North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead

According to the White House, "President Obama spoke with [South] Korea President Lee Myung-bak to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula."


Chilling discovery: Arctic ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

Tough on euros, weak on Nazis

Picking one's way through the financial gobbledygook, two key words emerged: "Austerity" was one, "discipline" the other.

Latin American labor making gains

Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.


Russian Communists make big gains in elections

Results of Russia's Dec. 4 parliamentary elections have upended the United Russia party's dominance of the government. They foreshadow new challenges to current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin


Latin American, Caribbean unity group forms in Caracas

Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters that, "For the first time in history we will have an organization of Our America."

Latin Americans support UN in condemning violence against women

Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.