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Arab states warn Syria to end the bloodshed

BEIRUT - Syrian troops fired on mourners at a funeral and raided an eastern city yesterday, killing at least 69 people in an intensifying government crackdown on protesters. Outrage was intensifying as well: Syria's Arab neighbors forcefully joine...

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More violence in British capital after riots

LONDON (Reuters) - Groups of youths attacked shops and damaged a police car in north London on Sunday as police sent in reinforcements to prevent more rioting on the scale that laid waste to another area of the British capital 24 hours earlier. Po...

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Pilot Blamed In Initial Investigation On CAL Guyana Crash

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011: Excessive speed and other suspected lapses in landing procedures executed by the pilot of a Caribbean Airlines flying to Guyana may be blamed for the July 30th crash. Reports indicate that preliminary findings by investigator point to pilot error rather than mechanical or other system malfunctions. Caribbean Airlines flight 523, en route ...

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Quake Rattles St. Lucia

News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Ricther scale has shaken St. Lucia. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said the quake occurred on Sunday August 7th at 12:01am local time east of Saint Lucia. It followed by four aftershocks that were felt not only in Saint Lucia but also ...

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Canadian PM Opens Latin America Visit Today

Canada PM Stephen Harper News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to open his Latin American tour today with a first stop in Brazil. The PM will visit Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Honduras from August 8 to 12, 2011. During the official visit Harper is set to meet with foreign leaders ...

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Selena Gomez Wins At Teen Choice Awards

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011: Hispanic heritage singer, Selena Gomez, claimed five awards at last night’s Teen Choice Awards. Gomez, 19, who stars in the “Wizards of Waverly Place,” won for TV actress, female hottie and music group with her band The Scene. The bands also won the choice single trophy for “Who Says” and love ...

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Asian stock markets dip on global economic growth fears

Asian stock markets have fallen on Monday, extending one of the worst sell offs in recent years, on concerns about the state of the global economy. Japan's main Nikkei 225 index fell 0.9%, with...

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Guatemala Beat Croatia

News Americas, ARMENIA, Colombia, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011: Guatemala has advanced in the Under-20 World Cup. Guatemala beat Croatia 1-0 on Saturday to claim the last berth in the round-of-16 of the tourney. Guatemala finished in third place in Group D with three points, enough to edge out New Zealand (two points) and Panama (one point), which finished third in ...

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Brazil President Names New Defence Minister

Nelson Jobimas News Americas, BRASILIA, Brazil, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011: Brazil has a new defence minister. He is former Foreign Minister, Celso Amorim. President Dilma Rousseff replaced Nelson Jobimas defence minister in her cabinet after he reportedly called one fellow minister a “weakling” and described others as “idiots.” He is also said to have been angry that Rousseff overruled him ...

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West Indies Players Bargaining Negotiations Begin Today

News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011: The West Indies Players Association and the West Indies Cricket Board will begin negotiations over a players package today. President and CEO of WIPA, Dinanath Ramnarine, explained, “We want to aid the negotiation process and foster free discourse among the parties. This way there can be no doubt at all about the ...

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