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Sonic attack on US diplomats? Cubans don't believe it

2017-10-14 07:23

A bizarre string of attacks on diplomats in Havana has sent US relations with Cuba to their lowest level in decades.

Cubans pay tribute to 'Che' on anniversary of his death

2017-10-08 22:58

Tens of thousands of Cubans have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the death of Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

Cuba, Bolivia, remembering 'Che' 50 years after death

2017-10-02 09:24

A half-century after his death, Ernesto "Che" Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967.

US halves Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious 'attacks'

2017-09-30 13:27

The US is withdrawing more than half the personnel from its embassy in Cuba in response to mysterious attacks that have sickened diplomatic staffers, in a new blow to fragile relations between the former Cold War foes.

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?

 

Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

2017-10-13 17:43

The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some US embassy workers heard in Havana as they were attacked by what investigators initially believed was a sonic weapon.

Ties threatened: US to ask Cuba to cut most of its diplomats

2017-10-03 17:04

US officials say the Trump administration will ask Cuba to withdraw 60% of its diplomats from Washington.

US staff health attack baffles Cuba

2017-10-01 06:00

The US cut its diplomatic presence in Cuba by more than half and warned its citizens not to visit because of mysterious “attacks” that have caused hearing loss, dizziness and fatigue in embassy personnel.

Cuba sonic mystery deepens after fruitless probes

2017-09-28 11:18

Months of investigations into so-called "sonic attacks" on American diplomats in Cuba, which have soured Washington-Havana relations for most of the past year, have turned up nothing.

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!

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