Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of News Corp.’s U.K. tabloids, oversaw a decade of phone hacking and bribery at the two newspapers during a secret professional and personal relationship, prosecutors said.
Italy’s highest court will decide today whether a law granting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity while in office is constitutional, a ruling that may revive two pending corruption trials against him.
Canadian opposition Liberal Party Leader Michael Ignatieff said he may reduce the country’s budget deficits faster than Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he wins the May 2 election, because he won’t be handcuffed by the cost of lowering corporate tax rates.
When investment adviser Kenneth Ira Starr was accused of running a $30 million fraud scheme, the charges didn’t shock lawyers for the late Joan Stanton, an actress who was the voice of Lois Lane on “The Adventures of Superman” radio program in the 1940s.
Money alone may not be enough for actress Sienna Miller and the more than 20 other celebrities and politicians suing Rupert Murdoch ’s News of the World newspaper over phone hacking to end their search for the truth.
Italy may pass a bill today that would shorten the length of trials in the country with Europe’s slowest legal proceedings, possibly ending some corruption cases against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi .
Silvio Berlusconi ’s Milan trial on charges of underage prostitution and abuse of power was adjourned for more than a month, as the prime minister pledged to attend future proceedings and his allies in parliament maneuvered to have the case transferred to a special tribunal.
Four top officials from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ’s government, including a Cabinet minister, will resign today in a move designed to down his administration and possibly trigger early elections.