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Russia`s Putin says emerging powers must play bigger role in world affairs

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on the eve of a trip to Latin America, said Brazil and other emerging powers must play a greater role in world affairs, suggesting they could do more to counter US influence.

US, Cuba resume migration talks

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:28

The United States and Cuba on Wednesday resumed talks on safe, legal migration between the two neighbors, they said.

Cuba`s lawmakers examine weak economy

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 04:34

Cuba`s National Assembly opened its biannual session, with the communist island`s faltering economy topping the agenda.

Google execs visit Cuba for first time to promote open Internet

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 08:52

The Cuban government sought to discredit Sanchez as a paid propagandist doing the bidding of the US government.

Cuba rejects US human trafficking blacklist

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:00

Cuba dismissed a US report which put the island nation on a blacklist of "human trafficking countries."

US urges Cuba to free American for mother`s funeral

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 05:05

The US has called on Cuba to allow an imprisoned American contractor to travel home to attend his mother`s funeral as a humanitarian gesture.

US condemns detention of civil rights activists in Cuba

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 06:38

The US has condemned detention of civil rights activists in Cuba and appealed to the Cuban government to respect the universal human rights of its citizens.

US sends a new top diplomatic envoy to Cuba

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 04:49

The United States has selected career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as its new top diplomat in Havana, a State Department official has said.

Cuban spy calls for prisoner swap, like with Taliban

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 00:34

A former Cuban spy urged Washington to swap three detained agents for the freedom of American Alan Gross, citing the deal that saw a US soldier released over the weekend.

Time to start new US-Cuba relations: US commerce chief

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 08:38

The head of the US Chamber of Commerce said Thursday the time has come to start a new chapter in relations between Cuba and the United States.

US seeks to fine BNP $10 bn for breaking sanctions: Media

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:00

The US is seeking more than $10 billion from French bank BNP Paribas to settle charges it violated US sanctions on Iran, Sudan and Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Veteran of Obama cabinet favours normalising US-Cuba ties

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:30

Former US interior secretary Ken Salazar has said he favours "normalising" relations between his country and Cuba, and expressed optimism at the chances of seeing that happen in the next few years.