Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. enters into the spacecraft Friendship 7 prior to MA-6 launch operations at Launch Complex 14. Astronaut Glenn is entering his spacecraft to begin the first American manned Earth orbital mission.
Panama is investing $20 billion to boost itself as a global hub. President Ricardo Martinelli's vision provides a glimpse of the US's newest trade partner as a bilateral free trade agreement works its way through Washington.
In the past year, China has secured some $65 billion in regional deals. President Obama's current visit to Latin America is seen as a counteracting move.
Phytoplankton – microscopic marine organisms that thrive in nutrient-rich cold waters – form brilliant swirls of green in the Barents Sea north of Norway. The striking turquoise color is caused in part by sunlight reflecting off of chlorophyll in the phytoplankton, which, like terrestrial plants, use photosynthesis to create carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water.
A Muslim woman walks off a train at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai (formerly Victoria Terminus), site of a deadly terrorist attack in 2008.
Jimmy Carter ran for president as a maverick. It’s also how he’s lived his life.
Laura Dekker set sail from Portugal Saturday in a bid to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe.
On the eve of Earth Day, Brazil awarded a $10 billion contract for what will be the world's third-largest dam. Brazil says it will meet urgent energy needs, while critics say it will displace thousands of people and profoundly endanger wildlife.
Peru's growth rate – 9.8 percent – was one of the fastest last year. It's poised to break with neighbors Bolivia, Venezuela, and Ecuador with its center-left but pro-business governments.