Russian security officers raided the Moscow office of the opposition group Open Russia on Thursday while President Vladimir Putin answered questions during his annual call-in show.
The Air Force confirmed this week that it is shuttering a vital airlift wing at Fort Bragg, N.C., that trains the Army’s airborne and special operations forces, prompting outrage from the state’s lawmakers.
The West is losing a vital information war against Russia as the Kremlin employs a global strategy to distort reporting about its destabilization of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, media analysts told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee criticized President Barack Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday, stating that the administration had failed to keep Congress informed and rushed the process for delisting the Castro regime.
Proponents of President Barack Obama’s détente with Cuba have argued that it will push other regional leaders to lend more vocal support for democracy and human rights in the region, but Brazil appears to have not followed through.
Ecuador President Rafael Correa tweeted “Heil Hitler” on Thursday in response to a tweet that criticized his rule as fascist in nature.
President Barack Obama could be close to removing Cuba from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list, even as critics say the Castro regime has not been punished for illegal arms transfers with rogue regimes and U.S. adversaries.
Hillary Clinton called for the release of five detained women’s activists in China on Twitter Monday night. Despite her appeal, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for 2016 had a mixed record on human rights in China during her tenure as secretary of state.
Cuban President Raul Castro’s expected appearance this week at a regional summit for the Organization of American States (OAS) has alarmed critics of his regime who say the autocratic leader’s presence will undermine the group’s professed support for democratic values.
Comcast has donated thousands of dollars to charities, think tanks, and state lawmakers that have in turn endorsed the cable and Internet giant’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, the New York Times reports.