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2011-07-12 06:10:00

Senior figures of the hackers' collective Anonymous have threatened an attack to the Metropolitan police's computer systems and those controlled by the UK judicial system, warning that Tuesday will be the "biggest day in Anonymous's history," reports the Guardian. The collective seeks to express its anger over News International's phone hacking and the threatened extradition of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder. Sabu, a senior figure within the collective who founded the spin-off group...

2011-06-23 10:00:00

HOUSTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellepsen, a leader in commercial and industrial construction, is pleased to announce the appointment of William L. Peel, Jr., to the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Peel will be responsible for the company's marketing and client development. "Bill Peel is a tremendous asset to the Tellepsen team," said Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Howard Tellepsen. "His expertise in business development and strategic...

2008-10-02 18:00:08

Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigned Thursday under pressure from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Blair said. Blair's announcement came a day after Johnson assumed the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Police Authority, The Telegraph reported. Blair said that Johnson, "in a pleasant but determined manner," told him a leadership change is needed. "Without the mayor's backing I do not think I can continue in the job," Blair told reporters at a news conference. Blair, a graduate...

2008-09-22 12:00:19

Scotland Yard's commissioner is warning London police they could be in for criticism for the 2005 death of an innocent man shot by terrorist-hunting officers. Sir Ian Blair posted a letter on Scotland Yard's Web site addressed to the metropolitan police department's personnel advising them to brace themselves for the force's most "turbulent" period in a decade due to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. De Menezes was shot dead by officers after being...

2008-08-23 09:00:34

By Tim Cornwell SHOOT on Sight, the first British feature film to tackle the July 7 2005 Tube bombings in London and their tragic aftermath, opened yesterday. The film was made on an extremely modest budget of GBP 4 million and its cast comprises a formidable international mix. Naseeruddin Shah, the Bollywood actor best known here for Monsoon Wedding, plays the film's central character, Tariq Ali, a Muslim policeman rolled out as Scotland Yard's very convenient spokesman after the...

2008-06-30 09:02:35

Home News IN BRIEF *A suspected terrorist who breached his bail conditions and went on the run has been recaptured by police. The 24-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in east London, Scotland Yard said. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said he will appear at City of Westminster magistrates' court today to face a single charge of breaching his bail. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2006-08-08 17:56:44

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested on suspicion of intercepting telephone calls at the official residence of the heir to the British throne, Britain's Prince Charles, London police said on Tuesday. The royal correspondent for top-selling Sunday newspaper The News of the World is among the three suspects, the paper said. The alleged phone tapping may have compromised the security of members of the royal family and other public figures outside the...

2006-07-22 14:45:13

By Talal Malik LONDON (Reuters) - The family of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes lay a wreath and bunches of flowers on Saturday at the London underground station where he was mistakenly gunned down by police last year. In front of a small crowd of supporters a short tribute was paid to the 27-year-old electrician who was shot seven times in the head on an underground train at Stockwell station by police who thought he was a suicide bomber. "This is a day of remembrance, a day of...

2006-07-22 14:33:04

By Talal Malik LONDON (Reuters) - The family of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes lay a wreath and bunches of flowers on Saturday at the London underground station where he was mistakenly gunned down by police last year. In front of a small crowd of supporters a short tribute was paid to the 27-year-old electrician who was shot seven times in the head on an underground train at Stockwell station by police who thought he was a suicide bomber. "This is a day of remembrance, a day of...

2006-07-17 04:17:20

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors are to announce on Monday whether British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber will face criminal charges. Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head on a London underground train during a major anti-terrorism operation last July 22, the day after police say four men attempted to bomb London's transport system. The police watchdog, the Independent...


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