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  • Things to know for Monday

    Things to know for Monday
    A daredevil and two dissidents are piquing online readers' interest this morning as Edward Snowden, Nelson Mandela and Nik Wallenda all make the news again. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 24, 2013. Nik Wallenda, who teetered his way...
  • Ecuador official appears sympathetic to Edward Snowden

    Ecuador official appears sympathetic to Edward Snowden
    QUITO, Ecuador -- A top government official said Monday that Ecuador is still considering Edward Snowden’s request for political asylum, appearing to take a sympathetic stance while criticizing the United States and those who portray the leaker as a...
  • Moscow 'safest place' for Edward Snowden? Global spy mystery deepens

    MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a...
  • Ecuador official says media 'trying to confuse' on Edward Snowden

    Ecuador official says media 'trying to confuse' on Edward Snowden
    QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino accused journalists of distorting his comments Wednesday on the asylum application from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. On an official visit to Malaysia, Patino compared...
  • Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'

    Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
    The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
  • Trees recruit army of ants to defend against invading leaf-eaters

    Trees recruit army of ants to defend against invading leaf-eaters
    When this tree is down in the trenches of a dry season and battling pesky leaf-eaters, it calls upon its trusty allies: ants. Ecuador laurel trees will produce an extra dose of sweet, sticky sap to attract Azteca pittieri ants that aggressively protect...
  • Ecuador official denounces illegal mining after deadly conflict

    QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded. The...
  • Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says

    Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year. The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
  • Olinguito -- why wasn't it discovered until now?

    Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now. It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
  • Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit

    Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit
    QUITO, Ecuador — Colombia has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ecuador for human and economic damage caused by spraying an anti-coca herbicide that blew across the countries’ common border. The settlement of the 2008...
  • Stuck in Venezuela with those currency exchange blues

    CARACAS, Venezuela--An elderly Caracas woman recently called a travel agency to buy an airline ticket to Argentina because of a family medical emergency. She was told that no seat on any plane leaving Venezuela was available at any price on any airline...