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MPs to grill Murdochs, Brooks over phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former aide Rebekah Brooks faced an extraordinary showdown with MPs on Tuesday over the phone hacking crisis that has rocked Britain and threatens the media mogul’s empire. Until recently the three most powerful figures in the British media, they will answer questions from a…

Canada releases secret Afghan war documents

OTTAWA — The Canadian government on Wednesday released 4,000 pages of top secret documents detailing Afghan prisoner transfers, holding them up as proof of no wrongdoing by Canadian soldiers. The files were believed to contain evidence that Canada transferred prisoners to Afghan custody knowing they could be tortured, in violation…

NGOs, Shell lock horns over Nigerian oil spills

Environmental groups accused Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell on Wednesday of destroying lives and the environment in the Niger Delta, and urged Dutch MPs to intervene as the company defended its record. “When will you stop treating people in Nigeria differently than you treat people in the Netherlands? When will you…

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