Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Vietnam, Indonesia Agree to Increase Trade to $10 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15932&SEO=vietnam-indonesia-agree-to-increase-trade-to-10-billion-usd 22 de julio de 2017, 00:19Jakarta, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Indonesia agreed to make efforts to increase cooperation and committed to rise the amount of their bilateral trade up to $10 billion USD in an immediate future. Export of US Rice to China Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15929&SEO=export-of-us-rice-to-china-announced 21 de julio de 2017, 17:45Washington, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) China, the largest producer of rice worldwide, will import that product from the United States for the first time, after a new trade agreement between the two countries, according to press reports Friday. Indonesian Institute Warns about Rise of Terrorism in South East Asi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15925&SEO=indonesian-institute-warns-about-rise-of-terrorism-in-south-east-asi 21 de julio de 2017, 16:56Jakarta, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), based in this capital, warned today about the possible increase of terrorist attacks and the rise of new extremist groups in Indonesia and the whole South East Asia. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15912&SEO=over-12000-migrants-expel-from-germany-in-2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Philippine President Suspends Peace Talks With Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15907&SEO=philippine-president-suspends-peace-talks-with-guerrilla Manila, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended peace talks with the guerrilla group New People''s Army (NEP), following constant attacks by the rebels against the security forces. Vietnam Consolidates Rice-Exporting Capacity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15906&SEO=vietnam-consolidates-rice-exporting-capacity Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has consolidated itself as the world's third largest rice-exporting nation by selling 2.66 million tonnes in the first half of the year, which brought $1 billion and 650,000 USD, according to the National Food Association. Philippine President Promises Never to Visit USA after Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15895&SEO=philippine-president-promises-never-to-visit-usa-after-criticism Manila, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised today that he would never visit the United States despite an previous official invitation extended by his US counterpart Donald Trump. Asian Bank with Better Vision for Regional Eonomy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15885&SEO=asian-bank-with-better-vision-for-regional-eonomy Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has corrected today its prediction for the 2017 regional economy by a 5.9 percent growth, two tenths higher than the original estimate. Cuban Delegation Members Tour Symbolic Places in DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15868&SEO=cuban-delegation-members-tour-symbolic-places-in-dprk Pyongyang, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina visited the Kumsusan Palace in the capital of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to homage deceased presidents Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15852&SEO=humans-first-arrived-in-australia-65000-years-ago-study-suggests Canberra,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The timing of the first arrival of humans in Australia has been studied and debated for decades. Malaysia Assesses Development of Sewage Treatment Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15848&SEO=malaysia-assesses-development-of-sewage-treatment-plants Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian government is currently envisaging building over 500,000 homes in sewage treatment plant areas for next five to 10 years. China to Increase cooperation, assistance to Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15828&SEO=china-to-increase-cooperation-assistance-to-palestine Beijing, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Palestine on trade, infrastructure, human resources and capacity building to improve its economic development and people''s well-being, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying. India to Meet its Next President Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15827&SEO=india-to-meet-its-next-president-today New Delhi, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indians will know today their next president''s name, a post disputed by former governor Ram Nath Kovind and the ex-parliamentary Meira Kumar supported by the government and the opposition, respectively. Indian Economy Will Maintain Strong Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15826&SEO=indian-economy-will-maintain-strong-growth 20 de julio de 2017, 07:53New Delhi, April 20 (Prensa Latina) Driven by strong consumption, the Indian economy will grow 7,4 percent this year and 7,6 percent next year, today forecast the Asian Development Bank. Pakistani Government, Opposition Expect Court Verdict on PM Sharif http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15825&SEO=pakistani-government-opposition-expect-court-verdict-on-pm-sharif 20 de julio de 2017, 07:49Islamabad, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government and opposition are facing the Supreme Court today, which has opened a hearing on a corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. India: More than 1,000 Dead in Railraod Accidents in Five Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15823&SEO=india-more-than-1000-dead-in-railraod-accidents-in-five-years New Delhi, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) India suffered 586 railroad accidents in the past five years, which caused 1,011 dead and more than 1,600 injured people, Railroad Minister Rajen Gohain revealed. Vietnam Sells Shoes to 50 Percent of the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15821&SEO=vietnam-sells-shoes-to-50-percent-of-the-world Hanoi, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese big shoe production has made this Asian country be the seller of shoes or similar items to almost 100 countries of the planet, 72 of which purchased these Vietnamese items for more than 1 million dollars in 2017, so far. United Nations Welcomes Inter-Korean Negotiation Proposal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15814&SEO=united-nations-welcomes-inter-korean-negotiation-proposal United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed today the proposal by South Korea of resuming the military dialogue with neighboring Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Rain and Mosquitoes Increase Dengue and Kill 15 People in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15806&SEO=rain-and-mosquitoes-increase-dengue-and-kill-15-people-in-vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Rain over the historic average volume in this season and negligence with mosquito breeding sites have caused an increase in the number of dengue cases, which exceed 50,000 in Vietnam, with 15 fatal victims. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15798&SEO=turkey-thailand-to-establish-free-trade-agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Stronger Winds Heat Up West Antarctic Ice Melt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15792&SEO=stronger-winds-heat-up-west-antarctic-ice-melt Camberra,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina)Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. When these waves meet the steep underwater topography of the West Antarctic Peninsula they push warm water under the ice shelves. This helps explain the increased ice melt in this region that can lead trillion tonne ice shelves, like Larsen C, to break away from the continent. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15785&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for seven people missing due to heavy rains two weeks ago in the west of the country. South Korea Consolidates Itself as Largest Investor in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15779&SEO=south-korea-consolidates-itself-as-largest-investor-in-vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea heads the list of 120 countries and territories that bet more on Vietnam with a registered capital of 54.5 billion dollars, confirmed today in this capital the Foreign Investments Department. Chinese Scientists to Develop Intelligent Drilling Systems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15776&SEO=chinese-scientists-to-develop-intelligent-drilling-systems Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese researchers, scientists and specialist are currently working on developing intelligent drilling systems with independent intellectual property rights, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announces today. South Asian Population Prone to Rare Genetic Diseases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15775&SEO=south-asian-population-prone-to-rare-genetic-diseases New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A third of the South Asian population is more likely to suffer from rare genetic diseases than the rest of the world, as released by a study. Expert Alerts on Chikungunya Threat for Bangladeshi Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15768&SEO=expert-alerts-on-chikungunya-threat-for-bangladeshi-capital Dhaka, July 19 (PL) At least 10 percent of the 18 million people in Dhaka are at risk of being infected by chikungunya despite Bangladeshi government health campaigns, an expert warned today. Separatist Gurkha Group to Intensify Protests in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15767&SEO=separatist-gurkha-group-to-intensify-protests-in-india New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Separatist sectors in the eastern state of Bengal are preparing today to intensify their protests aiming to create a federal state within India. BRICS Countries to Expand Collaboration on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15766&SEO=brics-countries-to-expand-collaboration-on-science-and-technology Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) BRICS-member nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) have set up an action plan to give a boost to science and technology cooperation among them, according to a statement released today. Tourist Arrival to India Increases in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15764&SEO=tourist-arrival-to-india-increases-in-2017 New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) India received almost 6,9 million foreign tourists in the first six months of this year, up 17,2 percent from the same period in 2016, today reported the Tourism Ministry. Japan to Host Coast Guard Summit for the First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15763&SEO=japan-to-host-coast-guard-summit-for-the-first-time Tokyo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Japan will host for the first time in September the Asia Pacific Coast Guard Summit, which will be attended by 40 countries, announced today Admiral Satoshi Nakajima, commander of that national military institution. Positive Effects of Structural Reform in China Extolled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15762&SEO=positive-effects-of-structural-reform-in-china-extolled Beijing, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The structural reform on the offer side applied in China is having positive effects on economic growth, emphasize here official sources. Philippine President Calls for Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15761&SEO=philippine-president-calls-for-extension-of-martial-law-in-mindanao Manila, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Parliament to extend the Martial Law in the southern island of Mindanao until December 31st to eliminate terrorism in that region, said today the Manila Times. Indonesia Rejects Return of National Citizens Who Joined IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15746&SEO=indonesia-rejects-return-of-national-citizens-who-joined-is-in-syria Jakarta, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian Government rejected today the return of its nationals that joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, trying to stop the spreading of extremist ideologies in the country, amid the increase of violence. Eight Extremists Killed in a Pakistani Military Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15713&SEO=eight-extremists-killed-in-a-pakistani-military-offensive 18 de julio de 2017, 07:34Islamabad, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army killed eight alleged radicals in the first hours of a new operation in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, where there are many armed groups, today reported a military source. India Reiterates Claim to Pakistani Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15712&SEO=india-reiterates-claim-to-pakistani-kashmir 18 de julio de 2017, 07:26New Delhi, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said today that the area controlled by Pakistan in the Kashmir disputed region is occupied territory that must be returned to her country. Foreign Direct Investment Increases in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15711&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-increases-in-pakistan 18 de julio de 2017, 07:23Islamabad, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 2,410 million dollars in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the recent fiscal year 2016-17, up 4,6 percent from the previous year, today announced the Central Bank. Russia, China to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Baltic Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15709&SEO=russia-china-to-conduct-joint-naval-exercises-in-baltic-sea 18 de julio de 2017, 00:29Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will conduct this week the first stage of their Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. Beijing has assigned its most advanced missile destroyers for the drills. Almost 1,700 Civilians Died in Afghanistan in Last Six Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15702&SEO=almost-1700-civilians-died-in-afghanistan-in-last-six-months 17 de julio de 2017, 16:09Kabul, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Of the more than 1,700 dead civilians reported in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2017, the United Nations attributed 327 -almost a fifth of the total- to the pro-governemntal forces. Poll: Philippinos Trust President Duterte http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15697&SEO=poll-philippinos-trust-president-duterte Manila,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Majority of Filipinos expressed their approval for the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo and other top national officials, according to a Pulse Asia survey released today. Climate Change Threatens Asia-Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15692&SEO=climate-change-threatens-asia-pacific Hanoi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) With a typhoon on the doorstep, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was published here today that climate change could undermine the Asia-Pacific development. China Welcomes Talks Proposal Between Pyongyang and Seoul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15689&SEO=china-welcomes-talks-proposal-between-pyongyang-and-seoul Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China applauded today a proposal by the Republic of Korea to hold military talks and between Red Cross organizations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging both sides to reach a consensus. China's GDP Grows 6.9 Percent in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15684&SEO=chinas-gdp-grows-6.9-percent-in-first-half-of-2017 Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown about 6.9 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, about 38.15 trillion yuan ($5.62 trillion USD), the National Bureau of Statistics reported today. Tropical Storm Talas Bears Down on Central Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15674&SEO=tropical-storm-talas-bears-down-on-central-vietnam Hanoi, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The disappearance of a dozen sailors and material damages, in principle classified as large amount, is the fatal trail left by Tropical Storm Talas as it battered along the central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh. Number of Indians Affected by Rains Continues to Rise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15668&SEO=number-of-indians-affected-by-rains-continues-to-rise New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains have so far caused nearly 90 deaths and affected two million people in India, today reported official sources. Indian, Pakistani Troops Clash at Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15666&SEO=indian-pakistani-troops-clash-at-border New Delhi, July 17 (Prensa Latina) As usual in recent weeks, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire on the Control Line, the de facto border in the Kashmir disputed region. Precious Metals Discovered in Indian Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15665&SEO=precious-metals-discovered-in-indian-waters New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A team of Indian scientists discovered millions of tons of precious metals and other minerals deep under the waters surrounding the peninsular area of this country, today announced the Geological Survey of India (GSI). China -Blue Alert For Typhoon Talas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15660&SEO=china-blue-alert-for-typhoon-talas Beijing, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory today renewed a blue alert for typhoon Talas, which is expected to hit Hainan Province and the Beibu Gulf. Fire in Eastern China Kills 22, Injures 3 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15652&SEO=fire-in-eastern-china-kills-22-injures-3 Beijing,Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people were killed and three others wounded after a house caught fire in China''s eastern Jiangsu Province today, according to reports. 90% of Drinking Water in Karachi is Unfit For Human Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15651&SEO=90-of-drinking-water-in-karachi-is-unfit-for-human-consumption Islamabad, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Up to 90 percent of water supplied in Karachi, a city of 20 million,is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination, revealed a report on Saturday. India Aiming at $300bn Investment Target for Energy Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15648&SEO=india-aiming-at-300bn-investment-target-for-energy-program New Delhi, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) India wants to invest 300 billion USD over next decade to meet its surging oil and gas demand, as it needs to increase production of hydrocarbons, and then refine and transport them to households. China for Greater Cooperation with Central-Eastern European countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15643&SEO=china-for-greater-cooperation-with-central-eastern-european-countries Beijing, July 15 (Prensa Latina) China urged Central and Eastern European countries (ECW) to further expand cooperation within the framework of the Strip and Route Initiative, here today. Vietnam and Singapore unite against terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15641&SEO=vietnam-and-singapore-unite-against-terrorism Singapore, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Singapore shared concerns about the dangers of terrorism and reaffirmed their willingness to work together in confronting extremist violence. Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15620&SEO=trade-turnover-surges-26-between-russia-china Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). Fishermen Angry as Fukushima Releases Radioactive Water into Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15617&SEO=fishermen-angry-as-fukushima-releases-radioactive-water-into-ocean Tokyo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Fishermen and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Pakistan- Government and Opposition Fight Over Future Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15600&SEO=pakistan-government-and-opposition-fight-over-future-prime-minister New Delhi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Although he refuses to leave his post, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is against the ropes today due to a corruption scandal that involves him and that it is used by the opposition to demand that he be replaced at the helm of the country. Over 100 Reporters Killed or Injured in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15591&SEO=over-100-reporters-killed-or-injured-in-mosul Baghdad, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Forty-seven Iraqi journalists were killed and 55 were injured while they covered the government''s offensive in Mosul, an Arab institution said, while local media continued reporting on the operations in Ninive today. No Poor in Vietnamese Province Devastated by War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15589&SEO=no-poor-in-vietnamese-province-devastated-by-war Hanoi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The southern province of Binh Duong shed the ashes of a devastating war in the 60s and 70s and now it is the first and only Vietnamese territory without poor families. Nearly 2 Million People Affected by Rains in North Eastern India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15587&SEO=nearly-2-million-people-affected-by-rains-in-north-eastern-india New Delhi, July 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 85 people were killed and nearly 2 million are affected by monsoon rains in North Eastern India, today reported the authorities. China Becomes World's Second Largest Medicine Consumer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15547&SEO=china-becomes-worlds-second-largest-medicine-consumer Beijing, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) China has become the second largest consumer of medicine in the world, and the world''s biggest exporter of bulk pharmaceuticals, it was reported here today. Transpacific Trade Pact Members Agree to Continue without U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15544&SEO=transpacific-trade-pact-members-agree-to-continue-without-u.s. Tokyo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 11 participant countries in the Transpacific Trade Association (TPP) agreed today to go forward with the multinational agreement of free trade without the U.S. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15543&SEO=bangladesh-sri-lanka-strengthen-ties Dhaka, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today began a three-day visit to Bangladesh focused on strengthening economic and trade ties between the two South Asian countries. Pakistan's Trade Deficit Continues to Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15535&SEO=pakistans-trade-deficit-continues-to-increase 13 de julio de 2017, 07:59Islamabad, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan had a record trade deficit of 32,2 billion dollars in the fiscal year 2016-2017 as a result of declining exports and a historic increase in imports of 53 billion dollars, today reported official sources. Monsoon Hits Northeastern India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15532&SEO=monsoon-hits-northeastern-india New Delhi, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains are today hitting northeastern India, where nearly 60 people were killed and hundreds of thousands were affected by the weather. Malaysia Warns ISIS Is Expanding in South East Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15530&SEO=malaysia-warns-isis-is-expanding-in-south-east-asia Kuala Lumpur, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has warned on the expansion of the Islamic State (ISIS) in South East Asia, where the terrorist organization wants to set bases after losing territory in the Middle East. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15508&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for 20 people missing due to heavy rains last week in the west of the country. New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15504&SEO=new-coin-celebrates-150-years-of-ceylon-tea-in-sri-lanka Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy. 2 Soldiers Killed, 11 Injured in Friendly Airstrike in S. Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15503&SEO=2-soldiers-killed-11-injured-in-friendly-airstrike-in-s.-philippines Manila,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) An airstrike on terrorists militants holed up in the southern Philippine city of Marawi mistakenly killed two soldiers and wounded 11 others today, a military spokesman said. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15499&SEO=former-bsi-banker-yeo-jiawei-sentenced-to-additional-jail-time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. Russia and China to Veto US Resolution Against North Korea at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15492&SEO=russia-and-china-to-veto-us-resolution-against-north-korea-at-un Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will veto a US draft resolution in the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), released the media here today. China's Military Base in Djibouti Aimed at Securing Regional Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15478&SEO=chinas-military-base-in-djibouti-aimed-at-securing-regional-peace Beijing, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The establishment of China''s naval base in Djibouti, which is in fact Beijing''s first overseas, will enhance stability and security in the region and will allow the Asian state to more efficiently contribute to peace processes in the African region, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday. Indian Army Kills Three Militiamen in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15475&SEO=indian-army-kills-three-militiamen-in-kashmir New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Army today killed three insurgents during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, a territory marked by separatist violence. India Launches Family Planning Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15474&SEO=india-launches-family-planning-campaign New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ministry of Health today launched a family planning campaign aimed at slowing the growth of the country''s population, inhabited by more than 1,3 billion people. Nepal Tourism Revenues Increase in Current Fiscal Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15473&SEO=nepal-tourism-revenues-increase-in-current-fiscal-year Kathmandu, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s tourism revenues increased by 41,9 percent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, reaching 534,8 million dollars, today revealed the Central Bank. Indian Opposition Completes Presidential Formula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15472&SEO=indian-opposition-completes-presidential-formula 12 de julio de 2017, 07:32New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of debates, the Indian opposition has today its candidates ready to dispute with the government Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the presidency and vice-presidency of the country in the next elections. Heat Wave in Japan Kills Six People and Sends Thousands to Hospitals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15450&SEO=heat-wave-in-japan-kills-six-people-and-sends-thousands-to-hospitals 11 de julio de 2017, 15:00Tokyo, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) At least six people died and more than 4,000 were hospitalized in Japan, due to the heat wave recorded last week, the Fire Department reported today. Malaysia May Reevaluate Trade With France Over Palm Biofuels Stand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15445&SEO=malaysia-may-reevaluate-trade-with-france-over-palm-biofuels-stand 11 de julio de 2017, 13:12Kuala Lumpur,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will be compelled to reevaluate options on trade with France if the country keeps its stand on palm biofuels, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. China Sets Up Military Base in Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15442&SEO=china-sets-up-military-base-in-djibouti 11 de julio de 2017, 12:43Beijing, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) China confirmed Tuesday it has set up a military base in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa, following a bilateral agreement in the interest of both countries after friendly negotiations, the People''s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reported. Philippines Arrests Four People Involved in Minadanao Rebellion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15440&SEO=philippines-arrests-four-people-involved-in-minadanao-rebellion 11 de julio de 2017, 12:32Manila, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Four of the seven individuals with the surname Maute arrested the day before at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines fleeing to Malaysia are linked to the conflict in Mindanao, a military spokesman reported today. Bangladesh Capital on Alert for Chikungunya Outbreak http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15414&SEO=bangladesh-capital-on-alert-for-chikungunya-outbreak 11 de julio de 2017, 07:42Dacca, July 11 (Prensa Latina) With staff training and the opening of health care facilities, Bangladeshi medical authorities began a campaign to fight Chikungunya virus that is threatening to expand in the capital. Over 1,2 Million People Affected by Monsoon in Indian State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15413&SEO=over-12-million-people-affected-by-monsoon-in-indian-state 11 de julio de 2017, 07:41New Delhi, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit much of the northeastern Indian state of Assam have so far left 33 dead and more than 1,2 million people affected, today reported official sources. Traffic Congestion Causes Severe Damage to Indian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15412&SEO=traffic-congestion-causes-severe-damage-to-indian-capital 11 de julio de 2017, 07:34New Delhi, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The serious traffic congestion in New Delhi causes severe economic and environmental damages in the city, one of the most polluted in the world, today warned a study. 35-kg Tumor Removed from Woman's Uterus in Nepal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15411&SEO=35-kg-tumor-removed-from-womans-uterus-in-nepal 11 de julio de 2017, 07:14Kathmandu, July 11 (Prensa Latina) A Nepali medical team successfully removed a tumor weighing 35 kilograms from a woman''s uterus, which is considered the first such surgery performed in the country, today reported The Himalayan Times. South Korea to Donate Plants for Research on Bolivian Quinoa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15406&SEO=south-korea-to-donate-plants-for-research-on-bolivian-quinoa 11 de julio de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Government will donate to Bolivia two modern plants for scientific research on quinoa, as part of the project Agricultural Productivity Improvement in the Altiplano India: Another three Rebels Gunned down in Kashnir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15392&SEO=india-another-three-rebels-gunned-down-in-kashnir 10 de julio de 2017, 17:00New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Three rebels were gunned down Monday by the Indian security forces in a clash in the northern states of Janmu and Kashmir, where different Islamic groups are operating, for the separation from the Indian national territory. Panama Cuts all Government Agreements with Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15390&SEO=panama-cuts-all-government-agreements-with-taiwan 10 de julio de 2017, 16:21Panama, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIRE) has reported today that Panama cut ties with Taiwan on Tuesday, switching allegiance to the People''s Republic of China and further isolating the small island nation in favor of the ''One China'' policy. S.O.S. Asian Elephants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15381&SEO=s.o.s.-asian-elephants By Alberto Salazar Gutierrez Philippines-Death Toll in Marawi Conflict Breaches 500 Mark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15365&SEO=philippines-death-toll-in-marawi-conflict-breaches-500-mark Manila, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of the Philippines today reported that the number of fatalities in Marawi since the pro-ISIS Maute group attacked government troops on May 23 has breached the 500 mark,according to Army General Restituto Padilla. Report Puts Pakistani Prime Minister on the Ropes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15378&SEO=report-puts-pakistani-prime-minister-on-the-ropes Islamabad, Jul 10 (prensa Latina) A team investigating Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two of his sons for a suspected corruption case today recommended the opening of a case on the issue, what triggered intense national debate. China, Asean Strengthen Trade and Economic Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15369&SEO=china-asean-strengthen-trade-and-economic-links Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southe Eastern Asia Nations (Asean) advanced in strengthening trade and economic relations due mainly to political confidence and the annual between both parts, it was highlighted here today. China Concludes Extraction of Ice Fuel Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15363&SEO=china-concludes-extraction-of-ice-fuel-test Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts concluded a extraction test of gas hydrate, known as fuel ice, another major breakthrough today in this nation''s quest for alternative energy sources. Opportunities and Challenges in Chinese Auto, Spare Parts Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15357&SEO=opportunities-and-challenges-in-chinese-auto-spare-parts-market Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The fast development of the auto and spare parts market in China shows the world that despite challenges, opportunities in that sector are greater with the manufacturing of electrtic, intelligent and conventional vehicles. Anti-polio Vaccination Campaign Begins in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15354&SEO=anti-polio-vaccination-campaign-begins-in-pakistan Islamabad, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s health authorities today began a massive campaign to vaccinate more than 10,4 million children against poliomyelitis in order to eradicate the country''s disease. Gurkhas Still on the Streets to Claim their Own State in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15353&SEO=gurkhas-still-on-the-streets-to-claim-their-own-state-in-india New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The secessionist protests in the Indian state of Bengal today entered its 26th day, while the territorial authorities and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) continue their war of words on the issue. India reaches Foreign Exchange Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15348&SEO=india-reaches-foreign-exchange-record New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign exchange reserves reached a historic record at the end of last week, surpassing 386.540 million dollars, four billion more than the previous period, official sources reported today. Xi Jinping Urges Trump to Maintain Steady Links for World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15338&SEO=xi-jinping-urges-trump-to-maintain-steady-links-for-world-peace Beijing, July 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to strengthen relations in the interests of stability and prosperity of both nations and the international community, the official press reported today. Alleged Chechen Terrorist Arrested in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15326&SEO=alleged-chechen-terrorist-arrested-in-italy 08 de julio de 2017, 10:47Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) An alleged 38-year-old Chechen jihadist was arrested in the southern Italian city of Bari and charged with association to commit international terrorism and instigation to commit crimes, police sources confirmed today. Rains Affect Over 450,000 People in Northeastern India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15320&SEO=rains-affect-over-450000-people-in-northeastern-india New Delhi, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people have been killed and over 450,000 have been affected by heavy rains in the Indian northeastern state of Assam, where half of the country is hit by the monsoon, official sources reported today. India: More Criticisms of Modi's Visit to Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15319&SEO=india-more-criticisms-of-modis-visit-to-israel New Delhi, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Congress Party today criticized again the recent visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel, saying it compromises Indian foreign policy. DPRK Rejects US Accusation on Ballistic Missile Nature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15313&SEO=dprk-rejects-us-accusation-on-ballistic-missile-nature 07 de julio de 2017, 18:04Pyongyang, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected accusations by the United States of being a threat to the world, due to the ballistic missile tests, with self-defensive nature against frequent military provocations. Mongolia First Satellite Starts Operations in Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15289&SEO=mongolia-first-satellite-starts-operations-in-space Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mazaalai, the first satellite of Mongolia, will begin its operations in space today, offering high resolution images of the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers and will broadcast national anthems and Mongolian signals. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15288&SEO=mongolia-on-presidential-election-second-round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15287&SEO=un-adopts-treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Shingles Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15285&SEO=shingles-increases-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke Washington,Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person''s risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Habanos, an Excellent Welcome at the Chinese Tobacco Monopoly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15282&SEO=habanos-an-excellent-welcome-at-the-chinese-tobacco-monopoly By Damy Vales WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15274&SEO=who-warns-on-increased-resistance-to-antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. China Ends Structure of World's Longest Cross-Sea Bridge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15272&SEO=china-ends-structure-of-worlds-longest-cross-sea-bridge Beijing, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The main structure of world''s longest cross-sea bridge linking the southern Zhuhai prefecture with the special administrative regions of China, Hong Kong and Macao, finished today, bridge builders said. Security Increased in Indian Kashmir due to Separatist Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15266&SEO=security-increased-in-indian-kashmir-due-to-separatist-protests New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces are on high alert today in the state of Jammu and Kashmir preceding the first anniversary of the death of a radical group''s leader that sparked violence in the territory. India, Japan, USA Begin Naval Maneuver in Bay of Bengal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15267&SEO=india-japan-usa-begin-naval-maneuver-in-bay-of-bengal 07 de julio de 2017, 08:08New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) India today began a 10-day naval maneuver alongside the United States and Japan, involving several ships, planes and submarines. Security Increased in Indian Kashmir due to Separatist Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15268&SEO=security-increased-in-indian-kashmir-due-to-separatist-protests 07 de julio de 2017, 08:08New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces are on high alert today in the state of Jammu and Kashmir preceding the first anniversary of the death of a radical group''s leader that sparked violence in the territory. Communist Party Wins Local Elections in Nepal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15265&SEO=communist-party-wins-local-elections-in-nepal Kathmandu, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Marxist Unified Leninist (CPN-UML) became the first local-level force in this country by winning 268 of the 617 disputed councils in the recent elections, according to data released today. India Declared Bird Flu-Free http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15263&SEO=india-declared-bird-flu-free New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) India has declared itself free of bird flu, a move that will help it resume exporting poultry products to several countries that banned the purchase earlier this year, today announced the Agriculture Ministry. Four Extremist Group Members Arrested in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15262&SEO=four-extremist-group-members-arrested-in-bangladesh Dacca, July 7 (Prensa Latina) As part of its offensive against Jama''atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the national police today arrested four members of that extremist group, which in the past claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks in this South Asian country. Two Dead People and 500,000 Evacuated because of Strong Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15245&SEO=two-dead-people-and-500000-evacuated-because-of-strong-rains Tokyo, Japan, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) At least two people died and 11 are reported as disappeared in Japan, because of the strong rains affecting the southwest of the archipelago, said Japanese state television and radio chain Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Thursday. Japanese Naval Training Squadron Visits Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15241&SEO=japanese-naval-training-squadron-visits-havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two training ships of Japan''s Maritime Forces of Self-Defense arrived Thursday in Cuba for an official visit, the second of its kind. Europe Carries Out Final BepiColombo Tests for 2018 Mission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15235&SEO=europe-carries-out-final-bepicolombo-tests-for-2018-mission Amsterdam, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The European spacecraft BepiColombo is currently undergoing final testing in launch configuration, prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana next March for a scheduled October 2018 launch. Vietnam Strongly Condemns Beheading of 2 Citizens in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15229&SEO=vietnam-strongly-condemns-beheading-of-2-citizens-in-philippines Manila,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Embassy of Vietnam in Manila today called on the Philippine government to ''properly punish'' those behind the beheading of two Vietnamese nationals in Mindanao. Strong Quake Hits Central Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15225&SEO=strong-quake-hits-central-philippines 06 de julio de 2017, 11:57Manila, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 2 person and injured 100 in the central Philippines today, with at least five more people trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials said. Dairy of 'Che' Guevara Translated to Azeri Language http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15221&SEO=dairy-of-che-guevara-translated-to-azeri-language Baku, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The dairy of guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara is today among the books translated into Azeri language by the Translation Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic. China and Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15219&SEO=china-and-germany-agree-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on an official visit to Germany today, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to upgrade bilateral relations and design a new project for the future development of the integral strategic association. Turkey only Considers Entry into the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15212&SEO=turkey-only-considers-entry-into-the-european-union 06 de julio de 2017, 09:48Ankara, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Minister for Relations with the European Union (EU), Omer Celik, insisted today on the need to continue the process of his country''s joining to the group and rejected a lesser ''close cooperation'' agreement. China Open to Restoring Ties with South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15211&SEO=china-open-to-restoring-ties-with-south-korea 06 de julio de 2017, 09:39Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who''s visiting Germany, said in Hamburg China would like to join South Korea in bringing bilateral ties back to the track of healthy development, and mending fences with North Korea. Pakistan Works to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15207&SEO=pakistan-works-to-achieve-energy-self-sufficiency 06 de julio de 2017, 07:54Islamabad, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over the past four years, Pakistan recorded a 79-percent increase in oil and gas exploration activities as part of an official strategy to achieve energy self-sufficiency, government sources revealed today. Pakistan Works to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15208&SEO=pakistan-works-to-achieve-energy-self-sufficiency 06 de julio de 2017, 07:53Islamabad, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over the past four years, Pakistan recorded a 79-percent increase in oil and gas exploration activities as part of an official strategy to achieve energy self-sufficiency, government sources revealed today. New Indian Law Increases Sanctions for Aircraft Hijacking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15206&SEO=new-indian-law-increases-sanctions-for-aircraft-hijacking 06 de julio de 2017, 07:30New Delhi, July 6 (Prensa Latina) India today has a new law that increases sanctions for aircraft hijacking, including capital punishment for those who kill people. Almost 100 Radicals Killed in Indian Kashmir This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15205&SEO=almost-100-radicals-killed-in-indian-kashmir-this-year 06 de julio de 2017, 07:29New Delhi, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces have killed 92 Islamist insurgents in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir this year, 13 more than in the same period of 2016, today revealed official sources. Over 400,000 Affected by Rains in Eastern Indian State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15204&SEO=over-400000-affected-by-rains-in-eastern-indian-state 06 de julio de 2017, 07:28New Delhi, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Heavy monsoon rains have caused over 400,000 victims in the Indian northeastern state of Assam, where about 20,000 hectares of arable land and 900 villages are flooded, today reported official sources. India, Vietnam for Greater Political, Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15203&SEO=india-vietnam-for-greater-political-economic-ties New Delhi, July 6 (Prensa Latina) India and Vietnam agreed to increase political and economic cooperation in fields such as health, energy and agriculture, while advocating for peace in Asia, today said the New Delhi Foreign Ministry. Japanese Navy Training Squadron to Arrive in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15193&SEO=japanese-navy-training-squadron-to-arrive-in-havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A Training Squadron of the Japanese Self-defense Navy is to arrive today in Havana on an official visit, informed daily Granma. EU and Japan Ready to Sign Free Trade Bilateral Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15190&SEO=eu-and-japan-ready-to-sign-free-trade-bilateral-agreement Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Japan reached a political agreement on key issues of the free trade agreement that the two parties have negotiated for four years, said today a spokesperson for EU. Two Civilians Die in Afghanistan Due to Missile Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15175&SEO=two-civilians-die-in-afghanistan-due-to-missile-attack Kabul, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two civilians were killed and one was wounded Wednesday in the west of this capital, after the impact of a missile in a housing area, informed the Ministry of the Interior of Afghanistan. