Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Merkel Calls on EU to Improve Relations with Russia Moscow, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the European Union (EU) to improve relations with Russia, at a meeting in Munich with that country''s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, local television reported. Lavrov Calls on Europe to Work in the 'Post-Fake News' Era Moscow, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Saturday for a post-fake news era in Europe in clear allusion to fake news published by Western media amid a strong campaign against this country. Syria: Russia's Humanitarian Aid Distributed in Aleppo Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 18 tons of humanitarian aid, including toys, were distributed on Saturday in Aleppo by Russian representatives, in coordination with local authorities, Syrian media reported. Italy Interested in Producing Wines with Bolivian Coca Leaf La Paz, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Development Planning, Mariana Prado, informed here that representatives of the enterprise Vinos Mariani of Italy, are interested in elaborating their products using Bolivian coca leaf. IS Funds Decreased, Says British Research London, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The funds of terrorist group Islamic State (IS) decreased by half between 2015 and 2016, said a joint research published today by the King´s College of London and the consultant agency Ernst & Young. Cuba and France Sign Important Intergovernmental Scientific Agreement 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:56Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and French authorities signed today in this capital the intergovernmental agreement ''Hubert Curien -Carlos J. Finlay'', to strengthen the scientific cooperation between the two countries. Brand-New Russian Kaspersky OS 11-11 Operating System 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:32Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russian Kaspersky Lab Company has unveiled its new hack-proof operating system. US Espionage on France Elections in 2012 Revealed 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Paris, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) US Intelligence spied on presidential candidates of France in 2012 elections, particularly Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, said data revealed by the French media. Ukrainian Conflict Has a Million Children Needing Urgent Aid 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:22United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The conflict in eastern Ukraine has a million children needing urgent aid, a total that almost increased twofold, said the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (Unicef). Ambassador Denounces Spain´s Interference in Venezuela 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:14Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mario Isea, Venezuelan Ambassador in Spain, denounced today here the persistent interference of the conservative management of Mariano Rajoy in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Spanish Left-Wingers Question the Acquittal to Infant Cristina Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish United Left Party (IU) questioned the Spanish court decision acquitting King Felipe VI''s youngest sister, Cristina de Bourbon for a much-talked-about corruption outrage. Central Banks of Turkey and Russia Set Currency Rules Ankara, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Banks of Turkey and Russia prepare a mechanism destined to trade rules of their respective national currencies, without using a third currency in the exchange as the U.S. dollar, explained today president of the Denizbank, Hakan Ates. Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, today called for a global mobilization at all levels of society to end the Israeli occupation this year. NATO Hires from Belgian Company Cybersecurity System Brussels, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) confirmed today it hired Belgian telecoms operator Proximus an agreement to fight cyber threats. Russia and Uruguay Strengthen Health Cooperation Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Uruguay strengthened today cooperation in the medical field and envisage actions in terms of technological and educational exchange, said Russian Minister of Health, Veronica Skvortsova. Hundreds of Immigrants Enter Spain From Morocco Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 immigrants has entered Spain today after jumping the high fence that separates Morocco from the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of the two enclaves of this country in northern Africa. Spanish Justice Acquits Princess Cristina in Tax Fraud Trial Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Princess Cristina, sister of King of Spain Felipe VI, was acquitted today of being part of a corruption case, while her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison. Russia-U.S. Ties, a Story to Be Told Por Antonio RondónMoscow (Prensa Latina) Relations between the United States and Russia are a blank sheet on which there is a lot to be told with Donald Trump in the White House and clear signs of business as usual in the case of Moscow. Evo Morales Satisfied with Meetings in The Hague and Rome La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed today his satisfaction with the results of the meetings with the legal team in The Hague and with FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva, in Rome. 