USA - CUBA
Following Wednesday’s announcement by the Cuban and US presidents that they would restore diplomatic relations, some critics have argued that the rapprochement gives away too much too soon to Havana’s communist government.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumskiri, a security source and resident said on Thursday.
In his year-end news conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said measures had been adopted to turn the country’s slowing economy around, while insisting his position on Ukraine had not shifted in the wake of Western sanctions.
Colombia’s FARC rebels have declared an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire beginning on Dec. 20 but promised to call it off if they come under attack by government forces, the Marxist group said Wednesday on its website.
The Palestinians on Wednesday submitted a draft UN resolution paving the way to a final peace deal with Israel, but the Palestinian representative said there could still be negotiations on the text.
Sony Pictures on Wednesday cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy “The Interview” after major US cinema chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.
FRANCE 24 EXCLUSIVE
Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the EU Leila Shahid on Wednesday welcomed the European parliament’s resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle ahead of a UN Security Council vote in an interview with FRANCE 24.
USA - CUBA
The United States will "immediately" begin talks with Cuba on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday, marking a sea change in US policy that has seen ties suspended since January 1961.
CUBA - USA
US President Barack Obama has announced moves to normalise ties with Cuba more than 50 years after the start of Washington’s embargo of the island. Here are key moments in ties between the two former Cold War foes.
CUBA - USA
The United States and Cuba announced an historic thaw in relations between the two countries on Wednesday, more than 50 years after they were severed. Follow this landmark event as it happened below.
FRANCE - RUSSIA
Some 400 Russian sailors training on a Mistral-class warship France controversially built for their navy will be returning home for an unspecified amount of time, the ship’s French builder has said.