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Filipino sultan’s quest sparks crisis in Malaysia

March 6, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 photo, Filipino Sultan Jamalul Kiram III answers questions inside his cramped bedroom at his home in Maharlika village in Manila, Philippines after undergoing dialysis at a nearby hospital. Unlike many other Muslim royalties basking in grand palaces and opulent lifestyles, Kiram’s kingdom sits in a rundown two-story...

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UN says 21 peacekeepers detained on Golan Heights

March 6, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks at the stakeout area outside the United Nations Security Council, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Churkin, the current Security Council president, said talks are under way between U.N. officials from the...

Americans control conclave message just by talking

March 5, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, gestures during a press conference at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The Sistine Chapel closed to visitors on Tuesday and construction work got under way to...

US, China propose tough UN sanctions for NKorea

March 5, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this undated file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a consultative meeting with officials in the fields of state...

China’s new priority: social wellbeing over growth

March 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers the work report at the opening session of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, China, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. China’s government promised its people Tuesday...

Lawyer: Accusations against US senator are false

March 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, March 1, 2013 photograph, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, listens during a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. In the past, Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle...

Thailand’s prime minister vows to end ivory trade

March 3, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Thai activists hold signs against illegal wildlife trade during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, in Bangkok Sunday, March. 3, 2013. How to slow the slaughter and curb the trade in “blood ivory” will be among...

China’s Xi rides high hopes ahead of presidency

March 3, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, corn farmer Tang Rongbin, right, and his wife Gu Baoqing smile inside Tang’s home in Luotuowan village in northern China’s Hebei province. Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited Tang in December 2012 as part...

Mexico’s ruling party says ‘yes’ to energy reform

March 3, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech during a national convention of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), in Mexico City, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Mexico’s ruling party changed on Sunday its platform to allow a reform that...

Chad’s president: Al-Qaida chief killed in Mali

March 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This picture provided by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) and released Monday Jan. 28, 2013 shows Chadian soldiers securing Gao airport, north of Mali, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. A presidential spokesman says that Chadian...