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Barbara Walters Talks About Her Meetings With Fidel Castro
The relationship between the U.S. and Cuba has started warming with landmark changes to international policy announced earlier this week, but the country remains a mystery to many Americans. One American who has had the rare distinction of meeting with Fidel Castro twice over the course of three
Today in History
Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2016. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas. On this date: In 1810, the
China Tightens Security on 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protests
Beijing whitewashes crackdown that killed hundreds in pro-democracy student rally.
Excerpt: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos
Excerpted from AGE OF AMBITION: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos, published in May 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Copyright © 2014 by Evan Osnos. All rights reserved. Whenever a new idea sweeps across China— a...
China's Luxurious Side In Photos
As citizens of the world's second largest economy, China, increase their wealth, so does their conspicuous consumption. The growth of China's wealth is evident not just in Asia, but in the U.S., where Chinese make up the fastest-growing market for foreign buyers of American homes. Read More: How to
Presidential Handshakes Can Change History or Change Nothing at All
President Obama caused a stir at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela by pausing to shake hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The United States has not had diplomatic relations with Cuba for over 50 years since the Communist revolution, led by the current president's brother, Fidel Castro.
Beijing Calls Tiananmen Crash 'Terrorist Act,' Detains Five
BEIJING - Two days after a deadly fiery car crash in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Chinese authorities officially called it as an “organized, premeditated violent terrorist act.” On Monday, a Jeep carrying three passengers plowed through groups of tourists and burst into flames right in front...
Tiananmen Square Crash Poses Questions for Officials
BEIJING – Chinese officials are investigating the car crash that killed five people on Monday in Tiananmen Square. Authorities are looking into whether there is a link to Xinjiang province and trying to determine whether the incident was an accident or premeditated attack. Meanwhile, censors ...
Crash at Tiananmen Square Leaves at Least 5 Dead, 38 Injured
Monday evening China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported that five people had been killed and 38 injured when a motor vehicle crashed into a crowd and burst into flames in front of Tiananmen Square earlier that day. The dead included the driver and two passengers. The...