What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A historic meeting:

Ahead of his meeting with the Cuban leader, President Obama told ABC News: “Change is going to happen [in Cuba] and I think that [President] Raul Castro understands that.”

A guilt verdict at the ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader and once a vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was found guilty today of two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder, rape, and pillaging) committed in 2002 and 2003. Bemba is expected to appeal the decision, which the BBC reported was the first time the International Criminal Court focused on sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Hillary Clinton addresses pro-Israel group: The Democratic front-runner, in comments to AIPAC, called Israel’s security “nonnegotiable.” She also faulted Donald Trump, who leads the the Republican field, as an unreliable ally of the Jewish state. Trump will address AIPAC this evening.

News from the morning here