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Greece passes 2013 austerity budget

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protestors shout slogans during a march in Thessaloniki on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. Lawmakers were to vote at midnight or shortly after, and the legislation is expected to pass. The vote comes four days after a separate bill of deep spending cuts and tax hikes for 2013-14 squeaked past with a narrow majority in the [&hellip...

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Israel drawn into Syria fighting for first time

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 photo, garbage is plied up in the Al-Buhouth area of Aleppo, Syria. The Arabic writing on the kiosk at right reads, “the money of the revolution is for the people.”(AP Photo/Mónica G. Prieto) JERUSALEM (AP) —...

Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna

November 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE– In this Friday, March 26, 2010 file photo, a local fisherman carries a tuna at a fishing port in Nachikatsuura, southwestern Japan. After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan...

BBC chief quits after saying TV report was wrong

November 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The BBC Director General, George Entwistle, announces his resignation from the BBC outside New Broadcasting House in central London, after recent news program problems, Saturday Nov. 10, 2012. The BBC’s director general had said earlier Saturday that it...

Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances

November 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Pope Benedict XVI waves upon his arrival for a meeting with the “Santa Cecilia” association, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Latin is being resurrected at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree Saturday creating a new pontifical...

After attack on jeep, Israeli army kills 4 in Gaza

November 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians pray at the grave of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the eve of the anniversary of his death in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Candles form 11-11, the date he died and “Abu Ammar,” his nom de guerre, as...

Syrian children most common sight at refugee camp

November 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Sidra Ali, 5, who fled with her family from the violence in their village, poses for a photograph in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border with Syria,Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) ATMEH, Syria (AP) — Most of the displaced...

Iran bans ‘luxury’ imports as sanctions bite

November 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Iranian shopkeeper Masoud Hatami works at a home appliance store in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Sanctions-hit Iran has banned the import of foreign-made cars, laptops, and other ‘luxury’ goods in the hope of saving billions of dollars in...

China opens party congress to begin power transfer

November 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Chinese military band member rehearses before the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist...

Greece narrowly passes crucial austerity bill

November 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Engulfed by tear gas thrown by police, protesters walk for cover during clashes with police, near the parliament in Athens, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Greece’s fragile coalition government faces its toughest test so far when lawmakers vote later Wednesday on...