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Russian clerics forgive Pussy Riot for Putin rant

August 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members, from left, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. A judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in a case that has drawn widespread international [&hellip...

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Activists get 2 years for anti-Putin church stunt

August 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters rally during a demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 in New York’s Times Square. A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most...

Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange

August 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino gives a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The announcement comes two months after Assange...

Syrian warplanes bomb rebel-held town, 20 killed

August 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Syrian man carries an injured child to a field hospital after an air strike hit homes in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) AZAZ, Syria (AP) — Syrian fighter jets screamed through the sky...

Pentagon: Iran building, training militia in Syria

August 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 29, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon. Top Pentagon leaders say have talked by phone with their new...

President shifts Egypt's balance of power

August 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Thousands of supporters raise a poster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they celebrate in Tahrir Square, birthplace of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak 18 months ago, in Cairo late Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Morsi ordered the retirement...

Now to Rio, full of Olympic 2016 jitters

August 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 11, 2012 file photo shows a general view of the Maracana soccer stadium undergoing renovations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympic flame goes out in London on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, and all eyes turn to Rio, which in 2016 will become...

Egypt's president seizes powers back from military

August 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATIVE CROP – Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi swears in newly-appointed vice president, a former senior judge, Mahmoud Mekki, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Egypt’s Islamist president ordered his defense minister...

Residents describe terror of Iran quake, 250 die

August 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Medics tend a woman who was injured in an earthquake in the city of Ahar in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the towns of Ahar, Haris and Varzaqan in East Azerbaijan province in northwestern Iran on Saturday, state...

Spain: Model plane video evidence of terror plot

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police reverse the car carrying one of the two Russian Islamist terror suspects (out of view) to the National Court, as confirmed by court officials in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Spanish police arrested three suspected members of al-Qaida who they...