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US election: Trump accused of violating Cuba trade embargo

US media reports claim presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to do business in Cuba in the 1990s, in breach of the American trade embargo.

US media reports claim presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to do business in Cuba in the 1990s, in breach of the American trade embargo.

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Russia extends ban on Western food products

President Vladimir Putin has extended a Russian ban on food products from Western countries until the end of 2017.

President Vladimir Putin has extended a Russian ban on food products from Western countries until the end of 2017.

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Putin and Tsipras focus on trade and investment

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are expected to focus on trade and investment during their meetings in Athens.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are expected to focus on trade and investment during their meetings in Athens.

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Obama lifts five- decades-long arms embargo on Vietnam

President Barack Obama has announced that the United States is to lift its arms embargo on Vietnam, which has been in place for 50 years.

President Barack Obama has announced that the United States is to lift its arms embargo on Vietnam, which has been in place for 50 years.

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USA-Cuba: the winds of change

In the wake of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba, Business Line looks at the changes taking place there - including the economy, tourism and technology.

In the wake of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba, Business Line looks at the changes taking place there - including the economy, tourism and technology.

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Cuba: Europe's new market

French President Francois Hollande was, in May last year the first Western head of state to visit Cuba after the thaw in relations between the

French President Francois Hollande was, in May last year the first Western head of state to visit Cuba after the thaw in relations between the

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Cuba and France sign deals and promise to deepen friendly ties

Cuban leader Raul Castro and France’s President Hollande have celebrated a successful start to the veteran Communist’s tour of France. He is the

Cuban leader Raul Castro and France’s President Hollande have celebrated a successful start to the veteran Communist’s tour of France. He is the

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Ukraine retaliates to end free trade with Russia with own embargo

Following Russia’s ban on Ukrainian free trade in an escalation of Moscow’s squeezing of the barely-functioning economy, the Ukrainian parliament has

Following Russia’s ban on Ukrainian free trade in an escalation of Moscow’s squeezing of the barely-functioning economy, the Ukrainian parliament has

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Kremlin gets tough on Turkish food imports

As the row over the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet continues Moscow has announced it is to tighten controls of agricultural imports from

As the row over the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet continues Moscow has announced it is to tighten controls of agricultural imports from

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UN votes to condemn United States embargo on Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to condemn the United States embargo on Cuba. It was the first vote on the resolution since the two

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to condemn the United States embargo on Cuba. It was the first vote on the resolution since the two

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Castro calls for end to US trade embargo

Cuban leader Raul Castro has used his address at the UN to call for the US trade embargo, in place for more than five decades, to be lifted. He also

Cuban leader Raul Castro has used his address at the UN to call for the US trade embargo, in place for more than five decades, to be lifted. He also

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On the cusp of change, Cuba turns to the future with eye on the past

Ever since the recent rapprochement between Washington and Havana, Cubans have been looking ahead to what the future might hold. Many seem confident

Ever since the recent rapprochement between Washington and Havana, Cubans have been looking ahead to what the future might hold. Many seem confident

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Now or never for Iran talks after deadline is extended

With nuclear talks extended to Friday, the question remains whether Iran and six world powers can thrash out a deal by the new deadline or call it a

With nuclear talks extended to Friday, the question remains whether Iran and six world powers can thrash out a deal by the new deadline or call it a

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Food fight as Russia extends ban on EU, US edibles

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has put pen to paper on a decree to extend countermeasures on the EU, US and others in retaliation to

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has put pen to paper on a decree to extend countermeasures on the EU, US and others in retaliation to

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The Danube provides new trade route for Moldova

Landlocked Moldova is increasing its efforts to overcome Russia’s export embargo. It is using a 460-metre stretch of a port on the Danube river to

Landlocked Moldova is increasing its efforts to overcome Russia’s export embargo. It is using a 460-metre stretch of a port on the Danube river to

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Communist Cuba can't wait to end US embargo squeeze

Young Cubans last December [2014] greeted the leap in relations between their island and the United States with joy. Diplomatic relations were to be

Young Cubans last December [2014] greeted the leap in relations between their island and the United States with joy. Diplomatic relations were to be

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Debate over how far the US and Cuba should go in warming relations

With the first step taken by Cuba and the US in rolling back decades of mistrust and animosity, the big question is how far will they go? The Cuban

With the first step taken by Cuba and the US in rolling back decades of mistrust and animosity, the big question is how far will they go? The Cuban

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Cubans in Havana and Miami react to new US-Cuba relationship

In the Cuban capital Havana, there were celebrations at the news of the thaw in relations with the US. If Obama succeeds in getting Congress to drop

In the Cuban capital Havana, there were celebrations at the news of the thaw in relations with the US. If Obama succeeds in getting Congress to drop

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A brief history of US-Cuba relations

The US and Cuba have had no diplomatic relations since 1961, but the breakdown of relations came steadily after the revolution in 1959 which brought

The US and Cuba have had no diplomatic relations since 1961, but the breakdown of relations came steadily after the revolution in 1959 which brought

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Gaza reconstruction: mission impossible?

In southern Gaza near the Israeli border, bulldozers are at work, levelling the land before the rainy season arrives. Half of Gaza’s agricultural

In southern Gaza near the Israeli border, bulldozers are at work, levelling the land before the rainy season arrives. Half of Gaza’s agricultural