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Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies

May 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 26, 2010 file photo, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes applauds after receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fuentes, Mexico’s most celebrated novelist and among Latin America’s most prominent authors, died on May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File) MEXICO CITY...

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‘Black box’ found of Russia jet in Indonesia crash

May 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Rescuers prepare a body bag containing the remains of a victim of the crash of Sukhoi Superjet-100 on the peak of Mount Salak, West Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Joint teams of Indonesian and Russian experts continued to comb through debris at the...

Lightning sparks Hollande’s French presidency

May 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People shake hands with President-elect Francois Hollande as he arrives at the City Hall of Paris, France, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo / Laurent Cipriani) PARIS (AP) — Socialist Francois Hollande assumed France’s presidency Tuesday, inheriting a...

Mexico cartel war latest toll: 49 headless bodies

May 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Forensic experts examine the area where dozens of bodies, some of them mutilated, were found on a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the U.S. border in the town of San Juan near the city of Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, May 13,...

German opposition wins major state election

May 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Social Democratic Party members react after the first results were published in Duesseldorf, Germany, Sunday May 13, 2012. Germany’s most populated and industrial state holds parliament elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) BERLIN (AP) —...

Crossword plot? Probe ridiculed in Venezuela

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gives a speech upon his arrival to Simon Bolivar international airport in Maiquetia near Caracas, Venezuela, late Friday, May 11, 2012. Chavez returned to Venezuela...

Israel envoy meets with Palestinian president

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians burn an American flag during a rally to demand better conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, in Nablus, West Bank, Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli envoy met with Palestinian...

Modest gains mark Haitian leader’s first year

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 photo, a student fixes her hair as a teacher reads before the class at Grande College Auguste Comte de Petionville elementary and high school in Petionville Haiti. Despite the nearly 12-month standoff between the Haitian...

Yemen: US drone strikes kill 11 al-Qaida militants

May 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Yemeni armed tribesmen stand guard in front of Ameriyah religious school which was seized by al-Qaida militant in Radda town, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the capital Sanaa, Yemen. After years...

Russian jet crash puts Indonesian sales in limbo

May 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A relative weeps as she waits for the latest news on the Russian passenger jet that crashed into a steep cliff on a long-dormant Indonesian volcano on Wednesday, at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, May 10, 2012. The wreckage of the...