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Clinton to Urge Congress to Lift Cuba Embargo

07/29/2015 8:58 PM Updated: 4 days ago

(AFP). Hillary Clinton will urge US lawmakers Friday to lift the trade embargo against Cuba, arguing that Republican opposition to normalizing ties reflects the past’s “failed

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U.S. Softens View of Malaysia, Cuba in Human Trafficking Report

07/27/2015 8:53 PM Updated: 6 days ago

(Reuters). The United States took Malaysia off its list of worst offenders in human trafficking on Monday, removing a potential barrier to its joining a signature

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Cuba Won Respect of US, Elian Gonzalez Says

07/26/2015 8:11 PM Updated: 1 week ago

(AFP). Cuba has won the respect of Washington, said Elian Gonzalez, who 15 years ago was at the center of a tug of war symbolizing tense

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U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Change Cuba Travel, Shipping Rules

07/23/2015 10:47 PM Updated: 1 week ago

(Reuters). A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday approved amendments that would end restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba and ease some trade barriers, advancing efforts

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Cuban Flag Raised Over Washington Embassy as Ties Restored

07/20/2015 7:47 PM Updated: 1 week ago

(Reuters). The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba

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U.S., Cuba Quietly Open Historic New Chapter in Post-Cold War Ties

07/20/2015 7:41 AM Updated: 1 week ago

(Reuters). The United States and Cuba quietly ushered in a new era of post-Cold War relations on Monday, formally restoring diplomatic ties severed more than five

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Cuba says Not Convinced U.S. Has Given up ‘Regime Change’ Policy

07/17/2015 7:53 AM Updated: 2 weeks ago

(Reuters). Cuba remains unconvinced the United States has stopped trying to remove the Communist Party from power despite a public pledge from President Barack Obama disowning

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U.S. Poised to Upgrade Cuba in Annual Human Trafficking Report

07/16/2015 9:10 AM Updated: 2 weeks ago

(Reuters) . The United States is set to remove Cuba from the bottom tier on its list of worst human trafficking centers, U.S. sources said, in what will

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Senate Leader says Congress Will Block Some Obama Moves on Cuba

07/12/2015 7:20 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

(Reuters). The top Senate Republican said on Sunday that Congress is likely to block any nominee that President Barack Obama names as ambassador to Cuba and

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U.S. Raises Concern over Detention of 100 Activists in Cuba

07/07/2015 8:44 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

(Reuters). The U.S. State Department raised concern on Tuesday about the detentions of some 100 peaceful activists in Cuba this week but said it would not

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Carnival Gets U.S. Approval to Operate Cuba Cruises

07/07/2015 11:22 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago

(Reuters). Carnival Corp , the world’s largest cruise operator, said it had received U.S. approvals to operate cruises to Cuba and planned to start in May.

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Ex-US Diplomat Looks Back on 50 Years of Ties with Cuba

07/06/2015 9:53 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

(AFP)ץ As the US diplomats headed out to sea, their embassy in Havana closed but still visible on the horizon, the lights in its windows flickered.

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

07/02/2015 11:29 AM Updated: 1 month ago

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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 2 months 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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