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US building in Havana to become new embassy

The United States’ seven-story mission building will become its new embassy as the countries work to re-establish diplomatic relations.

McCain: ‘We are literally doing everything the Iraqi government has requested.’

5 hours agoNews : BlogPost

BAGHDAD — Normally a fierce critic of President Obama’s foreign policy, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) sounded almost like an ally to the president on Saturday when he spoke to reporters at the U.S. Embassy. Well, maybe not quite. Once a proponent of sending in specialized troops to help the Iraqi army battle the Islamic State, McCain, […]

'Educating the French' not the way

Source US DoS Heritage at State ?is blithely telling us the US has been 'Educating French audiences about The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)' June 16-20, 2014 At the invitation of the Embassy of the United States of America, Federal Judge Diane J. Show More Summary

Attkisson: White House Is Hiding Photos of Obama the Night of Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told CSPAN on Tuesday that the White House is hiding photos of Barack Obama on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on the US Embassy. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest will not turn the … Continue reading ?

PATHETIC: North Korean Embassy Officials So Broke They Run Bootlegging Ops to Make Ends Meet….

PATHETIC: North Korean Embassy Officials So Broke They Run Bootlegging Ops to Make Ends Meet.

North Korean Embassy Officials So Broke They Run Bootlegging Ops to Make Ends Meet

3 days agoNews : Reason

While waiting for the James Franco-Seth Rogen film The Interview to show up in some theaters on Christmas Day, let's construct a North Korean farce of our own using material in which Pyongyang burlesques itself. There 's promising source...Show More Summary

U.S.-Iran Normalization? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Haleh Esfandiari: Ayatollah Khamenei has tied his regional influence and standing to opposing the United States. A U.S. embassy flying the American flag in Tehran would negate everything he has stood for as supreme leader.

Supporters Flock To Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy Amid Reports Of Attempted Eviction

Turns out the NSW Police aren’t the only ones with a ‘rapid response unit’. Chris Graham reports.

Carspotting in Cuba, courtesy of Graham Lloyd

Photos by Graham Lloyd. In light of Wednesday’s announcement that the United States would be restoring full diplomatic relations with Cuba, including the opening of embassies in both Havana and Washington, D.C., we though it appropriate to run a gallery of automotive images captured by reader Graham Lloyd on a recent trip to Cuba. As […]

Can business succeed where the embargo failed in Cuba?

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) was all over the airwaves Wednesday blasting the Obama administration's momentous move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961. The U.S. will establish an embassy in Havana and ease some restrictions on travel and money transfers to the island nation some 230 miles from Miami. Show More Summary

Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro...

Administration Won't Rule Out Raul Castro Visit To White House

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The remarks come a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.

Time to Trade with Cuba: Regime Change through Sanctions Is a Mirage

Doug Bandow President Barack Obama used negotiations over a couple of imprisoned Americans to refashion the entire U.S.-Cuba relationship. He aims to reopen the embassy, relax trade and travel restrictions, and improve communication systems. Sen. Show More Summary

Cuba Policy; China (Trade-Biotech); and, the Ag Economy- Thursday

Cuba Policy Geoff Dyer and Marc Frank reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “The US is to open talks with Cuba about establishing full diplomatic relations and reopening an embassy in Havana, potentially bringing to an end more than five decades of hostility and one of the last vestiges of the Cold War. “The […]

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas,” President Obama explained. Show More Summary

Obama Restores Ties With Cuba

After 50 years, the U.S. has restored ties with Cuba. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a phone call on Tuesday on a breakthrough prisoner exchange, the opening of embassies in each other's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Big News: The Biggest Reactions To The US And It’s Rebuilt Relationship To Cuba

President Obama made a landmark announcement today when he said the US would ease on its embargo with Cuba. He’s even opening up the embassy in Cuba and everything. So expect to see airlines with flights to Cuba…then you getting

With Cuba policy change, a proper embassy — and more mojitos for D.C.

Economic development? Sure. Fine. But there’s an even better reason to toast the new normalized relationship between the U.S. and Cuba: More mojitos for all! Cuba has long had a “Cuban Interests Section” in Washington (managed by the neutral Swiss, just like ours in Havana), instead of a proper embassy. But now diplo-watchers expect a real embassy […]

Meet the unofficial U.S. Ambassador to Cuba: The internet

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

President Obama has instructed U.S. Secretary of State of John Kerry to reopen the U.S. embassy in Cuba after more than 50 years, but Obama will be sending something else to Cuba…

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