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EU will 'survive' Brexit, remain strong: Mogherini

Havana - The European Union will "survive" Britain's Brexit departure and will remain strong, the bloc's foreign policy chief said Wednesday.

EU foreign policy chief says 'blockade' of Cuba not solution

Havana - Blockading Cuba is not the solution, the European Union's foreign policy chief said Wednesday on a trip aimed at strengthening ties with Havana, after Washington tightened restrictions on the island.

Raul Castro to step down as Cuba's president in April 2018

Havana - Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council, according to a vote Thursday in the island state's National Assembly.

Cuba authorizes sending text messages to US phones

Havana - Cuban telecommunications monopoly Etecsa Friday authorized Cubans to send text messages to the United States, lifting a restriction which has long frustrated the population.

Cubans march in memory of Castro

Havana - Tens of thousands of Cubans held up portraits of Fidel Castro and waved flags as they marched to the revolutionary leader's tomb on Monday to mark a year since his funeral.

Cubans vote in municipal elections with eye to leadership change

Havana - Cubans choose municipal councilors Sunday in island-wide local elections that are the first step in a Communist Party-supervised process meant to culminate next year with the election of a successor to President Raul Castro.

Cuba honors Fidel Castro one year after his death

Havana - With little fanfare, Cuba on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro as it prepares to move into the post-Castro era.

Cuba honors Fidel on anniversary, eyes post-Castro era

Havana - Cuba commemorates the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro on Saturday as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.Ceremonies marking the anniversary are scheduled across the Caribbean island.

North Korean foreign minister set to visit Cuba

Havana - North Korea's foreign minister is to visit Cuba on Monday in a trip that comes at a time when both Pyongyang and Havana have strained relations with Washington.

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.
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