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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 City. The Mexican government said Friday Nov. 11, 2011, that Mora, Mexico’s No. 2 government...

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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...

Fireworks smoke linked to UK crash that killed 7

November 7, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A general view of the scene on the M5 motorway close to Taunton in southwestern England early Saturday Nov 5 2011 following a 27 vehicle pile-up late Friday, in which at least 7 people were killed and dozens of others injured. Around 27 vehicles, including a...

At least 69 dead in north Nigeria sect attacks

November 6, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 photo, police officers armed with AK-47 rifles stand guard at sandbagged bunkers along a major road in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The radical sect Boko Haram, which in August 2011 bombed the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria,...