John Burns

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British Prime Minister Pledges Referendum on E.U. Membership

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...


Assange Granted Asylum

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...


What Will Be the State of Security at the London Olympics?

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.


New Report Blasts Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch

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...

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Britain Deports Terror Suspects Wanted in the U.S.

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 cam...


James Murdoch to Step Down at News International

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.


Parallels Between Gadhafi and Hussein

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.

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Riots Continue to Spread Across London

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.

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US Lawmakers Call for News Corp. Investigation

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.


NATO Airstrikes Target Tripoli

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.


Giant Fireballs as NATO Strikes Tripoli

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."


What's the End Game for Libya?

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.

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Chaos for Civilians in War-Torn Libya

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.


The Next King of England?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Polls show most Britons would prefer that Prince Charles abdicate in favor of his about-to-be-married son, Prince William. John Burns, London bureau chief of the New York Times, explains what's at stake.

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Top of the Hour: Defecting from Libya, Morning Headlines

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.


Top of the Hour: World Leaders Meet on Gadhafi, Morning Headlines

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.


Assange and the New York Times

Friday, January 28, 2011

John Burns, London bureau chief for the New York Times, discusses his paper's love-hate relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Paradigm Shift: Wikileaks and the New York Times

Friday, January 28, 2011

There’s no question that Mister Assange dislikes me quite intensely, I don’t think he likes Mister Keller very much anymore... It’s not exactly an embrace. — John Burns London bureau...

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Swedish Authorities Suspect Iraqi in Stockholm Bombing

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.


Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Surrenders in London

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.