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May 21, 2014

Prince Charles likens Russia’s Putin to Hitler – paper

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has likened Russian President Vladimir Putin to German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler over his stance on Ukraine, according to a British newspaper.

During a royal tour of Canada, the 65-year-old prince told a Jewish woman who fled from Poland during World War Two that “Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler”, the Daily Mail said on Wednesday.

May 21, 2014

UK’s Prince Charles likens Russia’s Putin to Hitler: paper

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has likened Russian President Vladimir Putin to German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler over his stance on Ukraine, according to a British newspaper.

During a royal tour of Canada, the 65-year-old prince told a Jewish woman who fled from Poland during World War Two that “Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler”, the Daily Mail said on Wednesday.

May 20, 2014

‘No smoking gun’ in UK hacking case against Brooks, court told

LONDON (Reuters) – The phone-hacking trial of Rupert Murdoch’s former British newspaper boss Rebekah Brooks was told on Tuesday there was no “smoking gun” evidence to prove she knew about illegal interception of celebrities’ voicemail messages.

The seven-month trial, now nearing its end, has heard that Brooks condoned the practice at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid in an effort to discover exclusive stories.

May 14, 2014

Ex-reporter tells UK court he hacked William and Kate’s phones nearly 200 times

LONDON (Reuters) – The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid admitted to a London court on Wednesday he had repeatedly hacked the voicemails of Princes William and Harry, and William’s wife Kate Middleton.

Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing voicemails on the mobile phones of royal aides, said he had hacked Queen Elizabeth’s grandsons almost a decade ago in search of stories while working at the now-defunct tabloid.

May 14, 2014

Ex-royal editor on Murdoch paper hacked princes’ phones, court hears

LONDON (Reuters) – The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court on Wednesday that he had hacked the voicemails of Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry, and William’s wife Kate Middleton.

Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing the voicemails on the mobiles of royal aides, told the jury at the Old Bailey court he had hacked Queen Elizabeth’s grandsons in search of stories while working at the now-defunct tabloid.

May 8, 2014

Britain must prevent its nationals fighting abroad -report

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – Britain needs to take urgent
action to stop citizens travelling to fight in Syria and other
conflicts, a parliamentary committee said on Friday, amid fears
they could be radicalised there and return to carry out attacks
on their homeland.

The head of the Home Affairs Committee also warned that
Britain faced a “terrorist threat” as grave as at any point
since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States 13 years ago.

May 8, 2014

Snowden leaks prompt ‘insidious’ claims about spies – MP

LONDON (Reuters) – Supporters of former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden use “insidious” language that blurs lines between spying in democratic and authoritarian states, a senior MP said on Thursday.

Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee which oversees the work of Britain’s spy agencies, said their staff had “noble motivations” and no desire to be “all-seeing” or “all-hearing”.

May 8, 2014

Snowden leaks prompt ‘insidious’ claims about spies: UK lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) – Supporters of former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden use “insidious” language that blurs lines between spying in democratic and authoritarian states, a senior British lawmaker said on Thursday.

Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee which oversees the work of Britain’s spy agencies, said their staff had “noble motivations” and no desire to be “all-seeing” or “all-hearing”.

May 7, 2014

Editors ran Murdoch UK paper where ‘rotten state’ existed, court hears

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson would have been incompetent to not know of phone-hacking when they edited Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World amid a “rotten state of affairs”, prosecutors told a London court on Wednesday.

Brooks, who later ran News Corp.’s British newspaper arm, and Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief until 2011, are accused of conspiracy to hack mobile phones and authorizing illegal payments to public officials.

Apr 29, 2014

Terrorists have changed methods since Snowden leaks -UK official

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – Terrorists have substantially
changed their methods of communication since leaks by former
U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden, hindering
intelligence agencies’ efforts to track them, a senior British
security official said on Tuesday.

“The Snowden effect has been a very, very severe one,”
Stephen Phipson, a director at Britain’s Office for Security and
Counter Terrorism (OSCT), told a London security conference.