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British Teen Released on Bail in Hacking Case

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British teenage hacker Ryan Cleary was released on bail Monday after agreeing to obey a curfew, wear an electronic tag and not access the Internet. The teenager was arrested a week ago at his home in Wickford, England, on suspicion of having hacked into a national anti-crime agency and two other sites. He was detained […]

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Pakistan Expels British Trainers

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has asked Britain to pull out some of its military trainers, a demand that follows last month’s killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces. A spokesman for the British embassy in Islamabad, George Sheriff, said Monday that the Pakistani government had requested the temporary withdrawal of some of Britain’s training […]

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Pakistan Expels British Trainers

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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A British newspaper says Pakistan has expelled a team of British military trainers sent to help in the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida. The Guardian reported Sunday that Britain’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed the expulsion of at least 18 military advisers who were part of the $24-million-dollar program to train the paramilitary Frontier […]

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British Prime Minister Agrees with Obama’s Afghan Strategy

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday reaffirmed to U.S. President Barrack Obama that Britain would remove its combat troops from Afghanistan by 2015. In a telephone call, the two leaders discussed troop withdrawal plans before Mr. Obama’s Wednesday night address to the American people announcing the U.S. plan. Britain has the second-highest troop contingent in […]

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British Police Charge Teenager With Hacking Attacks

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have charged a 19-year-old man with cybercrime offenses following his arrest earlier this week in connection with international hackers. Officials say Ryan Cleary is due to appear in court Thursday to face five charges that include hacking the official website of Britain’s Serious Organized Crime Agency. Cleary was arrested Monday at his home […]

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Britain Arrests Teen Hacker For Attacks on Business, Intelligence

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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British police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man believed to be responsible for cyber attacks against major businesses and intelligence agencies. Working with the FBI, police arrested the teen Monday night in Wickford, a town east of London. Investigators were examining material collected from a home there. Police say the arrest was made in […]

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Shell Fined for 2008 Explosion in England

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A British court has fined the Shell oil company more than $2 million for a 2008 explosion and fire at a gas terminal in England. The court ruled the company ignored warnings by workers at the plant in Bacton, on the Norfolk coast 200 kilometers northeast of London. No one was killed in the incident, […]

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Famed British Peace Activist Brian Haw Dead at 62

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Brian Haw, a peace activist who for years held a nearly non-stop vigil in a tent across from Britain’s parliament, has died, his family announced Sunday. Almost everyone who worked in or visited the London landmark had seen him. A former carpenter and member of the Merchant Navy, Haw set up his tent near opposite […]

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Britain Bans UPS From Certain Sites

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Britain has banned the cargo shipping company UPS from using some of its facilities out of security concerns. The Department for Transport said in a statement Friday it had “restricted” the number of sites where UPS could screen its air cargo until it satisfies current security requirements. It did not supply details on the sites. […]

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Top British School, Hotel on Al-Qaida Target List

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A top British school and London hotel were on a list of possible terrorist targets found on the body of a leading al-Qaida commander shot dead in Somalia. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was shot and killed by security forces at a checkpoint near Mogadishu last week. He is believed to have played a key role in […]

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