Awkward joint appearance for Castro, Obama

2016-03-22 08:55

Edging back from the podium during a joint press conference with Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro began to fidget with his headphones and look around the room quizzically.

Castro says US must return Gitmo to Cuba

2015-09-29 16:09

Cuba and the United States can normalise ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo US naval base to Cuban control.

New era as Cuba raises flag at US embassy

2015-07-20 17:31

The Cuban flag has been raised at the embassy in Washington marking the start of a new post-Cold War era in relations.

Cuba parliament meets, live-tweets session for 1st time

2015-07-15 18:30

Cuba's National Assembly has met in Havana and live-tweeted the proceedings for the first time.

US, Cuba to meet on reopening embassies

2015-05-14 12:50

The US and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement.

Obama back home after landmark Castro talks

2015-04-12 10:11

US President Barack Obama has arrived home to Washington, hours after unprecedented face-to-face talks with Cuban President Raul Castro and a first meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Obama, Castro vow new future for US and Cuba

2015-04-11 20:30

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have vowed to pursue a new future for US-Cuba ties, in a stunning reversal over 50 years of animosity between the two countries.

Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties

2015-04-10 11:06

As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather in Panama, all eyes will be on two presidents: Barack Obama and Raul Castro, as the US and Cuba seek to restore ties they abandoned decades ago.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

2015-04-10 05:38

President Barack Obama has moved closer to removing a major hurdle in the US-Cuba diplomatic thaw, as a lawmaker indicated he could take Havana off a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Obama, Castro to break ice in person

2015-04-08 23:19

US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations.


Castro to meet Hollande in Paris

2016-01-18 19:08

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to meet his counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris, the French presidency says.

Castro, Obama speak on phone ahead of pope's visit

2015-09-19 09:19

Presidents Raul Castro of Cuba and Barack Obama of the US have spoken on the phone, just a few hours ahead of Pope Francis' arrival in Havana for a trip that will also bring him to the United States.

Raul Castro eyes 'new stage' for US-Cuba as ties to resume

2015-07-16 12:04

Raul Castro says Cuba and the US are entering a new era as the countries prepare to restart diplomatic relations next week.

US removes Cuba from terror blacklist

2015-05-29 22:00

The United States has removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalizing ties.

Obama's Miami connections helped smooth path to meeting with Castro

2015-04-13 10:21

Barack Obama’s historic talks with Cuban President Raul Castro were the culmination of a long quest by the US president, a report says.

US, Cuba turn page from past towards future

2015-04-12 07:39

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have set the stage for a return to normalised relations after more than 50 years of enmity. But Latin America's open wounds have not yet completely healed.

Obama, Castro to hold historic talks

2015-04-10 22:12

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro are expected to hold talks raising the prospect of the first substantive meeting between an American and Cuban leader in more than five decades.

Obama, Castro to meet in Panama

2015-04-10 07:35

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have arrived in Panama for the start of the Summit of the Americas.

Obama has more Cuban fans than Castro - survey

2015-04-09 08:23

In the first poll of Cubans in their country since the US and Cuba moved toward closer ties, President Barack Obama was more popular than the Castro brothers, a survey has found.

Fidel Castro appears in public for first time in over a year

2015-04-04 16:42

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, 88, has appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans.

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