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  • Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba

    Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba
    There would be roast pork, black beans and rice, yucca and flan at Eva Queral Fiastro's annual holiday dinner for her large Cuban-American family this weekend, as always. But this year, there will be an even bigger helping of news to digest: President...
  • Don't trivialize Cuba's human rights abuses

    Don't trivialize Cuba's human rights abuses
    Dan Rodricks' comments about the prospects for "fly fishing for tarpon" as a result of President Barack Obama's unilateral decision to restore ties with Cuba trivialize the human rights abuses that have taken place there for the past 50 years ("A...
  • Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission

    Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission
    Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued the following statement Sunday: Strange thing that happened in the heart of the U.S., the ill-famed cesspool of injustice, is now afloat in...
  • Full Text of Statement From North Korea's National Defence Commission

    North Korea on Monday lashed out at Barack Obama, the FBI and Sony Pictures Entertainment as it once again denied any involvement in the corporate hacking that led to the cancellation of "The Interview." Its National Defence Commission issued a...
  • Taking few chances, Macao mildly protests Chinese visit

    For pro-democracy activists in this former Portuguese colony turned Asia’s gambling mecca, 2014 – the 15th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese rule – has been both the best and worst of times. Over the summer,...
  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • Exit polls suggest challenger has won Tunisia presidential election

    Exit polls suggest challenger has won Tunisia presidential election
    Exit polls in Tunisia suggested that a figure associated with the regime overthrown in 2011 won Sunday’s presidential poll, but his rival refused to concede defeat and official results were not expected until later in the week. At least two exit...
  • Old-guard insider wins Tunisian presidency, preliminary count shows

    In a triumph of the old guard, a former senior member of Tunisia’s pre-revolution government has won the presidency, according to official preliminary results released Monday. Though the results did not represent the full final count, Tunisia&...
  • New York's Treehouse Theater Plans Live Read of 'The Interview'

    Though "The Interview" will not hit movie theaters on Christmas Day, New York's Treehouse Theater has announced that it will present a live reading of the movie's script just two days later. The free event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at the...
  • 'Imitation Game' Honored by Human Rights Campaign

    The Human Rights Campaign will honor the cast and filmmakers of "The Imitation Game" at the organization's upcoming New York Gala Dinner on Jan. 31 at the Waldorf Astoria. "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, has become...
  • Bowing to North Korea's film critic

    Bowing to North Korea's film critic
    By most accounts, "The Interview," the comedy that revolves around a bumbling plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is not high art but the sort of sophomoric, gross-out shtick that Hollywood produces in bulk these days. But most...