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EU lawmakers to set up CIA prisons inquiry

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Parliament decided on Thursday to investigate allegations that the CIA used European states to transport and detain terrorism suspects illegally.

Hong Kong leader pledges changes to unpopular reforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader pledged on Thursday to make changes to the government's unpopular election reform package amid fierce opposition from pro-democracy lawmakers.

Rice to seek to defuse US prison scandal in Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will seek to deflect growing European pressure over allegations that the CIA has been running secret prisons in the region on a trip to the continent next week.

EU states that held CIA jails could face sanctions

BERLIN (Reuters) - Any European Union state that secretly hosted a CIA prison faces loss of its voting rights, and Washington should punish any violations that occurred, an EU commissioner said on Monday.

Rice to aim to defuse U.S. prison scandal in Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will seek to deflect growing European pressure over allegations that the CIA has been running secret prisons in the region on a trip to the continent next week.

EU says no assurances from U.S. on secret prisons

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has told the European Union it needs more time to respond formally to reports that the CIA has run secret prisons for terrorist suspects in Eastern Europe, an EU commissioner said on Monday.

Wendi’s rise to power

Legend has it that Wendi Deng met her husband Rupert Murdoch at a Star TV dinner party in Hong Kong in 1997. The Australian-born media mogul, who owns News Corporation and the company's Asian satellite service Star TV, was then 66.

Wendi’s rise to power

Legend has it that Wendi Deng met her husband Rupert Murdoch at a Star TV dinner party in Hong Kong in 1997. The Australian-born media mogul, who owns News Corporation and the company's Asian satellite service Star TV, was then 66.

QSR stalemate

THE battle for control of QSR Brands Bhd continues as Kulim (M) Bhd's votes at an EGM held on Sept 20 were disregarded and the nine directors, who were thought to have been ousted last month, will remain on the board of QSR. The Sept 20 EGM had been adjourned and it was reconvened yesterday.

Porsche to own more of VW

German carmaker Volkswagen has offered Porsche to help it secure another 3.4% stake via a capital increase, cementing the two firms' cooperation, according to media reports.