Archive | October 9th, 2011

Afghan lawmaker's hunger strike extends dispute

KABUL, Afghanistan – Ousted Afghan lawmaker Simeen Barakzai says she will not end her hunger strike until President Hamid Karzai opens an investigation into alleged vote fraud by the woman who has taken her seat in parliament. Barakzai’s protest is the latest turn in a long-running dispute over who belongs in the Afghan parliament more [...]

Immigrants in Alabama fear deportation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Terrified by a strict new immigration crackdown in Alabama, parents living in the southern state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago, asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their children if they’re arrested or deported. Many illegal immigrants signed documents in the past week allowing [...]

Osvaldo defends his decision to play for Italy

MILAN – Argentina-born forward Pablo Osvaldo said he has as much right to play for Italy as any other player in the Azzurri squad. Some commentators have criticized the Roma striker’s call-up for Italy, but Osvaldo insists he will give everything for his adopted country. “I feel Italian,” said Osvaldo. “My family are Argentine, but [...]

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Merkel and Sarkozy to debate eurozone debt crisis

BERLIN – The leaders of Germany and France, the eurozone’s two biggest economies, are meeting to discuss new measures to counter the bloc’s debt crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are holding the talks at Berlin’s chancellery Sunday to forge an agreement on the next steps in tackling the debt crisis [...]

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France, Belgium, Luxembourg agree on Dexia plan

BRUSSELS – The governments of France, Belgium and Luxembourg say they have approved a plan for the future of embattled bank Dexia. In a statement they say they support a proposal from the bank’s management that will be submitted to the board of directors, which is scheduled to meet Sunday afternoon in Brussels. A bank [...]

Ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh dies in Chicago

CHICAGO – Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh, who also found success in his second career as an artist, died in a Chicago hotel room, police said Sunday. Chicago spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said Welsh was supposed to check out of the Raffaello Hotel at 1 p.m. Saturday. When he didn’t, hotel staff went to his [...]

Tunisian police stop hardline attack on TV station

TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisian police on Sunday arrested dozens of Islamist demonstrators set on attacking the offices of a television channel that had shown the award-winning film “Persepolis,” officials said. The assault is the latest in a rise in attacks against perceived symbols of secularism by hardcore Muslims in Tunisia ahead of this month’s election. [...]

Goetze out of Germany's Euro clash with Belgium

DUESSELDORF, Germany – Germany coach Joachim Loew has excused midfielder Mario Goetze for the final European Championship qualifier against Belgium on Tuesday. “Goetze had a lot of games last season and has a lot coming up (for Borussia Dortmund) so we simply decided to give him a bit of a rest,” Loew’s assistant Hansi Flick [...]

Paul McCartney getting married in London

LONDON – Former Beatle Paul McCartney was marrying American heiress Nancy Shevel on Sunday at a town hall in central London where a large crowd of fans and paparazzi turned out to greet them. A tent also has been set up at McCartney’s house nearby in the St. John’s Wood neighborhood, and party decorations and [...]

Maradona apologises to fans after 5-0 loss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Diego Maradona has apologised to fans for Al Wasl’s 5-0 thrashing by rival Dubai in the Etisalat Cup. The football great and Al Wasl coach says Saturday’s defeat “is but a small bump in the road … the season is long and this is just one match.” Maradona conceded it [...]

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