Julio Guerrero

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Edward Snowden: 'No chance' of a fair US trial

<b>Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has said he has "no chance" of a fair trial in the US and has no plans to return there.</b><p>He said that the 100-year-old law under which he has been charged "forbids a public interest defence".<p>"There's no no way I can come home and make my …

Surveillance

Ukraine unrest: Opposition sceptical over crisis talks

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Europe

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Mexico

Detroit Gets Ready for the Auto Show

Early 2016 states still high on Christie -- for now

The Republican establishment in early presidential nominating states is standing by Chris Christie -- so far.<p>Many of those closest to the action allow that the New Jersey governor could end up disqualified as a potential 2016 presidential candidate if it turns out that he wasn't telling the truth …

Britain sends warships to aid destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, agreed to destroy his country's chemical weapons stockpile following international condemnation of the sarin gas attacks on his own people<p>Britain is sending Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose to assist in the international effort to remove Syria's chemical …

Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn

<b>Google has announced plans to buy thermostat maker Nest Labs for $3.2bn (£2bn), continuing a string of recent acquisitions.</b><p>Google said the cash deal was expected to be completed in the next few months.<p>California-based Nest Labs was founded by two former Apple executives.<p>It produces a thermostat …

Sergey Brin

Syria peace talks: Opposition 'risks US-UK support'

<b>Britain and the US have warned they will rethink support for Syria's main opposition group if it fails to join peace talks, a Syrian source has said.</b><p>The official from the Syrian National Coalition told reporters that the UK and the US were adamant the group must go to Geneva for next week's …

Middle East

Pope Francis to appoint 19 new cardinals

<b>Pope Francis is to appoint 19 new cardinals next month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the poor.</b><p>Cardinals, who wear red hats and robes, are the most senior clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church below the Pope.<p>Sixteen of the new appointees are under …

Burkina Faso

Israel's ex-PM Ariel Sharon dies, aged 85

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Israel

Pope Francis gives Catholic Church gentle revolution

<b>In just nine months Pope Francis has almost trebled the size of crowds attending papal audiences, Masses and other events in Vatican City.</b><p>Before 13 March last year, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was expecting to spend his next Christmas in retirement - in an old people's home in the Buenos Aires …

Buenos Aires

Spanish princess Infanta Cristina summoned over fraud

<b>A Spanish judge has summoned the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos to appear in court over accusations of fraud and money-laundering.</b><p>The Infanta Cristina, 48, has been linked to the business affairs of her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, who is being investigated for alleged embezzlement.<p>The …

Corruption

Syria chemical weapons: First consignment leaves Latakia

<b>The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons materials has left the country on a Danish ship.</b><p>The vessel left the northern Syrian port of Latakia on Tuesday, escorted by Russian and Chinese warships.<p>Removing the most dangerous chemicals is the first step of a UN-backed deal to eliminate Syria's …

Middle East

Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack 'overdosed on drugs'

<b>A world-renowned hacker, who died in San Francisco in July, overdosed on a mix of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, a coroner's report shows.</b><p>New Zealand-born Barnaby Jack was found dead in his bed a week before he was scheduled to give a talk at an event.<p>An autopsy revealed that "acute mixed drug …

San Francisco

Israel ex-PM Ariel Sharon 'critically ill'

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Israel

Cuba leader Raul Castro warns of 'subversive campaign'

<b>Cuban President Raul Castro has warned that Cuba is confronting "ideological and political subversion aimed at toppling its socialist system".</b><p>In a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, Mr Castro said "global power centres" were "subtly introducing neo-liberal and …

Cuba

Google buys military robot-maker Boston Dynamics

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Robotics

Wal-Mart recalls donkey meat in China

Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat in China after it was found to be contaminated with other animal products.<p>Wal-Mart (WMT) said it was recalling the meat in Jinan, the provincial capital of Shandong. The company apologized to customers and said it would provide refunds.<p>The retailer said in a …

Police: Illegal weapons found in house of Palestinian diplomat who died after blast

Illegal weapons have been found inside the northern Prague residence of a Palestinian diplomat who died Wednesday of injuries suffered when he opened a safe in the living room and an explosion occurred, police said Thursday.<p>"Several illegal firearms were seized by the police in the flat of the late …

Pope Francis nearly triples Vatican City crowds in 2013

<b>Pope Francis drew more than 6.6 million people to his audiences, Masses and other events in Vatican City during his first year in office, figures show.</b><p>The statistics cover the period from the Argentinean's election in March to the end of 2013, the Vatican said.<p>His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, …

Buenos Aires

Vladimir Putin vows to hunt down Volgograd terrorists

President promises to support victims and rebuild infrastructure, in new year message delivered from Russia's far east<p>President Vladimir Putin gave his first public response on Tuesday to the devastating bomb attacks in Volgograd and promised to hunt down the terrorists responsible "until their …

N Korean leader Kim Jong-un hails execution of uncle

<b>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has spoken of the "elimination of factionalist filth" in his first public reference to the execution of his once-powerful uncle last month.</b><p>In a new year message broadcast on state TV, he said "resolute action" had strengthened the country's unity.<p>North Korea …

North Korea

Chromebase: LG's all-in-one desktop that runs Chrome OS

The electronics giant announces a full HD 21.5-inch screen desktop computer that easily runs Google products, like Gmail, Drive, Play, and Google+ Hangouts.<p>LG Electronics has officially jumped into the Chrome OS market. The electronics giant announced Tuesday that it would be unveiling its …

Google

North Korea 'preparing to carry out new nuclear test'

South Korea warns North Korea may be preparing for new nuclear test, as Pyongyang celebrates two years of Kim Jong-un in power<p><b>North Koreans</b> pledged their allegiance to Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the death of his father, as South Korea warned Pyongyang could be preparing to …

North Korea

China confirms US warship near-collision

<b>China says one of its warships "encountered" a US vessel, confirming US reports of a near-collision in the South China Sea earlier this month.</b><p>The US said its guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens was forced to take evasive action as the two ships neared each other on 5 December.<p>It has been described …

China

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

Crime

Syria conflict: 'Barrel bombs' dropped on Aleppo

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Middle East

North Korean execution 'will not alter trade goals'

<b>North Korea's execution of senior figure Chang Song-thaek will not alter its economic goals, an official said.</b><p>Mr Chang, uncle of leader Kim Jong-un, had been building trade with China before his removal led to speculation a drive to attract foreign cash will end.<p>Foreign investment is seen as …

North Korea