Barack Obama described his visit as a “new day” for relations between Cuba and the US. But many open issues remain. For the US it’s free speech and human rights, for Cubans they include Guantanamo and the economic embargoes.
Afghanistan is America's longest war. President Donald Trump wants to continue it. His latest address failed to specify for how long and to what end, writes Sandra Petersmann.
The US president partially reversed Washington's diplomatic and commercial opening to Cuba that was unveiled in 2014. The Kremlin accused Trump of pandering to a small group of Cuban-American voters.
A Berlin-based human rights organization has called on German prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant against Gina Haspel, appointed CIA deputy director in February. Haspel oversaw questioning of prisoners in Thailand.
Visiting Geneva, US envoy Nikki Haley has slammed the makeup of the UN human rights council and its "anti-Israel bias." She also threatened US withdrawal if the council failed to rid itself of abusive regimes.
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