Tag Archives: Cuba

Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit

By Matt Spetalnick & Frank Jack Daniel HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday,…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Cuba throws soldiers into battle against Zika virus

HAVANA (AP) — Olive-clad soldiers are going door-to-door across Cuba, filling houses with mosquito-killing fog in a nationwide mobilization to keep the Zika virus out of one of the last…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Pope and Patriarch to bridge 1,000-year split in Cuba

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba next week in a historic first meeting between the heads of the two largest Christian churches,…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

France calls for end to US sanctions on Cuba during Castro visit

Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to US sanctions on Cuba during a historic visit to Paris by President Raul Castro, seen as a…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Germany leaves Cold War behind in Cuba business visit

Havana (AFP) – Germany reached out to bury old Cold War tensions with Cuba on Thursday by launching a trade visit with major companies such as Volkswagen, Siemens & Bosch….

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Dummy Hellfire missile mistakenly shipped to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dummy U.S. Hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The inert missile did not contain any…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Obama's challenge in 2016 campaign year: stay relevant

By Jeff Mason HONOLULU (Reuters) – Advancing gun control, closing the U.S. military prison in Cuba & reforming criminal justice laws are likely to top President Barack Obama’s State of…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

In homestretch of his presidency, Obama seeks to cement gains

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, fighting the "lame duck" label for presidents whose clout wanes in their final months of office, will spend the last year…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights a day

HAVANA (AP) — The United States & Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 30 scheduled flights a day

HAVANA (AP) — The United States & Cuba have struck a deal to allow 30 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS