Castro brothers resistance to change could test renewed US-Cuba diplomacy
President Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba will test a theory that has been popular for years in Democratic circles, and a few Republican ones too. The Castro government doesn't fear the embargo and interminable hostilities with the United ...
Car Plows Through Crowd Outside Christmas Concert In Redondo Beach, Calif.
One person is dead and up to a dozen others injured, including at least one child, after a suspected drunken driver plowed through a crosswalk outside a church in Redondo Beach, Calif. on Wednesday night. "We have as many as 12 victims," Lt. Joe Hoffman ...
Economic Fears May Push Russia Into Ukraine Deal
New York Times
BERLIN — The turmoil in the Russian economy appears to be encouraging Moscow to seek compromise in the crisis over Ukraine, although President Vladimir V. Putin has proved so erratic in past months that Western leaders are wary of proclaiming ...
Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban ...