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Cuba releases details of mysterious health incident involving U.S. official

“Cuba said in a statement released by its Foreign Ministry that U.S. officials reported on May 29 that a female embassy official had reported experiencing “health symptoms” after hearing the sounds in her home two days earlier” writes Michael Weissenstein for sun-sentinel.com. Cuba released details Sunday on the latest mysterious health incident involving a U.S. diplomat in the country, saying that Cuban officials learned of the episode late last month when the U.S. said that an embassy official felt ill after hearing “undefined sounds” in her home in Havana. Source: sun-sentinel.com…

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Cuba plane crash death toll rises to 111 as one of three initial survivors dies

“The death toll in one of Cuba’s worst air disasters rose to 111 on Monday while Mexico suspended the operations of the Mexican company that had leased the 39-year old Boeing 737 to Cuba’s flagship airline” writes Tim Stanley for telegraph.co.uk. The airliner crashed shortly after takeoff on a domestic flight from Havana to the eastern city of Holguin on Friday in one of Cuba’s worst air disasters. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Cuba in mourning after worst plane crash in nearly 30 years

“The crash was the worst since a Soviet-made Ilyushin-62M passenger plane crashed near Havana in 1989 killing all 126 people on board” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Three women survived the crash, the worst in Cuba in nearly 30 years, but they were in a critical condition, suffering burns and other trauma, the director of the hospital in Havana where they were being treated said on Saturday.The crash is the first big test of his presidency after taking over office from Raul Castro just last month. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban isn’t ready to invest in Apple: ‘I would rather have a lot of cash when things go bad’

“I would rather have a lot of cash on hand for that time when things go bad,” Cuban added” writes Chloe Aiello for cnbc.com. Billionaire investor Mark Cuban thinks Apple will probably make it to a market cap of $1 trillion — but that doesn’t mean he’s investing now.He cited growth in the service business, watch business, applications and market cap as indicators of its prowess. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban: Top sports team just saw their value double on Supreme Court betting decision

“The U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow states to legalize sports betting is great news for investors in the sports and gambling industries, billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday” writes Berkeley Lovelace Jr for cnbc.com. Cuban, also an investor in esports, said the Supreme Court decision gives states the chance to catch up with other countries who have already allowed sports betting.On Monday, the court upheld the legality of a 2014 New Jersey law permitting sports betting at casinos and racetracks in the state. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump: US ‘taking care of Cuba’ in post-Castro era

“Asked about the change of power during a visit to Key West, Fla., on Thursday, Trump told reporters his administration is “taking care of Cuba.”” writes Ap Photo Desmond for washingtonexaminer.com. Cuban President Raul Castro is expected to step down this week and hand his power over to 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, ending the Castro family’s 60-year rule of the island nation. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete

“As president, Castro has trimmed the bloated state payroll, leased out fallow land and expanded the private sector” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In fact, a draft of new regulations seen by Reuters proposes curtailing the private sector.Seeking to make socialism sustainable, Castro introduced some market reforms to the state-run economy and secured a historic detente with the United States. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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The most dangerous moment since the Cuban missile crisis?

“One Russian politician involved in defence policy called it the most dangerous moment in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962” writes Daniel W for washingtonpost.com. Well, of course the Russians will compare this to the Cuban missile crisis.But the Cuban missile crisis was the high point for those tensions.But is Syria the second coming of the Cuban missile crisis?. The conflict in Syria lacks the tight coupling between initial clash and escalation to full-blown nuclear war that the Cuban missile crisis did. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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