The Pentagon's security network for classified documents became a source of a major leak in 2010, when an Army analyst, Chelsea Manning, transferred thousands of logs and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange. The documents were subsequently distributed on the Internet.
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Some of the most iconic British cultural landmarks, like Stonehenge and the Lakes could lose their world heritage status, Mechtild Rossler, the director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre said.
Manchester United have already spent £73 million on England midfielder Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Now they are on the brink of signing Real Madrid’s French defender Raphael Varane.
The 5G network rollout comes amid a number of conspiracy theories circulating on the web, including some linking the network to the spread of the coronavirus. The unsubstantiated claims have even led to instances of vandalism against new 5G antennae in some countries, including Britain.
In the 1960s and 1970s, around 1,500 people were ordered to leave the Chagos Islands, an Indian Ocean archipelago. Britain leased the largest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States to build a military base.
In November of last year, the government finally began the bidding process for the first freeports and claimed they would "turbocharge Britain's post-Brexit growth". But nine months later the process is bogged down with the enabling legislation still going through parliament.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has reported that a ship was attacked off the coast of Oman.
Dominic Cummings was the brains behind the Vote Leave campaign during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign. After Boris Johnson became prime minister he brought Cummings on board but fell out with him last year.
LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that the government is trying not to politicize next year's Beijing Winter Olympics over alleged human rights violation against Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang province, but stressed that it is very "unlikely" he will attend the sports event.
In 2002 former England footballer Jeff Astle passed away aged 59, and became the first British player to have been confirmed to have died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Recent research has confirmed a link between heading footballs and dementia.
New Bond Street in central London contains some of the most expensive jewellery shops in Europe and has been the target of a number of raids over the years. But in March 2016, a gang got away with £4.2 million in diamonds using a magic trick.
The ex-England striker and current Derby County manager found himself in hot water after photos showing him partying emerged on Sunday. One of the pictures, captioned "Mooney Rooney", shows him asleep, while semi-naked party girls posed right next to him.
Last week, veteran BBC foreign correspondent John Simpson warned that possible changes pertaining to the Official Secrets Act would put British reporters in the same category as foreign spies.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans earlier this year to construct a new royal vessel as the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the national flagship decommissioned in 1997. At the time, Johnson envisioned the new national flagship as a reflection of "the UK’s burgeoning status as a great, independent maritime trading nation."
Described by many as the world's spiciest pepper, the Raja Chilli (King Chilli) - also known as Bhoot Jolokia (Ghost pepper) - is grown widely in India's north-eastern state of Nagaland. It is twice as hot as the Mexican red savina and the habanero pepper, and three times spicier than cayenne.
Russian businessman Roman Abramovich is suing author Catherine Belton and her publisher Harper Collins over a book in which she claims he bought Chelsea Football Club on the orders of the Kremlin. Ms Belton is a former Financial Times correspondent in Moscow.
UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned against illicit cash flows, adding that instead of “living a jet-set lifestyle” perpetrators end up “serving a prison sentence.”
British ministers are rumoured to plan a discussion on Wednesday over the self-isolation rules for fully vaccinated travellers arriving to England.
British Prime Minister Johnson braved the rainy weather to visit Surrey Police headquarters to talk about the government’s new plan to tackle crimes. However, it was not his ‘chain-gangs’ initiative that has attracted so much attention online.
In May, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced plans to accelerate the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy, launched earlier this year, saying it was "only right" because those being relocated might "be at risk of reprisals" from the Taliban following the decisions by US and NATO forces to leave the country.