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Hong Kong democracy protest camp shutdown looms

December 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Hong Kong democracy protest camp shutdown looms

A man walks past a barricade which was set up by pro-democracy protesters at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Leaders the Hong Kong Federation of Students, representing those studying at colleges, said last Thursday that they were considering a retreat from the protest sites and expect to [&hellip...

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US sends 6 prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay

December 8, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on US sends 6 prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay

Cori Crider, lawyer of the human rights NGO Reprieve, that represents former Guantanamo Prisoner, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian, was on a...

Mexico: At least 1 of 43 missing students ID’d

December 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Mexico: At least 1 of 43 missing students ID’d

Felipe de la Cruz, the father of one of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, speaks to a crowd in front of other relatives holding posters of their missing loved ones, during a protest at the Revolution Monument in Mexico...

Protests turn violent in 2 Greek cities

December 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Protests turn violent in 2 Greek cities

Protesters are silhouetted by the lights of a water canon during riots in Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, a haven for extreme leftists and anarchists, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. A march through central Athens to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police...

China arrests former security chief Zhou Yongkang

December 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on China arrests former security chief Zhou Yongkang

In this photo taken May 4, 2012, Zhou Yongkang, Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a conference to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Chinese Communist Youth League at the Great Hall of...

Swiss hostage escapes from Filipino extremists

December 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Swiss hostage escapes from Filipino extremists

FILE – This Jan. 29, 2012 file photo, released by the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Police Office, shows Swiss Lorenzo Vinciguerra at an undisclosed place in the southernmost island province of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines before heading out to a mountain forest...

Thai king turns 87, but absent from celebrations

December 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Thai king turns 87, but absent from celebrations

A woman looks through a pair of binoculars to spot a hospital room at the Siriraj Hospital where Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is hospitalized, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. A traditional birthday celebration ceremony for...

Yemen’s al-Qaida threatens US hostage in new video

December 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Yemen’s al-Qaida threatens US hostage in new video

This image made from video posted online by militants on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Luke Somers, an American photojournalist born in Britain and held hostage by al-Qaida’s affiliate...

Japan, China stocks lead Asia gains on yen, data

December 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Japan, China stocks lead Asia gains on yen, data

Trader James Doherty works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. U.S. stock indexes are creeping higher Tuesday, as the market bounces back from a loss the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese and...

China urges Taiwan to stay course on exchanges

December 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on China urges Taiwan to stay course on exchanges

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 file photo, Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou listen question during a private interview with foreign journalist in Panama City. Ma said Tuesday that he is stepping down as chairman of the ruling Nationalist...