US, Cuba to normalize relations  The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday.


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Kerry: Referendum won't be recognized

LONDON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington and the international community won't recognize the outcome of the upcoming referendum in Crimea.

Kerry said that in six hours of talks today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in London, he had put forward several ideas on how to respect Ukraine's sovereignty and address Russian concerns, too. But he said Lavrov made clear Putin would not take any decisions until after Sunday's vote.

Lavrov said the talks were useful but that there is "no common" vision between Russia and the U.S. He also told reporters that Russia has no plans to invade southeastern Ukraine.