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US Recognizes Libyan Rebel Group

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is recognizing Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council, declaring that the country’s leader Moammar Gadhafi no longer has any legitimate authority over the North African nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement Friday in Istanbul, as top officials from major Western and regional powers met to map strategies to […]

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US Starts Investigation on Whether 9/11 Victims’ Phones Were Hacked

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has opened an investigation into whether the phones of victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks and their families were hacked into by media baron Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Law enforcement sources said Thursday the FBI will look into whether employees at Murdoch’s media firm illegally tried to […]

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Britain: Murdoch and Son Say They Will Attend Parliament’s Phone-hacking Hearing

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his son James have reversed course — at first refusing, then agreeing to testify before the British Parliament next week about the phone-hacking and police bribery scandal that has engulfed their British media operations. The elder Murdoch initially told Parliament’s media committee Thursday that he was not available to attend […]

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Italian Senate Approves Austerity Measures

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Italy’s upper house of parliament has approved sharp budget cuts in a vote aimed at calming fears that Europe’s third largest economy could be consumed by the continent’s debt crisis. The Senate voted 161 to 135 on Thursday in favor of the four-year austerity plan worth at least $67 billion. Parliament’s lower house is expected […]

Italian Senate Approves Austerity Measures

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Italy’s upper house of parliament has approved sharp budget cuts in a vote aimed at calming fears that Europe’s third largest economy could be consumed by the continent’s debt crisis. The Senate voted 161 to 135 on Thursday in favor of the four-year austerity plan worth at least $67 billion. Parliament’s lower house is expected […]

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Media Baron Murdoch and Son Balk at Phone-hacking Testimony Next Week

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his son James are refusing to testify before Parliament next week about the phone-hacking and police bribery scandal that has engulfed their British media operations. The elder Murdoch told Parliament’s media committee Thursday that he was not available to attend next Tuesday’s hearing. But the 80-year-old chief of News Corporation […]

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Turkey Arrests 15 Al-Qaida Suspects in Suspected US Embassy Attack

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish police have detained 15 suspected al-Qaida militants they said were planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in Ankara and other unidentified foreign targets. The state-run Anatolia news agency said the suspects were arrested in Ankara and the western cities of Bursa and Yalova in operations on Monday and Tuesday. They said police seized […]

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid for Control of British Satellite Television Company

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch has withdrawn his bid for control of British Sky Broadcasting amid Britain’s phone-hacking scandal and allegations against his journalists. Parliament was poised Wednesday to vote overwhelmingly for a non-binding resolution calling on Murdoch to end his $12 billion bid for control of the satellite television company. But before the vote, a […]

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British Court Defers Assange Extradition Decision

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A British appeals court has deferred a decision on whether to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden for questioning on sexual misconduct. The court did not specify when it would make its ruling. Assange, an Australian, is seeking to overturn a February judgement ordering him to Sweden. Assange denies any sexual wrongdoing and claims […]

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid for Control of British Satellite Television Company

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch has withdrawn his bid for control of British Sky Broadcasting amid Britain’s phone-hacking scandal and allegations against his journalists. Parliament was poised Wednesday to vote overwhelmingly for a non-binding resolution calling on Murdoch to end his $12 billion bid for 61 percent of the satellite television company. But before the vote, […]

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