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Pharmacies in Uruguay to start selling pot next week

2017-07-15 10:38

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.

Ship carrying 16 Filipinos, 8 S Koreans missing

2017-04-01 16:08

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.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate free to continue hunger strike - judge

2016-09-17 11:25

A former Guantanamo inmate whose health is failing is free to continue his long hunger strike, a Uruguayan judge has ruled.

Uruguay storms kill seven, 2 000 displaced

2016-04-17 22:45

Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 2 000 from their homes in recent days.

Uruguay authorities discover 'gray market' for pot

2015-11-20 10:47

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 win UN Security Council seats

2015-10-15 19:40

Ukraine, Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay have won non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for 2016-17.

Uruguay settles $400m Venezuela oil debt

2015-07-07 08:55

South American OPEC nation Venezuela will allow Uruguay to pay off a $400m energy debt at a 35% discount, Uruguay says.

Rape of Uruguayan girl sparks abortion debate

2015-05-08 10:50

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.

10 feared dead as plane crashes near Uruguay resort

2015-03-20 06:03

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.

 

Mobster, on the run since 1994, nabbed in Uruguay

2017-09-04 19:32

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.

Floods in Uruguay send almost 6 000 fleeing homes

2017-06-13 06:17

Flooding in South America has forced almost 6 000 people to flee their homes along the Uruguay River, authorities have said.

Uruguay court blocks woman's abortion at ex-boyfriend's request

2017-02-24 21:56

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.

Eight people killed and over 4 000 displaced in Uruguay floods

2016-04-19 10:32

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.

South America hit by floods, drought from El Niño

2015-12-24 21:01

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 sets high marijuana target

2015-10-31 07:17

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.

Pot economy thrives in Uruguay

2015-08-21 17:03

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.

12-year-old rape victim allowed to keep baby

2015-05-30 12:30

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.

Ten dead in Uruguay plane crash

2015-03-20 19:02

An Argentine Beechcraft King Air has crashed and burned leaving 10 dead.

President declines $1m offer for beloved Beetle

2014-11-14 21:10

Uruguay's president says selling his Beetle would offend all those friends who pooled together to buy it for him.

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