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Do not train Sri Lankans: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and former chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in ... Read more...

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Send back Sri Lankan defence personnel: Jayalalithaa


July 16th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in India and accused New Delhi of ... Read more...

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First cargo ship arrives in Havana from Miami in 50 years


July 14th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 14 (IANS/EFE) The freighter Ana Cecilia, which sailed last Wednesday from Miami to Cuba with a cargo of goods considered humanitarian aid, docked Friday in the port of ... Read more...

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Cuba unveils new rum brand


June 9th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 9 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new brand of rum, calling it a first step in its fight against the US trade bias toward the island nation.The launch ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa welcomes India’s vote in UNHRC


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Thursday welcomed India's vote in favour of the US resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nation Human Rights Council ... Read more...

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Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

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Cuba says it’s ready for dialogue with US


September 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is ready to begin a "respectful" political dialogue with the US without preconditions, a senior foreign ministry official said in an interview published Monday."Cuba reaffirms ... Read more...

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Indian MPs slam Sri Lanka for ‘war crimes’ (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian opposition Thursday accused Sri Lanka of ill treating Tamils even after crushing the Tamil Tigers, while a Communist leader also flayed New Delhi ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM to suspend ferry service to Colombo


June 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, June 14 (IANS) A day after a ferry service from Tuticorin to Colombo was flagged off, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday asked the central government ... Read more...

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Libya ready to implement African Union road map for peace


March 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar. 26 (ANI): The Muammar Gaddafi Government in war ravaged Libya has said that it is ready to implement a road map envisaged by the African Union for a solution."We are ... Read more...

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UN official to Cuba: Heed events in Egypt, Tunisia


February 18th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) The rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has asked Cuba to take lessons from recent events in the Arab world to carry ... Read more...

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Cuba develops anti-arthritis drug


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Cuban scientists have developed a "promising" drug for chronic joint diseases to replace a product to which the island does not have access due to an economic embargo ... Read more...

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Cuba suspends mail service to US


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban postal service has suspended mail deliveries to the US until further notice after large amounts of US-bound mail using airlines of other countries returned to Cuba, ... Read more...

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US embargo has cost us $2 bn in investment: Cuba


October 14th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government estimates that US firms would have invested more than $2 billion here over the past decade but for Washington's economic embargo against the communist-ruled island, ... Read more...

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Cuba, Botswana sign cooperation agreements


June 10th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 10 (IANS/EFE) Cuba and Botswana have signed here two agreements for close cooperation between the foreign ministries and in the health sector. Botswana Foreign Minister Phadu Skelernani and Cuban Deputy ... Read more...

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Gaza’s car industry: A tale in four parts


May 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Saud Abu Ramadan Gaza City, May 16 (DPA) You can get a brand new BMW in the impoverished Gaza Strip, but it'll come in pieces which you'll have to weld together.And you'll ... Read more...

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Cuba, Russia reiterate strategic nature of their ties


February 12th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Russian and Cuban foreign ministers have emphasised here the "enormous potential" and the "strategic" nature of relations between their two countries. Sergei Lavrov arrived in Cuba for a three-day ... Read more...

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US not doing enough to improve relations: Cuba


January 29th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has said the US was not making enough effort to improve bilateral relations with the communist country. President Barack Obama's administration is not taking basic steps to ... Read more...

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Cuban economy grew 1.4 percent in 2009


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 22 (EFE) The Cuban economy grew by only 1.4 percent in 2009, far from an initial forecast of 6 percent, the economy and planning minister told parliament. Marino Murillo told lawmakers ... Read more...

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Cuba for ’special priority’ to Japan


December 8th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 8 (EFE) Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has said that his country accords "special priority" to its ties with Japan and solicited the Asian country's support regarding Havana's relations ... Read more...

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EU urges Cuba to carry out democratic reforms


November 6th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 6 (EFE) Cuba must carry out democratic reforms in the country as a step to normalise relations with the European Union (EU), an official of the 27-member bloc said. EU aid ... Read more...

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Cuba slashes purchases from US in 2009 by 37 percent


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 3 (EFE) Cuban purchases from US companies will total some $580 million by the end of 2009, down 37 percent from last year, the head of the state corporation Alimport ... Read more...

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Juanes concert a blow to US: Fidel Castro


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 23 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro described last Sunday's concert by Juanes as a blow to the 47-year-old US economic embargo against his country. "The Cuban people, especially in ... Read more...

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Cuba blocks international phone calls via Internet


September 10th, 2009 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 10 (EFE) The Cuban government has suspended foreign telephone calls via the Internet, officials said. An official requesting anonymity said Wednesday that the suspension of the service "will not be temporary".Efe ... Read more...

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US, Cuba to discuss resuming postal links


September 2nd, 2009 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (EFE) The US and Cuba will hold talks this month on the resumption of direct mail service between the two countries after a gap of 46 years, ... Read more...

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US urged to lift economic embargo on Cuba


July 30th, 2009 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venceremos Brigade, the US organisation showing solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, has called on the US government to abolish its 1962 economic blockade on Cuba. ... Read more...

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Obama just keeping campaign promise: Cuban speaker


May 13th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (EFE) The speaker of the Cuban parliament Tuesday said US President Barack Obama's decision to end restrictions on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances to the island was rooted in ... Read more...

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Obama will fail if he doesn’t lift embargo: Fidel Castro


April 23rd, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 23 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said that US President Barack Obama's Cuba policy will fare as badly as that of the previous White House occupants if ... Read more...

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Cuban regime ‘ending’, Clinton tells Congress


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (EFE) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Cuba's current communist regime "is ending" and that the US must prepare to deal with a new reality ... Read more...

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Obama seeks positive signals from Cuba


April 17th, 2009 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (EFE) President Barack Obama Thursday said Washington was hoping to see gestures from the Cuban government opening the way to better relations between the US and the communist-ruled ... Read more...

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Castro believes Obama wants to improve ties with Cuba


April 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 9 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said he believes US President Barack Obama wants to improve relations with Cuba, but the US political reality will not make ... Read more...

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Cuba not afraid of talks with US: Fidel Castro


April 7th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 7 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said his country is not afraid of dialogue with the US and did not want to extend the decades long confrontation ... Read more...

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House approves easing US restrictions on Cuba travel


February 26th, 2009 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved a $410 billion spending bill that includes a provision easing the restrictions the Bush administration imposed on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances ... Read more...

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Republican senator urges revision of US policy toward Cuba


February 24th, 2009 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Republican Senator Richard Lugar is pushing for a re-evaluation of US policy toward Cuba, considering that the economic embargo imposed in 1962 has not spurred democratic change in ... Read more...

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Obama’s policies losing virginity: Fidel Castro


February 7th, 2009 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 7 (IANS) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has criticised US President Barack Obama saying his "politics is losing virginity", the EFE news agency reported Saturday. "Sooner rather than later, Obama's politics ... Read more...

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