The general who led a short-lived coup by Burkina Faso's presidential guard this month called on his troops to lay down their arms, local radio said on Tuesday, after the army surrounded their camp following their refusal to disarm.
U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro
at the United Nations on Tuesday in a rare one-on-one meeting between
the former Cold War foes as they work toward improving relations after
decades of animosity.
New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio has called on the city's $160 billion public pension funds to dump their investments in coal companies and reconsider investments in other fossil fuels as he pushes a clean energy agenda for the city.
The owner of Grand Central Terminal has filed a $1.13 billion lawsuit accusing New York City of taking away his air rights over the landmark train station and giving them to the developer SL Green Realty Corp to build a giant skyscraper.
According to the U.S. Department of Education’s website, the White House
has recently launched the Initiative on Educational Excellence for
African American Films. The first installment of the screening and
discussion series drew roughly 100 students from the DC-Maryland