July 12, 2018

Nelson Mandela’s prison letters reveal his heartache behind bars

Jacques M. Chenet/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- As South Africa – and the world – marks the centennial birth of anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, a book containing his prison letters was officially launched in Johannesburg this evening. The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela is the only authorized and authenticated collection of correspondence spanning the 27 years Mandela was held as a political prisoner. The letters – many never before seen by the public – have been assembled from t..
July 12, 2018

Once an assassination survivor, now a Nobel winner, Malala Yousafzai turns 21

William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- She was an ordinary teenage girl and lived a normal life, not known to many outside her family and school. She woke up in the morning, went to school and then back home to play and lend a helping hand to her mother. She wanted to become a doctor. Then Malala Yousafzai's life changed abruptly, and soon the world came to know her as "Gul Makai." As she turns 21 years old on Thursday, the girl who became so famous as a sc..
July 12, 2018

After Pompeo visit, Vietnam to put American beaten and held on trial

Victoria Nguyen(WASHINGTON) -- Vietnam has ordered that an American man beaten by police and now detained for a month to stand trial, even after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought up his case during a visit there this week. To the family of William Nguyen, the 32-year old man charged with disrupting public space, it's a sign that the U.S. government has not done enough to get Nguyen out and that he could be in for a long road ahead. "They're not really pushing the case. They'r..
July 12, 2018

Trump: NATO allies should double their defense spending goals

Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump again blasted NATO allies on Wednesday for not spending enough on defense and asked them to increase their spending from two to four percent of their gross domestic product, or GDP. Trump doubled down on his demands during a closed-door meeting with leaders at the North Atlantic Council. “During the President’s remarks today at the NATO summit he suggested that countries not only meet their commitment of 2% of their GD..