"The Times" reports that the Barclay family is looking to sell "The Daily Telegraph" and "The Sunday Telegraph", citing conflicting viewpoints within the family and low circulation. The "Daily Mail", Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and "Evening Standard" owner Evgeny Lebedev are rumored to be potential buyers.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is formally referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) amid allegations of corruption during his tenure as Mayor of London. Johnson is alleged to have awarded a close friend, American technology entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri, "thousands of pounds" in public business funding, according to the "The Sunday Times".
Following recent attacks in Manchester and London, "The Sunday Times" says a leaked Home Office report reviewing the attacks proposes a new strategy increasing information sharing on terror suspects from MI5 to other organisations before they are considered to require surveillance. Also included are harsher sentences for terror offences, and additional attention on "communities where the threat from terrorism and radicalisation is highest".
A day after Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had harsh words for Russia, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, in an essay in the London "Times", says the downing of the Russian jet, "was not -- and is not -- an act against a specific country. ... While the measures to defend our territory will remain in place, Turkey will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions." [http:--www.cnn.com-2015-11-27-middleeast-syria-turkey-russia-warplane-shot-down- (CNN)] [http:--www.thetimes.co.uk-tto-opinion-thunderer-article4624985.ece "(Times of London)"]
A new study shows Greece's six-year austerity program is even affecting prostitution. Gregory Laxos, a sociology professor at the Panteion University in Athens, told the "Times of London" the going rate for sex with a prostitute was 50 euros ($53) when the economic crisis began. Now, it’s fallen to as low as two euros ($2.12) for a 30-minute session, or to a cheese pie, a sandwich because they are hungry.
News International publications including the "News of the World" and "The Sunday Times" are revealed to have improperly accessed private information of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown.