John Burns appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As a sort of counter-balance to Washington's preference to kick the can down the road, British Prime Minister David Cameron is tackling head-on a huge issue for Europe: He has pledged a referendum on British membership of the European Union. John Burns has been following the story from Britain for our partner The New York Times.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Ecuador's government says it will grant political asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. Assange has been inside Ecuador's embassy in London since June. He's been seeking asylum in Ecuador in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes. Yesterday, Ecuador's foreign minister said the UK had threatened to enter the embassy to arrest Assange.
Monday, July 16, 2012
With only 11 days until the Olympic Games opens in London, thousands of athletes and officials are pouring into the British capital. But there are some serious concerns about security preparations for the Games.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
British lawmakers who investigated phone hacking at the British newspaper News of the World have issued a damning report which concludes that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to run a major international company. Joining us is John Burns, London bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, and Paul McMullan, Former Features Editor at News of the World
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, ruled today that Britain can legally deport five suspects wanted in the United States on charges of terrorism. The ruling came despite an argument from European attorneys that prison conditions in the U.S. are inhumane for terror suspects and convicts. John Burns is the London bureau chief for The New York Times.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the British arm of News Corporation. Murdoch and his role at News International have come under scrutiny amid Britain's expanding phone hacking scandal at Murdoch-owned newspapers such as the now-defunct News of the World.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
New York Times reporter John Burns discusses the parallels between Moammar Gadhafi and Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein, and what their similarities mean for the future of Libya.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Looting and arson has spread across London for a third successive night, as rioters took to the streets of more deprived boroughs from Hackney in the East to Ealing in the West. While much of the British capital remains quiet, including the major financial and government districts, police and fire crews have struggle to contain the violence where it has occurred. Over 450 people have been arrested, and more than 6,000 police were deployed across London on Monday night.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The fallout from the News of the World hacking scandal seems far from contained this morning, as U.S. lawmakers call for an investigation into whether any American laws were broken during the alleged hacking practices at News Corporation's British newspaper subsidiary News International. Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer, Jay Rockefeller, and Frank Lautenberg, called for the FBI to investigate the day after News Corporation announced it was pulling out its $12 billion bid to take full control of British Sky Broadcasting, a British pay-for-TV outlet.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Airstrikes aimed at Col. Moammar Gadhafi's residence sent shocks through Tripoli, Libya. The heavy bombing was the latest in several rounds of strikes over the past two days. London bureau chief for The New York Times, John Burns is in Libya's capital. He says the latest bombing is a "change in the pattern" and shocks were felt in his hotel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
NATO planes attacked Libya's capital, Tripoli, early Tuesday striking at least 15 targets, in the area near Moammar Gadhafi's command compound. NATO says they were aimed at a government vehicle storage facility adjacent to the Gadhafi compound. Many of the buildings were empty, reports John Burns, who is in Tripoli for The New York Times. Burns says that NATO commanders and the leaders of Britain, France and the United States "are seriously worried about a stalemate that has settled over this conflict, we are now deeply committed and we need some kind of game changer... and these attacks certainly felt like a potential game changer."
Thursday, May 19, 2011
There are rumors that Libya's oil minister may have fled to neighboring Tunisia over the weekend, and sources in Libya say rebel fighters - aided by NATO airstrikes, which destroyed eight artillery vehicles - killed more than a dozen of Colonel Gadhafi's forces Wednesday. But it is unclear how and in what form U.S. involvement in the mission will continue. The New York Times' John Burns reports from Tripoli on the latest. In the United States, Friday, it will have been 60 days since President Obama told Congress about the campaign in Libya. According to the War Powers Act, he has until then to secure congressional support for the war.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Most of the news out of Libya focuses on the battle between Moammar Gadhafi’s security forces and the Libyan rebels. But what about the civilians, the foreign aid workers and the journalists who have to live with the chaos war leaves behind? James Foley is a freelance journalist reporting from Libya. He was captured by Libyan security forces in April and has been detained in Brega ever since. His mother Diane Foley joins us to talk about her son’s detention and the turmoil in Libya.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
There are reports that another senior Libya official has been meeting with British authorities in London, this follows two earlier defections from Gadhafi's regime, including the country's foreign minister, Moussa Koussa. John Burns, London Bureau Chief for The New York Times reports.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
John Burns, London bureau chief for The New York Times explains why world leaders are meeting in London to discuss Libya. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with a rebel leader. However, this does not mean that the West is anointing any one of these rebel groups as the next leader for the country.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Monday, December 13, 2010
A day after two explosions struck Central Stockholm in the first terrorist attack on the country in three decades, authorities have a suspect: 28-year-old Taimour al-Abdaly. Al-Abdaly's alleged suicide attack wounded two and raised questions about the Iraq-born Swede who was educated in Britain, who reportedly emailed authorities just before the attack occurred. For more on the story we're joined by John Burns, London bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to authorities in London this morning, for charges that he sexually assaulted two women in Sweden. Assange denies the allegations, which are separate from other accusations concerning Wikileaks document dumps. A Wikileaks spokesman says the charges won't stop the organization from releasing classified information. We're joined by John Burns, reporter for our partner The New York Times, who is outside the courtroom where Assange will find out if he'll be extradited to Sweden to face the charges.