Plans moving ahead by a shadowy Chinese businessman may be the most ambitious — and improbable — of all to emerge from the world's newest economic superpower: a privately funded, 130-mile, $40 billion waterway through the rivers and dense tropical forests of Nicaragua designed to challenge the 100-year-old shipping monopoly of the Panama Canal.
The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has yet another place to go, if only he can get there. Bolivian President Evo Morales says Snowden is welcome in his country.
Greece's embattled prime minister and main opposition leader agreed Sunday to form an interim government. The pact ensured the country's new European debt deal, capping a week of political turmoil that had Greece facing catastrophic default and the likely loss of its euro membership.