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Ukraine warns of radiation after Chernobyl seized by Russians

Ukrainian authorities warned Friday that radiation levels had increased in the Chernobyl exclusion zone since it was seized by invading Russian troops, however the...

Reactions in Latin America to the crisis in Ukraine

Latin American countries called for a peaceful solution and reacted with some nuances to the conflict in Ukraine. Mexico and Brazil are the two...

Latin American security contractors bitter after serving in US wars

Peruvian Vladimir Florez was guarding the US consulate in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber blew up a truck outside the gates, killing eight Afghans...

Honoring those who served on Veterans Day

On Thursday, the United States recognizes Veterans Day, commemorating the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The holiday is recognized across...

World commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Obama: Turkey has the right to defend itself

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia and NATO allies to take all steps Tuesday to "discourage any escalation" after a Russian warplane was downed along Turkey's border with Syria. The incident has been denounced by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "stab in the back."

The Islamic State’s trap for Europe

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the Islamic State is "contained" in Iraq and Syria, but the group's attacks in Paris soon afterward showed that it poses a greater threat to the West than ever.

Argentina to declassify Falklands War files

Speaking on the 33rd anniversary of Argentina's invasion of the disputed South Atlantic islands, which it calls the Malvinas, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said the defense ministry had 30 days to make all files on the conflict public.

The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp

In downtown San José, just west of the Cementerio de Obreros, sits a forgettable lot of urban real estate where the municipality and the Public Works and Transport Ministry park garbage trucks and heavy equipment. But on this same spot 73 years ago, an internment camp was erected by the government to hold hundreds of German-Costa Rican prisoners after the United States and Costa Rica entered World War II in December 1941.

Costa Rica calls for 100 countries to ban cluster bombs

Joining the convention means that countries promise not to produce, store, sell or use cluster bombs and destroy any preexisting arsenals.

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