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Obama, Castro hold 'candid' historic meeting in Panama

Panama - Barack Obama and Raul Castro held the first face-to-face talks between US and Cuban leaders since 1956 in Panama, vowing to pursue their historic effort to bury Cold War-era enmity.

Obama, Castro hold 'candid' historic meeting in Panama

Panama - Barack Obama and Raul Castro held the first face-to-face talks between US and Cuban leaders since 1956 in Panama, vowing to pursue their historic effort to bury Cold War-era enmity.

Obama, Venezuela's Maduro meet for first time

Panama - US President Barack Obama spoke with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for the first time, telling him Washington was not seeking to threaten Caracas amid sky-high tensions.

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.

US, Cuban leaders hold first meeting in half-century

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama on Saturday, soothing decades of Cold War-era antagonism in a historic effort to restore diplomatic ties.

US, Cuban leaders hold first meeting in half-century

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama on Saturday, soothing decades of Cold War-era antagonism in a historic effort to restore diplomatic ties.

Maduro doesn't 'trust' Obama but wants talks

Panama - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told an Americas summit on Saturday that he does not trust US President Barack Obama but is willing to talk to ease tensions.

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.

Obama, Castro set for historic sit-down in Panama

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury more than 50 years of animosity.

Obama, Castro set for historic sit-down in Panama

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury more than 50 years of animosity.

Obama, Castro stand together at historic summit

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro stood near each other at a historic Summit of the Americas on Friday, marking a major milestone in their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Obama meets Cuba dissidents on eve of Castro talks

Panama - On the eve of an historic meeting with Raul Castro, US President Barack Obama pointedly met two of the Cuban leader's fiercest critics and launched a staunch defense of opposition activists Friday.

Obama, Castro head toward historic encounter

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will break bread with other leaders from around the Americas at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Obama, Castro head toward historic encounter

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will break bread with other leaders from around the Americas at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Panama - President Barack Obama moved closer to removing a major hurdle in the US-Cuba diplomatic thaw, as a lawmaker indicated he could take Havana off a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Panama - President Barack Obama moved closer to removing a major hurdle in the US-Cuba diplomatic thaw, as a lawmaker indicated he could take Havana off a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Panama - US President Barack Obama has been advised by aides to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a major hurdle in his diplomatic thaw with Havana.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Panama - US President Barack Obama has been advised by aides to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a major hurdle in his diplomatic thaw with Havana.

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.

Latin American ex-leaders urge 'free' polls in Venezuela

Panama - Former Latin American leaders called Thursday for "free and fair" elections in Venezuela and the release of "political prisoners," in pointed criticism of the government ahead of a regional summit.

Obama close to decision on Cuba terror list status

Panama - US President Barack Obama closed in Thursday on deciding whether to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a major hurdle in his diplomatic thaw with Havana.

Obama close to decision on Cuba terror list status

Panama - US President Barack Obama closed in Thursday on deciding whether to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a major hurdle in his diplomatic thaw with Havana.

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.

Joint military action, Yemen to dominate Arab summit

Egypt is hosting a weekend Arab summit at which regional leaders will discuss plans to form a joint military force against the backdrop of Saudi-led strikes on rebels in Yemen.

U.S. seeks to spur global action against jihadists

Washington - The United States Thursday sought to galvanize global action to combat violent jihadist groups, amid warnings the world was confronted with "a new war against a new enemy.

U.S. says world must fight 'new war on new enemy'

Washington - Ministers from over 60 nations gathered Thursday to draw up an action plan to fight violent extremism, as top U.S. diplomat John Kerry urged the world to "wage a new war against a new enemy.

Obama says world must fight 'false promises' of extremism

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Western and Muslim leaders to unite to defeat the "false promises of extremism" and reject jihadists' claims to represent Islam.

More than force needed to fight extremism: US

Washington - US Vice President Joe Biden opened a high-profile meeting on global extremism Tuesday by facing down critics who say the White House should focus on defeating it militarily.

UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

Addis Ababa - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday backed an African Union proposal to send a regional force to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria, as warplanes from Chad carried out airstrikes against the Islamists.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe named new African Union chairman

Addis Ababa - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
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