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German opposition wins major state election

May 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Social Democratic Party members react after the first results were published in Duesseldorf, Germany, Sunday May 13, 2012. Germany’s most populated and industrial state holds parliament elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) BERLIN (AP) — Voters in Germany’s most populous state inflicted an embarrassingly heavy defeat on Chancellor...

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Crossword plot? Probe ridiculed in Venezuela

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gives a speech upon his arrival to Simon Bolivar international airport in Maiquetia near Caracas, Venezuela, late Friday, May 11, 2012. Chavez returned to Venezuela...

Israel envoy meets with Palestinian president

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians burn an American flag during a rally to demand better conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, in Nablus, West Bank, Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli envoy met with Palestinian...

Modest gains mark Haitian leader’s first year

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 photo, a student fixes her hair as a teacher reads before the class at Grande College Auguste Comte de Petionville elementary and high school in Petionville Haiti. Despite the nearly 12-month standoff between the Haitian...

Yemen: US drone strikes kill 11 al-Qaida militants

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Yemeni armed tribesmen stand guard in front of Ameriyah religious school which was seized by al-Qaida militant in Radda town, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the capital Sanaa, Yemen. After years...

Russian jet crash puts Indonesian sales in limbo

May 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A relative weeps as she waits for the latest news on the Russian passenger jet that crashed into a steep cliff on a long-dormant Indonesian volcano on Wednesday, at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, May 10, 2012. The wreckage of the...

Argentine Senate approves ‘dignified death’ law

May 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Patients sit in the garden of a hospice facility for terminally ill patients in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Terminally ill patients and their families would have more power to decide how they die in Argentina under a “dignified...

Israeli media: Early election canceled

May 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office, Monday, May 7, 2012. Netanyahu said Monday his Likud Party is going to propose Sept. 4 as the date for early elections. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool)...

Hugo Chavez looks to God as cancer clouds future

May 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez greets supporters during his caravan from Miraflores presidential palace to the airport to travel to Cuba for surgery to remove a tumor, in Caracas, Venezuela. The poster...

Angry Greeks redraw election map

May 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Left Coalition party leader Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters in central Athens after elections on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Tsipras was projected to come second in the poll, behind the front-runner conservatives, on a pledge to cancel Greece’s bailout...