For 23rd time, U.N. nations urge end to U.S. embargo on Cuba


UNITED NATION - The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd time to condemn the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, with many nations praising the island state for its response in fighting the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa. | Video

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.

Health, Africa, 22 Oct 2014

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

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

SURUC Turkey - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey.