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UK police urge publishers not to use leaked diplomatic memos

Jul. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police investigation into the leak of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues, as police warned Saturday that U.K. media outlets might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating...

Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters

Jul. 11, 2019 4:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian government assurances that public sector leakers rather than journalists are the targets of raids on two media organizations have come under question as new details have emerged of police efforts to track one reporter's movements and to discover who reporters talk to...

UK ambassador to US quits after leaked cables enrage Trump

Jul. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy's unflattering opinions about the U.S. administration. Storm clouds gathered over the trans-Atlantic relationship as...

UK envoy's leaked views inspire more insults in Trump tweets

Jul. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Britain's ambassador to the United States for a second day, describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool" after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration. Trump fired off a series of tweets about Ambassador Kim Darroch...

Trump will 'no longer deal' with UK envoy who panned him

Jul. 8, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Monday to cut off contact with Britain's ambassador to the United States after leaked diplomatic cables revealed the envoy called the Trump administration "dysfunctional" and "inept." The U.S. leader tweeted about Ambassador Kim Darroch a day after a British...

UK ambassador called Trump administration 'clumsy and inept'

Jul. 7, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States described the Trump administration as "diplomatically clumsy and inept" and said he doubted it would become "substantially more normal," according to a leaked diplomatic cable published Sunday. The memo was one of several leaked documents published by...

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

Jul. 6, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as "breathtaking" in its scale. The suspect,...

Australian Parliament to probe press freedom after raids

Jul. 5, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday announced an inquiry into the impact of Australian law enforcement and intelligence powers on press freedom following police raids on a media organization and a journalist's home. Australian media organizations have demanded reforms after...

Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leak

Jun. 27, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan said on Thursday he welcomed state-owned ABC taking part in his case. David William McBride, 55, appeared in the Australian Capital...

Australia media demand press freedom law reforms after raids

Jun. 26, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's three largest media organizations joined forces on Wednesday to demand legal reforms that would prevent journalists from risking imprisonment for doing their jobs. The demands came after unprecedented raids against media organizations by police searching for leaked...