Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Sep 14, 2016

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to travel to Cuba to shore up relations with one of the world’s few other remaining Communist states, officials said Wednesday, months after U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Caribbean island. Li will visit Cuba to discuss “how to ...

Aug 30, 2016

Peace at last for Colombia

The best hope for peace is an agreement that gives the disarmed and demobilized rebels a genuine voice in Colombian politics.

Aug 18, 2016

Abe considers landmark visit to Cuba in September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Cuba late next month, a government source said Thursday. The visit, which would be the first by a Japanese leader, would coincide with his attendance at the U.N. General Assembly in New York and give him a ...

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

Aug 13, 2016

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader’s 90th birthday. Castro, who took power in Cuba’s 1959 revolution and ruled for nearly half a ...

Lofty ambition: Cuban rower wants to be No. 1

Aug 6, 2016

Lofty ambition: Cuban rower wants to be No. 1

Cuba is better known for baseball and basketball than rowing, while the name of Guantanamo has become synonymous with the U.S. military prison there, but Cuban rower Angel Fournier Rodriguez wants to change all that. Fournier is Cuba’s most successful rower ever and he ...