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  • JetBlue launches New York-to-Havana charter flights Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    July 3- JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major U.S. carrier to fly the route following U.S. The airline said Cuba Travel Services Inc is offering the weekly flight on Fridays between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

  • HAVANA— Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by. Authorities have been installing the boxy white routers on buildings...

  • Advertising group WPP to appoint executive in Cuba Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    LONDON, July 2- WPP, the world's biggest advertising group, is to appoint an executive in Cuba, saying on Thursday it would be the first major international communications services group to conduct business on the Communist-ruled island. The move comes a day after the United States and Cuba formally agreed to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a...

  • WASHINGTON— Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born. Obama also called on Congress to lift the economic and travel...

  • WASHINGTON/ HAVANA, July 1- An historic agreement to restore diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana could provide fresh momentum for lawmakers and activists seeking to chip away at- and eventually upend- the 53- year-old U.S. trade embargo. "This is more than symbolism," said Geoff Thale, program director at the Washington Office on Latin America, a group...

  • Cuban-Americans on embassies: It's about time Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    Randy Flores at work in his family’s cigar shop, Havana on the Hudson.

    Some Cuban-Americans are saying that progress between the U.S. and Cuba is long overdue, and that embassies are a step forward.

  • Rapid Recap: Cuba-US exchange numbers Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro as they hold a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City April 11, 2015.

    The US and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-open embassies and restore formal diplomatic relations, after more than 50 years. The countries plan to re-open embassies in each other's capitals on July 20th.

  • HAVANA/ WASHINGTON, July 1- The United States and Cuba on Wednesday formally agreed to restore diplomatic ties that had been severed for 54 years, fulfilling a pledge made six months ago by the former Cold War enemies. "Cuba is encouraged by the reciprocal intention to develop respectful and cooperative relations between our two peoples and governments," Raul...

  • Will Obama head to Cuba? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Will Obama head to Cuba?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the latest statements made by President Obama regarding diplomatic relations with Cuba.

  • Obama: Reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Obama: Reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba

    President Obama makes a statement regarding U.S. and Cuba.

  • Obama: Engagement is best way forward in Cuba Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Obama: Engagement is best way forward in Cuba

    President Obama makes statements regarding U.S. and Cuba.

  • The U.S. and Cuba make it official Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    The U.S. and Cuba make it official

    The U.S. and Cuba are expected to announce embassy openings today, the final step toward renewing diplomatic relations.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama, in Washington, and Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna for Iran nuclear talks, will both address the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. The official said President Barack Obama, in Washington, and Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna for Iran nuclear talks,...

  • US, Cuba to announce embassy openings: Report Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    US, Cuba to announce embassy openings: Report

    Reports say President Obama has reached a deal with Cuba to open an embassy in Havana, with CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Airbnb looks to expand Cuba listings to non-Americans Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    HAVANA— Online home-rental service Airbnb says it is exploring a significant expansion of its operations in Cuba two months after it became the first major U.S. business to enter the island in decades. Chief technology officer Nathan Blecharczyk, one of the firm's three co-founders, told The Associated Press on Wednesday during his first trip to Havana that...

  • HAVANA, June 24- Mexico has more investment projects under negotiation with Cuba than any other Latin American country as it seeks to strengthen relations within the region and engage with the Communist-run nation, the country's head trade official in Cuba says. Luis Cabrera, who runs the Cuban office of ProMexico, a Mexican government agency promoting...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. From Puerto Rico to Cuba to the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, crops are withering, reservoirs are drying up and cattle are dying while forecasters worry that the situation could only grow worse in the...

  • Obama to change US hostage policies Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Diane Foley, mother of James Foley

    President Obama will announce changes to U.S. hostage policies on Wednesday, the NYT reports.