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UK space investment to rocket

Britain is to take its first steps in manned space exploration as part of a massive billion-pound boost, following ESA negotiations over investment and funding. "Space is big," says minister David Willetts.

November 22, 2012 by

Cameron raises extradition treaty in Obama talks

UK prime minister David Cameron has raised the subject of the extradition treaty between the UK and the US in discussions with President Obama.The treaty, which has a bearing on cases such as that of self-confessed Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon, is said by its detractors to be imbalanced in favour of the US.

March 15, 2012 by

US rebuffed Brown pleas over McKinnon extradition

Gordon Brown pleaded with the US administration to allow Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon to serve any sentence in the UK, the Wikileaks cables have revealed.According to the latest revelation stemming from the massive leak of diplomatic cables, Brown, at the time prime minister, was rebuffed by the Obama administration after calling in August 2009 for McKinnon not to be extradited.

November 30, 2010 by

Home Office wants new McKinnon suicide evaluation

Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon's legal team is in the process of discussing a fresh psychiatric evaluation for McKinnon with the Home Office.The Home Office wrote to McKinnon's legal team at the beginning of November to request a new evaluation, to assess how likely McKinnon was to commit suicide if extradited, McKinnon's solicitor, Karen Todner, told ZDNet UK on Thursday.

November 19, 2010 by

The strange case of Ofcom's 3G coverage maps

Ofcom won't be releasing any updates to its 3G coverage maps this year, a spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Thursday.In one of the stranger exchanges this reporter has experienced this week, the spokesperson said Ofcom would not be doing the maps because it is, this year, "focusing on not-spots".

July 1, 2010 by

Tories argue for McKinnon extradition halt

The Conservatives have expressed support for Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon, but have declined to unequivocably say they will halt his extradition should they be elected to power.In a statement sent to ZDNet UK on Friday, the Tories said that there was an argument for McKinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, to be tried in the UK.

April 20, 2010 by

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