RT America -- December 17, 2014

The US is set to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after a more than 50-year standoff with the island nation. After finalizing a prisoner swap with Cuban President Raul Castro, US President Barack Obama addressed the nation, outlining a plan for improved relations. The economically devastating economic embargo on Cuba, however, will remain in place. Eva Goliner, journalist and host of RT Spanish’s “Detrás de la noticia,” has more on the historic move.

NASA’s “Curiosity” rover on Mars has found potential evidence of former life on the red planet. The spacecraft has sent data back to Earth indicating large methane spikes, leading some to believe they are close to finding long-awaited Martian life. RT’s Lindsay France details the findings.