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Pope Francis prepares for most political trip yet

Vatican City - Pope Francis is gearing up for potentially his most politically charged trip yet, an eight-day whirlwind visit which will take him from Havana's Revolution Square in Cuba to the headquarters of the United Nations.

In policy shift, Cuba welcomes back doctors who deserted

Havana - Cuba has decided to allow doctors who deserted while on foreign missions to return home without punishment or loss of position in the state health care system, the government said Friday.

'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official

Brussels - The EU and Cuba have made good progress in normalisation talks but getting an accord this year, the stated aim of both sides, may prove difficult, an EU official said Wednesday."An end-2015 deal, that is the objective ... but it is difficult.

White House officials still plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Washington - Existing prison facilities at Leavenworth, Kan., and Charleston, S.C., are possible locations for where overseas terror suspects may be imprisoned at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when that prison closes sometime next year.

Colombia rebels extend unilateral ceasefire

Havana - Colombian rebels holding peace talks with the government have extended a unilateral ceasefire, one of their commanders said Thursday.

Pope not planning meet with Colombia rebels: Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis is not planning to meet with Colombia's FARC rebels when he visits Cuba in September, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Colombia's FARC rebels request meeting with pope

Havana - Colombia's FARC rebels said Tuesday they have asked to meet with Pope Francis when he visits Cuba in September.The guerrillas have been holding peace talks with a Colombian government delegation in Havana since November 2012.

More Cubans traveling abroad

Havana - The number of Cubans traveling abroad surged by 23.7 percent last year, according to official statistics published Sunday, an increase prompted by the Communist island's easing of travel restrictions.

Cuba ready to discuss 'any issue' with US: minister

Havana - Cuba is ready to discuss any issue with the United States, including human rights, its foreign minister told his US counterpart John Kerry on Friday as the latter made a historic visit to the island.

Kerry wraps up historic Cuba flag-raising visit

Havana - Secretary of State John Kerry departed Cuba after a historic daylong visit to raise the US flag at the American embassy -- a milestone in Washington's rapprochement with its onetime foe.

Kerry calls for 'genuine democracy' in Cuba

Havana - Secretary of State John Kerry urged Cuba to pursue true democracy on a historic visit Friday to raise the American flag over the newly reopened US embassy in Havana.

Kerry in Havana for banner day in U.S.-Cuba relations

Havana - Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cuba on Friday to raise the US flag over the newly reopened embassy, sealing Washington's historic rapprochement with Havana.

Kerry in Havana for banner day in U.S.-Cuba relations

Havana - US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cuba Friday to raise the American flag over the newly reopened US embassy, a symbolic capstone on Washington's historic rapprochement with Havana.

Fidel Castro to US: You owe us millions

Havana - Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday Thursday by insisting the United States owes Cuba "many millions of dollars" because of the half-century-old American trade embargo.

Kerry's date with history in old Havana

Washington - John Kerry has a date with history. On Friday, he will become the first US secretary of state since 1945 to visit Havana, capital of communist Cuba.

Dissidents fear being left in cold by U.S.-Cuba thaw

Havana - Anti-American protests in Cuba are nothing new.

U.S. says 'deeply concerned' by arrests in Cuba

Washington - The United States is "deeply concerned" about arrests of dissidents in Cuba but this will not affect a landmark visit to Havana by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the State Department said Monday.

Cuba briefly arrests 90 dissidents at protest march

Havana - With tense bilateral ties recently renewed after five decades, and top US diplomat John Kerry due in Havana in days, Cuba briefly detained about 90 activists.

Cuba arrests 90 dissidents at protest march

Havana - With tense bilateral ties recently renewed after five decades, and top US diplomat John Kerry due in Havana in days, Cuba arrested some 90 activists on Sunday.

Pope to lead Havana mass next to Che Guevara portrait

Havana - Workers in Cuba have begun building the altar where Pope Francis will deliver mass during a landmark visit next month, placing it just to the left of a giant image of Che Guevara.

Colombia rebels want meeting with pope during Cuba visit

Havana - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels, now negotiating a peace deal in Havana, said Sunday they hope to meet with Pope Francis on his upcoming Cuba visit.

Cuba objects to being placed on U.S. trafficking list

Havana - Cuba objected Wednesday to being placed on the US human trafficking list, saying it distorted the overseas work of its doctors and its requirement that students work as part of their education.

U.S. gives Cuba an upgrade in its human trafficking report

Washington - The United States recognized Cuba's efforts to combat forced sexual servitude, giving it better marks Monday on its annual report on human trafficking.

Cuba celebrates Castro uprising anniversary with call to end U.S. embargo

Santiago De Cuba - Cuba marked the anniversary of Fidel Castro's first armed uprising 62 years ago with calls for an end to the US embargo and the return of the US naval base at Guantanamo.

Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for U.S. embargo end

Santiago De Cuba - Cuba marked the anniversary of Fidel Castro's first armed uprising 62 years ago Sunday with calls for an end to the US embargo and the return of the US naval base at Guantanamo.

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates charged with 'terrorism' in Belgium

Brussels - Two former inmates at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay have been arrested in Belgium on charges of belonging to a group suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria, prosecutors said Friday.

In Cuba, woman boxer fights to get into ring

Havana - For eight years, Cuban boxer Namibia Flores has leaned in with a clenched jaw and raised guard to throw punches against all male training partners.Flores follows the same preparation as her male opponents.

U.S. Senate committee votes to ease Cuba travel restrictions

Washington - The US Senate Appropriations Committee approved a slate of amendments that open to the door to restoring open travel to Cuba, as well shipping and agricultural financing.

Pope to urge healing in Cuba during upcoming visit

Havana - Pope Francis will urge Cubans divided for decades over their rigid communist system to bury the hatchet when he visits the island in September, a church official said Thursday.

Cuba and United States resume full diplomatic relations

Washington - The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations Monday in one of the most-obvious signs of change since Barack Obama was elected president and Fidel Castro left office.
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