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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lashed out Monday at press baron Rupert Murdoch, his son and his British newspapers, raising the stakes in a highly charged and very public battle between the two men.

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Obama, Sarkozy not alone in mic gaffeupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:01:00

Presidents Obama and Sarkozy may regret their private opinions of the Israeli PM, but they aren't the first mic gaffes.

U.K. lawmakers summon Murdoch over phone hackingupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 09:23:00

British lawmakers investigating a phone hacking scandal Tuesday asked media baron Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks to testify before them, hours after former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused their newspaper group of illegally obtaining private information about him.

Phone hacking: Why did police fail?updated: Wed Jul 13 2011 09:23:00

A former London Met police officer is not surprised to hear allegations that "News of the World" paid officers.

Ex-British prime minister 'shocked' by new hacking claimsupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 15:10:00

The scandal that brought down Britain's biggest Sunday newspaper widened Monday with allegations that journalists from other News International papers improperly obtained personal information about former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Gordon Brown: Rich nations breaking 'sacred promise' on educationupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 06:57:00

Wealthy nations are failing to fulfill their millennium promise to ensure all the world's children are given decent quality education by 2015, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned.

Africa's sustaining economic growthupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 06:57:00

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is pushing education to the top of the development agenda for Africa.

Piers Morgan's interview of Gordon Brownupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 06:13:00

An emotional moment from Piers Morgan's England interview show, "Life Stories," with then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Gordon Brown to serve as Harvard fellow this fallupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 12:03:00

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will serve as a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics this fall, the institute announced Tuesday.

British elections: Why U.S. should careupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 17:12:00

The monthlong sprint that is the British elections ended Thursday night with a hung parliament, meaning plenty of wrangling is still to be done before we know who will be the next prime minister.

Gordon Brown quits as UK prime ministerupdated: Tue May 11 2010 17:42:00

Gordon Brown resigned as British prime minister Tuesday paving the way for David Cameron to replace him.

How queen gets last word on UK electionupdated: Tue May 11 2010 15:09:00

The days of discussions have ended, demands issued, concesssions made and a decision finally reached -- but even before they formed a government, the UK's political parties must wait for approval from one more person: The queen.

The beginning of an end of an era in UKupdated: Tue May 11 2010 13:28:00

CNN's Max Foster speaks with British Finance Minister Alistair Darling about PM Gordon Brown's decision to step down.

Brown's quit offer sparks newspaper frenzyupdated: Tue May 11 2010 09:36:00

British premier Gordon Brown's offer to step down as part of a deal to entice the Liberal Democrats into a coalition government with Labour rather than David Cameron's Conservatives provoked a mixed reaction in the UK press Tuesday.

Brown to step down as Labour leaderupdated: Mon May 10 2010 20:33:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday he will step down as leader of his party after it was defeated in parliamentary elections last week.

Analysis: UK politics may have to get used to horse tradingupdated: Sat May 08 2010 14:22:00

How big is big? How open is open?

Britain faces potentially historic voteupdated: Thu May 06 2010 01:09:00

British voters go to the polls Thursday to determine the fate of Gordon Brown's Labour government, which has run the United Kingdom for the past 13 years.

Gordon Brown: 'Clunking fist' of UK politicsupdated: Wed May 05 2010 09:49:00

For any leader, facing the electorate after his party has been in power for 13 years would be tough. UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown though is fighting to stay in Downing Street in as bad a political climate as could be imagined.

Gordon Brown fights for political lifeupdated: Wed May 05 2010 09:49:00

CNN's Max Foster profiles British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the eve of elections that could cost him his job.

Candidates make final push before UK electionupdated: Wed May 05 2010 02:51:00

After Cleggmania, the "bigotgate" gaffe and the first-ever candidate debates, the Big Day is almost here.

UK parliament dissolves ahead of voteupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:59:00

The British parliament was officially dissolved on Monday, as a nationwide election campaign launches to determine if Gordon Brown can hang on as prime minister.

Clegg on the spot as UK rivals square up over world affairsupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:57:00

The leaders of the UK's three main political parties will clash again Thursday in the second of three televised debates which have energized the country's general election campaign.

Preparing for UK debate sequelupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:57:00

CNN's Becky Anderson previews the second British election debate and what's become a three-horse race.

