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FARC peace negotiator killed in Colombia strike: rebels

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas said Wednesday that one of their peace negotiators was killed in an air strike last week that has threatened to derail their talks with the government on ending the five-decade conflict.

Colombian government, FARC rebels resume peace talks

Havana - The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas resumed peace talks Monday in Havana amid heightened tensions following air strikes that killed dozens of rebels.

U.S., Cubans in first regatta since diplomatic thaw

Havana - Cuban and American sailors competed Tuesday in the first regatta since their countries' decision to seek normal ties after more than five decades of Cold War strains.

Standing ovation for first U.S. orchestra to tour Cuba since thaw

Havana - The first American orchestra to tour Cuba since a historic rapprochement between the two nations received a rousing ovation late Friday from a packed house in Havana.

US, Cuba to meet in coming weeks on reopening embassies

Havana - The United States and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement, Havana's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said.

Cuba, US can exchange envoys once Havana off terror list: Castro

Havana - 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 Tuesday, though Washington said there was no set timetable.

France's Hollande to meet Fidel Castro in Cuba visit: office

Havana - French President Francois Hollande will meet Cuba's Fidel Castro Monday during his historic visit to the island, the first by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

Minnesota Orchestra to play in Cuba this week

Minneapolis - The Minnesota Symphony Orchestra led by its director, Osmo Vanska, will be the first to perform in Cuba since President Barack Obama announced he would be restoring full diplomatic relations last December.

In Cuba, France's Hollande urges US to end embargo

Havana - French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, during the first visit by a Western leader to the island since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

France's Hollande arrives in Cuba on historic visit

Havana - 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 with the communist island.

French president's historic Cuba trip leads EU detente

Havana - Francois Hollande will become the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century on Monday, cementing Paris's leading role in the European Union's rapprochement with the communist island.

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.

Cuban leader's daughter organizes symbolic gay weddings

Havana - Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Mariela, a lawmaker and gay-rights activist, said Tuesday her organization would hold symbolic gay weddings this weekend in a call for equal rights.

Want to go on a real treasure hunt? Follow clues to box of jewels

Somewhere deep in the middle of the Rocky Mountains lies a hidden treasure. Many have searched for the golden treasure chest but no one has found it. Could you be the one?

Op-Ed: Walter Isaacson on U.S. media and public diplomacy

American writer Walter Isaacson, in a Broadcasting Board of Governors conversation about U.S. public diplomacy and news outreach abroad, did not get web and social media coverage from Voice of America.

Fidel Castro meets Japanese foreign minister in Havana

Havana - Cuba's former president Fidel Castro has met with Japan's foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, local media reported.

Castro, Venezuelan leader at May Day rally in Havana

Havana - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro joined President Raul Castro at a huge May Day rally in Havana on Friday in a show of socialist unity minus the usual anti-imperialist rhetoric.

Storm leaves three dead in Havana

Havana - Three people died as a result of torrential rains and high winds that damaged more than two dozen structures and flooded parts of Havana, local media reported Thursday.

Colombia, FARC trade accusations over deadly clash

Havana - Peace negotiators from the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas traded accusations over a clash that left 11 soldiers dead last week, but vowed to continue the two-year-old peace process.

Colombia, FARC trade accusations over deadly clash

Havana - Peace negotiators from the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas traded accusations Monday over a clash that left 11 soldiers dead last week, but vowed to continue the two-year-old peace process.
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