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US and Cuba end Cold War, restore ties, re-establish embassies

The Cuban flag has taken its place among a row of flags from around the world adorning the State Department's imposing marble entrance in the US capital.


THE Cuban flag was raised at the US State Department on Monday, in a historic gesture to mark renewed diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington as embassies were re-established in their respective capitals.

Diplomatic relations officially resumed at the stroke of...