Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina South Korea Court Approves Arrest Warrant for Ex-Leader Park Geun-hye 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:20Seoul, March 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korean court approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye on accusations of bribery outrage. Xi and Trump: An Announcement of an Expected China-U.S. Summit 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Beijing, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after it was announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold their first meeting next week, the leaders of the world''s two largest economies are making headlines worldwide. Pakistan Officially Joins Saudi Anti-Terror Alliance Islamabad, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) After more than a year of flirtation, Pakistan officially announced its inclusion in a Muslim-anti-terrorist alliance sponsored by Saudi Arabia, despite warnings from parliament and large sections of this Central Asian country. Chinese President to Meet Trump in U.S. Beijing, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for the first time next week with his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, in Florida, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said here today. DPRK Defends its Peaceful Role Before US Campaign 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:16Pyongyang, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today defended itself against what it considers a defamation campaign carried out by the United States and its allies, by calling itself as a ''trustworthy defender of peace.'' Indonesia Receives for the First Time in 30 Years a French President 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Jakarta, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo branded today as a significant event the visit of his French counterpart Francois Hollande to his country. China Finds Huge Gold Mine Beijing, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Experts found a gold mine with estimated reserves of 550 tons in eastern China''s Shandong province, which could be the country''s largest goldfield, according to local sources. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. Vietnam, Cuba Boost Greater Defense Cooperation Hanoi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Vietnam and Cuba have agreed to boost cooperation in political and party work, during a meeting as part of the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) concluded today. DPRK Warns Against US South Korea Military Exercises Pyongyang, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The General Staff of the DPRK warned today that the U.S.-South Korean military operation will be destroyed at any cost. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. Parliaments of Cuba and India Strenghtening Links New Delhi, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) arrived today in this capital to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization 25 de marzo de 2017, 13:59Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of China Li Keqiang agreed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, in a visit to that country, to foster and pave the way to free trade. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. Duterte Resumes Idea of Capital Penalty in the Philippines 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:59Manila, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has resumed the idea of applying martial law if the problem of drug trafficking and drug use worsens, according to the country''s main news media. China Boosts Economic Globalization, Investment in BOAO Forum Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli underlined today the importance of economic globalization and foreign investment during his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (FBA) in the southern island province of Hainan. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . Venezuela Joins Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank Caracas, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela joined the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), said today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. DPRK Denounces Japan´s Spy Satellite Launch 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Pyongyang, March 23 (DPA) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Japan´s spy satellite launch to intensify surveillance over the country. Taliban Movement Occupies District in South of Afghanistan 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:04Kabul, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Active militants of the Taliban movement occupied today the district of Sangin, in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan, after intensifying the offensive initiated in 2016 to extend its control on this southern demarcation, reported official sources. World Bank Recognizes Socioeconomic Advances of Vietnam 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:43Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) recognized today that Vietnam''s success responds to solid policies, when repeating the will to work with the Indochinese countryh to support its economic growth boost. Vietnamese President, Party Leader Ratify Support for Cuba Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed today that the visit of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, Leopoldo Cintra Frías will contribute to the promotion of the excellent bilateral relations. Vietnam, Cuba Strengthen Defense Ties Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has welcomed a delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces to assess expanding and strengthening defense cooperation relation. Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank Has Now 70 Members Beijing, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), initiative promoted by Chinese president , Xi Jinping, announced the approval of 13 new members of that entity, whose number of affiliates rose to 70. Japan Forbids Import of Meat Coming from Brazil 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Tokyo, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government prohibited the import of meat proceeding from Brazilian companies under investigation for commercializing products that were breaking the safety standards, announced today official sources. Philippine Authorities Claim Presence of Jihadist Group in Manila 21 de marzo de 2017, 18:22Manila, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities claimed today the presence, in the metropolitan area of Manila, of the terrorist group Maute, shaped up in the south of the country and loyal to the Islamic States (IS). Japanese Cabinet Approves Bill to Thwart Terrorism 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:24Tokyo, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government approved a bill aimed at cracking down on a number of serious crimes, including acts of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks, media reported. DPRK Bets on Nuclear Arsenal as Guarantee against US Threats Pyongyang, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) once again defended the existence of its nuclear arsenal, considering it a guarantee for national security against the military threats of the United States and its allies. China Pleads for Israel and Palestine to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence Beijing, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asked to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting this city today, to stick to the right direction in talks with Palestine to achieve peaceful coexistence. Pakistan: First Woman Assumes Charge of Foreign Secretary Islamabad, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, Pakistan has today a woman as a Foreign Secretary after the appointment of Tehmina Janjua, who was recently a representative of the country at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Climbers to Take GPS to Climb the Everest 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Katmandu, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Nepal will use systems of global position (GPS, for its initials in English) to climb the Mount Everest in spring, to locate them in case of accidents and to prevent false climbing of the top, official sources said today. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Pakistan Announces Immediate Reopening of Afghanistan Border Islamabad, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan, after more than a month closed as a result of several terrorist attacks in that country that Islamabad considered planned in the neighbor state. Two Commanders of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drones 19 de marzo de 2017, 11:04Islamabad, Mar 19 (Prensa Latinos) Two commanders of the outlaw radical organization Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an attack by a US dron in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, reported the media today. Nepal Calls to Speed up Reconstruction of Heritage Works Katmandu, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Authority for Reconstruction (NRA) urged the government of Nepal to recover historical and archaeological monuments damaged by an earthquake in 2015, whose process is now in limbo due to lack of funds and specialized labor. USA and China to Further Strengthen Two-Way Ties Beijing, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed to establish a booming cooperation relationship for both nations. Philippines, Myanmar to Boost Ties during President Duterte's Visit Naypyidaw, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will kick off an official visit to Myanmar on Sunday to strengthen bilateral relations, an issue that he will discuss with his counterpart, Htin Kyaw, and other officials. Authentic Cuba Campaign in Azerbaijan Baku, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Cuba''s tourist options started on Saturday here with the presentation on social networks of ''Authentic Cuba'', a communications strategy boosted by the Cuban Embassy in this country. Beefed Up Taj Mahal's Security Due to Terrorist Threats 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:17New Delhi, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities have strengthen the security around the Taj Mahal, the nation''s most famous monument, after receiving threats from a group linked to the Islamic state, police informed. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. UN Rebuffs Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Philippines 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:34Manila, March 16 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts urged Philippine lawmakers to rebuff the reinstatement of death penalty as a punishment for crimes closely related to drug trafficking, according to the Philippine Star newspaper. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. China and Saudi Arabia Sign 14 Cooperation Agreements 16 de marzo de 2017, 10:00Beijing, March 16 (Prensa Latina) China and Saudi Arabia have signed 14 cooperation agreements as part of a visit by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the country''s deputy foreign minister Zhang Ming informed today. China, Vietnam Agree to Develop Military Ties Beijing, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s National Defense Minister, Chang Wanquan, and Vietnam''s People''s Army commander, Pham Hoai Nam, have agreed to develop relationships between their armies, official sources reported here. Pacific Pretends to Revolutionize Trade in Chilean Meeting 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:01By Fausto Triana Pakistan Begins its First Census in 19 Years Islamabad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani government began today its sixth national census, the first in 19 years, with the aim of updating the population database and its main features. Carlos Marti Grateful for Performance of Cuban Players Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Despite being defeated 8-5 Cuban baseball team manager to the 4th World Baseball Classic Carlos Marti was grateful for the performance of his players during the match against Japan early Tuesday morning (early evening in Asia) and was sorry for the the error that defined the match in favor of the Japanese team. USA Begins Surprise Attack Maneuver Against DPRK Pyongyang, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States and South Korea are making dangerous movements amidst the active stage of their nuclear drills against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reported the government. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile By Fausto Triana Japan Warns against Protectionism Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed his concern today over protectionism and stated that the world economy should be kept open. Afghanistan with more than 26,000 Displaced in Three Months 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Kabul, Mar 13 (PL) The war in Afghanistan forced 26,089 people to flee from their homes since the war began in 2017 and is expected that the pace of internal displacement increases, said today a report from the UN. Four New Cases of Avian Flu in the Eastern Province of China Beijing, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Four new cases of the H7N9 avian flu strain in humans, including one deceased, were reported Monday in eastern China''s Jiangxi province. National Security on Agenda for Aussie Attorney-General on U.S. Visit Canberra,March 13 (Prensa Latina) Australia''s Attorney-General George Brandis will discuss key aspects of national security cooperation when he meets with counterparts in the United States this week. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. Vietnam and Cuba Boost Health Cooperation Hanoi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Health Minister, Marcia Cobas, has began today a visit to Vietnam, focused on promoting cooperation in this field. Modi reinforces his Image in India By Roberto Castellanos Fernandez New Delhi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The electoral marathon in five Indian states had a clear winner, Prime MinisteNarendra Modi who came out strengthened for the general elections of 2019 and consolidated his position as main figure of national politics. China to Start Manufacturing Streetcars Fueled by Hydrogen Beijing, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) China will start production of tramways fueled by hydrogen after signing an agreement with train manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang, announced the company. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. Filipino President Assesses Implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:29Manila, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said today that he is assessing the implementation of the martial law in the southern island of Mindanao, seeking to halt the terrorist groups operating in the region. Turkey to Use National Currency in its Transactions Abroad 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Ankara, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will force its companies to use its national currency,the lira, in commercial operations with countries with a free trade agreement, announced Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci today. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. China Criticizes Human Rights Situation in United States Beijing, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) China released today a report on the human rights situation in the United States in response to reports from the United States. UN Security Council Analyzes Missile Launch by DPRK 08 de marzo de 2017, 17:44United Nations, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council analyzed today the recent launch of four missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which attributes that position to its right to defend itself against US aggression. Caribbean States Begin Ministerial Forum in Havana Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The first Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) began today in this capital with a high participation in the core debates for the development of the region. Indian Ocean Countries Confirm Commitment with Peace,Security 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:09Jakarta, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Indian Ocean Basin Association (IOBA) have renewed bases today for the development of cooperation, reflected in the agreement reached at a summit of their leaders in this capital. China Describes as Wrong THAAD Deployment in South Korea Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, stated today that the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is obviously a ''wrong choice.'' Millionaire Investment of China in Countries of Belt and Route Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) China invested until now over 50 billion dollars in the countries inside the Belt and Route suince president Xi Jinping proposed the initiative in 2013, assure official sources. US Begins Shipping Controversial Anti-Missile System to South Korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Seoúl, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Defence Ministry informed today that the first elements of the THAAD, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,which is an anti-missile system have arrived in the country. Malaysia Arrests 7 For Suspected Links to Terror Groups 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:48Kuala Lumpur,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has arrested six foreigners and one Malaysian for suspected links to militant groups including Islamic State, the police chief said. Turkish Military Chief Meets with Russian, US Counterparts Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s chief of staff Hulusi Akar met with his Russian counterparts Valery Gerasimov and US President Joseph Dunford in the southern city of Antalya on Wednesday to discuss regional issues. Indian Summit a Success, Asserts South Africa's President Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders'' Summit in Indonesia, celebrating the organization''s 20th anniversary, has been a success, South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma asserted. Russia Rejects Deployment of US Anti-Missile System in South Korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected today the deployment of elements of the THAAD U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, after warning about the possibility of creating more tension in that area. China Urges to Halt Deployment of THAAD Anti-missile System 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:37Beijing, March 7 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry today urged the United States and South Korea to halt the deployment of the anti-ballistic missile system (THAAD) and warned it would take steps to protect its national interests and security. Cuban Medical Brigade Attends Scientific Event in Seychelles Victoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) About 20 studies on nephrological and tumor diseases have been presented by Cuban collaborators in Seychelles as part of the scientific event organized by the medical brigade working in the island, official sources said. Russia Called for Restraint, after N.K Launched Missiles Moscow, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on all parties on the Korean peninsula today for restraint, following the launch of several missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in direction of the Sea of Japan. China: More Support for Defense in 2017 Beijing, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Although figures have not been disclosed, China announced an increase this year in its support for the Armed Forces by reinforcing air and maritime defense. Army Kills Terrorists in Southern Philippines Manila, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) At least four members of Abu Sayyaf were killed on Sunday in a clash with the Army in southern Philippines, amid an offensive by authorities to eliminate that jihadist group. Army Kills Terrorists in Southern Philippines 05 de marzo de 2017, 12:04Manila, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) At least four members of Abu Sayyaf were killed on Sunday in a clash with the Army in southern Philippines, amid an offensive by authorities to eliminate that jihadist group. Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. China Launches Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Beijing, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) China has launched today an experimental satellite ''TK-1'' from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in northwest China, that will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and microsatellite-based experiments. UN Expert Urges to Stop Violence Against Women in Australia United Nations,Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur has criticised the Australian government for failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous women facing higher rates of domestic violence and violence-related issues. India's Sugar Production Falls in Current Campaign New Delhi, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) India produced 16,2 million tons of sugar in the last five months, a fall of 19 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year, today announced an industry source. Four Extremists, Two Soldiers Killed in Pakistan Islamabad, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Four extremists and two Pakistani army officers were killed during a clash in Bannu region, today reported the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Australia Limits Overseas Workers Hiring 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Canberra, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Government announced new restrainst on fast-food chains operating in the country, regarding the hiring to foreign people having a temporary worker visa. Olympics: Japan Improves Security in Fukushima 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:26Tokyo, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Government and the operator of the head office of Fukushima stated today that they are working on the dismantling of the above mentioned plant to improve the safety of the tourists, with a view to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. USA Assesses its Military Power against North Korea Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The US Government is considering the options to use its military power or a change of regime in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a report circulated by several local media outlets. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. Nicaragua to Build Bridges with Support from Japan 01 de marzo de 2017, 18:12Managua, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give a $49-million-USD credit to Nicaragua to design and build four bridges in the region of Costa Caribe. Double Attack in Kabul Causes 6 Dead and 40 Wounded 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Kabul, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) At least six persons died and 40 turned out to be injured after the attacks today in two safety facilities located in this capital, reported official sources Wednesday. Vietnamese President, Japanese Emperor Satisfy By Hanoi-Tokyo Ties Hanoi, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang asserted today that the current visit of emperor Akihito here will contribute to strengthen trust and comprehension between Vietnam and Japan peoples. Cuba, China and Canada Tighten Ties for Brain Study Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, China and Canada tighten relations for the study of the center of the nervous system, official sources informed today here. New Airline to Connect Southern China with Mexico Beijing, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) China Southern Airlines announced today the opening of a route between the southern city of Guangzhou and Mexico City. India Conducts Interceptor Missile Test for 2nd Time New Delhi, 1 March (PL) India today conducted its second successful test in less than a month of a nationally manufactured interceptor missile as part of the strategy to strengthen the country''s defense. Regional Summit in Pakistan Focused on Integration Islamabad, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries participating in the 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is taking place in this capital, agreed today on the need to promote regional integration. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Philippines Police Resume Fight on Illegal Drugs 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:35Manila, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the Police of the Philippines, Ronald de la Rosa, announced today that the police department is prepared to resume the campaign against drugs, suspended for one month, by cases of corruption. China Invites US Secretary of State to Beijing 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:29Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi invited United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit his country today during a meeting where the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship was highlighted. Amidst Tension Afghanistan Snubbs Pakistan in Regional Summit Islamabad, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Symptom of the tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kabul will send a low-level delegation to the thirteenth summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which will open its doors tomorrow in this capital. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam Hanoi, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko started an official visit to Vietnam today, considered a new impetus to bilateral relations. Eliona Svitolina Celebrates 250th Win In Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The No.1 seed Ukraine Elina Svitolina continued her fine form with a 6-2, 6-3 over qualifier Korean Su Jeong Jang in the first round of the Alya WTA Malaysian Open. Ronaldinho and Barcelona FC Support Football Progress in China Beijing, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) China''s long-awaited plan to become a world football powerhouse begins today after children from southern Hainan province received the support of famed Ronaldinho and Barcelona Football Club. South Korea Unstoppable for THAAD Deployment 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:54Seoul, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Lotte Co., Ltd, South Korea´s fifth largest multinational conglomerate decided to deploy U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system on land that is part of a golf course owned by Lotte. Cuba, Pakistan Tighten Parliamentary Ties 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:27Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentary leader Esteban Lazo and Pakistani Senate President Mian Raza Rabbani expressed here today the willingness of both legislative bodies to help strengthen ties between the two nations. World Oldest Carrier to be Decommissioned in India on March 6 27 de febrero de 2017, 13:30New Delhi,Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The INS Viraat, the oledest in the world, will be decommissioned on March 6, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said here today. Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Another Indian Killed in Afghanistan Fighting for IS 27 de febrero de 2017, 08:22New Delhi, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) A young man from the southwestern Indian state of Kerala was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan while fighting for the Islamic State (IS), today reported Zee News television. Indian Paper Accuses Trump of Promoting Xenophobic Campaign in US 27 de febrero de 2017, 08:15New Delhi, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s anti-immigrant and xenophobic policies are partly responsible for the recent killing of an Indian citizen there, today reported The Hindu newspaper. New Electoral Phase in India's Most Populous State New Delhi, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) A total of 51 seats were disputed in the fifth phase of the parliamentary elections held today in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. Study Warns about IS Growth in Pakistan Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. India Arrests 2 Brothers for Islamic State Links 26 de febrero de 2017, 09:58New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday morning arrested two brothers from Saurashtra region for having alleged links with the terror group. Saudi King Visits Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, began an official visit to Malaysia during which several documents for economy, science, education and human resources development cooperation will be signed. India Calls to Increase Science Development New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his nation needs more scientists to boost national development and fight poverty, one of the main scourges faced by this South Asian nation. Indian Doctor Released by IS Denounces Terrorist Group Crimes 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:45New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) After being released the Indian doctor Ramamurthy Kosanam, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya 18 months ago, he told several crimes and aspects about the operation of that terrorist organization. Mount Everest: Scientists to Measure Height After Nepal Earthquake La Habana,Feb 26 (Prensa Latina)Reserchers want to measure the height of Mt. Everest in the Himalaya again after Nepal earthquake in April 2015 remove 3 centimeters towards the Southwest, according to date offered by the chinese administration of Cartography and Geology. More Cases of Human Infection with Avian Influenza H7N9 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:14Beijing, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The H7N9 virus outbreak in humans continues to increase in China as a new case was reported in the southern Autonomous Region of Guangxi, and another one in the southwestern Guizhou district. Pakistan to Host Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization Islamabad, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan announced that on March 1st the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), a ten-country member forum seeking to boost trade and development, will be held in this capital city. Brics Representatives Urge to Expand Cooperation and Trade Beijing, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Government representatives who prepare the ninth Brics Summit (sherpas) , agreed that the five member countries of the bloc convened to expand cooperation in security, economy and trade between persons, indicates today a communique released by Chinese Foreign Ministry. Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Announces Gradual Border Reopening Islamabad, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, today announced the gradual reopening of border crossings closed by Islamabad after several terrorist attacks, but he said the situation will be normalized next week. Trump Accused in India of Hate Crime in US New Delhi, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The families of an Indian engineer killed and another wounded in a hate crime in the United States today accused President Donald Trump of the incident because of his xenophobic rhetoric. Iran Reaffirms That Palestinian Cause Remains a High Priority 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:08Tehran Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian cause remains a high priority for Iran, stressed a senior cleric said today by expressing solidarity with the people days after an international conference to support the Intifada (Revolt) against Israel. China Publication Invites to Broadcast Cuba Image Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hu Baomin, president of ''China Today'', received today the Cuban ambassador to the country, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, whom he invited to use that space to broadcast the image of the Caribbean island. Cuba, China Values Judicial Cooperation 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:25Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador in China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and Hu Zejun, deputy Attorney General of the Asian country talk here today about the possibility of increasing judicial cooperation between the two countries. Strong Opposition from China to THAAD Deployment in South Korea 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:33Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) China is holding today its strong objection to the deployment of the US Army anti-ballistic missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea. Eight Extremists Killed in Pakistan, Two of Them from IS 24 de febrero de 2017, 07:50Islamabad, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Two members of the Islamic State (IS) and six members of the extremist organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) were killed today in separate operations in Pakistan, where authorities are conducting a national counter-terrorism offensive. Almost 550 Arrests in Pakistan for Alleged Links to Terrorism Islamabad, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani security forces have arrested 546 people in recent days for alleged links to terrorism as part of a national campaign against the scourge in response to a wave of attacks, today reported an Army source. Putin Plans Asian Tour with Trade and Political Agenda Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will start Asian tour next Monday to Tadzhikistan, Kirguiztan and Kazakhstan with an economic and political agenda in bilateral talks, reported the Kremlin. Australia will Host First Summit with ASEAN Canberra, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The first summit of leaders of Australia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held in the city of Sidney in March next year, announced today hosting authorities. Australian Archbishops Admit Bad Management in Pederasty Cases 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:10Canberra, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Various Australian archbishops admitted that the Catholic Church''s response to cases of sexual abuse was wrong, said today the government commission in charge of investigating reports of pederasty. Agreement on Construction of Infrastructures Signed by Cuba and Japan Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan signed today a memorandum of understanding to build high quality infrastructures in construction, transportation and tourism, while strengthening bilateral ties. China, France Agree to Boost Ties and Cooperation in Global Issues Beijing, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping and French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, who concluded an official visit here, agreed to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in global issues, including climate change. More Than Half of Vietnamese Population Has Internet Access Hanoi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) With 50 million Internet users, Vietnam currently ranks 16th among Asian countries in this indicator, according to a symposium on the issue reported today by media. Three Indian Soldiers Killed in Kashmir Separatist Ambush New Delhi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Three Indian soldiers were killed and five more wounded today during a separatist insurgent ambush in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, marked by violence by extremist groups. At Least Eight Killed, 35 Injured in New Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) At least eight people were killed and 35 others were injured today in a new attack on a market in the Pakistani city of Lahore in Punjab province. Indian City Divided by Building of World's Highest Statue 23 de febrero de 2017, 07:52New Delhi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The decision to build the world''s highest statue in tribute to a local warrior today divides Mumbai city, the India''s economic and financial heart, because of its meaning, high cost and impact on nature. Pakistani Government in Trouble to Reactivate Military Courts Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite Pakistani government''s attempts, the reactivation of military courts to try civilian terrorism suspects is stalled in parliament today by the rejection of the opposition People''s Party (PPP). Cuba, Taiwan Suspend Preparatory Game Due to Rain Taipei, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s third exhibition game versus Taiwan in its Asia tour in preparation for the 4th World Baseball Classic was suspended today due to the rain. South Korea Will Take Lead in Life Expectancy by 2030, Study Predicts 22 de febrero de 2017, 12:52Seoul,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina)Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study. Olympics: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Says Will Pay Part of Costs Tokyo,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina)Tokyo's Metro governor has warned that the bill for the city''s 2020 Olympics could yet spiral out of control despite exhaustive efforts to rein in runaway costs. Tariff Reduction Favors Sales of Vietnamese Coffee to Brazil 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:41Hanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The decision by Brazilian authorities to reduce tariffs for importing robusta coffee from 20 to 10 percent has created sale opportunities for the Vietnamese grain to the Latin American country, the report said. Colombia Announces Extradition of Drug Trafficker from China Bogotá, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry announced today the extradition from China in the coming days of drug trafficker Sara María Galeano, sentenced to 18 years and three months in prison for drug trafficking. Israeli Prime Minister Visits Australia Sydney, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began an official visit to Australia today, preceded by calls for the government of this continent to officially recognize the Palestinian state. Scott Sunderland Wins Opening Stage Of Le Tour De Langkawi Kuala Lumpur,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Australian rider, Scott Sunderland of IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness Cycling Team won the opening stage of Le Tour de Langkawi in Malayasia stretching a distance of 124.8 km from Kuala Berang to Kuala Terengganu,with 2:54.45 here today. Vietnam and Russia Ready to Develop Broader Ties Por Teresita Vives RomeroHanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Russia are stronger today following a visit here by Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko, marked by the reaffirmation of the common will to continue to expand ties. China Prepares BRICS 2017 Pre-summit Meeting Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China is adding the finishing touches for the first meeting of representatives of BRICS member countries prior to the 9th summit to be held tomorrow in Nanjing, the capital of eastern Jiangsu Province. Indian Doctor Kidnapped by Islamic State in Libya Released New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) An Indian doctor kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya was released and will soon return to the country, announced today Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. Many People Affected by Oil Spill in India New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The recent oil spill on the coast off the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu caused health problems to residents and workers who helped clean up the area, warned today an NGO. Pakistan Makes New Accusations against Afghanistan Islamabad, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army is now on alert on the border with Afghanistan as politicians have increased accusations against Kabul over its alleged support for extremist groups. Rapid Growth in Consumption Forecast in China this Year Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina ) The Minister of Trade of China, Gao Hucheng, assured that growth in consumption in the country will keep growing rapidly due to the deepening structural reformo n the side of the offer. Japanese Enterprise Federation Advocates for Helping Toshiba 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:23Tokyo, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Enterprise Federation of Japan, Sadayuki Sakakibara, today called to help the local company Toshiba, giant of the electronics, to maintain its semiconductors technology in the country. More Rohingya Corpses Found in Myanmar 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:38Naypyidaw, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The government of Myanmar found today four bodies of Rohingya villagers in the Rakhine state, at a time of national tension between authorities and members of that Muslim community. Nepal to Hold First Local Elections in 20 Years 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:10Katmandú,Feb 21 (Prensa Latina)Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years according to government sources, something that increases the hopes for stability in a very divided country. China Wants to Return to World Podium in Wrestling 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:44Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The dream of the main coach of the Chinese Greco-Roman wrestling squad, Tian Shang, is to return to the podium in a World Championships of the discipline. China Urged US to Contribute to Peace in the South Sea 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:17Beijing, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry has called on the United States to take action to contribute to peace and stability in the South Sea as a strike group of US aircraft carriers patrol the area. At Least Nine Dead in another Extremist Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) At least nine people, six civilians and three extremists, were killed and 20 others were wounded today during an attack on a court in the western city of Chhatadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. India Can Build Space Station, Says Expert New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) India has today the capability to build a space station, although its development depends on the immediate benefits due to cost, said a source in the sector. Final Destination of Indian Aircraft Carrier Still in Limbo New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The final destination of the Indian INS Viraat aircraft carrier, the oldest in the world in service, continues today in limbo due to the dispute between the Defense Ministry and the Government of Andhra Pradesh state. Tension Increases on Afghan-Pakistani Border 21 de febrero de 2017, 07:48Islamabad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Tension on the Afghan-Pakistani border continues today amid mutual accusations and Islamabad''s threat to launch military operations in the neighboring country under the pretext of fighting terrorist groups. India, Pakistan Renew Deal on Nuke Arms Accidents 20 de febrero de 2017, 14:47New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan have renewed today an agreement on reduction of risks of accidents related to nuke weapons for five years. Japanese Exports Slow Down Compared to Last Year 20 de febrero de 2017, 12:47Tokyo, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Japanese exports increased last January at a slower pace than the same month of 2016, reported today the Japanese Ministry of Finances. Death Toll of Pakistani Temple Attack Increases to 90 20 de febrero de 2017, 12:44Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) With the death of two wounded, the death toll from a recent attack on a Pakistani Sufi temple, which triggered a military offensive against the armed groups, especially on the border with Afghanistan, increased to 90 today. IMF to Offer Emergency but Conditioned Credits to Mongolia Ulan Bator, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to offer emergency loans to Mongolia for 5.5 billion dollars, although the country must make concessions, it was informed here. Two Monkeys Spread Panic at Indian City Airport 20 de febrero de 2017, 08:14New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Two monkeys spread panic among travelers and officials at the International Airport of Chennai, capital of the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, today reported the Hindustan Times. Air Pollution Kills Two Indians Every Minute New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Two Indians are killed every minute on average by air pollution, which causes more than a million deaths annually in this South Asian country, warns a new research released today in this capital. Pakistan Criticizes Trump's Anti-Muslim Policy Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif criticized President Donald Trump''s policy of temporarily banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, an official statement today highlights. Pakistani Government Insists on Reestablishing Military Courts 20 de febrero de 2017, 08:06Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government is pressing today to reactivate controversial military courts whose power expired in January after operating during two years to try civilians accused of terrorism. Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee Hanoi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Latina) Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that bean, used in the production of the instant type, was released here today. India to Meet Energy Demand with Lunar Resources in 2030 New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) India might meet its energy demand from Moonâ€''extracted resources, mainly from helium-3 reserves, the scientist Sivathanu Pillai stressed. India to Reactivate 43 Airports to Improve Regional Connectivity New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government will reactivate 43 airports this year to improve regional connectivity, Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey announced here. Vietnamese Leader Highlights Cuba's Work on Environmental Protection Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s National Assembly (VNA) Vice President, Tong Thi Phong, highlighted the work done by Cuban authorities on environmental protection. Pakistan on the Brink of War after Terrorist Attacks New Delhi, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Armed Forces carried out a vast antiterrorist offensive throughout the country on Saturday, when more than 100 fundamentalists and a dozen soldiers have been killed over the past few hours. China and New Zealand Discuss Climate Change Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) China and New Zealand held their first ministerial dialogue on climate change and agreed on the experience and capacity they share to meet that challenge, it was reported here today. China and India to Strategic Dialogue Next Week Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) China and India will jhold a new round of strategic talks here next week and blueprint the development of their relations among other topics of common interest, informed today Geng Shuang, speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Thai Police Intervene in Temple After Corruption Scandal 17 de febrero de 2017, 16:22Bangkok, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Thai police intervened in a Buddhist temple in this capital to arrest the leader of the Dhammakaya sect, because of his involvement in a corruption scandal, the Bangkok Post reported today. South Korean Officials Shocked by Samsung Heir's Arrest 17 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Seoul,Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Officials representing President Park Geun-hye said today they were shocked by the arrest of the de-facto head of the country''s No. 1 conglomerate Samsung Group, according to local media. Cuban Deputy Minister Highlights Chinese Construction Experience Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister for Construction, Angel Vilaragut, has highlighted here today the importance of exchanging with China given its experience in the development of this sector. New Air Route Connects China, USA Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A new air route connects China and the United States this week with a direct flight from Fuzhou City, capital of eastern Fujian province, to New York, the Atlantic coast of the United States. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. Over 4,000 Nepalese Schools without Rebuilding after Earthquake Kathmandu, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 4,000 of nearly 8,000 schools destroyed by the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 remain closed today, a situation that threatens children''s education in this country. New Members of Indian Supreme Court Take Oath 17 de febrero de 2017, 08:06New Delhi, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Five judges today swore as members of the Supreme Court of India, in the midst of a debate on the legality of triple talaq, which allows Muslims to divorce their wives by saying that word three times. Pakistan Experiences Another Violence Day after Massacre Islamabad, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With tens of dead and wounded, Pakistan experienced today a new day of violence after a suicide bombing that yesterday killed 76 people in a Sufi temple, including 20 children. Mongolia Asks for Help because of Climatological Phenomenon 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:59Ulan Bator, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Red Cross and Mongolian authorities have asked for help, to face a climatological phenomenon called ''Dzud'', able to combine long summers with crude winters, causing the death of a lot of cattle heads, and affecting nomad tribes. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. New Zealand Wildfires Destroy Homes and Forces Evacuations Wellington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The New Zeland Civilian Defence confirmed one deade and one thousand evacuated because of the wild fires in Port Hills,near the city of Christchurch. Cuba, Vietnam Parliaments Strengthen Ties Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP) of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, and vice-president of the Vietnamese parliament, Tong Thi Phong, ratified here the desire to strengthen the ties between the two institutions. Jamaican Nesta Carter Appeals Doping Penalty Bern, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is appealing the ruling that cost him, Usain Bolt and the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. Meeting in Astana Seeks Mechanism to Regulate Truce in Syria Astana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Russia, Turkey, and Iran, along with heads of armed groups and officials of the Syrian government, are today seeking to reconcile a regime to control the cessation of hostilities and measures to punish offenders. India Builds its First Airliner 16 de febrero de 2017, 07:55New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Three decades after initial plans, India began the preliminary tests of a 14-seat passenger plane, the first one manufactured in the country, today reported a sector source. Indian State Governor Seeks to End Institutional Crisis New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Vidyasagar Rao, today asked lawmaker Edappadi K. Palaniswami to lead the territory government and put an end to the institutional crisis that has been going on for 10 days. More than 30 Countries Attend Aeronautical Fair in India New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) In order to promote their technologies, over 550 domestic and foreign companies from 30 countries are participating today in Aero India fair, the largest event of its kind in Asia. Six Pakistani Radicals Killed in Clash with Authorities Islamabad, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Pakistan Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) today killed six armed radicals during a clash in the eastern province of Punjab. RPDC Rejects Questioning about New Missile Test 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:43Pyongyang, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has rejected today criticism by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), questioning the recent launching of the missile Pukguksong-2, because it considered that the test was a normal procedure in line with the development policy of the State. China will Defend Positive Nature of Multilateralism in G20 Summit Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Relations Minister, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralismk, global governance and innovative world economy, open abnd inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Gernany), announced the Foreign Ministry. Tennis- Qatar Open Women's Singles Results Doha, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Puertorrican tennis player Mónica Puig advanced to quarte finals at the Qatar Open after winning over German Laura Siegemund and Yulia Putintseva, in that order. China Tests World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest amphibious aircraft, the China-made AG600, has successfully carried out the engine tests and expects its maiden flight during the first half of 2017, official sources report here. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Indonesian Police to Investigate Accusations Against Former President 14 de febrero de 2017, 13:01Jakarta,Feb 14 (Prensa Latina)Indonesian police will open an investigation made on the accusations against former president China Will Defend Positive Multilateralism at G20 Summit Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Minister of Foreign Relations, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralism, global governance and an innovative world economy, open and inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Germany), announced today the Foreign Ministry. China Highlights Progress of Cooperation Agreements with Venezuela 14 de febrero de 2017, 11:34Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) China has announced today the progress of its cooperation programs with Venezuela, after the signing in Caracas of 22 bilateral cooperation agreements worth some $2.7 billion USD, which joined to previous agreements. Venezuela Strengthens Vital Relationship with China Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is focusing its development and economic recovery on strengthening relations with China, a step described by President Nicolás Maduro as vital and fundamental. Nepal Appoints Interim Police Chief 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:35Kathmandu, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s government appointed Dinesh Chandra Pokhrel as interim police chief after a judicial decision to provisionally suspend the previous appointment following a lawsuit, today announced official sources. Military Maneuvers Begin in Thailand with Troops from 29 Countries 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:16Bangkok, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The military maneuvers Cobra Dorada 2017 began today at Sattahip Thai naval base with the participation of 8,000 troops from 29 nations, including the United States. Four Killed by New Clash in Indian Kashmir 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:00New Delhi, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three soldiers and an Islamic separatist were killed in a clash in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several armed groups are fighting to secede. During the clash in Bandipora district, at least nine soldiers were also wounded, a military source told NDTV. Candidate to Indian State Government Convicted for Corruption New Delhi, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of India today found guilty of corruption V.K. Sasikala, a candidate to the government of the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, giving her a four- year sentence. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Indian Troops Islamabad, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three Pakistani soldiers were killed during a clash with Indian military personnel on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, today reported an army source. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. UN Secretary-General Condemns Launching of Missile by DPRK 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:26United Nations, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned today the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which insists on its right to defend itself from the US hostility on the Korean peninsula. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry 13 de febrero de 2017, 15:16Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced today the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. Australia Fires Ease as Damage Mounts After Record Heat 13 de febrero de 2017, 13:17Canberra, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Australians authorities confirmed they are fighting 24 of the 80 wild fires that are active today. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Thousands Homeless After Torrential Flooding in Indonesia 13 de febrero de 2017, 12:07Jakarta,Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 5 thousand peopole were evacuated from Celebes province in Indonesia because of the devastating floods and landslides. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed by Explosive Device 13 de febrero de 2017, 08:10Islamabad, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Three members of Pakistan''s Border Corps were killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) at the South Waziristan tribal agency on the border with Afghanistan, today reported the Army. Indian Space Program Prepares Missions to Mars, Venus New Delhi, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) While getting ready to launch 104 satellites in a single flight, a world record in this type of event, India is already preparing its second mission to Mars and the first to Venus. Russia and Iran Key Role in Fighting IS, Says Former Pakistani FM Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) ''Pakistan must call on Russia and Iran to cooperate to fight the growing threat of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the region,'' said former Foreign Secretary Najmuddin A. Shaikh today. India, Pakistan Continue with Mutual Accusations Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Historical rivals, India and Pakistan continued today their exchange of accusations on regional security and support for terrorism in the area. Two Soldiers, Four Militants Killed in Indian Kashmir Clash 12 de febrero de 2017, 08:37New Delhi, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Four militants and two soldiers were killed in a new clash in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where Islamic separatist groups operate. Trump Welcomes Japanese Prime Minister at White House 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:39Washington, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump held a meeting today at the White House with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who began a two-day official visit to this country. Cuban Slugger Despiagne Signs a New Contract in Japan 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:33Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban outstanding baseball player and outfielder Alfredo Despaigne signed a new contract to play at the Professional Japanese Baseball League with a club called Fukuoka Softbank Falcons, for three seasons. China and Cuba to Increase Cooperation in Film Industry Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and the head of the Shinework Picture film company, Jonathan Shen, agreed here today to expand cooperation in the film industry. Cleaner Robot Pulled From Fukushima Reactor in Japan 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:19Tokyo,Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) A remote-controlled cleaning robot sent into a damaged reactor number 2 at Japan''s Fukushima nuclear plant had to be removed before it completed its work because of problems caused by high radiation levels. Presidents of China and US Agree to Promote Cooperation and Links Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed today to stimulate mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and develop a constructive bilateral relationship. China to Clear Uncertainty on Relations with the USA Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Since Donald Trump inauguration on January 20, China''s government has insisted on clearing up uncertainty over relations between the world''s two largest economies. Constructive ties between the United States and China will remain strong and flourish in the end, although Trump, one of the U.S. presidents with least public office experience, needs time to get familiar with foreign policy affairs, especially with the complexities of U.S.-China ties, according to experts. Karachi Literature Festival Begins in Pakistan 10 de febrero de 2017, 09:49Islamabad, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The 8th edition of the Karachi Literature Festival opened its doors today in that Pakistani city with the holding of lectures, interviews, and theatrical performances. Pakistan Begins Naval Exercises in Response to Indian Maneuver 10 de febrero de 2017, 09:15Islamabad, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Navy began a four-day exercise off the coast of Karachi city on the Arabian Sea, where the Indian Navy has also been carrying out a maneuver since January 24. Ruling Party of Indian Tamil Nadu State Threatened by Battle New Delhi, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The power struggle between Aiadmk party and the government of the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu became accentuated today after the decision of the secretary general of that formation, V.K. Sasikala, to expel President E. Madhusudhanan. Russia Prepares Project to Develop the Kuriles Islands Moscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia prepares an exploration project in the Kuriles Islands, with participation of Japan in fields like fishing, medicine (thermal waters) and tourism, indicated today sources of the Foreign Ministry. Philippine Minister Says Mine Closure Will Affect Economy, 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:55Manila, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Philippine Minister of Socioeconomic Planning, Ernesto Pernia stressed that the imminent closure of 23 mines will be bringing about some negative outcomes for national economy. Red Cross Suspends Activities in Afghanistan After 6 Workers Killed 09 de febrero de 2017, 13:26Kabul,Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The international Red Cross today temporarily suspended its activities in Afghanistan following an attack that killed six of its employees the previous day in a northern province.Two Red Cross workers are also missing. A Thai University Is Letting Students Pay Tuition Fees With Rice 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:59Bangkok,Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Bangkok''s Rangsit University, Japanese Company Nisshinbo Renounces to Produce in Mexico 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:01Tokyo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump''s threats, made the Japanese company Nisshinbo abandon its project to set up an auto spares plant in Mexico, it was officially informed. Myanmar Plans to Build Chino-Pakistani Fighter Jet 09 de febrero de 2017, 11:01Islamabad, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar has advanced negotiations with Islamabad to obtain the production license for the JF-17 Thunder fighter plane, jointly developed by Pakistan and China, according to reports released today in the capital. Pakistan Accuses India of Building Nuclear City, Delhi Denies It 09 de febrero de 2017, 10:33New Delhi, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan accused India of building a ''secret nuclear city'' and threatening the strategic balance of the region, accusations denounced as unfounded by New Delhi. Cuba-China Officials Highlight Ties bt. Communist Parties Beijing, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador, Miguel A. Ramirez, and the deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Li Jun, highlighted today here the state of relations between both countries. The Cuban diplomat offered a meeting of fraternization to the high-level party official of this Asian territory at the embassy of the Caribbean island in this capital, on the Chinese Lunar New Year. Alert in India due to Increased Railway Sabotage New Delhi, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) In the first 40 days of the year, 18 sabotage cases were reported on Indian railways, an increase that worries the authorities, today revealed a sector official. New Voting Begins in Districts of Northern Indian State 09 de febrero de 2017, 07:48New Delhi, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Polling centers in five districts of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab opened today to repeat the elections after the voting machines failed last Saturday. Bangladesh Calls for Fighting Terrorism, Poverty Dacca, 9 Feb (PL) Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid said that terrorism, poverty and climate change are the major scourges that affect humanity today, therefore he called for a joint effort to confront them. Puerto Rico Will Host Economic Forum with China San Juan, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Puerto Rico confirmed today the organization of the First China-Puerto Rico Investment Forum from March 1 to 3, with representatives of this island, the United States and the Asian giant. UN Investigator: Violence in Myanmar is Horrifying 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Naipyido, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The testimony of the Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh was described today as ''absolutely horrifying'' and ''shocking'' by a UN investigator, according to statements made by the country''s media. Stanford Students Recreates 5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:02Washington, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) A beer recipe that was drunk in China 5,000 years ago was recreated by students as of the examination of residues found in pottery containers, Stanford University reported today. China Urges on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Dialogues Beijing, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged to accelerate talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to build a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), the government announced here today. Pakistan Coast Shaken by 6,3-Magnitude Earthquake Islamabad, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) A 6,3-magnitude earthquake shook the coast of Pakistan today, without causing any serious fatalities or damage. Pakistan Accuses India of Violating Common Border Ceasefire Islamabad, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Foreign Ministry accused India of violating the ceasefire on the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Myanmar Monks Arrested Over Huge Drug Hauls 07 de febrero de 2017, 12:30Naipyidó,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina)2 Buddhist monks were arrested in Myanmar and are linked to more than four million methamphetamine pills hidden in a monastery, police say. Chinese Direct Investment Grew in the U.S., Europe in 2016 Beijing, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Combined Chinese direct investment in the United States and Europe increased more than double in 2016 compared to 2015, in moments when this nation advances in its transition to a new growth model, news media said here today. Earthquake Shakes Northern India with no Fatalities or Severe Damage New Delhi, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 5,8 on the Richter scale shook much of northern India, but without causing serious damage or fatalities, today reported the government. Pakistan, Afghanistan Attempt to Resolve Differences Islamabad, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani politicians and parliamentarians are planning to visit Afghanistan in an attempt to reduce tensions between the two neighbors, today revealed an official source in Islamabad. China, Pakistan Discuss Counter-Terrorism Cooperation 07 de febrero de 2017, 07:20Islamabad, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan and China held high-level talks on counter-terrorism cooperation and the Economic Corridor connecting both countries (CEPC), today reported a statement from the national Foreign Ministry. Singapour Looks to New Forms of Cooperation Before TPP Reality 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:38Singapour, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Singapour authorities asserted today that after U.S. withdrawal from TPP, the other 11 participants in the Pact must study the new balance of benefits and analyze the value of the pact. UN Calls for Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:32United Nations, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) During the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, UN entities and senior officials called today for the eradication of a scourge that affects about 200 million women and girls. Lavrov Rejects Foreign Interference and Double Standards in Venezuela Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, today rejected foreign interference, attempts to destabilize the situation in Venezuela and the application of double standards against that country. Qatar Airways Carries Out Longest Commercial Flight in History Wellington, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) A Qatar Airways aircraft has carried out the longest direct commercial flight in history, with 16 hours and 23 minutes, after covering 14,535 kilometers between Doha and the New Zealand city of Auckland, the company reported today. Vietnam - Latin America: Electronic Visa Option for Eight Countries 06 de febrero de 2017, 09:41Hanoi, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Eight Latin American countries are listed today in the list of 40 whose citizens can opt for an electronic visa to travel to Vietnam, in force since February 1, it was known here. Russia, Iran and Turkey Return to the Issue of Syria in Astana Astana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran, meeting in this capital in the joint working group for Syria, along with UN and Jordan delegates, returned to negotiations on a solution to the conflict in the Levantine country today. India to Launch 104 Satellites in Single Flight New