US to free thousands of prisoners to relieve overcrowding

October 08, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_8133" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fences and barbed wire surround the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma on July 16, 2015[/caption] Washington (AFP) - The United States is preparing to release thousands of prisoners considered at low risk of returning to crime, as part of an...

US official says ending Cuba embargo will take time

October 08, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_8130" align="alignleft" width="300"] U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, right, talks with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez before a meeting in Havana, Cuba, Oct. 7, 2015.[/caption] HAVANA— Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker wrapped up her visit to Cuba on Wednesday by saying both sides need to learn...