From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the country's mining industry, are ticking time bombs.
Venezuela's Supreme Court on Friday annulled a decision by the opposition-controlled legislature to re-join a regional defense treaty that could provide a legal framework for foreign military intervention.
Falkland Islands Member of the Legislative Assembly, Roger Edwards is calling on Falkland Islanders to help with a review of the Falklands Constitution. It is vital that Falkland Islanders express their thoughts on the laws and principles that protect their rights. MLA Edwards said the deadline for submitting written evidence to the Select Committee, regarding the Constitutional Review, has been extended to the 31st of August.
Argentine wheat farmers are preparing for a record harvest, even as global rivals see crop yield prospects cut amid floods in the United States, searing heat in Europe and drought in Australia.
US economic growth slowed less than expected in the second quarter as a surge in consumer spending blunted some of the drag from declining exports and a smaller inventory build, which could further allay concerns about the economy's health.
The US government will not intervene to weaken the value of the dollar, despite persistent concerns about actions by other countries to influence their currencies, a top White House economic aide said on Friday.
Chilean lawmakers passed a measure this week abolishing an antiquated, decades-old law under which state-run Codelco, the world’s largest copper miner, helped foot the bill for the country’s military.
Tourists to the Caribbean may not realize that a brown drifting seaweed that's been piling up on beaches in recent years is dangerous, researchers say. Travelers and doctors alike should be aware that prolonged contact with the Sargassum weed, or inhaling the hydrogen sulfide gas it gives off as it decomposes on the beach, can cause heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, vertigo, headache and skin rashes, the authors write in the Journal of Travel Medicine.
Brazilian foreign minister Ernesto Araujo batted away concerns about Brazil's relations with China, its biggest trade partner, during the BRICS summit hosted by Brazil. Many had feared ties could rupture under newly-elected President Jair Bolsonaro, whose previous criticisms of Beijing and fervent admiration of US President Donald Trump are shared by Araujo.
HMS Forth arrived on Friday morning to Gibraltar Naval Base for a routine scheduled visit. The Portsmouth based ship is the first of the Royal Navy's next-generation of Offshore Patrol ships.