SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has turned off loudspeakers broadcasting cross-border anti-Pyongyang propaganda as part of an accord with rival North Korea meant to avert possible military confrontation.
Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that the broadcasts were stopped at noon local time. The ministry says the North is expected to now tell its soldiers to stand down from full war readiness.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President Otto Perez Molina says he won't resign from office despite investigators saying he may have been involved in a customs fraud scandal that has thrown the country into political crisis.
Perez denies receiving any money from the fraud ring and says his conscious is clear.
He also apologized late Sunday to Guatemalans for the corruption that has wracked his administration. Ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti was detained...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan security forces have rounded up hundreds of Colombians for deportation as part of a security offensive along the countries' shared border.
Gov. Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora of Tachira state said Sunday that 791 Colombians living in Venezuela illegally had been handed over to Colombia's consulate general as a result of the crackdown against smugglers and criminal gangs operating along the 1,400 mile (2,200 kilometer) border....
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea's president says anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts will continue unless North Korea apologizes for planting land mines that Seoul says maimed two South Korean soldiers.
The comments by Park Geun-hye came as marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day on Monday.
South Korea's military, meanwhile, said North Korea continued to prepare for a fight, moving unusual...
TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in early trading in Asia as investors shaken by the sell-off Friday on Wall Street unloaded shares in many sectors.
The Shanghai composite index tumbled 6.2 percent Monday morning to 3,289.53 in early trading; Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 4.2 percent to 21,475.15 and Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index dropped 2.5 percent to 18,956.67. Australia slid 2.5 percent to 5,084.30, while South Korea's Kospi lost 0.5 percent.
After Mexico's most famous prisoner, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, tunneled his way out of a maximum security facility last month, its second-most famous prisoner has been denied home detention by a Mexican federal court.
Former teachers' union head Elba Esther Gordillo, once a feared political operator who has been in jail since 2013 on charges of embezzlement and organized crime, had...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government says it's still aiming for a Sept. 20 election date after the prime minister resigned because of a rebellion in his party over the terms of the country's new bailout deal.
Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Greek state TV ERT on Sunday that "as things stand now, Sept. 20 is a feasible election date."
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday. Opposition leader Evangelos Meimarakis, who was...