US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro met Monday in Havana for groundbreaking talks on ending the standoff between the two neighbors.
Conservative commentators have latched onto comments they claim compared US President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Obama said voter complacency could lead to events like WWII.
Cubans are beginning a week of vigils to mark one year since revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died. The anniversary comes on the eve of an election cycle that will see his brother, Raul, step down as president.
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 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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