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15170&SEO=eu-and-japan-sign-political-agreement-on-free-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. Japan's Population Falls For Eighth Straight Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15165&SEO=japans-population-falls-for-eighth-straight-year Tokyo,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s population, excluding foreign residents, fell last year at the fastest pace since the current survey started in 1968 as the number of births fell below 1 million, government data showed Wednesday. Plane With Five People On Board Crashes In Eastern Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15161&SEO=plane-with-five-people-on-board-crashes-in-eastern-indonesia Jakarta,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) A small plane carrying five people went down in Papua province of eastern Indonesia today, and rescue operation has been undertaken, a national search and rescue spokeperson said. Merkel, Xi Agreed to Enhance Germany, China Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15159&SEO=merkel-xi-agreed-to-enhance-germany-china-relations Berlin, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After striking multibillion dollar agreements with Russia and raising the strategic relations with Moscow, China''s President Xi Jinping has agreed Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lift China-Germany ties to new and higher levels. Uruguay, Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15155&SEO=uruguay-vietnam-to-increase-bilateral-ties Montevideo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The relationships of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect between Uruguay and Vietnam were highlighted here during the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Consultations Mechanism, an official source reported today. China, Cuba Review Progress in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15144&SEO=china-cuba-review-progress-in-biotechnology Beijing, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) China and Cuba have reviewed progress in biotechnology cooperation in the framework of the 10th China Bioindustry Convention and the first Guangzhou International Biological Forum. Chinese President Pleads for United, Stable, Prosperous and Open EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15142&SEO=chinese-president-pleads-for-united-stable-prosperous-and-open-eu Beijing, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, on an official visit to Germany, said Beijing that supports a united, stable, prosperous and open European Union (EU) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Venezuela 206th Independence Day Celebrated in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15140&SEO=venezuela-206th-independence-day-celebrated-in-india New Delhi, July 5 (Prensa Latina) With a floral offering to the Liberator Simon Bolivar, Latin Americans and Indians celebrated today in this capital the 206th anniversary of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence. Indian Opposition Questions Modi's Visit to Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15139&SEO=indian-opposition-questions-modis-visit-to-israel New Delhi, July 5 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Congress Party today questioned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s intentions of visiting Israel while recalling the historic relations between this South Asian country and the Palestinians. Human Trafficking Increases in Nepal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15138&SEO=human-trafficking-increases-in-nepal Kathmandu, July 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,100 Nepalese, most of them women, were victims of human trafficking in the fiscal year 2015-16 and another 3,900 disappeared, today revealed a report by the National Human Rights Commission. China and Russia Prioritize Cooperation to Solve Korean Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15130&SEO=china-and-russia-prioritize-cooperation-to-solve-korean-crisis Moscow, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China are giving priority in international cooperation to the solution to the dispute in the Korean peninsula and signed agreements today to extend their economic, financial and technological collaboration. Canada to Pay Omar Khadr 10.5M For Suffering at Guantanamo US Prision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15126&SEO=canada-to-pay-omar-khadr-10.5m-for-suffering-at-guantanamo-us-prision Ottawa,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada''s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under ''oppressive circumstances''according to The National Post. Dengue Outbreak in Sri Lanka Kills 225 People This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15124&SEO=dengue-outbreak-in-sri-lanka-kills-225-people-this-year Colombo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 225 people have died in Sri Lanka this year due to what is considered the deadliest dengue outbreak in that island, health officials reported today. China to Keep Prudent and Neutral Monetary Policy, According to Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15115&SEO=china-to-keep-prudent-and-neutral-monetary-policy-according-to-bank Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Bank of China (PBOC) has said today that the government will continue to implement prudent and neutral monetary policy. Supreme Court Backs Martial Law in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15114&SEO=supreme-court-backs-martial-law-in-philippines Manila, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines'' Supreme Court today endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte''s enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State group-backed militants. Russia and China Discuss Economic and Security Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15104&SEO=russia-and-china-discuss-economic-and-security-cooperation Moscow, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin today highlighted Russia-China cooperation in security and confrontation with the world''s challenges, meeting today with his counterpart from Asian giant Xi Jimping. Presidents of China and Russia Synchronize Actions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15103&SEO=presidents-of-china-and-russia-synchronize-actions Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping and his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and coordination on the Korean peninsula and other relevant issues at global scale. India Congratulates Venezuela on Independence Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15102&SEO=india-congratulates-venezuela-on-independence-day 04 de julio de 2017, 09:42New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, congratulated Venezuela on the eve of its 206th Independence Day Anniversary, while he called for increased ties between the two countries. Floods Forced Evacuation of Almost 1 Million Residents in C. China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15101&SEO=floods-forced-evacuation-of-almost-1-million-residents-in-c.-china Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains have unleashed widespread floods in Hunan, Central China, forcing the evacuation of 964,000 residents in Changsha, the provincial capital, and surrounding areas, local authorities reported. Indian Army Kills Armed Extremist in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15097&SEO=indian-army-kills-armed-extremist-in-kashmir New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Army today killed another insurgent, the third in 24 hours, as part of an offensive in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is experiencing a wave of violence by separatist groups. Pakistan to Launch New Anti-polio Vaccination Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15098&SEO=pakistan-to-launch-new-anti-polio-vaccination-campaign Islamabad, July 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 10 million children will be vaccinated against polio as part of a targeted campaign launched today by the Pakistani government in vulnerable areas to eradicate the disease. Indian Astronomers Discover 25 Giant Radio Galaxies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15096&SEO=indian-astronomers-discover-25-giant-radio-galaxies New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) A group of Indian astronomers discovered 25 extremely rare radio galaxies, the largest ones known in the universe, specialized sources reported here today. Japan, USA and South Korea Agree to Put More Pressure on DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15092&SEO=japan-usa-and-south-korea-agree-to-put-more-pressure-on-dprk Tokyo, July 4 (Prensa Latina) New strategies to destabilize the present situation in the Korean peninsula are currently cropping up, following the announcement of a Trilateral Summit between South Korea, Japan and the United States to put more pressure on North Korea. India Successfully Test Fires Short Range Surface to Air Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15071&SEO=india-successfully-test-fires-short-range-surface-to-air-missile New Delhi,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) India today successfully test-fired its locally developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15069&SEO=iran-able-to-present-successful-plans-for-environmental-issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Xi, Putin to Strike 10 Billion Dollar Worth of Deals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15060&SEO=xi-putin-to-strike-10-billion-dollar-worth-of-deals Moscow, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow for the third time this year and will strike with his Russian peer Vladimir Putin 10 billion dollar worth of deals, highlights Russian Today. Chinese President Warns of US Missile Shield Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15052&SEO=chinese-president-warns-of-us-missile-shield-threat Beijing, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the deployment of the advanced US anti-missile shield, THAAD, in South Korea seriously damages the strategic security interests of this country, Russia and other nations in the region. India will Invest 11 Billion Dollars in Iranian Gas Field http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15051&SEO=india-will-invest-11-billion-dollars-in-iranian-gas-field New Delhi, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian consortium is ready to invest up to 11 billion dollars to develop a gigantic natural gas field in Iran and build the necessary infrastructure to export the fuel, announced today sources of the sector. Chinese President Tours Russia, Germany, Attends G-20 Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15049&SEO=chinese-president-tours-russia-germany-attends-g-20-meeting Beijing, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping is on an official visit to Russia today, to be continued in Germany, where he will also attend the G-20 summit in Hamburg, on a journey aimed at strengthening ties and expanding cooperation. Largest Indian Mangrove Forest Jeopardized by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15032&SEO=largest-indian-mangrove-forest-jeopardized-by-climate-change New Delhi, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Climate change and increased sea level represent a serious threat to the Sunderbans in India, the largest mangrove forest cover in the world, said a research issued today in this city. GTS, the Most Important Tax Reform in India Comes into Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15024&SEO=gts-the-most-important-tax-reform-in-india-comes-into-force New Delhi, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Regarded as the most important tax reform in India after its independence the Good and Services Tax (GTS) came into force today in this Asian country, as part of the Government efforts to vitalize the national economy. Cuba and Australia Promote Regular Diplomatic Meetings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15004&SEO=cuba-and-australia-promote-regular-diplomatic-meetings Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of Cuba and Australia, Bruno Rodríguez and Julie Bishop, respectively, signed here a Memorandum on Understanding on Regular Diplomatic Meetings, with the objective to promote and strenghten bilateral cooperation. Scientists Find Evidence of a Mysterious Skull Cult in Turkish Temple http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14997&SEO=scientists-find-evidence-of-a-mysterious-skull-cult-in-turkish-temple Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists have discovered what seem to be the remains of a ''skull cult'' in an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey. Manila Drug Enforcement Claims Success in Duterte Drug War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14996&SEO=manila-drug-enforcement-claims-success-in-duterte-drug-war Manila,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) considers the government''s war against illegal drugs a ''success'' during President Rodrigo Duterte''s first year in office. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14991&SEO=german-police-increases-pressure-on-activists-due-to-g-20-summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Cow Protectors in the Middle of a Storm in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14981&SEO=cow-protectors-in-the-middle-of-a-storm-in-india New Delhi, June 30 (Prensa Latina) The murders committed by radical sectors against people accused of sacrificing or eating cows returned to the forefront today in India, where the issue provokes a constant confrontation between government and opposition, as well as protests in different cities. China Urges India to Correct Border Area Mistake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14978&SEO=china-urges-india-to-correct-border-area-mistake Beijing, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of National Defense has urged India to immediately correct its mistake and withdraw border troops that illegally entered the territory, the government said Thursday. China Urges US to Stop Selling Weapons to Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14972&SEO=china-urges-us-to-stop-selling-weapons-to-taiwan Beijing, Jun 30 (PL) US arms sales to Taiwan and the new sanctions against Chinese companies, agencies and individuals hurt mutual confidence, stresses a statement of Beijing''s government. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14962&SEO=about-23-countries-to-participate-in-damascus-international-fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Philippines to Collaborate with China against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14957&SEO=philippines-to-collaborate-with-china-against-terrorism Manila, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ana Maria Paz Banaag, Assistant Secretary (Minister) of Communications of the Philippines, said Thursday that her country is ready to collaborate and perform military exercises with China, to reduce the threat of armed groups linked with the Islamic State (ISIS) NATO to Increase Military Presence in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14953&SEO=nato-to-increase-military-presence-in-afghanistan 29 de junio de 2017, 16:59Brussels, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to send more soldiers to Afghanistan to work together with the Afghan security forces, said Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO Thursday. China, Ghana Sign Multimillion Development Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14942&SEO=china-ghana-sign-multimillion-development-project Accra, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ghana will receive investments from China that amounted 10 billion dollars to develop the bauxite industry in this West African country, reported the media here today. Antarctica's Ice Free Areas to Increase by 25 Percent by 2100: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14936&SEO=antarcticas-ice-free-areas-to-increase-by-25-percent-by-2100-study London,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice could increase by up to 25 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent''s biodiversity, according to new research. Australian Foreign Minister Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14929&SEO=australian-foreign-minister-visits-cuba Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Australia, Julie Bishop, makes an official visit to Cuba today, the Foreign Ministry of the Caribbean nation informed. China Unveils Locally Built Marine Research Vessel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14924&SEO=china-unveils-locally-built-marine-research-vessel Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) - China unveiled a new locally built marine geological survey vessel in south China''s Guangdong Province, it was reported here today. Nepal Makes Slow Progress in Rebuilding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14910&SEO=nepal-makes-slow-progress-in-rebuilding Kathmandu, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Only 376 million dollars of the just over one billion dollars earmarked for Nepal''s rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes that shook the country in 2015 have been used, today revealed the Finance Ministry. Honk Kong Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Returning to Motherland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14906&SEO=honk-kong-celebrates-20th-anniversary-of-returning-to-motherland 29 de junio de 2017, 08:05Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Xi Jinping in his first ever visit as president to Hong Kong is attending celebrations there for the 20th anniversary of the return of that territory to the motherland. Relatives of Attacks Victims Continue Protests in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14903&SEO=relatives-of-attacks-victims-continue-protests-in-pakistan 29 de junio de 2017, 07:26Islamabad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) For the seventh consecutive day, relatives of 72 people killed in a double attack in the Pakistani city of Parachinar continue their protest today to demand that the government reinforce security measures and improve economic compensation. Two Indian Soldiers Injured by Pakistani Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14902&SEO=two-indian-soldiers-injured-by-pakistani-troops 29 de junio de 2017, 07:25New Delhi, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Two Indian soldiers were injured today during the umpteenth exchange of gunfire with Pakistani troops on the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistani Authorities Continue Search for Foreign Climbers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14901&SEO=pakistani-authorities-continue-search-for-foreign-climbers 29 de junio de 2017, 07:23Islamabad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities continue today the search for two climbers, a Spaniard and an Argentine, missing since last week as they attempted to reach the top of Nanga Parbat, an 8,125-meter high mountain in the north of the country. Indian Vice-Presidential Election Schedule Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14900&SEO=indian-vice-presidential-election-schedule-announced 29 de junio de 2017, 07:22New Delhi, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Commission of India (ECI) today announced the schedule for the country''s vice presidential elections, amid campaigns of the government and the opposition to win next presidential polls. South Korea-USA Alliance on Negotiating Table http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14893&SEO=south-korea-usa-alliance-on-negotiating-table 29 de junio de 2017, 00:20Seoul, June 29 (Prensa Latina) There have been a great expectation with the South Korea''s President Moon Jae-in´s official visit to the United States, where, according to specialists, he will try to win the confidence of his US counterpart, President Donald Trump, for the future of the alliance. Malaysian Opposition to Embark on 1MDB Tour to Explain Scandal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14872&SEO=malaysian-opposition-to-embark-on-1mdb-tour-to-explain-scandal Kuala Lumpur, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Frustrated over the lack of action on 1MDB here, Pakatan Harapan will embark on a nationwide tour to explain issues related to the state investor. Plan to Decommission Ikata No.1 Reactor Approved in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14870&SEO=plan-to-decommission-ikata-no.1-reactor-approved-in-japan Tokyo,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s nuclear regulators have approved a roughly 40-year plan to decommission an aging nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, in western Japan. China Applies Strategy to Respond to Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14863&SEO=china-applies-strategy-to-respond-to-cyber-attacks Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) China approved a plan aimed at improving the management of cyber security incidents, in order to avoid and reduce damages, protect public interest and safeguard national security and social order, underlined the source here today. China Invites the World to Participate in its Reform Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14860&SEO=china-invites-the-world-to-participate-in-its-reform-process Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, welcomed today foreign companies inviting them to participate with their capital in the reform process going on in this country. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14855&SEO=chinese-cuban-sugarcane-harvester-works-successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. China Adds New Generation Destroyer to Naval Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14849&SEO=china-adds-new-generation-destroyer-to-naval-force 28 de junio de 2017, 10:46Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) A 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced destroyer was launched today at Jiangnan Shipyard in east Shanghai. It is the first of China''s new generation of destroyers, equipped with state of the art air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, local media highlighted. Chinese President: CICA Meeting to Contribute to Regional Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14847&SEO=chinese-president-cica-meeting-to-contribute-to-regional-peace Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The non-governmental forum of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), inaugurated here today, will contribute to regional peace and stability, asserted Chinese President Xi Jinping. Indian State Plans to Build 3,000-megawatt Nuclear Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14838&SEO=indian-state-plans-to-build-3000-megawatt-nuclear-plant New Delhi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of the national strategy to reduce dependence on oil and gas, the government of the northern Indian state of Bihar is planning today to install a 3,000-megawatt nuclear plant in the territory. Nepal Peacefully Holds Local Elections, despite Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14837&SEO=nepal-peacefully-holds-local-elections-despite-threats Kathmandu, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Despite threats of protests, Nepal is today holding peacefully the second phase of its local elections, the first of their kind in 20 years. India's Largest Container Port Affected by Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14836&SEO=indias-largest-container-port-affected-by-cyber-attack New Delhi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Operations at one of three terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in the western city of Mumbai were disrupted today after a global cyber-attack affecting India''s largest container jetty. Indian Communist Leader Criticizes Neoliberal Government Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14835&SEO=indian-communist-leader-criticizes-neoliberal-government-policy New Delhi, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Sitaram Yechury today criticized the Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s government, by considering that his aggressive neoliberal policy widens the economic inequalities of the population. South Korea and and South America Boost Industrial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14829&SEO=south-korea-and-and-south-america-boost-industrial-cooperation Seoul, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea and Latin America will hold from June 28-30 an economic forum, especially focused on extending industrial cooperation, the Foreign ministry and the International Trade Association announced today. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14827&SEO=keep-boosting-chinese-economy-goal-of-xis-europe-trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. Indian Opposition Slams USA-India Joint Statement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14817&SEO=indian-opposition-slams-usa-india-joint-statement New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Indian opposition has strongly criticized the recent USA-India joint statement for allegedly being too close to the US view on Islamist terror, and termed it as ''disappointing'' and lacking ''new or big ideas'' in the relationship between both nations. Mongolia to Hold Second Round of Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14803&SEO=mongolia-to-hold-second-round-of-presidential-elections Ulan Bator, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia will go for the first time in its history to the second round of presidential elections after no candidate reached enough votes to govern, Montsame agency reported today. Two Alpinists Go Missing on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14801&SEO=two-alpinists-go-missing-on-pakistans-killer-mountain Islamabad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Due to bad weather those who were attempting to climb world''s ninth highest mountain Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters above sea level) returned to base camp. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14800&SEO=china-defends-economic-globalization-for-inclusive-growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Summer Davos Forum in China: For Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14794&SEO=summer-davos-forum-in-china-for-inclusive-growth Por Damy ValesBeijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Annual Meeting of New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, opened today in the coastal city of Dalian, in northeastern China, with a call for inclusive growth focused on technological and political innovations. Tension on India-China Border Escalates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14771&SEO=tension-on-india-china-border-escalates New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Tension on the India-China border reportedly escalated today due to an alleged exchange of gunfire between troops of both countries and mutual accusations of violating the national territory. Indian Authorities Prevents Islamic State Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14772&SEO=indian-authorities-prevents-islamic-state-attacks New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) member, Indian authorities prevented several terrorist attacks in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, today revealed security sources. Death Toll from Pakistan Fuel Truck Explosion Rises to 157 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14770&SEO=death-toll-from-pakistan-fuel-truck-explosion-rises-to-157 Islamabad, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the Sunday''s fuel truck explosion near Bahawalpur city, in the Pakistani province of Punjab, today rose to 157. Mongolia Immerse in Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14754&SEO=mongolia-immerse-in-presidential-elections Ulan Bator, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Mongolian are going to the polls today to elect a new president, a post disputed by social democrat Miyeegombyn Enkhbold, conservative Battulga Khaltmaa and former communist Sainkhuu Ganbaatar. Bolivia and China Sign Agreement to Promote Scientific Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14750&SEO=bolivia-and-china-sign-agreement-to-promote-scientific-exchange La Paz, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Education Minister Roberto Aguilar and Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Science Academy, signed an agreement here Monday to promote scientific-technological exchange. Chinese President Applauds Hong Kong Policy: A two Systems' Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14745&SEO=chinese-president-applauds-hong-kong-policy-a-two-systems-country Beijing, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping welcomed today the ''one country, two systems'' policy as the best institutional arrangement to maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Resumption of Fighting in Philippines After End of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14735&SEO=resumption-of-fighting-in-philippines-after-end-of-ramadan Manila, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Combats in southern Philippines between the army and terrorist groups linked to the Islamic state (ISIS) resumed today after a brief ceasefire for the end of Ramadan. ''We have launched new offensives to recover the area taken by the terrorists in Marawi,'' pointed out Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla. Myanmar Penalizes Hundreds of Soldiers for the Use of Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14733&SEO=myanmar-penalizes-hundreds-of-soldiers-for-the-use-of-children Naypyidaw, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar Army has reportedly taken drastic measures today against more than 400 soldiers for the use and recruitment of children as soldiers. South Korea Confirms THAAD Deployment Amid Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14732&SEO=south-korea-confirms-thaad-deployment-amid-concerns Seoul,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Korea's newly appointed foreign minister said today in Seoul has no intention of rolling back the decision to deploy the U.S. THAAD battery, the U.S. missile defense system strongly opposed by China. DPRK Reaffirms Nuclear Arsenal Is for Self-defense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14725&SEO=dprk-reaffirms-nuclear-arsenal-is-for-self-defense Pyongyang, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned today South Korea's orchestrated manipulation campaign against the real purpose of what Pyongyang stresses is its fully self-defensive nuclear arsenal. Indian State Firm Negotiates Stakes in Russian Oilfields http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14704&SEO=indian-state-firm-negotiates-stakes-in-russian-oilfields New Delhi, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has joined the Indian consortium that is negotiating a purchase of up to 49 percent in Vankor''s oilfields in the Russian Arctic region, today revealed company sources. Sri Lanka Launches Campaign against Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14703&SEO=sri-lanka-launches-campaign-against-dengue Colombo, 26 June (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka''s government is today conducting a new campaign against dengue in order to curb the epidemic on the island, which in the first half of this year affected over 69,000 people and killed at least 205. Pakistan Mourns Lethal Accident, Bombings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14702&SEO=pakistan-mourns-lethal-accident-bombings Islamabad, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan today celebrates in mourning the end of Ramadan, a Muslim sacred month, after several deadly attacks and a lethal accident that caused over 240 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Philippine Army Respects Ceasefire during End of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14684&SEO=philippine-army-respects-ceasefire-during-end-of-ramadan Manila, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist groups that operate in the southern Philippine town of Marawi respected the eight-hour ceasefire declared by the Army today on the occasion of the end of Ramadan. Cuba Announces Bolivia, New Zealand Foreign Ministers Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14683&SEO=cuba-announces-bolivia-new-zealand-foreign-ministers-visit Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Bolivia and New Zealand, Fernando Huanacuni and Gerry Brownlee, respectively, will begin official visits to Cuba next week, the island''s Foreign Ministry announced today. India and Russia Agree to Strengthen Military Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14674&SEO=india-and-russia-agree-to-strengthen-military-cooperation New Delhi, June 24 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia are moving forward today to strengthen their military cooperation, including the joint development of future weapon systems and the exchange of experiences. At least a Hundred people Buried by Landslide in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14671&SEO=at-least-a-hundred-people-buried-by-landslide-in-southwest-china Beijing, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 people were buried today by a landslide in southwest China''s Sichuan province, an event classified by experts as a first-class catastrophic geological disaster. Mongolia to Hold Presidential Elections Surrounded by Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14665&SEO=mongolia-to-hold-presidential-elections-surrounded-by-corruption 24 de junio de 2017, 00:20Ulan Bator, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mongolian population will elect a new president next Monday, following an electoral campaign full of corruption scandals involving the three candidates. Third Seminar China-Latin America to be Held in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14664&SEO=third-seminar-china-latin-america-to-be-held-in-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The third Seminar China-Latin America will be held next week here, to tackle joint actions in the field of renewable energy and climate change, said a source related to the event. South Korea Conducts Missile Test amid Growing Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14660&SEO=south-korea-conducts-missile-test-amid-growing-tensions 23 de junio de 2017, 17:40Seoul, June 23 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President Moon Jae-In has overseen today a missile test, which was ''aimed at sending a clear warning against North Korea'' and according to experts, would help to increase growing tensions in the region. Myanmar Releases Almost 70 Children Soldiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14655&SEO=myanmar-releases-almost-70-children-soldiers 23 de junio de 2017, 15:17Naipyido, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of Myanmar released 67 children soldiers from service Friday, being this the first action this year as part of a process to end forced recruitment of minors as fighters, requested by the United Nations. Australia to Back Philippines Fight Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14652&SEO=australia-to-back-philippines-fight-terrorism Camberra, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Defense Ministry announced today it will shortly deploy surveillance aircraft to support fighting against terrorist groups in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. Malaysian Police Deny Death of Filipino Terrorist Leader Maute http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14651&SEO=malaysian-police-deny-death-of-filipino-terrorist-leader-maute Kuala Lumpur, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar denied today reports that the former academic who turned into a terrorist, Mahmoud Ahmad, was killed in Marawi, Philippines. Pakistan Attacks Kill at Least 31 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14639&SEO=pakistan-attacks-kill-at-least-31 Islamabad, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Two attacks that occurred hours apart killed today at least 30 people and wounded more than 100 in Pakistan, where armed and sectarian groups continue their offensive against the government despite military operations. China to Hold 15th East Asia Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14633&SEO=china-to-hold-15th-east-asia-forum Beijing, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today that the 15th East Asia Forum will be held in the central province of Hunan from June 29 to July 1st. China and Cuba Agree to Deepen Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14627&SEO=china-and-cuba-agree-to-deepen-economic-cooperation By Damy Vales Pakistan's Current Account Deficit Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14625&SEO=pakistans-current-account-deficit-increases Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current account deficit (CAD) increased by 178 percent year-on-year when reaching 8,9 billion dollars in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the State Bank (SBP). At Least Five Killed by Explosion in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14624&SEO=at-least-five-killed-by-explosion-in-pakistan Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least five people were killed and a dozen was wounded today in an alleged attack near a police chief''s office in Quetta city, the capital of Pakistan''s southwestern Baluchistan province. India Successfully Launches 31 Satellites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14623&SEO=india-successfully-launches-31-satellites New Delhi, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) today successfully launched 31 satellites using PLSV-C38 rocket, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. 34 Dead People in Attack in Southern Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14617&SEO=34-dead-people-in-attack-in-southern-afghanistan Kabul, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead people in the suicide attack perpetrated in front of a bank in the Afghan southern province of Helmand, reached 34, said the Public Health Department Thursday. Terrorist Resistance Decline in Southern Area, Says Philippine Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14615&SEO=terrorist-resistance-decline-in-southern-area-says-philippine-army Manila, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army asserted today that the resistance by the terrorist group Maute was declining after a month of clashes in the southern locality of Marawi. DPRK Asks South Korea to Take Correct Attitudes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14607&SEO=dprk-asks-south-korea-to-take-correct-attitudes Pyongyang, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to take the correct attitude to improve the bilateral relations among the two Asian countries. Cuban Parliament President Ends Official Visit in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14606&SEO=cuban-parliament-president-ends-official-visit-in-china Beijing, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Following an extreme work schedule in the Chinese capital and the Shanghai Municipality, Cuban Parliament President, Esteban Lazo, ended his official visit on Thursday at the central-eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. China Studies First Law on Control of Soil Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14605&SEO=china-studies-first-law-on-control-of-soil-pollution Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Legislators discussed today the rough draft of the country''s first law on soil pollution control and prevention. No Place For Islamophobia in Singapore: Minister of Defence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14600&SEO=no-place-for-islamophobia-in-singapore-minister-of-defence Singapur,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) There is no space for Islamophobia or attitudes that denigrate any religions and harm the social cohesion in Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman. Two of the Four Fugitives From Bali's Kerobokan Jail Recaptured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14599&SEO=two-of-the-four-fugitives-from-balis-kerobokan-jail-recaptured Dili,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Two of the four prisoners who escaped from Bali''s Kerobokan jail have been recaptured in East Timor, according to reports. