Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe.

I don`t trust the US, nor have I spoken with them: Fidel Castro

 Fidel Castro does not "trust the US, nor have I spoken with them," the revolutionary icon, 88, said in a letter attributed to him and read out on state television Monday.

Fidel Castro appears to lend support to Cuba talks with US

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to Cuba`s talks with the United States with a statement that addressed his longtime adversary for the first time since Cuba and the United States announced on Dec. 17 they would restore diplomatic ties.

Fidel Castro writes Maradona to quell death rumours: Report

Fidel Castro has sent a letter to his friend and Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona, a Venezuelan-based TV network said on Monday, adding that the missive quashed rumors that the former Cuban leader might have died.

India hails US move to revive diplomatic ties with Cuba

India on Thursday welcomed the US' decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after a gap of more than five decades.

Fidel Castro wins China`s `Confucius Peace Prize`

 Fidel Castro has been awarded China`s version of the Nobel Peace Prize, reports said Thursday, with a paper close to the ruling Communist Party hailing the former Cuban leader`s "important contributions" to world peace.

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe yesterday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS.

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba`s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

Putin meets Fidel Castro at start of Latin American tour

Russian President Vladimir Putin met former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro on Friday to begin a six-day tour of Latin America in which Russia is seeking to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

Fidel Castro `dismayed` over Garcia Marquez death: VP

Fidel Castro is "dismayed" over the recent death of literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was a longtime friend of the Cuban revolutionary icon, a senior official said Friday.

Fidel Castro `dismayed` over Garcia Marquez death: VP Miguel Diaz-Canel

Fidel Castro is "dismayed" over the recent death of literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was a longtime friend of the Cuban revolutionary icon, a senior official said on Friday.

Fidel, Chavez moment after failed 2002 coup captured

Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez shared their amazement and joy upon the triumphal return to power of the late Venezuelan leader after a brief coup in 2002, an exchange vividly captured in a transcript released on Friday.

Cuban revolutionary heroine Melba Hernandez dies at 92

Cuban revolutionary heroine Melba Hernandez, one of only two women to accompany Fidel Castro in a 1953 assault widely seen as the start of the country`s communist revolution, has died, official media reported Monday. She was 92.

UN chief meets with Fidel Castro in Havana

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana.

Fidel Castro appears in first photo in months

Official media have published the first photo of former Cuban President Fidel Castro in more than four months.

Barack Obama-Raul Castro handshake sparks buzz, draws flak

After the rare, unanticipated gesture of handshake between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro created a stir, the White House down played the event by saying that it was not a "pre-planned encounter".

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Vice Prez Ansari meets revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Making the first-ever bilateral visit to communist Cuba by any Indian VVIP, Vice President Hamid Ansari called on revolutionary icon Fidel Castro and had a "very warm and affectionate" meeting with him.

Meeting with Fidel Castro highlight of visit to Cuba: Ansari

Fidel Castro is "fit and in good shape", Vice President Hamid Ansari said today after a meeting with the revolutionary icon which he described as the "highlight" of his visit to Cuba.

Vice President Ansari meets revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Vice President Hamid Ansari`s meeting with revolutionary hero Fidel Castro was the high point of the first ever bilateral visit by any Indian VVIP to Cuba, during which the two countries also inked an agreement on cooperation in broadcasting.