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NKorea still years away from reliable missiles

December 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from video, North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launching station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. A satellite that North Korea launched on board the long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korea said on Thursday, following a defiant lift-off that drew a wave of international...

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Raul Castro says economic reforms are working

December 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Cuba’s President Raul Castro smiles as he arrives for a session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The session is one of the National Assembly’s twice-yearly gatherings. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)...

VP: Chavez recovery favorable after complications

December 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman donning images of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez attends an outdoor church service in front of the National Assembly, where supporters of gathered to pray for his health, in Caracas,Venezuela, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Venezuelans were warned...

Government: Chavez may not be well by inauguration

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A student holds her teacher’s hand at the start of the school day at the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela school where a poster of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hangs on the wall in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Chavez was recovering...

Government: Chavez may not be well by inauguration

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A student holds her teacher’s hand at the start of the school day at the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela school where a poster of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hangs on the wall in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Chavez was recovering...

North Korea declares rocket launch a success

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean man uses his smartphone to take a television screen reporting a news about North Korea’s rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday in its second...

Mexico: Rivera’s plane hit with ‘terrible’ impact

December 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Photos and flowers honoring late singer Jenni Rivera, placed by fans next to religious images, are seen at the cemetery where her mother is buried in Hermosillo, northern Mexico, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Rivera, a...

NTSB: singer Rivera dead in Mexican plane crash

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Fan Jenny Guerrero pays tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at a makeshift memorial in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but...

Extortion of American stings Bolivian officials

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, U.S. actor Sean Penn leaves the presidential palace after meeting with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia. In an unlikely tale: Jacob Ostreicher, an Orthodox Jew from New York City comes to...

NKorea extends window, still readies rocket launch

December 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

North Koreans wait for a bus in snow-covered Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. North Korea on Monday extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)...