Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Nato and the US not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance, ahead of a Nato summit.
Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain and inspired conservatives around the world by radically rolling back the state during her 11 years in power.
Britain's Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann are to merge their publishing units, Penguin and Random House, to recover ground lost to Amazon and Apple.
The British newspaper arm of News Corp has admitted to victims that executives covered up the scale of illegal activity by destroying evidence.
"It was the kind of place you get out of and you never want to go back again," said a former reporter of the News of the World.
A phone-hacking scandal centred on Rupert Murdoch's News Corp cost Britain's top policeman his job.
The British Parliament will back a motion on Wednesday urging Rupert Murdoch to drop plans to buy the whole of broadcaster BSkyB.
Allegations that Gordon Brown was a target of illegal data gathering by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers piled pressure on the media baron.
Attention is now turning to Les Hinton, who headed up News International and now runs the New York-based Dow Jones.
Vodafone will buy out Indian partner Essar in a $5-billion deal that ratchets up its exposure to a mobile market that has proved challenging.