Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

Jul 11, 2015

Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

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Chiune Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, awoke on the morning of July 18, 1940, to a disturbing sight. He peered through the curtains of his bedroom window just before 6 a.m. Sugihara and his wife had been living in the consulate building since ...

Top Vietnamese Communist Party leader visits Oval Office

Jul 7, 2015

Top Vietnamese Communist Party leader visits Oval Office

President Barack Obama will receive the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party on Tuesday in the Oval Office, in an extraordinary meeting for an unelected leader in the single-party country that has alarmed some American lawmakers. Just after the 40-year anniversary of the fall of ...

Jun 18, 2015

U.S. travel visa system fails globally

The U.S. State Department does not expect to resolve a technical problem affecting travel visas before next week, a spokesman said on Wednesday. “Our Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experiences problems with the visa system. This is a global issue and we’re working ...

Jun 18, 2015

Venezuela golf course sparks diplomatic row

A dispute has been teed off between Switzerland’s ambassador to Venezuela and a neighboring elite golf club after a banner appeared at the diplomat’s residence warning that golf balls injuring or killing anyone inside would violate the Vienna Convention. The large placard, on the ...