plot in Russia

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A former top British official has admitted for the first time that Britain spied on Russia using electronic equipment inside a phony rock. Jonathan Powell told the BBC that British spies were clearly responsible for the espionage attempt in Moscow six years ago. He said Russia had known about the spy plot for some time […]

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Britain Probes Reports Troops Abused Afghan Children

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s military says it is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by British troops in Afghanistan. The Sun newspaper on Wednesday reported that two soldiers had been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing an Afghan boy and girl, both around 10-years-old, and videotaping the incident. The British Defense Ministry says the investigations branch of the Royal Military […]

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Britain Probes Reports Troops Abused Afghan Children

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s military says it is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by British troops in Afghanistan. The Sun newspaper on Wednesday reported that two soldiers had been arrested for allegedly abusing an Afghan boy and girl, both around 10-years-old, and videotaping the incident. The British Defense Ministry says the the investigations branch of the Royal Military […]

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Britain Probes Reports Troops Abused Afghan Children

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s military says it is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by British troops in Afghanistan. The Sun newspaper on Wednesday reported that two soldiers had been arrested for allegedly abusing an Afghan boy and girl, both around 10-years-old, and videotaping the incident. The British Defense Ministry says the the investigations branch of the Royal Military […]

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