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Cuba's Director General of U.S. Affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cossio speaks at a press conference in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The Trump administration has re-designated Cuba as a

Cuba condemns new US sanctions, hopes for better with Biden

Jan. 12, 2021 5:13 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is convinced that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden does not believe the Caribbean island nation sponsors terrorism, a senior Cuban diplomat said Tuesday, a day after the outgoing U.S. administration returned Cuba to a terrorism list. “We are convinced that President Biden and his...

A man transports children on his tricycle, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Jan 8, 2021, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

Jan. 11, 2021 6:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” hitting the country with new sanctions that could hamstring President-elect Joe Biden's promise to renew relations with the communist-governed island. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Today in History

Jan. 7, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2021. There are 358 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1789, America held its first presidential election as voters chose electors who, a month later, selected George Washington to be the nation’s first...

Today in History

Jan. 1, 2021 12:10 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2021. There are 364 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “forever free.” On this date:...

Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File )

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Nov. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. Maradona's spokesman, Sebastián Sanchi, said...

FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)

AP PHOTOS: Maradona a genius on the field, a character off

Nov. 25, 2020 7:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On the soccer field, he was considered as a genius. Outside, he was a character known practically everywhere, by everybody. Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, started his story as a player in the Villa Fiorito neighborhood in Buenos Aires and over the decades...

Today in History

Nov. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head. On this date: In...