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British Lawmaker Arrested for Suspected Sexual Assault

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A British lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party has been arrested in London on suspicion of sexual assault involving a 29-year-old woman. News reports say Andrew Bridgen, a lawmaker who holds the North West Leicestershire seat, was taken into custody in relation to the alleged assault early Thursday. Police did not confirm the […]

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Eritrea Accuses British Firm of Espionage

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Eritrea says a British security firm has committed acts of espionage and attempted acts of terrorism and sabotage on its territory. On December 24, the Eritrean navy detained four British nationals who worked for the British company Protection Vessels International, or PVI. In a statement Thursday, Eritrea’s Foreign Ministry accused the detainees and other PVI […]

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Britain Fends Off More Than 1,000 Cyber Attacks a Year

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s defense minister says his agency’s computer systems fended off more than a thousand cyber attacks in the past year. Liam Fox said late Tuesday in a speech that his agency fights “a continuous battle” to keep hostile forces out of computer networks. He said criminals, some foreign intelligence services, and other malicious elements are […]

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British Police Cleared of Assaulting Suspected Terrorist

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Four British police officers have been acquitted of violently assaulting terrorist suspect Babar Ahmad in 2003 when they arrested him on suspicion of helping to raise money to fund terrorist campaigns. The jury at the London court, in its decision Friday, found the four not guilty of claims by Ahmad that police had beaten him […]

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Britain To Celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 60 years on the throne next year with events including street parties and a 1,000-boat flotilla along London’s Thames River led by the queen on a royal barge. The four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration from June 2 to June 5, 2012, will also feature a carriage […]

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British Lawmakers Say Asylum Seekers Have Gotten ‘Amnesty’

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A British parliamentary investigation has concluded that so many asylum seekers have been allowed to stay in the country that it amounted to an “amnesty” for them. In a scathing assessment Thursday of Britain’s immigration agency, the lawmakers found that “a very large number” of asylum seekers remain in the country “who either have no […]

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Web Security Summit: Cyberattacks as Great a Threat as Military

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The chairman of one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies says cyberwarfare could be as dangerous as a military attack. Speaking at the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in London Wednesday, BT Group Chairman Michael Rake told government officials and business leaders from around the world that cyberattacks could “bring a nation to its knees” without any […]

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