MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Oscars could be Mexico's big night, with three Mexicans nominated for directing, cinematography and acting.
Except that some in Mexico aren't looking at it that way.
Despite feeble cries of "Viva Mexico!" by some politicians and celebrities for the best-director nomination of Alfonso Cuaron, many here see "Gravity" as a non-Mexican movie made by a man swallowed by Hollywood long ago — not as a product of Mexico's own proud but...
LONDON (AP) — Several European countries issued warnings Friday against travel to Ukraine's Crimea region.
Britain advised against all travel to Crimea Peninsula and told its citizens now there to leave. The Foreign Office also advised British nationals to avoid the region's Simferopol's airport, where gunmen in unmarked military uniforms were patrolling with assault rifles.
Germany's Foreign Ministry strongly advised against nonessential travel to...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Scattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighborhoods Friday even while life went on as usual in others as a political standoff persisted through the second day of national holidays.
In spite of the long weekend heading into three days of Carnaval, student-led demonstrations have so far maintained a street presence, not just in the capital, but also in cities including Valencia, Merida and San Cristobal...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians are getting an unfiltered look at the opulent lifestyle and alleged machinations of fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych and his top officials from thousands of documents being posted online by journalists who say it's more important to record their country's history — and document possible crimes — than hold them back for their own scoops.
Visitors to the YanukovychLeaks.org website can browse what appear to be the expense payments for...
SHUWA, Nigeria (AP) — A soldier opened fire in anger on Friday at criticism of the military by a state governor in a part of northeast Nigeria where nearly 100 people have been killed by Islamic militants this week.
There was pandemonium, with some people diving into ditches for cover and cars screeching off, as people thought the convoy of Adamawa state Gov. Murtala Nyako was under attack by extremists.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine International Airlines says it has canceled flights to and from the regional capital of Crimea due to the closure of the airspace over the peninsula.
The announcement, which did not say who had closed the airspace, came after heavily armed uniformed men took up positions outside a military and a civilian airport in Crimea, a flashpoint in the tense relations between Ukraine and Russia, which has a naval base in Crimea.
MILAN (AP) — Paolo Sorrentino's homage to Federico Fellini, "The Great Beauty" has divided critics in Italy even as it has racked up awards abroad.
The film is nominated for an Oscar for best film in a foreign language, gaining momentum as it snatched a Golden Globe and a British Film Academy award in the weeks running up to the movie industry's biggest night: Sunday's Academy Awards.
It has raked in more than 8 million euros ($11 million) at the...
BISARIYEH, Lebanon (AP) — The once-tranquil, religiously mixed village of Bisariyeh is seething: Two of its young men who fought alongside the rebels in Syria recently returned home radicalized and staged suicide bombings in Lebanon.
The phenomenon is being watched anxiously across the Mideast, particularly in Saudi Arabia, where authorities are moving decisively to prevent citizens from going off to fight in Syria.