FILE - This Dec. 17, 2014 file photo shows a classic American car driving past the U.S. Interests Section buidling in Havana, Cuba. A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the seven-story mission is set to become a full-fledged embassy. The U.S. and Cuba announced on Dec…
People line up for visas outside the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. The seven-story mission has 50 Americans and 300 Cuban workers, but the staff is expected to grow.
HAVANA — A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States’ seven-story mission looms over Havana’s seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.
FILE — This Jan. 25, 2006 file photo shows Cuba’s President Fidel Castro speaking with journalists below an electronic billboard scrolling messages extolling democracy and human rights inside the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. “The consequence of that was, for years, they did not al…
DAMASCUS — Syrian state-run TV said Saturday that the government is prepared to take part in peace talks hosted by Russia next month, but the foreign ministry official it cited suggested the scope of the negotiations would be limited to “preliminary” talks meant to pave the way for a confere…
Hadi Bahra, head of the Syrian National Coalition, the main political opposition group, is undecided about peace talks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, heads the Security Council in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)
MOSCOW — Russia identified NATO as its No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. traveler detained for months in East Timor has been released from prison.
People line up for visas at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. The wait time has dropped from 57 months in 2012 to five months this year. The sign reads “Definite exit.”
HAVANA — Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he’s suddenly worried that time may be running out.
KABUL, Afghanistan — When Graeme Smith arrived in Afghanistan in 2005, he drove across the country from Kabul south to the Talban’s former capital Kandahar on a newly paved road that cut travelling time from a bone-rattling 14 hours to just six.
An Afghan soldier inspects a damaged bus after a recent suicide attack by the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the 11 months ending Nov. 30, there were nearly 10,000 civilian casualties — 3,188 deaths and 6.429 injuries — according to the U.N.
In this Dec. 1, 2014, a guard walks inside the chapel of the former University of Santo Thomas of Villanueva in Havana, Cuba. Since late 2009, President Raul Castro's government has been quietly returning some church property that was confiscated in the years after the Cuban revolution, incl…
HAVANA — Golden rays of tropical sunlight slant through the caved-in roof of St. Thomas de Villanueva Chapel, illuminating tiles graced by the faces of saints. Vandals shattered the stained-glass windows and scrawled their names on the thick walls during decades of frigid relations between t…
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