More than 40,000 people packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece’s most important vote since it joined the European Union.
In an eleventh-hour appeal, Iran’s foreign minister used a video clip Friday to prod the six world powers he is negotiating with to abandon “coercive” tactics and strike a deal over his nation’s nuclear program.
As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran’s most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground.
Campaigns halt in Greece Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.
Capitalizing on the Cuban nostalgia craze, a group of Cuban private entrepreneurs have formed Nostalgicar to ferry visitors around the island in classic style. Video by Mimi Whitefield and edited by Mario Mateo / Miami Herald staff
A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
The sources said the proposal would make the Internet available through Wi-Fi connections and cellular phones, much like Google Ideas executive Brett Perlmutter suggested during a recent visit to Havana.
El Nuevo Herald and Miami Herald journalist Nora Gamez Torres explains what the announcement of the opening of an embassy in Cuba means. She explains how restrictions have been loosened for government officials traveling to the island, offers names being considered for an ambassadorship, and gives insight into the varying reactions to change in Cuba from South Florida Cuban Americans. There is also an update on the pope's visit to the island. Follow Nora on Twitter @ngameztorres
Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill late Friday that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes as the government of the U.S. territory seeks more cash amid a worsening economic crisis.
In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations' interests.
Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.