Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is pregnant again, says her former schoolmate Jessica Hay. Journalists have failed to confirm or refute this information. Representatives of the Buckingham Palace refuse to comment on the rumors about Kate's second pregnancy, The Mirror reports.
People who claim to be worried about global warming are actually the ones using up more electricity than those who deem the problem "too far away to worry about," according to what a new study commissioned by the UK government has discovered.
British Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Michael Fallon as Defense Secretary on Tuesday as part of a major reshuffle of his cabinet ahead of a national election in May next year.
British secret services are not only in a position to monitor private information on the Internet but also manipulate public opinion. Documents published due to NSA ex-serviceman Edward Snowden show how this works. Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) is responsible for radio-electronic intelligence. It possesses a set of software tools to manipulate online information, The Guardian reports.
William Hague has handed in his resignation as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He will perform the duties of Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the House of Commons (the lower chamber of the British parliament), Prime Minister David Cameron reported today.
Scotland may be launching tourists into space by the year 2018, if everything goes as planned. The UK government has already picked out six probable spots in Scotland in which it thinks can be used to move both tourists and satellites into outer space. The possible sites are as follows: Stornoway Airport, Kinloss Barracks, RAF Lossiemouth, Glasgow Prestwick, RAF Leuchars and Campbeltown Airport. However, the first two places on the list do not offer a lot of runway space for travel of this kind.
Britain's failure to issue entry visas to representatives of a Russian delegation to the Farnborough Airshow is politically motivated, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said on Monday, the RIA Novosti news agency reports. Moscow sees the move as "purely political and unfounded," he said.
UK's denial of visas for Russian delegation to Farnborough sign of unhealthy competition – Rosoboronexport
The Russian Embassy in London has demanded an explanation concerning the fact that numerous members of the Russian delegation supposed to be present at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 failed to receive British visas. Farnborough International Airshow 2014 begins on Monday and will last through July 20.
British police on Saturday bailed a 22-year-old man who was arrested this week on suspicion of terrorism offences as he attempted to board a flight to Turkey, a well-travelled route to Syria. The unnamed man was arrested on Wednesday at Luton airport, north of London, on suspicion of being involved in the preparation of acts to commit terrorism.
16-year-old twin sisters from the UK, Salma and Zahra Halane, have fled their home in Manchester to join Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Syria. Experts doubt that the girls will join ranks of fighters and say the teenagers are more likely to become jihad brides or even suicide bombers.
The National Security Agency had information that the UK government had plans last July to make the newspaper The Guardian delete copies of documents leaked by the most famous whistleblower in the world, Edward Snowden, the New York Times reports.
The UK government has stated that it cannot provide full information regarding the country's role in unauthorized US military operations because the data were "incomplete due to water damage." This was said by the Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Simmonds concerning the demand of lawmakers to publish data about British participation in unsanctioned US operations, according to The Guardian.
In the global chase for likes and followers, police are no exception. Especially taking into account that Facebook can help in solving crimes. Officers often use social media to find witnesses and suspects and gather information.One police department in the Welsh city of Bangor has found the way to lure more followers - a stuffed wood duck. Since this newest member joined the 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, its Facebook page saw more than 20,000 likes, AFP reports.
British actress Emma Watson is to become the new Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s gender-equality arm, UN Women.
Released classified documents of the former KGB defector reveal that two of UK’s double agents, who worked also for KGB, were “constantly drunk” at work.
British security forces arrested an Islamic extremist, returned from Syria, who had been preparing a terrorist act in London. This was reported by UK newspaper Daily Mail on its website. This is the first known case of a British Islamist, who fought in Syria, being accused of preparing terrorist attacks in the country, according to ITAR-TASS.
The United States is stepping up security measures at some overseas airports which operate direct flights to the country. Security experts fear that militant groups could try to smuggle brand new explosives designed to avoid detection on planes with fighters holding Western passports. The new measures are said to apply to America-bound flights, media outlets report. The enhance measures are mostly about additional and random secondary checks, says Jeffrey Price, an Associate Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science. He is also the owner of Leading Edge Strategies, a top aviation management training and consulting company.
The former prime minister of Luxemburgh who initiated the EU integration process and the introduction of a single European currency, Jean Claude Juncker, was elected as a new head of European Commission. His election prompted British Prime Minister David Cameron to threaten to withdraw the United Kingdom from the EU.