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  • LONDON, Sept 2- Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of orchestrating a criminal campaign that damaged the British establishment, will return to her old job running the tycoon's British newspapers next week in a stunning comeback. Brooks, who worked her way up from the lowest rung on a newsroom ladder to become one of the most influential...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- British Prime Minister David Cameron has backed down over rules limiting the involvement of the government in campaigning before a referendum on European Union membership after lawmakers from his Conservative Party threatened to revolt, the BBC said. As many as 27 Eurosceptic lawmakers had argued that removing the rules for the EU referendum...

  • NEW YORK— News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is returning to the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.. The New York company said Wednesday that Brooks, 47, will be CEO of News UK, returning Monday to a role she left in 2011 amid the hacking scandal at the...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of criminal wrongdoing in one of the biggest media scandals to hit Britain, will return to her old job running News Corp's British newspaper arm next week. Brooks, who worked her way up from the bottom of Murdoch's media empire to become one of the most influential people in Britain, quit as...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would introduce tough fines for company bosses who fail to pay the so called' national living wage' which will hit 9 pounds an hour by the end of the decade. The current minimum wage for those aged 21 and over is 6.50 pounds an hour and will rise to 6.70 pounds in October. Osborne said that from April...

  • UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    LONDON— British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Meanwhile, the Financial Times reported that former News of the World editor Brooks, who quit News Corp. when the hacking scandal broke four years ago, would return to head Murdoch's...

  • TEHRAN, Aug 23- "Death to England" is scrawled in oddly tidy Farsi above a photograph of Queen Elizabeth on the wall of the 19th Century embassy in Tehran, testimony to the perception here that Britain is a perfidious intriguer in Iranian affairs. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the embassy in Tehran on Sunday, nearly four years since it was...

  • *'Old Fox' Britain reopens embassy to Iran. *Iran to reopen embassy in London- Hammond. TEHRAN, Aug 23- Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a striking signal of how Western ties with Iran have thawed since protesters ransacked the ambassador's residence and burned the Union Jack nearly four years ago.

  • *'Old Fox' Britain reopens embassy to Iran. *Iran to reopen embassy in London- Hammond. TEHRAN, Aug 23- Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday nearly four years after protesters ransacked the ambassador's residence and burned the Union Jack.

  • *'Old Fox' Britain to reopen embassy to Iran. *Iran to reopen embassy in London- Hammond. KUWAIT, Aug 23- In a signal of the most striking thaw in the Western ties with Iran for over a decade, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will reopen the British embassy in Tehran nearly four years since protesters ransacked the elegant ambassadorial residence and burned the Union...

  • Aug 3- U.N. sanctions experts have accused British company Soma Oil and Gas of making large payments to Somalia's oil ministry that created a "serious conflict of interest," some of which appeared to have been used to pay off senior officials. The allegations outlined in the report, which has been submitted to the U.N. Security Council's Somalia/ Eritrea sanctions...

  • LONDON, July 31- British Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday. Responding to a question about the visa controversy, China's Foreign Ministry, in a statement sent to...

  • LONDON, July 31- British Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday. On Thursday the artist, whose passport was returned by Chinese authorities last week four years after it...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, July 29- A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance and British ministers and security chiefs held an emergency meeting to try to tackle the growing crisis. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in...

  • *Economists see Bank of England rate rise? LONDON, July 28- British economic growth got back on track in the second quarter but the strength of the pound hurt manufacturers, putting the Bank of England in a tricky spot as it gets closer to raising interest rates. "Sterling strength has clearly been a key driver behind the re-emergence of the two-speed economy, making...

  • SINGAPORE, July 28- Britain on Tuesday said it would clamp down on the use of "dirty money" to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign shell companies hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market. Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking in Singapore on a regional trade visit, said the promise was part of anti-corruption...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain on Tuesday vowed to clampdown on the use of "dirty money" to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign shell companies hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market. Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking in Singapore on a regional trade visit, said the promise was part of anti-corruption efforts to...

  • JAKARTA, July 28- British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to forge closer business ties with Indonesia on Tuesday, saying British investment could easily double if deals can be clinched on infrastructure projects. Indonesia is Cameron's first stop on a four-day trade mission to Southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and encourage new...

  • JAKARTA/ LONDON, July 27- Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he was ready to order air strikes on Islamist militant targets in Libya and Syria to prevent attacks on the streets of Britain as he stepped up his rhetoric against Islamic State insurgents. "As prime minister, I would always want to try and take that action, and that's the case whether that problem...

  • The trip, which begins in earnest on Monday, is expected to take in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, and will be Cameron's first outside Europe since he won an unexpectedly convincing election victory in May. Around 500 people from Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, and 200 from Malaysia are believed to have joined the...