After years of unconsummated flirtations and weeks of high-profile preparations, multibillionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced Sunday that he will be running for president in 2020, touting himself as a ?new choice for Democrats.?
A French citizen and a Mexican actor kidnapped in a national park in central Mexico were freed Monday, officials said. The two men, identified as Frederic Michel and Alejandro Sandi, were traveling in all-terrain vehicles in the park around the Nevado de Toluca volcano when they were ambushed and abducted on Sunday, witnesses said. A source with Mexico's anti-kidnapping unit told AFP both victims were unharmed.
Iran will severely punish "mercenaries" arrested over a wave of street violence that erupted after a sharp hike in fuel prices, a Revolutionary Guards commander warned Sunday. The Islamic republic says it has restored calm after the unrest that broke out on Nov. 15, hours after the surprise announcement that gasoline prices would go up by as much as 200 percent.