Latin America Caribbean

  • The Carnival Paradise cruise ship arrives in port June 30, 2017 in Havana, Cuba.

    Carnival cut its profit forecast for the year on Thursday due to the Trump administration's sudden ban on cruises to Cuba and higher expenses related itinerary changes for one of its ships.

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger and...

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, including a ban on cruises, in a further bid to pressure the island's Communist government to reform and end its support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via...

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, including a ban on cruises, in a further bid to pressure the island's Communist government to reform and end its support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via...

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the Communist island over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The tightening of the decades-old U.S. embargo on the Caribbean's largest island will further wound its...

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba, saying the move aimed to further pressure the Communist government over its support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro. The Treasury Department said in a statement the United States would no longer allow so-called group people-to-people...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues a plan to buy a Russian missile defense system. In the coming weeks the U.S. House of...

  • WASHINGTON/ CARACAS, May 15- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country. In a letter to the Transportation Department requesting the halt, the Department of...

  • OTTAWA, May 15- Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she will visit Cuba on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela and the United States' decision to allow lawsuits for property confiscated after the 1959 revolution. "I also look forward to discussing how we can work together to defend Canadians conducting legitimate trade and...

  • The Trump administration said last month it was tightening U.S. travel restrictions on Communist-run Cuba and allowing U.S. citizens to bring lawsuits against foreign companies profiting from property taken from them after Cuba's 1959 revolution. The European Union and Canada, whose companies are the top investors in Cuba, particularly in the tourism and...

  • May 4- Federal investigators on Saturday began searching for what caused a Boeing jetliner with 143 people on board to slide off a runway into a shallow river while landing at a Jacksonville, Florida, military base during a thunderstorm, injuring 22 people. The Boeing 737-800 chartered by the U.S. military was arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba...

  • HAVANA, May 2- Carnival Corp on Thursday became the first company sued for profiting from expropriated Cuban property as the Trump administration piles new sanctions on the Communist-run nation for supporting Venezuela's embattled government. The administration last month announced a long dormant section of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act would take effect...

  • *Assange's lawyer: he feared extradition to United States. *United States has requested Assange's extradition. LONDON, May 1- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Wednesday to be sentenced for breaking bail to enter the Ecuadorean embassy seven years ago.

  • LONDON, April 18- Britain said it was concerned by new attempts by the United States to require foreign companies to abide by U.S. sanctions on Cuba that have been rejected by Britain and other European countries. "The extraterritorial application of... sanctions, which we consider to be illegal under international law, threaten to harm UK and EU companies doing...

  • PARIS, April 18- Drinks group Pernod Ricard is having regular and "courteous" talks with activist investor Elliott, although it is not necessarily meeting Elliott any more than it would with any other regular shareholder, the head of Pernod told Reuters. The Trump administration is lifting a long-standing ban against U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against...

  • MIAMI/ WASHINGTON, April 17- The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump's decision, which the State Department said could unleash hundreds of...

  • MIAMI/ WASHINGTON, April 17- The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump's decision, which the State Department said could unleash hundreds of...

  • MIAMI/ WASHINGTON, April 17- The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump's decision, which the State Department said could unleash hundreds of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The Trump administration will allow lawsuits in U.S. courts for the first time against foreign companies that use properties Communist-ruled Cuba confiscated since Fidel Castro's revolution six decades ago, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday will...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The Trump administration will allow lawsuits in U.S. courts for the first time against foreign companies in communist-ruled Cuba that use properties confiscated from Cuban Americans and other U.S. citizens during the revolution that began in the 1950 s, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. It is also another sign of Washington's efforts...