Rio de Janiero, November 8 (RHC) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to be reelected in the first round of elections in October next year, according to a poll released Thursday.... More

Washington, November 8 (RHC)-- New figures show the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has reached a record high. The World Meteorological Organization says emissions that cause global warming threaten to be 12 billions tonnes higher in 2020 than the level needed to avoid a temperature rise of more than two degrees Celsius. ... More

Brasilia, November 8 (RHC) – Mercosur negotiations, economic complementation and free trade with Brazil are among the main issues of a long agenda that Uruguay and Brazil will address when President Jose Mujica meets with his Brazilian peer Dilma Rousseff on Friday in Brasilia.... More

Washington, November 8 (RHC)-- The magazine Foreign Policy reports the United States has quietly delayed plans to transfer control of the drone war from the CIA to the Pentagon. ... More

Washington, November 8 (RHC)-- The U.S. military judge presiding over the tribunal of five 9/11 suspects has ordered the Barack Obama administration to hand over a trove of documents on prison conditions at Guantánamo Bay. ... More

Washington, November 8 (RHC)-- The Los Angeles Times reports the Barack Obama administration is holding talks with Yemeni officials on establishing a facility outside Sanaa to hold prisoners from Guantánamo Bay and Afghanistan. The talks could be one step toward closing Guantánamo -- located on illegally occupied Cuban territory -- which President Obama has repeatedly vowed to do. ... More

Huge Storm Batters Philippines

Manila, November 8 (RHC)-- One of the most intense storms in world history has hit the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan has already killed at least four people, injured several others and prompted millions to flee. ... More

Caracas, November 7 (RHC) -- Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro took to the airwaves on Wednesday to announce a string of measures to stabilize and optimize the country's economy and fight the "economic war" launched by opposition groups.... More

Caracas, November 7 (RHC) -- Meanwhile, leaked documents indicate a plot to destabilize Venezuela and undermine President Nicolas Maduro. The papers appear to substantiate Caracas’ claims of outside attempts to cripple the country through internal sabotage.... More

Ramallah, November 7 (RHC)-- A forensic study has concluded former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned to death. Samples taken from Arafat’s body show he had 18 times the normal level of the radioactive material polonium. ... More

Tel Aviv, November 7 (RHC)-- Israel has reportedly told the Palestinian Authority the separation wall cutting through the occupied West Bank will serve as the border of their future state. ... More

Tel Aviv, November 7 (RHC)-- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continues a visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank in a bid to encourage U.S.-brokered peace talks. ... More

Bogotá, November 7 (RHC)-- Following the landmark agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas on the rebels´ future participation in the country’s political system, the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, said the development ensures a path for definitive peace in Colombia.... More

Ankara, November 7 (RHC)-- Turkish police forces have used teargas on students demonstrating against policies of the country's High Educational Board (YOK) in Ankara. On Wednesday, thousands of students took to the streets of the capital to take part at a nationwide protest against the YOK.... More

Tehran, November 7 (RHC)-- Iran has invited the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency for a visit as early as next week. Talks on establishing an inspections regime for Iran’s nuclear program have stalled since Yukiya Amano’s last visit in May 2012. ... More