- Cuba submits latest draft UN resolution against US embargo Updated: Oct-09-15 6:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared - and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.
- US official: Ending embargo of Cuba will take time Updated: Oct-07-15 11:10 pm
HAVANA - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker wrapped up her visit to Cuba on Wednesday by saying both sides need to learn more about each other as they work to improve relations.
- Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama Updated: Oct-07-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.
- US: Afghan at Guantanamo who faced trial can now be released Updated: Oct-07-15 2:07 pm
MIAMI - A U.S. government review board has decided that an Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo who once faced trial by military commission can now be released from custody at the U.S. base in Cuba, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
- Mora helps Cuba tie Canada, 2-2 Updated: Oct-06-15 9:18 pm
COMMERCE CITY, Colorado - Arichel Hernandez Mora scored twice, including in the 87th minute, and Cuba tied Canada 2-2 on Tuesday night in Group A Pool Play of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.
- US to review Colorado prisons for Guantanamo detainees Updated: Oct-02-15 9:33 pm
DENVER - A team from the U.S. Defense Department will visit both a state and a federal prison in Colorado to assess their possible use for housing detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.
- Panama, Cuba play to 1-1 draw to open Olympic qualifying Updated: Oct-01-15 8:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - Cuba and Panama played to a 1-1 draw Thursday night to open Olympic soccer qualifying.
- Algerian held in Guantanamo seeks reparations from US Updated: Sep-30-15 5:06 pm
MIAMI - An Algerian man filed a claim Wednesday with an international human rights body seeking compensation from the U.S. government for the nearly 12 years he was held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Carnival announces ports of call for planned Cuba cruise Updated: Sep-30-15 9:20 am
NEW YORK - Carnival's proposed cruises to Cuba will include two colonial cities outside Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to the Cuban capital, the cruise company said Wednesday.
- Pope: Cuba-US flight symbolic of bridge being built Updated: Sep-30-15 6:44 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has said his recent flight from Cuba to the United States was symbolic of the bridge that is being built between the two countries.
- In year of diplomatic triumphs, Obama still dogged by Syria Updated: Sep-29-15 4:35 pm
NEW YORK - In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis.
- Arkansas governor says state well-positioned for Cuba trade Updated: Sep-29-15 3:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas is well-positioned to be a top trading partner with Cuba as the United States' embargo eases, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said as he visited the country Tuesday, but cautioned that taking advantage of that opportunity will take patience.
- US, Cuba leaders meet for 2nd time in this year Updated: Sep-29-15 1:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Making good on a pledge to change U.S. posture toward Cuba, President Barack Obama held talks Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, the second time the leaders of the once-estranged nations have met this year.
- Maryland county leaders fly to Cuba to create tourism ties Updated: Sep-29-15 10:38 am
BALTIMORE - Anne Arundel County leaders will be onboard the inaugural flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Cuba to establish relationships with Cuban tourism officials.
- Heitkamp meets with Cuban leader about agricultural exports Updated: Sep-28-15 12:25 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she's hoping that a face-to-face meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro will open the door to more U.S. agricultural exports.
- 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am
UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:
- After success with Iran, pope, next stop for Obama is UN Updated: Sep-27-15 3:31 pm
NEW YORK - Fresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the U.N. General Assembly.
- New York City mayor meets with Cuban President Castro Updated: Sep-26-15 8:36 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with Cuban President Raul Castro.
- US Chamber starts group to boost Cuba business opportunities Updated: Sep-25-15 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Amid a surge in interest in U.S. investment opportunities in Cuba, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it is launching a council aimed at removing trade barriers and improving business ties between both countries.
- NY Gov. Cuomo, Cuban President Castro talk economic ties Updated: Sep-25-15 4:22 pm
NEW YORK - New York's governor and the president of Cuba have met to discuss economic development as relations between the Caribbean nation and the U.S. continue to thaw.
- Last UK resident imprisoned in Guantanamo to be released Updated: Sep-25-15 11:42 am
LONDON - American officials have decided to release Shaker Aamer, the last U.K. resident imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, after more than 13 years in U.S. custody, the British government said Friday
- Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal Updated: Sep-24-15 3:21 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A stunning diplomatic breakthrough leaves a minefield of problems standing between Colombia and the tantalizing prospect of peace after generations of armed conflict.
- Pope's Cuba trip helped advance Colombia peace talks Updated: Sep-24-15 10:04 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Pope Francis may not have directly facilitated Wednesday's breakthrough in talks to end Colombia's half-century armed conflict, but the spirit of the popular pontiff hovered over the negotiation of the historic agreement, people involved in the talks said.
- Pope of the poor arrives in US denying he's a liberal Updated: Sep-22-15 11:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world's wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down.