Russia’s parliament to consider proposal to allow Putin to run for reelection again in 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Sochi, Russia, on May 18. (Sergei Chirikov/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Russia’s parliament is expected to consider a constitutional amendment that would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to run in the 2024 election — a move that could potentially extend his rule until he is 77, if not older. The proposal would change Russia’s constitution […]

Trump’s ‘recklessness’ spurs jitters in the Middle East

BEIRUT — President Trump’s moves to open a new embassy in Jerusalem and withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal are destabilizing an already volatile Middle East, risking a wider regional war that the United States will be unable or unwilling to contain. Scenes of the bloodshed in Gaza have been twinned on television screens across […]

Reports: Plane crashes after takeoff from airport in Cuba

The crash scene Friday. (Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images) A passenger jet with more than 100 people on board crashed shortly after takeoff from Havana’s international airport Friday, according to Cuban media and witnesses. The Cuban state-run newspaper Granma reported that the plane, a Boeing 737-200 leased by the national airline, Cubana de Aviacion, was carrying 104 […]

South Korea asks: Who is that mystery man with Pompeo and Kim?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, is greeted by senior North Korean officials on his arrival in Pyongyang on May 9. That mystery man in the rear, with white hair, is Andrew Kim. (Pool photo by Matthew Lee/AFP/Getty Images) SEOUL — He was, according to the South Korean press, the “scene stealer” at the latest […]