Washington (AFP) - American foreign policy titan Henry Kissinger came to Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss global security challenges, but received a rude welcome from protesters who demanded his arrest for war crimes.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first step in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Barack Obama moved toward normal relations last month. The bill would end legal restrictions on travel to the island by U.S. citizens and legal residents, as well as on related banking transactions. The Obama administration announced some loosening of restrictions on travel last month, but Congress must vote to end them.
Nickelodeon, the children's cable channel known for "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer," will launch an online streaming video channel this year, parent company Viacom said Thursday. Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman told an earnings conference call the new "direct-to-consumer subscription service" would be launched in March. "New digital entrants are providing expansion opportunities as well as sparking industry-wide innovation," Dauman said, noting the Viacom expanded an agreement with Hulu and renewed a deal with Amazon.