MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental and animal rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts.
The movement scored its first victory Thursday, when federal regulator authorities said they had ordered a dolphinarium just south of the resort city of Cancun closed because it had not filed an environmental impact statement.
The facility operated by Grupo Dolphin Discovery...
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Julio Cesar Strassera, the lead prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's military dictatorship, has died at 81.
Strassera died Friday in the San Camilo Clinic in Buenos Aires after being admitted several days ago for grave respiratory problems, Mario Kenar, the clinic's chief therapist, told television station Todo Noticias.
Strassera is most remembered for his role in the 1985 trial and convictions of numerous...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece will not ask for a third bailout, and that the issue of how his country will repay its oversized debt is still on the table in talks with European creditors.
Addressing a Cabinet meeting Friday after Greece was granted a four-month extension to its existing loan agreement, Tsipras briefed his ministers on last week's deal and outlined legislation he intends to bring to parliament.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Switzerland has become the first country to submit a pledge to the United Nations for a new global climate deal, vowing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
The Swiss government said Friday that at least 30 percent of the reduction would be achieved at home and the remainder through projects abroad.
The European Union, United States, China and Norway have also announced their intended targets...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan students are launching a signature-gathering effort to pressure the government to reverse a regulation that allows police to use deadly force against protesters.
The socialist South American country adopted the regulation in January, drawing criticism from opposition leaders. The debate gained urgency this week after a police officer killed a 14 year-old boy at an anti-government protest.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thousands of people of different faiths have gathered in Denmark and Sweden in a show of unity after attacks against Jews in Europe.
In Copenhagen, people formed a "ring of peace" Friday on the City Hall Square, where Mayor Frank Jensen said "a mad man must not succeed in creating a rift." Near Stockholm's synagogue, the crowd, including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, held hands Friday as they formed a human chain.
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat has accused the U.S. administration of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could retaliate.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry breached "diplomatic ethics" when he told U.S. lawmakers earlier this week that Russian officials had lied to him about support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ryabkov added in remarks carried by Russian news...