U.N. votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo on Cuba

Business / Economy Nov 8, 2019

U.N. votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo on Cuba

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration's increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 ...

Medic killed as Iraq protesters storm Baghdad bridge

World / Social Issues Nov 7, 2019

Medic killed as Iraq protesters storm Baghdad bridge

Anti-government protesters in Iraq stormed a fourth bridge Wednesday in central Baghdad, where security forces pushed them back with batons and tear gas, wounding dozens, and a medic was killed near another bridge while aiding demonstrators. The military called on the protesters to stop blocking ...

Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

World / Social Issues Nov 1, 2019

Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

The U.S. State Department warned on Thursday that it had seen indications of Russian "influence" on recent unrest in Chile, where two weeks of protests and riots have rocked the administration of President Sebastian Pinera. A senior State Department official said there were "clear indications" ...