Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. Chinese and Peruvian Presidents Call to Strengthen Bilateral Ties Beijing, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jingping and Peru''s counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski agreed today to maintain top level contacts between the countries and increase exchanges between governments, political parties and legislative bodies. Peruvian President Promotes Ties with China 14 de septiembre de 2016, 11:24Beijing, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has planned on his second day of visit to this country to meet with representatives of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang. China Reiterates Needs for Talks on Korean Peninsula 14 de septiembre de 2016, 09:38Beijing, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese foreign Affairs minister, Wang Yi told his counterpart from the Korean Republic, Yun Byung-se, the need to return to the negotiation table in order to resolve the situation in the Korean peninsula, was spread here today. Peruvian President Promotes Cooperation and Investment with China Beijing, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Peru''s President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who began his official visit to China today, has presented ways to strengthen ties between the two countries during the Forum on Investment and Capacity Cooperation. Philippine Government Reaffirms its Military Commitments with US Manila, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Government has reaffirmed they will respect their military agreements with the United States, which allow the presence of US forces on the territory, although it has distanced itself from its ally in foreign policy and stressed its independence. USA, South Korea Agree Unilateral Measures against DPRK 13 de septiembre de 2016, 11:21Seoul, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States and South Korea have agreed today to implement unilateral measures against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in retaliation for the advance of its nuclear program. China, Canada Consolidate Cooperation on Security 13 de septiembre de 2016, 10:04Beijing, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) China and Canada has expressed that they are in favor of more cooperation in security during a top-level talks held in Beijing, according to a statement released here today. Filipino Government Considers Antidrug Campaign Successful 12 de septiembre de 2016, 15:13Manila, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Philippines considered its antidrug campaign successful, despite it was framed with violence. Illegal NGOs Funds May benefit IS, warns Malaysia 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:28Kuala Lumpur, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) New campaigns by illegal NGOs to collect funds in Malaysia, may be directed by the self-called Islamic State (IS), the police authorities warned today. India Gives New Steps Towards Major Tax Reform 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:27New Delhi, (Prensa Latina) In a new step towards the implementation of the Tax Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Indian government today approved the creation of a Board to implement the largest tax reform since the independence in 1947. China-Asean Exhibition for More Cooperation 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:13Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The XIII China-Asean Exhibition that takes place today in the autonomous region of Zhuang de Guangxi, South of the country, will promote development of practical cooperation formutual benefit, stated the Chinese deputy prime minister, Zhang Gaoli. Iran and Cuba Explore Ways to Revive Scientific Collaboration 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:10Tehran, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of three scientific institutions in Cuba will discuss today ways to promote technology transfer and introduce medical-pharmaceutical products from the Caribbean island to the Iranian market with the Iranian authorities. Vietnam Accepts to Extradite to Malaysia Indonesian Pirates 12 de septiembre de 2016, 13:12Hanoi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam approved today a petition of Malaysia to extradite eight Indonesian citizens to be judged for the kidnapping of a ship carrying oil last year, it was published here. China and Russia Begin Maritime Maneuvers in South China Sea Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) China and Russia will commence a joint naval exercise on Monday, aimed at strengthening the military capability of both countries and at addressing common security threats. Peru's President Begins Visit to China 12 de septiembre de 2016, 09:48Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, arrived in China today on a state visit which will continue until the September 16th. Afghan Government and Armed Group Ready to Sign Peace 12 de septiembre de 2016, 08:54Islamabad, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan government and the Hizb-e-Islami group, led by former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, reached a peace agreement that should be announced in the coming hours, according to a source of that insurgent group. Philippines Justifies Number of Deaths in Anti-Drug Campaign 11 de septiembre de 2016, 14:53Manila, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Government called today successful the war against drug-trafficking that it had been fighting for two months, and blamed gang members for the majority of almost 3,000 dead people in the country. Seychelles Opposition Win Parliamentary Vote 11 de septiembre de 2016, 11:06Victoria, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The opposition in the Seychelles has won parliamentary polls, putting it in control of the National Assembly for the first time in two decades, according to official results today. Thailand and Sigapur Intesify Measures Against Zika Virus 11 de septiembre de 2016, 09:54Bangkok,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina)Thailand and Singapur are intensifing measures against the Zika virus which is rapidly expanding in South East Asia. Chinese Vice Premier Addresses XIII China-ASEAN Expo 11 de septiembre de 2016, 07:58Beijing,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The 13th China-Asean Expo and the 13th China-ASEAN business and investment Summit opens in Nanning city, the capital of Southwestern China''s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. China and USA Enjoy Boom in Tourism Last Decade 10 de septiembre de 2016, 13:32Beijing, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States enjoy today significant progress in tourist flow reached in the last decade, assured Li Jinzao, director of the National Administration of Tourism of this country. WCC Warns About Care of Crucial Biodiversity Areas of the Planet 10 de septiembre de 2016, 12:32Honolulu, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Almost 15 percent of the Earth is protected, however, there are important biodiversity areas reaming without protection, warn experts at the World Conservation Congress, which closed here today. Indian Army Deployed in Kashmir after 64 Days of Strike 10 de septiembre de 2016, 11:43New Delhi, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The Indian army patrol today several areas of Jammu and Kashmir as part of the government efforts to stabilize the situation in the northern state after 64 days of strike called by separatist leaders. Vietnam Reaffirms Support to Denuclearization Facing N.K. Test 10 de septiembre de 2016, 10:01Hanoi, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam expressed deep concern by the recent nuclear test of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), considering that it increases tensions and threatens stability in the region. Pakistan Discovers 84 Oil, Gas Deposits in The Last Three Years 10 de septiembre de 2016, 00:05Islamabad, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) With the discovery of 84 oil and gas deposits in the last three years, Pakistan is now advancing in its strategy to increase domestic production, announced the government. The Philippines and Indonesia Coordinate Actions to Fight Piracy 09 de septiembre de 2016, 15:05Jakarta, Sept 9 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Philippines will authorize the access to its territorial waters to the Indonesian Navy ships, in case they chase groups of pirates, pointed out today here during an official visit the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Thailand Gives 124 Million Hike To Military Budget 09 de septiembre de 2016, 13:11Bangkok, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina)Thailand''s parliament signed off on a 124-million-USD budget hike for defence spending, for the fiscal year of 2017. China and UK Pledge to Increase Military Exchanges 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:15Beijing, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) China and the United Kingdom pledged to enhance their exchanges and mutual trust in military to tap their huge cooperation potential, government sources said today. Exhibition China in my Imagination with Paintings by Mexican Children 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:07Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Children''s Painting Exhibition-Drawing Competition ''China in my imagination'' based on the ancient history, traditions and cultural heritage of the Asian country is being exhibited today in Mexico City. India Warned About High Cost of Pollution 09 de septiembre de 2016, 10:56New Delhi, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.4 million people