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Britain set for Falklands Islands oil windfall

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Britain will share in a Falkland Islands windfall when oil starts flowing there later this decade and, with taxes and royalties estimated...

UK scraps torture inquiry while police probe Libya cases

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Britain scrapped an inquiry into whether its security services knew about the torture of terrorism suspects overseas, because police have launched a...

Britain warns of militant attacks in Kenya

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Britain believes militants are completing plans to attack Kenyan institutions as well as places frequented by expatriates and tourists, said the British...

Arab uprising could spark unrest in UK – general

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Britain's top soldier warned that pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East could spawn militant Islamist activity in Britain, but said the greatest...

UK expels Iran diplomats after embassy attack

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Britain shut Iran's embassy in London and expelled all its staff saying the storming of the British mission in Tehran could not...

Russian cleared of being “honeytrap” spy in UK

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A Russian woman who had an affair with a British member of parliament won her fight to stay in Britain after an...

Britain pulls embassy staff out of Iran

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Britain has evacuated all its diplomatic staff from Iran, Western diplomatic sources told Reuters on Wednesday, a day after protesters stormed and...

UK aims to step up international action on Somalia

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Britain will seek to build consensus on measures to tackle instability and piracy in Somalia, such as improved humanitarian aid and economic...

Torture charges hurt UK status-Hague

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Britain's international standing has been undermined by allegations that its spies colluded in torture, but reforms to remedy the damage should preserve...

Torture charges hurt UK status-Hague

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Britain's international standing has been undermined by allegations that its spies colluded in torture, but reforms to remedy the damage should preserve...

Britain to host conference on Somalia next year

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Britain will host an international conference next year on tackling instability in Somalia and protecting ships from pirates in the Gulf of...

Border row puts pressure on Home Secretary

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Britain's border force chief quit and launched an outspoken attack on Home Secretary Theresa May in a row over the easing...

UK seeks cure for gang crime after summer riots

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Cash-strapped Britain called on teachers, doctors and youth workers to help tackle a rising tide of gang and youth violence blamed for...

UK ambassador in Sudan keeps blogging despite protest

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Britain's ambassador to Sudan said he would continue his controversial blog despite protests by Khartoum over his latest entry which criticised a...

Watchdog warns of fraud risk to UK aid spending

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Britain must better manage its overseas aid and be wary of corruption as it spends more money in conflict-affected states and through...

Britain signals Maghreb push with anti-terror help

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Britain signalled on a drive to deepen ties with countries of the Maghreb, pledging help to tackle a growing threat from allies...

UK tightens arms export controls after Arab Spring

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Britain will tighten its arms export rules so it can swiftly halt sales of weapons, ammunition and tear gas to countries where...

More wealthy people considering leaving UK – survey

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Rioting in England over the summer has contributed to an increase in the number of wealthy people considering leaving Britain, a Lloyds...

Cameron says to tighten up immigration rules

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Britain plans to tighten up rules on admitting relatives of migrants, cracking down on abuses used to gain entry to the country...

UK to guarantee security of Falklands – defence secretary

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Britain will protect the people of the disputed Falkland Islands for as long as they want to remain British citizens, Defence Secretary...

British police charge six with terrorism offences

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Six men have been charged with terrorism offences a week after they were arrested in a police operation in Birmingham, Britain's second...

UK Home Office considers gender-free passports

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Britain could introduce a third gender category to British passports allowing citizens of indeterminate sex to opt out of standard male and...

Britain’s Ian Martin named head of UN Libya mission

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The United Nations said it had chosen British diplomat and human rights activist Ian Martin to head its new mission in Libya. The...

UK to boycott UN racism conference anniversary

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Britain said it will boycott a United Nations meeting this month marking the 10th anniversary of an acrimonious conference on racism. "The British...

Higgs boson may be a mirage, scientists hint

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Scientists chasing a particle they believe may have played a vital role in creation of the universe indicated they were coming to...

Britain says 400,000 Somali children at risk of death

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Britain said that hundreds of thousands of children could starve to death in Somalia if the international community did not ramp up...

Riots, wild markets: Did space storms drive us mad?

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Rollercoaster financial markets and the worst riots Britain has seen in decades have made it quite a week for a time of...

Riots, wild markets: Did space storms drive us mad?

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Rollercoaster financial markets and the worst riots Britain has seen in decades have made it quite a week for a time of...

Cameron – will mend “broken society” after riots

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Prime Minister David Cameron said his government would mend Britain's "broken society" to prevent a repeat of the country's worst riots in...

Libya’s rebel opposition takes over London embassy

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Libya's rebel government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), said its diplomats will move into the London embassy previously occupied by the Gaddafi...

Iran chides UK over riots, Europeans watch anxiously

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Iran urged Britain to avoid using force to suppress riots that have rocked London, mischievously turning the tables on Western critics of...

Rights groups pull out of UK torture inquiry

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Human rights groups and campaigning lawyers will not take part in an inquiry into what British security services knew about the alleged...

Spy agency says cyber raids show need for security

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Britain's electronic spy agency told Reuters a report disclosing unprecedented cyber raids demonstrated the need for an international "shared understanding" of acceptable...

EU leaders must “get a grip” on debt crisis: Osborne

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Britain's finance minister urged euro zone leaders to "get a grip" on the debt crisis when they meet in Brussels to discuss...

Britain, South Africa disagree over next steps in Libya

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The leaders of South Africa and Britain disagreed over how to proceed in Libya, South African President Jacob Zuma saying he wanted...

Hacking scandal fells top policeman

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A phone-hacking scandal centred on Rupert Murdoch's News Corp cost Britain's top policeman his job and renewed questions about Prime Minister David...

Press barons lose information monopoly in Twitter era

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Britain's celebrities might no longer have to worry about the News of the World hacking phones or rifling their bins, but the...

UK short of Libya targets, not resources -source

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Britain is running short of military targets in Libya as the forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are increasingly using civilian infrastructure...

Analysis: strained relations between “top brass”, politicians “not uncommon”

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Recent tensions between British politicians and the military top brass are a symptom of the uncertainty over who's long term vision for...

Britain to pay compensation to former 9/11 suspect

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Britain agreed to pay compensation to an Algerian pilot who was put in jail for five months after he was wrongly accused...

UK expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai passports

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Britain has expelled an Israeli diplomat after concluding that Israel had forged British passports used by the suspected killers of a Hamas...

Britain to ban militant Somali Islamist group

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Britain will outlaw al Shabaab a Somali-based Islamist militant group which recently pledged allegiance to al Qaeda preventing it operating or seeking...

UK conservatives wary of EU defence cooperation

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Britain's opposition Conservatives say they will closely examine whether Britain should stay in the European Defence Agency, set up to promote European...

UK rethinks defence

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The British government says its armed forces face tough choices to adapt to an age of austerity but says greater defence cooperation,...

Britain presses Sudan to agree on border, oil

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Major donor Britain is pressing Sudan's former north-south foes urgently to resolve differences over borders and sharing oil revenues, with a southern...

RAF C17 fleet to grow to seven

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The British Royal Air Force has signed a deal for a seventh Boeing C-17 strategic transport aircraft to increase the size of...

More than 20 Kenyans barred over corruption: Britain

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Britain said it had banned more than 20 Kenyans, including senior civil servants, from visiting the UK because of corruption, but that...

Yemeni forces deploy in Aden to curb separatists

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Yemeni security forces spread out across the southern port city of Aden, clamping down on any display of secessionist sentiment on the...

Book review: Defeat into victory

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"It was good fun commanding a division in the Iraq desert. It is good fun commanding a division anywhere." - A memorable...