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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks at a concert marking the 80th birthday anniversary of Russia's first president, Boris Yeltsin, in Moscow, Tuesday, Feb. 1 , 2011. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)

Russia still angry about Serbia

The West frequently asks itself, "Why is Russian President Vladimir Putin so popular? He has harmed their economy. He has stifled the free press. He has destroyed the political opposition. We don't get it."

Visit Cuba, time travel in the Caribbean

Cuba has always been a curious place, a country wrapped in frozen layers of time and on the other end of an icy rift with the United States for more than half a century.

President Obama has pledged to close the detention facility for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, but a war resolution against the Islamic State could complicate his plans. (Associated Press)

On Gitmo, stick with the House

Approximately one year ago, President Obama released five senior Taliban leaders from detention at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, then held by the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan following his capture under then-unclear circumstances.