February 15, 2012 RSS feed / World

Fire in Honduras leaves 272 dead

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras ( AP) — Trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 272 inmates, authorities said today. More...

Syrian president orders referendum

BEIRUT ( AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered a referendum for later this month on a new constitution that would allow political parties other than his ruling Baath Party, the centerpiece of reforms he has promised to ease the crisis, ev More...

Lawmakers digest deal on payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are gauging lawmakers’ reactions toatentativedealextendinga2percentage point payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, a pact bargainers reached after House Republicans conceded that More...

Countries voice doubts over Greek bailout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Some eurozone countries have strong doubts over whether a second massive bailout can actually save Greece, officials said today, even as Athens rushed to meet tough conditions to qualify for the (euro) 130 billion ($170 billion) More...

Cold snap in Eastern Europe kills 500

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Eastern Europe say more than 500 people have died during a record- breaking cold snap that has brought the heaviest snowfalls in recent memory. More...

Iran says it’s using advanced centrifuges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency says that the country has started using new advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment site. More...

Obama touting manufacturing at Wisconsin plant

WASHINGTON Pointing to a rebound in manufacturing, President Barack Obama today is visiting a Milwaukee plant that has brought back jobs to the United States. More...