Brown attacks rivals in UK election debateupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:56:00

Gordon Brown went on the offensive against the two men hoping to replace him as prime minister at a debate Thursday, but it seems to have done him little good.

Social media reacts to second UK debateupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:56:00

CNN's Phil Han takes a look at how social media reacted to the second debate by British party leaders.

UK vote: Can Clegg hold on as the game gets rough?updated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:54:00

Elections, the American commentator H.L. Mencken once insisted, are the process in which all the parties rush around the country insisting that the others are unfit to govern, and in the end they are all proved right.

Cameron: UK needs 'decisive result'updated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:53:00

The tightening race to the May 6 general elections has increased the likelihood of a hung parliament in the United Kingdom, but Conservative Party leader David Cameron isn't ready to talk about striking deals yet.

David Cameron on the campaign trailupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:53:00

Conservative Party leader David Cameron talks about the possibility of a hung parliament, as well as ties with the U.S.

'Bigot' gaffe threatens to overshadow UK debateupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:51:00

Continued criticism over a campaign gaffe by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown threatened to take attention away from the third and final televised election debate Thursday night.

Gordon Brown calls woman 'bigoted'updated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:51:00

British PM Gordon Brown calls a woman "bigoted," not realizing his mic was on.

Navigating the British spin roomupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:49:00

CNN's Paula Newton talks to British political experts on who won the third and final debate.

Cheese and eggs: UK debate digestedupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:49:00

Gordon Brown looked like a mouldy cheese, David Cameron a fleshy buttock and Nick Clegg a scrambled egg. Britain's newspapers pulled no punches as they summed up the last of the country's pre-election leadership debates in typically ribald fashion.

Polls give UK election debate win to Cameronupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:48:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown fought to hold on to his job Thursday in a debate against the two men who hope to replace him, David Cameron of the Conservative Party and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats.

'Penitent sinner' Brown sorry for 'bigoted woman' gaffeupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:45:00

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown described himself as a "penitent sinner" on Wednesday after personally apologizing to a voter he described as a "bigoted woman."

Connector of the Day: Charlie Whelanupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 06:41:00

Trade union political director Charlie Whelan offers his insight into the upcoming UK general election.

UK election rivals in final parliamentary clashupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 06:41:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown traded barbs with political rivals Wednesday in the last Prime Minister's Questions before the general election.

Markets fear hung parliamentupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 06:39:00

CNN's Jim Boulden examines market reaction as the British election date is announced.

UK outlaws cluster bombs, calls for global banupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 11:43:00

A law banning the use, production, and stockpiling of cluster munitions came into effect Thursday in Britain.

Brown testifies at war inquiryupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 08:49:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown testified at the Iraq war inquiry in London. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

UK PM Brown makes surprise visit to Afghanistanupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 08:49:00

Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to British troops in Afghanistan on Saturday, his office said.

UK anti-war protestupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 11:48:00

Stop the War Coalition holds protest outside of the Iraq inquiry venue in London. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.

Gordon Brown: War in Iraq was 'right decision'updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 11:48:00

Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq "was the right decision and it was for the right reasons," Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Friday in his first response at an inquiry into country's role in the March 2003 conflict.

Comment: When robust management becomes bullyingupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 07:14:00

We have just heard this week about the allegations of bullying in the Prime Minister Gordon Brown's office in the UK, which hit all the headlines and raised the issue of "what is bullying and how do you deal with it?"

New book casts Brown as bullyupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 13:00:00

New book casts British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as angry and abusive to his staff. CNN's Sasha Herriman reports.

Consultant: 'Brown didn't scream at me'updated: Mon Feb 22 2010 13:00:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown did not scream or swear at a political consultant who worked for him, the speechwriter told CNN, rejecting allegations published by a top British political journalist Sunday.

British PM Brown denies 'volcanic temper' claimsupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 05:14:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is denying allegations of "abusive behavior" and "volcanic eruptions of foul temper" ahead of the publication of a new book by a top British political journalist.

Leaders hail deal to save Northern Ireland power-share agreementupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 12:04:00

Leaders from Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland appeared together Friday to hail an agreement that saves the province's power-sharing government.

N. Ireland's step toward peaceupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 12:04:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulates Northern Ireland on steps its taken towards a "full and lasting peace."

Friday deadline for N. Ireland power talksupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 10:00:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Northern Ireland's two leading political parties until Friday morning to reach an agreement that would save the province's self-rule, he announced Wednesday.

