A Report by Peter Sonnenberg
The US has continued to torture detainees held at the controversial detention center in Cuba, said the UN's expert on torture. He warned that enacting a policy of torture is among "the most serious international crimes."
The US government has toughened the terms for Americans traveling to Cuba and doing business in the country. It makes good on a pledge made by President Donald Trump to roll back Obama's Cuban détente policy.
As European Union leaders meet in Brussels for the last time this year, three major items dominate the agenda: Brexit, defense and migration. However, Emmanuel Macron's push for eurozone reforms will likely have to wait.
The pope's recent Asia trip highlighted his approach to resolving conflict through dialogue. Avoiding confrontation has been a policy staple, and though it hasn't satisfied everyone, it has yielded remarkable results.
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