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Thu July 14, 2011

Reuters Columnist Admits Error In News. Corp. Story

Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston says he made a mistake. The Pulitzer Prize-winning economics reporter wrote about Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The company faces a scandal in Britain but Johnston focused on something else. He wrote News Corp. paid no taxes for years, instead collecting billions of dollars in refunds. Johnston tells Steve Inskeep his story was wrong.


Thu July 14, 2011
Middle East

Britain Watches As Others Call For Change In Syria

The Obama administration stopped short of calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign after Assad loyalists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. The public posture on Syria is changing as Assad's regime continues its brutal crackdown on protesters. Britain's Foreign Officer Minister Alistair Burt talks to Steve Inskeep about the situation in Syria.


Thu July 14, 2011

Libyan Rebels Fight To Maintain Control Of Gualish

There's been more fighting in western Libya as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi moved to retake control of a village that fell to rebel fighters earlier this week. As news of the latest attack spread, young rebels in the mountain town of Zintan jumped into cars and trucks heading to the front. Civilians fled in the other direction to escape the bombardment.


Thu July 14, 2011

India Says No Leads In Mumbai Bomb Attacks

No one has claimed responsibility for a trio of bomb blasts in India's commercial capital of Mumbai that killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens, as police sifted through clues Thursday to determine who might have carried out the attacks.

Government officials said they have yet to rule out any group or motive. Despite 2008 attacks by gunmen in the city blamed on Pakistan-linked militants, the officials have been careful not to point fingers at Islamabad for Wednesday's bombings.

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Thu July 14, 2011

Fears Murdoch's Scandal Fallout Spreads To U.S.

The phone-hacking charges involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has mostly been a British scandal. But the tentacles of his empire extend far beyond Britain. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the scope of the News Corp. media empire.