Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

2015-07-27 21:10

Despite criticism from Congress, Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

US lawmakers seek to change Cuba travel rules

2015-07-24 09:34

A US Senate committee has approved amendments that would end restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba and ease some trade barriers.

Poll: Majority of Americans favour diplomatic ties with Cuba

2015-07-21 14:29

Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the US should have diplomatic ties with Cuba, but they're not sure how far to go in lifting sanctions, according to a poll.

US, Cuba restore ties, open embassies after 54 years

2015-07-20 08:12

Cuba and the United States have formally renewed diplomatic ties, as embassies reopened in their respective capitals, a powerful move toward burying decades of enmity between the Cold War foes.

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.

Fidel Castro seen in rare public outing

2015-07-05 10:30

Cuban state television has broadcast images of former president Fidel Castro meeting cheese experts during a rare trip outside his Havana home.

Obama to unveil deal with Cuba to reopen embassies

2015-07-01 16:09

President Barack Obama will unveil a breakthrough deal with Cuba to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, officials say, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold war enmity.

Mandela was our hero and inspiration - Cuban Five

2015-06-30 15:23

Cuban Five member Antonio Guerrero says it was a picture of late president Nelson Mandela that motivated them not to give up during their imprisonment in the United States.

Castro's son puts brakes on venture capitalist

2015-06-08 18:25

Communist Cuba's newfound interest in foreign capital has its limits, as Philippe Pouletty found out.

Obama makes a surprise visit to a Cuban community church

2015-05-29 09:05

President Barack Obama has paid a surprise visit to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles, amid moves by Washington and Havana to normalise ties after five decades of enmity.


Cuba won respect of US - Elian Gonzalez

2015-07-25 19:28

Cuba has won the respect of Washington, says Elian Gonzalez, who 15 years ago was at the centre of a tug-of-war symbolising tense ties between the two countries.

White House finalising plan to close Guantanamo prison

2015-07-23 12:05

The White House is in the 'final stages' of drafting a plan to close the contentious Guantanamo Bay prison and will submit it for review by lawmakers, spokesperson Josh Earnest says.

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.

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.

Europeans rush to seek Cuba deals

2015-07-10 19:21

European officials and businesses are visiting Cuba in masses, attracted by its market-oriented reforms and hastened by Havana's improved relations with the US.

Obama hails 'new chapter' with Cuba

2015-07-01 18:10

President Barack Obama has announced that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

ANC to give Cuban Five a hero's welcome in Bloemfontein

2015-06-30 18:36

Free State Premier Ace Magashule will welcome the Cuban Five at the ANC headquarters in Bloemfontein.

Cuba to create first public Wi-Fi service

2015-06-19 08:32

Cuba plans to beam Wi-Fi signals at 35 public spaces in the first such offering for the population at large.

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.

US lawmakers in Havana hopeful on lifting Cuba sanctions

2015-05-28 07:27

As Cuba and the United States work on thawing ties, a group of US lawmakers have voiced optimism in Havana that the US economic embargo against Cuba could be lifted.

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