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China wraps up session to install new leadership

March 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, second from left, poses for souvenir photos with delegates during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturday, March 16, 2013. China’s new leaders turned Saturday to veteran technocrats with greater international experience to staff...

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Jews in Greece mark WWII Nazi deportation

March 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Survivor of Auschwitz Moshe Haelion and Israel Ambassador Arye Mekel , left, hold flowers in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Jewish residents in this northern Greek city have gathered to commemorate the 70th...

Hugo Chavez coffin parades past Venezuela’s ills

March 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A supporter of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez cries outside the military museum where Chavez’s body is being transferred to in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Chavez’s body is being transferred from the military academy...

Europe eases the austerity whip _ a little

March 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Students march under the snow while they protest against austerity measures on state schools, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three and a half years into its government-debt...

Nigeria summons US official over tweets on pardon

March 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE- Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, governor of Bayelsa state, as he makes a speech in Kaiama, in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria in this file photo dated May, 16, 2005. Presidential adviser Doyin Okupe said Wednesday March 13, 2013, that Nigeria’s Council...

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

March 13, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A worshiper holds up the front page of a magazine showing a photograph of Jorge Mario Bergoglio with the title in Spanish “Bergoglio. The cardinal who isn’t afraid to face power” during celebrations outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in...

Pope Francis: Simple image, complex past

March 13, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Pope Francis flanked by Monsignor Guido Marini, master of liturgical ceremonies, waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is...

History shows NKorean pattern: wait, then attack

March 12, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, March 9, 2013 photo, a bus is covered in camouflage netting in parking lot of a building in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent Korean history reveals a sobering possibility: It may only be...

Conclave to elect next pope opens amid uncertainty

March 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L’Osservatore Romano, taken on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and made available Monday, March 11, 2013, firefighters install the top of the Sistine Chapel chimney that will signal to the world that a new pope has...

What you ‘like’ on Facebook can be revealing

March 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, a sign with Facebook’s “Like” logo is posted at Facebook headquarters near the office for the company’s User Operations Safety Team in Menlo Park, Calif. A study by researchers at...