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Man with fake gun interrupts Dutch TV, is overpowered

Den Haag - A man armed with a fake gun disrupted Dutch television on Thursday evening when he forced his way into the building of public broadcaster NOS and demanded airtime before being overpowered by police.

Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage

Washington - A former CIA officer was convicted of espionage charges for having leaked to a New York Times journalist classified details of a secret operation to thwart Iran's nuclear program.

Argentina to disband intelligence service after prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner said that she will disband Argentina's intelligence service after a prosecutor was found dead just hours before he was to make explosive allegations against her.

Argentina pledges 'full security' for journalists after one flees

Buenos Aires - A top aide to President Cristina Kirchner offered assurances Monday that journalists enjoy "full security" in Argentina after a reporter who revealed the suspicious death of a key prosecutor fled to Israel.

Topless page three returns to Britain's The Sun

London - British tabloid The Sun published a photo of a winking topless model on Thursday, shooting down reports it had ended the controversial tradition that has featured in the newspaper since 1970.

Ethiopia 'decimates' free press: Rights group

Nairobi - The Ethiopian government is stepping up oppression of independent journalists ahead of national elections due in May, a leading rights group said in a report on Thursday.

Hong Kong financiers challenge China in newspaper advert

Hong Kong - A group of pro-democracy financiers in Hong Kong took out an advert in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday challenging China to respect the city's autonomy and introduce free elections.

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested and released by police Wednesday after turning himself in, the latest figure targeted in a broadening investigation which protest leaders describe as harassment.

Syrian group hacks French newspaper's Twitter account

Paris - A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers briefly took over the Twitter account of France's Le Monde newspaper early Wednesday, tweeting several messages including one reading "Je ne suis pas Charlie".

UK spy agency GCHQ 'tapped journalists' emails'

London - Britain's electronic spy agency GCHQ tapped emails of journalists at some of the world's biggest media organisations, The Guardian reported.

Clashes in Ankara as Turkey remembers Dink murder

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse a protest in Ankara calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was shot dead in broad daylight outside his offices eight years ago.

EU to launch anti-terror drive with Muslim countries

Brussels - The EU said Monday it will launch anti-terror projects with Muslim nations and boost intelligence sharing following the Paris attacks, as anger over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons fed fresh protests and violence.

Turkish journalist could face prison term over tweet: Report

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors are seeking a jail term of up to five years for a prominent female journalist arrested over a tweet suggesting a cover-up in a corruption scandal that shook the government, media reported on Saturday.

OSCE demands release of jailed journalist in Macedonia

Skopeia - The OSCE's media freedom representative on Saturday called for the immediate release of a journalist in Macedonia who was sentenced to prison for allegedly revealing the identity of a murder witness.

Kerry to meet Hollande as Belgium holds anti-terror operation

Paris - US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet with French President Francois Hollande Friday, hours after police in neighbouring Belgium launched an anti-terrorist raid that left two suspects dead and raised fresh alarm in Europe.

Turkey opens probe against columnists over Mohammed cartoon

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened an investigation into two commentators writing for daily newspaper Cumhuriyet who illustrated their columns with the controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoon published by Charlie Hebdo.

Turkey vows to thwart 'Mohammed insults'

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday condemned the publication of cartoons of the Muslim prophet as an "open provocation," warning that it would not tolerate insults of Mohammed in the controversy over the post-attacks Charlie Hebdo issue.

Charlie Hebdo will live on: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande proclaimed Wednesday that "Charlie Hebdo is alive and will live on," after the satirical weekly published its first edition since Islamist gunmen attacked its Paris offices and killed 12 people.

Paris gunman 'bought weapons in Belgium'

Brussels - French Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly bought most of the weapons used in last week's Paris attacks in Belgium, Belgian newspapers reported Wednesday.

Turkey blocks Charlie Hebdo websites as anger rises in Islamic world

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered a block on websites featuring the controversial front cover of the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since the massacre at its offices, as anger grew in the Islamic world over the edition.

Mohammed holds 'Je suis Charlie' sign in new Charlie Hebdo

Paris - The cover of the first edition of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since its staff were murderously attacked by Islamist gunmen last week shows a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed crying and holding up a "Je suis Charlie" sign under the words: "...

U.S. reporter will not have to testify in CIA leak case

New York - A New York Times journalist will not be asked to testify at a trial over CIA leaks set to begin this week, the newspaper reported Monday.

Amid rumors over health, Fidel Castro sends letter to Maradona

Havana - Fidel Castro has written a letter to Argentine football great Diego Maradona that appears to show the 88-year-old Cuban leader is alive despite a year-long absence from public view, a television network reported Monday.

Mohammed holds 'Je suis Charlie' sign in new Charlie Hebdo

Paris - The cover of the first edition of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since its staff were murderously attacked by Islamist gunmen last week shows a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed crying and holding up a "Je suis Charlie" sign under the words: "...

25,000 attend German anti-Islam march, but counter-protests bigger

Dresden - A record 25,000 people joined an anti-Islamic march in Germany on Monday, claiming their stance was vindicated by last week's Paris jihadist attacks.

Pope slams 'deviant forms of religion' after Paris attacks

- Pope Francis on Monday slammed "deviant forms of religion" following deadly attacks by Islamist militants in France last week and dubbed the "never-ending spread of conflicts" around the world a third world war.

Firebomb attacks on home and office of Hong Kong media tycoon

Hong Kong - Firebomb attacks early Monday on the Hong Kong home and office of pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai have triggered new fears over the safety of outspoken media figures in the city.

Family of slain jihadist Amedy Coulibaly condemns French attacks

Paris - The mother and sisters of slain jihadist Amedy Coulibaly condemned his attacks in France, offering their "sincere condolences" to the families of the victims, according to a statement sent to AFP on Saturday. "We condemn these acts.

In the 'land of the free' some speech stays taboo

Washington - Freedom of speech is a cherished US value -- one heralded this week after the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo -- but commentators have questioned why there is no obvious equivalent to the French weekly on American newsstands.

Prosecutors to quiz Mexico mayor over editor's kidnap

Veracruz - Prosecutors want to speak to a Mexican mayor as part of an investigation into the kidnapping of a journalist by gunmen a week ago, authorities said Friday.
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