Somalia extremists call for attacks on Western shopping malls

Feb 23, 2015

Somalia extremists call for attacks on Western shopping malls

A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a U.S. mall attack was in the works. The ...

Feb 21, 2015

British press roiled by allegation of self-censorship to keep ads

One of Britain’s most storied newspapers has been accused of censoring itself for commercial gain, raising awkward questions about a centuries-old press culture that has prided itself on its no-holds-barred approach to telling the truth. The 160-year-old Daily Telegraph strongly denied accusations made in ...

NSA helped British steal cell phone codes, says Snowden leak

Feb 20, 2015

NSA helped British steal cell phone codes, says Snowden leak

Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden. ...

Feb 18, 2015

Britain approves world's largest offshore wind farm

Britain’s energy ministry has approved the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind project, the world’s biggest offshore wind park, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The project, located in the North Sea, is being led by Forewind, a consortium comprising SSE, RWE, Statkraft ...

Feb 17, 2015

Britain's GCHQ spy agency deploys armed guards for first time

Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency has for the first time deployed armed police guards in front of its headquarters outside London, a spokeswoman said Monday, citing the heightened risk of an attack by militants. Britain raised its terrorism alert last August to the second-highest level, ...

Feb 17, 2015

Pot smokers face fivefold psychosis risk

A British study released Monday suggested that the risk of psychosis is five times higher for regular users of cannabis than for those who have never tried it, adding to a growing body of evidence linking drug use to mental health disorders. The six-year ...

Feb 16, 2015

Britain's HSBC apologizes over past standards at Swiss bank

HSBC apologized to customers and investors on Sunday for past practices at its Swiss private bank after allegations that it helped hundreds of wealthy clients dodge taxes. Europe’s largest bank said in full-page advertisements in British newspapers that recent media coverage that focused on ...

Chelsea Manning to write for Guardian newspaper

Feb 11, 2015

Chelsea Manning to write for Guardian newspaper

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence for the biggest document leak in U.S. history, has a new job: unpaid writing for The Guardian newspaper’s American edition. A former army intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning was convicted in 2013 of having ...

Bletchley Park recreates wartime Britain

Feb 7, 2015

Bletchley Park recreates wartime Britain

by Danica Kirka

As a tourist site, Bletchley Park has been something of a well-kept secret. That’s because it was a government secret as well. But the once-classified home of Britain’s World War II code-breakers is finally coming out of the shadows. Though eclipsed by attractions such ...

Feb 7, 2015

Otters eat rare monkey at British zoo

An endangered monkey that fell into a pond has been eaten by otters at a British zoo. Bristol Zoo Gardens say the rare golden lion tamarin monkey, a squirrel-size species native to Brazil, was climbing on a branch when it fell and became trapped ...