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In deaths of civilians in Gaza, US weapons sales to Israel come under scrutiny

The United Nations has condemned Israel's use of heavy weaponry in Gaza, and human rights groups have called on the United States to impose a comprehensive arms embargo on the Jewish state.

George Clooney’s fiancee named to UN Gaza inquiry team

GENEVA – Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin is to join fellow human rights experts probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the United Nations said Monday.

Israel, Palestinians accept midnight truce in Gaza

GAZA CITY – Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza Sunday, accepting an Egyptian invitation to resume talks to end fighting that has killed more than 2,000 people. The ceasefire deal, which was to come into effect at one minute past midnight (2101 GMT on Sunday), clinched days of frantic mediation to stem a firestorm of violence that resumed after an earlier truce collapsed on Friday.

US strikes targets in Iraq with drones and jets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. forces launched a second wave of air strikes against Islamic extremists near Arbil in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying a militant convoy and killing a mortar team, the Pentagon said.

Latin America, Israel trade after trading insults

It's a long way from Tel Aviv to Brasilia, but the journey just got a bit longer.

Costa Rica calls on UN Security Council to address fighting in Gaza

Foreign Minister Manuel González repeated Costa Rica’s desire for an immediate ceasefire and urged the United Nations Security Council to take responsibility for ending the violence in the Gaza Strip, during a press conference at the Casa Amarilla Monday afternoon.
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Costa Rica’s Sloths Take Center Stage on “60 Minutes”

This Sunday, CBS's legendary news magazine "60 Minutes" launches its remarkable 56th season at 7:30 p.m. ET with a special focus on the lush...

Kevin Costner Vacations in Costa Rica

One of Hollywood's most distinguished personalities, Kevin Costner, has chosen the land of ‘Pura Vida’ for his latest gateway. The acclaimed U.S. actor, director, and...

13 Barely Useful Language Tips for Mastering Costa Rican Spanish

Learning a new language requires study, persistence, enthusiasm, and most importantly, the ability to laugh at oneself. Always keep in mind that no one...

Air France-KLM Group Expands Service to Costa Rica

Starting December 4, Air France will operate a daily flight between San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Meanwhile, KLM will...