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Bell Pottinger's British business folds after South Africa scandal

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By Kate HoltonLONDON (Reuters) - Bell Pottinger's British arm collapsed on Tuesday after the global public relations agency's clients deserted it over a racially-charged political campaign it ran in South Africa.After working behind the scenes on some of the most defining moments in recent history, from the election of Margaret Thatcher to the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Bell Pottinger crumpled following a scandal of its own making.It entered a tailspin earlier this month after it was thrown out of an industry body for running a campaign in support of South African President ...

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 23:04 IST