Antennas of the former National Security Agency (NSA) listening station are seen at the Teufelsberg hill, or Devil’s Mountain in Berlin. Germany’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had asked the British ambassador to come and discuss a report that Britain was operating a covert spying station in Berlin, using hi-tech equipment housed on the embassy roof. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Britain’s spymasters are facing an unprecedented televised grilling at the hands of MPs.For the first time the heads of the Secret Intelligence Servic(...)

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague making a statement to the House of Commons. He  denied claims that British security agencies had been circumventing UK law by using information gathered on British citizens by PRISM, a secret US eavesdropping programme. Photograph:  Reuters/UK Parliament

Hundreds of requests by British intelligence agencies to monitor people’s email and web traffic are made every year, but each is judged by a strict le(...)

British foreign secretary William Hague, the minister responsible for GCHQ, issues a statement in the House of Commons, following a string of revelations about the US government’s Prism programme. Photograph: PA

Claims that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) intelligence agency used private data from US security agencies to circumvent the (...)

Lyn Rigby (second right), the mother of murdered British soldier Lee Rigby, and his stepfather Ian (second left), look at floral tributes left at the scene of his killing in Woolwich, London,  yesterday. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Michael Adebolajo, one of two men arrested over last week’s attack in Woolwic(...)

Rebecca Rigby,  wife of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, grieves during a family press conference at the Regimental HQ of his unit, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers today. Photograph: Dave Thompson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Two women arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder British soldier Lee Rigby (25) in London on Wednesday have been released without charge(...)