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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow on December 18, 2014.
RUSSIA: Western nations want to chain "the Russian bear," pull out its teeth and ultimately have it stuffed, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned. He said anti-Russian sanctions are the cost of being an independent nation. Putin used the vivid metaphor of a "chained bear" during his annual Q&A session with the media in Moscow in response to a question about whether he believed that the troubles of the Russian economy were payback for the reunification with Crimea. "It's not payback for Crimea. It's the cost of our natural desire to preserve Russia as a nation, a civilization and a...
Rene  Gonzalez
CUBA: A step of reconciliation with Cuba was inevitable, as the US was becoming increasingly isolated in its failed attempts to isolate Cuba while their competitors were building closer ties with the island, Cuban intelligence agent Rene Gonzalez told RT. Gonzalez was arrested in 1998 with four other members of the Wasp Network, secretly deployed by Cuba in Miami to monitor the expat community. After spending 13 years behind bars on charges of espionage, he was released in 2011, and has now been reunited with three other members of the group, exchanged this week for US intelligence agent Alan...
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