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Raúl Castro visit to US looms

Cuba's President Raul Castro. AP FILE PHOTO

A US visit by Cuban President Raúl Castro is a possibility, the White House said on Thursday, a day after he and President Barack Obama announced a historic bilateral rapprochement.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

8 children killed in home in northern Australia

Police carry equipment near a road block outside a house where eight children have been found dead in the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia, Friday. (AP Photo)

Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hack attack vs Sony Pictures spurs call for more North Korea sanctions

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Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher US steps to cut that country’s access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

For 50 years, US tried but failed to oust Castro

Fidel Castro. AP FILE PHOTO

For more than half a century, the US government’s schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russian sailors leaving France without warship

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Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »