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Jeff Franks

Jeff Franks

    Beyoncé, Jay-Z Cuba visit raises Republicans' red flag
    Beyoncé, Jay-Z Cuba visit raises Republicans' red flag
    The two musicians celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday in Havana, where big crowds greeted them as they strolled hand in hand...
    Castro calls Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'
    Castro calls Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro accused US President Barack Obama of speaking "gibberish" in his recent address to the United Nations and called...
    Fidel Castro appears again, warns of war
    Fidel Castro appears again, warns of war
    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro took his warning of impending nuclear war to Cuba's Foreign Ministry on Friday, where he explained the...
    Fidel Castro makes first appearance in four years
    Fidel Castro makes first appearance in four years
    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made his first known public appearance since falling ill four years ago in a visit this week to a Havana...
    Fidel Castro breaks silence to praise Obama
    Fidel Castro breaks silence to praise Obama
    Cuba's Fidel Castro praised United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday for his "noble intentions", but said in his first opinion column in...
    Hurricane Paloma batters south-eastern Cuba
    Hurricane Paloma batters south-eastern Cuba
    Hurricane Paloma battered south-eastern Cuba with roaring winds, heavy rains and a surging sea when it crashed ashore on Saturday as the third...
    Hurricane Ike over Gulf of Mexico, targets Texas
    Hurricane Ike over Gulf of Mexico, targets Texas
    Hurricane Ike swirled over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, targeting Texas near the US offshore oil patch after toppling decrepit buildings in...
    Hurricane Ike takes aim at western Cuba
    Hurricane Ike takes aim at western Cuba
    A weakened Hurricane Ike swept toward western Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico oil fields on Monday after its high winds and heavy rains ripped a wide...
    Gustav strengthens en route to Cuba
    Gustav strengthens en route to Cuba
    Powerful Hurricane Gustav roared toward western Cuba on Saturday with 205km/h winds on its way to the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico after a deadly pass...
    Deadly tropical storm moves past Cuba
    Deadly tropical storm moves past Cuba
    Tropical Storm Fay, which killed at least 57 people in Caribbean countries over the weekend, moved slowly on Monday along Cuba's south-western...
    Tropical storm sweeps across Cuba
    Tropical storm sweeps across Cuba
    Gusty winds and blowing rain buffeted eastern Cuba on Saturday as Tropical Storm Fay neared the island after killing at least five people in Haiti...
    Out of sight but not out of mind, Castro turns 82
    Out of sight but not out of mind, Castro turns 82
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro turned 82 on Wednesday, still a world and national figure even though he has not been seen in public since falling...