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2006-08-31 17:11:04

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - The most visible change in Cuba since an ailing Fidel Castro handed power to his brother is that there are fewer speeches, but a discreet transfer from personal to institutional rule is underway, led by acting president Raul Castro, Cuba experts say. Cubans, accustomed to knowing only what they are told about the inner workings of the government, have gone about life calmly despite a lack of news about the future since Castro relinquished power...

2006-08-28 06:20:19

DUBLIN (Reuters) - "West Wing" star Martin Sheen will next month begin studying at a university in Ireland. Sheen, 66, star of box office hits such as "Apocalypse Now," and "Wall Street," has enrolled for a degree in English literature, philosophy and oceanography at the National University Ireland (NUI), Galway. NUI confirmed on Monday that Sheen was due to start his course in September. The actor, whose mother hailed from the Irish county of Tipperary, has been quoted as saying he...

2006-08-25 15:22:08

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will hold a summit of 116 developing nations in two weeks, but the man who championed their cause for decades, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, is not expected to host the event. Diplomats in Havana believe Castro is under doctors' orders to stay in bed after intestinal surgery in late July and will not be strong enough to meet 40 to 50 heads of state expected for the meeting. His younger brother, Raul Castro, Cuba's acting president since July...

2006-08-23 12:25:27

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - The highest-level U.S. delegation to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro handed over power left the island on Wednesday with a historic deal on trade between the communist country and a Navajo agribusiness but no message for Washington. New Mexico Rep. Tom Udall, a Democrat, said his delegation had met neither the ailing Cuban leader nor acting President Raul Castro, Fidel Castro's younger brother. "If they had wanted to talk I would have been willing to...

2006-08-22 16:57:17

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is relaxing for the first time in his life as he recovers from intestinal surgery free of his excessive workload, his older brother, Ramon Castro, said on Tuesday. Castro handed over the reins of power to his younger sibling Raul Castro on July 31 after undergoing emergency surgery to stop intestinal bleeding attributed by the Cuban authorities to his workaholic pace. "He is better. The problem was resolved quickly,"...

2006-08-18 09:06:35

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is recovering gradually, acting President Raul Castro said in an interview published on Friday, in his first statements since he took over from his ailing brother last month. The younger Castro said he mobilized Cuba's armed forces and tens of thousands of reservists to face the threat of a U.S. invasion in the crucial hours after his brother's illness was announced. "We could not rule out the risk of somebody going...

2006-08-18 05:28:29

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is recovering gradually, acting President Raul Castro said in an interview published on Friday, his first statements since he took over from his ailing brother last month. The younger Castro said he mobilized Cuba's armed forces and tens of thousands of reservists to face the threat of a U.S. invasion in the crucial hours after the July 31 handover. "Absolute tranquillity is reigning in the country," he said in an...

2006-08-16 17:18:20

By Esteban Israel HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has carefully paced the release of information on Fidel Castro's health and the transfer of power to his brother Raul to ensure stability while keeping expectations low, experts and diplomats say. For two long weeks, Cuba and the world wondered if Castro was dead or alive until photographs and then video images of the frail communist leader in his hospital bed were released around his 80th birthday on Sunday. "They have been very efficient...

2006-08-16 11:44:04

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - With President Fidel Castro ill, and acting President Raul Castro 75 years old, the era of those who won the 1959 revolution is ending and the ascendancy of a new generation is about to begin, Cuba experts say. A video of Fidel Castro, 80, in a hospital bed after surgery two weeks ago for intestinal bleeding quashed rumors he may have died and his brother's public appearance at the weekend may have settled the question who is in control for now. But...

2006-08-15 22:20:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Estranged Hollywood couple Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, whose bitter divorce battle titillated the tabloids for months, have amicably settled most of their differences, their lawyers said. Lance Spiegel, an attorney for Sheen, said on Monday that issues connected with their divorce proceedings were resolved after a closed-door session between lawyers for both sides and Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marjorie Steinberg, who has presided over the...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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