World News | Reuters | Saturday August 29, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of petering out as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Wednesday August 26, 2015
Cuba's Yarisley Silva won the women's pole vault title at the world championships.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Tuesday August 25, 2015
Cuba's Denia Caballero won the women's discus title at the world championships on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 14, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry called today for "genuine democracy" in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years.
World News | Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Peter Baker, The New York Times | Friday August 14, 2015
Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 14, 2015
Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro celebrated his 89th birthday on Thursday with two of his country's closest leftist allies from Latin America, a day ahead of a historic visit by the U.S. secretary of state.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 13, 2015
John Kerry has a date with history. On Friday, he will become the first US secretary of state to visit Havana, capital of communist Cuba, since 1945.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 10, 2015
With tense bilateral ties recently renewed after five decades, and top US diplomat John Kerry due in Havana in days, Cuba arrested some 90 activists on Sunday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 4, 2015
Workers in Cuba have begun building the altar where Pope Francis will deliver mass during a landmark visit next month, placing it just to the left of a giant image of Che Guevara.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 3, 2015
Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels, now negotiating a peace deal in Havana, said Sunday they hope to meet with Pope Francis on his upcoming Cuba visit.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 1, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday urged Congress to end the longstanding U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, calling it a "failed policy" that had done little or nothing to foster change on the communist-ruled island.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 30, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on US lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 27, 2015
Cuba marked the anniversary of Fidel Castro's first armed uprising 62 years ago Sunday with calls for an end to the US embargo and the return of the US naval base at Guantanamo.
Sunday July 26, 2015
Sources said eight of the 16 Cuban players had deserted, while team member Roger Aguilera put the number at seven, just the latest in a rash of Cuban defections across several sports.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
The US Senate Appropriations Committee approved a slate of amendments on Thursday that open to the door to restoring open travel to Cuba, as well shipping and agricultural financing.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 24, 2015
A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday approved amendments that would end restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba and ease some trade barriers, advancing efforts to implement President Barack Obama's rapprochement with the communist island.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 23, 2015
The White House said on Wednesday it was in the final stages of drafting a plan to close the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the widely criticized detention centre for foreign terrorism suspects.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 21, 2015
At the US mission in Havana, there were few outward signs today of its new status as an American embassy and the epochal shift in relations with Cuba after a 54-year break.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 23, 2015
The United States and Cuba formally resumed diplomatic relations today, as the Cuban flag was raised at the US State Department in a historic gesture toward ending decades of hostility between the Cold War foes.
World News | Reuters | Monday July 20, 2015
The United States and Cuba quietly ushered in a new era of post-Cold War relations today, formally restoring diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago and re-establishing embassies in each other's capitals.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 18, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Washington on Monday, U.S. officials said, to mark the historic restoration of diplomatic ties between former Cold War foes severed more than five decades ago.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 17, 2015
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday kicked off an two day visit to Cuba aimed at relaunching full ties with Havana, against the backdrop of the thaw in US-Cuban relations.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 17, 2015
Cuba remains unconvinced the United States has stopped trying to remove the Communist Party from power despite a public pledge from President Barack Obama disowning "regime change," a Cuban foreign ministry official said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 16, 2015
Cuban President Raul Castro asked his US counterpart Barack Obama Wednesday to use his executive powers to "dismantle" the economic embargo placed on his island nation.