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  • 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...

  • President Barack Obama told the BBC in an interview excerpt that aired on Thursday that Britain must remain in the European Union to maintain its global influence. Britain's EU membership "gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union," Obama said, adding the EU had "made the world safer and more prosperous."

  • The capital of euro trading prospers outside the euro zone, but London's dominance of the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market could wane if Britain left the European Union. "If the UK left the European Union, London's dominance of foreign exchange including euro trading would gradually decline and then end as the flows moved to Asia and other European...

  • BERLIN, July 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to restore calm to her coalition government on Sunday after tensions tied to bailout negotiations with Greece burst out into the open, laying bare resentment among the highest-ranking ministers in her cabinet. The rare public feuding underscored the toll that months of hard-fought talks with Greece has...

  • DUBAI, July 17- Iran, embarking on a diplomatic offensive in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, told fellow Muslim countries on Friday it hoped the historic accord could pave the way for more cooperation in the Middle East and internationally. She said Iran was seriously determined to further expand ties with regional states and its neighbours, some...

  • *Germany may consider extending Greek debt maturities. ATHENS, July 15- Protesters threw petrol bombs at Greek police outside parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a painful austerity package that European creditors have demanded in return for a new bailout to keep the country in the euro. The clashes, the most serious Greek street...