As reported by Yahoo, the Kremlin on Monday commented on U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba, saying it was in Russia's interests for Havana, its long-time ally, to have good relations with the United States.

"Decades of friendly partner-like relations link Russia and Cuba," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a teleconference with reporters. "We are interested in Cuba, which is friendly to us, maintaining good relations with all its neighbors and above all with the United States."

Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Cold War foes.

As reported by BBC, after the most tumultuous week in Brazilian politics since the return of democracy to South America's biggest country, it is impossible to predict with any degree of confidence whether the government of President Dilma Rousseff will survive.

The latest indicator of public opinion, released on Sunday by the respected Datafolha institute (in Portuguese), shows that 68% of Brazilians support the impeachment of President Rousseff. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the case against the under fire leader, that figure "feels" about right and Ms Rousseff is on the ropes, in the political equivalent of a bare-knuckle fight for her survival.

But perhaps the biggest threat to Brazil's future as a country with genuine freedom of opportunity is if the anti-corruption investigations are quietly watered-down or even suspended.

In such an eventuality the only winners would be the same political and business elites who have ruled this country for decades.

As reported by WashingtonPost, Donald Trump put $6.9 million more of his personal money into his presidential campaign in February, significantly increasing his investment as he began racking up wins in the Republican presidential primary contest, new filings show.

Since he began his White House bid last year, the billionaire real estate developer has lent or given his campaign nearly $25 million, according to Federal Election Commission reports. Although he maintains that he is self-funding the effort, his supporters have contributed $9.5 million, including $2 million in February.

As Trump barreled through Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, he raced through nearly $9.5 million, largely on media buys ($3.46 million), printing and design services ($1.1 million) and event production ($587,000). 

Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to step into Donald Trump's shoes as host of Celebrity Apprentice, but he draws the line when talking about the GOP candidate's politics, according to HollywoodReporter

The former governor of California walked out of an interview with Australia's Weekend Sunrise on Saturday after host Angela Cox asked him about Trump's presidential campaign. 

Schwarzenegger, in Australia to promote his branded fitness events, including Arnold World Strongman Championships, recently endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich in a series of social media posts before joining the candidate at a rally in Columbus, Ohio. 

“This is an interview that I only do about fitness and health, not about politics or my relationships,” he told her before walking out of the interview. 

According to Yahoo, dozens of United Nations international staffers pulled out of their Western Sahara mission on Sunday after Morocco demanded they leave because of Ban Ki-Moon's remarks about the disputed territory, Morocco's state news agency and a source said.

MAP state news agency said a "significant number" of U.N. staffers had left Laayoune airport in U.N. aircraft and commercial flights to Las Palmas in Spain. The source said 73 U.N. staffers had left, 10 would leave in the afternoon and one would remain for now.

Rabat accused Ban earlier this month of no longer being neutral in the Western Sahara dispute. Morocco said he used the word "occupation" to describe its annexation of the region at the centre of a struggle since 1975, when Morocco took over from colonial power Spain.


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