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Wednesday, January 28, 2015   18:11 GMT



Cuba and U.S. Skirt Obstacles to Normalisation of Ties
Patricia Grogg, Ivet Gonzalez
HAVANA, 26 Jan (IPS) - The biggest discrepancies in the first meeting to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States, after more than half a century, were over the issue of human rights. But what stood out in the talks was a keen interest in forging ahead, in a process led by two women.
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Obama-Congress Iran Sanctions Battle Goes International
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 23 Jan (IPS) - While its anyones guess whether a final deal will be reached over Irans nuclear programme this year, a number of key international actors have forcefully weighed in on calls from within the U.S. congress to impose more sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
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OPINION-CUBA/US
Catching a Glimpse of the Possible Future
Leonardo Padura Fuentes
HAVANA, 21 Jan (IPS) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but in places like Spain, France or Greenland where there must be a couple of Cubans - as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalisation of relations after half a century of hostility.
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Cuban Diplomacy Looks Towards Both Brussels and Washington
Patricia Grogg
HAVANA, 19 Jan (IPS) - Cuba has decided to move ahead in its talks with the European Union towards an agreement on cooperation parallel to the negotiations aimed at normalising relations with the United States after more than half a century of hostility.
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Cuba and the United States A New Era?
Stephanie Wildes
HAVANA, 16 Jan (IPS) - On Dec. 17, by freeing the five Cuban anti-terrorists who spent over 16 years in U.S. prisons, President Barack Obama repaired a longstanding injustice while changing the course of history.
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OPINION
Islamic Reformation, the Antidote to Terrorism
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 14 Jan (IPS) - The horrific terrorist attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo has once again raised the question about violence and Islam. Why is it, some ask, that so much terrorism has been committed in the name of Islam, and why do violent jihadists seek justification of their actions in their religion?
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The Day CIA Failed to Un-beard Castro in His Own Den
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 7 Jan (IPS) - The controversial low-brow Hollywood comedy, 'The Interview', portrays the story of two U.S. talk-show journalists on assignment to interview Kim Jong-un - and midway down the road are recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to poison the North Korean leader.
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OPINION
Political Islam and U.S. Policy in 2015
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 6 Jan (IPS) - This year, Arab political Islam will be greatly influenced by U.S. regional policy, as it has been since the Obama administration came into office six years ago. Indeed, as the U.S. standing in the region rose with Obamas presidency beginning in January 2009, so did the fortunes of Arab political Islam.
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OPINION
Doubling Down on Dictatorship in the Middle East
Amanda Ufheil-Somers
WASHINGTON, 5 Jan (IPS) - For a moment, four years ago, it seemed that dictators in the Middle East would soon be a thing of the past.
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OPINION
JFKs Secret Negotiations with Fidel
Robert F. Kennedy Jr
WHITE PLAINS, New York, 5 Jan (IPS) - On the day of President John F. Kennedys assassination in November 1963, one of his emissaries was secretly meeting with Fidel Castro at Varadero Beach in Cuba to discuss terms for ending the U.S. embargo against the island and beginning the process of dtente between the two countries.
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