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  • Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba efforts to forge diplomatic ties

    The U.S. diplomats had returned home and more than a month had passed since the announcement of a seismic shift in U.S.-Cuba relations before Fidel Castro, father of the Cuban Revolution, finally chimed in.
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Tuesday opened the door to oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in decades. The Interior Department announced it was moving toward holding a lease sale in the middle and south Atlantic,...

    Obama fires first in coming 'battle royal' over Atlantic drilling

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to open the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, beginning a mammoth battle over the environmental effects and raising the question of how much oil and gas lies under the sea and whether it's even economical for it...

    Obama watches the spectacle of India on parade

    NEW DELHI There were elaborate floats and colorfully attired children dancing, ornate floral displays and lots of soldiers, tanks and missiles. Even a camel-mounted military force complete with its own marching band. And for the first time in history,...

    Is Obama pro- or anti-drilling? It depends

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is attempting to create a legacy as both driller-in-chief and environmental champion, as he proposes to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness while also touting a drilling boom across the United States...