Cuba

U.S., Cuba hold first formal talks on human rights

WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba met on Tuesday to discuss how they intend to treat future dialogue on the thorny issue of human rights as the countries move toward restoring diplomatic ties.

Cuba aims to ramp up Internet access: U.S. State Department official

- Cuba, a few decades late to the Internet era, is committed to getting the web into 50 percent of its households by 2020, as well as achieving 60 percent mobile phone access, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Monday.

World, Tech, United Nations 30 Mar 2015

Russian foreign minister praises new U.S.-Cuba relations

HAVANA - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov praised the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations on Tuesday during a six-hour stop in Havana, his first visit here since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic ties.

World, Russia 24 Mar 2015

U.S. removes dead Cubans, sunken ships from sanctions list

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States removed 45 companies and individuals from a Cuba sanctions blacklist on Tuesday, most of them dead people, defunct companies or sunken ships.

World, 24 Mar 2015

Sun, surf and business in Miami's South Beach

NEW YORK - Born to a Cuban mother, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson spent summers in Miami, Florida, while growing up, speaking fluent Spanish and returning often as an adult.

Money, 20 Mar 2015

Latest Cuba-U.S. talks on diplomatic ties end after one day

HAVANA - The latest talks between Cuba and the United States on restoring diplomatic relations concluded after one day, Cuba said on Tuesday without disclosing what may have been agreed.

Politics, World, 17 Mar 2015

Cuba, U.S. renew talks while differing over Venezuela

HAVANA - Cuba and the United States renewed talks on restoring diplomatic relations on Monday, this time amid secrecy and with the longtime adversaries differing sharply over Venezuela, Cuba's closest ally.

Cuba, U.S. renew talks while differing over Venezuela

HAVANA - Cuba and the United States renewed talks on restoring diplomatic relations on Monday, this time amid secrecy and with the longtime adversaries differing sharply over Venezuela, Cuba's closest ally.

EU plans high-level visit to Cuba as ties with West warm

BRUSSELS - The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, is to visit Cuba this month in the latest sign of warming relations between the Communist-ruled island and the West.

World, 14 Mar 2015

Cuban dissident leader survives challenge, says group stronger

HAVANA - The leader of Cuba's Ladies in White declared the prominent dissident group stronger on Wednesday after she survived a leadership challenge from disgruntled followers who accused her of abusing her authority.

World, 11 Mar 2015
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U.S. says ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal if needed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The United States said it was prepared to work past a midnight deadline into Wednesday if progress was being made towards clinching a preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and global powers. | Video