Cuba

Colombia frees Chinese ship caught carrying weapons illegally

BOGOTA - Colombia has authorized a Chinese ship to set sail after it was caught carrying 100 tonnes of explosives to Cuba illegally, the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday, though it continues to hold the vessel's captain pending a criminal investigation.

U.S. cancer institute, software firm reach deals in Cuba

HAVANA - A U.S. cancer research center and a software company reached agreements with Cuban partners during a two-day trade mission to Cuba led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the first trip of its kind since the rapprochement between Washington and Havana.

Health, 21 Apr 2015

In Cuba, New York Governor Cuomo seeks to open doors to trade

HAVANA - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met senior Cuban officials in Havana on Monday as the head of a high-powered business delegation looking to take advantage of President Barack Obama's easing of restrictions with the Communist-led island. | Video

Politics, 21 Apr 2015

In Cuba, New York Governor Cuomo seeks to open doors to trade

HAVANA - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met senior Cuban officials in Havana on Monday as the head of a high-powered business delegation looking to take advantage of President Barack Obama's easing of restrictions with the Communist-led island.

Politics, 20 Apr 2015

Two Cubans lose bids to become first opponents elected to office

HAVANA - Two Cuban dissidents on Sunday lost attempts to become the first openly declared political opponents to win election in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, each failing in races for Havana municipal assemblies. | Video

World, 20 Apr 2015

Cuba gave U.S. assurances it will not support terrorism in future: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON - The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the future, senior U.S. officials said.

Politics 14 Apr 2015

Cuba gave U.S. assurances it will not support terrorism in future: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON - The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the future, senior U.S. officials said.

Politics, 14 Apr 2015

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

MIAMI - Barack Obama's historic talks with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday were the culmination of a long quest by the U.S. president that included meetings with moderate Cuban-Americans frustrated with the hardliners in their own community who refused to engage Havana.

World, 12 Apr 2015

U.S. and Cuba: from Cold War hostilities to a historic meeting

- U.S. President Barack Obama held talks with Cuban President Raul Castro during a regional summit in Panama on Saturday, the first meeting between the leaders of the two countries for more than 50 years and a landmark encounter as the two countries move to set aside decades of Cold War hostility.

World, 11 Apr 2015

U.S. business leader optimistic on lifting Cuban embargo

PANAMA CITY - One of the most influential pro-business lobbyists in Washington said on Wednesday he is optimistic the U.S. Congress might lift the trade embargo against Cuba before the next presidential election in 2016.

Politics, 09 Apr 2015
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Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,300, some in Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,300 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu. | Video