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Daily Mirror editor says hacking may have happened there

LONDON — The editor of the Daily Mirror, the main tabloid rival to Rupert Murdoch’s market-leading Sun, told an inquiry Monday that phone hacking might have also happened at his paper. Richard Wallace told the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press that any hacking at…

Foxconn to ‘lay off 600 people’ in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA — Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn will lay off 600 people in its Slovak plant where it makes LCD televisions for Sony due to low demand, Slovak business daily Hospodarske noviny reported on Monday. “The unfavourable situation in the LCD television sector in the global and European markets has had…

Warnings of ecological timebomb after Italy ship wreck

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Fears rose of an environmental disaster from a wrecked cruise ship in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Italy on Monday as hopes faded of finding any more survivors on board. “This is an ecological timebomb,” Sergio Ortelli, mayor of the picturesque Tuscan island where…

Europe’s ‘Big Bang’ observatory completes cosmic survey

PARIS — A 900-million-dollar orbital observatory has completed the biggest-ever search for remnants of the “Big Bang” that created the Universe, the European Space Agency said on Monday. The main instrument on the Planck observatory failed on Saturday when — as expected — it ran out of coolant, ending a…

Shoe seller says hacker compromised accounts

WASHINGTON — US online shoe seller Zappos.com was notifying some 24 million customers Monday that a hacker had gained entry to its computer network, but said credit card data was not affected. “We were recently the victim of a cyber attack by a criminal who gained access to parts of…

Protesters rally in Romania for fifth day

BUCHAREST — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Romania on Monday for the fifth day in a row, calling on President Traian Basescu to step down after weekend protests marred by violence. Waving Romanian flags, protesters in central Bucharest chanted “Down with Basescu” and “Thieves”. Some of them carried a coffin…

Libya clashes end with prisoner swap, ceasefire

GHARYAN, Libya — Rival Libyan fighters who clashed in towns south of Tripoli have settled their deadly dispute through a prisoner swap and agreed to a ceasefire, local officials said on Monday. “Last night (Sunday) we carried out a prisoner swap… since then, the fighting has stopped,” Colonel Ahmed Omar…

Tunisian ex-PM says Ben Ali wanted to kill protestors

LE KEF, Tunisia — Tunisia’s ex-prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi told a tribunal Monday that toppled strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali had wanted to kill at least 1,000 protestors demanding his exit. Ghannouchi appeared as a witness in the trial probing manslaughter charges against Ben Ali and his key aides,…

Social inequality in wealthy nations on the rise: WHO

Social inequality in wealthy nations is increasing while in parts of the developing world many diseases are on the wane, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization said Monday. “In some wealthy countries, the difference in the quality of life between the older generation and today’s youth is the…

London university probes ‘Nazi’ drinking game assault

The prestigious London School of Economics was on Monday investigating claims that a Jewish student was assaulted during a Nazi-themed drinking game while on a ski holiday in France. Drinkers reportedly hurled anti-Semitic abuse at the victim, a 21-year-old student at the London School of Economics, and broke his nose on a night out in…

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