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  • ZURICH, Dec 15- Outraged reporters at Switzerland's oldest newspaper appeared on Monday to have foiled an attempt to install an editor with links to a leading right-wing party in a tussle that reflects a wider battle over the direction of Swiss politics. Reporters learned at the weekend that Markus Somm, editor at the rival Basler Zeitung and author of a...

  • BAGHDAD, Dec 6- A senior Iranian official has confirmed his country carried out air strikes in neighbouring Iraq against Islamic State fighters at the request of Iraqi authorities, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported. It quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour as saying the strikes were not coordinated with the United States, which is also...

  • New Republic editors quit as CEO aims to disrupt Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    Franklin Foer, right, the literary editor of The New Republic, with Chris Hughes, the magazine’s owner, in New York.

    New Republic editors Franklin Foer and Leon Wieseltier abruptly resigned in the face of a disagreement over the magazine's direction, NYT reports.

  • Authors to court: Google should pay for scans Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    Google's effort to scan millions of books for a digital library violates copyright law, a group of authors told a U.S. appeals court.

  • Promote thyself the new social way  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Discussing the art of self-promotion in a high tech world, with Guy Kawasaki, "The Art of Social Media" author.

  • Kirk Douglas' obit published by mistake Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    Actor Kirk Douglas.

    Veteran actor Kirk Douglas is not dead, contrary to what an obituary that appeared on People magazine's website might have you believe.

  • Children's books 'good for the soul': CEO  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    Richard Johnson, Bonnier Publishing CEO, discusses the future of the children's book industry.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 24- Russia may suggest cutting its oil production by around 15 million tonnes a year and expects OPEC to limit its output as well, Kommersant daily newspaper said, citing sources. Before OPEC meets later this week in Vienna, Russia has spoken to members Venezuela and Saudi Arabia about the need to support the oil market and hopes to press its message on...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 21- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will name banker Joaquim Levy as her new finance minister, three leading newspapers reported on Friday, signaling a shift toward more market-friendly policies that could breathe life into a stagnant economy. Levy, head of the asset management arm of Brazil's second largest private bank Bradesco SA and a...

  • Amazon, Hachette finally reach deal  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    Andrew Albanese, Publisher's Weekly, discusses the pact signed between Amazon and Hachette for print and digital book.

  • KIEV, Nov 14- Ukraine plans to buy up to 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia by the end of the year and up to 1 bcm in 2015, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said in an interview with newspaper Novoye Vremya.

  • UKRAINIAN ENERGY MINISTER PRODAN SAYS UKRAINE PLANS TO BUY UP TO 1.5 BLN CUBIC METRES OF GAS FROM RUSSIA BY END OF 2014, UP TO 1 BLN BCM IN 2015- NOVOYE VREMYA NEWSPAPER.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- Condé Nast agreed on Thursday to pay $5.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns at the publisher who said they were underpaid for work at the company's high-end magazines. The settlement agreement, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, covers around 7,500 interns at Condé Nast magazines like Vogue...

  • Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume selling all of...

  • Hachette and Amazon reach agreement for eBook sales Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for eBook and print book sales after months of acrimonious fighting pitting authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which earlier pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume...

  • Amazon, Hachette resolve long-running e-book feud Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Amazon and Hachette announced that they have resolved their differences and signed a new multiyear contract, New York Times reports.

  • Nov 12- Google Inc said its DoubleClick online advertisement service was back up after suffering an outage on Wednesday. "Our team has worked quickly to fix the software bug and DFP is now back up and running, so our publisher partners can return to funding their content," a Google spokeswoman wrote in an email to Reuters. Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, tweeted: "...

  • Google's DoubleClick ad network suffers outage Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    Nov 12- Google Inc's DoubleClick online advertisement service suffered an outage affecting many websites around the world, according to a report on tech blog The Next Web. Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, tweeted: "Enjoy your ad-free experience on http://usatoday.com right now, brought to you by Google!" Google acquired DoubleClick in 2007..

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 10- China's exports and large trade surplus in October pointed to signs of manipulation and inflows of speculative hot money, the official Shanghai Securities News said on Monday, suggesting that firms continue to over-invoice trade deals to avoid capital controls. "The possibility of hot money inflows cannot be excluded as Chinese mainland's...

  • Nov 5- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported quarterly revenue and profit above estimates, helped by higher sales at its book publishing and online real estate businesses. Along with from the Journal and the New York Post, News Corp's properties include the Australian newspaper, book publishers HarperCollins and Harlequin Enterprises,...