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Filipino police to fingerprint arrested ex-leader

November 19, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters shout slogans and display messages against former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as they picket the Philippine Supreme Court in Manila Friday Nov. 18, 2011. Authorities charged Arroyo with electoral fraud Friday as part of a high-profile tug of war to keep her in the country and prevent any chance of her turning fugitive. [&hellip...

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Italy’s new govt passes 1st confidence vote

November 18, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Students and police officers clash during a demonstration in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. University students are protesting in Milan and Rome against budget cuts and a lack of jobs, hours before new Italian Premier Mario Monti reveals his...

Countering China, Obama asserts US a Pacific power

November 17, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the Australian Parliament in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Signaling a determination to counter a rising China, President Barack Obama vowed...

3,000 Brazilian police seize Rio’s biggest slum

November 14, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A woman leans on a window sill watching police officers patrol in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Nov. 13, 2011. Elite police units backed by armored military vehicles and helicopters invaded Rocinha, the largest slum in this seaside...

Economist Monti to quickly form new Italian govt

November 14, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Northern League party leader Umberto Bossi meets with journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome after talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. Bossi, the longtime ally of Silvio Berlusconi, says he told...

Rescued baseball player Ramos thankful to be alive

November 13, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos attends a news conference at Judicial Police headquarters in Valencia, Venezuela, Saturday Nov. 12, 2011. Ramos’ kidnapping ordeal ended after two days when police commandos rescued him in a flurry of gunfire...

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,...

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...