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  • French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening

    April 12, 2014 8:08 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with his... more »
  • Tours changing American views of Cuba, US policy

    February 3, 2014 8:38 AM

    HAVANA (AP) - When President Barack Obama reinstated "people-to-people" travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural ambassadors for a U.S. constantly demonized in the island's official media. Two and a half years later, a survey shared exclusively with The Associated Press suggests... more »
  • Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for the Cayman Islands and Parts of Cuba

    September 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Cayman Islands and parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and the southern Florida coast as a new tropical depression approaches. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 35 mph (55 kph). The... more »
  • Cuba Taking Steps to Soften US Embargo

    September 16, 2010 3:32 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba is offering a series of small but specific steps the administration of President Barack Obama can take to soften the United States' 48-year-old trade embargo, including expanding flights and establishing ferry service between both countries and dropping bank bans that keep U.S. credit cards from working... more »
  • Cuba Says It Will Fire Half A Million State Workers

    September 13, 2010 1:00 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employment on the communist island. The layoffs will start immediately and run through the first half of next... more »

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