Obama times Cuba visit to avoid Netanyahu?Obama is to be the first U.S. President in 80 years to visit Cuba, but the timing of the visit means he will miss AIPAC, Netanyahu in U.S.
United States, Cuba flight deal confirmedUnited States and Cuba agree to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the countries, with 110 round-trip flights a day.
Gross says he felt 'neglected' by the governmentAlan Gross, who was jailed in Cuba for spying, says he was mistreated by his captors and felt abandoned by his own government.
Havana Denies Cuban Soldiers Sent to SyriaOfficials strenuously deny reports up to 300 Cuban soldiers may be fighting for Assad.
Obama Wants to Lift the Embargo on CubaCommerce Secretary says Obama wants to end the trade embargo on Cuba but it will take time.
At Congress Pope Praises Obama Over Cuba, IranPope Francis praises 'courage and daring' in rapprochement with despotic regimes, days after Cuba visit in which activists were repressed.
Cuba Represses Dissidents Amid Pope's VisitState Dept.'s response to detaining of activists to keep them from the pope is to point out a sharp tweet - but nothing more.
Kerry Present as American Embassy in Cuba ReopensSecretary of State declares a new era as he presides over raising of American flag over reopened embassy in Havana.
Cuban Activists: Obama Abandoned DemocracyPro-democracy activists say US not giving them support as they face regular brutal crackdowns and beatings by security forces.
Report Says North Korea Talks NextAfter 'opening up' Iran and Cuba, a report says Obama has his eye on bringing North Korea into the 'family of nations,' as well.
New House Law Would Prohibit Embassy in CubaProposed appropriations bill would prohibit funds for an American embassy or other diplomatic facility in Cuba.
Cuba Dropped from American Terror BlacklistUnited States drops Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism, paving the way towards normalizing ties.
Cuba: Talks with Washington to Reopen EmbassiesCuban Foreign Minister says his country and Washington will hold a new meeting on reopening embassies.
Castro Says He May Return to CatholicismCuban leader says he was so impressed with Pope Francis he might go back to the Church. Adds: 'I mean what I say.'
Washington Allows Ferry Services to CubaUnited States Treasury authorizes commercial ferry services to Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century.
Cuba: We Shouldn't Have Been on Terror ListCuba says Obama's move to drop the country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism was "fair".
Obama Takes Cuba off Terror Sponsor ListIn latest gesture for normalization, Socialist regime whitewashed despite still providing 'safe haven' for terrorists, including Americans.
Supreme Court Rejects Alan Gross Imprisonment SuitSuit he been seeking $60 million in compensation for five-year prison term in Cuba.
United States Re-Establishes Phone Link with CubaUnited States and Cuba re-establish a direct telephone link for the first time since 1999.
US Historic Cuba Visit: 'Enriching a Tyrant'?Wednesday will see highest level visit in 25 years as Obama pushes ties - but will US be simply benefiting a repressive communist regime?
American Official to Visit Cuba This MonthAssistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson will visit Havana on January 21 and 22 to discuss normalization.
US Gov't to Pay Alan Gross $3.2 Million in DamagesAmerican contractor who spent five years in a Cuban jail reaches settlement with US government over his ordeal.
Republican Opposes Normalization of Ties with CubaSenate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says Obama's plans to normalize relations with Cuba are "a mistake".
'Obama Freed Three Cuban Spies, Why Not Pollard?'Zionist Organization of America slams Obama decision to free Cuban spies - one murdered an American - while leaving Pollard in jail.
Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah in a Long TimeAlan Gross, who was released after five years in a Cuban jail, says "it's good to be home" upon arriving in Washington.
Obama: Cuban Embargo 'Outdated', 'Does Not Work'Barack Obama announces formal renewal of diplomatic ties with Cuba in statement from White House.
Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty YearsAlan Gross swapped for 3 Cuban nationals, officials say - opening up ties between Washington, Havana for first time since 1961.
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban PrisonJewish-American held in Cuba since 2009 released after years of campaigning by his family for his freedom.
Obama: There Are Contacts with Cuba to Free GrossPresident Obama says the United States is negotiating with Cuba for the release of jailed contractor through a “variety of channels.”