Delhi, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced today that it will launch next week 104 satellites in a single flight, a world record for this type of event. Jat Caste's Protests Continue in Northern Indian State 06 de febrero de 2017, 07:41New Delhi, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Jat caste''s demonstrations in the northern Indian state of Haryana entered their ninth day today amid strong security measures to prevent last year''s riots, when about thirty people died. Experts Warn of Water Crisis in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Experts warned today of a potential water crisis in Pakistan, which they considered a threat to the country''s security, stability and environmental sustainability. About 591,000 People Die Every Year of Lung Cancer in China 06 de febrero de 2017, 00:10Beijing, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Lung cancer is nowadays the most fatal cancer in China, where about 591,000 people die annually from that disease, according to health officials. Japan Sacrifices More Animals after Detecting Avian Flu Tokyo, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the Japanese province of Saga slaughtered 69,000 chicken after detecting a highly-pathogenic strain of avian flu in animals that died in a farm, Kyodo news service reported today. Japan Wants to Invest More in Mexico despite Trump Mexico, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan is interested in boosting trade and investments in Mexico, despite the protectionist wave that may come from the United States, Japanese Ambassador Akira Yamada stated here. China to Deliver 16 Million Dollars in Aid to Syria Damascus, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Syria and China signed two cooperation agreements worth 16 million dollars to provide humanitarian aid and reactivate other ties in economic sectors, official sources confirmed in Damascus today. Traffic Chaos in Delhi Causes Billion-dollar Losses New Delhi, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Traffic jams in New Delhi costs about ten billion dollars annually due to pollution, lost productivity and accidents, a study revealed today. At Least 14 Killed by Avalanche in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 people, including six children, were killed today by an avalanche that hit Sher Shal village in Pakistan''s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. China Seizes 1.6 Tons of Drugs Near The 'Golden Triangle' 04 de febrero de 2017, 10:20Beijing, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities seized 1.6 tons of illegal drug in 2016, in the area bordering the so-call ''Golden triangle'' (Myanmar, Laos and Thailand), was released here today. Marathon of Regional Elections Begins in India New Delhi, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The marathon of elections in five Indian states began today in the territories of Goa and Punjab, which will elect their respective parliaments in the first electoral process after the monetary exchange decreed by New Delhi. UN Report Reflects Crimes against Rohingyas in Myanmar 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:00United Nations, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A UN report released today shows serious human rights violations against the Rohingya minority communities in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar, including killings and sexual abuse. Reckitt Benckiser Company Fined in New Zeland for False Advertising 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:37Wellington,Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The New Zealand arm of drug giant Reckitt Benckiser has been fined $1.1 million for misleading customers in the way it promoted its Nurofen specific pain range products. Iran to Deny Visas to US Wrestlers for World Cup Tehran, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran announced today that it will deny visas to US wrestlers to the World Cup in retaliation for US President Donald Trump''s decision to veto the nation''s entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. Mine Closure in Philippines to Affect More Than One Million People 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:04Manila, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The closure of 23 mines in the Philippines, mostly nickel producers, and the suspension of another five will affect more than one million 200 thousand people, the president of the country''s Chamber of Mines, Artemio Disini, informed. Luke Rowe Wins Stage Two of Herald Sun Tour in Australia 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Canberra, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina Luke Rowe (Team Sky) won stage two of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday after attacking from the day''s break, taking his first victory since 2012. Mexico: Automotive Industry Mobilizes after Trump Threats 03 de febrero de 2017, 10:46 Mexico, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Giant Motors Latin America (UGML) will produce Chinese cars in Mexico, despite the threats facing today the Mexican automotive sector by US President Donald Trump. Clean-up Work Continues to Recover Oil Spill off Indian Coast New Delhi, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities are working today to clean up an oil slick that extends over 32 kilometers off the coast of Tamil Nadu state after a spill six days ago. UN Warns of Water Shortage in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current water shortage could have a drastic impact on the country in the coming years, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) warned in a report released today. Bangladesh Advocates for Palestinian State, Denounces Israel Dhaka, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The creation of a Palestinian state is now an international demand, said the government of Bangladesh, which reaffirmed its full support for the struggle of that people and condemned the Israeli occupation. Warning about Malaria Super-Bacterium in South East Asia Bangkok, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Thai scientists warned in a study published today, about a malaria super-bacterium that jeopardizes control of that illness in South East Asia. Asia as Main Destination of Uruguayan Export Operations Montevideo, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Asian market has become the main destination of Uruguayan export operations at the end of the year 2016, receiving 27 percent of the total of the goods sold by Uruguay in the period. Major Oil Spill Clean Up in India Nearing Completion 02 de febrero de 2017, 13:26New Delhi,Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Five days after a major oil spill polluted the city coast of Chennai,at Tamil Nadu state more than 50 tonnes of sludge out of 70 have been removed by the pollution response team of the Indian Coast Guard. Controversy in Australia by Trump Rejection of Migration Deal Canberra, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Trunbull remarked today that the agreement to give asylum in the United States for 1,600 migrants that Australia maintains in overseas detention centers is still under way. First Quantum Computer Prototype Build in UK London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from several countries announced today the construction of the first quantum computer prototype to revolutionize the industry, science and commerce of traditional computers. UN Group on Force Disappearances to Examine 600 Cases From 42 Nations United Nations, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Working Group on Force Disappearances has announced today that it will examine almost 600 reported cases of missing people from 42 countries next week. Production of World's Leading Coal Mining Company Increased New Delhi, Feb 2 (PL) Coal India, the world''s largest coal producer, today announced that it has mined 433,76 million tons of the mineral in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year (April-January). Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed 02 de febrero de 2017, 08:13Islamabad, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani security forces shot dead a leader of the extremist Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) during an exchange of fire in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, today reported the army. Indian Parties Prepare for Electoral Battle New Delhi, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Indian parties are preparing today to start an electoral marathon in five states, where the opposition aims to curb the advance of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ocean Acidification Due to Climate Change Alters Predators Behaviour 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:42Canberra, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Ocean acidification poses a range of threats to marine invertebrates; however, the emerging and likely widespread effects of rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on marine invertebrate behaviour are still little understood, according to a study publishe in Biology Letters in Australia. A Weak Government, More Deaths:The Legacy of 2016 in Afghanistan 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:02Kabul, Feb 1st (Prensa Latina) A strong repercussion in Afghanistan public opinion made a report today describing the situation in Afghanistan in 2016, marked by more deaths among the security forces and the strengthening of Taliban control. Japan Rejects US Financial Accusations Tokyo, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities rejected today the US accusation on currency manipulation and said they comply with the G-20 Group''s agreement to avoid competitive currency devaluations. Ban Ki-moon Resigns South Korean Presidential Career Seoul, Feb 1st (Prensa Latina) Former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon took his allies and political enemies by surprise after announcing that he will not apply for South Korea presidential elections this year. India Announces New Rules on Funding Political Parties New Delhi, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced new rules to combat the illegal funding of parties in this South Asian nation and seek greater transparency in the political class. Regional Forum to Boost Tasks despite Indo-Pakistani Dispute 01 de febrero de 2017, 07:37New Delhi, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Indian and Pakistani officials are meeting today in Kathmandu, Nepal''s capital, to seek consensus on the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), whose latest summit in Islamabad was boycotted by New Delhi. India, Russia Close Ranks against Terrorism 01 de febrero de 2017, 07:35New Delhi, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia agreed on an action plan to combat terrorism, which will include sharing information and assessments on the issue, reported today the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Your Oldest Ancestor Was Really Weird 31 de enero de 2017, 13:00Washington,Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Scientists said a tiny marine creature from China that wriggled in the seabed mud about 540 million years ago may be the earliest-known animal in the lengthy evolutionary path that eventually led to humans. H7N9 Virus Continues to Spread in China Beijing, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Liaoning province in northeastern China reported two people infected with H7N9 bird flu showing that the epidemic continues to spread today despite efforts by health authorities to stop it. Some of Earth's Oxygen Escapes to the Moon Every Month 31 de enero de 2017, 12:31London,Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) A small bit of Earth''s air leaks into space each day according to Japanese reserchers. Chinese Lunar Year Celebrated in Cuba 30 de enero de 2017, 15:11Camagüey, Cuba, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Descendants and lovers of Chinese traditions met at the Cultural Diversity House in this Cuban eastern city to celebrate the Lunar Year. Philippines' Duterte Says Police Corrupt But Extends Drug War 30 de enero de 2017, 13:22Manila, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today admitted widespread corruption in the police force that is waging his deadly war on drugs, but extended the crackdown until the last day of his term in 2022. Year of the Cock Attracts Tourists to Havana 30 de enero de 2017, 12:57Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The strong impact of the tourism industry to travel to Cuba, in particular, to Havana, is combined with the recently started Chinese New Moon Year, to attact travellers from the entire world to the island. Immigration Consultant and Wife Accused of Visa Scam 30 de enero de 2017, 12:38Canberra, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina)An immigration official and celebrant wife married 16 Brisbane brides off to Indian men as part of a ''one-stop shop'' for spousal visas, a court has heard. Taiwan Open Women's Singles Round 1 Results Taipei, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Anastasija Sevastova won oiver at the Taiwan Open with a victory of 6-0 and 6-4 over Japanese Miyu Kato. Minister: Malaysia To Step Up Trade With ASEAN Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will step up trade with Asean countries with the official withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on January 23. Boat With 31, Including 28 Chinese Tourists, is Missing off Malaysia Beijing, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian navy ships have scrambled to rescue 31 people, including 28 Chinese tourists, aboard a boat which went missing off the coast of Borneo, according to the Chinese Consulate at Kota Kinabalu,in Sabah state. Russia Develops Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid Program in Syria Damascus, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Coordination Center for the cease-fire at the Russian base in Hemymin, Syrian province of Latakia, continued their humanitarian aid program, press media said in Damascus today. Japan to Host the International Space Exploration Forum 27 de enero de 2017, 14:38Tokyo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Japan will host the International Space Exploration Forum on March 3, in Tokyo. Chinese Cooperation Strengthens Venezuelan Weapons Industry 27 de enero de 2017, 11:43Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino assured today that the national weapons industry will be increasingly strenthened, because of fraternity and cooperation relations with the People´s Republic of China. Japan and US Prepare Summit for February Tokyo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government confirmed today that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump are preparing details for their first summit scheduled for early February. Clashes Reported in Australia against Celebration for Colonization 26 de enero de 2017, 17:08Canberra, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) In various Australian cities clashes between demonstrators and the police were reported, as protest for the celebration of the Day of Australia, which commemorates the arrival date of British settlers, said today the Radio Australia station. Carlos Martí to Lead Cuban Team in World Baseball Classic Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Martí will be the manager of the Cuban team for the fourth World Baseball Classic, which will begin next March 6. Indian Parade Shows Military Power During Republic Day New Delhi, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Under strict security measures, India showed today its latest military hardware in a parade for Republic Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1950 Constitution . Russia Calls on the USA to Avoid Aerial Ban Areas in Syria Moscow, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia today called on the United States to weigh the possible consequences of the creation of aerial ban areas in Syria, especially for the lives of refugees. China Will Reach 1.45 Billion Inhabitants by 2030 25 de enero de 2017, 11:57Beijing, Jan 25 (Prensa latina) China could reach up to 1.45 billion inhabitants by 2030, as stated by the National Demographic Development Plan for 2016-2030 published today by the State Council. Balance in the World Oil Market Due to Lower Production 25 de enero de 2017, 11:49Kuwait, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s oil minister, Essam al Marzuk, said today that the oil market is well balanced due to the decline in production since the end of last year. Vietnam Tributes Ho Chi Minh on Founding Anniversary of the PCV Hanoi, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The highest authorities in Vietnam today paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the Communist Party, the leading political force of the country that he founded. Leader of Democratic Korea Promises Efforts for World Peace 24 de enero de 2017, 17:42Pyongyang, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, promised the defense of peace and stability in the world, in a message to the entire country reported today. UN Welcomes Ceasefire Mechanism in Syria 24 de enero de 2017, 17:26Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura welcomed here today the mechanism established by Russia, Turkey, and Iran to observe and enforce a ceasefire in Syria. Afghan Female Orchestra Wins Freemuse Award 24 de enero de 2017, 14:33Kabul, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan female orchestra Zohra, the first and only of its kind in the country, won the 2017 Freemuse Award edition, a recognition that promotes music as the driving force of freedom, Ariana News reported today. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Brewing Beer On The Moon - The Next Giant Leap? 24 de enero de 2017, 12:51Washington,Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A team of University of California San Diego engineering students are working on an experiment to brew the first beer on the lunar surface, and it may fly by the end of this year. Looking for Plan B to Save Transpacific Pact Tokyo, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Japan, Australia and other signatary countries of the Transpacific Pact (TPP) increased today contacts in search of a Plan B to refloat that treaty in face of the new U.S. trade policy. Russian Bombers Destroy Again Terrorist Targets in Syria 24 de enero de 2017, 12:16Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked today ammunition and explosives factories, as well as combat equipment of the terrorist organization Islamic State in the Syrian town of Saljiaj, with six strategic TU-22M3 bombers. Russia Denies Security Threat Due to Chinese Nuclear Missiles Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today any threat to its security due to the deployment of the Chinese armed forces, commenting on the location of the giant''s intercontinental ballistic missiles near its mutual borders. Beijing Demands US Caution on the Issue of China Southern Sea Beijing, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry once again demanded the United States to act with caution with regard to the China Southern Sea, an issue that only concerns the parties directly involved, he said. Concrete Results Made at Syrian Meeting in Astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''The armed formations and the government of Syria achieved today concrete results for a solution to the conflict in the talks in this capital,'' said the ambassador of Syria to the UN, Bashar Al Jaafari. Pakistan Successfully Tests Another Nuclear Missile Islamabad, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army successfully carried out the first test of its Ababeel missile, capable of carrying nuclear warheads and reaching several simultaneous targets at a distance of up to 2,200 kilometers. Peaceful Solution in Declaration on Syria in Astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The peaceful solution of the conflict in Syria and the reinforcement of the truce are today in the draft of a final declaration of the meeting in this capital between armed groups and the government of Damascus. ISIS New Cell Members Arrested in Malaysia 23 de enero de 2017, 14:39Kuala Lumpur, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Four members of a new cell of the Islamic State (ISIS), based in Malaysia and in charge of passing terrorists to southern Philippines from the state of Sabah, were arrested, police said today. UN Calls on Astana to Consolidate Ceasefire in Syria 23 de enero de 2017, 14:37Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, called today for the consolidation of the ceasefire in Syria, as a key step in the dialogue aimed at finishing almost six years of conflict. Cuba Hosts International Sympossium on Cardiovascular Lung Disease 23 de enero de 2017, 14:05Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Sympossium of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) opened its sessions in this capital Monday, with the participation of prestigious specialists from Cuba, US and Europe. United States Leaves Trans-Pacific Economic Agreement Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today signed an executive order to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Agreement of Economic Partnership (TPP, acronym in English). Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian state oil company Rosneft has produced 265 million tonnes of crude oil in 2016 and plans investments for this year of 1 trillion rubles, its director Viktor Sechin said today. Violence in Myanmar Displaces Some 87 Thousand People 23 de enero de 2017, 12:57Naipyidó, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Statistics on displaced people due to internal conflicts in Myanmar have hit public opinion today, with 87000 people fleeing their homes since the beginning of military operations in Rakhine. WHO Alerts on H5N6 Bird Flu Expansion 23 de enero de 2017, 11:59Geneva, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called today the international community to pay attention to the outbreak of avian flu, with new strains, spread since late 2016 by almost 40 countries in Europe and Asia. ‘Rogue One' Blasts Past $1Billion At Global Box Office 23 de enero de 2017, 11:43Los Ángeles,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story''s rag-tag band of rebels zoomed across the $1Billion threshold at the global box office. Xi to Govern Body for Integrated Military and Civilian Development Beijing, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and President of the country, Xi Jinping, will lead a newly created central commission for integrated military and civilian development, the political organization revealed today. Asia on Alert before the New US Administration Tokyo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Asian nations began the week with multi-level alerts, ahead of the new US trade policy, and expectations about the immediate financial future. Tsunami Warning after 7.9 Earthquake in Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Jan 22 (prensa Latina) The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning after the 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea. China to Host Special UN Desertification Meeting 22 de enero de 2017, 11:01Beijing, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina)China will host a United Nations meeting against desertification in September, reported today the State Forestry Administration. Chinese Govt Is Confident in Maintaining Economic Growth in 2017 Beijing, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) After it was learned that China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have reached 6.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is confident that the country will maintain its growth rate in 2017, the Cabinet said. China to Strengthen Cooperation with Cuba in Renewable Energy Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China signed new agreements this week to strengthen cooperation in renewable energies and industry, areas that are considered strategic for sustainable development. Pakistan Releases Indian Soldier Captured in September 21 de enero de 2017, 13:01Islamabad, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill, the Pakistani government on Saturday released an Indian soldier captured in September near the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir. Communist Party Leader Calls to Defend Peace in Taiwan Strait Beijing, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, called to safeguard peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, the group stated on Saturday. Links between Uruguay and China Highlighted 20 de enero de 2017, 15:36Montevideo, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa has highlighted the good relations between China and these South American nation, which help deepening the links between them. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Humans, Not Climate Change, Wiped Out Australian Megafauna 20 de enero de 2017, 13:36Canberra,Jan 20 (Prensa Latina)New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change. South Korean Court Holds Hearing on Arrest Warrants for Black List 20 de enero de 2017, 12:39Seoul,Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A South Korean court held a hearing today to decide whether to issue warrants to arrest the country''s culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff over their suspected involvement in the blacklisting of cultural figures deemed critical of the government. Cuban President Offers Condolences after Kyrgyzstan Plane Crash Biskek, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has offered his condolences to his Kyrgyz peer, Almazbek Atambayev, for those killed in a plane crash near the capital, diplomatic sources said. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. China: 13 Cases of H7N9 Detected in Central Province Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected with H7N9 avian influenza in humans in central China''s Hunan province rose to 13 this year as two new cases were detected, according to local authorities. Xi jinping: China Calls for Peaceful Development Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) China projects itself to the world with a call to peaceful development, judging by the perforrnance of President Xi Jinping in the recently concluded Davos Forum. 2016: Worst Year for Journalists in Afghanistan 19 de enero de 2017, 13:37Kabul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A report by the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee revealed today that 2016 was the deadliest year for reporters there, after a 38 percent increase in violence against them. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Democratic Korea Condemns US Position 19 de enero de 2017, 12:37Pyongyang, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today the interference of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during his speech at the Davos Forum. Pakistan Was Unaware of Bin Laden Presence, Former Diplomat Islamabad, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Former US ambassador in Pakistan, Cameron Munter, denied that Pakistan knew about the presence in the country of Al Qaeda founder, Osama Bin Laden, a criterion that adds to today''s many hypotheses about the Saudi death. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Syrian President Expresses Hopes for Dialogues in Kazakhstan 19 de enero de 2017, 11:46Damascus, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad expressed hopes of establishing a platform for dialogue at the conference on Syria that will take place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the press reported today in Damascus. South Korea Seeks Agreement with Central American Bank Seoul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea reported today that it is seeking to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) to boost infrastructure''s construction. Japan Allows USA to Deploy F-35 Fighter Jets at Iwakuni Base 18 de enero de 2017, 15:03Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Japan allowed today the United States to deploy several F-35 fighter jets at Iwakuni Air Station, Yamaguchi prefecture (west), despite the concerns of many citizens about the danger of such operations for national security. First Afghan Female Orchestra to Perform at Davos Forum 18 de enero de 2017, 13:33Kabul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The first women''s music orchestra in Afghanistan will play tomorrow and Friday at the closing of the Davos Forum, which brings together around 3,000 world leaders every winter in Switzerland, Khaama Press reported today. Japan Wants to Limit Impact of Brexit in Global Economy 18 de enero de 2017, 11:58Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Japan announced today that it will pressure the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) to limit the impact of Brexit on the global economy. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. China Urges Joint Efforts to Build Stable Links With US 18 de enero de 2017, 10:57Beijing, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) China urged US for joint efforts to build a lasting,stable and cooperative relation that satisfy the two nations interests and the world,according to the government press. China Urges to Avoid Taiwan's Officials in Trump's Inauguration Beijing, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called today the U.S. government not to allow that Taiwan representatives attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect, Donald Trump, on January 20. China defends in Davos an Inclusive Economic Globalization 17 de enero de 2017, 16:28Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President, Xi Jinping, stressed today in Davos, Switzerland, the benefits of incljusive economic globalization to prevent negative results. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. India Builds the Largest Cricket Stadium in the World 17 de enero de 2017, 12:37New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the largest cricket stadium of the world, valued in some 100 million dollars, began in the western Indian state, with a capacity of 110 000 people, sources of this sport reported today. Nepalese Temple, World Heritage, Demolished for Earthquake Damages 17 de enero de 2017, 10:09Kathmandu, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Archeology of Nepal demolished the temple of Pratappur, World Heritage, after considering it a risk to the tourists after the damages caused by the earthquake of 2015, sources announced today. Nepal Hosts Summit to Save Snow Leopards Kathmandu, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Nepal said that a meeting of ministers and experts from 12 countries will be held from today to discuss the conservation of snow leopards. Filipino Police Supports Possible Return of Martial Law 16 de enero de 2017, 15:49Manila, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Ronald de la Rosa, director of the Police of the Phillipines, said Monday that they will support President Rodrigo Duterte if he declares the martial law in the related items with the struggle against drug trafficking. New Impetus to Vietnam-Japan Ties with Prime Minister Visit 16 de enero de 2017, 11:20Hanoi, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of political trust and coordination stand out as one of the targets of the visit of Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, he began to Vietnam today, that this year will also receive Emperor Akihito. China-Switzerland, Paradigm of Nexuses Between Countries: Xi Beijing, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called the Sino-Swiss bilateral relations paradigm between the two countries, reports today the government press. China, the Largest Environmentally Friendly Car Stallholder 16 de enero de 2017, 08:37Beijing, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) China is pushing for more production of new energy vehicles to continue as the world''s largest eco-friendly car stallholder, a condition it has maintained since 2015. China and Vietnam for Sustainable and Stable Development Beijing, Jan 15 (Xinhua) According to Yu Zhengsheng, top Chinese political advisor, the ties between China and Vietnam are currently in a new stage for a sustainable, healthy and stable development led by presidents of the two countries. Uruguayan Composer Serebrier Says He Likes to Perform in China Beijing, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Jose Serebrier, one of the most important figures in Uruguay''s contemporary music direction and composition, likes to perform in China for an audience always eager to learn about the West and one of the most appealing. One China Policy Is Not Negotiable, Warns Beijing to US Beijing, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government reiterated to the United States that the One China policy is the fundamental principle of bilateral relations and is ''non-negotiable,'' the Foreign Ministry said today on its website. China and Vietnam for Widening Political Trust 14 de enero de 2017, 12:10Beijing, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese leaders agreed in a meeting with Nguyen Phu Trong, secretary general of the Vietnamese Communist Party visiting China, to expand political trust and collaboration between both nations. Chinese Economy, Important Topic in the Davos Forum 14 de enero de 2017, 02:00By Damy Vales Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Air Traffic Accidents in Indonesia Related to Drug Consumption 13 de enero de 2017, 14:34Jakarta, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian National Narcotics Agency revealed today that most of the plane crashes in Indonesia are linked to drug use by pilots. Japanese Scientists Reveal Mysteries of the Earth Nucleus 13 de enero de 2017, 14:32Tokyo, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese scientists stated that silicon is likely the mystery element missing in the composition of the Earth''s inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet''s deepest secrets. Japan Questions Trump's View on Trade Pacts 13 de enero de 2017, 13:04Tokyo, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday that his country should try to do more to transmit to the next US administration, led by Donald Trump, the reality of its investments and its commercial operations in the United States. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. El Salvador: Investigation Asked for Recipients of Taiwanese Funds San Salvador, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran social organizations today demanded that the Attorney General''s Office to investigate beneficiaries of funds donated by Taiwan for the victims of the 2001 earthquakes that never reached their recipients. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. Ban Ki-moon with an Eye on South Korea's Presidency 12 de enero de 2017, 16:45Seoul, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made statements on his aspirations for the presidency of South Korea sparking interest in the East Asian country''s public opinion. King of Thailand Calls for Changes in Constitution 12 de enero de 2017, 10:56Bangkok, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has asked the government to modify some clauses in the Constitution so that to appoint a regent in his absence is not necessary, local press reports today. China for Enhancing Cooperation with Africa Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) After winding up a five-country tour in Africa, China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today his Government would study new ways to upgrade cooperation with African nations. Experts Predict Complex China's Foreign Trade in 2017 12 de enero de 2017, 10:01Beijing Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts today predict that the country''s foreign trade situation will continue to be complicated in 2017 due to growing protectionism and weak external demand. China's President Calls to Protect National Security 12 de enero de 2017, 08:22Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping has called on judicial and police corps to upgrade their capacity and methods to protect more efficiently national security. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. Environmental Pollution Causes 1.2 Million Deaths in India New Delhi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Environmental pollution causes 1.2 million deaths each year in India and the loss of three percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study by Greenpeace. Filipino Environmentalists Oppose Construction of Submarine Park 11 de enero de 2017, 14:52Manila, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Philippine environmentalists are opposing the construction of a touristic submarine park on Coron island, due to the risks that it would represent to the coral population in the east of the country. Cuba Sends Condolences Due to Death of Former Iranian President 11 de enero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas conveyed today the condolences of the Cuban government and people on the occasion of the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi, one of the main figures of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. India Calls for UN Reform and Criticizes Security Council New Delhi, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) India has called for a profound reform of the UN, especially its Security Council, considering that under the current format it is unable to face the main problems affecting the world today. China Worries Growing Uncertainty in Ties with Taiwan 11 de enero de 2017, 08:10Beijing, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government today expressed concern over growing uncertainties and challenges in developing cross-strait relations in Taiwan in 2017 and said the mainland will continue to adhere to the 1992 Consensus. UN: More than 620,000 Afghans Displaced in 2016 Kabul, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Violence in Afghanistan forced 623,000 people to leave their respective homes in 2016, said a report of the United Nations published by news agency Khaama Press Tuesday. King of Thailand Calls for Amendment to Constitution 10 de enero de 2017, 17:53Bangkok, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) New king of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn urged the military management today to amend clauses of the Constitution related to royal power, in a context of controversy over Vajiralongkorn''s unexpected involvement in the political field. China Highlights Importance for Uruguay and Latin America Beijing, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the House of Representatives of Uruguay, Gerardo Amarilla, visiting here today, has highlighted the importance China has for his country, which is the main trade partner, and for Latin America in general. Prime Minister Modi Presents Economic Advantages of India 10 de enero de 2017, 11:39New Delhi, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated today the eighth edition of the Global Vibrant Gujarat Summit, which opened its doors in that western state with the presence of numerous foreign personalities. Philippines Authorities Publish Statistics on Campaign vs. Drugs 09 de enero de 2017, 17:17Manila, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine authorities published a report with the statistics of the anti-drug campaign carried out by President Rodrigo Duterte, showing the scope of controversial measures taken since the beginning of his term. Vietnam's Coffee Exports Increase Hanoi, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese coffee exports for 2016 were valued at 3,360 million dollars, 25.6 percent more than 2015, official figures released today indicate. US to Deploy More Troops in Afghanistan 09 de enero de 2017, 09:30Kabul, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The US government will send 300 marines to the Afghan province of Helmand to train local security forces in their fight against the Taliban movement, official sources confirmed today. Beijing to Create Environmental Police Force to Fight Pollution Beijing, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The government of Beijing, China, is currently studying plans to combat air pollution in 2017 through the creation of an environmental police force that will oversight 16 districts. General Elections in Thailand to be Held in 2017 07 de enero de 2017, 00:16Bangkok, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan announced that his country''s general elections will be held in 2017, just days after a spokesman for the National Legislative Assembly (ALN) announced the decision to postpone them until 2018. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. China Reiterates Importance of Stable Links With US Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today reiterated the importance that China and the United States maintain stable relations, an idea supported by the international community. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. China Starts Preparing for World Military Games 2019 Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The armed forces started officially preparing for the 7th World Military Games (WMG) 2019 by establishing the organizing committee of the event. China asks USA to Maintain Results of Bilateral Cooperation 05 de enero de 2017, 12:17Beijing, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, asked the United States today to work together in order to carefully maintain the results reached in bilateral cooperation and continue the development of their relations in the correct direction. Turkey Denounces EU's Double Standards 05 de enero de 2017, 11:32Ankara, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that his country did not want tense relations with any country or institution but that he believed that the EU was applying double standards and was arrogant. New Geological Map of the Moon Created By Chinese Scientists Beijing, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) A new 1: 2.5 million scale geological map of the Moon is being created by Chinese scientists and university experts, according to today''s reports. More than 400,000 Chinese Officials Penalized in 2016 05 de enero de 2017, 09:57Beijing, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Central Committee of Discipline Inspection (CCCD) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) today revealed that a total of 415,000 people were punished in 2016 for violating the organization''s rules of conduct and other regulations. Ship Collision Causes Oil Spill in Malaysia 04 de enero de 2017, 17:34Kuala Lumpur, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The collision of two ships, one flying a Singaporean flag and the other from Gibraltar, in southern Malaysian waters has caused a 300-ton oil spill, official sources report today. Syrian President Holds Meetings with Iranian and Armenian Delegation 04 de enero de 2017, 12:21Damascus, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held separate meetings today with a political delegation from Iran and the Armenian Orthodox Church, whose representatives dealt with the current situation in the country. Uruguay to Receive Free Military Assistance From China 04 de enero de 2017, 12:19Montevideo, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will receive US $ 2.5 million in free military assistance from China this month, an official source announced today. China Supports Philippines Rotatory Presidency of ASEAN Beijing, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) China backed today the Philippines'' rotating presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017 and advocated that it drive relations within the group to a new level. IAAF Supports Unprecedented Competition in Australia Canberra, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) President of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), the British Sebastian Coe, showed his support today the first edition of the fair Nitro Athletics, to be held in Australia. Indian Cabinet Approves Agreement with Uruguay on Customs Issues New Delhi, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Council of Ministers today approved an agreement between India and Uruguay on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs issues. China Starts in Africa Its 2017 Foreign Policy Beijing, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Keeping up with a diplomatic tradition, China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit January 7 through 12 five African countries, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Republic of Congo and Nigeria, to start his country''s 2017 foreign policy. China Joins Turkey and World Community in Fight Against Terror Beijing, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Today China expressed its willingness to work with Turkey and the international community to prevent and respond to the threat of terrorism. Indonesia Captain Arrested After Boat Fire Left 23 Dead 02 de enero de 2017, 10:50Jakarta,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Police in Indonesia have arrested the captain of a ferry that burst into flames, leaving 23 people dead and dozens injured. Indian President Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of Revolution New Delhi, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) President of India Pranab Mukherjee congratulated Cuba on occasion of the 58th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution. Oscar Dos Santos to Chinese Super League Club Shanghai SIPG 02 de enero de 2017, 09:35Beijing,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian stricker Oscar dos Santos arrived today in China to join the Shanghai SIPG club and was welcomed by thousand of fans at the airport. India Successfully Test Fires Ballistic Missile New Delhi, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Ethiopian Runners Sweep at Xiamen International Marathon Beijing,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian runners swept the top three in both men''s and women''s competition at the 2017 Xiamen International Marathon here on Monday. China Launches First Freight Train to London Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its first freight train to London, the China Railway Corporation said. China Extends Orange Alert Due to Pollution Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina)China extended today the orange alert in this capital until Thurdsday according to authorities. Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers Talk on New Year 01 de enero de 2017, 11:46Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime Minister Li Keqiang exchanged congratulations for New Year with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and both praised the development of their bilateral relations in the last 12 years, according to reports in this capital today. Vietnam Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of its Revolution 01 de enero de 2017, 11:44Hanoi, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese top authorities congratulated President Raul Castro on occasion of the 58th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, on January 1. China Urges BRICS Members to Strengthen Association 01 de enero de 2017, 11:42Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping urged members of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India,, China and South Africa) to work to reinforce their association for a better future for the group. Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Disco Raises Rejection and Condolences Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) At least 35 dead and 40 wounded caused a terrorist attack on an Istanbul disco where the New Year was being celebrated. China: New International Media Organization Created 31 de diciembre de 2016, 10:01Beijing, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) China''s Global Television Network, CGTN, is the new international media organization launched here today in several languages. Myanmar Stops Searching for Missing People after Landslide 30 de diciembre de 2016, 17:05Naypyidaw, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The rescue teams in Myanmar postponed today the operations to search for missing people after the landslide in the mining region of Kachin, due to high probabilities of new events of that kind. Cubans Evoke Fidel Castro in China Beijing, Dec 30 M(Prensa Latina) Officials, diplomats and representatives of the Cuban community in China gathered in the Chinese capital today for a cultural and political event on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution and to evoke the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Chinese North and Center Welcome 2017 Covered by Smog Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) China''s northern cities: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan as well as cities in the center of the country are covered today by smog. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. China's Unmanned Submersibles Descend 10,000 Metres Underwater 29 de diciembre de 2016, 10:52Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Three Chinese unmanned deep-sea devices descended over 10,000 metres underwater and successfully completed sea tests in the Pacific Ocean marking a major step in the country''s deep-sea research, researchers said. China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. World's Highest Bridge: Latest Feat of Chinese Engineering Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Beipanjiang bridge, the highest in the world stands 565 meters above Nizhu river cannon and connects the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou,and was opened to traffic today as another sucess of this nation. Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player Buenos Aires,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of rumors Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has confirmed today the signing of Argentinian Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world''s highest-paid player. Vietnam Celebrates the 58th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution Hanoi, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution was celebrated in Ho Chi Minh City, a ceremony that highlighted the high level of relations between Vietnam and the Caribbean country, including the strengthening of cooperation. World's Oldest Male Panda Pan Pan Dies at 31 Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Pan Pan, the world''s oldest male panda, died this Wenesday at 31 of cancer in south-west China''s Sichuan Province on Wednesday. Five Dead in Attack in China's Xinjiang 29 de diciembre de 2016, 07:50Beijing,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina)A total of 5 persons died when 3 Attackers drove a vehicle into a building in China''s far western region of Xinjiang, setting off an explosive device and using knives to kill two people before all three of the terrorist assailants were shot dead according to the Ministry of Public Security. Over 13 Million New Jobs Created in China This Year 29 de diciembre de 2016, 07:32Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China created more than 13 million new jobs this year as part of the efforts to stabilize a slowing economy,according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Vietnam and South Korea Dialogue on Ties in Defense 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:35Hanoi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Vietnam and South Korea today discussed their relations in the defense sector, an issue analyzed earlier in a bilateral meeting in which participants also exchanged views on regional security, among others. China Calls the US to Stop Meddling in Taiwan 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:21Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) A spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China, An Fengshan, reiterated to Washington today that the Taiwan issue is a internal matter of this nation. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. India Arrests Smugglers With More Than 70 Poisonous Snakes 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:43New Delhi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Police in the western Indian state of Maharashtra arrested two smugglers hiding more than 70 poisonous snakes in boxes to extract their poison and sell it, NDTV reported. Longest East-West High-Speed Railroad Operating in China 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:41Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China inaugurated today one of the longest high-speed railways in the world, that will link the prosperous east coast with the least developed region in the southwest. China Launches High Resolution Remote Sensing Satellites 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province today. Vietnam Promotes Greater Care for the Elderly Hanoi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam promotes a greater attention to the elderly, who now represent almost 11 percent of the total population, showing a rapid aging. China is Interested in Increasing Military Ties with Bolivia Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina)Chinese National Defense Minister Chang Wanquan expressed China''s interest in increasing military links with Bolivia to a new level, the government reports today. China for Peaceful Use of Outer Space Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China has reaffirmed today its commitment to the peaceful use of outer space and its rejection of its use for military ends and the arms race. China Defines Conditions of Environmental Crimes Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme People''s Court (TPS) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (FPS) have defined 18 types of ''serious environmental pollution'' , which will be considered crimes against the environment, according to the highest judicial Chinese bodies. Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. Philippines Authorities Assess Typhoon Damage Manila, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities are assessing the damage caused by typhoon Nock-Ten, which has led to at least six deaths and 18 missing, as well as forcing the evacuation of 429,000 people. Vietnam and China Explore Ways to Promote Economic Cooperation Hanoi, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and China are exploring ways to promote bilateral economic cooperation, including in trade and investments, during a two-day seminar which began in Vietnam today. Japan Passes Law to Legalize Casinos 26 de diciembre de 2016, 16:51Tokyo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Government announced today the entry into force of a law that legalizes the opening of casinos, previously banned for being sites for gambling. Cuban Classic Ballerina Draws Ovations in Mongolia Havana, (Prensa Latina) The main ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC) Ginett Moncho received ovations during her presentation in the Nutcracker Suite accompanying the classic company of Mongolia, informed today the island''s embassy in Ulan Bator. Death of George Michael Resounds in Chinese Social Networks Beijing, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) George Michael''s sudden death at home in the United Kingdom has resonated deeply with his Chinese fans, who crowded social networks this morning to express their shock at the death of the iconic pop star. China-Laos Railway Construction Begins Vientiane, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The railroad construction project, China-Laos, was officially launched today in a ceremony held in the northern city of Luang Prabang in Laos, according to media reports. Indonesian Police Kills Two Members of Terrorist Cell Jakarta, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian police confirmed today the deaths of two members of a terrorist cell who were planning an attack in the country during the Christmas festivities. Pakistan Releases 220 Indian Fishermen Islamabad, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill and despite current bilateral tensions, the Pakistani government has released 220 Indian fishermen caught fishing in its territorial waters. China Passes Traditional Medicine Law Beijing, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) A Law on Traditional Chinese Medicine was passed today during the closing of a seven-day session of the Standing Committee of the National People''s Congress (NPC). Philippines Intensifies Preventive Works Before Typhoon Proximity Manila, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines intensifies preventive work before the proximity of Typhoon Nock-ten, which is forecast to hit the ground tonight in the province of Catanduanes, in the central region of Bicol. Life Expectancy in China to Rise to 77 Years by 2020 Beijing, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) China plans to increase the average life expectancy to 77 years by 2020, thus improving the parameter by 12 months compared to 2015, official sources said. India's Foreign Currency Reserves Continue Dropping 25 de diciembre de 2016, 00:10New Delhi, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign currency reserves totaled 360.606 billion U.S. dollars at the end of last week, accounting for a decrease of 2.38 billion dollars compared to the previous week, official sources reported. China and Vietnam Agree to Boost Mutually-Beneficial Cooperation Beijing, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) China and Vietnam agreed to further boost mutually-beneficial cooperation, the government said on Saturday. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Communist Party of China and Kuomintang Hold Talks 24 de diciembre de 2016, 10:36Beijing, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) and the Koumintang Party (KMT) held talks in this capital to reinforce ties between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, it was reported here on Saturday. Malaysia Describes UN Voting as Victory for Palestinian People Kuala Lumpur, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak described the voting of a resolution at the United Nations Security Council that demands that Israel stop building settlements in the West Bank as a victory for the Palestinian people, local media reported on Saturday. Regions in Philippines Affected by Nearing Typhoon Manila, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippinean authorities oriented today to thousands of persons to evacuate to safe places before nearing typhoon Nock-ten, which is expected to touch territory in Island Catanduanes tomorrow morning passing then to ravage Luzon, the biggest island of the archipelago. Cuban Artist to Dance Nutcracker in Mongolian Company 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:54Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The principal dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Ginett Moncho, will tomorrow perform the main role of the Nutcracker in the Classical Dance Company of Mongolia, the Cuban institution reports. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. USA: Anti-nuclear Groups Alarmed by Message from Donald Trump Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A message published on Twitter by US President-elect Donald Trump keeps alarmed the international community and groups defending control over nuclear weapons. Pakistan to Release 439 Indian Fishermen 23 de diciembre de 2016, 08:20Islamabad, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the increse in bilateral tensions. Pakistan will release 439 Indian fishermen that were capture for fishing in territorial waters. Vietnam to Open First Space Observatory in Nha Trang 23 de diciembre de 2016, 07:53Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will open the country''s first space observatory in the central resort town of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province, early next year. 663 Villages in Beijing Replace Coal With Cleaner Energy in 2016 23 de diciembre de 2016, 07:34Beijing, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) 663 villages in Beijing had replaced coal with clean energy, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Rural Affairs said Thursday. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iranian Foreign Vice Minister 22 de diciembre de 2016, 13:54Damascus, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, held today a meeting with Hussein Jaber Ansari, Iranian Foreign Vice Minister for Arab and African Affairs, according to information reported in Damascus. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Ice and Snow Park Starts Trial Operation in China Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An ice and snow theme park, one of the largest in the world, opened to the public on a trial basis Wednesday in northeast China''s Heilongjiang Province. China Launches Satellite to Monitor Global Carbon Emissions 22 de diciembre de 2016, 07:37Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China''s Gobi Desert at 3:22 a.m. Thursday. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Toxic Smog Covers Most of China for Five Days in a Row Beijing, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Residents of more than 24 Chinese cities, mainly in the north and center of the country, today saw their usual life hit, for the five days in a row, by a dense and toxic fog covering vast areas of the territory. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Anti-Terror Operation in Indonesia Kills Three 21 de diciembre de 2016, 09:19Jakarta, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian forces killed three suspected terrorists in an operation in the town of Babakan, in the province of Banten, according to information from that place. China for Optimizing Traditional Medicine Safety 21 de diciembre de 2016, 09:13Beijing, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina)Chinese lawmakers have called for stricter management of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) production. Legislators discussed a draft law on TCM, tabled for a third reading at the ongoing bimonthly session of the National People''s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, and agreed that the quality and safety of TCM materials should be ensured with improved regulations. Legendary Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Turns 96 Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The most renowned Cuban artist worldwide, Alicia Alonso, turns 96 today with the strong will to give her country a lastign legacy through the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC). Japanese Premier to visit Russia at the Beginning Next Year Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, announced his intention to visit Russia at the beginning of 2017 to meet with the president of that country, Vladimir Putin and dialogue on the bilateral territorial dispute. Some 30,000 People Affected by Mysterious Disease in Pakistan 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:38Islamabad, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh are on alert for the spread of a mysterious disease that has infected about 30,000 people in a month, causing joint pain and fever. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Pollution Affects Millions of People in China Beijing, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people are still being affected by severe smog that has covered several areas of the country, mostly in northern China. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. WWF Reports 163 New Species in Mekong Region Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A group of 163 species, including nine amphibians and 14 reptiles, were discovered this year in the Mekong region, one of the areas with most biodiversity in the world, said a WWF report. Crime Rate Falls in Philippines during Duterte´s Management 19 de diciembre de 2016, 17:32Manila, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Despite international criticism of Government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, statistics issued today indicate that in the first five months of his management, the crime rate fell 31.67 percent. Turkish Airlines to Begin Flights to Cuba Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines will begin operations in Cuba on December 20th, when its first flight will arrive in the capital, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry. China and Australia Agree to Cooperate on Oceanic Research 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:43Beijing, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have agreed to collaborate on oceanic research in the southern hemisphere, official media reported on Monday. New Step Extends Vietnam-Cuba Economic Links Hanoi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Cuba were extended with a new agreement signed by companies of the biotechnology sector, as a step that confirms the progress towards the objective of rising the economic relations to the excellent level of their political links. Philarmonic Orchestras of China and Cuba Assemble Emotions in Concert Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The philarmonic orchestras of China and Cuba embroidered a personal and fluid interpretation of the Ninth Symphony of Czech Antonin Dvorak, that European classic that could understand North America and describe it in musical notes. Trump Questioning of One-China Policy Extensively Rejected By Damy Vales Beijing, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Statements by US President elect Donald Trump about his possible distance from the One-China policy, defended by this country, are causing more rejection than support, according to Chinese media. China for Better Product Quality, Core Competitiveness in 2017 17 de diciembre de 2016, 00:20Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina China will focus on improving product quality and core competitiveness to bolster the real economy in 2017, according to an official statement released today. South Korean President Seeks to Avoid Impeachment Seoul, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Park Geun-hye seeks to avoid impeachment presenting a statement to the Constitutional Court today saying that her removal lacks a legal basis. UN Demands Access to Areas of Myanmar to Watch Situation with Rohingy 16 de diciembre de 2016, 16:02United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for the Human Rights, Zeid RaÂ''ad Al Hussein, claimed today the observers access to the north of the state of Rakhine, in Myanmar, where the crimes denunciations abound against the community rohingya. Tokyo Decides to Build New Volleyball Stadium for 2020 Olympics 16 de diciembre de 2016, 15:55Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Yuriko Koike, Governor of the city of Tokyo, proposed to build a new host for the volleyball competitions at the 2020 Olympic Games in the district of Ariake, to replace the one exisiting in Yokohama. China Calls on South Korea to Stop Deployment of THAAD Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) China has today requested that the Republic of Korea stop the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Turkey and Russia Will Discuss Peace Plan for Syria Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, will meet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on Monday, to agree on measures to bring peace to Syria. Robotic Industry Grows in China Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. China Announces Cabinet Reshuffle 16 de diciembre de 2016, 08:13Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina)The State Council of China today announced the appointment and removal of a number of officials, according to a press release. Iran Proposes Cooperation with Indonesia 15 de diciembre de 2016, 14:26Tehran, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated Thursday that Iran and Indonesia have the capacity and will to cooperate for the solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and concrete peace in Syria, Yemen and Iraq. China Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The China Philharmonic Orchestra, considered as one of world''s 10 best symphonic orchestras, will give today the first of two concerts in Cuba at Teatro Nacional de Cuba. US Aircraft Accident Revives Protests in Japan 14 de diciembre de 2016, 18:12Tokyo, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Defense Ministry made a statement today, demanding a temporary halt in the operations by the US Osprey aircraft at the military base in Okinawa, after an accident yesterday. Philippines: Thousands of Killings Due to Drugs Campaign Confirmed 14 de diciembre de 2016, 17:54Manila, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) As a result of police actions in raids on alleged drug traffickers and addicts, 2,102 people have been killed in the past five months in the Philippines, according to official data published today. Principle of Only One China, is Basic in Links with US 14 de diciembre de 2016, 11:26Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The principle of only one China emerged again as a spearhead in the relations with US, warned today An Fengshan, spokesperson of the Affairs Office of the State Council. During a press Conference the cabinet''s spokeswoman pointed out that to adhere the aforementioned principle is the political base for the development of links between China and United States and at the same time the main stone for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. Chinese Ambassador in Bolivia Expresses Interest in Bioceanic Project La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s ambassador to La Paz, Wu Yuanshan, expressed his country''s interest in participating in the bioceanic train project, which will unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cross the territory of Bolivia. China Allocates Relief Fund for Victims in Disaster Areas Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s finance and civil affairs ministries allocated 5,705 million yuan, or 826.3 million dollars, to support residents in disaster-stricken regions. China Offers Guarantees to Support the Economic Development of Angola Luanda, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos received guarantees from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Xinping, that he will maintain support for the Angolan economic development process, the Angolan Public Television stressed today. Vietnam to Strengthen Cooperation to Help Victims of Remnants of War 14 de diciembre de 2016, 09:02Hanoi, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam intends to strengthen cooperation to help the victims of bombs and mines left over from the war against this country, a topic at a conference between the government and an international NGO. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. China Is Upset by Duty Evasion of WTO Members Beijing, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday expressed discontent with the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that are eluding their obligations of abandoning the substitute country consideration when calculating the antidumping measures against Chinese exports. Communist Leader Denounces India-US Military Agreement New Delhi, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, has denounced a military agreement between his country and the United States today, saying that it violates national sovereignty and strategic autonomy. China to Increase Number of Foreign Currencies in Its Market 12 de diciembre de 2016, 00:30Beijing, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) China is getting ready to start direct transactions between its currency, the yuan, and seven currencies in its exchange market. Indonesian President Kicks Off Official Visit to India Jakarta, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo will kick off an official visit to India, starting on Monday, to reinforce relations in several sectors, it was reported here. Mullah Akhundzada Gets Support from Major Taliban Figures Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada has reinforced his position as the leader of the Afghan Taliban after receiving support from two powerful warlords of that movement, the Pakistani newspaper The News reported on Sunday. Vietnam Is Opened to the World Hanoi, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Russian music, Palestinian dances, Italian dishes and Chilean wines, and much more from other countries were part of the gastronomic festival celebrated here today to bring the world to Vietnam through a diplomacy absent of protocol. Indian-Pakistani Tension Threatens Strategic Agreement on Rivers Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is boosting today an ambitious plan to increase the use of the water of Indus River and its tributaries, a decision that could trigger a conflict with neighboring Pakistan, which shares this basin. Pakistani Ship Rescues 41 Yemenis after Shipwreck Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) A Pakistani Navy ship rescued 41 Yemenis after a shipwreck some 30 nautical miles northeast of the island of Socotra, in the Gulf of Aden, Geo TV reported on Sunday. CUPET and Chinese Company Sign Contract Havana, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Cuba-Petróleo (CUPET) and the Chinese BGP signed a contract as part of the development program of the oil industry in Cuba. China, Thailand,Sign Agreements to Strengthen Cooperation 10 de diciembre de 2016, 09:49Beijing, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) China and Thailand signed several agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation, reported today the government media. Alert on South Asian Massive Migrations due to Climate Dacca, Dec 10 (PL) Migration in Southern Asia will increase without control over the next years due to climate change affecting the world and this region in particular, alerts a study published here. China Shapes Up Vital Economic Tasks for 2017 Beijing, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) pointed that the main economic tasks of the Government for 2017, give priority to the work aimed at achieving new advances in the economic reform on the offer side. IOM : Turkey Relocates More Than 20,000 Refugees in 2016 Ankara, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mission in Turkey of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has facilitated the relocation of more than 20 thousand refugees in 2016, according to data provided today. China Opposes Military Ties Between US and Taiwan Beijing, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang has reiterated that his Government''s position with regards to military relations between the United States and Taiwan, as well as the sales of US arms to China, is coherent, clear and well-known by the international community. South Korea to Vote President´s Resignation 09 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Seoul, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of South Korea announced a historic session to vote the resignation of President Park Geun-hye for being involved in a corruption scandal. Kashima Beats Auckland City 2-1 in Opener of Club World Cup Tokyo, Dic 8 (Prensa Latina) Japanese champion Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in the opening game of the Club World Cup today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IOC Approves Facilities for Olympic Games in 2020 Brna, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the facilities, for Tokyo 2020, that will host the five new sports recently incorporated into the Olympic Games. Iran Takes Dispute with US to the UN Tehran, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran has given instructions to its permanent representative to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshrou, to make an official protest about the US decision to extend sanctions against Iran, a move which violates a nuclear agreement. Vietnamese Minister and Cuban Journalists Discuss Collaboration 07 de diciembre de 2016, 12:13Hanoi, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Information and Communication Minister Truong Minh Tuan and a delegation of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) spoke today on issues of collaboration and evoked Fidel Castro and his links with Vietnam. UN Expert Calls on Australians to Fight Racism 07 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11United Nations, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN special speaker in Human Rights, Mutuma Ruteere called on Australians today to join efforts against racism, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination in the country. Cuban and Chinese Communist Parties Conclude Seminar in Havana Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The communist parties of Cuba and China are concluding today in this capital the Second Theoretical Seminar between both political groups. Indian Kashmir Experiences Worst Cycle of Violence in Four Years 07 de diciembre de 2016, 09:41New Delhi, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism-related violence in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir reached its highest level in four years, with an increase in attacks and deaths compared to 2015, according to data released today. Pakistan Reaffirms Nuke Program Security 07 de diciembre de 2016, 09:34Islamabad, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government and the bodies in charge of keeping today the national nuke program under total control and security of threats, assured the Foreign Ministry. China will Update International Land Transport System 07 de diciembre de 2016, 01:42Beijing, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) China plans to build a modern and efficient network of international roads for 2020, that facilitates the universal transport and strengthens connectivity between countries in the Belt and Route, published the Government. Tevez to China? Shanghai Shenhua Claim Breakthrough in Talks 06 de diciembre de 2016, 12:36Beijing, Dic 6 (Prensa Latina )Carlos Tevez could be the latest player to go to China after Shanghai Shenhua revealed they are close to a deal. Chinese Philarmonic Orchestra will Give Two Concerts in Cuba 06 de diciembre de 2016, 12:25Havana, Dec 6(Prensa Latina) The Chinese Philarmonic Orchestra will perform two concerts in Cuba next December 15-16 at the National Theater, announced the cultural institution. Japan PM's Pearl Harbor Visit Won't Be For Apology: Spokesman 06 de diciembre de 2016, 12:23Tokyo,Dic 6 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe''s visit to Pearl Harbor this month, the first by a Japanese leader, will not be to apologize for the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the United States into World War Two, Abe''s top aide said on Tuesday. Floods in Southern Thailand Cause 14 Deaths 06 de diciembre de 2016, 11:41Bangkok, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s Interior Ministry has reported that last week''s floods in the south of the country have killed 14 people and left several tourist islands in a state of disaster. Contributions of Traditional Chinese Medicine Highlighted 06 de diciembre de 2016, 10:27Beijing, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the contribution of traditional Chinese medicine in combating epidemics and the treatment of viral diseases on a global scale, according to a book published today by the Government. China Against Politicization of Humanitarian Situation in Syria 06 de diciembre de 2016, 08:18Beijing, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) China''s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), Liu Jieyi, called on the Security Council to avoid politicizing the humanitarian situation in Syria. Call in Australia to Keep Ban on Racism and Hatred Approach 05 de diciembre de 2016, 18:03Canberra, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere urged the Australian Government today to continue banning hatred approaches, due to proliferation of extremist ideologies. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. Donald Trump Attacks China Through Twitter Washington, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The US President-elect Donald Trump has criticized China''s financial and military policy in a message posted on Twitter, which could endanger decades of diplomatic relationships between the two countries. New Zealand Prime Minister Resigns 05 de diciembre de 2016, 09:09Canberra, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The New Zealand parliament was informed this morning that the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, has resigned from his post, a decision he described as the most difficult of his life. Japan Studies Reducing Costs of the 2020 Olympic Games 05 de diciembre de 2016, 06:30Tokyo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Tokyo government is studying how to reduce the costs of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while doubts are growing over the negative implications these costs will have for the Japanese economy and society. Japanese Artist Returns Order to the World after Disasters 04 de diciembre de 2016, 11:00New York, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) A monumental piece inspired by the disasters that followed the earthquake in Japan in 2011 is now receiving the attention of the spectators who visit the Chazen Museum of Art in the northern city of Madison, United States. Seven Dead, 10 Missing in China Mine Blast 03 de diciembre de 2016, 21:16Beijing, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) There have been 17 fatalities and 10 people remain missing following an explosion at a coal mine in north China''s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region today. China Protest After Trump's Phone Call With Taiwan President 03 de diciembre de 2016, 21:04Washington, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)China has lodged a protest against the US over a call between the president-elect, Donald Trump, and Taiwan''s leader, Tsai Ing-wen. Chinese President Xi Calls For Smaller But More Capable Army 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:10Beijing,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a smaller army with better combat capability and optimized structure as the military reform deepens. North Korea Outscore France To Win U-20 WWC in Papua 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:50Port Moresby, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) North Korea have won the eighth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women''s World Cup in Papua New Guinea after coming from a goal down to beat France 3-1 in the final today. South Korea Opposition Files Impeachment Motion Against President 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:24Seoul, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s three opposition parties filed an impeachment motion today against scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye which will be put to a vote in the national assembly next week. Indonesia Police Aircraft With 15 on Board Crashes 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:16Jakarta,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) A twin-engine aircraft operated by the Indonesian police crashed into the sea near Batam today with 15 people on board, said local authorities. There are no reports of survivors. Trump Supports Philippines Anti Drug Drive Says President Duterte 03 de diciembre de 2016, 18:30Manila, DIC 3 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump expressed support for the Philippine''s anti-drug campaign in a phone conversation, saying he understands the way the administration is handling it, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned this as he described his late Friday phone conversation with Trump. South Korean Parliament to Decide President's Future Next Week 02 de diciembre de 2016, 15:42Seoul, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties in South Korea will vote in Parliament on the impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye next Friday, December 9th, party sources said. Chinese President Calls for Maintaining Fluid Ties with United States 02 de diciembre de 2016, 15:40Beijing, Dec 2 (Xinhua) Chinese President Xi Jinping called on today to work along with the United States on a new starting point to maintain the smooth transition of relations and steady growth. Japan to Reinforce Alliance with USA 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:39Tokyo, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Amid a national controversy over the military treaties with the United States, Japan wants to reinforce them, it was known today. DPRK Condemns UN Security Council Sanctions Resolution 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:28Pyongyang, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned and rejected today a recent sanctions resolution against the country, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council this week. China Urges Balanced Implementation of UN Resolution on DPRK 02 de diciembre de 2016, 09:12Beijing, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) China has made a call for the full and balanced implementation of a recent UN resolution on the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to the country''s Foreign Ministry. South Korea and Japan Prepare Unilateral Sanctions against DPRK Seoul, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) In a strategy that according to experts would increase tension in the region, South Korea confirmed its intention, in coordination with the United States and Japan, to decree new unilateral sanctions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). New King Assumes Throne in Thailand Amid Little Support 01 de diciembre de 2016, 17:57Bangkok, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The new King of Thailand began his role as head of State today, with a clear lack of popularity and showing few clues about the style of royalty he would exert, the local media reported. IOC Asks to Reduce Budget for Tokyo 2020 Games 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:45Tokyo, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The vicepresident of the International Olympic Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates asked Japan to reduce its budget for the 2020 Olympic Games. Australia Approves Indefinite Detention of Convicted Terrorists 01 de diciembre de 2016, 14:53Canberra, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Australian government has passed a bill to strengthen anti-terrorism laws in this country, by allowing the indefinite detention of convicted terrorists after serving their prison sentences, official sources said today. Japanese Company Plans Artificial Meteor Shower 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:15Tokyo, Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese company named Sky Canvas plans to launch a colorful artificial meteor shower barrage via micro-satellite. Singapore and Japan in Favor of Trade Treaty Tokyo, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Singapore and Japan today showed their willingness to ratify the Transpacific Association Agreement (TPP) as soon as possible. India Confirms Launching of 83 Satellites With a Single Rocket 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07New Delhi, Nov 1st (Prensa Latina) The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) plans to enter the record books by launching 83 satellites in a single launch next month, a government source confirmed today. China Prepares Summit with Japan and Republic of Korea Beijing, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) China gives last touches to preps of the trilateral yearly Summit with Japan and the Republic of Korea assured Geng Shuang, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of this country. UN Security Council Hardens Sanctions against North Korea 30 de noviembre de 2016, 18:12United Nations, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) UN Security Council adopted a new resolution today to harden the sanctions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), after that country carried out in September its fifth nuclear test. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. Indonesia Police Reveal Scope of Foiled Jakarta Terror Plot 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:10Jakarta,Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The plot was foiled when anti-terror police arrested 4 persons. Three Thais Plotting Bombings in Bangkok Detained 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:38Bangkok, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Thai police confirmed today the arrest of three individuals for illicit association and possession of explosives, who were allegedly planning an attack in the capital. Chinese President Calls for Priority on Palestinian Agenda 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:16Beijing, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a top priority on the international agenda, calling it a core issue of the Middle East and a problem that obstructs peace in the region, the government reported today. Fidel Is a Colossus of Our Era, Says Li Yuanchao 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:12Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Comrade Fidel is a colossus of our era, said Li Yuanchao, vice president and a member of the Political Bureau of the People''s Republic of China, at an event here today to pay posthumous tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution. Vietnamese Parliament Leader Extols Fidel's Role in the World 29 de noviembre de 2016, 22:18Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Assembly (parliament) of Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, asserted here today that with the death of Fidel Castro, the progressive world loses a firm, audacious and experienced leader. South Korean President to Accept Parliamentary Decision 29 de noviembre de 2016, 16:29Seoul, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President Park Geun-hye said today that she will accept the Parliament''s decision on her future, including the end of her term. Nepal: Fidel Castro is a Symbol of Justice and Equality 29 de noviembre de 2016, 11:45Katmandu, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Nepal Former Prime Minister, Khadga Prasad Oli said today that the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro is an inspiration for the fighters for justice and equality worldwide. Fidel Castro, the Architect of Cuban Socialism, Says Xi Jinping Por Damy ValesBeijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Comrade Fidel Castro is the architect of Cuban socialism who left an outstanding imprint in the cause of the island''s national liberation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Tuesday with consternation. Fidel Will Live Forever, Says Chinese Leader 29 de noviembre de 2016, 08:28Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Comrade Fidel Castro will live forever, expressed today upon his arrival in Cuba the Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao. Xi Jinping Signs Book of Condolences for Fidel Castro's Death Beijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has signed a book of condolence today at the Cuban embassy in the nation, on occasion of the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Mongolia FM Signs Book of Condolences on Fidel Castro's Demise 28 de noviembre de 2016, 17:29Ulan Bator, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Relations of Mongolia, Ts Munkh-Orgil, visited the Cuban Embassy in Ulan Bator,to sign the book of condolences, on the demise of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz. Accompanying the FM, were Damndin Gansukh, Director of the Department America, Middle East and Africa, Enkhbold Odmunkh, deputy Director of Protocol of the Foreign Ministry. Guterres Trusts China as Mediator in Conflicts 28 de noviembre de 2016, 09:07Beijing, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, today said that China would be a good mediator in regional and international conflicts given its strong stance of multi-lateralism. Top Vietnamese Leaders Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Hanoi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s top leaders have today paid tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the book of condolences which has been opened at the Cuban embassy in Vietnam. Vietnamese Delegation to Cuba for Memorial Service of Fidel Castro Hanoi, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) A high-level Vietnamese delegation headed by the member of the Communist Party Political Bureau and National Assembly President Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will attend in Cuba to the tributes to the late leader of its Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro is Remembered as a Symbol of Cuba-Vietnam Brotherhood By Teresita Vives Romero Hanoi, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese people expressed Cuba their support with very emotional messages following the death of the historic leader Fidel Castro, recognized as a symbol of bilateral relations, Ambassador Herminio López declared here today. Home Made Bombs Explode at Government Building in Myanmar 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:10Yangon, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The police of Myanmar reported two explosions Friday, at the office of the regional government of Yangon, without fatal victims so far. Cold Weather Kills 20 Refugges in North Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cold weather and freezing temperatures that engulfed a remote northern province in Afghanistan this week killed at least 20 people, all of them internally displaced including several children, Afghan officials said today. World of Viruses Uncovered in Australia Canberra,Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A groundbreaking study of the virosphere of the most populous animals, those without backbones such as insects, spiders and worms and that live around our houses, has uncovered 1445 viruses, revealing people have only scratched the surface of the world of viruses, but it is likely that only a few cause disease. Vietnamese President Concludes Tour in Madagascar Hanoi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President, Tran Dai Quang, will attend as of tomorrow the 16th Summit of French Speaking Countries in Madagascar, according to today''s press reports. Indian Politicians Clash over Impact of Money Swap 25 de noviembre de 2016, 09:23New Delhi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Far from diminishing, the confrontation between the government and the Indian opposition on the subject of the exchange of high denomination currency notes is growing today. Pakistan Suspends Import of Indian Cotton Amid Tensions Islamabad, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has suspended imports of Indian cotton, without warning, as a result of bilateral tensions over systematic clashes on their common border, according to official sources. Japan and Australia Announce Upcoming Security Dialogues 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:42Tokyo, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) Japan and Australia are preparing themselves for the talks between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense to be held next month in order to assess common security strategies, was published today. Department of Japanese Language and Culture Opened in Cuba 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:21Sancti Spiritus, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Japan opened the Matsuo Takeya Department in this city of the central region of Cuba, seeking to promote the learning and spread of Japanese culture and language. Cuba Won Three Silver Medals in Wrestling Golden Grand Prix Baku, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cubans Yowlys Bonne, Alejandro Valdes and Reineris Salas won silver medals in the Wrestling Golden Grand Prix final in Baku. Organization Urges to Lift Restrictions against Rohingyas in Myanmar 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:02Naipyido, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A Rohingya organization headquartered in the United Kingdom called on the UN and the international community to put pressure on the government of Myanmar to lift the restrictions against humanitarian aid in the western state of Rakhine. Indonesians Protest Violence Against Rohingya Muslims 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:56Jakarta,Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Indonesians took to the streets in Jakarta and other cities today to protest against reported rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims during a military crackdown in Myanmar. Tokyo Sees First November Snow Accumulation Since 1875 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44Tokyo, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Snow fell over Tokyo and eastern Japan today, marking the first time the capital recorded snow accumulation in November since 1875. International Forum Against Terrorism Concludes in China 24 de noviembre de 2016, 11:42Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 120 military and police representatives from 26 countries will today conclude an international forum on anti-terrorism strategy in cities. China and Latin America to Strengthen Ties in Media Sector By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation in the media field between China and Latin America and the Caribbean has made significant progress in Chile, after a high level event that exceeded expectations and allowed concrete projects to be outlined. China Will Ban Smoking in Public Places Throughout the Country Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Smoking in public places will be banned legally throughout the country when a regulation is enacted by the end of the year on the subject, informed the National Health Commission and Family Planning of China. Roads and Dams Threaten Preservation of Tigers in Asia 24 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Naypyidaw, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have said today that a road project in Myanmar and dam proposed in Thailand are the main threats to the survival of tigers in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Most people in India Support Monetary Change Applied by State 23 de noviembre de 2016, 19:48New Delhi, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite inconveniences created, over 90 percent of Indian citizens support the decision to withdraw from circulation notes of high denomination to combat corruption, revealed an opinion poll. Cuba-Vietnam Inter-Government Meeting Concludes and Boosts Links Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Session of the Inter-Government Commission between Cuba and Vietnam concluded today in the capital, with the signing of important agreements to consolidate the bilateral relations in the economic and technological-scientific areas. Thailand Prosecutors Charge Buddhist Monk Over Money Laundering 23 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Bangkok, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s attorney general said on Wednesday it would charge the abbot of a powerful Buddhist sect and four others suspected of money laundering in the latest twist of a long-running saga that has divided Thai Buddhism. South Korea, Japan Sign Intelligence Sharing Deal on North Korea Seoul, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) South Korea and Japan have signed a controversial agreement to pool military intelligence on Pyongyang''s nuclear program. Cuba Thanks Promotion of Media Cooperation with China Santiago, Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban media executives have expressed thanks today for the promotion of cooperation with the Chinese press, regarding a summit meeting held in this capital. China Asks Japan, South Korea to Respect Regional Interests 23 de noviembre de 2016, 11:41Beijing, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China asked Japan and the Republic of Korea to respect the security interests of the countries of the region with regard to their military cooperation agreements. China Plays its Cards with Latin America and the Caribbean By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China played big its cards with Latin Ameruca and the Caribbean, in a tour of its president Xi Jinping who tried to close all spaces possible in order to consolidate his country's notable approach to the region. Former Incumbent Calls to Seek Political Solution to Kasmir Crisis New Delhi, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The former head of government of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah called on authorities today to seek a political solution to the conflict in that northern Indian state for lasting peace in the region. New Development Bank Backs Green Energy Plan in China Beijing, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The New Development Bank NDB of Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has approved another loan to support a green energy project in China''s east province of Fujian, highlighted the local authorities today. Papua New Guinea Premier Concludes Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Papua New Guinea''s Prime Minister, Peter O''Neill, is concluding an official visit to Cuba, where he ratified along with President Raul Castro a common interest in strengthening bilateral relations. Philippines and the US Reinforce Military Relations 22 de noviembre de 2016, 15:30Manila, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Philippines said Tuesday that the military relations with the United States are still solid, after a strong opposition by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to continue war exercises with Washington. Thousands of Displaced in Japan Following 7.4-degree Earthquake 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:22Tokyo, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people have moved to elevated areas in the Fukushima region, where a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck, as a result of fears of a tsunami like the one in 2011. Mexico Responds to Trumps' Threat to Leave TTP Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has responded to US President-elect Donald Trump''s announcement that he will be leaving the Trans-Pacific Association Agreement (TTP). Death Toll from India Railroad Accident Rises to 146 22 de noviembre de 2016, 10:04New Delhi, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from a railroad accident which occurred two days ago in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 146, according to local authority reports. Another 25 bodies were removed from the rubble and one person succumbed to their injuries in hospital, bringing the total number of victims from the derailment of 14 carriages of the Patna-Indore Express to 146, the spokesperson of the North Central Railways, Vijay Kumar told the media. Visit of Chinese President to Chile is Highlighted 22 de noviembre de 2016, 01:48Santiago de Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping here will have a special significance for Chile that takes pride in having a powerful Free Trade Treaty with the Asian giant. Concern in Myanmar after Supposed Destruction of Rohingya Villages 21 de noviembre de 2016, 16:30Naypyidaw, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Satellite images of supposed destruction of around 820 rohingya villages in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar, published in a recent report by humanitarian groups have caused a national controversy. At Least 30 Dead in Suicide Attack in Afghanistan 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:20Kabul, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Al least 30 people were killed today in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) perpetrated against a busy Shiite mosque in the capital. South Korea and Japan to Sign Military Accord Despite Criticism 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:18Seoul, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite people and parliament''s rejection, South Korea and Japan have planned to sign, formally, a military intelligence pact in the middle of the current week, the local media reported today. Kangaroo Bone Nose Piercing is Oldest Bone Jewellery Ever Found Canberra,Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A crafted piece of bone found in Australia looks as if it were designed to be worn in the nasal septum, making it the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens to be identified anywhere in the world. Expectations about China-U.S. Trade Talks Beijing, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The 27th session of the China-United States Joint Commission on Trade and Business, which opened today in Washington, and the strengthening of economic ties between the world''s two major economies attract the attention of international analysts. President of China Makes Brief but Intense Visit in Peru Lima, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A brief but intense official visit to Peru is taking place today by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who along with his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will attend the signing of several agreements between both countries. Erdogan Seeks in Asia Possible Replacement for European Union Ankara, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) may be an option for Turkey to replace the European Union (EU), said the country''s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after returning from his official trip to Uzbekistan. Death Toll of Train Accident in India Increases to 133 New Delhi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the derailment of 14 wagons of a passenger train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 133 today, while the number of wounded exceeded the 200. Vietnamese President Starts Official Visit in Italy 21 de noviembre de 2016, 08:50Hanoi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang started an official visit in Italy to strengthen bilateral relations after being invited by his counterpart Sergio Mattarella, who visited this capital in November last year. Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Begins Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Papua New Guinea''s Prime Minister, Peter O''Neill, begins an official visit to Cuba today, during which he will meet with President, Raul Castro. More than 100 Dead and 200 Injured in Train Crash in India New Delhi, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 115 people were killed and more than 200 injured today by derailing 14 wagons of a passenger train in northern India. Philippine President Holds Meetings with China and Russia Presidents Manila, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held separate meetings on bilateral relations with his counterparts from China and Russia at the summit of the APEC forum in Peru. Xi Jinping Believes APEC Will Energize Global Economy 19 de noviembre de 2016, 15:26Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized today at the Summit of APEC the need for strong actions of this region to energize global economy, creating new opportunities for growth. Japan and Russia Draw Plan of Economic Cooperation 19 de noviembre de 2016, 13:59Tokyo, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials of Japan and Russia drew details of a plan of economic cooperation, reported the NHK network. Ecuador and China Establish Integral Strategic Association By Sinay Cespedes Moreno New Guinea's Prime Minister to Visit Cuba Havana, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina ) The Prime Minister of New Guinea, Peter O''Neill, will start a visit in Cuba starting next Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. 