British PM to testify at Iraq war inquiryupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 07:55:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will testify at the Iraq war inquiry sometime in the next two months, the head of the inquiry said Friday.

UK expands watch list, halts Yemen flightsupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 12:03:00

Britain is expanding its security watch list and has suspended all direct flights to Yemen as part of a series of new counterterrorism measures, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Wednesday.

Heathrow fliers to get body scans 'as soon as practical'updated: Sun Jan 03 2010 16:01:00

London's Heathrow Airport will begin subjecting passengers to full body scans "as soon as practical," following the failed attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound jetliner, its operator said Sunday.

British PM orders airport security reviewupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 11:36:00

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has ordered a full review of security measures at UK airports following the attempted Detroit plane bombing on December 25.

British PM bunks with troops in surprise Afghan visitupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 21:44:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown spent the night among troops in Afghanistan, the first time he has stayed overnight in the war-torn nation.

Soldier beds in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 21:44:00

They jokingly call it "Hotel California." CNN's Barbara Starr takes us into the bedrooms of the Bagram sleeping quarters

Britain to send 500 more troops to Afghanistanupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 08:50:00

The United Kingdom will send an additional 500 troops to Afghanistan in early December, bringing the British contingent there to more than 9,500, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Monday.

Conference to explore handing control back to Afghan localsupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 14:43:00

Britain announced plans Saturday to host an international conference on Afghanistan, a summit designed to formulate plans for transferring power to and bolstering the power of local authorities.

UK 'optimistic' on more Afghan troopsupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 11:08:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is "optimistic" that other countries will contribute more troops to the mission in Afghanistan, he told the head of NATO in a letter this week.

CNNMoney: Uncle Sam sitting on a goldmineupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 11:58:00

Gold is soaring to record high prices, and guess who has the biggest stash?

Brown's letter rowupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 05:46:00

British PM Gordon Brown defends the Afghan mission to the mother of a fallen soldier, as CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Dead soldier's mother leads attacks on Brownupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 05:46:00

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown was under mounting criticism on Tuesday over his perceived casual attitude towards soldiers killed in Afghanistan as support for the mission collapses.

UK change of heart on banking tax planupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 01:43:00

Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, rapidly backpedaled from his proposal for a financial transactions tax on Sunday after a chorus of criticism of his plan set out in a speech on Saturday to a meeting of global finance ministers.

Plan to create fund for bailouts hits hurdlesupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 10:40:00

Key players in the Group of 20 refused to support a plan create an insurance fund to pay for bailouts if governments have to step in again to save giant businesses on the brink of collapse.

British premier urges greater responsibility from banksupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 11:52:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told a meeting of G-20 ministers in his home region in Scotland Saturday that the public must be protected from the failure of the banking system in future.

UK prime minister promises commitment, demands reform in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 08:48:00

In a major speech on Afghanistan, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Friday that Britain "cannot, must not, and will not walk away" from its mission there.

Gordon Brown on Afghanistanupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 08:48:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Browns addresses Britain's concern over the war in Afghanistan. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

More UK troops to Afghanistanupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 13:51:00

British Prime Minster Gordon Brown announces the deployment of hundreds more troops to Afghanistan.

Britain to send more troops to Afghanistanupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 13:51:00

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is increasing British troop levels in Afghanistan to 9,500 -- an increase of 500, he announced Wednesday.

UK's Brown to repay disputed expense claimsupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 04:30:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will repay more than $19,000 in expenses after an independent auditor found that he and other lawmakers had made excessive claims, according to Brown's office.

UK government plans $25B assets saleupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 07:58:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled plans Monday to sell off state assets worth an estimated £16 billion ($25 billion) as part of moves to reduce the UK's national debt.

Britain 'ready' to scale back Trident nuclear program, PM saysupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 21:36:00

Britain is examining the possibility of scaling back its Trident nuclear deterrent program by cutting the number of missile-carrying submarines from four to three, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday.

Brown makes 'U-Turn' on Libya and IRA terror, opposition saysupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 11:09:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Sunday that his government will support IRA victims in seeking compensation from Libya, in a move conservatives called a "U-turn" from his earlier position.

G-20 take aim at executive bonusesupdated: Sun Sep 06 2009 21:24:00

Finance ministers from the G-20 nations meeting in London have reiterated their commitment to coordinated action to tackle the global economic crisis and agreed on the need for tougher rules on banking bonuses.

