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Watch Live: British parliament debates Murdoch phone-hacking scandal

Live, from London, the British Parliament is debating the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal and Prime Minister Cameron’s involvement in it. Live feed below, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Boehner: Congress may cut funds for Libya conflict

WASHINGTON — Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner on Thursday hinted at a potential freeze of funds for military operations in Libya, saying the White House had failed to justify US involvement. Influential US senators meanwhile voiced their support for a bipartisan resolution at odds with such a move that would…

GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain defends Afghanistan non-answer

Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he did not have enough information to express a clear policy on Afghanistan, but knew the United State’s relationship with Israel should be strengthened. At the Fox News Republican debate in South Carolina two weeks ago, Cain struggled to answer foreign policy…

Famed ‘Pentagon Papers’ finally made public

WASHINGTON — The US government on Thursday announced the release of the famed “Pentagon Papers,” 40 years after the once top-secret Vietnam War documents were leaked to the media. The National Archives, the massive US repository for historic books and documents, announced that the files, now declassified, will be accessible…

Americans worried about Libya conflict: poll

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A new poll published on Wednesday found nearly half of Americans were opposed to US military involvement in Libya, reflecting tricky political ground being navigated by President Barack Obama. But the Quinnipiac University survey also found that most voters were confident the US mission to shield civilians…

US denies involvement in Cairo hit-and-run

CAIRO — The US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday denied its staff were behind the wheel of what appeared to be an official vehicle that mowed down dozens of protesters in a high-speed hit-and-run captured on video. “We have seen a video that alleges a US diplomatic vehicle was involved…

Number of American Muslim terror suspects down: study

WASHINGTON — The number of Muslim Americans involved in terrorist acts dropped by more than half last year compared to 2009, easing fears that the minority group is being radicalized, a study showed Wednesday. Twenty Muslim Americans committed or were arrested for terrorist crimes last year, down sharply from 2009…

Attorney at firm representing Assange accusers helped facilitate CIA renditions in 2001

An attorney representing two Swedish women who brought sexual assault charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was investigated following revelations that during his time in the Swedish government, his administration helped facilitate extraordinary renditions that allegedly resulted in two terrorism suspects being tortured in Egypt. The US policy of extraordinary…

Drugged soldier recorded describing the killing of Afghan civilians

One of five soldiers accused by the Army of involvement in the premeditated killings of Afghan civilians is scheduled to appear before a military judge today — on the same day ABC News aired tapes that show his confession to investigators about his own involvement and the involvement of several other soldiers…

Iran gives Taliban support: leaked papers

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Iran is waging a covert campaign against US-led forces in neighboring Afghanistan by providing money, arms, training and safe haven to Taliban insurgents, according to leaked US military intelligence. Reports from Afghan spies and paid informants, described in papers published on whistleblower website Wikileaks, accuse the Iranian…

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