13 Police Killed in Overnight Attack in Afghanistan 18 de noviembre de 2016, 15:37Kabul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 police personnel were killed when Taliban militants attacked a police station in Afghanistan''s western province of Farah today, police said. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. Hundreds of Rohingya Flee Myanmar Army Crackdown 18 de noviembre de 2016, 15:21Naipyidó,Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing a military crackdown in western Myanmar to Bangladesh, trying to escape an upsurge of violence. Ten Abu Sayyaf, 4 Soldiers Killed in Clash in Philippines 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56 Manila, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 4 soldiers were killed in an encounter with suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu today. Former Malysia PM Asks Muslims to End Sectarian Disputes 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:41Kuala Lumpur,Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Former PM of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamed ask for an end to sectarian disputes within the muslim world. Mohamed mentioned that the radicalization and wrong understanding of the muslim doctrine are tarnishing the image of that religion in the West and other places according to local press. Cuba and Vietnam Negotiate New Trade Agreement 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:30Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Vietnam are negotiating a new trade agreement aimed at expanding and diversifying bilateral relations, representatives from both countries confirmed today. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. UN Adopts Cuban Resolutions on Peace and Rejection of Mercenaries 18 de noviembre de 2016, 13:14United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted today by large majority two draft resolutions submitted by Cuba, which advocate for the right to peace and reject the use of mercenaries. UN Rapporteur Criticizes Criminalization of Migrants by Australia United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Francois Crépeau has criticized the Australian government for policies that have been criminalizing migrants and violating their rights for the past few years. China: Cuba Urges Peaceful Safe and Cooperative Use of Internet By Damy Vales Beijing, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called today for the peaceful and legitimate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the development and welfare of humanity after participating in the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang. China Proclaims Success of its Longest Manned Space Mission 18 de noviembre de 2016, 10:26Beijing, Nov 18 (Xinhua) - China has proclaimed the success of its longest manned space mission upon the return to Earth of the Shenzhu-11 spacecraft, with both astronauts aboard in good health. 3rd World Internet Conference Calls for Common Purpose in Cyberspace 18 de noviembre de 2016, 10:23Beijing, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The third World Internet Conference concluded successfully today in Wuzhen City, in China''s Zhejiang Province, with a call for the establishment of a common-purpose cyberspace community. South Korea Approves Missile System Deployment Against North Korea 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Seoul, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) In a move that according to experts, will intensify the Korean conflict, South Korea approved today the deployment of a new missile system to enhance its readiness against supposed attacks from the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Saudi Arabia Urges OPEC to Reduce Oil Production 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:11Riad, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih stated today that that OPEC should cut oil output to 32.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the lower end of a range agreed in Algeria to balance the market Doping: 2008 Beijing Olympics Medal Winners Among 16 Athletes Banned 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Barne, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee has stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples. Philippines Threatens to Withdraw from International Criminal Court Manila, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, announced today a possible exit of his country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) because of Western criticism over the deaths caused by his anti-drug campaign. Japanese Court Awards US 22 Million in Noise Damages in Military Base 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:36Tokyo,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina)The Naha District Court on Thursday ordered the government to pay around $US22.6 million in damages to 3,395 residents due to aircraft noise from a key U.S. air base in Okinawa Prefecture, but rejected the plaintiffs'' demand to halt flights there. Vietnamese President Encourages Trade and Investments with Cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President Dai Tran Quang exhorted Vietnamese entrepreneurs to make busineses and investments with Cuba and increase the economic, commercial and financial links, and make joint investments in both nations. Mystery Of London's 1952 Killer Fog Is Solved London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Londoners are used to a regular dose of fog, drizzle, and cloud in the winter. But in early December 1952, the city''s fog took a much deadlier turn according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,. Turkey Dismisses 20,000 Militaries Since Coup Attempt 17 de noviembre de 2016, 12:37Ankara, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish military''s purge after the July 15th failed coup has led to the dismissal of 20,000 people, the Defense Minister, Fikri Isik explained today. Vietnam Demands Urgent Actions to Prevent Loss of Species 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:35 Hanoi, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam today called for responsible and immediate action to prevent the disappearance of wild species, which will impact the security of humanity and the environment. China Calls on US to Continue Support of Paris Agreement 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:21Beijing, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) China has urged the next US government to continue supporting the historic Paris agreement on climate change, according to official press reports. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Ends Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang, is concluding an official visit to Cuba today with the opening of a business forum for cooperation between the two nations. China President Begins Official Visit to Ecuador Quito, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Popular Republic of China, Xi Jinpin will today begin an official visit to Ecuador. The visit is considered by the Ecuadorian authorities as being the most important by a Head of State. Smog From Wild Fires Affected 69 Million People in Indonesia 17 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Jakarta, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) According to a study published today in the journal Scientific Reports, 69 million people have been affected by the so-called killer smog caused by forest fires. China to Have First Zone of Economic Information Demonstration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 18:14Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) China began the construction of its first national zone of economic information demonstration in the provinceof Zhejiang, east of the country. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. World AIDS Day in Cuba Focuses on Prevention Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be running an extensive activity program as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, which is focused on prevention, the organizers announced today. Japan Surveys Foreigners on Racial Discrimination Tokyo, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) In a context of increasing measures to boost immigration and benefit the national economy, the Japanese government has launched a macro-survey today to ask foreigners residing in the country if they were discriminated against on racist grounds. Just One Beer Dramatically Increases Prostate Cancer Risks, Research 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:39Canberra, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)Australian Researchers say there is a ''clear link'' between the cancer and even modest amounts of drinking. South Korean President Slow on Responding Questions of Prosecutors 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Soul,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties and several sectors critized today president Park Geun-hye for refusing to respond inmediatly to the prosecutors questions in a political scandal involving information given to a close assistant. President Aliev Inaugurated V World Congress of Agencies Baku, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliev urged today to work towards a truly free flow of information at the inauguration of the Fifth World Congress of News Agencies, attended by executives from more than 80 countries. Third World Internet Conference Opens in China 16 de noviembre de 2016, 10:54Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Heads of international organizations, renowned figures from the computer industry, experts and academics are participating today in the debates of the 3rd World Internet Conference in the city of Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, in eastern China. Chinese President Travels to Latin America 16 de noviembre de 2016, 10:40Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing today to begin a weeklong visit to Latin America. Central America, South Korea Conclude FTA Negotiations Managua, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Central America and South Korea will end negotiations in Managua today for the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is expected to enter into effect next year. Cuban President to Meet Vietnamese Peer Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro will meet with his Vietnamese peer, Tran Dai Quang, who is carrying out an official visit to the Caribbean nation. China Gives More Impetus to Latin American Links 16 de noviembre de 2016, 01:57Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The next visit of the president of China, Xi Jinping to three countries of Latin America, in what will be his third tourLa próxima visita del presidente de Chin to the region during his mandate, is considered today by analysts as a tightening of bilateral links. Vietnamese President and Canadian Prime Minister Visit Cuba 16 de noviembre de 2016, 01:04Vietnamese President and Canadian Prime Minister Visit Cuba Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers Third Round: UAE 2-0 Iraq 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:28Abu Dabi,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)Ahmed Khalil''s thunderous first half volley helped put the United Arab Emirates back in contention for a place at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as Mahdi Ali''s side secured a 2-0 win over Iraq at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium today. President of Vietnam Starts Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s president, Tran Dai Quang, arrived in Cuba today in order to conduct an official visit, which will conclude next Thursday. 5.3 Earthquake Shook Northeastern Region of Afghanistan 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:50Kabul, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Hindu Kush region in northeastern Afghanistan today, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). North Korea Denounces Hostility of US and Nuclear Threaten in Korea 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:38United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK, north of the Korean Peninsula) reiterated Tuesday the denouncing because of the US hostility generated against the Korean Peninsula, a space framed by the threaten of a nuclear attack. Demonstration in Japan Against New Military Measures 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:27Tokyo, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people gathered outside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe''s office today to demonstrate against the passage of a measure that seeks to increase the tasks of the Self-Defense Forces in a mission abroad. New Zealand Quake's Strange Side Effect: What Are Earthquake Lights? 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Wellington, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that rattled New Zealand early Monday, also had a strange side effect: eerie blue and green flashes of light in the sky during the shaking. Chinese President Votes in Local Legislative Elections 15 de noviembre de 2016, 13:02Beijing, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping today voted in a polling station in the capital to elect new deputies to the local People''s Assembly. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. US Joining ABII is Considers Positive by China 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:15Beijing, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The United States possibly joining the Asian Bank for Infrastructure Investment (ABII) is considered a positive move by China, the spokesperson of the foreign ministry, Geng Shuang pointed out today. Japan to Facilitate Permanent Residence of Qualified Foreigners 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Tokyo, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Japan will give permanent residence to highly qualified foreigners, government sources reported today, a measure that economists are evaluating due to population aging. Indonesia Through New Wave of Inter-Religious Violence 14 de noviembre de 2016, 16:10Jakarta, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The death of a Indonesian two-year-old girl after an attack against a church in Kalimantan is the most recent expression of inter-religious violence in this country, which has a population with a Muslim majority. Malaysia Begins Pilot Project to Give Jobs to Refugees 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:40Kuala Lumpur, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian Government will allow around 300 Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar to look for jobs in this country, as part of a pilot project designed to cover the next three years. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. 3 Dead and Thousand Homeless Due to Fire in Philippines Manila,Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Three persons died while more than 6 thousand remain without a home as fires razed 500 houses in Mandaluyong. Japan to Share Costs of Troops Deployment with USA Tokyo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Amid people''s discontent caused by attempts to change the peaceful Japanese Constitution, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asserted today his country would properly share the costs of their troops deployed here with the United States. Cigar Lovers Attend Event in Cuba 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) An international meeting of Partagas cigar lovers begins in Havana today, confirming the strengthened position of Cuba''s Premium cigars in the world market. Japan Admits Difficult Future for Transpacific Treaty 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:25Tokyo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) faces a difficult future after the recent presidential elections in the United States. Prensa Latina and Yonhap Announce Information Exchange 14 de noviembre de 2016, 10:12Seoul, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina and the South Korean Yonhap News Agency have agreed today to start an information exchange based on reciprocal interest and the principle of equality and mutual responsibility. Chinese President in Talks with U.S. President-Elect Trump Beijing, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping will hold telephone talks with US President-elect, Donald Trump, according to local media. Spain Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan 13 de noviembre de 2016, 09:38Madrid, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Spain condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated on Saturday on a Sufi temple in the southern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, where 52 people were killed and more than 100 were injured. Pakistan: 52 People Killed in Attack on Temple 13 de noviembre de 2016, 09:10Islamabad, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-two people were killed and more than 100 were injured in a suicide attack on a Sufi temple in the southern Pakistan province of Baluchistan. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. Narinder Batra is First NonEuropean President of International Hockey Abu Dabi,Nov 13 (Prensa Latina)India''s Narinder Batra became the first non-European President of the International Hockey Federation after he was elected to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress. EAU Calls for Shared Global Responsibility in Planning Future 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, urged governments, international organizations and private institutions to assume the shared responsibility to plan the future of the world. Vietnam-China Relations Very Active 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:24Hanoi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China are very active today following the visit here this week of the parliamentary leader of the neighboring country, Zhang Dejiang, and the holding of the Third Binational Youth Festival, among other actions. Japan: 6.2 Earthquake Hits Eastern Coast, Strong Aftershocks Expected Tokyo, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit eastern Japan today, according to the US Geological Survey. 70 Couples of 50 Ethnic Groups Get Married in China Beijing, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) On Friday, 140 people of this nation decided to get married in a mega activity in Dongguan, province Guangdong,in the south,that shows the great cultural diversity in that ancient terrirotry. Cuba Gets Ready for World Day of Diabetes Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) With the completion of walks and educational festivals nationwide, Cuba held this Monday the World Diabetes Day, today reported Ileidis Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Endocrinology. Cuban City of Cienfuegos Promotes Cruise Tourism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:57Cienfuegos, Cuba Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The cruise season for this port on the southern coast of Cuba, which traditionally ends in April, will last until the end of December. The South Centre and FAO Step Up Cooperation 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Marrakech, Marruecos, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FAO is joining forces with the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, to help the countries of the Global South eliminate hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty, address climate change and achieve sustainable rural development under the umbrella of South-South cooperation. Japan Executes 17th Inmate in 4 Years 11 de noviembre de 2016, 14:23Tokyo,Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Japan executed a death row inmate today, the Justice Ministry said in announcing the 17th execution in about four years since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in December 2012. India Begins Tests of Second Lunar Mission 11 de noviembre de 2016, 12:20New Delhi, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRA) today announced the start of simulation tests for its second Chandrayaan-II lunar mission. Philippine President Promises to Continue What He Started Manila, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte today ruled out that a change of government in the United States would affect his decision to build stronger alliances with China, Russia and Southeast Asian countries. APEC: Chinese President to Promote Economic Regional Integration Beijing, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The participation of Chinese president Xi Jinping in the coming Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) shows the interest this country has in regional economic integration, considered today Li Baodong, Viceminister of Foreign Relations. Chinese President to Promote Trade in Trip to Latin America 11 de noviembre de 2016, 00:09 Beijing, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Experts here agreed the next visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to three Latin American countries and APEC Forum, will promote trade and cooperation. Waste to Wealth in Australia 10 de noviembre de 2016, 16:20Canberra, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina)Australian James Cook University researchers from the Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology have successfully used algae to clean up wastewater in North Queensland and say the technique could be used to reduce water pollution on a larger scale. US Virgin Islands Enthusiastic About Chinese Tourism 10 de noviembre de 2016, 16:11Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The recent visit by US Virgin Islands'' Tourism Commissioner Nicholson Doty to Chengdu and Beijing to attract Chinese visitors has generated enthusiasm in this Caribbean destination, the news website Caribbean360 published today. Philippines Duterte Agrees to Establish Open Waters with Malaysia 10 de noviembre de 2016, 15:33Manila,Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed today to establish standard operating procedures (SOP) for situations of hot pursuit in the Sulu sea. Cuban Ambassador Presents Credentials in Nepal 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:39Katmandu, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador in India concurring in Nepal, Oscar Martínez, presented presented his credentials to the president of the country, Bidya Devi Bhandari, with whom he addressed the strengthening of bilateral ties. Chinese Official Elected Interpol's President For the First Time 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:21Beijing, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) China''s Deputy Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei has been elected the chairman of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in Bali, Indonesia, today, according to Chinese state reports. China, United Kingdom Want to Promote Relations in Various Fields Beijing Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the United Kingdom have stated that they are in favor of progress in their relationship in different spheres of cooperation, the Chinese government reported today. India Begins Process of Bills Exchange New Delhi, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) India woke up today to be greeted by banks flooded with customers seeking to get rid of 500 and 1000 rupee bills (7.5 and 15 dollars, respectively), which the government, in an attempt to fight corruption, has declared are no longer legal tender. Australia Investigates Radio Interference in Aircraft Monitoring 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:10Canberra, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Federal Police today reported an ongoing investigation into the alleged sabotage of their aircraft monitoring system. Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Russia Consolidates Ties, Trade Beijing, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to Russia of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Kegiang, which concludes today, is seeing by experts very positive, with tangible perspectives to consolidate ties and the already efficient bilateral cooperation. Trump's Victory Unsettles World Markets 09 de noviembre de 2016, 10:55London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The election of Republican Candidate Donald Trump as the president of the United States has unsettled the markets and has cast doubts on the economic future of many regions of the world. Venezuela and China to Review Bilateral Cooperation in December 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:23Caracas, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro announced today that the China-Venezuela Joint High Level Commission will meet on December in Caracas. Thailand Allocates Funds for Victims of Earthquake in Ecuador 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Thailand increased the world aid to Ecuador to ease the serious damage caused to the coastal region by the earthquake in last April, the death toll of which was 671 people. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Dentsu Raided Over Suspected Overwork Cases in Japan 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:21Tokyo,Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Labor authorities raided Dentsu Inc''s headquarters and other offices today, suspecting the Japanese advertising giant made a number of staff work overtime illegally following the revelation that a 24-year-old employee committed suicide due to overwork. Australia Reports 50 Fires in New South Wales 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:14Canberra, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Australian authorities today reported the existence of fifty forest fires in the state of New South Wales, including an incident in Port Stephens which threatens the urban areas. Philippine Group Abu Sayyaf Confirms Kidnapping of German Couple 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Manila, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine authorities are currently investigating the veracity of a statement by the insurgent group Abu Sayyaf, which claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a couple of German tourists in waters of the Malaysian state of Sabah. The Philippines Cancels Purchase of 26,000 US Rifles 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:21Manila, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, today announced that he canceled the purchase of 26,000 US assault rifles for the police, in another demonstration of distance in the bilateral relations. Jakarta Governor Make Statement after Accusation of Blasphemy 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:19Jakarta, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian Police took today the statement by Jakarta''s Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, under investigation for an offense of blasphemy, three days after a protest called against him. Russia-China: Rapprochement of Walls Por By Antonio García RondónMoscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The similarity of the Great Wall of China and the Kremlin walls appear as symbols of the unity of development plans in discussion by the prime ministers of both states today in St. Petersburg. Illegalities in China Cause More Environmental Pollution Beijing, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese environmental authorities warned about weak responses to pollution and illegal discharges in the country, when the Chinese northern region is facing a heavy smog. Around 300 Separatist Insurgents Operating in Indian Kashmir New Delhi, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces estimated at 300 the number of Islamic separatists that are currently operating in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where the situation is complicated, due to the protests and continual infiltration of armed men from Pakistan. China Defends its Stability in Economic Development Beijing, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, assured the country will overcome all adversities the economy may face and will maintain sturdy growth while it accelerates the transformation in that area. 1,700 Schools Closed in New Delhi due to Air Pollution New Delhi, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,700 schools, which serve almost 900,000 students, were closed today in this city due to the environmental pollution that affects vast areas of the city. Kvitova Beats Strycova to Advance at Elite Trophy Tournament Beijing,Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Third-seeded Petra Kvitova secured a semifinal spot in the WTA Elite Trophy tournament by beating Czech compatriot Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-4 on Friday. India and Pakistan: Tensions Reach Embassies New Delhi, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan could temporarily withdraw their ambassadors and reduce the staff in diplomatic missions in each country following the recent expulsions of officials, the national media warned today. Environmental Pollution Leads to Death in Pakistani Province Islamabad, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) High rates of environmental pollution in the Pakistani province of Punjab has caused more than 600 accidents in the last 24 hours and forced local authorities to adopt health and safety measures. International Science Convention Closes in Cuba Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) With the closing ceremony of the congress INFO 2016 and the Workshop on Information and Communications for Sustainable Development, the 1st International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation is concluding today in Havana. Russia Welcomes Decision to Investigate US Crimes in Afghanistan 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:28Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia welcomed today announcement that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is ready to initiate a full investigation of a range of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, during the conflict in the Asian country. Vietnamese Finance Minister Welcomes Cuban Delegation 03 de noviembre de 2016, 15:48Hanoi, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung, received today a delegation of his Cuban counterpart portfolio to which he reaffirmed the willingness to maintain exchanges and support in all areas of the sector. Svitolina Runs Past Vesnina, Earns Zhuhai Semifinal Spot 03 de noviembre de 2016, 13:03Beijing,Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elina Svitolina wins the Rose Group after her straight sets victory over Elena Vesnina to return to the semifinals at the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. Oldest Known Evidence of Human Settlement in Australia is Found 03 de noviembre de 2016, 12:46Canberra,Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Humans arrived in the arid interior of Australia some 10,000 years earlier than we thought, archaeologists suggest, with the discovery of ancient artefacts in a South Australian cave that have been dated to as far back as 49,000 years ago. India Calls for Unity and Technology to Face Global Disasters 03 de noviembre de 2016, 09:58New Delhi, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today called for technology, local initiatives and trained personnel to deal with disaster risks, one of the serious threats that humanity faces. Russia, China to Sign Strategic Agreements in St Petersburg Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will sign a package of strategic agreements for bilateral relations during the meeting of the Head of States and Governments next Monday in St. Petersburg, according to an official source. Duterte Downplays US Refusal to Sell Weapons to Philippines 02 de noviembre de 2016, 16:25Manila, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, today claimed that the US decision to stop selling assault rifles to the Filipino police force would not have a negative impact, because the Philippines can turn to Russia or China to supply arms. Japan Offers Million-Dollar Economic Aid to Myanmar 02 de noviembre de 2016, 15:23Tokyo, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Japan will provide approximately 800 billion yen (USD 7.740 million) over five years to Myanmar, in order to contribute to the economic growth and to end the ethnic conflict in the country. Japan: Local Leaders in Tokyo Criticize Organizers of Olympic Games Tokyo, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The head of a local government group in Tokyo, who are charged with raising the funds needed to build the infrastructure for the 2020 Olympic Games, has criticized the organizers for not collaborating to reduce the cost. South Korea Appoints New PM in Midst of Political Scandal Seoul, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, today appointed a new Prime Minister, Kim Byong-joon, in the middle of a scandal involving one of Park Geun-hye''s close collaborators, Choi Soon-sil, who is accused of having inappropriate control over state affairs without having a government position. MH370: Latest Theories For the Plane's Disappearance Canberra,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) A new report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which dissapear in 2014 with 239 passengers concludes that the pilots were not at the controls during the fast and uncontrol jet''s last descent. Fire in Manila Suburb Leaves 2,000 Families Homeless 02 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06Manila,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) At least 2,000 families have been left homeless by a fire that today swept through a suburb of shantytowns in the city of Las Pinas, in the National Capital Region of the Philippines, destroying more than 800 homes, according to official sources. China Launches 33rd Antarctic Expedition To Build New Base Beijing,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its 33rd expedition to Antarctica as its research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) left Shanghai today on a 161-day voyage to build a new base on the white continent. Australian Controversial Migratory Policy, Focus of Analysis to UN 01 de noviembre de 2016, 15:04Canberra, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Australia started by UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Francois Crepeau, to assess this country''s controversial policy against illegal migration, has generated different reactions in the public opinion. Vietnam to Maintain Technological Cooperation with Cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Nguyen Quang Thuan, recognized today the progress of Cuba in the scientific and technological fields while stating that the bilateral cooperation in those sectors will continue. Elina Svitolina Wins Opening Matches at WTA Elite Trophy in China Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina rallied after dropping serve three times in the opening set to beat No. 10-seeded Kiki Bertens 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Chinese Authorities Try to Save 18 People Trapped in Mine Explosion Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities are redoubling their efforts today to find the 18 people trapped due to a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China that also left 15 deaths. