A man watches a television broadcast of US president Barack Obama speaking, in Havana on Wednesday. Mr Obama said the US would increase contacts with the Cuban people and engage with the Havana government, civil society and ordinary Cubans. Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

The United States and Cuba have agreed to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, officially restoring diplomatic relations more than a half centur(...)

US president Barack Obama  shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Florida congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican, called the gesture “nauseating”. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Cuban-American politicians in the United States have voiced criticism at President Barack Obama’s historic handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro (...)

American singer Beyonce and her husband rapper Jay-Z leaving their hotel in Havana at the beginning of April. The visit was a cultural trip that was fully licensed by the US treasury department, a source familiar with the trip said. Photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, the first couple of the US music industry, have come under fire from Republican lawmakers for a three-night(...)