Venezuelan news agencies, citing the Russian state outlet TASS, reported on Monday that the socialist dictatorship has agreed to allow Moscow to establish a military base on the island of La Orchila in the Caribbean Sea, the first such base since the end of the Cold War.
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The Associated Press (AP) published a shocking report Monday night revealing that China is beginning to equip its prisons for Muslim ethnic minorities, referred to as internment or concentration camps by survivors, with large manufacturing centers where doctors and other highly-educated people are forced to learn to sew cheap clothing.
The Chinese city ofLangfang near Beijing banned any public displays celebrating Christmas, including Christmas trees, lights, banners, and any "religious activities" in public in an attempt to win a Communist Party award for being "civilized," state media reported on Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a government meeting this weekend that he would seek to "take charge and guide" the content of rap and hip-hop music, lamenting that banning the genre complete was "impossible.
The suicide of Chinese-American physics professor Shoucheng Zhang, who dabbled in technology investment outside of his position at Stanford, has raised concerns this week after an anti-Chinese regime publication revealed his ties to the Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told a crowd at an assemblyof Latin American conservatives in his native country this weekend that he feels, as Latin America's largest economy, Brazil has an "obligation" to fight the leftist regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and elsewhere.
Elián González, a Cuban former child refugee who was violently expelled from the United States during the Clinton administration when he was six, opened a Twitter account on Thursday, explaining that he wished to thank Cuban second-in-command Miguel Díaz-Canel for his birthday wishes.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte used the occasion of an award ceremony for "Child-friendly Municipalities and Cities" on Wednesday to call on his population to "kill bishops" for being "good for nothing.
North Korea has spent the past six months "continuously upgrading" a key long-range missile facility despite public promises to reduce investments in military development, according to a report citing satellite image evidence published Wednesday.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday, where the latter agreed to support the socialist regime economically and politically. As of press time, both sides have kept the details of this support secret, however.
Cuban artist Tania Bruguera was arrested on Monday, along with a cohort of fellow protesters, in front of Havana's Ministry of Culture headquarters while protesting a new law that bans the creation of music or art without a license from the government.
He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed recently to have successfully edited the genes of twin infants to reject HIV, appears to have gone missing since delivering remarks at a Hong Kong scientific conference, theSouth China Morning Post reported on Monday.
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has greatly increased its presence in the Taiwan Strait, part of the greater South China Sea, in response to the growing numberof freedomof navigationoperations by the U.S.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, who has adopted as his signature policy a violent nationwide crackdown on drug use, claimed in remarks on Monday that he uses marijuana "to stay awake.
China published a "white paper" Thursday on the human rights situation in western Xinjiang province, where Beijing has established dozens of internment camps for members of the Uighur Muslim minority.
China's state media outlets praised officialZhang Jun and its United Nations delegation on Monday for celebrating the country's alleged human rights progress before the international forum, failing to mention Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's expansion of political re-education camps and terror campaigns against religious minorities.
Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping warned attendees at the nation'sFirst China International Import Expo on Monday that economic globalization was "an overarching trend, something that is independent of people’s will" and that history would leave behind those sticking to policies benefitting their countries.
The Trump administration is reportedly considering taking the unprecedented step of allowing American citizens to sue the communist Cuban government for stealing their property on the island in the 1959 revolution, according to a report published late Wednesday.
"First, I want to thank God for being alive," were the first words President-elect Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said at an Evangelical Christian service on Tuesday night, his first public appearance since winning Sunday's election.
The anti-socialist Venezuelan opposition party Vente Venezuela posted a video late Wednesday of a violent gang attacking their leader, former legislator María Corina Machado, and supporters with sticks and pipes in broad daylight.
Multiple Chinese government media outlets used their opinion pages Sunday and Monday to attack Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for warning Latin American countries to stay away from Beijing's predatory loan offers, calling American concerns "malicious nonsense.
Ecuador declared the Venezuelan ambassador to Quito, Carol Delgado, persona non grata on Thursday after Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez called Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno a "liar" and implied he was acting on U.S.
A report commissioned by Ecuador's Prosecutor General revealed this weekend the country may have lost up to $2 billion in oil deals under the socialist government of ex-president Rafael Correa.
Conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the first round of Brazil's presidential election Sunday, securing the top spot against socialist Fernando Haddad in a run-off race scheduled for October 28.
The official publication of China's Communist Party, thePeople's Daily, published a video Tuesday promoting its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative featuring a cartoon panda named "Pan Pan," heavily quoting communist party leader Xi Jinping and claiming the plan will enrich the world through "common development.
