Heat, sun, high winds and salt air have taken their toll. Throw in the hostility that has marked U.S.-Cuban relations for most of the past five decades, and even routine maintenance to the building is an ordeal.
The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.
Syrian rebel leader Zahran Alloush denounced democracy last December as a corrupt system and left no doubt that he seeks an Islamic state to succeed the government of President Bashar Assad. But in his first interview with U.S. news media, Alloush was the model of pragmatism.
Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their complaints and regretting years of separation from much of his extensive family.
Obama said it’s important that the U.S. and Tunisia partner in counterterrorism and try to stabilize Libya, which is divided between two rival governments in turmoil that has enabled the rise of Libya’s Islamic State branch.
In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded in the last government-held enclave in the city.
Conservationists strive to maintain genetically healthy captive populations of popular animals that are fast disappearing from the wild. “Species survival plans” are intended to keep endangered animals around for at least 100 more years. But will the animals ever be able to be returned to the wild?
Voters began casting ballots Sunday across much of Spain in local elections that could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the ruling conservative Popular Party and its rival, the center-left Socialists.