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July 20, 2016 - 6:04pm
2 days 4 hours ago

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Truckers have clashed with police in Colombia's capital as part of a strike now in its sixth week.

The demonstrators took control of a street Wednesday with the intention of disrupting Independence Day festivities underway in downtown Bogota. They burned tires and threw rocks before being dispersed by riot police.

Truckers went on strike last month demanding an increase in cargo prices. One person died in clashes earlier this...

July 20, 2016 - 5:51pm
2 days 5 hours ago

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities are presenting what they say are new details in the case against a 24-year-old American being held on weapons charges.

Joshua Holt traveled to Venezuela to marry a fellow Mormon he met on the internet. At the time of the arrest June 30, Holt's new wife was waiting for a U.S. visa so the pair could travel to his home in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Interior Minister Gustavo Gonzalez said Wednesday...

July 20, 2016 - 5:38pm
2 days 5 hours ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks.

The lab was shuttered last month for what WADA called "nonconformity with International Standard for Laboratories."

In a statement on Wednesday, WADA says the Rio laboratory "has successfully complied with the ISL's requirements for reinstatement and no further...

July 20, 2016 - 4:50pm
2 days 5 hours ago

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama has created a commission to investigate who died in the 1989 U.S. invasion that ousted strongman Manuel Noriega.

Vice President Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado said Wednesday there cannot be reconciliation until the truth is known.

The commission is being given the job of clarifying who died in the Dec. 20, 1989, invasion, investigating claims of human rights abuses and evaluating calls for a day of national mourning....

July 20, 2016 - 4:38pm
2 days 5 hours ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine judge is requesting that Singapore and Malaysia arrest an adviser to Iran's supreme leader who is accused of masterminding the South American country's worst terrorist attack.

Ali Akbar Velayati was foreign minister of Iran at the time of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires and is now an adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Velayati is visiting Southeast Asia to attend a...

July 20, 2016 - 3:41pm
2 days 6 hours ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says saving the environment may require people to work shorter hours in the future.

The report by International Resource Panel released Wednesday says that the amount of raw materials extracted from the Earth has tripled over the last 40 years, fueled by a growing middle class, and that will require a more efficient use of resources in order to avoid serious environmental consequences.

That increased...

July 20, 2016 - 3:15pm
2 days 6 hours ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's Environment Minister, who was in charge of global climate negotiations, says she and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be pressing governments to speedily ratify the historic agreement on climate change reached in December.

Segolene Royal told reporters after meeting the U.N. chief on Wednesday that they want the agreement ratified by the time the parties to global climate talks that led to the Paris agreement hold their next meeting...

July 20, 2016 - 2:56pm
2 days 6 hours ago

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Demonstrators and police have clashed outside a police station in the Armenian capital where armed supporters of a jailed opposition leader have held hostages for four days.

It wasn't immediately clear if there were any serious injuries Wednesday evening in which demonstrators supporting the gunmen threw stones and other objects at police surrounding the station. Police responded with tear gas and sonic grenades.

More than 20...

July 20, 2016 - 2:53pm
2 days 6 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — A security alert that triggered a partial lockdown in Brussels today turned out to be a false alarm, according to police.

The alert was prompted by a man seen wearing a heavy coat with wires hanging out. Police cornered the man in the center of Brussels but say no explosives were found on him.

Authorities think he was a student measuring radiation levels in the Belgian capital. He was detained for questioning.


July 20, 2016 - 2:52pm
2 days 6 hours ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief says that the Iran nuclear deal marked a fundamental change in the Middle Eastern nation's relationship with the Security Council and has provided Iran with an opportunity for greater engagement with the international community.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement commemorating the one year anniversary of the Security Council's approval of the deal on Wednesday that the agreement is the best way to ensure the...

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