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Iran cancels home ceremony for Oscar winner

March 12, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this undated file photo released by Filmiran film distributing company, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, and actor Peyman Moadi, act in a scene of movie “A Separation” which won the Academy Awards in foreign films. Iranian authorities canceled a ceremony Monday in honor of the country’s Oscar-winning director even though the...

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Dad-son talk, celebrity tweets key to viral video

March 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 31, 2006 file photo, members of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army are seen as their leader Joseph Kony meets with a delegation of Ugandan officials and lawmakers and representatives from non-governmental organizations, in...

A modern Falkland Islands, transformed by war

March 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Nick Pitaluga, left, and his wife Annie work on their sheep farm in Salvador, Falkland Islands, Thursday March 8, 2012. The sheep farm has been in Pitaluga’s family since it was started by his great-great grandfather Andrez Pitaluga, one of the earliest...

6 UK troops killed in Afghanistan

March 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Afghan soldier passes by a chattered window of a destroyed police car after an explosive device went off in the center of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The explosion wounded three policemen. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL,...

Biden meets with Mexican presidential candidates

March 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Enrique Pena Nieto, former governor of the State of Mexico and current presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico City, Monday, March 5, 2012. Biden is on a one-day...

China calls for boost in domestic consumption

March 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Hostesses jump for photographers outside Beijing’s Great Hall of the People where the opening session of the annual National People’s Congress is held in China, Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) BEIJING (AP) — China’s...

206 killed in Republic of Congo arms depot blasts

March 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Injured people are treated by health workers at a hospital, after multiple explosions occurred at a munitions depot, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Blasts rocked the capital of the Republic of Congo Sunday morning after a weapons...

Hugo Chavez says new tumor was cancerous

March 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Monsignor Bruno Musaro, right, celebrates mass in support of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez at the Havana Cathedral, Cuba, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Chavez revealed Sunday in footage recorded Saturday in Havana that a new tumor recently removed from his...

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...

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...