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  • Tony Blair faces inquiry into role of press during his premiership

     
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his relationship with media owner Rupert Murdoch during questioning Monday before a panel looking into the practices and ethics of the press and its dealings with politicians and public figures....
  • Spain's borrowing costs rise, stocks sink following bank rescue

     
    MADRID -- Spain's borrowing costs flirted with record highs Monday and stock prices sank on the first trading day since Madrid agreed to give $24 billion of taxpayers' money to rescue its largest real estate lender. The country's prime minister vigorously...
  • Commission confirms results of Egyptian presidential vote

     
    Egypt’s election commission brushed aside fraud allegations Monday and confirmed that a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a former prime minister will compete in a run-off election next month for the nation’s first freely elected president....
  • Activists: Merchants in Syrian souk call strike to protest killings

     
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Merchants held a general strike Monday in the Hamidiyeh Souk, the oldest and main market of the Syrian capital, to protest the killings of more than 100 people in the town of Houla last week, activists and witnesses said. The strike at...
  • Former British prime minister contradicts Murdoch's statement

     
    Gordon Brown denied Murdoch's allegations of "war" threats; Ex- premier lambasts Murdoch's Sun...
  • Qatari emir visits Gaza Strip in sign of support

     
    Palestinians in Gaza Strip rolled out the red carpet for Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, the first foreign head of state to visit the besieged seaside territory since it was taken over by the Islamist militant group Hamas in 2007....
  • Conservatives welcome Obama victory -- in Britain

     
    Britain's lawmakers, including from the ruling Conservative Party, greeted Brack Obama's reelection with hearty applause in Parliament on Wednesday, a reflection of the warm relationship between Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron....
  • Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'

    Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'
    Fans of Eddie Izzard and his over-the-top-fabulousness beware: His attire on stage at the Nokia Theatre this weekend will be a decided departure from his earlier flamboyance. Wrapping up lunch at a Lower East Side bistro, Izzard warns that on this...
  • News roundup: '30 Rock,' 'Old Christine,' 'CSI'

    Comedy Central and WGN America are getting a piece of "30 Rock" in a couple of years. The two cable channels have locked up the off-network rights to the Emmy-winning NBC comedy. They'll start airing repeats of the show in 2011, by which time "30 Rock"...
  • 'To Heaven by Water' gets the British scene just right

    'To Heaven by Water' gets the British scene just right
    Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa in 1945, came to study at Oxford in the mid-1960s and has lived in England ever since. Like his previous novels, "To Heaven by Water" showcases his uncanny ability to get the British scene just right, combining...
  • Dennis Quaid takes a run at horror -- and Bill Clinton -- in new films

    Dennis Quaid takes a run at horror -- and Bill Clinton -- in new films
    When the going's good, even potential bad news can seem a blessing. And things are going swimmingly for Dennis Quaid these days. His last film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA, had some of the worst advance press of any movie this year. "It's fun to be a...