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Trump to Host First Foreign Leader With Glitzy Dinner

April 21, 2018 |

Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive, the AP reports. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is paying it forward and celebrating nearly 250 years of US-French relations by playing host to President Emmanuel Macron…
Newser

CNN

Cuba’s likely new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, faces economic and diplomatic challenges

April 19, 2018 |

Before becoming the heir apparent to Cuban President Raul Castro, when Miguel Díaz-Canel was still climbing his way up the ranks of the Communist Party hierarchy in the island’s provinces, he earned a nickname that stuck with him: “Día y Noche,” or Day and Night.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

CNN

The challenges facing Cuba’s likely new leader

April 19, 2018 |

CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports on the man expected to be the next leader of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, and the challenges facing the country.
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Castro Out: Cuban Government Selects New Leader

April 18, 2018 |

The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country’s single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. The certain approval of Diaz-Canel by members of the…
Newser

Snubbed by Trump, Japanese leader returns for summit at Mar-a-Lago

April 16, 2018 |

Barely two weeks after Donald Trump was elected, Shinzo Abe rushed to Trump Tower to meet America’s new leader in a cordial 90-minute visit.

The Japanese prime minister was also the first foreign leader invited to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, Fla. And the relationship blossomed further…


L.A. Times – Business

North Korea Leader Prepared to Discuss Denuclearization

April 10, 2018 |

North Korea has told the U.S. that Kim Jong Un is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, clearing the way for a summit meeting between the North Korean leader and President Trump, U.S. officials said.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Hungary leader Viktor Orban sweeps to re-election win with super majority

April 9, 2018 |

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily won a third consecutive term Sunday and his Fidesz party was poised to regain its super majority in parliament, according to preliminary results from the country’s election.
FOX News

German Court Opens Path for Extradition of Catalan Separatist Leader

April 8, 2018 |

A German court on Thursday ruled to allow Catalonian separatist leader Carles Puigdemont free on bail, paving the way for his extradition to Spain to stand trial for his role in last autumn’s independence drive.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Thailand’s Ruling Junta Leader Eyes Extension of Power

April 5, 2018 |

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said for the first time that he is willing to stay on as prime minister after elections scheduled for 2019, using an obscure provision that allows parliament to invite an un-elected premier to lead the country.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

CNN

Moon’s moment: South Korean leader faces test with landmark Kim summit

March 30, 2018 |

Like many South Korean leaders before him, President Moon Jae-in’s term in office has become dominated by his country’s northern neighbor.
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