The Cuban president has warned of a looming fuel shortage in the wake of US-imposed sanctions against the Caribbean island country, saying the government in Havana must implement emergency measures to stave off the energy crisis and avoid blackouts in the coming days.
President Michel Aoun says Lebanon has a legitimate right to fight off any act of aggression threatening its territorial integrity, warning that the Israeli regime will bear all the consequences in such a case.
Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila.
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands to drop the Brexit backstop came with no "realistic alternatives" and amounted to seeking a return to controls along the sensitive Irish border.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani weighed in on a dossier related to a 120,000-ton cargo of contaminated corn from Brazil that had been stranded for three years at customs yards south of Iran, saying the grains should be annihilated if they cannot be returned to the point of loading.
The US government says the economy grew more slowly in 2018 than it previously estimated, downgrading its estimate from 3% to 2.5%. President Donald Trump had frequently boasted of the 3% growth figure as evidence that his policies invigorated the economy.
US authorities will begin detaining thousands of undocumented immigrants and their family members in 10 American cities, fulfilling a hardline immigration stance from US President Donald Trump which will be a key issue in his 2020 re-election campaign.