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Russia warns Nato, US over Ukraine membership

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Nato and the US not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance, ahead of a Nato summit.

Thatcher: Loved and loathed

Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain and inspired conservatives around the world by radically rolling back the state during her 11 years in power.

Random House and Penguin merging to take on Amazon

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.

News Corp comes clean on scale of hacking cover-up

The British newspaper arm of News Corp has admitted to victims that executives covered up the scale of illegal activity by destroying evidence.

Inside Rebekah Brooks’ News of the World

"It was the kind of place you get out of and you never want to go back again," said a former reporter of the <em>News of the World</em>.

Hacking scandal fells Britain’s top policeman

A phone-hacking scandal centred on Rupert Murdoch's News Corp cost Britain's top policeman his job.

Phone hack fallout may spread to US

The British Parliament will back a motion on Wednesday urging Rupert Murdoch to drop plans to buy the whole of broadcaster BSkyB.

Gordon Brown targeted by Murdoch’s papers

Allegations that Gordon Brown was a target of illegal data gathering by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers piled pressure on the media baron.

Could Murdoch deputy take the fall?

Attention is now turning to Les Hinton, who headed up News International and now runs the New York-based Dow Jones.

Vodafone pushes deeper into India with Essar deal

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.

Cheer at last from Bradley after thrilling US win

United States coach Bob Bradley, who has scowled his way through much of the World Cup, allowed himself a rare smile on Wednesday.

Recorded music sales fall by 10%

Recorded music sales fell by about 10% in 2009, and are down 30% since 2004, after rampant piracy ate in to traditional and legitimate digital sales.

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