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Cruise line Carnival seeks dismissal of U.S. lawsuits over Cuba docks

May 31 2019

HAVANA Cruise line Carnival Corp is asking a U.S. court to dismiss lawsuits that claim the company profited from confiscated Cuban property, the first such cases brought since the Trump administration made them possible this month.

Cuba to ration more products due to economic crisis, U.S. sanctions

May 10 2019

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba said on Friday it would control more the sales of certain foodstuff and hygiene products, including adding some back to the ration card, due to shortages that it blamed partly on the tightening of the U.S. trade embargo.

Cubans dismayed Canada halting visa processing in Havana

May 09 2019

HAVANA Cubans were dismayed on Thursday to learn Canada's embassy in Havana was no longer processing visa applications due to staffing cutbacks over unexplained health incidents among Canadian and U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital.

Foreign businesses at Cuba tourism fair defy new Trump sanctions

May 08 2019

HAVANA Foreign companies operating in Cuba's tourism sector said at an industry fair this week they would continue investing in the Caribbean's largest island despite new U.S. sanctions designed to choke its already beleaguered economy.

Carnival first company sued for profiting from expropriated Cuban property

May 02 2019

HAVANA Carnival Corp on Thursday became the first company sued for profiting from expropriated Cuban property as the Trump administration piles new sanctions on the Communist-run nation for supporting Venezuela's embattled government.

Cubans protest U.S. sanctions as Trump raises pressure on Venezuela

May 01 2019

HAVANA Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and U.S. efforts to topple the government of socialist ally Venezuela.

Cuba dubs Bolton 'pathological liar' over Venezuela troops charge

Apr 25 2019

HAVANA Cuba branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a "pathological liar" on Thursday for his allegation that it has troops stationed in ally Venezuela and said the latest U.S. sanctions would further hurt but not vanquish the Cuban people.

Hemingway center opens in Cuba to preserve writer's work

Mar 31 2019

SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA, Cuba A restoration center to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway opened in Cuba on Saturday, highlighting an area of cooperation with the United States even as bilateral ties between the old Cold War foes have chilled again.

Prince Charles mixes mojitos, grinds sugar cane on last day of Cuba trip

Mar 27 2019

HAVANA His wife may have had some initial reservations about Cuban cuisine, but Prince Charles was so enchanted that he asked for some black bean croquettes to take away with him at a tasting session during the British royals' historic trip to Communist-run Cuba.

Cubans overwhelmingly ratify new socialist constitution

Feb 25 2019

HAVANA Cubans have overwhelmingly ratified a new constitution that enshrines the one-party socialist system as irrevocable while instituting modest economic and social changes, according to the national electoral commission.

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Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.