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Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

A total of 12 heads of state from the Caribbean and Latin America, Africa and Asia demanded the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial siege on the Caribbean island on the only day of recess during the 72nd U.N. General Assembly held in New York City.

Anti-Cuban media overplay ‘acoustic attack’; Canada doesn’t assume a Cuban role

Anti-Cuban media overplay ‘acoustic attack’; Canada doesn’t assume a Cuban role

Maybe the news of the “acoustic attacks” will eventually rival the one published some years ago by the Weekly World News, with a headline saying ‘Cuba Launches Shark Attack Against U.S.’ next to a photograph of a dreadful white shark, jaws open, was the convincing subhead: “Castro’s evil plot to terrorize our beaches.”

The power of a good example

The power of a good example

It’s important for the president to set an example, so in 1979, I installed 32 solar panels on the roof of the White House. I made a public commitment in 1979 that by the year 2000 we would have at least 20 percent of the nation’s energy coming from renewable sources—from geothermal, or from the wind or the sunshine.

Canada not assuming Cuba was behind acoustic incidents

Canada not assuming Cuba was behind acoustic incidents

Canada is not automatically assuming that Cuba was behind an alleged “acoustic attack” against U.S. and Canadian personnel in Havana and has no plans to expel Cuban diplomats, an official said on Friday.

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

One of six Cuban volleyball players arrested in Finland last year on charges of raping a woman in the city of Tampere has sued the Finnish government for 381,000 euros (about $448,000), the Finnish news agency STT reported on Wednesday.

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Both Cuba and Russia have decided that, as long as U.S. President Donald Trump maintains a bellicose stance toward both countries, further attempts to improve relations with Washington will be futile. Far better it will be — the thinking apparently goes — to strengthen the links between Havana and Moscow and move on.

Cuba and EU seize opportunity from Trump and approve first-ever trade deal

Cuba and EU seize opportunity from Trump and approve first-ever trade deal

In an apparent snub to U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Parliament has approved a pact with Cuba that would expand trade and dialogue channels with the island nation. The Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement was approved in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday.

Poland is world volleyball champion, beating Cuba, 3-0; Russia takes bronze against Brazil

Poland is world volleyball champion, beating Cuba, 3-0; Russia takes bronze against Brazil

The Polish Under-21 volleyball team defeated the Cuban team on Sunday, 3 sets to none, and took the gold medal in the world youth tournament, played in Brno, Czech Republic. The Poles had been world champions twice before, in 1997 and 2003.

Finnish court lowers sentences of Cuban athletes in rape case

Finnish court lowers sentences of Cuban athletes in rape case

Four Cuban volleyball players sentenced last year in Finland on charges of raping a Finnish woman had their sentences reduced and a fifth one had his charges dismissed. The reductions were made by an appeals court in the city of Turku on Thursday.

The fire this time…

The fire this time…

London’s Grenfell Tower is a perfect microcosm, an apt metaphor for a whole “philosophy” that in this country has been gaining predominance for decades, culminating with Donald Trump: profits over life; profits over fairness; profits over nature; profits over all.

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