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Golden again, US wins 1st Olympic title since '96

August 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. gymnasts, from left to right, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney along with U.S. head coach John Geddert, back, watch the screen moments before the results were declared during the Artistic Gymnastic women’s team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. Team U.S. won the gold...

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Syria's Aleppo running low on food amid siege

August 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Tuesday, July 31, 2012, purports to show Syrian government forces in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE...

Another hiccup? Romney's foreign trip not smooth

July 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is seen on board his charter plane in Tel Aviv, Israel as he travels to Poland, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) GDANSK, Poland (AP) — It wasn’t supposed to...

In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital

July 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets audience members after he delivered a speech in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) JERUSALEM (AP) — Standing on Israeli soil, U.S. presidential...

Romanian referendum invalid due to low turnout

July 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An elderly person casts a ballot during a referendum on the Romania’s president impeachment in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, July, 29, 2012. Romania is holding a referendum on impeaching President Traian Basescu, part of a political battle that has raised...

Warm reception expected as Romney lands in Israel

July 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) JERUSALEM (AP) — Mitt Romney’s support for Israel will likely earn the...

Assad has many generals to fight Syrian rebels

July 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA on July 19, 2012, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, meets with Fahd Jassem al-Freij, Syria’s new Defense Minister, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad’s...

Syrian troops kill 6-year-old fleeing into Jordan

July 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A relative holds the body of a six year old Syrian boy Bilal El-Lababidi during his funeral in Ramtha, Jordan, Friday July 27, 2012. The boy was shot dead by Syrian army as his parents and a dozen other refugees tried to cross a border to seek refuge in...

With royalty and rock, Britain opens its Olympics

July 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The Olympic cauldron burns after being lit during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LONDON (AP) — The queen and James Bond gave the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other...

Romney struggles to stem his own Olympics fallout

July 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the Embassy of Ireland in London, Friday, July 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) LONDON (AP) — Mitt Romney struggled Friday...