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Syrian rebels push war into capital Damascus

July 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, meets U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 16, 2012. Annan arrived to Moscow to discuss the Syria crisis with Russian leaders. (AP Photo, Pool) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels fired grenades at tanks and troops while regime armor shelled Damascus neighborhoods on Monday, sending...

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Mideast peace slips to second billing for US

July 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowshi, Pool) JERUSALEM (AP) — Mideast peace, America’s defining issue for decades of...

N. Korean media: Army chief relieved of all posts

July 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Sunday, April 15, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, looks over at North Korean People’s Army senior officers, Vice Marshal and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Choe Ryong Hae, center, and Vice Marshal and...

Clinton's calls fall flat in Egypt political fight

July 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton plays a game by GamesBound, who make educational games for children, during a meeting with local entrepreneurs at the US Embassy July 15, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Clinton promised Egyptian officials that the U.S....

Suicide bomber kills 23 at Afghan wedding

July 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Afghan man who was wounded in a suicide attack lies in a hospital in Samangan province north of Kabul Afghanistan, Saturday, July, 14, 2012. A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday in a wedding hall in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 23 people...

UN blames regime forces for Syria massacre

July 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video Friday, July 13, 2012 purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by government...

Arrrgh: It's a bad news day for London's Olympics

July 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An aerial view shows the construction of the Olympic Beach Volleyball arena, on Horseguards Parade, in London, Thursday July 12, 2012. The opening ceremony for the London Olympics is July 27. (AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO...

UN envoy says Syria president discusses transition

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, foreground center back to camera, meets with a delegation headed by a leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Abdulbaset Sieda, second right facing, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha...

Opposition: Syria's Iraq ambassador has defected

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Nawaf Fares, left, is sworn in as Syria’s first ambassador to Iraq in 26 years before Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and Syrian Foreign Minister...

Ranch becomes focus for Russian adoption outrage

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This Jan. 31, 2012 photo shows Ranch For Kids Project founder Joyce Sterkel in Eureka, Mont. Russian children rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov claims the Ranch For Kids is a place for American parents to cast off their adopted children, and that the children...