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SOUTH AFRICA

British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe

British American Tobacco is being investigated for possible fraud regarding company activities in Africa, it announced on Tuesday...

3 Aug 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges

Former Barclays chief executive John Varley appeared in a London court on Monday over fraud accusations, the first time a boss of a global bank has faced charges arising from the 2008 financial crisis...

5 Jul 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund

LONDON, UK: The owner of Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid made a public apology on Friday for phone-hacking by its journalists and said the fund to cover compensation claims is being increased...

16 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks has accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to US authorities, and not notifying them of this for almost three years...

27 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Scottish teens not keen on independence

EDINBURGH, UK: Young Scots aged between 16 and 17 are getting the vote in Scotland's independence referendum but the so-called 'selfie generation' looks set to reject separation.

20 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Assange going nowhere until assurances are given

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London until he is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer has confirmed.

19 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Google starts 'forgetting' BBC and UK newspaper stories

LONDON, UK - Google has restricted access to a BBC blog posting and several British newspaper stories under a legal ruling granting people a right to be "forgotten" in search engines.

4 Jul 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Murdoch heads to UK after phone-hacking trial

LONDON, UK: News Corporation Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch visited the headquarters of his British newspaper division in London after his protege Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all phone-hacking charges in a high-profile trial.

27 Jun 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone admits phones on global networks are tapped

LONDON, UK: Telecommunications company Vodafone admitted the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen in to conversations on its networks.

9 Jun 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

YouTube resists WIN's music streaming ultimatum

LONDON, UK: The independent music trade organisation said YouTube had refused to withdraw threats over the company's plans to launch a music streaming service, despite 24 hours of negotiations.

26 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

WIN gives YouTube streaming ultimatum

LONDON, UK: The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the body that represents the global independent music community gave YouTube 24 hours to withdraw threats over plans to launch a music streaming service.

23 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

UK tabloid's Coulson admits paying policeman

LONDON - Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson admitted in court on Tuesday (22 April) to approving a payment to a royal policeman for information, despite warnings it could land him in jail.

23 Apr 2014

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