Last Build Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:52:11 -0700Copyright: ©2017 Los Angeles Times
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT
First domesticated here 10,000 years ago, corn is not only a staple of the Mexican diet, but also a symbol of Mexico itself.
Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994, it has also become a symbol of Mexico’s growing economic dependence on the United States.
Now, as President...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:40:00 PDT
It has been described as the most complex divorce in history, but Wednesday afternoon, the breakup began in earnest as Britain formally launched its move to leave the European Union.
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, received a letter in Brussels hand-delivered by Sir Tim Barrow,...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:10:00 PDT
A top Iraqi military officer said Wednesday it was clear that the devastating explosion on the west Mosul neighborhood of Jadidah this month was a U.S. airstrike, but he insisted the troops that requested it didn’t realize civilians were present.
With as many as 200 people killed — the largest...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:25:00 PDT
The two-year countdown began Wednesday toward Britain’s official departure from the European Union, raising a question: What happens now?
There will be deals to work out, among them trade, legal agreements, and the rights of British expatriates living in EU nations. British Prime Minister Theresa...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:05:00 PDT
The bodies of two United Nations investigators and their Congolese interpreter were found in a shallow grave Monday in the troubled Kasai-Central province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
American Michael J. Sharp of Kansas, Swede Zaida Catalan and Congolese Betu Tshintela were reporting on...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:25:00 PDT
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week holds his first meetings with the full roster of NATO partners, and aides say he will make a concerted effort to press member states to increase their defense spending.
Tillerson was en route to the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday, where he will...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:30:00 PDT
When a Philippine senator called for an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war, he retaliated with a verbal tirade that included threats to make her cry, throw her in jail and destroy her.
Duterte, known to bristle at any kind of criticism, made good on his first two promises....(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:50:00 PDTA man waves a Union Jack and a European Union flag together on College Green outside the Houses of Parliament in June 2016 during an anti-Brexit protest. (Justin Tallis / AFP/Getty Images) Visual timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union Mar 29, 2017 Jan....(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:00 PDT
Indian mobs near the nation’s capital have attacked and wounded at least nine university students from African countries since Sunday in a spasm of racial violence that a senior official called “deplorable.”
The attacks — which began after an Indian family accused five Nigerian men of kidnapping...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:25:00 PDTA visual timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Full story » (Oli Scarff / Getty Images) Jan. 23, 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech in London on the United Kingdom's relationship with the European Union. Cameron...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:15:00 PDT
The formal two-year process governing Britain's departure from the European Union began in earnest Wednesday as a letter was delivered to the president of the European Council giving official notice that the country wishes to withdraw from the political and economic confederation.
The letter, signed...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
There’s more at stake in Ecuador’s presidential election on Sunday than whether the leftist legacy of outgoing President Rafael Correa will be extended with a victory by his former vice president.
If pro-business candidate Guillermo Lasso upsets former Vice President Lenin Moreno, WikiLeaks founder...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
At an open-air workshop in this northern Indian town, craftsmen have painstakingly chiseled columns and beams out of giant slabs of stone, engraved each with a number and stacked them three stories high.
The stones are meant to form a temple to the Hindu god Ram at his mythological birthplace in...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
A judge has acquitted of one of the three upper-class young men accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in a rape case that sparked outrage across Mexico.
The judge said that Diego Cruz Alonso touched a former high school classmate on her breasts and genitals after a party in 2015 but...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:35:00 PDT
The top U.S. general commanding the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said that the U.S.-led coalition was probably responsible for a blast that killed more than 200 people.
"If we did it, and I would say there's at least a fair chance that we did, it was an unintentional accident...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:00:00 PDT
The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday backed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a new referendum on independence, a day before the British government plans to trigger the start of its exit from the European Union.
Scottish lawmakers in Edinburgh voted 69 to 59 in favor of Sturgeon’s motion...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:55:00 PDT
Carlos the Jackal, the self-proclaimed “professional revolutionary” who was once the most-wanted man in the world, was sentenced to a third life sentence Tuesday for the 1974 bombing of a Paris shopping arcade.
The Venezuelan-born criminal denied the charges and criticized the court for the “absurdity...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:35:00 PDT
Extreme weather has battered many parts of the world this year, but few countries have suffered more in lives, homes and crops lost than Peru, the Andean country that has been beset with torrential rains and massive flooding for much of this year.
On Tuesday, the Peruvian government raised the...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
When Laszlo Szabo, Hungary's deputy minister for foreign affairs and trade, visited the United States this month, he made a point of including Los Angeles on his itinerary.
“I wanted to come to L.A. because there is a huge community of Hungarian origin,” said Szabo, who is also his country’s minister...(image)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 PDT
Ahmed Kathrada, a close confidante of Nelson Mandela who dedicated his life to opposing apartheid and racism, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87.
Kathrada died after suffering a "short period of illness," according to a statement from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. He was hospitalized...(image)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:40:00 PDT
The Islamic State militants arrived at Khalida Abd Jamal’s house through holes they cut in the concrete walls. Holding a gun to her husband’s head, they corralled the family of seven into a room on the first floor.
“We were stuck in the room,” she recalled. “We had to stay. We couldn’t leave.”...(image)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:20:00 PDT
Russian anti-corruption crusader and opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days in jail Monday, one day after rallies he organized attracted tens of thousands of people and resulted in hundreds being detained by authorities.
The Tverskoy district court also fined Navalny $350 for...(image)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:50:00 PDT
Nine leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement turned themselves in to police on Monday, one day after the territory selected a conservative, pro-Beijing politician as its next leader.
The arrests of the nine, who led months of protests in 2014, sent shock waves through the city, which...(image)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:25:00 PDT
For decades, South Korean leaders such as ousted former President Park Geun-hye and those in their orbits have endured criminal inquiries, embarrassing scandals, even prison time.
It’s almost a rite of passage in this relatively young democracy.
Since the mid-1990s, two former leaders received...(image)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:35:00 PDT
It had been the vacation of a lifetime.
Kurt Cochran and his wife, Melissa, had never traveled outside the U.S. before and their 25th wedding anniversary was something extra special to celebrate.
The Utah couple decided to head to Europe, where they spent several weeks hopping from Scotland and...(image)