International

(Washington, DC) -- Alan Gross' teeth might be broken from years in captivity, but he says his spirit remains in tact. He was released early Wednesday from a Cuban prison and made his first public appearance, which will likely be his only one for a while. The announcement of his...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says it's fitting that the release of Alan Gross in Cuba comes during Hanukkah. The President made the remarks at a White House reception yesterday marking the Jewish holiday that celebrates religious freedom. Gross is an American contractor...
(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says the release of Alan Gross could not be a better gift for the holidays. Gross is back home in the U.S. after being released from a Cuban prison yesterday following five-years of captivity. Gross is an American contractor with...
(Vatican City) -- Pope Francis says he's praying for the victims of this week's terrorist attacks in three different counties. Speaking to a crowd of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square Wednesday, the Pope condemned what he called "inhuman terrorist acts" in Pakistan,...
(Undated) -- There are reports that U.S. investigators have determined North Korea is behind the cyber attack on Sony. Several media outlets cite sources saying North Korean leaders ordered the attack on the entertainment giant. Investigators are expected to announce their...
(Havana) -- Cuban President Raul Castro says his government is ready to make changes that will ease tensions with the United States. In a statement read on Cuban national TV this Wednesday Castro called for an end to years of confrontation. Castro revealed that ambassadors will...
(Undated) -- Pope Francis is being credited with helping to facilitate the diplomatic breakthrough between the U.S. and Cuba. Vatican communications director Greg Burke described the effort as being very much "in the spirit" of the Pope. Burke notes the Holy See kept relations...
(Undated) -- The European parliament is ready to recognize a Palestinian state in principle. Members settled Wednesday on a compromise resolution to recognize Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution as long as peace talks progress. The move follows other votes by...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama claims it is finally time to start normalizing relations with Cuba. Speaking from the White House, the President called the U.S. approach to Cuba outdated. Obama argued that the long isolation of Cuba has had little effect. The U.S. imposed a...