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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, 2012. The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to [&hellip...

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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,...

China’s popular Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

October 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 2, 2011, Chinese writer Mo Yan poses for photos in a theater in Beijing. Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012, a cause of pride for a government that had disowned the only previous Chinese...

Senegal reality TV show features prettiest sheep

October 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, Ma Ibra Diagne presents ram Sall in front of the panel of judges, during the SICAP neighborhood regional final of the Khar Bii competition, in Dakar, Senegal. In a nation where sheep are given names and kept inside homes...

Investor wants $20 million for Argentine flagship

October 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Officers from the flagship of Argentina’s navy, the A.R.A. Libertad, are seen on the dock at the port of Tema, outside Accra, Ghana, Thursday, Oct.11, 2012, where the Libertad is being held by a judge answering a complaint from a U.S. hedge fund. A...

Man with smoke grenade was searched in SKorea

October 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A TSA employee advises travelers that liquids are not allowed through the gate at at the Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. In an age when travelers have to toss bottled water at airport security checkpoints, what may be most striking...

Islam’s inroads in land of Voodoo and Christianity

October 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, a man reads about Islamic customs and traditions at the Al-Fattah Mosque before the start of Friday prayer in Gressier, Haiti. Islam has won a growing number of followers in this impoverished country, especially after the...

Mexico capo killed, then body stolen by gunmen

October 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A dog walks near a tomb that was allegedly built by Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, alleged leader of the Zetas, at a cemetery in the neighborhood of Tezontle in Pachuca, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. The tomb is a copy of an actual church in Tezontle, which at...

US report highlights unease about Chinese firms

October 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 photo, a man walks near a logo at a R&D center of Huawei Technologies Inc. in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei province. Eager to expand in the United States, China’s biggest technology companies face American anxiety...

Merkel gets a hostile reception on Greek visit

October 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters are chased by riot police during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens, Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a hostile reception from ordinary Greeks Tuesday when she flew into Athens on her first visit to the country...