Cuban doctors, nurses land in Liberia to fight Ebola alongside U.S.


MONROVIA - A team of Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Liberia on Wednesday to help to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on record alongside a U.S. military mission deploying in the West Africa country.

Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola

HAVANA - Cuban doctors and nurses departing for West Africa to combat Ebola consider themselves lucky. Among the 15,000 who volunteered, they are among only 256 who have been chosen for the job.

Health, 21 Oct 2014

Massage and mooo-d music soothe Vietnam beef cake beauty contestants

MOC CHAU Vietnam - This year's winner of the Moc Chau beauty contest has an American father while her mother is of Dutch and Cuban heritage. She's also pregnant, which is fine with the judges since contestant 1386 is a four-year-old cow.

21 Oct 2014

World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face 'pandemic': Cuba's Castro

HAVANA - The world must confront Ebola in West Africa to prevent what could become one of the worst pandemics in human history, Cuban President Raul Castro said on Monday.

Health, 20 Oct 2014

Cubans, U.S. troops could work side-by-side in Ebola fight

HAVANA - Cuban doctors and U.S. military personnel could work side-by-side in West Africa as part of international efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, possibly leading to improved bilateral relations, a top Cuban health official said on Friday.

Politics, U.S., Health, Africa 17 Oct 2014

Billionaire Mark Cuban says he is buying Netflix shares

- Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, is buying Netflix Inc shares because he considers the video streaming company to be an acquisition target.

Deals, 17 Oct 2014

Authors see chance for breakthrough in U.S.-Cuba relations

HAVANA - The authors of a new book detailing 55 years of informal communications between the United States and Cuba see a rare opportunity to normalize relations, provided President Barack Obama wants to seize the moment.

World, 13 Oct 2014

Colombia says FARC rebel chief traveled twice to Cuba for peace talks

BOGOTA - Colombian FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono has traveled to Cuba twice to meet with his negotiating team as part of peace talks to end to five decades of war, the government said on Friday.

World, Venezuela 10 Oct 2014

White House denies considering executive action to close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday denied a report that President Barack Obama is putting together options for executive action to close the controversial U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in defiance of congressional wishes.

Politics, 10 Oct 2014

Cuban children train for circus, and a future

HAVANA - Inside an abandoned movie theater on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus.

10 Oct 2014

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.