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Fidel and Raul Castro had ruled the Carribean island since the 1959 revolution
Baghdad says Erbril airport off limits for international flights from Friday evening
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Dissecting the presidential candidate's views of the US-Cuba trade embargo
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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.
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.
Junker and Putin talk in St Petersburg
Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed the St.
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.
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.
Italy's foreign minister makes flying visit to Tripoli
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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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Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba's new revolution
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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
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
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
Russia to hit Ukraine with food embargo over new free trade deal with EU
Russia says a ban on Western food products will also apply to Ukraine from the start of next year when a free trade agreement comes into force
Kremlin gets tough on Turkish food imports
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UN votes to condemn United States embargo on Cuba
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Castro calls for end to US trade embargo
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