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- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
25 April 2013
RUSSIA : Putin Sets New TV Q/A Record: Nearly 5 Hours; But Berezovsky Sours Session.
Dead Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's record for long winded televised question and answer sessions...may soon be in jeopardy.
President Vlad Putin answered questions...and commented about everything under Russia's flaming meteors...for 4 hours and 47 minutes...in his 11th annual session.
The Kremlin bragged that it was Putin's longest appearance...by 15 minutes.
And...Putin appeared to relish the session...until dead oligarch Boris Berezovsky's name was mentioned.
He also avoided using opposition anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny's name.