Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina China to Limit Oil Supply to North Korea Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China will restrict oil exports to the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and suspend textile imports from DPRK, the Ministry of Commerce said. Iran FM Rejects Re-negotiation of Nuclear Deal Terms Teherán, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina)Iran''s foreign minister has dismissed any re-negotiations of the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the US, saying Washington is merely after getting more Iranian concessions under the accord with no new concessions from itself or other signatories in return. Former Insurance Regulator Chief Expelled From CPC, Public Office 23 de septiembre de 2017, 09:42Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Xiang Junbo, former chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for corruption and violating the Party''s code of conduct. Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile: State Media 23 de septiembre de 2017, 09:33Teherán,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads with explosives and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. China Makes Flammable Ice Discovery in South China Sea Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. Encouraging Signs for Transpacific Agreement 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:22Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Countries that are still committed to the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Agreement (TPP) have made significant progress in this capital towards renegotiation of the pact and its eventual approval in November. China Insists on a Pacific Solution to Trump's Threats over DPRK 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:21Beijing, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) China insisted today on the search of a pacific solution to the nuclear issue of the Democratic Peoples'' Republic of Korea (DPRK) and rejected the recent threats of the American President Donald Trump of totally destroying that nation. Indian, Pakistani Army Seek to Reduce Border Tension 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:07New Delhi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) In an attempt to reduce tension military chiefs of India and Pakistan spoke by telephone on the recent escalation on the border between the two countries, causing a lot of deaths and injuries. North Korean President Assures to Make Trump's Pay for His Threats Pyongyang, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) ''I will make Donald Trump''s pay for his threats against the dignity of the Democratic Peoples''Republic of Korea (DPRK), assured today North Korean President Kim Jong Un in response to the statements of the American Head of State in the UN. Austria May Boycott South Korean Olympics Over Security Fears Vienna,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The 2018 Winter Games are scheduled to take place from February 9-25 in Pyeongchang, less than 100 kilometres away 80 kms from the border with North Korea. Cloud of Pollutants Spreads Over Asia Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the United States and India have discovered the presence of a cloud of pollutant-containing aerosols over the Asian region, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned today. Fukushima Nuclear Plant Management Company Loses Legal Claim Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese federal court ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to compensate citizens who left their homes for radiation after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant during a tsunami in 2011. Cuba Regrets Vietnam's Losses Due to Typhoon Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has sent a message to the leaders and people of Vietnam that local press has been reproducing today to express the Cubans'' regret over the losses of this country after the passing of a powerful typhoon. Summit of Asia-Pacific Forum Already has Press Center Hanoi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition center of the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang could almost receive from today on the national and foreign journalists that will attend the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APEC). Asia-Pacific for Using Technology to Face Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Asia-Pacific Forum of Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed to the urgent need of using science and technology in the prevention and dealing with natural disasters. Six Killed, 20 Injured in Indo-Pakistani Border Clash Islamabad, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) At least six Pakistani civilians, including four women, were killed and 20 others injured by Indian firing on new clashes along the common border, today announced official sources. India, Pakistan Clash over Kashmir at UN New Delhi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan clashed over the decades-old Kashmir dispute at the United Nations, where they engaged in mutual accusations of support for terrorism and the use of violence to achieve their ends. Trump Announces New US Sanctions against DPRK Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump announced today new sanctions against the Democratic people''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), just two days after threatening at UN to destroy the Asian country. Conflicts, Climate Change Hinder Hunger Reduction; FAO Rome,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of conflicts and the climate impact hamper progress towards reducing hunger, although agricultural recovery in some regions could favor global supply, FAO warned today. China-Stress on Belt and Road Initiative to Ensure Faster Growth 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:54Beijing,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Senior leaders of China at the Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road, stressed the need for rapid materialisation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to ensure faster and sustainable economic growth of the countries included in the landmark network. UNICEF Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Early Childhood Development 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:39Colombo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) recommended Sri Lanka to adopt policies to support early childhood development if it is to build a knowledge-based economy. Vietnam to Measure the Sun it Receives to Convert It into Energy 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:12Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam Electricity Corporation will install five solar power stations in various parts of the country as part of a campaign to promote and develop renewable energy. Red Cross and Red Crescent in Southeast Asia Coordinate Actions Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from Southeast Asian countries shared today ideas in this capital to agree on some of the most pressing problems that the region faces. China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. Asia-Pacific Debate on How to deal with Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) About 200 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries today share ideas in the central Vietnamese city of Vinh on regional cooperation to face the risks of natural disasters. Trans Pacífic Pact Decides its Destiny in Japan Tokyo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The countries still committed with the Trans Pacific Pact of Economic Cooperation (TPP) will resume today in Japan maneuvers to refloat the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump just after assuming the presidency of the United States. China Launches World's Fastest Bullet Train Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China has launched the world''s fastest bullet train today by boosting the maximum speed from 300 to 350km/h zipping from Beijing to Shanghai. Pakistan's Army Chief Ratifies Death Penalty against Four Terrorists 21 de septiembre de 2017, 08:32Islamabad, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Army Chief Qamar Jawed Bajwa has ratified death penalty against four men convicted in military courts for committing several terrorist acts, today reported the body. India Could Exceed its Renewable Energy Development Goals New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) India could exceed its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022, partly helped by falling prices to produce it, today considered its government. Indian Newspaper Criticizes Trump's Threats to Bury Iran's Deal New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s threats to bury Iran''s deal undermine the fight for nuclear non-proliferation and multilateral mechanisms, today warned The Hindu. Pakistan Insists on Holding SAARC Summit Islamabad, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s government insists today to host the 19th Summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), suspended in November last year by a boycott of several members led by India. Singapore to Create Computing Security Academy Singapore, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Singapore will create a new computer security academy for the training of the personnel of that area, in order to face the growing cyber threats, announced official sources today. German Chancellor Criticizes Trump's North Korea Threats 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:54Berlin, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the threats and the military approach posed by US President Donald Trump against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while calling for peaceful solutions. Many Countries to Attend Bolivian International Fair Expocruz 2017 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Representations from Latin America, Europe, and Asia will participate in the international fair Expocruz 2017, in which they foresee today an economic movement superior to the 100 million dollars. Second Group of Cuban Medical Professionals Arrives in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other Cuban medical professionals of a group of 17 who will start working in Vietnam this year arrived in this capital on Wednesday, as part of a common decision to increase cooperation in that field. ISRO-NASA Team Confirms Presence of Aerosol Layer Over Asia New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The aerosol layer that every year appears during the monsoon season is contaminated and may affect the global climate, warned a study of special agencies in India and the United States. Indian Government Intensifies Fight against Cybercrime New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is today considering measures to deal with the growing number of cybercrimes, which in the last three years exceeded 144,000. One Indian Soldier, Two Radicals Killed in Border Clashes New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) An Indian soldier was shot dead by Pakistani troops in the troubled Kashmir region as New Delhi forces killed two militants trying to infiltrate from the neighboring country. India Reiterates Support for Palestinian Cause New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) India reaffirmed its commitment to the Palestinian cause during a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), according to reports released today in this capital. President Trump Used UN to Threaten to Unleash War, Says US Senator Washington, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein warned today that US President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations (UN) to threaten to unleash a war, instead of fostering peace and global cooperation. We Are All Venezuela, People Say in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) While Caracas prepared to hold an anti-imperialist march today in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution, thousands of miles away, in the capital of heroic Vietnam, other voices rose to proclaim that We are all Venezuela. ASEAN Approves Vietnam's Proposal on Inclusive Development Manila, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) has granted a resolution today on a proposal of Vietnam to build an economic community of equitable and inclusive development in the region. Base Fish, Star of the Aquiculture Fair in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The tra or base, a fish whose export in Vietnam is valued in over 1.5 billion dollars per year, will be the star of a great aquiculture fair to be held in this capital at the beginning of October. Communist Party of China to Reform Statutes at 19th Congress Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) said today that it plans to introduce some changes in the statutes during its 19th Congress, scheduled for October 18 to 28, to promote the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Chilean Muralist 'Mono' González Inaugurates Work in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Considered a sort of cultural ambassador of his country, the famous Chilean muralist Alejandro ''Mono'' González inaugurated today in a busy avenue of this capital an allegorical work to the struggles of the Vietnamese people. Beijing Bans Construction Woks in Winter as an Ecological Measure Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Beijing authorities said that they will cancel all construction works during the winter as a measure to improve the quality of air in the Chinese capital, one of the cities most affected by that phenomenon. Possible Early Election in Lower House of Japanese Parliament Tokyo, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hinted that he might dissolve the Lower House of Parliament and call early elections at the next legislative session. Vietnam among the most beautiful countries, British Travel Guide Says Hanoy, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam was selected as one of the 20 most beautiful countries on the planet by Rough Guides, the demanding British travel website. Fears of Spread Communal Violence in Myanmar Grow Naypyidaw, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Myanmar residents have been today branded as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after recent violence against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine. Powerful Typhoon Doksuri Kills 5 in Vietnam 16 de septiembre de 2017, 09:08Hanoi, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Five people have been killed and a dozen were injured by the effects of Typhoon Doksuri as it made landfall in Vietnam on Friday, officials said. President Duterte Might Extend Martial Law in Philippines 16 de septiembre de 2017, 00:40Manila, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, might extend the Martial Law to the entire country, if the demonstrations by leftwing movements create violent actions, said Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana here. Indonesia and Bangladesh Sign Memo on Energy Trade Jakarta, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, Ignasius Jonan, and Bangladesh, Nasrul Hamid, signed a memorandum of understanding on infrastructure and trade of energy on Friday. DPRK Condemns Additional THAAD Deployment in South Korea Pyongyang, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned the additional deployment of THAAD launching pads in Seongju County, South Korea. UN Holds Urgent Meeting after New Missile Launch by DPRK United Nations, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today following the launch of a new missile by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which argues its right to defend itself against the U.S. hostility in the region. Vietnam Donates Material Aid to Cuba to Mitigate Hurricane Damage (+Photos) Hanoi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Material aid worth $150,000 USD has been delivered today by the Thai Binh Trade and Investment Corporation to the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam to help mitigate the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Pakistan Reiterates Rejection of Military Solution in Afghanistan 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:59Islamabad, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan today reiterated its opposition to a military solution to the Afghan conflict, as proposed by US President Donald Trump. India, Pakistan to Reexamine Indus Waters Treaty 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:42New Delhi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan will discuss today aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty, following New Delhi''s decision to build two hydroelectric plants in the region. Over 400,000 Rohingyas Seek Refuge in Bangladesh Dacca, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Over 400,000 Rohingyas, 60 percent of them children, have fled to Bangladesh since August 25 to escape violence in Myanmar against that ethnic minority, today revealed UNICEF. At Least 22 Dead as Boat Capsizes in Indian River New Delhi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people died today after the boat they were traveling in capsized on a stretch of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh state. Vietnamese Organization Awards Cuban Outgoing Ambassador (+Photos) Hanoi, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) has granted today its highest distinction, the medal ''For Peace and Friendship among Peoples'', to outgoing Cuban ambassador in this country, Herminio Lopez. DPRK Condems Sanctions promoted by USA in UN Pyongyang, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today and qualified as cruel and illegal the new sanctions against DPRK, promoted by the US to the U.N. Security Council. India, Japan Strengthen Economic, Trade Ties New Delhi, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today began a two-day official visit to India to inaugurate a high-speed train line with Japanese technology and sign several defense and economic agreements. Seven Rohingyas Drowned while Fleeing to Bangladesh Dacca, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Seven other Rohingyas have drowned in the Naf River while trying to reach Bangladesh from Myanmar, where over 1,000 of them were killed by the new wave of violence against the Muslim ethnic group, today reported official sources. Pakistan Carries Out Diplomatic Offensive after US Threats Islamabad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is today carrying out a diplomatic offensive as a result of US President Donald Trump''s strategy to Afghanistan and his threats against Islamabad. Remittances to Pakistan Increase Islamabad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 3,5 billion dollars in remittances in the first two months of the current fiscal year (July-August), 13,1 percent higher than in the same period last year, today reported official sources. Venezuela Expresses Support to China in Face of Heavy Rains and Floods Caracas, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government has expressed its support to China, affected by heavy rains that caused floods in the center and southwest of the Asian country. Japan Expresses Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:14Tokyo, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) At a moment in which Cuba is making great recovery efforts because of extensive damages caused by Hurricane Irma, Masahiro Kudo, president of the Japan-Cuba Friendship Association, expressed his solidarity and the solidarity of the Japanese people with the Caribbean island. 370,000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Says ONU 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:14Dhaka, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN today estimated at 370,000 the number of Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape a new wave of violence, while calling for urgent help to tackle the humanitarian crisis. Southeast Asian Countries Revise Upward Economic Projections Hanoi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Southeast Asian nations updated their economic growth estimates for the second half of 2017, in most cases upward, despite not very auspicious international factors. Nepal's Newspaper Criticizes Infrastructure in Dangerous Airport Kathmandu, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) One of the most dangerous airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary terminal in the Nepalese district of Solukhumbu lacks the infrastructure to forecast the unpredictable alpine weather system, today denounced The Himalayan Times. China, Asean Consolidate Economic Ties in International Meeting Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The XIV China-Asean Exhibition was opened today with trade and investment within the Strip-Route initiative as main issues, highlights the local media. Cuba and China Confirm Excellent State of Historical Relations Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Relations between China and Cuba are at an excellent time, they share a historical basis and are not due to ephemeral circumstances, said the deputy Foreign Minister of the island, Marcelino Medina. Pakistani Senate Condemns Violence against Rohingyas Islamabad, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Senate condemned the ''atrocities committed'' against the Rohingyas in Myanmar, whose authorities now face a wave of criticism, especially in Muslim countries. Over 100 Indian Lawmakers under Scrutiny for Incomes New Delhi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Indian lawmakers are today under scrutiny of justice to detect discrepancies between their assets and their known sources of income. India Drastically Reduces Measles Cases New Delhi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Measles cases in India decreased by 43 percent from 30,000 to 17,250 from 2014 to 2016, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today in the capital. Halimah Yacob Assumes as President of Singapore Singapore, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Singapore Parliament former leader Halimah Yacob will be the first woman to take the presidency of Singapore, as published by the local press. Vietnam, Brazil Goal: 10 Billion Dollar Trade Turnover Hanoi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Brazil assessed today the state of their relations and expressed their willingness to increase trade to $ 10 billion over the next few years. India, Afghanistan Boost Bilateral Ties New Delhi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani is visiting India today to strengthen political and economic relations between the two nations. Bangladesh Exports Increase in Current Fiscal Year Dhaka, Sept 11 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh exported 6,63 billion dollars in the first two months of the current fiscal year (July-August), 13,8 percent higher than the same period last year. Two Soldiers Killed in Indian Kashmir Clash New Delhi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces today killed two separatist militants and arrested another in the third clash during three days in Jammu and Kashmir, today reported police sources. Nanjing Becomes China' s First International Peace City Beijing, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Nanjing, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, became today China's first International Peace City, joining 171 cities in 50 countries and regions in the world, said the local media. Demand of Meat by China and Russia Creates Expectations Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The possible increase in the demand of bovine and ovine meat in great consuming countries such as China and Russia in the next five years generates expectations among the Uruguayan meat producers, as confirmed by official sources, Friday. Vietnam and Russia to Tripled Bilateral Trade Hanoi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Russia agreed today to make use of the Free Trade Agreement between Indochina and Euroasian Economic Union to increase their commerce at 10,000 million dollars by 2020. 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Akita Prefecture in Japan Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A preliminary magnitude 5.3 quake on the Richter scale occurred in Akita prefecture, northern Japan, with no injuries or damage reported, the Japan Meteorological Agency on Wednesday. Philippine Army Tightens the Net Around Terrorists in Marawi 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:44Manila, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army has gained ground today in the southern town of Marawi by detaining in an area of less than a square kilometer the terrorists raised there since May 23. Indian Army Takes Another Step Towards Gender Equality 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:43New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A day after the inauguration of Nirmala Sitharaman as defense minister, the Indian army took another step towards gender equality today by agreeing to elect 874 women to join the Military Police. China on Its Way to Promote Green Development Nationwide Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has today urged local officials to deal with environmental issues and urgently promote green development. Australia to Train Philippine Forces in Marawi Manila, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Australia will send small teams of soldiers to the Philippines to help train local forces fighting terrorists in the country´s south, the Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne. Over 140 Extremists Killed in Indian Kashmir this Year New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) At least 144 extremists, many of them from Pakistan, have been killed this year by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, today revealed a military chief. India to Produce 25,1 Million Tons of Sugar in Next Harvest New Delhi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) India will produce about 25,1 million tons of sugar in the next harvest that begins in October, 24 percent higher compared to the recently concluded one, today announced industry sources. Indonesia, Singapore agree to Develop Digital Economy Jakarta, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia and Singapore agreed to develop the digital economy during a bilateral meeting chaired by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, official sources reported today. Indonesian Pirates Suspected of Hijacking are Arrested in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian authorities arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates suspected of hijacking an oil tanker hours earlier. ASEAN Ministers of Economy Strive for Greater Regional Integration Manila, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), attended by 49 Ministers of Economy including invited guests, is currently evaluating mechanisms to strengthening economic ties and promoting trade and investment in the region. South Korea Concludes Provisional THAAD Deployment Seoul, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Defense Ministry of the Republic of Korea concluded today the provisional installation of the North American anti-ballistic missile defense system THAAD, despite protests and criticism inside and outside the country. Sanctions and Dialogue, Ways to Solve Korean Issue According to China Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that the key to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is to implement sanctions and promote dialogue. Cuba's Turnat Could Be Held Despite Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are preparing to prevent Hurricane Irma from affecting the 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017), planned for the end of September in the eastern part of the island. Egypt, Vietnam Leaders Agree on Increasing Trade Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi agreed on the feasibility and advisability of increasing short-term trade between their countries to one billion of dollars. Asia-Pacífic Forum to Promote Small and Medium Enterprises Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Ministerial Conference of Small and Medium Size Enterprises of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, will be held from September 10 to 15 in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. Largest Travel Convention Begins in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Some 700 tour operators from 40 countries and territories concur from today at the 13th International Travel Exhibition organized each year in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. China's IT and Internet Industry Thrives Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) China´s IT and Internet industry continued to thrive today thanks to a better business environment and greater technological innovation, a government report said. Bangladesh Seeks Solution to Massive Rohingya Arrival New Delhi, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi authorities are trying today to deal with the arrival in just 12 days of nearly 150,000 Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar after a new wave of violence, a situation that caused a bilateral diplomatic crisis. Large Participation of China in Greek Trade Fair Athens, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the most important trade fair in Greece, will be attended by some 170 Chinese companies, said organizers of the event. Iran Rejects Sanctions as Solution to Conflicts 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:29Tehran, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani rejected today the policies of unilateral sanctions to settle conflicts between countries. DPRK Ratifies its Unchangeable Policy 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:33Pyongyang, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ratified today its unchangeable policy in relation to the campaign of sanctions carried out by the USA. China and Mexico Increase E-Commerce Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:24Beijing, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has highlighted today the possibilities of e-commerce cooperation with China during an official visit to the Alibaba headquarters in the city of Huangzhou in eastern China, according to local press. Mongolia, Bhutan Strengthen Political, Economic Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:02Ulan Bator, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Mongolia, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, and Bhutan, Damcho Dorji, held official talks here today to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional and international platforms. Vietnam, Cuba Hold Fruitful Political Consultations 06 de septiembre de 2017, 10:59Hanoi, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, and Cuba''s First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, have described today as fruitful the fourth round of the political consultations between the two nations. Mystique and Nature at IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Mystique of the Rapanui People from Easter Island, a beautiful documentary by NatGeo and several scientific debates mark the development of the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in this city. Chinese President Lauds Links with Arab Countries Beijing, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded today the ties with the Arab States in strengthening the Silk Road initiative, which aims at interconnecting countries on this ancient route. Five Rohingya Refugees Die in Bangladeshi Border Shipwreck Dhaka, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) At least five Rohingyas died today as 11 boats carrying refugees of that Muslim ethnic group overturned in Naaf River Estuary, today reported Bangladeshi border guards. Pakistani Authorities Arrest Extremist Group Leader Islamabad, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Pakistani radical group Ansar al Shariah was arrested along with six of his supporters during a security operation in Karachi city, today announced police sources. USA Will Sell More Sophisticated Military Equipments to Asian Allies 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:38Washington, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) American President Donald Trump announced today his permission to Japan and South Korea to buy a huge amount of high-tech military equipments, in the middle of growing tensions with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). UN Ready to Support Pacific Solution in Korean Peninsula 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:37United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, showed today his disposal to endorse the negotiations directed to a pacific solution for the crisis in the Korean Peninsula. S Korea Navy Exercises With Live Ammo Facing DPRK MissileTest Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea Navy has conducted a live-fire maneuvers today, some few days after the sixth nuclear test of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which demonstrate its defenses against possible attacks. Ecuador Increases Trade Relations With China Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador consolidated today trade relations with China during the visit of Foreign Trade Minister, Pablo Campana, to that Asian country, first stopover of a tour that includes six nations. Malaysia, Brazil to Strengthen Political, Commercial Relations Kuala Lumpur, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Brazil will explore cooperation areas and regional and international issues during the working visit started today by the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes to this capital, official sources reported today. South Korean Entrepreneurial Group Defends Free Trade Agreement Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in South Korea, made up of 700 companies, today favored the free trade agreement with the United States, which Washington has threatened to abandon. BRICS Summit Ends in China with Stronger Association Xiamen, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pragmatic cooperation occupies a relevant place among the main points of the Final Declaration approved at the closing here today of the 9th Summit of Brics, group of emergent economies formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. US War-Era Bomb Found in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A large bomb still explosive has been found today in the central city of Thanh Hoa, a frequent target region in the 1970s by US air strikes. