- US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement Updated: May-22-15 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.
- Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest Updated: May-22-15 12:07 pm
HAVANA - A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals.
- Cuban sculptor named 'Artist of the Year' by US foundation Updated: May-20-15 6:56 pm
HAVANA - A Cuban artist known for whimsical public sculptures received a new award from a U.S. foundation Wednesday in a reflection of warmer relations between the countries.
- Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise Updated: May-18-15 7:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.
- State service honors Arizona's first Hispanic governor Updated: May-16-15 6:22 pm
PHOENIX - Raul Castro was remembered Saturday as a devoted public servant who made history when he became Arizona's only Hispanic governor.
- Dozens of Cubans stranded at sea aboard Coast Guard vessel Updated: May-15-15 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. are stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home, The Associated Press has learned.
- US, Cuba announce new round of diplomatic talks Updated: May-15-15 3:31 am
HAVANA - The U.S and Cuba say they will hold a new round of talks next Thursday in an attempt to remove barriers to the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana.
- French president calls for end to US embargo on Cuba Updated: May-11-15 11:22 pm
HAVANA - French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for ending of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, saying France "will be a faithful ally" as Cuba reforms its centrally planned economy and tries to re-enter the global economic system.
- Castro: Pope Francis so impressive I might return to church Updated: May-10-15 2:16 pm
VATICAN CITY - Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente - and said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's fold.
- Castro's daughter sponsors blessing of Cuban gay couples Updated: May-09-15 9:19 pm
HAVANA - The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro sponsored a blessing ceremony Saturday for gay couples on an island where gay marriage remains illegal.
- Vatican says Cuban president to visit Pope Francis this week Updated: May-05-15 3:01 pm
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.