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GCHQ names Foreign Office official Robert Hannigan as new chief

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Senior Foreign Office official Robert Hannigan has been named as the next head of the UK's eavesdropping agency GCHQ. He will succeed Sir Iain Lobban at GCHQ, which has come under intense scrutiny following the revelations about its activities by

UK spies point to more diverse terror threats

The trouble with reporting on the activities of the security and intelligence agencies, or on any matter dealing with national security, is that by definition it is difficult to establish the veracity of what they claim, especially when they press

MI5 chief to step down, Theresa May says

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Mrs May, the Home Secretary, told the Commons that Sir Jonathan is “moving on” from his post as Director General of the intelligence agency next month. Speaking to MPs in Parliament, Mrs May paid tribute to Sir Jonathan's 33 years