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Protests as Ireland’s 1st abortion clinic opens

October 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A protester opposed to abortion holds a placard outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, 18, 2012. The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland has opened in Belfast, sparking protests by Christian conservatives from both the Catholic and Protestant sides of Northern Ireland’s divide. The Marie Stopes center plans to...

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Syria’s wealthy businesses feel civil war squeeze

October 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Monday September 24, 2012 file photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter, left, helps traders, right, as they remove their stock from their shops, at the souk of the old city of Aleppo city, Syria. Wealthy Syrians say the violence from the...

KSM, 2 other Gitmo defendants don’t show in court

October 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Ramzi Binalshibh, one of the five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, sits at a defense table holding a document waiving his right to...

Survivors, captain hear Italian shipwreck evidence

October 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Lawyer John Arthur Eaves, representing a group of Costa Concordia survivors, is interviewed outside Teatro Moderno theater where the first hearing of the trial for the Jan. 13, 2012 tragedy, where 32 people died after the luxury cruise Costa Concordia was...

Sept. 11 trial rules under scrutiny at Guantanamo

October 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE- In this March 1, 2003, file photo, obtained by the Associated Press, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan. A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the...

Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years

October 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The wing of a U.S. Air Force plane, front, sits on exhibit along with the old, empty outer casings of Soviet missiles, top, at the military complex Morro Cabana which is open to tourists in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. The Cuban government says the...

Egypt’s Islamists play to anti-Israel sentiment

October 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 file photo, Mohammed Badie speaks during a press conference at the group’s parliamentary office in Cairo, Egypt. A leading Jewish organization is calling Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 on the White House to cut...

Few good options to secure Syria chemical arsenal

October 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a general view of hangars at a desert military training facility where U.S. forces are training Jordanian commandos in Russeifeh, Jordan, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The U.S. and regional allies are...

Buffeted by debt crisis, EU wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso reacts, as he received flowers by Norway’s ambassador to the EU Atle Leikvoll, after the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was given to the EU, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12,...

Pakistani police make arrests in shooting of girl

October 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistan Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa updates journalists about the condition of a 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai who was shot by a Taliban gunman after speaking out for girls’ education, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday,...