Just over a decade after the Cuban Missile Crisis, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger laid out plans to attack Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro’s decision to send military forces into Angola in late 1975, declassified files have revealed.
The basin of Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, is now completely dry. The history of the sea, which derived its name from a Kyrgyz word meaning “Sea of Islands,” is revealed in a series of 10 videos.
The restaurateur responsible for a Cajun eatery in Louisiana hoped law enforcement would take advantage of an unusual discount offered during lunchtime, but says his eatery has since become a hot destination for gun enthusiasts.
Authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, are set to rename several dozen streets, replacing the names of Soviet revolutionaries and commanders with those of Ukrainian public figures, to further cut historical connection to joint history with Russia.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, a far cry from when Modi, head of India’s Gujarat state during a 2002 massacre, had his visa denied before a visit to the US in 2005.
Anti-racism activists are demanding health food chain Holland & Barrett remove a skin-whitening cream from its shelves, calling the product a “throwback” to “the racial hierarchies of colonialism and segregation.”
One of the biggest monuments to the Bolshevik Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin has been toppled in Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkov by “activists” who had gathered in their hundreds to watch it being sawn down waiting to get pieces as souvenirs.
World War 1 began with an attack on Serbia by Austro-Hungary in 1914. Today’s ongoing World War 3 – of which the current US-led air strikes on Iraq and Syria are only the latest instalment – began with NATO’s attack on Serbia/Yugoslavia in 1999.