FROM Barbara Mulvaney
Rwanda, 20 Years after the Genocide In Rwanda, Hutu extremists massacred at least 800,000 people — most of them members of the minority Tutsi tribe. Today, the country is observing the 20th anniversary of the genocide. One of those who has returned to the country to participate in the commemoration is Barbara Mulvaney, who led the team that successfully prosecuted former Rwandan Colonel Théoneste Bagosora at the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda .
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Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.