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'It Is Irritating': The U.K.'s Anger Over U.S. Intelligence Leaks

The British home secretary says she has “been very clear with our friends” about the release of information related to the Manchester attack.
Source: Toby Melville / Reuters

Updated at 9:24 a.m. ET

The U.K. government has expressed its displeasure at the U.S. over the leaking of information about the Manchester bombing to the media.  

“The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise,” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Wednesday. “So it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have

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