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Head of Cuban state-run newspaper sacked over 'errors'

Havana - Cuba's Communist Party sacked the director of state-run newspaper Granma after "errors" in management, the daily reported Thursday.

Bizarre 'attacks' drama rolls on between US, Cuba

Havana - The probe into mysterious attacks that sickened US diplomats in Cuba is still causing tension, with Havana now accusing the United States of impeding its attempts to probe what happened.

Havana Fashion Week, foregoing luxury for everyday simplicity

Havana - The third Havana Fashion Week launched Wednesday night -- with the first shows showcasing modest simplicity far from the extravagant designs seen in Paris, Milan or New York.

Cubans pay tribute to 'Che' on 50th anniversary of his death

Santa Clara - Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Cuba, Bolivia, remembering 'Che' 50 years after death

Havana - A half-century after his death, Ernesto "Che" Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967.

Cuba sonic mystery deepens after fruitless probes

Havana - Months of investigations into so-called sonic attacks on American diplomats in Cuba, which have soured Washington-Havana relations for most of the past year, have turned up nothing.

Government not complying with Colombia peace deal: FARC

Havana - The leader of Colombia's ex-rebel group FARC has warned in a letter to President Juan Miguel Santos that his government was failing to meet its obligations under a peace deal signed last year.

Long road to recovery for Irma-ravaged Cuba

Havana - Hit harder than expected by Hurricane Irma, Cuba faces months of difficult recovery and will need international aid to get back on its feet, UN agencies and experts say.

Cuba counts the cost of deadly Hurricane Irma

Havana - Cuba emerged from a 72-hour thrashing by Hurricane Irma on Monday with three-quarters of the population without power, as the country began the task of restoring basic infrastructure and services.

At least 10 dead in Cuba from Irma: official

Havana - Irma's rampage across northern Cuban took the lives of 10 people, officials said Monday as the scope of the disaster came more fully into view.

Hurricane floods leave Cubans waist-deep in water

Havana - Residents of Cuba's historic capital Havana were waist-deep in floodwaters Sunday after Hurricane Irma swept by, cutting off power and forcing the evacuation of more than a million people.

Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida

Vueltas - Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida.

Irma weakens to Category 4 hurricane as it heads for Florida

Havana - Hurricane Irma weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm early Saturday, according to the US National Hurricane Center, after making landfall hours earlier in Cuba with maximum-strength Category 5 winds.

One million evacuated as Irma lashes Cuba

Havana - Hurricane Irma's powerful winds on Friday began whipping the east and center of Cuba, where more than a million people have evacuated their homes as a precaution.

With ingenuity and solidarity, Cubans prepare for Irma

Vueltas - Some tie down the roof tiles on their houses with fishing line and others open their homes to friends and neighbors seeking refuge against Hurricane Irma.

Cuba evacuates 10,000 foreign tourists as Irma approaches

Havana - Cuba has evacuated 10,000 foreign tourists, many of them Canadians, from beach resorts and raised its disaster alert level to maximum as Hurricane Irma rapidly approached the Caribbean's biggest island on Thursday.

Venezuela's Maduro makes surprise visit to Cuba

Havana - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid tribute to the late leftist icon Fidel Castro during a surprise visit to Cuba, state media reported Wednesday.The daily Granma said Maduro traveled Tuesday to Castro's tomb in Santiago de Cuba.

Big names flock to Cuba's first contemporary art space

Havana - For decades, Cubans have been used to the revolutionary slogan "La lucha continua," or "the struggle goes on.

Trump stance a 'setback' in US-Cuba relations: Castro

Havana - Cuba's president said Donald Trump's hardline stance towards the country was a "setback" in relations with the United States after ties were gradually restored in 2015.

Raul Castro warns of "a setback" in US-Cuba relations

Havana - Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday said that Donald Trump's hardline stance towards the country marks "a setback" in relations with the United States after ties were gradually restored in 2015."The announcements made by the current president...
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