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Asia stocks fall as talks on US budget deal stall

November 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A currency trader reacts in front of screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and foreign exchange rate, right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 1.19 percent at 1,914.43. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) BANGKOK...

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China’s new leadership faces obstacles to rule

November 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A People’s Liberation Army officer walks down stairs with a document holder inside the Great Hall of the People where the closing ceremony for the 18th Communist Party Congress is held in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. President Hu Jintao stepped...

New opposition head gives renewed hope to Syrians

November 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 file photo, Muslim cleric Mouaz al-Khatib, poses for a photo after he was elected president of the newly formed Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, in Doha, Qatar. While lacking in political...

Euro nations split on how to help Greece cut debt

November 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister and chairman of the Eurogroup Jean-Claude Juncker, second right, greets Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, second left, as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn, left, and President of the...

Strong quake strikes Myanmar, 12 feared dead

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A boat near the bridge damaged by a strong earthquake, in Kyaukmyaung township, Shwebo, Sagaing Division, northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, A strong earthquake of magnitude-6.8 struck northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a bridge and a...

Syrian opposition groups reach unity deal

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

George Sabra, the new head of the main Syrian opposition bloc in exile, the Syrian National Council, speaks to reporters during a press conference on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council meeting in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Nov....

Greece passes 2013 austerity budget

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protestors shout slogans during a march in Thessaloniki on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. Lawmakers were to vote at midnight or shortly after, and the legislation is expected to pass. The vote comes four days after a separate bill of deep spending cuts and tax hikes...

Israel drawn into Syria fighting for first time

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 photo, garbage is plied up in the Al-Buhouth area of Aleppo, Syria. The Arabic writing on the kiosk at right reads, “the money of the revolution is for the people.”(AP Photo/Mónica G. Prieto) JERUSALEM (AP) —...

Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna

November 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE– In this Friday, March 26, 2010 file photo, a local fisherman carries a tuna at a fishing port in Nachikatsuura, southwestern Japan. After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan...

BBC chief quits after saying TV report was wrong

November 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The BBC Director General, George Entwistle, announces his resignation from the BBC outside New Broadcasting House in central London, after recent news program problems, Saturday Nov. 10, 2012. The BBC’s director general had said earlier Saturday that it...