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US Senate panel lifts Cuba travel ban

US Senate panel lifts Cuba travel ban

7/24/2015 - 16:12

(VOVworld) – By a vote of 18 to 12, the US Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to lift a decades-long US ban on travel to Cuba.

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White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo Bay

White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo Bay

7/23/2015 - 16:16

(VOVworld) - The Obama administration is in the “final stages” of drafting a long-awaited plan to close the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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US, Latin American media hails Cuba-US reopening of embassies

US, Latin American media hails Cuba-US reopening of embassies

7/22/2015 - 18:10

(VOVworld) – US and Latin American press published a number of articles on Tuesday, hailing the re-opening of the US and Cuban embassies. The New York Times run an editorial welcoming the milestone, calling it “a historic change.”

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Majority of Americans favor normalization of diplomatic ties with Cuba

Majority of Americans favor normalization of diplomatic ties with Cuba

7/22/2015 - 16:38

(VOVworld) – An Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday showed that a majority of Americans support the normalization of diplomatic ties with Cuba.

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Another page in the history of US-Cuba relations

Another page in the history of US-Cuba relations

7/22/2015 - 16:13

(VOVworld)- July 20 turned a page in the US-Cuba relationship. After 54 years Cuba reopened its embassy in Washington. In Havana, a bronze board that read “US Interests Section” was removed and replaced with one that said “US Embassy”.

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US Secretary of State and Cuban Foreign Minister had historic talks

US Secretary of State and Cuban Foreign Minister had historic talks

7/21/2015 - 17:02

(VOVworld) – Cubans on Monday raised Cuba's national flag over the country's newly opened embassy in Washington DC, as diplomatic relations between two nations were restored after more than half a century. After the flag-raising ceremony, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met with Secretary of State John Kerry, becoming the first Cuban foreign minister to set foot in the State...

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Cuba opens embassy in the US

Cuba opens embassy in the US

7/20/2015 - 18:27

(VOVworld) - The Cuban flag was raised at the US State Department Monday, in a historic gesture to mark renewed diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington as embassies were reestablished in their respective capitals.

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Kerry to host Cuba foreign minister in Washington on Monday

Kerry to host Cuba foreign minister in Washington on Monday

7/18/2015 - 16:27

(VOVworld) – US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Washington on Monday, US officials said.

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Cuba, Germany restore bilateral cooperation

Cuba, Germany restore bilateral cooperation

7/17/2015 - 16:58

(VOVworld) - Cuba and Germany on Thursday signed a joint statement on bilateral cooperation, expressing a shared willingness to promote dialogues and boost ties in an array of fields.

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Cuban President Raúl Castro eyes “new stage” in US-Cuba relations

Cuban President Raúl Castro eyes “new stage” in US-Cuba relations

7/16/2015 - 16:37

(VOVworld) – Cuban President Raúl Castro said Cuba and the US are entering a new era as they prepare to resume diplomatic relations next week, but insisted more changes in American policy towards Cuba are necessary.

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Cuba leaves open the possibility of opening a consulate in Florida

Cuba leaves open the possibility of opening a consulate in Florida

7/15/2015 - 18:03

(VOVworld) - The chief of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington DC, Jose Ramon Cabañas, gave the Univisión 23 TV Channel a statement on the opening of a Cuban embassy in the US on July 20 and did not reject the possibility of opening a consulate in South Florida.

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Vietnamese, Cuban women’s unions foster bonds

Vietnamese, Cuban women’s unions foster bonds

7/10/2015 - 15:52

(VOVworld) – Vietnam treasures the support Cuba has given Vietnam during its resistance wars and national development, said Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, Chairwoman of the Vietnam’s Women Union, during a Vietnamese delegation visit to Cuba from July 4th to 9th.

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JetBlue launches New York-to-Havana charter flights

JetBlue launches New York-to-Havana charter flights

7/4/2015 - 15:20

(VOVworld) – JetBlue Airways said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major US carrier to fly the route following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision in December to normalize relations with Cuba.

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Cuba launches public Wi-Fi service

Cuba launches public Wi-Fi service

7/3/2015 - 18:07

(VOVworld) - Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, fulfilling the first of several government promises to create connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely bypassed.

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American countries hail progress in Cuba-US ties

American countries hail progress in Cuba-US ties

7/3/2015 - 16:07

(VOVworld) – Several American countries have hailed Cuba and the US’s normalization of ties and announcement that they will reopen their embassies.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A: We’d like to say hello today to Mogire Machuki of Kenya. In an email to VOV this week, he wrote: “Greetings from Kisii Kenya, my pleasure connecting with VOV,...

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Hoi An Ancient Town Vietnam-Vietnam Tourism

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