Colombian president, rebel chief sign cease-fire

The bilateral cease-fire requires FARC to lay down all of their weapons within 180 days of the conclusion of a final peace accord.

Cubans embrace the English language as Cold War enmity fades

Cubans embrace the English language as Cold War enmity fades

Gilberto Gonzalez learned Russian at a school in Havana at the height of the Cold War when the Soviet Union was Cuba`s closest ally, but 30 years later he`s rusty and remembers little more than, `da,` and `nyet.`

Barack Obama wins over Cubans with straight talk and humility

 Lucila Morales stared in amazement at the flickering image of US President Barack Obama on her old TV set on Tuesday, as he extolled democracy and political freedoms in a live speech capping his historic visit to the Communist-led island.

Barack Obama ends Cuba trip with dissident meeting, baseball and hope

Barack Obama ends Cuba trip with dissident meeting, baseball and hope

President Barack Obama will meet with Cuban dissidents on Tuesday and watch a baseball game with the communist country`s president after delivering a speech that will conclude his historic trip with a hopeful vision for future relations.

Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit

Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit

U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. "double standards".

Obama, Castro hold groundbreaking Cuba talks

Obama, Castro hold groundbreaking Cuba talks

Obama, meeting Castro for only the third time for formal talks, was the first US president in Cuba since 1928.

It's wonderful, says Obama after arrival in Cuba for 'historic' visit

It's wonderful, says Obama after arrival in Cuba for 'historic' visit

"It is wonderful to be here," said US President Barack Obama after he arrived in Cuba for a historic visit. He will hold talks with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, the media reported on Monday.

President Obama arrives in Cuba on historic visit, hopes to usher in change

President Obama arrives in Cuba on historic visit, hopes to usher in change

US President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday, demonstrating his foreign policy principle of engaging America's foes and in a hope that the Communist government there will grant more freedom to its people and open new economic pathways for American businesses.

Obama looks to seal Cuba engagement on landmark trip

Obama looks to seal Cuba engagement on landmark trip

Barack Obama touches down in Havana on Sunday to cap a long-unimaginable rapprochement with Cuba and burnish a presidential legacy dulled by Middle East quagmires and partisan sniping.

Obama promises human rights talk with Castro

Obama promises human rights talk with Castro

US President Barack Obama , who visits Cuba in a week, promised dissidents he would directly discuss human rights issues with their president, Raul Castro , in a letter published Sunday.

France welcomes Cuba`s Castro in historic visit

Cuba`s Communist President Raul Castro starts his official trip to Paris on Monday, his first-ever state visit to Europe.

US, Cuba renew direct postal service after 52 years

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore direct postal service 52 years after severing it at the height of the Cold War, the Cuban foreign ministry said Friday.

Raul Castro begins first state visit to Mexico

Cuban President Raul Castro began his first state visit to Mexico Friday, with Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto seeking to boost economic ties as the two nations relaunch once-chilly relations.

In a first, Italian PM Matteo Renzi visits Cuba

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi kicked off a visit to Cuba, the first ever by an Italian head of government, seeking a trade foothold as the communist island renews ties with the US and Europe.

Obama, Castro meet at UN as US-Cuban relations thaw

Amid thawing relations, US President Barack Obama held talks with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at the UN, the first meeting between the two on American soil in more than five decades.

At UN, Raul Castro says US must end embargo to have normal Cuba ties

Cuban President Raul Castro told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that normal relations with the United States would only be possible if Washington ended its trade embargo on his country, returned the military base at Guantanamo and ended anti-communist broadcasts beamed into the island.

Obama chips away at Cuba embargo, discusses efforts with Raul Castro

The United States announced new rules on Friday to further ease trade, travel and investment restrictions with Cuba, but Cuban President Raul Castro told President Barack Obama that Washington should go even further and lift its economic embargo on the Communist-ruled island.

Raul Castro urges Obama to `deepen` US-Cuba thaw: Officials

 Cuban President Raul Castro urged his US counterpart Barack Obama to accelerate their countries` budding rapprochement Friday in a phone call, after Washington further eased restrictions on business and travel.

Raul Castro to make first UN General Assembly address

Cuban President Raul Castro will address the UN General Assembly for the first time later this month, Havana said Wednesday, and is expected to use his speech to push for an end to the US embargo.

Cuba's Castro to travel to New York for UN General Assembly

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to address the U.N. General Assembly this month, the United Nations announced on Tuesday, the first time the Cuban leader will visit the United States as the island nation`s head of state.