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Mideast peace slips to second billing for US

July 17, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowshi, Pool) JERUSALEM (AP) — Mideast peace, America’s defining issue for decades of dealings with Israel and its Arab neighbors, was just a postscript Monday as Hillary Rodham Clinton made...

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N. Korean media: Army chief relieved of all posts

July 16, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Sunday, April 15, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, looks over at North Korean People’s Army senior officers, Vice Marshal and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Choe Ryong Hae, center, and Vice Marshal and...

Clinton's calls fall flat in Egypt political fight

July 16, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton plays a game by GamesBound, who make educational games for children, during a meeting with local entrepreneurs at the US Embassy July 15, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Clinton promised Egyptian officials that the U.S....

Suicide bomber kills 23 at Afghan wedding

July 15, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

An Afghan man who was wounded in a suicide attack lies in a hospital in Samangan province north of Kabul Afghanistan, Saturday, July, 14, 2012. A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday in a wedding hall in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 23 people...

UN blames regime forces for Syria massacre

July 14, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video Friday, July 13, 2012 purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by government...

Arrrgh: It's a bad news day for London's Olympics

July 13, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

An aerial view shows the construction of the Olympic Beach Volleyball arena, on Horseguards Parade, in London, Thursday July 12, 2012. The opening ceremony for the London Olympics is July 27. (AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO...

UN envoy says Syria president discusses transition

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, foreground center back to camera, meets with a delegation headed by a leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Abdulbaset Sieda, second right facing, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha...

Opposition: Syria's Iraq ambassador has defected

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Nawaf Fares, left, is sworn in as Syria’s first ambassador to Iraq in 26 years before Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and Syrian Foreign Minister...

Ranch becomes focus for Russian adoption outrage

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

This Jan. 31, 2012 photo shows Ranch For Kids Project founder Joyce Sterkel in Eureka, Mont. Russian children rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov claims the Ranch For Kids is a place for American parents to cast off their adopted children, and that the children...

Inmates in Brazilian jail cycle to freedom

July 11, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, July 6, 2012, Ronaldo da Silva, left, and fellow inmates pedal stationary bikes to charge car batteries at a prison in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil. An innovative program allows inmates at this medium-security prison to shave days...