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Over 100 Chile football fans without tickets break into Rio's Maracanã stadium ahead of much-anticipated World Cup clash with Spain
"This current government in Iraq has never fulfilled the commitments it made to bring a unity government together with the Sunnis, the Kurds and the Shi'a"
The Netherlands defeat Australia 3-2 by coming from behind in the second half
“We feel that the arrest of Joaquin Guzman, known as 'El Chapo,' has provoked a reorganization among the criminal groups," the local governor, Mario Lopez Valdez, says.
Washington says it provides both military and nonmilitary assistance to Syrian opposition without elaborating on whether that includes sending weapons.
Police in São Paulo fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters and subway workers, on strike for a fifth day in a row.
The 'Heat' played a better defence in the Spurs' arena this time, with the air conditioning back on and their superstar Lebron James on top form
Shooting at Seattle Pacific University left one person dead and three others wounded
“The large turnout sends a clear message: the Ukrainian people want to live in a united, democratic and peaceful Ukraine anchored in European institutions.”
Almost 20 million people failed to vote in the first round of Colombia’s presidential elections on Sunday.
Walkout is latest by unions seeking to protect spending power against rising inflation.
President Santos comes in second in the first round in a low voter turnout.
US President Barack Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
Argentina’s government is seeking to contain depreciation expectations from stoking inflation
Slowdown in U.S. economy and implementation of tax reform listed as reasons for lowered growth expectations.
Key issues are discussed as the presidential candidates face off in televised debates.
The Charlotte Bobcats return to their roots and become the Hornets again
The opening comes three weeks ahead of World Cup in Brazil
The As-sahaba Islamic Community Center in Montreal was attacked six times since April.
People turn to dollars to safeguard savings as economy contracts and inflation surges.
Damning evidence against presidential hopeful further sullies Colombia’s presidential elections.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will make a courtesy visit to President Peña Nieto and meet with Mexican government officials this week.
Unsatisfied students plan another major rally
“Even as we continue our intensive effort to end the violence, we are working to meet the humanitarian needs of the South Sudanese people.”
“At this point we see no indication of any movement, which has been the case, as you note, several times before.”
“Our intention is for the defendants to have due process in an American court of law.”
Biden’s visit comes as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the Greek Cypriot administration continue peace talks.
New political rules will come into effect for the 2015 mid-term federal elections.
The Brazilian president tells journalists of the misplaced pressure FIFA bosses have put on her in the run-up to the World Cup.
Colombia's leftist FARC and ELN rebel groups have announced a unilateral truce to take place from May 20 to 28 during the country's presidential elections
Miami Heat reach East Conference final while San Antonio Spurs climb to West Conference final
Washington will not allow Turkey to be excluded from a potential free trade agreement between the U.S. and EU
Argentina's coach has announced his squad to attend a training camp in preparation for the FIFA 2014 World Cup
A U.S. special envoy will visit Turkey from May 20 to 23, the U.S. Department of State said Tuesday
The working population during the first quarter of 2014 increased by 741,000 people over 2013
Meeting with Jarba comes as Lakhdar Brahimi, UN's Syria envoy, announces his resignation
With just 30 days before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, reports say just 41% of promised projects have been completed, as strikes affect public transport in Rio and some Brazilian embassies
The U.S. assistance “also includes manned reconnaissance flights that I can confirm we are conducting in cooperation with the Nigerian government.”
Strikes and scandals take their toll in run up to presidential elections
Uruguay's experienced striker Diego Forlan to join Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani at World Cup
Vice President Joe Biden will meet officials from both Turkish and Greek sides of the island
The U.S. has been without an ambassador to Egypt since August 2013
Tremor felt in several different states around the country though initial reports indicate minimal damage
“Boko Haram is a vicious cult that claims to follow Islam, but its obscene, unconscionable acts make it clear that in reality it knows no faith.”
Violence erupts in Bogota as students protect in favor of agricultural reform
“The recent attacks against western interests and information we have received have given us enough concern to take this precautionary step”
Cecily McMillan, a 25-year-old graduate student and the last defendant charged over Occupy Wall Street protests, maintains she reacted instinctively after she felt someone grab her breast
U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf on Monday said there was no campaign to change perceptions of Turkey.
