Lavrov to visit Cuba amid tensions with West over Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was expected in the Cuban capital Monday for a two-day visit, the foreign ministry said, amid high tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Krishna in Cuba, talks cooperation in oil exploration

Cuba invited India to partner it in the exploration of oil and hydrocarbons as S M Krishna arrived here on a "historic" visit to the country.

Krishna to visit Cuba to further ties

Looking to further bilateral relations with Cuba,India`s External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will be paying a visit to Havana on June 15-17.

Pope holds open-air mass in Cuba, urges freedom for Church

The 84-year-old pope celebrated an open-air Mass for some 300,000 people in Havana`s Revolution Square.

Pope, Castro meet as official squashes reform hopes

Pope Benedict and Cuban President Raul Castro met on Tuesday for talks on a papal trip that has sparked hopes for economic and political change.

Urging freedoms for Cuba, Pope honors patron saint

Pope Benedict urged Cubans to "work for justice" during a ceremony to pay homage to the island`s patron saint.

Date set for second ever papal visit to Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI will begin only the
second ever papal visit to Cuba on March 26, Catholic officials have said.