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Ratings agency Moody's downgrades Greece

March 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Thessaloniki residents crowd round a farmer selling cheap potatoes at the northern city’s university campus on Friday, March 2, 2012. Academic staff and students at the University of Thessaloniki have arranged for a group of Nevrokopi farmers to sell 50 tons on Friday outside a campus building and are selling at nearly a third of [&hellip...

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NKorea nuclear envoy to visit US on heels of deal

March 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Feb. 11, 2012 photo, residents walk past posters with popular slogans illustrating North Korea’s main policies, on a street in Pyongyang, North Korea. From left to right, they read “Let’s march toward a military first...

Venezuela: Chavez in good condition after surgery

February 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A man hands out government flyers with a front page image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez that reads in Spanish “Radically Chavists!” in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012. Doctors successfully extracted a tumor from Chavez’s...

Activist group: 144 dead across Syria

February 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a position as the Syrian Army advances towards the town of Sarmin, north of Syria, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. European Union foreign ministers said Monday they were increasingly appalled by the Syrian government’s ruthless...

Clinton appeals for all Syrians to abandon Assad

February 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Children gather next to an effigy of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, during a demonstration in the outskirts of Idlib, northern Syria, Sunday Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Syrians in the military and business who still...

Colombia's FARC announces halt to kidnapping

February 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police officers hold photographs of fellow officers, who were kidnapped by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the main square during a protest to demand his freedom in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando...

Israeli PM slams Palestinian leader's speech

February 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the opening of the International Conference on Jerusalem in Doha, Sunday Feb. 26, 2012. Qatar’s ruler says the Arab identity in Jerusalem is threatened by Israeli expansion around the city claimed as capital...

Pressure on Europe grows at Mexico G-20 meeting

February 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at a meeting with G-20 finance ministers, in Mexico City, Saturday Feb. 25, 2012. Concerns about Europe’s sovereign debt crisis topped the agenda Saturday, with Geithner acknowledging the work of European...

Fire at Brazil's Antarctic base kills 2, injures 1

February 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Armada de Chile, fire and smoke rise from Brazil’s Comandante Ferraz station in Almirantazgo Bay, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica, Saturday Feb. 25, 2012. In an emailed statement, the Brazilian navy said the fire...

At least 50 killed in Syria as regime pounds Homs

February 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and accessed on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, anti-Syrian regime protesters hold up Kurdish flags with a fleet of cars during a rally in the...