MEXICO CITY — The governor of one of Mexico’s most violent states is making waves by proposing that impoverished farmers be allowed to grow opium poppies for legal medical use.
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HAVANA — A 76-year-old Cuban woman who invited President Barack Obama to her Havana home received a response from the U.S. leader Thursday in one of the first letters to travel directly to Cuba in decades.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will move to declassify U.S. military and intelligence records related to Argentina’s “Dirty War,” the White House said Thursday, aiming to bring closure to questions of U.S. involvement in a notorious chapter in Argentina’s history.
MARKOWA, Poland — A museum honouring hundreds of Poles killed for helping Jews during the Holocaust is set to be formally opened Thursday by the nation’s president, Andrzej Duda.
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that Russia can again build up its forces in Syria “in a few hours” if necessary, and will continue striking extremist groups.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada will seek a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council starting in 2021, citing the country’s resettling of Syrian refugees and a desire to take part in U.N. peacekeeping efforts as evidence of a renewed commitment to engagement in world affairs.
PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korea’s highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labour for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.
COPENHAGEN — Denmark, perhaps better known for its fictional, suicide-agonizing prince Hamlet and fierce marauding Vikings than being a nation of the happiest people, has just won that very accolade. Again.
BLETCHLEY PARK, England — British codebreakers cracked Nazi Germany’s encrypted secrets but did such a good job of keeping silent that their work was nearly lost to history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder.
The university’s governing body announced the decision Monday, supporting a campus committee’s previous recommendation to remove the shield.