HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced demands Wednesday for the return of priceless artefacts looted from Beijing in the 19th century, on the last day of his visit to China. Cameron travelled to the southwestern city of Chengdu on the third day of what embassy officials said was the largest ever British trade mission to the country. British officials say deals worth 5.6 billion pounds ($9.2 billion) have been signed so far on the trip, but Cameron has been derided by both Chinese state-run media and the country's sharp-tongued Internet users. The prime minister last Friday set up his own microblogging page on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, attracting more than 260,000 followers by Wednesday evening.
Newsweek magazine would face enormous hurdles with its plan to revive its print edition ended just last year. "The plan doesn't seem to take into account the brand equity the title has lost in the past 10 to 15 years," said Rebecca Lieb, analyst at the Altimeter Group who follows digital marketing and advertising. Lieb said Newsweek, which ended its print edition last December after a series of ownership changes, has drastically cut its news staff and coverage, and as a result would have a hard time competing with rivals such as The Economist. Newsweek's parent company IBT Media's co-founder and chief executive Etienne Uzac told AFP the company plans to restart the print edition of Newsweek in 2014, joining the international print editions which are still published.