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. China Shows Off J-20 Stealth Fighter 01 de noviembre de 2016, 10:30Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) China exhibited today for the first tine its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter during a flyby at the air show taking place in the city of Zhuhai. Military Operation in Afghanistan Caused Dozens of Deaths 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:04Kabul, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 70 Taliban fighters were killed and 80 were wounded in a bombing by Afghan troops against an abandoned military base, was reported today. The Taliban leadership ensures that the dead are all civilians. South Korea: Shadowy Confidante Returns to Answer Questions 31 de octubre de 2016, 13:04Tokyo,Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) A women who is the center of a sacandal involving South Korea president Park Geun-hye, is today being questioned by the Attorney Gneral as to clarigy her role in important government affairs. Increase of Foreign Visitors to Japan Break 20 Million Mark Tokyo, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan this year has already surpassed last year''s record 19.74 million, topping 20 million in only 10 months, the Japan Tourism Agency said today. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Japan to Continue Whaling, Challenges IWC Tokyo, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Japan plans to continue its whaling program with scientific ends despite the non-biding resolution recently approved by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to increase surveillance on such activities, local media reported. Communist and Workers' Parties Exchange Experiences in Vietnam 29 de octubre de 2016, 11:31Hanoi, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Over 100 representatives of communist and workers'' parties from 85 countries are attending here the second day of the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers'' Parties, a space to exchange views on the international situation and the struggle for peace, among other topics. China Calls for Stronger Coop between UN, Regional Organizations Beijing, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) China called for a stronger partnership between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in the fields of peace and security, the government informed here on Saturday. French Foreign Minister Travels to China Paris, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will travel on Saturday to China, where he will visit three cities. China and Mexico Strengthen Military Ties 28 de octubre de 2016, 15:05Beijing, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) China and Mexico agreed today to strengthen military cooperation and increase relations in this field. Radwanska Books Singapore Semifinals Ticket With Win Over Pliskova Singapur,Oct 28 (Prensa Latina)In the White Group match deciding who would grab the last spot in the WTA Finals semifinals, defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3, joining Angelique Kerber, Dominika Cibulkova and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final four in Singapur WTA Finals. Democratic Korea Rejects International Sanctions 27 de octubre de 2016, 15:33Pyongyang, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) A spokesman for the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Committee of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected today the economic sanctions from the international community. Samsung Profits Drop 30 Percent Seoul, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean technological Enterprise Samsung informed today its profits dropped by 30 percent in the third quarter of the year due to the scandal of mobile Galaxy Note 7. Cuban Vice President Diaz-Canel Meets Japanese Pacifists Havana, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has met with the members of Japan-based pacifist project ''Peace Boat'', an official source reports today. Warning of Serious Risk to Wildlife in India New Delhi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) More than half of wildlife in India is at risk of disappearing because of increased pollution and the growth of the population, a study released today by national media has warned. Vietnamese Prime Minister Supports Cuba After UN Vote Hanoi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, is showing support today for Cuba on the occasion of the historic vote against the U.S. blockade at UN. Philippines' Duterte Wants US Troops Out in Two Years Tokyo,Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap bilateral pacts with Washington if necessary. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. Landslide Buries 11 Indonesian Gold Miners 26 de octubre de 2016, 12:25Jakarta,Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The Disaster Mitigation Agency say hopes are diminishing of finding alive any of the 11 men buried by a landslide at an illegal gold mine on the island of Sumatra in Jambi. A local said that days of torrential rain caused a landslide late Monday at Merangin, a hilly district of Jambi province and that the miners are buried at a 50 meters depth pit where it is almost imposible to be rescue because of the heavy rains. China and DPRK Review Pact on Border Management 26 de octubre de 2016, 12:10Beijing, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) China and the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have concluded today in Pyongyang the review of the implementation of the agreement on the border management system they are sharing. UN: China Calls to Fight Against Sexual Violence in Conflicts 26 de octubre de 2016, 11:09Beijing, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Wu Haitao, deputy representative of China in the United Nations (UN) called the international community to unite against sexual violence in conflicts and to protect the legitimate rights of women, the government reports today. India Alert due to Bird Flu Outbreak 26 de octubre de 2016, 10:27New Delhi, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) India is now on alert after the death of many birds infected with the avian flu virus in three states, a situation that forced the closure of two zoos and the adoption of sanitary measures. More Cooperation between Vietnamese News Agency and PL Defended 25 de octubre de 2016, 14:40Chi Minh City, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Undersecretary of the Party Committee to this city, Vo Thi Dung, defended to continue increasing cooperation between the Vietnamese News Agency (AVN) and the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina (PL), as an expression of friendship between both countries. Meryl Streep Appears at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival marked its opening Tuesday afternoon with a traditional red carpet ceremony that was heavy on Asian stars and filmmakers. Harsh Criticism Against Japan in International Whaling Commission Tokyo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Japan has received heavy criticism during the summit of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Slovenia, for its program of capturing whales for alleged scientific purposes, which for many represents an excuse, according to sources. Syria and Lebanon Assess Strengthening of Relations Damascus, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis and the Lebanese Industry Minister, Hussein Hajj Hassan, have discussed ways to develop and promote economic and trade relations, according to reports from Damascus. Costa Rica Receives Donation of 2 Aircrafts from China 24 de octubre de 2016, 16:49San Jose, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, received today two aircraft donated by China to be used in the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking, humanitarian and emergency actions. Air Forces of Japan and United Kingdom Start Joint Drills 24 de octubre de 2016, 15:04Tokyo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the British Royal Air Force started today in Japan the first joint maneuvers with the goal of exchanging experiences and military tactics. Angola, Most Important Supplier of Crude Oil to China in September Luanda, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Angola appears today as the most important supplier of crude oil to China in September, recording 46 percent, compared to the same period in the previous year, displacing Saudi Arabia and Russia, which were its traditional suppliers. Hitachi Develops Finger Vein Using ID System for Online Shopping Tokyo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina)Japanese Hitachi company develops a finger vein-using ID system for online shopping using intdelligent cell phones. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. Australia Willing to Host Refugees from Guatemala Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Australia could host thousands of refugees from Guatemala, as well as from El Salvador and Honduras, according to statements by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, published today in this country. British Aircraft Training for Aerobatic Show in China 24 de octubre de 2016, 06:05Beijing, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The Aerobatics team of the British Royal Force is training in Zhuhai, south, for its first performance in China''s biennial air show. Sea Turtles Released in Indonesia 23 de octubre de 2016, 14:47Jakarta, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Sea turtles reared in captivity in Indonesia, as part of the program to protect this species from the destruction of their natural habitat and hunters, were released on a beach in Sumatra (west of the archipelago). Afghan Talibans Working for Peace Process Islamabad, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Three leaders of the Afghan Taliban arrived this week to Pakistan to analyze with the authorities of Islamabad a possible restart of the conversations of peace in the neighboring country, official sources revealed today. Australia Offers Deal to Owners of Illegal Weapons 21 de octubre de 2016, 15:02Canberra, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Australian government urged all owners of illegal weapons to hand them in by 2017 and this way avoid fines or arrests. The Philippines Clarifies its Stance on Bilateral Relations with US 21 de octubre de 2016, 15:01Manila, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The intention of the President of The Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, is far from the idea of ending the relations with Washington; he only seeks the economic and military separation from the United States, a government spokesman said today. Australia Takes Stand Against Whale Hunting Canberra,Oct 21 (Prensa Latina)Australia will call on the International Whaling ­Commission in Eslovenia to take greater responsibility for how it deals with so-called scientific whaling,including Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said. Korean Abducted in Philippines Pirates Cargo Ship Attack 21 de octubre de 2016, 12:35Manila, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Abu Sayyaf Islamist militants kidnapped the captain of a South Korean cargo ship in the southern Philippines, the first such attack on a large merchant vessel, authorities said today. Syria Condemns Turkish Air Force Bombing Damascus, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Syrian armed forces have reported the death of 150 people due to a bombing by the Turkish air force in the northern region of the province of Aleppo, according to a statement released today in Damascus. Afghan Army Destroys Taliban Explosives Factory 20 de octubre de 2016, 15:29Kabul, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Afghan province of Helmand confirmed today the destruction of an explosives factory operated by Talibans. China and Uruguay Agree on Strategic Partnership Beijing, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to China by the President of Uruguay Tabaré Vazquez, which concluded today, has been evaluated by several members of the entourage that accompanied him, as highly positive. Asian Bank Can Influence Global Economy 20 de octubre de 2016, 00:20Washington, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) influences the demand for infrastructure in the region as well as the global economy, a US top official has recognized. Japanese Ambassador Predicts More Japanese Tourists in Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese ambassador to Cuba, Masaru Watanabe, has predicted an increase in Japanese tourists visiting Cuba and highlighted that Japanese tourism to Cuba rose by 80 percent in 2015. Morinari Watanabe Elected New FIG President 19 de octubre de 2016, 16:21Tokyo, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese, Morinari Watanabe, was today elected President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), after a vote held during the FIG congress held in Tokyo. Malaysian Intellectual Denounces US Blockade on Cuba 19 de octubre de 2016, 12:37Kuala Lumpur, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Intellectual and academic Chandra Muzaffar rejected the U.S. economic blockade on Cuba in an article posted today by Counter Currents. Crimea Warns Of Serious Deterioration in Int'l Relations Por Antonio Rondon, Special EnvoySimferopol, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The crisis of international relations included this time a reduction in the limit to use nuclear weapons in the world, Georgui Muradov, vice president of the government of the Republic of Crimea, said today. Europol Detains 314 People in Crackdowns on Organized Crime Amsterdam, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Police Office (Europol) reported on Wednesday it has arrested 314 people and seized 2.4 tons of cocaine in an operation against organized crime. New Zealand Authorizes US Warship Entry 18 de octubre de 2016, 18:32Wellington, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Government in New Zealand authorized today the entry into the country of the US warship Sampson after considering that the ship did not carry nuclear weapons. FIFA Bans Former President of Thai Football Association Bern, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced today the suspension from football-related activities for five years of former president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Worawi Makudi. Suspected Kidnapper of European Tourists Killed in Philippines Manila, Oct 18 (Prendsa Latina) A supposed member of a group linked to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), accused of participating in the kidnapping of European tourists, was shot dead during a military operation, according to reports today. China Makes Considerable Investment Increase in Germany Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese investment in Germany amounted to 10.8 million dollars in the first half of the year, an increase of almost twice the volume recorded in the past decade, highlighted today the Ministry of Trade. Turtles Released into the Sea in Indonesia 17 de octubre de 2016, 18:18Jakarta, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Sea captive-bred turtles in Indonesia, into a program to protect this species from destruction of its natural habitat and hunters, were released today at a beach in the western island of Sumatra. Australia: New Information on MIgrant Abuse 17 de octubre de 2016, 16:05Canberra, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The revelation of new reports about the mistreatment of migrants in the arrest centre of the island of Nauru generated anti-government positions in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reported today. Controversy in Japan for Reopening of Nuclear Plant 17 de octubre de 2016, 15:29Tokyo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese antinuclear politician Ryuichi Yoneyama was elected governor of Niigata on Sunday, a prefecture that houses the largest nuclear plant in the world, Kyodo News reported Wednesday. Syrian Army Continues Offensive Against Terrorists in Aleppo 17 de octubre de 2016, 14:45Damascus, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Armed Forces today continue a synchronized and intense offensive against neighborhoods occupied by terrorist groups in the eastern part of the city, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed. International Immunotherapy Meeting Begins in Cuba Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Nacional de Cuba will host, from today until next Friday, the 12th International Immunotherapy Meeting 2016, organized by, among other instirutions, the Center for Molecular Immunology and the Latin American Association of Immunology. Chinese Currency Drops to Minimum of Last Six Years to USD Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The central parity of the yuan, Chinese currency, dropped todat to a new mínimum low of the last six years to the U.S. dollar by 222 basic points. Successful Launch of China Shenzhou-11 Space Mission 17 de octubre de 2016, 11:25Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Shenzhou-11spacecraft, manned by two Chinese astronauts, which will stay in space for 33 days, successfully lifted off today from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, Northwest country. India and Brazil Agree to Cooperate in Several Sectors 17 de octubre de 2016, 11:15New Delhi, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Brazilian President, Michel Temer, have today analyzed the state of bilateral relations after which the two countries signed 4 agreements in agriculture, pharmaceutic and investments. Brics Moves Ahead amid Challenges 17 de octubre de 2016, 10:48Por Roberto Castellanos FernandezNew Delhi, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Brics Summit, held in the southwestern Indian state of Goa, concluded with a strong boost to cooperation among the group''s five member states and calls to work for the world''s economic recuperation. China and Myanmar to Increase Practical Cooperation 17 de octubre de 2016, 10:33Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping has asked the Myanmar Council of State, Aung San Suu Kyi, to increase practical cooperation between the two countries in order to move ahead with strategic and comprehensive collaboration, according to a government statement. Cuba Develops Strategies to Stimulate Hotel Construction 16 de octubre de 2016, 12:36Havana, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities and from the construction sector are currently developing several strategies to achieve further growth of the national economy, especially in the fields of tourism and related services. South Africa's Participation in Brics Summit Highlighted 16 de octubre de 2016, 09:21Pretoria, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The participation of South African President Jacob Zuma in the 8th Brics Summit that is being held on Sunday in Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa, has made headlines on local television. Chinese President Warns about New Challenges for Brics 16 de octubre de 2016, 09:11Panaji, India, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that the member countries of Brics are facing new challenges in their development, due to internal and external factors, and noted the strength and need of that forum. India, Russia Strengthen Commercial, Defense Ties Panaji, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia signed today 16 agreements and memorandums of understanding in defense, energy, investments, education, space exploration, transportation and trade. Yellow Alert by Smog in China Capital Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued today a yellow alert, the third in order of severity, by smog in this capital. China to Support Anti-Drug Campaign Launched by the Philippines Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed today its support to the anti-drug campaign launched by the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, and expressed its willingness to cooperate with that country in that area. World Cultural Forum 2016 Concluded with Bali Declaration 14 de octubre de 2016, 13:22Jakarta,Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Culture Forum 2016 (WCF 2016), held in Bali, ended with the Bali Declaration, which has 10 commitments to strengthen the mainstreaming of culture to drive sustainable development. Bangladesh and China Deepen Relations with Cooperation Agreements 14 de octubre de 2016, 13:11Dacca, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) China and Bangladesh signed today 27 cooperation agreements in diverse sectors that go from fight against terrorism to the development of infrastructures and cooperation in energy, agriculture and financial areas. Technology Giant Samsung Estimates Billionaire Losses 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:54Seoul, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) South Korean technological giant Samsung estimated today operational losses of some 3.1 billion dollars over the following months due to the failure of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. India's Prime Minister Extolls Importance of Brics 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:25New Delhi, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, highlighted today the importance of Brics and advocated for greater cooperation among its members. Uruguayan President Urges Integrated Development in Summit China-LAC Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, urged today for integrated development at the inauguration of the 10th Business Summit China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), held at the city of Tangshan, northern province of Hebei in China. Muhammad V Elected Malaysia's King Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Sultan of the Malaysian state of Kelantan, Muhammad V, 47, was elected head today Head of State. Japan Plans to Expand Its Military Base in Djibouti 14 de octubre de 2016, 11:04Djibouti, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Japanese government sources confirmed they are requesting permission from the authorities of Djibouti to expand a military base used by the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) of Tokyo deployed here. Cambodia and China Stronger Ties after Xi Visit 14 de octubre de 2016, 10:06Phnom Penh, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping concluded on Friday a visit to Cambodia during which 31 documents were signed to consolidate relations between the world''s second largest economy and this small southeastern Asian nation. Chinese President in Bangladesh for Signing of Economic Agreements 14 de octubre de 2016, 09:38Dacaa, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President, Xi Jinping arrived in Bangladesh today where he is expected to sign several cooperation agreements, including agreements for loans worth about 25 billion dollars for different economic projects. Asean and European Union Promote Wider Links 14 de octubre de 2016, 09:25Bangkok, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Asean and the European Union (EU) began here today XXI ministerial meeting focused on strengthening cooperation and move towards a strategic partnership. Terrorism: Key Issue in Final Documents of BRICS Summit 14 de octubre de 2016, 09:01New Delhi, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism features prominently in the deliberations of the final document of the 8th Summit of BRICS, which will take place this weekend in the western Indian state of Goa. Iran Reports Successful Dismantling of Terrorist Groups in Fars 13 de octubre de 2016, 17:13Tehran, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said today that special forces dismantled various terrorist organizations during operations in the province of Fars that also led to seizure of arms and the arrest of foreign extremists. Cuba Awards Medal of Friendship to Chinese Ambassador 13 de octubre de 2016, 16:51Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government awarded today the Medal of Friendship to the Ambassador of China, Mr. Zhang Tuo, for his outstanding work in Cuba. Maldives will Leave British Commonwealth due to Supposed Interferenc 13 de octubre de 2016, 15:45Male, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Government in the Maldives announced today that it would leave the Commonwealth of Nations, due to attempts of interference in its internal policy for more than ten years. Guatemalan Police Arrest 106 Asian and African Migrants 13 de octubre de 2016, 15:00Guatemala, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Police put today 106 undocumented migrants, apparently Asians and Africans, at the disposal of the General Directorate of Migration. Samsung Crisis Affects South Korea 13 de octubre de 2016, 13:21Seoul, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The central bank of South Korea reported today a readjustment down of its prediction of economic growth for next year, due to the crisis of the Smartphone Galaxy Note 7, of Samsung corporation. Philippines Creates Team to Probe Journalists' Deaths 13 de octubre de 2016, 13:08Manila, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stated today that he will create a team to investigate the death of journalists and guarantee a safe environment for the press. Brics Trade Ministers Discuss Further Cooperation in India 13 de octubre de 2016, 10:42New Delhi, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The trade ministers of Brics meet on Thursday in this capital to discuss the strategies to enhance cooperation in that sector among the member countries of that bloc, and to analyze the world''s economic situation. Uruguayan President Calls in China for Fight Against Smoking 13 de octubre de 2016, 10:40Beijing, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The President of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, made calls today to combat smoking in order to prevent diseases that result from this addiction and achieve a healthier human race. Bangladesh Discusses Disaster Reduction Measure Dacca, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh today celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction with calls to combat climate change and take action to face this problem, which threatens most of the country. China President Begins Visit to Cambodia 13 de octubre de 2016, 09:42Phnom Penh, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping has began a visit to Cambodia during which several agreements to consolidate relations will be signed. India Hosts First BRICS Commercial Fair 13 de octubre de 2016, 09:28New Delhi, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Prior to the VIII summit of Brics, India today will host the first trade fair of the forum, attended by Russian, Brazilian, South African and Chinese companies. Presidents of South Korea, Costa Rica Talked about Future FTA 12 de octubre de 2016, 12:21Seoul, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, and Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, talked today about the future signature of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Seoul and San Jose and other five Central American countries. According to the presidential communique of the South Korean Blue, the parts insiste don the need of accelerating multinational dialogues maintained by South Korea, Costa Rica, Guatemnala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua in order to seal however early possible this link. Galaxy Note 7 Cell Phone Case Puts Pressure on Samsung's Finance 12 de octubre de 2016, 11:51Seoul, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The recall of the Galaxy Note 7 cell phone is putting pressure on the finance of the South Korean hi-tech company Samsung, which substantially reduced its predictions for the third trimester of this year. Uruguay President in China to Increase Commercial Ties 12 de octubre de 2016, 11:32Beijing,Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez began an official visit to China and is expected to open China-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) Business Forum and also increase diplomatic and commercial opportunities with China. China and Russia Once Again Against US Anti-missile System 12 de octubre de 2016, 09:48Beijing, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) China and Russia blamed the United States for damaging the regional and global stability with its missile defense plans, during the 7th Xiangshan Forum on security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Uruguayan FM Visits Indonesia to Expand Relations 12 de octubre de 2016, 09:14Jakarta, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay plans to open an embassy in Indonesia, according to Foreign Minister, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, who discussed the issue with his peer, Retno Marsudi, in this capital, where he will attend today the opening of a trade fair. Singapore and Indonesia Agree to Improve Cooperation on Security 11 de octubre de 2016, 17:11Singapore, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Singapore and Indonesia agreed to improve bilateral cooperation on issues related to security and the struggle against terrorist acts, according to an article published by the Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times. Thai Capital Tightens Security after Attack Threat 11 de octubre de 2016, 17:10Bangkok, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Thai authorities tightened security in this capital and several neighboring provinces, after the police warned about a possible attack, the newspaper Bangkok Post reported today. Indonesia Urges to Strengthen Antiterrorist Laws 11 de octubre de 2016, 17:09Jakarta, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The forces of order reiterated the need to strengthen the antiterrorist legislations in Indonesia, before the threatening for citizens, because of the arrival of Indonesian natives joined to the Ilsmiac State (ISIS) to Indonesian national territory. Philippines Praises China's Support in Fighting Drug Trafficking 11 de octubre de 2016, 16:44Manila, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, praised today the positive support of China in his campaign against drug trafficking, after China had announced the construction of a rehabilitation center for 1,600 people. Thailand Goes for a New Constitution 11 de octubre de 2016, 15:07Bangkok, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Prayut Chan-ocha, Prime Minister and head of the military board governing Thailand, confirmed Tuesday that he received the draft of the new national consitution, the one with which the new general elections will be held in 2017. About 250 Extremists Acting in India, Kashmir, Authorities report 11 de octubre de 2016, 13:04New Delhi, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) About 250 extremists are active in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, some of them from Pakistan, according to the Indian Interior Ministry. China Promises Millions in Aid to Portuguese-Speaking Countries 11 de octubre de 2016, 10:40Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) China promised today aid and preferential loans worth four billion yuan (about 600 million dollars) to Portuguese speaking countries in Asia and Africa over the next three years. Philippines-US Military Maneuvers End Prematurely 11 de octubre de 2016, 09:43Manila, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines and the United States decided to end the naval maneuvers today, before the the date agreed. The exercises which started last Tuesday, ended a day earlier than planned as most of the major tasks had already been carried out, the two parties argued. Chinese President to Attend BRICS Summit Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 8th BRICS summit to be held in India, and will visit Cambodia and Bangladesh, announced today Lu Kang, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Vietnam Participates in Regional Cooperation Summit in Thailand 10 de octubre de 2016, 11:50Hanoi, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam is heading the delegation from his country to the 2nd Summit of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue that is taking place today in Bangkok, Thailand, according to reports in this capital. Malaysia Calls for Common Development in Continental Summit 10 de octubre de 2016, 10:47Bangkok, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today that Asia should promote common development and resist ''the interference of foreign powers'', speaking at the plenary session of a regional summit. Thai King in Unstable Condition After Medical Treatment Bangkok,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)Thailand''s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world''s longest reigning monarch, is in an unstable condition after receiving haemodialysis treatment, the palace says. Myanmar Insurgents Kill at Least 17 People in Attacks 10 de octubre de 2016, 09:29Naipyitaw, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)Insurgents have killed at least 17 people, including nine police officers, in a series of attacks on guard posts along Myanmar''s border with Bangladesh, officials in Myanmar said. Mogao Caves Open to Photographers For The First Time in China 10 de octubre de 2016, 08:55Beijing, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)Over 100 photographers from China and overseas gathered at the Mogao Caves in northwest China''s Gansu Province today, the first such event ever hosted at the site. Iran and Malaysia Determined to Expand Cooperation 10 de octubre de 2016, 07:47Kuala Lumpur, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani said today that Iran and Malaysia are determined to expand cooperation and return to the cooperation levels that were maintained before the sanctions imposed on the Persian country. This statement was highlighted as one of the results of his visit to Kuala Lumpur. Central and Eastern Europe Key to Chinese Belt and Route 07 de octubre de 2016, 16:12Beijing, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Central and Eastern Europe is a key region to build initiative of the Belt and Route, priority area in foreign trade and cooperation of China, declared here the Government. The statement was made by Liu Yunshan, member of the Permanent Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the first of its kind was held in Budapest the eve during the inauguration of the Dialogue of Political Parties China-Central and Eastern Europe, first of its kind in the framework of 16+1 cooperation mechanism China-ECO. Philippines Can Do without Military Aid from USA, Says Minister 07 de octubre de 2016, 16:09Manila, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) In a context of tension in bilateral relations, Philippine Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana asserted today that they could do without economic aid from the United States, one of its main military allies so far. Iran President in Malaysia, Second Stop of Regional Tour 07 de octubre de 2016, 16:06Kuala Lumpur, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, started today an official visit to Malaysia, his first to this country, focused in the promotion of bilateral relations, including trade and investments, after a similar mission in Vietnam. Myanmar: Members of Humanitarian Committee Resign after Scandal 07 de octubre de 2016, 15:17Yangon, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission confirmed today the resignation of four of its members