WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES (19/JUN/2013.) - The U.S. federal authorities today accused two men from New York of conspiring to build a weapon of directed energy beams supposedly able to kill "enemies of Israel" with the same power as the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack on Hiroshima.
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA (19/JUN/2013.) - The Bolivian government has declared today a national emergency due to the drought in four of the nine states of Bolivia, where nearly 17 000 families have been left homeless, informed Ruben Saavedra of the Ministry of Defense,.
Drought affected twelve municipalities in the regions of Chuquisaca, Tarija, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, with slightly more than 86 000 hectares and almost 49 000 heads of cattle, the senior official explained.
Enniskillen, UK (17/JUN/2013.) - United States and Russia acknowledged today that their positions on the conflict in Syria are divergent, but stressed that share mutual interest to end violence and warring parties to negotiate.
The U.S. president, Barack Obama, and Vladimir Putin, discussed today at the G8 summit, the dramatic situation in Syria during a meeting that lasted more than two hours.
LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN (17/JUN/2013.) - Edward Snowden, responsible for the leaks of the secret surveillance programs in the U.S. currently in hiding in Hong Kong, told the British newspaper "The Guardian" that the government of his country can’t "stop the truth."
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (14/JUN/2013.) - The Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2011 managed to have a greater number of people living in the middle class than in poverty, but the region is still far from reaching the prosperity of the rich countries as one out of four Latin Americans lives on less than four dollars a day, reported the World Bank on Friday.
HAVANA, CUBA (13/JUN/2013.) - Cuba began today celebrations of the 85th anniversary of legendary Argentine-Cuban guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, which will take place tomorrow 14th June, to remember and to analyze his particular vision of socialism.
The life and work of the guerrilla commander are topics of the symposium "Che Guevara at the current time" opened on Thursday in the Ministry of Higher Education in Havana.
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (13/JUN/2013). - The world population will reach 10 000 900 million in 2100, against the current seven thousand 200 million, mainly due to the high birth rate in the poorest countries of Africa, announced at the UN Thursday as it released new projections.
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES (12/JUN/2013.) - The United States Senate debate on comprehensive immigration law on Wednesday focused on border security.
Republicans argued that the bill requires much stricter clauses in the area and some Republicans suggested that Democrats simply want to destroy the project.
HONG KONG, CHINA (12/JUN/2013.) - The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei criticized today the US wiretapping program, revealed in internet by a former CIA agent, and warned that this could lead Beijing to increase its control.
"The United States dominates the highest technologies, is the leader. Many standards on information, on ethics, on legislation are established by these leaders," said the artist, to the South China Morning Post on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES (12/JUN/2013.) - Facebook today joined Google in asking U.S. federal authorities permission to release data related to cyber spying programs secretly revealed to the press last week.
Facebook's general counsel, Ted Ullyot, said today: "we would welcome an opportunity to provide a transparent report that would allow us to share worldwide with those who use Facebook the picture of the requirements which we have received from the government and how we responded" .