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Exclusive - Cuban draft rules propose curtailing fledgling private sector

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HAVANA A draft of new Cuban economic regulations proposes increasing state control over the private sector and curtailing private enterprise, a copy of the document seen by Reuters showed.

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Exclusive: Cuban draft rules propose curtailing fledgling private sector 23 Feb 2018

HAVANA A draft of new Cuban economic regulations proposes increasing state control over the private sector and curtailing private enterprise, a copy of the document seen by Reuters showed.

EXCLUSIVE-Cuban draft rules propose curtailing fledgling private sector 23 Feb 2018

HAVANA, Feb 22 A draft of new Cuban economic regulations proposes increasing state control over the private sector and curtailing private enterprise, a copy of the document seen by Reuters showed.

Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island 17 Feb 2018

HAVANA, Feb 16 Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government.

RPT-Cuba creditors offer "very significant relief" in debt proposal 14 Feb 2018

LONDON, Feb 13 Cuba's commercial creditors have offered "very significant debt relief" in a proposal sent to cash-strapped Havana in late January, according to two advisers to the group, in a sign that holders of the defaulted debt are ready to ramp up the pressure.

Cuba creditors offer "very significant relief" in debt proposal 13 Feb 2018

LONDON, Feb 13 Cuba's commercial creditors have offered "very significant debt relief" in a proposal sent to cash-strapped Havana in late January, according to two advisers to the group, in a sign that holders of the defaulted debt are ready to ramp up the pressure.

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China tries to charm tech-savvy Taiwanese youth as political ties fray 08 Feb 2018

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI A start-up incubator on the outskirts of Shanghai is laying out sweeteners for budding entrepreneurs: Free office space, subsidised housing rent, tax breaks and in some cases, cash of up to 200,000 yuan (£22,948).

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Exclusive - Cuba grants visa to senior U.S. diplomat to lead Havana embassy 07 Feb 2018

HAVANA/WASHINGTON Cuba has given a visa to a senior American diplomat to lead the U.S. embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said, in a sign both nations want to keep open lines of communication despite a sharp deterioration in relations since President Donald Trump took office.

INSIGHT-China tries to charm tech-savvy Taiwanese youth as political ties fray 07 Feb 2018

* They illustrate China's changing tactics after 2014 Sunflower Movement

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Cuban independent media say no thanks to Trump free press initiative 07 Feb 2018

HAVANA Leading Cuban independent media said they want nothing to do with a Trump administration initiative to foster more such outlets on the communist-run isle, contending it interferes in Cuba's politics and creates the impression they are U.S. mouthpieces.

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U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war. | Video