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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 plan to save the euro will unravel. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) ATHENS, Greece (AP) —...

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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...

Anti-US Pakistani cricketer rallies 100,000 people

October 31, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistani cricketer turned politician and head of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf or Movement for Justice Party Imran Khan waves to his supporters during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Khan railed against the government and its alliance with...

Syria’s Assad warns West against intervention

October 31, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad smiles as he shakes hands with Venesuela’s President Hugo Chafez, not seen, at the Syrian presidential palace, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned that...

Qantas Airways grounds global fleet due to strikes

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Stranded passenger Erwin Lee, left, feeds his son Casey at the Qantas Airways counter in Hong Kong International Airport Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 as their flight to Sydney was cancelled. Qantas Airways grounded its global fleet indefinitely Saturday imposing...

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire, 10 killed

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

An Israeli woman is evacuated after she was injured in rocket attack in Ashdod, southern Israel, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern Israeli...

Attack on NATO convoy kills 17 in Afghanistan

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

An Afghan national army soldier holds his rifle while seen at the site of a suicide car bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy on the outskirts of Kabul on Saturday, causing casualties among the NATO...

Bangkok flood defenses hold off peak coastal tides

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Thai residents walk along a flooded area at the Phothisathan Mokholthan temple beside the swollen Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The complex network of flood defenses erected to shield Thailand’s capital from the...