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A quiet move by the Biden administration hints at how it will handle terrorist groups

FARC fighters take a break at their camp in the jungles of Putumayo in southern Colombia, August 11, 2016.AP Photo/Fernando Vergara The Biden administration removed Colombia's FARC rebels from the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list at the end of 2021. FARC has officially laid down its arms, but getting removed from the FTO list is usually very complicated. FARC's removal suggests Biden is willing to adjust the FTO list in response to changing political climates and conflicts, making...
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Cuba calls on Biden to restaff embassies, normalize relations following CIA 'Havana Syndrome' report

A high-ranking official in Cuba's foreign ministry is calling for the Biden administration to restore relations with the island in light of a recent CIA report that found most "Havana syndrome" cases were unlikely to have been caused by a foreign power.
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CIA says foreign actor may be behind some Havana syndrome cases

The CIA has assessed that the "majority" of reported cases can be "reasonably explained by medical conditions or environmental and technical factors." #havana
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CIA rules out hostile foreign power behind medical symptoms known as 'Havana Syndrome'

In new intelligence finding, CIA finds that all but a few dozen of the cases of 'Havana Syndrome' are result of other medical or environment factors.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Havana syndrome’ unlikely caused by hostile foreign power, CIA says

Investigation finds majority of cases probably linked to pre-existing medical conditions, environmental factors or stressAn initial CIA investigation into the mysterious set of symptoms known as Havana syndrome has found that it is unlikely to be the result of a worldwide campaign of attacks by a foreign power against US diplomats and spies.However, two dozen cases, including some of those originally afflicted in Havana in 2016, could not be explained and would be further studied for evidence of...
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CIA: Havana Syndrome "unfounded"

"Havana Syndrome"—whereby hundreds of U.S. diplomats and officials are supposedly suffering from a mysterious illness caused by enemy action—is not a "global campaign by a hostile power", says the CIA. The best it can say is that it "cannot rule out foreign involvement" in about two dozen illnesses attributed to the fantabulous ailment. — Read the rest
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CIA says mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' is unlikely to be attack from foreign country, reports say

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba.Gary Hershorn/Getty US personnel around the world have reported mysterious symptoms of the so-called "Havana Syndrome." Theories include microwave weapons, and the CIA has explored the possibility of it being an attack. The CIA was able to explain most of those cases, saying they weren't attacks, the NYT and NBC reported. The CIA has decided that most cases of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" that has affected US personnel around the world is unlikely to be ...
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CIA assesses it's unlikely Havana syndrome is due to 'sustained worldwide campaign' by a foreign country in interim report

The CIA has assessed in an interim finding that the spate of mysterious incidents sickening US officials around the globe -- known colloquially as Havana syndrome -- is unlikely to represent "a sustained worldwide campaign" by Russia or any other foreign actor intended to harm US personnel, CIA officials said.
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CIA Finds Most Havana Syndrome Cases Unlikely Caused by Foreign Power - NYT

(Reuters) - Most cases of so-called Havana Syndrome can be explained by environmental causes, undiagnosed medical conditions or stress, rather than...
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CIA says 'Havana Syndrome' not result of sustained global campaign by hostile power

The CIA says that the mysterious symptoms known as Havana Syndrome are not the result of a sustained global campaign by a hostile power.
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The US government just allowed an Icelandic airline to offer flights between the US and Cuba. But buying tickets come with restrictions.

An Icelandair Boeing 757-200.Malcolm T Walls Photo's/Shutterstock.com Icelandair will soon fly between the US and Cuba thanks to a Department of Transportation ruling.  US airlines objected to Icelandair's presence in the market but lost out in the end. Travel to Cuba is notoriously restrictive because of ongoing sanctions.  North Americans now have another option when flying to Cuba. Icelandair is known for connecting North America and Europe through its home country of Iceland. But ...
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The US government just allowed an Icelandic airline to offer flights between the US and Cuba. But buying tickets comes with restrictions.

An Icelandair Boeing 757-200.Malcolm T Walls Photo's/Shutterstock.com Icelandair will soon fly between the US and Cuba thanks to a Department of Transportation ruling.  US airlines objected to Icelandair's presence in the market but lost out in the end. Travel to Cuba is notoriously restrictive because of ongoing sanctions.  North Americans now have another option when flying to Cuba. Icelandair is known for connecting North America and Europe through its home country of Iceland. But ...
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‘They want to make an example’: Cuba protesters hit with severe sentences

Six months after demonstrations, courts have quietly started imposing harsh charges such as seditionOne Sunday last summer, 18-year-old Eloy Cardoso left his mother’s house on the outskirts of Havana to collect an Atari game console from a friend.He’d stayed at home the previous day, while the largest anti-government demonstrations since the revolution had ripped through Cuba. Continue reading...
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In Cuba's Poorest Neighborhoods, Youths Could Face Decades in Jail After Protests

