MOSCOW (AFP) - A senior Russian lawmaker said military units are occupying positions in Crimea in case of armed attack from Kiev, in the first apparent admission by Moscow that its forces have occupied the Ukrainian region in a military operation.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia announced plans Thursday for a fleet of giant high-tech unmanned drones to help patrol the nation’s borders, monitoring energy infrastructure and attempts to enter the country illegally.
BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Thousands of workers marched in Argentina's capital Wednesday seeking to double the minimum wage to cope with sky-high inflation.
LIMA (AFP) - Police detained four male tourists, two Australians and two Canadians, for several hours on Wednesday after filming and taking nude photos at Peru's famed Machu Picchu, local authorities said.
WELLINGTON (AFP) - New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said Thursday it had pleaded guilty to food safety charges brought after a botulism scare last year that prompted global recalls of baby formula.