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Retired Guatemalan general leads race for pres

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Guatemala’s presidential candidate of the Patriotic Party, Otto Perez Molina, casts his vote in the presidential runoff election, in Guatemala City, Sunday Nov. 6, 2011. Polls show Perez, 61, a former military intelligence director, at least 10 points ahead of his challenger. The retired general would be the first former military leader elected...

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Nicaragua pres Ortega poised to win third term

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Voters form a line outside a polling station during general elections in Managua, Nicaragua, Sunday Nov. 6, 2011. Nicaraguan president and one-time Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega appears headed for victory Sunday in an election that his critics say...

US: Sect bomb attacks possible in Nigeria capital

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from television released by the state-run Nigerian Television Authority Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, a damaged building is seen in Damatura, Nigeria, following a series of coordinated attacks Friday that killed at least 69 people and left a new...

Fireworks smoke linked to UK crash that killed 7

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A general view of the scene on the M5 motorway close to Taunton in southwestern England early Saturday Nov 5 2011 following a 27 vehicle pile-up late Friday, in which at least 7 people were killed and dozens of others injured. Around 27 vehicles, including a...

At least 69 dead in north Nigeria sect attacks

November 6, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 photo, police officers armed with AK-47 rifles stand guard at sandbagged bunkers along a major road in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The radical sect Boko Haram, which in August 2011 bombed the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria,...

Slaying plunges Colombia rebels into uncertainty

November 6, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Police officers guard the morgue where the body of rebel leader Alfonso Cano is under custody in Popayan, southeastern Colombia, Saturday Nov. 5. 2011. Cano, 63, Cano, the top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, was killed in combat in...

Violence in Syria as Arab League warns of disaster

November 6, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Protester chant slogans during an anti-Syrian regime protest in front of the Arab league headquarters in Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Over 100 people protested outside the Arab League’s Cairo headquarters where foreign ministers met Wednesday,...

Pakistan indicts 2 more in Bhutto’s assassination

November 6, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 27, 2007 file photo, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto arrives to address to her last public rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Bhutto was assassinated with 20 others in a suicide attack as she left the rally. A...

Greek PM wins confidence vote, pledges transition

November 5, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speaks during a confidence vote speech at the parliament in Athens, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Greece’s embattled Socialist prime minister promised to start immediate powersharing talks to form a caretaker...

G-20 rejects extra help for debt-strapped Europe

November 5, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, left, talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a working session at the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Leaders from within the troubled Europe other G20 nations are working...