BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank has promised more credit to finance stock trading in the latest move aimed at stopping a plunge in stock prices that has prompted hundreds of companies to suspend trading in their shares.
The central bank said Wednesday it would provide "ample liquidity to support stock market stability" through a government-owned company that lends to brokerages to finance share purchases.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece is scrambling to develop a detailed proposal to move away from the brink of financial collapse.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (TSEE'-prahs) attended a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday with eurozone finance leaders and was told his country has to develop a proposal by Thursday. Creditors will then assess the plan to prepare for another meeting of eurogroup finance ministers and ultimately Sunday's summit of the full EU.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government's human rights agency is urging the army not to use ambiguous terms in orders, after activists revealed the army had essentially issued a directive to troops to kill suspected criminals.
The National Human Rights Commission said Tuesday it made a formal request to the Defense Department asking that it review and correct the language it uses to avoid "imprecise or ambiguous" language.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A five-day movie festival has begun in Jamaica with the goal of strengthening the island's small filmmaking community.
Producers, actors and writers will share their craft with audiences at the inaugural Jamaica Film Festival. The event with screenings, workshops and networking is hosted by the Caribbean country's promotions corporation.
There will be roughly 40 films shown in five venues across the capital of Kingston,...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Government-backed experts say former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt is mentally incompetent, potentially derailing a trial on human rights charges.
The July 1 opinion by the National Institute of Forensic Sciences determined the 89-year-old is incapable of understanding the charges against him and of participating in his own defense. It's up to a three-judge panel to decide if a trial set for July 23 goes forward.