British Empire

This April 30 2008 photo shows a satellite communications dome at Waihopai satellite communications interception station near Blenheim, New Zealand. Waihopai satellite communications is part of a surveillance spying alliance known as Five Eyes that groups together five English-speaking democracies - the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - collaboration that began during World War II when the allies were trying to crack German and Japanese naval codes and has endured for more than 70 years. At left is a damaged satellite communications dome covered with a tent. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Tim Cuff)

Experts say US spy alliance will survive Snowden

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Britain needed U.S. intelligence to help thwart a major terror attack. New Zealand relied on it to send troops to Afghanistan. And Australia used it to help convict a would-be […]

07/16/2013

William Hague, Foreign Secretary of Britain (AP Photo)

Kenyan joy: Britain apologizes for colonial abuse

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The wrinkled faces of the elderly Kenyans who gathered in a downtown Nairobi hotel registered gratitude, relief and joy as Britain’s high commissioner say what many waited decades to hear: Britain […]

06/06/2013

Going for the gold

Some number crunchers have figured out that the old Soviet Union would have finished with 38 gold medals in the just concluded Olympics – good enough to tie China for second. Well, SportsPickle.com loved the […]

08/14/2012

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