Tearful Obama bids farewell in emotional speech

Tearful Obama bids farewell in emotional speech

Conceding disappointments during his presidency yet offering vigorous encouragement for the nation’s future, Barack Obama issued an emotional defense Tuesday of his vision to Americans facing a moment of anxiety and a dramatic change in leadership. Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the trials and triumphs, promises kept […]

Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s ‘invisible man’, bids farewell

Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s ‘invisible man’, bids farewell

Ban Ki-moon, who steps down as UN secretary-general at the end of the month, will be remembered as a conscientious statesman who has championed humanitarian causes, but who has struggled to have an impact on the world stage. Addressing the UN General Assembly Monday, Ban said leading the UN for the past 10 years had […]

Farewell begins in Cuba: Thousands flood streets for Castro commemoration

Farewell begins in Cuba: Thousands flood streets for Castro commemoration

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans rallied for late communist leader Fidel Castro with Latin American and African leaders in Havana on Tuesday night before his ashes are taken across the country. They chanted “long live the revolution!” and “Fidel! Fidel!” at a packed Revolution Square, the vast esplanade where he gave so many of his […]

Thousands gather in Louisville for final farewell to Muhammad Ali

Thousands gather in Louisville for final farewell to Muhammad Ali

  Fans chanting “Ali!” and throwing flowers lined the streets of Muhammad Ali’s hometown in Kentucky on Friday for a funeral procession to celebrate the boxing champion who won worldwide admiration as a man of principle. Ali, a once-controversial convert to Islam who lost three years of his boxing career for refusing U.S. military service […]