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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Queen Elizabeth leads Britain in silent tribute to war dead

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... of Defence Staff General Nicholas Houghton. Police arrested four men overnight Thursday on suspicion of “Islamist-related terrorism”, which media reports said concerned a plot intended for British ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Outgoing GCHQ boss rejects mass surveillance claims

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 10:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Outgoing UK spy chief defends agency The outgoing head of Britain's eavesdropping agency GCHQ has issued a stout defence of the work of his spies who have faced criticism following revelations by Edward Snowden, saying they would rather quit than carry out mass surveillance. Privacy groups and some lawmakers accused GCHQ of the widespread illegal monitoring ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Four men appear in court to face London terror plot charges

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by Reuters

    ... The judge at Westminster Magistrates Court in London adjourned yesterday's proceedings to allow them to see defence lawyers. Details of the charges included taking "an oath of allegiance ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Former BBC Radio DJ Dave Lee Travis convicted of indecent assault

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:20am by The Guardian

    ... with his wife, Marianne, after being granted bail. He will be sentenced on Friday. His defence counsel told Southwark Crown Court, central London, that the “custodial threshold has not been met”, ... called on a host of defence witnesses; the jury heard him described as the “perfect gentleman”. He was inducted into radio’s hall of fame in 2010, capping a 50-year career that started ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fighter jets escort Qatar Airways plane into UK airport after bomb threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:23pm by Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... from RAF Coningsby in their quick reaction alert role this afternoon to investigate a civilian aircraft whose pilot had requested assistance," Britain's Ministry of Defence said ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    William Hague steps aside as David Cameron reshuffles team ahead of 2015 poll

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... surprise development, William Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years, voluntarily stood down, allowing Cameron to appoint Philip Hammond, the defence minister ... was appointed the new defence secretary. One of the biggest surprises for Britons was Cameron's decision to sack Gove, whose radical reforms to the education sector have provoked anger among ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    More than 32,000 British soldiers failed basic fitness test

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... to be overweight and at risk of health problems, according to Ministry of Defence figures. All soldiers in the British Army are required to complete a personal fitness assessment twice a year, and those ... represents 11 per cent of the army serving in that period and many of those who failed will have subsequently passed their fitness test," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement. "All ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Nuclear subs issue submerged ahead of Scotland’s independence poll

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:06pm by BLOOM

    ... position. It's a huge issue." British defence chiefs have dismissed the need for plans to move the subs and their missiles from the Faslane base and a nearby arms depot, at least in public. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond reiterated on May 8 that relocation would cost "billions of pounds, perhaps tens of billions of pounds" and take at least a decade. While ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Rolf Harris’ lawyer claims alleged victim of child sex abuse showed ‘sexual chemistry’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:40pm by Reuters

    ... defence lawyers said there had been "sexual chemistry" and a consensual relationship which began when she was 18. "You tried to absolve yourself of blame and say Rolf Harris had ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    UK public relations guru Max Clifford convicted of sexual assaults

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:35pm by AP, GDN

    ... prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC described Clifford as a risk-taker with an "arrogant confidence", urging jurors to reject the defence's claim that he was a "loving father" who ...




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