died in 2013 from environmental pollution in India, and the country lost 8.5 percent of its gross domestic product to the problem, states a research report released today. Contingency Plan in China after Alleged Nuke Test by DPRK 09 de septiembre de 2016, 10:09Beijing, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Environmental Protection of China activated today a contingency plan after an alleged nuclear test by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Employees of Nuclear Plants in Japan to be Investigated 09 de septiembre de 2016, 01:06Tokyo,Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Managers of the nuclear power plants of Japan will analyze their employees personal data, including medical and police files, in order to reinforce their security abnd prevent possible terrorist attacks, reported today local media. India Considers Buying Four Russian Frigates 09 de septiembre de 2016, 00:05New Delhi, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) New Delhi is in continued talks with Russia to acquire four additional frigates with stealth technology worth four billion dollars as part of the country''s strategy to improve its defensive capabilities, The Times of India Newspaper revealed today . Poll Shows Majority of New Zealanders Want to Ditch British Monarchy 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:29Wellington,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The survey, conducted by the pressure group New Zealand Republic, found a staggering 59 per cent of those polls wanted to break away from the monarchy and elect their own head of state after Queen Elizabeth II dies. Cuba and Japan Discuss Progress of Bilateral Relations 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:41Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The director general on Bilateral Affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerardo Peñalver, and parliamentary vice minister at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, have today talked about the progress that bilateral ties are experiencing. Pacific Islands Call for More Action on Climate Change 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:10Palikir, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Pacific Islands have called for greater effort in the fight against global warming at the summit for climate change that began today in Palikir, Micronesia. China Expresses Strong Willingness to Develop Ties with ASEAN 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:14 Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is visiting Vientiane, the capital of Laos, assured on Thursday that his country wants to expand its ties with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). India Calls for Unity against Terror in Asean Summit 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:06Vientiane, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, has today warned of the danger that growing radicalism and terrorism represents for the world, while pledging coordinated strategies to face the threat. China to Raise Cooperation in Investment and Trade with Africa 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:04Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Deputy Prime Minister, Ma Kai urged to deepen cooperation with Africa in investment and trade for common development, during a two-day bilateral forum that ends today in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Vietnam and Mexico Intend to Expand Cooperation 08 de septiembre de 2016, 09:38Hanoi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Mexico have agreed to work to expand cooperation, including the exchange of delegations and high-level contacts and between ministries, localities and companies, official sources reported today. Head of Government of Myanmar to Visit the US 08 de septiembre de 2016, 08:20Counsellor of the State of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, to Visit the US Naypyidaw, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) The Counsellor of the State of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, will meet the US President Barack Obama in the United States, next week, informed here the local press. Indonesia Joins Philippines to Fight Drug Traffcking 07 de septiembre de 2016, 15:55Jakarta, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian authorities announced today the intensification of its campaign against drugs and pointed at a possible experiences exchange with the Philippines in this aspect. Despite Tensions, Modi Could Visit Pakistan for Regional Summit 07 de septiembre de 2016, 13:20New Delhi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Despite present tensions, the Indian government keeps today the door open to a visit in November of Prime Minister Naredra Modi to Pakistan to participate in a regional Summit. Thai Health Ministry Says Don't Panic Over Zika Virus 07 de septiembre de 2016, 13:05Bangkok,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Thailand should not worry about the Zika virus, its public health ministry Piyasakol Sakolsathayathorn said today. Singapore, Australia To Share Financial Data To Stop Tax Evasion 07 de septiembre de 2016, 12:39Canberra,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The tax authorities of Singapore and Australia have agreed to share financial account information to fight tax evasion. Asean: More Integration and Unity before Challenges 07 de septiembre de 2016, 12:16Vientiane, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The need for more integration and unity trascends here as a notable coincidence of the summits of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), necessary to confront the challenge of reducing the development gap, among others. Those topics are recurrent in speeches and documents of the meetings 28 and 29 of the bloc formed by Brunei, Camboya,Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapur, Vietnam and Laos, its president this year. 73 Year Old Man Completes Swim in the Tsugaru Strait in Japan 07 de septiembre de 2016, 12:14Tokyo,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A 73-year-old man successfully completed a 30-km swim today in the Tsugaru Strait in ten hours, making him the oldest swimmer to achieve the feat in those dangerous waters. Peruvian President To Seek to Strengthen relations in visit to China 07 de septiembre de 2016, 01:55Lima, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening relations with China and attract more investment from that country are the goals of the state visit to China that Peruvian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will make in the coming days, according to statements of the leader. Asean Summit Calls on to Reduce Development Gap Vientiane, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The President of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachit, called here today the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders to work to boost even more a sustainable highly integrated economy and reduce the gap in the development of the 10 member states. Suspect in Recent Terrorist Attack in The Philippines Arrested 06 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02Manila, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Philippine media outlets today reported the capture of a suspect in the bomb attack on Friday in the city of Davao, which caused the death of 14 people and wounded 70. President of the Philippines Declares National State of Emergency 05 de septiembre de 2016, 17:16Manila, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, declared the state of emergency in the country because of the violence after a recent attack, that caused 14 dead and 67 injured people. Vietnam Intensifies Struggle against Zika and Dengue Viruses 05 de septiembre de 2016, 14:39Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese Health Ministry urged the local governments today to intensify the struggle against the Zika and dengue viruses, faced with their fast spread in neighboring countries as Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. India Kashmir Calls for Talks to End Protests 05 de septiembre de 2016, 12:46New Delhi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, today urged the government to begin unconditional dialogue with all the parties involved in the protests that have been affecting the state of Kashmir for 58 days. Saudi Arabia and Russia Sign Oil Agreement 05 de septiembre de 2016, 12:25Beijing, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia and Russia signed an agreement on cooperation in the oil market in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Monday. Philippines Confirms First Zika Virus Case in 2016 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:59 Manila, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Philippine Health Ministry announced today the country''s first case of the Zika virus this year, adding it is ''highly likely'' it has been locally transmitted. G20 Summit Concludes in China with Hangzhou Consensus 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:22Beijing, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) concluded today in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou with the approval of agreements aimed at long-term global economic growth through comprehensive, open, innovative and inclusive measures. G20 Defines in China Goals to Rebuild Global Economy 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:48 By Damy Vales Nutrient Pollution Affects Sound in the Oceans 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:45Canberra, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Nutrient pollution in the oceans alters the natural sound in these ecosystems, and therefore alters the navigation signals of fish and other marine