A majority of federal control board members have approved new austerity measures for Puerto Rico, saying they will help revitalize the economy and create more jobs amid the U.S. territory's 11-year recession.
Two senior U.S. Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders.
The Security Council have bid farewell to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the U.N.'s most powerful body.
The European Union foreign policy chief has hailed efforts nations in the Western Balkans to advance toward membership in the bloc, ending a tour of the volatile region where Russia is also vying for influence.
When Angela Merkel was finally re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for Europe's leaders to patch the cracks in the shared euro currency _ flaws that threatened to break the euro apart in 2010-12.