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Britain Charges Former Murdoch Aides With Bribery

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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British prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and a former chief of Rupert Murdoch’s News International media company with paying bribes for information on the royal family and the military. Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s former media chief, and Rebekah Brooks, a close friend […]

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Britain Charges 8 in Tabloid Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and a former editor of the News of the World tabloid, in connection with a phone hacking scandal that forced the newspaper to shut down. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Cameron spokesman Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, who was a senior editor at […]

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Britain Charging 8 in Tabloid Hacking Scandal

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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British prosecutors say a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and the former head of the News of the World tabloid will be charged in connection with a phone hacking scandal that forced the newspaper to shut down. Prosecutors said Tuesday that former Cameron spokesman Andy Coulson and newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks would be […]

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British PM Says Relationship Between Media and Politicians Is Too Cozy

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has gone before a media ethics panel to testify about his relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Mr. Cameron told the government-funded, independent panel that politicians and the media have had a too close relationship for the past two decades. He says there needs to be more transparency and better […]

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British PM Says Relationship Between Media and Politicians is to Cozy

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has gone before a media ethics panel to testify about his relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Mr. Cameron told the government-funded, independent panel that politicians and the media have had a too close relationship for the past two decades. He says there needs to be more transparency and better […]

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British PM Testifies in Phone Hacking Inquiry

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has gone before a media ethics panel to testify about his relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Prime Minister Cameron ordered the court inquiry last July after Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid was accused of hacking the phone of a murdered schoolgirl. Mr. Cameron’s relationship with Murdoch gained scrutiny […]

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Former British PM’s Media Director to Contest Charges

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former media chief says his client will “vigorously contest” the perjury charges against him. Andy Coulson, also a former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, was arrested Wednesday and charged with perjury by Scottish police. He was picked up at his home in London and […]

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Former British PM’s Communications Director Charged With Perjury

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former media chief and a former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, has been arrested and charged with perjury by Scottish police. Coulson was picked up Wednesday morning at his home in London and taken to the Scottish city of Glasgow for questioning related to a […]

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Blair Tells Inquiry He Strategically Courted Media

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Former British prime minister Tony Blair told a parliamentary inquiry Monday that he made a political decision not to confront the media during his decade in office. Mr. Blair testified at the inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press that it was inevitable that top politicians and senior media executives would have […]

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Brooks, Husband Lash Out at Phone-Hacking Charges

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The high profile, former editor of a British tabloid is speaking out, denouncing charges against her and six others in the country’s ongoing phone-hacking scandal. Rebekah Brooks questioned the validity of the charges Tuesday, telling reporters she was “baffled” by the decision to charge her. She accused prosecutors of carrying on “nothing more than an […]

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