FOURAS, France (AP) — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston.
Saturday night's celebratory sendoff for the 25 million euro ($27 million) Hermione seeks to retrace the 65-meter (213-foot) frigate's trans-Atlantic journey in 1780, when its namesake under Marquis de Lafayette's command helped to lay the foundation of...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign.
Since March 26, the Saudi-led coalition has been attacking Shiite rebels known as Houthis and allied fighters loyal to Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Iran supports the rebels but denies providing any military support.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles have been reported in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas.
The U.S. consulate in Matamoros said in message Friday that it had "learned of several firefights and roadblocks throughout the city of Reynosa," and it recommended that U.S. citizens take precautions.
The city government posted a warning on its Twitter site recommending motorists avoid several areas,...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manual Santos is urging leftist rebels to demonstrate their commitment to ending a half-century conflict by setting a deadline or reaching a peace accord.
Santos didn't offer any cutoff date to conclude peace talks taking place the last two years in Cuba between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
But in a sharply worded rebuke he said Colombians' patience is wearing thin...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is urging U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to try to end "the senseless aerial attacks" in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition and establish a cease-fire.
Javad Zarif said in a letter Friday to the U.N. chief that the bombs are destroying hospitals, schools, roads, food factories and power plants — escalating a humanitarian crisis that is "approaching catastrophic dimensions."
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company says it will reveal its estimate on how much it lost in a sweeping kickback scheme when it releases an audited report of its financial earnings from last year's third and fourth quarters.
A statement released by Petrobras late Thursday said the results would be released on Wednesday.
Release of the audited results has been delayed by the investigation into a kickback-corruption scheme...