In his letter, Castro accompanied his thanks with reminiscences about his childhood and youth in eastern Cuba, describing the geology and plant life of the region where he grew up. "I nearly laughed at the Machiavellian plans of USA presidents", Castro said in the article published late on Friday. After Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, Fidel Castro recalled the island´s long enmity with the U.S., including Washington´s backing for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.
Swimming's world governing body, FINA, said the colour change was caused by the failure of organisers to adequately treat the water after the tanks at the venue ran out of the necessary chemicals. Meanwhile Hungarian water polo player Gergo Zalanki said the pool was hurting his eyes, and questioned whether it was chlorine or something else. It's not that easy being green for the Rio Olympics diving pool.
Along with Oleksiak, she set an Olympic world record, with a time of 52.70 seconds. Sarah Sjostrom from Sweden finished third in 52.99. Simone Manuel has become the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in swimming with her win in the 100-meter freestyle.
As the top seed, he gets a bye straight to the quarter-finals where he will meet either Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan or Hu Yun of Hong Kong for a place in the semi-finals. Chong Wei, however, refused to talk about the potential encounter, saying: "I know this is what most athletes would say but yes, I'm only looking at one match at a time".
She finished in 24.07. Blume was the third Danish swimmer to capture a gold. Phelps' 100 meters of butterfly Saturday night as part of the US men's 4x100 medley relay is the last he'll swim at an Olympic Games. It's been an incredible journey". Blume had never previously claimed an Olympic medal, despite winning three world championship titles. Only the final two swimming events remained: the 4x100 medley relays for men and women, featuring what was touted as Michael Phelps' finale.
She is hopeful that doors will continue to open for women in Muslim countries. Stanford junior Simone Manuel had a look of disbelief. "We got on the internet and did some searches and we came up with some information", Sharron Manuel said .
Beyonce, Jay Z , Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Oprah, Magic Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres, Rev. Al Sharpton, Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper (and his brother Taylor Bennett), and Pusha T were among the guests at President Obama's 55th birthday party.
If there were any doubts - given they must bat last - over the value of Pakistan's 12-run lead when they resumed on 240-6, they had been banished long before Younus was lbw to a James Anderson off-cutter shortly before tea. On the other hand, Mohammad Amir (39 not out), who remained run-less for 23 deliveries, got off the mark with a six off Moeen and followed it back to back boundaries in the next over to bring the 50-run stand with Younis.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Aaron Driver, an Ontario resident, recorded a video pledging allegiance to ISIS and threatening an imminent suicide attack. Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Strachan said in a statement that when Driver got in the taxi police "engaged the suspect, there was a detonation inside the taxi, and the suspect subsequently died following a confrontation with the police".
More recently, though, Trump has said , "I never met Putin - I don't know who Putin is" and "I have no relationship with him". DONALD TRUMP: But a couple of papers said, Donald Trump doesn't realize that the Crimea was already taken.
Kruesi said that so far police have found no indications he had ties to extremist groups . The attack happened near Salez, in north-eastern Switzerland. Salez train station has been closed since the attack occurred. Thus, a massive contingent of police St.Gallen Canton firefighters with three rescue helicopters, two emergency physicians, three ambulances and experts from the railway companies have arrived the scene.
Chief Judge Michael Joiner said the case will go to trial September 28. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary has just ended its hearing in a case against Chief Justice Roy Moore, which could end the state Supreme Court Chief Justice's tenure overseeing the high court for good.
A mosque leader and his friend have been shot dead as they left afternoon prayers in NY. Immediately following the shooting, dozens of furious residents gathered at the scene. "We have a senior liaison with the Muslim community on-site to ensure mosque congregants and the neighborhood receive all the support and information they need during this hard time".
The prime minister previously said she would not trigger Article 50 this year, despite many Leave voters expecting the process of leaving the European Union to begin immediately after the referendum on June 23. But one City source told the newspaper that their new Whitehall departments are "chaotic" as they are being built from scratch. They added that the ministers "don't even know the right questions to ask when they finally begin bargaining with Europe".
After Wikileaks founder Julian Assange implied Rich was the source of the recent Democratic National Convention leak - and offered $20,000 for info on Rich's murder - the grieving family slammed him for trying to "politicize this frightful tragedy".
The video shows O'Neal lying on the floor with a pool of blood staining his back while officers handcuff him. It was the first time the city has made video of a fatal police shooting public following adoption of a new policy that calls for the police to do so within 60 days.
It was not clear who was behind the attacks, which followed a referendum last weekend on a new constitution that critics say will bolster the military's power for years. General Sithichai Srisopacharoenrath, the superintendent of police in Hua Hin, said the bombs were hidden inside pot plants and set off by remote control, half an hour apart.