Brazilian conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro gained six points among women voters in a poll released Tuesday, less than a week after he was accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife and after a weekend in which leftist feminist protests drew thousands to convene nationwide to reject his candidacy.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in New York Wednesday, President Donald Trump responded from questions from multiple Kurdish reporters, who sought details in how the Trump administration would help Kurdish governments in Iraq and Syria protect themselves from radical Islamic groups and hostile neighbors.
President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno told the United Nations General Assembly during his address Tuesday that his country takes in an average of 6,000 Venezuelan refugees a day, many children "coming with chickenpox, diphtheria, and polio," diseases easily preventable by vaccine.
Turkish President Recep TayyipErdoğan made the case for expanding the U.N. Security Council to give power to smaller nations like Turkey, condemning the group's inaction in the face of some of history's greatest atrocities, during a speech to the General Assembly on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, visiting New York on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, told reporters on Sunday that his dinner with U.S.
Marco Noel Novoa survived over a week of intense torture in a Nicaraguan prison, exacerbated by the communist regime knowing his status as a U.S. citizen and fearing he was working for the CIA.
TheUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime revealed in a report Wednesday that Colombia produced record yields of cocaine in 2017, a major blow to joint U.S.
South KoreanPresident Moon Jae-in told reporters following his return to Seoul from North Korea Thursday that he hopes to see all participants in the Korean War sign a peace treaty by the end of the year.
Chinese citizens in Beijing, Shanghai, and other major population hubs throughout the country spent the weekend observingNationwide National Defense Education Day, forced to practice air raid drills to know how to react to a military invasion.
A poll published by the Brazilian research firm Datafolha on Tuesday found that conservative presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro expanded his lead by two points since being stabbed at a campaign rally last week.
Forensic scientists have yet to identify nearly 40 percent of the remains collected at the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
Brazilian Paper Blames the Victim: Bolsonaro's 'Extremism,' 'Violent Metaphors' Linked to Public Stabbing
Multiple publications in Brazilresponded on Friday to the stabbing of conservative presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro with calls to reconsider the "extremism" of Bolsonaro's supporters and demands for Bolsonaro himself to moderate his language, despite records showing the attacker with a longtime record of membership in a socialist party.
Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, the man identified as having stabbed Brazilian presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro during a campaign rally Thursday, told police that he was "commanded by God" to kill the legislator and spent almost a decade registered as a member of the nation's Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL).
Kenyan police arrested a Chinese motorcycle dealer operating in the country this week after an employee recorded the man berating his native Kenyan employees, calling them "monkey people" and referring to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as a "monkey.
Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has carefully crafted an image of himself as a big-picture visionary, tasked with turning China into the world's preeminent superpower. While Xi has focused on taking over the world, however, the average Chinese citizen appears increasingly frustrated with his inability to provide competent government functions like adequate education and health care.
An NGO specializing in the proliferation of cluster bombs released a report Thursday at the United Nations accusing the communist government of North Korea of continuing to build and stockpile the weapons.
China's Defense Ministry issued an angry rebuke of American coverage of China's colonization of the South China Sea, particularly waters belonging to the sovereign territory of other nations.
China's state-run Global Times newspaper declared in a column Tuesday that the future of world construction will be in China's hands after the world embraces "One Belt, One Road," (OBOR), the communist dictatorship's sprawling infrastructure project threating to send the developing world into insurmountable debt.
The Global Times published a column condemning the State Department's disappointed reaction to El Salvador severing ties with Taiwan.
A Chinese academic report published this week suggested the nation should begin taxing all adults under 40 and using their money for a "reproduction fund" that would benefit families with more than one child in an attempt to raise birth rates, triggering widespread outrage.
China's state-run newspaperGlobal Times derided critics in the West Thursday for condemning a new initiative forcing all religious buildings to fly China's red flag as a means to "enhance the concept of nation.
North Korea's state newspaperRodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the "best in the world.
Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping offered a rousing defense of globalism and suggested "the evolution of global governance system will have a profound impact on the development of all countries" during Wednesday's opening of the BRICS summit in South Africa.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert offered an official condemnation for the communist government of Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua on Tuesday, urging his regime to end its "cowardly attacks" on unarmed protesters and Catholic leaders, including clergy.
