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Cruz: Opening Embassy in Cuba A ‘Slap in the Face’ to Israel

07/02/2015 11:29 AM Updated: 2 days ago
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Following the announcement by President Obama that the United States will open an embassy in Cuba, thereby taking a final step to forming normal relations with

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Report: Alan Gross Has Not Been Debriefed Since Release of Cuban Jail

07/02/2015 11:00 AM

It has been six months since Alan Gross was released from a five-year stay in a dank Cuban prison. Some things are known, but there are

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US, Cuba Reach Deal to Reopen Embassies

07/01/2015 6:59 AM

(AFP). The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold

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US Republican Lawmakers make Cuba Visit

06/14/2015 9:46 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

(AFP). A visiting delegation of Republican US lawmakers met Saturday with Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel to discuss the island’s economy and closer ties between Havana

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U.S. and Cuba to Formally Restore Relations in July

06/13/2015 9:53 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

(Reuters). The Obama administration is expected to announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five

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Cuba Suspends U.S. Chicken Imports Over Bird Flu

06/09/2015 7:43 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

(Reuters). Cuba has suspended imports of U.S. chicken citing a bird flu epidemic ravaging the U.S. poultry industry, U.S. traders told Reuters on Tuesday. A letter

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Cuba Inc. Open to Foreign Capitalists, But Within Limits

06/08/2015 9:52 AM

(Reuters). Communist Cuba’s newfound interest in foreign capital has its limits, as Philippe Pouletty found out. A French doctor, venture capitalist and founder of biotech company

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Canada Expands Air Links With Cuba

06/02/2015 9:39 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). The Canadian and Cuban governments signed a deal to allow more flights between their two countries, Canada’s transportation minister announced Tuesday. The deal allows “any

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Obama Taps Cuba Negotiator as Mexico Ambassador

06/01/2015 8:41 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Roberta Jacobson, a key figure in ongoing talks with Cuba, to be the next ambassador to Mexico. Jacobson traveled

A man stands near the national flags of the U.S. and Cuba (R) on the balcony of a hotel being used by the first U.S. congressional delegation to Cuba since the change of policy announced by U.S. President Barack Obama on December 17, in Havana, January 19, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer 0

U.S. Drops Cuba From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

05/29/2015 11:33 AM

The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that

U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, Florida May 28, 2015. Giving Obama the tour is Father Juan Rumin Dominguez (L).  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque 0

Obama In Surprise Visit To Cuban Community Church in Miami

05/28/2015 7:35 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit Thursday to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles, amid moves by Washington and Havana to normalize

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US lawmakers in Havana Hopeful on Lifting Cuba Sanctions

05/28/2015 8:24 AM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). As Cuba and the United States work on thawing ties, a group of US lawmakers voiced optimism in Havana Wednesday that the US economic embargo against

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U.S. Embassy in Cuba Likely to Operate in Restrictive Environment

05/20/2015 7:39 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(Reuters). A new U.S. embassy in Havana is likely to operate with controls on staff travel and other restrictions similar to those on American diplomats in

Cuba's president Raul Castro talks to the media next to Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (L) during the departure of French President Francois Hollande at Jose Marti airport in Havana May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa 0

U.S. Signals it Could Change Pro-democracy Programs in Cuba

05/19/2015 7:15 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(Reuters). A top U.S. official said on Tuesday that Washington could change pro-democracy programs in Cuba that Havana objects to, possibly removing one of the biggest

Deputy Director of the North American Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) Gustavo Machin talks to the media during negotiations to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba in Havana January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini 0

Cuba says Conditions ‘Favorable’ For Restoring Ties With U.S

05/18/2015 7:59 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(Reuters). Conditions are favorable for restoring diplomatic relations with the United States, Cuba said on Monday ahead of upcoming talks in Washington. The two longtime adversaries

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Cuba’s Elian Gonzalez, Now Grown Up, Hopes to Return to US

05/18/2015 12:31 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). Elian Gonzalez, who as a child was at the center of a bitter international custody battle between his Cuban father and his Miami relatives, now

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US, Cuba To Meet in Coming Weeks On Reopening Embassies

05/14/2015 8:13 AM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). The United States and Cuba will hold a new meeting in coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement,

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Cuba, US Can Exchange Envoys Once Havana Off Terror List

05/12/2015 8:36 PM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). Cuba and the United States will exchange ambassadors once the island is removed from the US blacklist of state terrorism sponsors, President Raul Castro said

French President Francois Hollande talks to Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra at Havana's Jose Marti airport 0

France’s Hollande Arrives in Cuba On Historic Visit

05/11/2015 8:16 AM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP).  Francois Hollande arrived in Havana Sunday, the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century, cementing Paris’s lead in the EU rapprochement

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US Experts Size Up Cuba’s Untapped Oil Wealth

05/07/2015 10:17 AM Updated: 1 month ago

(AFP). US experts were briefed by Cuban authorities for the first time on technical details of a possible partnership to tap Cuba’s deep-sea oil wealth, in

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