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Greek PM wins confidence vote, pledges transition

November 5, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speaks during a confidence vote speech at the parliament in Athens, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Greece’s embattled Socialist prime minister promised to start immediate powersharing talks to form a caretaker government, declaring his willingness to step aside if needed, but ruled out snap elections that he said would...

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G-20 rejects extra help for debt-strapped Europe

November 5, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, left, talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a working session at the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Leaders from within the troubled Europe other G20 nations are working...

New law will let Cubans buy and sell real estate

November 4, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A woman walks downstairs as she leaves her home in Old Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Cuba announced Thursday it will allow real estate to be bought and sold for the first time since the early days of the revolution, the most important reform yet in a...

Greece in turmoil over debt plan, but markets rise

November 4, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou returns to an emergency cabinet meeting after he took a short break at the Greek parliament in Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. A spokesman for Greece’s government says it is prepared to discuss an opposition...

In European crisis, Obama sees risks back home

November 4, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this picture released by German Government’s press office, US President Barack Obama, right, talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel, prior to the start of the G20 summit in Cannes, France, Thursday Nov, 3, 2011. (AP Photo/German Government /Guido...

In or out: Europe heaps pressure on Greece

November 3, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, second left, French Finance Minister Francois Baroin, face across the table Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, fourth right, the president of the European Commission...

Greece’s Papandreou toughs out referendum pledge

November 2, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A woman passes a screen showing a graph of falling stocks at the Athens Stock Exchange, in Athens, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Prime Minister George Papandreou’s unexpected decision late Monday led to markets plunging Tuesday on fears that Europe’s...

Greek vote proposal undermines shaky euro deal

November 2, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A woman walks outside the Greek parliament in central Athens, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Lawmakers in Greece’s ruling Socialist party revolted Tuesday over their prime minister’s surprise decision to hold a referendum on a European debt deal,...

New Libyan PM was Alabama professor for 20 years

November 2, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 photo, Libya’s new U.S. educated electrical engineer prime minister Abdurrahim el-Keib speaks in Tripoli, Libya. El-Keib, an NTC member from Tripoli with a doctorate from North Carolina State University, said he would...

Qantas flights back to normal after grounding

November 1, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Qantas jet prepares to land at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Qantas Airways planes returned to the skies after an Australian court ruled on a bitter labor dispute that had prompted the world’s 10th-largest airline to ground its...