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Paraguay suspended from Mercosur, no sanctions

June 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, right, addresses the Mercosur summit meeting as her Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota sits by in Mendoza, Argentina, Friday, June 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — The Mercosur trade bloc suspended Paraguay’s membership on Friday for having impeached and ousted its president but...

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US, Russia fail to bridge gaps on Syria

June 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. pay their respects during a flower-laying at the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Thursday, June 28, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Haraz N....

Chimps attack American at South Africa sanctuary

June 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2011, chimpanzees sit in an enclosure at the Chimp Eden rehabilitation center, near Nelspruit, South Africa. A paramedic official says chimpanzees at a sanctuary for the animals in eastern South Africa bit and dragged a man at the...

Eurozone leaders discuss emergency market measures

June 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy speaks during a media conference at an EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 28, 2012. European leaders gathering Thursday in Brussels are set to sign off on a series of measures to boost economic growth but...

Both Koreas suffering worst drought in a century

June 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, second from left, waters a dried-up rice paddy while inspecting farmland hit by months of drought in Hwaseong, South Korea, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. South Korean officials reported the worst drought in more than a...

3 policemen shot to death at Mexico City airport

June 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An airport police officer cordons off the scene where a shooting took place in Mexico City’s international airport on Monday, June 25, 2012. Two people were shot to death and one was wounded at one of the airport’s terminal and according to the...

Ousted leader hopes to regain power in Paraguay

June 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Ousted Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo speaks during a press conference, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Monday, June 25, 2012. Lugo said Monday that he is aiming to return to power, rallying allies at home and abroad to force congress to reverse a landslide...

Mexico front-runner draws crowds, protests

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Students of the #YoSoy132 or “I am 132″ movement march in Mexico City, Sunday, June 24, 2012. #YoSoy132 is the name of a university movement that rejects the possible return of the old ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) ahead of...

Officials: 1 feared dead in Canada roof collapse

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman checks out the damage after a roof collapsed at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Saturday, June 23, 2012. The partial collapse prompted a local state of emergency and a search for anyone who might have been injured in the cave-in. (AP...

Paraguay's ousted president goes on the offensive

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Paraguay’s former President Fernando Lugo talks through the “open microphone” of the Public Television, surrounded by reporters and followers in downtown Asuncion, Paraguay, in the early hours of Sunday, June 24, 2012. Lugo spoke in a pre-dawn...