Anyone caught breaking the new rule could face a fine of €38 (£33). This decision of the city of Cannes, also decreed Saturday in the nearby town of Villeneuve-Loubet, had been challenged in court Friday by three women and the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) that the deemed illegal and demanded his suspension.
The Houthi rebels and the General People's Congress of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday jointly announced setting up a 10-member "supreme political council". Huthi spokesperson Mohammed Abdulsalam, however, said on Twitter before the government announcement that the rebels insist on a comprehensive and complete solution, and rejected what he called "half solutions".
Also on Friday, Florida said three more people had become infected with Zika by local mosquitoes, bringing the total to 28. The U.S. surgeon general is urging Puerto Rico on Thursday, Aug. Babies with microcephaly are born with too-small heads and underdeveloped brains. In February, state health officials confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in MI.
At least three people are understood to have been killed and one person is missing following what Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards has described as "unprecedented" and "historic" flooding. Many times, the government will issue an evacuation order that will go ignored by many people, forcing them to be rescued when the storms become more than they anticipated.
Three others remain hospitalized with serious wounds. A 27-year-old Swiss national is said to have used flammable liquid to start a fire on a moving train near Salez, in eastern Switzerland, before stabbing people. The attacker was shot and killed by police. All his victims survived. One woman died and two girls were in serious condition a day after an attack on a Swiss train by a man armed with a knife and flammable fluid which also claimed the suspect's life, local police said on Sunday.
Washington has yet to accept Turkey's request for Gulen, saying it needs direct evidence of his involvement in the coup. Meanwhile, the Greek foreign ministry said the two attaches fled before Ankara asked them to return to Turkey, and before officials cancelled their diplomatic passports.
The blast followed a series of two explosions in Hua Hin Thursday evening that left one person dead and a number injured. (AP Photo/Penny Yi Wang). He urged the public to remain vigilant and cautious too while visiting tourist places in the country and report to officials finding anything unusual as such steps will help each other unitedly and achieve stability as well as safety in the country.
The government has indicated that it was in the process of appraising interlocutors bilaterally and in multilateral fora to "expose" Pakistan after the capture of Lashkare-Taiba terrorist Bahadur Ali. At a separate event, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, "Unlike in the past we can not agree that dialogue with sponsor and supporters of terrorism should carry on without being linked to action in that regard", in an apparent reference to Pakistan.
Defending champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan is seen as the favorite to win gold. The last day of the Rio Olympics rowing competition could write another entry in the epic rivalry between Olympic singles champion Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand and world champion Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic.
Caleb's parents - Republican state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife, Michele - have requested privacy as the family grieves, saying in a statement Sunday that "since the day he was born, (Caleb) brought abundant joy to our family and all those he came in contact with".
But he warned the United States could defeat itself if its leaders made "bad decisions" - like indiscriminately killing civilians or introducing religious tests on who could enter the country. Mr Obama said the United States would not give up on its efforts to end the civil war and restore peace to Syria, but admitted the stress of seeking a solution had turned his hair grey.
Deepak Mundhe, the son of Gorakhnath Mundhe, the driver of one of the ill-fated buses of the State Transport Corporation, expressed deep shock over the incident but has not lost hope. Several vehicles including two buses have been swept away in the waters of Savitri River when a bridge on the river on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed due to torrential rains.
Despite finishing sixth overall in the final event, Canada's Brianne Thiesen-Eaton secured bronze with a 0.97 victory over her rival. Ennis-Hill got off to a great start after winning the 100-meter hurdles, the first event of the heptathlon, but that would be the only portion she'd win.
This week also saw 50 leading Republican security experts who cautioned that Trump would be a disaster for USA national security if elected president, citing that he lacks self-control and acts impetuously. She also criticized his business practices by pointing out that "he's made a career of stiffing small businesses from Atlantic City to Las Vegas". "He is missing so much about what makes MI great".
Putin said restoring the visa-free regime for Turkish passport holders would be discussed at a later date while Erdogan stated that the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project would go ahead. Turkish National Intelligence Organisation Chief Hakan Fidan and representatives from Turkey's Foreign Ministry and the Turkish Armed Forces will depart for Russian Federation on Wednesday, Cavusoglu said.
Rebels have been fighting to break a government siege on rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city, where the United Nations says 300,000 people are trapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that rebels in Sheikh Saeed district in the south of Aleppo had linked up with other insurgents in part of Ramussa but stressed that the rest of that area was still in regime hands.
You can listen to the full playlists on the White House's Spotify channel , which published a similar list a year ago. However, as the hack revealed, the White House determined traffic and logistics would prevent Obama from being able to go to their home .
According to a filing in US District Court in Newark, Renna sent those texts on December 13, 2013, as Christie was fielding questions from reporters about his knowledge of the alleged scheme to tie up traffic three months earlier on the New Jersey side of the bridge.