HAVANA — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials.
Schools in Liberia are reopening next month now that the Ebola outbreak, which has killed thousands, appears to be under control. The students are more than ready to return, says a school nurse in the capital Monrovia. Continue reading
The United States and Cuba have commenced talks aimed at normalizing long-strained relations, but support for this turning point is not universal. Gwen Ifill talks to Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News from Havana about opposition from Capitol Hill and the long process of reestablishing the relationship after 53 years. Continue reading
Dr. Pranav Shetty, global emergency health coordinator for International Medical Corps, was hailed by President Obama in his State of the Union address as an embodiment of the effort to roll back the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In August, Shetty went to Liberia to help establish and oversee two treatment units and a training center for health workers. He joined Jeffrey Brown for a conversation. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Australia called Wednesday for a broader international coalition, led by the U.S., to combat the “terrifying challenge” of jihadist groups that are challenging governments and aiming to establish an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East.
The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility Tuesday night for hacking the Twitter account of French newspaper “Le Monde.” Continue reading
Saying his “first duty as commander-in-chief is to defend the United States of America,” President Barack Obama told the nation and the world that his country “reserves the right to act unilaterally” to pursue and thwart terrorists. He also applauded a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, chastised Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and encouraged Congress to pass legislation that improves cybersecurity. Continue reading
The Islamic State released a video ransom vote that threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million. Jeffrey Brown speaks with former CIA officer Bob Baer about why the militant group is targeting that country. Continue reading
Exclusive: WinSun builds world’s first #3Dprinting villa and tallest 3D printed apartment http://t.co/2km9k62NCx pic.twitter.com/J6oJK9qYO3 — 3D printing & 3Ders (@3dersorg) January 18, 2015 A Chinese company has set another world first in 3-D printing living space. WinSun, the company that used … Continue reading