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US government approves first ferry service to Cuba in decades; unclear if Cuba to allow it

HAVANA – The Obama administration has approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States & Cuba, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of…

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Report on press freedom around globe finds decline to lowest point in more than 10 years

WASHINGTON – Terrorists are targeting journalists, authoritarian governments are jailing them & some countries are tightening media controls, developments that assist explain why global press freedom in 2014 fell to…

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U.S. lawmakers seek to bar new travel to Cuba

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of the U.S. House of Representatives launched an effort on Tuesday to prevent new travel from the United States to Cuba, one of…

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Three ways the federal government's budget doesn't look like yours

OTTAWA – When the Conservative government talks approximately how it builds — & intends to balance — its budget, it often relates it to the way Canadian families sit around…

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NBA makes inroads to Cuba with first-ever workshop

By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Retired NBA stars Steve Nash & Dikembe Mutombo turned into basketball ambassadors on Thursday in the first outreach by a U.S. professional sports league…

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New York's Infor says reaches deal to resell software in Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) – New York City-based software company Infor has identified a Cuban partner & reached an agreement to resell software in Cuba, Chief Executive Officer Charles Phillips said on…

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Pope Francis may visit Cuba as add-on to U.S. trip, Vatican says

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis may add a trip to Cuba on to the itinerary of his visit to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Friday, adding…

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Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision made yet

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September yet no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. Francis has…

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Sprint unit launches prepaid cell-phone service to Cuba

By David Adams & Francisco Alvarado MIAMI (Reuters) – Boost Mobile, part of Sprint Corp, on Thursday launched a prepaid plan for U.S. consumers calling & texting Cuba, taking advantage…

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Harper meets Castro, but we had to look to Cuba for the photo

At first glance, it doesn't seem that earth-shaking: A poorly framed shot of two men in suits sitting before a staged backdrop, grinning somewhat awkwardly. But the photo of Prime Minister…

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