Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays played the Cuban national team during US president Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba this week. The game on a Havana diamond was a powerful sign of improving ties between the two former foes.
The US has expelled two diplomats from the Cuban Embassy in Washington after incidents in Havana left American officials with potentially permanent hearing loss. Cuba denies involvement and has launched an investigation.
In a surprising escalation of tensions over an ongoing political crisis, Trump has raised the prospect of military action in Venezuela. The Pentagon has said the White House has not issued any orders to the military.
Donald Trump isn't famous for his measured words, but his recent threat to North Korea has taken the rhetoric to a new level. Both sides could easily make a mistake in this dangerous conflict, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
One of the cherished summer traditions in Washington, the Congressional Baseball Game brings Democrats and Republicans together. Though it is a casual game, it is still certainly split along party lines.
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