Planned gas pipeline in Puerto Rico brings criticism

The project would cut diagonally through sensitive mountain forest regions, the largest on the island, home to much of Puerto Rico's biodiversity.


Murdoch hacking scandal crossing the Atlantic

Sen. John Rockefeller called for a congressional investigation of charges that Rupert Murdoch's journalists attempted to buy 9/11 victims' phone records.


Celebration marks 32nd anniversary of Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution

Thirty-two years ago, a Marxist-led national liberation movement forever changed the history and political dynamics of Nicaragua.


Chile's right-wing president on the ropes

Right-wing President Sebastian Piñera's popularity rate is at 31 percent, down from 63 percent approval months earlier.


World honors Nelson Mandela at 93

The 93rd birthday of Nelson Mandela was celebrated around the world July 18, paying tribute to the hero who spent 27 years in prison for his leading role in the fight against South Africa's apartheid regime.


Massive explosion rocks Cyprus naval base

The blast is said to have been one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.


Obama threatens veto of tighter curbs on Cuba travel

President Obama has threatened a veto of a House bill if it includes tightened restrictions on Cuban-American travel and aid to Cuba.


Friendshipment en route to Cuba, breaking U.S. blockade

The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.


It's ugly: Germany arms Saudi Arabia

Media reports left two aspects unmentioned. The tank manufacturers profiting most from the deal, Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann and Rheinmetall, have always been generous in political donations. The other aspect is historical.


Fair and balanced? Hacking scandal rocks Murdoch media empire

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.

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