President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela.» Read More
FORT MEADE, Md., July 30- A military judge is due to announce her verdict on Tuesday in the case of U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who faces life in prison without parole if found guilty of aiding the enemy in releasing 700,000 classified documents, including battlefield reports, to the website WikiLeaks.
HAVANA, July 30- Agriculture in Cuba remains in crisis and the country is still dependent on imports five years into Raul Castro's presidency and efforts to reform the sector, according to a government report released this week.
FORT MEADE, Md., July 30- U.S. soldier Bradley Manning could learn on Tuesday whether he will face life in prison without parole when a judge renders her verdict on charges that he aided the enemy when he released 700,000 classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.
FORT MEADE, Md., July 26- The U.S. soldier accused of the biggest leak of classified information in the nation's history is a whistleblower, and not a traitor as the government claims, Bradley Manning's defense lawyer said at his court-martial on Friday.
HAVANA, July 22- Every Monday in the bowels of Cuba's Palace of the Revolution, a group of men and women charged with revamping the island's moribund economy meets to review progress in building what they have dubbed "a prosperous and sustainable socialism."
Though Cuba is allowing a small private sector to exist, Ted Henken of Baruch College discusses whether the nation is really on the verge of change.
A North Korean-flagged ship carrying what is believed to be "sophisticated missile equipment" hidden in sugar containers was stopped while returning from Cuba.
Spend five minutes in Cuba, and it is obvious the country needs investment, but a large chunk of money will have to come from overseas—if the Cuban government allows it.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is one of the few business journalists that has been invited to Cuba for the first time in decades. Caruso-Cabrera discusses her experience at Cuba's central bank at a press conference with the Vice President there.
Dozens of journalists camped out at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport to find out if NSA whistle-blower Snowden was a passenger on Aeroflot Flight 150.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is one of the few business journalists who has been asked to visit Cuba. Why would the socialist government extend the invitation? She has the latest from Havana.
The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba is a sign of something much bigger: a society less dependent on the state.
*Australia passed law last year ordering plain packets. LONDON, July 12- The British government on Friday delayed plans to ban company branding on cigarette packets in England, saying it wanted to first see the impact of a similar decision in Australia.
Cubans involved in certain trades are now permitted to form a business, run it without the intervention of the state, and most importantly, to keep the profits for themselves.
The Cuban government apparently is making changes to the economy and wants the whole world to see, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
*Snowden meets human rights groups in Moscow Friday. MOSCOW, July 12- When an Aeroflot plane from Moscow took an unusually southerly course to Havana on Thursday, it quickly triggered speculation that American fugitive Edward Snowden could be on board.
*Complainants challenging Australia's tobacco packaging rules. GENEVA, July 10- In a dry run of one of the biggest legal battles in public health, an advocate for Australia's tobacco policies has delivered seemingly strong rebuttals of objections likely to be mounted in a landmark case at the World Trade Organization.
HAVANA, July 8- Cuba will begin deregulating state-run companies in 2014 as reform of the Soviet-style command economy moves from retail services and farming into its biggest enterprises, the head of the Communist Party's reform efforts said.
*HSBC avoided criminal prosecution through settlement. *HSBC says bolstering oversight, has more to do. July 2- A federal judge has approved HSBC Holdings Plc's record $1.92 billion settlement with federal and state investigators of charges that it flouted rules designed to stop money laundering and thwart transactions with countries under U.S. sanctions.
HAVANA, June 30- One hundred state-run produce markets and 26 other establishments were scheduled to become private cooperatives on Monday as Communist-run Cuba continues to shed secondary economic activity in favor of individual initiative and markets.