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Pulisic to miss US Nations League games vs Canada, Cuba

Nov. 11, 2019 10:50 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba after leaving Chelsea's match against Crystal Palace with a hip injury. The 21-year-old attacker from Hershey, Pennsylvania, appeared to get hurt when he scored his fifth goal in...

Spanish king and queen arrive in Cuba for first royal visit

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba on Monday night on the first state visit to the island by a Spanish royal. The couple disembarked in Havana at the start of a three-day visit to Cuba's capital and the eastern city of Santiago. The king and queen will tour historic...

Animal rights activists stage rare protest in Cuba's capital

Nov. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban animal rights activists have staged a rare protest in Havana, where authorities swiftly crack down on unapproved demonstrations. About 30 animal advocates gathered Monday morning in front of a pound on the outskirts of the capital where street dogs are taken to be euthanized. The...

Havana celebrates 500th anniversary facing dire challenges

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Havana has been ruled by Spanish colonial governors, American-backed strongmen and communist revolutionaries. It's an architectural jewel box where buildings collapse from lack of maintenance. It's a coastal capital facing a sea nearly devoid of boats, thanks to U.S. sanctions and Cuban...

Steffen hurt and will miss US CONCACAF Nations League games

Nov. 7, 2019 10:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen is hurt and will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday the Fortuna Duesseldorf starter has left knee tendinitis. Nine Europe-based players were added to the training camp roster,...

UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo on Cuba

Nov. 7, 2019 4:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration's increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the...

US business sees dwindling prospects in Cuba

Nov. 6, 2019 1:22 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Havana International Trade Fair is where Cuba puts the best face on its struggling economy. There are state-run restaurants stocked with fresh food; shiny displays of electric motorcycles from traders in Panama; dozens of Cuban government companies offering goods from cigars to farmed...

Marathon swimmer earns another posthumous honor

Nov. 3, 2019 10:03 AM EST

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baker who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 65 in 1978 will receive another posthumous honor. Walter Poenisch (PAYN'-ish) has been selected for induction into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. The ceremony for the class of 2020 will be next May 2 at Fordham...

AP Explains: Argentina's next leader preps foreign policy

Nov. 1, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — What kind of foreign policy can the world expect from Argentina when its new president takes office in December? The country's government sparred with the United States and other Western countries when Cristina Fernández was president. Now she is returning to power, this...

Cuba: We offer only moral support for Latin America protests

Nov. 1, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has had no role in promoting popular unrest in Latin America, but supports the protesters' goals, the country's foreign minister said Friday. "We don't have any involvement in the protests in Latin America except providing the example of the Cuban revolution," Foreign Minister Bruno...