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UK has first week without burning coal for electricity

Britain has gone a week without burning coal for electricity for the first time since the 19th century

May 8, 2019

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, electric cars

An independent committee that advises the British government on climate change says the UK should target net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

May 2, 2019

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

An independent committee that advises the British government on climate change says the UK should target net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

May 1, 2019

Campaigners against Heathrow expansion lose legal challenge

Campaigners fighting British government plans to expand Heathrow Airport have lost a challenge in one of the country's highest courts

May 1, 2019

Opposition pressures UK government to act on climate change

British opposition leaders are pressuring the government to act on climate change after weeks of protests put the issue at the heart of political debate

Apr 28, 2019

Congo park ranger tells of taking viral selfie with gorillas

A park ranger in Congo has described how he captured a selfie with two gorillas that went viral

Apr 25, 2019

Computing

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

The Bank of England has chosen codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing as the face of the country's new 50 pound note

Jul 15, 2019

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

The Associated Press has identified a phantom LinkedIn profile that appears to use an artificially generated face, and experts say its activity is typical of espionage efforts on the professional...

Jun 12, 2019

Google: Android users get browser, search options in EU case

Google says EU Android users getting choice of browsers, search apps as it complies with antitrust ruling

Apr 18, 2019

Big tech companies cast as monopolies in UK government study

UK review of digital competition urges new rules to deal with power of tech giants

Mar 13, 2019

As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

Britain's cybersecurity chief says the country can handle the risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei

Feb 21, 2019

EU top court adviser: Google can limit right to be forgotten

Europe top court adviser says Google doesn't have to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to search engines globally

Jan 10, 2019