Cuba

Ebola summit in Cuba seeks to unify prevention strategies

HAVANA - Cuba and its closest allies from Latin America and the Caribbean meet in Havana on Monday to set plans for protecting their countries from Ebola and seek ways to help West Africa.

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

Cuban children train for circus, and a future

HAVANA - Inside an abandoned movie theater on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus.

10 Oct 2014

Colombia says rebel chief has been to Cuba for peace talks

BOGOTA - Colombian guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono has made secret government-authorized trips to Cuba several times in the last year to meet with his team of negotiators as part of peace talks to end 50 years of civil war, Colombian officials said on Thursday.

World, Venezuela 09 Oct 2014

Colombia says rebel chief has been to Cuba for peace talks

BOGOTA - Colombian guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono has traveled secretly to Cuba several times in the last year to meet with his team of negotiators as part of peace talks to end 50 years of civil war, Colombian officials said on Thursday.

World, Venezuela 09 Oct 2014

Cuban migrants drank own blood, urine, adrift at sea for 23 days

MIAMI - A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for three weeks without food or water, according to survivors who reached the United States this week.

World, U.S. 05 Oct 2014
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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault.