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  • OTTAWA, Nov 28- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, his office said on Monday, days after Trudeau's warm comments about the late Cuban leader sparked a backlash. Governor General David Johnston, Queen Elizabeth's representative in Canada, will attend a commemoration in honor of Castro in Havana on Tuesday, at the...

  • Nov 28- U.S. airlines are proceeding with plans to launch new flights to Cuba this week despite doubts that President-elect Donald Trump has raised about the future of ties between the countries. American Airlines Group Inc, the world's largest airline, kicked off its first flight to Havana from Miami on Monday and intends to launch Charlotte- Havana service on...

  • HAVANA, Nov 27- From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back. President-elect Donald Trump will slam the door shut on nascent trade and travel ties, undoing two years of detente with the United...

  • HAVANA, Nov 27- From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back. Earlier on, in the primaries, he said he thought resotring diplomatic ties with Cuba was fine, but that Obama outght to have cut a better...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers...

  • Those advances could easily be reversed if Trump sticks to the harder line he took at the end of his election campaign, when he vowed to close the U.S. embassy, opened last year after half a century, and to renegotiate President Barack Obama's agreement to normalize relations with Cuba. With Fidel Castro now dead at 90 and the 85- year-old Raul Castro promising to...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He formally ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro two years later. Venezuela's Socialist President Nicolas Maduro said "revolutionaries of the world must...

  • Fidel Castro observes the May Day parade at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba May 1, 1998.

    Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced communism and defied 10 U.S. presidents, has died at age 90.

  • Nov 26- Cuba's Fidel Castro, who seized power in Cuba in a 1959 revolution and transformed the country into a communist state while ruling for five decades has died, Cuban television said on Saturday. Here are some of his more memorable quotes about himself and communism in Cuba:. "--Castro in a 1959 interview with CBS's Edward Murrow, 30 days after the revolution.

  • Nov 26- Cuba's Fidel Castro, who seized power in Cuba in a 1959 revolution and transformed the country into a communist state while ruling for five decades has died, Cuban television said on Saturday. Here are some of his more memorable quotes about himself and communism in Cuba:. "--Castro in a 1959 interview with CBS's Edward Murrow, 30 days after the revolution.

  • Nov 25- The following are some facts about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. *Fidel Castro led Cuba for five decades and was the world's third longest-serving head of state, after Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the King of Thailand. *Castro holds the record for the longest speech ever delivered to the United Nations: 4 hours and 29 minutes, on Sept. 26, 1960, according...

  • Nov 25- The following are some facts about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. *Fidel Castro led Cuba for five decades and was the world's third longest-serving head of state, after Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the King of Thailand. *Castro holds the record for the longest speech ever delivered to the United Nations: 4 hours and 29 minutes, on Sept. 26, 1960, according...

  • *Divestment among requirements to extend Freeport contract. Under a 2014 memorandum of understanding with the government, Freeport agreed to divest a 30 percent stake by 2019 and invest in domestic processing to win an extension of its contract beyond 2021.. The government already has a 9.36 percent stake in Freeport's Indonesian operations, and had hoped to...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 18- With good reason, Dan Greulich's doctors called him "the miracle man." In the span of a decade, the insurance company executive engaged not once, but twice, in a race with death as he awaited replacements for failing organs. But then, less than three weeks into his recovery at University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center, Greulich contracted...

  • HAVANA, Nov 17- Sherritt International Corp's joint nickel venture in Cuba will return to profit next year if prices for the metal sustain themselves at the current level, the Canadian mining company's head said in an interview. Beyond its Cuba venture, Sherritt also has a stake in a large Madagascar nickel mine. The Canadian company has been operating in...