EU, Cuba hold new round of talks to normalize ties

 Cuba and the European Union will meet Wednesday and Thursday for a third round of negotiations aimed at normalizing ties following the historic rapprochement between Havana and Washington.

Fidel Castro meets spies freed by US

Cuba`s Fidel Castro met this weekend with the three intelligence agents freed by the United States as part of last December`s historic rapprochement, state media said Monday.

Cuba reaffirms call to be taken off 'terror' list

Cuba reaffirmed its call to be taken off the United States` list of "state sponsors of terrorism", to pave the way for progress on normalising bilateral ties.

U.S., Cuba hold more talks, no date yet for diplomatic ties

Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks toward normalising ties on Friday, and the Cuban delegation said "good progress" was made, but the two sides did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic ties that Washington severed 54 years ago.

US, Cuba resume normalization talks

US and Cuban negotiators on Friday opened a second round of historic talks aimed at overcoming half a century of enmity and restoring full diplomatic ties.

Kofi Annan in Cuba to boost Colombia-FARC peace talks

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Cuba on Thursday to prod negotiators from the Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas to clinch a dragging peace agreement.

Spain blasts ex-PM meeting with Castro in Cuba

Spain`s conservative government reacted angrily Thursday to a visit by former Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to Cuba and his meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, calling it disloyal.

Uruguay's Mujica: Guantanamo turned inmates ''halfway into vegetables''

Six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners sent to Uruguay as part of a push by President Barack Obama to close the US military`s prison camp in Cuba were "turned halfway into vegetables" during their detention, outgoing President Jose Mujica said on Wednesday.

Cuba, US at odds on ending Havana`s terror blacklist

Just two days ahead of a second round of talks on restoring diplomatic ties frozen for five decades, Cuba and the United States on Wednesday staked out competing demands to ensure progress.

North Korea renames ships to evade UN sanctions: Report

North Korea has managed to evade UN sanctions targeting a key shipping company by renaming and reflagging vessels which continue to operate, a UN report said Wednesday.

Russia, Abu Dhabi in talks on Cuba airport: Report

Russia is seeking backing from Abu Dhabi investors to build a giant airport in Cuba seen as an international gateway to Latin America, a report said Wednesday.

US concerned about `violent silencing` in Cuba

The top US diplomat for Latin America expressed concern Monday about the "violent silencing" of dissidents in Cuba, days before the resumption of US-Cuba talks.

US Democrat delegation meets with Cuban vice president

The minority leader of the US House of Representatives and a delegation of fellow Democrats have met with Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the man currently expected to take power after President Raul Castro leaves office in 2018.

Venezuela`s Maduro says met Fidel Castro in Cuba

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that he had visited Cuba and met retired leader Fidel Castro, considered one of his leftist mentors.

Cuban FM meets US officials on normalising ties

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met with Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the US House of Representatives visiting the island as part of efforts to normalise ties.

In Cuba, US senators urge bipartisan end to embargo

Democratic senators visiting Havana called Tuesday for a bipartisan effort in the US Congress to lift the decades-old embargo against communist Cuba.

New aggressive form of HIV discovered in Cuba

A new aggressive form of HIV can progress to AIDS in just three years - so rapidly that patients may not even realise they were infected, scientists say.

Streaming service Netflix launches in Cuba

Streaming service Netflix has reportedly launched in Cuba.

US officials cautious as Cuba political detentions decline

Political detentions have declined in Cuba since the Dec. 17 US-Cuban rapprochement but it is unclear if this is a trend, a US human rights official told a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Cuba detained 140 political prisoners in January: US official

  Cuba has temporarily detained about 140 political prisoners in January since Washington announced it was seeking to restore diplomatic relations with Havana, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.