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  • Jordan hangs 11 after eight-year death penalty freeze

    Jordan executed 11 citizens on Sunday, ending an eight-year moratorium on capital punishment, judicial sources said. The hanged men were among 120 Jordanians convicted of capital crimes in the last 10 years, according to the sources. Jordan halted...
  • Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

    For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation. "A lot of what the president...
  • In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there

    In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there
    Missing from discussions touched off by the epic changes coming in U.S.-Cuba relations was the bearded figure who stands as the constant center of 55 years of stalemate: Fidel Castro. Now 88, the elder Castro ceded power to brother Raul more than six...
  • Cuban president praises new US ties, but won't abandon socialism

    HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday that Cuba would not renounce its core socialist ideals as part of a deal he struck this week with President Barack Obama to renew diplomatic relations after more than five decades. Castro, speaking at a...
  • China's Xi preaches diversification in gambling hub Macau

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the world's biggest gambling hub, Macau, to accelerate diversification away from its bread-and-butter casino industry, which has lost about $60 billion in market value over the last six months. Xi, in...
  • The strange source of our Cuba policy

    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet...
  • North Korea says to boost nuclear power to counter U.S. hostile policy

    North Korea vowed on Saturday to boost its "nuclear power" to counter Washington's hostile policy, saying it had become apparent the United States aimed to invade the North under the guise of human rights abuses. Member countries of the United Nations...
  • Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from U.S.: sources

    Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States originally...
  • Poll: Cuban-Americans split on Obama's Cuba policy

    MIAMI Cuban-Americans nationwide are almost evenly divided over support for the embargo and for President Barack Obama's effort to normalize relations with Cuba, according to a new poll that shows a vast generational divide in reaction to this week's...
  • Study focuses on teen smoking, e-cigarettes

    More teenagers in middle school and high school reported using electronic cigarettes rather than tobacco cigarettes within about 30 days of taking a government-sponsored survey recently published by Monitoring the Future, an organization conducting an...
  • Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain

    Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain
    Two days after announcing the end of a half-century-long diplomatic freeze with Cuba, President Obama warned Friday that the pace of reform in the communist island nation would be uncertain but that change was inevitable. In a wide-ranging news...