UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use
Health / International News

UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from “the evils of addiction.” Cuba opposed the legalization of drugs or declaring them harmless. The first U.N. General Assembly special … Continue reading

Colombia, rebels request UN monitor ceasefire
Latin America & the Caribbean / Uncategorized

Colombia, rebels request UN monitor ceasefire

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group marked another milestone in their rapidly advancing peace talks Tuesday, jointly requesting that the United Nations establish an international observer mission to monitor a disarmament process that could end in a matter of weeks Latin America’s longest-running guerrilla conflict. Negotiators for the two sides … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Man accused of dealing large quantities of heroin, cocaine

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal agents say the former operator of a Norfolk convenience store dealt large quantities of heroin and cocaine since 2010. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1lazMcZ ) reports that 50-year-old Kenneth L. Parker ofChesapeake was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and ordered to be held without bond on Thursday. According … Continue reading