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Cuba's new president makes first trip to old Cold War foe United States

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HAVANA Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, arrived in New York on Sunday for his first trip to the United States, where he will denounce the decades-old U.S. trade embargo on his country at the U.N. General Assembly, state-run media reported.

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Cuba's president meets U.S. Senator Corker amid tense bilateral relations 21 Sep 2018

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, who is on a trip to Havana to discuss tense bilateral relations and other "matters of common interest", state-run media reported on Thursday.

German court releases Iraqi suspect in Chemnitz stabbing 18 Sep 2018

BERLIN A German court on Tuesday released an Iraqi asylum seeker detained last month over the fatal stabbing of a Cuban-German man that set off violent protests by far-right radicals, his lawyer and a prosecutor said.

Cuban agriculture faces another hard year as produce sales drop 17 Sep 2018

HAVANA, Sept 17 Cuba moved nearly 15 percent less produce through domestic markets during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2017, signaling another bad year for its agricultural sector, according to a government report.

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Cuba's president says can't talk with Trump unless it's as equals 17 Sep 2018

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in his first interview since taking office in April his government could not talk with U.S. President Donald Trump as long as Trump's administration kept its "abnormal" attitude toward the Communist-run island.

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In Cuba, street vendors sing to sell, from salsa to reggaeton 13 Sep 2018

HAVANA Cuba's street vendors are bringing back the pregon, the art of singing humorous, rhyming ditties with double entendres about the goods they are selling, with some modernizing the tradition by setting their tunes to reggaeton. | Video

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Cuba releases agricultural data reversing previous growth claim 13 Sep 2018

HAVANA Cuban food production declined slightly in 2017, contrary to a previous government claim it had increased 3 percent, according to final data released this week by the National Statistics Office.

Cuba releases agricultural data reversing previous growth claim 13 Sep 2018

HAVANA, Sept 13 Cuban food production declined slightly in 2017, contrary to a previous government claim it had increased 3 percent, according to final data released this week by the National Statistics Office.

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Russia the main suspect in U.S. diplomats' illness in Cuba - NBC 11 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON Russia is the main suspect in U.S. agencies' investigation of mysterious illnesses in American personnel in Cuba and China, NBC News reported on Tuesday. | Video

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In Cuba, condom use stretches far beyond sex 05 Sep 2018

HAVANA Cubans use them to fish, ferment wine, fix punctures or tie up hair; latex condoms have become the ultimate multipurpose tool on the Communist-run island where shortages of basic goods have forced locals to become masters of invention. | Video

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Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a "weakness of intellect." | Video