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New life amid the ruins of Mosul's maternity hospital

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MOSUL As yet unnamed twin babies lie in an incubator in a run-down room in Mosul’s main maternity hospital. Less than two weeks old, they are two of seven newborns crammed into a makeshift premature baby ward. | Video

Cuba says investigating 'incidents' concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana

WASHINGTON/HAVANA Cuba said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations by the United States that unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, after two Washington-based Cuban diplomats were expelled. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, U.S., World, Aug 10 2017

Cuban graffiti artists bring social critique to Havana's walls

HAVANA The graffiti of alien-like beings and balaclava-clad men appearing on Havana's dilapidated walls strikes a contrast with the upbeat political slogans and effigies of Cuban revolutionaries. | Video

Aug 09 2017

Cuba says private sector freeze will not last years

HAVANA The Cuban government said on Monday the freeze on new licenses for some private-sector occupations would not last years, in an attempt to reassure citizens worried about an apparent pause in the liberalization of the economy.

World, Aug 07 2017

Cuba denounces international plot to silence Venezuelan people

HAVANA Cuba praised on Monday the election in Venezuela of a new legislative superbody and denounced what it called an international plot to suppress the will of the Venezuelan people in the wake of U.S. sanctions on its key ally.

World, Jul 31 2017

Monday Morning Briefing

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday that he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition. In a written statement released ahead of his appearance before lawmakers in closed-door sessions, Kushner said his initial security clearance form had been submitted prematurely in error and had omitted all foreign contacts.

Russia, Japan, Jordan, Israel Jul 24 2017

U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

HAVANA/NEW YORK U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration.

Jul 23 2017

Cuba's Castro rebuts Trump at national assembly

HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's partial rollback of the U.S.-Cuban detente, saying it ignored broad public support for better relations and would satisfy only a few Cuban-American hard-liners.

World, Jul 14 2017

Canada apologizes to ex-Guantanamo inmate, admits role in abuse

OTTAWA Canada on Friday formally apologized to a Canadian man held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, for a decade and said it had reached a financial settlement with him, acknowledging officials had played a role in the abuse he suffered. | Video

World, Jul 07 2017

Colombian FARC leader Timochenko travels to Cuba for stroke treatment

BOGOTA Colombia's FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, has traveled to Cuba for treatment and to recover after suffering a stroke during the weekend.

World, Jul 04 2017
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South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

SEOUL North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action.