Fidel Castro - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Fidel Castro France's Macron joins ranks of world's youngest leaders PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron, who is 39 years old, will join the ranks of the world's youngest leaders when he is inaugurated as president of France on Sunday. Other leaders past and present, elected and otherwise, were even younger when they came to power. Among the leaders who were under 45 when they took office are: — Moammar Gadhafi, Libya The late Li... Mon, 08 May 2017 18:37:00 GMT 2017-05-08T18:37:00Z Melenchon's working-class rhetoric hits home in French vote PARIS (AP) — He's been labeled the French Fidel Castro, but his mentor in politics is the late French President Francois Mitterrand. A radical Trotskyist in his youth, he's also served as a minister in a Socialist government. It took Jean-Luc Melenchon a long time to find his own way in politics. Now at the peak of his popularity, the far-left French pres... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:11:00 GMT 2017-04-21T12:11:00Z Iowa congressman criticized for racially charged comments WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and some Republicans on Monday criticized a veteran GOP congressman for saying America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" and warning of a liberal effort to destroy Western civilization through immigration. On Twitter Sunday, Rep. Steve King of Iowa paid tribute to a Dutch politician who opposes immigr... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:42:00 GMT 2017-03-13T22:42:00Z Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president HAVANA (AP) — If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known, 57-year-old Communist Party official. It will be the first time since its founding in 1959 that the Cuban state has not been led by a member of the Castro family. First ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:04:00 GMT 2017-02-24T05:04:00Z AP image of Turkish assassin wins World Press Photo award AMSTERDAM (AP) — As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures. "I immediately decided to do my job because I could be wounded, maybe die, but at least I have to re... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:32:00 GMT 2017-02-13T18:32:00Z Year's top news filled with division _ and no middle ground Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it. The news in 2016 was filled with battles over culture and territory that exposed divisions far deeper than many realized. But people confronting those divides repeatedly rejected the prospect of middle-ground solutions and the institutions put in place to deliver them. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:31:00 GMT 2016-12-30T17:31:00Z Final goodbye: Roll call of some of those who died in 2016 Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael. Embracing Soviet-style communism, Fidel Castro, who died in November, overcame imprisonment and exile to become leader of... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:00:00 GMT 2016-12-29T04:00:00Z Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba's only official monument to the charismatic bearded rebel who seized control of a U.S.-allied Caribbean island and transformed it into a western outpost of Soviet-style communism that he ruled with absolu... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:19:00 GMT 2016-12-05T03:19:00Z The Latest: No tears shed by Miami exiles for Castro funeral SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — The Latest on the interment of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Cuban exile Armando Garcia was at the Versailles restaurant in Miami's Little Havana on Sunday when Fidel Castro was being interred in the island's eastern city of Santiago. Regulars sipped espressos and s... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:35:00 GMT 2016-12-04T16:35:00Z Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — After a week of national mourning that reached near-religious peaks of adulation, Cuban President Raul Castro announced Saturday that his government would prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel and bar the construction of statues of him in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid a cult of personality. ... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-12-04T02:30:00Z Fidel Castro ashes complete first leg of cross-country trip SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro's ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago. Just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, an honor guard placed the coffin under a glass box o... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:37:00 GMT 2016-12-01T05:37:00Z Palestinian leader seeks Trump support for independence RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday expressed hope that President-elect Donald Trump will support the Palestinian quest for independence, saying little is known about the incoming American leader's policies. In a sprawling speech that lasted well over three hours to his Fatah Party, President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes that ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:24:00 GMT 2016-11-30T20:24:00Z Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey HAVANA (AP) — Surrounded by white roses and drawn by a green military jeep, Fidel Castro's ashes began a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey on Wednesday across the country he ruled for nearly 50 years. Just after 7 a.m, an honor guard placed a small, flag-draped cedar coffin under a glass dome on a trailer behind the Russian jeep. Thousands of sol... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:10:00 GMT 2016-11-30T19:10:00Z Raul Castro, regional leaders honor Fidel Castro at rally HAVANA (AP) — Regional leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans jammed the Plaza of the Revolution on Tuesday night, celebrating Fidel Castro on the spot where he delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years after he seized power. The presidents of Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and South Africa, along with leaders of a host of smaller nati... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:55:00 GMT 2016-11-30T03:55:00Z Trek to Castro's final resting spot traces revolution's past HAVANA (AP) — After his band of bearded rebels won power in 1959, Fidel Castro embarked on a victory tour delivering speeches to cheering crowds stretching from the eastern Cuban city of Santiago to Havana. Starting Wednesday, his ashes will retrace that journey in a solemn procession to his final resting spot. The trip is fraught with symbolism as the is... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:04:00 GMT 2016-11-29T14:04:00Z 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1.TERRORISM SUSPECTED IN CAR-AND-KNIFE ATTACK AT OHIO STATE Authorities say a Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into pedestrians and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before being shot to death by a p... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-11-29T02:30:00Z South African president in battle to continue in office PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Whether or not Jacob Zuma will continue as South Africa's president will be announced Tuesday afternoon when the ruling African National Congress party makes public the outcome of a motion by the party's leaders to remove the president. The ANC said Monday night that the results of the motion against Zuma will be announced at... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:00:00 GMT 2016-11-28T20:00:00Z Cubans bid Fidel Castro farewell, pledge loyalty to system HAVANA (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Cubans bade farewell to Fidel Castro on Monday, pledging allegiance to his socialist ideology and paying tribute before images of the leader as a young guerrilla gazing out over the country he would come to rule for nearly half a century. Lines stretched for hours outside the Plaza of the Revolution, the massive plaz... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:47:00 GMT 2016-11-28T19:47:00Z Imagining Cuba's human rights situation after Fidel Castro HAVANA (AP) — He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. Fidel Castro also maintained a steel grip at home, jailing dissidents and gays, controlling freedom of travel and expression and declaring virtually any activity outside his control to be il... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 21:09:00 GMT 2016-11-27T21:09:00Z Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro's death While the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted cheers from the country's exiles in Miami, the 90-year-old revolutionary leader's passing produced expressions of respect in other parts of the world and measured responses from governments that saw the devoted socialist as a threat. U.S. President Barack Obama noted that while "discord and profound po... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:49:00 GMT 2016-11-26T23:49:00Z Quotes from Fidel Castro across more than 5 decades Quotes from Fidel Castro: "Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me." — Oct. 16, 1953, at his trial for rebel attack that launched Cuban Revolution. "I am not interested in power nor do I envisage assuming it at any time. All that I will do is to make sure that the sacrifices of so m... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:14:00 GMT 2016-11-26T21:14:00Z Davis Cup: Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 after doubles ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia needs one more point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets on Saturday. Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig defeated Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-3 for a 2-1 lead over Argentina in the final. Cilic can secure the decisive point... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:27:00 GMT 2016-11-26T19:27:00Z Secrecy shrouded details of Fidel Castro's health Cuban leader Fidel Castro would always laugh off speculation about his health. With an athletic build, and physical stamina that lasted deep into his 70s, it seemed he would continue to rule for many more years. Castro's own physician, a specialist in longevity, even suggested in 2004 that the leader could live to 140. "I am not exagger... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 07:44:00 GMT 2016-11-26T07:44:00Z