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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.

US demands Cuba end 'targeted attacks' on envoys

Brussels - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanded Wednesday that Cuba halt mystery "targeted attacks" on US diplomats in Havana, dismissing complaints that Washington has provided little evidence about what happened.

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.

US tightens Cuba travel rules

Washington - Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, officials said, almost five months after President Donald Trump vowed to crack down.

As Cuba-US ties harden, orchestra keeps building bridge

Minneapolis - Question marks again cloud US-Cuban relations, but one element of engagement is moving ahead -- a joint youth orchestra, which aims to build both musical and personal connections.

US must 'tell truth' on alleged Cuba attacks: foreign minister

Washington - Cuba's foreign minister on Thursday accused anyone claiming attacks took place against US diplomats in Havana of "deliberately lying," echoing comments he made last week in an ongoing dispute.

US once again opposes UN condemnation of embargo on Cuba

New York - The United States on Wednesday voted against a UN resolution condemning the US embargo on Cuba, in a break from last year's abstention by the former administration that highlighted a thaw in relations.

US vows to again oppose UN vote against Cuba embargo

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration will revive Wednesday the annual US tradition of voting against a UN resolution condemning the American trade embargo against Cuba.

US vows to again oppose UN vote against Cuba embargo

Washington - The United States will once again vote against an annual UN resolution condemning its embargo against Cuba, one year after it abstained for the first time in a quarter of a century.

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.

Cuba has duty to prevent attacks on US envoys: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that Cuba has a responsibility to prevent further covert attacks on the health US diplomats at their mission in Havana.

Landmark EU-Cuba deal to take effect from November

Brussels - A landmark cooperation deal between the EU and Cuba will take effect on November 1, Brussels said Thursday, a major step towards normalising ties as tensions run high between Havana and the US.

Bolivia's Morales lauds Che on 50th anniversary of death

Mairana - Bolivian President Evo Morales lauded Ernesto "Che" Guevara on Monday as he led commemorations 50 years to the day since the Cuban revolutionary leader was killed by CIA-trained Bolivian troops.

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.

'Christ-like' Che Guevara 'wanted to die a martyr'

Paris - Ernesto "Che" Guevara was not just a guerilla fighting for his ideals, he was a man "haunted by death" according to Argentine-born author and academic Marcela Iacub.

AFP reporter's encounter with the body of Che Guevara

Paris - On October 10, 1967 the Bolivian army presented the body of iconic Marxist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara to journalists in a makeshift morgue in a small town.

US expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious attacks

Washington - The United States ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats on Tuesday, accusing Havana of failing to protect their American counterparts from harm in a series of attacks on their health.

US orders 15 Cuban diplomats expelled following 'acoustic' attacks

Washington - The United States on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats, accusing Havana of failing to protect US diplomats following a series of mysterious incidents in which embassy staff were sickened.

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.

US halves Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious 'attacks'

Washington - The United States said Friday it is withdrawing more than half the personnel from its embassy in Cuba in response to mysterious attacks that have sickened diplomatic staffers, in a new blow to fragile relations between the former Cold War foes.

US halves Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious 'attacks'

Washington - The US is withdrawing more than half of its personnel from the embassy in Havana in response to "specific attacks" targeting at least 21 of its staff, a senior State Department official said Friday.

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.

Tillerson has 'firm and frank' talks with Cuba on US staff 'attacks'

Washington - Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson met his Cuban counterpart Tuesday for a "firm and frank" discussion amid a fierce dispute over alleged attacks Washington says caused brain trauma to some American diplomats in Havana.
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