MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of teachers are blocking the entrance to Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies to prevent federal lawmakers from debating and voting on a set of rules to apply a recently approved overhaul of the education
JINAN, China (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai went on trial Thursday on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, marking the ruling Communist Party’s attempts to draw a line under one of its most lurid
JINAN, China (AP) — Long-awaited corruption trial of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai opens under tight security.
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S., Britain and France are demanding that a team of U.N. experts already in Syria be granted immediate access to the eastern suburbs of Damascus where activists claim government forces killed at least 130
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The United States has withdrawn all assistance to St. Lucia’s police force over concerns about allegations of unlawful killings, the leader of the small Caribbean country announced.
St. Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony said
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Latin America’s largest airline said Wednesday that an Argentine government order to vacate its hangar at the downtown Buenos Aires airport would force it to stop operating domestic flights in the country and
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA’s secretary general on Wednesday floated an idea for a possible change to the World Cup bidding process in response to a spate of challenges in organizing next year’s tournament in Brazil, which
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities say a security guard who fatally shot an American teenager after mistaking him for an intruder will get a new trial after winning an appeal.
Jorge Guevara was sentenced
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president is urging the country’s children to get polio boosters after a rare appearance of the virus spread to the north of the country.
President Shimon Peres met with children getting vaccinations at a
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner says guards in the highest-security wing of the prison gave his client an apparently contraband copy of the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has replaced its prisons chief and offered a reward worth about $89,000 for help capturing 11 dangerous inmates who tunneled their way out of a maximum-security prison in a Buenos Aires’ suburb.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — No significant injuries are reported, but the quake that struck near Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco today caused cracks in some buildings, and knocked bricks and plaster off of others.
The moderately strong
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor is leasing state property to local farmers in a bid to boost the island’s sluggish crop production.
Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that 17 farmers will receive more than
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from an ammonia leak in southern Mexico has risen to seven after four more people died of their injuries.
The state-owned oil company Pemex said Wednesday at least three other people
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protesting coffee growers, farmers and truckers are blockading Colombian highways for a third day in various regions, with some protesters pelting riot police with rocks and homemade explosives.
Police director Gen. Rodolfo Palomino reports
LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Bradley Manning’s sentence is a tactical victory because he could be released on parole before finishing the 35-year term ordered by a military judge.
However, Assange says “the only just
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vowed Wednesday to focus on national reconciliation once he takes office next month in this country wracked by a rebellion, a coup and an Islamic insurgency.
Keita won Mali’s