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China opens party congress to begin power transfer

November 8, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

A Chinese military band member rehearses before the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party opened a congress Thursday to usher in a new group of younger leaders [&hellip...

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Greece narrowly passes crucial austerity bill

November 8, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Engulfed by tear gas thrown by police, protesters walk for cover during clashes with police, near the parliament in Athens, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Greece’s fragile coalition government faces its toughest test so far when lawmakers vote later Wednesday on...

Greece: More austerity despite strikes, dissent

November 6, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras speaks to his parliamentary group of lawmakers about the upcoming vote on the new round of austerity measures next week, at the headquarters of conservative “New Democracy” party, in Athens, Sun. Nov. 4 2012....

Syrian chaos deepens as rebels, Palestinians fight

November 6, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

A Syrian girl who fled with her family from the violence in their village, washes clothes at a displaced camp, in the Syrian village of Atma, near the Turkish border with Syria, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) BEIRUT (AP) — New chaos engulfed...

China’s Communists endorse Bo Xilai’s expulsion

November 5, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), addresses the Seventh Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee in Beijing, China Sunday, Nov. 4,...

Divisions emerge at Syria opposition conference

November 5, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Syrian regime opponent Mohiuddin Abdullah Alathighani attends the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. A plan to shake up Syria’s widely criticized opposition leadership and forge a more...

In Israel, media stars are turning to politics

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photograph, Yair Lapid, a popular former TV anchorman and head of the new centrist party Yesh Atid delivers a speech in the Ariel college of Judea and Samaria in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Four prominent Israeli...

As foreigners go, Afghan city is feeling abandoned

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Mayor Mohammad Omer speaks during an interview in his office in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Omer dismisses suggestions that people are leaving Kandahar city out of desperation. He says there are jobs, if not any quite so...

Internet rolls into Bangladesh villages on a bike

November 2, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 30, 2012, photo, Bangladeshi Info Lady Mehedi Akthar Misty, right, helps Amina Begum, 45, to talk with her husband with Skype at Jharabarsha, in a remote impoverished farming village in Gaibandha district, 120 miles (192 kilometers) north of...

China think tank urges gov’t to end 1-child policy

November 1, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Kindergarten teachers play with children during an outdoor activity at the Ritan Park in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. A government think tank says China should start phasing out its one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by...