Gaza war prompts Latin America to break ties with Israel
While the US and UK stand by Israel over its military offensive in Gaza, governments across Latin America have moved to cut their links.
Bash for questions: the worst parliamentary punch-ups
Turkey’s parliament sees violent scenes as members of the ruling and opposition party clash – not for the first time. We look at other debates where the battle of ideas has turned physical.
Prince Charles gives £50,000 to Somerset flood victims
Prince Charles pledges £50,000 to support residents of the Somerset Levels affected by flooding, with the Duke of Westminster set to match the sum.
‘We are better off without US’, says Bolivia’s Morales
Bolivian President Evo Morales threatens to shut down the US embassy in La Paz as the row over the grounding of his plane continues.
South American nations discuss Morales ‘virtual kidnapping’
Latin American leaders slam European governments for diverting Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane on rumours it was carrying wanted former US spy Edward Snowden.
Morales plane ‘was not searched’ for Edward Snowden
A diplomatic row is brewing after Bolivian President Evo Morales’s jet is grounded in Vienna to be searched, presumably for Edward Snowden. But Bolivia says officials were refused entry to the plane.
Bolivia nationalises Spanish power provider
The president of Bolivia nationalises a Spanish-owned electric power company.
Seeking the holy grail of Bolivian lithium
The holy grail is high up in the Bolivian Andes, 3,700 metres above sea level, hidden beneath a crust of pure white salt. The Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, contains the world’s largest reserves of lithium, the essential ingredient in the batteries which power electric cars. President Obama has said he wants…