Little more than a year after the US and Cuba announced plans to begin normalizing relations, the two countries announced the resumption of direct, scheduled commercial flights between them — which haven't existed in more than 50 years.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Roman Catholic Pope Francis met in the Western Hemisphere's least religious country, the first meeting since the 1000-year-old divorce between their two Christian sects. Here's how the Middle East brought them to the Caribbean.
There has been a lot of attention on President Obama's historic visit to Cuba. But we also want to talk about the Cubans who have come to the US — how they're treated in vastly different ways compared to many other Latino migrants.
If you eat what you think of as Cuban food in the US, you might be surprised by the food available in Cuba. For example, the famous Cubano sandwich was created in Florida. But you can find unique dishes you might not find anywhere else in the world today. Food writer Steve Dolinsky is in the middle of his first trip to the island.
The legendary U-2 spy plane is under threat. After almost 60 years in service, the U-2s are still effective, efficient and cheap. But the Air Force wants to switch to an all-drone reconnaissance force.
The word ''tears'' and a poem were among the things the Washington censored in the diary of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay without charge since 2002. His memoir took six years to get published.
Cuba's consulate services in the US are being shut down, right before the holiday season when people need paperwork to travel there. One expert thinks it is a ploy to get the US to lift its restrictions on travel to Cuba.
When Barack Obama arrives in Havana he will be only the second sitting US president to set foot on Cuban soil. The last visit was by Calvin Coolidge in 1928. That visit was marred by drunken shenanigans on the part of reporters and officials happy to get away from the restrictions of Prohibition.
A statue of John Lennon has been seated on a bench in a Havana park for the last 13 years. Problem was, Lennon's circular glasses kept getting stolen — that is, until an aging Cuban man became his guardian.
NASA's Mars missions may not have been as cheap as the recent Indian mission, but their rovers and orbiters continue to provide stunning discoveries. Earlier this month, one of the rovers sent back a photo that seemed decidedly out of place: a round sphere, like a 16th century cannonball. Meanwhile, in India, women are being celebrated for their central mission in that country's Mars mission. And one man tries to smuggle 51 turtles into Canada, by taping them to his body.