Russia marks 25 years since failed Soviet coup

Aug 20, 2016

Russia marks 25 years since failed Soviet coup

Several dozen Russians gathered on Friday for a protest reunion to mark the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt that heralded the demise of the Soviet Union, a holiday ignored in official circles because of its anti-establishment nature. On Aug. 19, 1991, eight hard-line ...

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

Aug 13, 2016

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader’s 90th birthday. Castro, who took power in Cuba’s 1959 revolution and ruled for nearly half a ...

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Jul 14, 2016

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal. A dark prelude to World War II, the conflict unleashed passions around the world for close to three years and led to a decades-long dictatorship. It ...