EU demands access to British police files: Forces will be ordered to hand over documents on investigations or face fines

EU demands access to British police files: Forces will be ordered to hand over documents on investigations or face finesThe EU’s crime intelligence agency would be allowed access to private filesEuropol could insist chief constables disclose evidence from criminal casesThis could include witness statements, DNA samples and fingerprints By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 23:45 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 British police forces will be forced to hand sensitive details of criminal investigations to Brussels or risk a massive fine. In a controversial move, the European Union’s crime intelligence agency would be allowed to demand access to private police files. Europol could insist chief constables disclose evidence from criminal cases, witness statements, DNA samples, fingerprints and other data

Osama Bin Ladens spokesman and son-in-law captured in Jordan in very significant victory, U.S officials say

Osama Bin Laden’s spokesman and son-in-law captured in Jordan in ‘very significant victory’, U.S officials say Al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith has been captured in JordanThe CIA and FBI caught him in the last week reportedly on his way to KuwaitHe reportedly took part in orchestrating the September 11 attacks By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 16:39 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 7 March 2013 Osama bin Laden's spokesman and son-in-law has been captured by U.S. intelligence officials in Jordan

Chocolate, the treat we can"t do without: Sales stay at same level despite recession

Chocolate, the treat we can't do without: Sales stay at same level despite recessionMarket research firm Mintel believes that low cost treats will help fuel consumer spendingChocolate is recession proof because we turn to it as a treat By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:41 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:47 GMT, 15 January 2013 We may be cutting back in all sorts of ways to survive the economic downturn but it seems there is one thing we can’t do without – chocolate. Sales have held up throughout the hard times of the last few years and will continue to do so in coming years, experts say

Body-in-the-bag MI6 spy Gareth Williams and his mystery links to Kazakh oligarch

Body in the bag MI6 spy Gareth Williams and his mystery links to Kazakh oligarch Gareth Williams 'in contact with Furkat Ibragimov, son of Kazakh billionaire'Ibragimov's father involved in oil and mining and in world's top 400 richest Police 'probing claims Williams could have been asked to befriend Ibragimov' Codebreaker mysteriously found dead in central London flat in August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 30 December 2012 The 31-year-old MI6 spy found dead inside a locked bag in his flat was in contact with a Kazakh oligarch’s son before his mysterious death, it was claimed today. Gareth Williams – whose naked and decomposing body was found in August 2010 in Pimlico, central London – was allegedly in touch with Furkat Ibragimov, 25, the son of a billionaire from Kazakhstan. Police are said to be probing their relationship amid claims that Mr Williams could have been encouraged by British intelligence forces to befriend Mr Ibragimov in the months before he died

Jack Straw uses Official Secrets defence for allegations of conspiracy in "torture" case

Jack Straw uses Official Secrets defence for allegations of conspiracy in 'torture' case | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 30 December 2012 Jack Straw is using the Official Secrets Act to defend himself in court over allegations of conspiracy in the torture of a Libyan national and his family. The revelation that the former Foreign Secretary is relying on secrecy laws has provoked allegations of a cover-up over the scandal of Britain’s alleged involvement in the kidnap and handover of Libyan dissidents to Colonel Gaddafi.

Taliban suicide bomber kills three Afghans in US military base Camp Chapman attack

Three citizens killed in suicide bomber attack at a US military base in AfghanistanPolice say a guard and two civilians were killed along with the bomberThe Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack at Camp Chapman todayThe militant group says it sent a bomber to base in van full of explosivesThe guard stopped the driver at the gates of the base before he was killed | UPDATED: 13:47 GMT, 26 December 2012 A suicide bomber has killed three Afghan citizens in an attack at a US military base near the eastern city of Khost. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack at Camp Chapman in which police have said a local guard and two civilians were killed along with the bomber.

IQ tests are "meaningless and too simplistic" claim researchers

IQ tests are 'meaningless and too simplistic' claim researchers Researchers say findings are a 'wake up call' for anyone using current testsComes after biggest ever study of intelligence | UPDATED: 18:29 GMT, 19 December 2012 It will come as a relief to those who failed to shine when taking an IQ test. After conducting the largest ever study of intelligence, researchers have found that far from indicating how clever you are, IQ testing is actually rather ‘meaningless’.

U-turn on secret court controls means judges will be given full control on whether to set them up

U-turn on secret court controls means judges will be given full control on whether to set them up | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 19 December 2012 Controversial: Secret courts will go ahead but judges will be given full control over when to set them up, Ken Clarke said yesterday Secret courts will go ahead but judges will be given full control over when to set them up under a Government U-turn yesterday. Cabinet minister Ken Clarke gave ground on the Justice and Security Bill after a series of defeats in the Lords. He told MPs that judges, not ministers, will have the right to decide what is heard in secret, even in cases of national security.

Karim Friad: Suspected al-Qaeda terrorist arrested outside the British Embassy in Romania wielding a sword

Suspected al-Qaeda terrorist arrested outside the British Embassy in Romania wielding a sword Iraqi national pounced on by security services in BucharestAmbassador Martin Harris not harmed | UPDATED: 10:35 GMT, 17 December 2012 Safe: Ambassador Martin Harris was not harmed in the terror scare at the British Embassy in Romania British Embassy staff in Romania were targeted by a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist brandishing a sword. The Iraqi, named as Karim Friad, was pounced on by police as he brandished the nine-inch blade near the building's gates in the capital, Bucharest

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Suspected al-Qaeda terrorist arrested outside the British Embassy in Romania wielding a sword Iraqi national pounced on by security services in BucharestAmbassador Martin Harris not harmed | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 16 December 2012 Safe: Ambassador Martin Harris was not harmed in the terror scare at the British Embassy in Romania British Embassy staff in Romania were targeted by a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist brandishing a sword. The Iraqi, named as Karim Friad, was pounced on by police as he brandished the nine-inch blade near the building's gates in the capital, Bucharest.