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Raul Castro, long a sidekick, finally the face of his nation

For most of his life, Raul Castro played second-string to his brother Fidel — first as a guerrilla commander, later as a senior figure in their socialist government By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press April 16, 2021, 10:15 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HAVANA — For most of his […]

Georgia lawmaker’s legal work targeted again over voting law – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Protesters are trying to get a Georgia state representative fired by cities and counties that pay him to be their attorney, citing his role in pushing through a voting law that adds restrictions. The Washington City Council voted 4-2 to ask Rep. Barry Fleming to resign Monday, WJBF-TV reports. It’s not clear if the […]

Pentagon chief declares ‘ironclad’ US commitment to Israel – Times of India

TEL AVIV: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration’s efforts to revive nuclear negotiations with Israel‘s archenemy, Iran. Austin’s first talks in Israel since he became Pentagon chief in January […]

Joe Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget – Times of India

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden kept an effective lid on US military spending in his first budget draft Friday, proposing to spend $715 billion, a marginal hike after sharp increases under predecessor Donald Trump. But Republican lawmakers quickly blasted the proposal as weakening the US military in the face of China’s strong defense push, and demanded […]

Joe Biden’s first budget fuels health, education spending in sharp change from Trump – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden asked Congress to sharply increase spending to combat climate change and gun violence and to support education in a budget that marks a sharp departure from his predecessor, Donald Trump. The $1.5 trillion budget, reflecting an 8% increase in base funding from the current year, would invest billions more in […]

China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats howl at Xinjiang critics – Times of India

BEIJING: China’s “wolf warrior” diplomats are back after a brief lull, firing insults over Twitter, smearing critics and suggesting conspiracies. The hyperactivity of the envoys follows renewed global pressure over Beijing’s treatment of the Muslim Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang region. Here are five things to know as the wolf warriors once more bare their […]

US ‘open’ to direct talks with Iran at nuclear meet – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday confirmed it would take part in a meeting in Vienna next week on the Iran nuclear deal and offered to sit down directly with Tehran. “These remain early days, and we don’t anticipate an immediate breakthrough as there will be difficult discussions ahead. But we believe this is a […]

Cuba erects giant concrete flag in front of US embassy – Times of India

HAVANA: Cuba has erected a giant concrete flag in front of the US embassy in the capital Havana as hopes of an improvement in bilateral relations under the Joe Biden administration fade on the island nation. The 12-meter (40-foot) high flag is on a square that has been the site of many pro-government rallies, including […]

Russian FM says relations with West have ‘hit the bottom’

Russia’s top diplomat says the country’s relations with the United States and its allies have “hit the bottom” and no date has been set for sending the Russian ambassador back to Washington By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press April 1, 2021, 9:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW — […]

A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias

BAGHDAD — It was a stark message: A convoy of masked Shiite militiamen, armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, drove openly through central Baghdad denouncing the U.S. presence in Iraq and threatening to cut off the prime minister’s ear. The ominous display underscored the growing threat that rogue militias loyal to Tehran pose for […]