The U.S. will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, officials said.
The sweeping changes President Obama outlined will have a profound impact on Cuba — where isolation by the United States has fundamentally shaped the island’s economy, its politics and even its national identity.
Three members of the Cuban Five — part of a spy ring that infiltrated exile groups in Florida in the 1990s — were released from prison as part of the sudden diplomatic thaw in relations.
American intelligence officials have concluded that the government of Kim Jong-un was “centrally involved” in the attacks on the film company’s computers.
Multiplex chains that control more than 19,200 screens in North America decided not to release the film, ending any prospect of a serious theatrical release.
With flags at half-staff and businesses shuttered, Pakistanis seemed to be trapped between grief, anger and frustration, for once overcoming their divisions to unite in pain.
Sweden, Denmark and Norway may have a lesson for the United States. Their welfare benefits make it easier for people to work.
Officials and analysts say that the ruble’s nose dive has put pressure on the Russian president to take a more flexible position on Ukraine.
The border police, whose green berets are a nod to the Green Line that demarcated Israeli territory from its hostile neighbors in 1949 armistice agreements, serve in the most sensitive situations.
“Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” David Hare’s stage adaptation of the best-selling book by Katherine Boo, makes its premiere at the National Theater in London.
Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared on Wednesday that it was about to begin an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire, in a challenge to the government to halt hostilities while the two sides continued negotiations toward an end to 50 years of war.
The governor’s administration concluded that hydraulic fracturing, which was heavily promoted as a source of economic revival for depressed communities, could contaminate the state’s air and water.
The Supreme Court’s order indicated that Arizona must issue licenses to young immigrants spared from deportation by President Obama.
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