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Egypt votes for president to succeed Mubarak

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Egyptian boy yawns as he watches a voter cast his ballot at a polling station in Zagazig, 63 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Egyptians voted Saturday in the country’s landmark presidential runoff, choosing between Hosni Mubarak’s ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood...

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UN observers in Syria suspend patrols

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A damaged U.N. vehicle is seen on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Damascus, Syria. U.N. observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols Saturday because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an...

Paraguay: 17 killed in violent land dispute

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A police officer wounded in a land dispute is helped from a plane after arriving at the airport in Asuncion, Paraguay, from Curuguaty, Friday, June 15, 2012. Paraguay deployed its army on Friday to resolve the violent land dispute in Curuguaty, a remote...

Egypt's Brotherhood pins hopes on presidency

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq addresses his supporters during an election rally in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament on Thursday and ruled that Mubarak’s...

Argentina's president presses claim to Falklands

June 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addresses the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at United...

Syria overruns rebellious village, violence spikes

June 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from amateur video released by Free Lattakia and accessed Tuesday, June 12, 2012, purports to show Syrians preventing U.N. observers from entering Haffa, Syria. The mountainous Haffa region is one of several areas where government forces...

UN: Food supply tenuous for two-thirds of NKoreans

June 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on Monday, June 11, 2012, Jerome Sauvage, the U.N.’s Pyongyang-based resident coordinator for North Korea, speaks during an interview in Beijing, China. The United Nations has called for $198 million in donations for 2012 –...

Japan's music sensation: a group ranked by fans

June 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 6, 2012 file photo, an image of Japan’s all-girl pop idol group AKB48 member Yuko Oshima waving at fans is shown on the screen after she won the annual AKB48 popularity poll in Tokyo. More than 60 girls and young women, split into...

Pinochet homage heats up bitter debate over legacy

June 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Riot police uses a water cannon to disperse a demonstration against the late Gen. Augusto Pinochet in Santiago, Chile, Sunday June 10, 2012. Police used tear gas and water cannons to try to disperse hundreds of anti-Pinochet demonstrators protesting the...

Europe bailout of Spain could cost $125 billion

June 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Spain’s Economy Minister Luis de Guindos gestures during a news conference at the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 9, 2012. Spain will ask for a bailout for banks felled by bad real estate loans, in an about-face...