species, according to an Australian study released on Monday. EU Praises China's Role in G20 Summit 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:44Beijing, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of the European Union (EU), have praised China''s hosting of the 11th Group of Twenty (G20) Summit being held in Hangzhou, which concludes today. Argentinean Industrialists Reject Ties with China 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:40Buenos Aires, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) While Argentine President Mauricio Macri takes advantage of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou to ratify the existing agreements with China and seek for the necessary financing, industrial circles reject economic ties with that Asian country. China Reiterates Opposition to Deployment of THAAD in South Korea 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:06Beijing, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) China reiterated its opposition to the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic system (THAAD) in South Korea. French President to Begin Visit in Vietnam 05 de septiembre de 2016, 00:10 Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) President of France Francois Hollande begins today an official visit to Vietnam that will include the signing of several cooperation agreements, a key component of bilateral relations. China and US Agree to Manage Differences and Respect Common Interests Beijing, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, who is here to attend the G20 summit, in Hangzhou, agreed to effectively manage their differences and respect each other''s core interests to strengthen bilateral ties. G-20 Summit Opened in China, for a Better World Economy Beijing, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20), led by China, was opened today in this country seeking to establish the guidelines to conduct the weakened global economy, faced with various risks and challenges, to a healthy growth. Agreements Worth Billions Signed at Russian Economic Forum Moscow, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The signing of 152 commercial agreements worth more than 24 billion dollars is one of the palpable results of the 2nd Eastern Economic Forum that will conclude on Saturday in the Russian city of Vladivostok. Medvedev Meets His Uzbek Counterpart after President's Funeral Tashkent, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev met on Saturday with his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirzieev, to review bilateral ties, after attending the funeral service of President Islam Karimov, who died on Friday. US President in China for G20 Summit Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama arrived in the Chinese city of Hangzhou to attend the 11th G20 Summit, scheduled to begin on Sunday with the expectations about the recovery of the world economy. Philippine President Cancels Visit to Brunei after Blast Manila, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte canceled his first working visit to Brunei on Saturday, after the explosion of a bomb in his hometown of Davao, where 14 people were killed and 71 were injured, official sources reported. Cuban Ambassador Expresses Condolences for Karimov's Death Moscow, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to the Russian Federation, concurrent in Uzbekistan, Emilio Lozada, on Saturday expressed his condolences for the death of Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan over the past 25 years. Chinese and Turkish Presidents Favor Cooperation against Terrorism Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed on Saturday to foster cooperation in the fight against terrorism, as well as in the energy sector. Uzbeks Say Farewell to Late President Tashkent, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people in the Uzbek city of Samarkan paid respect on Saturday to late President Islam Karimov, who ruled the country since its independence in 1991. China Bets for Good Results in Meeting Xi and Obama Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The Finance deputy minister of Chibna, Zhu Guangyao, predicted good results for the next meeting between President Xi Jianping and his peer of the United States, Barack Obama. Vietnam and Cuba Working Together to Increase Trade 03 de septiembre de 2016, 00:15Hanoi, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba analyzed the ways to expand and diversify bilateral trade of merchandise between both nations, in correspondance with mutual interest by the two countries in increasing the economic relations, just at the same level as the political relations, official sources confirmed Friday. Philippines: 5,000 Displaced by Fighting in the South Manila, Sep 3 (prensa Latina) The Philippines government today asserted that nearly 5,000 people have abandoned their homes in the southern province of Sululu, because of the advance of terrorist groups such as Abu Sayyaf. Turkey Releases Nearly 34,000 After Prisons Reforms 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:45Ankara, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Turkey released nearly 34,000 prisoners as part of the prison reforms announced by the government, reported the Justice Minister, Bekir Bozdag. Mandatory Drug Tests Introduce for College Admissions in Manila 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:28Manila,Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The country''s education official has now said that incoming college freshmen would have to face mandatory tests for illegal drug use starting next year, as the country deals with criticism from various quarters. Cuba to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Production 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:03 Pinar del Rio, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has to increase the production of fruits and vegetables in respond to growing demand from the increase of tourism in the country, the Vice President, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura has said. More Than 1,000 People Still Cut Off in Japan By Typhoon Lionrock 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:01Tokyo,Sep 2 (Prensa Latina)As of Friday morning, more than 1,000 people were still cut off in isolated communities in Iwate prefecture, which includes Iwaizumi, the prefectural government said. With strong winds and rains the storm hit that Japanese region cause the overflow of 17 rivers in Hokkaido, Iwate and Aomori,said Kyodo news agency. Chinese Communist Party to Improve Religious Work 02 de septiembre de 2016, 12:46Beijing, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) called to improve the work on religious affairs in this nation that hosts several cults, the group announces today. China Oil Reserves Amounts to 31.97 Million Tons 02 de septiembre de 2016, 12:41Beijing, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Early in 2016 China had 31.97 million tons of natural oil in reserves, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Chinese President Begins to Receive Leaders at the G20 Summit 02 de septiembre de 2016, 12:09Beijing, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping today began receiving leaders of several nations who have arrived in the country to attend the 11th Summit of the Group of Twenty (G20). China, About to Play its Role to Vigorize World Economy 02 de septiembre de 2016, 11:31 By Damy Vales Raul Castro Congratulates Vietnam for Independence Anniversary 02 de septiembre de 2016, 09:47 Hanoi, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, today congratulated the Vietnamese Communist Party, government and people on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the nation. Indonesia Issues Alert Due to Increase of Zika Virus in Asia 02 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02 Jakarta, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Indonesia released a statement today, in which urged to take extreme caution regarding a possible infection with Zika virus, after confirming the presence of the virus in Singapore and Malaysia. Pakistan: More than 3,500 Extremists Died in Military Attack 01 de septiembre de 2016, 17:16Islamabad, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,500 extremists and 536 Pakistani soldiers died in the military offensive started in June 2014 against the rest of the radical groups in the border with Afghanistan, a military source revealed Thursday. Venezuelan President Hails 55th Anniversary of NAM 01 de septiembre de 2016, 13:20 Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed today the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) when Venezuela prepares itself to assume the presidency of the group this month. 