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Thailand’s prime minister vows to end ivory trade

March 3, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Thai activists hold signs against illegal wildlife trade during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, in Bangkok Sunday, March. 3, 2013. How to slow the slaughter and curb the trade in “blood ivory” will be among the most critical issues up for debate at the 177-nation Convention on International Trade in...

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China’s Xi rides high hopes ahead of presidency

March 3, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, corn farmer Tang Rongbin, right, and his wife Gu Baoqing smile inside Tang’s home in Luotuowan village in northern China’s Hebei province. Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited Tang in December 2012 as part...

Mexico’s ruling party says ‘yes’ to energy reform

March 3, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech during a national convention of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), in Mexico City, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Mexico’s ruling party changed on Sunday its platform to allow a reform that...

Chad’s president: Al-Qaida chief killed in Mali

March 1, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This picture provided by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) and released Monday Jan. 28, 2013 shows Chadian soldiers securing Gao airport, north of Mali, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. A presidential spokesman says that Chadian...

Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has ‘friend for life’

February 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three...

Now a ‘simple pilgrim,’ Benedict resigns papacy

February 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Pope Benedict XVI walks away after addressing the crowd from the window of the Pope’s summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013....

Wireless connections creep into everyday things

February 27, 2013 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo man is pictured inside of a Car Volvo V60 P-IH at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. The first wave of the wireless revolution was getting people to talk to each...

Mexico plays hardball in jailing of union boss

February 27, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A boat and jet ski sit tied to a private dock behind the home, right, owned by the family of Mexican union leader Elba Esther Gordillo in Coronado, Califonia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Gordillo was arrested and accused Tuesday in Mexico of embezzling $160...

AP sources: US weighs direct aid to Syrian rebels

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Berlin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Berlin is the second stop in Kerry’s first trip overseas as Secretary of State. (AP Photo/dpa,Maurizio Gambarini) PARIS (AP)...

Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists in Egypt

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this combo made from images from amateur video provided by Al-Jazeera, smoke pours from a hot air balloon over Luxor, Egypt, top left, before bursting, top right, and plummeting about 1,000 feet to earth, bottom left and right, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013....