The British team joins a group of mostly American projects known collectively as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
As the US turns to Asia, pressure is rising on the EU to police itself, North Africa, and the Mideast.
The US has long relied on UK military support in foreign campaigns. But can that last much longer?
The deadly collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory has galvanized European firms to try and improve working conditions, but US companies have been slower to respond. Why?
French authorities have arrested a suspect in the stabbing of an on-duty soldier in Paris, an attack that mirrors the recent killing of a soldier on the streets of London.
Police are treating the murder of a soldier in broad daylight as terrorism-related, and some British officials are calling for a crackdown on 'hate preachers' who may have inspired the attackers.