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Journalist: Morgan must have known about hacking

December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. A tense and sometimes hostile Piers Morgan refuses to disclose details about the most damning link between himself and Britain’s phone hacking scandal — his acknowledgment that he listened to a phone message left by...

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ECB lends banks $639 billion over 3 years

December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during a meeting of the Economic and Financial Committee at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday Dec. 19, 2011. The ECB has faced calls to step up its bond-buying program in an effort to stem the...

EU court upholds carbon trade plan for aviation

December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2010 file photo, an airplane lifts off at Berlin’s Tegel airport during snowy and stormy weather. The European Union’s highest court upheld on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 the EU’s right to impose its cap-and-trade...

Prince Harry says he is returning to Afghanistan

December 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive along with Prince Harry, right, at the Imperial War Museum for ‘A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards’, in London, Monday Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo / Arthur Edwards, Pool) LONDON (AP) —...

Award-winning Japanese director Morita dead at 61

December 21, 2011 • Entertainment, World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on April 21, 2006, director Yoshimitsu Morita pauses for photos in Tokyo. Morita, whose films including the award-winning “Family Game,” depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of conformist Japan’s everyday life, died...

Valuable Hepworth sculpture stolen from UK park

December 21, 2011 • Entertainment, World NewsComments Off

This is an undated handout photo issued by Southwark Council in London, of what’s left of a sculpture by artist Barbara Hepworth. Thieves have stolen a large bronze sculpture by one of Britain’s most important modern sculptors from a London park....

CNN star Piers Morgan testifies before UK inquiry

December 20, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 file photo shows Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” posing for a portrait in Pasadena, Calif. Morgan will talk via video link Tuesday Dec 20 2011 about his former job as editor of one...

Kim Jong Il body displayed behind glass, flowers

December 20, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from KRT television, the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is laid in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/KRT) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea displayed the body of ruler Kim Jong...

With morgues full, Philippine flood victims buried

December 19, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Residents return to their homes to save some household items Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Iligan city in southern Philippines. Tropical storm Washi blew away Sunday after devastating the southern Philippines with flash floods that killed hundreds of people as...

Saab files for bankruptcy after Chinese deal fails

December 19, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

Kristina Geers, Saab’s lawyer, and Victor Muller, Saabs Managing Director, deliver the company’s bankruptcy application to Vänersborgs district court Monday Dec 19 2011. Sweden’s Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy on Monday after attempts...