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Talks over how to regulate UK press break down


March 14. 2013 7:37AM
Associated Press

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(AP) British Prime Minister David Cameron says talks over how to regulate the country's scandal-tainted press have broken down without agreement.


Politicians had hoped to come to a consensus as to what to do about the British media, which has been roiled by revelations of industrial-scale espionage, bribery, blackmail, and computer hacking at some of the nation's biggest titles.


In a hastily-organized press conference Thursday, the U.K. leader said he would press ahead with his own plan for self-regulation and that a vote would be held imminently.


It was not immediately clear whether Cameron's coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, would give Cameron's plan the support it may need to pass.


Associated Press


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