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    1. Cuba's Raul Castro in France for historic visit

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsFeb 01 03:46 AM

      Cuba's President Raul Castro began an official state visit to France on Monday, his first ever to Europe, which is being seen as a key step in rebuilding his island nation's ties with the West. The Cuban leader was welcomed under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris before being driven down a virtually deserted Champs-Elysees avenue, decked out in Cuban flags. Castro, 84, is on his first official trip...

    2. French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to US sanctions on Cuba during a historic visit to Paris by President Raul Castro, seen as a key step in rebuilding ties with the West. "President Obama... must, and he's said it himself, go all the way and bring an end to this vestige of the Cold War," Hollande said after meeting with the 84-year-old Cuban leader. Castro is on his ...

    3. Cuba's Communist President Raul Castro will be welcomed under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a rare state visit Monday to showcase his island's warming ties with big world powers. The Cuban leader arrived in Paris on Saturday, two days ahead of the start of the official programme, sources at Orly airport south of Paris said. On the back of that rapprochement the 84-year-old leader is now ...

      France to offer Cuba more debt relief during Cas... - Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland News

      Cuban leader Raul Castro to France for historic ... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

    4. Cuba's Castro in France for historic visit

      AFP via Yahoo! India NewsFeb 01 03:33 AM

      Cuba's President Raul Castro began an official state visit to France on Monday, his first ever to Europe, which is being seen as a key step in rebuilding his island nation's ties with the West. The Cuban leader was welcomed under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris before being driven down a virtually deserted Champs-Elysees avenue, decked out in Cuban flags. Castro, 84, is on his first official trip...

    5. Yulieski Gurriel and brother Lourdes flee team camp, probably to seek US careers, indicating Major League treaty with Cuba on transfers is no closer to fruition Two brothers from Cuba’s pre-eminent baseball family have abandoned a Cuban team travelling in the Dominican Republic, presumably to defect and later seek professional careers in the United States, official Cuban media has reported ...

    6. Post Cuba: O' Brothers, Where Start Thou?

      Major League BaseballFeb 08 06:27 AM

      Two top players from the most famous baseball family in Cuba are not expected to return to the island.

    7. Cuba’s Castro makes historic visit to France

      Manila Standard TodayFeb 01 05:04 AM

      PARIS—Cuba’s Communist President Raul Castro starts his official trip to Paris on Monday, his first-ever state visit to Europe, seen as a key step in rebuilding his island nation’s ties with the West.

    8. France welcomes Cuba's Castro in historic visit

      AFP via Yahoo Maktoob NewsFeb 01 12:43 AM

      Cuba's Communist President Raul Castro starts his official trip to Paris on Monday, his first-ever state visit to Europe, seen as a key step in rebuilding his island nation's ties with the West. The 84-year-old Castro is on his first official trip to the European Union since taking over from his elder brother Fidel in 2006, and has been in the French capital since Saturday for a private visit ...

    9. The USA, the USSR, and Cuba

      The Huffington PostFeb 05 01:58 PM

      Two of the most striking buildings in Havana are the embassies of Russia and the USA. Immediately after Castro's victory in 1960, there was hope of a friendly relationship between Cuba and the United States. But after a battle of wills over issues of Cuban independence, neither party blinked, and Cuba saw little choice but to jump into the USSR's sphere of influence. Soviet aid came with ...

    10. France Seeks Closer Ties With Cuba During Castro Visit

      The Wall Street JournalFeb 02 09:33 AM

      French President François Hollande hosted a state dinner for Cuban President Raúl Castro as France jockeys with the U.S. for an economic foothold in the Caribbean country.

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