Bank Workers Do 'Not Do Anything': Brazil National Soccer Team Coach
The Brazilian national soccer team’s new coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has drawn fire from the country’s bank workers after making disparaging comments about their work ethic.
South Africa Delayed Dalai Lama Visa To Appease China, Court Says
A South African court has ruled that the government deliberately delayed a decision to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to attend the Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday celebrations in 2011.
Island Row Pits Colombia Against UN Court
Colombia has come out against a ruling made by the U.N. International Court of Justice last week to settle a territorial dispute between it and Nicaragua.
Chavez Says Health Improving Before Returning To Cuba For Treatment
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba for medical treatment after declaring himself free of cancer earlier this year.
Obama And Mexican President-Elect Chart New Path In Approach To Drug Trade And Immigration
Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto met with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Tuesday where they discussed drug trafficking, trade, immigration and other issues shared by their two countries.
Jews Pose 'Security Risk' To Hungary, Nationalist MP Says
A leading member of a Hungarian nationalist party has drawn strong criticism from the government over comments in which he suggested that officials of Jewish origin presented a potential “security risk” to the country.
Brazil Bleeding: Violence Explodes In Sao Paulo Between Police And Prison Gang
The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo is at the center of increasing violence between local law enforcement and a prominent criminal organization whose influence is expanding in the region.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Calling It Quits
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has announced he will resign from his post after a new government is formed following the general elections in January, adding that he plans to withdraw from politics as a whole.
Catalonia Separatists Dominate Elections But Independence From Spain Unlikely
Secessionist parties in the Catalonia region of Spain have taken a majority of seats in the parliament after early elections Sunday, but the bid for independence will require two oppositional factions to cooperate.
African Leaders Seek Peace In DR Congo
Leaders in four countries neighboring the conflict-riddled Congo have called for rebels in the eastern part of the country to cease their attacks against the government and relinquish captured territory.
Brazilian Officials Sacked Over Corruption Scheme
Several senior officials in Brazil have been dismissed by President Dilma Rousseff following allegations of corruption.
Catalonia Moves To Jump Sinking Spanish Ship In Bid For Independence
Catalonia moved closer to independence from Spain as secessionists rode public discontent over the country’s financial crisis into office.
Strike Shuts Down Buenos Aires Amid Argentina's Economic Woes
A general strike paralyzed Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires, bringing public transportation to a halt while shutting down airlines and ports Wednesday.
Sharing Water: US And Mexico Sign Colorado River Accord
The U.S. and Mexico have agreed on new rules outlining the distribution of water from the Colorado River.
Afghan Opium Production Drops, But Cultivation Expands
Opium production in Afghanistan has dropped by over a third despite an increase in the land area used to cultivate it, according to a new report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime.
Get In On Spain's Real Estate Bonanza [PHOTOS]
Spain is prepared to offer residency permits to foreigners who purchase homes valued at €160,000 ($204,000) or more, in a bid to stimulate its devastated real estate market.
Cuba Gets First Transgender Public Official
Cuba’s first transsexual public official has taken office after being elected earlier this month to the municipal government of the city of Caibarien in the province of Villa Clara.
UN Upholds Colombia's Claim In Island Dispute With Nicaragua
The U.N. International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Colombia has sovereignty over several disputed islands in the Caribbean also claimed by Nicaragua.
Farc Pledges Ceasefire During Peace Talks With Colombian Government
Columbia’s Farc rebel group announced Monday during peace talks in Havana with the government that it will cease hostilities with the military for two months.
Jamaica To End Flogging Of Prisoners
Jamaica is set to abolish a slavery-era law that allows for the public flogging of prisoners as a form of corporal punishment.
Australia Declares Massive Marine Reserve Area
Australia created the world’s largest network of marine reserves Friday in an effort to protect certain areas from overfishing and oil drilling.
Uruguay's Farmer President Shuns Wealth
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica would rather live on a small farm located on the outskirts of the capital Montevideo than the upscale residence provided by the state.
Merkel Must Urge Putin To Respect Political Dissent: Human Rights Watch
The group wants German Chancellor Merkel to pressure Russian President Putin into easing the crackdown on political dissent.
UN Calls For End To US Embargo Of Cuba
The United Nations has called for an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba that has been in place for over half a century.
Haitians Going Hungry After Hurricane Sandy, UN Warns
Over 1.5 million Haitians could remain at risk of food insecurity well into 2013 as a result of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Foreigners In Libya Targeted By Militias, Amnesty International Says
Human rights abuses of foreign nationals in Libya have increased since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Amnesty International says.
Australia And India Need Stronger Ties, Clinton Says Before Security Talks
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged Australia to strengthen its ties with India during her regional security visit to Perth.
Paraguay Arrests Top Criminal In Major Drug Bust
Paraguayan authorities have apprehended the country’s most wanted criminal in a drug bust seizing over 3,700 pounds of cocaine.
Spain Halts Evictions As Mortgage Crisis Deepens
Spanish banks have agreed to halt evictions for the most vulnerable as the government examines other solutions for the wave of mortgage defaults.
Protests Mount Against Argentina's President Over Currency, Crime And Corruption
The streets of Buenos Aires filled with protesters angry about Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s policies.