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  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The Obama administration on Thursday proposed eight airlines including United Continental Holdings Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc, American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O> and JetBlue Airlines Corp to start nonstop flights from the United States to Havana, Cuba, as early as this fall, administration officials said. They include Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort...

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The Obama administration on Thursday proposed eight airlines including United Continental Holdings Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc, American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O> and JetBlue Airlines Corp to start nonstop flights from the United States to Havana, Cuba as early as this fall, administration officials said. "Today we take another important step...

  • EU's 'key moment'

    Discussing the European Union's path forward after the Brexit vote, and comparisons to the United States, with Carlos Gutierrez, Former Commerce Secretary (2005-2009) and Former Kellogg CEO, Albright Stonebridge Group Chairman. Also, the Cuba-U.S. opportunity.

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- MasterCards from Florida- based Stonegate Bank are the first U.S.-issued credit cards that can be used to withdraw cash at automatic teller machines in Cuba, the first vice president of the country's central bank said on Monday. Irma Margarita Martinez, speaking to media on the sidelines of a financial services conference, said Cuba was open to...

  • BOGOTA, June 25- Colombia will offer tax incentives to companies that get involved in infrastructure and social service projects in areas left underdeveloped or scarred by the country's 50- year armed conflict, a government official said. The government and leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rebels, signed a landmark ceasefire...

  • BOGOTA/ HAVANA, June 22- Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels said on Wednesday they had agreed to end hostilities with a definitive ceasefire that leaves the two sides just a step away from resolving the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere. The accord will be signed on Thursday in Havana by President Juan Manuel Santos and...

  • BOGOTA/ HAVANA, June 22- Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels said on Wednesday they had reached agreement on a definitive ceasefire that would end hostilities in the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere. The accord will be signed on Thursday in Havana by President Juan Manuel Santos and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC,...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, June 20- Nestle SA's Nespresso says it will become the first company to sell Cuban coffee in the United States in more than 50 years, as relations between the Cold War adversaries smooth. Nespresso USA secured necessary licensing from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to ship single-use brewer pods containing the Cuban coffee from Europe...

  • Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    The agreement calls for "coordination across a broad spectrum of public health issues" between the formerly bitter adversary nations.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The United States has approved flights on six U.S. airlines to Cuban cities other than Havana, linking the former Cold War foes closer together, the U.S. Transportation Department said in a statement on Friday. American will have nonstop service from Miami, the largest Cuban community in the United States; Southwest, JetBlue and Silver Airways...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The United States approved scheduled flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five U.S. cities, with service starting as soon as this fall, the U.S. Transportation Department said in a statement on Friday. American Airlines Group Inc, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways Corp, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines Co and Sun Country Airlines...

  • France, Italy, Japan, Spain and Russia are among the countries seeking to convince Cuba to sign contracts with their companies for projects to update the Communist-led nation's creaking infrastructure, in return for writing off debt. In December, Cuba struck a general accord with the Paris Club of wealthy nations to forgive $8.5 billion of $11.1 billion in...

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, June 6- The airlines circling Panama- based Avianca Holdings SA and its Brazilian cousin show that Latin America retains an attraction for foreign carriers, even in the midst of a regional economic slump, as local currencies nosedive. United Continental Holdings Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc are vying with China's HNA Group for a chance to buy...

  • The head of the Organization of American States, that Venezuela views as a pawn of U.S. policy, this week called for an emergency meeting to discuss a possible censure of the country for violating democratic norms. Meanwhile on Thursday a senior Brazilian official said Brazil may help block Venezuela from taking the rotating presidency of the Mercosur trade...