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Diego Maradona turns 60 in sobering self-isolation after a life of wild excesses
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Diego Maradona turns 60 in sobering self-isolation after a life of wild excesses

Defiant and ingenious, macho, a loyal friend and spiteful enemy, Maradona has always been magnetic.

North Korea welcomes Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel to Pyongyang, says visit shows their 'invincible friendship'
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North Korea welcomes Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel to Pyongyang, says visit shows their 'invincible friendship'

The visit comes amid stalled talks between North Korea and the United States and only days after Washington imposed fresh economic restrictions on Cuba.

Former Cuban president Raul Castro accuses US of 'tightening the noose' by controlling country's financial transactions
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Former Cuban president Raul Castro accuses US of 'tightening the noose' by controlling country's financial transactions

Former Cuban president Raul Castro has accused the US of tightening its grip on his country, Venezuela and Nicaragua and persecuting their financial transactions

Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: President says developing countries must work together to gain better place in global order
India

Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: President says developing countries must work together to gain better place in global order

President Ram Nath Kovind has urged Cuba to lead alongside to empower the developing nations, seeking to "play a leading role in enhancing the South-South cooperation".

Gal Gadot to reunite with Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne Johnson for Rawson Marshall Thurber's Red Notice
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Gal Gadot to reunite with Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne Johnson for Rawson Marshall Thurber's Red Notice

This is one of Gadot's first projects after her breakout role as Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman in the Patty Jenkins directorial.

Miguel Diaz-Canal named new Cuban president, vows to continue legacy of Raul and Fidel Castro
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Miguel Diaz-Canal named new Cuban president, vows to continue legacy of Raul and Fidel Castro

The first clues to the mystery of Cuba’s future power structure were revealed early Thursday when Raul Castro handed the presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Miguel Diaz-Canel takes charge as Cuba's president, pledges to preserve communist system, reform economy
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Miguel Diaz-Canel takes charge as Cuba's president, pledges to preserve communist system, reform economy

In his own half-hour speech to the nation, Diaz-Canel pledged to preserve Cuba's communist system while gradually reforming the economy and making the government more responsive to the people.

Cuba ready for end of an era as President Raul Castro steps down; long time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel to take over
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Cuba ready for end of an era as President Raul Castro steps down; long time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel to take over

The silver-haired Diaz-Canel, 57 — a top Communist Party figure who has served as first vice president since 2013 — will become the island's first leader born after the 1959 revolution, and the first in 60 years who is not named Castro.

As Vladimir Putin's election win promises quarter-century as head of State, here are the world's longest-serving leaders
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As Vladimir Putin's election win promises quarter-century as head of State, here are the world's longest-serving leaders

Vladimir Putin won Russia's presidential election on Sunday, giving him a fourth term that will take him to nearly a quarter-century as the head of state or government

Cuba votes for new National Assembly, opens door to major political change as end of Castro era looms on the horizon
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Cuba votes for new National Assembly, opens door to major political change as end of Castro era looms on the horizon

Cubans voted to ratify a new National Assembly, a key step leading to the elevation of a new president, the first in 60 years from outside the Castro family.

Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito', former scientific adviser to Cuban government, commits suicide
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Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito', former scientific adviser to Cuban government, commits suicide

The eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro has committed suicide, State media reported. He was 68 years old

Raul Castro confirms decision to step down next year; Cuba to get new president in April 2018
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Raul Castro confirms decision to step down next year; Cuba to get new president in April 2018

Cuban president Raul Castro on Thursday affirmed that he will leave office in April 2018, when the country's new national legislature convenes to elect a leader for the next five years

'Che is still here', say Cuban revolutionaries as island nation marks Guevara's 50th death anniversary
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'Che is still here', say Cuban revolutionaries as island nation marks Guevara's 50th death anniversary

Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Russia slams Donald Trump's policy reversal on Cuba, says reminiscent of Cold War
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Russia slams Donald Trump's policy reversal on Cuba, says reminiscent of Cold War

Russia's foreign ministry on Sunday said it regretted US President Donald Trump's policy reversal on Cuba, calling it reminiscent of the Cold War era.

Raul Castro: Cuba wants 'respectful' talks with Donald Trump's government
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Raul Castro: Cuba wants 'respectful' talks with Donald Trump's government

Cuba is willing to hold "respectful dialogue" with US President Donald Trump, Cuba's President Raul Castro has said, following warnings that the new US leader may halt the two countries' rapprochement.

Barack Obama did great on Cuba and Iran, but his policies on Pakistan left a lot to be desired
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Barack Obama did great on Cuba and Iran, but his policies on Pakistan left a lot to be desired

Obama's one active error is Russia; the others — Pakistan and Syria — are passive errors of inaction and poor options.

India lauds Fidel Castro in UN homage to late Cuban leader
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India lauds Fidel Castro in UN homage to late Cuban leader

Paying tributes to Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro, India said Cubans under him have achieved notable success in areas like education and health despite "outside pressures" and Havana's "significant voice" for the cause of the Global South brought the two countries together.

Fidel Castro's final resting spot in Cuba shrouded in mystery, ashes interred at Santa Ifigenia
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Fidel Castro's final resting spot in Cuba shrouded in mystery, ashes interred at Santa Ifigenia

On Sunday, his remains reached Santiago, the city where Castro launched his revolution and where a final, mass gathering in the city's Revolution Plaza was held before his ashes are interred at Santa Ifigenia.

Raul Castro vows to defend Fidel's socialist revolution at massive rally in brother's honour
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Raul Castro vows to defend Fidel's socialist revolution at massive rally in brother's honour

Cuban President Raul Castro pledged Saturday to uphold his brother Fidel's socialist revolution at a massive rally in honor of the communist icon before his burial.

Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey
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Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey

Fidel Castro's ashes began a four-day journey across Cuba today from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.