Cuba Rejects Offer to Build Country's First MosqueCommunist government says no thanks to Turkish leader's offer during speech in which he claimed 'Muslims discovered American.'
Cuba Sends Drugs, Medical Supplies to GazaHamas thanks Cuba for 'noble gesture,' after it sent six tons of drugs and medical supplies to Gaza.
Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic StateFormer Cuban leader claims U.S. Senator McCain collaborated with the Mossad to create the Islamic State terrorist group.
Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'Chavez's successor makes surprise visit to Fidel Castro, is told he's a 'hero' for giving Hamas enclave material support.
Fidel Castro Calls Israel 'Fascist'Former Cuban dictator attacks Israel in article entitled 'Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza'.
U.S. Urges Cuba to Free Gross for Mother's FuneralUnited States urges Cuba to allow imprisoned contractor to travel home to attend his mother's funeral as a humanitarian gesture.
Cuba's FM Meets Jailed American's LawyerCuba's top diplomat meets with a lawyer for jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross.
American Jailed in Cuba Ends Hunger StrikeU.S. contractor Alan Gross ends an eight-day hunger strike after a telephone conversation with his mother.
Cuban Wants Prisoner Swap for Jailed US ContractorCuban authorities say American-Jewish aid contractor Alan Gross in 'stable' condition, after nearly a week on hunger strike.
American Captive in Cuba Starts Hunger StrikeImprisoned American-Jewish subcontractor Alan Gross has been held in Cuba since 2009, again calls on Obama to help.
'Dumb' Social Media App Threaten US-Cuba RelationsCuba accuses Washington of using ZunZuneo app in covert op. to overthrow gov't; jailed American-Jewish aid worker at risk.
Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," notes John McCain after President Obama shakes hands with Cuban dictator.
Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela EventObama's handshake with communist leader Raul Castro comes despite frozen US-Cuban relations and imprisoned American Alan Gross' appeal.
Alan Gross Personally Appeals Obama for ReleaseImprisoned American-Jewish contractor feels 'abandoned' by Obama administration, sends personal appeal to President to intervene.
Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRCIrony: Countries with questionable human rights records win seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council.
Cuban Spy Released By US Urges Talks with HavanaUS and Cuba should hold serious talks on release of imprisoned American, said Cuban spy released from American prison.
U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Alan GrossFederal judge dismisses a lawsuit brought by Alan Gross against the U.S. government, for whom he was working when he was arrested.
Jailed Alan Gross Settles Suit Against EmployerAmerican-Jewish contractor settled lawsuit against his US government employer, claiming mission risks were underestimated.
Cuba Open to Talks with US Over Alan GrossCuba ready to open talks with the United States on swapping their respective nationals held for spying, says Cuban FM.
'Cuban Five' Member Must Renounce US CitizenshipMember of "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionage will be allowed to remain permanently in Cuba in exchange for renouncing US citizenship.
Ex-State Dept Employee Indicted on Cuba Spy ChargeUS has indicted a former State Department employee now living in Sweden with conspiracy to commit espionage for Cuba.
Kerry: U.S. Working to Free Alan GrossWashington is seeking to free two U.S. citizens held in Cuba and Iran, but has rejected a swap deal with Havana, says Kerry.
Havana: US Denying Access to 'Cuba Five' MemberCuba accuses the US of unfairly denying its consular officials access to one of the members of the "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionage
'Give and Take' Needed in Release of PrisonerUS Senator, back from a trip to Cuba, said that a "give and take" is needed by both sides to gain the release of Jewish-American Alan Gross
US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Alan GrossMembers of Congress have gone to Cuba in an attempt to free imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, age 63.
Venezuela’s President Chavez Returns to CaracasVenezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is alive and has returned home to Caracas following a fourth round of surgery in December for cancer.
Power Struggle Starts as Venezuela Pres. RecoversA power struggle is in the works as doubts grow over whether Venezuela's president will attend his own inauguration following surgery.
Venezuela's Pres. Chavez Admits Cancer is BackVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on state TV Saturday night his cancer is back, and he must return to Cuba for more surgery.