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FRANCE 24

Cuban-Americans protest in Miami on Wednesday.

USA - CUBA

Has the Castro regime won against the USA?

Following Wednesday’s announcement by the Cuban and US presidents that they would restore diplomatic relations, some critics have argued that the rapprochement gives away too much too soon to Havana’s communist government.

FRANCE 24

NIGERIA

Boko Haram kidnaps more than 100 women, children

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumskiri, a security source and resident said on Thursday.

FRANCE 24

Colombian soldiers get ready to patrol in Quibdo on November 17, 2014 .

COLOMBIA

Colombia's FARC rebels call unilateral ceasefire

Colombia’s FARC rebels have declared an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire beginning on Dec. 20 but promised to call it off if they come under attack by government forces, the Marxist group said Wednesday on its website.

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 and Cuba to 'normalise' relations, 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.