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Feb 12, 2012

Sun arrests pile pressure on Murdoch media empire

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch is under
pressure over his Sun tabloid after the arrests of several
senior staff in a corruption probe, but whistleblowers inside
his media empire may pose more of a threat than the public
outrage that towards his business empire that he was forced to
give up his closed its sister paper.

Murdoch closed his News of World weekly after allegations
last year it hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl prompted
a public outcry. Advertisers cancelled contracts and Prime
Minister David Cameron set up a inquiry into media practices.

Feb 11, 2012

Police arrest 5 at Murdoch’s Sun newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) – Police on Saturday arrested five senior members of staff at News Corporation’s flagship newspaper The Sun, the company said, as part of investigations into alleged payments to police by journalists for information.

The payments investigation, dubbed Operation Elveden, is part of a wider probe into illegal news gathering practices that have rocked the political, media and police establishments and last year prompted the closure of The News of the World.

Feb 11, 2012

British police arrest 5 at Murdoch’s Sun newspaper

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – British police on Saturday
arrested five senior members of staff at News Corporation’s
flagship newspaper The Sun, the company said, as part
of investigations into alleged payments to police by journalists
for information.

The payments investigation, dubbed Operation Elveden, is
part of a wider probe into illegal news gathering practices that
have rocked Britain’s political, media and police establishments
and last year prompted the closure of News Corp’s Sunday paper,
The News of the World.

Feb 2, 2012

Big banker bonuses divide Britain

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Britain this week pressured
one banker to give up his bonus and humiliated another by
stripping him of his knighthood, populist moves that may assuage
taxpayer anger over propping up failed banks, but risk long-term
damage to the City financial district.

Britons, facing bleak job prospects, rising prices and harsh
state spending cuts, are incensed at huge executive pay
packages, in particular bonus payouts to bankers many blame for
triggering Britain’s worst recession since World War Two.

Jan 26, 2012

Scottish separatists face tough independence battle

EDINBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) – Holding court in Edinburgh castle surrounded by sabres and ar mour from centuries-old battles with the English, Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond sets out his plans to fight for freedom by the ballot box rather than the sword.

Peppering his arguments with references to Scotland’s 18th century national poet Robert Burns, on whose birthday this week he

Jan 26, 2012

Insight: Scottish separatists face tough independence battle

EDINBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) – Holding court in Edinburgh castle surrounded by sabers and armor from centuries-old battles with the English, Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond sets out his plans to fight for freedom by the ballot box rather than the sword.

Peppering his arguments with references to Scotland’s 18th century national poet Robert Burns, on whose birthday this week he

Jan 25, 2012

Scottish leader turns to poet for referendum backing

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s nationalist leader Alex Salmond marked Burns Night on Wednesday, when Scots toast their national poet, by unveiling his plans for an independence referendum in defiance of British government proposals.

Salmond compared Scotland’s path to independence to Robert Burns’ transformation in the 18th century from a simple ploughman to a literary legend as he set out plans for a vote in late 2014 on ending Scotland’s 300-year union with England.

Jan 16, 2012

Government slams Israel settlement “vandalism” as Abbas visits

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain condemned Israeli settlements on Monday as “deliberate vandalism” of efforts to establish a Palestinian state, bolstering Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as negotiators attempt to revive moribund peace talks.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s comments were some of Britain’s strongest yet on the Middle East’s most intractable conflict, and come as Abbas tours Europe while negotiators from both sides undertake initial discussions on resuming full talks.

Jan 16, 2012

UK slams Israel settlement “vandalism” as Abbas visits

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain condemned Israeli settlements on Monday as “deliberate vandalism” of efforts to establish a Palestinian state, bolstering Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as negotiators attempt to revive moribund peace talks.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s comments were some of Britain’s strongest yet on the Middle East’s most intractable conflict, and come as Abbas tours Europe while negotiators from both sides undertake initial discussions on resuming full talks.

Jan 11, 2012

Scots referendum row a boost for separatists: SNP

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s bid to seize the initiative in a planned referendum on Scottish independence has backfired and boosted the separatist cause, a member of Scotland’s ruling party said on Wednesday.

Angus Robertson, independence campaign manager for the Scottish National Party (SNP), which forms the Scottish devolved government, said applications to join the party had surged after what he called London’s “clumsy” attempt to intervene.