Unfit to Run a Company: News Corp. Phone Hacking Investigation Slams Murdoch
The damning conclusion by parliament's Culture, Media and Sport committee went further, accusing the 81-year-old News International tycoon of being willfully blind to the phone hacking scandal at his News Of The World paper.
Mali: Junta 'Regains Control' After Counter-Coup
The controlling militia issued a statement on Tuesday saying they were in control of key sites around the capital, including the state broadcasting building, the airport, and a major military base in Kati.
China May Defy Europe/US Sanctions By Guaranteeing Iran Tanker Crude
The move would nullify planned sanctions banning EU-based ship insurers and re-insurers -- who cover 90 percent of the world's tankers -- from covering vessels carrying Iranian crude, the head of China's shipowners' association.
UN Chief Urges Myanmar To Continue Reforms; Opposition Ends Boycott Of Parliament
The U.N. chief is in Burma on a three-day visit, where he will address parliament in the capital Naypyitaw on Monday -- the first foreign leader to do so -- before meeting with opposition leader and one-time political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.
Rebel Fugitive Kony Hiding In Sudan Border Area: Uganda
Kony, who rose to infamy after featuring in a web video by U.S. advocacy group Invisible Children, is still conducting the brutal campaign of rape, mutilation and abduction with his Lord's Resistance Army from the remote jungle areas, Aronda Nyakairima said.
Syria: At Least 20 Killed In Suicide Bombings
The two suicide bombers, thought to be members of the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, detonated their devices in near the Air Force Intelligence headquarters and the Military Intelligence building, wounding over 100 others.
Italian Tax Police Recover ?6 Billion in Evasion Crackdown
The country's tax police said they caught more than 2,100 people who had failed to pay their taxes for at least a year, including a car dealer who ran his business out of his home and an accountant who concealed 13 million euros in taxes.
Romanian Government Falls On Austerity Vote
The vote comes amid widespread public anger over tough austerity measures and allegations of corruption, with 235 lawmakers voting against the government - four more than was needed to topple Ungureanu.
Greece Should Never Have Joined Euro: Ex-Bundesbank Chief
Ernst Welteke, one of the architects of Greece's entry into the monetary union in the mid-2000s, said that if Athens were to abandon the euro the European Monetary Union (EMU) would survive.
Syria Suicide Bomb Kills 9 As UN Chief Condems Violence
The attack, which occurred in the Midan area of the city, was the second to strike the capital on Friday and the latest in a string of bombings in Syrian cities in recent months.
Spain In 'Crisis' After Dire Unemployment Figures Follow Debt Downgrade
The alarming data comes only a day after credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the country's debt rating from A to BBB+, citing a worsening budget deficit, worries over the banking system and poor economic prospects.
Turkey Starts Controversial Cyprus Oil Drilling
Both sides of the divided island claim sovereignty of its territorial waters, with Cyprus launching its own search for gas that sparked protests from Ankara and Turkish Cypriots.
Jordan PM Resigns After Only Six Months On The Job
King Abdullah II accepted Awn Al-Khasawneh's resignation on Thursday, according to reports
German President Cancels Ukraine Trip After Tymoshenko Hunger Strike
Opposition leader Tymoshenko, 51, has been on a hunger strike for nearly a week, after alleging guards punched her in the stomach and twisted her body as they transported her to a local hospital to treat a spinal condition.
Syria: Massive Explosion 'Kills 70' In Hama; Video Emerges Of Rebel Buried Alive
While rebels claim the blasts were caused by intense shelling, state media organization SANA said armed terrorist groups had accidentally detonated a bomb that leveled nearby buildings.
France Hints At Military Action Against Syria's Assad
Foreign minister may push for Security Council action, which would almost certainly be vetoed by Russia and China.
Murdoch Denies Using Political Influence To Benefit UK Media Empire
Speaking before Levenson inquiry, Murdoch's denial of widespread political leverage by his News Corporation stable of publications and TV channels came as British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted politicians on all sides of the political spectrum had become too close to the Media mogul.
Kofi Annan 'Alarmed' By Continued Violence In Syria; UN Wants To Send More Observers
Ahmad Fawzi said the small advance team of UN monitors was unable to stop the bloodshed between opposition forces and government troops.
Holland 'In Crisis' After Government Loses Debt Deal Partner
Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Holland faced a crisis, and asked opposition parties to support the ?16 to ?18 billion cuts needed to satisfy the EU, and financial markets, next week.
Nigerian Fuel Subsidy Fund 'Defrauded' Of $6 Billion
The fuel sector probe -- which will be discussed in a live televised parliamentary session -- uncovered a litany of abuses, including allegations that fifteen oil importers collected more than $300 million without delivering a single drop of oil.
North Korea Nuclear Test 'Ready Soon': Report
The unnamed source said the North had almost completed preparations for the nuclear test, which if it went ahead would draw strong international condemnation and further isolate the impoverished state from its sole major ally, China.
Tunisian President Urges Assad Allies to Drop Syrian Dictator
In a newspaper interview published on Tuesday, al-Marzouki urged Assad's Russian, Chinese and Iranian allies to abandon support for the beleaguered dictator and hand over to his deputy.
France's Sarkozy Slipping In Election Polls, Loses More High-Profile Support
With just four days before the first round of voting, Former town planning minister Fadela Amara announced she would vote for frontrunner Hollande.
Syria: Violence Worsening Despite Russia Halting Sale Of Small Arms To Assad Regime
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine civilians were killed Tuesday, adding that the shelling of urban areas by government forces appears to be spreading to more towns and cities.
U.S. Asks Nato To Help Pay $4-Billion Annual Afghan Security Bill
The United States, the largest contributor in terms of manpower and money by far, is expected to ask alliance members to shoulder a quarter of the costs of supporting Afghan forces.
Britain May Become Major Global Shale Gas Producer, Alongside China And U.S.
Reserves of the hard to extract, unconventional gas deposits could exceed 1,000 trillion cubic feet, experts now believe, ranking the UK alongside China, the U.S. and Argentina
Iran's Ahmadinejad Warns U.S., Israel Against Attack
In a veiled reference to the United States and Israel's refusal to rule out military action against Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program, Ahmadinejad added that foreign interference would destabilize the entire region.
Syrian Peace Plan In Tatters As Assad Troops Continue Assaults
Continued shelling in the former rebel stronghold of Homs and the southern town Busra al-Harir killed two civilians and wounded dozens more.
Australian PM Calls For Early Withdrawal Of 'Diggers' From Afghanistan
The pullout will see the 1,500-strong Australian contingent leave Afghanistan by the end of 2013, a year earlier than planned, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday.
U.S. And China Hold Secret Cyber War Games
Last year, representatives from the State Department and the Pentagon took part in two exercises with their Chinese counterparts where they had to describe what they would do if it emerged the other side was behind the release of a sophisticated computer virus damaging national assets.