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  • 'The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur bets on Web after Current TV

    'The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur bets on Web after Current TV
    Cenk Uygur, the host of the Current TV political talk show “The Young Turks,” is losing his cable news and opinion show after less than two years on the air. But the progressive-leaning commentator is betting he can continue to build his...
  • Al Jazeera America faces more than the usual new-kid challenges

    Al Jazeera America faces more than the usual new-kid challenges
    The combination of Al Jazeera and America doesn't exactly sound like a match made in Heaven, or Jannah for that matter. But that's not stopping the deep-pocketed media giant, funded by the government of Qatar, from spending hundreds of millions of...
  • Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America matters

    Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America matters
    I have been writing a lot about Al Jazeera since the Qatar-based news operation bought Al Gore's wreck of a channel in January to gain access to some 50 million U.S. homes. When the purchase was made, I'm the guy who wrote: "Why Al Jazeera's purchase of...
  • Al Jazeera America's debut underwhelms television critics

    Al Jazeera America's debut underwhelms television critics
    The early reviews are in for the first day of programming on Al Jazeera America. If there's a consensus, it's that the new network, which has pitched for months itself as an unbiasedĀ alternative to opinionated and sensationalized cable news shows in the...
  • 'The Newsroom' has its critics, fans among journalists

    When "The Newsroom" premiered on HBO in June 2012, its opening credits, in which black and white images of Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and David Brinkley floated across the screen to soaring theme music, signaled the high-minded ambitions of its...
  • Russia joins calls for U.N. probe of alleged chemical attack in Syria

    Russia joins calls for U.N. probe of alleged chemical attack in Syria
    BEIRUT — The Syrian government was coming under increasing pressure Friday from allies and adversaries alike to allow the United Nations to investigate allegations of a chemical attack near Damascus this week. Russia, a key ally of Syrian...
  • Glendale's Japan sister city deal may collapse

    Glendale's Japan sister city deal may collapse
    A Japanese city is considering dissolution of its sister-city relationship with Glendale, a move its officials say is unrelated to the installation of a controversial “comfort women” memorial, despite statements in the local media and a...
  • Expect more Web hacking if U.S. strikes Syria: cybersecurity expert

    WASHINGTON — The Syrian hacker group that has taken credit for causing outages on the websites of the New York Times and other news organizations probably will increase its activity if the U.S. launches military strikes on the Middle Eastern nation,...
  • Al Jazeera America off to a slow ratings start

    Al Jazeera America off to a slow ratings start
    Al Jazeera America made its debut on Aug. 20, and the first week of ratings are in. And they're pretty darn low. According to TV Newser, the highest-rated show on the station, which replaced Current TV, was the Thursday airing of "Real Money With Ali...
  • Russia bolstering naval presence amid expected Syria airstrikes

    Russia bolstering naval presence amid expected Syria airstrikes
    Russia has deployed two powerful warships to the Mediterranean Sea to augment its normal naval presence amid rising expectations of Western airstrikes on its ally, Syria. A senior Russian naval officer denied Thursday that the dispatch of an anti-...
  • Iran leaders warn Western strikes on Syria will ignite wider war

    Iran leaders warn Western strikes on Syria will ignite wider war
    Iranian political and military leaders joined Russia on Thursday in warning the United States and its allies that any military strike on Syria would ignite a wider Middle East war, lead to Israel's destruction and violate international law. Warnings...