50th Anniv. of International Literacy Day to be Use to Award Prizes 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:14París,Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) On the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 8 September, the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will award this year''s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to five innovative programmes from India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. Police Crackdown Averts All Out Yakuza War in Japan 01 de septiembre de 2016, 11:51Tokyo, Se 1 (Prensa Latina) Japanese police have arrested 976 members of yakuza criminal gangs since early March,to head off a brewing ''all-out war'' between Japan''s largest crime syndicate and a splinter factionaccording to police spokeperson Asahi Shimbun. Japan Creates Ministerial Post for Economic Cooperation with Russia 01 de septiembre de 2016, 11:43 Tokyo, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, created a new ministerial post for economic cooperation with Russia, today announced the Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Cognitive Neuroscience at World Psychophysiology Congress 01 de septiembre de 2016, 10:32Havana, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Electrophysiology and cognitive neuroscience are some of the issues that will be discussed at the 18th International Congress of Psychophysiology, whose scientific program begins today with more than 350 experts from Latin America, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. India and Cuba Strengthen Ties 01 de septiembre de 2016, 10:31 New Delhi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) India and Cuba have stressed their historic ties and called for increasing bilateral ties while agreed on the importance of the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to be held in Venezuela. China's Organizational Work for G20 Summit Approved 01 de septiembre de 2016, 09:47Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Senior officials and coordinators of the next G20 summit, to be held in the city of Hangzhou, in the east of the country, approved today and cataloged successfully the organizational work of China in the preparations for the meeting. Iran, Russia Review Cooperation to Build Two Nuclear Plants 01 de septiembre de 2016, 00:15 Teheran, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Russia will review their bilateral cooperation and discuss the conditions to sale heavy water to Moscow, as well as the establishment here of two power plants with nuclear power, diplomatic sources reported. All Hotspots in Riau Successfully Extinguished: Indonesian Agency 31 de agosto de 2016, 13:29Jakarta,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) All hotspots in the fire-prone province of Riau had successfully been extinguished by firefighters, restoring air quality to a ''good level'', said Indonesia''s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) today. Three Suspected Islamic State Terroists Arrested by Malaysian Police 31 de agosto de 2016, 13:12Kuala Lumpur,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina)Malaysian police said they arrested three suspected Islamic State radicals who were planning to attack entertainment venues and a Hindu temple outside Kuala Lumpur on the eve of the country''s independence day on Wednesday. Philippines Welcomes Workers Abandoned in Saudi Arabia Manila, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte welcomed today more than 100 nationals working in Saudi Arabia that were abandoned by their employers in camps in the desert. Japanese Mayor Emphasizes Quality of Cuban Baseball Players Tokyo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the city of Iwaki, of the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, Toshio Shimizu, stressed today before the ambassador of Cuba here, Marcos Rodriguez, the quality of baseball players from the Caribbean island. China Welcomes Canada's Interest in Financial Entity Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his appreciation regarding Canada''s decision to request the membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Book on Raul Castro Launched in China 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:53Por Damy ValesBeijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese edition of the book ''Raul Castro: Un Hombre en Revolucion'' (Raul Castro, A Man in Revolution), by Nicolai Leonov, was launched here today before Chinese professors and party officials, as well as the ALBA ambassadors to China. Ban Ki-moon Opens 21st Century Panglong Conference in Myanmar Naypyido, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon opened today the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Myanmar, which seeks a peaceful solution to the ethnic conflict in that country. China Promotes Military Ties with Saudi Arabia 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:35Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) China is willing to promote military ties with Saudi Arabia to a new level, expressed here today Chang Wanquan, Minister of National Defense. Chile Boosts Appealing Cooperation Offers with Chinese Companies 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:06Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Week of Chile in China includes today various activities such as the presentation of opportunities for cooperation in the food industry, education, mining, infrastructure, telecommunications and tourism. Canada to Rebuild Ties with China 31 de agosto de 2016, 08:20Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, who completes his first official visit to China, emphasized the intentions of his Government to rebuild ties with this country and stressed the importance of bilateral relations. Japanese Defense Minister to Possibly Visit US 31 de agosto de 2016, 00:06Tokyo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Defense Minister, Tomomi Inada intends to travel to United States in September to meet with his US counterpart, Ashton Carter, in order to confirm cooperation based on new Japanese security legislation. Racism and Immigration: Key Issues Tackled in Australia 30 de agosto de 2016, 17:32Canberra, Ago 30 (Prensa Latina) Topics as immigration and racism were the main topics of the first meeting of the Parliament of Australia since federal elections were held last July. Vietnam and Cuba Hold Forum to Increase Investments 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:44 Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Vietnam have today carried out a business forum aimed at strengthening cooperation and investment between the two countries. Vietnamese President Visit to Singapore Consolidate Economic Alliance 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:26Singapore, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese president, Tran Dai Quang, today praised the efforts of his country and the Singapore authorities in the promotion of their cooperation in the economic sphere. Indonesia Declares Emergency Due to Forest Fires 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:24Jakarta,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina)Indonesian Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya has announced today that the country has been placed under emergency state due to forecasts on blazes and impacts of smoke from forest and land fires. Child Labor in Myanmar Affects More Than One Million Children 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:12Naypyidaw, Aug 30 (prensa Latina) A total of one million 278, 909 children, more than 10 percent of the child population, are members of the work force in Myanmar, the Myanmar Times newspaper reported today in its digital edition. Kremlin Without Confirmation of Uzbek President's Death 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:11 Moscow, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin denied today to have a confirmation of the death of Uzbek President, Islam Karimov, amid speculation in that sense from the press. Philippines Suspends Issuance of Hajj Passports 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:02 Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines today said it has suspended the issuance of hajj passports for Muslim pilgrims after 200 Indonesians had been detained for carrying fake Philippine passports says Perfecto Yasay spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. Typhoon 'Lionrock' About To Hit Northern Honshu, Japan 30 de agosto de 2016, 11:43 Tokyo,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon ''Lionrock,'' born August 19, is now approaching Japan and is expected to make landfall in northern Honshu today. Its the thir that hits Japan in lest than a week. Japan Ready To Respond Decisively to Excessive Currency Moves 30 de agosto de 2016, 11:28Tokyo,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s chief cabinet secretary said today that the government was prepared to respond decisively to excessive currency moves as it watches the market with ''utmost interest''. Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan 30 de agosto de 2016, 10:20  Bishkek, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A suicide bomber has rammed today his car loaded with explosives into the entrance of the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, killing at least one people and wounded other two, Kyrgyz authorities reported. Canadian Prime Minister Visits China to Expand Ties 30 de agosto de 2016, 09:32 Beijing, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, today began his first official visit to China to promote economic ties between the two countries and bilateral relations, and attend the G20 Summit. Philippine President Denies Genocide in His Campaign against Drugs 29 de agosto de 2016, 17:33Manila, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte denied today that his campaign against drug trafficking, which has caused so far more than a thousand dead, is an act of genocide and was willing to go to prison for the murders. Iran Praised as Link Between Middle East and Latin America Tehran, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) ''Iran might be the link between the Middle East, Central Asia and Latin America'', said official sources praising Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif´s tour across the latter region. Timor Leste Demands Australia Rights on Maritime Border 29 de agosto de 2016, 13:19Dili, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Former Timor Leste''s President and guerrilla leader, Xanana Gusmao, said today his country will not rest until it regain control of its exploited seas by Australia. Soap Operas Give a Boost to South Korean Economy 29 de agosto de 2016, 11:25Seoul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Reports