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Rapper PSY wants Tom Cruise to go ‘Gangnam Style’

November 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Thai fans perform PSY’s “Gangnam Style” dance before the South Korean rapper speaks at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. PSY will perform in Thailand on Wednesday night – his first show in Asia outside of South Korea. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) BANGKOK (AP) — The South Korean rapper behind...

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Thai inmates go ‘Gangnam Style’ before PSY concert

November 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Thai inmates perform PSY’s “Gangnam Style” dance during a dancing competition at a prison in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. The event was held to encourage inmates to exercise more and coincides with the South Korean...

Wal-Mart distances itself from fire in Bangladesh

November 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A man takes photographs inside a garment-factory where a fire killed more than 110 people Saturday on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Bangladeshi workers protested blocks from the gutted fire Monday, demanding justice for the...

Eurozone, IMF reach deal to reduce Greek debt

November 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, second right, speaks with the media as he arrives for a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Eurozone finance ministers...

Syrian rebels capture air base near Damascus

November 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian rebels capture a helicopter air base near the capital Damascus after fierce fighting in Syria, on Sunday, Nov. 25,...

Egypt’s political foes dig in their heels

November 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian protesters clash with security forces, not pictured, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. President Mohammed Morsi edicts, which were announced on Thursday, place him above oversight of any kind, including that of the courts....

Spain’s Catalonia punishes pro-referendum leader

November 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman casts her vote in a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Voters in Catalonia begin casting their ballots in regional elections that could determine the future shape of Spain. If voters give the regional government strong...

Egypt reformist warns of turmoil from Morsi decree

November 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Leading democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei speaks to a handful of journalists including the Associated Press saying dialogue with Egypt’s Islamist president is not possible until he rescinds his decrees giving himself near absolute powers, at his...

Brash boxer ‘Macho’ Camacho dies in Puerto Rico

November 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 1996 file photo, referee Jorge Alfonso, left, looks over a cut on the forehead of IBC Welterweight boxing champ Hector “Macho” Camacho during the second round of his title bout with Sal Lopez from New Jersey, in Ft....

Gaza crowds surge at Israel border fence, 1 dead

November 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Hamas supporters wave the movement’s flags and hold up Qurans during a pro-Hamas rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday , Nov 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward...