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Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations

December 18, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after mor... more »»

Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fire

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging attacks so long as they aren't targeted by the U. more »»

Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy... more »»

Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply

December 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. more »»

Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba

December 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments. more »»

Haiti president meets with opposition amid unrest

December 17, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize the politically fractious country as pressure mounted on him to appoint an... more »»

Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after mor... more »»

Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added a second survivor of priestly sex abuse to his commission of experts advising the Vatican on child protection policies, tapping a self-described "thorn... more »»

Key dates in US relations with Cuba

December 17, 2014

Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

— THE START: Fidel Castro's rebels take power as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba on Jan 1, 1959. The United States soon recognizes the new government. more »»

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. more »»

Crucial Greek presidential vote fails in 1st round

December 17, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Parliament failed to elect a new president for the financially struggling country in the first round of voting Wednesday, leaving another two tries before the... more »»

US wins release of spy held for years in Cuba jail

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — This much is known about the Cuban man who spied for the United States and was released Wednesday in a historic prisoner swap: He had access to closely held intelligence... more »»

Verona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration

December 17, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private... more »»

A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. more »»

Israeli PM slams EU taking Hamas off terror list

December 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Wednesday for removing Hamas from its terrorist list, calling it a staggering example of European hypocrisy... more »»

Dow jumps after Fed pledges patience in rate hikes

December 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average surged as much as 300 points after the Federal Reserve signaled it was edging closer to raising interest rates because of a strengthening U.S. more »»

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. more »»

Quotes from Pakistani families over school attack

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Reaction to the killings of 148 people — almost all of them students — at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan:

— "We sent our kids to this school becaus... more »»

Steps Pakistan is taking after school massacre

December 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A look at steps the Pakistani government is taking to address militancy following Tuesday's Taliban massacre of 148 people at a school:

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PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN... more »»

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island... more »»

 
 
 

 

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