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Extremist Ambush Islamabad, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Three Pakistani soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel, were killed and three others were injured in an ambush by gunmen in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, today said military sources. Nepal Expects 900,000 Tourists in 2017 Kathmandu, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Association Nepal''s Secretary General, Binayak Shah, today considered that the country could receive 900,000 foreign tourists this year, a figure never reached before. Cuba,Vietnam Holds Round of Political Consultations Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba have reaffirmed today a long-standing friendship and the willingness to expand their multilateral cooperation during a new round of political consultations, for which First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, traveled here. Indian Supreme Court Orders to Take Steps to Protect Children New Delhi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of India today ordered the government to take steps to protect children in the country, including the creation of a group helping child victims of natural or human disasters. Over 540,000 Pakistanis Deported since 2012 Islamabad, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Over 540,000 Pakistanis have been deported from 134 countries from January 2012 to date, most of them from the European Union and Persian Gulf nations, today revealed the Home Affairs Ministry. President of China and Mexico Support Protection to Vaquita Porpoise Bejing, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Presidents of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, and China, Xi Jinping, reiterated their willingness to protect endangered species, particularly the vaquita porpoise, a marine mammal. UN Urges DPRK to Stop Its Nuclear Program 04 de septiembre de 2017, 14:57The United Nations, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Under- Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman called today Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop its military nuclear program, which Pyongyang underlines its right to defend itself from American violence. China and Russia Are Ready to Mediate in Korean Crisis Hanoi, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States was always a part of the problem and Donald Trump came to make things worse, because after each of his threats and sanctions, North Korea responds with another warning or a new missile test. Taliban Commanders Killed in Attack in Helmand Afghan Province Kabul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Taliban commanders Mullah Khaliqdad, Mullah Musafir, and Khayal Mohammad, were killed along with 25 other insurgents during air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, the Defense Ministry announced today. US Calls on the UN to Take Drastic Sanctions Against DPRK United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States called on the UN Security Council today to adopt drastic sanctions that would force the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abandon its nuclear program. Cuban Doctors Arrive in Vietnam Hanoi, Sept. 4 (Prensa Latina) The first four Cuban doctors from a group of 17 who will begin working in Vietnam this year have arrived here today as part of the joint decision to increase cooperation in this area as well. UN Holds Emergency Meeting on DPRK Nuclear Test United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to address the sixth nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). UN Holds Emergency Meeting on DPRK Nuclear Test United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to address the sixth nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). BRICS Countries Condemn DPRK's Sixth Nuclear Test Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have expressed today their rejection to the recent nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). China Promises more Cooperation with Africa during Brics Summit Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, promised here today to firmly support the peace and development of Africa during a parallel meeting to the 9th Summit of Brics with his peer of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. South Korea Approves THAAD after Environmental Impact Assesment Seoul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea today approved deploying the US high altitude area defense system (THAAD), after assessing its environmental impact in the deployment area. Brics Joint Declaration for Globalization and against Protectionism Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The leaders of the Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opposed here today protectionism and advocated for economic globalization, according to the Xiamen Declaration issued on occasion of the ninth bloc summit. Russia, China Agree on How to Deal with DRPK's New Nuclear Test Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to ''appropriately deal'' with the nuclear test conducted Sunday by Democratic Republic People''s of Korea (DRPK), Russian Today reported. Iran Developed Electromagnetic Radars to Trace Cruise Missiles Tehran, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran has designed and developed a sophisticated electromagnetic radar to trace cruise missiles, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Coordination Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari was quoted as saying Sunday by FARS news agency. More than 147,000 Dengue cases in Sri Lanka in 2017 Colombo, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The number of dengue cases reported so far this year in Sri Lanka exceeds 147,700, with more than 300 deaths, although the spread of the epidemic has receded in recent weeks, medical sources reported today. Mexican President Travels to China to Attend Economic Forum Mexico, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña left for China today to attend the Emerging Economies and Developing Countries dialogue, to be held in Xiamen, China, at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. World Peace and Security a Priority, Xi at 9th BRICS Summit Beijing, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) In opening Sunday the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on member States to uphold global peace and stability, stressing a vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. China Opposes DPRK Nuclear Test Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry has voiced Sunday firm opposition and strong condemnation of a nuclear test undertaken today by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The DPRK Sunday successfully detonated an hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DPRK''s Central Television announced. This was the sixth nuclear test the DPRK has undertaken lately. North Korea Tested Hydrogen bomb Pyongyang, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) North Korea has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb which can be mounted on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), the country''s state media announced. Nearly 16 Million Children Affected by Floods in South Asia United Nations, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned that nearly 16 million children and their families are affected by mass floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. China and UK Discuss Situation on Korean Peninsula Beijing, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Foreign Affairs secretary of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, exchanged opinions about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. Two killed in Assassination Attempt on Pakistani Opposition Leader Islamabad, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Two people were killed during an assassination attempt on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the governing party in Karachi, the most populated Pakistani city with about 20 million habitants. BRICS Summit in Xiamen Raises Hopes Xiamen, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) of emerging nations, are to meet here tomorrow until next Tuesday, with Chinese president Xi Jinping heading the summit for the first time. South Korea, Russia seek to Strengthen Bilateral Ties 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:44Seoul, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Russia next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expand bilateral cooperation, the presidential office announced today. Egyptian President to Visit Vietnam 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:28Hanoi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi will pay an official visit to Vietnam on September 6-7, diplomatic sources reported today in this cpaital. Australia Investigates Possible Crimes by Soldiers in Afghanistan 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:06Canberra, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) The Office of the Inspector General of the Australian Defense Forces requested today any information on rumors of possible crimes committed by its military officers deployed in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2016. Canada Decries Escalation of Violence in Rakhine, Myanmar Ottawa, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland today condemned the escalation of violence in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, where the conflict over the Rohingya religious minority continues. Travel Events in Vietnam to Revitalize Asia Tourism Hanoi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The installation of more than 300 stands from companies from around 20 countries will make the XIII International Travel Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City a great boost for Tourism in Asia, confirmed the organizers today. China, Africa Set Up Renewable Energy Cooperation Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between China and Africa has seen today a remarkable progress in the renewable energy sector, China''s official press stresses. Fines for Wrong Forecasts for Vietnamese Meteorologists Hanoi, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Even if they deserved it or not,the bad reputation of forecasters reaches the Vietnamese who will be responsible for their mistakes, reported the government today. Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says Moscow, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Using sanctions to try to force North Korea into stopping its nuclear missile program has failed in the past and is a misguided and futile policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday. Sanctions Won't Solve Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue, China Insists Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Pressure and sanctions alone would not help to fundamentally solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, China has reiterated and voiced its rejection to any measure outside the framework of the United Nations. In September, World Venue on Labor Security and Health Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 21st World Congress on Labor Security and Health will be held from September 3 to 6, in Singapur with the participation of over three thousand specialists and researchers. Vietnam Celebrates Independence Day Among Friendly Representatives Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Xuan Phuc welcomed today diplomatic corps and representatives for international agencies accredited in this capital on the occasion of Vietnam''s Independence Day. China and Tajikistan establish comprehensive strategic partnership Beijing, Aug. 31 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, have agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership between their two countries. DPRK Rejects UN Statements after Missile Launching Pyongyang, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democraric Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected Thursday the presidential statement issued by the UN Security Council, in which the recent ballistic missile launchings by the DPRK were condemned. China Refutes Sanctions as Only Method to Resolve Korean Situation Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today that only with pressure and sanctions the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula will not be resolved. India's GDP at 5.7% in 2nd Quarter of 2017 New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) India''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 5.7% during April-June; nonetheless that significant growth means a slump to a three-year low, Press Trust of India (PTI) pointed out. India, Switzerland Strike Deal on Tax Evasion, Fight Black Money New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) India''s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Switzerland''s President Doris Leuthard have discussed a tax evasion agreement to combat black money, the Press Trust of India reported. Vietnamese City Holds Anti-Terror Drill ahead of APEC Forum Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) An anti-terrorist prevention and fight drill was held in the central Vietnamese province of Da Nang, venue for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in November, local media reported. Torpedoed by Trump, Transpacific Agreement Still to be Rescued Sydney, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The 11 countries committed to the Transpacific Agreerment of Economic Cooperation (TPP) postponed for September the maneuvers to rescue the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump, briefly after assuming the presidency of the Uhited States. Over 35 Countries Discuss Regional Development in Sri Lanka Colombo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of representatives from more than 35 countries, the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference began today in this capital aiming to seek strategies for development and boost relations among the nations of the area. At Least 21 Rohingyas Die as Boat Sinks off Bangladesh Dacca, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi authorities have today recovered 17 other bodies of Rohingya refugees from Naf River, bringing the death toll from a boat accident on Myanmar border to 21. According to the Prothom Alo newspaper''s website, 10 of the dead are children and seven women, although so far their identities are unknown. Indian Building Collapsed due to Rains; at least 10 dead New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed today when a three-story building collapsed in Mumbai city, west India, due to heavy rains that in recent weeks caused nearly 1,000 deaths in this country. Syrian President Highlights Overwhelming Army Victories 30 de agosto de 2017, 18:04Damascus, 30 ago (PL) The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, said today that the change of stance by some countries in relation to the armed conflict the country has been going through since March 2011, was achieved thanks to the victories of the Syrian Army. Landslide Kills More than 20 in Southern China 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:11Beijing, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the landslide in southwest China''s province of Guizhou rose to 23 today, while 12 people were still missing. Philippines President Says Malawi Terror Conflict is About to End Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today that the battle against armed groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) that has been in the southern city of Marawi for three months is in its ''final stage''. More Than 1 Million Chinese College Students Sign Up For Army Beijing,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1.08 million Chinese college students have signed up for the army as of late August this year, up 5.58 percent year on year, according to an educational official today. The Zasphinctus obamai Ant Discovered in Kenya Nairobi,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservationâ€''a former United States president, a writer-activist, and a world-renowned scientist. Australia, Vietnam Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation Canberra, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Australia have opportunities for agricultural cooperation through the implementation of sectorial projects between the two countries companies, said Australian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston. 7 Cuban Boxers Qualify to WBC Semi-finals Hamburg, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) With seven boxers in semi-finals, Cuba is the most-represented country in the World Boxing Championship (WBC), which is held in this German city. Flow of Foreign Capital Grows in Vietnam Hanoi, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Following a surprising trend for any country and latitude, Vietnam received in the first eight months of this year, direct foreign investments (DFI) for 23 billion 360 million dollars. Ravaged by Rainfalls, Vietnam Seeks Protection in Paris Agreement Hanoi, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) In a full recovery process after the devastating floods this month, the northern provinces of Vietnam are nowadays seeking extra support in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Nepalese Government Approved Two-Phase General Elections Kathmandu, 30 Aug (Prensa Latina) The Nepali government today approved the proposal of the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold provincial and parliamentary elections in two phases, on November 26 and on December 7, in order to minimize logistical problems. Pakistan Opposition Rejects National Census Results Islamabad, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The results of the recently finalized national census are generating strong criticism from the Pakistani opposition, which questions the data released by the authorities. More than 200,000 Displaced People in Afghanistan in Eight Months Kabul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan so far this year, due to the military conflict, a UN report said today. China Remains Patrolling Dong Lang After Withdrawal of Indian Troops Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s border troops continue to patrol the Dong Lang (Doklam) area on Tuesday, stated the Chinese Foreign Ministry. China and ASEAN to Talk about Southern Sea Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced a meeting between China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to talk about the implementation of the Declaration on Conduct by the Parts on the Southern Sea. DPRK Calls USA to Reconsider Aggressive Stance 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:48Pyongyang, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The United States should reconsider its aggressive stance and know that no economic pressure, threat or blackmail will overthrow the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country said today after the launch of a new ballistic missile. Visa-free Travel Between Vietnam and Chile 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:18Hanoi, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has passed the implementation of visa exemption agreement for regular passports between his nation and Chile, as it was officially reported today in this capital. S. Korea Conducts Bombing Drill as U.S., Seoul Discuss More Sanctions 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:15Seoul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean air force has carried out a real time bombing drills, a maneuver that is being carried out according to its own criteria to show muscle although some experts describe it as an aggravating factor to the tensions in the Peninsula. China Lifts 13.9 Million People Out of Poverty Each Year Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) China lifted 13.9 million people out of poverty each year from 2012 and 2016, according to a report released today by the State Council. North Korean Ballistic Missile Did Not Represent A Threat 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:48Tokyo, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Defense minister of Japan Itsunori Onodera declared today that his government did not considered the order of bringing down the North Korean missile that overflew its air space because it did not represent a threat to his nation. Death Toll Rises to 17 in Southern China Landslides 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:35Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The death toll has risen to 17 with 18 people still missing after a landslide in Nayong county of southwest China´s Guizhou Province, local authorities said Tuesday. China Calls for Withdrawal of THAAD from South Korea 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:05Beijing, 29 (Prensa Latina) China on Wednesday called on the United States and the Republic of Korea to halt the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korean territory. Fourth Indian Train Derailment in 10 Days New Delhi, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) A train locomotive and its nine coaches derailed today in the western state of Maharashtra, the fourth railway accident in India in just 10 days, a situation that provoked harsh criticism from the opposition. Pakistan Suspends Talks with US after Trump's Allegations Islamabad, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has suspended talks with the United States in protest against President Donald Trump''s recent statements about Islamabad''s alleged support for radical groups, today revealed official sources. Mexican President Invited to BRICS Summit in China 28 de agosto de 2017, 18:18Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will participate in an Emerging Economies Dialogue and a Business Forum in the framework of the 9th BRICS Summit, being the participants Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, on September 4-5 in Xiamen, China, the Foreign Ministry in this country reported today. DPRK Recommends USA to Mind Its Own Business 28 de agosto de 2017, 17:49Pyongyang, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) recommended the US Government today to mind its own business and abandon its interfering intentions over the Korean peninsula. DPRK Condemns Condition of Negotiation Imposed by South Korea 28 de agosto de 2017, 17:26Pyongyang, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic''s People Republic of Korea (DPRK) called today the conditions imposed by South Korea to hold a bilateral negotiation on the end of this country''s program to develop its defensive capacities, as absurd. Brazilian Women's Soccer Wins in Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade 28 de agosto de 2017, 15:08Taipei, Aug 28 ( Prensa Latina) Brazilian female selection gained today the title of Champions in the Football Tournament at Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade, after beating Japan 1-0 in extra-time in the final game. Indonesian Researchers Discover New Species of Ghost Orchid 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:12Jakarta,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Destario Metusala, researcher from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and Jatna Supriatna, researcher from Universitas Indonesia (UI), have published the discovery of a new species of ghost orchid group (holomikotropik) with the name of Gastrodia Bambu. Singapur Presidential Election 2017: Polling Day Set for Sep 23 Singapur,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Presidential Election has been set for Sep 23 if more than one person qualifies to run for the position. China Stresses Efforts to Build Ecological Civilization Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed ongoing efforts in building an ecological civilization by adhering to green development concepts. Bodies of Missing USS McCain Sailors Recovered 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:04Singapore, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of 10 missing sailors of the USS John S. McCain destroyer were identified and the remains of the vessel, now anchored at Singapore''s Changi naval base, were recovered, the U.S. Navy said today. China Issues Emergency Response to Landslide Beijing, Aug. 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have issued a grade-4 emergency response today after a landslide in the city of Bijie, southwestern China´s Guizhou Province. China Calls to Restrain Actions to Not Increase Tensions in Korea Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called today the parties involved in the Korean Peninsula case to restrain any action that could intensify tensions. Philippines Hosts China-ASEAN Meeting on South China Sea Manila, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet in Manila this week to enhance practical cooperation in the South China Sea, the Philippine Foreign Ministry said today. Vietnam Continues Disinvestment Process in State Companies Hanoi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of Vietnam approved a list of 406 state companies that will be subjected to disinvestment from now to 2020, officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investments confirmed today. China Confirms India's Withdrawal of Troops Fom Border Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed today the withdrawal of Indian troops crossing the border between the two countries to Dong Lang, according to an official report spread in the local press. Transpacific Agreement Starts Negotiation Round Camberra, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Transpacific Collaboration Agreement (TPP) start here today a new round of negotiations to agree on terms of the Treaty. China Tension Declines After Doklam Indian Troops Withdrawal New Delhi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) After holding talks with China, India has announced today that both sides are moving to withdraw their troops from the remote Doklam plateau (or Dong Lang). It is an important step to end a lengthy standoff that the two nations have hold since last June Promotional Agenda of Panamanian Foreign Minister in South Korea Panama, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian foreign minister starts today visit to South Korea focusing on business promotion as main agenda, with logistic platform of that nation on top, informed here the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MIRE). Vietnam's President Greets Cuban People Hanoi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang has sent a greeting to the Cuban people and invited his peer Raul Castro to visit the nation, after welcoming today the island''s outgoing ambassador, Herminio Lopez Diaz. Two Killed, Five Injured in Indo-Pakistani Border Clash New Delhi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Two civilians were killed and five were injured during a new exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani soldiers on the de facto border in the Kashmir region, today announced sources from both countries. North India on Alert ahead of Guru Sentencing New Delhi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The northern Indian state of Haryana and surrounding areas are today under strict security measures ahead of the sentencing against popular guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, convicted on Friday of raping two girls in 2002. Pakistan Predicts Failure of Trump's Strategy in Afghanistan Islamabad, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said today that the new military strategy in Afghanistan announced by the US president, Donald Trump, is doomed to failure, so he called for dialogue in the neighboring country. Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya Continue to Rise in India New Delhi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Over 36,635 cases of dengue, 22,828 of chikungunya and 352,000 malaria were reported so far this year in India, today said health sector sources. Blasts Rock Azeri Arms Stockpile; Hundreds Evacuated Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Multiple explosions rocked Sunday an ammunition stockpile in Azerbaijan, unleashing a fierce fire that engulfed the depot; six people got wounded and hundreds were evacuated, Russian Today reported. Thousands of Victims of Land Disasters in China after Typhoon Hato Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Land disasters related to typhoon Hato have affected more than 410,000 people in 64 counties in the province of Yunan, in the Chinese southeastern region, authorities reported today. Vietnam Holds to Second Position in Regional Games Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese delegation to the 29th South East Asian Sports Games (SEA Games''29) continues today in the second position of the medal table, with 43 gold medals. Pakistan Population Rises to 207,8 Million Islamabad, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has 207,8 million inhabitants, 75,4 million more than 19 years ago, according to provisional results of the latest national census released in this capital. Two Policemen Killed in Kashmir Separatist Attack New Delhi, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Two Indian policemen were killed in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir today in an attack by an Islamic insurgent group. Pakistani Experts Question Study on Groundwater Arsenic Levels Islamabad, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani experts questioned today a recent study that warned of the country''s high arsenic levels in groundwater, noting that the problem threatens 60 million people. China Prioritizes Opening its Market to the World Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The governement prioritizes today the preparation of the First International Expo of Imports of China in 2018 as an important measure of the country to open its market to the world. Disney Live-Action Mulan Filming Start Date and Filming Locations Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) After several delays in the production schedule, Disney''s live-action version of its animated classic Mulan will reportedly start production early next year and has its filming locations picked out. It will be shot in some locations in China, New Zealand and Australia. No Batteries Required: Energy Harvesting Yarns Generate Electricity Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted. Cuban VP Cabrisas Receives Vietnamese Minister of Finance Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina)Cuban Minister of Economy and Planning Ricardo Cabrisas received today Vietnamese Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Sierra Leone Suffers Humanitarian Crisis After Mudslide Freetown, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Sierra Leone is suffering a humanitarian crisis today due to the thousands of dead and missing people as a result of mudslides that occurred less than two weeks ago, rescue workers said. China Issues Yellow Alert for New Typhoon Pakhar Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory Friday evening issued a yellow alert for Typhoon Pakhar, which is expected to hit southern Guangdong Province on Sunday. APEC Laying Foundations for Free Trade Agreement Hanoi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Top executives and experts from the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) are meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to debate proposals to promote the region's economic integration. China Will Close 6,000 Mines to Improve Labor Safety Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities announced today the closure of over 6,000 mines not linked to carbon in the next three years to improve labor safety. Nearly 1,000 Killed by Rains in South Asia 25 de agosto de 2017, 07:48New Delhi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,000 people were killed and over 40 million were affected by heavy rains that hit much of South Asia in recent weeks, according to reports released today by the authorities. India's Third Train Accident in a Week 25 de agosto de 2017, 07:36New Delhi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Four coaches of a train derailed today in the western city of Mumbai, but without causing any casualties, the third railway accident in India in just a week. Over 1,000 Killed in Pakistan by Terrorism in 2016 25 de agosto de 2017, 07:30Islamabad, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Over 1,000 people were killed in 2016 due to terrorist acts in Pakistan, the country most affected by this scourge in South Asia, highlighted a study released today in this capital. China Rejects Reasons by India on Its Troops in Disputed Region Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Amid tensions and territorial disputes, China urged the Indian Government to take measures and correct words and actions that it considered as incorrect, while India insisted that it never started attacks against the neighboring country. Vietnamese Authorities Honor Outgoing Cuban Ambassador Hanoi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction, a historic coordinator of cooperation with Cuba, today conferred its highest distinction on Ambassador Herminio López Díaz, who will soon completes his mission in this country. China Grants Bolivia US $1.6 Billion Loan La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China has granted loans to Bolivia valued at $1.6 billion USD, mainly for the construction of roads, Planning Minister, Mariana Prado, said. USS John S. McCain Sailor Corpse Found After Collision Off Singapore Singapore, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The remains of a missing US sailor has been found and identified after the collision between the US destroyer John McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore, the US Navy said. China Boosts Military and Civilian Development in Sci-Tech Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government has unveiled a five-year plan on promoting integrated military and civilian development in the science and technology sector, official sources said today. China's Anti-Dumping Probes Against US Products Legal Beijing, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s anti-dumping probes against US products is a legal procedure and not a response to Washington''s trade investigation, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Monday. Mongolia to Build Windfarm With Foreign Investment Ulan Bator, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Sainshand wind farm, the third of its kind privately financed in Mongolia, will receive foreign investment of 120 million dollars, announced the European Investment Bank (EIB) today. Organized Crime Costs Australia 28,3 Million Dollars Annually Canberra, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime costs more than $ 28.3 billion a year to Australia, and money laundering is listed as the main threat, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) reported today. China Seeks to Properly Address Differences with Seoul Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has said today that he is ready to make concerted efforts with his South Korean peer, Moon Jae-in, to properly address differences between the two countries. Nepal Takes Steps to Protect Snow Leopard Kathmandu, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Nepal today became the first country to launch a plan to protect the habitat of the snow leopard, a species that lives in high Asian mountain tops and is critically endangered. Nearly 2,000 Swine Flu Deaths Reported across India in 2017 New Delhi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Swine flu has killed 1,944 people so far this year in India, where 22,186 cases were recorded in that period, the latest Health Ministry bulletin reported today. Arsenic Levels in Ground Water Threaten 60 Million Pakistanis Islamabad, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Arsenic levels in ground water in eastern Pakistan are ''alarmingly high'' and pose a significant health hazard to 60 million people, warned a study released today in the capital. Australia to Assess Increase of Military Deployment in Afghanistan Camberra, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday he would be willing to evaluate possible requests from the United States to increase his country''s military support in Afghanistan, although he denied speculating on the decision. Turkish PM Meets Vietnamese Counterpart to Boost Economic Ties Hanoi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s prime ministers, Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Turkey''s Binali Yildirim, testified in this capital today that they wanted to bring bilateral relations to a higher level. Malaysia,Indonesia in Talks on Possible B5 Biodiesel Program in China Kuala Lumpur, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Indonesia are in talks on possible implementation of B5 biodiesel program in China, given the Chinese increased environment control in the palm oil market. Mongolia and Saudi Arabia Will Cooperate in Agriculture 23 de agosto de 2017, 11:47Ulan Bator, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) P.Sergelen, Mongolian Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry met today with a Saudi Arabia delegation to promote cooperation in agriculture between both nations. Philippine Police Do House-to-House Drug Testing in Manila 23 de agosto de 2017, 11:29Manila, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Philippine police were knocking on doors in one of Manila''s poorest neighbourhoods (Payatas) on Wednesday to encourage people to take on-the-spot drug tests, a campaign against that scourge promoted by President Rodrigo Duterte. Survey: Canadians Blame Trump for Tensions on Korean Peninsula Ottawa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Most of Canadians agree US President Donald Trump is guilty about tensions on the Korean peninsula and doubt his ability to handle this situation, according to a poll released today. 