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Alaska Airlines cites Trump policy change in ending service to Cuba from L.A.

November 17, 2017 |

Alaska Airlines cited new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration as the main reason the carrier plans to end service from Los Angeles to Cuba.

Alaska began its daily Los Angeles-to-Havana flights Jan. 5 and plans to fly the last plane to the island nation Jan. 22, 2018, the airline…


L.A. Times – Business

Goldman Partner Says U.K. Would Be ‘Like Cuba Without Sun’ Under Corbyn

November 15, 2017 |

A Goldman Sachs partner made a rare political swipe, calling the weakness of the U.K. government “scary” and warning it could trigger an election win for left-wing opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn that would be a “disaster.”
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

CNN

New audio adds to embassy mystery in Cuba

October 15, 2017 |

A new audio recording said to capture what was heard by some US embassy workers amid a series of attacks on American diplomats in Cuba is adding another layer of intrigue around the mysterious incidents that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Here’s the Sound Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks

October 12, 2017 |

It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The AP has obtained a recording of what some US Embassy…
Newser

US: Visitors to Cuba Claim Symptoms Similar to Attacks

October 6, 2017 |

The State Department says it has received “a handful of reports” from American citizens who say they’ve experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of US government workers in Havana, the AP reports. But the US isn’t vouching for those reports. The US last week issued a travel warning that…
Newser

Cuba Attacks Hit US Spies First, Most Severely

October 2, 2017 |

Frightening attacks on US personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, the AP has learned. It wasn’t until US spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even…
Newser

CNN

Cuba Fast Facts

September 30, 2017 |

Read Cuba Fast Facts from CNN and learn more about this communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

US Warning Americans Not to Visit Cuba

September 29, 2017 |

The US isn’t closing its embassy in Cuba, but it is pulling out most of its staffers. The AP reports that the US has ordered about 60% of the embassy staff to leave in the wake of apparent attacks— baffling ones —on diplomats. Only personnel deemed “essential” will remain. The…
Newser

Tillerson: Diplomat Injuries in Cuba May Lead to Big US Move

September 17, 2017 |

No one knows what’s injuring US diplomats in Havana, not even (ostensibly) Raul Castro . And so Rex Tillerson said on Sunday’s Face the Nation that the US government is considering closing the US Embassy there in response to this “serious issue,” per the AP . “We have it under evaluation,” the…
Newser

CNN

Irma kills 10 people in Cuba

September 11, 2017 |

Ten people have died in Cuba as a result of Hurricane Irma, which passed over the north of the island over the weekend, Cuban state television announced.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas