Havana

  • Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission June 8, 2014

    Havana: Negotiators trying to end Latin America's oldest civil war agreed to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of people in five decades of conflict. The move is seen as a stride toward a possible peace deal in Colombia. "What we are announcing on Sunday...
  • Florida family finds $300,000 worth of gold from historic wreckage in Atlantic Ocean September 4, 2013

    A Florida family who spends their time together hunting for treasure struck it rich over the weekend, hauling up an estimated $300,000 worth of gold from an historic wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean. "What's really neat about them is they are a family, they spend family time together out there and...
  • Colombian rebels suspend peace talks in Havana August 24, 2013

    Colombia's largest guerrilla army temporarily walked away from peace talks with the government on Friday over President Juan Manuel Santos' refusal to agree to modify the constitution if a peace pact is struck. It is the first time either side has broken off negotiations that began in 2012 in Havana,...
  • Cuba to host Montecristo Golf Cup in April March 11, 2013

    Havana: Cuba will host the 5th Montecristo Golf Cup from April 25 to 27 at the Caribbean resort of Varadero, 87 miles east of Havana, tourism authorities announced. The Cup will be held in its usual scenario of the Varadero Golf Club, an 18 holes course par 72, in a...
  • First US cargo ship arrives in Cuba in 50 years July 14, 2012

    Havana: The freighter Ana Cecilia, which sailed on last Wednesday from Miami to Cuba with a cargo of goods considered humanitarian aid, docked Friday in the port of Havana to inaugurate a service of regular shipments without precedent in the last 50 years. The ship's arrival in Havana Bay occurred at...
  • Cuban, breaking own record, rolls longest cigar May 4, 2011

    Havana: A Cuban cigar roller broke his own record on Tuesday by rolling the world's longest cigar, a monster smoke that stretched 268 feet 4 inches, or most of the length of a football field. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where...
  • A rebel remembers: Castro tells his tale August 3, 2010

    Havana: Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has released his book The Strategic Victory, a memoir of the victory of his rebel forces against the country's dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. "It's something special to remember all that," the Cuban leader said while launching the 896page memoir at a televised ceremony held...
  • 50 years of Cuban revolution celebrated on Jan 1 January 2, 2009

    January first wasnt just New Years Day for Cuba, it also marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. In 1959 former leader Fidel Castro and his army rolled into Havana and ousted the ruling government. CNN's Morgan Neill has more ...
  • Army officer killed in Cuba highjack bid June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Two Cuban army recruits tried to hijack a passenger plane to escape to the United States. The Cuban government said the recruits were arrested after they killed a hostage on board the plane. The soldiers hijacked a bus with passengers, took it to Havana airport and seized an...
  • Don't be a snob, Mush tells India October 24, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the progress achieved by the IndoPak dialogue process to resolve the Kashmir issue but said Islamabad will not accept New Delhi's "domination" in the region. "The talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue are underway, which is a welcoming...
  • Mystery of world's most costly cigar October 19, 2006

    Madrid: It's the world's most expensive cigar $ 440 each and it only comes in boxes of 40 but is it the best? Nobody knows because no one has smoked one. The Cuban havanas from the Cohiba brand are so precious that no one has actually lit one yet....
  • India ready to talk with Pak: PM October 13, 2006

    Helsinki: In his first public reaction to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's recent book, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said he is ready to discuss all issues pertaining to relations between the two countries, including Kashmir. In an interview given to a Finnish magazine, Kuvalehti, Dr Singh said he was satisfied...
  • IndoPak peace process has won: Mush September 17, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said that his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the margins of the NAM summit in Havana "augured" well for resolving bilateral issues, including the Kashmir problem. Musharraf, who arrived in New York from the Cuban capital to address the UN General Assembly...
  • Musharraf hails IndoPak relations September 17, 2006

    New Delhi: Despite the controversial decision over possible sharing of intelligence between two nations who have a history of mistrust and animosity, IndoPak peace process is back on track after relations between the two countries had gone into deep freeze following the Mumbai bomb blasts in July. On the sidelines of...
  • Iran, Venezuela press for antiUS front September 16, 2006

    Havana: Iran, Venezuela and other states opposed to US policy sought to forge a common front on Friday at a NonAligned summit that Cuban leader Fidel Castro was too ill to chair. The antiUS drive could displease other summit countries such as India and Pakistan who have forged closer relationships...
  • Manmohan Singh meets Ahmedinejad September 15, 2006

    Havana: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has opposed any coercive action against Tehran over its nuclear standoff, on Friday met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and discussed bilateral and regional issues. The meeting, the first of a series of interactions the Prime Minister will have on the sidelines of the NAM...
  • Comrade Castro absent at NAM summit September 16, 2006

    Havana: Leaders of 118 nations comprising the NonAligned Movement (NAM) Friday began a twoday summit meeting in this sunsoaked Cuban capital but without the charismatic presence of President Fidel Castro, who is said to be recuperating from intestinal surgery he underwent two months ago. Weeks of speculation, fuelled by a statecontrolled...
  • Terror tops PMMush meet agenda September 15, 2006

    Havana: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf are meeting on the sidelines of the NAM Summit in Havana on Saturday. The Prime Minister will firmly convey to the General, India's concerns over continuing crossborder terrorism. Manmohan Singh has said India will not...
  • PM prescribes dialogue on Iran Nissue September 15, 2006

    Havana: With the Iran nuclear issue listed as a major item in the NAM summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said any doubts on the stand off should be resolved through dialogue and discussion rather than exercise of coercive action. "I have not seen the draft resolution. I have stated...
  • PMMush meet: countdown begins September 15, 2006

    New Delhi: The hype on whether or not they would meet in Havana had begun weeks ago. But the uncertainity didn't end there. Would it be an impromptu meeting or a scheduled one? An informal chat or a structured dialogue? Now, the stage is set and the word is out ...
  • Fidel Castro may address NAM summit September 14, 2006

    Havana (Cuba): Havana is getting ready for the curtain to rise on the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit on Friday. President Fidel Castro recovering from his recent illness might not be present. However, his younger brother, Raul Castro the Minister of the Armed Forces, Fidel Castro's successor and of...
  • PM slams Mush before NAM meet September 12, 2006

    New Delhi: Setting the tone ahead of his meeting with President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday accused Pakistan of not doing enough to control crossborder terrorism. The PM is likely to raise this issue when he meets Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the sidelines of the...
  • PM, Mush take a go at peace again September 9, 2006

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Musharraf's meeting next week in Havana, India holds out the possibility of restarting the stalled IndoPak dialogue. If the heads have a constructive meeting, then their two foreign secretaries may be meeting sooner than later. Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran signaled...
  • 'Peace only if Pak stops terror tap' August 29, 2006

    Bhubaneshwar (Orissa): Soon after dedicating India's largest thermal power station to the nation in Orissa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was at his straighttalking best and stated that he would be meeting Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf early next month, on the sidelines of a the Non Aligned Summit in Havana....