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Patrick Wintour on the fall of David Laws

Misguided belief that privacy and ministerial office could go hand in hand sealed fate of man Lord Ashdown called 'Mr Integrity' David Laws is often seen as a solitary man and his decision to resign as Treasury chief secretary only 17 days into his first cabinet post was his alone.

Comment, : The ignoble journalism of Ghana and our “Demo crazy”

The strong perception etched on my mind over the years about journalism makes me demand a lot of professionalism from Ghanaian journalists.

The ignoble journalism of Ghana and our “Demo crazy”

As a very young man in preparatory school in the early 80s I had great deal of respect and admiration for the journalism profession, thanks to my late uncle's loves for world news i.e. the BBC, cnn Deutsche Welle TV, Nbc and discovery channels. I was simply overwhelmed by the planning, preparation....

Wake up and smell the future

Despite my joy at Kamla Persad-Bissessar becoming the country's first female Prime Minister, there is something that has upset me. Certain radio stations are carrying on about Patrick Manning and the PNM, instead of congratulating Persad-Bissessar and the coalition.

Aid convoy en route to Gaza

(CNN) -- A convoy of boats carrying food and aid to Gaza, attempting to defy an Israeli blockade, has been approached by three Israeli ships, according to the Twitter page of Free Gaza, one organizati...

'Personal tragedy' for David Laws, says Ken Clarke

Justice Secretary says it is a ''personal tragedy'' for the senior Lib Dem who stepped down as Treasury Chief Secretary over expenses claims but suggested he ''may well satisfy the parliamentary commissioner''.

Scott, the golf club and a mystery woman

Celebrity sports commentator Darren Scott is nursing stitches after being hit over the head with a golf club in a brawl with patrons outside a Hillcrest pub.

The media works best when it is free and independent

April 4 2010: Not so long ago, Botswana Parliament, that lapdog of the executive, hastily passed what was to be known as the Media Practitioners Act. Under that piece of law, which has since been rejected...

Sarah Palin biographer claims he is the ideal neighbour

An author working on a critical biography of Sarah Palin who was criticised by her for renting a house next door has claimed he is an ideal person to "guarantee their privacy" and has shooed tourists away from their home.

Old-fashioned scandal closes in on the coalition's new politics

David Laws was the rising star of the 'new politics' – and the holder of its most difficult job. His dramatic departure last night threatens not only the government's puritanical image, but the credibility of its cuts As he travelled by train from Yorkshire to London late last week, David Cameron....

Laws 'may soon be back in government'

Senior Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have raised the prospect of a speedy return to Government for David Laws in the wake of his resignation from the Cabinet over expenses abuses.

Battalion among hardest hit in Afghan war

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FRONTENAC, Afghanistan (AP) -- It was Aug. 10, 2009 in the Arghandab River Valley, a hot and dusty day full of unknowns....

Former Ill. governor faces fight of his life

The day before Rod Blagojevich's world came crashing down, he stood before the TV cameras confident and defiant, as always, declaring he had nothing to hide, even as a giant political scandal was about to engulf him.

Former Ill. governor faces fight of his life

The day before Rod Blagojevich's world came crashing down, he stood before the TV cameras confident and defiant, as always, declaring he had nothing to hide, even as a giant political scandal was about to engulf him.

Australia mining tax architect rules out retreat

The architect of Australia's controversial new resources tax rejected any weakening of the proposal Thursday, as pension funds warned miners that their vocal opposition was only hurting share prices. Treasury secretary Ken Henry also denied the planned 40 percent "super tax" on mining profits would....

Aid ships poised to defy Gaza blockade

A convoy of ships containing pro-Palestinian activists and aid destined for the blockaded Gaza Strip has prepared to steam south from Cyprus towards Israeli naval vessels determined to stop them.

Bulgaria's Ex PM Stanishev Expects Politically Motivated Charges

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has stated that he expected to be charged by the Prosecutor's Office on political grounds. "I am ready, and I know that there is a political intention for that on part of the government," the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Stanishev told the national radio on Sunday.

