Standard Bank Group Ltd., Africa’s largest lender, and its biggest shareholder Industrial & Commercial Bank of China underwrote 16.5 billion rand ($1.8 billion) of renewable-energy projects in South Africa.
Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s head of communications for most of his time as prime minister, said he believed British newspapers other than those owned by News Corp. had broken the law to get stories.
Alastair Campbell, the chief press officer for former Prime Minister Tony Blair, said there’s no evidence News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch pressed the British premier on behalf of U.S. Republicans to join a war in Iraq.
Alastair Campbell, once the director of communications for former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, sued News Corp.’s British unit and the private detective who pleaded guilty to hacking celebrities’ voice mails.
Paul Staines, who writes the “Guido Fawkes” blog of U.K. political gossip, was summoned to appear at an inquiry into media standards after he published evidence submitted to the probe by Alastair Campbell, who was spokesman for former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Standard Bank Group Ltd., Africa’s largest lender, underwrote more than 8.2 billion rand ($1 billion) of wind and solar projects in the first round of South Africa’s $12 billion renewable energy program.
Tony Blair, the U.K. prime minister for a decade until 2007, told an ethics inquiry he never made “implied deals” on press regulation with News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch in exchange for support from his newspapers.
Rowan Somerville won the Bad Sex in Fiction Award , the U.K.’s “most dreaded literary prize,” for a scene in which a nipple is likened to the upturned “nose of the loveliest nocturnal animal, sniffing in the night.”