Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BELGIUM UNDER ATTACK, OBAMA PLAYS WITH FIDEL--Sitreps, After Action, Bulletins, Alerts--

TO JAKE
FROM ELWOOD
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FOLLOWING REPORTS FILED--

Brussels terror attacks: What we know now

USA TODAY - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The Belgian government confirmed 31 dead in the attacks. Belgium's federal health minister, Maggie De Block, said the explosions at the airport killed 11 people and injured 81. Brussels Mayor Yvan Majeur put the subway death toll at 20, with more than ...

Capitals assess, tighten security after Brussels attacks

CBS News - ‎3 hours ago‎
It hasn't even been six months since terrorists killed 130 people in a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, 175 miles southwest of Brussels. Attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system have led authorities in Europe and elsewhere ...

Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Yet none of that evidently disrupted plans for the multiple attacks on Tuesday at Brussels's main international airport and a central subway station in the heart of the capital of the European Union. The new attacks underscored once again not only the ...

Photo Shows Three Suspects in Brussels Attacks

NBCNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Belgian authorities confirmed to NBC News that a photo of three men at the Brussels airport shows the suspects in Tuesday's bombings. The names of the men in the photo, which was taken from surveillance video, were not released by the Belgian federal ...
 
 
OBAMA PLAYS WITH FIDEL--
 

Obama calls for change and freedom in Cuba

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) President Barack Obama called for the U.S. embargo against Cuba to be lifted and for Cubans themselves to embrace change in a historic address from Havana. "It's time to lift the embargo," Obama told Cuban officials and dignitaries gathered at ...

Obama, in Havana Speech, Says Cuba Has Nothing to Fear From US

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
“It's time to lift the embargo, but even if we lifted the embargo tomorrow, Cubans would not realize their potential without continued change here in Cuba,” President Obama said in a speech in Havana on Tuesday. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times.

Wayback machines: The classic cars of Cuba

CBS News - ‎8 hours ago‎
As President Barack Obama makes his historic visit Cuba, he's likely to see what any American traveler to Cuba quickly notices: the vintage U.S. cars. When I walked out of Havana's Jose Marti airport this January, I felt as if I had been transported ...

Obama engages in baseball diplomacy in Cuba

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
Under Raul Castro, Cuban baseball players have been allowed to play in leagues in countries like Mexico and Japan. Some defectors have been allowed to return to visit Cuba sfter years of being shut out. Even with the relaxation of some restrictions ...

Expect a trickle, not a wave, of major league talent from Cuba

Washington Post - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The symbolism of Tuesday's events in Havana — an American president addressing the Cuban people, a baseball game between major leaguers and the Cuban national team, American and Cuban flags flying side-by-side – is inescapable. The Tampa Bay ...

President Obama Outlines Path Forward for Cuba

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama stood before the Cuban people on the last day of his historic trip, offering the citizens of the island nation a “saludo de paz.” After engaging with the Cuban government, entrepreneurs, and the faith community, Obama took an ...