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14594&SEO=un-security-council-begins-visit-to-haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Iran Calls to Fight Tyrannical Political System in Jerusalem Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14587&SEO=iran-calls-to-fight-tyrannical-political-system-in-jerusalem-day Tehran, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian leaders called today for a worldwide mobilization against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and in defense of Jerusalem, a holy city with which millions of Muslims sympathize with every last Friday of the Ramadan. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14586&SEO=timor-leste-minister-of-state-highlights-cuban-collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14584&SEO=germany-supports-eu-trade-agreements-with-mexico-and-mercosur Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. Cuban Parliament President Reaffirms Historical Friendship with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14574&SEO=cuban-parliament-president-reaffirms-historical-friendship-with-china Shanghai, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP), Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, has reaffirmed in this Chinese city the historical friendship that unites both governments, communist parties and peoples. Indian Troops Kill Separatist Extremists in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14573&SEO=indian-troops-kill-separatist-extremists-in-kashmir New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces shot dead three members of the separatist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in a clash that lasted more than six hours in Pulwama district in northern Jammu and Kashmir. China Reiterates Call for Talks on Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14572&SEO=china-reiterates-call-for-talks-on-korean-peninsula Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) China has called for early resumption of negotiations on the Korea Peninsula nuclear issue and reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the issue through negotiations. India Doubles Number of Tourists in a Decade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14571&SEO=india-doubles-number-of-tourists-in-a-decade New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) India doubled the arrival of foreign tourists in a decade from 4,44 million in 2006 to 8,78 million last year, today revealed a sector ministry statement. India in Final Stages for Launching Earth Observation Satellites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14569&SEO=india-in-final-stages-for-launching-earth-observation-satellites New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) is today finalizing the details for the launch of 31 satellites, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. China Reiterates Willingness to Aid Africa in Reducing Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14559&SEO=china-reiterates-willingness-to-aid-africa-in-reducing-poverty Addis Ababa, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Wang Yi, minister of Foreign Affairs of China, reiterated today this country´s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Africa to achieve sustainable and independent development and reduce poverty. DPRK Condemns Recent Naval Exercises in Korean Eastern Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14554&SEO=dprk-condemns-recent-naval-exercises-in-korean-eastern-waters Pyongyang, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned Wednesday the recent military maneuver carried out in Korean eastern waters, in which the Japanese Self-Defense Forces took part, together with US Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carrier. India Interested in Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense Missile Systems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14547&SEO=india-interested-in-russian-s-400-triumf-air-defense-missile-systems Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) India''s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley is in Russia to discuss, among other topics, and give final shape to a deal on the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system, New Delhi is interested in acquiring. China,USA Schemists Create 3-D Printed Graphene Foam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14546&SEO=chinausa-schemists-create-3-d-printed-graphene-foam Washington,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina)Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China''s Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. Research Confirms Deep Sea Electric Current, Origin of Life in Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14538&SEO=research-confirms-deep-sea-electric-current-origin-of-life-in-earth Tokyo,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists from Japanese research institutes has confirmed low electric current around deep-sea hydrothermal vents, suggesting a possibility that such a current played a key role in the formation of life on Earth from organic matter in the ocean. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14536&SEO=chinas-top-advisory-body-receives-cuban-parliamentary-leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14535&SEO=chinese-premier-to-attend-summer-davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. FMs from South Korea and Japan Address Historic Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14533&SEO=fms-from-south-korea-and-japan-address-historic-debt 21 de junio de 2017, 11:44Seoul, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha approached today with her Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, the controversial historical dispute between sex slaves (''comfort women'') and the nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula. Pakistan Calls for Dialogue with India, but Sees no Close Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14517&SEO=pakistan-calls-for-dialogue-with-india-but-sees-no-close-agreement New Delhi, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s High Commissioner in India (ambassador) Abdul Basit today defended the dialogue between the two countries to end their differences, but he considered it to be a remote possibility at present. Indian Army Killed Two Militiamen in Jammu and Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14516&SEO=indian-army-killed-two-militiamen-in-jammu-and-kashmir New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces shot dead two militiamen during a clash in Jammu and Kashmir, the violence epicenter of several separatist armed groups. Indian Space Agency, NASA build Reconnaissance Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14515&SEO=indian-space-agency-nasa-build-reconnaissance-satellite New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) started building components to jointly make a Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) dedicated to monitoring the Earth. India Celebrates International Yoga Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14514&SEO=india-celebrates-international-yoga-day New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Indians today turned the country into an immense mosaic of multicolored mats for the International Yoga Day. Afghanistan Praises Iran Efforts to Host Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14501&SEO=afghanistan-praises-iran-efforts-to-host-refugees 20 de junio de 2017, 15:04Kabul, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Afghan executive chief Abdullah Abdullah praised Iran''s efforts to house Afghan refugees in the last three decades. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14497&SEO=brics-fms-discussed-top-world-issues-in-beijing-meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14490&SEO=cuba-hosts-first-international-junior-high-school-workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. China Seeks Positive Results in Security Talks with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14487&SEO=china-seeks-positive-results-in-security-talks-with-usa Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign ministry stated today that this country will work with US for positive results during the first diplomatic and security dialogue. Indian Presidential Election Seems to Be Decided http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14480&SEO=indian-presidential-election-seems-to-be-decided New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate of the Indian National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Ram Nath Kovind, seems to be headed for an easy victory in the elections scheduled for next month. BRICS Group asks for Macroeconomic Policy Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14475&SEO=brics-group-asks-for-macroeconomic-policy-coordination Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Finance and governors of the Central Banks of the Brics Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Afrioa) boost today the coordination of their macroeconomic policies, assured Chinese minister of Finance, Xiao Jie. Indian Police Reinforce Security against Threat of Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14470&SEO=indian-police-reinforce-security-against-threat-of-attacks New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian police are on alert today after receiving a warning about a possible terrorist attack in crowded public spaces such as temples, shopping malls, hotels, markets, and train or bus stations. Another Indian Killed in IS Ranks in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14468&SEO=another-indian-killed-in-is-ranks-in-afghanistan New Delhi, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Shajeer Mangalasseri Abdulla, an Indian recruiter from the Islamic State (IS), was killed in an attack in Afghanistan while fighting for the terrorist organization, today confirmed the Times of India. India Seeks to Strengthen Military Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14469&SEO=india-seeks-to-strengthen-military-cooperation-with-russia 20 de junio de 2017, 08:22New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian Defense Minister Arun Jitley traveled to Russia on a four-day visit to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14466&SEO=chinese-businesspeople-explore-ethiopian-potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Cuba Participates in 2017 World Expo in Kazahstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14455&SEO=cuba-participates-in-2017-world-expo-in-kazahstan Astana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s participation in the Forum on Renewable Energy, in this city, where Cuba exposed its experience on sustainable growth, is a recognition to its work in the field of energy efficiency, stated today here Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. DPRK Condemns New Launching Systems for THAAD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14453&SEO=dprk-condemns-new-launching-systems-for-thaad Pyongyang, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Monday the presence of new launching systems for long-reach missile THAAD, illegally introduced into national territory of South Korea. Cuba Underlines Understanding and Firmness in Ties with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14438&SEO=cuba-underlines-understanding-and-firmness-in-ties-with-china Beijing, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) High-level representatives of the Cuban parliament and the Communist Party have praised here today the sustained understanding and firmness in the ties with the Chinese people and government. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14434&SEO=chinese-president-predicts-a-golden-decade-for-brics Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Indian Government Party Appoints its Presidential Candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14418&SEO=indian-government-party-appoints-its-presidential-candidate New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The government''s National Democratic Alliance today presented Bihar state governor Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for next month''s Indian presidential elections, a decision criticized by the opposition. China and Cuba Review Ties in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14417&SEO=china-and-cuba-review-ties-in-biotechnology By Damy Vales Coal Unions Postpone Strike in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14416&SEO=coal-unions-postpone-strike-in-india New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After a meeting with the Indian authorities, coal unions postponed a three-day strike that should begin today in protest of pension and wages policies. Over 3,000 Indians Flee Homes due to Clashes on India-Pakistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14415&SEO=over-3000-indians-flee-homes-due-to-clashes-on-india-pakistan-border New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,360 Indians living near the Control Line (LoC), the Kashmir border with Pakistan, left their homes because of the tension in the region today, one of the most militarized in the world. 165 Killed by Mudslides in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14414&SEO=165-killed-by-mudslides-in-bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) With seven people killed, the death toll due to recent rains and mudslides in several districts in eastern Bangladesh stands now at 165, according to the most recent reports. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14411&SEO=2017-brics-games-kicks-off-in-guangzhouchina Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. China Court Sentences 7 Over Falsifying Air Quality Data http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14407&SEO=china-court-sentences-7-over-falsifying-air-quality-data Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese court sentenced seven people, including the heads of two environmental protection branches, to imprisonments of over one year for falsifying air quality monitoring data. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14401&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-delegation-concludes-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of Cuba''s National Assembly (Parliament) concluded, together with the delegation he presides, an official visit to Vietnam, which maximum authorities asseted to him their will to keep strengthening the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba. Iran Fisherman Shot and Killed by Saudi Coast Guard http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14396&SEO=iran-fisherman-shot-and-killed-by-saudi-coast-guard Teherán, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian authorities today were still trying to determine the facts surrounding the incident where a coast guard shot and killed a fisherman in the Persian Gulf. At Least 8 Killed in Taliban Attack in Afganistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14395&SEO=at-least-8-killed-in-taliban-attack-in-afganistan Kabul,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 5 policemen and 3 talibans were killed in an attack of the terrorists to a police station in Patkia province. Separatist Demostrations Escalate in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14394&SEO=separatist-demostrations-escalate-in-india New Delhi,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The separatists demostrations in the north of Bengala continue today after riotings and the death of 3 persons among the protesters and the police. China, US to Dialogue on Diplomacy and Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14392&SEO=china-us-to-dialogue-on-diplomacy-and-security Beijing, June 18 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States will hold their first dialogue on diplomacy and security in Washington next Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry informed. Everest Will Be Measured, Assessing Consequences of 2015 Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14391&SEO=everest-will-be-measured-assessing-consequences-of-2015-earthquake Kathmandu, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Cartography of Nepal said today that the Everest will be measured to determine if it had some change after the earthquake occurred in April 2015, which left 9,000 fatalities. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14384&SEO=brics-agriculture-ministers-promote-cooperation-in-china Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. China Removes Restrictions on Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14382&SEO=china-removes-restrictions-on-foreign-investment Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) China issued today a list eliminating 27 restrictions on eight sectors for foreign investment in its free trade zones. India Tops the List of Main Remittances Recipients in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14372&SEO=india-tops-the-list-of-main-remittances-recipients-in-2016 New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) With 62.7 billion dollars India is at the top of the list of countries who received with more remittances last years, noted a report spread in this capital. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14371&SEO=cuba-prepares-for-aesthetic-and-health-congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. Asian Bank Ratifies Support for Combating Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14356&SEO=asian-bank-ratifies-support-for-combating-climate-change Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ratified today its support for projects that contribute to the fight against climate change and reaffirmed its strategy for financing sustainable energy. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Observe Safety Protocols, Media Covering Marawi Conflict Urged http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14344&SEO=observe-safety-protocols-media-covering-marawi-conflict-urged Manila, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) today urged the media covering the Marawi conflict to follow safety precautions after an Australian journalist was injured by a sniper bullet. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14341&SEO=cuba-and-vietnam-to-increase-common-ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. China Expects Positive Signs in the Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14337&SEO=china-expects-positive-signs-in-the-korean-peninsula Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) China expects the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea to continue to show goodwill toward each other, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14328&SEO=prensa-latina-always-committed-to-truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14320&SEO=asian-bank-aiib-approves-first-capital-investment Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first capital investment of $150 million USD to attract private capital for development projects in India. S. Korea for Unconditional Talks with DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14298&SEO=s.-korea-for-unconditional-talks-with-dprk Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed Thursday unconditional talks with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) if Pyongyang stops what he called nuclear and missile provocations, Chinese media reports. Controversial Anti Terror Bill Enacted in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14297&SEO=controversial-anti-terror-bill-enacted-in-japan Tokyo,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Diet has enacted a bill criminalizing the act of planning serious crimes such as terror attacks, according to NHK. Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14294&SEO=philippines-arrested-senior-member-of-isis-backed-maute-group Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers today, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in the southern city Marawi. At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In Blast At China Kindergarten http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14293&SEO=at-least-7-dead-59-injured-in-blast-at-china-kindergarten Beijing Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China today killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, authorities said. China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14286&SEO=china-confirms-million-dollar-economic-losses-due-to-typhoon-merbok Beijing, June 15 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed the evacuation of 12,000 Guandong province residents and direct economic losses of $ 38 million after Typhoon Merbok, officials press informed today. S. Korea for Unconditional Talks with DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14276&SEO=s.-korea-for-unconditional-talks-with-dprk Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed Thursday unconditional talks with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) if Pyongyang stops what he called nuclear and missile provocations, Chinese media reports. South Korean Doctors Take Care of Bolivians with Oriental Techniques http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14275&SEO=south-korean-doctors-take-care-of-bolivians-with-oriental-techniques La Paz, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 11 South Korean doctors will take care today and tomorrow of the Bolivian population of Cochabamba with Oriental techniques for free, the director of the Department Health Service, Lidia Astroña, confirmed. China's First X-Ray Telescope Flying Well into Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14271&SEO=chinas-first-x-ray-telescope-flying-well-into-space Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) China launched Thursday an X-ray space telescope to explore the Milky Way in search of black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to Jointly Patrol Sulu Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14264&SEO=philippines-malaysia-and-indonesia-to-jointly-patrol-sulu-sea Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will conduct joint naval patrol in the Sulu Sea from next week to put a curb on cross-border kidnapping-for-ransom activities by different terror groups such as Abu Sayyaf group, according to a military source. IOC Proposes Ban Ki-Moon to Preside Ethics Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14242&SEO=ioc-proposes-ban-ki-moon-to-preside-ethics-commission Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Former secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon was proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board as candidate to preside its Ethics Commission, IOC announced Wednesday. Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14241&SEO=peru-to-sign-free-trade-agreement-with-australia-and-india Lima, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru adjusts its views ahead of the start of negotiations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India in the near future, officials announced today. Marawi Siege: US Special Forces Aiding Philippine Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14239&SEO=marawi-siege-us-special-forces-aiding-philippine-army Manila,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed that it sought the assistance of the United States as Filipino troops continue to battle Islamist militants in Marawi City. ''We asked for their assistance because we do not have the kind of technical capability we sought. If we had it, we would not have done so,'' Brig.Gen. Restituto Padilla, spokesman of the AFP, said in a text message. DPRK Reasserts Position for Reunification with S.Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14238&SEO=dprk-reasserts-position-for-reunification-with-s.korea Pyongyang, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reaaserted Wednesday its position to establish talks without foreign interference, to reach the reconciliation, reunification and pacific coexistence with South Korea. Australians Researchers Uncover Huge Extinct Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14234&SEO=australians-researchers-uncover-huge-extinct-turkey Canberra, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)A flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo is among five big extinct birds to have been discovered by South Australian palaeontologists. Panama-China Relations, a Pragmatic Decision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14225&SEO=panama-china-relations-a-pragmatic-decision Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The surprise caused by the establishment of diplomatic relations between Panama and China was perhaps due to the fact that it is a decision by the current Panamanian government, with more support and almost no negative criticisms. Demand for New State Grows in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14215&SEO=demand-for-new-state-grows-in-india New Delhi, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Tension in the northern Indian state of West Bengal is on the increase today, following a six-party decision to support secession of the area in order to create a new federated territory: Gurkhaland. China, Germany Strengthen Cooperation in Security and Communications http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14214&SEO=china-germany-strengthen-cooperation-in-security-and-communications Beijing, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) China and Germany agreed to further boost cooperation in security and communications, the Chinese Government announced on Wednesday. At Least 130 Killed in Bangladesh by Landslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14206&SEO=at-least-130-killed-in-bangladesh-by-landslides Dhaka, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 130 people were killed, including soldiers and children, by landslides caused by heavy rains in three districts of eastern Bangladesh, according to the latest reports released here today. Pakistani Trade Deficit Reaches Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14205&SEO=pakistani-trade-deficit-reaches-record-high Islamabad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s trade deficit increased by 42 percent year-on-year when reaching a 29,9-billion-dollard record in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the National Bureau of Statistics. Indian Space Agency to Test Semi-cryogenic Engine by 2021 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14204&SEO=indian-space-agency-to-test-semi-cryogenic-engine-by-2021 New Delhi, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Following the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III, India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to test a kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021. Terrorists Kill Civilians Fleeing Philippine City of Marawi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14190&SEO=terrorists-kill-civilians-fleeing-philippine-city-of-marawi Manila, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Members of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) that are occupying parts of the Philippine city of Marawi are killing civilians that try to escape, while they use others as cooks, authorities reported today. US Recognizes Progress of Taliban Movement in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14183&SEO=us-recognizes-progress-of-taliban-movement-in-afghanistan Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis recognized the progress of the Taliban Movement in Afghanistan and the problems of his country in the conflict with that Asian nation. Flying Car to Light the Olympic Flame in Tokyo 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14182&SEO=flying-car-to-light-the-olympic-flame-in-tokyo-2020 Tokyo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese engineers reportedly presented the flying car that could light the Olympic flame at the inauguration of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Landslides Triggered by Constant Rain Kill at Least 101 in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14165&SEO=landslides-triggered-by-constant-rain-kill-at-least-101-in-bangladesh Dacca,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 101 people have been killed and 10 are missing in landslides and flooding after heavy monsoon rains in southeast Bangladesh, UBN said. Iran Qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14164&SEO=iran-qualify-for-the-2018-fifa-world-cup Teherán, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iranian president Hassan Rouhani congratulates the IOranian team for qualifing to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Vietnam and Cuba Evoke History of Friendship and Solidarity Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14150&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-evoke-history-of-friendship-and-solidarity-ties Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Remembering is to live again and more than 100 Vietnamese professionals trained in Cuba did so during a meeting with National People''s Power Assembly President, Esteban Lazo, where the friendship between both peoples was reaffirmed. Vietnam, Cuba Laud their Excellent Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14145&SEO=vietnam-cuba-laud-their-excellent-relations Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba congratulated themselves on the excellent state of their relations at a meeting between the Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the president of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo. Over 11,000 Dengue Cases, 7,000 Chikungunya Cases in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14138&SEO=over-11000-dengue-cases-7000-chikungunya-cases-in-india New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 11,400 dengue cases and 7,700 chikungunya cases are reported in India so far this year, a figure that will increase dramatically after the monsoon, sector sources said today. China and Panama Establish Diplomatic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14137&SEO=china-and-panama-establish-diplomatic-ties Beijing, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) China and Panama have formalized here today the establishment of diplomatic relations and the beginning of joint work for the first bilateral agreements. Tobacco Use Declines in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14136&SEO=tobacco-use-declines-in-india New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Tobacco use in India fell from 34,6 percent in 2009-2010 to 28,6 percent in 2016-2017, which represents 8,1 million smokers less, revealed a poll released today in the capital. 16 Insurgents Killed in a Week in Indian Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14134&SEO=16-insurgents-killed-in-a-week-in-indian-kashmir New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces killed 16 insurgents last week in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several Muslim separatist groups are active, today reported military sources. At Least 21 People Killed by Landslides in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14133&SEO=at-least-21-people-killed-by-landslides-in-bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 21 people were killed by landslides in southeastern Bangladesh, an area affected by heavy rains in the last hours. Iran Classifies for 2018 World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14123&SEO=iran-classifies-for-2018-world-cup Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran beat Uzbekistan 2-0 and became the 3rd national team with a ticket to participate in the 2018 World Soccer Cup in Russia. IS Leader Orders Attacks against The Philippines, Says President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14121&SEO=is-leader-orders-attacks-against-the-philippines-says-president Manila, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asserted today that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi ordered to carry out terrorist actions in the south of the country. State Minister of Timor-Leste Arrives in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14116&SEO=state-minister-of-timor-leste-arrives-in-havana Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Education Minister of Timor-Leste, António da Conceição, arrives today to Cuba to fulfil an official visit until Thursday. DPRK Press: South Korea Must Break US Yoke http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14105&SEO=dprk-press-south-korea-must-break-us-yoke Pyongyang, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The press of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) issued today comments urging South Korea to break the United States'' yoke of domination over its country. South Korea Proposes To Host 2030 FIFA World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14103&SEO=south-korea-proposes-to-host-2030-fifa-world-cup Seoul,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina)South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed today that Northeast Asian countries co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup to ease tensions in the region. Security Forces Pre-emptive Measures Has Kept Malaysia Peaceful: PM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14101&SEO=security-forces-pre-emptive-measures-has-kept-malaysia-peaceful-pm Kuala Lumpur, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia remains peaceful thanks to the pre-emptive actions taken by the country''s security forces, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Coast of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14099&SEO=strong-earthquake-hits-western-coast-of-turkey Istanbul, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A 6.3-magnitude Richter scale earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey today, ioffshore Izmir district, with no human nor material casualties reported. Cuba Assesses Vietnamese Experiences to Perfect People's Power System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14079&SEO=cuba-assesses-vietnamese-experiences-to-perfect-peoples-power-system Hanoi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) We have come to learn to take advantage of everything that fits our characteristics and can serve us in perfecting the system of Popular Power, said here today the President of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo. Indian Opposition Seeks Consensus for Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14078&SEO=indian-opposition-seeks-consensus-for-presidential-election New Delhi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian opposition will meet next Wednesday to formally begin deliberations in order to seek a single candidate for the presidential elections, to be held on July 17, today revealed sources close to the process. Indian, Pakistani Troops Clash at Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14077&SEO=indian-pakistani-troops-clash-at-border New Delhi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) For the third consecutive day, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged gunfire today on the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. India Plans to Build Six New Submarines for its Navy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14076&SEO=india-plans-to-build-six-new-submarines-for-its-navy New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is ready to launch a new program valued at 9,300 million dollars in order to build six new submarines in the country in association with foreign firms, today reported the press. India Boosts Steel Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14075&SEO=india-boosts-steel-production New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) India will increase its steel production in 8.9 percent annually as average over the next five years going from 88.4 million metric tons in 2017 to 128.6 million metric tons in 2021, revealed a research today. Cholera so far Kills 859 in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14064&SEO=cholera-so-far-kills-859-in-yemen Sanaa, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The number of deaths caused by the cholera epidemic that affected the population of Yemen amounted to 859, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed today. Cuban Parliamentary Leader in Hanoi, Another Page for Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14063&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-leader-in-hanoi-another-page-for-bilateral-ties Hanoi, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are strengthening their historic and wide-ranging relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation with the official visit of Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP). Beijing Authorities Review Measures to Control Population Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14058&SEO=beijing-authorities-review-measures-to-control-population-growth Beijing, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Beijing authorities assured that the capital has made achievements in its cooperation with neighboring cities to reduce population growth. China Favors Further Cooperation with Turkmenistan in Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14048&SEO=china-favors-further-cooperation-with-turkmenistan-in-silk-road Beijing, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly urged Turkmenistan to work together to promote its pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the Silk Road and Belt Economic Initiative, it was reported here today. Chinese President Calls for Solidarity, Cooperation with SCO Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14047&SEO=chinese-president-calls-for-solidarity-cooperation-with-sco-members Beijing, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is concluding an official visit to Kazakhstan, called on the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to strengthen solidarity and cooperation as China is assuming the presidency of the bloc. Philippines: 13 Soldiers Killed in Combats against Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14042&SEO=philippines-13-soldiers-killed-in-combats-against-terrorists Manila, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Thirteen Philippine soldiers were killed and 40 were injured in clashes between the Army and the terrorist group Maute, an organization linked to the Islamic State (IS), in the city of Marawi, in the south of the country, official sources confirmed today. Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal to Debut in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14036&SEO=cuban-pianist-marcos-madrigal-to-debut-in-china Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal will perform for the first time in China, at the 7th International Piano Festival held at the Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. North Korea Kim Jong Un Tests New Land-Sea Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14002&SEO=north-korea-kim-jong-un-tests-new-land-sea-missile Pyongyang, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), led the test launch of the land-sea cruise missile developed by the National Defense Academy of Sciences. SCO Summit Approves Counter-Terrorism Declaration and Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13996&SEO=sco-summit-approves-counter-terrorism-declaration-and-convention Astana, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit adopted today the Astana Declaration, which is annexed to the antiterrorism convention and accepted Pakistan and India in its ranks. Japan Enacts Law to Allow Emperor Akihito to Abdicate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13995&SEO=japan-enacts-law-to-allow-emperor-akihito-to-abdicate Tokyo, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese parliament has enacted today the law allowing Emperor Akihito to resign the throne, thereby opening the succession to his son and Crown Prince, Naruhito, NHK news agency reported. President al-Assad, Situation in Syria Improving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13992&SEO=president-al-assad-situation-in-syria-improving Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the situation in Syria has improved dramatically because the terrorist groups, mainly ISIS, al-Nusra and like-minded groups who are Wahhabi terrorist extremist groups, are retreating. SCO Shaping a New Trade Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13990&SEO=sco-shaping-a-new-trade-order Astana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the formal entry of India and Pakistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a multilateral grouping, is consolidating its economic and political might while shaping a new trade order following the steps of the Belt and Road Initiative China is pushing forward. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13986&SEO=brics-media-in-search-of-shared-future-opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Over a Ton of Heroin Seized by Turkey Belonged to the Talibans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13972&SEO=over-a-ton-of-heroin-seized-by-turkey-belonged-to-the-talibans 08 de junio de 2017, 13:39Ankara,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina)Turkish security forces have seized one tonne and 71 kilograms of heroin on board an offshore supply ship identified as Commander Tide, Turkish media reported. Philippines Says to Break Terrorists City Siege Soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13969&SEO=philippines-says-to-break-terrorists-city-siege-soon Manila,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Takfiri militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a ''small resistance'' after troops crippled their logistics and some terrorists have fled from the battle, military officials said today. Malaysian Public Universities Among Best in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13964&SEO=malaysian-public-universities-among-best-in-the-world Kuala Lumpur,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) All five public research universities in Malaysia have been listed in the top 1 percent of such universities in the world. Indonesia: Marapi Volcano in West Sumatra Erupts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13961&SEO=indonesia-marapi-volcano-in-west-sumatra-erupts Jakarta, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Marapi volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia erupted on June 4, spewing clouds of volcanic ash over the region of Tanah Datar in Sumatran province. China: Second Largest Direct Investor Abroad in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13958&SEO=china-second-largest-direct-investor-abroad-in-2016 Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) China became the second country with the largest direct investment abroad in 2016, according to a report released today by official sources. Myanmar Finds Bodies of Crashed Military Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13949&SEO=myanmar-finds-bodies-of-crashed-military-plane YangonJun 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams have spotted at sea a total of 29 human bodies from the military plane that when missing with 120 people on board,according to a statement released by Myanmar''s Defense Services Office Thursday afternoon. BRICS Media Leaders Meet in China for Practical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13943&SEO=brics-media-leaders-meet-in-china-for-practical-cooperation Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of 27 communication agencies from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have opened today the Media Forum of the bloc with a call to increase practical cooperation. Myanmar Finds Bodies of Crashed Military Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13936&SEO=myanmar-finds-bodies-of-crashed-military-plane Yangon, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams have spotted at sea a total of 29 human bodies from the military plane that when missing with 120 people on board,according to a statement released by Myanmar''s Defense Services Office Thursday afternoon. Number of Dead People in Combats in the Phillipines Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13926&SEO=number-of-dead-people-in-combats-in-the-phillipines-increases Manila, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead people in the southern town of Marawi, Phillipines, because of the clashes between security forces and local terrorist group Maute, increased up to 193 Wednesday. Japan to Dismantle Nuclear Reactor of Monju http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13923&SEO=japan-to-dismantle-nuclear-reactor-of-monju Tokyo, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Issei Nishikawa, Governor of the Japanese prefecture of Fukui, approved the dismantling of the fast nuclear reactor of Monju a year after the Nuclear Regulation Authority recommended to close it because of security problems. Afghan Parliament Tries to Mediate Between Gov't and Demonstrators http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13914&SEO=afghan-parliament-tries-to-mediate-between-govt-and-demonstrators Kabul, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Afghanistan intensified its efforts Wednesday to mediate between the government and the demonstrators who are still demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Gani and other high governmental officials, after the recent terrorist attacks. Clerics Denounce Desecration of Marawi Cathedral in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13907&SEO=clerics-denounce-desecration-of-marawi-cathedral-in-philippines Manila,Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Gov. of Mindanao Mujiv Hataman, chairman of the regional peace and order council, said vandalism of non-Islamic worship sites is a serious offense in Islam. Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13903&SEO=havana-hosts-9th-international-design-congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. S.K. to Assess Environmental Impact of THAAD Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13864&SEO=s.k.-to-assess-environmental-impact-of-thaad-deployment Seoul, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea began preparations today to assess the environmental impact of the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system, days after the confidential entry into the country of four new launch path was announced. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13858&SEO=germany-is-concern-of-g20-joint-statement-on-climate-change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. Thailand to Host MotoGP Race in 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13851&SEO=thailand-to-host-motogp-race-in-2018 Bangkok, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s sports authority says it has secured rights to host a MotoGP race next year, after years of lobbying to bring top motorcycle racing to the kingdom. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13850&SEO=cuba-increases-private-accommodation-for-tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. Chinese Police Officers Start Patrolling Italian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13835&SEO=chinese-police-officers-start-patrolling-italian-cities Beijing, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) A group of 10 Chinese police officers began joint patrols in four Italian cities, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. Dead People by Recent Rains in Sri Lanka Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13820&SEO=dead-people-by-recent-rains-in-sri-lanka-increases Colombo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) New data offered by the Disaster Center of Sri Lanka said that 212 people died, and 79 are still missing, after therecent floods caused by intense rains associated to the monsoon. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13818&SEO=china-pardons-part-of-angolan-debt-and-opens-bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Bangladesh Makes Donation to Sri Lanka after Heavy Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13814&SEO=bangladesh-makes-donation-to-sri-lanka-after-heavy-rains Dacca, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bangladeshi Government donated $500,000 USD today to support the victims of the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka that resulted in 100 deaths. Nepal and China Sign Agreement on Hydroelectric Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13810&SEO=nepal-and-china-sign-agreement-on-hydroelectric-station Kathmandu, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Nepal and China signed an agreement today to develop the most important national project for a hydroelectric station, which will generate 1,200 megawatts and will be erected in the central area of the country. Vietnamese Minister of Defense Pays Honors to Cuban Heroes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13804&SEO=vietnamese-minister-of-defense-pays-honors-to-cuban-heroes Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Minister of Defense Ngo Xuan Lich honored today Cuban independence heroes Antonio Maceo and Francisco Gomes at El Cacahual mausoleum, home to their remains, informed the national television. Japan and China Will Boost Trade, Says Singaporean Ex-Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13801&SEO=japan-and-china-will-boost-trade-says-singaporean-ex-prime-minister Tokyo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Singaporean Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said today that China and Japan should boost trade and economic integration in the Asian continent, with equal conditions and not as rivals. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13800&SEO=un-demands-political-will-to-protect-oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Floods Kill Three and Many are Missing in Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13796&SEO=floods-kill-three-and-many-are-missing-in-indonesia Jakarta, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Recent floods in central Indonesia have killed at least three people and an equal number of missing, the Disaster Prevention Agency reported Monday. 38 Indonesians Allegedly Involved in Philippines Terror Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13790&SEO=38-indonesians-allegedly-involved-in-philippines-terror-network Jakarta,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) As many as 38 Indonesians were allegedly involved in a terror network in Marawi City in Mindanao, the Philippines, Indonesian Police spokesperson, has said. Ma Long Retains Table Tennis World Title http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13788&SEO=ma-long-retains-table-tennis-world-title Dusseldorf, Germany,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion, Ma Long repeated the success experienced two years earlier in Suzhou when, today when he won the Men''s Singles title at the Liebherr 2017 World Championships here. China Recognizes Government of Mexican Capital for Its Care To Pandas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13786&SEO=china-recognizes-government-of-mexican-capital-for-its-care-to-pandas Mexico, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have acknowledged the government of Mexico City for the care of panda bears, particularly in the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) Zoo in this capital, it was reported today. Cambodian People's Party Wins Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13779&SEO=cambodian-peoples-party-wins-elections Phnom Penh, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unofficial preliminary results indicate today that the Cambodian People''s Party(CPP) won about 70 percent of the local districts involved in the dispute, and the popular vote. China To Host BRICS Media Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13769&SEO=china-to-host-brics-media-forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Joint Efforts to Fight Terrorism Called for in Asia-Pacific Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13763&SEO=joint-efforts-to-fight-terrorism-called-for-in-asia-pacific-meeting Singapore, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and specialists from more than 40 countries called here for joint efforts, given the growing threat of terrorism at the end of a meeting on security in Asia Pacific, which is also the target of this scourge. Asia's Largest Cruise Ship Starts Maiden Voyage in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13753&SEO=asias-largest-cruise-ship-starts-maiden-voyage-in-china Beijing, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Joy, the largest cruise ship in Asia, built mainly for the Chinese market, started its maiden voyage in the eastern city of Qingdao. New Study on Predictions by Australian Experts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13748&SEO=new-study-on-predictions-by-australian-experts 03 de junio de 2017, 11:43Canberra, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) A study is opening new paths for the early detection of serious illnesses, thanks to the analysis of medical images by artificial intelligence, made by the experts working in the University of Adelaide, Australia. Canada, Vietnam Trade Exchange Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13746&SEO=canada-vietnam-trade-exchange-grows Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Comercial exchange between Canada and Vietnam amounted to $ 70 million in the first quarter of 2017, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts Visit to Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13737&SEO=vietnamese-prime-minister-starts-visit-to-japan Hanoi, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will start a visit to Japan on Sunday, in which he will foster bilateral relations characterized by its amplitude in several sectors. PH, Malaysia, Indonesia to Start Joint Patrols Off Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13734&SEO=ph-malaysia-indonesia-to-start-joint-patrols-off-mindanao Singapur, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in waters off the Mindanao region this month to counter threats from Islamic State group militants, Malaysia''s defense minister said today. Air, Water Quality Continue to Improve in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13732&SEO=air-water-quality-continue-to-improve-in-beijing 03 de junio de 2017, 09:48Beijing, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Air pollutant density was lowered in Beijing while its surface water environment also improved in 2016, according to a report released by Beijing Municipal Environment Protection Bureau today. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Philippines Casino Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13730&SEO=isis-claims-responsibility-for-philippines-casino-attack Manila, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a moustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire that caused clouds of smoke that left at least 36 people dead Friday morning in a sprawling entertainment complex in Manila. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13729&SEO=stable-china-eu-relations-built-on-consensus-on-global-issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. China, Germany Agree to Speed Up Talks on China-EU Investment Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13717&SEO=china-germany-agree-to-speed-up-talks-on-china-eu-investment-accord 02 de junio de 2017, 15:17Beijing, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Kegiang, who concluded today a tour through Europe and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed to speed up talks on China-European Union (EU) investment accord to enrich cooperation and bilateral ties. June 2 Deadline to Free Marawi of Terrorists Can't Be Met,Says Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13713&SEO=june-2-deadline-to-free-marawi-of-terrorists-cant-be-metsays-army Manila, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) ''Today was supposed to be the date when the government should have declared victory over the terrorists in conflict-stricken Marawi City. Boxers From Five Countries at International Tournament in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13712&SEO=boxers-from-five-countries-at-international-tournament-in-cuba Havana,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Fighters from five countries will take part at the International Giraldo Cordova Cardin Boxing Tournament, which 46th edition is hosted in the Havana''s Sports City Coliseum starting today. PM: Excellent Malaysia-China Relations Doesn't Compromise Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13703&SEO=pm-excellent-malaysia-china-relations-doesnt-compromise-sovereignty Kuala Lumpur,Jun 2(Prensa Latina) The real and transformative results of the excellent relations that Malaysia and China have built do not compromise the country''s sovereignty one bit, Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. China Stresses its Determination to Implement Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13689&SEO=china-stresses-its-determination-to-implement-paris-agreement Beijing, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has emphasized that it will continue implementing the Paris Agreement and will participate positively in the multilateral process of global climate governance, the official press reports today. At Least 25 Wounded in ISIS Attack at Philippine Hotel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13673&SEO=at-least-25-wounded-in-isis-attack-at-philippine-hotel Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Al least 25 people were injured in a attack on a hotel in this capital. The authorship was claimed by the ISIS terrorist group, Phillipine media reported. DPRK Urges USA to End Military Exercises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13669&SEO=dprk-urges-usa-to-end-military-exercises Pyongyang, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has urged again the United States to end the offensive military exercises in the East Sea of Korea, where Washington deployed Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carriers. Japanese Lower House Panel Gives Nod to Abdication Bill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13647&SEO=japanese-lower-house-panel-gives-nod-to-abdication-bill Tokyo,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Lower House Steering Committee today approved a one-time bill to permit the abdication of Emperor Akihito due to advanced age. Philippines Confirms Foreigners Death in Armed Clashes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13645&SEO=philippines-confirms-foreigners-death-in-armed-clashes Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities confirmed today that eight foreign fighters are among the Islamist militants killed by security forces in the southern city of Marawi, south of the country. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13641&SEO=unesco-highlights-revolutionary-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. China Concerned About Entry of THAAD Launchers in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13640&SEO=china-concerned-about-entry-of-thaad-launchers-in-south-korea Beijing, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) China expressed its concern today over the arrival in the Republic of Korea of ​​four additional mobile launchers of the advanced US missile defense system (THAAD). Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13639&SEO=controversial-bilderberg-club-holds-annual-meeting-in-u.s. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. Island States Demand UN Commitment to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13637&SEO=island-states-demand-un-commitment-to-protect-oceans By Waldo Mendiluza Bolivia Assumes Presidency of the UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13634&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-the-un-security-council United Nations, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia assumes today the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council in the midst of serious conflicts and challenges for world peace. China Emphasizes Support for European Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13632&SEO=china-emphasizes-support-for-european-integration Beijing, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is visiting Germany, emphasized the country''s support for the process of European integration, official sources in the capital reported today. North Korea Accuses US of Fanning Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13609&SEO=north-korea-accuses-us-of-fanning-tensions Pyongyang, May 31 (Prensa Latina) North Korea''s Government has reportedly accused US media and military leaders of urging the Donald Trump administration of fanning the fire of tensions over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Papua New Guinea Expedition Finds Largest Trees at Extreme Altitude http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13599&SEO=papua-new-guinea-expedition-finds-largest-trees-at-extreme-altitude Sydney,May 31 (Prensa Latina) The first field campaign surveying Papua New Guinea''s lush primary forests from the coast to clouds has revealed the high mountain tops may house the largest trees recorded globally at such extreme altitudes. World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13597&SEO=world-final-of-programming-competition-in-us-an-ovation-for-cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Rare Faceless Fish Discovered in Deep Sea off Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13590&SEO=rare-faceless-fish-discovered-in-deep-sea-off-australia Canberra, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists found a mysterious faceless fish during an exploration in deep Australian waters, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) reported today. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13584&SEO=successful-debut-in-kenya-of-railway-built-by-china Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. Bolivian President thanks Chinese Donation of Surveillance Cameras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13583&SEO=bolivian-president-thanks-chinese-donation-of-surveillance-cameras La Paz, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales thanked the Chinese ambassador to Bolivia, Wu Yuanshan, today for the donation of 570 surveillance cameras to strengthen the people''s security in the Andean-Amazonian nation. Attack in Kabul Causes 80 Dead and more than 300 Wounded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13579&SEO=attack-in-kabul-causes-80-dead-and-more-than-300-wounded Kabul, May 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 80 people were killed, mostly civilians, and more than 300 wounded in an attack in a diplomatic zone in the capital, the army said. Polish Airline Starts Direct Flights between Warzaw and Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13576&SEO=polish-airline-starts-direct-flights-between-warzaw-and-astana Astana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Polish airline Lot has opened a new direct flight to connect the city of Warzaw with this capital, being this the first direct route between Poland and Kazahstan. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13569&SEO=cuba-expects-high-foreign-participation-in-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. Ancient Rice Strain Back On in China After 10 000 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13544&SEO=ancient-rice-strain-back-on-in-china-after-10-000-years Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Rice was cultivated for the first time in China nearly 10,000 years ago, according to a study published by specialized magazine Proceedings, from the US Academy of Sciences. THAAD Launchers Brought in S. Korea without Notifying New President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13541&SEO=thaad-launchers-brought-in-s.-korea-without-notifying-new-president Seoul, May 30 (Prensa Latina) President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, has ordered the investigation of the secret entry and deployment in the country of four new launchers of the THAAD anti-missile defense system, Yonhap news agency reported. DPRK Rejects Joint Statement Issued at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13538&SEO=dprk-rejects-joint-statement-issued-at-g-7-summit Pyongyang, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected today the joint statement issued at the G-7 Summit, which it considers to distort the self-defense objective implicit in the country''s nuclear development. Chinese Wine Group Agrees to Buy Three Chilean Vineyards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13527&SEO=chinese-wine-group-agrees-to-buy-three-chilean-vineyards Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile currently is China''s third wine exporting country, after France and Australia, but the wine business goes further with the purchase of three vineyards by a group of companies from the Asian nation. Cuba Celebrates Chinese Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13517&SEO=cuba-celebrates-chinese-culture-festival Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) With a varied program of activities, Havana is celebrating from today to June 4th the Festival of Chinese Culture, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the arrival of inhabitants of that country to Cuba. DPRK Denounces Joint Drill Plans of USA, South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13498&SEO=dprk-denounces-joint-drill-plans-of-usa-south-korea Pyongyang, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced today the United States and South Korea for trying to develop a joint military drill in June. Australia Increases Afghanistan Troop Numbers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13491&SEO=australia-increases-afghanistan-troop-numbers Canberra, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Australia will increase its troop commitment to Afghanistan by 30 to a total of 300. China to Build Railroad to Revive Kenyan Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13485&SEO=china-to-build-railroad-to-revive-kenyan-economy Nairobi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan top official described today as enormous the benefits of the railroad that China will build between this capital and the port of Mombasa, worth 13 billion dollars. Bilateral Trade an Important Issue in Vietnam-US Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13482&SEO=bilateral-trade-an-important-issue-in-vietnam-us-ties Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Trade between Vietnam and the United States has maintained an average annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent since 2001, according to figures released here on the official visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington today. Sri Lanka Rains Death Toll Rises to 164 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13479&SEO=sri-lanka-rains-death-toll-rises-to-164 Colombo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 164 due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains associated with the arrival of the monsoon. Beijing Hosts Global Cooperation Fair In Trade Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13475&SEO=beijing-hosts-global-cooperation-fair-in-trade-services Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese capital hosts today an international trade fair to promote openness and cooperation in trade services, focusing on science and technology, the internet and communication, culture and business education, tourism, health, medicine and finance. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts U.S. Visit Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13467&SEO=vietnamese-prime-minister-starts-u.s.-visit-today Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will begin an official visit to the United States today at the invitation of President Donald Trump, during which the two countries will strengthen relations, according to government sources. Chinese Government Increases Financing to Reduce Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13466&SEO=chinese-government-increases-financing-to-reduce-poverty Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government allocated more than 140 billion yuans (about 20.4 billion dollars) this year to continue its poverty-relief actions, the Ministry of Finance said on Sunday. World Youth Festival to Honor Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13457&SEO=world-youth-festival-to-honor-fidel-castro Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, to be held in the Russian city of Sochi in October, will be dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, local media reported on Sunday. China Rejects G7 Interference in Its Maritime Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13452&SEO=china-rejects-g7-interference-in-its-maritime-affairs Beijing, May 28 (Prensa Latina) China strongly rejected the statement issued at the end of the G7 summit, which interferes in the disputes in the East and South China seas under the disguise of international law, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. Yellow Alert in China due to Heat Wave http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13451&SEO=yellow-alert-in-china-due-to-heat-wave Beijing, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued a yellow alert on Sunday due to the high temperatures reported in some central and northern provinces where the thermometers marked up to 39 degrees Celsius. Havana Organizes New Zealand Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13445&SEO=havana-organizes-new-zealand-film-festival Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Almost a dozen feature and eight short films from New Zealand complete the selection of the first festival dedicated to the cinematography of that country in Havana, confirmed organizers today. Floods and Landslides in Sri Lanka Leave over 100 Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13441&SEO=floods-and-landslides-in-sri-lanka-leave-over-100-deaths 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:40Colombo, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Over 100 people have passed away in southwestern Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in recent days, the National Emergency Response Center reported. Philippine Army Launches New Air Raid Against Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13435&SEO=philippine-army-launches-new-air-raid-against-terrorists 27 de mayo de 2017, 10:16Manila, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army has launched a new air raid against Maute terrorist group in the south of the country, after several days of fighting to regain control of the city of Marawi. Chinese Govt. Guarantees Work to New Graduates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13428&SEO=chinese-govt.-guarantees-work-to-new-graduates In China 7,95 million university students will be graduated in2017, so the Government takes measures to guarantee work offers for that population at a moment of changes in that nation. Philippines Expects Broad Participation in Tourism Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13427&SEO=philippines-expects-broad-participation-in-tourism-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 06:00Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Officials from 156 countries will attend the 6th Conference on Tourism Statistics of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which will host the Philippines next month, host countries reported today. G-7 Summit Opens Without Consensus on Key Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13420&SEO=g-7-summit-opens-without-consensus-on-key-issues 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state or government of the G-7 countries began their forty-third summit today in the Sicilian town of Taormina, with no sight consensus on key issues. DPRK Condemns New South Korean Military Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13405&SEO=dprk-condemns-new-south-korean-military-provocation 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:21Pyongyang, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned new South Korean military provocations in the area of the Military Demarcation Line (MDL). Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13396&SEO=philippines-confirms-isis-presence-in-mindanao Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) ''We will overcome, we will win,'' Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers today in Iligan City, referring to the war against local terror groups in the country. Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Japan is Basis for Good Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13391&SEO=cultural-exchange-between-cuba-and-japan-is-basis-for-good-relations Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Japanese cultural values in Cuba has been the basis for good relations with the Asian nation, Japanese ambassador to the island, Masaru Watanabe, said. China Condemns US Warship Incursion on South Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13383&SEO=china-condemns-us-warship-incursion-on-south-sea Beijing, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today expressed a strong protest against a US warship that passed near the Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. Pakistan's Population Could Reach 220 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13358&SEO=pakistans-population-could-reach-220-million Islamabad, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan´s population is projected at anywhere between 210 million and 220 million people, after its long overdue census process ending on Wednesday night, official sources reported. Thai Military Junta May Delay Elections After Hospital Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13353&SEO=thai-military-junta-may-delay-elections-after-hospital-terror-attack Bangkok, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Thai military junta is considering delaying the elections scheduled for 2018, following the hospital terror attack with a crude bomb on Monday that left 25 injured in the Thai capital. China's President Calls for Modern, Stronger Navy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13348&SEO=chinas-president-calls-for-modern-stronger-navy Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping has called for building a stronger and more modern Naval Force to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and the dream of a powerful Armed Forces. New Zealand Launches Its First Space Rocket Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13346&SEO=new-zealand-launches-its-first-space-rocket-successfully Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) U.S. company Rocket Lab celebrated today the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron from the North Island of New Zealand. China to Limit Investment in Signings of Foreign Football Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13344&SEO=china-to-limit-investment-in-signings-of-foreign-football-players Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Football Federation announced today that it will establish rules to limit the monetary expenditure of local clubs in the signing of foreign players. Philippines Launches Surgical Air Strikes to Flush Out Maute Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13341&SEO=philippines-launches-surgical-air-strikes-to-flush-out-maute-group Manila,May 25 (Prensa Latina) The military has launched surgical air strikes in three barangays in Marawi City to flush out a group of members of the terrorist Maute group as operations reached the third day, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. US Destroyer Sails in Chinese Waters Despite China Objections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13334&SEO=us-destroyer-sails-in-chinese-waters-despite-china-objections Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The US destroyer USS Dewey sailed on the eve less than 20 kilometers from the artificial islands built by Beijing in the waters of the South China Sea, which event was rejected today by the Asian country. China Determined to Save Nationals Abducted in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13328&SEO=china-determined-to-save-nationals-abducted-in-pakistan Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will reinforce actions to rescue two nationals abducted yesterday in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Foreign Ministry said. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13327&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Two Bombers Missing during Second World War Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13317&SEO=two-bombers-missing-during-second-world-war-found Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Two US B-25 bombers missing in the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War more than 70 years ago were found offshore Papua New Guinea, said sources today. South Korean Government to Issue Proposal to Reshuffle Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13315&SEO=south-korean-government-to-issue-proposal-to-reshuffle-cabinet Seoul, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The advisory team of President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will present next month a proposal to reshuffle the cabinet, said today the news agency Yonhap. Deadly Explosions Rock Bus Terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13289&SEO=deadly-explosions-rock-bus-terminal-in-jakarta-indonesia Jakarta,May 24(Prensa Latina) A suspected suicide bomber has attacked a bus terminal in Indonesia, with at least 3 persons killed and another four injured. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13287&SEO=uncertainty-in-nepal-after-pms-resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13280&SEO=one-hundred-years-of-solitude-is-reborn-in-china-after-50-years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13279&SEO=top-vietnamese-party-leader-receives-cuban-delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Prime Minister of Vietnam to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13260&SEO=prime-minister-of-vietnam-to-visit-usa Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in this capital on May 31, White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced. UN Security Council in Session about DPRK Nuke Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13241&SEO=un-security-council-in-session-about-dprk-nuke-program 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:07United Nations, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council holds today emergency consultations on the nuclear program of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), following the launch of a new ballistic missile. Turkey, Germany seek to Resolve Disagreement about Incirlik Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13240&SEO=turkey-germany-seek-to-resolve-disagreement-about-incirlik-base 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:59Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s ambassador to the capital, Martin Erdmann, reported today that his country is working with Turkey to solve the bilateral crisis opened after the refusal of German deputies to visit the Incirlik air base. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Cuba Fosters Revolutionary Unity vs. Neoliberal Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13207&SEO=cuba-fosters-revolutionary-unity-vs.-neoliberal-offensive Hanoi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is promoting actions to foster the greatest possible unity of the Latin American and Caribbean revolutionaries facing the new neoliberal offensive led by the United States and its allies, a senior leader of the Caribbean nation said here today. RPDK Evaluates Technical Tests of New Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13186&SEO=rpdk-evaluates-technical-tests-of-new-missile Pyongyang, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported today that the target chased with the testing shot of the new medium and long range strategic missile Pukguksong-2, was to verify the technical aspects of the system. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13174&SEO=sri-lanka-makes-significant-changes-in-ministerial-cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13172&SEO=wto-chief-defends-free-trade-during-tokyo-visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. China and Cuba Review Cooperation in Telecommunications http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13165&SEO=china-and-cuba-review-cooperation-in-telecommunications Beijing, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Communications Minister, Jorge Luis Perdomo, and Chinese First Deputy Minister of the Cyberspace Administration, Wang Xiujun, have reviewed cooperation in this area here, it was reported today. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13157&SEO=philippine-president-seeks-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13133&SEO=apec-ministers-discuss-trade-and-growth-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13118&SEO=world-cup-2022qatar-khalifa-stadium-ready-five-years-before-kick-off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13100&SEO=chile-colombia-mexico-and-peru-promote-stronger-ties-with-vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Philippine Troops kill Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13034&SEO=philippine-troops-kill-nearly-150-abu-sayyaf-terrorists Manila, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf terrorists have been killed in offensive operations by Philippine troops in the southern region of the nation since January 2017, according to official releases. Islamic State Attacks Afghanistan TV station, Multiple Casualties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13019&SEO=islamic-state-attacks-afghanistan-tv-station-multiple-casualties Kabul, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State today claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan''s that killed 10 persons and injured 24. China, Russia for More Cooperation in Training Sports Talents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12999&SEO=china-russia-for-more-cooperation-in-training-sports-talents Beijing, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic International University of Russia will establish a campus in this capital to increase training of sports talents, noted Boris Titov, co-president of the Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development with China. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. DPRK Clears Objectives of Missile Launching Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12973&SEO=dprk-clears-objectives-of-missile-launching-test Pyongyang, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People Republic of Korea (DPRK) defended its position after making its latest ballistic missile launching test, considering it a part of the process to improve the national defense capacity, because of constant threatening by the US. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12964&SEO=turkish-authorities-on-terror-alert-to-protect-russian-ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Mapping The Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12962&SEO=mapping-the-magnetic-bridge-between-our-nearest-galactic-neighbours Canberra, May 16 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy''s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively). The Caiman and the Crocodile; Timor Leste and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12960&SEO=the-caiman-and-the-crocodile-timor-leste-and-cuba Por Loro Horta*Havana, (Prensa Latina) The map of Timor Leste has the shape of a crocodile, while the map of Cuba has the shape of a Cayman. Both countries fought long and hard for their independence and continue to fight against neo colonial tendencies. They share the Catholic faith and a common Iberian legacy. 37 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Henderson Island in Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12958&SEO=37-million-pieces-of-plastic-found-on-henderson-island-in-pacific Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A remote and uninhabited South Pacific island has become a plastic wasteland with one of the world''s highest collection of debris, Australian researchers have found according to PNAS magazine. Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. China Donates 34 Million Dollars in Humanitarian Aid to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12946&SEO=china-donates-34-million-dollars-in-humanitarian-aid-to-syria Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) China has donated 30 million dollars to Syria for humanitarian projects and food worth four million dollars, it was officially announced today in Damascus. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12943&SEO=vietnam-china-strengthen-relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. DPRK Fires New Ballistic Missile Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12918&SEO=dprk-fires-new-ballistic-missile-successfully Pyongyang, May 15 (Prensa Latina) North Korea successfully launched a new HATSONG-12 mid-to-long range ballistic missile, according to the Foreign Ministry. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Asian Countries Suffering from WannaCry Virus Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12911&SEO=asian-countries-suffering-from-wannacry-virus-cyber-attack Hanoi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Asian governments and businesses continued Monday to be disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack that erupted Friday, according to media reports from China, Japan, South Korea, Viet Nam and India. Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12909&SEO=chinese-authorities-call-to-take-measures-after-global-cyber-attack Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s Cyberspace Administration on Monday urged people to install and update their computer security programs to prevent being damaged by the world cyber-attack with the virus WannaCry. China's Ambitious Initiative to Reshape the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12902&SEO=chinas-ambitious-initiative-to-reshape-the-world Beijing (Prensa Latina) More than 100 countries have agreed to participate in the Chinese Belt and Silk Route Initiative, a large-scale trade project that shows the high demand for global economic cooperation. Cholera Outbreak Worsens in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12892&SEO=cholera-outbreak-worsens-in-yemen Sanaa, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The current cholera epidemic affecting the population of Yemen has so far caused 115 deaths, while 8,500 people remain in hospitals. Nepal Holds Local Elections, The first in 20 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12885&SEO=nepal-holds-local-elections-the-first-in-20-years Katmandu, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Nepal will choose its local representatives today in an election delayed for 20 years, due to a civil war and subsequent political instability. China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12883&SEO=china-opens-belt-and-road-forum-for-international-cooperation Beijing, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Cuban Discus Thrower Caballero Wins Bronze Medal at Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12872&SEO=cuban-discus-thrower-caballero-wins-bronze-medal-at-diamond-league Shanghai, China, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban discus thrower Denia Caballero today won the bronze medal during the second phase of the Diamond League of Athletics held here and won by Croatia''s Sandra Perkovic. Two Civilians Killed, Six Injured in Clashes in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12870&SEO=two-civilians-killed-six-injured-in-clashes-in-kashmir 13 de mayo de 2017, 12:17New Delhi, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Two civilians were killed and six wounded in a clash between Indian and Pakistani troops on the de facto border between the two countries in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. Cuban and Chinese Children and Youth Celebrate Living in Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12865&SEO=cuban-and-chinese-children-and-youth-celebrate-living-in-peace Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Children and youths from Cuba and China gathered at the island''s embassy in Beijing on Saturday to celebrate their day and the anniversaries of the organizations to which they belong. China Calls for Further Cooperation with Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12863&SEO=china-calls-for-further-cooperation-with-spain Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed today the interest in increasing ''pragmatic'' cooperation with Spain in different fields to generate mutual benefits as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Philippines: Military Offensive Leaves 31 Dead Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12820&SEO=philippines-military-offensive-leaves-31-dead-terrorists Manila, May 11 (Prensa Latina) At least 31 members of a terrorist group linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) died, as a result of an attack by military forces, said the Philippine Army here Thursday. South Korea to Send Team to China to Talk on US Shield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12817&SEO=south-korea-to-send-team-to-china-to-talk-on-us-shield Seoul, May 11 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President-elect, Moon Jae-in, will send a team of experts to China to talk on the US antimissile shield THAAD, whose deployment here he promised to analyze, in case he won the presidential elections. Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth Possibly Found in Australian Rocks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12811&SEO=oldest-evidence-of-life-on-earth-possibly-found-in-australian-rocks Sydney, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world''s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Vietnam's President Leaves for China Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12787&SEO=vietnams-president-leaves-for-china-visit Hanoi, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President Tran Dai Quang traveled to China today, where he will pay an official visit and attend the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation until next Monday. Pakistan and Iran to Discuss Movement of Terrorists Across Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12782&SEO=pakistan-and-iran-to-discuss-movement-of-terrorists-across-border Islamabad, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan announced that a joint border commission with Iran will be made up to halt the ''terrorist movement'', following the statements of Iranian army´s chief saying that alleged hideouts in the country would be bombed. Thailand Rules out IS Participation in Attack against Pattani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12779&SEO=thailand-rules-out-is-participation-in-attack-against-pattani Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Thai authorities highlighted today participation by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the double bomb attack outside a shopping mall in the city of Pattani. Shinzo Abe Congratulates New South Korean President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12771&SEO=shinzo-abe-congratulates-new-south-korean-president Tokyo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Moon Jae-in Wednesday, because of his electoral victory in the presidential elections of South Korea. Another Seven Terrorists Lay Arms in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12766&SEO=another-seven-terrorists-lay-arms-in-philippines Manila, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Seven Islamic-linked terrorists surrendered to government forces in the south of the Philippines this week, totaling 47 the extremists who laid down their weapons once the military offensive was strengthened, army sources said. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. South Koreans Demand Constitutional Court Warrant against THAAD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12711&SEO=south-koreans-demand-constitutional-court-warrant-against-thaad 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:45Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of South Koreans, residents in Seongju county, where the US anti-ballistic missile system THAAD, is set up, demanded that the Constitutional Court issued a warrant against its construction and beginning of operations, the news agency YONHAP reported today. Cuba Attends Celebrations for Kazakh Day of Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12702&SEO=cuba-attends-celebrations-for-kazakh-day-of-victory Astana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Kazakhstan took part in the activities in this capital for the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Fascism, presided by the Head of State, Nurzultán Nazarbáyev. Center-Left Politician Wins Presidential Elections in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12697&SEO=center-left-politician-wins-presidential-elections-in-south-korea Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Moon Jae-in, a veteran advocate of human rights and, according to his electoral promises, of a rapprochement with North Korea has won the Presidential elections in South Korea by a landslide over conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo. Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest Climbs After 85 Year Old Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12692&SEO=nepal-wants-to-limit-age-for-everest-climbs-after-85-year-old-dies Katmandú, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nepal Mountaineering Association plans to push the government to limit the age of climbers to at least 76. Afghan Cleric, Six Students Die in Bomb Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12691&SEO=afghan-cleric-six-students-die-in-bomb-attack Kabul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A top cleric and six children studying at his seminary were killed in a bomb attack in northern Afghanistan today, a security source confirmed. Evergrande Advance in AFC Champions League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12690&SEO=evergrande-advance-in-afc-champions-league Beijing,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Guangzhou Evergrande secured their place in the AFC Champions League round of 16 after a 2-2 draw with Suwon Bluewings in their final Group G clash on Tuesday. Moon Jae-in is Now Leading in South Korean Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12689&SEO=moon-jae-in-is-now-leading-in-south-korean-presidential-election Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Moon Jae-in, of the Liberal Democratic Party, is now leading vote counting in the South Korea''s presidential election and is ahead of the nearest rival with 18 points, polls showed. Asia-Pacific Leads Global Growth: IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12687&SEO=asia-pacific-leads-global-growth-imf Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) informed today that the region Asia-Pacific will continue as leader of global growth and placed its expansion projection at 5.5 percent in 2017 and 5.4 in 2018. Double Bombing Hits Southern Thailand, 40 Injured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12685&SEO=double-bombing-hits-southern-thailand-40-injured Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina)At least 40 people were injured today, one is in serious condition, when a double bombing hit a town in Thailand''s insurgency-plagued south, police said, the latest suspected rebel attack to undermine stalled peace efforts. First Turkish Participation in Marathon of Mount Everest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12658&SEO=first-turkish-participation-in-marathon-of-mount-everest Ankara, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkish federation ''Sports for Everyone'' announced the appearance of local athlete Ece Vahapoglu as the Turkish representative in the Mount Everest Marathon for the first time in the history of Turkey. Nepal to Sign up Pact with China on OBOR Initiative http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12654&SEO=nepal-to-sign-up-pact-with-china-on-obor-initiative 08 de mayo de 2017, 17:22Kathmandu, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Nepal has today confirmed its interest in becoming part of China''s Belt and Road Initiative to build a trade and infrastructure network to connect Asia with Europe and Africa. Philippines Maintain Confidence in Duterte Despite Iron Fist Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12649&SEO=philippines-maintain-confidence-in-duterte-despite-iron-fist-policy 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:49Manila, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Despite the iron fist policy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in his anti-drug campaign, recent polls reveal that 80 percent of the population is confident in his management, the Manila Times reported today. Indonesia to Investigate Officials, Guards Over Massive Prison Break http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12634&SEO=indonesia-to-investigate-officials-guards-over-massive-prison-break Jakarta, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia Minister of Legal and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly today ordered a probe of officials overseeing a Sumatra''s Riau province prison where inmates massively broke out due to alleged illicit practices, including extortions. Syrian Team Wins Kick Boxing Mediterranean Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12628&SEO=syrian-team-wins-kick-boxing-mediterranean-championship 08 de mayo de 2017, 12:31Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press highlighted today the victory of the Syrian team of kick boxing in the Mediterranean championship of that discipline of Japanese origin, which mixes the technique of traditional boxing with martial arts. Olympics: Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Slower Than Hoped http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12626&SEO=olympics-pyeongchang-ticket-sales-slower-than-hoped Seoul,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Ticket sales in South Korea for the Winter Olympics it is hosting next year have gone far worse than hoped, organisers admitted today, with barely a quarter of the first-phase target taken up. DPRK Investigations Continue After US Citizen Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12624&SEO=dprk-investigations-continue-after-us-citizen-detention Pyongyang, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are continuing investigations into a US citizen arrested on suspicion of committing hostile acts against the country. Non Communicable Diseases Cause 400,000 Deaths Annually in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12616&SEO=non-communicable-diseases-cause-400000-deaths-annually-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Non-communicable diseases cause around 400,000 deaths per year in Vietnam, Health officials said at a conference on the subject. Philippines, USA Hold Military Drills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12612&SEO=philippines-usa-hold-military-drills Manila, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Philippine and US forces began joint exercises today in several areas of this Southeast Asian archipelago, focusing on humanitarian aid and fighting natural disasters, official sources informed. Attack on Kashmir Leaves Four Fatalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12599&SEO=attack-on-kashmir-leaves-four-fatalities New Delhi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Four people were killed, including two civilians, a police officer and a military during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported today the police. Vietnam Finalizes Details to Host APEC Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12586&SEO=vietnam-finalizes-details-to-host-apec-forum Hanoi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam finalizes details today to host from Tuesday a series of meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as part of the work prior to the summit of its leaders scheduled for next November. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12578&SEO=chinese-navy-hands-over-three-pirates-to-somali-authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz Has Fallen to Taliban Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12576&SEO=qala-e-zal-district-in-kunduz-has-fallen-to-taliban-control Kabul, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The control of Qala-e-Zal district in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan has reportedly fallen to Taliban earlier today. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. China Publishes Reproduction of its Oldest Hand-written Koran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12572&SEO=china-publishes-reproduction-of-its-oldest-hand-written-koran Beijing, May 6 (Prensa Latina) China published today a reproduced edition of its oldest hand-written copy of the Koran. China Sets Up B20 Business Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12570&SEO=china-sets-up-b20-business-council Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) The B20 China Business Council was established today in Beijing to help Chinese enterprises participate in global economic governance. Pakistan: Court to Investigate Those Implicated in Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12568&SEO=pakistan-court-to-investigate-those-implicated-in-panama-papers Islamabad, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Pakistan named six entities as part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to verify the financial denunciations revealed by Panama Papers against the family of prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Around 200 Inmates Escape From Packed Indonesia Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12547&SEO=around-200-inmates-escape-from-packed-indonesia-prison Jakarta,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Around 200 inmates escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison in Indonesia''s Riau Island, police confirmed. Vietnam and Cuba to Expand Sports Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12543&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-to-expand-sports-collaboration Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Expansion of sports collaboration between Cuba and Vietnam was discussed here in a meeting between representatives of both countries, where the hosts advocated for a greater Exchange of trainers and experts, as it was informed here. New Japanese Space Mission Will Be Going to the Moons of Mars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12541&SEO=new-japanese-space-mission-will-be-going-to-the-moons-of-mars Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina)The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has a different mission in mind when it comes to the coming decades. Instead of exploring the Moon or Mars, they propose exploring the moons of Mars. Nicaragua's President Receives Japanese Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12539&SEO=nicaraguas-president-receives-japanese-foreign-minister Managua, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega welcomed here today Japanese Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura, who visits the country to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between the two nations. ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue on Bilateral Links and other Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12523&SEO=asean-u.s.-dialogue-on-bilateral-links-and-other-issues Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States reportedly agreed to boost collaboration in addressing global challenges such as terrorism and cyber attacks. Vietnam Targets Annual Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12521&SEO=vietnam-targets-annual-economic-growth Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese authorities maintain the goal of economic growth of 6.7 percent for this year, after evaluating the positive performance of production and foreign trade in the first four months. Vietnam Will Work by Consensus on Future TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12515&SEO=vietnam-will-work-by-consensus-on-future-tpp Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam affirmed today it will work with other members of the Transpacific Agreement of Economic Cooperation (TPP) in order to achieve consensus on future orientations for the Pact, given the uncertainty after the withdrawal of the United States. Syrian Media Highlights Negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12492&SEO=syrian-media-highlights-negotiations-in-astana-kazakhstan Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlighted today the bilateral meetings hold by the national delegation during the Fourth meeting on the Crisis in this country, held in Astana, Kazakhstan capital. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12485&SEO=chinese-market-opened-to-cuban-habanos-cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. Maradona to Visit India Before U-17 World Soccer Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12483&SEO=maradona-to-visit-india-before-u-17-world-soccer-championship New Delhi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona confirmed today that he will visit the Indian city of Calcutta in September, one of the headquarters of the U-17 Men''s World Soccer Championship planned in this country from October 6 to 28. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. Vietnamese Govt Calls for Boosting Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12476&SEO=vietnamese-govt-calls-for-boosting-mining Hanoi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said today measures will be taken to boost mining, one of the issues addressed at a government meeting that analyzed the country''s socio-economic situation. New Presidency in South Korea Suggests Liberal Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12466&SEO=new-presidency-in-south-korea-suggests-liberal-trend Seoul, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea seems to be ready for its first liberal president in almost ten years, with Moon Jae-in from the Democrat Party (DP) leading the opinion polls, as elections approach on May 9th. US Test-fires ICBM Traveling 4,200 Miles to South Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12444&SEO=us-test-fires-icbm-traveling-4200-miles-to-south-pacific Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States Air Force test-launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California to the Pacific Ocean, the military said in a statement. Vietnamese Bank Plans to Open Representation Office in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12441&SEO=vietnamese-bank-plans-to-open-representation-office-in-new-york Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Vietcombank) plans to open a representative office in the US city of New York and subsidiaries in Australia and Laos, indicated the media here today. China's Belt and Road Initiative Raises Interest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12440&SEO=chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-raises-interest Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Forum on International Cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held in this capital during the following days, is acknowledged by its benefits to all countries and has raised interest from several nations. Cuba and China Agree to Deepen Cooperation in Many Fields http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12426&SEO=cuba-and-china-agree-to-deepen-cooperation-in-many-fields Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez, and Wang Zhengwei, Vice-President of the Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), have called on today to deepen cooperation in several fields. Vietnam Debuts as Official Member in Asian-African Legal Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12418&SEO=vietnam-debuts-as-official-member-in-asian-african-legal-forum Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The presence of Vietnam in the 56th Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) as an official member of the forum has been well received during the meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, it was reported here today. Chinese Initiative Belt and Route in the Sight of Many http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12416&SEO=chinese-initiative-belt-and-route-in-the-sight-of-many By Damy Vales Beijing, (Prensa Latina) The First Forum of Intetnational Cooperation of the Belt and the Reoute to be held here in a few days in this capital, is recognized for the benefits it will bring to all the countries and is today in the sight of many nations. UN Reports Progress on Protection of Filipino Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12407&SEO=un-reports-progress-on-protection-of-filipino-children United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines reports significant progress in protecting children, said a recent report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the impact of armed conflict on children. USA Finishes Installation of Controversial Missile Shield in S.Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12391&SEO=usa-finishes-installation-of-controversial-missile-shield-in-s.korea Seoul, May 2 (Prensa Latina) United States troops in the Republic of South Korea finished today the installation of the anti-missile shield Thaad despite the strong protests and polemic unleashed over the cost of setting it up. China Urges to Halt anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12380&SEO=china-urges-to-halt-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea Beijing, May 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged today the immediate suspension of the deployment of the US anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea and insisted on peaceful negotiation as the only practical way to achieve nuclear disarmament in that area. China and United Arab Emirates to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12362&SEO=china-and-united-arab-emirates-to-increase-cooperation 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:44Beijing, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan began an official visit to China today to assess bilateral cooperation. China Works for More Regional Trade in Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12340&SEO=china-works-for-more-regional-trade-in-silk-road The initiative of the strip and the route China is defending is an example of economic globalization and free trade for the Asia and other continents. Since 2013 this project stands for being one of the most important opposition to the commercial protectionism of western powers like the United States. More details by Isaura Diez. Alliance among Asian Universities in Beijing: For Cultural Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12338&SEO=alliance-among-asian-universities-in-beijing-for-cultural-unity 30 de abril de 2017, 13:24Beijing, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Alliance of Asian Universities established in this capital was described as a bridge among peoples of different cultures and a means to boost international cooperation, according to Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu Yandong. ASEAN Summit Concludes with New Integration Step Forward http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12315&SEO=asean-summit-concludes-with-new-integration-step-forward 29 de abril de 2017, 11:54Manila, April 29 (Prensa Latina) South East Asian leaders have today adopted a declaration on the role of the civil service as a catalyst for achieving ASEAN Community´s Vision-2025, at the conclusion of a summit in this capital. ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12310&SEO=asean-holds-summit-in-philippines-among-regional-challenges Manila, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Manila, the Philippines today with leaders of the 10 member nations looking to strengthen connectivity and promote the bloc as a global player. More Efforts Needed for Korean Stability, Denuclearization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12304&SEO=more-efforts-needed-for-korean-stability-denuclearization Beijing, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) More efforts should be made to achieve stability, denuclearization and sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula, which has witnessed a continued escalation of tensions over the past months, China Government stressed Saturday. Afghan Taliban Announce Offensive against Foreign Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12298&SEO=afghan-taliban-announce-offensive-against-foreign-troops 28 de abril de 2017, 20:10Kabul, April 28 (Prensa Latina) The resurgent Afghan Taliban movement announced today the start of a new offensive against national security forces and foreign troops, which have been stationed in Afghanistan for over 15 years. Trump Lies When he Minimizes Climate Change; Nobel Peace Prize Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12282&SEO=trump-lies-when-he-minimizes-climate-change-nobel-peace-prize-says Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump is lying when he minimizes climate change, stressed Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Nobel Peace Prize, in an interview here today. UN: US Threatens DPRK With New Unilateral Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12281&SEO=un-us-threatens-dprk-with-new-unilateral-sanctions United Nations, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson assured that although there are possibilities to talk to the government of the Popular Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United States saves its own right to aplly unilateral sanctions to those nations supoorting the North Korean country. Iran Reserves the Right to Respond to Attack From Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12279&SEO=iran-reserves-the-right-to-respond-to-attack-from-pakistan Tehran, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran warned Wednesday that it reserves the right to respond to the attack from Pakistan in which nine border guards died, while President Hassan Rouhani demanded Islamabad more diligence in the fight against terrorism. US Soldier Avoids Jail After S.Korean Drugs Bust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12274&SEO=us-soldier-avoids-jail-after-s.korean-drugs-bust Seoul,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) A US soldier charged with smuggling around $11.5 million worth of methamphetamine into South Korea walked free today, after a local court took his circumstances into consideration. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12271&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12272&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption 28 de abril de 2017, 12:58Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Japan, US Conduct Military Maneuvers in Pacific Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12267&SEO=japan-us-conduct-military-maneuvers-in-pacific-ocean Tokyo, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Defense Minister Tomomi Inada confirmed Tuesday that her country has made further military maneuvers with the United States in the Pacific Ocean, under the argument of demonstrating its commitment to stability in the region. ASEAN: Reasons to Celebrate, but Never Forgetting Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12263&SEO=asean-reasons-to-celebrate-but-never-forgetting-challenges Manila, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) In today''s and tomorrow meetings, the ASEAN enters in a phase of more activity as it reaches 50th anniversary of its foundation, reason to celebrate but never forgetting challenges. FMs Reaffirm ASEAN's Role to Promote Peace, Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12252&SEO=fms-reaffirm-aseans-role-to-promote-peace-stability Manila, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have stressed today the need that the bloc promotes an active role in guaranteeing peace and stability. Japanese Prime Minister Travels to Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12235&SEO=japanese-prime-minister-travels-to-russia Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Russia Thursday, to talk to President Vladimir Putin on economic, territorial and regional affairs of bilateral interest, in a tour that will also take him to the United Kingdom. Russian Warship Collided; Sunk off Turkey Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12233&SEO=russian-warship-collided-sunk-off-turkey-coasts Ankara, Apr 27 (prensa Latina) The Russian warship Liman sank today in the Black Sea near the Bosphorus Strait, about 30 kilometers northwest of Turkey''s coast, after it collided with merchat vessel. Its 78 crew members were rescued alive, the Turkish Coast Guard reported. U.S.A. Distorts Nuclear Deterrent, asserts DPRK Newspaper http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12231&SEO=u.s.a.-distorts-nuclear-deterrent-asserts-dprk-newspaper Pyongyang, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An important newspaper of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) noted today that by distorting and exaggerating the reality about nuclear deterrence, the United States seeks to stigmatize the country and justify its campaign to crush it. Iran: Nine Border Guards Killed After Clashes With Balochi Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12230&SEO=iran-nine-border-guards-killed-after-clashes-with-balochi-terrorist Teherán,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nine Iranian border guards were killed near Mirjaveh district after clashes with the armed Balochi insurgent group Army of Justice, the prosecutor general of Zahedan province Alí Movahedi Rad announced today. Children Pay The Price in Afghan Conflict: UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12227&SEO=children-pay-the-price-in-afghan-conflict-un Kabul,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan''s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said today in Kabul. UNICEF Urges to Ban Corporal Punishment in Malaysia Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12219&SEO=unicef-urges-to-ban-corporal-punishment-in-malaysia-schools Kuala Lumpur, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Funds (Unicef) urged Malaysia today to ban corporal punishment in schools and avoid in that way events such as the death of a students after a beating. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12218&SEO=united-kingdom-analyze-reality-of-parasitology-in-cuban-conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. China Refutes Deployment of THAAD anti-Missile Defense System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12206&SEO=china-refutes-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-defense-system Beijing, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry reaffirmed today its opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea and pledged to continue its actual combat training to safeguard national security. Bank of Japan Raises Forecast of Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12203&SEO=bank-of-japan-raises-forecast-of-economic-growth Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) improved today its forecast of economic growth for this country and kept intact its monetary policy. China Voices Grave Concern over US Deploying THAAD in S. Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12189&SEO=china-voices-grave-concern-over-us-deploying-thaad-in-s.-korea 26 de abril de 2017, 14:53Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China has voiced Wednesday grave concern to Washington and Seoul after parts of the US-Made THAAD anti-missile defense system were moved into South Korea for deployment. Australia to Impose Gas Export Controls If Domestic Shortage Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12188&SEO=australia-to-impose-gas-export-controls-if-domestic-shortage-hits Canberra,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Turnbull government will impose export controls when there is a shortage of gas in the domestic market, acting on advice from the energy market operator and Australia''s competition watchdog. Seminar Held in Nepal on Second Anniversary of Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12185&SEO=seminar-held-in-nepal-on-second-anniversary-of-quake Katmandú,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s government has pledged to accelerate its recovery efforts from the 2015 earthquakes in a seminar held in this capital. US, S.Korea Train For Attack on North Korea Missile Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12183&SEO=us-s.korea-train-for-attack-on-north-korea-missile-base Seoul,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) United States and South Korean forces have held a drill to prepare for a possible attack on a North Korean missile base. China Voices Grave Concern over US Deploying THAAD in S. Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12182&SEO=china-voices-grave-concern-over-us-deploying-thaad-in-s.-korea Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China has voiced Wednesday grave concern to Washington and Seoul after parts of the US-Made THAAD anti-missile defense system were moved into South Korea for deployment. South American Quake Survey Could Help Predict Future Big Ones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12181&SEO=south-american-quake-survey-could-help-predict-future-big-ones Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A new survey of earthquakes in South America could help scientists predict the next big one. Masahiro Imamura: Japanese Minister Quits Over Fukushima Comments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12179&SEO=masahiro-imamura-japanese-minister-quits-over-fukushima-comments Tokyo,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina)Japan''s reconstruction minister has resigned after making a remark that was seen as offensive to those affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. ASEAN Summit under Heavy Security in Manila, Phillipines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12178&SEO=asean-summit-under-heavy-security-in-manila-phillipines Manila, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines Government has deployed more than 40,000 soldiers, policemen and security agents in Manila as the city readies to host Saturday a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). China, Canada Agree to Increase Economic, Financial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12174&SEO=china-canada-agree-to-increase-economic-financial-cooperation Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China and Canada held an strategic, economic financial talk and agree to boost cooperation in trade, investments and science to promote strategic bilateral association, spread the government today. Protesters Clash With Police as US Moves Missile System into S.Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12171&SEO=protesters-clash-with-police-as-us-moves-missile-system-into-s.korea Seoul,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Clashes have erupted between South Korean police and locals as the US military has moved elements of its controversial anti-missile complex, THAAD, to a deployment site in Seongju. Vietnam Asks Facebook Cooperation to Avoid False Information http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12165&SEO=vietnam-asks-facebook-cooperation-to-avoid-false-information Hanoi, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Vietnam and Facebook spoke here on cooperation to avoid false information on that platform, an international concern associated with social networks. US, South Korea, Japan to Push DPRK at Any Cost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12152&SEO=us-south-korea-japan-to-push-dprk-at-any-cost Tokyo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United States, South Korea and Japan will put pressure on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a country that insists on defending itself, South Korean special representative Kim Hong-kyun confirmed here today. PDRK Accuses US of Generating International Pressure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12132&SEO=pdrk-accuses-us-of-generating-international-pressure Pyongyang, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK) has accused Tuesday the government of the United States of stepping up the international pressure against this Asian nation. Okinawa Governor To Take Legal Action To Stop New US Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12128&SEO=okinawa-governor-to-take-legal-action-to-stop-new-us-base Tokyo,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga says he will take every possible legal measure, including filing a fresh law suit, to halt work to build a new US military base in the prefecture. Onaga was speaking to reporters as the Defense Ministry''s regional bureau began work on Tuesday to build seawalls off the coast of Henoko in Nago City. The site is to be reclaimed to build an alternative facility for the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. Overseas Voters Begin to Cast Ballots For South Korea Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12124&SEO=overseas-voters-begin-to-cast-ballots-for-south-korea-election Seoul, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) South Korean overseas voters began casting their ballots for the May 9 presidential election today as leading candidates wooed them with promises of improved safety and government services. Richard Gasquet Falls to Yuichi Sugita in Barcelona Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12119&SEO=richard-gasquet-falls-to-yuichi-sugita-in-barcelona-open Barcelona, Spain, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Richard Gasquet''s return to court from appendix surgery was short-lived at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday as the Frenchman lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to Japan''s Yuichi Sugita. 10 Civilians Killed on Pakistan Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12108&SEO=10-civilians-killed-on-pakistan-blast Islamabad, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people, including six children, were killed today by a roadside bomb blast while travelling in a van at Kurram tribal agency in western Pakistan. South Africa, China Take Further Step to Cement Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12084&SEO=south-africa-china-take-further-step-to-cement-ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China has inaugurated Monday the High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM), aimed at cementing trust, friendship and strategic partnership. South Korea Increases Military Options http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12071&SEO=south-korea-increases-military-options Seoul, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Korea has announced today the development of a new radar to detect artillery, amid fears about the future of the Korean Peninsula. Afghan Army Chief and Defense Minister Resign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12065&SEO=afghan-army-chief-and-defense-minister-resign Kabul, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Afghan army chief and Defense Minister resigned today following a deadly assault on one of the military headquarters that killed around 150 soldiers. China and the U.S. Advocate for Greater Bilateral Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12061&SEO=china-and-the-u.s.-advocate-for-greater-bilateral-coordination Beijing, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping and his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, agreed today over the telephone to increase coordination in global issues. Indian Space Agency Turns Eyes on Venus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12057&SEO=indian-space-agency-turns-eyes-on-venus New Delhi, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After its mission to Mars succeeded, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans the first orbiter flight to Venus, for which it invited today scientists across the country to present their projects. Pair of Brouwer/Meeuwsen Win Xiamen Beach Volley Men's Gold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12043&SEO=pair-of-brouwermeeuwsen-win-xiamen-beach-volley-mens-gold Xiamen, China, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)The Dutch team of Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen made good on their first FIVB Tournament appearance of the year, bringing home the title after a 21-14, 21-17 win over Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy. Cuban Successful Presentation in Kazahstan International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12041&SEO=cuban-successful-presentation-in-kazahstan-international-fair 23 de abril de 2017, 10:24Astana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba made a successful presentation of its recreational services and products at the 2017 Kift International Tourism Fair, celebrated in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Seven Countries in Cooperation on China-Europe Freight Rail Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12034&SEO=seven-countries-in-cooperation-on-china-europe-freight-rail-services 23 de abril de 2017, 09:08Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia, have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, according to China Railway Corporation. China, Australia Pledge to Further Deepen Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12032&SEO=china-australia-pledge-to-further-deepen-bilateral-relations Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have pledged here today to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. Pakistan Has Nuclear Arsenal under Control, Says Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12026&SEO=pakistan-has-nuclear-arsenal-under-control-says-government 22 de abril de 2017, 13:56Islamabad, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) In the middle of the war triggered against extremist groups, the Pakistani Government has stated that its nuclear arsenal is secured, following the West concerns on the smuggling or robbery of nuclear weapons in this country. India was Largest Receiver of Remittances Worldwide in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12025&SEO=india-was-largest-receiver-of-remittances-worldwide-in-2016 New Delhi (Prensa Latina) Despite the 8.9 percent fall in 2016, India continues heading the countries which most remittances received last year, reported a report published in this capital. Taliban Attack on Afghan Military Base Leaves 150 Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12012&SEO=taliban-attack-on-afghan-military-base-leaves-150-dead Kabul, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 150 people were killed and dozens wounded in an insurgent attack on an Afghan military base in the northern province of Balkh, the Defense Ministry informed today. Training of Chinese Forces on the Border with DPRK Is Normal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12011&SEO=training-of-chinese-forces-on-the-border-with-dprk-is-normal Beijing, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese forces maintain their standard operating readiness and conduct normal training along the border with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the national Defense ministry said today. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. President Trump Invites Vietnam's PM to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11972&SEO=president-trump-invites-vietnams-pm-to-visit-usa Hanoi, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly invited Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to visit the United States where Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with government officials yesterday. Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11960&SEO=democratic-korea-is-ready-to-repel-us-attack Pyongyang, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned Washington that it is ready to repel any ''super-mighty preemptive strike'' by the United States, according to Rodong Sinmun newspaper. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Vietnam Asks Monsanto to Take Responsibility for War Sequels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11939&SEO=vietnam-asks-monsanto-to-take-responsibility-for-war-sequels Vietnam, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam reaffirmed today that the US companies involved and Monsanto, in particular, must take responsibility for supporting efforts to address the consequences of the agent orange/dioxin spread in this country during the war. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11938&SEO=iran-refutes-saudi-us-accussation-of-destabilizing-the-region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' Trade in the Foreground of Pence Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11931&SEO=trade-in-the-foreground-of-pence-tour Bangkok, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid expectations concerning Washington''s economic policies regarding protectionism, the attention of markets focuses today on this country and the visit of U.S. Vicepresident, Mike Pence. China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11928&SEO=china-and-eu-agree-to-expand-coordination-on-global-issues Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization. China and Russia for Raising Mutual Political Trust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11925&SEO=china-and-russia-for-raising-mutual-political-trust Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Li Zhanshu, high level official of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) prepares a visit to Russia from April 25 to 27, focused on raising political trust between both nations. Support for Anti-drug Campaign Drops in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11908&SEO=support-for-anti-drug-campaign-drops-in-philippines Manila, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The anti-drug campaign launched by President Rodrigo Duterte received less support from Philippines public in a recent survey. Democratic Korea Demands USA, S Korea Quit Military Adventures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11905&SEO=democratic-korea-demands-usa-s-korea-quit-military-adventures Pyongyang, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea is carrying out a ''joint fire training 2017'' at the Phochon camp in Kyonggi province, denounced today the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Shuai Peng Advances to Quarter-finals of Zhengzhou Tennis Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11894&SEO=shuai-peng-advances-to-quarter-finals-of-zhengzhou-tennis-open Zhengzhou, China, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hostess Shuai Peng, a favorite number one, advanced today to the quarter-finals of the Zhengzhou Women''s Tennis Open, by beating Japan''s Riko Sawayanagi 6-1 6-4. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11873&SEO=belt-and-route-forum-in-china-will-gather-28-world-leaders Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The first Forum of the Belt and Route to be held here next month, will have the presence of heads of State or Government of 28 countries, announced the Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. U.S. Marines Arrive in Australia as Part of Rotation Training Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11848&SEO=u.s.-marines-arrive-in-australia-as-part-of-rotation-training-program Washington,Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,250 U. S. Marines today arrived in Darwin as part of a rotation of forces to be stationed in northern Australia. Iran and EC Sign Cooperation Agreement in Nuclear Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11838&SEO=iran-and-ec-sign-cooperation-agreement-in-nuclear-security Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran and the European Community (EC) signed their first joint agreement for cooperation in nuclear security, reported the EC Executive Tuesday. New Actions for Greater Economic Ties Vietnam-Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11826&SEO=new-actions-for-greater-economic-ties-vietnam-cuba Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba agreed here today on actions focused on the exchange of information on business and trade opportunities, and greater knowledge of the respective business communities to increase economic relations. India Prioritizes Armed Forces' Modernization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11819&SEO=india-prioritizes-armed-forces-modernization New Delhi, April 18 (PL) Armed Forces'' modernization is today the top most priority for the Narendra Modi government, said Defense Minister Arun Jaitley. Indian Soldier Killed by Pakistani Troops' Gunfire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11818&SEO=indian-soldier-killed-by-pakistani-troops-gunfire New Delhi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) An Indian soldier was shot dead by Pakistani soldiers deployed on the LoC, the de facto border in disputed Kashmir region, today reported the police. Philippines- Death Toll From Cebu Floods Rises to Ten http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11804&SEO=philippines-death-toll-from-cebu-floods-rises-to-ten Manila, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the flash floods in the province of Cebu in Philippines has risen to ten and many are injured today. South Korea Announces Early Deployment of THAAD Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11795&SEO=south-korea-announces-early-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-system Seoul, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) South Korean PM, Hwang Kyo-ahn announced today the early deployment of the US anti-missile system THAAD on national territory following recent military maneuvers by the DPRK. Vietnam, Cuba Increase Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11788&SEO=vietnam-cuba-increase-economic-ties 17 de abril de 2017, 11:07Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are exploring today some ways to broaden their economic relations as part of a visit here by a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce of the Caribbean country. China Evokes Gabriel García Márquez and his Magical Realism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11782&SEO=china-evokes-gabriel-garcia-marquez-and-his-magical-realism By Damy ValesBeijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Various activities are taking place today in this vast nation with millions of followers of the writer, journalist and one of the great masters of universal literature, the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, on the third anniversary of his death. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). India Will Keep Growing Strong, says World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11779&SEO=india-will-keep-growing-strong-says-world-bank New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite turbulences of international markets, Indian economy will grow 7.2 percent this year absd 7.7 percent the next, predicted the World Bank in a report published here today. Russia Expects US to Avoid Unilateral Actions against Pyongyang http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11777&SEO=russia-expects-us-to-avoid-unilateral-actions-against-pyongyang Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect more wisdom from the United States to avoid unilateral actions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today. Broad International Participation in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11773&SEO=broad-international-participation-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 companies from 23 countries and territories will participate here in Vietnam''s Trade Fair from next Wednesday to expand or start business links with the host nation and others. First Voting Results Give a YES Victory in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11771&SEO=first-voting-results-give-a-yes-victory-in-turkey Ankara, April 16 (Prensa Latina) The first voting results by the Turkish Higher Electoral Council (YSK) have pointed to a YES voting victory in a constitutional reform referendum carried out today in Turkey. Cuban Men´s Beach Volleyball Team Wins Tittle in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11764&SEO=cuban-mens-beach-volleyball-team-wins-tittle-in-malaysia Langkawi, Malaysia, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban men''s beach volleyball pair Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez won today the title at the Men''s Beach Volleyball Open, held in Langkawi, Mayaysia. Indian Airports under High Alert after Hijack Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11761&SEO=indian-airports-under-high-alert-after-hijack-threat New Delhi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Airports in major Indian cities, Mumbai, Hyderabab and Chennai are under high security alert after agencies were informed about a possible hijack attempt of an aircraft from these facilities. Sri Lankan Prime Minister to Visit Vietnam to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11749&SEO=sri-lankan-prime-minister-to-visit-vietnam-to-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start an official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, it was reported here. Russian, Chinese Foreign Ministers Discuss Syria, Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11743&SEO=russian-chinese-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-korean-peninsula 15 de abril de 2017, 11:54Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had a telephone conversation about their nations'' bilateral ties and the situation in Syria and the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. India Calls Off Maritime Talks with Pakistan amid Tension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11737&SEO=india-calls-off-maritime-talks-with-pakistan-amid-tension New Delhi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) India has reportedly canceled the talks with Pakistan on maritime security, scheduled for next week, amid tension over Islamabad''s decision to convict a suspected spy in the country. China Supports Palestine's Just Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11732&SEO=china-supports-palestines-just-cause Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao repeated his country''s support for the Palestinian people''s just cause so that they can reestablish their legitimate rights and national interests, the government said today. Vietnam Congratulates Lenin Moreno for Election Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11731&SEO=vietnam-congratulates-lenin-moreno-for-election-victory Hanoi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam congratulated Lenin Moreno for his recent victory in Ecuador''s presidential elections, in which he won 51.46 percent of votes, it was reported here today. USA-China: Is a New Course Possible? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11728&SEO=usa-china-is-a-new-course-possible By Martha Andrés Román * Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11726&SEO=bank-of-japan-to-offer-brighter-view-of-economy-exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. China Insists on Dialogue as Solution to Korean Peninsula Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11718&SEO=china-insists-on-dialogue-as-solution-to-korean-peninsula-conflict Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted today that dialogue is the only solution to the conflict in the Korean peninsula and strongly opposed any gesture likely to increase tension in that area. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' Vietnam Approves Another Plan to Deal with War Sequels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11708&SEO=vietnam-approves-another-plan-to-deal-with-war-sequels Hanoi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will increase campaigns to prevent accidents with bombs and mines launched against the country and thus reinforce public safety as part of a plan aimed at resolving the sequels of wars, transcended here today. Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls for Indo-Pak Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11696&SEO=former-pakistani-foreign-minister-calls-for-indo-pak-dialogue New Delhi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The resumption of the stalled dialogue between India and Pakistan is now a prevailing need for the region, said former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11695&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-in-india New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Several social, trade union and educational organizations in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the US blockade against the island. India Plans to Buy Three More French Submarines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11694&SEO=india-plans-to-buy-three-more-french-submarines New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) India is considering the possibility of buying three other French Scorpene submarines, after the six already agreed in 2005, today revealed a military source to The Hindu. World Bank Evaluates Perspectives of Vietnamese Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11693&SEO=world-bank-evaluates-perspectives-of-vietnamese-economy Hanoi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank valued as favorable the perspectives in the middle term of the Vietnamese economy for which it predicted a gradual expansion until 2019. Post-Quake Stress Causes 71 Deaths in Kumamoto,Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11667&SEO=post-quake-stress-causes-71-deaths-in-kumamotojapan Tokyo,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)It was learned that stress caused by a number of aftershocks and prolonged evacuation took the lives of more than 70 survivors, due to a series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in April last year. Important International Science Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11666&SEO=important-international-science-congress-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11664&SEO=china-urges-us-russia-to-avoid-conflicts-related-to-syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11658&SEO=china-japan-and-south-korea-seek-free-trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Viral Diseases Threaten Southern Asia due to Lack of Preparation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11646&SEO=viral-diseases-threaten-southern-asia-due-to-lack-of-preparation New Delhi, April 13 (Prensa Latina) India and the South Asian countries today lack proper preparation to deal with vector-borne viral infections such as dengue, zika, ebola and chikungunya, today revealed a study released in this capital. Lawmaker Criticizes Pakistan's Inclusion in Saudi alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11645&SEO=lawmaker-criticizes-pakistans-inclusion-in-saudi-alliance Islamabad, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani lawmaker Shireen Mazari today criticized the Nawaz Sharif government''s decision to join a Saudi-led Muslim military alliance, which is used as a pretext to fight terrorism. Investment Ready for Initial Stage of Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh Freeway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11644&SEO=investment-ready-for-initial-stage-of-hanoi-ho-chi-minh-freeway Hanoi, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government will contribute about 2.4 billion dollars for the initial stage of the freeway that will link this capital with Ho Chi Minh city, projected for 2022, it was announced here today. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11642&SEO=cuban-province-of-camaguey-host-of-conference-on-mind-sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. Japan,UN to Work Jointly on Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11624&SEO=japanun-to-work-jointly-on-natural-disasters Tokyo, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of Japanese lawmakers pledged to work with the United Nations to promote international contributions, in order to deal with natural disasters, the press reported Wednesday. Better Detection May Explain Higher Child Cancer Numbers:Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11619&SEO=better-detection-may-explain-higher-child-cancer-numbersstudy London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Global childhood cancer rates jumped 13 percent in the decade to 2010 compared to the 1980s, according to a UN-backed study released Wednesday that says the increase may be due in part to improved detection,according to The Lancet. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11617&SEO=zika-virus-themis-initiates-worldwide-first-study-of-zika-vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. Xi and Trump Discuss Situation in Korean Peninsula and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11597&SEO=xi-and-trump-discuss-situation-in-korean-peninsula-and-syria Beijing, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss today via telephone with his US counterpart Donald Trump the problems in the Korean peninsula and Syria. Survey Finds Bullying Against Fukushima Children Evacuees in Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11567&SEO=survey-finds-bullying-against-fukushima-children-evacuees-in-schools Tokyo, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An education ministry survey released today found that nearly 200 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture following the 2011 nuclear disaster were bullied, with some being abused verbally with derogatory terms linked to the calamity. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Pakistan Criticizes US Attacks on Syrian Air Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11549&SEO=pakistan-criticizes-us-attacks-on-syrian-air-base Islamabad, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani officials and former diplomats today criticized the United States'' recent attacks on a Syrian air base by highlighting the danger posed by Washington''s unilateral actions in order to change governments. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11548&SEO=china-open-to-new-sectors-for-private-investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. Vietnamese Shoe Industry Has Ambitious Targets for 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11545&SEO=vietnamese-shoe-industry-has-ambitious-targets-for-2020 Hanoi, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam proposes to reach between 24 and 26 billion dollars in hide and shoe exports by 2020 as part of a sector''s development plan announced here. North Korea Condemns US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11543&SEO=north-korea-condemns-us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-deployment Pyongyang, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier task group to the Korean Peninsula, by saying it was an aggressive plot against North Korea. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11540&SEO=chile-and-china-strengthen-free-trade-agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. Investigation into Terrorist Attack in Sweden Still in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11516&SEO=investigation-into-terrorist-attack-in-sweden-still-in-progress 10 de abril de 2017, 13:19Stockholm, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Swedish National Police Director Dan Eliasson announced today details of the ongoing investigation into the recent terrorist attack carried out in this capital, after which a suspect of Uzbek origin was arrested. 20 Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11514&SEO=20-suspected-terrorists-arrested-in-russia 10 de abril de 2017, 13:06Moscow,Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian security authorities detained 20 persons suspected of carring out terrorists activities in Nayabersk, Yamala-Nenetsk Siberian district. Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11513&SEO=toyota-announces-record-1.33-billion-investment-in-kentucky-plant 10 de abril de 2017, 12:42Washington, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina)The future of automobile production is now. A $1.33 billion investment- the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second-largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. Japan Led Researchers Prepare to Drill Down to Earth's Mantle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11511&SEO=japan-led-researchers-prepare-to-drill-down-to-earths-mantle Tokyo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Aiming for the world''s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth''s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii in September,according to Japan News. G-7 Foreign Ministers Begin Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11496&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-begin-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) G-7 Foreign Ministers begin today their two-day annual meeting in the Italian city of Lucca with an agenda focused on confronting terrorism and eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Security Strengthened in Indian Kashmir after Wave of Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11492&SEO=security-strengthened-in-indian-kashmir-after-wave-of-violence New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Today in the morning the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir was under strict security measures after violence unleashed by separatist sectors that left eight dead and dozens injured. India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11491&SEO=india-australia-boost-economic-trade-ties New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, today addressed strategies to increase bilateral ties, especially in economy and the fight against terrorism. Indian Army Kills Four Insurgents in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11490&SEO=indian-army-kills-four-insurgents-in-kashmir New Delhi, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) In the nth clash on the common border, the Indian army killed today four Islamist insurgents who attempted to enter Pakistan from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several separatist groups are active. Indian PM Condemns Attacks in Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11489&SEO=indian-pm-condemns-attacks-in-egypt New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt in which 47 people were killed and over 100 were injured. US Attack on Syria Sends Message to Other Countries, Says Tillerson http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11482&SEO=us-attack-on-syria-sends-message-to-other-countries-says-tillerson Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the missile attack on an air base in Syrian should be taken by other nations as a message on the consequences of breaking international laws. Tillerson: US Attack in Syria Sends Message to Other Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11479&SEO=tillerson-us-attack-in-syria-sends-message-to-other-countries Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the missile attack on a Syrian air base should serve other nations as a message on the consequences of violating international standards. Russia Considers Negative Sending US Aircraft Carriers to Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11456&SEO=russia-considers-negative-sending-us-aircraft-carriers-to-korea Moscow, April 9 (Prensa Latina) Sending a strike group led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula would increase tensions in that region and a sharp reaction from Pyongyang, the Russian Senate warned today. Largest Manganese Reserve Found in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11455&SEO=largest-manganese-reserve-found-in-southwest-china Beijing, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A reserve of 203 million tons of manganese, the largest in Asia, was found in southwest China''s Guizhou province, local officials said on Friday. India Extends $4.5 Billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11447&SEO=india-extends-4.5-billion-line-of-credit-to-bangladesh New Delhi,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)India and Bangladesh signed a slew of agreements today, including a $4.5 billion concessionary line of credit from India for development projects in Bangladesh, as the South Asian neighbors try to deepen their ties. Hundreds Flee After Three Strong Quakes Strike Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11446&SEO=hundreds-flee-after-three-strong-quakes-strike-philippines Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of residents of coastal areas in a province south of the Philippine capital fled to higher ground fearing a tsunami on Saturday after a series of earthquakes on the main island of Luzon. Four Major Indian High Courts Headed by Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11442&SEO=four-major-indian-high-courts-headed-by-women 08 de abril de 2017, 08:14New Delhi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, four women head the major high courts of India, although the number of females in these instances is still low. Pakistani Security Forces Killed 10 Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11441&SEO=pakistani-security-forces-killed-10-extremists 08 de abril de 2017, 08:13Islamabad, April 8 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani police killed 10 alleged members of the radical organization Jamaatul Ahrar, including the mastermind of a recent attack on a shopping mall in the eastern city of Lahore, today reported Geo TV. Phillipine President to Visit Middle East Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11439&SEO=phillipine-president-to-visit-middle-east-countries Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, will start next Monday in Saudi Arabia a tour to three countries of the Middle East, where he will promote the rights of his co-nationals working in those territories, informed today government sources. Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Starts in the Philippine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11436&SEO=regional-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-starts-in-the-philippine Hanoi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will begin today in the Philippine capital, Manila, with the participation of around 120 delegates from 18 countries that will debate issues regarding the current situation in the Caribbean country, organizers confirmed. Chinese President Expresses Willingness to Work with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11398&SEO=chinese-president-expresses-willingness-to-work-with-trump Beijing, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping assured his willingness to work with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in order to boost relations between the two countries from a new starting point, broadcast the government media here. China Urges to Avoid Worsening Situation in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11392&SEO=china-urges-to-avoid-worsening-situation-in-syria Beijing, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged today to prevent a worsening situation in Syria following the attack last night by the United States against a Bashar al-Assad government base. Three Indian Soldiers Killed by Avalanche in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11385&SEO=three-indian-soldiers-killed-by-avalanche-in-kashmir New Delhi, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian army recovered the bodies of three soldiers who were buried by a snow avalanche in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. 49 Alleged Members of Extremist Group Arrested in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11384&SEO=49-alleged-members-of-extremist-group-arrested-in-bangladesh Dhaka, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi security forces arrested 49 alleged militants of Jamaatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB), a radical organization targeted for an offensive due to its deadly attacks in recent months, including the assault on a capital restaurant. India's Economy Will Grow, ADB estimates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11383&SEO=indias-economy-will-grow-adb-estimates New Delhi, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Boosted by reforms and improved investor confidence, the Indian economy could grow by 7,4 percent in the current fiscal year, started on April 1, today forecast the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Thailand´s King Promulgates New Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11373&SEO=thailandas-king-promulgates-new-constitution 06 de abril de 2017, 17:36Bangkok, April 6 (PL) His Majesty the King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, promulgated today the Thailand´s 20th constitution which paves the way to the next elections scheduled for late 2018, the media reported. Iran: 90 Aftershocks Reported After Earthquake that Left 35 Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11369&SEO=iran-90-aftershocks-reported-after-earthquake-that-left-35-victims 06 de abril de 2017, 16:57Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) A 4.7-earthquake on the Richter scale was the strongest of the more than 90 aftershocks reported in Iran, following the earthquake that caused 35 victims, said today specialists. Philippines Welcomes Ceasefire Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11360&SEO=philippines-welcomes-ceasefire-agreement 06 de abril de 2017, 13:34Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Philippines authorities welcomed today the ceasefire agreement reached with the National Democratic Front, political arm of the New People''s Army (NEP) by expressing its hope that it will prevent more bloodshed. India Demands Permanent UN Security Council Seat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11359&SEO=india-demands-permanent-un-security-council-seat 06 de abril de 2017, 13:21New Delhi,Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members. Cuban Services at Vietnam Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11340&SEO=cuban-services-at-vietnam-tourism-fair Hanoi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Tourism Fair of Vietnam has opened its doors here today as a platform in which neighboring nations and Cuba are participating, to promotes not only its traditional attractions but also the cultural product. Growth of Asian Developing Economies Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11338&SEO=growth-of-asian-developing-economies-predicted Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Developing economies of Asia will grow 5.7 percent this year and the next, predicted a regional institution in a report published here today. China Calls for Moderation After New Launch of DPRK Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11335&SEO=china-calls-for-moderation-after-new-launch-of-dprk-missile Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Ministry reiterated its call for moderation after the launching of a new missile of the People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), which keeps the countries of the region on tenterhook. China, Finland Agree to Boost Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11330&SEO=china-finland-agree-to-boost-cooperation Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, who concludes an official visit to Helsinki today, agreed with his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto, to establish a new type of association of pragmatic cooperation that will also increase mutual political trust. Eight-year-old Girl Living with Monkeys Rescued in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11328&SEO=eight-year-old-girl-living-with-monkeys-rescued-in-india New Delhi, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian police rescued an eight-year-old girl living with several monkeys in a natural park in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, today revealed the national press. Pakistan Denies Problems with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11327&SEO=pakistan-denies-problems-with-iran Islamabad, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is trying to convince Iran that the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former Army Chief, as the highest representative of a Muslim military alliance led by Saudi Arabia is not aimed against Tehran. Indian Economic Capital on Alert by IS Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11326&SEO=indian-economic-capital-on-alert-by-is-threats New Delhi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The western state of Maharashtra is on alert today after receiving reports on plans by the Islamic State to execute attacks in Mumbai city, the economic and financial capital of India. China Strengthens Links with Central and East European Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11325&SEO=china-strengthens-links-with-central-and-east-european-nations Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, will visit Estonia, Slovenia and Albania, and is to participate in the meetings to be held in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 thru 19, informed today the Foreign Ministry. Over 600 Died in Malaysian Immigration Detention Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11305&SEO=over-600-died-in-malaysian-immigration-detention-centers 05 de abril de 2017, 16:02Kuala Lumpur, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia is currently facing up some international criticism over the lack of attention to illegal immigrants, after more than 600 people have died during their stay in prisons or detention center in the last two years. Malaysia Rejects Trump's Statements on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11265&SEO=malaysia-rejects-trumps-statements-on-trade Kuala Lumpur, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has rejected today some statements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, in which he attributes the U.S. deficit in that field to alleged unfair trade practices. Cuban Delegation Meets Several Sectors of Philippine Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11258&SEO=cuban-delegation-meets-several-sectors-of-philippine-society Hanoi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Several sectors of the Philippine society are now interested in receiving first-hand information about Cuba, sources from the delegation attending the 8th Asia-Pacific Solidarity Meeting with the Caribbean country, said. Somali Pirates Kidnap Pakistani Ship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11256&SEO=somali-pirates-kidnap-pakistani-ship Islamabad, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali pirates kidnapped a Pakistani-flagged merchant ship days after capturing another Indian vessel, today reported Geo TV. New Clash between Indian, Pakistani Troops in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11255&SEO=new-clash-between-indian-pakistani-troops-in-kashmir New Delhi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Indian and Pakistani troops today exchanged fire at the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, the fourth such incident in less than 48 hours. Six Killed in Suicide Bombing in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11254&SEO=six-killed-in-suicide-bombing-in-pakistan Islamabad, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Six people were killed, including four soldiers, and 15 others were injured today in a suicide attack in Lahore city, capital of Pakistan''s northeastern Punjab province. India Rejects U.S. Mediation in Dispute with Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11233&SEO=india-rejects-u.s.-mediation-in-dispute-with-pakistan New Delhi, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) India today rejected the United States mediation in the dispute against Pakistan, pointing out that this is a bilateral issue. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11232&SEO=prosecution-interrogates-ousted-president-park-under-detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. UN Rapportour Demands Australia to Improve Indigenous Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11226&SEO=un-rapportour-demands-australia-to-improve-indigenous-treatment United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged the Australian government to respect the self-determination of indigenous people and to combat racism against them. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Have Astronomers Finally Found Planet Nine? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11214&SEO=have-astronomers-finally-found-planet-nine Canberra, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) is investigating the four unknown objects, following the launch of their planetary search on BBC''s Stargazing Live. Chinese President in Finland to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11205&SEO=chinese-president-in-finland-to-strengthen-ties Beijing, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping began today an official visit to Finland, where he's scheduled to sign several cooperation agreements and strengthen bilateral ties. Remittances to Bangladesh Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11200&SEO=remittances-to-bangladesh-decreases Dhaka, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh received 9,190 million dollars in remittances in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (July-March), 16,19 percent less than in the same period in 2015-2016, today reported the Central Bank. Pakistan Remains Silent on Iranian Antiterrorist Alliance Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11199&SEO=pakistan-remains-silent-on-iranian-antiterrorist-alliance-criticism 04 de abril de 2017, 07:44Islamabad, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan will remain silent on Iran''s questioning of Islamabad''s decision to approve the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former Pakistani Army Chief, as the highest representative of an Islamic alliance against terrorism, today revealed an official source. Bolivia Counts on Help of China to Organize Sports Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11181&SEO=bolivia-counts-on-help-of-china-to-organize-sports-games 03 de abril de 2017, 15:17La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of five experts from China arrived in Bolivia Monday to help in the arrangments for the ceremonies of inauguration and closing of the South American Sports Games in Cochabamba in 2018. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. Vietnamese Culture Celebrates New UNESCO Recognition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11153&SEO=vietnamese-culture-celebrates-new-unesco-recognition Hanoi, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese culture today has a new laureate after receiving the UNESCO certificate recognizing the cult in this nation to the Mother Goddesses of the Three Kingdoms as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A Policeman Killed, 11 Injured in Indian Kashmir Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11150&SEO=a-policeman-killed-11-injured-in-indian-kashmir-attack New Delhi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian policeman was killed and 11 others were injured in a grenade attack launched by Islamist insurgents in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, security sources reported today . Iran Distrusts Pakistani Stance on Saudi Antiterrorist Alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11149&SEO=iran-distrusts-pakistani-stance-on-saudi-antiterrorist-alliance Islamabad, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran expressed reservations about the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former head of the Pakistani army, as the highest representative of a Saudi-sponsored Islamic alliance against terrorism, today revealed The News. Indian, Pakistani Troops Exchange Gunfire in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11148&SEO=indian-pakistani-troops-exchange-gunfire-in-kashmir New Delhi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani soldiers opened fire today against Indian positions on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. China Urges U.S. to Comply with International Trade Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11127&SEO=china-urges-u.s.-to-comply-with-international-trade-regulations Beijing, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States to comply with international regulations after Washington made a revision of commercial ties with this Asian country and other partners, the Chinese government announced on Sunday. Cuba, Bangladesh Parliamentarians Boost Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11116&SEO=cuba-bangladesh-parliamentarians-boost-bilateral-ties Dacca, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Jatiyo Sangshad (Bangladesh Legislative), Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, received a delegation of Cuban parliamentarians, with whom he addressed the strengthening of relations between the two nations. Economic Data Impose Greater Efforts in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11114&SEO=economic-data-impose-greater-efforts-in-vietnam Hanoi, April 1 (Prensa Latina) After being acquainted with the first quarter''s domestic economic data, the economic balance enforces Vietnam to greater efforts, in order to meet its economic growth rate -set at 6.7 percent- for this year. DPRK Blames USA for any Possibility of War Outbreak http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11099&SEO=dprk-blames-usa-for-any-possibility-of-war-outbreak 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:57Pyongyang, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) made the US Government responsible for exacerbating the crisis in the Korean Peninsula and putting the region a nd the world on the verge of a military confrontation. IMF Reports International Reserves in Chinese Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11097&SEO=imf-reports-international-reserves-in-chinese-currency 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Washington, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The IMF reported today that more than one percent of the international reserve holdings are expresed in Chinese currency (renminbi, RMB), including China for the first time, in a report of this type. Foreign Residents in Japan Suffer Discrimination according to Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11087&SEO=foreign-residents-in-japan-suffer-discrimination-according-to-survey 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:37Tokyo, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) a government survey found today that foreign residents in Japan are victims of widespread discrimination. Cuba and China Strengthen Military Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11080&SEO=cuba-and-china-strengthen-military-ties Beijing, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People''s Congress, and Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Minister of Cuba''s Revolutionary Armed Forces, have agreed to strengthen bilateral and military ties, the Cuban embassy here reported. China-US Military Relations Developing Steadily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11071&SEO=china-us-military-relations-developing-steadily Beijing, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Relations between the Chinese and U.S. militaries have been developing steadily today, Wu Qian, spokesperson for China''s Ministry of National Defense, said. Russian Military Delegation Visits Conflict Zones in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11069&SEO=russian-military-delegation-visits-conflict-zones-in-pakistan Islamabad, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented action, a Russian military delegation visited tribal areas in western Pakistan, where a campaign against armed groups is under way, according to a military statement released today. China builds national park for giant Gandari pandas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11067&SEO=china-builds-national-park-for-giant-gandari-pandas In China the project for the construction of a national park for giant pandas, symbol of the country, was recently approves. The park will be aimed at the protection of the species and the conservation of its habitat. On the importance of these animals for the Asian nation a report by Isaura Diez. Mongolian Tourist Sector for Sharing Experiences with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11058&SEO=mongolian-tourist-sector-for-sharing-experiences-with-cuba Ulaanbaatar, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) D. Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, welcomed here Cuban Ambassador in this country Raul Delgado to share experiences and discuss challenges in this field. South Korea Court Approves Arrest Warrant for Ex-Leader Park Geun-hye http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11045&SEO=south-korea-court-approves-arrest-warrant-for-ex-leader-park-geun-hye 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:20Seoul, March 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korean court approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye on accusations of bribery outrage. Xi and Trump: An Announcement of an Expected China-U.S. Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11024&SEO=xi-and-trump-an-announcement-of-an-expected-china-u.s.