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Britain pulls out of this week’s talks on Sochi G8

Britain has pulled out of this week's preparatory meetings for the G8 summit in Sochi in June in protest at Russia's stance in the Ukraine crisis, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday. "The UK will join other G8 countries this week in suspending……

UK defends links to PRISM online spying program

By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said eavesdropping by its GCHQ security agency was legal and no threat to privacy but would not confirm or deny reports it received data from a secret U.S. intelligence program. British and U.S. newspapers have suggested that the U.S. National Security Agency handed…

Britain to boost Syria opposition support if no ceasefire

WASHINGTON — Britain will boost support for Syria’s opposition and seek tougher sanctions if government forces do not adhere to a ceasefire, Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Wednesday. Hague spoke at a meeting of the Group of Eight powers in Washington as Syria said that it would cease operations against…

Britain’s Hague to be sued over Pakistan drone attacks

A British law firm said it was to sue Foreign Secretary William Hague on behalf of a Pakistani man over claims that British intelligence was used to assist US drone attacks. London-based Leigh Day and Co confirmed they would issue formal proceedings at Britain’s High Court on behalf of Noor…

Russia, China have let Syrians down: Britain

Russia and China’s UN Security Council veto has let the Syrian people down by backing President Bashar al-Assad’s “brutal suppression”, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday. Their action would only encourage further bloodshed, said Hague in a strongly worded statement responding to their veto of a UN Security Council resolution…

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