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Capriles leads big rally in Venezuelan capital

October 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

CORRECTS BYLINE – Opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, center, gestures to supporters during a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Presidential elections in Venezuela are scheduled for Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Fernando LLano) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A huge crowd filled the streets of Venezuela’s capital on...

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Powerful storm injures dozens as it heads to Tokyo

October 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

High waves hit a breakwater in Kihocho, Mie prefecture, western Japan Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. A powerful typhoon is heading to Tokyo after injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralyzing traffic in southern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT,...

Hugo Chavez says he’d vote for Obama

October 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Guarenas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Venezuela’s presidential election is scheduled for Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) —...

Several thousand people protest Haiti gov’t

October 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People demonstrate during a protest against Haiti’s President Michel Martelly government in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Several thousand people poured into the streets of...

Spain crisis fuels Catalan separatist sentiment

October 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – Demonstrators wave Catalan flags during a protest rally in Barcelona , Spain, in this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 file photo. Thousands of people demonstrated in Barcelona on Tuesday demanding independence for Catalonia, on the Catalonia...

Hundreds of Libyans handover their weapons

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Libyan civilians turn in weapons to security forces in Benghazi, Libya, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Hundreds of Libyans have converged on a main square in Benghazi in response to a call from the military to hand over their weapons, some driving in with armored...

Madrid anti-austerity protests turn violent again

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protestors gather and shout near Parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Tens of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets to protest enduring deep economic pain...

Divided town a challenge to Myanmar democracy bid

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, a Muslim women prepares a meal at a refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. Three-and-a-half months after some of the bloodiest clashes in a generation between Myanmar’s ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and...

Afghan forces also suffer from insider attacks

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marine squad leader Sgt. Matthew Duquette, left, of Warrenville, Ill., with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines walks with Afghan National Army Lt. Hussein, during in a joint patrol in Nawa district,...

Kosovo PM: EU-led talks with Serbia must happen

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is seen during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington, in this April 6, 2012 file photo. Thaci said in an interview with the Associated Press Friday Sept. 28, 2012 that Kosovo and Serbia...