of cultural and South Korean financial authorities reflect today that both pop music and soap operas of this country are an important economic sector. Amendment to Laws Facilitating Investment in China Reviewed 29 de agosto de 2016, 11:07Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Chinese legislators reviewed today amendments of laws to facilitate foreign investment of Taiwan after several successful trials in duty-free zones. Kerry's Visit to Bangladesh Focused on Security 29 de agosto de 2016, 11:02Dacca, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State, John Kerry made a brief visit to Bangladesh to talk about different questions, specially security issues, amid the rise of Islamic extremism, threatening the South Asian nation. Previous Meetings to G20 Summit in China Described as Successful By Damy Vales Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) High-ranking Chinese officials described today as fruitful the consultations held on financial and monetary policies previous to the 11th Summit of the G20 Group (G20) to kick off in China on September 4 and 5. First Freight Train Links Eastern Chinese Province with Afghanistan 29 de agosto de 2016, 08:52Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The first freight train that departed from the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu, to Afghanistan, is advancing today with goods towards that nation, to enhance trade cooperation between this country and the region. The World Sets its Eyes on the G20 Summit in China 29 de agosto de 2016, 05:00Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina)Only a week remains for the Chinese city of Hangzhou to host the 11th Summit of the Group of 20 (G20), an event aimed to reinvigorate the global economy. African Leaders Support World Fight against Terrorism Pretoria, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) More than thirty African leaders meeting today in Nairobi, Kenya, agreed on the need to join forces in the global fight against terrorism. Koktebel Jazz Party International Music Festival Opens in Crimea 27 de agosto de 2016, 11:16 Feodosia, Russia, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)The 14th Koktebel Jazz Party international music festival will kick off in Russia''s Crimea on Friday and continues today. Partners Launch Framework For Universal Health Coverage in Africa 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:49Nairobi,Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)The World Bank and Global Fund have made a commitment to invest $24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years to cover universal health according to a press release. The commitment was made today during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), in Nairobi, Kenya. G20 Summit Will Offer Translation Services in 14 Languages in China 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:32 Beijing,Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign guests attending the upcoming G20 summit in China''s Hangzhou will have the access to interpretation services in 14 different languages, according to organizers. Chinese and Vietnamese Coast Guard Authorities Meet For Cooperation 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:25Beijing,Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) China''s coast guard chief, Meng Hongwei,met today with his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Quang Dam,in Beijing to discuss cooperation in law enforcement by their respective bodies. Doctors Extract 22 Metal, Glass Objects From Pakistani Patient 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:03Islamabad, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)A woman was found to have ingested metal and glass pieces including large nails and sharps pieces of glass. Cuba to Host World Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:06 Varadero, Cuba, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the 27th World Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology and the First World Congress on External Fixation from September 26 to October 1. Philippines Urges Drug Addicts to Kill Dealers 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Manila, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines'' police chief has called on drug users to kill drug traffickers, a new escalation in the drug war that has claimed the lives of 2,000 people. Offensive against Terrorism in the Philippines Causes More Deaths 26 de agosto de 2016, 16:23Manila, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) At least six combatants of Abu Sayyaf died and 17 soldiers were wounded in the clashes today in the south of the Philippines between that terrorist group, which supports the self-called Islamic State and and the Army. Vietnamese Prime Minister Demands Probe into Military Plane Fall 26 de agosto de 2016, 15:52Hanoi, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc demanded today an investigation to determine the cause of the accident of a military aircraft that took place today in the central province of Phu Yen and caused the death of its pilot. Vietnam Exhibits World's Largest Buddha Statue 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:55Hanoi, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Many Buddhist followers and Vietnamese monks traveled today to Dau pagoda, in the northern province of Bac Ninh, to contemplate the world''s largest jade Buddha statue and to pray for peace. President of Japan's Komeito Party Meets Cuban Ambassador 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:52Tokyo, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Senator Natsuo Yamaguchi, president of Japan''s Komeito Party, met today with the Cuban ambassador to the country, Marcos Rodriguez to discuss his up coming visit to the Caribbean island. Malaysia Appoints Director General of National Security Council 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:34Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Defence Forces chief Zulkifeli Mohd Zin has been appointed as the first Director-General of the National Security Council (NSC), a newly created position. Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:36 Quito, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of socio-environmental projects in Colombia, Chile and Ecuador today celebrate the awards won in most of the 10 categories in the Latin America Green Awards, held in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. Japan: Demands Closure of the Sendai Nuclear Plant 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:08 Tokyo, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the prefecture of Kagoshima, Satoshi Mitazono, has demanded the suspension of operations at the Sendai nuclear plant, one of two active in Japan, pending a review of its security system. Chinese Rescuers Arrive in Italy to Assist Affected by Earthquake 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:43 Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Chinese rescuers began on Friday the rescue operations in areas affected by the earthquake in Italy, which left about 250 dead, 365 wounded and more than two thousand displaced, as announced by official sources announced. Philippine Minister Praises Cuban Health System 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:25 Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa-Latina) The Secretary of Health of the Philippines, Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, concludes today a visit to Cuba, after several exchanges and visits to health centers, during which she showed interest and praised the local system in this field. Filipino Public Health MInister Highlights Cuba Medical Collaboration 25 de agosto de 2016, 15:45Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Public Health Minister of the Philippines, Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, considered here the Cuban medical collaboration in the context of a visit that she makes to the island accompanied by an official delegation. Human Induced Climate Change Began 2 Centuries Ago: Study 25 de agosto de 2016, 12:27London,Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Humans have been causing change for almost two centuries, a Australian-led study has found, proving that human induced climate change is not simply a recent phenomenon. Summit G20 in China: For a Better Global Governance 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:22 By Damy Vales Attack on American University of Afghanistan Ends with 16 Dead 25 de agosto de 2016, 09:55 Kabul, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) An attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended on Thursday after an operation that lasted for almost 10 hours, leaving 16 people dead and over 30 wounded. China and the US Agree on Cooperating More to Address Climate Change 25 de agosto de 2016, 09:36Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States have agreed to cooperate more closely on climate change in order to meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement, as reported on Thursday by the Chinese Government. China, Japan, South Korea for Success of G20 Summit 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:20 Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) China, Japan and South Korea promised today to guarantee success of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit, soon to be held in this country, in order to inject more impetus and strength to the world economy. India to Reinforce Military Capability Buying Weapons 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:07New Delhi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) As part of its security strategy, India will buy 223 billion dollars in weapons over the next decade which includes acquiring 