18 dead, fears of higher toll after rain deluges Brazil area

18 dead, fears of higher toll after rain deluges Brazil area

RIO DE JANEIRO — At least 18 people died in mudslides and floods when torrential rains swept a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state, and there were fears the… Read more
Prince Charles’ wife Camilla tests positive for COVID-19

Prince Charles’ wife Camilla tests positive for COVID-19

LONDON — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 four days after her husband Prince Charles was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, the couple’s office said… Read more
Hugo Torres, Nicaragua ex-rebel leader Ortega jailed, dies

Hugo Torres, Nicaragua ex-rebel leader Ortega jailed, dies

MEXICO CITY — A former Sandinista guerrilla leader who once led a raid that helped free then rebel and now President Daniel Ortega from prison has died, his family announced… Read more
Two more Nicaraguan opposition leaders were convicted of conspiracy to undermine national integrity in two new trials.

Two more Nicaraguan opposition leaders were convicted of conspiracy to undermine national integrity in two new trials.

MEXICO CITY — A series of parallel trials has kept President Daniel Ortega’s enemies behind bars. The nongovernmental Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights said Victor Hugo Tinoco, who was deputy… Read more
Mexican president irked by French auctions of artifacts

Mexican president irked by French auctions of artifacts

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president said Monday French auction houses had gone beyond the pale with brazen sales of pre-Hispanic artifacts. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said some auction houses… Read more
Israeli leader talks to Biden about Islamic State, Iran

Israeli leader talks to Biden about Islamic State, Iran

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Sunday congratulated President Joe Biden for last week’s deadly raid in Syria that killed the leader of the Islamic State group, the Israeli premier’s… Read more
Peru’s latest PM resigns amid past domestic violence reports

Peru’s latest PM resigns amid past domestic violence reports

LIMA, Peru — Peru’s newly named prime minister resigned Saturday a day after President Pedro Castillo announced that he will renew his Cabinet yet again amid the biggest crisis since… Read more
UK scrambles jets to intercept 4 Russian military planes

UK scrambles jets to intercept 4 Russian military planes

LONDON — Britain’s Royal Air Force said Wednesday that it scrambled fighter jets in response to four Russian military aircraft approaching the United Kingdom. The force said four Russian strategic… Read more
France to decide soon on military’s future in Mali

France to decide soon on military’s future in Mali

PARIS — France’s government will decide in the coming days whether to maintain its long-running military involvement in Mali, the foreign minister said Wednesday amid growing tensions in the West… Read more
Turkey, Armenia resume charter flights amid thawing ties

Turkey, Armenia resume charter flights amid thawing ties

ISTANBUL — Charter flights between Istanbul and Yerevan resumed after a two-year hiatus on Wednesday amid efforts by Turkey and Armenia to normalize strained ties. A Fly One Armenia plane,… Read more