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  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'

    Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'
    A tale of two restaurants unfolded in South Florida on Wednesday. In Miami's Little Havana, Versailles Restaurant hosted hard-line Cuban exiles railing against President Obama’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with the Cuban government....
  • Factbox: Fragmented BOJ board, profile of policymakers

    Two key vacancies opening up in the Bank of Japan next year will give premier Shinzo Abe a chance to tip the board's balance in favor of further monetary stimulus, removing one source of headache for his hand-picked central bank head. The board's...
  • Support for Swedish coalition rises after call for snap vote: poll

    Support for Sweden's Social Democrat-Green ruling coalition has grown after the government earlier in December said it planned to call a snap election, a poll published in daily Dagens Nyheter showed on Thursday. The governing Social Democrats and Greens...
  • Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

    For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
  • German finmin says Greece in better shape than expected

    Greece is in better shape then most would have expected a few years ago and Athens' reforms are starting to bear fruit, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the German parliament, which voted on Thursday to extend Greece's bail-out program....
  • No risk of contagion from Greek vote: Italy economy minister

    Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday that possible fallout from Greece's political showdown would not trigger a euro zone debt crisis like the one that pushed Italy close to default three years ago. "Greece in 2015 is not the...
  • Egypt constituency law sets stage for long-awaited elections

    Egypt on Thursday cleared a final hurdle to long-awaited parliamentary elections seen as decisive in cementing the rule of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted President Mohamed Mursi, and excluding the banned Muslim Brotherhood from politics. The draft...
  • Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony

    Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony
    When Cuba’s most affluent citizens fled Fidel Castro and his leftist revolutionaries after they took power on New Year’s Day 1959, they sought refuge by the thousands in southern Florida with the expectation that they’d be back home...
  • Greek political fallout a worry, but financial contagion seen limited

    Five years after Greece sparked a sovereign debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, the country again has the potential to rattle its currency partners if Greeks have to elect a new government next month. But this time any fallout for the euro...