Obama, Castro shake hands as U.S., Cuba seek better ties

April 11, 2015 2:01 AM

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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands on Friday at a summit in Panama, a symbolically charged gesture as the pair seek to restore ties between the Cold War foes.

A photograph showed Obama and Castro, both wearing dark suits, chatting in a small group of leaders at the summit's opening ceremony. A White House official confirmed the two men shook hands and spoke briefly.

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