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US and Cuba discussing joint marine reserve: Kerry
US and Cuba discussing joint marine reserve: Kerry

The United States and its former Cold War foe Cuba are discussing a joint maritime reserve in waters between their countries.

US and Cuba discussing joint marine reserve: Kerry
Pope prepares to take US bow after Cuba stopover
Pope prepares to take US bow after Cuba stopover

Pope Francis headed for Cuba on the first-leg of a trip that will also take him to the United States for his most high-profile overseas visit to date.

Pope prepares to take US bow after Cuba stopover
Raul Castro to make first UN General Assembly address
Raul Castro to make first UN General Assembly address

Cuban President Raul Castro will address the UN General Assembly for the first time later this month.

Raul Castro to make first UN General Assembly address
'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official
'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official

The EU and Cuba have made good progress in normalisation talks but getting an accord this year, the stated aim of both sides, may prove difficult.

'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official
Kerry in Havana for banner day in US-Cuba relations
Kerry in Havana for banner day in US-Cuba relations

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cuba Friday to raise the American flag over the newly reopened US embassy, a symbolic capstone on Washington's historic rapprochement with Havana.

Kerry in Havana for banner day in US-Cuba relations
Clinton to urge Congress to lift Cuba embargo
Clinton to urge Congress to lift Cuba embargo

Hillary Clinton will urge US lawmakers Friday to lift the trade embargo against Cuba.

Clinton to urge Congress to lift Cuba embargo
Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakh music band Aldaspan. ©Nikolai Kolesnikov
Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band

Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakhstan-based Aldaspan ethnic rock band have recorded a video for their version of a well-known Kazakh folk song Kara Zhorga.

Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band
Cuban foreign minister to open embassy in Washington
Cuban foreign minister to open embassy in Washington

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will preside over the historic opening of his country's embassy in Washington on July 20.

Cuban foreign minister to open embassy in Washington
Hungarian supergranny closes in on world chess record
Hungarian supergranny closes in on world chess record

An 87-year-old Hungarian woman aims this weekend to set a world record by beating 1920s Cuban chess grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca at his own game: simultaneous play.

Hungarian supergranny closes in on world chess record
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Astana Arlans destroy Russian Boxing Team 5:0 in first leg of WSB semi-finals

The Astana Arlans faced Russian Boxing Team in the first leg of the World Series of Boxing semi-finals in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Astana Arlans destroy Russian Boxing Team 5:0 in first leg of WSB semi-finals
Astana Arlans punch their way to the finals 9:1 against Russian Boxing Team

Astana Arlans defeat Russian Boxing Team to face Cuba Domadores in the final fight.

Astana Arlans punch their way to the finals 9:1 against Russian Boxing Team
Photo © World Series Boxing 2015
Astana Arlans in semifinals despite first defeat

The Astana Arlans has made it in the semifinals of the World Series of Boxing despite losing to Italian Thunder on April 25 in Bergamo, Italy

Astana Arlans in semifinals despite first defeat
France's Hollande meets Fidel Castro and urges end to Cuba embargo
France's Hollande meets Fidel Castro and urges end to Cuba embargo

French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to the US embargo on Cuba.

France's Hollande meets Fidel Castro and urges end to Cuba embargo
Castro at Vatican thanks pope for mediating thaw with US
Castro at Vatican thanks pope for mediating thaw with US

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

Castro at Vatican thanks pope for mediating thaw with US
The joint photo of the heads of delegations in the Alexander Park after the celebrations of the Victory Day. Photo courtesy of may9.ru.
Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, has met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of Azerbaijan, Cuba, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Serbia, South Africa, Venezuela during his official two-day visit to Moscow, Russia.

Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow
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Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

US President Barack Obama has been advised by aides to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list
Obama has more Cuban fans than Castros: survey
Obama has more Cuban fans than Castros: survey

US President Barack Obama was more popular than the Castro brothers.

Obama has more Cuban fans than Castros: survey
Martin Murray vs Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Golovkin loses Fighter of the Year to Terence Crawford

The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) has named the best fighter of 2014.

Golovkin loses Fighter of the Year to Terence Crawford
US and Cuba begin reconciliation with smiles and rifts
US and Cuba begin reconciliation with smiles and rifts

Hours into historic US-Cuba talks in Havana, a Cuban official came out to boast about the "relaxed" atmosphere at the meeting between the old Cold War adversaries.

US and Cuba begin reconciliation with smiles and rifts
Amid rumors over health, Fidel Castro sends letter to Maradona: report
Amid rumors over health, Fidel Castro sends letter to Maradona: report

Fidel Castro has written a letter to Argentine football great Diego Maradona that appears to show the 88-year-old Cuban leader is alive.

Amid rumors over health, Fidel Castro sends letter to Maradona: report