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Canada OKs CNOOC’s takeover bid for Nexen

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers a statement regarding the federal government review of the $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen Inc. by China’s CNOOC Ltd. and the $6-billion takeover of Progress by Malaysia’s Petronas, Friday Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand) TORONTO (AP) — Canada approved China’s...

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UN climate talks go into overtime in Qatar

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Local and international activists march inside a conference center under a giant statue of a spider to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. A dispute over money clouded U.N. climate...

UK hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Britain’s Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child,...

McAfee hospitalized after being denied asylum

December 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Software company founder John McAfee lies on a gurney inside an ambulance, to be transferred from an immigration detention center to a hospital, in Guatemala City, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 . He was examined by a doctor at the detention center, who said that...

Safety, need compete in typhoon-hit Philippines

December 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard carry relief goods for victims of flash floods caused by Typhoon Bopha in Davao province, while loading their ship in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The powerful typhoon that washed away emergency...

Chinese Nobel literature winner: censorship a must

December 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China speaks during a press conference Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm. The official prize giving ceremony takes place in Stockholm on Dec. 10. (AP Photo/Janerik Henriksson)...

About 350 die in Philippine typhoon, 400 missing

December 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Children retrieve their books and other belongings from their damaged home Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012, a day after powerful Typhoon Bopha hit Montevista township, in the Compostela Valley in southern Philippines. Typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo), one of the...

Islamists battle opponents as Egypt crisis grows

December 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters opposed to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans near burning garbage at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Supporters and opponents of Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi fought with rocks, firebombs and sticks outside...

100,000 protest at Egypt’s presidential palace

December 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian protesters chant anti Muslim Brotherhood slogans during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. A protest by tens of thousands of Egyptians outside the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent on...

McAfee says he’s left Belize, is still on run

December 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2012 file photo, John McAfee speaks at a ceremony for the official presentation of equipment at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize. McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the...