Chinese Communist Party head Xi Jinping landed in South Africa Monday night for the third leg of his regional trip and spent Tuesday negotiating with President Cyril Ramaphosa, ultimately signing a million-dollar investment deal with his country.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert sharply rebuked the Russian government during Wednesday's regular press briefing, calling Moscow's response to election meddling allegations "absurd" and insisting that the two countries did not come to any agreements at this week's Helsinki summit.
China's state-runGlobal Timeswarned Russia in a Tuesday column not to trust that any agreeableness on President Donald Trump's part will be a permanent change in U.S. policy, adding that Trump's "America First" policy makes it impossible for Washington to have true international allies.
Adnan Oktar, an Islamic television host long accused of running a "sex cult" in Turkey, was arrested on Wednesday along with over one hundred of his supporters, many among them his scantily-clad female accomplices he calls "kittens.
Anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin took to Twitter Monday to condemn President Donald Trump preemptively for what she described as an inevitable conclusion of the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey: that Trump "will drop to his knees and blow this dictator.
Turkish President Recep TayyipErdoğan announced during his inaugural address Monday that Turkey is entering a "new era," where the nation will take center stage in geopolitics and citizens are expected to submit to the will of the state for the greater good of Turkish identity.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded on Sunday to an extensive diatribe published against him in North Korea's official state media, asserting that his demand for complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization (CVID) was not "gangster-like," but reflective of the world's hopes for the nation.
The government of Turkey issued a blanket decree Sunday firing18,632 state employees for unspecified "links with terror groups" and has increased the number of arrests for "insulting the president" ahead of the inauguration of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Monday.
The State Department revealed Thursday that a second American citizen in China has suffered adverse health effects similar to those of an American diplomat in Shanghai and 26 diplomats in Havana, Cuba, part of a wave of attacks of unknown origin.
The official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), thePeople's Daily, condemned "pompous" and "incredibly exaggerated" pro-Chinese propaganda in the country, reporting that CPC leader Xi Jinping has ordered state media outlets to temper their language.
LGBT Turks staged a gay pride rally Sunday in Istanbul despite warnings by police that the event was not legal, after reportedly coming to a last-minute agreement to allow a smaller gathering.
Mexico tried to avoid it. They tried to keep radical leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) out of power. And they succeeded – twice – before ultimately being left with no better options on their presidential ballots.
An extensive report published byThomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday finds that the price of a child bride in eastern Africa, particularly South Sudan and Kenya, has skyrocketed as families seek ways to avoid starvation and ensure their children have food and shelter.
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on July 12. The announcement follows a meeting between Putin and Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, in Moscow this week.
Taiwan'sPresident Tsai Ing-wen asked the world to help Taiwan "constrain China" in an interview with Agence-France Presse (AFP) on Monday, warning that the world's "democracy, freedom and freedom to do business" were imperiled by the Communist Party.
National Security Adviser John Bolton helped finalize a time and place for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday.
China's state-controlledGlobal Times newspaper lamented on Monday the persistence of "nationalist" distrust of the Communist Beijing regime throughout the rest of Asia, warning Chinese corporations to "delicately" assert themselves and their projects.
The South Korean outlet Yonhap reported on Monday that closed North Korean restaurants near the border in China have begun renovations, a sign that they are preparing for sanctions to lift on the country as part of an ongoing dialogue with the United States.
The Chinese state newspaperGlobal Times made the argument Monday that Western-style multi-party democracy has no place in Asia, citing numerous examples of Asian heads of state arrested for corruption.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan celebrated his election victory Sunday, declaring that "the sufferers of our region and all oppressed in the world" won the election as opposition leaders and international observers decry widespread arrests, ballot irregularities, and censorship.
Turkey's ruling and opposition parties have launched the final stretch of this year's presidential campaign, with elections scheduled for Sunday, amid widespread concerns that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will cruise to an easy win through irregular voting situations and possible election fraud.
The U.S. State Department confirmed Thursday that the number of American citizens suffering "health effects" from an unspecified attack at the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, has risen to 25.
Reports in South Korean media, citing a Korean lawmaker speaking on national radio, reported Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could be visiting North Korea again as soon as this weekend.
The families of those killed in the 1996 shootdown of planes belonging to the Cuban-American Brothers to the Rescue charity requested support from Congress Wednesday in their mission to seek indictments against dictator Raúl Castro and other senior Cuban government officials for their relatives' murders.
North Korean products and workers reportedly began flowing into China at an accelerated rate following dictator Kim Jong-un's meeting with American President Donald Trump last week, and China has apparently begun lifting a ban on Chinese tourism to the fellow communist regime Tuesday – indications that China expects sanctions on North Korea to soon lift.
