The White House will eliminate a major diplomatic hurdle by pushing to have Cuba dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Photograph: The New York Times 1:30

Cuba recognised what it called a “fair decision” by US president Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state spo(...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has said that a new working visa for Irish emigrants to the United States could be included in(...)

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(...)