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US embassy in Cuba 'under review'

2017-09-18 05:01

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington is considering the possibility of closing its embassy in Havana in the wake of a mysterious "sonic attack" that left several of its staff with brain injuries and hearing loss.

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

2017-09-10 07:22

Hurricane Irma toppled houses and a museum, flooded coastal cities and destroyed crops as it raked Cuba's northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far

Cuba opens 5-month transition likely to end Castro reign

2017-09-05 09:52

Cuba has begun a five-month political transition expected to end with Raul Castro's departure from the presidency, capping his family's near-total dominance of the political system for nearly 60 years.

Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device

2017-08-10 10:25

The two-year-old US diplomatic relationship with Cuba has been roiled by what US officials believe was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.

Trump stance a 'setback' in US-Cuba relations: Castro

2017-07-15 10:16

Cuba's president said Donald Trump's hardline stance towards the country was a "setback" in relations with the United States after ties were gradually restored in 2015.

Trump to roll back some of Obama's Cuban outreach

2017-06-14 14:15

US President Donald Trump has vowed to revisit all of his predecessor's diplomatic successes and failures, but is he ready to slam the door on Cuba?

Raul Castro's daughter: His successor may surprise Cubans

2017-05-04 13:56

One of the highest-profile members of Cuba's ruling family says the country could be surprised by the person who succeeds her father as president.

Cuban biologist raises 2 chimps in her Havana apartment

2017-04-06 17:34

While zoos in other countries may have specialised facilities for raising baby animals, in Cuba the job falls to Marta Llanes, a 62-year-old zoologist who has cared for 10 baby chimps in her Havana apartment since 1983.

A true communist worth remembering

2016-12-18 06:17

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EU, Cuba to normalise relations

2016-12-13 06:12

The EU and Cuba have signed a deal to normalise ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.

 

Irma: Gone but never to be forgotten

2017-09-14 12:43

The remnants of Hurricane Irma have largely dissipated over the eastern US, leaving behind a swathe of death and destruction across the Caribbean.

One million evacuated as Irma lashes Cuba

2017-09-08 22:45

Hurricane Irma's powerful winds have began whipping the east and centre of Cuba, where more than a million people have evacuated their homes as a precaution.

SA medical student in Cuba commits suicide

2017-08-16 19:43

A third-year South African student studying medicine in Cuba has committed suicide.

US officials in Havana suffered mystery symptoms, triggering row

2017-08-10 09:15

Washington has expelled two Cuban diplomats after a number of US embassy staff were forced to leave Havana because of unspecified medical symptoms that were first reported last year, the State Department says.

Trump restores some Cuba penalties

2017-06-16 22:47

President Donald Trump says he's restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba lifted as part of the Obama administration's detente.

Cuba's colour, tastes and sounds are 2017's latest trend!

2017-05-15 05:00

The tastes, sounds and sights that make Cuba a top travel destination!

Cuba military says plane crashes, 8 dead

2017-04-30 10:57

A Cuban military plane has reportedly crashed in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight people.

Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

2017-01-13 12:13

Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to US soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official says.

For Gitmo prisoners, questions loom as Trump era begins

2016-12-15 14:32

It's an uncertain time at the Guantanamo prison, with detainees wondering about their future as the military works to wind down the jail at Barack Obama's direction - while standing ready to keep it open or even expand it after Donald Trump takes off.

Castro's troubled legacy in the Horn of Africa: hero or villain?

2016-12-09 17:03

Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union, writes Martin Plaut.

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