Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit

U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on March 21, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. "double standards," while also setting aside differences in pursuit of a "new day," as Obama called it.  

US President Obama visits Cuba

US President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday starting the three-day visit, the first by a US president in 88 years.

This historic visit is the culmination of a diplomatic opening announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014 , putting an end to an estrangement which was started when the Cuban revolution overthrew a pro-American government in 1959.

Cuba's Castro in France for historic visit

Cuba's President Raul Castro began an official state visit to France on Feb. 1, his first ever to Europe, which is being seen as a key step in rebuilding his island nation's ties with the West.

The Cuban leader was welcomed under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris before being driven down a virtually deserted Champs-Elysees avenue, decked out in Cuban flags.

Cuban anti-cancer vaccines soon to be available in Serbia

Certain quantities of CimaVax-EGF, a Cuban-developed drug used for lung cancer therapy, will soon be available in Serbia.

A memorandum on the procurement of 1,680 units of the CimaVax-EGF vaccine has been signed between the Cuban CIMAB and the Serbian Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Sera Torlak, the Ministry of Health said on its official website.