World Topics

Nov 13, 2015

Colombia to legalize commercial sale of medical marijuana

Colombia’s government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan ...

Nov 13, 2015

Monarch butterfly population may quadruple: Mexico

Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico could nearly quadruple in number this year thanks to actions taken by the United States, Mexico and Canada to protect the migratory species, authorities said Thursday. After years of sharp decline, the three countries agreed at a summit in ...