Notorious gangster known as Britain's most violent dies

Nov 27, 2014

Notorious gangster known as Britain's most violent dies

An infamous London gangster known as “Mad” Frankie Fraser has died in a hospital at age 90, a former associate said on Wednesday. In his 1960s heyday, Fraser was known as an enforcer who inflicted violence on behalf of the two gangs that dominated ...

U.K. spies lacked info to stop slaying of soldier Lee Rigby: report

Nov 26, 2014

U.K. spies lacked info to stop slaying of soldier Lee Rigby: report

Britain’s intelligence agencies were monitoring two al-Qaida-inspired extremists who killed a British soldier on a London street, but did not know about a key online exchange that could have alerted authorities to the impending attack, lawmakers said Tuesday. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee said ...

Nov 25, 2014

Cyberspying tool could have U.S., British origins

A sophisticated cyber-espionage tool that has been stealing information from governments and businesses since 2008 has one report linking it to U.S. and British intelligence, researchers said Monday. The security firm Symantec identified the malware, known as Regin, and said it was used “in ...

Nov 24, 2014

U.K. decides 'severe' terror threat requires new powers

Britain’s interior minister said Monday that the country faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, as she announced measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny and prevent insurance companies from paying terrorist ransoms. Home Secretary Theresa May said the advance of the Islamic State group ...

UKIP victory sets stage for EU upheaval

Nov 23, 2014

UKIP victory sets stage for EU upheaval

Some 16,867 voters in southeast England ushered in a season of European political tumult that in an extreme scenario could lead to Britain exiting the European Union, Greece quitting the euro or Catalonia seceding from Spain. Victory by the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party in ...

Nov 23, 2014

Hackers to probe cybercrime defenses at British banks

In the next few months, hackers will try to penetrate the cyberdefenses of Britain’s major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they will be welcome. Banks are on red alert after cybercriminals obtained details of 83 million clients from ...