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  • Support for warmer relations with Cuba grows in Miami area, poll finds

    Support for warmer relations with Cuba grows in Miami area, poll finds
    Cuban Americans in Miami-Dade County support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba, with newer arrivals and the younger generation tending to lead the way in backing diplomatic efforts between the longtime antagonists. A poll by Florida International...
  • Gary Stein: The key to success is in the pander

    Thank you for inviting me today, graduates. I know your time is valuable as you try to decide where you will be partying and getting ill tonight, so let's get to the two top issues on your mind. First, of course, are selfies. Seems like the University of...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • U.S. officials vow to 'impose costs' on Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. officials vow to 'impose costs' on Russia over Ukraine
    WASHINGTON – Newly levied visa restrictions and an executive order allowing financial sanctions against people or groups “threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine” will allow the U.S....
  • Dodger Yasiel Puig's long road around the Cuba embargo

    Fleeing Cuba is harrowing and costly, whether it's done in a flimsy boat headed for U.S. shores or a speedboat headed for Mexico. Yasiel Puig, the gifted Dodgers outfielder, set off on the latter route, smuggled out by men who then threatened his life and...
  • 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...
  • Crimea bars 'nationalists' from secession vote; EU warns of sanctions

    Crimea's Russian-controlled parliament voted Tuesday to bar what it considers "nationalist political organizations" involved in the recent leadership turmoil in Kiev from taking part in Sunday's vote on whether to separate from Ukraine and become an...
  • Rachel Marsden: Sanctions against Russia symbolic of a hollow culture

    PARIS -- There are fewer things more pathetic than watching someone take a running dive off a high board only to end in a spectacular belly flop and still think that they're scoring a perfect 10. That's U.S. President Barack Obama right now on the issue...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...