HAVANA — Nudging Cuba toward democracy, President Barack Obama will cast a spotlight on political repression and economic deprivation here when he meets with dissidents and speaks to the Cuban people at the close of a trailblazing trip.
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TOKYO — Two British ships arrived in eastern Japan on Monday to transport a shipment of plutonium enough to make dozens of atomic bombs to the U.S. for storage under a bilateral agreement.
HAVANA — Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba on Sunday, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America’s former adversary. “It is wonderful to be here,” he said.
CLARKSBURG, Calif. — Atop a dirt levee his great-grandfather built in the 1800s to hold back California’s mightiest river, Northern California farmer Russell van Loben Sels looks out over the site of a new water project, one that would be the state’s most ambitious in a half-century.
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.
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.