On Sunday, voters in Panama upset the predictions of pollsters by electing dissident Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, of the Panameñista Party, as their new president.
Beginning in 1982 the list has included Cuba as a "State Sponsor of Terrorism." Others this year are Iran, Sudan, and Syria.
While not seen as an environmental issue at the time, nuclear weapons pose the single biggest threat to the Earth's environment, scientists warned in 2006.
Twitter carried pictures of protesting Asian workers and news reports said the Obama-Abe bargaining in Japan would probably not result in approval of the trade pact.
The problem is that there was no involvement of disaffected elements from primarily Russian-speaking communities in Eastern Ukraine in the talks that led to the announcement.
This election is largely a contest of powerful business tycoons who made their fortunes out of the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the privatization of state enterprises that followed.
He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.
Rwanda was almost exclusively seen in terms of a grand narrative of African catastrophe.
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist-inclined government have been in the streets and causing disturbances since earlier February.
The U.S. and its allies may rail against the referendum in the Crimea; Scots will consider a very similar one on September 18, and Catalans would like to do the same.