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Will A Handshake Lead To Better U.S.-Cuba Relations?

President Obama shook hands Tuesday with Cuban leader Raul Castro, a move that led to speculation about the future of ties between the two Cold War-era foes. But one expert says none of the issues separating the U.S. and Cuba will be resolved by a handshake alone.

Ouster Of North Korea's Jang Noted With Unease In China

Jang Song Thaek was China's prime contact in North Korea and considered a sort of regent for the young leader, Kim Jong Un.

Mourners Say Final Farewells To Mandela In Soweto

Tens of thousands of South Africans and world leaders celebrated the life of former president Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Soweto. NPR's Gregory Warner has the story.

Mandela To Lie In State In Pretoria

The memorial service for Nelson Mandela concluded Tuesday in Soweto, but South Africans will have additional opportunities to say farewell to their late president. Mandela lies in state in Pretoria for three days and will be buried Sunday in his home village of Qunu.

In Qatar, Hagel Tours Command Center That May Or May Not Exist

The Combined Air and Space Operations Center is a minimalist concrete bunker in the blasted desert south of Doha, the capital. U.S. officials like to pretend the outpost isn't really there, but members of the media accompanying Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on a trip to the Middle East got a close look.

Too Young To Remember Mandela's Leadership, But Not His Legacy

In Soweto, South Africa, NPR's Gregory Warner speaks with people attending Nelson Mandela's memorial service — some who are too young to remember the late leader's years as president.

Throngs Celebrate Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Renee Montagne brings us an update on the memorial service for the late president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

In Soweto, World Leaders Remember Mandela's Legacy

NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton offers an update on Nelson Mandela's memorial from Soweto's FNB Stadium.

Mandela Remembered In Soweto, South Africa

NPR offers the latest updates from Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Soweto, South Africa.

Brazilian Leader's 1976 Death Found To Be A Military Murder

For years, a car accident has been blamed in the 1976 death of former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek. But a new inquiry has found the politician was murdered by the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years.