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  World   Americas  29 Nov 2016

World, Americas, 29 Nov 2016

Fidel gone and Trump looming, Cuban businesses count on reforms

Fidel Castro was more wary than his brother of opening up the economy and more mistrustful of the United States.

29 Nov 2016 4:55 PM

US resumes direct flights to Cuba after 50 years

After setting off from Miami with a water cannon salute, an American Airlines flight touched down at Jose Marti international airport.

29 Nov 2016 3:57 PM

UK's Vaz writes to Modi over note-ban concerns of NRIs

He has suggested that the deadline to exchange scrapped notes be extended to after the summer holidays in 2017.

29 Nov 2016 2:52 PM

Trump to nominate Obamacare critic as Heath Secretary

Price has been a vociferous opponent of the Affordable Health Care also called Obamacare.

29 Nov 2016 2:43 PM

Modi leads Trump, Putin in Time's 'Person of the Year' poll

The magazine bestows the honour every year to the one 'who has most influenced the news and our world in the past year, for good or ill.'

29 Nov 2016 12:27 PM


Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus could be next US Secretary of State

Petraeus' past mishandling of classified documents is unlikely to be an obstacle to him being offered a top government post.

29 Nov 2016 10:47 AM

Police identify Ohio university shooter as Somali immigrant, yet to pin motive

The assailant was an 18-year-old immigrant from Somalia and a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

29 Nov 2016 10:43 AM

Tearful Cubans pay tribute to Fidel Castro

But his ashes were not put on display, surprising many who had hoped to see the urn holding the remains of their hero.

29 Nov 2016 9:18 AM

Ohio knife attack injures 11, suspect a Somali refugee

The suspect, a student of the university who was shot dead by police, had earlier said he was scared to pray openly on campus as a Muslim.

29 Nov 2016 8:10 AM

Muslim woman competes for Miss Minnesota USA with hijab, burkini

She also wore a full-body outfit called a burkini during the swimsuit competition.

29 Nov 2016 4:43 AM


Shooting at US campus: Suspect shot dead, 8 injured

A witness said that a suspect was driving a red SUV.

29 Nov 2016 1:17 AM