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End of an era: Italy’s Berlusconi resigns

November 13, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after meeting Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, in Rome, Saturday, Nov.12, 2011. Berlusconi resigned after the Parliament’s lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing Italy back from...

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Mexico loss of 2nd in charge won’t change drug war

November 13, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Gloria Cossio, widow of Mexico’s Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora, gestures next to her children Jose Francisco, center, and Gloria, who holds a photograph of her father, during his funeral service at the Campo de Marte military field in Mexico...

Mexico’s top Cabinet secretary dies in crash

November 12, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday July 14, 2010 file photo, Mexico’s Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora, left, shakes hands with Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon at Mora’s swearing in ceremony at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico...

Berlusconi promises to resign amid Italy debt woes

November 9, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi holds a note he wrote during Democratic party leader Pierluigi Bersani’s speech, the note reads: “308, -8 traitors; Government upturn; Vote; Take note; Resignation; Italian President; One solution; Let’s...

Official: New Greek govt to be announced Wednesday

November 9, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by Greece’s Prime minister office, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, at table 3rd left, and Greek Finance minister Evangelos Venizelos, 4th left, attend an emergency cabinet meeting at the...

Pressure mounts on Italy’s Berlusconi to quit

November 8, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, July 15, 2011 file photo, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi votes over a crucial euro70 billion ($99 billion) austerity package aimed at convincing investors that the eurozone’s third-largest economy won’t be swept...

Floods threaten Bangkok trains; toll passes 500

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Thai Buddhist monks navigate a small boat along flooded streets in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The polluted black water continued its march into Bangkok and authorities ordered a spate of new evacuations in the sprawling capital. (AP Photo/Aaron...

Retired Guatemalan general leads race for pres

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Guatemala’s presidential candidate of the Patriotic Party, Otto Perez Molina, casts his vote in the presidential runoff election, in Guatemala City, Sunday Nov. 6, 2011. Polls show Perez, 61, a former military intelligence director, at least 10 points...

Nicaragua pres Ortega poised to win third term

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Voters form a line outside a polling station during general elections in Managua, Nicaragua, Sunday Nov. 6, 2011. Nicaraguan president and one-time Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega appears headed for victory Sunday in an election that his critics say...

US: Sect bomb attacks possible in Nigeria capital

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from television released by the state-run Nigerian Television Authority Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, a damaged building is seen in Damatura, Nigeria, following a series of coordinated attacks Friday that killed at least 69 people and left a new...