Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa

Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced ...

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

Nov 26, 2016

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

An alleged doping cover-up that enabled Russian medalists to compete at the 2012 London Olympics even had a code name: The “total protection project.” The alleged scheme is detailed in an email seized by prosecutors in France. The email was dated July 30, 2014, ...

Nov 23, 2016

BRICS falls under China's sway

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Just as China dominates the other new institutions of which it is a founding member — from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — it is using BRICS to assertively push its own interests.

Hidden portrait of Russia's last czar revealed

Nov 20, 2016

Hidden portrait of Russia's last czar revealed

Russian art restorers on Friday unveiled a recently discovered portrait of the last Czar Nicholas II, almost a century after it was hidden behind a giant painting of his Bolshevik foe Lenin. A team of art restorers led by Tatiana Potseluyeva painstakingly uncovered the ...