US removes Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

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The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The move eliminates a major obstacle toward restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years of hostilities.

The change allows Cuba to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.

Mr Obama announced a historic thaw with Cuba in December, but the US trade embargo against the country remains, and may only be ended by Congress.

Last modified onFriday, 29 May 2015 11:19

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