Banana War Ends: EU And Latin America Settle Trade Dispute
The EU and several Latin American countries have ended a trade dispute after agreeing to gradually lower tariffs on banana exports to Europe.
Buenos Aires Goes Dark Amid Record Heat Wave
A major blackout hit Buenos Aires Wednesday cutting off power to over 1 million homes, government buildings and public transportation.
Guatemala Cleans Up After Massive Earthquake
Guatemala was coping Thursday with the aftermath of a massive magnitude 7.4 earthquake that killed at least 52 people, injured many more and damaged thousands of homes.
Mali Arrests French Islamist Amid Northern Insurgency
Mali has arrested a French Islamist suspected have having ties with militant groups that currently control northern parts of the country,
Bahrain Strips Activists Of Citizenship
Bahrain continues its crackdown on political dissent, stripping 31 activists of citizenship after banning public protests last week.
UN Delivers Aid To Hurricane-Stricken Cuba
Cuba will receive emergency aid from the U.N. after Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage in the eastern portion of the island.
Brazil Ups Security In Sao Paulo As Gang Violence Spreads
Almost 100 police officers have been killed in the ghettoes of Sao Paulo since the beginning of the year, prompting a crackdown.
Puerto Rico Votes On A Future, Not A President
Puerto Ricans will declare whether they want to change the status of the U.S. territory on Election Day.
Sandinistas Sweep Nicaragua's Mayoral Elections
Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party has swept the mayoral elections, winning over three-quarters of the votes cast throughout the Central American country Sunday.
Somalia Gets First Female Foreign Minister
Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has just appointed the country's first female foreign minister in an attempt to form a unified and representative government in the divided East African nation.
Cuba Peeved Over US Providing Internet To Dissidents
Cuba accused the U.S. of fomenting political dissent in the country by providing Internet access to dissidents through the U.S. Interests Section at the Swiss Embassy in Havana.
Switzerland To Vote On Tougher Immigration Laws In Referendum
A referendum will be held in Switzerland on a proposed immigration law that would limit the number of foreigners moving to the country.
Former Irish Billionaire Heads To Prison for 9 Weeks
Former Irish billionaire Sean Quinn has been handed down a nine-week prison sentence for contempt of court in the midst of an ongoing legal battle with the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation.
Syrian Rebels May Be Committing War Crimes In Leaked Video
Video has surfaced that allegedly depicts Syrian rebels beating and killing government soldiers, prompting the U.N. and rights organizations to raise concerns about war crimes.
Nigerian Forces Violating Human Rights: Amnesty International
Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of committing widespread human rights abuses in its campaign to wipe out the terrorist group Boko Haram.
Argentina Lowers Voting Age To 16
A bill lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 in Argentina has been approved by congress and will go into effect in time for the mid-term elections next year.
Extremists ‘Hijacking’ Syrian Revolution: Clinton
Hillary Clinton has warned Syrian opposition forces against allowing the incursion of extremist groups into their ranks.
Syrian Airstrikes Bomb Rebel Bases
Syrian warplanes bombed rebel strongholds outside Damascus and near its second largest city Aleppo Wednesday.
Japan Tsunami Reconstruction Funds Misspent
A Japanese government audit has found that a portion of the $150 billion fund for reconstruction projects in areas damaged by the devastating 2011 tsunami has been spent on other projects.
Opium Poppy Farming Booming In Myanmar
Cultivation of opium poppy (used to produce heroin) is steadily increasing in Myanmar, the world's second-largest producer of the plant.
Food Shortage Fears In Haiti After Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy has severely damaged crops in Haiti, adding stress to the country's already insecure food supplies.
Syrian Rebels Gun Down Top Government Official
Syrian rebels have claimed responsibility for killing a top Syrian Air Force official as violence continues to engulf the country following a failed cease-fire agreement over the weekend.
Bahrain Bans Protests As Anti-Government Sentiment Rises
Bahrain has banned public protests after more than a year of mass unrest as anti-government protesters, mostly Shiite Muslims, demand more representation in a constitutional monarchy ruled by the Sunni Muslim minority.
Iranian Warships Dock In Sudan After Alleged Israeli Airstrike
Two Iranian warships docked in Sudan Monday less than a week after explosions destroyed an arms factory in the capital Khartoum, which the Sudanese government has blamed on Israel.
As Hurricane Sandy Bears Down, Typhoon Strikes Southeast Asia
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, another powerful storm system in Southeast Asia is winding down.
Hurrricane Sandy Leaves Caribbean Battered But Not Broken
Hurricane Sandy first made landfall in the Caribbean last week, causing nearly 70 deaths, most in Haiti, while displacing thousands more throughout the region.
Syrian Cease-fire Shattered By Violence As Airstrikes Continue
Violence continued on the fourth day of the so-called cease-fire between the Syrian military and opposition forces.
Baghdad Rocked By Wave Of Attacks During Muslim Holiday
A wave of terrorist attacks targeting Shiite Muslims in Iraq left at least 30 people dead and dozens more injured Saturday as the country celebrated the second day of the Eid al-Adha festival.
Indonesia Uncovers Terror Plot Against US Embassy
Indonesian authorities arrested 11 suspected terrorists who were allegedly plotting to attack the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.
Syrian Cease-fire Shattered By Car Bombs, Shelling And Airstrikes
The cease-fire between the Syrian Army and opposition forces has failed amid reports of car bombings, artillery fire and airstrikes in Damascus.