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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 Bolivia to rescue a rice-growing venture, gets thrown in jail on suspicion [&hellip...

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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)...

Chavez faces new cancer battle, surgery in Cuba

December 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman reacts a supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gather at the Simon Bolivar square in Caracas,Venezuela, Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. Chavez is to return to Cuba Sunday for another surgery in his battle against cancer, which has led him to...

Snapshot: Chavez’s designated successor

December 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE .- In this Oct. 17, 2006 file photo Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, talks with his then Foreign Minister and current Vice-President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting with Chinese businessmen at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez is to...

3 young brothers dead in Greek house fire

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire in a burning house where 3 boys lost their lives in a fire, burning in the village of Mesoropi in northern Greece, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Giorgos Tsimirikas, his wife and his 6 youngest children were spending the...

Hanukkah festivities begin with candle lighting

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather to watch the lightning of the first candle celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, on Grzybowski square in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) JERUSALEM (AP) — Jews around the world...

Egypt panel recommends referendum be held on time

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is seen during a photo opportunity in his office at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Egypt’s military said Saturday that serious dialogue is the “best and only” way to...

Italy’s PM says he intends to quit over crisis

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Prime Minister of Italy Mario Monti gestures during the World Policy conference in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday he is resigning soon, saying...

Canada OKs CNOOC’s takeover bid for Nexen

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers a statement regarding the federal government review of the $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen Inc. by China’s CNOOC Ltd. and the $6-billion takeover of Progress by Malaysia’s Petronas, Friday Dec. 7,...

UN climate talks go into overtime in Qatar

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Local and international activists march inside a conference center under a giant statue of a spider to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. A dispute over money clouded U.N. climate...