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Uruguay will allow pharmacies to sell marijuana starting next Wednesday, in the final phase of a law making the small South American country the first in the world to legalize and regulate pot from production to sale.
South Korea's government says a cargo ship being used by a shipping company has gone missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew on board.
A former Guantanamo inmate whose health is failing is free to continue his long hunger strike, a Uruguayan judge has ruled.
Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 2 000 from their homes in recent days.
Authorities in Uruguay say the country’s legal pot-growing clubs may be selling marijuana and cannabis products without approval, creating a kind of “gray market”.
Ukraine, Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay have won non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for 2016-17.
South American OPEC nation Venezuela will allow Uruguay to pay off a $400m energy debt at a 35% discount, Uruguay says.
A learning-disabled 11-year-old Uruguayan girl who was raped and impregnated wants to give birth to her child, in echoes of a case in Paraguay that is similarly stirring fierce debate.
Ten people are feared to have been killed when an Argentinean private plane crashed near a holiday resort in Uruguay, a local news report says.
A top crime syndicate boss on the run from Italy since 1994 has been arrested in Uruguay, where he was living under an alias and using a false Brazilian passport, authorities say.
Flooding in South America has forced almost 6 000 people to flee their homes along the Uruguay River, authorities have said.
A court in Uruguay has blocked a woman from terminating her eight-week pregnancy because her ex-boyfriend says he wants to keep the baby, it has been reported.
Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed eight people and drove 4 000 from their homes in recent days, authorities say, updating an earlier toll.
Some parts of South America are being hit by devastating floods, while others are affected by severe drought that experts say are caused by this year's powerful El Niño weather phenomenon.
Uruguay, the world's first country to legalise marijuana, is aiming to produce between six and 10 tons of pot a month for local use, a senior government official says.
Working at a decidedly un-slackerly pace, employees are racing to get ready for the opening of the latest marijuana boutique to sprout up in pot-friendly Uruguay.
A 12-year-old Uruguayan girl who was left pregnant after being raped, will be allowed by authorities to keep her baby, news reports say.
An Argentine Beechcraft King Air has crashed and burned leaving 10 dead.
Uruguay's president says selling his Beetle would offend all those friends who pooled together to buy it for him.
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