Army tests blimp-kite hybrid 'Helikites'

Army tests blimp-kite hybrid 'Helikites'

FORT BENNING, Ga., May 21 (UPI) -- For military bases too small to keep blimp-like aerostats, the U.S. Army is testing "Helikites," a half-kite, half-blimp aircraft for low-level surveillance.

European court upholds British life terms

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal Tuesday by three British convicted killers who challenged sentences that mean they will die in prison.

Abductee's body a bargaining chip

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The kidnappers of British computer expert Peter Moore are using the body of one of his bodyguards as a bargaining chip, a source tells The Times of London.

Freed hostage says he wasn't in Iran

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The British hostage released this week by his Iraqi captors said Iran was not involved in his kidnapping.

Petraeus suspects Moore was held in Iran

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Gen. David Petraeus says he suspects five British nationals, including freed hostage Peter Moore, were held in Iran, not Iraq where they were abducted.

Family's hopes raised by hostage's release

MILNGAVIE, Scotland, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The release of British hostage Peter Moore from Iraq raises hope that a Scottish man kidnapped with Moore is alive, the wife of the Scottish detainee said.

Miliband: British national freed in Iraq

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Wednesday a British national held hostage in Iraq since 2007 has been freed by his captors.

Body of possible British hostage returned

BAGHDAD, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A body believed to be one of the five British hostages kidnapped in Baghdad two years ago has been handed over to Iraqi officials, British diplomats say.

U.S. to free hundreds of Iraq detainees

BAGHDAD, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The United States military in Iraq plans to release hundreds of detainees linked to a Shia extremist group that kidnapped five British men two years ago.

Waite understands hostage kin's anger

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- Former hostage Terry Waite says he understands why the father of one of the British men held captive in Iraq has expressed anger at the government.

Bodies of two British hostages identified

BAGHDAD, June 21 (UPI) -- The recovered bodies of two British hostages kidnapped in Iraq in 2007 have been identified, officials said Sunday.

New video of Iraq hostages released

BAGHDAD, March 22 (UPI) -- New video of a British hostage held in Iraq for two years has been received by the country's embassy, officials said.

British Iraq hostages thought still alive

BAGHDAD, June 22 (UPI) -- A senior Iraqi official says five British hostages -- kidnapped by radical Shiites in Iraq more than a year ago -- may still be alive.

Britain appeals for release of hostages

BAGHDAD, May 29 (UPI) -- The British ambassador to Iraq appealed for the release of five hostages Thursday, the 1-year anniversary of their kidnapping in Baghdad.

Dubai station airs British hostage video

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A TV station based in the United Arab Emirates broadcast a video of a man who identified himself as one of five Britons taken hostage in Iraq last year.

Xbox 360 shortage blamed on chip

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A German company's failure to produce enough memory chips at the right speed is being blamed for the U.S. shortage of Xbox 360 game consoles.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 launch next week

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Microsoft will launch its Xbox360 next week with some video-game console sellers fearing a supply shortage that could push it to this year's hot holiday gift.

Microsoft wins Marvel characters for games

REDMOND, Wash., July 14 (UPI) -- Microsoft and Marvel Enterprises signed Thursday a worldwide licensing agreement to allow Microsoft to use Marvel's characters in its computer games.

Dali aide ordered to pay for tampering

FIGUERAS, Spain, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Spanish judge has ordered the personal secretary of surrealist painter Salvador Dali to pay for retouching one of the artist's originals.

Microsoft to share source code with India.

CALCUTTA, India, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Microsoft has agreed to share its source code with the Indian Government.