Jul 22, 2014

British far-right leader steps down

Nick Griffin has stepped down as leader of the British National Party, the far-right group announced Monday, following disastrous results at the European Parliament elections. Griffin, 55, stepped aside at a party leadership meeting after nearly 15 years in charge of the anti-immigration group, ...

Jul 17, 2014

Japan, Britain to join forces to research missile technology

Japan and Britain plan to collaborate on researching technology for air-to-air missiles that could one day be loaded on the F-35 stealth fighter jets to be acquired and operated by the Air Self-Defense Force, Japanese government sources said Wednesday. The envisioned collaboration between the ...

Jul 14, 2014

Snowden slams Britain's planned emergency surveillance laws

Fugitive U.S. intelligence expert Edward Snowden attacked British plans for emergency laws to allow police and security services greater access to Internet and phone data on Sunday. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, to whom the former National Security Agency contractor revealed the ...

Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

Jul 10, 2014

Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year, calling the move vital for national security following a decision by Europe’s top court. Communication companies had been required to retain data for ...

Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Jun 5, 2014

Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was kept out of Wednesday’s summit of world leaders but dominated the meeting as President Barack Obama and his counterparts from the G-7 group of major economies sought the Kremlin chief’s renewed cooperation to end the Ukraine crisis. French President ...

May 30, 2014

U.K. to count prostitution, drugs when measuring GDP

Sex please — we’re British. Britain’s Office of National Statistics said prostitution and the import, manufacture and consumption of illegal drugs will be counted when making the government’s quarterly calculations of gross domestic product. The statistics agency said Friday some of these activities are ...