The former managing editor of the News of the World tabloid denied conspiring to intercept voice- mail messages after being shown a series of payments he approved to the investigator at the center of News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal.
Israel canceled the already postponed release of 26 Palestinian prisoners in the latest blow to faltering peace talks, saying the move was a response to renewed efforts by Palestinians to gain recognition at the United Nations.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to put aside their rancor and work out a peace agreement after mediation efforts failed to resolve the conflict over a scheduled prisoner release.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a last-minute detour to Jordan to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a bid to avert a breakdown in his peacemaking efforts as an April 29 deadline nears.
Ivory Coast’s former ruling party said political dialog with the government has stalled after the former leader of a youth militia loyal to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo was handed over to the International Criminal Court.
Dmitry Firtash, the Ukrainian billionaire arrested in Vienna on a U.S. warrant last week, was released from jail after Austrian police checked the origin of his 125 million euro ($172 million) bail payment.