Socialists Claim Bulgaria's Deputy PMs Fight for Domination

Bulgaria's two Deputy Prime Ministers are in war over economic influence, according to Socialist MP Korneliya Ninova. "Deputy PMs Simeon Djankvo and Tsvetan Tsvetanov don't see eye to eye. In our view, they are fight for economic domination," Ninova said Sunday as cited by Darik Radio. ...

Scott, the golf club and a mystery woman

Celebrity sports commentator Darren Scott is nursing stitches after being hit over the head with a golf club in a brawl with patrons outside a Hillcrest pub.

I understand the plight of the common man -- Law-maker Anand Ramlogan

Gifted human rights attorney Anand Ramlogan, who filed, fought and won ground breaking suits against the State, is now the chief defender and law-maker of Government. He is also the most high-profile attorney to assume the post, stepping away from a lucratrive practice to serve.

Hi-Tech 101: Down the dial

Ten thousand songs. That's how many I figure I need for my radio station. This is a station that won't be found on the AM or FM band, it's exclusively for my use. My 10,000 songs have a home on my computer's hard drive, and I'm be able to listen to them either directly on the computer, or the other....

RFE/RL President Gedmin Promotes New Station in Pakistan

In the midst of the controversy regarding the decision to ban YouTube and Facebook, RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin visited Pakistan for five days to discuss media freedom.

Alastair Campbell: Tears and testosterone at No 10

The former Downing Street press chief reveals the 'absolute mania' of the Blair-Brown years, confesses his own 'angst', and inadvertently provides a clue as to why more women aren't fighting to lead the Labour party The day I meet Alastair Campbell is his 53rd birthday.

Beasley Broadcast Group Enters Into Agreement to Manage Two Las Vegas Radio Stations

Transaction Expected to be Immediately Additive to Operating Results Beasley Broadcast Group Secures Option to Purchase Managed Station...

Obama on BP spill: buck stops with me

Barack Obama blames BP for the oil spill crisis and says he takes responsibility for solving it. But as Tom Clarke writes for Channel 4 News , the "top kill" operation is an unknown quantity.

SABC: New board, old chaos

South African Broadcasting Corporation
Questions have been raised about SABC chairperson Ben Ngubane's role in lobbying for the adoption of Japanese digital broadcasting technology.

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Jessica Chastain is a revelation in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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jessica chastain and tammy faye bakker

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How 'confrontational Christian nationalists' are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report

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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Review: As Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain Put a Human Face on the Infamous Saga of Televangelism

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9/11 added ‘war on terror’ to US Christian Right’s racist agenda

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Strictly Dan Walker suffers from painful head injuries before the first show, but reassures fans

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Antivax radio host who mocked AIDS victims with sick Queen song dies from Covid

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List of prominent COVID-19 deniers who have died – Christian radio host Bob Enyart

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Conservative Radio Host Bob Enyart Who Fought COVID Restrictions in Court Dies of COVID

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Conservative Radio Host Bob Enyart Who Fought COVID Restrictions in Court Dies of COVID

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tammy faye and steve pieters interview

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X Factor star dies aged 49 surrounded by family and friends

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X Factor star dies aged 49 surrounded by family and friends

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Television pastor and her cronies rake in millions in lottery grants

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Prasar Bharati garners 12.2 million digital views for Tokyo Olympics 2020

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"Weird Al" Yankovic Named Official Ambassador for World College Radio Day 2021, Coming October 1st

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Punk rock photographer Michael Grecco unseen pics The Clash, Billy Idol, The Sex Pistols, The Cramps

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Punk rock photographer Michael Grecco unseen pics The Clash, Billy Idol, The Sex Pistols, The Cramps

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Andrew Sun

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6 new films for this weekend: People Just Do Nothing, Snake Eyes and more

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People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan review – Kurupt FM crew go global

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