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U.S. and Cuban diplomats make progress, but still at odds
U.S. and Cuban diplomats make progress, but still at odds

U.S. and Cuban diplomats said Friday that they had made progress in talks on normalizing diplomatic relations after a five decade break, but were still at odds over Havana’s demand to be taken off a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. U.S. officials had hoped to move quickly on reopening embassies, leaving other issues that divide the two longtime adversaries for later. But Cuban officials have signaled that getting off the terrorism list is key to improving relations with Washington. Josefina Vidal, chief of the Cuban Foreign Ministry's U.S. division, told reporters after the daylong talks that removal from the terrorism list was not a pre-condition for renewing...

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