-summit Beijing, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after it was announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold their first meeting next week, the leaders of the world''s two largest economies are making headlines worldwide. Pakistan Officially Joins Saudi Anti-Terror Alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11016&SEO=pakistan-officially-joins-saudi-anti-terror-alliance Islamabad, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) After more than a year of flirtation, Pakistan officially announced its inclusion in a Muslim-anti-terrorist alliance sponsored by Saudi Arabia, despite warnings from parliament and large sections of this Central Asian country. Chinese President to Meet Trump in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11000&SEO=chinese-president-to-meet-trump-in-u.s. Beijing, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for the first time next week with his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, in Florida, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said here today. DPRK Defends its Peaceful Role Before US Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10984&SEO=dprk-defends-its-peaceful-role-before-us-campaign 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:16Pyongyang, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today defended itself against what it considers a defamation campaign carried out by the United States and its allies, by calling itself as a ''trustworthy defender of peace.'' Indonesia Receives for the First Time in 30 Years a French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10976&SEO=indonesia-receives-for-the-first-time-in-30-years-a-french-president 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Jakarta, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo branded today as a significant event the visit of his French counterpart Francois Hollande to his country. China Finds Huge Gold Mine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10967&SEO=china-finds-huge-gold-mine Beijing, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Experts found a gold mine with estimated reserves of 550 tons in eastern China''s Shandong province, which could be the country''s largest goldfield, according to local sources. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10906&SEO=south-africa-expanding-trade-links-with-china-and-oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10900&SEO=france-says-chinese-communitys-security-is-a-priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. Vietnam, Cuba Boost Greater Defense Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10894&SEO=vietnam-cuba-boost-greater-defense-cooperation Hanoi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Vietnam and Cuba have agreed to boost cooperation in political and party work, during a meeting as part of the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) concluded today. DPRK Warns Against US South Korea Military Exercises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10872&SEO=dprk-warns-against-us-south-korea-military-exercises Pyongyang, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The General Staff of the DPRK warned today that the U.S.-South Korean military operation will be destroyed at any cost. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10860&SEO=number-of-high-technology-zones-in-china-increased-in-2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. Parliaments of Cuba and India Strenghtening Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10843&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-india-strenghtening-links New Delhi, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) arrived today in this capital to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10829&SEO=china-and-australia-to-foster-trade-liberalization 25 de marzo de 2017, 13:59Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of China Li Keqiang agreed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, in a visit to that country, to foster and pave the way to free trade. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10825&SEO=china-strengthens-ties-with-countries-attending-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. Duterte Resumes Idea of Capital Penalty in the Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10803&SEO=duterte-resumes-idea-of-capital-penalty-in-the-philippines 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:59Manila, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has resumed the idea of applying martial law if the problem of drug trafficking and drug use worsens, according to the country''s main news media. China Boosts Economic Globalization, Investment in BOAO Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10789&SEO=china-boosts-economic-globalization-investment-in-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli underlined today the importance of economic globalization and foreign investment during his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (FBA) in the southern island province of Hainan. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10778&SEO=china-latin-america-economic-cooperation-zone-in-progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . Venezuela Joins Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10768&SEO=venezuela-joins-asian-investment-and-infrastructure-bank Caracas, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela joined the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), said today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. DPRK Denounces Japan´s Spy Satellite Launch http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10762&SEO=dprk-denounces-japanas-spy-satellite-launch 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Pyongyang, March 23 (DPA) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Japan´s spy satellite launch to intensify surveillance over the country. Taliban Movement Occupies District in South of Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10759&SEO=taliban-movement-occupies-district-in-south-of-afghanistan 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:04Kabul, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Active militants of the Taliban movement occupied today the district of Sangin, in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan, after intensifying the offensive initiated in 2016 to extend its control on this southern demarcation, reported official sources. World Bank Recognizes Socioeconomic Advances of Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10758&SEO=world-bank-recognizes-socioeconomic-advances-of-vietnam 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:43Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) recognized today that Vietnam''s success responds to solid policies, when repeating the will to work with the Indochinese countryh to support its economic growth boost. Vietnamese President, Party Leader Ratify Support for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10750&SEO=vietnamese-president-party-leader-ratify-support-for-cuba Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed today that the visit of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, Leopoldo Cintra Frías will contribute to the promotion of the excellent bilateral relations. Vietnam, Cuba Strengthen Defense Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10740&SEO=vietnam-cuba-strengthen-defense-ties Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has welcomed a delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces to assess expanding and strengthening defense cooperation relation. Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank Has Now 70 Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10739&SEO=asian-investment-in-infrastructure-bank-has-now-70-members Beijing, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), initiative promoted by Chinese president , Xi Jinping, announced the approval of 13 new members of that entity, whose number of affiliates rose to 70. Japan Forbids Import of Meat Coming from Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10718&SEO=japan-forbids-import-of-meat-coming-from-brazil 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Tokyo, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government prohibited the import of meat proceeding from Brazilian companies under investigation for commercializing products that were breaking the safety standards, announced today official sources. Philippine Authorities Claim Presence of Jihadist Group in Manila http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10675&SEO=philippine-authorities-claim-presence-of-jihadist-group-in-manila 21 de marzo de 2017, 18:22Manila, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities claimed today the presence, in the metropolitan area of Manila, of the terrorist group Maute, shaped up in the south of the country and loyal to the Islamic States (IS). Japanese Cabinet Approves Bill to Thwart Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10663&SEO=japanese-cabinet-approves-bill-to-thwart-terrorism 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:24Tokyo, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government approved a bill aimed at cracking down on a number of serious crimes, including acts of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks, media reported. DPRK Bets on Nuclear Arsenal as Guarantee against US Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10653&SEO=dprk-bets-on-nuclear-arsenal-as-guarantee-against-us-threats Pyongyang, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) once again defended the existence of its nuclear arsenal, considering it a guarantee for national security against the military threats of the United States and its allies. China Pleads for Israel and Palestine to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10636&SEO=china-pleads-for-israel-and-palestine-to-achieve-peaceful-coexistence Beijing, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asked to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting this city today, to stick to the right direction in talks with Palestine to achieve peaceful coexistence. Pakistan: First Woman Assumes Charge of Foreign Secretary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10630&SEO=pakistan-first-woman-assumes-charge-of-foreign-secretary Islamabad, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, Pakistan has today a woman as a Foreign Secretary after the appointment of Tehmina Janjua, who was recently a representative of the country at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Climbers to Take GPS to Climb the Everest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10617&SEO=climbers-to-take-gps-to-climb-the-everest 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Katmandu, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Nepal will use systems of global position (GPS, for its initials in English) to climb the Mount Everest in spring, to locate them in case of accidents and to prevent false climbing of the top, official sources said today. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10597&SEO=russia-highlights-progress-in-defense-relations-with-japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Pakistan Announces Immediate Reopening of Afghanistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10587&SEO=pakistan-announces-immediate-reopening-of-afghanistan-border Islamabad, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan, after more than a month closed as a result of several terrorist attacks in that country that Islamabad considered planned in the neighbor state. Two Commanders of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10576&SEO=two-commanders-of-the-pakistani-taliban-killed-by-us-drones 19 de marzo de 2017, 11:04Islamabad, Mar 19 (Prensa Latinos) Two commanders of the outlaw radical organization Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an attack by a US dron in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, reported the media today. Nepal Calls to Speed up Reconstruction of Heritage Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10572&SEO=nepal-calls-to-speed-up-reconstruction-of-heritage-works Katmandu, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Authority for Reconstruction (NRA) urged the government of Nepal to recover historical and archaeological monuments damaged by an earthquake in 2015, whose process is now in limbo due to lack of funds and specialized labor. USA and China to Further Strengthen Two-Way Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10567&SEO=usa-and-china-to-further-strengthen-two-way-ties Beijing, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed to establish a booming cooperation relationship for both nations. Philippines, Myanmar to Boost Ties during President Duterte's Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10565&SEO=philippines-myanmar-to-boost-ties-during-president-dutertes-visit Naypyidaw, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will kick off an official visit to Myanmar on Sunday to strengthen bilateral relations, an issue that he will discuss with his counterpart, Htin Kyaw, and other officials. Authentic Cuba Campaign in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10556&SEO=authentic-cuba-campaign-in-azerbaijan Baku, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Cuba''s tourist options started on Saturday here with the presentation on social networks of ''Authentic Cuba'', a communications strategy boosted by the Cuban Embassy in this country. Beefed Up Taj Mahal's Security Due to Terrorist Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10530&SEO=beefed-up-taj-mahals-security-due-to-terrorist-threats 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:17New Delhi, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities have strengthen the security around the Taj Mahal, the nation''s most famous monument, after receiving threats from a group linked to the Islamic state, police informed. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10514&SEO=chinas-direct-foreign-investment-up-9.2-in-february Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. UN Rebuffs Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10499&SEO=un-rebuffs-reinstatement-of-death-penalty-in-philippines 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:34Manila, March 16 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts urged Philippine lawmakers to rebuff the reinstatement of death penalty as a punishment for crimes closely related to drug trafficking, according to the Philippine Star newspaper. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. China and Saudi Arabia Sign 14 Cooperation Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10476&SEO=china-and-saudi-arabia-sign-14-cooperation-agreements 16 de marzo de 2017, 10:00Beijing, March 16 (Prensa Latina) China and Saudi Arabia have signed 14 cooperation agreements as part of a visit by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the country''s deputy foreign minister Zhang Ming informed today. China, Vietnam Agree to Develop Military Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10474&SEO=china-vietnam-agree-to-develop-military-ties Beijing, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s National Defense Minister, Chang Wanquan, and Vietnam''s People''s Army commander, Pham Hoai Nam, have agreed to develop relationships between their armies, official sources reported here. Pacific Pretends to Revolutionize Trade in Chilean Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10451&SEO=pacific-pretends-to-revolutionize-trade-in-chilean-meeting 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:01By Fausto Triana Pakistan Begins its First Census in 19 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10429&SEO=pakistan-begins-its-first-census-in-19-years Islamabad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani government began today its sixth national census, the first in 19 years, with the aim of updating the population database and its main features. Carlos Marti Grateful for Performance of Cuban Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10413&SEO=carlos-marti-grateful-for-performance-of-cuban-players Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Despite being defeated 8-5 Cuban baseball team manager to the 4th World Baseball Classic Carlos Marti was grateful for the performance of his players during the match against Japan early Tuesday morning (early evening in Asia) and was sorry for the the error that defined the match in favor of the Japanese team. USA Begins Surprise Attack Maneuver Against DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10411&SEO=usa-begins-surprise-attack-maneuver-against-dprk Pyongyang, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States and South Korea are making dangerous movements amidst the active stage of their nuclear drills against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reported the government. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10405&SEO=intense-diplomatic-activity-in-pacific-dialogue-in-chile By Fausto Triana Japan Warns against Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10397&SEO=japan-warns-against-protectionism Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed his concern today over protectionism and stated that the world economy should be kept open. Afghanistan with more than 26,000 Displaced in Three Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10383&SEO=afghanistan-with-more-than-26000-displaced-in-three-months 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Kabul, Mar 13 (PL) The war in Afghanistan forced 26,089 people to flee from their homes since the war began in 2017 and is expected that the pace of internal displacement increases, said today a report from the UN. Four New Cases of Avian Flu in the Eastern Province of China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10370&SEO=four-new-cases-of-avian-flu-in-the-eastern-province-of-china Beijing, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Four new cases of the H7N9 avian flu strain in humans, including one deceased, were reported Monday in eastern China''s Jiangxi province. National Security on Agenda for Aussie Attorney-General on U.S. Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10363&SEO=national-security-on-agenda-for-aussie-attorney-general-on-u.s.-visit Canberra,March 13 (Prensa Latina) Australia''s Attorney-General George Brandis will discuss key aspects of national security cooperation when he meets with counterparts in the United States this week. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. Vietnam and Cuba Boost Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10345&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-boost-health-cooperation Hanoi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Health Minister, Marcia Cobas, has began today a visit to Vietnam, focused on promoting cooperation in this field. Modi reinforces his Image in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10337&SEO=modi-reinforces-his-image-in-india By Roberto Castellanos Fernandez New Delhi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The electoral marathon in five Indian states had a clear winner, Prime MinisteNarendra Modi who came out strengthened for the general elections of 2019 and consolidated his position as main figure of national politics. China to Start Manufacturing Streetcars Fueled by Hydrogen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10309&SEO=china-to-start-manufacturing-streetcars-fueled-by-hydrogen Beijing, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) China will start production of tramways fueled by hydrogen after signing an agreement with train manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang, announced the company. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10285&SEO=japan-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. Filipino President Assesses Implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10257&SEO=filipino-president-assesses-implementation-of-martial-law-in-mindanao 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:29Manila, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said today that he is assessing the implementation of the martial law in the southern island of Mindanao, seeking to halt the terrorist groups operating in the region. Turkey to Use National Currency in its Transactions Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10246&SEO=turkey-to-use-national-currency-in-its-transactions-abroad 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Ankara, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will force its companies to use its national currency,the lira, in commercial operations with countries with a free trade agreement, announced Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci today. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=fifa-reminds-us-about-world-cup-obligations-amid-travel-ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. China Criticizes Human Rights Situation in United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10228&SEO=china-criticizes-human-rights-situation-in-united-states Beijing, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) China released today a report on the human rights situation in the United States in response to reports from the United States. UN Security Council Analyzes Missile Launch by DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10215&SEO=un-security-council-analyzes-missile-launch-by-dprk 08 de marzo de 2017, 17:44United Nations, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council analyzed today the recent launch of four missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which attributes that position to its right to defend itself against US aggression. Caribbean States Begin Ministerial Forum in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10197&SEO=caribbean-states-begin-ministerial-forum-in-havana Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The first Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) began today in this capital with a high participation in the core debates for the development of the region. Indian Ocean Countries Confirm Commitment with Peace,Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10196&SEO=indian-ocean-countries-confirm-commitment-with-peacesecurity 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:09Jakarta, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Indian Ocean Basin Association (IOBA) have renewed bases today for the development of cooperation, reflected in the agreement reached at a summit of their leaders in this capital. China Describes as Wrong THAAD Deployment in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10191&SEO=china-describes-as-wrong-thaad-deployment-in-south-korea Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, stated today that the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is obviously a ''wrong choice.'' Millionaire Investment of China in Countries of Belt and Route http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10187&SEO=millionaire-investment-of-china-in-countries-of-belt-and-route Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) China invested until now over 50 billion dollars in the countries inside the Belt and Route suince president Xi Jinping proposed the initiative in 2013, assure official sources. US Begins Shipping Controversial Anti-Missile System to South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10161&SEO=us-begins-shipping-controversial-anti-missile-system-to-south-korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Seoúl, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Defence Ministry informed today that the first elements of the THAAD, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,which is an anti-missile system have arrived in the country. Malaysia Arrests 7 For Suspected Links to Terror Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10156&SEO=malaysia-arrests-7-for-suspected-links-to-terror-groups 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:48Kuala Lumpur,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has arrested six foreigners and one Malaysian for suspected links to militant groups including Islamic State, the police chief said. Turkish Military Chief Meets with Russian, US Counterparts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10150&SEO=turkish-military-chief-meets-with-russian-us-counterparts Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s chief of staff Hulusi Akar met with his Russian counterparts Valery Gerasimov and US President Joseph Dunford in the southern city of Antalya on Wednesday to discuss regional issues. Indian Summit a Success, Asserts South Africa's President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10140&SEO=indian-summit-a-success-asserts-south-africas-president Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders'' Summit in Indonesia, celebrating the organization''s 20th anniversary, has been a success, South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma asserted. Russia Rejects Deployment of US Anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10138&SEO=russia-rejects-deployment-of-us-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected today the deployment of elements of the THAAD U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, after warning about the possibility of creating more tension in that area. China Urges to Halt Deployment of THAAD Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10137&SEO=china-urges-to-halt-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-system 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:37Beijing, March 7 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry today urged the United States and South Korea to halt the deployment of the anti-ballistic missile system (THAAD) and warned it would take steps to protect its national interests and security. Cuban Medical Brigade Attends Scientific Event in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10095&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-attends-scientific-event-in-seychelles Victoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) About 20 studies on nephrological and tumor diseases have been presented by Cuban collaborators in Seychelles as part of the scientific event organized by the medical brigade working in the island, official sources said. Russia Called for Restraint, after N.K Launched Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10093&SEO=russia-called-for-restraint-after-n.k-launched-missiles Moscow, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on all parties on the Korean peninsula today for restraint, following the launch of several missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in direction of the Sea of Japan. China: More Support for Defense in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10090&SEO=china-more-support-for-defense-in-2017 Beijing, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Although figures have not been disclosed, China announced an increase this year in its support for the Armed Forces by reinforcing air and maritime defense. Army Kills Terrorists in Southern Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10085&SEO=army-kills-terrorists-in-southern-philippines Manila, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) At least four members of Abu Sayyaf were killed on Sunday in a clash with the Army in southern Philippines, amid an offensive by authorities to eliminate that jihadist group. Army Kills Terrorists in Southern Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10086&SEO=army-kills-terrorists-in-southern-philippines 05 de marzo de 2017, 12:04Manila, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) At least four members of Abu Sayyaf were killed on Sunday in a clash with the Army in southern Philippines, amid an offensive by authorities to eliminate that jihadist group. Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10065&SEO=indonesia-hosts-regional-summit-focused-on-cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. China Launches Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10050&SEO=china-launches-remote-sensing-satellite-into-orbit 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Beijing, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) China has launched today an experimental satellite ''TK-1'' from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in northwest China, that will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and microsatellite-based experiments. UN Expert Urges to Stop Violence Against Women in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10048&SEO=un-expert-urges-to-stop-violence-against-women-in-australia United Nations,Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur has criticised the Australian government for failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous women facing higher rates of domestic violence and violence-related issues. India's Sugar Production Falls in Current Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10027&SEO=indias-sugar-production-falls-in-current-campaign New Delhi, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) India produced 16,2 million tons of sugar in the last five months, a fall of 19 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year, today announced an industry source. Four Extremists, Two Soldiers Killed in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10026&SEO=four-extremists-two-soldiers-killed-in-pakistan Islamabad, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Four extremists and two Pakistani army officers were killed during a clash in Bannu region, today reported the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Australia Limits Overseas Workers Hiring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10012&SEO=australia-limits-overseas-workers-hiring 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Canberra, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Government announced new restrainst on fast-food chains operating in the country, regarding the hiring to foreign people having a temporary worker visa. Olympics: Japan Improves Security in Fukushima http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10011&SEO=olympics-japan-improves-security-in-fukushima 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:26Tokyo, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Government and the operator of the head office of Fukushima stated today that they are working on the dismantling of the above mentioned plant to improve the safety of the tourists, with a view to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. USA Assesses its Military Power against North Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10006&SEO=usa-assesses-its-military-power-against-north-korea Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The US Government is considering the options to use its military power or a change of regime in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a report circulated by several local media outlets. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9982&SEO=new-platform-to-promote-china-latin-america-cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. Nicaragua to Build Bridges with Support from Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9973&SEO=nicaragua-to-build-bridges-with-support-from-japan 01 de marzo de 2017, 18:12Managua, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give a $49-million-USD credit to Nicaragua to design and build four bridges in the region of Costa Caribe. Double Attack in Kabul Causes 6 Dead and 40 Wounded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9960&SEO=double-attack-in-kabul-causes-6-dead-and-40-wounded 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Kabul, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) At least six persons died and 40 turned out to be injured after the attacks today in two safety facilities located in this capital, reported official sources Wednesday. Vietnamese President, Japanese Emperor Satisfy By Hanoi-Tokyo Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9937&SEO=vietnamese-president-japanese-emperor-satisfy-by-hanoi-tokyo-ties Hanoi, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang asserted today that the current visit of emperor Akihito here will contribute to strengthen trust and comprehension between Vietnam and Japan peoples. Cuba, China and Canada Tighten Ties for Brain Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9935&SEO=cuba-china-and-canada-tighten-ties-for-brain-study Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, China and Canada tighten relations for the study of the center of the nervous system, official sources informed today here. New Airline to Connect Southern China with Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9932&SEO=new-airline-to-connect-southern-china-with-mexico Beijing, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) China Southern Airlines announced today the opening of a route between the southern city of Guangzhou and Mexico City. India Conducts Interceptor Missile Test for 2nd Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9922&SEO=india-conducts-interceptor-missile-test-for-2nd-time New Delhi, 1 March (PL) India today conducted its second successful test in less than a month of a nationally manufactured interceptor missile as part of the strategy to strengthen the country''s defense. Regional Summit in Pakistan Focused on Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9920&SEO=regional-summit-in-pakistan-focused-on-integration Islamabad, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries participating in the 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is taking place in this capital, agreed today on the need to promote regional integration. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9919&SEO=china-invites-turkish-president-erdogan-to-beijing-summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Philippines Police Resume Fight on Illegal Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9904&SEO=philippines-police-resume-fight-on-illegal-drugs 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:35Manila, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the Police of the Philippines, Ronald de la Rosa, announced today that the police department is prepared to resume the campaign against drugs, suspended for one month, by cases of corruption. China Invites US Secretary of State to Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9897&SEO=china-invites-us-secretary-of-state-to-beijing 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:29Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi invited United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit his country today during a meeting where the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship was highlighted. Amidst Tension Afghanistan Snubbs Pakistan in Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9882&SEO=amidst-tension-afghanistan-snubbs-pakistan-in-regional-summit Islamabad, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Symptom of the tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kabul will send a low-level delegation to the thirteenth summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which will open its doors tomorrow in this capital. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9880&SEO=japanese-emperor-begins-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko started an official visit to Vietnam today, considered a new impetus to bilateral relations. Eliona Svitolina Celebrates 250th Win In Kuala Lumpur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9878&SEO=eliona-svitolina-celebrates-250th-win-in-kuala-lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The No.1 seed Ukraine Elina Svitolina continued her fine form with a 6-2, 6-3 over qualifier Korean Su Jeong Jang in the first round of the Alya WTA Malaysian Open. Ronaldinho and Barcelona FC Support Football Progress in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9872&SEO=ronaldinho-and-barcelona-fc-support-football-progress-in-china Beijing, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) China''s long-awaited plan to become a world football powerhouse begins today after children from southern Hainan province received the support of famed Ronaldinho and Barcelona Football Club. South Korea Unstoppable for THAAD Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9854&SEO=south-korea-unstoppable-for-thaad-deployment 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:54Seoul, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Lotte Co., Ltd, South Korea´s fifth largest multinational conglomerate decided to deploy U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system on land that is part of a golf course owned by Lotte. Cuba, Pakistan Tighten Parliamentary Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9853&SEO=cuba-pakistan-tighten-parliamentary-ties 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:27Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentary leader Esteban Lazo and Pakistani Senate President Mian Raza Rabbani expressed here today the willingness of both legislative bodies to help strengthen ties between the two nations. World Oldest Carrier to be Decommissioned in India on March 6 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9843&SEO=world-oldest-carrier-to-be-decommissioned-in-india-on-march-6 27 de febrero de 2017, 13:30New Delhi,Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The INS Viraat, the oledest in the world, will be decommissioned on March 6, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said here today. Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=russia-will-protect-tajikistan-border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Another Indian Killed in Afghanistan Fighting for IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9820&SEO=another-indian-killed-in-afghanistan-fighting-for-is 27 de febrero de 2017, 08:22New Delhi, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) A young man from the southwestern Indian state of Kerala was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan while fighting for the Islamic State (IS), today reported Zee News television. Indian Paper Accuses Trump of Promoting Xenophobic Campaign in US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9819&SEO=indian-paper-accuses-trump-of-promoting-xenophobic-campaign-in-us 27 de febrero de 2017, 08:15New Delhi, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s anti-immigrant and xenophobic policies are partly responsible for the recent killing of an Indian citizen there, today reported The Hindu newspaper. New Electoral Phase in India's Most Populous State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9818&SEO=new-electoral-phase-in-indias-most-populous-state New Delhi, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) A total of 51 seats were disputed in the fifth phase of the parliamentary elections held today in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. Study Warns about IS Growth in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9817&SEO=study-warns-about-is-growth-in-pakistan Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9812&SEO=germany-reported-about-3500-attacks-against-migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. India Arrests 2 Brothers for Islamic State Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9807&SEO=india-arrests-2-brothers-for-islamic-state-links 26 de febrero de 2017, 09:58New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday morning arrested two brothers from Saurashtra region for having alleged links with the terror group. Saudi King Visits Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9806&SEO=saudi-king-visits-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, began an official visit to Malaysia during which several documents for economy, science, education and human resources development cooperation will be signed. India Calls to Increase Science Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9805&SEO=india-calls-to-increase-science-development New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his nation needs more scientists to boost national development and fight poverty, one of the main scourges faced by this South Asian nation. Indian Doctor Released by IS Denounces Terrorist Group Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9802&SEO=indian-doctor-released-by-is-denounces-terrorist-group-crimes 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:45New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) After being released the Indian doctor Ramamurthy Kosanam, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya 18 months ago, he told several crimes and aspects about the operation of that terrorist organization. Mount Everest: Scientists to Measure Height After Nepal Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9797&SEO=mount-everest-scientists-to-measure-height-after-nepal-earthquake La Habana,Feb 26 (Prensa Latina)Reserchers want to measure the height of Mt. Everest in the Himalaya again after Nepal earthquake in April 2015 remove 3 centimeters towards the Southwest, according to date offered by the chinese administration of Cartography and Geology. More Cases of Human Infection with Avian Influenza H7N9 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9798&SEO=more-cases-of-human-infection-with-avian-influenza-h7n9 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:14Beijing, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The H7N9 virus outbreak in humans continues to increase in China as a new case was reported in the southern Autonomous Region of Guangxi, and another one in the southwestern Guizhou district. Pakistan to Host Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9796&SEO=pakistan-to-host-summit-of-the-economic-cooperation-organization Islamabad, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan announced that on March 1st the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), a ten-country member forum seeking to boost trade and development, will be held in this capital city. Brics Representatives Urge to Expand Cooperation and Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9778&SEO=brics-representatives-urge-to-expand-cooperation-and-trade Beijing, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Government representatives who prepare the ninth Brics Summit (sherpas) , agreed that the five member countries of the bloc convened to expand cooperation in security, economy and trade between persons, indicates today a communique released by Chinese Foreign Ministry. Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Announces Gradual Border Reopening http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9776&SEO=afghan-ambassador-to-pakistan-announces-gradual-border-reopening Islamabad, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, today announced the gradual reopening of border crossings closed by Islamabad after several terrorist attacks, but he said the situation will be normalized next week. Trump Accused in India of Hate Crime in US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9775&SEO=trump-accused-in-india-of-hate-crime-in-us New Delhi, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The families of an Indian engineer killed and another wounded in a hate crime in the United States today accused President Donald Trump of the incident because of his xenophobic rhetoric. Iran Reaffirms That Palestinian Cause Remains a High Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9750&SEO=iran-reaffirms-that-palestinian-cause-remains-a-high-priority 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:08Tehran Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian cause remains a high priority for Iran, stressed a senior cleric said today by expressing solidarity with the people days after an international conference to support the Intifada (Revolt) against Israel. China Publication Invites to Broadcast Cuba Image http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9741&SEO=china-publication-invites-to-broadcast-cuba-image Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hu Baomin, president of ''China Today'', received today the Cuban ambassador to the country, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, whom he invited to use that space to broadcast the image of the Caribbean island. Cuba, China Values Judicial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9739&SEO=cuba-china-values-judicial-cooperation 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:25Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador in China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and Hu Zejun, deputy Attorney General of the Asian country talk here today about the possibility of increasing judicial cooperation between the two countries. Strong Opposition from China to THAAD Deployment in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9730&SEO=strong-opposition-from-china-to-thaad-deployment-in-south-korea 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:33Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) China is holding today its strong objection to the deployment of the US Army anti-ballistic missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea. Eight Extremists Killed in Pakistan, Two of Them from IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9722&SEO=eight-extremists-killed-in-pakistan-two-of-them-from-is 24 de febrero de 2017, 07:50Islamabad, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Two members of the Islamic State (IS) and six members of the extremist organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) were killed today in separate operations in Pakistan, where authorities are conducting a national counter-terrorism offensive. Almost 550 Arrests in Pakistan for Alleged Links to Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9721&SEO=almost-550-arrests-in-pakistan-for-alleged-links-to-terrorism Islamabad, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani security forces have arrested 546 people in recent days for alleged links to terrorism as part of a national campaign against the scourge in response to a wave of attacks, today reported an Army source. Putin Plans Asian Tour with Trade and Political Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9720&SEO=putin-plans-asian-tour-with-trade-and-political-agenda Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will start Asian tour next Monday to Tadzhikistan, Kirguiztan and Kazakhstan with an economic and political agenda in bilateral talks, reported the Kremlin. Australia will Host First Summit with ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9719&SEO=australia-will-host-first-summit-with-asean Canberra, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The first summit of leaders of Australia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held in the city of Sidney in March next year, announced today hosting authorities. Australian Archbishops Admit Bad Management in Pederasty Cases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9708&SEO=australian-archbishops-admit-bad-management-in-pederasty-cases 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:10Canberra, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Various Australian archbishops admitted that the Catholic Church''s response to cases of sexual abuse was wrong, said today the government commission in charge of investigating reports of pederasty. Agreement on Construction of Infrastructures Signed by Cuba and Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9705&SEO=agreement-on-construction-of-infrastructures-signed-by-cuba-and-japan Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan signed today a memorandum of understanding to build high quality infrastructures in construction, transportation and tourism, while strengthening bilateral ties. China, France Agree to Boost Ties and Cooperation in Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9678&SEO=china-france-agree-to-boost-ties-and-cooperation-in-global-issues Beijing, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping and French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, who concluded an official visit here, agreed to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in global issues, including climate change. More Than Half of Vietnamese Population Has Internet Access http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9674&SEO=more-than-half-of-vietnamese-population-has-internet-access Hanoi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) With 50 million Internet users, Vietnam currently ranks 16th among Asian countries in this indicator, according to a symposium on the issue reported today by media. Three Indian Soldiers Killed in Kashmir Separatist Ambush http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9666&SEO=three-indian-soldiers-killed-in-kashmir-separatist-ambush New Delhi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Three Indian soldiers were killed and five more wounded today during a separatist insurgent ambush in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, marked by violence by extremist groups. At Least Eight Killed, 35 Injured in New Attack in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9665&SEO=at-least-eight-killed-35-injured-in-new-attack-in-pakistan Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) At least eight people were killed and 35 others were injured today in a new attack on a market in the Pakistani city of Lahore in Punjab province. Indian City Divided by Building of World's Highest Statue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9664&SEO=indian-city-divided-by-building-of-worlds-highest-statue 23 de febrero de 2017, 07:52New Delhi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The decision to build the world''s highest statue in tribute to a local warrior today divides Mumbai city, the India''s economic and financial heart, because of its meaning, high cost and impact on nature. Pakistani Government in Trouble to Reactivate Military Courts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9663&SEO=pakistani-government-in-trouble-to-reactivate-military-courts Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite Pakistani government''s attempts, the reactivation of military courts to try civilian terrorism suspects is stalled in parliament today by the rejection of the opposition People''s Party (PPP). Cuba, Taiwan Suspend Preparatory Game Due to Rain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9645&SEO=cuba-taiwan-suspend-preparatory-game-due-to-rain Taipei, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s third exhibition game versus Taiwan in its Asia tour in preparation for the 4th World Baseball Classic was suspended today due to the rain. South Korea Will Take Lead in Life Expectancy by 2030, Study Predicts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9640&SEO=south-korea-will-take-lead-in-life-expectancy-by-2030-study-predicts 22 de febrero de 2017, 12:52Seoul,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina)Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study. Olympics: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Says Will Pay Part of Costs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9637&SEO=olympics-tokyo-governor-yuriko-koike-says-will-pay-part-of-costs Tokyo,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina)Tokyo's Metro governor has warned that the bill for the city''s 2020 Olympics could yet spiral out of control despite exhaustive efforts to rein in runaway costs. Tariff Reduction Favors Sales of Vietnamese Coffee to Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9633&SEO=tariff-reduction-favors-sales-of-vietnamese-coffee-to-brazil 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:41Hanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The decision by Brazilian authorities to reduce tariffs for importing robusta coffee from 20 to 10 percent has created sale opportunities for the Vietnamese grain to the Latin American country, the report said. Colombia Announces Extradition of Drug Trafficker from China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9631&SEO=colombia-announces-extradition-of-drug-trafficker-from-china Bogotá, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry announced today the extradition from China in the coming days of drug trafficker Sara María Galeano, sentenced to 18 years and three months in prison for drug trafficking. Israeli Prime Minister Visits Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9629&SEO=israeli-prime-minister-visits-australia Sydney, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began an official visit to Australia today, preceded by calls for the government of this continent to officially recognize the Palestinian state. Scott Sunderland Wins Opening Stage Of Le Tour De Langkawi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9628&SEO=scott-sunderland-wins-opening-stage-of-le-tour-de-langkawi Kuala Lumpur,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Australian rider, Scott Sunderland of IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness Cycling Team won the opening stage of Le Tour de Langkawi in Malayasia stretching a distance of 124.8 km from Kuala Berang to Kuala Terengganu,with 2:54.45 here today. Vietnam and Russia Ready to Develop Broader Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9627&SEO=vietnam-and-russia-ready-to-develop-broader-ties Por Teresita Vives RomeroHanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Russia are stronger today following a visit here by Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko, marked by the reaffirmation of the common will to continue to expand ties. China Prepares BRICS 2017 Pre-summit Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9622&SEO=china-prepares-brics-2017-pre-summit-meeting Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China is adding the finishing touches for the first meeting of representatives of BRICS member countries prior to the 9th summit to be held tomorrow in Nanjing, the capital of eastern Jiangsu Province. Indian Doctor Kidnapped by Islamic State in Libya Released http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9613&SEO=indian-doctor-kidnapped-by-islamic-state-in-libya-released New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) An Indian doctor kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya was released and will soon return to the country, announced today Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. Many People Affected by Oil Spill in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9612&SEO=many-people-affected-by-oil-spill-in-india New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The recent oil spill on the coast off the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu caused health problems to residents and workers who helped clean up the area, warned today an NGO. Pakistan Makes New Accusations against Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9611&SEO=pakistan-makes-new-accusations-against-afghanistan Islamabad, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army is now on alert on the border with Afghanistan as politicians have increased accusations against Kabul over its alleged support for extremist groups. Rapid Growth in Consumption Forecast in China this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9610&SEO=rapid-growth-in-consumption-forecast-in-china-this-year Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina ) The Minister of Trade of China, Gao Hucheng, assured that growth in consumption in the country will keep growing rapidly due to the deepening structural reformo n the side of the offer. Japanese Enterprise Federation Advocates for Helping Toshiba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9595&SEO=japanese-enterprise-federation-advocates-for-helping-toshiba 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:23Tokyo, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Enterprise Federation of Japan, Sadayuki Sakakibara, today called to help the local company Toshiba, giant of the electronics, to maintain its semiconductors technology in the country. More Rohingya Corpses Found in Myanmar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9589&SEO=more-rohingya-corpses-found-in-myanmar 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:38Naypyidaw, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The government of Myanmar found today four bodies of Rohingya villagers in the Rakhine state, at a time of national tension between authorities and members of that Muslim community. Nepal to Hold First Local Elections in 20 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9575&SEO=nepal-to-hold-first-local-elections-in-20-years 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:10Katmandú,Feb 21 (Prensa Latina)Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years according to government sources, something that increases the hopes for stability in a very divided country. China Wants to Return to World Podium in Wrestling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9572&SEO=china-wants-to-return-to-world-podium-in-wrestling 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:44Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The dream of the main coach of the Chinese Greco-Roman wrestling squad, Tian Shang, is to return to the podium in a World Championships of the discipline. China Urged US to Contribute to Peace in the South Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9564&SEO=china-urged-us-to-contribute-to-peace-in-the-south-sea 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:17Beijing, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry has called on the United States to take action to contribute to peace and stability in the South Sea as a strike group of US aircraft carriers patrol the area. At Least Nine Dead in another Extremist Attack in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9556&SEO=at-least-nine-dead-in-another-extremist-attack-in-pakistan Islamabad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) At least nine people, six civilians and three extremists, were killed and 20 others were wounded today during an attack on a court in the western city of Chhatadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. India Can Build Space Station, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9555&SEO=india-can-build-space-station-says-expert New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) India has today the capability to build a space station, although its development depends on the immediate benefits due to cost, said a source in the sector. Final Destination of Indian Aircraft Carrier Still in Limbo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9553&SEO=final-destination-of-indian-aircraft-carrier-still-in-limbo New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The final destination of the Indian INS Viraat aircraft carrier, the oldest in the world in service, continues today in limbo due to the dispute between the Defense Ministry and the Government of Andhra Pradesh state. Tension Increases on Afghan-Pakistani Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9552&SEO=tension-increases-on-afghan-pakistani-border 21 de febrero de 2017, 07:48Islamabad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Tension on the Afghan-Pakistani border continues today amid mutual accusations and Islamabad''s threat to launch military operations in the neighboring country under the pretext of fighting terrorist groups. India, Pakistan Renew Deal on Nuke Arms Accidents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9529&SEO=india-pakistan-renew-deal-on-nuke-arms-accidents 20 de febrero de 2017, 14:47New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan have renewed today an agreement on reduction of risks of accidents related to nuke weapons for five years. Japanese Exports Slow Down Compared to Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9526&SEO=japanese-exports-slow-down-compared-to-last-year 20 de febrero de 2017, 12:47Tokyo, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Japanese exports increased last January at a slower pace than the same month of 2016, reported today the Japanese Ministry of Finances. Death Toll of Pakistani Temple Attack Increases to 90 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9525&SEO=death-toll-of-pakistani-temple-attack-increases-to-90 20 de febrero de 2017, 12:44Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) With the death of two wounded, the death toll from a recent attack on a Pakistani Sufi temple, which triggered a military offensive against the armed groups, especially on the border with Afghanistan, increased to 90 today. IMF to Offer Emergency but Conditioned Credits to Mongolia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9523&SEO=imf-to-offer-emergency-but-conditioned-credits-to-mongolia Ulan Bator, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to offer emergency loans to Mongolia for 5.5 billion dollars, although the country must make concessions, it was informed here. Two Monkeys Spread Panic at Indian City Airport http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9511&SEO=two-monkeys-spread-panic-at-indian-city-airport 20 de febrero de 2017, 08:14New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Two monkeys spread panic among travelers and officials at the International Airport of Chennai, capital of the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, today reported the Hindustan Times. Air Pollution Kills Two Indians Every Minute http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9510&SEO=air-pollution-kills-two-indians-every-minute New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Two Indians are killed every minute on average by air pollution, which causes more than a million deaths annually in this South Asian country, warns a new research released today in this capital. Pakistan Criticizes Trump's Anti-Muslim Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9508&SEO=pakistan-criticizes-trumps-anti-muslim-policy Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif criticized President Donald Trump''s policy of temporarily banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, an official statement today highlights. Pakistani Government Insists on Reestablishing Military Courts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9507&SEO=pakistani-government-insists-on-reestablishing-military-courts 20 de febrero de 2017, 08:06Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government is pressing today to reactivate controversial military courts whose power expired in January after operating during two years to try civilians accused of terrorism. Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9505&SEO=brazil-to-acquire-vietnamese-robusta-coffee Hanoi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Latina) Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that bean, used in the production of the instant type, was released here today. India to Meet Energy Demand with Lunar Resources in 2030 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9504&SEO=india-to-meet-energy-demand-with-lunar-resources-in-2030 New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) India might meet its energy demand from Moonâ€''extracted resources, mainly from helium-3 reserves, the scientist Sivathanu Pillai stressed. India to Reactivate 43 Airports to Improve Regional Connectivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9486&SEO=india-to-reactivate-43-airports-to-improve-regional-connectivity New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government will reactivate 43 airports this year to improve regional connectivity, Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey announced here. Vietnamese Leader Highlights Cuba's Work on Environmental Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9484&SEO=vietnamese-leader-highlights-cubas-work-on-environmental-protection Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s National Assembly (VNA) Vice President, Tong Thi Phong, highlighted the work done by Cuban authorities on environmental protection. Pakistan on the Brink of War after Terrorist Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9476&SEO=pakistan-on-the-brink-of-war-after-terrorist-attacks New Delhi, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Armed Forces carried out a vast antiterrorist offensive throughout the country on Saturday, when more than 100 fundamentalists and a dozen soldiers have been killed over the past few hours. China and New Zealand Discuss Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9472&SEO=china-and-new-zealand-discuss-climate-change Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) China and New Zealand held their first ministerial dialogue on climate change and agreed on the experience and capacity they share to meet that challenge, it was reported here today. China and India to Strategic Dialogue Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9469&SEO=china-and-india-to-strategic-dialogue-next-week Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) China and India will jhold a new round of strategic talks here next week and blueprint the development of their relations among other topics of common interest, informed today Geng Shuang, speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Thai Police Intervene in Temple After Corruption Scandal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9456&SEO=thai-police-intervene-in-temple-after-corruption-scandal 17 de febrero de 2017, 16:22Bangkok, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Thai police intervened in a Buddhist temple in this capital to arrest the leader of the Dhammakaya sect, because of his involvement in a corruption scandal, the Bangkok Post reported today. South Korean Officials Shocked by Samsung Heir's Arrest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9445&SEO=south-korean-officials-shocked-by-samsung-heirs-arrest 17 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Seoul,Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Officials representing President Park Geun-hye said today they were shocked by the arrest of the de-facto head of the country''s No. 1 conglomerate Samsung Group, according to local media. Cuban Deputy Minister Highlights Chinese Construction Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9435&SEO=cuban-deputy-minister-highlights-chinese-construction-experience Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister for Construction, Angel Vilaragut, has highlighted here today the importance of exchanging with China given its experience in the development of this sector. New Air Route Connects China, USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9429&SEO=new-air-route-connects-china-usa Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A new air route connects China and the United States this week with a direct flight from Fuzhou City, capital of eastern Fujian province, to New York, the Atlantic coast of the United States. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9423&SEO=g20-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-and-peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. Over 4,000 Nepalese Schools without Rebuilding after Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9419&SEO=over-4000-nepalese-schools-without-rebuilding-after-earthquake Kathmandu, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 4,000 of nearly 8,000 schools destroyed by the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 remain closed today, a situation that threatens children''s education in this country. New Members of Indian Supreme Court Take Oath http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9418&SEO=new-members-of-indian-supreme-court-take-oath 17 de febrero de 2017, 08:06New Delhi, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Five judges today swore as members of the Supreme Court of India, in the midst of a debate on the legality of triple talaq, which allows Muslims to divorce their wives by saying that word three times. Pakistan Experiences Another Violence Day after Massacre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9417&SEO=pakistan-experiences-another-violence-day-after-massacre Islamabad, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With tens of dead and wounded, Pakistan experienced today a new day of violence after a suicide bombing that yesterday killed 76 people in a Sufi temple, including 20 children. Mongolia Asks for Help because of Climatological Phenomenon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9403&SEO=mongolia-asks-for-help-because-of-climatological-phenomenon 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:59Ulan Bator, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Red Cross and Mongolian authorities have asked for help, to face a climatological phenomenon called ''Dzud'', able to combine long summers with crude winters, causing the death of a lot of cattle heads, and affecting nomad tribes. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9386&SEO=uncertainty-at-g-20-meeting-due-to-new-us-diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. New Zealand Wildfires Destroy Homes and Forces Evacuations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9385&SEO=new-zealand-wildfires-destroy-homes-and-forces-evacuations Wellington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The New Zeland Civilian Defence confirmed one deade and one thousand evacuated because of the wild fires in Port Hills,near the city of Christchurch. Cuba, Vietnam Parliaments Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9383&SEO=cuba-vietnam-parliaments-strengthen-ties Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP) of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, and vice-president of the Vietnamese parliament, Tong Thi Phong, ratified here the desire to strengthen the ties between the two institutions. Jamaican Nesta Carter Appeals Doping Penalty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9378&SEO=jamaican-nesta-carter-appeals-doping-penalty Bern, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is appealing the ruling that cost him, Usain Bolt and the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9373&SEO=cuban-hotels-among-best-all-inclusive-resorts-of-the-caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. Meeting in Astana Seeks Mechanism to Regulate Truce in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9363&SEO=meeting-in-astana-seeks-mechanism-to-regulate-truce-in-syria Astana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Russia, Turkey, and Iran, along with heads of armed groups and officials of the Syrian government, are today seeking to reconcile a regime to control the cessation of hostilities and measures to punish offenders. India Builds its First Airliner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9359&SEO=india-builds-its-first-airliner 16 de febrero de 2017, 07:55New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Three decades after initial plans, India began the preliminary tests of a 14-seat passenger plane, the first one manufactured in the country, today reported a sector source. Indian State Governor Seeks to End Institutional Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9358&SEO=indian-state-governor-seeks-to-end-institutional-crisis New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Vidyasagar Rao, today asked lawmaker Edappadi K. Palaniswami to lead the territory government and put an end to the institutional crisis that has been going on for 10 days. More than 30 Countries Attend Aeronautical Fair in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9357&SEO=more-than-30-countries-attend-aeronautical-fair-in-india New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) In order to promote their technologies, over 550 domestic and foreign companies from 30 countries are participating today in Aero India fair, the largest event of its kind in Asia. Six Pakistani Radicals Killed in Clash with Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9356&SEO=six-pakistani-radicals-killed-in-clash-with-authorities Islamabad, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Pakistan Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) today killed six armed radicals during a clash in the eastern province of Punjab. RPDC Rejects Questioning about New Missile Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9347&SEO=rpdc-rejects-questioning-about-new-missile-test 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:43Pyongyang, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has rejected today criticism by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), questioning the recent launching of the missile Pukguksong-2, because it considered that the test was a normal procedure in line with the development policy of the State. China will Defend Positive Nature of Multilateralism in G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9330&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-nature-of-multilateralism-in-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Relations Minister, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralismk, global governance and innovative world economy, open abnd inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Gernany), announced the Foreign Ministry. Tennis- Qatar Open Women's Singles Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9323&SEO=tennis-qatar-open-womens-singles-results Doha, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Puertorrican tennis player Mónica Puig advanced to quarte finals at the Qatar Open after winning over German Laura Siegemund and Yulia Putintseva, in that order. China Tests World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9313&SEO=china-tests-worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest amphibious aircraft, the China-made AG600, has successfully carried out the engine tests and expects its maiden flight during the first half of 2017, official sources report here. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9292&SEO=first-sommelier-cuban-woman-writes-about-her-impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Indonesian Police to Investigate Accusations Against Former President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9290&SEO=indonesian-police-to-investigate-accusations-against-former-president 14 de febrero de 2017, 13:01Jakarta,Feb 14 (Prensa Latina)Indonesian police will open an investigation made on the accusations against former president China Will Defend Positive Multilateralism at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9281&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-multilateralism-at-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Minister of Foreign Relations, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralism, global governance and an innovative world economy, open and inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Germany), announced today the Foreign Ministry. China Highlights Progress of Cooperation Agreements with Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9279&SEO=china-highlights-progress-of-cooperation-agreements-with-venezuela 14 de febrero de 2017, 11:34Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) China has announced today the progress of its cooperation programs with Venezuela, after the signing in Caracas of 22 bilateral cooperation agreements worth some $2.7 billion USD, which joined to previous agreements. Venezuela Strengthens Vital Relationship with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9271&SEO=venezuela-strengthens-vital-relationship-with-china Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is focusing its development and economic recovery on strengthening relations with China, a step described by President Nicolás Maduro as vital and fundamental. Nepal Appoints Interim Police Chief http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9264&SEO=nepal-appoints-interim-police-chief 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:35Kathmandu, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s government appointed Dinesh Chandra Pokhrel as interim police chief after a judicial decision to provisionally suspend the previous appointment following a lawsuit, today announced official sources. Military Maneuvers Begin in Thailand with Troops from 29 Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9262&SEO=military-maneuvers-begin-in-thailand-with-troops-from-29-countries 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:16Bangkok, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The military maneuvers Cobra Dorada 2017 began today at Sattahip Thai naval base with the participation of 8,000 troops from 29 nations, including the United States. Four Killed by New Clash in Indian Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9261&SEO=four-killed-by-new-clash-in-indian-kashmir 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:00New Delhi, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three soldiers and an Islamic separatist were killed in a clash in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several armed groups are fighting to secede. During the clash in Bandipora district, at least nine soldiers were also wounded, a military source told NDTV. Candidate to Indian State Government Convicted for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9260&SEO=candidate-to-indian-state-government-convicted-for-corruption New Delhi, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of India today found guilty of corruption V.K. Sasikala, a candidate to the government of the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, giving her a four- year sentence. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Indian Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9259&SEO=three-pakistani-soldiers-killed-in-clashes-with-indian-troops Islamabad, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three Pakistani soldiers were killed during a clash with Indian military personnel on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, today reported an army source. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9257&SEO=venezuela-to-agree-with-china-projects-to-develop-industry Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. UN Secretary-General Condemns Launching of Missile by DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9248&SEO=un-secretary-general-condemns-launching-of-missile-by-dprk 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:26United Nations, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned today the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which insists on its right to defend itself from the US hostility on the Korean peninsula. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9243&SEO=venezuela-to-agree-with-china-projects-to-develop-industry 13 de febrero de 2017, 15:16Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced today the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. Australia Fires Ease as Damage Mounts After Record Heat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9236&SEO=australia-fires-ease-as-damage-mounts-after-record-heat 13 de febrero de 2017, 13:17Canberra, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Australians authorities confirmed they are fighting 24 of the 80 wild fires that are active today. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9229&SEO=19th-edition-of-the-habano-festival-starts-feb-27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Thousands Homeless After Torrential Flooding in Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9228&SEO=thousands-homeless-after-torrential-flooding-in-indonesia 13 de febrero de 2017, 12:07Jakarta,Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 5 thousand peopole were evacuated from Celebes province in Indonesia because of the devastating floods and landslides. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed by Explosive Device http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9209&SEO=three-pakistani-soldiers-killed-by-explosive-device 13 de febrero de 2017, 08:10Islamabad, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Three members of Pakistan''s Border Corps were killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) at the South Waziristan tribal agency on the border with Afghanistan, today reported the Army. Indian Space Program Prepares Missions to Mars, Venus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9208&SEO=indian-space-program-prepares-missions-to-mars-venus New Delhi, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) While getting ready to launch 104 satellites in a single flight, a world record in this type of event, India is already preparing its second mission to Mars and the first to Venus. Russia and Iran Key Role in Fighting IS, Says Former Pakistani FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9200&SEO=russia-and-iran-key-role-in-fighting-is-says-former-pakistani-fm Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) ''Pakistan must call on Russia and Iran to cooperate to fight the growing threat of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the region,'' said former Foreign Secretary Najmuddin A. Shaikh today. India, Pakistan Continue with Mutual Accusations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9192&SEO=india-pakistan-continue-with-mutual-accusations Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Historical rivals, India and Pakistan continued today their exchange of accusations on regional security and support for terrorism in the area. Two Soldiers, Four Militants Killed in Indian Kashmir Clash http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9191&SEO=two-soldiers-four-militants-killed-in-indian-kashmir-clash 12 de febrero de 2017, 08:37New Delhi, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Four militants and two soldiers were killed in a new clash in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where Islamic separatist groups operate. Trump Welcomes Japanese Prime Minister at White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9160&SEO=trump-welcomes-japanese-prime-minister-at-white-house 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:39Washington, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump held a meeting today at the White House with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who began a two-day official visit to this country. Cuban Slugger Despiagne Signs a New Contract in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9155&SEO=cuban-slugger-despiagne-signs-a-new-contract-in-japan 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:33Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban outstanding baseball player and outfielder Alfredo Despaigne signed a new contract to play at the Professional Japanese Baseball League with a club called Fukuoka Softbank Falcons, for three seasons. China and Cuba to Increase Cooperation in Film Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9151&SEO=china-and-cuba-to-increase-cooperation-in-film-industry Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and the head of the Shinework Picture film company, Jonathan Shen, agreed here today to expand cooperation in the film industry. Cleaner Robot Pulled From Fukushima Reactor in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9148&SEO=cleaner-robot-pulled-from-fukushima-reactor-in-japan 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:19Tokyo,Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) A remote-controlled cleaning robot sent into a damaged reactor number 2 at Japan''s Fukushima nuclear plant had to be removed before it completed its work because of problems caused by high radiation levels. Presidents of China and US Agree to Promote Cooperation and Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9144&SEO=presidents-of-china-and-us-agree-to-promote-cooperation-and-links Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed today to stimulate mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and develop a constructive bilateral relationship. China to Clear Uncertainty on Relations with the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9139&SEO=china-to-clear-uncertainty-on-relations-with-the-usa Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Since Donald Trump inauguration on January 20, China''s government has insisted on clearing up uncertainty over relations between the world''s two largest economies. Constructive ties between the United States and China will remain strong and flourish in the end, although Trump, one of the U.S. presidents with least public office experience, needs time to get familiar with foreign policy affairs, especially with the complexities of U.S.-China ties, according to experts. Karachi Literature Festival Begins in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9136&SEO=karachi-literature-festival-begins-in-pakistan 10 de febrero de 2017, 09:49Islamabad, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The 8th edition of the Karachi Literature Festival opened its doors today in that Pakistani city with the holding of lectures, interviews, and theatrical performances. Pakistan Begins Naval Exercises in Response to Indian Maneuver http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9133&SEO=pakistan-begins-naval-exercises-in-response-to-indian-maneuver 10 de febrero de 2017, 09:15Islamabad, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Navy began a four-day exercise off the coast of Karachi city on the Arabian Sea, where the Indian Navy has also been carrying out a maneuver since January 24. Ruling Party of Indian Tamil Nadu State Threatened by Battle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9130&SEO=ruling-party-of-indian-tamil-nadu-state-threatened-by-battle New Delhi, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The power struggle between Aiadmk party and the government of the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu became accentuated today after the decision of the secretary general of that formation, V.K. Sasikala, to expel President E. Madhusudhanan. Russia Prepares Project to Develop the Kuriles Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9128&SEO=russia-prepares-project-to-develop-the-kuriles-islands Moscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia prepares an exploration project in the Kuriles Islands, with participation of Japan in fields like fishing, medicine (thermal waters) and tourism, indicated today sources of the Foreign Ministry. Philippine Minister Says Mine Closure Will Affect Economy, http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9122&SEO=philippine-minister-says-mine-closure-will-affect-economy 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:55Manila, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Philippine Minister of Socioeconomic Planning, Ernesto Pernia stressed that the imminent closure of 23 mines will be bringing about some negative outcomes for national economy. Red Cross Suspends Activities in Afghanistan After 6 Workers Killed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9104&SEO=red-cross-suspends-activities-in-afghanistan-after-6-workers-killed 09 de febrero de 2017, 13:26Kabul,Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The international Red Cross today temporarily suspended its activities in Afghanistan following an attack that killed six of its employees the previous day in a northern province.Two Red Cross workers are also missing. A Thai University Is Letting Students Pay Tuition Fees With Rice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9101&SEO=a-thai-university-is-letting-students-pay-tuition-fees-with-rice 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:59Bangkok,Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Bangkok''s Rangsit University, Japanese Company Nisshinbo Renounces to Produce in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9098&SEO=japanese-company-nisshinbo-renounces-to-produce-in-mexico 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:01Tokyo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump''s threats, made the Japanese company Nisshinbo abandon its project to set up an auto spares plant in Mexico, it was officially informed. Myanmar Plans to Build Chino-Pakistani Fighter Jet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9094&SEO=myanmar-plans-to-build-chino-pakistani-fighter-jet 09 de febrero de 2017, 11:01Islamabad, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar has advanced negotiations with Islamabad to obtain the production license for the JF-17 Thunder fighter plane, jointly developed by Pakistan and China, according to reports released today in the capital. Pakistan Accuses India of Building Nuclear City, Delhi Denies It http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9091&SEO=pakistan-accuses-india-of-building-nuclear-city-delhi-denies-it 09 de febrero de 2017, 10:33New Delhi, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan accused India of building a ''secret nuclear city'' and threatening the strategic balance of the region, accusations denounced as unfounded by New Delhi. Cuba-China Officials Highlight Ties bt. Communist Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9082&SEO=cuba-china-officials-highlight-ties-bt.-communist-parties Beijing, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador, Miguel A. Ramirez, and the deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Li Jun, highlighted today here the state of relations between both countries. The Cuban diplomat offered a meeting of fraternization to the high-level party official of this Asian territory at the embassy of the Caribbean island in this capital, on the Chinese Lunar New Year.