Three members of the Cuban Five — part of a spy ring that infiltrated exile groups in Florida in the 1990s — were released from prison as part of the sudden diplomatic thaw in relations.
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By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Japanese stocks led Asian markets higher on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates. The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Brent had ended Thursday .37 lighter at .81 a barrel, while U.S. crude was hovering around .88 after losing more than . In Asia, Japan's Nikkei climbed 1. …
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response.