News for 2012-05-06

Sunday, May 6, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Sarkozy Out: Socialist Hollande to be Next French Leader
Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in France's presidential elections. As exit polls looked strongly towards Socialist Francois Hollande throughout the day, supporters celebrated early outside the Socialist Party headquarters and in Paris' Bastille square. Sarkozy has now called challenger...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Police Crack Down on Tens of Thousands Anti-Putin Protesters
Russian protesters and opposition leaders were hauled away on Sunday after 'thousands of helmeted riot police' cracked down on anti-Putin rallies in Moscow and cities across Russia, beating protesters with batons and preventing them from apporoaching the Kremlin. Over 250 people including...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Europe Braces Itself as Greek Voters Head to Polls
Today Greeks go to the polls for an early general election, which may result in turmoil, threatening to reinvigorate the Euro-zone crisis. Greece's two main parties, the socialist Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and the New Democracy conservatives, are expected to suffer in the parliamentary...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chaotic 9/11 Hearing Begins, Defendants Protest Military Tribunal, Torture
Five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks were formally charged on Saturday with crimes including murder and terrorism in a 13 hour long contentious hearing. David Nevin, lawyer of the accused mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, told the court that "the world is watching" the trial after the US...
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