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SKorea’s president-elect faces NKorea uncertainty

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Anti-communist people shout slogans during a rally to celebrate the victory of South Korea president-elect Park Geun-hye of Saenuri Party in front of the party headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Park’s election as South Korea’s first female president could mean a new drive to start talks with bitter rival North Korea,...

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Pakistani polio workers get police protection

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistani villagers attend a funeral of health worker Hilal Khan, who was killed by gunmen, in Wahidgari, outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Another victim from attacks on U.N.-backed anti-polio teams in Pakistan died on Thursday,...

SKorea’s 1st woman leader vows new NKorea effort

December 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party burns incense during her visit to the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Park, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s...

Chavez has respiratory infection, now ‘controlled’

December 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A boy plays in front of a graffiti that reads in Spanish “Chavez, heart of my homeland” at the neighborhood of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Smarting after a bruising loss in state elections, Venezuela’s opposition...

Bangladesh probe: Fire sabotage, owner negligent

December 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2012 file photo, Bangladeshi firefighters battle a fire at a garment factory in the Savar neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A Bangladesh government committee investigating the garment factory fire that killed 112 people last...

After landslide, Abe says Japan has difficult road

December 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reacts during a press conference after his Democratic Party of Japan made a big loss in parliamentary elections in Tokyo Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Noda has resigned as chief of the DPJ to take responsibility for the...

Conservative party favored as Japan voting begins

December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Anti-nuclear Tomorrow Party leader Yukiko Kada, left, and the party’s candidate Ichiro Ozawa shake hands with supporters on the final day of campaigns for parliamentary elections in Tokyo Saturday, Dec. 16, 2012. Candidates made final impassioned...

Mexico’s Mayas face Dec. 21 with ancestral calm

December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Tourists get their picture taken next to a slab of stone counting down the days until Dec. 21, 2012 at the Xcaret theme park in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya...

With Chavez stricken, elections become crucial

December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A banner that reads in Spanish “Now more than ever with Chavez” on a street pole in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Hugo Chavez’s cancer has upended politics in Venezuela, transforming Sunday’s nationwide elections for...

Egyptians take quarrel over charter to the polls

December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Egyptian soldier helps an elderly man after casting his vote during a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) CAIRO (AP) —...