| 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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:57 PM
CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
| Aug 6, 2013
They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told.
In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:59 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President Joćo 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,...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:14 AM
MADRID -- A Spanish court Tuesday dropped a subpoena of King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, citing insufficient evidence to tie her to alleged corruption by her husband.
The 47-year-old princess, Infanta Cristina, last month became the first direct...
| 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...