London, November 19 (RHC)-- A Guardian exclusive, based on materials leaked by Edward Snowden, revealed Monday that private firms are peddling the latest in surveillance technologies to smaller governments and regimes interested in conducting NSA-level operations on their own citizenry.... More


Rio de Janeiro, November 19 (RHC) -- Brazil, a main target of cyber surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies, will host an international conference on Internet governance in April, government officials said Monday.... More


Beirut, November 19 (RHC)-- Nearly two dozen people have been killed and over 140 others injured in two bomb explosions outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The bombings were carried out on Tuesday in Beirut's southern neighborhood of Jinah.... More


Montevideo, November 19 (RHC) – The Foreign Minister of Uruguay, Luis Almagro, will visit Haiti in the coming days to coordinate the withdrawal of his country's soldiers from the UN peacekeeping force in that Caribbean nation.... More


Paris, November 19 (RHC)-- France's police forces have launched a manhunt in the capital Paris for a gunman believed to be behind two shooting incidents in the city. On Monday, the gunman opened fire at the office of left-wing newspaper Liberation in the central east of Paris, critically injuring a photographer.... More


Washington, November 19 (RHC)-- For nearly two decades, the U.S. Department of Defense has concealed waste and fraud totaling $8.5 trillion, according to a new report by Reuters.... More


Tehran, November 19 (RHC)-- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that "excessive demands" by world powers at nuclear talks due to resume in Geneva this week could hamper the negotiations. In a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Rouhani said that at the recent Geneva talks good progress was made, but everyone must realize excessive demands could complicate the process towards a win-win agreement."... More


Santiago de Chile, November 18 (RHC) – Left-leaning candidate Michelle Bachelet has won the first round of voting in Chile's presidential election. Bachelet took 47% of the votes, against 25% for her main rival, Evelyn Matthei, a former Labour minister in the centre-right government of Sebastian Pinera. ... More


Cairo, November 18 (RHC)-- Protesters took to the streets in Egyptian cities over the weekend to express anger against military rule. Demonstrations were held in the capital, Cairo, and several other cities on Sunday.... More


Buenos Aires, November 18 (RHC) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernández resumes her activities today as head of government, after a successful recovery period of six weeks, the Secretary of Communications, Alfredo Soccimarro has announced in Buenos Aires.... More


Port au Prince, November 18 (RHC) -- Thousands of Haitians took the streets of Port au Prince and other cities on Monday to demand justice for the victims of the cholera epidemic allegedly introduced by the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSTAH).... More


Tehran, November 18 (RHC)-- A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic will leave the negotiating table if the U.S. Congress approves additional sanctions against Tehran. Mohammad Hassan Asafari says "negotiations be suspended if the bill gets through the U.S. Congress." ... More


Air Crash Kills 52 in Russia

Moscow, November 18 (RHC)-- Some 52 people have lost their lives after a Boeing 737 plane crashed in Russia, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. The ministry's spokeswoman said the passenger aircraft belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed upon landing in the central Russian city of Kazan on Sunday night, killing all people on-board, including six crew members and 46 passengers.... More


Caracas, November 18 (RHC) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrated on Sunday the 10th anniversary of the Educational Mission “Ribas”, created by late leader Hugo Chavez to fight low levels of education among adults and create new opportunities for poor communities.... More


Paris, November 18 (RHC)-- The popularity of French President Francois Hollande has hit an all-time low as France continues to struggle with economic problems. According to a survey conducted by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP), Hollande's approval rating has dropped to 20 percent.... More


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