500 helicopters, 12 submarines and a hundred airplanes, revealed NDTV. Iranian Foreign Minister in Official Visit to Ecuador 24 de agosto de 2016, 16:23Quito, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, began an official visit to Ecuador to deepen the bilateral relations between the two countries and set an economic, financial and cooperation agenda. UN Offers Support to Italy and Myanmar, Shaken by Earthquakes 24 de agosto de 2016, 16:21United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sent today his condolences to the Italian and Myanmar governments and expressed his sorrow for the loss of lives as a consequence of the earthquakes that affected both nations. China and Japan Hold Third Round of High-Level Political Talks 24 de agosto de 2016, 13:15Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s National Security Advisor Yachi Shotaro starts a visit to China today to hold a third round of high-level political talks and to review bilateral relations. Olympic Flag Arrives in Tokyo 24 de agosto de 2016, 13:00Tokyo, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina)It will be the second time the Summer Olympics are held in the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. China Insists on Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula 24 de agosto de 2016, 10:51Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said today in this capital that this nation remains committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and opposes any statement or event that causes tension in the region. Chinese Government Demands More Actions for Poverty Alleviation 24 de agosto de 2016, 09:39 Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government reiterated the need to redouble efforts to serve the population relocated as part of measures aimed at alleviating poverty faced today by around 70 million people in this nation. China Shows Spacecraft for 2020 Mission to Mars 24 de agosto de 2016, 08:55 Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China today showed footages of a spacecraft which this nation''s scientists plan to send to Mars by 2020. China and Canada Promote Bilateral Links in Trudeau Visit 24 de agosto de 2016, 01:05Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry informed today that the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau will make an official visit to the Asian nation, first since he assumed power in 2015. Cuba Hosts for First Time World Congress of Psychophysiology 24 de agosto de 2016, 00:07 Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 350 specialists from Europe, the United States and Canada will participate in the 18th International Congress of Psychophysiology, taking place for the first time in Latin America, the organizing committee said. China Develops New Projects Seeking Economic Expansion 24 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China will put into place 165 large projects in the next five years in order to accelerate and boost technological innovation, industrial modernization and the construction of infrastructure which is safe for the environment and the population, an official source said. US Soldier Killed in Operation Against Taliban in Afghanistan 23 de agosto de 2016, 17:14Kabul, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) A US soldier was killed today in Afghanistan during an operation against the Taliban near Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province in the Afghan southern region. Indonesia Tightens Security in Bali after Risk of Bomb Attack 23 de agosto de 2016, 15:01Jakarta, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian authorities tightened security today in the tourist area of Bali, after reports on a supposed attack in that island. Afghan Army Kills 24 Rebels 23 de agosto de 2016, 12:27Kabul, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Recent clashes between the Afghan army and rebels have led to 24 rebels being killed in Nagarhar province,local authorities report today. One Dead, Thousands Evacuated Due to Typhoon in Japan 23 de agosto de 2016, 12:21 Tokyo, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) One person has died and thousands were evacuated in northern Japan and the capital due to Typhoon Mindulle, authorities confirmed today. China Boosts Program to Ease Poverty 23 de agosto de 2016, 07:43Beijing, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities said today that construction of houses in regions affected by poverty has begun, as well as the resettlement of people with low incomes to most developed areas. Iranian Foreign Minister to Visit Bolivia 23 de agosto de 2016, 00:04 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif will pay a visit this week to Bolivia, as part of a tour of Latin America, which aims to start a new stage of the relations with the region. Cuba, Iran Strengthen Commercial Relations 22 de agosto de 2016, 16:47Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Cuba strengthened their commercial ties by signing a memorandum of understanding during the first business forum between the two nations, which takes place today at the National Hotel in Havana. China Activates Emergency Response for Severe Drought 22 de agosto de 2016, 16:09Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, north of China, is facing today the worst drought registered in that region so the government activated an emergency response. Philippines Withdraw Intention to Leave the UN 22 de agosto de 2016, 15:45Manila, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities withdrew today the threat of President Rodrigo Duterte of leaving the UN, after the criticism of that entity to his antidrug policy, informed official sources. China Stresses Denial of Taiwanese Independence 22 de agosto de 2016, 13:28Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) China reiterated its opposition to any act in support of the independence of Taiwan, in reply to the possible request by the island to be accepted in the United Nations. China Domestic Tourism Increases Beijing Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Academy of Tourism reports that the number of domestic tourists increased in 2015 and more than 3,500,000,000 trips were recorded inside the country. Japanese Enterprises Worried about Public Monetary Incentives 22 de agosto de 2016, 11:09Tokyo, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Japanese companies showed today their worries due to the possibility that government monetary incentives are not enough to push forward the country''s economy. Most of Victims of the attack in Turkey are Children 22 de agosto de 2016, 10:32Ankara, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Most of the people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in southeastern Turkey are children, as reported by local media. India Considers ISIS as Main Threat to its Security 22 de agosto de 2016, 10:31New Delhi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said today that the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) has replaced the extremists seeking the secession of Kashmir as the biggest threat to security in India. Nepal's Tourist Arrivals Increase in First Half of 2016 22 de agosto de 2016, 09:11Kathmandu, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Nepal received over 313,000 tourists in the first half of this year, 12,7 percent more than in the same period of 2015, official sources reported today. Indian PM Congratulates Brazil, Athletes for Olympic Games New Delhi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today congratulated Brazil for the celebration of the newly completed Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and all the athletes who took part in the competition. Indian States Discuss National Tax Reform 22 de agosto de 2016, 08:52New Delhi, Aug 22 (PL) Parliaments of several Indian states today began discussions on a draft constitutional amendment on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), one of the main economic proposals of Narendra Modi''s government. Pakistani Military Continues Anti-extremist Offensive 22 de agosto de 2016, 08:51Islamabad, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani army continues today a new phase of its offensive against armed groups in the tribal zone, in the west of the country, where in the last hours six radicals were killed. China and Australia Promote Direct Air Links 22 de agosto de 2016, 00:10Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia are promoting direct bilateral flights to five major Australian states. Chinese President Decorates Military Units 21 de agosto de 2016, 12:08Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the chief of the Central Military Commission, on Sunday granted honorary titles to two military units, as an acknowledgement of their outstanding services. China Expects Decrease in Exports This Year 21 de agosto de 2016, 00:40Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) China expects its exports to fall further this year, compared to 2015. China Supports Tour of More than 14,000 Pilgrimages to Meca 20 de agosto de 2016, 12:10Beijing, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) About 14,500 Chinese Muslims will travel to Saudi Arabia to take part in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, religious authorities of China today. PM Modi Maintains High Popularity in India New Delhi, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) With 50-percent support, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still the most popular politician in India, well away from his main rivals, according to a survey. India Celebrates First Olympic Silver in Rio-2016 New Delhi, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) India today celebrated its first silver medal in the Olympic Games Rio-2016 won by Sindhu Pusarla in women''s single badminton. Gap Between Rich and Poor Increases in the Philippines 20 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Manila, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Official data released today by the Philippine press reveals that the economy grew 7 percent from April to June, but 26 percent of the population still lives in poverty. Chinese Delegation Learns About Venezuela's Reality 20 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese delegation is visiting Venezuela today to study the everyday situation in the country and note the progress in cooperation projects between the two countries. Democratic Korea Rejects US Arms Race 19 de agosto de 2016, 17:20Pyongyang, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) issued a statement in which rejects the installation of US nuclear weapons in the Korean peninsula, the news agency KCNA published today. Chinese President Xi Vows to Promote China-Myanmar Partnership 19 de agosto de 2016, 13:03Beijing, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping today pledged to promote the China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and bring more tangible benefits to the people of both countries and play a constructive role in the peace process there. Magnitude 5.3 Quake Hits Off Northeastern Japan 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:51Tokyo, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) A magnitude 5.3 undersea earthquake struck Japan today off the coast of Ibaraki prefecture, just south of Fukushima, though there were no immediate reports of human or material damages. Cuba and China Strengthen Ties 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:34 Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez welcomed his Chinese counterpart Wang Chao, who is in Cuba to strengthen bilateral ties, Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) have announced. China and Myanmar Strengthen Cooperation in Energy Sector 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:40Beijing, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Myanmar today improve cooperation on energy and seek a solution for the suspended project in the Myitsone dam. Bangladeshi Opposition Party under Justice Scrutiny 19 de agosto de 2016, 08:50Dhaka, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is now under the scrutiny of justice for leading violent protests early last year, which caused over 130 deaths and significant property damage. Another 11 Extremists Killed in Pakistani Army Offensive 19 de agosto de 2016, 08:35Islamabad, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani aviation killed 11 extremists during bombings in Khyber Agency, an area bordering Afghanistan and epicenter of a new offensive against armed groups, especially the Taliban, today reported a military source. India Discusses Minister's Visit to Pakistan for Regional Summit 19 de agosto de 2016, 08:31 New Delhi, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government today discusses the participation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a regional forum to be held in Pakistan, given frictions between the two countries since last month in the Kashmir region. Thai Prime Minister Suggests His Re-election for 2017 19 de agosto de 2016, 00:05 Bangkok, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Thai Prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha has talked about the possibility of continuing in his post after the general elections in late 2017. China and Philippines Foster Trade Despite Tension 18 de agosto de 2016, 15:04Beijing Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) China and the Philippines are currently fostering their trade, although their bilateral relations have been threatened by the disputes in the South China Sea. Film El Acompañante to Represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goyas 18 de agosto de 2016, 13:18 Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) After successful performances in Latin America, Europe and Asia, the film ''El acompañante'' will represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goya awards, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) announced today. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Stresses India's Global Role 18 de agosto de 2016, 12:00New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, on a visit to India, today stressed its importance in building a multi-polar world and defended the right of the oil-producing countries to set a fair price for the resource. China, Poland Inaugurate Land Route to Transport Goods 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:27Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A new land route between China and Poland was opened today with the departure of a freight train carrying 41 containers. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Denounces Media and Economic Campaign 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:25 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has condemned the international economic and media war against her country that is aimed at destroying the Bolivarian Revolution and seizing the country''s abundant natural resources, especially oil. Indian Prime Minister Congratulates Olympic Bronze Medallist 18 de agosto de 2016, 08:13 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today congratulated female wrestler Sakshi Malik who won a bronze in 58 kg category to give her country the first medal at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Indian Opposition Leader Admitted to Hospital for Medical Check-up 18 de agosto de 2016, 08:04 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital in the capital to undergo a medical check-up following her recent shoulder surgery, today reported sources from the party. India Denounces Increased Militant Infiltration from Pakistan 18 de agosto de 2016, 07:38 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) About 60 militants took advantage of the riots in Jammu and Kashmir state to enter the country from Pakistan and carry out attacks in recent weeks, today revealed a security source. Chinese Top Legislative Organ Announces Sessions 18 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Committee of the National Popular Assembly (NPA), top legislative organ of China, has set the date for its bi-monthly session, to take place within 12 days. Australia to Close Illegal Immigration Detention Center on Manus 17 de agosto de 2016, 16:23Canberra, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Australian government agreed today to close the immigration detention center located on the island of Manus, but clarified that asylum seekers will not be able to settle in Australia. Afghan Army Kills 19 Rebels in Kunduz 17 de agosto de 2016, 14:20Kabul, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan army has shot dead 19 insurgents of the Taliban movement, including a commander, during operations in Kunduz province, the police confirmed today. Malaysian Tanker Carrying 900,000 Litres of Diesel Not Hijacked Kuala Lumpur, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) An oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel, believed hijacked in Malaysia, has been taken back to Indonesia by its crew following a commercial dispute,it was reported bty the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Parliamentarians From Laos Continue Working Visit in Vietnam 17 de agosto de 2016, 11:53Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of Laos continues today a tour of several Vietnamese provinces, in order to strengthen bilateral relations. China, Asean Seek Negotiation to Solve Regional Disputes Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of South Eastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed today the need to resolve the disputes in the Southern Sea through negotiations. China to Use Quantum Communication Technology with Satellite 17 de agosto de 2016, 10:45Beijing Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government advocates today the development of quantum communication technology and urges universities, institutions and companies to coordinate their efforts in this regard. More than a Thousand New Violations of Truce in Syria 17 de agosto de 2016, 10:23Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) There are more than a thousand truce violations in Syria, enacted since February 27th, while today there were several recorded in the areas of the provinces of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, Latakia, Sweida and Damascus. Venezuela and China Strengthen Cooperation for Productive Development 17 de agosto de 2016, 10:19Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China and Venezuela strengthened cooperation for production and logistics development in the 5th Meeting of the Technical Secretariat of the High Level Joint Commission between these nations, which concluded today in this capital. At Least 14 Extremists Killed by Pakistani Army 17 de agosto de 2016, 10:16Islamabad, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 extremists were killed by bombings and clashes with the Pakistani army, which launched a new operation against armed groups along the Afghan border, military sources reported today. Pakistan Offers India Bilateral Agreement on Nuclear Moratorium 17 de agosto de 2016, 10:16Islamabad, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite the increase in bilateral tensions over the historic region of Kashmir, Pakistan is today seeking an agreement with India for a moratorium on nuclear devices testing. Three Indian Soldiers Killed by Separatists in Ambush New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Three Indian soldiers were killed in another attack by