Cuba expressed interest in a plan by the European Union to create a mechanism to get round US sanctions against Iran, saying it hopes the mechanism would also help it sidestep the trade embargo that Washington has imposed on it for decades now.
Russia and Cuba on Friday called on the United States to reconsider its intention to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty, saying the move would have extremely negative consequences for international security.
Seven people drowned and two remain missing as a result of flooding last week in Cuba caused by storm Alberto that forced tens of thousands to evacuate and caused a spill of oily water in Cienfuegos bay, Cuba's Civil Defense authority said.
More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said.
May Day is Cuba’s most important national holiday, and when a huge proportion of the country hits the streets in celebration. Seemingly every marcher in Havana displayed something which expressed their support for the Castro brothers, the new government, or for the Cuban revolution, which they view as ongoing, presstv.com reported.
Russia and china have congratulated Cuba on the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new president succeeding Raul Castro in the Caribbean island nation, wishing to continue to expand ties with Havana.
Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island's economy.