Archive | October 9th, 2011

Cameroon polls face setbacks, incumbent seeks win

YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Cameroon’s presidential polls faced setbacks on Sunday with low voter turnout and some voters leaving stations because they weren’t properly registered to cast a ballot in an election widely expected to take the nation’s longtime leader into his fourth decade in power. A disjointed opposition, an aloof electorate and a ballot bursting [...]

Ivory Coast ends with perfect record

JOHANNESBURG – Ivory Coast finished with six wins from six games in African Cup of Nations qualifying as brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure scored in a 2-1 win at home over Burundi on Sunday. Ivory Coast had already qualified for Africa’s showcase competition next year and finished 12 points clear at the top of Group [...]

Vettel fans party at full throttle in home town

HEPPENHEIM, Germany – Formula One fans descended on Sebastian Vettel’s home town Sunday to celebrate the 24-year-old German becoming the sport’s youngest ever two-time champion. Despite the race starting at 7 a.m. local time, Heppenheim became “Vettelheim” for the day as thousands gathered in front of giant screens to watch Vettel finish third at the [...]

Riots erupt as Christians protest in Cairo, 6 dead

CAIRO – Egyptian security and hospital officials say clashes between Christian protesters and the military have killed four protesters and two soldiers. They said 40 people were injured in the protests Sunday outside the state television building along the Nile. Witnesses say some of the protesters may have snatched weapons from the soldiers and turned [...]

Defense Secretary Liam Fox apologizes

LONDON – Britain’s defense secretary apologized Sunday for blurring the lines between his professional role and personal friendships, trying to soften criticism he is expected to face in Parliament on Monday. Liam Fox denied any wrongdoing but admitted to an error in judgment by having frequent contacts with his close friend and former roommate Adam [...]

Germany, France reach agreement on Europe's banks

BERLIN – The leaders of Germany and France, the eurozone’s two biggest economies, said Sunday they have reached an agreement about how to strengthen Europe’s shaky banking sector amid the region’s debt crisis. “We are determined to do the necessary to ensure the recapitalization of Europe’s banks,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel following talks with French [...]

Zsa Zsa Gabor to undergo operation at LA hospital

LOS ANGELES – Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband says the 94-year-old actress will undergo an operation at a Los Angeles hospital where she also is being treated for an infection. Frederic Prinz von Anhalt said Sunday that doctors at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center planned to reattach a tube in Gabor’s stomach that became loose and [...]

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Libya oil chief positive about output

TRIPOLI, Libya – Libya’s oil production stands at about 25 percent of its prewar levels but could return to an output of 1.6 million barrels per day in about 15 months, the country’s oil chief said Sunday. The OPEC country’s output all but stopped during the months of fighting to oust Moammar Gadhafi and oil [...]

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French Socialists to choose presidential candidate

PARIS – France’s Socialists hold the first round of voting Sunday to determine which of six candidates will take on unpopular President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s presidential elections, a race under unusual scrutiny with the absence of one-time sure nominee Dominique Strauss-Kahn. After a series of televised debates among the candidates, polls show former [...]

Woman killed pushing stroller out of way of train

RIVERSIDE, California – A woman pushing a baby in a stroller across railroad tracks was hit and killed by a train but managed to shove the stroller to safety just in time to save the infant, authorities said. The woman was trying to walk through the crossing in Riverside, California on Saturday evening when the [...]

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