Portugal has become the first European country to approve the European Union's fiscal compact, known to critics as the "permanent austerity" treaty.
Elements of the armed forces of the small West African Republic of Guinea Bissau seized the capital and arrested Acting President Raimundo Pereira and the former prime minister, Carlos Gomes Junior.
The recent decision by the Taliban and one of its allies to withdraw from peace talks with Washington underlines the train wreck the U.S. is headed for in Afghanistan.
President Obama attended the sixth Summit of the Americas over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, where he and regional leaders wrestled over a range of politically sensitive issues.
The assassination was tragedy, and so too was violent upheaval that within 48 hours took 330 lives in Bogota and killed 3000 people throughout Colombia.
A broader-than-ever coalition of organizations, activists and well-known artists will be going to Washington to break through the wall of silence.
A study by researchers at Northern Arizona University shows that a somewhat rosy predictions about purported beneficial effects of global warming on plant life are likely not true.
Suriname parliament granted President Desi Brouterse immunity for 1982 murders, raising ire of human rights groups.
Soldiers terrorized and murdered at record levels during his tenure.
The radical Left Front's presidential candidate has gained in opinion polls, a result that would see him take the third spot in the first of the two round vote.