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List reveals close relationship between News Corp. and U.K. Cabinet

Dozens of private meetings held over past 15 months

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A list revealed Tuesday by Britain’s coalition government shows that Rupert Murdoch and several of his News Corp. executives held more than 60 private meetings with senior members of government since David Cameron became prime minister last year. Furthermore, Rupert Murdoch, his son James and Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, received confidential briefings on Afghanistan and Britain’s strategic defence review by Defence Secretary Liam Fox. Prime Minister David Cameron, whose former aide Andy Coulson has been arrested for his role in the phone hacking scandal, met with Murdoch executives 26 times since taking office.

The Independent

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