News media - the best personalized free web-based Email en en News media Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at Tuesday's start of the criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if she is convicted. Police escorted Park, in handcuffs with her eyes downcast, into court for her... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:31:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:31:00Z Oliver Stone to direct Guantanamo Bay TV series CANNES, France (AP) — Oliver Stone has agreed to direct his first scripted project for television, a TV series about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Weinstein Television announced Monday at the Cannes Film Festival that it has acquired "Guantanamo," a series that plans to peer into "the darkest corners" of the detention center established to house suspected Islamic mili... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:26:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:26:00Z ShowBiz Minute: Drake; Cornell; US box office Drake breaks Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards; Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons leads tribute to Chris Cornell; 'Alien: Covenant' edges... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:20:00Z The Latest: Homes declared fully under government control BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A Syrian official has declared the country's third largest city Homs clear of armed opposition for the first time in more than five years, following the completion of the evacuation of the last holdout neighborhood. Homs governor Talal Barrazi... Sun, 21 May 2017 17:11:00 GMT 2017-05-21T17:11:00Z Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish opposition paper has published a "May 19 Press Freedom Special Edition," left blank to protest the detentions of some staff members. Saturday's edition of the Sozcu newspaper carried empty columns with writers' names and also left the weather section blank. It was a response to Friday's detentions of Mediha Olgun, the editor of S... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:55:00 GMT 2017-05-20T17:55:00Z The Latest: Top newspaper calls on Brazil leader to quit RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on Brazil's political crisis (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The newspaper of Brazil's biggest media group is calling for President Michel Temer to resign after the country's top court authorized investigations on the embattled leader for alleged corruption and obstruction of justice. The... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:42:00Z 2 journalists from opposition newspaper detained in Turkey ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people were detained and detention warrants issued Friday for two senior staff at an opposition newspaper, Turkey's state-run news agency said, drawing criticism from the country's pro-secular opposition. The Anadolu news agency said the warrants against the nationalist Sozcu newspaper's owner and three others were for committing crime... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:39:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:39:00Z Russian lawmaker: US media try to influence our politics MOSCOW (AP) — The head of a Russian parliamentary committee is accusing some American news outlets of being part of "a massive system" to affect Russia's politics. In the wake of widespread claims that Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential race, Russia's State Duma this year began examining the operations of certain U.S. media organizations broadcasting to Russia. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:18:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:18:00Z Greene, award-winning photojournalist, dies in Paris PARIS (AP) — Stanley Greene, an award-winning American photographer of conflict, disasters and humanitarian crises across the globe, died Friday in Paris. He was 68. Greene had been ill for a long time, said Clement Saccomani, managing director of the NOOR photo agency. Greene was five times recognized in the World Press Photo awards , ... Fri, 19 May 2017 11:24:00 GMT 2017-05-19T11:24:00Z French President Macron talks to Putin, faces media uproar PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday — all under a growing cloud of concern that his office is trying to control the press. The government, appointed Wednesday, is a carefully calibrated balance of 22 prominent and unk... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:22:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:22:00Z Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli settler opened fire on Thursday at Palestinian demonstrators after his car was pelted with stones, killing a young man and wounding an Associated Press photographer who was covering the unrest, according to witnesses, video footage and medical officials. The shooting occurred at the Hawara checkpoint in the northern W... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:04:00Z Fox News Channel Founder Roger Ailes Dead at 77 Roger Ailes, who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel, only to be ousted at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday,... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:46:00 GMT 2017-05-18T14:46:00Z Germany granted access to journalist imprisoned in Turkey BERLIN (AP) — Germany has been granted consular access to a German-Turkish journalist arrested in Turkey for the second time since his arrest earlier this year, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said consular officials will visit Deniz Yucel, a reporter for German daily Die Welt, in an Istanbul-area prison on Thursday. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 13:04:00 GMT 2017-05-17T13:04:00Z Turkey arrests opposition newspaper editor ISTANBUL (AP) — The editor of a leading Turkish opposition newspaper has been formally arrested for allegedly spreading "terrorist propaganda," the state-run Anadolu news agency said Tuesday. Oguz Guven, the editor of Cumhuriyet newspaper's online edition, was formally arrested Monday evening after being detained Friday. Guven was arres... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:11:00 GMT 2017-05-16T12:11:00Z Another crisis hits the White House after intelligence story WASHINGTON (AP) — Closed-door emergency meetings. Hallways packed with reporters. Statements rushed out, but few questions answered. It's become a familiar scenario in the crisis-prone Trump White House, where big news breaks fast and the aides paid to respond seem perpetually caught off-guard. The Washington Post report Monday led to t... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:55:00 GMT 2017-05-16T07:55:00Z Trump: Let Congress do Russia Investigation In an interview on Fox News Channel, President Donald Trump said that congress should continue investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election,... Sun, 14 May 2017 02:25:00 GMT 2017-05-14T02:25:00Z Turkey detains opposition newspaper editor ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police on Friday detained the editor of a leading opposition newspaper for questioning over an article he wrote. Oguz Guven, the editor of pro-secular Cumhuriyet newspaper's online edition, tweeted Friday "I'm being detained." The state-run Anadolu news agency said Guven was taken under custody for a news article... Fri, 12 May 2017 14:50:00 GMT 2017-05-12T14:50:00Z Azerbaijan blocks access to independent media websites BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A court in the Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan has affirmed action by the communications ministry, which has blocked the access to several independent news media websites. The local court in the capital Baku on Friday upheld action by the country's communications ministry to block the access to the Azeri-language website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Li... Fri, 12 May 2017 13:36:00 GMT 2017-05-12T13:36:00Z Germany pushes for access to journalist jailed in Turkey BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry is pushing for consular access to a German journalist arrested in Turkey in a case that could again inflame tensions between the two countries. Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Friday that Mesale Tolu, a German citizen with Turkish roots, has been in custody for about two weeks but Germany wasn't officially informed of the arrest. Fri, 12 May 2017 10:30:00 GMT 2017-05-12T10:30:00Z Arrested Journalist: 'I Was Trying to Do My Job' The West Virginia journalist who was arrested as he tried to ask questions to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says he was just trying to... Wed, 10 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-10T20:46:00Z Albanian journalist who called EU diplomat 'terrorist' freed TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court on Wednesday released a journalist who had been accused of making calls for violence against a European Union diplomat, after prosecutors decided he had committed no crime. Police had arrested Kastriot Myftaraj, 51, who is also a lawyer politically affiliated with the center-right opposition, the previous day after... Wed, 10 May 2017 16:01:00 GMT 2017-05-10T16:01:00Z Fox harassment claims create clouds around Sky takeover bid LONDON (AP) — A U.K. scandal torpedoed Rupert Murdoch's first attempt to take control of British-based broadcaster Sky. Now claims of sexual harassment at his U.S.-based Fox News are creating storm clouds around a second. A woman who says she was mistreated by former Fox TV star Bill O'Reilly is calling on British regulators to reject 21st Century Fox's b... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:53:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:53:00Z Kante wins 2nd individual award in English soccer LONDON (AP) — N'Golo Kante's impact in guiding Chelsea to the brink of the Premier League title was rewarded on Monday when he was voted the 2017 Footballer of the Year by soccer writers. The France international topped the poll of journalists just weeks after being voted Player of the Year by his fellow professionals. A strong defensiv... Mon, 08 May 2017 09:35:00 GMT 2017-05-08T09:35:00Z Rally in Hungary to support reporter claiming govt assault BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several hundred people rallied Saturday outside an office of Hungary's governing Fidesz party after a journalist said she was assaulted at a party meeting by a government official. Julia Halasz, a reporter with the news site, said a meeting organizer took away her cellphone and dragged her down several flights of steps and ... Sat, 06 May 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-05-06T18:46:00Z As bitter French campaign ends, Macron's team hit by hack PARIS (AP) — The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said it suffered a "massive and coordinated" hacking attack and document leak that it called a bid to destabilize Sunday's presidential runoff. His far-right rival Marine Le Pen, meanwhile, told The Associated Press that she believes she can pull off a surprise victory in the high-... Sat, 06 May 2017 03:32:00 GMT 2017-05-06T03:32:00Z Hacking arrest, fake news in tense French presidential race ALBI, France (AP) — Allegations of fake news and hacking attempts dominated France's tense presidential campaign Thursday, with just two days left for independent Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen to win over voters before Sunday's high-stakes runoff. Paris prosecutors launched a preliminary investigation Thursday into whether fake new... Fri, 05 May 2017 01:55:00 GMT 2017-05-05T01:55:00Z Jordan army news site: Blast in Syria border camp kills 4 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A news website linked to Jordan's military says an explosion went off in the market area of makeshift camp on the border with Syria, killing four people and wounding several others. The Hala Akhbar site says the blast went off Thursday evening in the Rukban camp that houses about 80,000 displaced Syrians. The site says clashes erupted... Thu, 04 May 2017 20:10:00 GMT 2017-05-04T20:10:00Z The Latest: Comey says WikiLeaks isn't journalism WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on FBI Director James Comey's appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times EDT): 12:25 p.m. FBI Director James Comey is condemning the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks and says he doesn't see its work as similar to journalism. He says he believes a large portion o... Wed, 03 May 2017 16:40:00 GMT 2017-05-03T16:40:00Z Germany emphasizes support for jailed Turkish journalists BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of people have rallied outside the Turkish embassy in Berlin, calling for the release of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel and scores of other reporters imprisoned in Turkey. Demonstrators waved signs like "free media can't be silenced" and "freedom for imprisoned journalists" along with photos of Yucel and others at the rally Wednesday organized by ... Wed, 03 May 2017 13:32:00 GMT 2017-05-03T13:32:00Z 250,000 sign petition for Turkish journalists' release ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A rights advocacy group says more than 250,000 people have signed an online petition urging Turkey to release some 120 journalists who were jailed following last summer's failed coup. Amnesty International says the petition, signed by journalists, cartoonists and artists, also calls for Turkey to end its "ruthless" crackdown on freed... 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