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US tourists “have nothing to fear” in Russia

On the new “tourist” map unveiled by the US State Department, Russia is among the countries to avoid for travel and placed in category 3, “Reconsider your project”. However, Americans’ interest in Russia is growing, according to representatives of the Russian tourism industry and US tourists come to Russia because they believe that here “there is nothing to fear”.

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Opposition candidate maintains he won Honduran elections

Honduran Presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla was due back in Honduras on Wednesday, after a trip to the United States to press his allegations of fraud in meetings with US State Department officials and the Washington-based Organization of American States.

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Sudan eyes economic revival as US lifts sanctions

Up until a few years ago, Sudanese engineer Ahmed Abdallah used to manage his family’s expenses on his $400 monthly salary but he has since had to take out loans to make ends meet. With the US State Department’s announcement Friday of an end to some of its toughest economic and trade sanctions on Sudan, Abdallah and his fellow Sudanese are looking forward to a brighter future.