separatist militants in Jammu and Kashmir state, hit by a wave of violence since last month that has caused at least 65 deaths. Filipino President Announces Increase of Antidrug Budget 16 de agosto de 2016, 16:49Manila, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday that next year, he will increase the budget dedicated to the struggle against drug trafficking, according to official reports. Chinese Donation to Help Ecuador Mitigate Quake Effects 16 de agosto de 2016, 15:01Quito, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Armed Forces now have material, and donated equipments, by the People''s Republic of China, to mitigate the effects of the earthquake registered in April this year in the coasts of Ecuador. Pakistan Army Chief Confirms Death Sentence of Terrorists 16 de agosto de 2016, 13:38Islamabad, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif, confirmed today the death sentence of 11 members of the Taliban members convicted by military courts for committing several terrorist acts. Vietnam Hosted Asian Conference on Trade 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:51Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Around 125 domestic and foreign companies participated today in Asian Conference on Trade, which was held in Vietnam to address the technological cooperation issue. Tropical Storm 'Chanthu' Approaching Japan With Heavy Rain 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:47 Tokyo,Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Depression 09W formed on August 13 in the northwest Pacific Ocean and strengthened into a tropical storm named Chanthu by the end of today. Chinese Silk Road Initiative Making Progress for the Region 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:28Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government pointed out today that the ''Strip and Road'' initiative has made significant progresses for regional development. China Launches Worlds First Quantum Communications Satellite 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:09Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese Long March 2D rocket has successfully lifted off carrying the Quantum Science Satellite, the world''s first spacecraft expected to achieve quantum communications between space and Earth. Venezuela, China Conclude Review of Collaboration Strategies 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:21 Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The 5th Meeting of the Technical Secretariat of the China-Venezuela Joint Commission will conclude on Tuesday, when the delegations from the two countries will review mutual programs in the fields of mining, power generation, agricultural production and oil exploration. Bangladesh Foreign Investment Exceeded Two Billion Dollars 16 de agosto de 2016, 08:47Dhaka, Aug 16 (PL) Bangladesh''s net foreign direct investment (FDI) exceeded two billion dollars during the fiscal year 2015-2016 ended on June 30, up by 9,3 percent from the previous period, official sources revealed today. Pakistani Army Launches New Operation along Afghan Border 16 de agosto de 2016, 08:36Islamabad, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army announced today the launch of a new operation against armed groups along the Afghan border, amid criticism to the government following the recent terrorist attacks. India Calls for Dialogue, but Separatists Maintain Strike in Kashmir 16 de agosto de 2016, 08:30New Delhi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Despite calls for dialogue by the Indian government, the strike declared by separatist sectors came today at its 39th day in Jammu and Kashmir state, where four people were killed during a violent protest. Pakistan Accuses India of Violating Indus Waters Treaty 16 de agosto de 2016, 08:17Islamabad, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Amid a verbal escalation on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan''s government is now discussing several measures against India by considering that this country violates the Indus Waters Treaty 1960. Cuban Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas Concludes Visit to Iran 15 de agosto de 2016, 17:03Tehran, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas concluded an official visit to Iran during which held high-level meetings that allowed him to review the relations between both countries, and promote their consolidation and expansion. Venezuela Aims to Diversify Economy 15 de agosto de 2016, 13:27Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) We are generating the jump of the oil dependency and a new dynamic in the acquisition of foreign exchange, asserted today Vice President of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, at the beginning of the China-Venezuela V Joint high-level Commission. Venezuela Aims to Diversify Economy 15 de agosto de 2016, 13:27Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) We are generating the jump of the oil dependency and a new dynamic in the acquisition of foreign exchange, asserted today Vice President of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, at the beginning of the China-Venezuela V Joint high-level Commission. China and Nepal New Government Strengthen Bilateral Ties 15 de agosto de 2016, 13:15Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Nepal Deputy Prime Minister, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who today begins a visit to China, said that his country wants to increase bilateral ties with China. Turkey Threatens to Break Migration Agreement with EU 15 de agosto de 2016, 12:53Ankara, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government has announced they will possibly break their migration agreement with the European Union (EU) if the latter body does not release Turkish citizens from the visa requirement to enter EU member states. Bangladesh Closes Fiscal Year 2014-2015 with Surplus 15 de agosto de 2016, 10:35Dacca, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh ended the fiscal year 2014-2015 with a surplus of 3.7 billion dollars due to a fall in oil prices and food imports, the Central bank revealed today. Venezuela-China Joint Commission to Discuss Cooperation Strategies Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The 5th China-Venezuela High Level Joint Commission is being held in Caracas with the aim of assessing strategic alliances in the development of both nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated today. Chinese President to Preside Over G20 Summit and Parallel Events 15 de agosto de 2016, 10:01Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced that the country''s president, Xi Jinping, will host the G20 Summit and attend parallel events. Four Killed, Nine Injured during Clashes in Indian Kashmir 15 de agosto de 2016, 08:46New Delhi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Four people were killed, a policeman and three insurgents, and nine other soldiers were injured in two separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir state, which has been hit by a wave of violence since last month. Modi Accuses Pakistan of Supporting Terrorism 15 de agosto de 2016, 08:34New Delhi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused Pakistan of supporting and glorifying terrorism, while calling on Islamabad to worry about its affairs instead of interfering in other countries'' internal matters. Death Toll Rises to 28 after Bridge Collapsed in India 15 de agosto de 2016, 08:32New Delhi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) After the recovery of two bodies, the death toll following the collapse of a bridge in Maharashtra state rose to 22, official sources reported today. Five Dead, Tens of Thousands Flee Philippine Floods 14 de agosto de 2016, 12:07Manila, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Five people have been killed in the Philippines and tens of thousands have fled from floods caused by days of unrelenting rain, rescuers said today. Chinese Top Political Advisor Warns of Foreign Influence In Tibet 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:31Beijing Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng has called on religious figures in Tibet to resist the influence of foreign forces,and to ensure stability in the autonomous region. China Allocates Large Amount of Money to Rescue Bookstores 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:14Beijing Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities allocate more than USD 2.500 million to promote bookstores, strongly affected by electronic books and online book stores. China Issues Heat Wave Alert 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:13Beijing Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s meteorological authority today issued a yellow alert for high temperatures, urging people to reduce outdoor activity. Modi, Chinese FM Address Bilateral Issues 13 de agosto de 2016, 10:13New Delhi, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received here today Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, with whom he discussed several bilateral cooperation and international issues. Indian Forex Reserves Hit Life-Time High 13 de agosto de 2016, 10:11New Delhi, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) India''s Foreign exchange reserves last week reached a life-time high of 365,490 million dollars, official sources reported today. Cuban Dancer Viengsay Valdes to Perform in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 13 de agosto de 2016, 00:10Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina Viengsay Valdes will represent the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) in several performances scheduled from August 16th to 30th in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, she said today here.