US downsizes Cuba embassy for good amid 'sonic attack' mystery

The US will keep the staff numbers at its embassy at Havana at the minimum level after an emergency departure, ordered in September, expires. The step was taken after 21 staff members suffered from a so far unexplained ailment. The State Department announced on Friday it would permanently scale back the operations of its Cuba […]

Pensioner downsizes beloved home by splitting property in two

But after the death of his wife Jean he found himself rattling around alone in the property’s 10 rooms.  So he decided to downsize – by carving it in half.  The enterprising 82-year-old said: “I converted the house into two, two-bedroom flats and I live in one and have let out the other. “I am […]