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China's Li seeks new tack in ties with Cuba

Havana - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas' lone communist-ruled state.

Japan PM seeks Cuba's help amid N. Korea nuclear 'provocations'

Havana - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a visit to Cuba Friday with condemnation of North Korea's nuclear "provocations" and a request for help from Pyongyang's ally Havana to pursue a "world without nuclear weapons.

Japanese PM in Cuba to 'open new page' in ties

Havana - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Cuba for the first visit to the country by a Japanese premier, saying he wants to "open a new page" in relations.

A first: Cuban communist paper runs US embassy notice

Havana - Granma, the Communist Party newspaper and a source of anti-US tirades since 1965, made history Wednesday by running a US embassy notice for American citizens living in Cuba.

Iran's president in Cuba, meets Castros

Havana - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Cuba where he met with his counterpart, Raul Castro, and the Cuban president's older brother and predecessor, Fidel Castro.

Iran's president in Cuba to meet Castros

Havana - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Cuba Monday for a visit in which he was expected to meet counterpart Raul Castro and his older brother and predecessor Fidel.

Top Cuban dissident halts hunger strike

Havana - Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas ended a 54-day hunger strike Monday, citing a European Parliament plan to press Havana's communist leaders to ease up on dissidents.

Cuba says US embargo has cost it $4.7 bn since thaw

Havana - Cuba said Friday the United States's 54-year-old trade embargo has cost the island $4.7 billion since April 2015 despite the former Cold War enemies' historic rapprochement.

Colombia launches committee to oversee peace process

Havana - The Colombian government and FARC rebels said Wednesday they have set up a joint committee to mediate disputes and oversee implementation of the historic peace deal they concluded last month.

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

Santa Clara - The first regular commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States landed in Cuba on Wednesday, as the two nations took the latest step in their efforts to boost ties.

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.
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