President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro and briefly exchanged words during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa, a rare interaction between the leaders of two countries that have been at odds for more than five decades.
Thousands of South Africans braved driving rain at the nation’s biggest stadium to mark the life of Nelson Mandela in the first of three major public events this week that may rival the funeral of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
U.S. President Barack Obama led tributes to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service attended by thousands in Johannesburg, saying his death is an opportunity for the world to promote a legacy of racial reconciliation.
Fresh off a stint as a counter- terrorism adviser on Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, attorney Lee Wolosky was hoping to return to law. Most firms, he says, saw a guy with a two-year experience gap who’d need to start near the bottom.
Amiad Water Systems Ltd., an Israeli producer of water-treatment systems, won a contract to supply filters for making water on board the John F. Kennedy, the second ship of the new class of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.
New York’s Metro-North Railroad is shut down along the Hudson River after a train derailment caused the first passenger fatalities in the line’s 30-year history, renewing scrutiny of safety on one of the city’s major mass- transit arteries.
Fidel Castro shares at least one belief with the majority of Americans: He is convinced that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not the work of a lone gunman, but rather the culmination of a broad conspiracy.