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February 26, 2018 5:29 PM Head of State Protocol ‘goofs’ at US Governors’ Summit [Video]

Ghana’s Director of State Protocol, Hassan Ahmed, was left red-faced after being snubbed by the Governor of the American State of Nevada for apparently breaching protocol at the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting over the weekend. After President Nana Akufo-Addo had been called up to speak amid a rapturous applause from the governors 323

February 2, 2018 7:31 AM Cuba: Fidel Castro’s son ‘takes own life’

The 68-year-old son of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro has died in Havana after taking his own life, according to Cuban state media. Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart was found on Thursday morning and is said to have suffered from depression. The first-born son of the late president was nicknamed “Fidelito”, or Little Fidel, because of the family resemblance 74

October 31, 2017 4:25 AM The world united in great twitting against the blockade to Cuba

Washington, Oct 30.- The International Committee Peace, justice and dignity to the people convened today to people in solidarity with Cuba in the world, especially those who live in the United States, to participate in the morning in a great twitting against the blockade. A note of the group are based in California recalled that on November 1st, for the twenty-sixth 107

October 29, 2017 6:51 PM Cubans get best look yet at World Series – a day late

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans are getting their best look in years at baseball’s World Series, watching the games on state TV broadcasts a mere 24 hours after the actual event, despite each team featuring a star Cuban defector. State television traditionally has shown pirated signals of the championship series of Major League Baseball a few days or even weeks 103

October 26, 2017 3:04 AM Venezuela to Present Cuba Report 2017 on US Blockade

Caracas, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, will present today the report of Cuba on the illegal blockade that has been maintained and intensified by the United States against the island for more than five decades. In the meeting, to which the media outlets, diplomats, Venezuelan government officials and solidarity 91

October 25, 2017 9:41 PM Cuba calls for the end of US economic blockade of its country

Cuba is calling on its Caribbean neighbours to beseech the United States to lift the economic blockade imposed on the country. A release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba earlier this month read: “The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States against Cuba for almost 60 years still persists 101

September 12, 2017 3:41 PM Zimbabwe hosts global carnival despite economic problems

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An international carnival aimed at boosting Zimbabwe's tourism industry has ended in the economically troubled country. Some saw the festivities that featured artists from Brazil, Cuba, Egypt and elsewhere as a relief from the struggle to get by in the southern African nation. Others called the carnival a waste of money in a country 41

September 11, 2017 5:48 AM Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida

Hurricane Irma is blasting up the west coast of Florida and is now bearing down on the city of Tampa. Irma made landfall on Marco Island off Florida's west coast with winds of up to 120mph (192km/h), but has since been downgraded from category three to two. More than 3.4 million homes in the state are without power, and parts of the city of Miami are under 70

September 10, 2017 2:44 AM Destructive winds, rain hit Florida as Hurricane Irma approaches

MIAMI — The outer bands of Hurricane Irma lashed Florida on Saturday, with millions ordered to evacuate and high winds and tens of thousands of power outages already reported from a storm that threatened to ravage the state with destruction not seen in a generation. More than 5 million people across Florida have been ordered to evacuate and thousands 91

September 10, 2017 1:18 AM The Latest: Near hurricane-force gust reported in Keys

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says wind gusts near hurricane strength have been recorded in the Florida Keys as the center of Irma moves closer to the state. Forecasters said Saturday night that Marathon had reported a wind gust of 71 mph (114 kph) and sustained winds of 51 mph (82 kph). Irma is about 105 miles (170 kilometers) southeast of Key West. Prime 90