Associated Press

  • No pre-conditions for talks with Taliban, says Imran Khan September 17, 2013

    There should be no pre-conditions for peace talks between the government and the Taliban, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Monday. The PTI chief told reporters outside parliament that delegations from the two sides should first meet, where demands could be put up, but within the framework of the...
  • 96-year-old former RS member DC Prashant passes away August 28, 2013

    Former Rajya Sabha member and veteran journalist D C Prashant died on Wednesday. Prashant, 96, is survived by three sons and four daughters. A veteran journalist, Prashant began his career with Associated Press of India before independence and worked with PTI later. Prashant was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1982 as an...
  • Lawmakers accuse Obama administration of abusing free speech rights May 16, 2013

    Washington: US lawmakers accused the Obama administration on Wednesday of trampling on free speech rights and evading questions about the Justice Department's secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records. US Attorney General Eric Holder, testifying before a House of Representatives panel, provided limited responses on the issue, noting he had been...
  • US DoJ secretly obtains AP journalists' phone records May 14, 2013

    Washington: In an unusual move, US Justice Department secretly obtained two months' of telephone records of journalists working for the Associated Press, an action termed by the global news wire as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how it gathers the news. The Justice Department obtained secret records as part...
  • AP Twitter account hacked, NY markets plunge April 24, 2013

    London: Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House. The tweet said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured. The attack on AP's Twitter account and AP...
  • Golden Globe: The best quotes and moments January 14, 2013

    Show Bits brings you the 70th annual Golden Globes awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ QUICKQUOTE: "I'm really grateful. We got nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. I was thrilled. I mean, if you can't...
  • Major news agencies boycott India-England series November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: News agencies Reuters and the Associated Press have decided to boycott the India-England Test series staring in Ahmedabad on Thursday protesting the Board of Cricket Control for India’s decision to bar photo agencies such as Getty Images and Action Images. “All clients please note that Reuters coverage of cricket...
  • AP apologises for firing reporter over WWII scoop May 4, 2012

    New York: In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history. He reported, a full day ahead of the competition, that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France. For this, he...
  • Facial recognition in use after riots August 12, 2011

    London: Facial recognition technology being considered for London's 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain's riots, a senior police chief told The Associated Press on Thursday, with officers feeding photographs of suspects through Scotland Yard's newly updated face-matching program. Chief Constable Andy Trotter of the British Transport...
  • Most Americans fear terror in '07 June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The United States has ushered in the New Year on a grim note with most Americans predicting another terrorist attack, death and destruction from a natural disaster and a warmer planet during the year 2007. According to the findings of an Associated Press-AOL News poll, six in every 10...
  • Kidnapped AP lensman freed in Gaza October 25, 2006

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip: An Associated Press (AP) photographer was freed unharmed Tuesday after a harrowing day in the hands of Palestinians who abducted him at gunpoint and dressed him in women's clothes to spirit him from one secret location to another. Fatah officials brought Emilio Morenatti before midnight to the...
  • Palestinian gunmen kidnap AP lensman October 24, 2006

    Jerusalem: Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a Spanish photographer working for the Associated Press news agency in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday (October 24), the news agency said. Citing one of its drivers who witnessed the incident, the Associated Press (AP) said photographer Emilio Morenatti, 37, was heading out of his apartment to...