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Sonic attack allegations are ‘political manipulation’: Cuba

WASHINGTON: Cuba has hit out at allegations that mysterious sonic attacks made American diplomats ill in the country, dismissing them as "political manipulation" aimed at undermining relations. At least 24 diplomats in Cuba suffered health problems from November 2016 to August 2017, in what US officials say may have been a result of attacks carried out with some kind of covert acoustic device. Washington has not formally blamed Havana, but in mid-October Trump said that he holds Cuba responsible -- and the White House…

Closure of US embassy in Cuba ‘under review’: Tillerson

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Washington is considering the possibility of closing its embassy in Havana in the wake of a mysterious "sonic attack" that left several of its staff with brain injuries and hearing loss. Washington says at least 16 employees at its Havana embassy -- which fully reopened in 2015 after a half-century breakdown in diplomatic relations -- were injured in a series of incidents that began last year. The State Department has called the attacks "unprecedented"…

‘Sonic attacks’ in Cuba hit several Canadian diplomats, families: media

OTTAWA: Mysterious "sonic attacks" in Cuba in recent months targeted at least five Canadian diplomats and their families, public broadcaster CBC reported on Friday. The incidents were first revealed at the beginning of August when Canadian and US officials said they had launched an investigation into the cause of diplomats' sudden hearing loss, migraines and nausea in Havana. At the time, Ottawa confirmed that one of its envoys had been treated for the symptoms. "More than five, but fewer than 10 Canadian families…