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U.N. provides Cuba with food aid after Irma rips up coast


HAVANA The United Nations' World Food Programme said on Saturday it was launching a $5.7 million operation in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 people in areas most affected by Hurricane Irma.

U.S. lawmakers want retaliation for sonic attacks in Cuba

WASHINGTON/HAVANA Five Republican senators called on Friday for Washington to retaliate for an alleged sonic attack, inaudible to some human ears, on U.S. personnel in Cuba by expelling Cuban diplomats and possibly closing the U.S. embassy in Havana.

Politics, Election 2016, Sep 15 2017

Samsung enters autonomous driving race with new business, funding

FRANKFURT South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to become a major player in autonomous driving, building on its recent $8 billion acquisition of audio and auto parts supplier Harman and its pole position in mobile communications markets.

Irma shakes Havana's deadly crumbling buildings

HAVANA Roydis Valdés' dilapidated home on Animas Street in the densely packed center of Old Havana had been declared uninhabitable by Cuba's Communist authorities years ago, his neighbors said.

World, Sep 14 2017

Toll of U.S. staff hurt in mysterious Cuba incidents now 21: official

WASHINGTON U.S. officials are aggressively investigating what caused symptoms ranging from hearing loss to mild brain injury in 21 people linked to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, a State Department official said on Thursday.

World, Sep 14 2017

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

HAVANA President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the Caribbean nation in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 10 people during a devastating three-day rampage along the length of the island.

Caribbean faces hard road to recovery after Irma's ravages

VARADERO, Cuba From Cuba to Antigua, Caribbean islanders began counting the cost of Hurricane Irma on Sunday after the brutal storm left a trail of death, destruction and chaos from which the tourist-dependent region could take years to recover. | Video

After Irma, tourists party and Cubans take a dip in flooded streets

VARADERO, Cuba In the wake of Hurricane Irma, foreign tourists partied in the coastal resort of Varadero and some Cubans swam in the flooded streets of central Havana, both glad that the deadly storm's damage to the island of 11 million people had not been worse.

Cuban dissidents in electoral challenge as Castro era nears end

HAVANA Opponents of the Cuban government are putting forward an unprecedented number of candidates for municipal elections in late October, the first step in a process to select a new president after nearly 60 years of the Castro brothers' rule.

World, Sep 07 2017

Canada says not assuming Cuba was behind acoustic incidents

OTTAWA/HAVANA Canada is not automatically assuming that Cuba was behind an alleged "acoustic attack" against U.S. and Canadian personnel in Havana and has no plans to expel Cuban diplomats, an official said on Friday.

World, Aug 25 2017

Iran says it does not expect U.S. to leave nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism. | Video