Latin America Caribbean

  • HAVANA, Sept 24- Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements on economic cooperation in various sectors, Cuban state media reported. China is Cuba's second largest trading partner after Venezuela. Cuba has become a hot...

  • HAVANA, Sept 23- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that his visit to Communist-ruled Cuba, the first ever by a Japanese leader, had turned a new page in bilateral relations and the two countries would now deepen their economic relationship. "This visit has turned a new page in 400 years of Japan- Cuba friendship," Abe said. "Cuba is an extremely...

  • HAVANA, Sept 23- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that his visit to Communist-ruled Cuba, the first ever by a Japanese leader, had turned a new page in bilateral relations and the two countries would now deepen their economic relationship. "This visit has turned a new page in 400 years of Japan- Cuba friendship," Abe said. "Cuba is an extremely...

  • NEW YORK— Saks Fifth Avenue is bringing its personal shopping services out from behind a wall. A new prototype puts the so-called Fifth Avenue Club area in the open where it can be easily seen, and offers more spacious rooms so clients can bring friends. The model is in use at the Fifth Avenue flagship and several new stores, and Saks plans to eventually redo the clubs...

  • HAVANA, Sept 16- A handful of independent, web-based news outlets in Cuba are chipping away at the Communist-run island's half-century state media monopoly, challenging the official version of reality. President Raul Castro's government blocks internet access to dissident media, such as the country's most famous blogger Yoani Sanchez, as well as stridently...

  • HAVANA, Sept 16- A handful of independent, web-based news outlets in Cuba are chipping away at the Communist-run island's half-century state media monopoly, challenging the official version of reality. President Raul Castro's government blocks internet access to dissident media, such as the country's most famous blogger Yoani Sanchez, as well as stridently...

  • OBAMA WOULD VETO HOUSE BILL THAT PROHIBITS USE OF FUNDS TO TRANSFER INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT GUANTANAMO TO U.S.

  • TOKYO, Sept 13- Japan's second-biggest city gas supplier, Osaka Gas Co, may not sign new long-term liquefied natural gas contracts for the next several years as the market shifts towards more active spot trade, a senior company official said. The company has commitments to take about 10 million tonnes of LNG from mostly long-term contracts in 2020, and some of...

  • HOLGUIN/SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Sept 9- U.S. visitors and their dollars are flooding into Havana as airlines and hotels take advantage of the thaw in relations between the Cold War antagonists, but in the provinces outside the Cuban capital, the promised tourism boom is more rumor than fact. The numbers of U.S. travelers to Cuba are growing, but from a low level compared to...

  • Anglo American, Glencore and Freeport have been at the forefront of those companies trying to sell, but BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have also been seeking to rationalise their assets while signalling an interest in acquisitions. Slower growth in China triggered the slide in the prices of raw materials, and Chinese companies are among the potential buyers of...

  • LONDON, Sept 7- Algeria is sending crude oil to Cuba for the first time to help offset lower supplies from the island's closest ally, Venezuela, where low prices have caused the steepest production decline in more than a decade, sources with direct knowledge said on Wednesday. The cargo would be the OPEC member's first crude delivery to Cuba, sources who monitor its...

  • LONDON, Sept 7- Algeria is sending crude to Cuba for the first time to help offset lower supplies from Venezuela, hit by production problems due to low oil prices, sources with direct knowledge said. The cargo would be the OPEC member's first crude delivery to Cuba, sources who monitor its exports said. Cuba relies almost exclusively on Venezuela, also an OPEC member,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- Two leading critics of President Barack Obama's moves toward normal relations with Cuba introduced legislation on Wednesday seeking to temporarily halt commercial flights between the United States and the island because of security concerns. Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, both...

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31- The first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in more than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to improve ties and increase trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. While opening travel to cities like Santa Clara is seen as a foot in the...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • The U.S. Transportation Department granted the lucrative Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban provinces.

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31- The first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in more than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to improve ties and increase trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. Cuba and the United States began normalizing relations in December...

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31- A JetBlue Airways Corp passenger jet landed in the central Cuban city of Santa Clara on Wednesday, becoming the first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to the island in more than a half century. Cuba and the United States began normalizing relations in December 2014 after 18 months of secret talks and have...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 31- The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century departed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The first of several U.S. carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming months,...