HAVANA, Cuba — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they’ll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.
MIAMI — When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country’s largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets.
JUNEAU, Alaska — A U.S. requirement that American steel be used to update an Alaska ferry terminal is causing some tension with Canadian officials, potentially threatening the project.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Britain wants to make sure its citizens are more nice than naughty while soaking up the Persian Gulf sun this holiday season.
DENVER—Powdered alcohol hasn’t even arrived in stores yet but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.
Colorado is the latest state considering prohibiting “Palcohol” amid concern it will increase under-age drinking.
The product is marketed as an ounce of rum or vodka in powdered form, which then is added to water.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan—Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar today, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.
The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the school, which instructs Grades 1-10.
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Denmark says scientific data shows Greenland’s continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it.