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FRANCE 24

Palestinian boys walk past destroyed homes in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City in August 2014.

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

Palestinians submit draft resolution to UN

The Palestinians on Wednesday submitted a draft UN resolution paving the way to a final peace deal with Israel, but the Palestinian representative said there could still be negotiations on the text.

FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 EXCLUSIVE

Palestinian envoy Shahid hails 'positive' EU diplomacy

Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the EU Leila Shahid on Wednesday welcomed the European parliament’s resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle ahead of a UN Security Council vote in an interview with FRANCE 24.

FRANCE 24

USA - CUBA

US to 'normalise' relations with Cuba, says Obama

The United States will "immediately" begin talks with Cuba on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday, marking a sea change in US policy that has seen ties suspended since January 1961.

FRANCE 24

Fidel Castro (right) and his brother Raul at a rally in Havana, August 1978

CUBA - USA

A timeline of relations between Cuba and the US

US President Barack Obama has announced moves to normalise ties with Cuba more than 50 years after the start of Washington’s embargo of the island. Here are key moments in ties between the two former Cold War foes.

FRANCE 24

CUBA - USA

Obama announces shift in US ties with Cuba

The United States and Cuba announced an historic thaw in relations between the two countries on Wednesday, more than 50 years after they were severed. Follow this landmark event as it happened below.

FRANCE 24

CUBA - USA

Cuba, US free detainees in surprise prisoner swap

US citizen Alan Gross was freed from a Cuban prison after five years Wednesday as part of a prisoner swap agreement, US officials said. News of the deal comes as both governments said their leaders would make statements starting at 5pm (GMT).

FRANCE 24

EUROPEAN UNION

EU parliament backs Palestinian state 'in principle'

The European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle on Wednesday in a compromise motion that did not follow some European national legislatures in backing immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.

FRANCE 24

Gaza Hamas leaders Ismail Haniya (C) and Mussa Abu Marzuq (R) on December 14

EUROPEAN UNION

EU court orders Hamas removed from terror blacklist

A European Union court has ruled that Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from its terror list on technical grounds, prompting Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to claim that many in Europe had “learned nothing” from the Holocaust.