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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen.

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen.

WASHINGTON — The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific says the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen. But he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban Missile Crisis…

- Billings Gazette - US

Crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs.

Cuba's Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by US-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs.

- Stuff - NZ

Want to Improve Border Security? Seek Better Relations with Cuba.

Ted Piccone Politics, Conditionally improving relations with Havana could have tangible benefits for the American and Cuban people. As the Trump administration carries out its promised review of U.S. policy toward Cuba, it should think hard about the national and economic security implications of its next move. Three ...

- The National Interest - US

Google becomes first foreign internet company to go live in Cuba.

Cubans will witness great improvement in Google's services such as YouTube, Gmail and search.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Google becomes first foreign internet company to go live in Cuba.

After former President Obama reopened America's diplomatic relations with Cuba, businesses started looking for opportunities to make inroads to the island nation. Google was one of these, with Obama himself announcing it would come to help set up WiF...

- Engadget - US

Advocacy group: Costa Rica has best press record in region.

Reporters Without Borders says that Costa Rica has the best record for press liberty in Latin America, while Cuba is the region's worst violator of media freedoms.The Paris-based press advocacy group says in its 2017 Press Freedom...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba.

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the internet, marking a major milestone in the country's communications evolution and promising faster access to Google's services for Cuban users.The computers are part of Google's global network of caching servers, which store frequently requested content locally so it doesn't ...

- PCWorld.com - US

Cuban musicians, culture takes spotlight at Jazz Fest.

Cinco de Mayo and the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival collide in New Orleans for a week of fun May 4-7. The festival honors New Orleans' deep historical connections with Cuba by hosting one of the largest celebrations of Cuban...

- Times-Picayune - US

Huawei, Chinese Technology Giant, Is Focus of Widening U.S. Investigation.

American officials are looking at whether Huawei, a maker of smartphones and cellular equipment, broke trade controls on Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

- International NY Times - US

Like 'The Cuban Missile Crisis': Morning Joe Ponders Nuclear War in North Korea.

As North Korea continues to threaten war with the United States, Morning Joe ended up talking on Wednesday about how the world could be looking at the highest potential for nuclear conflict since 1962.

- Mediaite - US

Fast-track drilling for Cuba envisioned

The necessary components for an accelerated drilling program for oil prospects in Cuba may already be in place, Australian energy company Melbana said.

- UPI - US

Cuban sugar burns to recapture sweet smell of success

PEDRO BETANCOURT, Cuba, Apr 26 - A sweet smell of treacle used to fill the air in the village of Pedro Betancourt , but like the workers from the derelict Cuba Libre sugar refinery, it has dispersed. It was the smell of success against the odds for Cuba, reviled by the United States and its

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

HAVANA " Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find.But Cuba's hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

TRENDING: Thousands of crabs invade Cuba beaches

Crabs are invading Cuba -- and it's not the first time.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

Refineries have gone dark.

- FOX News - US

Stranded Cubans start to leave Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Hundreds of Cubans stranded over the past few days were leaving Guyana on Tuesday after the authorities granted the Honduras-based Easy Sky airline temporary permission to fly into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport .The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority Monday night had confirmed the suspension of ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Coast Guard: Fewer Cubans Trying to Reach US Using Rafts

The U.S. Coast Guard says far fewer Cubans are trying to get to Florida using makeshift rafts since former President Barack Obama ended a policy granting residency to Cubans landing on American soil. Coast Guard spokeswoman Kate Webb said overall interdictions have dropped from as many as 25 a day to about 20 per month ...

- Voice of America - US

Cuba's Bay of Pigs invaded…by crabs!

It's that time again. After the first spring rains in Cuba, crabs are invading the Bay of Pigs, returning to the waters to reproduce. Nathan Frandino reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

The Cocktail King Of Cuba: The Man Who Invented Hemingway's Favorite Daiquiri

Earning a spot on the author's list of most beloved drinks was no small feat. But bartender Constantino Ribalaigua, of Havana's now 200-year-old El Floridita, created a still-legendary cocktail.

- NPR - US

Crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs

HAVANA, April 25 — Cuba's Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by US-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. Each year, after the first spring rains, the crabs march for days from the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mark Cuban is backing an app that's trying to help people avoid overdraft fees

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Mark Cuban was crushed with overdraft fees in his 20s. Now he's backing an app that's trying to help people avoid having to pay them. The billionaire has invested in a new app called Dave that aims to predict coming expenses for users to help prevent them from having to overdraft on their bank ...

- Business Insider - US

Cuba Gooding Jr. breaks silence on father's death with sweet nod to his soul-singing career

The 'People v. O.J. Simpson' star took to Instagram with a simple, heartfelt nod to his late soul singer father.....

- FOX News - US

France votes in first round of cliffhanger presidential election

France goes to the polls today for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. Nearly 47 million voters will decide, under tight security, whether to back a pro-EU centrist newcomer, a scandal-ridden ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

As Cuba opens up, tennis is enjoying a revival

Following the easing of U.S. embargo, an American non-profit group has rehabilitated the national tennis centre

- The Hindu - IN

A Tennis Makeover in Cuba, With an American Assist

A nonprofit group rehabilitated the Cuban National Tennis Center, emphasizing the humanitarian aspect of overhauling the courts and propping up the sport.

