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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.

Cuba says found no proof of attack on US diplomats

New York - Cuba has found no evidence to support US claims that several American diplomats in Havana were harmed in outside attacks on their health, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said Friday.

US may close Cuba embassy after 'attacks' on diplomats

New York - The United States may again close its embassy in Cuba, which reopened two years ago after a half-century stand-off, following a series of mystery "health attacks" on its diplomats, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.

Closure of US embassy in Cuba 'under review': Tillerson

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that Washington is considering the possibility of closing its embassy in Havana in the wake of a mysterious "sonic attack" that left several of its staff with brain injuries and hearing loss.

'Sonic attacks' in Cuba hit several Canadian diplomats, families: media

Ottawa - Mysterious "sonic attacks" in Cuba in recent months targeted at least five Canadian diplomats and their families, public broadcaster CBC reported Friday.

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.

Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida

Vueltas - Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida.

Irma weakens to Category 4 hurricane as it heads for Florida

Havana - Hurricane Irma weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm early Saturday, according to the US National Hurricane Center, after making landfall hours earlier in Cuba with maximum-strength Category 5 winds.

One million evacuated as Irma lashes Cuba

Havana - Hurricane Irma's powerful winds on Friday began whipping the east and center of Cuba, where more than a million people have evacuated their homes as a precaution.

With ingenuity and solidarity, Cubans prepare for Irma

Vueltas - Some tie down the roof tiles on their houses with fishing line and others open their homes to friends and neighbors seeking refuge against Hurricane Irma.

Cuba evacuates 10,000 foreign tourists as Irma approaches

Havana - Cuba has evacuated 10,000 foreign tourists, many of them Canadians, from beach resorts and raised its disaster alert level to maximum as Hurricane Irma rapidly approached the Caribbean's biggest island on Thursday.

US diplomats suffered 'brain injuries' in Cuba attack

Washington - Some of the diplomats hurt in a mystery "sonic harassment attack" on the US embassy in Cuba suffered brain injuries or permanent hearing loss, their staff association said Friday.

Mystery Havana embassy attacks hurt 16 US staff

Washington - No fewer than 16 Americans were hurt in what has previously been dubbed an acoustic attack on the US mission in Cuba, the State Department said Thursday.

Venezuela's Maduro makes surprise visit to Cuba

Havana - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid tribute to the late leftist icon Fidel Castro during a surprise visit to Cuba, state media reported Wednesday.The daily Granma said Maduro traveled Tuesday to Castro's tomb in Santiago de Cuba.
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