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Cuba passes law to prevent Fidel Castro personality cult

Cuba's parliament has passed a law that no streets or parks will be named after late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in accordance with his final wish to prevent a personality cult.

Cuba starts pilot project for private internet use

Cuba will allow internet connections in private households for the first time, the state telephone company announced Monday.

Mourning, celebration after death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro

World leaders as well as Cubans at home and abroad reacted with sadness and celebration Saturday to the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro, the man who challenged the US on its doorstep

Fidel Castro remained a major force in Cuban politics even after ill health forced him out of office. He inspired loyalty in his fans and fear in his detractors.

Fidel Castro - leader of Cuba's revolution - dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and the leader of the country's communist revolution, has died at the age of 90, his brother and successor Raul Castro announced on state television overnight...

Cuba grants pardon to 787 prisoners at the request of Pope Francis

Cuba is to grant pardons to 787 prisoners in response to a call from Roman Catholic Pope Francis regarding the Holy Year of Mercy, the official Cuban Communist Party daily Granma said on its front...

Agreement reached on revised Colombia peace deal

The Colombian government and the FARC rebels have reached agreement on a revised peace deal, the two sides announced in Havana Saturday following days of intense discussions.

Colombia, rebels ink ceasefire: "May this be the last day of the war"

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group took a final step toward peace in their decades-long conflict Thursday, signing a cease-fire agreement at...

Ceasefire marks "last day of the war" for Colombia and FARC rebels

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group on Wednesday announced a bilateral ceasefire, negotiators in the Cuban capital Havana said, in what...

FARC rebels, Colombia government announce ceasefire agreement

The Colombian government and FARC rebels announced Wednesday a bilateral ceasefire in a historic deal that marks a critical step toward the signing of an overall peace agreement.

First US cruise ship in decades docks in Cuba

A US cruise ship docked Monday in Cuba for the first time in decades after the US loosened travel restrictions amid a broader rapprochement between the neighbours.

Fidel Castro blasts Obama's Cuba visit

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro spoke critically Monday of US President Barack Obama's historic trip to communist Cuba last week in his first comments about the groundbreaking visit.

Only rock and roll? Rolling Stones make history at Havana concert

It's been a big week for Cuba. First US President Barack Obama makes a historic visit, then the Rolling Stones play a gig in Havana that Cuban rock 'n' rollers thought they'd never see. Mick...

Rolling Stones rock communist Cuba

British rock legends the Rolling Stones performed in Havana Friday evening, their first concert in the communist country.

Obama: US will do "whatever is necessary" to support Belgium

US President Barack Obama vows the US will do "whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium," in the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels.