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Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will develop more powerful weapons, if the United States abandons the Treaty of Elimination of Short and Medium-Scope Rockets, signed three decades ago, assured today the head of the Senate Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev.

La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian legislators condemned today the interventionist statements of US Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen on the ruling of the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) that authorized the postulation of national authorities again, including that of President Evo Morales.

United Nations, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Fourteen of the 15 members of the Security Council rebuked today the recent decision by the U.S. to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move there its Embassy to Israel.

Paris, (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron considered the decision of his US counterpart Donald Trump on recognizing the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a ''regrettable decision.''

Madrid, (Prensa Latina) With the first rallies and several independentist leaders in jail, Catalonian political parties gave the starting shot to the campaign for the crucial December 21 elections of December 21 in that region of northeastern Spain.

Caracas, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition rejected the invitation of President Nicolas Maduro to a meeting this week at the Miraflores Palace (government headquarters) and insists on foreign intervention disguised as humanitarian aid.

Hanoi, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) 84 percent of Vietnamese residents in large cities, 71 percent of residents in secondary cities, and 68 percent of those living in rural areas, have at least one smartphone. A poll by the company Nielsen Vietnam revealed today that the well-known smartphones are an increasingly common good among the citizens of this country.

Beirut, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of Lebanon will start to work this week to put an end to the crisis derived by the resignation later revoked by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, it was informed here today.

Por Roberto García Hernández

Havana (Prensa Latina) US armed conflicts abroad have costed more than 4.3 trillion US dollar since 2001 and figures are on upward trend in the next years, although some times the results are under their prospects.

Por Roberto F. Campos

Havana (Prensa Latina) Perhaps bewitched by the people and the security of an island with many tourist assets, the top executives of cruise lines in the world agreed in this capital on how attractive Cuba is, especially for Americans.

Por Yolaidy Martínez

Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China, Latin America and the Caribbean take a step forward in bilateral relations by establishing a new economic and trade cooperation through policies that guarantee a larger commercial opening and mutual benefits.