MEXICO CITY (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund weight-control efforts in Mexico, which now has
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior.
Lazaridis said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police can control any protests during next year’s World Cup, a top executive for soccer’s governing body said Thursday.
There were violent protests around the Confederations Cup in June, and FIFA General
ROME (AP) — Italy’s postal service, Poste Italiane SpA, has stepped in to help the debt-ridden national airline Alitalia.
The government said Thursday that Poste would help recapitalize Alitalia and ensure service amid concerns that the carrier might
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend the mandate of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan for the last time before it hands over total responsibility for security to Afghan forces at the
ROME (AP) — Gino Bartali rarely spoke about this for all these years.
During World War II, the champion cyclist — winner of the 1938 and 1948 Tour de France — helped rescue Jews in his native Italy
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting an armed group has killed five members of the elite Revolutionary Guards in a Kurdish area near the Iraqi border.
The Thursday report by Fars quotes an
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi’s president has sacked her Cabinet in the wake of reports of worsening corruption in her government.
A statement signed by presidential press secretary Steven Nhlane says President Joyce Banda dissolved the Cabinet on
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Canadian police said Thursday a violent, high-risk sex offender who has been missing for more than a week has been located in the United States, but he can’t be arrested because he’s not wanted
JERUSALEM (AP) — In an apparent message to Iran, the Israeli military said Thursday it had carried out a “special long-range flight exercise” and posted rare footage of the drill online.
The military said its squadrons practiced refueling