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Paraguay's ousted president goes on the offensive

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Paraguay’s former President Fernando Lugo talks through the “open microphone” of the Public Television, surrounded by reporters and followers in downtown Asuncion, Paraguay, in the early hours of Sunday, June 24, 2012. Lugo spoke in a pre-dawn special televised “open microphone” program hosted by the state-funded Public Television...

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Striking Bolivian police reject accord

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police demanding higher wages burn documents outside a police internal affairs building, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, June 22, 2012. Protesters were demanding salaries on par with soldiers and a pension equal to 100 percent of their salaries. Bolivian police...

Grenade attack kills 1 near Kenyan coast city

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Some of those who sustained injuries from an explosion at a bar in the Mishomoroni district of Mombasa, which police at the scene said was a grenade attack, are treated at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya late Sunday, June 24, 2012. The explosion...

Paraguay leader tries to quell diplomatic fallout

June 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Soldiers from the presidential guard sweep the entrance of the presidential palace ahead of a news conference by Paraguay’s new President Federico Franco in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Paraguay’s newly sworn in president is...

Hamas threatens to escalate attacks on Israel

June 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A member of the Hamas security forces inspects the damage to a Hamas security building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, early Saturday, June 23, 2012. A Gaza health official reported that at least one militant was killed and more than a dozen...

Hamas entrenched in Gaza after 5 years of rule

June 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinian security police officers secure the main beach as people bathe in the Mediterranean sea in Gaza City, Friday, June 22, 2012. In five years, the Islamist group Hamas has established a functioning but authoritarian and highly entrenched statelet...

Egypt to announce election results Sunday

June 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A young Egyptian girl sleeps on the shoulder of her mother during a rally to support Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Egypt will release results from disputed presidential elections Sunday, the country?s...

Olympic torch becomes cultural happening in UK

June 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday May 29, 2012 file photo made available by LOCOG, Sir Chris Bonington holds the Olympic Flame on the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales during the Olympic Torch Relay. Spectators have stood in the rain and wind, in doorways and on...

Paraguay president impeached, faces trial

June 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Senators debate the possible impeachment of President Fernando Lugo in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday, June 21, 2012. The lower house of Paraguay’s congress voted to begin impeachment proceedings against Lugo for his role in a violent eviction, after he...

IMF head warns of 'acute stress' in Europe

June 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Spain’s Economy Minister Luis de Guindos gestures during a news conference at the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 9, 2012. Spain asked for a European rescue of its troubled banks holding an emergency conference...