Venezuela's baseball season kicks off but virus takes a toll

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s storied baseball season kicked off Friday — and an economic crisis and global pandemic will make it one for the record books. Stadiums that have...

Pandemic pushes Peru's vital peasant farmers to the brink

PISAC, Peru (AP) — Under a punishing Andean sun, Nazario Quispe digs his plow into the soil where he is growing dozens of different potato varieties — uncertain when he will be able to afford the seed...

IMF director: virus could disrupt global recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that the while the United States and other major economies turned in better-than-expected economic performances in the third...

Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of women who say they were victimized by Harvey Weinstein, including one who testified at his trial, have endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang to replace the Manhattan district...

Former Suriname Vice President Ashwin Adhin arrested

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Former Vice President Ashwin Adhin has been arrested in an investigation into the alleged destruction of equipment in the vice presidential office after his party lost powe...

Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Who is the president of Peru? That answer to that question early Monday was no one. The Latin American nation’s political turmoil took a chaotic t...

Peru president's ouster sparks wave of youth-led protests

LIMA, Peru (AP) — University student Yessenia Medina was trying to concentrate on her virtual psychology class when a stunning headline popped up on her screen: Peru’s Congress had voted to oust the n...

Peru president's ouster sparks wave of youth-led protests

LIMA, Peru (AP) — University student Yessenia Medina was trying to concentrate on her virtual psychology class when a stunning headline popped up on her screen: Peru’s Congress had voted to oust the n...

G-20 agrees on framework for more debt relief amid COVID-19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Group of 20 nations, representing the world’s biggest economies, announced Friday that low-income countries hardest hit by the fallout of the coronavirus pandemi...

Zambia on brink of default as deadline to clear debt looms

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (AP) — Zambia faces a Friday deadline to clear debt owed to external investors who have rejected the country's request for deferral of an overdue $42.5 million interest payment. ...

Zimbabweans mend shabby dollar notes amid economic crisis

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Albert Marombe takes a grimy, tattered $1 note and delicately, expertly glues it back into one piece, holding it up for inspection. “I don’t care how torn it ...

Top CEOs largely silent on Trump election denial, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only a few of America's CEOs have made public statements about President Donald Trump's refusal to accept his election loss, but in private, many are alarmed and talking about what c...

Spat between Zelenskiy and Ukraine's top court concerns EU

In October, Ukraine's Constitutional Court ruled that anti-graft laws adopted in 2015 are largely unlawful. The legislation mandated that public officials — including Constitutional Court ju...

In Spain, coronavirus puts the poor at the back of the line

MADRID (AP) — Erika Oliva spends at least three hours a week standing in line at a soup kitchen. She spends a couple more at the social worker’s office with her 8-year-old son, who h...

Zambia's risk of default highlights Africa's debt crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Facing financial difficulties aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, the southern African nation of Zambia appears headed for a default on debt owed to private investors. ...