- International NY Times - US

Murals of Wide-eyed Children Bring Havana Walls to Life

The gigantic black and white portraits of children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighborhood of Havana two years ago, the work of Cuban artist Maisel Lopez. The sober, finely painted portraits contrast with Cuba's dilapidated buildings and pot-holed streets, colorful vintage cars and peeling pink, apricot ...

- Voice of America - US

Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car

Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and father to Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in a car Thursday in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles.

- CNN - US

Havana walls brought to life with murals of wide-eyed children

HAVANA, April 22 — The gigantic black and white portraits of children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighbourhood of Havana two years ago, the work of Cuban artist Maisel Lopez. The sober, finely painted portraits contrast with...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cuba, Morocco reestablish diplomatic ties after 37 years

Cuba and Morocco has signed an agreement to reestablish diplomatic ties after a gap of 37 years, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

- Zee News - IN

Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking - UN rights expert

A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against offenders.

- UN - INT

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died

- ABC News - US

Mark Cuban: Trump Is 'Political Chemotherapy' for the System

Friday on CNN's “New Day,” billionaire businessman and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban said President Donald Trump was “political chemotherapy” for what the system. Cuban said, “You have to ask why do they support him and I think we're coming to a greater understanding now. I call it ...

- Breitbart - US

Cuba Gooding,Sr. former R&B lead singer found dead in L.A.: report

Gooding is the father of award-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.

- Times-Picayune - US

Trump's Cuban missile crisis

The Trump administration is attempting a balancing act on North Korea – and the stakes couldn't be higher. The post Trump's Cuban missile crisis was first published on MoneyWeek.

- MoneyWeek - UK

MARK CUBAN: Trump's first 100 days are like 'political chemotherapy'

Brian Snyder/ReutersBillionaire business mogul Mark Cuban told CNN on Friday that he gives President Donald Trump a "C-minus" grade for his first 100 days in office. "He signs a lot of executive orders that he doesn't truly understand," Cuban said. A vocal Trump critic considering his own future presidential aspirations, ...

- Business Insider - US

Billionaire Mark Cuban gives Trump C-minus for first 100 days

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban gives President Donald Trump a middling grade for his performance so far as he nears the 100-day milestone in the Oval office.

- Billings Gazette - US

Cuba Gooding Sr., Soul Singer and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Dad, Dies at 72

He was the lead singer for The Main Ingredient, known for the hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," for nearly 20 years.

- The Hollywood Reporter - US

MARK CUBAN: I'd give Trump a C-minus for his first 100 days

Brian Snyder/ReutersBillionaire business mogul Mark Cuban told CNN on Friday that he gives President Donald Trump a "C-minus" grade for his first 100 days in office. "He signs a lot of executive orders that he doesn't truly understand," Cuban said. A vocal Trump critic considering his own future presidential aspirations, ...

- Business Insider - US

Cuba Gooding Sr of The Main Ingredient band found dead in his car; cause of death unknown

Cuba Gooding Sr was known for his rendition of the 1971 hit song 'Everybody Plays The Fool' The post Cuba Gooding Sr of The Main Ingredient band found dead in his car; cause of death unknown appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car

Cuba Gooding Sr., the father of Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. who found fame in his own right with the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," was found dead in his car on Thursday. He was 72.

- FOX News - US

ShowBiz Minute: Gooding Sr; Prince, Damon

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles; Prince fans mark anniversay of superstar's death; Matt Damon Advocates for Global Water Access.         

- USA TODAY - US

Melenchon's working-class rhetoric hits home in French vote

PARIS " He's been labeled the French Fidel Castro, but his mentor in politics is the late French President Francois Mitterrand. A radical Trotskyist in his youth, he's also served as a minister in a Socialist government.It...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead in Car

Tragedy for Cuba Gooding Jr.: The Oscar-winning actor's father, soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., was found dead in his car on a Los Angeles street Thursday afternooon, NBC News reports. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that emergency workers were unable to resuscitate the 72-year-old after he was found slumped over...

- Newser - US

JetBlue Wants to Add Flights From Fort Lauderdale and Boston to Havana

This is a curious move. In May, JetBlue will start flying smaller airplanes to Cuba, as demand is not as strong as expected. But now the airline wants to add more daily flights. Perhaps this is more of a long-term play. -Brian Sumers

- Skift - US

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died.

- Billings Gazette - US

Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead in Car

Tragedy for Cuba Gooding Jr.: The Oscar-winning actor's father, soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., was found dead in his car on a Los Angeles street Thursday afternooon, NBC reports. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that emergency workers were unable to resuscitate the 72-year-old after he was found slumped over the...

- Newser - US

Cuba Gooding Sr found dead in his car

He was the lead singer of 70s soul band Main Ingredient, and father to the Oscar-winning actor.

- BBC - UK

Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and actor's father, dies at 72

Lead vocalist for the legendary R&B group The Main Ingredient and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., found dead in car.

- UPI - US

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

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