Cuba

President Obama delivers statement on opening of embassy in Cuba. (credit: CBS2)

Obama Announces Agreement With Cuba To Reopen Embassies

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba was shuttered in 1961.

07/01/2015

New York Cosmos player Raul Gonzalez (C) and teammates applaud after a friendly football match against Cuba on June 2, 2015 at Pedro Marrero stadium in Havana. (Photo by Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)

Cosmos Beat Cuba In Historic Havana Match

The New York club was the first professional U.S. soccer team to play in Cuba since the now-defunct Chicago Sting visited in 1978.

06/03/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Slams Obama, Says U.S. Should Not Be Taking Cuba Off Of Terror Watchlist

On the same day the Obama administration formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decried the decison.

05/29/2015

A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

JetBlue To Begin Offering Charter Flight From JFK To Cuba In July

A new flight between New York City and Havana, Cuba will soon be offered – for the first time since travel restrictions were eased by the Obama administration.

05/05/2015

Pope Francis  leads the vespers at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (San Paolo Basilica) in Rome on January 25, 2015.  (credit: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Visit Cuba Before Coming To U.S. In September

Pope Francis has decided to visit Cuba before coming to the U.S. in September, Vatican officials announced Wednesday.

04/22/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks through Old Havana in Havana, Cuba, on April 20, 2015. (Credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office)

Gov. Cuomo’s Trade Trip To Cuba Results In 2 Business Deals

Cuomo took a tour of a new nearly $10 million deep water Port of Mariel, which could be just the ticket for New York businesses to get their goods to Cuba and the rest of Latin America.

04/21/2015

Governor Andrew M Cuomo is greeted as he arrives at Jose Marti International Airport. Governor Andrew M Cuomo, Legislative Leaders and Industry Representatives are spending two days in Cuba as part of a New York State Trade Mission. (Credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Meets With Top Officials In Cuba

Monday Marked Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first day on his official trip to Cuba, in which he became the first American governor to visit the island nation since the recent thaw in relations with the ruling communist regime.

04/20/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposes a $1.66 billion property tax credit program while speaking at at Hofstra University on Long Island on Jan. 14, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cuomo To Become First US Governor To Visit Cuba In Decades

The formal state visit Monday and Tuesday is meant to foster greater ties between New York and Cuba.

04/19/2015

Joanne Chesimard was convicted of the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. (credit: FBI)

Obama Says Cuba Has Agreed To Address Cases Of US Fugitives

Obama’s move to remove Cuba from the terror list has been met with some opposition over the fugitives.

04/16/2015

Jose Marti Park in Union City. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010WINS)

Obama Announces Plan To Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries.

04/14/2015

New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese (L) presents a soccer ball to Cuban National Team coach Walter Benitez on March 16, 2015 to announce their upcoming match to be played in Havana this June. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Cosmos, Cuba To Meet In Match Of Historic Proportions

The New York Cosmos were a global sensation back in the day. It’s only fitting, as part of their ongoing reincarnation as a soccer power, that they get the ball rolling in Havana.

03/17/2015

New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese (L) presents a soccer ball to Cuba National Team Coach Walter Benitez during an event on March 16, 2015 in New York to announce their upcoming match to be played in Havana this June. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Cosmos To Play Against Cuba’s National Team In Havana

Team chairman Seamus O’Brien said the opportunity to play Cuba’s national team in Havana is something that happened naturally.

03/16/2015

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Believed To Have Serious Interest In Cuban Free Agent Moncada

There is no shortage of interest in Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. The question now revolves around how badly teams like the Yankees want him.

02/04/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Plans Trade Mission To Cuba Following Eased Travel Restrictions

Just a month after the federal government announced that travel restrictions would be eased, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning a trip to Cuba.

01/17/2015

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