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UN chief warns Syria crisis is getting worse

April 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Syrian man wounded by the government troops gets treated in a Damascus neighborhood, Syria, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. A Syrian government official said Tuesday that the troops have begun withdrawing from some cities and are returning to their bases. (AP Photo) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday the crisis in Syria [&hellip...

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Europe's central bank looks in vain for growth

April 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – The March 7, 2012 file photo shows a shovel and a jackhammer stand near the Euro sculpture in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Europe is searching for a growth motor. Unemployment and manufacturing figures on Monday,...

APNewsBreak: Syrian troops start pullout

April 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An injured man gets treated in a Damascus neighborhood, Syria, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. A Syrian government official says troops have begun withdrawing from some cities and are returning to their bases. (AP Photo) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops began pulling...

Mali Coup leader stays put, despite sanctions

April 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A soldier wears a button bearing the image of coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo with the words ‘President, CNRDRE,’ the French acronym by which the ruling junta is known, as he stands guard at junta headquarters in Kati, outside Bamako, Mali...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi reported winning historic vote

April 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Myanmar newspaper hawker sells newspapers at a traffic signal a day after landmark by-elections in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, April 2, 2012. Myanmar’s opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi, 66, was elected to parliament Sunday in a historic victory buffeted...

Bombs in southern Thailand kill 14, injure 340

April 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Thai fire fighters and soldiers walk at the site of the car bomb attack in Yala province, southern Thailand Saturday, March 31, 2012. Suspected Muslim insurgents set off coordinated bomb blasts as shoppers gathered for lunch Saturday in a busy hub of...

World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour

April 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A child lights a candle during a ceremony to mark Earth Hour at Palace Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local times and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to...

Apple pledge likely to boost China factory wages

March 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 26, 2010 file photo, staff members work on the production line at the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, southern China. A pledge reported Thursday, March 29, 2012 by the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones...

Venezuela poll says Hugo Chavez ahead of rival

March 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gestures during an event at Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday March 29, 2012. Chavez returned home after a five-day round of radiation therapy in Cuba, where he has been undergoing cancer treatment....

Virtue-Moir win ice dance at worlds

March 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Alissa Czisny of the U.S. loses her balance to fall to the ice as she performs during her Women’s short program at the ISU 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori) NICE, France...