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Prime Minister under fire after top U.K. cop resigns amid phone hacking scandal

Update: Cameron said to have met with Murdoch executives 26 times in 15 months Prime Minister David Cameron faced fresh questions on Monday over the phone-hacking scandal convulsing the establishment after Britain’s top police officer quit over his ties to Rupert Murdoch’s empire. Scotland Yard chief Paul Stephenson resigned on…

Murdoch fallout spreads: Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton resigns

Les Hinton, the chief operating officer of Dow Jones, which publishes The Wall Street Journal, is resigning, the newspaper’s website said late Friday. Word of Hinton’s resignation comes amid an unprecedented wave of scandals that has rocked News Corporation’s British newspaper holdings, forcing the resignation of News International CEO Rebekah Brooks…

Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks resigns amid furor

Rebekah Brooks, the embattled chief executive of media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operation, finally resigned on Friday after days of fierce pressure over the phone hacking scandal. The flame-haired Brooks, 43, a former editor of the scandal-shut News of the World tabloid, told staff that she felt a “deep…

Protesters stage anti-government rally in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Several hundred protesters rallied outside the headquarters of Hong Kong’s law-making body on Wednesday against government plans to scrap by-elections. Activists from the People Power movement pumped their fists into the air and chanted slogans outside the city’s legislative council, shouting: “Respect the right to vote.” “The…

U.S. bishop resigns after allowing pedophile priest to flee

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday accepted the resignation of a US bishop accused of allowing an alleged pedophile priest from hisdiocese to flee to Mexico, as the Vatican takes action on abuses. Bishop Daniel Walsh of the diocese of Santa Rosa in California resigned under an article in Catholic Church law invoking a “grave cause”, which can…

Hustler founder Larry Flynt offers job to Anthony Weiner

LOS ANGELES — Porn mogul Larry Flynt offered disgraced US lawmaker Anthony Weiner a job Thursday, after the New York congressman resigned over a tawdry “sexting” scandal. Hustler founder Flynt said he would pay Weiner, who posted pictures of his intimate anatomy to a number of women on Twitter, 20…

Obama’s Middle East peace envoy resigns

By Andrew Quinn WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell announced his resignation on Friday, throwing a new question mark over the Obama administration’s failed effort to restart direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. President Barack Obama called Mitchell “one of the finest public servants that our…

Ex-State Department spokesman has ‘no regrets’ for defending Manning

The former U.S. State Department spokesman who criticized the military’s treatment of Bradley Manning may have lost his job, but he’s not backing down. Manning is the Army private accused of handing over secret U.S. State Department cables to WikiLeaks. “I thought the treatment of Bradley Manning was undermining what…

Oregon Dem attacks Obama for State Dept. spokesman’s firing

A Democratic congressman is calling out President Barack Obama over the firing of the State Department’s top spokesman. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) called the forced resignation of P.J. Crowley “outrageous” and demanded Obama “fix” the situation. “Outrageous -PJ Crowley leaving State Department for saying the truth about treatment of Bradley…

NPR slams ‘inappropriately edited’ attack video

National Public Radio (NPR) is pushing back against video released last week that led to the resignation of their CEO. The video, created by conservative prankster James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas,” showed activists Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar posing as members of the fictional Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) and meeting…

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