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. Irish President Interested in Scientific Progress in Cuba Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Ireland''s President, Michael Higgins, will visit the ''Pedro Kouri'' Tropical Medicine Institute today to learn about Cuba''s scientific progress as part of his official visit to Cuba. Over 200 Flights Cancelled in Berlin because of Strike 16 de febrero de 2017, 20:16Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two Berlin airports were forced to suspend more than 200 flights due to a strike by the ground personnel that demands better wages. Irish President Presents Book at Fair in Cuba 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:30Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael D. Higgins asserted today here that it was a great pleasure for him to know the Havana International Book Fair and attend the presentation of the Cuban edition of ''The Sea of The Star.'' Russian and US Top-Ranking Military Officers Meet in Azerbaijan 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:24Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Chief of Staff, Army General Valeri Guerasimov, and the US Joint Chief of Staff, General Joseph Danford debated in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense reported today. Holland to Judge National Terrorists in Absence 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:25Ámsterdam, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch justice will try in absence in March hundreds of nationals who fight along with terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, said today the District Attorney General Ferry van Veghel. Russia Reaffirms Cooperation with Iran, Despite US Position Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov has reaffirmed today his country''s decision to maintain the cooperation with Iran, including the fight against terrorism and the search for a solution to the Syrian conflict. FAO Support Bolivia's Request for Water Funding Rome, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will support Bolivia in obtaining funding for irrigation and water generation projects. Irish Writers Speak about their Culture at Havana Book Fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish writers shared today their experiences in literary production during a meeting held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), as part of the Havana Book Fair. Turkish Troops Bomb Al Bad City Damascus, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish troops attacked the town of Al Bab in northern Aleppo province, killing at least 24 people, including 11 children and eight women, according to media reports in Damascus. German Chancellor Criticizes US Espionage Against Her Country Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized today US National Security Agency (NSA) espionage to her country, where even her cell phone was infiltrated. 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. Frenchmen Outraged at 13-N Terror Attack Film Project Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Many French people, including victims of the attacks, are now showing their outrage at the Hollywood project of producing a film about the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015 in this capital. US Chief of Staff to Visit Turkey for Talks on the Raqqa Offensive Ankara, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Joseph Dunford will pay a visit to Turkey on Feb. 17 for discussions on the Raqqa offensive, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has stated. 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. USA Plans to Send More Combat Units to Syria Washington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States plans to send hundreds of troops from its armed forces to Syria, without the consent of the authorities in Damascus, to combat the Islamic State (EI), reported the Military Times. Tabare Vazquez Invites Putin to Visit Uruguay Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President Tabare Vazquez invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin to visit Uruguay during an enlarged meeting he attended along with several ministers. 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. Uruguay Supports Russia in Rejecting All Kinds of Terrorism Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President, Tabare Vazquez, has expressed today his support for Russia''s rejection of terrorism, whatever its origin, after meeting with Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Federation Council. Russia Denies French Accusation vs. Syria for Using Chemical Weapon Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected the accusation made by France against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons during the current conflict in the Levantine country. Syrian President Denounces Western Support for Terrorist Groups Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denounced the support given by Western nations, including France, to terrorist groups operating in his country in an interview with Gallic media published today. Cuba and Ireland Confirm Potential for Bilateral Cooperation Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro and Ireland''s Michael Higgins have recognized the potential to promote economic, commercial and bilateral cooperation. Irish Pres. Will Tour the Havana Book Fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President, Michael Higgins, who''s making his first visit ever to Cuba, will tour this Thursday the historical Fortress of the San Carlos de la Cabaña, venue of the Havana Book Fair that has welcome writers, editors and distributors from 46 countries. European Union Points out Differences with the United States 15 de febrero de 2017, 18:02Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The High Representative of the Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs Policy and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, pointed out differences with the United States, after her recent visit to that country, according to reports today. Irish President Michael Higgins Arrives in Cuba 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:32Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael Higgins arrived today in this capital to begin an official visit to Cuba, as part of his tour of Latin America, the first of the region by a Head of State of that European country. Bulgaria Announces Reinforcement of Border Controls with Turkey Sofia, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The interim government of Bulgaria announced today that it will increase the border controls with Turkey, in order to contain a possible increase of arrivals of immigrants to the national territory. EU and Canada Approve Trade Agreement Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Euro Chamber approved today the polemic trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, after a long debate and having as background the protectionist barrier of U.S. President Donald Trump. 