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Carnival Corporation, the world's biggest travel and leisure firm, plans to launch cruises to Cuba in May, following the historic thaw between the communist nation and the United States. The US Treasury Department and Commerce Department granted the company approval for the plans, Carnival announced Tuesday, though it has yet to receive Cuban authorization. The cruises will leave from Miami, and will be operated by the company's new brand called "fathom," which offers positive "social impact" travel experiences to developing nations.
Tony Martin finally got his hands on the race leader's yellow jersey with a brilliant solo victory on the Tour de France cobbled fourth stage on Tuesday. The German three-time world timetrial champion broke clear of a reduced peloton with 3.3km left and held off the charging pack to win by 3sec from John Degenkolb and Peter Sagan at the end of the 223.5km stage from Seraing to Cambrai. Having missed out on the yellow jersey by a matter of seconds on each of the first three stages, Martin overhauled 2013 Tour champion Chris Froome, who now sits second with American Tejay Van Garderen third.