Guantanamo detainee with British residency to be released

 A Saudi detainee with residency status in Britain is expected to be freed from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in June following a campaign for his release.

Vatican confirms pope will stop in Cuba stop en route to US

Pope Francis will visit Cuba before arriving in the United States in the last week of September, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

US, Cuba agree to develop lung cancer vaccine

The US and Cuban cancer research centres have agreed to develop lung cancer vaccine under deals signed here during a two-day visit by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and a delegation of 18 business leaders and academics, media reported on Wednesday.

Colombia orders Chinese ship with weapons to sail for Cuba

 A court ordered a Cuba-bound Chinese ship loaded with undeclared weapons to sail for Havana on Tuesday, saying the arms could not be unloaded and might pose a safety threat.

New York`s Cuomo talks business with Cuban VP

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met Tuesday with Cuba`s First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel to discuss business opportunities between his state and the communist island, Cuban media said.

Like with Cuba, US seeks `common ground` with Caracas

 Washington hopes its outreach to Cuba can be a model for Venezuela as it seeks to turn the page on old enmities in Latin America, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

New York`s Cuomo in Cuba meets business, religious leaders

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

Two opposition candidates defeated in Cuba vote

Two Cuban opposition candidates failed Sunday to become the island`s first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

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.

Pope considering visiting Cuba in September: Vatican

Pope Francis is planning to visit Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on Friday.

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.

Obama to decide if Cuba will be taken off terrorism sponsor list

US President Barack Obama will decide soon on whether or not to remove Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism, a move that would allow Washington to lift a series of sanctions on the island, the White House said.

Barack Obama, Raul Castro break the ice with handshake, smiles
Barack Obama, Raul Castro break the ice with handshake, smiles

Handshakes, smiles and a more than hour-long candid chat: Barack Obama and Raul Castro broke the ice in a cordial atmosphere after a half-century of hostile US-Cuban ties.

No decision on removing Cuba from terror sponsors list yet

US President Barack Obama said Saturday he has not yet decided on whether to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List and that he has held "candid and fruitful conversation" with Cuban leader Raul Castro on the sidelines of a regional summit.

Obama leaves Panama after Castro talks, heads to Washington

US President Barack Obama left Panama late Saturday following unprecedented face-to-face talks with Cuban President Raul Castro and a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Barack Obama says talks with Raul Castro 'candid, fruitful'
Barack Obama says talks with Raul Castro 'candid, fruitful'

US President Barack Obama described his historic talks with Cuban leader Raul Castro in Panama on Saturday as "candid and fruitful."

Obama, Castro talked embassies in hour-long meeting

The historic meeting between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro lasted "about an hour" Saturday, and they discussed efforts to reopen embassies, a senior US official said.

Barack Obama, Raul Castro herald new era at Americas Summit
Barack Obama, Raul Castro herald new era at Americas Summit

US President Barack Obama and Cuba`s Raul Castro opened a new era of relations Saturday as they both addressed a landmark Summit of the Americas ahead of historic one-on-one talks.

Cuba policy shift a turning point for Americas: Obama

US President Barack Obama told a summit of Latin and North American leaders on Saturday that his Cuba policy shift marks a "turning point" for the region.

Obama, Castro herald new era at Americas Summit

US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury more than 50 years of animosity.