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Security Services Have Foiled Five UK Terror Plots Since Westminster Attack

The pace of terror plots successfully intercepted and prevented by Britain’s intelligence and counter-terror agencies considerably quickened in the months leading up to the Manchester attack. Security service sources have revealed five terror plots were foiled between the Westminster attack

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British Security Expertise ‘Too Precious’ for Brexit Bargaining

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s intelligence expertise may be “too precious” to use as a bargaining tool in the upcoming Brexit talks, experts said, after a terror attack in London highlighted the need for continued European security cooperation.

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Westminster Attacker ‘British Born’, Known to MI5 

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the Westminster attacker who killed three on Wednesday was “British-born” and had been investigated by security forces in the past. Speaking in parliament, Mrs May said the man was known to police and MI5 and

A British soldier patrols October 24, 2001 in the village of Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland. Four British Army security installations are to be dismantled in the wake of disarmament by the Irish Republican Army.

Britain’s MI5 Raises Threat Level From Northern Irish Militants

Britain has raised the threat level from dissident Northern Ireland militants to “substantial,” meaning an attack on the British mainland is considered a strong possibility, Home Secretary (Interior Minister) Theresa May said on Wednesday. May said the decision by the

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Former Spy Claims UK Knew of Guantanamo ‘Torture’

A former senior British intelligence officer wants to give evidence that the country’s security services knew about what he claims was the ‘torture’ of inmates at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, a newspaper reported. The former officer is seeking

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Former UK Counterterror Chief: Give ISIS Fans Charter Flights to Syria

The former head of British counterterrorism suggested this week that the best way to deal with ISIS sympathizers in the UK might be to let them have their wish and travel to the Islamic State, surrendering their passports on the way out. Former Scotland Yard assistant commissioner Robert Quick even recommended providing expatriates with charter flights to get rid of them more efficiently.

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ISIS Supporters Threaten a #LondonAttack

A week after a pair of “lone wolf” jihadis were killed in an aborted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, ISIS supporters are generating a wave of social media chatter under the hashtag #LondonAttack, promising a new wave of terrorist violence.

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Recruit Female Spies from Mumsnet, Security Agencies Told

Security services have been told to recruit agents from sources such as Mumsnet in order redress the gender balance in these government departments, a group of MPs has said. The Intelligence and Security Commission’s report into diversity in the security services

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MI5: Muslims Planning ‘Mass Casualty’ Attacks on West

The Head of MI5 has warned of a Paris style atrocity by Islamic terrorist groups taking place in Britain. Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute, Andrew Parker, the Director General of the Security Services, said extremists were “trying to