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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 President Idriss Deby announced Friday March 1 2013 that Chadian troops fighting to dislodge an...

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Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has ‘friend for life’

February 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three...

Now a ‘simple pilgrim,’ Benedict resigns papacy

February 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Pope Benedict XVI walks away after addressing the crowd from the window of the Pope’s summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013....

Wireless connections creep into everyday things

February 27, 2013 • Business, World NewsComments Off

In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo man is pictured inside of a Car Volvo V60 P-IH at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. The first wave of the wireless revolution was getting people to talk to each...

Mexico plays hardball in jailing of union boss

February 27, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A boat and jet ski sit tied to a private dock behind the home, right, owned by the family of Mexican union leader Elba Esther Gordillo in Coronado, Califonia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Gordillo was arrested and accused Tuesday in Mexico of embezzling $160...

AP sources: US weighs direct aid to Syrian rebels

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Berlin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Berlin is the second stop in Kerry’s first trip overseas as Secretary of State. (AP Photo/dpa,Maurizio Gambarini) PARIS (AP)...

Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists in Egypt

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this combo made from images from amateur video provided by Al-Jazeera, smoke pours from a hot air balloon over Luxor, Egypt, top left, before bursting, top right, and plummeting about 1,000 feet to earth, bottom left and right, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013....

World’s postal services struggle with lower demand

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 photo, postman John Lahmert delivers mail in rural Otaki, New Zealand. New Zealand is considering cutting letter deliveries from six days a week to three as global demand for postal services dwindles. (AP Photo/Nick Perry) OTAKI,...

First female SKorean president faces NKorea crisis

February 24, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

South Korea’s new President Park Geun-hye waves to supporters while leaving her private residence for her inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Park has become South Korea’s first female...

Egypt’s vote won’t calm turbulent streets

February 24, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Ultras, hard-core soccer fans, chant anti-president Mohammed Morsi slogans while attending a rally in front of the provincial government headquarters, unseen, in Port Said, Egypt. Egypt’s...