Deemed the worst earthquake to hit the nation in 80 years, the death toll has risen to more than 7,500.
So far the U.S. has held back in regard to Venezuela, though it applauds destabilization there.
"The strike is a message to the government: We will not accept being treated as second- or third-class citizens."
Today is the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War.
The death toll soared past 3,700, even without a full accounting from mountain villages that workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
Senior UN officials demand that EU leaders create sufficient channels for safe and regular migration.
Some 300 U.S. military personnel are carrying out a training program for the Ukrainian National Guard near the city of Lviv.
Plans to construct an anti-communist monument in Ottawa, honoring the alleged "victims" of communism, are encountering opposition.
Cuban women occupy 48 percent of the parliament and out of 15 provinces in Cuba, women lead 10.
There was a lot of action on the side, at parallel meetings and the Summit of the Peoples.