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Why the U.S.-Cuba talks had to be kept secret

Dec 21, 2014

Why the U.S.-Cuba talks had to be kept secret

When reporters needled her for details of delicate Israeli-Syrian talks 15 years ago, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright replied: “Sometimes talks, like mushrooms, do better in the dark.” That homespun axiom proved true again Wednesday with the revelation that a year and a ...

Dec 21, 2014

Exile groups face choice: adapt or die

by Laura Wides-Munoz

Hours before President Barack Obama announced an end to a half-century of U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government, the Cuban American National Foundation opened the doors to its inviting new headquarters, with a modern glass and concrete lobby in the heart of Miami’s ...

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Dec 20, 2014

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack ...

Putin praises Russian military, says modernization to continue

Dec 20, 2014

Putin praises Russian military, says modernization to continue

Boasting about the Russian military’s capability, President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to continue an ambitious weapons modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. The move came amid Russia’s escalating standoff with the West. Speaking at a meeting with Russia’s top military ...