In a phone call with the US president-elect, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed the importance of relations with the United States.
Employees dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden), sit on a sledge harnessed with a reindeer while waiting for visitors outside an upside-down house, constructed as an attraction for local residents and tourists and located at the Royev Ruchey Park of Flora...
President Obama announced a new round of changes that loosen restrictions imposed by the trade embargo, hoping to keep relations with Cuba open after he leaves office. But analysts say the normalization was already irreversible.
The president and much of the international community believes it undermines a fundamental precept of international law. But Congress looks ready to override Obama’s veto.