Seventeen people were found to be underreporting incomes after traveling to watch a boxing match in Las Vegas
“The prayer in this case has a permissible ceremonial purpose. It is not an unconstitutional establishment of religion”
A World Cup security plan for Rio de Janeiro, which swells the number of police patrolling the city's streets to 2,000, has been brought forward after a spike in violence
U.S. approves an additional $27 million in nonlethal aid to Syrian opposition
Ministry of Defense lambasts “false positives” of the guerrillas
The city's annual LGBT Pride Parade this year calls for the criminalization of homophobia and better gender rights for the trans community
World champion US sprinter Tyson Gay is banned after testing positive for banned substance
Key figures at Brazilian President Rousseff's Workers' Party (PT) national conference have attempted to quell dissent and end rumors former President Lula could run for president in her stead
'Russia's actions in Ukraine have made NATO's value abundantly clear', Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
U.S. President Barack Obama took a personal stand Friday against a botched execution in the U.S. state of Oklahoma
“There needs to be and will have to be more than just business as usual”
President Santos on the campaign trail while strike continues, promising to create 2.5 million jobs by 2018
Brazil's biggest shantytown, located in Rio, is under tight security after at least one person is killed in gun battles with criminals reportedly attempting to retake the territory
Companies boost hiring as economic growth picks up after weak start to the year
“As Ukrainian forces move to restore order in eastern Ukraine, it is obvious to the world that these Russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters.”
“There is another kind of energy that must be tapped, and that is the power of democracy.”
Eight prison guards cleared in the deaths of 81 inmates after a fire broke out during a gang fight in an overcrowded jail
“We have a fundamental standard in this country that even when the death penalty is justified, it must be carried out humanely.”
The popular first-division league will expand to 30 teams during a presidential election year in 2015.
Policy makers say the economy is gaining strength after a weak start to the year
Announcement of Obama’s travel plans comes amid heightened tensions with Russia.
President Santos remains clear election favorite even with ongoing nationwide agricultural strikes.
2013 saw a 43 percent increase in the number of terrorist attacks, according to the State Department.
Twitter reported net losses of US$132 million in first quarter of 2014
John Kerry says Russia seeks to alter "security landscape" with actions in Ukraine
Donald Sterling also fined $2.5 million by NBA commissioner
Tax hikes are damping sales in a sector that drove economic growth for the past decade
Preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are the 'worst' ever seen, the IOC's vice president says.
Brutally bludgeoned by 600-strong mob after deaths of several elderly villagers, bringing the number of alleged sorcerer killings this year to at least 3.
“Since April 17, Russia has done nothing to meet its Geneva commitments and in fact has further escalated the crisis”
A former army colonel who recently spoke of his involvement in torturing and murdering political opponents during Brazil's military dictatorship has been killed near Rio de Janeiro
Yet economists warn that the level could be more than 30 percent as inflation surges
The upmarket Copacabana area of Rio de Janeiro remains tense after violent protests over the death of a local dancer
Threats to political parties rise as the presidential election nears
Meteorologists warn of droughts due to climatic extremes
Obama said that Washington is prepared to impose targeted sanctions on Moscow’s already hobbled economy in response to “Russia’s latest actions”
U.S. president uses South Korean visit to criticize Russia over Ukrainian crisis and Israelis and Palestinians for Middle East talks impasse
U.S. secretary of state warns Russia against escalation in Ukraine
Costa Rica condemned an alleged US campaign against Cuba communist regime being conducted from San Jose
“Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern and honor those who perished in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century,” said U.S. President Barack Obama.
American president says Russia failed to abide by "the spirit or the letter of the agreement in Geneva"
A magnitude-6.6 earthquake hits Vancouver Island in the Pacific Ocean
Facebook has reported profits of US$642 million during the first quarter of 2014 and a 72 percent increase in revenue in the same period
Tech giant Apple reported Wednesday a 4.6 percent increase to $45.6 billion in quarterly revenue, beating market expectations after selling 43.7 million iPhones
Bogota’s Mayor Petro reappointed by President Santos after Superior Tribunal Court of Bogota ruling on Tuesday
Kerry lauds Kiev’s efforts to diffuse tensions in Ukraine’s east during call with the country’s Premier
U.S. will send 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt. Shipment was delayed after the Egyptian military overthrew the democratically elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government.
Two sides make their case on U.S. denial of visa to designated Iranian ambassador to the UN but no decision and no new meeting scheduled
Some 150 paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) will arrive in Poland on Wednesday to commence exercises with Polish armed forces
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s memorial brings central Bogota to a standstill.
Directive 119 criminalizes any unauthorized communications between intelligence community employees and the press.
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