January 23, 2015

US Coast Guard repatriates 16 Cubans rescued from boat that began to sink near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued 16 Cuban migrants after their boat began to sink in the treacherous sea […]
January 23, 2015

UN Security Council members arrive in Haiti for 3 day visit amid nation’s political gridlock

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ U.N. Security Council members arrived Friday in Haiti for a three-day visit aimed in part at urging the government to hold long-delayed municipal […]
January 23, 2015

Reactions from around the world to the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah

Comments from world leaders in response to the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, who died early Friday in Riyadh. ___ “As a leader, he was […]
January 23, 2015

Prince Andrew publicly denies allegations he had sex with an underage teenager

DAVOS, Switzerland _ Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, the […]
January 22, 2015

US, Cuba address barriers to resuming full diplomatic relations after five decade interruption

By Bradley Klapper And Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the […]
January 22, 2015

Large blast at Mogadishu hotel as suicide car bomber hits

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel frequented by government officials near the presidential palace […]
January 22, 2015

Obama in State of the Union: Cuba policy ‘long past its expiration’ date, urges end to embargo

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama says U.S. policy toward Cuba is “long past its expiration date” and is urging Congress to end the long-running embargo. Obama […]
January 22, 2015

White House says Michelle Obama will accompany Obama on trip to India later this week

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama will have a little extra company with him when he arrives in India later this […]
January 21, 2015

Dominican Republic government issues a record $2.5 billion in bonds

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The Dominican Republic has issued $2.5 billion in bonds, the largest amount in the country’s history. The administration of President Danilo […]
January 21, 2015

Coast Guard steps up patrols off Florida as US, Cuba spar over migration policy in Havana

By Bradley Klapper And Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt […]
January 21, 2015

Jamaica official says marijuana reform bill ready, should soon be introduced in Parliament

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved a much-anticipated bill of drug law amendments that would decriminalize possession of small […]
January 19, 2015

Haiti president announces new government a week after parliament dissolved amid gridlock

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the members of his new government as he runs the troubled country without a parliament. The 18 […]
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