News Corp 3Q beats Street despite probe costs
2012-05-10 01:27:54 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the global media conglomerate under fire for phone hacking and alleged bribery in Britain, posted a 47 percent increase in third-quarter net income thanks to strong performances at its U.S. pay TV networks and movie studio.
The results beat analy...
There's room at inn for Olympics _ but it'll cost
2012-05-08 10:11:57 UTC
LONDON (AP) — It's months before athletes hit the Olympic track, but time is running out for those in another fierce competition: The scramble for a place to stay in London.
Some innkeepers will be charging Ritz rates for Fawlty Towers rooms — and they will get away with it.
A limited hotel...
Aviva CEO quits after shareholder revolt on pay
2012-05-08 10:08:39 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of Aviva, Britain's largest insurer, has resigned following a shareholder revolt over executive pay, the company said Tuesday.
The company gave no explanation for the decision by Andrew Moss, who had been CEO since 2007, to step down a week after shareholders ...
London stages final test events ahead of Olympics
2012-05-05 15:26:45 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of sports fans braved the rain and cold at the Olympic Park in London on Saturday as organizers staged the final test events ahead of the Summer Games.
Student athletes competed in water polo, wheelchair tennis, field hockey and track and field events, watched by about ...
London re-elects Boris Johnson as mayor
2012-05-05 07:13:52 UTC
LONDON (AP) — London's comic and outspoken mayor Boris Johnson won re-election Friday, triumphing in a closer-than-expected vote to secure a second term and his status as the unvarnished and unpredictable host of the 2012 Olympics
Johnson's victory, in election results confirmed late Friday, w...
UK lawmakers: Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead company
2012-05-01 15:57:24 UTC
LONDON (AP) — News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch must take responsibility for serious failings that caused Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal, lawmakers said Tuesday in a scathing report — as a narrow majority also insisted the tycoon was unfit to lead his global media empire.
In a report on...
Captive British aid worker killed in Pakistan
2012-04-30 04:58:59 UTC
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a British Red Cross worker held captive in Pakistan since January was found in an orchard Sunday, his throat slit and a note attached to his body saying he was killed because no ransom was paid, police said.
Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was managing a health prog...
UK Olympic doping ban declared illegal
2012-04-29 18:37:14 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Britain's last attempt to keep former doping offenders off its Olympic teams has failed, with sports' top court declaring the country's lifetime bans for drug cheats unlawful.
A person familiar with the ruling said Sunday the Court of Arbitration for Sport has backed the World An...
Man arrested after armed siege in central London
2012-04-27 15:50:19 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Police say they've arrested the suspect at the center of a three-hour siege which shut down part a busy part of central London.
The capital's Metropolitan Police say the 49-year-old man is now in police custody and that searches of the building are ongoing.
One eyewitness clai...
Murdoch: Hacking scandal changed my entire company
2012-04-26 20:20:00 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch used his testimony before a U.K. inquiry on Thursday to portray himself as the victim, not perpetrator, of a cover-up over phone hacking — a bold claim unlikely to be accepted by those suing his company for invading their privacy.
The 81-year-old media magnate apol...
I'm not that powerful, Rupert Murdoch tells judge
2012-04-26 04:01:50 UTC
LONDON (AP) — News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday that his globe-spanning TV and newspaper empire doesn't carry as much political sway as is often believed, telling a British inquiry into media ethics that he wasn't the power behind the throne often depicted by his enemies.
Irish artist Louis le Brocquy dies in Dublin at 95
2012-04-25 15:48:23 UTC
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish expressionist painter Louis le Brocquy, who was best known for abstract portraits of Ireland's literary and artistic stars, died Wednesday in Dublin, the government announced. He was 95.
Irish President Michael D. Higgins praised le Brocquy's work as "amongst this country's...
Marathon runner's death inspires $1M in donations
2012-04-25 19:34:10 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Donations to the charity supported by a 30-year-old woman who died during the London Marathon topped $1 million on Wednesday as thousands took up her cause.
Claire Squires entered the race to raise money for an organization that helps prevent suicides and had collected about $800...
Murdoch testimony spotlights UK Olympics minister
2012-04-25 01:24:09 UTC
LONDON (AP) — News Corp. executive James Murdoch's behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign has spilled into the public domain, casting a harsh light on the British government's Olympics czar.
Murdoch was speaking Tuesday before Lord Justice Brian Leveson's media ethics inquiry set up in the wake o...
New case of mad cow disease in California
2012-04-25 01:19:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply.
The infected cow, the fourth ever discovered in the U.S., was found as...
London Olympic laboratory declared ready by WADA
2012-04-23 19:12:39 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The laboratory that will test athletes for drugs at the London Olympics has been declared ready by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The lab at King's College London Drug Control Center was accredited by WADA on Monday following a two-year testing program that examined the lab's equi...
Victoria Beckham: Range Rover Reveal!
2012-04-23 06:02:15 UTC
Victoria Beckham strikes a pose at the evening reveal for the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition held at the Central Academy of Fine Arts on Sunday (April 22) in Beijing, China.
Earlier in the day, the 38-year-old fashion designer attended the afternoon tea party for the vehicle’s ce...
Murdoch to be quizzed on his UK political sway
2012-04-23 04:56:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his ties to the country's most senior politicians.
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb wakes from coma
2012-04-22 06:27:07 UTC
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has woken from a coma after more than a week and begun to show signs of recovery.
Spokesman Doug Wright said he was able to nod and communicate with his family who have held a constant vigil at his beside in a central London hospital.
The 62-year-old fell into a c...
UK abortion provider under threat from hackers
2012-04-20 06:11:37 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Britain's largest abortion provider said Thursday that thousands of attempts have been made to hack its website following a high-profile security breach when personal details of 10,000 women were stolen.
Last week a judge jailed a computer hacker for breaking into the website of ...
Bee Gees' Robin Gibb is gravely ill, hospitalized, reports say
2012-04-15 18:27:50 UTC
Singer and songwriter Robin Gibb -- who with his brothers, Maurice and Barry, made up the Bee Gees -- is gravely ill in a London hospital, according to British media reports.
Although past reports have said he was battling liver cancer, Gibb has not acknowledged that publicly. Until recently G...
UK's One Direction sued by US band with same name
2012-04-11 01:15:51 UTC
(Reuters) - Simon Cowell's British boy band One Direction, among the hottest new acts in the music business, has been sued for trademark infringement because it is using the same name as a small California pop-rock group.
In what is expected to be a multi-million dollar lawsuit, attorneys for ...
London Attacks: Two of the terrorists named by police
2017-06-05 18:44:42 UTC
One of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge on Saturday night was previously investigated by British security services but had not been viewed as a serious threat, British police said on Monday.
Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan, who ...
Stunning Images of Ramadan From Around the Globe
2020-04-30 19:44:18 UTC
<p>Ramadan is usually a time of togetherness, with Muslims filling mosques for hours of prayer and sharing large, lavish meals with friends and neighbors after days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.</p><p>But as Associated Press images show, the coronavirus has forced Muslims around the world — from...
Pray For Manchester
2017-05-23 17:07:23 UTC
Parents go online to find their children after UK attack</h2>
By Michael Holden and Jon Super | </i>MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones on Tuesday after a s...