US and Cuba ‘seek normal relations’

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Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014 by The News Editor

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President Barack Obama has spoken to Cuban President Raul Castro about normalising full diplomatic relations between the long time foes.

Senior administration officials say the two leaders spoke by phone on Tuesday for more than 45 minutes. It is the first substantive conversation between US and Cuban leaders since 1961.

The call follows more than a year of secret discussions between the US and Cuban officials. The talks happened in Canada and the Vatican and included personal involvement by Pope Francis.

Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014 by The News Editor

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