after the scandal caused by a case of slave labor. Philippines Defence Minister Says Military Can Cope Without US Aid Manila, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina)In the context of tensions in bilateral relations,Philiphines Defence Minister Delfin Lorenzana,assured today that his country dosent need the economic aid given by the United States. Indonesia to Use Drones For Humanitarian Disaster Response Jakarta,Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) continues its efforts to improve the disaster and humanitarian response by integrating drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Tashkent Grand Prix 2016-Uzbeck Team in Number One Position 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:19Tashkent, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Uzbeck Judo team went to the first place after wining 3 gold medals,one silver and one bronze during the second stage of the competition in this tournament. Cuban Scientist Presents in Japan Palliative to Climate Change Tokyo, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientific adviser of the Council of State and Vicepresident of the Academy of Science of Cuba, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, presented in Japan ways to face climate change, published today the Cuban embassy in this capital. UN Demands Friendly Solution to Turkey-Iraq Confrontation 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:00Ankara, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN have asked the government in Ankara and Baghdad for a friendly solution to the open confrontation motivated by Turkish troops in northern Iraq, according to reports by the Anadolu news agency published today. Vietnam-Iran Relations has New Goals after Rouhani Visit 07 de octubre de 2016, 10:10Hanoi, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran president, Hassan Rouhani today concluded an official visit to Vietnam during which the goal to raise bilateral trade to 2 billion dollars was reaffirmed. Bolivia: Very Fruitful Visit of Chinese Foreign Minister La Paz, 7 Oct (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ended today an official visit to Bolivia, which local authorities describe as very fruitful, as evidenced by the meeting with President Evo Morales, the signing of agreements and the tour of historic sites. Duterte: UN, EU and US Could Withdraw Financial Support 06 de octubre de 2016, 17:11Manila, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, said today that he is aware of the possibility that the UN, the European Union and the United States could withdraw their financial support after their dissatisfaction with the anti-drug campaign deployed in the country. Thailand Allows Abortion for Pregnant Women Infected with Zika 06 de octubre de 2016, 14:45Bangkok, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in Thailand allowed pregnant women to abort in cases of infection with Zika virus, and if the fetus suffers from neonatal malformations. Irán and Vietnam Boost Links During Visit of President Rouhani 06 de octubre de 2016, 13:29Hanoi, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Vietnam agreed today on measures to reinforce political and economic cooperation relations, inclujding the target of raising bilateral trade to two billion dollars. Poll Shows Favorable Ratings for Philippine President 06 de octubre de 2016, 11:31Manila, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Rodrigo Duterte management of the country in his first 90 days as president of the Philippines is viewed favorably, according to results of a poll released here today. China-Georgia FTA Seal to Boost Economic Ties 06 de octubre de 2016, 11:23Beijing, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) China and Georgia have finalized substantial negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which according to government estimates today, would boost economic ties between the two countries and within Eurasia. Cuba Remembers Barbados Attack with Pain and Indignation Havana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Today Cubans remember the victims of the terrorist attack on a Cubana de Aviacion plane - flight CU-456, a crime that 40 years ago, on October 6th 1976, cut short the lives of the 73 people on board. Pakistani Govt. Orders Actions against Anti-Indian Militiamen Islamabad, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented decision, the Pakistani government ordered to take actions against anti-Indian militiamen who operate on its national territory, due to pressure from the international community, the newspaper Dawn reported on Thursday. Chinese Parliament Congratulates President of the Russian State Duma 06 de octubre de 2016, 08:33Beijing, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Standing Committee of China''s National People''s Congress, Zhang Dejiang, congratulated Vyacheslav Volodin on being elected as President of the Russian State Duma (Lower House of Parliament), as divulged by the Congress. Indonesia Issues Alert Over Forest Fires 05 de octubre de 2016, 15:47Jakarta, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management has issued a forest fire alert today due to the detection of forest fires in 48 points located in the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Suicide Attack in Kabul Leaves Six Civilian Casualties Kabul, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, Sediq Sediqi, announced today that a suicide bomber detonated an explosive in the city of Kabul and wounded nearly six civilians. Committee for Single Window Implementation Approved in Vietnam 05 de octubre de 2016, 09:53Hanoi, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Vietnam approved a National Directive Committee for the implementation of the National Single Window System and its connection to the common network of Asean, says a communique published today. Vietnam and Euroasian Partners Expect More Trade with Treaty 05 de octubre de 2016, 01:11Hanoi, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The Free Trade Treaty (FTT) between Vietnam and the Euroasian Economic Union will be effective tomorrow, with the prediction it will contribute to double bilateral trade, according to sources near the pact. Nepal Requests International Support to Restore Historic Heritage 04 de octubre de 2016, 15:24Kathmandu, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Nepalese Government requested support today by international community to restore its cultural heritage, which was severely damaged by the worst earthquake that hit this country in around a century, in April, 2015. China Sets Record of Direct Investment in the U.S. in 2015 04 de octubre de 2016, 14:40Beijing, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) China set a record of eight billion dollars in direct investment in the United States in 2015, as national enterprises continued expanding abroad, indicates a government report published here today. Papua New Guinea Asks Australia For Help Resettling Refugees 04 de octubre de 2016, 13:02Port Moresby,Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Papua New Guinea has again asked Australia for help resettling 500 refugees who have said they are not safe in the country and do not want to live there. Indonesian Western Java Governor Inaugurates Humanitarian Center 04 de octubre de 2016, 12:40Jakarta,Oct 4 (Prensa Latina)Indoensia West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan has inaugurated a humanitarian center, in collaboration with the provincial administration and Asian Muslim Charity Foundation (AMCF). Caritas Aotearoa Warns of Spike in Hunger, Thirst Across Pacific 04 de octubre de 2016, 12:16Wellington, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The risk of reduced access to drinking water and food in the Pacific Islands poses a threat to indigenous and isolated rural communities, especially women and children, warned a Caritas Aotearoa report released today here. Malaysia Military Helicopter Crashes into School, 23 Injured 04 de octubre de 2016, 11:28Kuala Lumpur, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina)A Malaysian military helicopter crashed into a school today in a rural area, injuring at least 23 people including 4 students, authorities said. Foreign Ministers of Ecuador and China Hold Historic Meeting 04 de octubre de 2016, 10:19Quito, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Ecuador, Guillaume Long, and China, Wang Yi, met today here to emphasize the good state of bilateral relations. Nearly 13 Thousand Policemen Laid Off in Turkey Ankara, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,801 police agents were dismissed today from their posts, said the General Directorate of Security in Turkey, in relation to their alleged links with the clandestine organization that carried out the attempted coup of July 15th. Philippine Police Deny Existence of Death Squads 03 de octubre de 2016, 17:05Manila, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Philippine police officers denied today the existence of death squads in Davao during the 22 years that President Rodrigo Duterte served as mayor of that southern city. Philippines and Neighbouring Countries Agree to Enhance Maritime Safe 03 de octubre de 2016, 16:53Manila, Oct 3 (Prensa LatinaL) the Governments of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to explore, by means of aerial patrols, traffic corridors considered maritime areas of common interest, in order to strengthen security in the region, it was known today. Attack in Afghanistan Left Several Dead, Dozens of Injured People 03 de octubre de 2016, 16:50Kabul, October 3 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were killed and 80 were wounded after an attack in Darzab district, allegedly carried out by Taliban rebels. Indonesia: Islamic State Member Sentenced for Murder Plot 03 de octubre de 2016, 16:12Jakarta, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) A member of the Islamic State has been sentenced today, by an Indonesian court, to six years in prison. The man has been planning the murder of the governor of the capital, Tjahaja Basuki Purnama, as well as other terrorist attacks. Indonesian Police Investigate Porn on Electronic Billboard 03 de octubre de 2016, 12:59Jakarta,Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Police in Indonesia''s capital are investigating the operator of a public video screen that briefly displayed a pornographic movie instead of advertising to passing traffic. Peng Shuai Bundles Venus Williams Out of China Open in First Round Beijing, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) China Peng Shuai,30, today became in the big surprise of the China Open when she defeated US Venus Williams in only two sets 7-5, 6-1. Japanese Biologist Wins Medicine Nobel Prize Tokyo, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016 for discovering the mechanisms of degradation and recycling of cellular components, announced today the Karolinska Institute. Iranian President to Visit Vietnam Next Week Hanoi, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Vietnam starting on Wednesday to further strengthen bilateral diplomatic relations, which were established in 1973, official sources said. Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Bolivia La Paz, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Bolivia next week, as part of a Latin American tour that will also include Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. China Marks Martyrs' Day and 80 Years of the Grand March Beijing, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, along with top-level leaders today attended a ceremony at the Tian''anmen square, Beijing, to honor their national heroes and the Day of the Martyrs. New Clash between Indian, Pakistani Troops in Kashmir 30 de septiembre de 2016, 12:34New Delhi, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Indian and Pakistani troops clashed today again on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border of the controversial region of Kashmir, a day after a New Delhi forces bombed Pakistan in what was termed a ''surgical bombing''. China Reopens World's Highest Glass Bridge, Now Safer Beijing , Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The world''s longest and highest glass bridge, built in Zhangjiajie, China''s central province of Hunan, reopens to the public today on the occasion of the country''sNational Day, after security inspections. Philippine President Urges US Senators to Respect Internal Affairs Manila, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) President Rodrigo Duterte called today the United States not to interfere in the affairs of the Philippines, especially the campaign being waged against drug trafficking. China-DPRK Mineral trade In Line With UN Resolutions 29 de septiembre de 2016, 12:44Beijing, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) China made assurances today that its trade of mineral resources with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is in line with the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the country''s laws. Turkey Closes 20 TV Channels and Radio Stations 29 de septiembre de 2016, 10:45Ankara, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish operator, Turksat the organization in charge of communications by satellite and cable announced today the closing of 11 radio stations and 9 television stations as they are deemed to pose a threat to national security. Vietnam and the Philippines to Strengthen Relations 29 de septiembre de 2016, 10:44Hanoi, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and the Philippines agreed today to strengthen their relations in various sectors, to congratulate himself for his dynamic and effective development on the occasion of the visit by President Rodrigo Duterte here. Philippine President Announces End of Military Exercises with US Hanoi, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will soon put end to military exercises with United States, during a meeting with representatives of the Philippines community in Hanoi, where he will be received today by his Vietnamese counterpart and other authorities. Growth Picking Up in China Predicted in 2016 Beijing, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) China could reach a 6.6 percent economic growth given the performance showed in the first half of the year, more than expected, said the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Heritage from Chinese Province of Guizhou Exhibited in Mexico Mexico, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Embroidered dresses, silver jewelry, wooden masks and designs on paper cut will be enjoyed in the exhibition ''Memorias de las Manos. Esplendor y colorido del patrimonio from Guizhou'', opened today in Mexico City. China-Europe Forum Focuses on Rights of Ethnic Minorities 28 de septiembre de 2016, 13:29Beijing, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Equity and justice for ethnic minorities is the focus of a seminar on human rights between China and Europe opened today in the southwest municipality of Chongqing, China. Regional Summit Jeopardized by Indian-Pakistani Dispute New Delhi, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) scheduled for next November in Islamabad, is jeopardized today by India´s boycott, also joined by Bhutan and Bangladesh. Myanmar Reaffirms National Reconciliation as a Priority 28 de septiembre de 2016, 09:31Naypyidaw, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The National League for Democracy (NLD), ruling party of Myanmar, reaffirmed its commitment to reconciliation and the establishment of a federal state based on the principles of freedom, justice and equality, was released here today. The message in this regard emerged transpired on the occasion of the celebration on the eve of the 28th anniversary of the founding of the political force led by Aung San Suu Kyi, who led it to the victory in November 2015 elections. Chinese Prime Minister Returns to Beijing after Tour in America Beijing, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang today returned to Beijing after completing a successful tour in the American continent that included his participation at the 71st session of the General Assembly of the UN and official visits to Canada and Cuba. More Chinese Peacekeepers to Liberia Beijing, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) China sent a team of 109 peacekeepers to join a one-year mission of the United Nations (UN), in Liberia, official sources declare today. Japanese Opposition Against Abe Plans to Amend Constitution 27 de septiembre de 2016, 13:48Tokyo, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties in Japan harshly questioned today the plans of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to amend the country''s pacifist constitution, local media reported. Aung San Suu Kyi will Stop Working Temporarily for Health Reasons 27 de septiembre de 2016, 13:36Naypyidaw, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of State of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been forced to take a break from work for health reasons, after concluding a visit abroad, it was revealed today. India and Pakistan Keep up Mutual Accusations on Terrorism 27 de septiembre de 2016, 11:14New Delhi, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan are keeping up a war of words today on the subject of terrorist support in a tense climate caused by the deadly attack on a military base in New Delhi. Chinese Strip and Road Initiative Shows First Accomplishments 27 de septiembre de 2016, 09:53Beijing, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The Strip and Road Initiative began to show its first achievements, according to some 300 experts during a seminar that concludes today in Xi''an, capital of China''s Shaanxi Province. Two Earthquakes Shake Southeastern Japan 26 de septiembre de 2016, 12:05Tokyo, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Two earthquakes have today shaken islands in southeastern Japan, without causing casualties or damage. China and Cuba: 56 Years of Growing Diplomatic Relations 26 de septiembre de 2016, 10:30By Damy Vales Fidel Castro and Chinese Premier Hold Fraternal Meeting Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and China''s Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, have agreed on the need to preserve human life and peace in a fraternal meeting. Cuba, China Commercial Entities Sign Action Plan Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) and the Chinese Council for the Promotion of Foreign Trade, Orlando Hernandez and Jiang Zengwei, respectively, signed today a plan of action aimed at promoting trade between their countries. India Announces Ratification of the Paris Agreements New Delhi, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced that his country will ratify on October 2nd the Paris agreement on climate change. Vietnam Hosts Thousands of Participants in Asian Beach Games Hanoi, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Athletes and coaches from 45 countries and territories are participating in the V edition of the Asian Beach Games in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang, inaugurated by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Large Lead and Zinc Deposit Found in NW China Beijing, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Geologists discovered what is considered to be the largest deposits of lead and zinc China''s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, local authorities announced today. West with a Strange Call on Russia to Solve Syrian Crisis Moscow, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Amid accusations of Syria against the West for its complicity with terrorist groups, these nations today called on Russia to implement measures to resolve the crisis in the country. Philippines on the Alert for Earthquake Replicas 24 de septiembre de 2016, 13:59Manila, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities called the population today to keep on the alert for possible replicas of the 6.3-degree earthquake that shook the southern island of Mindanao this morning. China Works to Complete Golden Decade in Relations with Canada Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Calling to a new golden decade in the China-Canada relations, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang concludes today his official visit to this North American country. Vietnam and China Dialogue on Security 24 de septiembre de 2016, 10:53Hanoi, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) President of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang, received today China''s Consellor of State Guo Shengkun, who informed the hosting party on the results of a meeting between the respective ministries of Public Security. Visit of Li Keqiang to Havana, Milestone in China-Cuba Relations By Damy Vales Japanese Government to Analyze Possible Abdication of Emperor Tokyo, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government has created a special group that will analyze the terms of a possible abdication of emperor Akihito. Cuba and Japan Sign Agreement for Medical Equipment Donation Havana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan signed today an agreement for a donation of medical equipment to improve the quality of services in the main hospitals in this country and diagnose different diseases, especially cancer. Enrique Molina, Chosen Best Foreign Actor at Chinese Film Festival 23 de septiembre de 2016, 12:51 By Damy Vales Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban actor Enrique Molina expressed his joy at winning for the second time the award for best foreign actor in the China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival. About 300 Extremists Operating in Bangladesh 23 de septiembre de 2016, 12:09Dacca, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The government and police are ready crack down on about 300 extremists from several banned organizations operating in Bangladesh, according to reports from The Nation newspaper today. About 300 Extremists Operating in Bangladesh 23 de septiembre de 2016, 12:08Dacca, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The government and police are ready crack down on about 300 extremists from several banned organizations operating in Bangladesh, according to reports from The Nation newspaper today. Vietnam Has More Than 100 Million Mobile Phone Subscribers Hanoi, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Viettel Telecom Co, based in this capital, now has more than 100 million subscribers, in and outside of the country, local media reports today. China-Eurasia Expo Includes Caribbean and Africa Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean and African countries are participating for the first time at the 5th China-Eurasia Expo, which takes place, as every year, in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, northwest China. China and Canada Explore Possible Free Trade Pact Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang, is on an official visit to Ottawa today for talks with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, about the possibility of a free trade agreement between the two countries, according to Chinese government reports. India and Pakistan on Alert Following Attack on Military Base New Delhi, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Indian and Pakistani armies are on alert at their common border in the disputed Kashmir region, following an attack by militants on a military base in New Delhi. Fidel Castro Met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Havana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro received the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, who ends today an official visit to Cuba. Raul Castro and Shinzo Abe Held Official Talks Havana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, held official talks as part of the official visit of the Asian head of government to this country, which ends today. Japanese Prime Minister has High Expectations of Visit to Cuba Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, hopes to hold dialogue with the Cuban authorities on the future of the two nations and revitalize the history of bilateral exchanges, according to an interview published today in the daily Granma. Afghan Government Signs Peace Deal with Important Rebel Group 22 de septiembre de 2016, 11:56Kabul, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan government today signed a peace agreement with the Hezb-i-Islami (HIA) rebel group, the second most important in the country. Chinese Investment Increases in Countries Along the Silk Road Beijing, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese investment in the countries along the Economic Belt and the Silk Road remarkably increased by 38.6 percent, according to figures published today by the Ministry of Commerce. China-Canada Relations Have Huge Potential, Says Li Keqiang Beijing, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Relations between China and Canada have a solid foundation, huge potential and great opportunities of development, said Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is on an official visit to that North American country. Prime Minister of Japan Arrives in Cuba for Official Visit Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, arrives today in Cuba for an official visit, during which he will hold talks with President Raul Castro and perform other activities. China Welcomes Paralympic Delegation after Successful Rio Campaign 21 de septiembre de 2016, 14:26Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Sports officials in China praised the Paralympic delegation, which made their triumphant return to the capital city following 12-days of competition in Rio. Chinese Prime Minister Debates on Common Issues with the US Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang spoke with US representatives of social spheres about bilateral ties and common interests, the Government reported here today. Japanese Prime Minister Visiting Cuba Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, begin tomorrow an official visit to Cuba during which he will hold talks with President Raul Castro, Granma newspaper today reported. China Arrests 36 Suspects in Cross-Border Online Gambling Gang 21 de septiembre de 2016, 10:39Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese police forces captured 36 members of a cross-border online gambling gang, 21 of them brought back from the Philippines, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Security today. Indian Prime Minister Keeps High Popularity New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) 81 percent of Indians have a favorable opinion of the work developed by prime minister, Narendra Modi, 6 percent less than last year, revealed a survey today. Iran Thoroughly Monitors President Rouhani Activities in Cuba 20 de septiembre de 2016, 16:18Tehran, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The visit of president Hassan Rouhani to Cuba arouses special attention today of Iranian authorities and citizens, who assessed the conversations with his counterpart, Raul Castro positively and his call to increase relations. Joint China-Russia Naval Military Exercise Qualified as Successful 20 de septiembre de 2016, 09:50Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The naval forces of China and Russia have concluded their naval exercise ''Joint Sea 2016'' in waters off the southern province of Guangdong. The exercises, which were deemed successful by both parties, ended with a commitment to increase cooperation in this area. China Supports New Measures Against DPRK after Latest Nuclear Test 20 de septiembre de 2016, 09:35Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) China has endorsed the new measures imposed by the United Nations Security Council on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after its latest nuclear test, as reported today by official sources. China Assures Support for UN Millionaire Movement of Refugees 20 de septiembre de 2016, 08:32Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) China assured at the Headquarters of the United Nations (UN) it would provide 100 million dollars to support the solution to the problems of mass movements of refugees and migrants, as reported today by the Government. China Assures Support for UN Millionaire Movement of Refugees 20 de septiembre de 2016, 08:32Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) China assured at the Headquarters of the United Nations (UN) it would provide 100 million dollars to support the solution to the problems of mass movements of refugees and migrants, as reported today by the Government. Cuba and Japan Sign Debt Reorganization 19 de septiembre de 2016, 18:45Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan signed an agreement today to reorganize their debits in the medium and long terms, as part of the process to reorganize the debs with the Ad Hoc Group of creditor countries in the Paris Club. Demonstrations in Myanmar for Prize Awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi 19 de septiembre de 2016, 18:44Naypyidaw, Sept 19 (Prensa Latina) Muslim students demonstrated today here for the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award 2016 given to Minister of State of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi by the Harvard Foundation. First Year of Japan's Defense Law Marked by Demonstrations 19 de septiembre de 2016, 18:42Tokyo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people demonstrated today here and in other cities of Japan to protest the enforcement of the law of collective security, signed exactly a year ago by the Parliament. The Third Silk Road International Film Festival Begins in China Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Silk Road International Film Festival begins today in the Chinese city of Xi''an, in the center of the country, with the famous actor Jackie Chan as a spokesperson for the cultural event. China Needs More Computer Security Experts Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) China needs 70,000 specialists in cyber security because of the growing demand for such experts due to the economic development being experienced by the country. Port of Melbourne to be Privatized Sídney, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Government will privatize the port of Melbourne handing it to a consortium led by an Australian company and Chinese capitals, they informed today officially. China to Promote Global Development with NAM 19 de septiembre de 2016, 08:39Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government expressed its commitment to work together with the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to strengthen relations that will promote peace and global development, the government said here today. Another Female Panda Bear Is Born at Japanese Zoo Tokyo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Adventure World Zoo in Wakayama (western Japan), known worldwide for its panda bear raising program, has another female specimen of that species that was born on Sunday, local sources reported. President Raul Castro Meets with North Korean Parliamentary Leader 18 de septiembre de 2016, 15:14Margarita Island, Venezuela, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro met on Sunday with Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the People''s Supreme Assembly of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Raul Castro Meets with Indian Vice President 18 de septiembre de 2016, 15:08Margarita Island, Venezuela, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro met on Sunday with Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, as part of bilateral meetings parallel to the agenda of the 17th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). China Commemorates 85 Years of Resistance against Japanese Aggression Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Sirens and bells were heard on Sunday in China, as every year, to commemorate the so-called Incident of September 18, 1931, an event that marked the beginning of the Chinese people''s strong resistance against Japanese aggression. Strain of Zika Virus under Study in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Sept 17 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian Institute for Medical Research (IMR) runs tests using the most modern technological advances, seeking to determine the strain of the Zica virus found in two patients, said sources today here. Vietnam and China Strengthen Ties Hanoi, Sept 17 (Prensa Latina) The week concluding today has become part of the history of the ties between Vietnam and China, a stage of a renewed boost to develop bilateral ties, favored by the visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to China. Tokyo Game Show 2016 dedicates Space to Latin American Companies Tokyo, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Tokyo Game Show, one of the largest videogame fairs of the world, holds this year its 20th edition, for the first time dedicates an area to Latin American companies of the sector. Minister of State Suu Kyi Urges US Companies to Invest in Myanmar 16 de septiembre de 2016, 16:15Naypyidaw, Sept 16 (Prensa Latina) Minister of State of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi urged today US companies to invest in her country, a day after US President Barack Obama promised to lift sanctions set against this country. Pyongyang Rejects Weapon Deployment in South Korea 16 de septiembre de 2016, 15:24Pyongyang, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Korean National Committee for the Defense of Peace, of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterated today its rejection to the deployment of the antimissile THAAD system in South Korea. Vietnamese Companies Learn about Brazilian Offers in Agriculture 16 de septiembre de 2016, 14:36Hanoi, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese entrepreneurs learned today about new business opportunities in Brazil in the agricultural sector, during a meeting held in Hanoi with executives from institutions of the South American country. Successful Launching of Chinese Space Lab Acclaimed 16 de septiembre de 2016, 12:10 Beijing, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) National and foreign experts acclaim today the successful launching of space lab Tiangong-2 of China, considered another milestone in the scientific program forever more ambitious of this country. For the First Time a Woman will Lead Japan's Opposition 15 de septiembre de 2016, 14:38Tokyo, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Parliamentary Renho Murata was elected today as leader of the Democratic Party (PD), thus becoming the first woman to head the opposition in Japan''s history. Japanese politics is characterized by a low female presence. Positive Reactions in Myanmar to Suu Kyi's Visit to US Naypyidaw, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Myanmar State Counselor, Aung San Suu Kyi to Washington to seek a lifting of sanctions has began well. China Considers Urgent Security Cooperation with Russia Beijing, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) President of China, Xi Jinping, considered adequately perform security cooperation with Russia is today an urgent priority of his government. Cuba and Vietnam in Talks on Trade and Bilateral Investment 14 de septiembre de 2016, 16:06Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Vietnam are now in talks in the capital to identify businesses investment opportunities between the two countries. Monkeys Take Over Indian University 14 de septiembre de 2016, 14:36New Delhi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) A group of monkeys is wreaking havoc at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the city of Mumbai, where they have camped at their will before the astonished gaze of students and teachers.