Public sector employees in the United Kingdom left their jobs and took to the streets on Wednesday to protest what they say is unfair negotiating and an unfair plan to cut their pensions. The government says it needs the cuts to balance the budget.
James Murdoch has been subjected to tough questioning at a British inquiry into media ethics. The former News International chairman's testimony to the Leveson Inquiry illustrates the company's close relationship with UK government ministers.
France's new president, Francois Hollande, has just announced a raft of tax hikes on big companies and the rich. The measures are proving popular among ordinary Frenchmen, but business leaders and the wealthy say squeezing them will hurt everyone.
Families of the Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Games continue to press for an official moment of silence at Friday's opening ceremony in London. Olympic officials say the ceremony is not the appropriate forum, despite growing support for it.
Watching the Olympics Thursday was Russian President Vladimir Putin. That was after he'd visited British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street. Host Aaron Schachter talks with author Angus Roxburgh about the frosty Anglo-Russian relationship.
Thursday Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson unveiled The Leveson Inquiry, a report that examined the phone hacking of British celebrities, politicians, athletes and crime victims at Rupert Murdoch's former tabloid publication News of the World.
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