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Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system
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Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system

Cuba passed a new electoral law that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister while retaining the one-party system. The law, which enacts changes already announced in the new constitution and was passed unanimously by the national assembly.

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

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.

US acknowledges Cuba's 'undemocratic' transition to new leader, urges Miguel Diaz-Canel to end 'repression' in island
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US acknowledges Cuba's 'undemocratic' transition to new leader, urges Miguel Diaz-Canel to end 'repression' in island

The United States grudgingly acknowledged Cuba's "undemocratic" transition to a new leader on Thursday and urged him to allow the island's people greater political freedom

Vladimir Putin re-elected: Modi, Xi Jinping, Maduro congratulate Russian president amid silence from EU, US
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Vladimir Putin re-elected: Modi, Xi Jinping, Maduro congratulate Russian president amid silence from EU, US

Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, giving him at least another six years in power as Moscow's relations with the West become increasingly strained

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.

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.

Hurricane Irma batters Cuba: President Raul Castro calls for unity after 10 die in storm
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Hurricane Irma batters Cuba: President Raul Castro calls for unity after 10 die in storm

Hurricane Irma made a landfall in Cuba's Camaguey archipelago on Friday night. At least ten people have died during the three-day rampage along the island.

Cuba willing to engage with US despite setback in relations, says Raul Castro
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Cuba willing to engage with US despite setback in relations, says Raul Castro

Cuba has ratified its willingness to continue engagement with the US despite a setback in relations between the two countries.

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.

Donald Trump set to reverse Barack Obama's relaxations in new Cuba policy
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Donald Trump set to reverse Barack Obama's relaxations in new Cuba policy

Stopping short of a complete turnabout, president Donald Trump is expected on Friday to announce a revised Cuba policy

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.

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.

Fidel Castro death: Cubans hold mass rally with Latin American, African leaders in Havana
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Fidel Castro death: Cubans hold mass rally with Latin American, African leaders in Havana

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans rallied for late communist leader Fidel Castro with Latin American and African leaders in Havana on Tuesday night before his ashes are taken across the country.

Donald Trump threatens to 'terminate' US-Cuba thaw unless concessions made
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Donald Trump threatens to 'terminate' US-Cuba thaw unless concessions made

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday threatened to end the US thaw with Cuba unless Havana makes key concessions, potentially upending the historic rapprochement engineered by the White House, which insists the opening serves American interests.

Fidel Castro's passing, Donald Trump's presidency add to uncertainty of US-Cuba relationship
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Fidel Castro's passing, Donald Trump's presidency add to uncertainty of US-Cuba relationship

Castro's socialist Cuba was anything but an idyll, and the United States quickly became his fiercest opponent.

Under Fidel Castro, Cubans lived in fear but revolutionary hero put nation on world map
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Under Fidel Castro, Cubans lived in fear but revolutionary hero put nation on world map

Fidel Castro once said that if assassination attempts were an Olympic sport he would have won the gold medal.

Fidel Castro, who turned tiny Cuba into thorn for mighty capitalist USA, dies at 90
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Fidel Castro, who turned tiny Cuba into thorn for mighty capitalist USA, dies at 90

Guerrilla revolutionary and communist idol, Fidel Castro was a holdout against history who turned tiny Cuba into a thorn in the paw of the mighty capitalist United States.

Fidel Castro, Cuba's revolutionary leader who defied US for 50 years, dies aged 90
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Fidel Castro, Cuba's revolutionary leader who defied US for 50 years, dies aged 90

Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half-century rule, has died at age 90.