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Rebels, Colombia eye peace deal strides

Havana - Colombia and Marxist FARC rebels will ink their landmark peace deal officially late next month, authorities said.

FARC rebels to meet in September to ratify peace deal

Havana - FARC rebel leaders will convene in mid-September to ratify the historic peace agreement signed with the Colombian government this week, the guerrilla group announced Saturday.

JetBlue to launch first US commercial flights to Cuba next week

Havana - The US airline JetBlue will make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said.

Colombia peace deal: key points

Havana - Here are key points of the peace deal announced Wednesday to end five decades of conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government.

Colombia, FARC rebels reach historic peace deal

Havana - Colombia's government and FARC rebels announced Wednesday that they have reached a historic peace deal to end their half-century civil war, the last major armed conflict in the Americas.

Iran seeks closer ties with Cuba

Havana - Iran wants to forge a "new path" in its relations with Cuba by tightening ties, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday at the start of a Latin American tour.

Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

Havana - Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance as he turned 90 on Saturday in an island transformed from the one he led for half a century.

Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

Havana - Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro turned 90 on Saturday in an island transformed from the one he led for half a century.Both loved as a hero and hated as a dictator, Castro is one of the giant figures of modern history.

Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

Havana - Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro turns 90 on Saturday in an island transformed from the one he led for half a century.Both loved as a hero and hated as a dictator, Castro is one of the giant figures of modern history.

Colombia asks Pope, UN to help form post-conflict court

Havana - Colombian leaders and rebels seeking a historic peace accord sought Pope Francis and UN chief Ban Ki-moon's help Friday in setting up a court to prosecute atrocities committed during the conflict.

Faithful cult worships Cuba's reluctant Fidel at 90

Santa Clara - It was just what the fiery communist leader Fidel Castro told them not to do.His admirers say he freed Cuba from tyranny, but the revolution wasn't about just one guy. Would they please not plaster his face everywhere?

Fidel Castro: 90 years in six snapshots

Havana - After surviving more than 600 assassination attempts, defying 10 US presidents and shaping half a century of history, Fidel Castro turns 90 on Saturday.

Why Carl Frampton declined Guillermo Rigondeaux's fight call

With his majority decision win over Leo Santa Cruz Saturday night in New York City, Carl Frampton suddenly becomes the target of challengers who are looking for lucrative fights and one of his early callers is Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal 'peace rights'

Havana - If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed.

Leading Cuban dissident begins hunger strike

Havana - Renowned Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas said Thursday he has begun a hunger strike demanding the Raul Castro government end torture and other human rights abuses against opponents.

Cuba vows tight airport security for US flights

Havana - Cuba said Thursday there is "nothing to fear" regarding security as direct flights resume between the communist island and the United States, part of their historic rapprochement.

A year on, Cuba urges Obama to make thaw 'irreversible'

Havana - Cuba called Wednesday on US President Barack Obama to make the former Cold War enemies' reconciliation "irreversible," as they marked one year since the restoration of diplomatic ties.

A year on, United States, Cuba no longer enemies, but not exactly friends

Havana - A year after restoring diplomatic ties, the United States and Cuba are far from fully normalizing their troubled relationship, which remains haunted by Cold War ghosts despite cautious ongoing talks.

Op-Ed: Why no one calls out Rigo despite win over Dickens

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux has just defended his title against untested foe Jazza Dickens of England on Saturday at the Ice Arena in Cardiff, Wales but no prospective challenger seems to care about his victory.

Op-Ed: Why Donaire should not risk title against Juarez in rematch

More than two months after his first title defense against Zsolt Bedak of Hungary, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire has yet to hear from promoter Bob Arum about his next fight schedule and who will be his opponent.
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