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Camila Cabello comes out on top at MTV Europe Music Awards


BILBAO, Spain Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was the top winner at the MTV Europe Music awards on Sunday night, with "Best Song," "Best Artist," "Best Video" and "Best U.S. Act" in a show that featured a stellar performance from Janet Jackson. | Video

Brazil's Bolsonaro threatens to cut diplomatic ties with Cuba

BRASILIA Brazilian far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said there was no point maintaining diplomatic relations with Cuba because it trampled on human rights and there was no business to be done with the communist-run island.

World, Brazil Nov 02 2018

Russia close to granting Cuba 38 million euro loan to buy arms

MOSCOW Russia is close to agreeing a 38-million-euro loan to Cuba to help it buy Russian-made arms, a deputy finance minister said on Friday, after President Vladimir Putin met Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Moscow. | Video

World, Russia Nov 02 2018

U.N. urges end to U.S. embargo on Cuba, U.S. raises rights concerns

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted its 27th annual resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba after a failed bid by Washington to amend the text to push Cuba to improve its human rights record.

World, United Nations Nov 01 2018

Trump's Venezuela and Cuba policy in focus in Bolton speech in Florida

WASHINGTON The White House is expected to give details about U.S. President Donald Trump's Venezuela and Cuba policy on Thursday when national security adviser John Bolton travels to Miami to give an address on Latin America.

World, U.S., United Nations Oct 31 2018

U.S. presence at Cuba trade fair dwindles given Trump hostility

HAVANA A yellow excavator, forklift and other heavy equipment made by U.S. firm Caterpillar gleam outside Cuba's annual trade fair, reflecting once-bright hopes for increased U.S.-Cuban commerce fanned by the 2014 detente between the old Cold War foes.

Oct 30 2018

Cuba says United States pursues 'path of confrontation'

HAVANA Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday the United States was on a path of confrontation amid signs Washington will further tighten decades-old sanctions on the Communist-run island.

World, United Nations Oct 24 2018

Cuba president to visit Russia, China, North Korea in November

HAVANA Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit Russia and Communist-run allies China, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos in early November on his first tour abroad, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday.

Cuba fund first to be listed on London exchange

HAVANA CEIBA Investments, a fund that owns stakes in hotels and commercial property across Cuba, said on Monday it raised $39 million on its first day of trading on the London Stock Exchange and will use the money to expand its business on the island.

Oct 22 2018

At U.N., Cuban diplomats shout down U.S. event on political prisoners

UNITED NATIONS Protesting Cuban and Bolivian diplomats shouted, chanted and banged their hands on desks at the United Nations on Tuesday to drown out the launch of a U.S. campaign on the plight of Cuban political prisoners.

World, United Nations Oct 16 2018

Pence decries violence against Rohingya in open remarks to Suu Kyi

SINGAPORE U.S. Vice President Mike Pence criticized Myanmar's military for the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in a meeting with the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, and said he was keen to hear that those responsible for the violence would be held accountable.