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Germany, France scale back ambitions of summit

December 8, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, front, walks out as France’s Finance Minister Francois Baroin, seen background, after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is touring across Europe with a stark message, that the continent’s leaders must act quickly and...

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Dominican-Haitian activist Sonia Pierre dies at 48

December 5, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, Dominican-born human rights activist Sonia Pierre poses for a photo at her parents house at the Batey Lecheria near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pierre, who bravely fought discrimination against poor...

Ultraconservative party to push for Islamic Egypt

December 4, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters carry symbolic coffins honoring those killed in recent clashes with security forces during a rally in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Islamists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of...

Clinton tests reforms on historic visit to Myanmar

December 1, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Myanmar motorcycle taxi driver waits for customers outside a food market in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived Wednesday in the capital of Naypyidaw on the first trip by a U.S. secretary of...

Greece gets $10.7 billion but rescue plan stalls

November 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, right, puts his arm around Spain’s Finance Minister Elena Salgado during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance...

Top Colombian drug trafficker captured

November 29, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, left, smiles next to Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez as he arrives to Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday Nov. 28, 2011. Colombian authorities say one of the country’s...

Afghan officials: Fire from Pakistan led to attack

November 28, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Afghanistan-bound containers carrying supplies for NATO forces parked as authorities close Chaman border in Pakistan on Sunday, Nov 27, 2011. Pakistan on Saturday accused NATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the...

German police clear huge sit-in at nuke protest

November 28, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Police face demonstrators while in background the train with nuclear waste is heading for the storage in Gorleben, in Vastorf, northern Germany , Sunday Nov. 27, 2011 . German police cleared a sit-in of thousands of protesters attempting to block a shipment...

Afghan officials: Fire from Pakistan led to attack

November 27, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Pakistani border security guard stands alert as authorities close border down the Torkham border for NATO vehicles in Pakistan on Sunday, Nov 27, 2011. Pakistan on Saturday accused NATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the...

In unprecedented step, Arab League sanctions Syria

November 27, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A protester walks under revolutionary Syrian flag during a rally against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in front of the Syrian embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. More than 3,500 people have died in months of anti-government...