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WikiLeaks founder seeks asylum at Ecuador embassy

June 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A general view of the Embassy of Ecuador in London Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Embattled WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange took refuge Tuesday in Ecuador’s embassy in London and is seeking political asylum, his organization and the South American nation’s foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said the leftist government of President Rafael...

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Egypt's Mubarak on life support amid crisis

June 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters carry posters with pictures of presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi and Arabic that reads “Egypt’s Erdogan, no for the military’s declaration” and carry a big Egyptian flag during an anti ruling...

Greek conservatives win, head into coalition talks

June 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Leader of the New Democracy conservative party Antonis Samaras leaves an elections kiosk after speaking to his supporters at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, June 17, 2012. The pro-bailout New Democracy party came in first Sunday in Greece’s national...

Sigh of relief at G20 summit over Greek election

June 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Mexican soldiers patrol the beach of San Jose del Cabo in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Sunday, June 17, 2012. The G-20 summit starts in Los Cabos on Monday. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Finger-length and emerald-green, the lawns of...

Mexican president expects big IMF firewall boost

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon speaks during a news conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Mexico is hosting the upcoming G-20 summit, beginning Friday in the coastal resort of Los Cabos, where leaders...

4 missing climbers presumed dead after avalanche

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, June 15, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service, climbers hike through the area where an avalanche swept a Japanese climbing team off a hill during their descent from Alaska’s Mount McKinley. U.S. National Park Service...

Egypt votes for president to succeed Mubarak

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Egyptian boy yawns as he watches a voter cast his ballot at a polling station in Zagazig, 63 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Egyptians voted Saturday in the country’s landmark presidential runoff, choosing...

UN observers in Syria suspend patrols

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A damaged U.N. vehicle is seen on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Damascus, Syria. U.N. observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols Saturday because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an...

Paraguay: 17 killed in violent land dispute

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A police officer wounded in a land dispute is helped from a plane after arriving at the airport in Asuncion, Paraguay, from Curuguaty, Friday, June 15, 2012. Paraguay deployed its army on Friday to resolve the violent land dispute in Curuguaty, a remote...

Egypt's Brotherhood pins hopes on presidency

June 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq addresses his supporters during an election rally in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament on Thursday and ruled that Mubarak’s...