Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays played the Cuban national team during US president Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba this week. The game on a Havana diamond was a powerful sign of improving ties between the two former foes.
Mike Pompeo is set to lead the State Department as the US navigates a series of stormy foreign policy issues. Will the CIA director and hawkish former Republican congressman be the hard-line diplomat Donald Trump seeks?
Cubans have voted to select a new parliament, the penultimate step in picking Raul Castro's successor. Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel is expected to take over, ending the Castro family's six decades in power.
President Donald Trump's budget foresees a radical cut to the prestigious Fulbright program. With cultural diplomacy out of fashion in the White House, the 70-year-old international exchange rallies to defend itself.
A series of alleged health attacks in Havana have soured relations between the US and Cuba. Washington insists that travelers are at risk. Others claim it is all nonsense.
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