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Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression... more »»

Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the... more »»

Putin accuses West of trying to sideline Russia

December 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years, voicing confidence that the plummeting ruble will recover and promising to diversify... more »»

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. more »»

Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal

December 18, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — 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... more »»

Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

December 18, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail... more »»

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

December 18, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Righ. more »»

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of... more »»

A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

December 18, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. more »»

Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation

December 18, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from lands... more »»

Draft UN resolution targets Israeli occupation

December 18, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote. more »»

Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations

December 18, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after mor... more »»

Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fire

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging attacks so long as they aren't targeted by the U. more »»

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of... more »»

A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. more »»

Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after mor... more »»

Key dates in US relations with Cuba

December 17, 2014

Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

— THE START: Fidel Castro's rebels take power as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba on Jan 1, 1959. The United States soon recognizes the new government. more »»

Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy... more »»

Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply

December 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. more »»

Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba

December 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments. more »»

 
 
 

 

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