Bolivia and the United States restored full diplomatic ties Monday for the first time since 2008. Three years ago the Andean nation's government expelled the US ambassador and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The US expelled the Bolivian ambassador in return.
Lloyds Banking Group has reported a £3.9bn (6.3bn) loss for the first nine months of 2011, mainly due to the cost of settling claims for mis-selling payment protection insurance (PPI).
Social media moved into a new realm in technologically backward Cuba Tuesday when Cuban President Raúl Castro's controversial daughter Mariela began tweeting and quickly got into the Twitter equivalent of a shouting match with dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he would resign after suffering a humiliating setback in parliament that showed a party revolt had stripped him of a majority.