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Cuba says Iran to start producing its COVID-19 vaccine

Cuba says Iran to start producing its COVID-19 vaccine

Iran will next week become the first country outside of Cuba to start producing one of the Communist-run island’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccines on an industrial scale, Cuban state-run media said on Wednesday. The allies are under …

Cuba: why protesters took to the streets

Cuba: why protesters took to the streets

This week Cuba declared a state of emergency in the country amid massive protests calling for free elections and more decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic devastated tourism industry and cut state’s ability to finance food imports, leading to higher prices

Over 150 Russian tourists with COVID-19 stuck in Cuba

Over 150 Russian tourists with COVID-19 stuck in Cuba

More than 150 Russian tourists who tested positive for COVID-19 upon their arrival in Cuba are now waiting for new coronavirus test results, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Cuba Nana Mgeladze said "We are talking …

Raul Castro steps down from top Cuban Communist party post

Raul Castro steps down from top Cuban Communist party post

Raul Castro decided to step down as first secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party, TASS reported citing the party’s official Granma newspaper. "The army general said he was satisfied to hand over the leadership to a group …

It’s Biden vs. Trump in the rest of the world, too

It’s Biden vs. Trump in the rest of the world, too

For the last 70 years, the United States has sought to shape events in much of the world. We reward countries we favor with aid and other largesse. Those we dislike are isolated, sanctioned, and sometimes made to suffer, Boston Globe writes in the article It’s Biden vs. Trump in the rest of the world, too

Lavrov arrives in Cuba

Lavrov arrives in Cuba

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived on a brief visit to the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba today. He is expected to meet with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla there. In an …

Cuban President arrives in Baku

Cuban President arrives in Baku

President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel has arrived in Azerbaijan today to attend the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement. A guard of honor was lined up for Miguel Diaz-Canel at …

Plane crashes on takeoff from Havana airport

Plane crashes on takeoff from Havana airport

A Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 with 104 people on board crashed Friday on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba's state-run television. Three passengers were in critical condition after …

 Cuba's Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall

Cuba's Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall

Cuban President Raul Castro harshly criticized US President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border. "The new agenda of the US government threatens to unleash an extreme and egotistical …

Iran, Cuba fortify ties

Iran, Cuba fortify ties

It happens at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Tehran and Havana have upset the two countries

82% of Americans consider Russia a threat

82% of Americans consider Russia a threat

Americans are more concerned than they were before the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign began about the potential threat Russia poses to the country, Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday says. The Jan. 9-12 survey found that 82 percent …