Dec 12, 2014

Britain's CGHQ to deploy online spies to track child porn

The British spy agency GCHQ will create a specialist unit to track child pornography and hunt abusers online, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday. It will be run by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which has assisted investigations in the past but has ...

Dec 4, 2014

Britain slaps new 25% 'Google tax' on multinationals

The British government on Wednesday slapped a new tax rate on multinational companies that seek to avoid paying their fair share to Treasury coffers. The levy — nicknamed the “Google tax” because of the high number of technology firms seeking to avoid tax — ...

Dec 1, 2014

China refuses British MPs entry to Hong Kong

A group of British lawmakers investigating Britain’s relations with Hong Kong have been told China will not allow them into the former colony, the MPs said Sunday. The Foreign Affairs Committee, a panel of lawmakers who scrutinize the Foreign Office’s work, is looking into ...

Nov 27, 2014

Sierra Leone seeks U.S. military help to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone appealed to the United States on Wednesday to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbors Guinea and Liberia in the fight against the virus. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak has killed at least ...

Nov 24, 2014

Iran frees British-Iranian woman who tried to go to volleyball game

Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman being held on bail, the semi-official ISNA news agency said. The report quoted Sousan Moshtaghian, mother of Ghoncheh Ghavami, as saying a judge released her daughter on nearly $30,000 bail ahead of an appeal. “My daughter has insisted ...

Nov 21, 2014

Britain urges Russia to shut down webcam spying site

A Russian website offering thousands of live feeds peering into bedrooms and offices around the world by accessing poorly secured webcams should be taken down immediately, British officials said on Thursday. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the site was taking advantage of devices ...