Mario Vargas Llosa is the first Latin American to win the honored literary prize in 12 years. Of the 102 awards presented since 1901, only eight have gone to Latin American writers.
St. Lucia Day is celebrated Dec. 13 in Sweden and across Scandinavian communities in the United States. These saffron buns play a big part in the annual family holiday tradition.
South African author Jassy Mackenzie has created private investigator Jade de Jong – the grittier, South African version of Botswana's Precious Ramotswe.
Taiwan courts continued recognition as an independent country from select Latin American nations, while Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tries to bolster ties to regional allies.
Trinidad has set a date for the trial of a police officer accused of killing a civilian in 2003 – a rarity in the Caribbean, where cops under pressure to stop crime are usually not charged for on-the-job slayings.
Hurricane Katia is churning high surf and rip tides on the East Coast before racing across the Atlantic. But Nate is stewing in the Gulf of Mexico and Maria is skimming toward the Caribbean.
A rich narrative looks back at an era when sugar merchants were the power brokers of their day.
Royal wedding puts spotlight on a family that has plenty of assets. But most of those on display during the royal wedding are owned by the government.
A new British hedge fund is betting that Twitter can guide stock trading.