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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 with a strong Islamic flavor in Gaza. Having come to power as a “clean” alternative to...

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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...

Uruguay plan to let gov't sell marijuana

June 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica attends a press conference at the presidential residence in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mujica’s government plans to take a step beyond legalizing marijuana. It wants to sell...

Greece swears in new prime minister

June 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Greece’s newly sworn-in Prime Minister Antonis Samaras looks on during his meeting with caretaker Prime Minister Panayiotis Pikramenos at Maximos Mansion, Athens, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Samaras was sworn in as prime minister Wednesday at the helm of...

Obama confident Europeans will resolve debt crisis

June 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama takes his place with other leaders for the Family Photo during the G20 Summit, Monday, June 18, 2012, in Los Cabos, Mexico. From left, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Jose...

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...

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...