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UBS note deepens UK political row over rate-fixing

LONDON (Reuters) - A political row in Britain over fixing of interbank lending rates deepened on Saturday after the publication of confidential advice from UBS to the previous Labour government on how to reduce the key Libor rate at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.Full story

Ex-British PM contradicts Murdoch claim to inquiry

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown flatly contradicted media tycoon Rupert Murdoch at a judicial hearing on Monday, suggesting the News Corp chief had misled the government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics under oath. Full story

News Summary: Former UK PM accuses Murdoch tabloid

THE ACCUSATION: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid personally attacking him. Full story

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A combination of images taken from television show former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the media, at the High Court in London
A combination of images taken from television show former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the media, at the High Court in London

A combination of images taken from television show former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the media, at the High Court in London June 11, 2012. REUTERS/POOL via Reuters TV