Authorities in the Colombian city of Buenaventura, on the Pacific coast, have temporarily banned the sale of alcohol and the carrying of arms. The measure comes after an electricity tower was blown up on Monday, leaving 450,000 residents without power.
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Argentina's economy minister is expected to return to the negotiating table on Wednesday in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the country defaulting on its bonds.
El Salvador is making steady progress towards diversifying its energy sources, with a plan to bolster the use of cleaner sources and achieve a substantial change in its energy mix by 2018.
North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.
Two influential former Chinese leaders gave their consent for President Xi Jinping to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, sources told Reuters, a sign the corruption probe will not open a rift in the ruling Communist Party.
Overseas groups advocating on behalf of China's mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority cast doubt on the government's assertion that a recent outburst of deadly violence in Xinjiang was the result of a terrorist attack.
A court said some women are using laws enacted to protect them as a weapon against their husbands.
While some countries, including the United States, refuse to pay ransoms, European ones do -- inadvertently helping to bankroll Al Qaeda’s global operations.
Pan-African airline ASKY has suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the Liberian football association cancelled games as fears grow of the spread of the Ebola virus.
The United States and Europe began a joint effort to curb Russia’s long-term ability to develop new oil resources, taking aim at a source of Kremlin power in retaliation for its intervention in Ukraine.
Pitched battles in the vicinity of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Tuesday forced investigators for the third straight day to abandon a visit to the debris field, as Ukrainian officials signaled they may be on the verge of wresting control of the crash site from rebels.
NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said Tuesday in advising the fugitive to return to the United States and face the charges against him.
First came a court order for Russia to pay $50bn in damages to majority shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company. Next came EU sanctions over Ukraine that for the first time could do real damage to whole sectors of the Russian economy.
The U.S. and the European Union adopted sweeping economic sanctions against Russia to punish Moscow's unbending stance in the Ukraine conflict.
Islamist militants took control of the biggest special forces base in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle that killed 30 people. Soldiers abandoned their base after heavy shelling, according to Saiqa Special Forces officer Fadel Al-Hassi.
Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival -- and collecting what little remained of the dead.
At least 19 Palestinians were killed and about 90 injured early on Wednesday when a UN school sheltering people was hit by shells during a second night of relentless bombardment that followed an Israeli warning of a protracted military campaign.
The monarchy needs support from the ulema class, which is both a source of and solution to violent jihadism.
Max Boot Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally.
Contrary to what many counterterrorism experts believe, ISIS has so far shown no interest in Western targets.
A two-year-old executive order has helped thousands of undocumented young people plan for their future, but their plans could be erased with the stroke of a pen.
It's no wonder we're the country of favelas, and houses of cardboard and tin.
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall Can the US and EU use the WTO to halt Beijing’s blocks on Google, the New York Times and other sites?
The simmering tensions in East Asia are echoes of Washington's Cold War intrigues—and the Pentagon's not-so-secret plans for battle with China.
President Paul Kagame must set the country on a path that leads to a democratic transition.
The 'Gaza generation' seems worried about Arab deaths only when Jews are involved.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has finally spurred the United States and Europe to agree on imposing additional sanctions on Russia. But Vladimir Putin's tactics in Ukraine are likely to be far more influenced by his domestic political calculus than by international pressure.
When a journalist admits that he has been lying to the public for years, this usually results in a flurry of media coverage castigating the guilty party, along with a dose of self-flagellation by his employer for having failed to notice the lies sooner.
Russia's annexation of Crimea came with few consequences for Russia, while an accidental attack on a civilian airliner by semi-anarchical rebel forces, only loosely controlled by Moscow, may redefine the country's place in the world order. Here's why.
The European Union's package of extended sanctions against Russia are broad enough to pose substantial, long-term costs to its economy.
If the West invested more resources in spying on Russia, it might be able to even the playing field and even forestall Kremlin adventurism.
The battlefield illusions of the great powers emerged in part from the lopsided, faraway wars in Africa and Asia.
It seems as though each day brings new horrors and heartbreaks in the Holy Land. More than 1,000 dead. Gazan children blown up on the beach. A U.N. shelter hit. Two-thirds of Israelis living in fear from indiscriminate rocket fire launched by Hamas.
In a region where crises seem to be the norm, the Middle East’s latest cycle of violence suggests something bigger: the beginning of the dissolution of the Arab nation-state, reflected in the fragmentation of Sunni Arabia. And, as state authority weakens, tribal and sectarian allegiances strengthen.
Crises in the region have been proliferating and competing with one another since 2011, so much so that global media attention is changing on a weekly basis. While one crisis jumps to the forefront of the news, another retreats a little -- though this does not necessarily mean that things in that spot of the world have calmed down or become stable.
A host of opportunities have presented themselves for Hamas to challenge and undermine Israel's close-knit, Westernized and relatively affluent society.
The prime minister is in talks with world leaders over a mechanism that would ensure that funds and materials allocated toward rebuilding Gaza don't sponsor terrorism, Israeli official says.
As the death toll in Gaza keeps climbing -- and charges of alleged war crimes against Israel keep mounting -- the most powerful political body at the United Nations remains ineffective, impotent and in a state of near paralysis.
A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 milion in Iraqi Kurdish crude oil took a surprising turn when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.
The Obama administration Tuesday pushed for Congress to renew a 14-year-old trade program giving African countries duty-free access to U.S. markets, warning that allowing the program to expire would disrupt trade flows between the two regions.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet opened the door to speculation over the state of diplomatic and internal affairs by cancelling her attendance at a summit in Caracas at the eleventh hour Monday, before arriving in Vina del Mar by helicopter Tuesday to meet with her core cabinet team.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warned Tuesday that continuing attacks perpetrated by leftist FARC guerrillas, many of which target infrastructure, could bring an end to peace negotiations with the government.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to expedite the process of a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Heads of government of the 14 CARICOM member states “were heartened” by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's positive response to a number of issues raised during their one-day summit in Guyana.
The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of Sao Paulo on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources.
Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.
An Uzbek delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov arrived in Dushanbe to attend a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states, a representative of the Uzbek foreign ministry told Trend.
Malaysia’s unwieldy Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition, born in 2008 and led by Anwar Ibrahim, looks to be in the biggest crisis of its existence and could come apart, costing it the leadership of Selangor, the country’s richest state, and potentially costing Malaysia its only alternative to the scandal-ridden Barisan Nasional.
South Sudanese political parties are demanding the creation of a prime minister’s position in the proposed interim government between the country’s ruling party (SPLM) and its opposition wing.
President Jacob Zuma has asked the Special Investigating Unit to probe a number of institutions for maladministration and corruption, his spokesman Mac Maharaj said Wednesday.
Crews of MiG-31 “Foxhound” supersonic interceptor aircraft held drills accompanying Tu-95 “Bear” strategic bombers in the Arctic, the press service of Russia's Eastern Military District reported Wednesday.
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