74 Injured in India by Railway Accident 23 de agosto de 2017, 08:15New Delhi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 74 people were injured today as nine coaches of a train derailed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the second railway accident in this territory in just five days. Pakistani Press Hits Out at Trump Strategy in Afghanistan 23 de agosto de 2017, 08:09Islamabad, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani press has harshly criticized the United States'' new strategy in Afghanistan, by considering that the war in this country must be resolved through dialogue rather than weapons. Pakistan Prepares Response to Trump amid Criticism 23 de agosto de 2017, 08:05Islamabad, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government is preparing a detailed response to US President Donald Trump, whose allegations against it provoked harsh criticism from several national sectors. Indonesia Warns of Growing Risk of Wild Fires Jakarta, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia''s Disaster Mitigation Agency warned on Thursday of the growing risk of forest fires in the coming days due to extreme drought. Female Soldiers to Help Rebuild Philippine City of Marawi Manila, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 women members of the Philippine Army and police will be sent to the city of Marawi to rebuild the war-ravaged area, military sources said. Mongolian,Japanese Scientists Agree to Cooperate on Dinosaur Studies Ulan Bator, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Mongolian Science Academy will collaborate with the Japanese Science University of Okayama (OUS) in dinosaur studies, thanks to the signing of a memorandum of understanding today. China Urges Japan to Improve Bilateral Ties Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Japan today to undertake concrete actions to improve bilateral ties, and practice what it preaches. TEPCO Starts Remaining Fukushima Soil Freezing Tokyo, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Tuesday started freezing the remaining part of the soil around No.1 to No.4 reactors at its disaster-crippled No.1 nuclear power plant. U.S. Bombs Still Killing Vietnamese: Six Died This Month Por Alberto Salazar GutierrezHanoi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Hidden in unknown places, the bombs dropped by the United States during the Vietnam War are still taking their toll, killing six people, including three children, when one of those devices exploded in the south of the country this month. Vietnam Shares Anti-Corruption Experiences with Asia-Pacific Hanoi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has made today available to the nation members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum its experiences of social participation in fighting corruption. Islamic Divorce Law Declared Unconstitutional by Indian Court New Delhi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) In a landmark ruling, India''s Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional Triple Talaq, a controversial Muslim divorce law, stating that it is illegal, retrograde and unworthy. Indian ISIS Recruiter Killed in Syria New Delhi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) recruiters in India was killed in a suicide bombing in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the center of an offensive by an Arab-Kurdish coalition, said today the terrorist group. Pakistani Opposition Leader Rejects Trump's Threats Islamabad, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan rejected US President Donald Trump''s accusations against his country while criticizing the ''deeply flawed and failed policy'' from Washington to Afghanistan. DPRK Rejects US and South Korean Joint Military Exercises 21 de agosto de 2017, 15:54Pyongyang, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected Monday the military exercises called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) by the United States and South Korea, with the participation of allied countries. Chinese President Reiterates Commitment to UN 2030 Agenda Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has said today that the country will continue its efforts to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the official press reports. Rwanda to Strengthen Cooperation With China 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:11Kigali, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Rwanda''s President Paul Kagame has said today that his nation is interested in deepening friendly cooperation in all areas with China and furthering their bilateral relations to a higher level. China Hails Canadian Initiative Commemorating Nanjing Massacre Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated this Monday that the country favorably welcomes the legislative bill in the Canadian province of Ontario to designate December 13 as the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Day. Japan Undertakes Final Work Stage in Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Plant Tokyo, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese authorities will undertake on Tuesday the final phase for the construction of an underground ice wall around the Fukushima No.1 nuclear-powered plant to prevent water pollution with radioactive substances. China Deems as Irresponsible U.S. Trade Probe Beijing, Aug 21(Prensa Latina) China described today as irresponsible the trade probe started by the United States and assured that its Ministry of Trade will take the adequate measures to defend its legal interests. Pakistani Newspaper Criticizes US War Strategy in Afghanistan Islamabad, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) After 16 years of war, the victory of the United States in Afghanistan is only a dream, but they did achieve the destruction of the socio-economic infrastructure of the country, said the Pakistani newspaper The Nation. China Calls for Caution over USA-Japan Military Cooperation Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said today that US-Japanese military cooperation should not harm third party''s interests, regional peace or stability. Fiat-Chrysler Stocks Rocket from Chinese Interest in Jeep Brand 21 de agosto de 2017, 09:23Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The price of stocks of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) rocketed today 4.38 percent in the Milan Stock Exchange, after knowing the interest of the Chinese group Great Wall in buying the Jeep Brand. Seven Kidnapped Policemen Rescued in Pakistan Islamabad, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities managed today to rescue seven policemen kidnapped by a group of common criminals in Punjab province. Bomb Threat in Delhi Activates Security Plan in Railway System New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The police and security forces in the capital stepped up today security checks, especially on trains, following a telephone call alerting to a bomb in one of those vehicles. India Recovered 24 Antiquities in Three Years New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) A metal statue of Sridevi from the Chola period and a terracotta female figure dating back to the Mauryan are among the 24 antiques recovered by India since 2014, today revealed the National Archaeological Survey. Death Toll from Rains in India Continues to Rise New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) With 253 deaths, the northern state of Bihar is hit hardest by torrential monsoon rains that strike much of India, which has killed more than 500 people to date, today reported official sources. Australian Intelligence Collaborates with U.S. on Drone Attacks Canberra, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Australia provided the United States with information to carry out drone attacks on Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to documents leaked by the former CIA expert Edward Snowden, the program Background Briefing reported. Louis Van Gaal to Train in... Japan? Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) After ending his adventure with the Manchester United, the Dutch technical director Louis Van Gaal has decided to remain away from football fields, but recent stories suggest that he is about to train in Japan. Vietnam: Fruit, Vegetables to Bring Revenues of 3.6 Billion Dollars Hanoi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The basket of fruit and vegetables that Vietnam will offer the world this year will bring revenues of 3.6 billion dollars, authorities confirmed. Philippine Catholic Church Demands End to Deaths in Antidrug Campaign Manila, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Catholic Church of the Philippines today demanded no more deaths, after a week of antidrug operations as a result of which dozens of people have been killed. Turkish PM Leaves for Singapore and Vietnam Ankara, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim left today for Singapore, the first stopover in a tour of South East Asia that will also take him to Vietnam. China Takes New Steps in Campaign Against Poverty Beijing, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will add more services from the social sector to contribute to the country''s poverty alleviation campaign, local press reports. Almost 930 deaths in India due to Swine Fever in 2017 New Delhi, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Swine fever has caused 929 deaths so far, and 18,225 affected cases during this time, reported official media today. 26 Percent Pakistanis sufferfrom Diabetes, according to Research Islamabad, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 35 million Pakistanis over the age of 20 suffer from type 2 diabetes, 26 percent of the total, according to a research released today. DPRK Condemns South Korea-USA Security Alliance Pyongyang, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Reconciliation Council (NRC) of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned the strengthening of the USA-South Korea security alliance to further sanction and military adventure campaigns against North Korea. Samsung Patents an Integrated Breathalyzer for Mobile Devices Seoul, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) South Korean technology company Samsung announced today that it has patented an integrated breathalyzer for mobile devices, which adds an added value to the cell phones of this firm. China Highlights Initiative for Korean Peninsula Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) For China, the so-called ''suspension for suspension'' initiative is the most reasonable, fair and practical way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue. China Reveals New Evidence on Japan's WWII Germ Warfare Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) China has unveiled today new evidence of horrific biological researchers and vivisection on humans and germ warfare conducted by the Japanese army''s notorious Unit 731 in northeast China''s Heilongjiang Province during World War II (WWII). Death Toll from Recent Rains in India Rises to 285 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from recent rains in northern and eastern India today rose to 285, although the total number since the beginning of monsoon in June has reached almost 500 people. Modi, BJP Maintain High Popularity in India, According to Survey New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) If India held general elections today, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would win a wide victory, although rivals would close the gap, a poll revealed. Climate Change Will Be Devastating for Indian Agriculture New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Climate change will have a strong negative impact on agricultural production in India, a country with around 1,3 billion people, according to official data released here today. Cuba Takes Two Athletes to World Universiade Chinese Taipei, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban runners Yoandys Lescay and Rose Mary Almanza will be the representation of Cuba in the 29th World Universiade in Chinese Taipei, from August 19 to 30, with competitive action in 21 sports. More than 240 Casualties due to Rainfalls in India New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rainfalls in northern and eastern India caused more than 240 casualties and at least 14 million of affected people; besides huge economic loses, authorities reported today. Hanoi Hosts International Book Fair Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) In times of tablets and cells, books will give a new battle when next week Viet Nam celebrates in a central park of this capital its annual international fair. The Ministry of Information and Communications announced that the event will be held from next 23 to 27 with the presence of 66 national editions and seven foreign ones. China Reiterates Need of Dialogue to Resolve North Korea Issue Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Vice Chairman President of the Central Military Commission, Fan Changlong, has stressed today that dialogue is the only effective way to quell tensions in the Korean peninsula. Vietnam Rejects U.S. Criticisms of Religious Freedom Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam said today that the chapter on this country in the report from the U.S. Department of State on religious freedom lacked objectivity and was inaccurate. The Counterpoints in Pence's Visit to Chile Santiago, Chile, (Prensa Latina) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Chile for about 24 hours, enough time to try an idyllic image with part of Latin America that resulted in condemnation by several sectors. Chinese President Receives Senior US Military Chief Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese President Xi Jinping has met today with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, who is making an official visit to Asia. China Adopts New Measures to Attract Foreign Investment Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China prioritizes today stable growth of foreign investment, reason why the government takes steps to reduce restrictions of access to the market. China Assesses Excellent Party Ties with Cuba Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) Central Committee, has met today with a delegation from the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) to analyze the excellent ties between the two organizations. About 27,000 Asian Elephants Live in India, Census Reveals New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) India today has a population of just over 27,000 Asian elephants in the wild, much less than recorded centuries ago, a new study reveals. Indian Authorities Knew Crisis in Hospital before Tragedy New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Although the government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh claims the opposite, it was aware of the crisis over the oxygen supply to Baba Raghav Hospital, where more than 80 children have recently died, today reported The Hindu. Pakistan Military Plane Crashes Islamabad, Aug. 17 (Prensa Latina) A Pakistani Air Force (PAF) plane crashed today in the northeastern province of Punjab during a training mission, reported the military body. China promotes links with Latin America in International Expo 17 de agosto de 2017, 06:06Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The first International Expo China-Latin America and Caribbean will be a new platform for cooperation between both regions, highlighted today authorities of Zhuhai, city venue of the event. Over 20 countries Exhibit at Viet Nam Pharmacy and Medical Fair Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Some 250 big companies of 22 countries will participate in a theme exhibition about Pharmacy and Medical Equipment having the headquarters in southern Ho Chi Minh City from Thursday to Saturday. UN Calls to Remove War Ghosts from Korean Peninsula United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called Wednesday to avoid that war and destruction can be able to put their hands on the Korean Peninsula. Singapore Among 35th Most Liveable Cities Singapore, August 16 (Prensa Latina) Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong as world's one of the most livable cities, ranking 35th out of 140 nations, as released today by the London Economic Intelligence Unit. China Opposes US Religion Report Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) China has firmly opposed a US report that made unreasonable assertions on religious freedom in China, as stated by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wednesday. Prime Minister Highlights Vietnam Red Cross Performance Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Red Cross (CRV) has made a significant contribution to reducing poverty, ensuring social welfare and improving the lives of citizens, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed Wednesday. South Korea Seeks to Stabilize Financial Markets Seoul, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Economic and monetary authorities in South Korea have agreed today to adopt measures to stabilize financial markets if necessary. Indonesian President Calls to Strengthen Unity, Protect Diversity Jakarta, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President, Joko Widodo said today that his country need to strengthen national unity in order to preserve diversity and religious freedom and to struggle against the threats of extremism. Controversy in Japan After Release of Documentary Exposing War Crimes Tokyo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A documentary recently published by the NHK, national public broadcasting organization, has today sparked off some public debates on the history and the participation of Japan in World War II (1939-1945). DPRK Questions Sincerity of South Korea's Positions on Bilateral Ties Pyongyang, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has questioned today some South Korea''s statements about strengthening dialogue, when they take a servile stance toward the United States and support reinforcement of international sanctions against this country. Crazy House Hotel in Vietnam: See to Believe It, Lonely Planet Says Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Crazy House hotel, located in the southern Vietnamese city of Da Lat, was listed by Lonely Planet as one of the 15 world wonders that tourists should see with their own eyes to believe they exist. China Reiterates Drawbacks of US Trade Protectionism Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) China is currently insisting that any action of U.S. trade protectionism against this country could damage the bilateral economic and trade relations. Death Toll from Monsoon Rains Rises to 120 in Nepal Kathmandu, Aug. 16 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from Nepal''s heavy rains has risen to 120, while 35 people remain missing, today reported the Home Affairs Ministry. Pakistan, Afghanistan Talk despite Tense Relationship Islamabad, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua discussed with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani the state of bilateral relations, marked by mutual accusations of support for armed groups, today reported the press. Complaint Filed against Indian Officials for Infant Tragedy New Delhi, Aug. 16 (Prensa Latina) The father of a child who died in a hospital has filed a complaint against three officials in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for the tragedy that killed over 70 children, today reported the press. Bolivian President to Visit China in 2018 to Strengthen Links La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will make a visit to China next year, to increase the level of bilateral relations to move up later on to a strategic association. DPRK Leader Evaluates Report on US Attack Plan to Guam 15 de agosto de 2017, 16:39Pyongyang, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Kim Jong-un, President of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) evaluated Tuesday the report on the attack plan on the island of Guam, the host of US air and naval bases, according to local news agencies here. Canada-Armenians Urge to Stop Export of Armoured Cars to Azerbaijan Ottawa, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Armenian community has launched a campaign to convince the Trudeau government to cancel export permits for the sale of Canadian-made armoured personnel carriers to Azerbaijan. Bolivia: Bioceanic Train, Strategic Project of the Region La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, Milton Claros, affirmed that the bioceanic train is today a strategic project for the region and has the support of several South American, European and Asian countries. Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Population Aging Hanoi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerned about the growing trend of the aging populations, the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum have discussed today how to address this phenomenon in a honorable way for citizens and sustainable for the countries. China Assures Commercial War with U.S. is Senseless Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) China said a comercial war between this country and the United States has no sense, highlighted today the offiicial media here. Chile prepares Economic-Commercial Mooring on China Santiago de Chile, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) After its official launching last Friday, Chile started to prep-up details of a vigorous promotional multifaceted campaign in China, which it will displayfrom August 29 to September 8 in the Asian giant. Pakistan Reaffirms Friendship with Cuba 14 de agosto de 2017, 16:24Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Ambassador to Cuba, Kamran Shafi, reaffirmed today his country''s friendship with the Cuban people and Government. Democratic Korea Calls to Strengthen Struggle against US 14 de agosto de 2017, 15:58Pyongyang, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK) urged North and South Korean citizens to strengthen the struggle against the US threatenings. New Anti-terrorist Measures in Kabul 14 de agosto de 2017, 15:11Kabul, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan government will take new security measures in this capital to shield the diplomatic area in front of possible terrorist attacks, reported today the provincial governor, Hamid Akram. Tension Increases in Pakistan Due to Sharif Disqualification Islamabad, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Tensions between the Pakistani government and the Supreme Court (SC) are increasing today following the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who worsened the situation with his speeches against the judiciary. Australia in Favour of Thermosolar Energy Caberra, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Australian authorities today showed their tendency towards thermosolar energy by announcing the construction of the largest plant in the southern city of Port Augusta. China Controls Construction of Coal-Fired Power Plants Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China is nowadays regulating the construction of brand-new coal-fired power plants to prevent overcapacity and promote a combination of clean energy. Euroasian Economic Union contrary to Trade Barriers Astaná, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Kazakh Prime Minister, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, showed today his opposition to trade barriers between the members of the Euroasian Economic Union (EEU). Frequent Victim of Hackers, Vietnam to Shield its Cyberspace Hanoi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will soon launch a package of software and legal documents to shield against thousands of cyber attacks it is a target each year, the Information and Communication Ministry (MIC) confirmed today. India to Donate Well Drilling Rigs to Bolivia La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) In order to mitigate the drought, India''s government will donate two well drilling rigs to the Bolivian department of Beni, said the president of the Federation of Cattle Owners of that region (Fegabeni), Abdón Nacif Abularach. China Defends Non-interference in Venezuela and Other Countries Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa-Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today defended the importance of not interfering in the internal affairs of the countries by offering their opinion on the recent threats of US President Donald Trump on Venezuela. Indian Authorities Seek Survivors after Massive Landslide New Delhi, Aug. 14 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities and relief teams are working today against the clock to remove tons of rock and mud seeking survivors after a landslide that killed 46 people in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Vietnam and Indonesia Take Steps for Comprehensive Relation 13 de agosto de 2017, 13:26Hanoi, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Indonesia took new steps today in their path to a multifaceted relation, by decision of the 7th Meeting of the Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation. Senior Islamic State Commander Killed in Afghanistan US Air Strike 13 de agosto de 2017, 11:17Kabul, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Several senior members of Islamic State''s central Asian affiliate were killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan, officials said today. Magnitude 6.6 Quake Strikes Off Indonesia's Sumatra Island Jakarta,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck west of Indonesia''s island of Sumatra on Sunday (Aug 13), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. Heavy Rain to Hit Many Parts of China 13 de agosto de 2017, 09:26Beijing,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rain will hit much of China in the next two days, the country''s meteorological authority said today. Torrential rain will sweep parts of south China''s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou Province as well as the central province of Hunan and the eastern province of Jiangxi today, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC). Chinese Vice Premier Arrives in Pakistan for Independence Day Beijing, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang arrived here today to take part in Pakistan''s 70th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, the media reported. Chinese President Calls on Trump Moderation in Korean Question Beijing, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping asked his US counterpart Donald Trump for moderation on the Korean peninsula issue on a phone conversation on Friday. China Urges not to Raise Tensions on Korean Peninsula Beijing, Aug. 12 (Prensa Latina) China reiterated today its call for peace and easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula in the face of growing threats between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Former Pakistani PM's Wife to Contest for Legislative Seat 12 de agosto de 2017, 09:20Islamabad, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Kulsoom Nawaz has today the mission of the governing Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) to contest for the parliamentary seat left by her husband, Nawaz Sharif, who resigned last month as Prime Minister for a corruption scandal. Indian Army to Use Robots to Fight Violence in Kashmir New Delhi, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Indian Ministry of Defense will acquire 544 robots in order to fight extremist groups in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, today revealed the Hindustan Times. Ho Chi Minh City in Fast Development Race in Asia 12 de agosto de 2017, 06:56Hanoi, Aug 12(Prensa Latina) Different qualifying international agencies indicate that populous Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is one of the greatest development rhythm of its similar in Asia toward 2021. Indonesian President Calls ASEAN to Fight Terrorism 11 de agosto de 2017, 14:08Jakarta, Aug. 11 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo said today that situation in Marawi''s city, Philipines, is a call for the region to face terrorism threats and international crime. Archaeologists Found Six Ancient Cities Underground in Central China Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A project to carry out archaeological excavation launched in 2012 in Central China has borne fruits when experts found underground six ancient cities dating from the Warring States Period, 475 B.C. - 221 B.C., Xinhuna news agency, highlighted. The cities dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) were found deep underground in Kaifeng, central China''s Henan Province. Indonesia Arrests Suspect of Recruiting Terrorists 11 de agosto de 2017, 11:56Jakarta, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia security forces arrested in Jakarta a suspect of recruiting terrorists to fight with groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippine town of Marawi. Trump Warned over Hawkish Rhetoric against North Korea Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) As bellicose rhetoric and tensions step up between Washington and Pyongyang, former president Barack Obama''s political adviser Susan Rice stressed U.S. can tolerate nuclear-armed North Korea, thus blasting Donald Trump. Sri Lanka Controls Dengue Epidemic, Tourism's Authority Ensures Colombo, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka''s Tourism Authority confirmed today that dengue epidemic is under controlled thanks to measures adopted by the government and the population''s effort. China Allots Recovery Aid After Sichuan Earthquake Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) China destined 180 million Yuan (27.1 million dollars) for recovery and aid work after the two quakes which occurred in the northwest and southwest of the country, highlights today the local media. China Probes into Social Networks for Hosting Illegal Content 11 de agosto de 2017, 10:08Beijing, Aug. 11 (Prensa Latina) China is currently probing into its three largest social media platforms for hosting illegal content, endangering national security, the China Cyberspace Administration (ACCh) said on Friday. BRICS' Bank, a Vision for Sustainable Growth Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Amidst growing world tensions, the upcoming BRICS summit in Xiamen, a southeastern Chinese city, will help its five member states build a needed stronger economic partnership, the group''s New Development Bank (NDB) President K. V. Kamath hopes. China Protests US Warship's Entry in South Sea Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government has voiced strong protest for the presence of a US Navy warship in the South China Sea, the official press highlights today. Two Killed, 25 Injured in Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Two people were killed and 25 were injured today after a bomb exploded at Bajaur tribal agency in western Pakistan. Indian New Vice President Sworn In New Delhi, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Former Information Minister Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in today as Vice President of India for a five-year term in an election that reinforces the power of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Remittances to Pakistan Increases but also Trade Deficit Islamabad, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 541 million dollars in remittances in July, about 213 million less than in the same period last year, while trade deficit rose to 56 percent, today reported official sources. Philippine Court Orders Senator Arrest for Alleged Corruption 10 de agosto de 2017, 16:07Manila, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Anti-Corruption Court today ordered the arrest of Senator Gregorio Honasan for alleged irregularities in state-sponsored social projects, estimated at 30 million pesos (more than $ 589,000). Toyota Postpones Operations in Mexico Plant Mexico, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Toyota Motor Corp automotive industry will postpone the start of operations at its new plant in Mexico until the first half of 2020, starting from the date originally planned in 2019, reported the company today. Indian Vice President Ends his Term with Criticisms to Intolerance New Delhi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call to fight intolerance and attacks on minorities, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari said goodbye today after ending his second consecutive five-year term. China Opposes Japan Statements on South China Sea Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) China has expressed today its dissatisfaction and rejection over the publication of Japan''s 2017 Defense White Paper, in which Tokyo is banning China''s activities in the eastern and southern seas. Bomb Found in Passenger Train in India New Delhi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities recovered a bomb planted in a passenger train travelling from Howrah to Amritsar. Pakistan Study Center Warns about Army-Government Differences Islamabad, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Pakistani Army and civilian authorities are deteriorating very fast, a study center in the Asian country warned today. Al Qaeda Leader Arrested in New Delhi New Delhi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian police arrested Syed Mohamed Zishan Ali, a ringleader of Al Qaeda terrorist group''s affiliate in South Asia, today reported the security force. China Donated Bicycles for Chilean Police 10 de agosto de 2017, 00:58Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Santiago de Chile''s mayor, Felipe Alessandri, thanked China for a new donation of bicycles for the capital''s police, Xinhua news agency reports Wednesday. China Stepping UP Aid to Quake Hit Sichuan Province 10 de agosto de 2017, 00:30Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Aid has been coming to Sichuan Province, south China, that was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday particularly striking Jiuzhaigou from where 60,000 people have been reportedly evacuated. Guatemala Supports Indigenous Women Empowerment Guatemala, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Twelve indigenous Guatemalan women traveled to India today to be trained as solar engineers and bring energy to their places of origin as part of a women''s empowerment project led by both nations. Decontamination of Orange Agent Goes on in Vietnamese City Hanoi, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The decontamination of dioxine in the airport of Vietnamese central city of Da Nang ended its second phase, with the delivery of 313.8 acres of treated soil. Viet Nam Boosts Relations with US on the Basis of Respect Washington, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich who continues today a visit to the US affirmed that his country prioritizes the enhancement of bilateral relations based on equality and respect of sovereignty and territorial integrity. Earthquake, flood Victims Increase in Southern China Beijing, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) China reported at least 19 deaths and 247 injured after the earthquake of seven magnitude on the Richter scale that affected Sichuan Province in the south of the country. Bolivia Says That Trump's War Menace to DPRK is Affront to Humanity La Paz, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales warned today that Trump''s war menace against North Korea is ''an affront to humanity'' and called on the whole world to reject such position. The World's Largest Insect Grows in China 09 de agosto de 2017, 12:21Beijing, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Chinese scientists announced today that national experts managed to raise the largest insect in the world, a 64-cm long Phryganistria Chinensis. China Reports Over 35 Dead from Flood and Earthquake in Sichuan Beijing, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) China has reported today at least 35 dead and 275 wounded after a lethal combination of flooding and earthquake in Sichuan province, south of the country. Sharif Starts Caravan to Show his Strength in Pakistan Islamabad, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif started a multi-day caravan journey from Islamabad to Lahore to demonstrate his popular support after being disqualified by the Supreme Court for a corruption case. Opposition Leader Defends Plurality, Secularism in India New Delhi, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) In an attack on the government, Indian opposition leader Sonia Gandhi today defended plurality and secularism by considering that hatred and revenge prevail in this South Asian country. Indian PM Calls for Fighting Poverty, Corruption New Delhi, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for fighting poverty, corruption, terrorism and sectarian strife in this country of 1,3 billion people. Uncertainty Hangs over Pakistan Government's Future Islamabad, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is expecting today the decision by Punjab''s chief of government Shehbaz Sharif to present his candidacy for the country''s prime minister amid conflicting versions on the issue. More Than 300 Indian Troops Committed Suicide Since 2014 New Delhi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Despite the programs undertaken by the Armed Forces, 310 Indian soldiers committed suicide since 2014, including nine officers, revealed the Deputy Defense Minister Subhash Bhamre today. Australia Donates 20 Million for Marawi Displaced 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:38Manila,Aug 8 (Prensa Latina)Australia today said it is donating nearly 20 million to help 360 thousand displaced by the terror attacks in the besieged city of Marawi. 7.0 Magnitude Quake Hits SW China's Sichuan Province Beijing, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China''s Sichuan Province today, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). Chinese and Canadian Foreign Ministers Will Meet Tomorrow in Beijing 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:03Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi tomorrow co-preside in Beijing the second annual meeting of Foreign Ministries of both countries, was reported today in an official statement. South East Asia Celebrates ASEAN's Golden Anniversary 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:52Manila, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are celebrating the group''s 50th anniversary with several activities, but the main event took place here today with participation of personages from more than 30 countries. Canada Highlights Importance of Its Links with ASEAN Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canada reaffirmed today its interest in strengthening relations with the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on the basis of ties between peoples, as well as economic and security cooperation. Chinese President Congratulates ASEAN for 50th Anniversary Beijing, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has sent a message of congratulation to his Filipino peer, Rodrigo Duterte, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). One Killed, over 40 Injured in Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and more than 40 were injured in a new attack in the eastern city of Lahore, where Pakistani security forces shot down four extremists as part of their offensive against radical groups in the country. India Hit by Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya New Delhi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 28,700 cases of dengue, 18,466 of chikungunya and 350,000 of malaria were reported during the first seven months of this year in India, today said health sector sources. With 13,913 infected people, the southwestern state of Kerala is the most hit by dengue, followed by neighboring Tamil Nadu (5,474) and Karnataka (4,186), states the website of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program of the Indian Ministry of Health. Australian Navy Locates Crashed U.S. Marine Osprey Plane 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:32Washington,Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A U.S. Osprey aircraft that crashed on Saturday has been located in waters off Australia''s east coast. DPRK Says to Use Nuclear Weapons Only if USA Attacks Manila, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has said that it has no intention of using nuclear weapons against any nation other than USA and only whether this latter attacks North Korea, as stated by Foreign Minister Ri Hong-Yo. Bandung to Strengthen Bilateral Ties With Mexico and Ecuador 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:53Jakarta, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The municipal government of the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced today that it will implement bilateral cooperation with Mexico and Ecuador on transport, trade and culture. IMF Considers Positive Global Economy's Performance 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:20Tokyo, Aug 7(Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published here today a report in which it forecasts the global economy shows good health in general. World Experts to Debate in Cuba about Dengue and Other Arboviruses 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:12Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign experts will debate on the current epidemiological situation in Latin America and the world at the 15th International Dengue Workshop that opens Monday in this capital. Prosecutors Ask a 12 Year Sentence for Samsung Executive 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:56Seoul, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors in charge of the corruption scandal that led to the destitution of former president Park Geun-hye, asked Friday for a 12-year sentence for Samsung Electronics Vice President Lee Jae-yong. Production of Famous Indian Tea Falls due to Protests 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:39New Delhi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) This year millions of people around the world will stop consuming the famous Darjeeling tea because of the protests by the Gurkha community in the northern Indian state of Bengal during 54 days. Vietnam Increases Oil Production 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:32Hanoi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) produced 9,230,000 tons of oil in the first seven months of the year, accounting for $12.2 million revenues, according to official sources today. Seafood Export Increases in Pakistan 07 de agosto de 2017, 07:54Islamabad, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan exported 103,277 tons of fish and seafood during first three quarters of the fiscal year 2016-17 with a total value of 276 million dollars, today reported a sector source. New Delhi to Host Danish Film Festival New Delhi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) With the screening of the movie ''Key House Mirror'', the Danish Film Festival will start tomorrow in this capital presented by the European country''s Embassy in India, today announced its organizers. Pakistan Extends Hands to India, Afghanistan but Warns Neighbors 07 de agosto de 2017, 07:43Islamabad, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that improving Islamabad''s relations with India and Afghanistan is today vital to achieving regional stability, but blamed its neighbors for the current situation. China and Russia Advise DPRK and USA 06 de agosto de 2017, 11:49Manila, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Russian Foreign Ministers, Wang Yi and Serguei Lavrov, respectively, have advised today the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend its nuclear ballistics tests, but also the United States to defuse its tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Pakistani Army Controls Almost all the Strategic Valley Islamabad, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani military is now about to control entirely a strategic valley located in the tribal areas used as a refuge by radical groups and transit area between this country and neighboring Afghanistan. Influenza Causes 315 Deaths in Hong Kong Beijing, Aug. 6 (Prensa Latina) Since early May, we have been following an unusually severe, late season flu surge in Hong Kong, at the south of the country, killing 315 people, the official press reported. China Improves Coal Mine Safety Supervision Beijing, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) China improved its coal mine safety supervision during the first semester of 2017, local media reported. The State Security Administration in Coal Mines noted that local authorities imposed 3,967 administrative fines from January to July, 91.7 percent more than in the same period last year. China's Banking Sector to Grow Steadily 06 de agosto de 2017, 00:20Beijing, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The China Banking Association assured that the country''s banking sector will grow steadily during the 2017-2018 period with a lower non-performing asset ratio. Rescue Works Continue in Australia after U.S. Plane Crash Washington, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit is conducting on Saturday a search and rescue operation off Australian coasts following the crash in that area of an MV-22 aircraft. Fiji Repatriates 77 Telecom Fraud Suspects to China 05 de agosto de 2017, 12:28Beijing, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Public Security reported today that 77 suspects of telecommunications and Internet fraud were repatriated from Fiji. ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet in Philippines 05 de agosto de 2017, 10:53Manila, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are meeting here today amid expectations on relations between the Philippines and the United States. Indian Police Kill Three Insurgents in Kashmir New Delhi, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of the security forces killed three militants of the radical group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) during a clash in Jammu and Kashmir state, marked by separatist violence. Nine Rhinos Killed by Rains in Indian Park New Delhi, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Recent monsoon rains killed nine rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park, located in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, sources from that reserve announced today. Heavy Rainstorms Hit Northern Vietnam Hanoi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government has mobilized today military and civilian forces to help the population in the northern mountainous provinces affected for several days by heavy rainfalls that have caused destructive flooding and landslides. South Korea to Assess THAAD's Environmental Impact Seoul, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will assess in the coming week the environmental impact of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, deployed in the south region of this nation last April, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Indonesia to Work With Google to Fight Terrorism Jakarta, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia will cooperate with Google to counter the spread of terrorism in cyber media, following a series of suicide attacks in that country which used the Internet, Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara, said today. Vietnam Finishes Homes for Low-Income People Hanoi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) In the second trimester of 2017 Vietnam finished 184 projects of social dwellings that will allow delivering 2,000 apartments to low-income people, the Ministry of Construction today pointed out. Pakistani Prime Minister Appoints Cabinet Members Islamabad, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s New Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, today appointed his cabinet members, mostly officials of his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, though with new portfolios. Philippines Wants North Korea in Regional Forum Against U.S. Wishes Manila, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Philippines spoke out in favor of the participation of North Korea in the Regional Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ARF), opposing U.S. fuss on the issue. Swine Flu Causes Eight Deaths in Nepal Kathmandu, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from an outbreak of swine flu in Nepal today rises to eight, which alerted the authorities to the rapid spread of the disease in recent weeks. Pakistani Province Starts Terrorist Hunt Islamabad, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Counter-Terror Department of Sindh province is seeking today 72 alleged extremists from several organizations such as the Islamic State (IS) and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) while announcing rewards for its capture. India Makes Dialogue with Pakistan Conditional on End to Terrorism New Delhi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the resumption of dialogue between her country and Pakistan is still stalled today because Islamabad promotes terrorism against the South Asian nation. 37 Percent of Indian Schools Lack Electricity New Delhi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) 37 percent of Indian schools today lack electricity, although the average is worst in the northeast of the country, one of the least developed areas of the South Asian country. Indonesia, New Zealand United Against Terror Jakarta, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia and New Zealand will strengthen bilateral cooperation to address terrorism facing the growing security threats in the region, announced today the secretary of the National Anti-Terror Agency Suhardi Alius. Parts of Asia May Be Too Hot for People by 2100 Washington,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Unless carbon emissions are curtailed, climate change may expose 1.5 billion people in South Asia to potentially lethal heat and humidity in the near future. Spanish Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Network Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police dismantled an international human trafficking network aimed at illegally entering Iranian citizens into the United Kingdom (UK), who paid about 25,000 euros for fake passports, as reported by this law enforcement. China Defends Venezuelan Elections, Condemns Foreign Interference Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The electoral process of the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela was carried out with no problems, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Prensa Latina today. Chinese Army Calls for Withdrawal of Indian Troops Crossing the Borde Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Journal of Popular Liberation Army (EPL) today called for the immediate withdrawal of Indian troops that crossed the border into Chinese territory. China's Imports from BRICS Nations Up 33.6% 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:32Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) As part of a positive trend of South-South cooperation, China imported products worth 70.2 billion U.S. dollars from BRICS countries in the first half of 2017, up 33.6 percent on year to year basis, according to its Ministry of Commerce. China Concerned about Incident at Consulate in Los Angeles Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) China has declared today that it attaches great importance to the shooting incident occurred outside the Chinese Consulate General in the U.S. city of Los Angeles. India to Close Border with Pakistan New Delhi, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) India is fortifying today its border with Pakistan as security measure against the systematic infiltration of Islamic militants from the other country to carry out attacks, a military source confirmed. Vietnam Examines Economy and Gives it Good Grades Hanoi, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s economy showed a positive perfiormance in the first seven months of the year, commented today Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during an ordinary cabinet meeting. Four Killed in Clashes in Indian Kashmir 03 de agosto de 2017, 07:42New Delhi, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Two Indian policemen and two Islamic radicals were killed today in clashes in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, a territory shaken by separatist violence, security sources reported. Swine Flu Death Toll Rises to Six in Nepal Kathmandu, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were killed in Nepal this year by the swine flu virus, which continues to spread in the Himalayan country, today warned medical sources. BRICS Nations oppose Commercial Protectionism Beijing, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Trade ministers from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) today agreed to oppose protectionism and called on other countries to follow its example. For Archaeologists, a Dream Find at Angkor Park,Cambodia Nom Pem, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists are typically happy to find pottery shards when they excavate a site in Angkor Archaeological Park as too many centuries have passed and too many cities have risen and collapsed for them to expect to find major objects in the ground. Indonesia Seeks to Curb Radicalism in Social Networks Jakarta, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) In order to eliminate the spread of terrorist content on social networks, Indonesian government held talks today with Facebook and Telegram representatives. China: India Intrusion in Border Undermines Peace Beijing, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today the illegal intrusion of Indian border troops in the national territory poses serious challenges for regional peace and stability. China Issues Yellow Alert For Rainstorms Beijing, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) China''s national weather observatory issued a yellow alert for rainstorms today as heavy rain is expected in most of north China and some areas in the south over the next 24 hours. Indonesia Volcano Mount Sinabung Erupts in Sumatra Jakarta, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia´s Mount Sinabung erupted and spewed blistering gas farther than expected (over four km), the country´s National Disaster Management Agency reported. China Helps to Resolve Territorial Disputes with ASEAN Members Manila, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will seal in the coming days a propitiatory agreement on negotiations leading to the settlement of their territorial disputes, the Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. More Vehicles but Less Accidents Reported in New Delhi New Delhi, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Traffic accidents decreased by 26,4 percent since 2010 in New Delhi, although in that period the number of motor vehicles increased by 3,2 million, according to data released today by the Indian capital''s police. Pakistani Taliban Launches Magazine to Recruit Women Islamabad, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The radical group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) launched today a women''s magazine aiming to recruit them and improving its image given the numerous criticisms for its indiscriminate attacks on the population. India, Russia Sign Agreement to Expand Nuclear Plant New Delhi, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Indian government today signed three contracts with Russia to expand the Kundakulan nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu, one example of bilateral cooperation. Nearly 120 Insurgents Killed in Indian Kashmir in 2017 New Delhi, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) At least 86 of 117 Islamic militants killed this year in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir are foreigners or crossed the Pakistani border to carry out attacks, today revealed security sources. Japanese Prime Minister to Make Changes in Cabinet Tokyo, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, formally announced his intention of making changes in the Cabinet, as well as in the party in power, which will be effective tomorrow. Philippines Has Fastest HIV Growth in Asia-Pacific Manila, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines has become the country with the fastest growing rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Asia-Pacific region, official sources confirmed today. US and Japan Talk on Korean Ballisitic Missile Washington, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, talked by phone about the new launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). China Defends at UN Iran's Right to Nuclear Agreement United Nations, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) China has called today at the United Nations to respect the implementation of the nuclear agreement Iran reached with six world powers, a mechanism considered beneficial to the interests of peace of the international community. Philippines-Seven Men Kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Found Dead Manila, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Seven men who were allegedly kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits were found dead, police in the southern island province of Basilan said today. Vietnam's Government Guarantees Opportunities for Investors Hanoi, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ratified today the decision to establish a constructive government to accompany the business community and protect the legitimate rights of investors. Mozambican PM in Vietnam to Strengthen Bilateral Relationships Hanoi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique''s Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, has arrived in Vietnam today heading a high-level delegation to attend an invitation from his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Nearly 30 Indian Cities Located in Earthquake-prone Areas New Delhi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 30 Indian cities, including New Delhi, are located in earthquake-prone areas, warned the National Center for Seismology (NCS). Indian Military Veterans Condemn Radical Sector Attacks New Delhi, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Over a hundred Indian military veterans called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deal with the growing number of attacks against Muslims and Dalits, the basis of the rigid Hindu caste system. Death Toll from Rains Rises to 186 in Indian State New Delhi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit the western Indian state of Gujarat killed at least 186 people and caused severe economic damage, the State Emergency Operations Center reported today. Pakistani Army Remains Silent on Sharif's Dismissal 31 de julio de 2017, 06:23Islamabad, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Celebrated by the opposition and criticized by government sectors, the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today creates uncertainty in Pakistan over the silence of the army, a key factor in national politics. China Celebrates Army Day Beijing, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) China celebrated Sunday the 90th anniversary of the People Liberation Army, a special commemoration in which President Xi Jinping stressed the need of mustering a strong modern military able to ''defeat all invading enemies'' and ''safeguard world peace.'' China Calls on South Korea, U.S. to Stop THAAD Deployment Beijing, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) China has strongly urged South Korea and the United States to respect China''s concerns and stop the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Tensions in the region escalated after North Korea carried out a new missile test and Washington and Seoul responded with live missile firing drills on Saturday. Tensions Escalate Anew in Korea after Missile Firing Moscow, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Tensions have escalated anew this weekend in the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang carried out a new live missile test and the U.S. and Seoul responded with a missile firing drill. India to Become World's Largest Milk Producer by 2026 New Delhi, July 29 (Prensa Latina) India will become the world''s largest milk producer over the next decade, with a considerable advantage over the European Union (EU), its closest competitor, today revealed a study released in the capital. Pakistani Army Liberates Large Areas in Strategic Valley 29 de julio de 2017, 07:37Islamabad, July 29 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army recovered during its current offensive over 110 square kilometers of a strategic valley located in tribal areas, used as a base by extremist groups, today revealed the body. Phillipines to Fight Terrorists with US Surveillance Airplanes Manila, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Filipino Army received two surveillance Cessna C208B airplanes coming from the United States, to support the struggle against terrorism in the south of the Phillipines, said local newspaper The Manila Times Friday. Typhoon Nesat to Hit Southern China Beijing, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon Nesat, the ninth typhoon of the year, will hit southeast China on Saturday, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC), while issuing a yellow alert for typhoon Nesat on Friday morning. Vietnamese Prime Minister Leads Fight Against Dengue Fever Hanoi, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, headed the anti-dengue fever campaign in this nation that, without the virulence shown in other Asian countries, is greater than that of other years. Pakistani Opposition Celebrates PM Disqualification Islamabad, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani opposition has celebrated today the Supreme Court''s decision to disqualify Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, for a corruption case related to tax havens accounts, revealed in the so-called Panama Papers. Vietnam-Indonesia Relations Beneficial to the Region Hanoi, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Indonesia are aiming for a $10 billion USD bilateral trade by 2020, in mutual interest but also for the benefit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Vietnam Attracts Foreign Investments Valued at $22 Billion USD Hanoi, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has so far attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) estimated at $22 billion USD this year, a 52 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Pakistani PM Resigns over Corruption Scandal Islamabad, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned today shortly after his disqualification by the Supreme Court over a corruption case involving members of his family from revelations in the Panama Papers. China, Russia Complete First Stage of Naval Maneuvers Beijing, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Russian flotillas commissioned to the Joint Sea 2017 have reportedly completed the first phase of the naval drills in the Baltic Sea. India Favors Defensing Relations with China Despite Differences New Delhi, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) India asserted today that it wanted to strengthen its relations with China and called to resolve their differences on the so-called Astana consensus, reached in 2014, during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. BRICS Member Countries Called to Stimulate Jobs and Growth Beijing, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The member countries of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) were urged Thursday