Despite virtually banning the use of asbestos in Canada, the government regularly exports the lethal substance to poor countries, according to a new report published Thursday.
A medical journal is criticizing Canada for exporting asbestos to poor countries, joining others who have condemned the practice as hypocritical.
Brazil's government says deforestation in the Amazon rain forest has dropped to its slowest pace in 22 years.
The U.S. has been concerned about about the presence of terrorists - as well as Iranian influence - in Paraguay, according to a cable from the WikiLeaks document dump.
The United States has drawn North Korea, Colombia and Sweden in group play for next summer's Women's World Cup.
Two European newspapers say they have obtained a document naming three FIFA executive committee members who allegedly received secret payments from world soccer's former marketing agency.
Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters protested outside vote-counting stations, scuffling with police and denouncing what they called widespread fraud in Egypt's parliament elections on Sunday, as the government appeared determined to ensure its monopoly on the legislature in uncertain political times.
Today, U.N. negotiators will begin two weeks of meetings in Cancun, Mexico, looking for a way to move the climate action agenda forward, impose global carbon emissions caps and compel countries to pay a series of new international taxes to underwrite environmental programs. Maybe they'll get what they want when hell freezes over.
The Afghan attorney general's office on Thursday announced four arrests in its investigation of fraud during the controversial September parliamentary election — a move some Western officials fear is part of efforts by the political elite to overturn the results of certain races.