Jul 22, 2014

China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals during Latin America blitz

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China’s growing influence in the region. During his four-country visit to what is often considered America’s back yard, Xi has ...

Obama-Castro clasp more than a gesture?

| Dec 11, 2013

Obama-Castro clasp more than a gesture?

The handshake between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela could provide an opening for an easing of tensions between the Cold War foes, analysts say. Some, however, cautioned that the significance of the brief ...

Obama gestures at reconciliation with Cuba

Dec 11, 2013

Obama gestures at reconciliation with Cuba

It was the briefest of moments — just seconds — as two presidents shook hands and exchanged pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders gathered to honor the late Nelson Mandela. It would hardly have been noteworthy, except that the men locking hands in ...