to work together to guarantee a steady job system and improve the life quality of their respective peoples. Quake of 5.8 Magnitude Hits Eastern Indonesia Jakarta,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude jolted Maluku province in eastern Indonesia on Thursday evening, an official of meteorology and geophysics agency said today. Opposition Reiterates Accusations Against Pakistani PM 27 de julio de 2017, 09:00Islamabad, July 27 (Prensa Latina) Opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, Imran Khan, today accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and several government members of dishonesty after finding they have work permits in Persian Gulf countries. Two Years After Smoking Ban Begins, Beijing Has Fewer Smokers Beijing,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina)Beijing had fewer smokers in 2016, the second year of the city''s smoking ban, according to a white paper issued today. Two Kidnapped Pakistani Diplomats Rescued in Afghanistan Islamabad, July 27 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan confirmed today the rescue of two of its diplomats kidnapped last month in Afghanistan after a Security Forces operation in the neighboring country. At Least 123 Killed By Rains in Indian State New Delhi, July 27 (Prensa Latina) At least 123 people were killed in the western Indian state of Gujarat due to heavy rains that hit the territory, today said official sources. China, Philippines Strengthen Ties, Agree to Increase Cooperation 26 de julio de 2017, 10:50Beijing, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Philippines counterpart, Alan Peter Cayetano, reviewed the state of bilateral relations in Manila and called for more cooperation, spread the Foreign Ministry here Tuesday. Indian Unions Reiterate Solidarity with Cuba, Denounce Blockade 26 de julio de 2017, 09:20New Delhi, July 26 (Prensa Latina) Several Indian trade unions today reiterated their support for the Cuban Revolution, while condemning the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the Caribbean island by the United States for more than 50 years. Most Pakistanis Favor Prime Minister Resignation 26 de julio de 2017, 08:41Islamabad, July 26 (Prensa Latina) 51 percent of Pakistanis want the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, involved in an alleged corruption scandal along with three of his sons, today revealed a survey. Death Toll in Indian Building Collapse Rises to 17 26 de julio de 2017, 08:36New Delhi, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the collapse of a building in the western city of Mumbai, India''s economic and commercial capital, today rose to 17 as authorities accused a regional politician. Chinese Company Aims to Modernize Salvadoran Public Transport 26 de julio de 2017, 08:33San Salvador, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The need to ensure safer and more ecological public transportation in El Salvador has attracted the Chinese company TCPS to this Central American nation, where the fleet of smart buses will soon increase. Begins in Beijing Brics Youth Forum Beijing, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The Youth Forum of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) 2017 began today in this capital aimed at discussing the development of young people in the member territories of the bloc. Vietnam Oil Production Growing Hanoi, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has sold 7.470 million tons of oil in the first half of 2017, reporting revenues valued at $3.170 billion USD, sources said today. Indian Army Begins Rescue Operations due to Rains New Delhi, July 25 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Air Force (IAF) today began mass rescue operations in regions affected by rains and floods in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, where at least 25,000 people were evacuated. United Nations Condemns Terrorist Attack in Lahore, Pakistan 24 de julio de 2017, 16:47United Nations, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned today in strong terms a terrorist attack that left at least 26 dead persons in the northeastern Pakistani city of Lahore. Bangladeshi Parliamentarian Leader's Visit to Vietnam Satisfactorily 24 de julio de 2017, 15:05Hanoi, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Bangladesh considered highly satisfactorily the results of the three-day official visit of the Parliament president of the South Asian nation, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. Philippine President Vows to Continue His Drug War Manila, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said today that the war drug will go on, while urging lawmakers to endorse eye-for-an-eye death penalty. At Least 26 Killed and 58 Wounded in Lahore Blast 24 de julio de 2017, 11:58Islamabad, July 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed while 58 others were injured today in a bombing attack in Lahore, capital of Pakistan''s eastern Punjab province. Japanese Apply Artificial Intelligence to Help in Diagnosing Cancer 24 de julio de 2017, 11:26Tokyo, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Japanese scientists have created an early diagnosis system for colorectal cancer based on artificial intelligence (AI), which is capable of detecting up to 98 percent of polyps and other carcinogenic signs, the Asahi daily reported today. China Welcomes Asia Financial Cooperation Association 24 de julio de 2017, 11:24Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory letter today to the Asia Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA) on the occasion of its inaugural ceremony in this capital. China Seeks Economic Progress With Stability, CPCh Says 24 de julio de 2017, 11:11Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) This country is seeking progress in the second half of the year by maintaining stability in its economic work, participants at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) Central Committee discussed today. South Korea Takes Over US as Vietnam's Second Trading Partner 24 de julio de 2017, 10:38Hanoi, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) South Korea has become Vietnam's second-largest trading partner, only preceded by China, displacing the United States in the first half of the year, an official release reports here today.   During that time, Hanoi-Seoul buying and selling operation reached $29.1 billion USD, $11.5 billion USD of which corresponded to Vietnamese exports. Although that figure meant a year-on-year increase of 29 percent, the trade balance was favorable at $15.9 billion USD to the Republic of Korea, which desplaced China from first position in the list of markets with which Vietnam has the highest trade deficit. Experts attributed the bilateral trade to the activation of the Vietnam-South Korean Free Trade Agreement by late 2015. South Korea is the largest supplier of auto parts to Vietnam (sales surpass $856 million USD annually) and one of its three main suppliers of fibers and fabrics. But its weight in the Vietnamese economy is even greater: the Department of Foreign Investments said that country is the one that bets most on Vietnam with a registered capital of $54.5 billion USD. The projects attracting the greatest interest of South Korean investors are related to the processing and manufacturing industries and the energy sector. A survey conducted by the Republic of Korea Business Association in Vietnam revealed that about 46.1 percent of South Korean companies plan to place more capital in Vietnam and seven out of 10 are satisfied with the results of their businesses. sgl/iff/mem/asg China Calling for Rightful Political Decisions on Korea Nuclear Issue 24 de julio de 2017, 10:16Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) China has on Monday called for countries involved in solving the nuclear issue in the Korean Peninsula to make positive political decisions as soon as possible and avoid escalating tension. China Urges India to Withdraw Troops Entering its Territory 24 de julio de 2017, 09:43Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) China has urged India to immediately withdraw all troops that have illegally entered this territory. Canada to Host Commercial Meeting with Asia-Pacific Countries 24 de julio de 2017, 09:22Ottawa, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The city of Toronto, Canada, will host a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Asia Pacific Cooperation and Business Forum (ABAC) from today until July 28. Philippines Declines to Organize Southeast Asian Games 24 de julio de 2017, 09:18Hanoi, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines has confirmed today the insistent rumors that it has declined to host the 2019 Southeast Asia Sports Games. China, Russia Stretching Naval Muscles in the Baltic Sea 24 de julio de 2017, 09:17Beijing Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) With state of the art vessels China and Russia conducted a simulation exercise in the coastal Russian city of Kaliningrad on Sunday for the ongoing joint military drills code-named ''Joint Sea 2017'' in the Baltic Sea, Xinhuanet reports Monday. Employment Improving in China 24 de julio de 2017, 08:22Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) China has continued to see improving employment conditions in the second quarter of this year, according to a survey jointly conducted by China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) under Renmin University of China, released here today. Chikungunya Outbreak Threatens to Spread in Bangladeshi Capital 24 de julio de 2017, 06:35Dhaka, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Confirmation of several cases of chikungunya outside Dhaka, Bangladesh''s capital, is a clear sign of an eventual spread of the virus in the country, today warned an expert. 600 Indians Killed by Swine Flu in 2017 24 de julio de 2017, 06:33New Delhi, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Swine flu has killed about 600 people so far this year in India, where 12,500 cases have been reported in that period, The Times of India highlighted today. Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia to Reduce Rubber Exports 24 de julio de 2017, 00:20Bangkok, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the three major producers of rubber latex in Southeast Asia, might reduce their exports of that product to balance international prices. Heroin Seized on Vietnam-Laos Border Hanoi, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese police seized nearly ten kilograms of heroin on the border between the northern province of Son La and Laos, and arrested three drug traffickers. Iraqi Authorities Try to Find 39 Indians Kidnapped by IS in 2014 New Delhi, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi Embassy in this capital today announced the beginning of operations here to find 39 Indian construction workers who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in 2014. Vietnam Gains Ground in World Tourism Por Alberto Salazar *Hanoi (Prensa Latina) Practically ignored in world tourist circuits until a few years ago, Vietnam has been gaining ground in international tourism and has become one of the fastest-growing destinations on the planet. 29 Indian Military Planes Lost in Crashes in Five Years 23 de julio de 2017, 00:18New Delhi, July 23 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has lost 29 aircraft in the last five years due to technical failures or human errors, according to figures released today by the government. Philippine Parliament Extends Mindanao Martial Law 22 de julio de 2017, 12:10Manila, July 22 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Parliament has approved today President Rodrigo Duterte''s request to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until December 31 to quell fighters allied with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group . Three Policemen, One Child Killed in an Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, July 22 (Prensa Latina) A child and three Pakistani policemen were killed after their vehicle was shot by armed men in Karachi city, the epicenter of a military operation to fight organized crime and radical groups, today reported security sources. Sri Lankan Navy Arrests Eight Indian Fishermen New Delhi, July 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan navy today arrested eight Indian fishermen for entering its territorial waters and seized their ship near Delft Island in Palk Strait. Vietnam, Indonesia Agree to Increase Trade to $10 Billion USD Jakarta, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Indonesia agreed to make efforts to increase cooperation and committed to rise the amount of their bilateral trade up to $10 billion USD in an immediate future. Export of US Rice to China Announced 21 de julio de 2017, 17:45Washington, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) China, the largest producer of rice worldwide, will import that product from the United States for the first time, after a new trade agreement between the two countries, according to press reports Friday. Indonesian Institute Warns about Rise of Terrorism in South East Asi 21 de julio de 2017, 16:56Jakarta, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), based in this capital, warned today about the possible increase of terrorist attacks and the rise of new extremist groups in Indonesia and the whole South East Asia. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Philippine President Suspends Peace Talks With Guerrilla Manila, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended peace talks with the guerrilla group New People''s Army (NEP), following constant attacks by the rebels against the security forces. Vietnam Consolidates Rice-Exporting Capacity Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has consolidated itself as the world's third largest rice-exporting nation by selling 2.66 million tonnes in the first half of the year, which brought $1 billion and 650,000 USD, according to the National Food Association. Philippine President Promises Never to Visit USA after Criticism Manila, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised today that he would never visit the United States despite an previous official invitation extended by his US counterpart Donald Trump. Asian Bank with Better Vision for Regional Eonomy Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has corrected today its prediction for the 2017 regional economy by a 5.9 percent growth, two tenths higher than the original estimate. Cuban Delegation Members Tour Symbolic Places in DPRK Pyongyang, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina visited the Kumsusan Palace in the capital of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to homage deceased presidents Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests Canberra,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The timing of the first arrival of humans in Australia has been studied and debated for decades. Malaysia Assesses Development of Sewage Treatment Plants Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian government is currently envisaging building over 500,000 homes in sewage treatment plant areas for next five to 10 years. China to Increase cooperation, assistance to Palestine Beijing, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Palestine on trade, infrastructure, human resources and capacity building to improve its economic development and people''s well-being, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying. India to Meet its Next President Today New Delhi, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indians will know today their next president''s name, a post disputed by former governor Ram Nath Kovind and the ex-parliamentary Meira Kumar supported by the government and the opposition, respectively. Indian Economy Will Maintain Strong Growth 20 de julio de 2017, 07:53New Delhi, April 20 (Prensa Latina) Driven by strong consumption, the Indian economy will grow 7,4 percent this year and 7,6 percent next year, today forecast the Asian Development Bank. Pakistani Government, Opposition Expect Court Verdict on PM Sharif 20 de julio de 2017, 07:49Islamabad, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government and opposition are facing the Supreme Court today, which has opened a hearing on a corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. India: More than 1,000 Dead in Railraod Accidents in Five Years New Delhi, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) India suffered 586 railroad accidents in the past five years, which caused 1,011 dead and more than 1,600 injured people, Railroad Minister Rajen Gohain revealed. Vietnam Sells Shoes to 50 Percent of the World Hanoi, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese big shoe production has made this Asian country be the seller of shoes or similar items to almost 100 countries of the planet, 72 of which purchased these Vietnamese items for more than 1 million dollars in 2017, so far. United Nations Welcomes Inter-Korean Negotiation Proposal United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed today the proposal by South Korea of resuming the military dialogue with neighboring Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Rain and Mosquitoes Increase Dengue and Kill 15 People in Vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Rain over the historic average volume in this season and negligence with mosquito breeding sites have caused an increase in the number of dengue cases, which exceed 50,000 in Vietnam, with 15 fatal victims. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Stronger Winds Heat Up West Antarctic Ice Melt Camberra,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina)Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. When these waves meet the steep underwater topography of the West Antarctic Peninsula they push warm water under the ice shelves. This helps explain the increased ice melt in this region that can lead trillion tonne ice shelves, like Larsen C, to break away from the continent. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan Tokyo, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for seven people missing due to heavy rains two weeks ago in the west of the country. South Korea Consolidates Itself as Largest Investor in Vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea heads the list of 120 countries and territories that bet more on Vietnam with a registered capital of 54.5 billion dollars, confirmed today in this capital the Foreign Investments Department. Chinese Scientists to Develop Intelligent Drilling Systems Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese researchers, scientists and specialist are currently working on developing intelligent drilling systems with independent intellectual property rights, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announces today. South Asian Population Prone to Rare Genetic Diseases New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A third of the South Asian population is more likely to suffer from rare genetic diseases than the rest of the world, as released by a study. Expert Alerts on Chikungunya Threat for Bangladeshi Capital Dhaka, July 19 (PL) At least 10 percent of the 18 million people in Dhaka are at risk of being infected by chikungunya despite Bangladeshi government health campaigns, an expert warned today. Separatist Gurkha Group to Intensify Protests in India New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Separatist sectors in the eastern state of Bengal are preparing today to intensify their protests aiming to create a federal state within India. BRICS Countries to Expand Collaboration on Science and Technology Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) BRICS-member nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) have set up an action plan to give a boost to science and technology cooperation among them, according to a statement released today. Tourist Arrival to India Increases in 2017 New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) India received almost 6,9 million foreign tourists in the first six months of this year, up 17,2 percent from the same period in 2016, today reported the Tourism Ministry. Japan to Host Coast Guard Summit for the First Time Tokyo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Japan will host for the first time in September the Asia Pacific Coast Guard Summit, which will be attended by 40 countries, announced today Admiral Satoshi Nakajima, commander of that national military institution. Positive Effects of Structural Reform in China Extolled Beijing, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The structural reform on the offer side applied in China is having positive effects on economic growth, emphasize here official sources. Philippine President Calls for Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao Manila, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Parliament to extend the Martial Law in the southern island of Mindanao until December 31st to eliminate terrorism in that region, said today the Manila Times. Indonesia Rejects Return of National Citizens Who Joined IS in Syria Jakarta, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian Government rejected today the return of its nationals that joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, trying to stop the spreading of extremist ideologies in the country, amid the increase of violence. Eight Extremists Killed in a Pakistani Military Offensive 18 de julio de 2017, 07:34Islamabad, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army killed eight alleged radicals in the first hours of a new operation in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, where there are many armed groups, today reported a military source. India Reiterates Claim to Pakistani Kashmir 18 de julio de 2017, 07:26New Delhi, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said today that the area controlled by Pakistan in the Kashmir disputed region is occupied territory that must be returned to her country. Foreign Direct Investment Increases in Pakistan 18 de julio de 2017, 07:23Islamabad, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 2,410 million dollars in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the recent fiscal year 2016-17, up 4,6 percent from the previous year, today announced the Central Bank. Russia, China to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Baltic Sea 18 de julio de 2017, 00:29Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will conduct this week the first stage of their Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. Beijing has assigned its most advanced missile destroyers for the drills. Almost 1,700 Civilians Died in Afghanistan in Last Six Months 17 de julio de 2017, 16:09Kabul, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Of the more than 1,700 dead civilians reported in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2017, the United Nations attributed 327 -almost a fifth of the total- to the pro-governemntal forces. Poll: Philippinos Trust President Duterte Manila,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Majority of Filipinos expressed their approval for the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo and other top national officials, according to a Pulse Asia survey released today. Climate Change Threatens Asia-Pacific Hanoi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) With a typhoon on the doorstep, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was published here today that climate change could undermine the Asia-Pacific development. China Welcomes Talks Proposal Between Pyongyang and Seoul Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China applauded today a proposal by the Republic of Korea to hold military talks and between Red Cross organizations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging both sides to reach a consensus. China's GDP Grows 6.9 Percent in First Half of 2017 Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown about 6.9 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, about 38.15 trillion yuan ($5.62 trillion USD), the National Bureau of Statistics reported today. Tropical Storm Talas Bears Down on Central Vietnam Hanoi, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The disappearance of a dozen sailors and material damages, in principle classified as large amount, is the fatal trail left by Tropical Storm Talas as it battered along the central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh. Number of Indians Affected by Rains Continues to Rise New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains have so far caused nearly 90 deaths and affected two million people in India, today reported official sources. Indian, Pakistani Troops Clash at Border New Delhi, July 17 (Prensa Latina) As usual in recent weeks, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire on the Control Line, the de facto border in the Kashmir disputed region. Precious Metals Discovered in Indian Waters New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A team of Indian scientists discovered millions of tons of precious metals and other minerals deep under the waters surrounding the peninsular area of this country, today announced the Geological Survey of India (GSI). China -Blue Alert For Typhoon Talas Beijing, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory today renewed a blue alert for typhoon Talas, which is expected to hit Hainan Province and the Beibu Gulf. Fire in Eastern China Kills 22, Injures 3 Beijing,Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people were killed and three others wounded after a house caught fire in China''s eastern Jiangsu Province today, according to reports. 90% of Drinking Water in Karachi is Unfit For Human Consumption Islamabad, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Up to 90 percent of water supplied in Karachi, a city of 20 million,is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination, revealed a report on Saturday. India Aiming at $300bn Investment Target for Energy Program New Delhi, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) India wants to invest 300 billion USD over next decade to meet its surging oil and gas demand, as it needs to increase production of hydrocarbons, and then refine and transport them to households. China for Greater Cooperation with Central-Eastern European countries Beijing, July 15 (Prensa Latina) China urged Central and Eastern European countries (ECW) to further expand cooperation within the framework of the Strip and Route Initiative, here today. Vietnam and Singapore unite against terrorism Singapore, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Singapore shared concerns about the dangers of terrorism and reaffirmed their willingness to work together in confronting extremist violence. Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). Fishermen Angry as Fukushima Releases Radioactive Water into Ocean Tokyo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Fishermen and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Pakistan- Government and Opposition Fight Over Future Prime Minister New Delhi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Although he refuses to leave his post, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is against the ropes today due to a corruption scandal that involves him and that it is used by the opposition to demand that he be replaced at the helm of the country. Over 100 Reporters Killed or Injured in Mosul Baghdad, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Forty-seven Iraqi journalists were killed and 55 were injured while they covered the government''s offensive in Mosul, an Arab institution said, while local media continued reporting on the operations in Ninive today. No Poor in Vietnamese Province Devastated by War Hanoi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The southern province of Binh Duong shed the ashes of a devastating war in the 60s and 70s and now it is the first and only Vietnamese territory without poor families. Nearly 2 Million People Affected by Rains in North Eastern India New Delhi, July 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 85 people were killed and nearly 2 million are affected by monsoon rains in North Eastern India, today reported the authorities. China Becomes World's Second Largest Medicine Consumer Beijing, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) China has become the second largest consumer of medicine in the world, and the world''s biggest exporter of bulk pharmaceuticals, it was reported here today. Transpacific Trade Pact Members Agree to Continue without U.S. Tokyo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 11 participant countries in the Transpacific Trade Association (TPP) agreed today to go forward with the multinational agreement of free trade without the U.S. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Strengthen Ties Dhaka, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today began a three-day visit to Bangladesh focused on strengthening economic and trade ties between the two South Asian countries. Pakistan's Trade Deficit Continues to Increase 13 de julio de 2017, 07:59Islamabad, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan had a record trade deficit of 32,2 billion dollars in the fiscal year 2016-2017 as a result of declining exports and a historic increase in imports of 53 billion dollars, today reported official sources. Monsoon Hits Northeastern India New Delhi, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains are today hitting northeastern India, where nearly 60 people were killed and hundreds of thousands were affected by the weather. Malaysia Warns ISIS Is Expanding in South East Asia Kuala Lumpur, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has warned on the expansion of the Islamic State (ISIS) in South East Asia, where the terrorist organization wants to set bases after losing territory in the Middle East. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan Tokyo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for 20 people missing due to heavy rains last week in the west of the country. New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy. 2 Soldiers Killed, 11 Injured in Friendly Airstrike in S. Philippines Manila,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) An airstrike on terrorists militants holed up in the southern Philippine city of Marawi mistakenly killed two soldiers and wounded 11 others today, a military spokesman said. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. Russia and China to Veto US Resolution Against North Korea at UN Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will veto a US draft resolution in the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), released the media here today. China's Military Base in Djibouti Aimed at Securing Regional Peace Beijing, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The establishment of China''s naval base in Djibouti, which is in fact Beijing''s first overseas, will enhance stability and security in the region and will allow the Asian state to more efficiently contribute to peace processes in the African region, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday. Indian Army Kills Three Militiamen in Kashmir New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Army today killed three insurgents during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, a territory marked by separatist violence. India Launches Family Planning Campaign New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ministry of Health today launched a family planning campaign aimed at slowing the growth of the country''s population, inhabited by more than 1,3 billion people. Nepal Tourism Revenues Increase in Current Fiscal Year Kathmandu, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s tourism revenues increased by 41,9 percent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, reaching 534,8 million dollars, today revealed the Central Bank. Indian Opposition Completes Presidential Formula 12 de julio de 2017, 07:32New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of debates, the Indian opposition has today its candidates ready to dispute with the government Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the presidency and vice-presidency of the country in the next elections. Heat Wave in Japan Kills Six People and Sends Thousands to Hospitals 11 de julio de 2017, 15:00Tokyo, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) At least six people died and more than 4,000 were hospitalized in Japan, due to the heat wave recorded last week, the Fire Department reported today. Malaysia May Reevaluate Trade With France Over Palm Biofuels Stand 11 de julio de 2017, 13:12Kuala Lumpur,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will be compelled to reevaluate options on trade with France if the country keeps its stand on palm biofuels, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. China Sets Up Military Base in Djibouti 11 de julio de 2017, 12:43Beijing, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) China confirmed Tuesday it has set up a military base in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa, following a bilateral agreement in the interest of both countries after friendly negotiations, the People''s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reported. Philippines Arrests Four People Involved in Minadanao Rebellion 11 de julio de 2017, 12:32Manila, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Four of the seven individuals with the surname Maute arrested the day before at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines fleeing to Malaysia are linked to the conflict in Mindanao, a military spokesman reported today. Bangladesh Capital on Alert for Chikungunya Outbreak 11 de julio de 2017, 07:42Dacca, July 11 (Prensa Latina) With staff training and the opening of health care facilities, Bangladeshi medical authorities began a campaign to fight Chikungunya virus that is threatening to expand in the capital. Over 1,2 Million People Affected by Monsoon in Indian State 11 de julio de 2017, 07:41New Delhi, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit much of the northeastern Indian state of Assam have so far left 33 dead and more than 1,2 million people affected, today reported official sources. Traffic Congestion Causes Severe Damage to Indian Capital 11 de julio de 2017, 07:34New Delhi, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The serious traffic congestion in New Delhi causes severe economic and environmental damages in the city, one of the most polluted in the world, today warned a study. 35-kg Tumor Removed from Woman's Uterus in Nepal 11 de julio de 2017, 07:14Kathmandu, July 11 (Prensa Latina) A Nepali medical team successfully removed a tumor weighing 35 kilograms from a woman''s uterus, which is considered the first such surgery performed in the country, today reported The Himalayan Times. South Korea to Donate Plants for Research on Bolivian Quinoa 11 de julio de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Government will donate to Bolivia two modern plants for scientific research on quinoa, as part of the project Agricultural Productivity Improvement in the Altiplano India: Another three Rebels Gunned down in Kashnir 10 de julio de 2017, 17:00New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Three rebels were gunned down Monday by the Indian security forces in a clash in the northern states of Janmu and Kashmir, where different Islamic groups are operating, for the separation from the Indian national territory. Panama Cuts all Government Agreements with Taiwan 10 de julio de 2017, 16:21Panama, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIRE) has reported today that Panama cut ties with Taiwan on Tuesday, switching allegiance to the People''s Republic of China and further isolating the small island nation in favor of the ''One China'' policy. S.O.S. Asian Elephants By Alberto Salazar Gutierrez Philippines-Death Toll in Marawi Conflict Breaches 500 Mark Manila, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of the Philippines today reported that the number of fatalities in Marawi since the pro-ISIS Maute group attacked government troops on May 23 has breached the 500 mark,according to Army General Restituto Padilla. Report Puts Pakistani Prime Minister on the Ropes Islamabad, Jul 10 (prensa Latina) A team investigating Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two of his sons for a suspected corruption case today recommended the opening of a case on the issue, what triggered intense national debate. China, Asean Strengthen Trade and Economic Links Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southe Eastern Asia Nations (Asean) advanced in strengthening trade and economic relations due mainly to political confidence and the annual between both parts, it was highlighted here today. China Concludes Extraction of Ice Fuel Test Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts concluded a extraction test of gas hydrate, known as fuel ice, another major breakthrough today in this nation''s quest for alternative energy sources. Opportunities and Challenges in Chinese Auto, Spare Parts Market Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The fast development of the auto and spare parts market in China shows the world that despite challenges, opportunities in that sector are greater with the manufacturing of electrtic, intelligent and conventional vehicles. Anti-polio Vaccination Campaign Begins in Pakistan Islamabad, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s health authorities today began a massive campaign to vaccinate more than 10,4 million children against poliomyelitis in order to eradicate the country''s disease. Gurkhas Still on the Streets to Claim their Own State in India New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The secessionist protests in the Indian state of Bengal today entered its 26th day, while the territorial authorities and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) continue their war of words on the issue. India reaches Foreign Exchange Record New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign exchange reserves reached a historic record at the end of last week, surpassing 386.540 million dollars, four billion more than the previous period, official sources reported today. Xi Jinping Urges Trump to Maintain Steady Links for World Peace Beijing, July 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to strengthen relations in the interests of stability and prosperity of both nations and the international community, the official press reported today. Alleged Chechen Terrorist Arrested in Italy 08 de julio de 2017, 10:47Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) An alleged 38-year-old Chechen jihadist was arrested in the southern Italian city of Bari and charged with association to commit international terrorism and instigation to commit crimes, police sources confirmed today. Rains Affect Over 450,000 People in Northeastern India New Delhi, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people have been killed and over 450,000 have been affected by heavy rains in the Indian northeastern state of Assam, where half of the country is hit by the monsoon, official sources reported today. India: More Criticisms of Modi's Visit to Israel New Delhi, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Congress Party today criticized again the recent visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel, saying it compromises Indian foreign policy. DPRK Rejects US Accusation on Ballistic Missile Nature 07 de julio de 2017, 18:04Pyongyang, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected accusations by the United States of being a threat to the world, due to the ballistic missile tests, with self-defensive nature against frequent military provocations. Mongolia First Satellite Starts Operations in Space Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mazaalai, the first satellite of Mongolia, will begin its operations in space today, offering high resolution images of the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers and will broadcast national anthems and Mongolian signals. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Shingles Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke Washington,Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person''s risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Habanos, an Excellent Welcome at the Chinese Tobacco Monopoly By Damy Vales WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. China Ends Structure of World's Longest Cross-Sea Bridge Beijing, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The main structure of world''s longest cross-sea bridge linking the southern Zhuhai prefecture with the special administrative regions of China, Hong Kong and Macao, finished today, bridge builders said. Security Increased in Indian Kashmir due to Separatist Protests New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces are on high alert today in the state of Jammu and Kashmir preceding the first anniversary of the death of a radical group''s leader that sparked violence in the territory. India, Japan, USA Begin Naval Maneuver in Bay of Bengal 07 de julio de 2017, 08:08New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) India today began a 10-day naval maneuver alongside the United States and Japan, involving several ships, planes and submarines. Security Increased in Indian Kashmir due to Separatist Protests 07 de julio de 2017, 08:08New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces are on high alert today in the state of Jammu and Kashmir preceding the first anniversary of the death of a radical group''s leader that sparked violence in the territory. Communist Party Wins Local Elections in Nepal Kathmandu, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Marxist Unified Leninist (CPN-UML) became the first local-level force in this country by winning 268 of the 617 disputed councils in the recent elections, according to data released today. India Declared Bird Flu-Free New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) India has declared itself free of bird flu, a move that will help it resume exporting poultry products to several countries that banned the purchase earlier this year, today announced the Agriculture Ministry. Four Extremist Group Members Arrested in Bangladesh Dacca, July 7 (Prensa Latina) As part of its offensive against Jama''atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the national police today arrested four members of that extremist group, which in the past claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks in this South Asian country. Two Dead People and 500,000 Evacuated because of Strong Rains Tokyo, Japan, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) At least two people died and 11 are reported as disappeared in Japan, because of the strong rains affecting the southwest of the archipelago, said Japanese state television and radio chain Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Thursday. Japanese Naval Training Squadron Visits Havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two training ships of Japan''s Maritime Forces of Self-Defense arrived Thursday in Cuba for an official visit, the second of its kind. Europe Carries Out Final BepiColombo Tests for 2018 Mission Amsterdam, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The European spacecraft BepiColombo is currently undergoing final testing in launch configuration, prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana next March for a scheduled October 2018 launch. Vietnam Strongly Condemns Beheading of 2 Citizens in Philippines Manila,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Embassy of Vietnam in Manila today called on the Philippine government to ''properly punish'' those behind the beheading of two Vietnamese nationals in Mindanao. Strong Quake Hits Central Philippines 06 de julio de 2017, 11:57Manila, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 2 person and injured 100 in the central Philippines today, with at least five more people trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials said. Dairy of 'Che' Guevara Translated to Azeri Language Baku, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The dairy of guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara is today among the books translated into Azeri language by the Translation Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic. China and Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on an official visit to Germany today, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to upgrade bilateral relations and design a new project for the future development of the integral strategic association. Turkey only Considers Entry into the European Union 06 de julio de 2017, 09:48Ankara, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Minister for Relations with the European Union (EU), Omer Celik, insisted today on the need to continue the process of his country''s joining to the group and rejected a lesser ''close cooperation'' agreement. China Open to Restoring Ties with South Korea 06 de julio de 2017, 09:39Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who''s visiting Germany, said in Hamburg China would like to join South Korea in bringing bilateral ties back to the track of healthy development, and mending fences with North Korea. Pakistan Works to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency 06 de julio de 2017, 07:54Islamabad, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over the past four years, Pakistan recorded a 79-percent increase in oil and gas exploration activities as part of an official strategy to achieve energy self-sufficiency, government sources revealed today. Pakistan Works to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency 06 de julio de 2017, 07:53Islamabad, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over the past four years, Pakistan recorded a 79-percent increase in oil and gas exploration activities as part of an official strategy to achieve energy self-sufficiency, government sources revealed today. New Indian Law Increases Sanctions for Aircraft Hijacking 06 de julio de 2017, 07:30New Delhi, July 6 (Prensa Latina) India today has a new law that increases sanctions for aircraft hijacking, including capital punishment for those who kill people. Almost 100 Radicals Killed in Indian Kashmir This Year 06 de julio de 2017, 07:29New Delhi, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces have killed 92 Islamist insurgents in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir this year, 13 more than in the same period of 2016, today revealed official sources. Over 400,000 Affected by Rains in Eastern Indian State 06 de julio de 2017, 07:28New Delhi, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Heavy monsoon rains have caused over 400,000 victims in the Indian northeastern state of Assam, where about 20,000 hectares of arable land and 900 villages are flooded, today reported official sources. India, Vietnam for Greater Political, Economic Ties New Delhi, July 6 (Prensa Latina) India and Vietnam agreed to increase political and economic cooperation in fields such as health, energy and agriculture, while advocating for peace in Asia, today said the New Delhi Foreign Ministry. Japanese Navy Training Squadron to Arrive in Havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A Training Squadron of the Japanese Self-defense Navy is to arrive today in Havana on an official visit, informed daily Granma. EU and Japan Ready to Sign Free Trade Bilateral Agreement Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Japan reached a political agreement on key issues of the free trade agreement that the two parties have negotiated for four years, said today a spokesperson for EU. Two Civilians Die in Afghanistan Due to Missile Attack Kabul, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two civilians were killed and one was wounded Wednesday in the west of this capital, after the impact of a missile in a housing area, informed the Ministry of the Interior of Afghanistan. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. Japan's Population Falls For Eighth Straight Year Tokyo,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s population, excluding foreign residents, fell last year at the fastest pace since the current survey started in 1968 as the number of births fell below 1 million, government data showed Wednesday. Plane With Five People On Board Crashes In Eastern Indonesia Jakarta,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) A small plane carrying five people went down in Papua province of eastern Indonesia today, and rescue operation has been undertaken, a national search and rescue spokeperson said. Merkel, Xi Agreed to Enhance Germany, China Relations Berlin, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After striking multibillion dollar agreements with Russia and raising the strategic relations with Moscow, China''s President Xi Jinping has agreed Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lift China-Germany ties to new and higher levels. Uruguay, Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Ties Montevideo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The relationships of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect between Uruguay and Vietnam were highlighted here during the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Consultations Mechanism, an official source reported today. China, Cuba Review Progress in Biotechnology Beijing, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) China and Cuba have reviewed progress in biotechnology cooperation in the framework of the 10th China Bioindustry Convention and the first Guangzhou International Biological Forum. Chinese President Pleads for United, Stable, Prosperous and Open EU Beijing, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, on an official visit to Germany, said Beijing that supports a united, stable, prosperous and open European Union (EU) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Venezuela 206th Independence Day Celebrated in India New Delhi, July 5 (Prensa Latina) With a floral offering to the Liberator Simon Bolivar, Latin Americans and Indians celebrated today in this capital the 206th anniversary of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence. Indian Opposition Questions Modi's Visit to Israel New Delhi, July 5 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Congress Party today questioned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s intentions of visiting Israel while recalling the historic relations between this South Asian country and the Palestinians. Human Trafficking Increases in Nepal Kathmandu, July 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,100 Nepalese, most of them women, were victims of human trafficking in the fiscal year 2015-16 and another 3,900 disappeared, today revealed a report by the National Human Rights Commission. China and Russia Prioritize Cooperation to Solve Korean Crisis Moscow, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China are giving priority in international cooperation to the solution to the dispute in the Korean peninsula and signed agreements today to extend their economic, financial and technological collaboration. Canada to Pay Omar Khadr 10.5M For Suffering at Guantanamo US Prision Ottawa,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada''s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under ''oppressive circumstances''according to The National Post. Dengue Outbreak in Sri Lanka Kills 225 People This Year Colombo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 225 people have died in Sri Lanka this year due to what is considered the deadliest dengue outbreak in that island, health officials reported today. China to Keep Prudent and Neutral Monetary Policy, According to Bank Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Bank of China (PBOC) has said today that the government will continue to implement prudent and neutral monetary policy. Supreme Court Backs Martial Law in Philippines Manila, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines'' Supreme Court today endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte''s enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State group-backed militants. Russia and China Discuss Economic and Security Cooperation Moscow, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin today highlighted Russia-China cooperation in security and confrontation with the world''s challenges, meeting today with his counterpart from Asian giant Xi Jimping. Presidents of China and Russia Synchronize Actions Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping and his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and coordination on the Korean peninsula and other relevant issues at global scale. India Congratulates Venezuela on Independence Day 04 de julio de 2017, 09:42New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, congratulated Venezuela on the eve of its 206th Independence Day Anniversary, while he called for increased ties between the two countries. Floods Forced Evacuation of Almost 1 Million Residents in C. China Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains have unleashed widespread floods in Hunan, Central China, forcing the evacuation of 964,000 residents in Changsha, the provincial capital, and surrounding areas, local authorities reported. Indian Army Kills Armed Extremist in Kashmir New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Army today killed another insurgent, the third in 24 hours, as part of an offensive in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is experiencing a wave of violence by separatist groups. Pakistan to Launch New Anti-polio Vaccination Campaign Islamabad, July 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 10 million children will be vaccinated against polio as part of a targeted campaign launched today by the Pakistani government in vulnerable areas to eradicate the disease. Indian Astronomers Discover 25 Giant Radio Galaxies New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) A group of Indian astronomers discovered 25 extremely rare radio galaxies, the largest ones known in the universe, specialized sources reported here today. Japan, USA and South Korea Agree to Put More Pressure on DPRK Tokyo, July 4 (Prensa Latina) New strategies to destabilize the present situation in the Korean peninsula are currently cropping up, following the announcement of a Trilateral Summit between South Korea, Japan and the United States to put more pressure on North Korea. India Successfully Test Fires Short Range Surface to Air Missile New Delhi,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) India today successfully test-fired its locally developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Xi, Putin to Strike 10 Billion Dollar Worth of Deals Moscow, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow for the third time this year and will strike with his Russian peer Vladimir Putin 10 billion dollar worth of deals, highlights Russian Today. Chinese President Warns of US Missile Shield Threat Beijing, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the deployment of the advanced US anti-missile shield, THAAD, in South Korea seriously damages the strategic security interests of this country, Russia and other nations in the region. India will Invest 11 Billion Dollars in Iranian Gas Field New Delhi, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian consortium is ready to invest up to 11 billion dollars to develop a gigantic natural gas field in Iran and build the necessary infrastructure to export the fuel, announced today sources of the sector. Chinese President Tours Russia, Germany, Attends G-20 Meeting Beijing, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping is on an official visit to Russia today, to be continued in Germany, where he will also attend the G-20 summit in Hamburg, on a journey aimed at strengthening ties and expanding cooperation. Largest Indian Mangrove Forest Jeopardized by Climate Change New Delhi, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Climate change and increased sea level represent a serious threat to the Sunderbans in India, the largest mangrove forest cover in the world, said a research issued today in this city. GTS, the Most Important Tax Reform in India Comes into Force New Delhi, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Regarded as the most important tax reform in India after its independence the Good and Services Tax (GTS) came into force today in this Asian country, as part of the Government efforts to vitalize the national economy. Cuba and Australia Promote Regular Diplomatic Meetings Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of Cuba and Australia, Bruno Rodríguez and Julie Bishop, respectively, signed here a Memorandum on Understanding on Regular Diplomatic Meetings, with the objective to promote and strenghten bilateral cooperation. Scientists Find Evidence of a Mysterious Skull Cult in Turkish Temple Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists have discovered what seem to be the remains of a ''skull cult'' in an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey. Manila Drug Enforcement Claims Success in Duterte Drug War Manila,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) considers the government''s war against illegal drugs a ''success'' during President Rodrigo Duterte''s first year in office. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Cow Protectors in the Middle of a Storm in India New Delhi, June 30 (Prensa Latina) The murders committed by radical sectors against people accused of sacrificing or eating cows returned to the forefront today in India, where the issue provokes a constant confrontation between government and opposition, as well as protests in different cities. China Urges India to Correct Border Area Mistake Beijing, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of National Defense has urged India to immediately correct its mistake and withdraw border troops that illegally entered the territory, the government said Thursday. China Urges US to Stop Selling Weapons to Taiwan Beijing, Jun 30 (PL) US arms sales to Taiwan and the new sanctions against Chinese companies, agencies and individuals hurt mutual confidence, stresses a statement of Beijing''s government. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Philippines to Collaborate with China against Terrorism Manila, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ana Maria Paz Banaag, Assistant Secretary (Minister) of Communications of the Philippines, said Thursday that her country is ready to collaborate and perform military exercises with China, to reduce the threat of armed groups linked with the Islamic State (ISIS) NATO to Increase Military Presence in Afghanistan 29 de junio de 2017, 16:59Brussels, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to send more soldiers to Afghanistan to work together with the Afghan security forces, said Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO Thursday. China, Ghana Sign Multimillion Development Project Accra, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ghana will receive investments from China that amounted 10 billion dollars to develop the bauxite industry in this West African country, reported the media here today. Antarctica's Ice Free Areas to Increase by 25 Percent by 2100: Study London,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice could increase by up to 25 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent''s biodiversity, according to new research. Australian Foreign Minister Visits Cuba Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Australia, Julie Bishop, makes an official visit to Cuba today, the Foreign Ministry of the Caribbean nation informed. China Unveils Locally Built Marine Research Vessel Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) - China unveiled a new locally built marine geological survey vessel in south China''s Guangdong Province, it was reported here today. Nepal Makes Slow Progress in Rebuilding Kathmandu, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Only 376 million dollars of the just over one billion dollars earmarked for Nepal''s rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes that shook the country in 2015 have been used, today revealed the Finance Ministry. Honk Kong Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Returning to Motherland 29 de junio de 2017, 08:05Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Xi Jinping in his first ever visit as president to Hong Kong is attending celebrations there for the 20th anniversary of the return of that territory to the motherland. Relatives of Attacks Victims Continue Protests in Pakistan 29 de junio de 2017, 07:26Islamabad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) For the seventh consecutive day, relatives of 72 people killed in a double attack in the Pakistani city of Parachinar continue their protest today to demand that the government reinforce security measures and improve economic compensation. Two Indian Soldiers Injured by Pakistani Troops 29 de junio de 2017, 07:25New Delhi, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Two Indian soldiers were injured today during the umpteenth exchange of gunfire with Pakistani troops on the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistani Authorities Continue Search for Foreign Climbers 29 de junio de 2017, 07:23Islamabad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities continue today the search for two climbers, a Spaniard and an Argentine, missing since last week as they attempted to reach the top of Nanga Parbat, an 8,125-meter high mountain in the north of the country. Indian Vice-Presidential Election Schedule Announced 29 de junio de 2017, 07:22New Delhi, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Commission of India (ECI) today announced the schedule for the country''s vice presidential elections, amid campaigns of the government and the opposition to win next presidential polls. South Korea-USA Alliance on Negotiating Table 29 de junio de 2017, 00:20Seoul, June 29 (Prensa Latina) There have been a great expectation with the South Korea''s President Moon Jae-in´s official visit to the United States, where, according to specialists, he will try to win the confidence of his US counterpart, President Donald Trump, for the future of the alliance. Malaysian Opposition to Embark on 1MDB Tour to Explain Scandal Kuala Lumpur, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Frustrated over the lack of action on 1MDB here, Pakatan Harapan will embark on a nationwide tour to explain issues related to the state investor. Plan to Decommission Ikata No.1 Reactor Approved in Japan Tokyo,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s nuclear regulators have approved a roughly 40-year plan to decommission an aging nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, in western Japan. China Applies Strategy to Respond to Cyber Attacks Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) China approved a plan aimed at improving the management of cyber security incidents, in order to avoid and reduce damages, protect public interest and safeguard national security and social order, underlined the source here today. China Invites the World to Participate in its Reform Process Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, welcomed today foreign companies inviting them to participate with their capital in the reform process going on in this country. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. China Adds New Generation Destroyer to Naval Force 28 de junio de 2017, 10:46Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) A 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced destroyer was launched today at Jiangnan Shipyard in east Shanghai. It is the first of China''s new generation of destroyers, equipped with state of the art air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, local media highlighted. Chinese President: CICA Meeting to Contribute to Regional Peace Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The non-governmental forum of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), inaugurated here today, will contribute to regional peace and stability, asserted Chinese President Xi Jinping. Indian State Plans to Build 3,000-megawatt Nuclear Plant New Delhi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of the national strategy to reduce dependence on oil and gas, the government of the northern Indian state of Bihar is planning today to install a 3,000-megawatt nuclear plant in the territory. Nepal Peacefully Holds Local Elections, despite Threats Kathmandu, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Despite threats of protests, Nepal is today holding peacefully the second phase of its local elections, the first of their kind in 20 years. India's Largest Container Port Affected by Cyber-Attack New Delhi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Operations at one of three terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in the western city of Mumbai were disrupted today after a global cyber-attack affecting India''s largest container jetty. Indian Communist Leader Criticizes Neoliberal Government Policy New Delhi, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Sitaram Yechury today criticized the Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s government, by considering that his aggressive neoliberal policy widens the economic inequalities of the population. South Korea and and South America Boost Industrial Cooperation Seoul, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea and Latin America will hold from June 28-30 an economic forum, especially focused on extending industrial cooperation, the Foreign ministry and the International Trade Association announced today. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. Indian Opposition Slams USA-India Joint Statement New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Indian opposition has strongly criticized the recent USA-India joint statement for allegedly being too close to the US view on Islamist terror, and termed it as ''disappointing'' and lacking ''new or big ideas'' in the relationship between both nations. Mongolia to Hold Second Round of Presidential Elections Ulan Bator, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia will go for the first time in its history to the second round of presidential elections after no candidate reached enough votes to govern, Montsame agency reported today. Two Alpinists Go Missing on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' Islamabad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Due to bad weather those who were attempting to climb world''s ninth highest mountain Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters above sea level) returned to base camp. