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  • U.S.-Cuba plan to reestablish ties follows spy swap, prisoner release

    Sweeping away more than half a century of official U.S. animosity, President Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties after the swap of several jailed spies and the release of an American contractor held in a Havana prison.
  • Easing rules with Cuba may produce bonanza for US business

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration's move Wednesday toward normalized relations with Cuba after five decades of strife may set events in motion that will change business fortunes across the Florida Straits, the Caribbean and the Americas. The United...

    Spy freed from Cuban prison hailed as secret U.S. hero

    President Barack Obama hailed him as one of the best spies America has ever had in Cuba, but precious little is known about the Cuban man freed in a prisoner swap on Wednesday after two decades of incarceration on the Communist island. The U.S....

    Sony pulls 'The Interview' amid threats from hackers

    Sony pulls 'The Interview' amid threats from hackers
    Sony said it is canceling the Christmas Day release of "The Interview" after movie theater chains — including the owners of a half-dozen cinemas in the Lehigh Valley — announced Wednesday they were scrapping plans to show the North Korea...

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...