Cuba allows five more foreign companies to invest in Mariel

Cuba has given the go-ahead for five more foreign companies to set up operations in the Mariel Special Development Zone, a port and trade complex aimed at luring foreign investment, officials said at an international trade symposium in this capital.

US, Cuba 'much closer' to opening embassies

The US and Cuba ended on Friday their fourth round of negotiations to restore diplomatic relations, with the message that the opening of embassies is now "much closer" and that the last obstacles will be overcome in the coming weeks, though not necessarily with another high-profile gathering.

US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

US, Cuba talks on normalising relations extended into Friday

The US and Cuba on Thursday ended their latest round of talks on normalising relations and reopening embassies without results, but agreed to continue the negotiations on Friday, a State Department spokesperson said.

US, Cuba to focus on reopening embassies in Washington talks

The United States and Cuba resume talks on Thursday aiming to overcome obstacles to opening embassies in each other`s capitals and re-establishing diplomatic ties, the crucial next step in their historic detente.

US upbeat on upcoming talks with Cuba

 A senior US official has expressed optimism about the upcoming talks here with Cuba, saying that the two sides are "closer" to restoring diplomatic ties.

Cuba establishes banking relationship in US, furthering ties

Cuba has established a banking relationship in the US, clearing another major obstacle to the countries re-establishing diplomatic relations, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

US and Cuba to hold another round of talks next week

US and Cuban negotiators will meet next week to discuss the reopening of embassies in each other`s capitals as part of efforts to restore diplomatic ties, the State Department said on Thursday.

US, Cuba to hold embassy talks next Thursday: State Department

American and Cuban officials will meet on May 21 to discuss reopening embassies and tackle broader migration, security and environmental issues, the US State Department said Thursday.

US, Cuba to meet in coming weeks on reopening embassies

The United States and Cuba will hold a new meeting in coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Wednesday.

Cuba-US talks going well: Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro said that negotiations with the United States to restore formal relationship "are going well" and "at our own pace".

Cuba, US can exchange envoys once Havana off terror list: Castro

Cuba and the United States will exchange ambassadors once the island is removed from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism late this month, President Raul Castro said Tuesday.

As Cuba opens, Hollande seeks greater French role

 French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged an end to the US trade embargo of Cuba and envisioned a larger French role in Cuba`s engagement with the West during the first visit by a French head of state to Cuba.

France`s Hollande to meet Fidel Castro in Cuba visit: Office

French President Francois Hollande will meet Cuba`s Fidel Castro Monday during his historic visit to the island, the first by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

300,000 civilians in need of life-saving aid in South Sudan: UN

The UN said on Monday that at least 300,000 people have been left without access to aid in the South Sudan`s Unity state, as the agency had to evacuate humanitarian personnel due to escalating violence.

In Cuba, France`s Hollande urges US to end embargo

French President Francois Hollande on Monday called for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, during the first visit by a Western leader to the island since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

France`s Hollande gives high honor to Cuban Church leader

French President Francois Hollande on Monday bestowed his nation`s highest honor on the head of the Catholic Church in Cuba, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, a key figure in the communist island`s growing rapprochement with the West.

France`s Hollande calls for end to US embargo on Cuba

French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to the US embargo on Cuba during a historic visit to the island, the first by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

French President Francois Hollande arrives in Cuba

 French President Francois Hollande arrived in Cuba late Sunday for a historic one-day visit where he is expected to meet with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, according to a presidential aide. 

Cuban President Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for mediating thaw with US
Cuban President Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for mediating thaw with US

Cuban President Raul Castro met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Sunday, thanking the pontiff for his role in brokering an historic rapprochement between Havana and Washington, a papal spokesman said.