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  • Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives June 11, 2012, at the High Court in London with his wife, Sarah, to give evidence at Britain's inquiry into media ethics. (Associated Press)

    Former U.K. PM Brown: Murdoch tabloid undermined war

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday accused a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid of personally attacking him, failing the British people and undermining the war in Afghanistan through its coverage of the conflict.


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    Unauthorized biography spills Simon Cowell secrets

    He gets colonic irrigations, Botox injections and vitamin drips, and insists on black toilet paper in his home.


  • Murdoch drops bid for British Sky Broadcasting

    Rupert Murdoch's dream of controlling a British broadcasting behemoth has evaporated with the withdrawal of his bid for BSkyB _ the latest, biggest casualty of what Prime Minister David Cameron called the hacking "firestorm" sweeping through British politics, media and police.


  • **FILE** Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp. (Associated Press)

    Murdoch drops bid for British Sky Broadcasting

    Rupert Murdoch's dream of controlling a British broadcasting behemoth evaporated Wednesday as he withdrew his bid for BSkyB — the latest, biggest casualty of what Prime Minister David Cameron called the hacking "firestorm" sweeping through British politics, media and police.


  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, April 5, 2011, file photo, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown answers question during an interview with the Associated Press in Geneva, Switzerland. British media say that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown had his personal information targeted by elements of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. (AP Photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi, File)

    Ex-P.M. Brown alleges Murdoch paper used criminals

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday accused Rupert Murdoch's newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his family, his private financial affairs and the lives of ordinary people who were at "rock bottom."


  • New allegations besiege Murdoch media empire

    Rupert Murdoch's media empire was besieged Monday by accusations that two more of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception and privacy violations that included accessing former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's bank account information and stealing the medical records of his seriously ill baby son.


  • Britain revokes wedding invite for Syria envoy

    Global politics trumped ceremonial protocol Thursday, as Britain revoked a royal wedding invitation to the Syrian ambassador because of violent government attacks on protesters there.


  • Clarification: Piers Morgan story

    In a Jan. 6 story, The Associated Press reported CNN anchor Piers Morgan's claim that his interview with then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown turned the tide of Gordon's election campaign in his favor. While Brown got a boost in the polls after the interview, the story should have noted that he subsequently lost the 2010 election to a Conservative Party-led coalition.


  • Copies of Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair's book is placed on sale at a bookshop in London, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Tony Blair's long-awaited memoir says the former British prime minister doesn't regret the Iraq war, although he wept for its victims, and carries revelations about the politician's alcohol use, his interactions with the queen and his testy relationship with his successor. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Tony Blair: 'I cried for Iraq war victims'

    Tony Blair regrets banning fox hunting, but not invading Iraq. He was captivated by Princess Diana, intimidated by Queen Elizabeth II. He heaps praise on President George W. Bush but calls his close colleague Gordon Brown a man of "zero" emotional intelligence. He acknowledges that some find him delusional, and says he possibly drank a bit too much.


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