Obama, Raul Castro sit down for first time since relations resumed

2015-09-29 19:15

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have had their first face-to-face talks since their nations resumed diplomatic relations in July.

Pope Francis leaves Cuba for US

2015-09-22 18:55

Pope Francis has left Cuba for the United States on a trip that symbolises his efforts to secure an improvement in ties between the two neighbours.

Pilgrims hope pope will help close Gitmo

2015-09-21 22:23

Cubans from Guantanamo province say they hope Pope Francis's visit to Cuba will help bring an end to the US naval base and the Gitmo detention centre.

Pope calls on Cubans to 'serve' without ideology

2015-09-20 18:59

Cubans must 'serve others, not be served by others,' Pope Francis has said in a mass on Havana's Revolution Square, urging them to reject ideology.

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.

Cuba pardons more than 3 500 prisoners ahead of pope's visit

2015-09-12 07:27

Cuba has pardoned 3 522 prisoners, one week ahead of a historic visit to the island by Pope Francis.

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


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.

Pope to Cuba: Be willing to change

2015-09-22 11:49

Pope Francis has marked the anniversary of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle message to Cubans at a delicate point in their own history: Overcome ideological preconceptions and be willing to change.

Francis meets Fidel

2015-09-20 21:46

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square and met with former leader Fidel Castro.

Starbucks? OK. Lattes? No! Cuba business rules still complex

2015-09-20 13:20

The US tore down barriers to US companies doing business on the Communist-ruled island just south of Miami, but plenty of regulatory and legal roadblocks remain.

Cuba detains dissidents ahead of Pope Francis visit

2015-09-14 14:32

Cuban police have detained at least 50 people after a predominantly Roman Catholic dissident group led a march in Havana, less than a week before Pope Francis visits the communist-ruled country.

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.

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