By LIBARDO CARDONAAssociated Press
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A retired Colombian police general who was security chief for former President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2005 betrayed international counternarcotics operations for nearly a decade while on the payroll of major drug
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A federal grand jury has charged a former top general in Colombia with a drug-running conspiracy, accusing him of taking bribes to aid the drug gangs he was supposed to be fighting.
Mauricio Santoyo Velasco is a retired general with the
By The Associated PressBy DAVID MCHUGH and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's election result has eased fears of imminent financial disaster for Europe, but the continent's leaders are still searching for a way to contain a debt crisis that threatens the
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and JACK CHANGAssociated Press
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) - With major European economies shaking, leaders concluding an annual Group of 20 meeting sought Tuesday to reassure the world that they would find a way to put out the debt-fueled economic wildfire
By MICHELE SALCEDOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain on Sunday characterized the lack of U.S. aid to Syrian rebels as "shameful" and said helping their cause would deal "the greatest blow to Iran in the Middle East in 25 years."
By HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain will not immediately implement the International Monetary Fund's latest recommendations, which include cutting government workers' wages further, because they are nonbinding advice, the prime minister said Saturday
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders still face tough negotiations on welfare cuts even though lawmakers passed a $92 billion budget to meet their constitutional deadline for getting paid.
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A neighbor said the old man would sit up all night peering through binoculars. A handwritten sign on the apartment door said "Please Do Not Knock" because he slept during the day.
But nearby residents had no
By The Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A look at key dates in Greece's financial and political crisis.
Oct. 18, 2009 - George Papandreou's new Socialist government reveals that the budget deficit is set to rise to at least 12 percent of gross