New York`s Cuomo in Cuba to meet business leaders

 New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo met with Cuban officials and business leaders Monday in Havana on a whirlwind tour with a delegation of US executives.

Dissidents on the ballot in historic Cuba vote

Cubans are voting in local elections on Sunday featuring two opposition candidates, who, if they win, would become the island's first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

Barack Obama backs taking Cuba off terror list: White House
Barack Obama backs taking Cuba off terror list: White House

US President Barack Obama has agreed to take Cuba off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, a key step toward normalizing ties.

Colombia to extend suspension of bombing raids on rebels

Colombia will extend its halt on bombing raids against Marxist FARC rebels for another month, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday after ordering a one-month suspension of the air raids in March to abet talks to end 50 years of war.

Barack Obama and Castro to break Cold War ice in person

 US President Barack Obama and Cuba`s Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations.

Cuba says Obama's steps to ease embargo 'insufficient'

Cuba's trade minister said on Monday that US President Barack Obama's moves to ease the five-decade embargo on the communist island are "incomplete and insufficient."

EU foreign policy chief in Cuba to advance talks

The European Union`s chief diplomat, Federica Mogherini, visited Cuba Tuesday to give impetus to negotiations on normalizing relations between Brussels and Havana.

Direct charter flights resume between Havana and New York

 Weekly direct charter flights between Havana and New York have resumed following a third round of talks on the restoration of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba.

US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions

US and Cuban officials met on Monday in Havana for new talks on restoring diplomatic ties, but their historic rapprochement was marred by tensions over Venezuela.

US, Cuba to meet again Monday in Havana on renewing ties

American and Cuban diplomats will meet early next week for a third round of historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties and reopening their embassies, US officials said Friday.

Cuba gives its `unconditional support` to Venezuela against US

Cuba on Tuesday offered its "unconditional support" to Venezuela after US President Barack Obama authorized new sanctions against senior officials of the turbulent South American oil producer, Havana`s closest ally.

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.

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.

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.

Cuba, US open new chapter in bilateral ties: Report

The first high-level talks between Cuba and the United States in nearly 40 years have "opened a new chapter" in their ties, the state-run Granma daily has said.

Top US official meets dissidents in Cuba

The highest-ranking US official to visit Cuba in 35 years met with leading dissidents on Friday, but one prominent opposition figure stayed out amid differences over Washington`s rapprochement with Havana.

No date set to reopen US, Cuba embassies: Officials

US and Cuban officials did not set dates to reopen their embassies during historic talks Thursday but agreed to meet again on the issue, US and Cuban officials said.

Cuba, US see good first day of landmark talks

US and Cuban officials claimed a good first day in historic talks in Havana on Wednesday, despite disagreements over migration policies ahead of negotiations on restoring diplomatic ties.

US, Cuba hail `productive, constructive` first day of talks

US and Cuban officials welcomed the first day of their historic diplomatic talks in Havana on Wednesday as "productive" and "constructive" despite lingering differences over migration issus.

Cuba wants off US terrorism list before restoring normal ties

Cuba will tell the United States in face-to-face talks this week it wants to be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism before restoring diplomatic relations, a senior foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.