EU Ambassador Leaves Nicaragua in Week of Diplomatic Tensions

(Reuters) – European Union Ambassador Bettina Muscheidt left Nicaragua on Saturday, just three days after being declared “persona non grata” by the government of President Daniel Ortega, in a week of tensions with the international community. Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada verbally notified Muscheidt that she should leave the country after the EU delegation demanded … Read more

Greece Can Defend Islands Despite Turkey’s Threats

By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece has the right to take “all defensive measures” to protect its easternmost islands amid threats by neighboring Turkey that dispute Greek sovereignty rights and raise the specter of war, the Greek defense minister said Saturday. Speaking after Cyprus’ independence day military parade, Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos … Read more

Elon Musk to Provide Florida With Starlink Satellites in Response to Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said SpaceX Chief Executive Elon agreed to provide the company’s satellite internet service, Starlink, for help in response to Hurricane Ian in areas of Southwest Florida still without connectivity. “We are working with Elon Musk and Starlink satellite. They are positioning those Starlink satellites to provide good coverage … Read more

Fortunes Reverse for Ex-Judge and Brazil President He Jailed

By DANIEL POLITI and MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — When federal judge Sergio Moro resigned to enter politics, many in Brazil believed the anti-corruption crusader who jailed a popular former president could someday occupy the nation’s most powerful office. But on the eve of Brazil’s general election Sunday, the once-revered magistrate was … Read more

Venezuela Has Released 7 Jailed Americans, Biden Says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Venezuela has released seven jailed Americans, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday. U.S. officials said the five detained executives of Citgo Petroleum, Marine veteran Matthew Heath and Osman Khan were released in exchange for the United States freeing two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Matt … Read more