G-20 'committed to economic recovery plan'updated: Sun Sep 06 2009 21:14:00

Finance ministers from the G-20 nations meeting in London have reiterated their commitment to coordinated action to tackle the global economic crisis and agreed on the need for tougher rules on banking bonuses.

Brown pledges banker bonus clampdownupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 01:48:00

Gordon Brown has pledged tough action to clamp down on excessive remuneration for bankers as part of an international effort to rectify the systemic weakness that led to the global financial crisis.

Brown in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 20:45:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visits troops and officials in southern Afghanistan.

British PM pays surprise visit to Afghanistanupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 20:45:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Saturday, thanking his nation's fighting forces for a job "well done."

Brown angered by Lockerbie bomber welcomeupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 12:48:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday he was outraged and "repulsed" by the celebratory welcome given to a man convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

British health care fights backupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 15:34:00

Britons defend their health care system as it becomes part of the U.S. health care debate. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Britons pour love on 'evil' healthcare systemupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 15:34:00

Britons including Prime Minister Gordon Brown have leapt to the defense of their creaking healthcare service after President Barack Obama's plans for a similar system in the United States were branded "evil" by Republicans.

UK minister: Helmand troops need more helicoptersupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 20:22:00

A UK government minister on Wednesday reopened the dispute over support for troops in Afghanistan by insisting they had insufficient helicopters.

Tribute to a fallen soldierupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 20:22:00

ITN's Juliet Bremner reports on a British soldier who gave his life trying to save the lives of others in Afghanistan.

Brown defends Afghan missionupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 11:38:00

CNN's Paula Newton discusses the mood of the British public as Gordon Brown defends the UK's involvement in Afghanistan.

Brown defends Afghanistan strategy in face of British lossesupdated: Sat Jul 11 2009 14:47:00

Britain's prime minister on Saturday grieved over the losses of 15 British troops over 10 days in Afghanistan, but underscored that preventing terror from reaching the UK streets was the top goal.

'I quit, now you quit'updated: Sat Jun 20 2009 05:09:00

Uk minister quits, call for Brown's resignation. CNN's Don Riddell has the latest from London.

Brown won't back downupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 08:32:00

Amid pressure to step down, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown plans to stand tough. CNN's Robin Oakley reports.

British PM Brown: 'I will not walk away'updated: Fri Jun 05 2009 12:08:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued a defiant response to calls for his resignation Friday saying he "will not walk away" despite heavy election losses and a raft of high profile resignations that forced a Cabinet reshuffle.

Obama, Brown demand new bank rulesupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:52:00

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown say the G-20 must agree new rules for banks.

Analysis: Crisis may lead to new world orderupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:04:00

Can this G-20 summit prove to be anything more than group therapy for a bunch of fingernail-gnawing, troubled individuals?

On the world stageupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:04:00

Mr. Obama and British PM make a statement ahead of the G-20 summit in London.

G-20: Where are we now?updated: Tue Mar 31 2009 11:01:00

CNN's Charles Hodson asks what this week's G-20 meeting will likely achieve.

Brown: G-20 will rise to challengeupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 11:01:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday he believed world leaders would "rise to the challenge" at this week's G-20 summit by agreeing firm measures to set about tackling the global financial crisis.

Brown, bank chiefs thrash out G20 plansupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 06:19:00

Top executives of leading international banks were meeting the British prime minister and treasury chief Tuesday to discuss kick-starting the global financial system ahead of next month's G20 summit.

Young son of UK opposition leader diesupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 10:41:00

The disabled young son of UK opposition leader David Cameron has died.

Brown: World needs 'global New Deal'updated: Sun Feb 22 2009 22:35:00

The world needs a "global New Deal" to haul it out of the economic crisis it faces, Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom said Sunday.

Brown travels to Afghanistanupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 16:08:00

Brisish P.M. Gordon Brown condemn the latest Taliban attack, during a visit to Afghanistan.

Time.com: Gordon Brown Aims to Boost IMF Reservesupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 13:00:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on a tour of the Gulf, said he is seeking hundreds of billions of dollars to boost the International Monetary Fund's reserves

Time.com: Corfugate Scandal Cheers Gloomy Britonsupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 10:00:00

A squabble between politicians over what happened on an Adriatic Island provides a welcome distraction from the grim economic news

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