President Barack Obama's decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realisation: Long-standing US policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world.
Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress.
Kenyan legislators exchanged blows forcing parliament to adjourn the debate on proposed changes to security laws which government says will help fight terrorism, but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties.
It's a risk, to be sure, but it's one the Reverend Michael Turner embraced wholeheartedly. He has asked his parishioners at Advent United Methodist in Simpsonville to cut their usual Christmas spending in half and give the other half to the homeless.
The European Court of Justice said obesity can be a disability, a ruling that could have consequences for employers across the continent.