With Obama nod, Airbnb opens Cuba listings to world

Mar 21, 2016

With Obama nod, Airbnb opens Cuba listings to world

Online lodging service Airbnb is allowing travelers from around the world to book stays in private homes in Cuba after the San Francisco-based company received a special authorization from the Obama administration, Airbnb announced Sunday. Airbnb was the first major American company to enter ...

From Kennedy to Obama, 50 years of secret U.S.-Cuba talks

Mar 20, 2016

From Kennedy to Obama, 50 years of secret U.S.-Cuba talks

Beyond the public animosity, stark statements and a trade embargo, there is another side to U.S.-Cuba relations: exploratory missions, discreet negotiations and hands extended — in hotel hallways, airport waiting rooms and even the Vatican. Barack Obama, who was to arrive in Havana on ...

Obama's historic trip to Cuba rife with risk, opportunity

Mar 20, 2016

Obama's historic trip to Cuba rife with risk, opportunity

President Barack Obama will open a new era in the United States’ thorny relationship with Cuba during a history-making trip that has two seemingly dissonant goals: locking in his softer approach while also pushing the island’s communist leaders to change their ways. Obama’s 2½ ...