Among Obama's foreign gifts: Cigars and rum from Raul Castro

2018-01-11 11:38

Cuban leader Raul Castro presented former US president Barack Obama, his family and a top aide with gifts, including cigars and rum, worth more than $2 000 in the final two years of his second term, according to federal documents posted online.

Cuba honours Fidel on anniversary

2017-11-24 15:01

Cuba is commemorating the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.

Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony

2016-12-04 18:52

Fidel Castro's ashes have been interred in a private ceremony, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.

'History will absolve me' - The life and times of Fidel Castro

2016-11-26 08:20

Friends and foes agree Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic and shrewd politicians of the 20th century, a consummate survivor and wily tactician.

Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

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Castro to meet Hollande in Paris

2016-01-18 19:08

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to meet his counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris, the French presidency says.

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.

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.

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.

Obama's Miami connections helped smooth path to meeting with Castro

2015-04-13 10:21

Barack Obama’s historic talks with Cuban President Raul Castro were the culmination of a long quest by the US president, a report says.


Raul Castro to step down as Cuba's president

2017-12-22 08:03

Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council.

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.

Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments after Fidel

2016-12-04 17:51

President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel who died last week.

Fidel Castro dies, aged 90

2016-11-26 07:41

Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

Awkward joint appearance for Castro, Obama

2016-03-22 08:55

Edging back from the podium during a joint press conference with Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro began to fidget with his headphones and look around the room quizzically.

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.

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.

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.

US, Cuba to meet on reopening embassies

2015-05-14 12:50

The US and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement.

Obama back home after landmark Castro talks

2015-04-12 10:11

US President Barack Obama has arrived home to Washington, hours after unprecedented face-to-face talks with Cuban President Raul Castro and a first meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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