News archive from 18 June 2012

Yankees complete three-game sweep of Washington Nationals with 4-1 win behind Ivan Nova; finish perfect 6-0 on road trip 

Yankees complete three-game sweep of Washington Nationals with 4-1 win behind Ivan Nova; finish perfect 6-0...

WASHINGTON - This weekend was supposed to be a matchup of baseball's two hottest teams. Instead, it turned out to be a showcase for one and a wakeup call for the other. The Yankees polished off a three-game sweep of the upstart Nationals Sunday,...

Daily News, 17:02 in Sport
 
Pro-bailout conservatives win Greek election

Pro-bailout conservatives win Greek election

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The conservative party that backs keeping Greece in the eurozone won the country's national election Sunday and immediately proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government — a development that eased, at least briefly, deep fears...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 
As Egypt votes on president, military shows power

As Egypt votes on president, military shows power

CAIRO (AP) — As Egyptians voted in a second day of elections for a successor to Hosni Mubarak, the ruling military issued an interim constitution Sunday defining the new president's authorities, a move that sharpened the confrontation with the Muslim...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Germany advances after 2-1 win over Denmark

LVIV, Ukraine - Germany advanced to a quarterfinal against Greece after beating Denmark 2-1 on Sunday in their last Group B match at the European Championship. The Danes were eliminated. Lukas Podolski opened the scoring for Germany in the 19th minute...

 

Portugal beats Netherlands 2-1 at Euro 2012

KHARKIV, Ukraine - Cristiano Ronaldo finally found the form he was lacking at the European Championship, scoring twice Sunday to give Portugal a 2-1 win over the Netherlands and a spot in the quarterfinals. The Real Madrid forward failed to sparkle in...

 

Financial journalist Dan Dorfman dies at 82

NEW YORK -- Financial journalist Dan Dorfman, known for moving stock prices in the 1990s with his comments on CNBC, has died. He was 82. According to the family, he died Saturday in New York of cardiogenic shock, a heart condition. Dorfman's market...

 

Hargrove agent: NFL's bounty probe about semantics

NEW ORLEANS -- The agent for suspended defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove says the NFL has used semantics, but not hard evidence, as the basis for punishing current and former Saints players in its bounty investigation. In a statement emailed to The...

 

On the offensive, rebels push Syrian military out of cities around Homs

TALBISEH, Syria This city is almost completely empty after a week of heavy shelling by the Syrian government. But it is empty of government forces as well. The shelling, which killed 20 civilians and five rebel fighters, failed to dislodge rebels who...

 

On the offensive, rebels push Syrian military out of cities around Homs

TALBISEH, Syria -- This city is almost completely empty after a week of heavy shelling by the Syrian government. But it is empty of government forces as well. The shelling, which killed 20 civilians and five rebel fighters, failed to dislodge rebels...

 

On the offensive, rebels push Syrian military out of cities around Homs

TALBISEH, Syria - This city is almost completely empty after a week of heavy shelling by the Syrian government. But it is empty of government forces as well. The shelling, which killed 20 civilians and five rebel fighters, failed to dislodge rebels...

 
Euro 2012: Germany wins ‘Group of Death’ with 2-1 win over Denmark on goals by Lukas Podolski and Lars Bender 

Euro 2012: Germany wins ‘Group of Death’ with 2-1 win over Denmark on goals by Lukas Podolski and Lars Bender 

LVIV, Ukraine - Germany advanced to a quarterfinal against Greece after beating Denmark 2-1 on Sunday in their last Group B match at the European Championship. The Danes were eliminated. Lukas Podolski opened the scoring for Germany in the 19th minute...

Daily News, 17:14 in Sport
 

White House congratulates Greece on elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is congratulating the Greek people for holding that country's election in difficult times.The statement from the press secretary called on Greece to quickly form a new government that can make "timely...

Chron, 17:15 in World News
 

IMF leader: G20 must restore investor confidence

LOS CABOS, Mexico-Finger-length and emerald-green, the lawns of time-share condos and all-inclusive resorts seem to gleam in the bright sun as the surf rolls gently against the white-sand beaches of Los Cabos. Sometimes the only noise is the ruffling...

 

Greece: far-right party returns to parliament

ATHENS, Greece-An extreme right party that campaigned to rid Greece of illegal immigrants largely held its bloc of seats in parliamentary elections Sunday, retaining support after a party official slapped a female politician and threw a glass of water...

 

Suu Kyi asks Myanmar refugees to seek ethnic unity

OSLO, Norway-Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi paid a jubilant visit Sunday to the Norwegian city of Bergen, where she urged refugees from her ethnically divided homeland to build harmony and support cease-fires. Suu Kyi flew from Oslo to the...

 

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