News for 2012-06-16

Saturday, June 16, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Global Eyes on Greece as It Prepares for Austerity-Deciding Election
Greeks are set to vote tomorrow in a pivotal election to choose either an anti-bailout or pro-austerity path for their country. Left party Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said, "On Monday, the bailout will be history. Monday will be a new era of growth, social, solidarity. Together, we will begin to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Burmese Pro-Democracy Leader Suu Kyi Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 21 Years After Award
Today in Oslo Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has formally accepted the Nobel Prize she was awarded 21 years ago while under house arrest by the Burmese military junta. In her speech today she said that humanity must continue to search for peace "like a traveler in the desert fixes...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Suspends Syria Mission
The United Nations has suspended its peace mission in Syria citing surging violence in the past 10 days as posing a risk to its observers. General Robert Mood, head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), said in a statement, "This escalation is limiting our ability to observe, verify,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egyptians Boycott Elections or Choose Between Islamist or 'Mubarak Lite'
Egypt's electoral crisis continues in Egypt today as voters head to polls in the latest round of presidential elections with some voters boycotting the process refusing to take part in what they see as an undemocratic election that leaves them with no real change.
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