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U.S. optimistic about next round of talks with Cuba, set for Thursday
U.S. optimistic about next round of talks with Cuba, set for Thursday

The U.S. and Cuba on Thursday head into a fourth round of talks aimed at renewing diplomatic ties after more than half a century of hostile estrangement and bolstered by the historic meeting of Presidents Obama and Raul Castro on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Panama in April. A senior U.S. State Department official, briefing reporters this week on condition of anonymity, was especially upbeat about progress. Cuba also sent positive signals, with one official going so far as to suggest that this week’s meeting, which will take place in Washington, could be conclusive. Restoring full diplomatic relations would lead to the opening of embassies in both capitals, and...

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