Royal babies, the Queen and MI5: conspiracy theories thrive as Scottish referendum nears

Nick Miller Is the new royal embryo going to be 'the baby that saved Britain'?

Cameron orders review into MI5 knowledge of accused killers


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Nick Miller David Cameron has ordered an intelligence review after it emerged that the two men who allegedly hacked a soldier to death on a London street were previously known to MI5.

Riot inquiry to go ahead as MI5 helps investigations

A police officer uses a ram to raid an address connected with the recent riots.

London British Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed to demands from Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour Party, for an inquiry into the riots that erupted in England last week, according to two...

MI5 investigate bomber's links with London extremists

LONDON: Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly was a British university graduate and was living in Luton, north of London, until two weeks ago.

MI5 reveals plot to assassinate Russian exile

Chechen rebel leader Akhmed Zakayev (R) and British actress Vanessa Redgrave (L) leave Bow Street Magistrates Court in London, November 13, 2003.  A British judge on Thursday rejected Russia's bid to extradite Zakayev, saying it was politically motivated.          REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

David Barrett A plot to assassinate a Russian politician in London has been uncovered by MI5.

World War II agent 'Fifi' deadlier than the male

Glenda Cooper After decades of speculation, Britain's National Archives finally reveal the identity of a notorious World War II agent known as "Fifi".

Britain's terror risk level raised to 'severe' as country faces 'greatest threat'

David Cameron

Tom Whitehead and Steven Swinford Britain faces the "greatest and deepest" terror threat in the country's history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists.

Manhunt for British jihadist who beheaded US journalist

James Foley's killer

Chris Zappone The race is on to identify the jihadist militant with the British accent who spoke in the gruesome beheading video of US journalist James Foley.

Rapper identified as James Foley's executioner: reports


Rachel Browne British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to UK media reports.

Germany to spy on Britain and US

Justin Huggler Germany has ordered surveillance to begin of British and United States intelligence gathering on its soil for the first time since 1945, according to reports.

British police ask Muslim women to help stop youngsters going to Syria

A leaflet warning of the risks of travelling to Syria.

Michael Holden British police are asking Muslim women to dissuade young people in their communities from going to fight in Syria, the latest tactic by a European government worried about the security risk posed by...

UK spies told to ignore US detainee abuse: report

Peter Griffiths London: British intelligence officers in Afghanistan knew about the mistreatment of suspected militants by the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, but were told not to intervene for...

Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko bides her time

David Blair Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's speech received warm - but not rapturous - applause. Yesterday, the first anti-Tymoshenko banners appeared among the crowds.

UK spy chiefs claim terrorists delight at Snowden disclosures

Britain's spy chiefs

Katy Lee Britain's top spy chiefs say the intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden have left its enemies "rubbing their hands with glee" and caused terror groups to change the way they communicate.

Stephen Ward was innocent in Profumo affair, Geoffrey Robertson writes

Stephen Ward

Nick Miller Stephen Ward, the scapegoat for Britain's infamous Profumo sex scandal in the 1960s, was a casualty of Britain's worst uncorrected miscarriage of justice, says Geoffrey Robertson, QC.

Guardian editor faces grilling by British MPs over published Snowden leaks

Secrets published ... the Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger faces hostile questioning by British MPs over the Edward Snowden leaks.

Nick Miller Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has faced a hostile grilling by British MPs, who accused him of committing a crime by distributing documents received from spy whistleblower Edward Snowden.

This was no suicide, says Litvinenko's widow

Boris Berezovsky

Steven Swinford, Tom Parfitt and Melanie Hall The widow of a Russian dissident who was poisoned in London has said she does not believe that the oligarch Boris Berezovsky killed himself.

Police arrest two more over London attack


Nick Miller British police arrested two more people on Thursday in a hunt for accomplices to brutal attack on soldier.

'Lone wolf' terrorism arrives

Nick Miller A British soldier run down and beheaded in a London street. The nation is in shock, but this has been security chiefs' greatest fear, an attack straight from the playbook of the new breed.

'I don't think I've done anything extraordinary': woman who confronted soldier's 'killer' says she's no hero


Sarah Rainey INGRID LOYAU-KENNETT is wearing Union Flag socks. They are the same ones she was wearing on Wednesday afternoon, when she jumped off the Number 53 bus to confront two alleged terrorists who, just...