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Jul 26, 2012

“Teddy Bear” not only judoka to beat: Toelzer

LONDON (Reuters) – German Andreas Toelzer knows it would be a big surprise but says he can upset his giant rival known as “Teddy Bear” and win the Olympic heavyweight judo gold.

Despite being rated number two in the world, Toelzer knows he faces a tough task if he is to wrestle the title from the sport’s standout judoka France’s Teddy Riner.

Jul 26, 2012

Olympics-Judo-’Teddy Bear’ not only judoka to beat – Toelzer

LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – German Andreas Toelzer knows it
would be a big surprise but says he can upset his giant rival
known as “Teddy Bear” and win the Olympic heavyweight judo gold.

Despite being rated number two in the world, Toelzer knows
he faces a tough task if he is to wrestle the title from the
sport’s standout judoka France’s Teddy Riner.

Jul 25, 2012

Pioneering Cox eyes UK’s first judo gold

DARTFORD (Reuters) – Sophie Cox is no stranger to breaking new ground.

The first female to play rugby league at London’s Wembley Stadium has now got her heart set on making history again by winning Britain’s first Olympic judo gold medal.

“I always like doing things a little differently, being a bit unconventional,” she told Reuters at the British judo training centre in Dartford, just outside London.

Jul 25, 2012

Olympics-Judo-Pioneering Cox eyes UK’s first judo gold

DARTFORD, England, July 25 (Reuters) – Sophie Cox is no
stranger to breaking new ground.

The first female to play rugby league at London’s Wembley
Stadium has now got her heart set on making history again by
winning Britain’s first Olympic judo gold medal.

Jul 24, 2012

UK Cameron’s ex-media chief, friend charged over hacking

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media chief and Rupert Murdoch’s former UK newspaper boss are to be charged with phone-hacking offences in the most significant development in a scandal that has rocked Britain’s establishment.

Prosecutors said on Tuesday that Andy Coulson, Cameron’s communications director for four years until 2011, and Rebekah Brooks, who oversaw Murdoch’s News International, would face charges of conspiracy to intercept communications.

Jul 24, 2012

Coulson, Brooks charged over hacking

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media chief and Rupert Murdoch’s former UK newspaper boss are to be charged with phone-hacking offences in the most significant development in a scandal that has rocked Britain’s establishment.

Prosecutors said on Tuesday that Andy Coulson, Cameron’s communications director for four years until 2011, and Rebekah Brooks, who oversaw Murdoch’s News International, would face charges of conspiracy to intercept communications.

Jul 24, 2012

Pokemon scrap changed my life says British judoka

DARTFORD, England (Reuters) – Ashley McKenzie grins broadly as he tells how a fight over a Pokemon card turned him from a problematic youngster in trouble with the law to one of Britain’s best hopes for a judo medal at the London Olympics.

Thrown out of school, his life was changed when he was 11 by a tussle on a street near his home in west London which broke out when another boy tried to make off with his prized Pokemon charizard card.

Jul 23, 2012

Murdoch allies await hacking charges update

LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s former British
newspaper boss and Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media chief
could find out on Tuesday whether they will be prosecuted in a
phone-hacking inquiry that has shaken the British establishment.

Rebekah Brooks, who ran Murdoch’s UK papers and was courted
by successive British leaders, is the most high profile figure
to be arrested during an investigation into allegations
newspapers listened to the private messages of royals,
celebrities and even a teenage murder victim.

Jul 23, 2012

Olympics-Judo-Pokemon scrap changed my life says British judoka

DARTFORD, England, July 23 (Reuters) – Ashley McKenzie grins
broadly as he tells how a fight over a Pokemon card turned him
from a problematic youngster in trouble with the law to one of
Britain’s best hopes for a judo medal at the London Olympics.

Thrown out of school, his life was changed when he was 11 by
a tussle on a street near his home in west London which broke
out when another boy tried to make off with his prized Pokemon
charizard card.

Jul 23, 2012

Police to probe Mirror, Star papers in UK hacking probe

LONDON (Reuters) – A police investigation into corrupt payments by journalists will be extended beyond Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business to other publishers, the detective leading the probe into a phone-hacking scandal said on Monday

Since January last year, police have been working with Murdoch’s News International, part of News Corp, to uncover wrongdoing among its staff over allegations journalists illegally accessed mobile phone voicemail messages.