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Major League Baseball gets in on US-Cuba thaw

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig returned home Tuesday for the first time since defecting to join the American big leagues, part of an unprecedented Major League Baseball tour made possible by the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations.

How Cuba is and isn’t changing, one year after thaw with U.S.

In the 12-months since Cuba and the U.S. announced they would begin normalizing long-broken relations, here's what has changed and what hasn't.

Inside Cold War Oval Office: CIA releases intel briefs

The documents released on Wednesday are still heavily redacted by U.S. intelligence officials, but it is not hard to find telling examples of CIA hubris in the tumultuous 1960s.

Raúl Castro to speak at UN General Assembly for first time

A draft schedule published Tuesday by the United Nations indicated that the Cuban leader would speak on Sept. 28, the same day as U.S. President Barack Obama.

Sparks fly as Cuban flag flutters once again over Washington embassy

A Tico Times reporter reflects on the significance of the Cuban flag's renewed appearance in Washington. Meanwhile, protestors and supporters continue to spar over the island's record and U.S.-Cuba relations.

US and Cuba set to formally re-establish diplomatic relations

On Monday morning, Cuba and the U.S. will re-open embassies in each other's countries. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez arrives in Washington Sunday night along with other high-ranking officials, former diplomats, and Cuban cultural and sports icons.

As US, Cuba renew ties, report urges ‘economic reintegration’

Some economists say Cuba should seek to rejoin international financial institutions in order to reduce poverty and further economic reforms. Cuba is one of only eight countries that do not belong to the International Monetary Fund.

Progress but no agreement in US, Cuba talks on diplomatic relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Negotiators for Cuba and the United States said Friday after two days of talks that they have not settled on arrangements to reestablish diplomatic relations, severed decades ago, so that full-fledged embassies can open again.

US, Cuba sailors compete in first regatta since diplomatic thaw

At Havana's Hemingway marina before the event, the two sides got organized and chatted like old friends. They even carried some of each other's belongings in ride-along powerboats.

Castro, Obama hold historic meeting, agree to foster ‘a new relationship’

PANAMA CITY, Panama — President Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro symbolically ended more than a half-century of official estrangement between the United States...

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