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U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines (right) and Director of Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. General Jeffrey A. Kruse testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats, at Capitol Hill in Washington on May 2.
WORLD / Politics
May 16, 2024
Foreign attempts to sway U.S. elections increasing, officials warn
As the election approaches, U.S. officials are increasingly worried about the risks that AI poses to elections, including convincing "deepfakes" that trick voters.
The moon rises behind the State Historical Museum, the Kremlin's towers and St. Basil's Cathedral in central Moscow on March 21. Russia has dismissed new allegations about its role in Havana syndrome as "groundless."
WORLD / Politics
Apr 2, 2024
'Havana Syndrome' linked to Russian intelligence unit, report says
The U.S. State Department has said it stands by its assessment that no foreign actor is responsible.
A soup kitchen distributes food in Havana on Jan. 15. The communist government of Cuba is grappling with its worst economic situation since the collapse of the Soviet Union more than three decades ago.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 20, 2024
Communist Cuba is on the brink of collapse
The communist government of Cuba is grappling with worst economic situation since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Victor Salinas, who was recruited to travel to Russia in a military support role but eventually changed his mind, at his home near Havana on Sept. 12.
WORLD
Sep 30, 2023
How Cubans were recruited to fight for Russia
Cubans can earn a windfall for enlisting with the Russian army amid Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (left) laughs as he welcomes Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves during the G77+China summit at the Convention Palace in Havana on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 16, 2023
G77+China summit in Cuba calls for new global order
The grouping of developing and emerging countries representing 80% of the world's population kicked off a summit in Cuba on Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 16, 2023
China’s spying in Cuba picks up where the Soviet Union left off
Beijing’s reported efforts at surveillance from Cuba are reminiscent of Lourdes, a Soviet-built listening post just south of Havana.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2023
Havana syndrome is a mystery, but not of physics
A U.S. intelligence report says there’s no credible evidence that Havana syndrome, once thought to be tied to microwave weapons, are the result of attacks carried out by foreign adversaries.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 21, 2023
Cuban catcher defects to U.S. after WBC loss
According to baseball writer Yordano Carmona, Ivan Prieto 'escaped' from the team hotel in Miami and the team plane returned home without him on board.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 20, 2023
Trea Turner hits two home runs as U.S. beats Cuba to reach WBC final
Trea Turner smashed two home runs and the defending champion United States routed Cuba 14-2 on Sunday to reach the World Baseball Classic final.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 16, 2023
Cuba gets past Australia to reach World Baseball Classic semifinals
The Cubans are on a three-game winning streak after starting 0-2 in the WBC.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 14, 2023
Australia has 'no fear' ahead of WBC quarterfinal against Cuba
The Oceania upstarts, playing in the knockout tournament for the first time, could book their ticket to the semifinals in Miami with a win on Wednesday at Tokyo Dome.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 9, 2023
Netherlands stun Cuba in World Baseball Classic opener
The Dutch scored three runs in the sixth inning in Taichung to sink Cuba, who featured players from Major League Baseball on their team for the first time.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Dec 18, 2022
Cuban women, finally, in boxing ring
Women's boxing is now practiced in 187 of the 202 member countries of the International Boxing Association.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Dec 6, 2022
Cuba to allow female boxers to compete for first time in six decades
The news quickly made waves in gyms in Havana, where for years women have trained, only to be forced to leave the island if they wished to compete.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Nov 22, 2022
Olympic champion Andy Cruz training for pro debut after leaving Cuba
Cruz was expelled from competing for Cuba in July after what the country's boxing federation said was an attempt to 'illegally leave the country' the month before.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 12, 2022
Cuban sea turtles can't escape climate change, even on far-flung beaches
The virgin Guanahacabibes peninsula, protected and undeveloped, may provide safe haven for sea turtles as the impacts of climate change grow.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 29, 2022
Cuban federation says Olympic champion tried to leave illegally
The federation said in a statement that the three-time World champion had not been picked for a professional team set to compete in Mexico due to 'apparent demotivation.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 20, 2022
Most cases of Havana syndrome unlikely to be caused by foreign power, says CIA
The interim findings of a comprehensive study by the agency have angered victims, who described their release as a 'breach of faith.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 18, 2021
Time to give Cubans a chance
If anything, the U.S. embargo has only succeeded in subjecting Cubans to a life of privation and misery.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 25, 2021
Cuba and how Biden can avoid another Mariel boatlift
The best way for the U.S. to move forward in response to the Cuban unrest may be to split the difference between the positions of the Democrats and Republicans.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?