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EU moves eastward with Tusk taking presidency

December 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Incoming European Council President Donald Tusk rings a bell given to him by outgoing European Council President Herman Van Rompuy during a handover ceremony for the European Council Presidency at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Poland’s former prime minister Donald Tusk is pushing the EU’s center of political gravity...

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Hong Kong protesters, police clash; 40 arrested

December 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Pro-democracy protesters run away from police on the main road outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday, Nov.30, 2014. Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters faced off with Hong Kong police late Sunday, stepping up their movement for genuine...

Qatar bars US couple from leaving after acquittal

December 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

American couple Grace, center, and Matthew Huang arrive at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American couple over the death of their adopted daughter and said...

Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

December 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I shakes hands with a pilgrim as Pope Francis leaves the Patriarchal Church of St. George after a holy liturgy in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Pope Francis wrapped up his three-day visit to Turkey on Sunday with a liturgy...

China urges Taiwan to keep ties after poll loss

November 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Supporters wait for the arrival of Taipei’s new mayor-elect Ko Wen-je at his campaign headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party lost eight city and county elections Saturday, according to a preliminary...

Murder charges against Egypt’s Mubarak dismissed

November 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptians gather near Tahrir Square to protest the verdict in the trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security...

Islamic State group attacks Kobani from Turkey

November 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter shows the extent of the damage from a truck bomb in Kobani, Syria. Here, Kurdish fighters backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Syrian rebels, are...

Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach

November 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis joins Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran praying in the Sultan Ahmet mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Meeting with Turkish leaders in the capital Ankara...

Taiwan local elections test pro-China ruling party

November 29, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, center, arrives at a polling station to cast his votes in the local elections including Taipei mayor in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Taiwan’s relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in...

Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people

November 29, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this frame grab from video provided by NTA/Channels TV, people inspect the inside of a mosque after multiple explosions tore through the building, killing at least 35 people, according to police, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Kano, Nigeria. (AP...