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Greece: More austerity despite strikes, dissent

November 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras speaks to his parliamentary group of lawmakers about the upcoming vote on the new round of austerity measures next week, at the headquarters of conservative “New Democracy” party, in Athens, Sun. Nov. 4 2012. Greece’s coalition government is struggling to push through a new round of austerity measures...

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Syrian chaos deepens as rebels, Palestinians fight

November 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Syrian girl who fled with her family from the violence in their village, washes clothes at a displaced camp, in the Syrian village of Atma, near the Turkish border with Syria, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) BEIRUT (AP) — New chaos engulfed...

China’s Communists endorse Bo Xilai’s expulsion

November 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), addresses the Seventh Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee in Beijing, China Sunday, Nov. 4,...

Divisions emerge at Syria opposition conference

November 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrian regime opponent Mohiuddin Abdullah Alathighani attends the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. A plan to shake up Syria’s widely criticized opposition leadership and forge a more...

In Israel, media stars are turning to politics

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photograph, Yair Lapid, a popular former TV anchorman and head of the new centrist party Yesh Atid delivers a speech in the Ariel college of Judea and Samaria in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Four prominent Israeli...

As foreigners go, Afghan city is feeling abandoned

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Mayor Mohammad Omer speaks during an interview in his office in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Omer dismisses suggestions that people are leaving Kandahar city out of desperation. He says there are jobs, if not any quite so...

Internet rolls into Bangladesh villages on a bike

November 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sept. 30, 2012, photo, Bangladeshi Info Lady Mehedi Akthar Misty, right, helps Amina Begum, 45, to talk with her husband with Skype at Jharabarsha, in a remote impoverished farming village in Gaibandha district, 120 miles (192 kilometers) north of...

China think tank urges gov’t to end 1-child policy

November 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Kindergarten teachers play with children during an outdoor activity at the Ritan Park in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. A government think tank says China should start phasing out its one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by...

State says go home and sleep, 24/7 Egypt resists

November 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian shoppers roam a commercial mall in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Egypt’s capital prides itself on being city that never sleeps, with crowds filling cafes and shops open into the small hours. So the government is facing a backlash from...

Japan spent rebuilding money on unrelated projects

October 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Oct. 10, 2012 photo, a yellow crane is seen in the heap of the sorted out rubble of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, at the rubble collection site near the Arahama beach in Sendai, northeastern Japan. Japan’s accounting of its budget...