Cuba on edge as drought worsens

2015-08-18 09:24

Cuba has put its civil defense system on alert due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture.

Cuba ready to discuss 'any issue' with US: Minister

2015-08-14 21:02

Cuba is ready to discuss any issue with the United States, including human rights, its foreign minister has told his US counterpart John Kerry, as the latter made a historic visit to the island.

Three ex-Marines to make history in Cuba

2015-08-13 19:25

Three ex-Marines who lowered the US flag at the American embassy in Cuba in 1961, will be back with Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the Stars and Stripes once again.

Cuban crocodiles hatch in US zoo

2015-08-13 08:13

Five endangered Cuban crocodiles have hatched at the US's National Zoo.

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.


Cuba on edge as drought worsens

2015-08-17 20:01

Cuba has put its civil defence system on alert due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture.

Stars and Stripes raised in Cuba

2015-08-14 17:55

The Stars and Stripes has risen over the newly opened US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, for the first time in 54 years.

Castro to Obama: You owe us millions

2015-08-13 16:52

Fidel Castro has marked his 89th birthday by insisting the United States owes Cuba "many millions of dollars" because of the half-century-old American trade embargo.

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.

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