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President Barack Obama won a historic share of Cuban American ballots in Florida this week, challenging the Republican Party's lock on a voting bloc that for decades has defined US policy toward Cuba and the Castro brothers.

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Colombia's government and Marxist Farc rebels will move to Cuba in mid-November to start substantive peace talks after nearly five decades of war, according to a joint declaration in Norway yesterday.

Cuba relaxes its grip on exit visas

Cuba eases travel abroad for many citizens

FIFTY years after the Cuban missile crisis, there are signs even Cuban government is beginning to relax.

The President has modestly liberalised Cuba’s Soviet-style economy

Cuba ready to relax travel restrictions

Cuba will scrap much-reviled travel restrictions starting in January, easing most Cubans' exit and return, state media said yesterday, in the communist island's first major immigration reform in more than half a century.

Defendants boycott 9/11 terrorism tribunal

The military tribunal for the 9/11 terrorism case resumed yesterday without three of the five defendants – the result of a judge's ruling that the men could not be forced to attend the session.

A man buys a copy of Granma newspaper to read changes that mean Cubans will no longer require exit permits for foreign travel from 14 January 14 - the latest in a trickle of reforms enacted on the communist-ruled island

Cuba lifting much-reviled travel restrictions

Cuba will scrap much-reviled travel restrictions starting in January, easing most Cubans' exit and return, state media said on Tuesday, in the communist island's first major immigration reform in half a century.

JFK planned to order the invasion and deliver the speech if Soviet ships carrying nuclear missiles arrived in Cuba during the 13 tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Revealed: The exact words JFK would have used to announce World War III after Cuban Missile Crisis, and a mafia-assisted plot to kill Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

JFK planned to order the invasion and deliver the speech if Soviet ships carrying nuclear missiles arrived in Cuba during the 13 tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Driver jailed for Cuban dissidents' fatal car crash

A driver involved in a crash that killed two leading dissidents was jailed for four years for manslaughter.

Korea's Woojin Hwang, was thrown off by his horse Shearwater Oscar - the horse bucked after the starting bell sounded

Crash, bang, wallop! The most painful moments of the London 2012 Olympics

The painful side of the Olympic Games has been in evidence, with several athletes lucky to escape unscathed from assorted falls, slips and crashes.

Rising star Anthony Joshua

Boxing: Former Olympians confident Team GB's Anthony Joshua can secure gold at London 2012

Former Olympians Audley Harrison and David Price are confident Anthony Joshua can secure his reputation as Great Britain's next super-heavyweight star by sealing gold at London 2012.

August 8, 2012: Lawrence Clarke powers through to the final of the men's 100m hurdles

Lawrence Clarke to fly Team GB flag in 110m hurdles

Britain's Lawrence Clarke, who was educated at Eton and is a distant relation of former US president Theodore Roosevelt, tonight powered into the final of the 110m hurdles at London 2012.

August 7, 2012: European champion Andrew Selby failed in his bid to guarantee Great Britain's fifth boxing medal as he was well beaten 16-11 by Cuba's classy Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in their flyweight quarter-final tonight

Boxing: Team GB's Andrew Selby defeated by Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in flyweight division

European champion Andrew Selby failed in his bid to guarantee Great Britain's fifth boxing medal as he was well beaten 16-11 by Cuba's classy Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in their flyweight quarter-final tonight.

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