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  • Letters: Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers and human trafficking

    Re "Puig and the Cuba embargo," Editorial, April 15 The Times hit the nail on the head in its editorial saying that the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig's harrowing escape from Cuba at the hands of human traffickers shows why the U.S. should lift its economic...
  • Throwback Thursday: Gas shortage in 1970s

    Throwback Thursday: Gas shortage in 1970s
    People wait in a long line for gasoline on Feb. 26, 1974 at a Tenneco gas station at Griffin and Lake Underhill during a gas shortage. Note the sign in the background, which puts the price of premium gasoline at 51 cents per gallon. The U.S....
  • Ukraine signs political accord with European Union

    Ukraine signs political accord with European Union
    LONDON — Ukraine was tugged in opposite directions Friday in a reminder of the Cold War past, with the government in Kiev pushing westward through closer ties to the European Union and Russia pulling Crimea eastward by formally annexing it....
  • What would a Republican president do about Ukraine?

    Here's what the United States has done so far in an attempt to deter further Russian incursions into Ukraine: applied two rounds of economic sanctions and asked Congress to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees for Kiev. Here's what President Obama says...
  • U.S., allies to skip Sochi summit, meet in Brussels

    U.S., allies to skip Sochi summit, meet in Brussels
    President Barack Obama and major industrialized allies warned Vladimir Putin of damaging economic sanctions if he takes further action to destabilize Ukraine and also agreed to hold their own summit, skipping a planned G8 meeting in Sochi. Leaders of...
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  • Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions

    TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
  • Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions

    Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such...
  • Kingsley Guy: Course change needed for U.S. in Cuba

    Long-time residents of South Florida may remember the tar ball infestation that once plagued the coastline. The globs of sticky, black goop played havoc with walks on the beach, which often ended with sun worshippers cleaning tar from their feet with...
  • Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's Cuba embargo flip-flop

    Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's Cuba embargo flip-flop
    Clearly, candidate Charlie Crist has discovered that his campaign for governor of Florida possesses a very powerful weapon: Nobody cares that he’s a flip-flopper.   No matter how much ammunition Charlie hands the enemy, no matter how many...
  • Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations

     Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations
    The United States and Cuba have been locked in the coldest of relationships for more than half a century. But a new poll suggests that the American people think it's time to warm things up a bit. We agree. The poll, commissioned by the Washington-...
  • Letters: Opening the door to Cuba

    Re "Time for a U.S.-Cuba thaw," Editorial, Feb. 16 It's way past time for us to join other nations and allow American citizens unfettered travel to neighboring Cuba. How can we possibly explain why it's legal to visit and do business in communist...