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 ...

U.K. police spied on reporters for years, documents show

Nov 22, 2014

U.K. police spied on reporters for years, documents show

In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail. Twelve pages of police intelligence logs noted which protests ...

Nov 21, 2014

British telecom firm helped government spy on millions, TV station claims

Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of Internet users worldwide, a British TV channel reported Thursday, citing previously secret documents leaked by a fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor. Cable & Wireless, which was bought by Vodafone in 2012, ...

Nov 20, 2014

'Pick-up artist' Julien Blanc banned from U.K.

The British government on Wednesday banned controversial U.S.-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging “physical and emotional abuse.” Granting Blanc a visa “could have led to an increase in sexual violence ...

Nov 20, 2014

London's bankers battle in the boxing ring

Gasping for breath and bleeding from a thick lip, Nick “Suicide” Seto exited the ring. But the pain of defeat would be forgotten the next day when he returned to work at a London bank. “I love winning, so it hurts, but I hope ...