Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez laughed and smiled his way through a hug-and-make-up visit to Spain yesterday, his first since a now-infamous exchange in which Spain's normally reserved monarch told the voluble Venezuelan leader to shut up at a summit in Chile last year.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday attended two ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with her husband, Justicialist (Peronist) Party Néstor Kirchner, where both of them received support from other officials amid the political crisis the government is going through following the setback they suffered at the Senate last week and the resignation of two top officials this week.
Bolivia, the world's No. 3 cocaine producer, will fund an anti-narcotics unit for the first time next year as it seeks to reduce foreign involvement in fighting trafficking, an official said yesterday.
A hole the size of a small car in the underside of a Qantas jumbo jet carrying 346 passengers forced the pilot to make an emergency landing Friday after a rapid descent over the South China Sea
Southern Chile's Chaiten Volcano, which erupted in early May for the first time in recorded history, is once again making its presence felt.
Critics have increased the pressure on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after Labor's defeat in the Glasgow East by-election, but colleagues have leapt to his defense
Congress passed a housing rescue bill Saturday aimed at sparing 400,000 struggling homeowners from foreclosure. President Bush is expected to sign the measure quickly.
Barack Obama, the US presidential candidate, has ended his overseas tour with a round of meetings in London, visiting Tony Blair, the former prime minister, before going on to talks with Gordon Brown.