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President Barack Obama and Ben Rhodes with Cardinal Jamie Ortega at La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in Old Havana, Cuba, March 20, 2016.

Russia sent Obama a blunt message about Cuba, and now Trump is giving the edge back to Moscow

The Obama administration's initial contacts with Cuba in 2013 and 2014 were carried out in secret, but Russia apparently found out about the talks and made its displeasure known.
A woman walks under a Cuban flag on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

The US just made an important link between a mysterious illness in China and strange noises in Cuba

Any US citizen who experiences "unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena" are advised to contact their doctor. The State Department sent an advisory to citizens in China also warning them to not try to locate the source of "any unidentified auditory sensation."
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011.

US warns its citizens in China after official suffers brain injury in line with mysterious ‘sonic attack’

"While in China, if you experience any unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises, do not attempt to locate their source. Instead, move to a location where the sounds are not present," the State Department advises.

Boeing passenger jet with over 100 passengers crashes after taking off from Havana

A passenger jet has crashed after taking off from José Martíi International Airport in Havana, Cuba. The plane is reportedly a Cubana Airlines Boeing 737 with more than 100 passengers on board.

These photos show how crazy May Day used to be during the Cold War

For decades, "International Workers Day" was an opportunity for the Soviet-aligned bloc to show off its military hardware. But now, the Cold War is long over and, unless you're a labor organizer or a communist, May 1st is probably just another day on the calendar.
A woman walks past a mural depicting Cuban Communist Party founder Julio Antonio Mella, left, Cuban revolutionary leaders Camilo Cienfuegos, center, and Che Guevara in the Habana Vieja neighborhood, in Havana, Cuba, January 24, 2015.

A new study on the US officials who suffered brain injuries in Cuba makes their cases even more mysterious

No one knows why US and Canadian diplomats show signs of brain injury and hearing loss. Some have speculated that sonic attacks of some kind may be responsible.
The line between an amazing vacation and a travel disaster is very thin.

There are 3 things you need to know before traveling to Cuba — and it will make or break your trip

Cuba is a unique country to visit. Knowing a few travel tips beforehand can make your trip a lot more fun and a lot less stressful.
Cuba is a place to just go with the flow.

The best part about traveling to Cuba is that you don’t have to plan anything — here’s why

Cuba is an exciting travel destination, but the best part is you can travel without planning ahead. Business Insider has travel tips that could save you money.
Chinese and American national flags fly on Tiananmen Square to welcome US President Donald Trump on November 8, 2017 in Beijing, China.

More US diplomats have fallen ill in China with brain injuries like those linked to mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba

Several US embassy workers in Guangzhou, China, have been diagnosed with brain injuries after hearing mysterious sounds. Previously, diplomats were diagnosed with similar injuries after hearing sounds in Cuba, which prompted speculation that they were being attacked with some kind of "sonic weapon."
Cubans are known for their love of classic cars.

Rum distilleries and shopping malls are among the Cuban businesses newly banned by the US

The White House just released a list of businesses banned from doing business with US citizens, including hotels, shopping malls, and rum distilleries.