For the first time in 40 years, an Israeli president is paying a state visit to Brazil. Israel President Shimon Peres began a week-long visit to Brazil and Argentina today. A key reason: Iran's growing influence in Latin America.
Commodities-hungry China is pulling Brazil, Chile, and others out of recession. But Mexico and Central America, dependent on US sales, are lagging.
Valery Kashkin (front) and Valentina Rumyantseva pose for photographers during a photo call for the Moscow State Circus's upcoming show in west London, on Wednesday. The show runs until Nov. 31.
A German Greenpeace activist fixes a poster which reads, 'In Copenhagen 2009, Mrs. Merkel make history: Save the climate,' on the golden Victoria statue atop Berlin's Victory Column on Friday.
Venezuela's fans cheer during their U-20 World Cup Group B soccer match against Spain at the al-Salam Stadium in al-Obour, Egypt, on Thursday.
At least 14 people were killed in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, including two policemen who died when their helicopter was brought down by warring drug gangs.
The latest in a series of 'Cities of Love' movies that doesn't do New York proud, despite the all-star cast.
A Brazilian who, as a student in 1969, helped kidnap the US ambassador to Brazil was granted a visa. Paulo de Tarso Venceslau is now an economist.
Men earn 30 percent more than women in Brazil, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank. That gap is almost zero in Guatemala and Bolivia.