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Summer Davos Forum in China: For Inclusive Growth Por Damy ValesBeijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Annual Meeting of New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, opened today in the coastal city of Dalian, in northeastern China, with a call for inclusive growth focused on technological and political innovations. Tension on India-China Border Escalates New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Tension on the India-China border reportedly escalated today due to an alleged exchange of gunfire between troops of both countries and mutual accusations of violating the national territory. Indian Authorities Prevents Islamic State Attacks New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) member, Indian authorities prevented several terrorist attacks in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, today revealed security sources. Death Toll from Pakistan Fuel Truck Explosion Rises to 157 Islamabad, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the Sunday''s fuel truck explosion near Bahawalpur city, in the Pakistani province of Punjab, today rose to 157. Mongolia Immerse in Presidential Elections Ulan Bator, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Mongolian are going to the polls today to elect a new president, a post disputed by social democrat Miyeegombyn Enkhbold, conservative Battulga Khaltmaa and former communist Sainkhuu Ganbaatar. Bolivia and China Sign Agreement to Promote Scientific Exchange La Paz, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Education Minister Roberto Aguilar and Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Science Academy, signed an agreement here Monday to promote scientific-technological exchange. Chinese President Applauds Hong Kong Policy: A two Systems' Country Beijing, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping welcomed today the ''one country, two systems'' policy as the best institutional arrangement to maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Resumption of Fighting in Philippines After End of Ramadan Manila, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Combats in southern Philippines between the army and terrorist groups linked to the Islamic state (ISIS) resumed today after a brief ceasefire for the end of Ramadan. ''We have launched new offensives to recover the area taken by the terrorists in Marawi,'' pointed out Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla. Myanmar Penalizes Hundreds of Soldiers for the Use of Children Naypyidaw, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar Army has reportedly taken drastic measures today against more than 400 soldiers for the use and recruitment of children as soldiers. South Korea Confirms THAAD Deployment Amid Concerns Seoul,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Korea's newly appointed foreign minister said today in Seoul has no intention of rolling back the decision to deploy the U.S. THAAD battery, the U.S. missile defense system strongly opposed by China. DPRK Reaffirms Nuclear Arsenal Is for Self-defense Pyongyang, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned today South Korea's orchestrated manipulation campaign against the real purpose of what Pyongyang stresses is its fully self-defensive nuclear arsenal. Indian State Firm Negotiates Stakes in Russian Oilfields New Delhi, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has joined the Indian consortium that is negotiating a purchase of up to 49 percent in Vankor''s oilfields in the Russian Arctic region, today revealed company sources. Sri Lanka Launches Campaign against Dengue Colombo, 26 June (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka''s government is today conducting a new campaign against dengue in order to curb the epidemic on the island, which in the first half of this year affected over 69,000 people and killed at least 205. Pakistan Mourns Lethal Accident, Bombings Islamabad, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan today celebrates in mourning the end of Ramadan, a Muslim sacred month, after several deadly attacks and a lethal accident that caused over 240 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Philippine Army Respects Ceasefire during End of Ramadan Manila, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist groups that operate in the southern Philippine town of Marawi respected the eight-hour ceasefire declared by the Army today on the occasion of the end of Ramadan. Cuba Announces Bolivia, New Zealand Foreign Ministers Visit Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Bolivia and New Zealand, Fernando Huanacuni and Gerry Brownlee, respectively, will begin official visits to Cuba next week, the island''s Foreign Ministry announced today. India and Russia Agree to Strengthen Military Cooperation New Delhi, June 24 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia are moving forward today to strengthen their military cooperation, including the joint development of future weapon systems and the exchange of experiences. At least a Hundred people Buried by Landslide in Southwest China Beijing, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 people were buried today by a landslide in southwest China''s Sichuan province, an event classified by experts as a first-class catastrophic geological disaster. Mongolia to Hold Presidential Elections Surrounded by Corruption 24 de junio de 2017, 00:20Ulan Bator, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mongolian population will elect a new president next Monday, following an electoral campaign full of corruption scandals involving the three candidates. Third Seminar China-Latin America to be Held in Cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The third Seminar China-Latin America will be held next week here, to tackle joint actions in the field of renewable energy and climate change, said a source related to the event. South Korea Conducts Missile Test amid Growing Tensions 23 de junio de 2017, 17:40Seoul, June 23 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President Moon Jae-In has overseen today a missile test, which was ''aimed at sending a clear warning against North Korea'' and according to experts, would help to increase growing tensions in the region. Myanmar Releases Almost 70 Children Soldiers 23 de junio de 2017, 15:17Naipyido, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of Myanmar released 67 children soldiers from service Friday, being this the first action this year as part of a process to end forced recruitment of minors as fighters, requested by the United Nations. Australia to Back Philippines Fight Terrorism Camberra, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Defense Ministry announced today it will shortly deploy surveillance aircraft to support fighting against terrorist groups in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. Malaysian Police Deny Death of Filipino Terrorist Leader Maute Kuala Lumpur, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar denied today reports that the former academic who turned into a terrorist, Mahmoud Ahmad, was killed in Marawi, Philippines. Pakistan Attacks Kill at Least 31 Islamabad, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Two attacks that occurred hours apart killed today at least 30 people and wounded more than 100 in Pakistan, where armed and sectarian groups continue their offensive against the government despite military operations. China to Hold 15th East Asia Forum Beijing, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today that the 15th East Asia Forum will be held in the central province of Hunan from June 29 to July 1st. China and Cuba Agree to Deepen Economic Cooperation By Damy Vales Pakistan's Current Account Deficit Increases Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current account deficit (CAD) increased by 178 percent year-on-year when reaching 8,9 billion dollars in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the State Bank (SBP). At Least Five Killed by Explosion in Pakistan Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least five people were killed and a dozen was wounded today in an alleged attack near a police chief''s office in Quetta city, the capital of Pakistan''s southwestern Baluchistan province. India Successfully Launches 31 Satellites New Delhi, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) today successfully launched 31 satellites using PLSV-C38 rocket, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. 34 Dead People in Attack in Southern Afghanistan Kabul, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead people in the suicide attack perpetrated in front of a bank in the Afghan southern province of Helmand, reached 34, said the Public Health Department Thursday. Terrorist Resistance Decline in Southern Area, Says Philippine Army Manila, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army asserted today that the resistance by the terrorist group Maute was declining after a month of clashes in the southern locality of Marawi. DPRK Asks South Korea to Take Correct Attitudes Pyongyang, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to take the correct attitude to improve the bilateral relations among the two Asian countries. Cuban Parliament President Ends Official Visit in China Beijing, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Following an extreme work schedule in the Chinese capital and the Shanghai Municipality, Cuban Parliament President, Esteban Lazo, ended his official visit on Thursday at the central-eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. China Studies First Law on Control of Soil Pollution Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Legislators discussed today the rough draft of the country''s first law on soil pollution control and prevention. No Place For Islamophobia in Singapore: Minister of Defence Singapur,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) There is no space for Islamophobia or attitudes that denigrate any religions and harm the social cohesion in Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman. Two of the Four Fugitives From Bali's Kerobokan Jail Recaptured Dili,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Two of the four prisoners who escaped from Bali''s Kerobokan jail have been recaptured in East Timor, according to reports. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Iran Calls to Fight Tyrannical Political System in Jerusalem Day Tehran, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian leaders called today for a worldwide mobilization against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and in defense of Jerusalem, a holy city with which millions of Muslims sympathize with every last Friday of the Ramadan. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. Cuban Parliament President Reaffirms Historical Friendship with China Shanghai, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP), Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, has reaffirmed in this Chinese city the historical friendship that unites both governments, communist parties and peoples. Indian Troops Kill Separatist Extremists in Kashmir New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces shot dead three members of the separatist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in a clash that lasted more than six hours in Pulwama district in northern Jammu and Kashmir. China Reiterates Call for Talks on Korean Peninsula Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) China has called for early resumption of negotiations on the Korea Peninsula nuclear issue and reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the issue through negotiations. India Doubles Number of Tourists in a Decade New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) India doubled the arrival of foreign tourists in a decade from 4,44 million in 2006 to 8,78 million last year, today revealed a sector ministry statement. India in Final Stages for Launching Earth Observation Satellites New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) is today finalizing the details for the launch of 31 satellites, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. China Reiterates Willingness to Aid Africa in Reducing Poverty Addis Ababa, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Wang Yi, minister of Foreign Affairs of China, reiterated today this country´s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Africa to achieve sustainable and independent development and reduce poverty. DPRK Condemns Recent Naval Exercises in Korean Eastern Waters Pyongyang, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned Wednesday the recent military maneuver carried out in Korean eastern waters, in which the Japanese Self-Defense Forces took part, together with US Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carrier. India Interested in Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense Missile Systems Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) India''s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley is in Russia to discuss, among other topics, and give final shape to a deal on the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system, New Delhi is interested in acquiring. China,USA Schemists Create 3-D Printed Graphene Foam Washington,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina)Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China''s Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. Research Confirms Deep Sea Electric Current, Origin of Life in Earth Tokyo,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists from Japanese research institutes has confirmed low electric current around deep-sea hydrothermal vents, suggesting a possibility that such a current played a key role in the formation of life on Earth from organic matter in the ocean. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. FMs from South Korea and Japan Address Historic Debt 21 de junio de 2017, 11:44Seoul, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha approached today with her Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, the controversial historical dispute between sex slaves (''comfort women'') and the nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula. Pakistan Calls for Dialogue with India, but Sees no Close Agreement New Delhi, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s High Commissioner in India (ambassador) Abdul Basit today defended the dialogue between the two countries to end their differences, but he considered it to be a remote possibility at present. Indian Army Killed Two Militiamen in Jammu and Kashmir New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces shot dead two militiamen during a clash in Jammu and Kashmir, the violence epicenter of several separatist armed groups. Indian Space Agency, NASA build Reconnaissance Satellite New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) started building components to jointly make a Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) dedicated to monitoring the Earth. India Celebrates International Yoga Day New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Indians today turned the country into an immense mosaic of multicolored mats for the International Yoga Day. Afghanistan Praises Iran Efforts to Host Refugees 20 de junio de 2017, 15:04Kabul, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Afghan executive chief Abdullah Abdullah praised Iran''s efforts to house Afghan refugees in the last three decades. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. China Seeks Positive Results in Security Talks with USA Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign ministry stated today that this country will work with US for positive results during the first diplomatic and security dialogue. Indian Presidential Election Seems to Be Decided New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate of the Indian National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Ram Nath Kovind, seems to be headed for an easy victory in the elections scheduled for next month. BRICS Group asks for Macroeconomic Policy Coordination Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Finance and governors of the Central Banks of the Brics Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Afrioa) boost today the coordination of their macroeconomic policies, assured Chinese minister of Finance, Xiao Jie. Indian Police Reinforce Security against Threat of Attacks New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian police are on alert today after receiving a warning about a possible terrorist attack in crowded public spaces such as temples, shopping malls, hotels, markets, and train or bus stations. Another Indian Killed in IS Ranks in Afghanistan New Delhi, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Shajeer Mangalasseri Abdulla, an Indian recruiter from the Islamic State (IS), was killed in an attack in Afghanistan while fighting for the terrorist organization, today confirmed the Times of India. India Seeks to Strengthen Military Cooperation with Russia 20 de junio de 2017, 08:22New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian Defense Minister Arun Jitley traveled to Russia on a four-day visit to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Cuba Participates in 2017 World Expo in Kazahstan Astana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s participation in the Forum on Renewable Energy, in this city, where Cuba exposed its experience on sustainable growth, is a recognition to its work in the field of energy efficiency, stated today here Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. DPRK Condemns New Launching Systems for THAAD Pyongyang, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Monday the presence of new launching systems for long-reach missile THAAD, illegally introduced into national territory of South Korea. Cuba Underlines Understanding and Firmness in Ties with China Beijing, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) High-level representatives of the Cuban parliament and the Communist Party have praised here today the sustained understanding and firmness in the ties with the Chinese people and government. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Indian Government Party Appoints its Presidential Candidate New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The government''s National Democratic Alliance today presented Bihar state governor Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for next month''s Indian presidential elections, a decision criticized by the opposition. China and Cuba Review Ties in Biotechnology By Damy Vales Coal Unions Postpone Strike in India New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After a meeting with the Indian authorities, coal unions postponed a three-day strike that should begin today in protest of pension and wages policies. Over 3,000 Indians Flee Homes due to Clashes on India-Pakistan Border New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,360 Indians living near the Control Line (LoC), the Kashmir border with Pakistan, left their homes because of the tension in the region today, one of the most militarized in the world. 165 Killed by Mudslides in Bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) With seven people killed, the death toll due to recent rains and mudslides in several districts in eastern Bangladesh stands now at 165, according to the most recent reports. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. China Court Sentences 7 Over Falsifying Air Quality Data Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese court sentenced seven people, including the heads of two environmental protection branches, to imprisonments of over one year for falsifying air quality monitoring data. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Visit to Vietnam Hanoi, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of Cuba''s National Assembly (Parliament) concluded, together with the delegation he presides, an official visit to Vietnam, which maximum authorities asseted to him their will to keep strengthening the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba. Iran Fisherman Shot and Killed by Saudi Coast Guard Teherán, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian authorities today were still trying to determine the facts surrounding the incident where a coast guard shot and killed a fisherman in the Persian Gulf. At Least 8 Killed in Taliban Attack in Afganistan Kabul,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 5 policemen and 3 talibans were killed in an attack of the terrorists to a police station in Patkia province. Separatist Demostrations Escalate in India New Delhi,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The separatists demostrations in the north of Bengala continue today after riotings and the death of 3 persons among the protesters and the police. China, US to Dialogue on Diplomacy and Security Beijing, June 18 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States will hold their first dialogue on diplomacy and security in Washington next Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry informed. Everest Will Be Measured, Assessing Consequences of 2015 Earthquake Kathmandu, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Cartography of Nepal said today that the Everest will be measured to determine if it had some change after the earthquake occurred in April 2015, which left 9,000 fatalities. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. China Removes Restrictions on Foreign Investment Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) China issued today a list eliminating 27 restrictions on eight sectors for foreign investment in its free trade zones. India Tops the List of Main Remittances Recipients in 2016 New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) With 62.7 billion dollars India is at the top of the list of countries who received with more remittances last years, noted a report spread in this capital. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. Asian Bank Ratifies Support for Combating Climate Change Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ratified today its support for projects that contribute to the fight against climate change and reaffirmed its strategy for financing sustainable energy. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Observe Safety Protocols, Media Covering Marawi Conflict Urged Manila, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) today urged the media covering the Marawi conflict to follow safety precautions after an Australian journalist was injured by a sniper bullet. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. China Expects Positive Signs in the Korean Peninsula Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) China expects the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea to continue to show goodwill toward each other, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first capital investment of $150 million USD to attract private capital for development projects in India. S. Korea for Unconditional Talks with DPRK Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed Thursday unconditional talks with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) if Pyongyang stops what he called nuclear and missile provocations, Chinese media reports. Controversial Anti Terror Bill Enacted in Japan Tokyo,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Diet has enacted a bill criminalizing the act of planning serious crimes such as terror attacks, according to NHK. Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers today, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in the southern city Marawi. At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In Blast At China Kindergarten Beijing Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China today killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, authorities said. China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok Beijing, June 15 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed the evacuation of 12,000 Guandong province residents and direct economic losses of $ 38 million after Typhoon Merbok, officials press informed today. S. Korea for Unconditional Talks with DPRK Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed Thursday unconditional talks with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) if Pyongyang stops what he called nuclear and missile provocations, Chinese media reports. South Korean Doctors Take Care of Bolivians with Oriental Techniques La Paz, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 11 South Korean doctors will take care today and tomorrow of the Bolivian population of Cochabamba with Oriental techniques for free, the director of the Department Health Service, Lidia Astroña, confirmed. China's First X-Ray Telescope Flying Well into Space Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) China launched Thursday an X-ray space telescope to explore the Milky Way in search of black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to Jointly Patrol Sulu Sea Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will conduct joint naval patrol in the Sulu Sea from next week to put a curb on cross-border kidnapping-for-ransom activities by different terror groups such as Abu Sayyaf group, according to a military source. IOC Proposes Ban Ki-Moon to Preside Ethics Commission Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Former secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon was proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board as candidate to preside its Ethics Commission, IOC announced Wednesday. Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India Lima, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru adjusts its views ahead of the start of negotiations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India in the near future, officials announced today. Marawi Siege: US Special Forces Aiding Philippine Army Manila,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed that it sought the assistance of the United States as Filipino troops continue to battle Islamist militants in Marawi City. ''We asked for their assistance because we do not have the kind of technical capability we sought. If we had it, we would not have done so,'' Brig.Gen. Restituto Padilla, spokesman of the AFP, said in a text message. DPRK Reasserts Position for Reunification with S.Korea Pyongyang, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reaaserted Wednesday its position to establish talks without foreign interference, to reach the reconciliation, reunification and pacific coexistence with South Korea. Australians Researchers Uncover Huge Extinct Turkey Canberra, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)A flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo is among five big extinct birds to have been discovered by South Australian palaeontologists. Panama-China Relations, a Pragmatic Decision Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The surprise caused by the establishment of diplomatic relations between Panama and China was perhaps due to the fact that it is a decision by the current Panamanian government, with more support and almost no negative criticisms. Demand for New State Grows in India New Delhi, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Tension in the northern Indian state of West Bengal is on the increase today, following a six-party decision to support secession of the area in order to create a new federated territory: Gurkhaland. China, Germany Strengthen Cooperation in Security and Communications Beijing, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) China and Germany agreed to further boost cooperation in security and communications, the Chinese Government announced on Wednesday. At Least 130 Killed in Bangladesh by Landslides Dhaka, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 130 people were killed, including soldiers and children, by landslides caused by heavy rains in three districts of eastern Bangladesh, according to the latest reports released here today. Pakistani Trade Deficit Reaches Record High Islamabad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s trade deficit increased by 42 percent year-on-year when reaching a 29,9-billion-dollard record in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the National Bureau of Statistics. Indian Space Agency to Test Semi-cryogenic Engine by 2021 New Delhi, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Following the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III, India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to test a kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021. Terrorists Kill Civilians Fleeing Philippine City of Marawi Manila, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Members of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) that are occupying parts of the Philippine city of Marawi are killing civilians that try to escape, while they use others as cooks, authorities reported today. US Recognizes Progress of Taliban Movement in Afghanistan Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis recognized the progress of the Taliban Movement in Afghanistan and the problems of his country in the conflict with that Asian nation. Flying Car to Light the Olympic Flame in Tokyo 2020 Tokyo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese engineers reportedly presented the flying car that could light the Olympic flame at the inauguration of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Landslides Triggered by Constant Rain Kill at Least 101 in Bangladesh Dacca,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 101 people have been killed and 10 are missing in landslides and flooding after heavy monsoon rains in southeast Bangladesh, UBN said. Iran Qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Teherán, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iranian president Hassan Rouhani congratulates the IOranian team for qualifing to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Vietnam and Cuba Evoke History of Friendship and Solidarity Ties Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Remembering is to live again and more than 100 Vietnamese professionals trained in Cuba did so during a meeting with National People''s Power Assembly President, Esteban Lazo, where the friendship between both peoples was reaffirmed. Vietnam, Cuba Laud their Excellent Relations Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba congratulated themselves on the excellent state of their relations at a meeting between the Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the president of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo. Over 11,000 Dengue Cases, 7,000 Chikungunya Cases in India New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 11,400 dengue cases and 7,700 chikungunya cases are reported in India so far this year, a figure that will increase dramatically after the monsoon, sector sources said today. China and Panama Establish Diplomatic Ties Beijing, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) China and Panama have formalized here today the establishment of diplomatic relations and the beginning of joint work for the first bilateral agreements. Tobacco Use Declines in India New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Tobacco use in India fell from 34,6 percent in 2009-2010 to 28,6 percent in 2016-2017, which represents 8,1 million smokers less, revealed a poll released today in the capital. 16 Insurgents Killed in a Week in Indian Kashmir New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces killed 16 insurgents last week in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several Muslim separatist groups are active, today reported military sources. At Least 21 People Killed by Landslides in Bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 21 people were killed by landslides in southeastern Bangladesh, an area affected by heavy rains in the last hours. Iran Classifies for 2018 World Cup Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran beat Uzbekistan 2-0 and became the 3rd national team with a ticket to participate in the 2018 World Soccer Cup in Russia. IS Leader Orders Attacks against The Philippines, Says President Manila, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asserted today that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi ordered to carry out terrorist actions in the south of the country. State Minister of Timor-Leste Arrives in Havana Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Education Minister of Timor-Leste, António da Conceição, arrives today to Cuba to fulfil an official visit until Thursday. DPRK Press: South Korea Must Break US Yoke Pyongyang, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The press of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) issued today comments urging South Korea to break the United States'' yoke of domination over its country. South Korea Proposes To Host 2030 FIFA World Cup Seoul,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina)South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed today that Northeast Asian countries co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup to ease tensions in the region. Security Forces Pre-emptive Measures Has Kept Malaysia Peaceful: PM Kuala Lumpur, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia remains peaceful thanks to the pre-emptive actions taken by the country''s security forces, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Coast of Turkey Istanbul, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A 6.3-magnitude Richter scale earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey today, ioffshore Izmir district, with no human nor material casualties reported. Cuba Assesses Vietnamese Experiences to Perfect People's Power System Hanoi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) We have come to learn to take advantage of everything that fits our characteristics and can serve us in perfecting the system of Popular Power, said here today the President of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo. Indian Opposition Seeks Consensus for Presidential Election New Delhi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian opposition will meet next Wednesday to formally begin deliberations in order to seek a single candidate for the presidential elections, to be held on July 17, today revealed sources close to the process. Indian, Pakistani Troops Clash at Border New Delhi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) For the third consecutive day, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged gunfire today on the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. India Plans to Build Six New Submarines for its Navy New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is ready to launch a new program valued at 9,300 million dollars in order to build six new submarines in the country in association with foreign firms, today reported the press. India Boosts Steel Production New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) India will increase its steel production in 8.9 percent annually as average over the next five years going from 88.4 million metric tons in 2017 to 128.6 million metric tons in 2021, revealed a research today. Cholera so far Kills 859 in Yemen Sanaa, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The number of deaths caused by the cholera epidemic that affected the population of Yemen amounted to 859, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed today. Cuban Parliamentary Leader in Hanoi, Another Page for Bilateral Ties Hanoi, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are strengthening their historic and wide-ranging relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation with the official visit of Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP). Beijing Authorities Review Measures to Control Population Growth Beijing, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Beijing authorities assured that the capital has made achievements in its cooperation with neighboring cities to reduce population growth. China Favors Further Cooperation with Turkmenistan in Silk Road Beijing, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly urged Turkmenistan to work together to promote its pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the Silk Road and Belt Economic Initiative, it was reported here today. Chinese President Calls for Solidarity, Cooperation with SCO Members Beijing, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is concluding an official visit to Kazakhstan, called on the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to strengthen solidarity and cooperation as China is assuming the presidency of the bloc. Philippines: 13 Soldiers Killed in Combats against Terrorists Manila, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Thirteen Philippine soldiers were killed and 40 were injured in clashes between the Army and the terrorist group Maute, an organization linked to the Islamic State (IS), in the city of Marawi, in the south of the country, official sources confirmed today. Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal to Debut in China Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal will perform for the first time in China, at the 7th International Piano Festival held at the Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. North Korea Kim Jong Un Tests New Land-Sea Missile Pyongyang, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), led the test launch of the land-sea cruise missile developed by the National Defense Academy of Sciences. SCO Summit Approves Counter-Terrorism Declaration and Convention Astana, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit adopted today the Astana Declaration, which is annexed to the antiterrorism convention and accepted Pakistan and India in its ranks. Japan Enacts Law to Allow Emperor Akihito to Abdicate Tokyo, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese parliament has enacted today the law allowing Emperor Akihito to resign the throne, thereby opening the succession to his son and Crown Prince, Naruhito, NHK news agency reported. President al-Assad, Situation in Syria Improving Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the situation in Syria has improved dramatically because the terrorist groups, mainly ISIS, al-Nusra and like-minded groups who are Wahhabi terrorist extremist groups, are retreating. SCO Shaping a New Trade Order Astana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the formal entry of India and Pakistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a multilateral grouping, is consolidating its economic and political might while shaping a new trade order following the steps of the Belt and Road Initiative China is pushing forward. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Over a Ton of Heroin Seized by Turkey Belonged to the Talibans 08 de junio de 2017, 13:39Ankara,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina)Turkish security forces have seized one tonne and 71 kilograms of heroin on board an offshore supply ship identified as Commander Tide, Turkish media reported. Philippines Says to Break Terrorists City Siege Soon Manila,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Takfiri militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a ''small resistance'' after troops crippled their logistics and some terrorists have fled from the battle, military officials said today. Malaysian Public Universities Among Best in the World Kuala Lumpur,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) All five public research universities in Malaysia have been listed in the top 1 percent of such universities in the world. Indonesia: Marapi Volcano in West Sumatra Erupts Jakarta, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Marapi volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia erupted on June 4, spewing clouds of volcanic ash over the region of Tanah Datar in Sumatran province. China: Second Largest Direct Investor Abroad in 2016 Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) China became the second country with the largest direct investment abroad in 2016, according to a report released today by official sources. Myanmar Finds Bodies of Crashed Military Plane YangonJun 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams have spotted at sea a total of 29 human bodies from the military plane that when missing with 120 people on board,according to a statement released by Myanmar''s Defense Services Office Thursday afternoon. BRICS Media Leaders Meet in China for Practical Cooperation Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of 27 communication agencies from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have opened today the Media Forum of the bloc with a call to increase practical cooperation. Myanmar Finds Bodies of Crashed Military Plane Yangon, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams have spotted at sea a total of 29 human bodies from the military plane that when missing with 120 people on board,according to a statement released by Myanmar''s Defense Services Office Thursday afternoon. Number of Dead People in Combats in the Phillipines Increases Manila, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead people in the southern town of Marawi, Phillipines, because of the clashes between security forces and local terrorist group Maute, increased up to 193 Wednesday. Japan to Dismantle Nuclear Reactor of Monju Tokyo, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Issei Nishikawa, Governor of the Japanese prefecture of Fukui, approved the dismantling of the fast nuclear reactor of Monju a year after the Nuclear Regulation Authority recommended to close it because of security problems. Afghan Parliament Tries to Mediate Between Gov't and Demonstrators Kabul, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Afghanistan intensified its efforts Wednesday to mediate between the government and the demonstrators who are still demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Gani and other high governmental officials, after the recent terrorist attacks. Clerics Denounce Desecration of Marawi Cathedral in Philippines Manila,Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Gov. of Mindanao Mujiv Hataman, chairman of the regional peace and order council, said vandalism of non-Islamic worship sites is a serious offense in Islam. Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. S.K. to Assess Environmental Impact of THAAD Deployment Seoul, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea began preparations today to assess the environmental impact of the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system, days after the confidential entry into the country of four new launch path was announced. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. Thailand to Host MotoGP Race in 2018 Bangkok, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s sports authority says it has secured rights to host a MotoGP race next year, after years of lobbying to bring top motorcycle racing to the kingdom. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. Chinese Police Officers Start Patrolling Italian Cities Beijing, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) A group of 10 Chinese police officers began joint patrols in four Italian cities, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. Dead People by Recent Rains in Sri Lanka Increases Colombo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) New data offered by the Disaster Center of Sri Lanka said that 212 people died, and 79 are still missing, after therecent floods caused by intense rains associated to the monsoon. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Bangladesh Makes Donation to Sri Lanka after Heavy Rains Dacca, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bangladeshi Government donated $500,000 USD today to support the victims of the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka that resulted in 100 deaths. Nepal and China Sign Agreement on Hydroelectric Station Kathmandu, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Nepal and China signed an agreement today to develop the most important national project for a hydroelectric station, which will generate 1,200 megawatts and will be erected in the central area of the country. Vietnamese Minister of Defense Pays Honors to Cuban Heroes Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Minister of Defense Ngo Xuan Lich honored today Cuban independence heroes Antonio Maceo and Francisco Gomes at El Cacahual mausoleum, home to their remains, informed the national television. Japan and China Will Boost Trade, Says Singaporean Ex-Prime Minister Tokyo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Singaporean Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said today that China and Japan should boost trade and economic integration in the Asian continent, with equal conditions and not as rivals. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Floods Kill Three and Many are Missing in Indonesia Jakarta, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Recent floods in central Indonesia have killed at least three people and an equal number of missing, the Disaster Prevention Agency reported Monday. 38 Indonesians Allegedly Involved in Philippines Terror Network Jakarta,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) As many as 38 Indonesians were allegedly involved in a terror network in Marawi City in Mindanao, the Philippines, Indonesian Police spokesperson, has said. Ma Long Retains Table Tennis World Title Dusseldorf, Germany,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion, Ma Long repeated the success experienced two years earlier in Suzhou when, today when he won the Men''s Singles title at the Liebherr 2017 World Championships here. China Recognizes Government of Mexican Capital for Its Care To Pandas Mexico, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have acknowledged the government of Mexico City for the care of panda bears, particularly in the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) Zoo in this capital, it was reported today. Cambodian People's Party Wins Elections Phnom Penh, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unofficial preliminary results indicate today that the Cambodian People''s Party(CPP) won about 70 percent of the local districts involved in the dispute, and the popular vote. China To Host BRICS Media Forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Joint Efforts to Fight Terrorism Called for in Asia-Pacific Meeting Singapore, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and specialists from more than 40 countries called here for joint efforts, given the growing threat of terrorism at the end of a meeting on security in Asia Pacific, which is also the target of this scourge. Asia's Largest Cruise Ship Starts Maiden Voyage in China Beijing, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Joy, the largest cruise ship in Asia, built mainly for the Chinese market, started its maiden voyage in the eastern city of Qingdao. New Study on Predictions by Australian Experts 03 de junio de 2017, 11:43Canberra, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) A study is opening new paths for the early detection of serious illnesses, thanks to the analysis of medical images by artificial intelligence, made by the experts working in the University of Adelaide, Australia. Canada, Vietnam Trade Exchange Grows Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Comercial exchange between Canada and Vietnam amounted to $ 70 million in the first quarter of 2017, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts Visit to Japan Hanoi, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will start a visit to Japan on Sunday, in which he will foster bilateral relations characterized by its amplitude in several sectors. PH, Malaysia, Indonesia to Start Joint Patrols Off Mindanao Singapur, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in waters off the Mindanao region this month to counter threats from Islamic State group militants, Malaysia''s defense minister said today. Air, Water Quality Continue to Improve in Beijing 03 de junio de 2017, 09:48Beijing, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Air pollutant density was lowered in Beijing while its surface water environment also improved in 2016, according to a report released by Beijing Municipal Environment Protection Bureau today. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Philippines Casino Attack Manila, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a moustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire that caused clouds of smoke that left at least 36 people dead Friday morning in a sprawling entertainment complex in Manila. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. China, Germany Agree to Speed Up Talks on China-EU Investment Accord 02 de junio de 2017, 15:17Beijing, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Kegiang, who concluded today a tour through Europe and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed to speed up talks on China-European Union (EU) investment accord to enrich cooperation and bilateral ties. June 2 Deadline to Free Marawi of Terrorists Can't Be Met,Says Army Manila, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) ''Today was supposed to be the date when the government should have declared victory over the terrorists in conflict-stricken Marawi City. Boxers From Five Countries at International Tournament in Cuba Havana,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Fighters from five countries will take part at the International Giraldo Cordova Cardin Boxing Tournament, which 46th edition is hosted in the Havana''s Sports City Coliseum starting today. PM: Excellent Malaysia-China Relations Doesn't Compromise Sovereignty Kuala Lumpur,Jun 2(Prensa Latina) The real and transformative results of the excellent relations that Malaysia and China have built do not compromise the country''s sovereignty one bit, Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. China Stresses its Determination to Implement Paris Agreement Beijing, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has emphasized that it will continue implementing the Paris Agreement and will participate positively in the multilateral process of global climate governance, the official press reports today. At Least 25 Wounded in ISIS Attack at Philippine Hotel Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Al least 25 people were injured in a attack on a hotel in this capital. The authorship was claimed by the ISIS terrorist group, Phillipine media reported. DPRK Urges USA to End Military Exercises Pyongyang, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has urged again the United States to end the offensive military exercises in the East Sea of Korea, where Washington deployed Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carriers. Japanese Lower House Panel Gives Nod to Abdication Bill Tokyo,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Lower House Steering Committee today approved a one-time bill to permit the abdication of Emperor Akihito due to advanced age. Philippines Confirms Foreigners Death in Armed Clashes Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities confirmed today that eight foreign fighters are among the Islamist militants killed by security forces in the southern city of Marawi, south of the country. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. China Concerned About Entry of THAAD Launchers in South Korea Beijing, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) China expressed its concern today over the arrival in the Republic of Korea of ​​four additional mobile launchers of the advanced US missile defense system (THAAD). Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. Island States Demand UN Commitment to Protect Oceans By Waldo Mendiluza Bolivia Assumes Presidency of the UN Security Council United Nations, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia assumes today the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council in the midst of serious conflicts and challenges for world peace. China Emphasizes Support for European Integration Beijing, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is visiting Germany, emphasized the country''s support for the process of European integration, official sources in the capital reported today. North Korea Accuses US of Fanning Tensions Pyongyang, May 31 (Prensa Latina) North Korea''s Government has reportedly accused US media and military leaders of urging the Donald Trump administration of fanning the fire of tensions over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Papua New Guinea Expedition Finds Largest Trees at Extreme Altitude Sydney,May 31 (Prensa Latina) The first field campaign surveying Papua New Guinea''s lush primary forests from the coast to clouds has revealed the high mountain tops may house the largest trees recorded globally at such extreme altitudes. World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Rare Faceless Fish Discovered in Deep Sea off Australia Canberra, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists found a mysterious faceless fish during an exploration in deep Australian waters, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) reported today. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. Bolivian President thanks Chinese Donation of Surveillance Cameras La Paz, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales thanked the Chinese ambassador to Bolivia, Wu Yuanshan, today for the donation of 570 surveillance cameras to strengthen the people''s security in the Andean-Amazonian nation. Attack in Kabul Causes 80 Dead and more than 300 Wounded Kabul, May 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 80 people were killed, mostly civilians, and more than 300 wounded in an attack in a diplomatic zone in the capital, the army said. Polish Airline Starts Direct Flights between Warzaw and Astana Astana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Polish airline Lot has opened a new direct flight to connect the city of Warzaw with this capital, being this the first direct route between Poland and Kazahstan. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. Ancient Rice Strain Back On in China After 10 000 Years Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Rice was cultivated for the first time in China nearly 10,000 years ago, according to a study published by specialized magazine Proceedings, from the US Academy of Sciences. THAAD Launchers Brought in S. Korea without Notifying New President Seoul, May 30 (Prensa Latina) President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, has ordered the investigation of the secret entry and deployment in the country of four new launchers of the THAAD anti-missile defense system, Yonhap news agency reported. DPRK Rejects Joint Statement Issued at G-7 Summit Pyongyang, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected today the joint statement issued at the G-7 Summit, which it considers to distort the self-defense objective implicit in the country''s nuclear development. Chinese Wine Group Agrees to Buy Three Chilean Vineyards Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile currently is China''s third wine exporting country, after France and Australia, but the wine business goes further with the purchase of three vineyards by a group of companies from the Asian nation. Cuba Celebrates Chinese Culture Festival Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) With a varied program of activities, Havana is celebrating from today to June 4th the Festival of Chinese Culture, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the arrival of inhabitants of that country to Cuba. DPRK Denounces Joint Drill Plans of USA, South Korea Pyongyang, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced today the United States and South Korea for trying to develop a joint military drill in June. Australia Increases Afghanistan Troop Numbers Canberra, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Australia will increase its troop commitment to Afghanistan by 30 to a total of 300. China to Build Railroad to Revive Kenyan Economy Nairobi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan top official described today as enormous the benefits of the railroad that China will build between this capital and the port of Mombasa, worth 13 billion dollars. Bilateral Trade an Important Issue in Vietnam-US Ties Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Trade between Vietnam and the United States has maintained an average annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent since 2001, according to figures released here on the official visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington today. Sri Lanka Rains Death Toll Rises to 164 Colombo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 164 due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains associated with the arrival of the monsoon. Beijing Hosts Global Cooperation Fair In Trade Services Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese capital hosts today an international trade fair to promote openness and cooperation in trade services, focusing on science and technology, the internet and communication, culture and business education, tourism, health, medicine and finance. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts U.S. Visit Today Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will begin an official visit to the United States today at the invitation of President Donald Trump, during which the two countries will strengthen relations, according to government sources. Chinese Government Increases Financing to Reduce Poverty Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government allocated more than 140 billion yuans (about 20.4 billion dollars) this year to continue its poverty-relief actions, the Ministry of Finance said on Sunday. World Youth Festival to Honor Fidel Castro Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, to be held in the Russian city of Sochi in October, will be dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, local media reported on Sunday. China Rejects G7 Interference in Its Maritime Affairs Beijing, May 28 (Prensa Latina) China strongly rejected the statement issued at the end of the G7 summit, which interferes in the disputes in the East and South China seas under the disguise of international law, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. Yellow Alert in China due to Heat Wave Beijing, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued a yellow alert on Sunday due to the high temperatures reported in some central and northern provinces where the thermometers marked up to 39 degrees Celsius. Havana Organizes New Zealand Film Festival Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Almost a dozen feature and eight short films from New Zealand complete the selection of the first festival dedicated to the cinematography of that country in Havana, confirmed organizers today. Floods and Landslides in Sri Lanka Leave over 100 Deaths 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:40Colombo, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Over 100 people have passed away in southwestern Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in recent days, the National Emergency Response Center reported. Philippine Army Launches New Air Raid Against Terrorists 27 de mayo de 2017, 10:16Manila, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army has launched a new air raid against Maute terrorist group in the south of the country, after several days of fighting to regain control of the city of Marawi. Chinese Govt. Guarantees Work to New Graduates In China 7,95 million university students will be graduated in2017, so the Government takes measures to guarantee work offers for that population at a moment of changes in that nation. Philippines Expects Broad Participation in Tourism Conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 06:00Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Officials from 156 countries will attend the 6th Conference on Tourism Statistics of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which will host the Philippines next month, host countries reported today. G-7 Summit Opens Without Consensus on Key Issues 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state or government of the G-7 countries began their forty-third summit today in the Sicilian town of Taormina, with no sight consensus on key issues. DPRK Condemns New South Korean Military Provocation 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:21Pyongyang, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned new South Korean military provocations in the area of the Military Demarcation Line (MDL). Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) ''We will overcome, we will win,'' Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers today in Iligan City, referring to the war against local terror groups in the country. Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Japan is Basis for Good Relations Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Japanese cultural values in Cuba has been the basis for good relations with the Asian nation, Japanese ambassador to the island, Masaru Watanabe, said. China Condemns US Warship Incursion on South Sea Beijing, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today expressed a strong protest against a US warship that passed near the Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. Pakistan's Population Could Reach 220 Million Islamabad, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan´s population is projected at anywhere between 210 million and 220 million people, after its long overdue census process ending on Wednesday night, official sources reported. Thai Military Junta May Delay Elections After Hospital Terror Attack Bangkok, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Thai military junta is considering delaying the elections scheduled for 2018, following the hospital terror attack with a crude bomb on Monday that left 25 injured in the Thai capital. China's President Calls for Modern, Stronger Navy Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping has called for building a stronger and more modern Naval Force to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and the dream of a powerful Armed Forces. New Zealand Launches Its First Space Rocket Successfully Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) U.S. company Rocket Lab celebrated today the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron from the North Island of New Zealand. China to Limit Investment in Signings of Foreign Football Players Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Football Federation announced today that it will establish rules to limit the monetary expenditure of local clubs in the signing of foreign players. Philippines Launches Surgical Air Strikes to Flush Out Maute Group Manila,May 25 (Prensa Latina) The military has launched surgical air strikes in three barangays in Marawi City to flush out a group of members of the terrorist Maute group as operations reached the third day, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. Business Fair Ends in Cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. US Destroyer Sails in Chinese Waters Despite China Objections Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The US destroyer USS Dewey sailed on the eve less than 20 kilometers from the artificial islands built by Beijing in the waters of the South China Sea, which event was rejected today by the Asian country. China Determined to Save Nationals Abducted in Pakistan Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will reinforce actions to rescue two nationals abducted yesterday in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Foreign Ministry said. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Two Bombers Missing during Second World War Found Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Two US B-25 bombers missing in the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War more than 70 years ago were found offshore Papua New Guinea, said sources today. South Korean Government to Issue Proposal to Reshuffle Cabinet Seoul, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The advisory team of President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will present next month a proposal to reshuffle the cabinet, said today the news agency Yonhap. Deadly Explosions Rock Bus Terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta,May 24(Prensa Latina) A suspected suicide bomber has attacked a bus terminal in Indonesia, with at least 3 persons killed and another four injured. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Prime Minister of Vietnam to Visit USA Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in this capital on May 31, White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced. UN Security Council in Session about DPRK Nuke Program 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:07United Nations, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council holds today emergency consultations on the nuclear program of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), following the launch of a new ballistic missile. Turkey, Germany seek to Resolve Disagreement about Incirlik Base 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:59Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s ambassador to the capital, Martin Erdmann, reported today that his country is working with Turkey to solve the bilateral crisis opened after the refusal of German deputies to visit the Incirlik air base. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Cuba Fosters Revolutionary Unity vs. Neoliberal Offensive Hanoi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is promoting actions to foster the greatest possible unity of the Latin American and Caribbean revolutionaries facing the new neoliberal offensive led by the United States and its allies, a senior leader of the Caribbean nation said here today. RPDK Evaluates Technical Tests of New Missile Pyongyang, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported today that the target chased with the testing shot of the new medium and long range strategic missile Pukguksong-2, was to verify the technical aspects of the system. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. China and Cuba Review Cooperation in Telecommunications Beijing, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Communications Minister, Jorge Luis Perdomo, and Chinese First Deputy Minister of the Cyberspace Administration, Wang Xiujun, have reviewed cooperation in this area here, it was reported today. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Philippine Troops kill Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf Terrorists Manila, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf terrorists have been killed in offensive operations by Philippine troops in the southern region of the nation since January 2017, according to official releases. Islamic State Attacks Afghanistan TV station, Multiple Casualties Kabul, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State today claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan''s that killed 10 persons and injured 24. China, Russia for More Cooperation in Training Sports Talents Beijing, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic International University of Russia will establish a campus in this capital to increase training of sports talents, noted Boris Titov, co-president of the Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development with China. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. DPRK Clears Objectives of Missile Launching Test Pyongyang, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People Republic of Korea (DPRK) defended its position after making its latest ballistic missile launching test, considering it a part of the process to improve the national defense capacity, because of constant threatening by the US. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Mapping The Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours Canberra, May 16 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy''s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively). The Caiman and the Crocodile; Timor Leste and Cuba Por Loro Horta*Havana, (Prensa Latina) The map of Timor Leste has the shape of a crocodile, while the map of Cuba has the shape of a Cayman. Both countries fought long and hard for their independence and continue to fight against neo colonial tendencies. They share the Catholic faith and a common Iberian legacy. 37 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Henderson Island in Pacific Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A remote and uninhabited South Pacific island has become a plastic wasteland with one of the world''s highest collection of debris, Australian researchers have found according to PNAS magazine. Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. China Donates 34 Million Dollars in Humanitarian Aid to Syria Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) China has donated 30 million dollars to Syria for humanitarian projects and food worth four million dollars, it was officially announced today in Damascus. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. DPRK Fires New Ballistic Missile Successfully Pyongyang, May 15 (Prensa Latina) North Korea successfully launched a new HATSONG-12 mid-to-long range ballistic missile, according to the Foreign Ministry. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue.