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Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mysteryWASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned.



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North Korean foreign minister heads to Cuba

North Korean foreign minister heads to CubaBy Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister will arrive in Cuba on Monday, in search of support amid unprecedented pressure from the United States and the international community to cease its nuclear weapons and missile programs. The Cuban foreign ministry, in a brief note on its web page, said Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho would meet with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez, among other unspecified activities.



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World War III: This is How the U.S. Military Would Have Invaded Cuba in 1962

World War III: This is How the U.S. Military Would Have Invaded Cuba in 1962Attention, people of Cuba: Obey the orders of the U.S. Army, or suffer the consequences. This is what the Cubans would have been told, had the United States invaded the island during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. “Resistance to the United States armed forces will be forcefully stamped out.



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US to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health 'attacks'

US to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health 'attacks'WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States delivered an ominous warning to Americans on Friday to stay away from Cuba and ordered home more than half the U.S. diplomatic corps, acknowledging neither the Cubans nor America's FBI can figure out who or what is responsible for months of mysterious health ailments.



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US may close Cuba embassy after 'attacks' on diplomats

US may close Cuba embassy after 'attacks' on diplomatsThe United States may again close its embassy in Cuba, which reopened two years ago after a half-century stand-off, following a series of mystery “health attacks” on its diplomats, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. At least 21 members of the US mission in Havana and a smaller number of Canadians have suffered brain injuries and hearing loss in what have been reported as “acoustic attacks”, although US officials say their origin remains unclear. The incidents began last year, and the latest was recorded in August, despite US authorities having complained to Cuban officials in February and having expelled two Cuban diplomats from Washington in May.



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Cuba counts the cost of deadly Hurricane Irma

Cuba counts the cost of deadly Hurricane IrmaCuba emerged from a 72-hour thrashing by Hurricane Irma on Monday with three-quarters of the population without power, as the country began the task of restoring basic infrastructure and services. Among the worst-hit areas were Havana, where at least seven bodies were recovered, and the coastal towns of Caibarien and Cojimar. Dazed citizens like Yanmara Suarez surveyed the devastation in the historic old town of Havana, largely submerged by a wind-whipped tidal surge that left many people wading in waist-high water over the weekend.



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US: Another health attack on diplomats in Cuba last month

US: Another health attack on diplomats in Cuba last monthWASHINGTON (AP) — Mysterious health attacks on the American diplomatic community in Cuba continued as recently as August, the United States said Friday, despite earlier U.S. assessments that the attacks had long stopped. The U.S. increased its tally of government personnel affected to 19.



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US: At least 16 Americans affected by health attacks in Cuba

US: At least 16 Americans affected by health attacks in CubaWASHINGTON (AP) — At least 16 Americans associated with the U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered symptoms from attacks on their health in Cuba that have still not been explained, the United States said Thursday.



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A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might Work

A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might WorkA supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that’s exactly what several U.S. diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to, the U.S. State Department recently announced. The physical symptoms, which the State Department would not confirm, but which some news reports have suggested included hearing loss, got so bad that some of these officials had to be recalled from their duties in Havana. “Some U.S. government personnel who were working at our embassy in Havana, Cuba, on official duties — so they were there working on behalf of the U.S. embassy there — they’ve reported some incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms,” Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the State Department, said in a news briefing Aug. 9.



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Pres. Trump’s New Cuba Policy Leaves Cuban Businesses Scrambling

Pres. Trump’s New Cuba Policy Leaves Cuban Businesses ScramblingAmerican tourists have come in droves since Pres. Obama normalized U.S.-Cuba ties and have been a boon to the Cuban tourism industry. Some Cuban entrepreneurs told NBC News they fear the progress could be reversed under Trump’s new policy.



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