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*France looking to expand business ties to Latin America. HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.
HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister arrived in Cuba on Saturday for a brief but historic visit, the first by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.
KINGSTON, April 11- Cuba is protesting the decision by PriceSmart Inc, a major U.S.-based bulk-shopping warehouse, to suspend memberships of shoppers from the communist country at its Jamaica subsidiary, Cuban officials said on Friday.
SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, April 8- China's decision to partially relax mergers and acquisition rules in the insurance industry could see global insurance firms expand their footprint in the $288 billion market.
The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba.
Winter travel is up, especially among people booking near-term trips to warm-weather destinations.
Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, discuss its plan to export Corollas built in Mississippi to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.
"We will fight for bank secrecy. We are no tax haven," Austria's finance minister said after a group led by Europe's six biggest countries pledged to work together to tackle tax havens.
The Carnival Dream was stuck in a Caribbean port with equipment trouble Thursday, a month after the Triumph was disabled by a fire that stranded thousands.
German hedge fund manager Florian Homm, who had been a fugitive for more than five years, was arrested in Italy on U.S. fraud charges, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!
At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.
Thousands of relieved passengers poured ashore from a stinking cruise ship on Friday after five days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with overflowing toilets and stench filled cabins.
The top Senate Democrat on Sunday predicted that Congress will pass and send to President Barack Obama legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, saying "things are looking really good." Obama last week expressed hope Congress can get a deal done on immigration, possibly in the first half of the year.
NEW YORK/ BELMAR, N.J., Nov 6- Storm-weary residents across the New York and New Jersey area encountered confusion and long lines as they went to cast ballots in the presidential election on Tuesday, and regional officials began scrambling to prepare for a new weather threat due as early as Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 6- Carlos Slim's America Movil, the top cellphone company in Latin America, will not pursue an additional seat on Telekom Austria's board for now, Chief Executive Daniel Hajj said on Tuesday.
Nov 6- Superstorm Sandy will slash earnings at New Jersey casinos and benefit home repair and discount retailers but have limited impact on other sectors and is unlikely to trigger credit downgrades, credit agency Moody's Investors Service said.
*New York, New Jersey move to help voters cast ballots. ROCKAWAY PARK, N.Y./ BELMAR, N.J., Nov 6- Already exhausted from a massive cleanup and nightmarish commutes to work, thousands of U.S. voters in storm-struck New York and New Jersey encountered confusion and long lines as they tried to cast ballots in a cliffhanger presidential election.