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Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica (L) and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro hold talks at Havana’s Revolution Palace. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/Reuters.

Cuban president Raul Castro used a television address marking the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution to assure the public that a (...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon praised Panama yesterday for seizing a North Korean ship carrying arms from Cuba, adding that the UN sanctions committee would take up the issue promptly. Cuba said the weapons were being sent back to North Korea for repair and included two anti-aircraft missile batteries, nine disassembled rockets, two MiG-21 fighter jets, and 15 MiG-21 engines, all Soviet-era military weaponry built in the middle of the last century. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

North Korea broke four days of silence early today over a rusty North Korean freighter impounded by Panama for concealing a load of Cuban weapons, ins(...)

Opportunity for peace
  • World
  • July 18, 2013, 01:00

News that the chief negotiator of Colombia’s Farc guerrillas believes the country’s bloody conflict may be nearing an end confirms the intense peace p(...)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, an analyst with a US defence contractor, is seen in this still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian in June.  Venezuela and Bolivia have offered Mr  Snowden asylum. Photograph: Reuters

A senior member of the Russian parliament said last night that political asylum in Venezuela would be “the best solution” for Edward Snowden, the fo(...)

An ambulance brings injured tourists to the hospital at Cienfuegos.

An Irish national and two Britons are among 16 tourists injured when their bus overturned on a road in Cuba. Local reports said the government-operate(...)

People spend time in a waiting room at the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Bolivia has joined two other Latin American nations in their willingness to offer asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward SnowdenBolivia(...)

People hold portraits of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden (left) and US Army Private  Bradley Manning, a suspected whistleblower who is on trial in the US for “aiding the enemy”,  during a protest in front the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The Government has received a request from the US authorities to arrest fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. Meanwhile, Mr Snowden’s bid f(...)

US President Barack Obama speaks under a tent  in a joint news conference with Senegal’s president Macky Sall. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said today he had not yet spoken to Chinese president Xi Jinping or Russian president Vladimir Putin about the US request to(...)

A TV screen in a St Petersburg pool hall shows former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin. Photograph: Alexander Demianchuk/The Irish Times

The White House has called on Russia to expel former government contractor Edward Snowden without delay, saying Moscow has a “clear legal basis” for h(...)

Farc negotiator Pablo Catatumbo (left) shakes hands with Colombia’s government negotiator Frank Pearl during a conference in Havana yesterday. Colombia and the Marxist-led Farc rebels have reached agreement on the critical issue of agrarian reform, the two sides said  in what appeared to be a major step forward for the peace process aimed at ending their long war. Photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Colombia and the Marxist-led Farc rebels have reached agreement on the critical issue of agrarian reform in a major step forward for the peace proces(...)

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