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Cuba frees leading dissident charged with attempted murder

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HAVANA A leading Cuban dissident said he was freed from jail on Wednesday, 12 days after his arrest for attempted murder following a car crash in which he hit and injured an official from the Communist-run island's interior ministry.

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Former Baidu executive Lu to helm Y Combinator's new China unit 15 Aug 2018

BEIJING U.S. startup incubator Y Combinator said it is establishing a China unit, its first dedicated overseas office, which will be headed by Baidu Inc's former chief operating officer Qi Lu.

Former Baidu executive Lu to helm Y Combinator's new China unit 15 Aug 2018

BEIJING, Aug 15 U.S. startup incubator Y Combinator said it is establishing a China unit, its first dedicated overseas office, which will be headed by Baidu Inc's former chief operating officer Qi Lu.

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Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day 14 Aug 2018

HAVANA Cuba's government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island's more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service.

Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day 14 Aug 2018

HAVANA, Aug 14 Cuba's government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island's more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service.

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Cuba's proposed new constitution - what will change 14 Aug 2018

HAVANA Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.

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Cuba charges leading dissident with attempted murder 11 Aug 2018

HAVANA The leader of one of Cuba’s largest and most active opposition organizations was charged Friday with attempted murder after being held incommunicado for a week in eastern Cuba.

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Grammy-award winning singer Albita lights up Cuban version of Carmen 09 Aug 2018

LONDON Grammy-award winning singer Albita Rodriguez is such a celebrated interpreter of Cuban music that when a new version of the opera Carmen was produced set in revolutionary Havana a role was created especially for her. | Video

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Grammy-award winning singer Albita lights up Cuban version of Carmen 09 Aug 2018

LONDON Grammy-award winning singer Albita Rodriguez is such a celebrated interpreter of Cuban music that when a new version of the opera Carmen was produced set in revolutionary Havana a role was created especially for her. | Video

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Venezuela dodges oil asset seizures with export transfers at sea 07 Aug 2018

HOUSTON/PUNTO FIJO Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has limited the damage from an unprecedented slump in crude exports by transferring oil between tankers at sea and loading vessels in neighboring Cuba to avoid asset seizures.

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Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

ACCRA/GENEVA Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. | Video