Ex-ambassador made head of British intelligence service MI6

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government has appointed the Foreign Office’s political director as the new chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6. Richard Moore, who served as Bri...

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

LONDON (AP) — Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of ...

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

LONDON (AP) — Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub an...

Coronavirus escaped from Wuhan lab in accident: former UK intelligence chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus may have escaped from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan during an accident, the former head of the UK's foreign intelligence service said in Th...

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back several months because of global concerns about coronavirus. MGM, Universal and producers...

Review: A spinoff happily spins its wheels in 'Hobbs & Shaw'

NEW YORK (AP) — Add an "e'' and "Hobbs & Shaw" might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Tantaliz...

UK ambassador resignation rare souring of relations with US

LONDON (AP) — It all so seemed so rosy in the stately Anglo-U.S. garden, however forced, just a few weeks ago. President Donald Trump was being feted by British royalty and like-mind...

EU leaders: We won't follow Trump's Huawei ban

The leaders of Germany, France and the Netherlands said Thursday that their governments do not plan to follow the lead of the US and ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from involvement in t...

Taiwan eyes business opportunities as Trump's Huawei ban goes into effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (May 17) in the United States, a ban on U.S. firms dealing with Chinese telecom and smart phone manufacturing giant, Huawei, along with 70 related business entit...

EU leaders: We won't follow Trump's Huawei ban

The leaders of Germany, France and the Netherlands said Thursday that their governments do not plan to follow the lead of the US and ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from building up thei...

Her Majesty's secret service: Prince William studies spies

LONDON (AP) — Prince William, spy extraordinaire? Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain's secret services to understand ho...

UK's Prince William spends three weeks with British security services

Britain's Prince William has finished a three-week attachment with the country's security services, Kensington Palace said Sunday. The Duke of Cambridge spent time at the domestic intelligenc...

Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in...

UK intelligence chief to make rare public speech

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Secret Intelligence Service director is set to give a rare public speech detailing the need for "fourth generation espionage" to combat hybrid threats. Alex Y...

Released academic returns to Britain from UAE

LONDON (AP) — U.K. academic Matthew Hedges arrived back in Britain Tuesday after being pardoned and released by the United Arab Emirates from a spying conviction. Hedges' family said...