| May 16, 2013
| 9:15 AM
MADRID -- In another blow to Spain's scandal-plagued royal family, a judge Thursday cleared the way for a new investigation into King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, rejecting her appeal to have her tax returns shielded from further scrutiny.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:55 PM
TEHRAN — Iran on Monday denounced the military coup that toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, signaling a shift after days of guarded and cryptic commentary on the crisis.
“The interference of military forces in the political scene is...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:41 AM
CAIRO – Hazem Beblawi, a leading liberal economist, was named Egypt’s caretaker prime minister on Tuesday, ending days of speculation after the first choice for the position was abruptly withdrawn due to opposition from Islamists.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:27 PM
CAIRO — Seeking to reassure the outside world after a turbulent week of street protests, Egypt's military-backed interim leaders on Tuesday appointed a caretaker prime minister and urged citizens to support a six-month timetable for revising the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:36 PM
A day after street protests turned deadly in Thailand, the head of the army declined on Friday to rule out a military coup d'etat to quell escalating violence as pro- and anti-government forces head toward a contentious Feb. 2 election.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Argentine poet Juan Gelman, an exile whose writings were colored by personal tragedy he suffered at the hands of his country's brutal military dictatorship, died in Mexico City on Tuesday. He was 83 and had been battling leukemia.
Gelman, a leftist with...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:00 AM
MEXICO CITY – Violence and political upheaval in Honduras in the four years since a military coup ousted the elected president have eroded the economy and expanded the gap between rich and poor, a new report concludes.
The report, due to be...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:59 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President João Goulart on Thursday to investigate whether he may have been murdered by the military dictatorship that deposed him in 1964.
Goulart died in exile in Argentina in 1976,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:54 PM
When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
Of course Buendía's...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:56 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s military has agreed to open investigations of use torture at bases it operated during two decades of dictatorship from 1964 to 1985.
The announcement Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the coup that toppled...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:52 PM
CAIRO -- The Egyptian army announced Tuesday it had shot and killed an Islamist militant suspected of a key role in attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, while a reported vigilante killing elsewhere in Egypt heightened tensions...