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Rouhani meets Cuban president to reaffirm ties

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani met with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Monday in Havana to reaffirm friendly ties between the two countries and express a commitment to deepening their collaboration, Cuban state media reported.

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First US-Cuba passenger flight takes off

The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the US and Cuba in more than half a century departed on Wednesday. The first of several US carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming months, JetBlue Airways was due to fly

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US to launch commercial flights to Cuba

US carrier JetBlue Airways will makes the first regular commercial flight between the US and Cuba next week, after more than half a century, said a report. Authorities in Cuba made the announcement on Thursday, saying, the inaugur

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US approves direct flights to Cuba; American Air gets most

The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight US airlines to Havana as early as this autumn, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the Transportation Department said on Thursday.

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Obama cheered in Havana at start of historic visit

President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in US engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Co

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Cuba to welcome Obama on historic trip

President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and generating enthusiasm among Cubans who have seen their Communist government vilify 10 previous US leaders.

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US plans to end Cuba travel and trade restrictions

Republican and Democratic US senators were to introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major US restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, according to documents seen by Reuters. The measures being put forw

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Orlando airport to start flights to Cuba in July

Direct flights between Orlando and Havana will begin on July 8 operated by a company hoping visitors to the top US tourist destination will want to pair a Cuban guayabera shirt with their Mickey Mouse ears. Orlando International A

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World leaders gather for Mandela memorial

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honour Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial di

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Panama checking for explosives in N Korean ship

Investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba may have discovered explosive material on board, a senior Panamanian official said on Friday. Javier Caraballo, Panama's top anti-drug

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