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Palace says Prince Philip given heart stent

December 24, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

File – President Barack Obama, center, and Britain’s Prince Philip, right, walk to view the Guard of Honor of the Scots Guard during an official arrival ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, in this Tuesday, May 24, 2011 file photo. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband has been taken to the hospital after experiencing chest pains, British...

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Alan Gross not part of Cuban prisoner amnesty

December 24, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Cuba’s President Raul Castro delivers the closing speech during a parliamentary session in Havana, Cuba, Friday Dec. 23, 2011. Cuba’s parliament met Friday in one of its twice-yearly sessions to get an update from President Raul Castro on the...

France to pay for removal of risky breast implants

December 24, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, Chantal Guerin, a 46-year-old accountant and mother of three, displays a breast implant made by Poly Implant Prothese, or PIP, that was removed from her left breast, during an interview with The Associated Press in...

Amid NKorea mourning, vows to support new leader

December 23, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 by the Korea News Service, North Koreans pay respects to their late leader Kim Jong Il at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang,...

Despite observers, Syria’s Assad hikes crackdown

December 23, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

This image made from amateur video and made available by Shaam News Network Thursday Dec. 22, 2011, purports to show smoke clouds after heavy shelling in Homs, Syria. Fresh raids and gunfire by government forces on Thursday killed at least 19 people, most of...

Pentagon sees smooth change so far in North Korea

December 22, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Former North Korean defector Park Sang Hak, right, releases a balloon bearing leaflets condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korea demonstration at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in...

Iraq PM tells Kurds to hand over Sunni VP

December 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, Iraq’s vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Shiite-led government issued an arrest warrant Monday Dec. 19, 2011, for Vice President Tariq...

Loss, fear, threats drive North Korea’s mass grief

December 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean military personnel cry as they visit the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to pay their respects to their leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North...

Journalist: Morgan must have known about hacking

December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. A tense and sometimes hostile Piers Morgan refuses to disclose details about the most damning link between himself and...

ECB lends banks $639 billion over 3 years

December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during a meeting of the Economic and Financial Committee at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday Dec. 19, 2011. The ECB has faced calls to step up its bond-buying program in an effort to stem the...