- 248 ex-lawmakers not banned for bid to change Thai charter Updated: Aug-14-15 10:10 am
BANGKOK - Thailand's legislature voted Friday against impeaching 248 members of the previous Parliament, sparing them a ban from politics for trying to amend the constitution.
- Bouterse inaugurated for 2nd term as Suriname's president Updated: Aug-12-15 5:23 pm
PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Former coup leader and convicted drug trafficker Desi Bouterse was inaugurated Wednesday for a second consecutive term leading Suriname as the democratically elected president.
- Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86 Updated: Aug-07-15 11:05 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86.