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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2016 photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Revolutionary Guard commanders in Tehran, Iran. A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport on Friday Jan. 3, 2020 killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force. Soleimani was considered the architect of Iran's policy in Syria. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)

Was the drone attack on Iranian general an assassination?

Jan. 4, 2020 12:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After Friday's targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, newsrooms struggled with the question: Had the United States just carried out an assassination? And should news stories about the killing use that term? The AP Stylebook, considered a news industry bible, defines...

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz embraces Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel during the closing session at the National Assembly of Popular Power in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.  Diaz-Canel named the former Tourism Marrero Cruz as the country's first prime minister since 1976. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba names tourism minister to be first PM since 1976

Dec. 21, 2019 4:26 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country's first prime minister since 1976 — a nomination quickly confirmed by the country's parliament. Marrero, 56, has been tourism minister for 16 years, presiding over a rise in...

In this Dec. 9, 2019 photo, a billboard reads in Spanish

Independent women's groups say 2019 year of progress in Cuba

Dec. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — For 60 years, Cuba's communist government has monopolized virtually every aspect of life on the island, including dozens of state-controlled organizations that serve as official advocates for groups ranging from LGBT people to animal lovers. This year, one aspect of that state monopoly has...