EDITORS KNEW OF HACKING, SAYS EX-NOTW JOURNALIST
A former senior journalist at the News of the World told the Leveson inquiry into press standards that former editors, including Piers Morgan, Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, were all aware of unethical practices used by the newspaper’s reporters. Giving evidence under oath, Paul McMullan, who was deputy features editor, said Mr Coulson and Ms Brooks were aware of phone hacking there.
DIVISIONS DEEPEN AT UN TALKS ON CLIMATE
Fresh divisions have opened up on the second day of the UN climate talks in Durban as China accused the European Union of “shifting the goalposts” to make unfair demands on developing countries over a new global climate pact.
WEALTHY CHINESE STILL EAGER TO WEAR PRADA
If there were fears that China’s voracious appetite for luxury goods was waning, they have yet to extend to Prada. The Italian label said yesterday that sales in the Asia-Pacific region had soared by 44 per cent, boosting both sales and profits. Luxury goods makers have placed huge bets on China in recent years, spurred on by stellar growth.
BAE UNDER FIRE FROM MPS OVER TANZANIA PAYMENT
BAE Systems has been harshly criticised by a parliamentary committee for dragging its heels over a £29.5m compensation payment to the people of Tanzania. MPs on the International Development Committee said they were “appalled” that it had taken months to make the payment.