By Marc Frank and Mario FuentesLA GUINERA, Cuba (Reuters) - Young Cuban protesters from Havana's poorest neighborhoods face decades behind bars at...
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'Havana syndrome': US baffled after new cases in Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says investigations continue after more diplomats fall ill.
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Blinken says US stumped over Havana syndrome as more diplomats fall ill

Secretary of state says officials do not know what illness is or who is responsible, with more sickness reported in Paris and GenevaThe United States still does not know what the illness known as Havana syndrome is or who is responsible for it, the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said in an interview on Thursday after more American diplomats were reported ill in Paris and Geneva.Blinken said the entire federal government is working to get to the bottom of the illness, which has afflicted ...
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4 US diplomats were hit by 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms in Geneva and Paris last summer, report says

The US Embassy in Paris seen in 2019.Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images Four US diplomats appeared to victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" last summer, the WSJ reported. Three worked in Geneva and one in Paris, The Journal said. One was flown to the US for medical care. At least 200 US diplomats, officials, and personnel have reported such symptoms since 2016. At least 4 US diplomats stationed in Europe appeared to be victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome," The Wall Street Jour...
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US diplomats in Paris and Geneva suspected to have Havana Syndrome

Officials serving at U.S. diplomatic missions in Geneva and Paris are suspected to have been afflicted with the mysterious neurological ailment known as Havana Syndrome and at least one was evacuated back to the U.S. for treatment, people familiar with the incidents said.
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Blinken Says U.S. Working on Havana Syndrome After Diplomats' Illnesses in Paris, Geneva

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States still does not know what the illness known as Havana Syndrome is or who is responsible for it, U.S....
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Cuba Tightens Border Controls as Coronavirus Infections Rebound

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba tightened border controls on Wednesday as the Caribbean island nation moved to tamp down a growing wave of coronavirus...
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U.S. Sends 119 Cuban Migrants Home as Growing Number Take to Sea

HAVANA (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said late on Tuesday it had returned 119 Cuban migrants to their island home after picking them up at sea,...
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Cuba's Santeria Priests Warn of Pandemics, Offer Hope of Better Times

HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion called on their followers to guard against infection in the New Year while...
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What’s Entering the Public Domain in 2022: The Sun Also Rises, Winnie-the-Pooh, Buster Keaton Comedies & More

Ernest Hemingway “made the English language new, changed the rhythms of the way both his own and the next few generations would speak and write and think. The very grammar of a Hemingway sentence dictated, or was dictated by, a certain way of looking at the world, a way of looking but not joining, a way of moving through but not attaching, a kind of romantic individualism distinctly adapted to its time and source.” So writes the late Joan Didion, a writer hardly without influence herself, in a ...
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Biden has signed off on $30 million funding for victims of Havana Syndrome, the mysterious illness officials believe is caused by directed-energy attacks

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on October 14, 2017.Gary Hershorn/Getty President Biden signed the $768 billion defense spending bill into law on Monday. It includes $30 million for victims of Havana Syndrome, which officials believe is caused by directed-energy attacks. Over 200 US officials around the world are said to have reported symptoms of the mysterious illness. The $768 billion US defense spending bill, signed into law by President Biden on Monday, includes a $30 million provision fo...
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Biden signs off on $30 million in funding for victims of Havana syndrome, the mysterious illness officials believe is caused by directed-energy attacks

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on October 14, 2017.Gary Hershorn/Getty President Joe Biden signed the $768 billion defense-spending bill into law on Monday. It includes $30 million for victims of Havana syndrome, believed to be caused by directed energy. About 200 US officials around the world have reported symptoms of the mysterious illness. The $768 billion US defense-spending bill that President Joe Biden signed into law on Monday includes a $30 million provision for victims of Havana syn...
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Review: Vivo

— by BEV QUESTAD — Being that “Vivo” is a children’s animated film, I gathered experts around me to watch and help with this review. What follows are the impressions and final judgments. “Vivo” means alive and that’s what energy Lin-Miranda has certainly infused into this fun family film. It opens in an animated Havana, […]
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Plans Move Forward for 2022 Pope, Russian Patriarch Meeting

Plans are progressing for a meeting next year between Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church following their historic encounter in Havana in 2016.
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Stanford Professor Garry Nolan Is Analyzing Anomalous Materials From UFO Crashes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Dr. Garry Nolan is a Professor of Pathology at Stanford University. His research ranges from cancer to systems immunology. Dr. Nolan has also spent the last ten years working with a number of individuals analyzing materials from alleged Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. His robust resume -- 300 research articles, 40 US patents, founding of eight biotech companies, and honored as one of Stanford's top 25 inventors -- makes him, easily, one of th...
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State Department officer struck by Havana syndrome sues Blinken and agency

A State Department officer who says he was struck by the strange constellation of symptoms now known as "Havana syndrome" in 2017 is suing Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the State Department for disability discrimination, according to court filings.
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State Department officer struck by Havana syndrome sues Blinken and agency for alleged disability discrimination

A State Department officer who says he was struck by the strange constellation of symptoms now known as "Havana syndrome" in 2017 is suing Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the State Department for disability discrimination, according to court filings.
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