Cuba

Cuban migrants head back to sea as relatives pray in the U.S.

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GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands - Sixteen Cuban migrants who sought refuge in Grand Cayman have resumed their voyage in a small, homemade aluminum boat after local officials turned them away, citing a migration agreement with Cuba.

Cuban migrants head back to sea after being turned away in Caymans

GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands - Sixteen Cuban migrants who sought refuge in Grand Cayman have resumed their voyage in a small, homemade aluminum boat after local officials turned them away, citing a migration agreement with Cuba.

World, 29 Aug 2014

Cuban migrant boat turned away from Caymans despite rough seas

GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands - A small, homemade aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban migrants sought refuge from rough seas in Grand Cayman on Thursday but local officials prevented a landing, citing a migration agreement with Cuba.

World, 28 Aug 2014

Beyonce and Jay-Z's 2013 Cuba trip no violation of U.S. embargo

MIAMI - American music industry power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z did not violate U.S. sanctions on Cuba by traveling to the communist-ruled island last year, a U.S. government review has found.

Entertainment, 21 Aug 2014

After offshore oil failure, Cuba shifts energy focus

HAVANA - Cuba has shifted its focus away from offshore oil, concentrating on renewable energy and improving output from onshore wells due to a lack of interest by foreign companies for further deepwater exploration, sources close to the industry say.

11 Aug 2014

U.S. blacklists North Korea shipping firms over arms shipments

WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two North Korean shipping firms that it said tried to conceal arms shipments from Cuba to North Korea, following a similar move by the United Nations.

Fidel Castro blames Ukrainian government for taking down plane

HAVANA - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro blamed the "warmonger" government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for shooting down a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine.

Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba

- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied reports that Russia plans to reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba from which it once spied on the United States.

World, Russia 17 Jul 2014

Russia set to reopen Soviet-era spy post on Cuba: source

MOSCOW - Russia has reached a provisional agreement with Cuba to reopen a big Soviet-era base on the Caribbean island from which it once spied in the United States, a Russian security source said on Wednesday.

World, Russia, 16 Jul 2014

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

HAVANA - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

World, Russia, 11 Jul 2014
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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'open aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video