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US halves Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious 'attacks'

US halves Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious 'attacks'

Routine visa operations will also be suspended indefinitely, in response to the mysterious health attacks that left several US embassy staff with brain injuries and hearing loss. 

Sep 29, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

Around 50,000 families in total were in need of new housing.

Sep 17, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Cuban government says 10 people killed by Hurricane Irma

Cuban government says 10 people killed by Hurricane Irma

A statement from civil defence authorities said the victims perished due to various causes such as accidents.

Sep 11, 2017, 18:53 PM IST

Despite setback in relations, Cuba to continue dialogue with United States

Castro said that Trump's decisions ignored large sectors of the US and most Cuban emigrants in support of lifting the embargo and normalising bilateral ties, and merely satisfied a small group in Florida.

Jul 15, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Over 70,000 people visit Fidel Castro's tomb in a month

Over 70,000 people visit Fidel Castro's tomb in a month

About 70,000 people have visited Cuban leader Fidel Castro`s tomb in the city of Santiago de Cuba over the past month since his interment.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

Cubans surf the web at home in Havana pilot project

Only 5 percent of Cubans are estimated to enjoy the Internet at home, which requires government permission. 

Dec 30, 2016, 10:28 AM IST

India lauds Fidel Castro in UN homage to revolutionary leader

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had called Fidel Castro as "one of the most important Latin American leaders of the 20th century".

Dec 21, 2016, 12:37 PM IST
Ashes of Fidel Castro begin final journey across Cuba

Ashes of Fidel Castro begin final journey across Cuba

The urn containing the remains of Castro, who died Friday at age 90, was covered by a Cuban flag and protected by a crystal covering as it was transported.
 

Nov 30, 2016, 19:35 PM IST
Rajnath Singh leaves for Havana to pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Rajnath Singh leaves for Havana to pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday left for Cuban capital Havana to pay his last respects to the country's former president and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who passed away on Friday. 

Nov 29, 2016, 08:54 AM IST
Tens of thousands of Cubans pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Tens of thousands of Cubans pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Galvanized by a 21-gun salute that thundered across Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans paid final respects on Monday to Fidel Castro.

Nov 28, 2016, 23:09 PM IST
North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

In the Pyongyang subway, commuters in one station crowded around a glass case containing a Castro obituary published by the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun.

Nov 28, 2016, 15:52 PM IST
Party in Miami as news of Fidel Castro`s death spreads

Party in Miami as news of Fidel Castro`s death spreads

Some sang the Cuban national anthem, others shook up bottles of champagne and sprayed the fizz onto the crowd of revelers.
 

Nov 26, 2016, 16:16 PM IST
Fidel Castro and the 11 US presidents

Fidel Castro and the 11 US presidents

From Dwight Eisenhower, who broke US diplomatic relations with Cuba, to Barack Obama, who decided to normalize them, 11 US presidents faced off with Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday.

Nov 26, 2016, 13:34 PM IST
Timeline of Fidel Castro's life

Timeline of Fidel Castro's life

Key events in the life of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death at 90 was announced on Saturday.

Nov 26, 2016, 12:56 PM IST

Cuba urges US to lift economic, trade blockade

Cuba has renewed its call on the US Congress to end the economic and trade embargo held against the island for over 55 years, as a sign of a new era in ties between the two nations.

Oct 22, 2016, 08:58 AM IST

Lifting sanctions more beneficial for US: Cuba

In its first reaction to the US decision to further lift sanctions on Cuba to facilitate trade as well as scientific and humanitarian exchanges between the two countries the island nation said the measures are more beneficial for Washington than Havana.

Oct 15, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
Obama names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

Obama names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations in December 2014.

Sep 28, 2016, 04:12 AM IST

Donald Trump courts Hispanic vote in Miami`s Little Havana

Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead over Donald Trump among Hispanic voters.

Sep 28, 2016, 04:10 AM IST

Cuba says US embargo has cost it $4.7 bn since thaw

Cuba said the United States's 54-year-old trade embargo has cost the island $4.7 billion since April 2015 despite the former Cold War enemies' historic rapprochement.

Sep 10, 2016, 05:48 AM IST
Cubans salsa into Fidel Castro's 90th birthday

Cubans salsa into Fidel Castro's 90th birthday

Cuba has gone into overdrive this month honoring Fidel Castro who led its 1959 revolution and built a Communist-run state on the doorstep of the United States.

Aug 13, 2016, 11:51 AM IST