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Government: Chavez may not be well by inauguration

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A student holds her teacher’s hand at the start of the school day at the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela school where a poster of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hangs on the wall in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Chavez was recovering in Cuba on Tuesday after an operation targeting an aggressive cancer that has [&hellip...

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North Korea declares rocket launch a success

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean man uses his smartphone to take a television screen reporting a news about North Korea’s rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday in its second...

Mexico: Rivera’s plane hit with ‘terrible’ impact

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Photos and flowers honoring late singer Jenni Rivera, placed by fans next to religious images, are seen at the cemetery where her mother is buried in Hermosillo, northern Mexico, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Rivera, a...

NTSB: singer Rivera dead in Mexican plane crash

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Fan Jenny Guerrero pays tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at a makeshift memorial in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but...

Extortion of American stings Bolivian officials

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, U.S. actor Sean Penn leaves the presidential palace after meeting with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia. In an unlikely tale: Jacob Ostreicher, an Orthodox Jew from New York City comes to...

NKorea extends window, still readies rocket launch

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

North Koreans wait for a bus in snow-covered Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. North Korea on Monday extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)...

Chavez faces new cancer battle, surgery in Cuba

December 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman reacts a supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gather at the Simon Bolivar square in Caracas,Venezuela, Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. Chavez is to return to Cuba Sunday for another surgery in his battle against cancer, which has led him to...

Snapshot: Chavez’s designated successor

December 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE .- In this Oct. 17, 2006 file photo Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, talks with his then Foreign Minister and current Vice-President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting with Chinese businessmen at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez is to...

3 young brothers dead in Greek house fire

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire in a burning house where 3 boys lost their lives in a fire, burning in the village of Mesoropi in northern Greece, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Giorgos Tsimirikas, his wife and his 6 youngest children were spending the...

Hanukkah festivities begin with candle lighting

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather to watch the lightning of the first candle celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, on Grzybowski square in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) JERUSALEM (AP) — Jews around the world...