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Cubans furious at growing U.S. hostility

HAVANA, May 12 (Xinhua): Although Cuba has lived for more than half a century under a U.S. blockade, Washington's move to activate Title III of the Helms-Burton Act stirred up fresh resentment among citizens of the Caribbean country.

The controversial act allows U.S. nationals to file lawsuits over properties nationalized or confiscated by the Cuban government after the revolution.

China to contribute more to improvement of global governance

HAVANA, April 29 (Xinhua) -- China will assume greater responsibilities with an aim to make more contributions to the improvement of global governance, China's Ambassador to Cuba Chen Xi said on Monday.

"We are aware of our responsibility to contribute to a new world order, just and orderly global governance," the diplomat said in a conference with experts and academics from Cuba's Center for International Policy Research (CIPI). "This is a fundamental principle for Chinese diplomacy."

Cuban FM slams Washington for causing "economic suffocation"

HAVANA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday slammed Washington's newly adopted measures against the island, saying they will "suffocate" the country's economy.

On April 17, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that a 22-year suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act will be lifted on May 2, which allows U.S. citizens to file suits against foreign firms operating property in Cuba since 1959.

Cuba, EU cooperate on sustainable development amid U.S. pressure

HAVANA, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Cuba and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday held the first bilateral dialogue on sustainable development amid Washington's threats to implement a law to allow U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies that operate in properties nationalized in the island after 1959.

During the talks, both sides highlighted the progress made by Havana and Brussels on the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda which aims to end poverty in all forms and increase healthcare coverage, education and water access.

Cuban telecom, Google sign deal to improve island's Internet access

HAVANA, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Cuba's state telecommunications company ETECSA and U.S. Internet giant Google on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the goal of improving the quality of access to the Internet in the island.

The deal signed by ETECSA's vice president of investments, Luis Iglesias, and Google's Cuba chief, Brett Perlmutter, will allow for a better user experience once technical conditions permit it.

Britain's Prince Charles, Cuban president vow to strengthen tie

HAVANA, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Britain's Prince Charles and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met here on Monday, vowing to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation in a wide range of areas, the Cuban government said.

Both sides "agreed on the mutual will to develop ties in areas such as education, health, culture, environmental protection and sustainable development," according to a press release by the Cuban government on its official website.

Cuba rejects U.S. accusation of "massive military" presence in Venezuela

HAVANA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Cuba on Monday rejected accusations by senior U.S. officials that it has been propping up Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and has now 25,000-strong military personnel in Venezuela.

"Cuba categorically deplores this shameless lie and it also rejects any suggestion there is any degree of political subordination from Venezuela to our nation. Our relations are based on respect and mutual solidarity," said a government statement published on the Cuban Foreign Ministry website.

Cuban leader warns U.S. still seeks military strike against Venezuela

HAVANA, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel warned again on Saturday that the U.S. government continues to seek an opportunity to launch a military strike against Venezuela.

"The U.S. continues its perverse zeal to fabricate false pretexts to justify intervention and aggression against Venezuela," the president tweeted.

"Let's raise our voices" against the plan, he said.

Cubans approve new constitution confirming Communist Party power

26 Feb 2019; DW: Cubans overwhelmingly approved a new constitution that preserves a one-party socialist state while implementing modest economic and social reforms, the electoral commission announced Monday. 

More than 86 percent of voters backed the changes in Sunday’s referendum, while nine percent opposed.  Around four percent of ballots were declared invalid. Electoral authorities said 84 percent of 8.7 million eligible voters cast ballots. 

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