North Korea's state newspaperRodong Sinmun and its Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) condemned the West's "reptile media" on Monday for promoting capitalism, which the propaganda outlets described as "a corrupt society rushing headlong into its doom.
Colombia's conservative right clinched a decisive victory Sunday, handing the reins of the country over to now President-elect Iván Duque.
China's state media announced Friday that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had executed a military drill in the South China Sea testing target drones in an aerial attack simulation.
China's state media continued dismissing the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Thursday in a piece ostensibly meant to attack American media, but that described the summit's results as "a vague four-point joint statement with no timetable or roadmap.
South Korea's presidential office said Thursday that leftist President Moon Jae-in would consider ending joint military exercises with the United States if North Korea "implements denuclearization measures and sincere dialogue continues.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured reporters in a joint press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul Thursday that the United States is not considering removing sanctions on North Korea until itsnuclear program verifiably ceases to exist.
State television broadcast an extensive 40-minute documentary-style feature on dictator Kim Jong-un's meeting with "supreme leader" U.S. President Donald Trump two days after Kim returned to North Korea, announcing that Trump treated Kim with "respect and endless admiration.
South Korea's conservatives, including members of the right-wing Liberty Korea Party, have expressed dismay at President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, decrying the lack of enforcement of any denuclearization agreement and substance in their joint declaration.
North Korea's state newspaper,Rodong Sinmun,dedicated its front page and its first spread Wednesday to photos and analysis of Tuesday's meeting between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Chinese state media sought to reinject Beijing into the conversation following Tuesday's historic summit between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting Americans"borrow some wisdom from Eastern philosophy" and abandon "unrealistic ideas" that the U.S.
The government of South Korea issued a statement Tuesday expressing confusion regarding President Donald Trump's announcement that he would end joint military exercises with Seoul as part of an agreement with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has cultivated a closer relationship to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un than any other American in the world, broke down in tears on CNN describing the death threats he claims to have received for advocating peace between Pyongyang and Washington.
The looming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday has the potential to open up global tourism and foreign investment to North Korea, with little prospect of any profits reaching the North Korean people.
The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in confirmed on Monday that President Donald Trump had called Moon from Singapore for a final chat before his scheduled meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday morning.
North Korea's state media outlets extensively covered dictator Kim Jong-un's departure to Singapore on Sunday to meet President Donald Trump, calling the meeting "historic" and telling readers the two leaders will share "wide-ranging and profound views" on everything from denuclearization to ending the Korean War.
The rightful owners of two of Cuba's largest ports, stolen from their families by the communist Cuban revolution, launched a campaign this week in conjunction with human rights organizations to discourage American tourism in the island nation.
North Korea's state news service, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), boasted that its Chinese counterpart Xinhua praised the country's seaside resort town of Wonsan, applauding the "fresh development" in North Korea's economy.
North Korea's state media – the only means North Korean people have of learning about the outside world – mentioned the scheduled summit between President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un in a report Friday, one of the few confirmations North Koreans know the summit is happening.
The conservative South Korean newspaperChosun Ilbo reported Friday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will have to borrow a foreign plane to reach the planned summit between himself and President Donald Trump scheduled for Tuesday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry's regular briefing Wednesday featured yet another tirade against the president of U.S. military assets in the South China Sea, which have increased operations to keep the region free of Chinese colonization in the past year.
The South Korean news service Yonhap confirmed on Wednesday thatU.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is going to Singapore next weekwhen President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
South Korea'sJoongang Ilbo, citing "a source familiar" with China-North Korea relations, reported Wednesday that dictator Kim Jong-un requested Chinese economic investment in his country during his most recent summit with counterpart Xi Jinping.
The Roman Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended the issuing of sacraments until the government announces an end to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in that country, the outlet Religion News Service reported on Tuesday.
A report published Wednesday, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry asserted it was “not scared” of a growing U.S. presence in the region, suggests China has withdrawn some of its missile systems in the South China Sea.
North Korea's state media has not ceased its barrage of antagonistic propaganda against the free world, publishing a column Tuesday declaring that all capitalist societies are "doomed to come to an end" a week before a scheduled summit between dictator Kim Jong-un and the leader of the capitalist world, President Donald Trump.
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) enjoyed a "friendly meeting" with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Monday, praising his "fluent" understanding of internet issues as an engineer. The meeting was the first with an American government guest since taking office for Díaz-Canel, who remains subordinate to the country's leader, dictator Raúl Castro.