Chile’s Codelco posts $18 mn loss for first 9 months of 2016

Santiago –  Chilean state-owned copper giant Codelco, the world largest producer of the red metal, turned a profit for the second straight quarter but still posted an $18 million loss for the first nine months of 2016. The [...]

Michelle Obama and nephews receive White House Christmas tree

Washington –  U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received Friday, together with her nephews and the two family dogs, Bo and Sunny, the Christmas tree that will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House this year. As [...]

Hurricane Otto leaves 4 dead in Costa Rica, floods and blackouts in Nicaragua

Cardenas –  Four people died in Costa Rica during the devastation of Hurricane Otto, whose epicenter has now moved into the Pacific Ocean, while Nicaragua’s Cardenas municipality on the Costa Rican border awoke Friday morning unable [...]

Corona founder dies, makes his entire village millionaires

The billionaire founder of Corona beer has reportedly made his entire home village millionaires in his will. Antonino Fernandez, who was born in the Spanish village of Cerezales del Condado in 1917, emigrated to Mexico [...]

In reversal, 2 Georgia state universities open admissions to undocumented students

ATLANTA (AP) –  Prospective college students in the country illegally are now eligible for consideration at two Georgia state universities that have prohibited their admission in recent years. The Board of Regents, [...]

Brazilian minister quits in case that implicates president

RIO DE JANEIRO –  A Brazilian minister has resigned as part of a growing scandal that implicates President Michel Temer. Former Culture Minister Marcelo Calero has told federal police that Temer’s legislative [...]

Prosecutors: German nurse had at least 43 overdose victims

BERLIN –  German prosecutors say a nurse who was convicted of killing patients with overdoses of heart medication had at least 43 victims. Niels Hoegel was found guilty last year of two murders, two attempted murders [...]

Activists: Airstrike on northern Syrian village kills 5

BEIRUT –  Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes on a northern village killed at least five people including children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the village of [...]

Ex-premiers vie to be conservative choice in French election

PARIS –  Sunday’s primary runoff to select a conservative candidate for the French presidential election pits a champion of free-market economics and traditional family values against a moderate who accuses his rival of pandering [...]

Bulgaria PM: Migrants held in camp clashes will be deported

SOFIA, Bulgaria –  Police in Bulgaria say about 400 migrants have been detained after clashes with police at a refugee camp left several injured. Another 15 migrants have been arrested for damaging property. Prime [...]