Feb 15, 2013 12:37 EST
Environmental icon and former senator Marina Silva will set up a new party Saturday, one year before Brazil's presidential elections, an aide said Friday.
Apr 22, 2012 10:40 EDT
Google on Sunday launched Street View in Israel, the US Internet giant said, putting on show streets and sites of interest from the Holy Land's three major cities with its 360-degree street-level images.
Feb 01, 2012 13:31 EST
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff arrived in Haiti Wednesday for talks on economic ties and immigration after a visit to Cuba where she signed trade deals and met revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.
Feb 01, 2012 00:54 EST
Visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff refused to criticize Cuba's human rights record , saying the issue should not be used to score ideological points.
Jan 31, 2012 15:34 EST
Visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff refused to criticize this communist-ruled nation's human rights record here Tuesday, saying the issue should not be used to score ideological points.
Jan 30, 2012 18:49 EST
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, a former leftist guerrilla who now leads Latin America's biggest economy, was in Cuba Monday on a visit to discuss bilateral economic cooperation and human rights.
Nov 22, 2011 14:45 EST
A non-governmental group on Tuesday released new pictures of an Indian tribe living in isolation in the Brazilian Amazon and warned that they are threatened by the return of illegal gold miners on their territory.
Nov 08, 2011 09:58 EST
ACRE, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli mother-and-daughter play performed at a recent theater festival climaxed with the tale of the killing of a Gaza doctor's family, a 2009 event that brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict deep into Israeli living rooms.
Oct 08, 2011 17:40 EDT
TEL AVIV-JAFFA, Israel (Reuters) - Dozens of gravestones were desecrated at adjacent Muslim and Christian cemeteries overlooking the sea at Jaffa and a fire-bomb was thrown at a nearby synagogue, on Saturday, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.
Oct 08, 2011 10:50 EDT
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Headstones at a Muslim and a Christian cemetery were desecrated by unknown assailants in Jaffa on Saturday, the Jewish holy fast day of Yom Kippur, an Israeli website said.
Oct 05, 2011 14:13 EDT
A national memorial Wednesday for 20 Namibian skulls seized by Imperial Germany a century ago provoked emotional calls for reparations for colonial-era abuses.
Oct 04, 2011 09:53 EDT
A century after colonial German authorities seized the remains of Africans for racial experiments, 20 skulls returned Tuesday to Namibia with military honours to be laid in state at parliament.
Aug 10, 2011 02:23 EDT
Officials in Brazil have said they had no news of an isolated tribe of Amazonian natives who may have been attacked by suspected Peruvian drug traffickers, amid fears of a bloodbath.
Jul 27, 2011 16:28 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural programs face cuts of $10-$11 billion over the next decade as Congress slashes federal spending to reduce the budget deficit, said a senior farm-state Democrat on Wednesday.
May 28, 2011 17:29 EDT
A community leader who had denounced illegal logging in Brazil's Amazon was shot dead Friday, a church ministry said, making him the third environmental activist killed this week.
Apr 20, 2011 10:46 EDT
Four Arab-Israeli lawyers have been arrested over allegations they passed letters from Palestinians in Israeli jails to the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
Apr 14, 2011 19:43 EDT
Brazilian authorities announced Thursday they are seeking $1.2 billion in fines against 14 companies accused of buying beef from farms exploiting illegally deforested areas or slave labor in the Amazon.
Mar 16, 2011 15:54 EDT
The relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux, a widely-revered 19th-century Roman Catholic nun, made a solemn entry into Jerusalem on Wednesday, the start of a tour of the Holy Land until May 31.
Dec 22, 2010 12:12 EST
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil plans to expand a crackdown on companies that patent products made from rare plants and animals without adequately compensating the South American country or its indigenous communities.
Dec 18, 2010 03:23 EST
California has approved the most sweeping US plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, acting on its own against climate change as proposed nationwide plans flounder in Washington.