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Two opposition candidates defeated in Cuba vote

Havana - Two Cuban opposition candidates failed to become the island's first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

Pope considering Cuba visit in September: Vatican

- Pope Francis, who played a role in the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, is considering a visit to Cuba as part of his US trip in September, the Vatican said Friday.

Obama moves to drop Cuba from terror blacklist

Washington - President Barack Obama is set to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a landmark step paving the way towards restoring ties frozen for five decades.

Cubans thrilled by Obama-Castro talks, but see long road

Havana - Cubans can still barely believe what they saw: A president named Castro sat down for talks with a "yankee" US leader. But the islanders know the diplomatic thaw will take time.

Castro tells Obama diplomatic thaw requires patience

Panama - Cuban President Raul Castro told US counterpart Barack Obama during historic face-to-face talks Saturday that negotiations to restore diplomatic ties will require much patience.

Cuba's Castro says Obama is 'an honest man'

Panama - Cuban President Raul Castro told the Summit of the Americas on Saturday that US President Barack Obama, who was in attendance, is an "honest man" as the leaders seek to restore diplomatic ties.

Civil society forum overheats at Americas summit

Panama - Jeering and insults marred a civil society forum ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Panama, pitting supporters of the Cuban and Venezuelan governments against opposition figures.

Cuba says Obama's steps to ease embargo 'insufficient'

Havana - Cuba's trade minister said Monday that US President Barack Obama's moves to ease the five-decade embargo on the communist island are "incomplete and insufficient.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Former president Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in 14 months at a school in Havana, media in Cuba reported Friday.

Summit could bring historic Obama-Castro meeting

Washington - Barack Obama will attend a Summit of the Americas in Panama this week, a gathering that could see the first substantive meeting between US and Cuban leaders in half a century.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Cuba's former president and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in 14 months, local media reported Saturday.

U.S.-Cuba talks on human rights Tuesday in Washington: Havana

Havana - The United States and Cuba will hold talks on human rights, one of the most delicate issues pending in their historic rapprochement, on Tuesday in Washington, Havana said.The "bilateral dialogue on human rights...

Russia wants to be 'in step' with Cuba against U.S. embargo

Havana - Russia and Cuba worked on their joint strategy against the U.S. economic embargo on the communist island, during a visit by Moscow's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russia wants to be 'in step' with Cuba on U.S. embargo

Havana - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Cuba on Tuesday, saying he was meeting officials there to develop a joint position on the U.S. embargo on the communist island.

EU foreign policy chief in Cuba to advance talks

Havana - The European Union's chief diplomat, Federica Mogherini, visited Cuba Tuesday to give impetus to negotiations on normalizing relations between Brussels and Havana.

EU foreign policy chief starts Cuba visit

Havana - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrived in Cuba for crucial talks aimed at normalizing ties between the European Union and the communist island state.

EU's Mogherini prepares for first Cuba visit

Havana - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives in Cuba on Monday in a bid to spur delicately balanced talks aimed at normalizing ties with the communist island state.

Lengthy prison terms after Cuba cracks egg corruption case

Havana - A court in Cuba has condemned several government officials to prison terms of between five and 15 years for stealing and selling millions of eggs on the black market, state-run media reported on Friday.

Fidel Castro warns Venezuela is ready to confront U.S. on sanctions

Havana - Cuba's Fidel Castro warned Tuesday that Venezuela was prepared to confront U.S. "threats and impositions," and said Washington could no longer count on the Venezuelan military to do its bidding.

Pro-Venezuela protest to greet U.S. negotiator in Cuba

Havana - The U.S. negotiator for normal diplomatic ties with Cuba is due back in Havana on Sunday -- just as thousands rally to support close ally Venezuela in a mounting row with Washington.

EU's Mogherini to make first visit to Cuba to spur normalisation

Brussels - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is to visit Cuba later this month in a bid to spur talks aimed at normalising ties with the Communist-led island state, the first such trip by a top EU diplomat.

U.S., Cuba to meet again Monday in Havana on renewing ties

Washington - American and Cuban diplomats will meet early next week for a third round of historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties and reopening their embassies, US officials said Friday.

US, Cuba re-establish direct phone link: official

Havana - The United States and Cuba have re-established a direct telephone link, the Cuban state telecommunications company said Wednesday, in the latest step toward normalizing ties between the one-time Cold War foes.

Cuba throws weight behind Venezuela in row with US

Havana - Cuba rallied behind Venezuela on Tuesday, offering its closest ally "unconditional support" after US President Barack Obama authorized new sanctions against officials of the turbulent South American oil producer.

Colombia puts Chinese ship captain under house arrest

Estanzuela - A judge has ordered house arrest for the Chinese captain of a freighter Colombia stopped in port for carrying unregistered Cuba-bound weapons and materiel, a prosecutor said Sunday.

EU, Cuba in 'frank' talks to normalize relations

Havana - The European Union and Cuba held a third round of "frank" talks aimed at normalizing relations, as Havana and Washington work through their own historic rapprochement.

EU, Cuba resume talks to normalize relations

Havana - The European Union and Cuba resumed negotiations Wednesday in a third round of talks aimed at normalizing relations, as Havana and Washington work through their own historic rapprochement.

Hollande plans first ever visit by French president to Cuba

Paris - President Francois Holland will make the first ever visit by a French head of state to Cuba in May in the latest sign of a thaw between the isolated communist nation and Europe and the United States.

Fidel Castro meets spies freed by U.S.

Havana - Cuba's Fidel Castro met this weekend with the three intelligence agents freed by the United States as part of last December's historic rapprochement, state media said Monday.

Terror list potential hang-up to U.S. ties: Cuban diplomat

Havana - Cuba's removal from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism will be key to restoring formal diplomatic relations between the two nations, the lead Cuban negotiator said in remarks published Saturday.
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