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Pentagon chief eyes alternative prisons for Guantanamo detainees| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

Pentagon chief eyes alternative prisons for Guantanamo detainees| Reuters

WASHINGTON Teams working on plans to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay have been visiting detention facilities in the United States to identify sites where war prisoners could be held long term, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Cuba #Entertainment #opinion
Kerry urges 'genuine democracy' in Cuba as U.S. raises its flag | Reuters

Aug 15, 2015

Kerry urges 'genuine democracy' in Cuba as U.S. raises its flag | Reuters

HAVANA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for political change in Cuba on Friday, telling Cubans they should be free to choose their own leaders, as he watched the U.S. #Business #China #Hillary Clinton #Latin America #Cuba #Foreign policy
U.S. will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee| Reuters

Aug 15, 2015

U.S. will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee| Reuters

U.S. Justice Department lawyers on Friday blocked a legal request that a Guantanamo Bay detainee who weighs just 74 lbs (33.5 kg) after an eight-year hunger strike be released for health reasons. Lawyers for the 36-year-old Yemeni detainee Tariq Ba Odah, said the decision indicated that President Barack Obama is unable to control growing divisions in his administration and achieve his goal of closing the Guantanamo detention facility before he leaves office in 2017 #United States #India #Middle East #Government #markets #Crime #Cuba
US flag raised in Cuba for the first time in 54 years

Aug 14, 2015

US flag raised in Cuba for the first time in 54 years

Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for "genuine democracy" in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in Havana. #World #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Cuba #Raul Castro #US President #Havana #US Secretary of State #Flag #John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Cuba to raise flag at newly reopened embassy

Aug 14, 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Cuba to raise flag at newly reopened embassy

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cuba on Friday to raise the US flag over the newly reopened embassy, sealing Washington's historic rapprochement with Havana. #World #NewsTracker #Cold War #USA #Cuba #Havana #US Secretary of State #John Kerry
Fidel Castro celebrates 89th birthday with leftist allies | Reuters

Aug 14, 2015

Fidel Castro celebrates 89th birthday with leftist allies | Reuters

HAVANA Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro celebrated his 89th birthday on Thursday with two of his country's closest leftist allies from Latin America, a day ahead of a historic visit by the U.S. #Economy #United States #India #Argentina #Cuba
Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo| Reuters

Jul 30, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo| Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday. The former U.S #United States #India #Afghanistan #Hillary Clinton #Cuba
When politics supercedes human rights: Cuba, Malaysia removed from US human trafficking blacklist

Jul 28, 2015

When politics supercedes human rights: Cuba, Malaysia removed from US human trafficking blacklist

Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist. #World #Modern-day Slavery #US #NewsTracker #Malaysia #Cuba #Foreign policy #trafficking
Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric on revolution's main holiday| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric on revolution's main holiday| Reuters

SANTIAGO, Cuba Cuban leaders pledged to keep socialism alive but toned down the anti-U.S. rhetoric at Cuba's first national holiday since re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States on July 20. Sunday marked the 62nd anniversary of the first offensive by Fidel Castro's guerrillas against the army of U.S.-backed leader Fulgencio Batista in 1953, starting a rebellion that brought down Batista more than five years later #Business #United Kingdom #Cuba #Entertainment #Foreign policy