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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...

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. A pilot project including 2,000...

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. Castro,...

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

Fidel Castro was one of the key figures intwentieth century Latin America, at once the object of praise andcriticism during his iron-fisted transformation of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Havana (dpa) - The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group on Wednesday announced a bilateral ceasefire...

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...

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...

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...

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

At 72, Mick Jagger is only 12 years younger than Cuban President Raul Castro. The Rolling Stones hit the scene not long after the start of the Cuban...

Rolling Stones rock communist Cuba

British rock legends the Rolling Stones performed in Havana Friday evening, their first concert in the communist country. The free gig at the Ciudad...

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."We...

Obama, Castro talk US-Cuban trade embargo, human rights

US President Barack Obama declared a "new day" between the United States and Cuba following talks with Cuban President Raul Castro at which the Cuban leader...

"What political prisoners?" Castro refutes challenge beside Obama

Cuban President Raul Castro stood up for his country's position on human rights in an unprecedented press conference Monday in Havana at which he took...

Obama: "It's a new day" in US-Cuban relations

US President Barack Obama says a visit by a US president to Cuba would have been "unthinkable" for decades, but declares "it's a new day" in...

"Que bola Cuba?" Obama asks upon arriving in Cuba for historic visit

US President Barack Obama met with US embassy employees in Havana and took a walking tour of historic old Havana after arriving Sunday in Cuba to start a three...

Obama arrives in Havana for trip to further rebuild ties with Cuba

US President Barack Obama arrived Sunday in Havana to start a three-day visit to Cuba, a historic trip culminating a process of a rapprochement that began more...

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch "like brothers" in historic meeting

Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, discussed religious and political affairs during a historic meeting Friday...
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