Latin America
Brazil election race tight as rivals limit debate barbs
A new poll keeps presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves in a technical tie, after a third televised debate showed the rivals holding back on the personal attacks seen in previous clashes.

Rousseff, Neves tied in latest Brazil election poll
The latest poll ahead of the second round of Brazil's presidential elections shows "technical tie" between President Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves.

Magnitude-7.4 earthquake rocks Central America
Fears of possible tsunami subside after earthquake occurs 64km off El Salvador coast.

Argentina vows to fight currency speculators
Argentina says traders, others seeking peso devaluation and to topple government.

Paper shortage halts Venezuela's oldest newspaper
- Venezuela's 110-year-old El Impulso newspaper will no longer be found on newsstands from Monday, as it cannot find enough newsprint to maintain circulation

Pope Francis delivers first Christmas sermon
The Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter's Basilica started when Pope Francis entered the basilica carrying a silver processional cross.

Bulgaria blocks all illegal immigration on border
Bulgaria's new practice is prevention of all illegal immigration from now on, says Bulgarian Secretary General of Interior Ministry Lazarov.

Fire breaks out in Moscow metro
At least 34 people were injured in a fire at a Moscow metro station, passengers were evacuated

Turkish Deputy PM:Chavez's death shook Latin America
Turkish Deputy PM arrived in Caracas to attend funeral of Chavez and offered Turkey's condolences to Venezuelan Vice-President Maduro.