Kingston, October 31 (RHC) -- The average urban unemployment rate for Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to decline slightly this year, according to an official report released on Wednesday.... More

Washington, October 31 (RHC)-- An Italian magazine is reporting that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on internal communications at the Vatican and phone calls at the Church residence where cardinals lived during the papal conclave and Pope Francis' current home.... More

Buenos Aires, October 31 (RHC) -- Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez who is currently recovering from cranial surgery to drain a blood clot, is well informed about the current state of affairs in the country, stated the governor of Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri.... More

Rio de Janeiro, October 31( RHC) -- On Wednesday Brazil marked the 10th anniversary of its key poverty reduction program, with President Dilma Rousseff vowing to "sweep poverty out of our country."... More

Damascus, October 31 (RHC)-- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons installations. The international chemical weapons watchdog made the statement in a document obtained by Reuters and other news agencies on Thursday.... More

Bogotá, October 31 (RHC) -- Medical workers have demonstrated in cities throughout Colombia to protest against health reforms proposed by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos.... More

Tel Aviv, October 31 (RHC)-- The Israeli regime is pressing ahead with plans to build 3,500 more illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank. An official from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on condition of anonymity that Netanyahu issued the order on Wednesday, hours after Tel Aviv freed 26 Palestinian prisoners out of thousands locked up in Israeli jails.... More

Islamabad, October 31 (RHC)-- An airstrike carried out by a U.S. assassination drone has killed three people in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area, which borders Afghanistan. According to a Pakistan security official, early on Thursday, a U.S. drone fired two missiles into a compound near Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, killing three people and injuring several others.... More

Washington, October 31 (RHC)-- Having failed to convince Washington to launch a military strike against Iran, Israel lobby in the U.S. is now focusing its efforts to “sabotage” the nuclear talks between Tehran and the world powers. According to U.S. professor and activist James Petras: “In the face of that problem of not being able to mobilize the United States to go to war with Iran, they're focusing on strangling the economy.”... More

Cairo, October 31 (RHC)-- Egypt's Interior Ministry says law enforcement agencies have arrested at least 25 students, including 11 from al-Azhar University, during violent clashes in Cairo.... More

New York, October 31 (RHC)-- Commemorations are being held along the U.S. East Coast to mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which flooded wide areas and left 159 people dead.... More

Washington, October 30 (RHC)-- Despite U.S. President Barack Obama denying that he was aware of Washington’s spying on world leaders, the U.S. top spymaster says that Obama had been informed about the surveillance activities.... More

Moscow, Oct 30, (RHC), -- If fugitive US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden applies for political asylum in Ecuadorian territory, the Ecuadorian authorities will consider accepting the appeal, President Rafael Correa said Tuesday.... More

Brussels, October 30 (RHC)-- The European Union is considering a possible imposition of sanctions on the United States as a response to Washington’s massive spying activities on its closest European allies.... More

Moscow, Oct 30, (RHC), – Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa met in Moscow on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the framework of his official visit to Russia to boost trade and seek cooperation in energy fields.... More