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. Bolivia Joins The Apostille Convention in The Hague 15 de febrero de 2017, 13:45The Hague, Netherlands, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales announced today Bolivia''s joining to the Apostille Convention, a simplified method to legalize documents to verify their authenticity in the field of private international law. Russia Rejects French Accusation of Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected the French allegation that Syria is using chemical weapons. Kosovar Parliament Takes Army Decision Belgrade, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) With the boycott of the Serbian List party, Kosovo''s parliament passed a draft at first instance, on the conversion of police forces into an army, highlighted the media today. Syrian President: 'The Future is Decided by the People Themselves' Damasco, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today in a meeting with religious groups that any step linked to the future of the country is decided only by its own people. Tennis- Qatar Open Women's Singles Results Doha, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Puertorrican tennis player Mónica Puig advanced to quarte finals at the Qatar Open after winning over German Laura Siegemund and Yulia Putintseva, in that order. Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Burst 15 de febrero de 2017, 12:02London,Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief spurts of radio emission, lasting just one-thousandth of a second, whose origins are mysterious. Turkish Dogan Media Group Against Nobel Prize Winner Comments Ankara, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nobel Prize of Literature, Orhan Pamuk was criticized by the Dogan media group for his statements against the Turkish government regarding the Constitutional reform, conffirmed the T24 online newspaper. Damages from Italy Earthquakes Exceed 23 Billion Euros Rome, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The number of material damages caused by the earthquake that devastated the central region in Italy as of August 24th, 2016 has reached 23.5 billion Euros, according to a study released today here. Uruguay Presents its Advances in Russian Trade Forum Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the title of Uruguay-2017, the South American country presents its economic-commercial and investment advantages in the Russian Chamber of Commerce, with the participation of several ministers. Projects to Boost Education in the World to Be Awarded by UNESCO Paris, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO announced today the award of 2016 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education to a project in Bangladesh and another in Germany, in recognition of the innovative use of new technologies to educate disadvantaged groups. Kremlin Rejects Links between Trump and Russian Intelligence Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin rejected today the versions on a supposed link between US president Donald Trump''s team and the Russian intelligence, considering that it has no basis at all. Bolivia Reiterates Safety on Maritime Demand 14 de febrero de 2017, 18:17The Hague, the Netherlands, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales reiterated today his confidence in a fair decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in view of the reply of the maritime demand to Chile. Peace in Colombia Deserves World Support, Irish Pres. Says 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Bogota, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian peace process deserves the support of the world, said Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins after his meeting with his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in Casa de Nariño (Colombian Presidential House). Russia will Increase Dope Tests in 2017 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Moscow, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia has announced today that it will increase dope tests this year, following the most recent McLaren report that included more than 1000 Russian athletes involved in doping between 2011 and 2015. Study Shows Men's Negative Impact on Climate London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Human beings cause the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces, according to a study by an international team published today. 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. Syrian Army Retakes Major Gas Plant in Homs Province 14 de febrero de 2017, 13:03Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias resumed control of the major oil and gas plant in Hayyan, located in the eastern central province of Homs, 160 kilometers north of Damascus. Life Imprisonment Requested for Those Charged with Turkey Attack Istanbul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The city prosecutor''s office requested today 45 life sentences for another group of people accused of a terror attack on Atatürk International Airport in June 2016, killing 45 people and injuring more than 200 people. Two Human Traffickers and 97 Migrants Arrested in Turkey Istanbul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Gendarmerie in Turkey arrested today in a traffic control two suspected human traffickers who were traveling with 97 undocumented migrants in the West Edirne province, near the border with Greece. Alexander Kristoff Wins 2017 Tour of Oman Opener Mascate, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Norweian Alexander Kristoff, del equipo Katusha-Alpecin, won today the first stage of the Tour of Oman that had 176.5 kilometers between the cities of Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park. Syria Issues Documents on Armed Extremists Crimes Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Justice Minister, Najem Hamad Al-Ahmad announced today the creation of a commission to provide evidence for the crimes committed by armed terror groups, especially in the Aleppo province. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. Manchester City Confirm Gabriel Jesus Suffered Broken Metatarsal London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) MANCHESTER CITY striker Gabriel Jesus has broken his metatarsal and will miss two to three months, the club have confirmed. 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. Evo Morales Ratifies Bolivia's Right to the Sea The Hague, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales, who is at the headquarters of the International Court of Justice (CIJ), has reaffirmed today Bolivia''s strength to a sovereign return of the sea that was taken from her by Chile. Cuba Calls On UN for a Multilateral, Arranged Response to Terrorism United Nations, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today called on the UN Security Council for a multilateral and arranged response to the phenomenon of terrorism, which moves away from unilateral actions and double standards. Literary Forum Opens at International Book Fair in Cuba Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) French writer, poet, essayist and philosopher Paul Valery and the French literature are the issues of the program of the first session of the literary forum at the 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba. United Kingdom Confirms Trump's Visit London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The British government confirmed today that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit in the coming months to the United Kingdom, despite the controversy generated in the country by this invitation. SA, France Advancing Trade, Economic Relations Pretoria, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and France have agreed to enhance trade and economic relations, particularly in manufacturing and ship building, SA News reports Tuesday. Working to Resume Negotiations on Greek Debt Brussels, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici announced that he would travel to Athens on Wednesday, in an attempt to resume the the negotiations on the Greek debt, amid strong differences. Russian Military Police Sent to Syria 13 de febrero de 2017, 17:39Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) An Ingushetia-formed military police batallion was sent to Syria to protect both Russian air force and members of the Reconciliation Center settled in that region. 2016 Refugee Olympic Team Awarded the Laureus Prize Monte Carlo, Feb 13 (PL) The Olympic Team of Refugees (OTR), that competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will be conferred the Laureus Award for sport inspiration in a Gala that will take place tomorrow in Monaco. Ukraine Threatened with Energy Breakdown by Blockades in Donbass 13 de febrero de 2017, 14:59Kiev, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine is today under the threat of an energy breakdown for a blockade carried out by ultranationalist coal-producing groups in Donbass. Turkish Brigade to Cuba for May 1 13 de febrero de 2017, 14:44Ankara, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Association of Friendship with Cuba, Jose Marti (JMKDD), is organizing a group of solidarity to participate in the May 1 celebration in Havana, Nahide Ozkan, member of the organization''s leadership, told the news agency Prensa Latina. 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. Oil Price Falls Due to Rise in U.S. Production 13 de febrero de 2017, 12:04London, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices dropped today before the rise in extraction of U.S. platforms, dealing a blow on the OPEC agreement and of nations outside the entity to reduce global inventories. Macron Stands as Best Option to Beat Right-winger Favorite in France 13 de febrero de 2017, 11:21Paris, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) While right-winger Marine Le Pen reasserts herself as the most likely winner in the first round of presidential elections in France, centrist Emmanuel Macron stands out today as the best option to win in the second round. Rajoy Denies Mediator Role Between Latin America and Donald Trump Madrid, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied today he did not offer Donald Trump to be a mediator between the United States and Latin America during a recent telephone conversation with the US president. Photograph of Assassination of Russian Ambassador in Turkey Awarded Ankara, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish photojournalist Burhan Ozbilici won the World Press Photo 2017 contest for his photograph of the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, organizers of the event announced today. Uruguay and Finland Highlight Excellent Relations 13 de febrero de 2017, 09:59Helsinki, 13 Feb (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Uruguay and Finland, Tabaré Vázquez and Sauli Niinistö, respectively, highlighted here today the excellent state of bilateral relations and expressed concern about the protectionist measures that impede free trade. Pope Reiterates Rejection of Pedophilia 13 de febrero de 2017, 09:54Rome, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis reiterated his strong rejection of pedophilia and wondered how a priest could do so much harm, newspaper La Repubblica reported today. Turkey Detains More Than 200 People in Anti-Terror Operation 13 de febrero de 2017, 09:52Istanbul, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police has arrested more than 230 people suspected of belonging to the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), 70 of them in this city, during an operation that is still open. Russia Obtains Evidence of Use of Tactical Missiles at Donbass Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) announced today that it has evidence of the use by Ukrainian troops of Tochka-U tactical rocket launching system against the population in Donbass region. 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. The World Celebrates Darwin Day London, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Darwin Day is celebrated today in the world to commemorate the 208th anniversary of the birth of the English naturalist, recognized for being the Father of Evolution. Social-Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier: New President of Germany Berlin, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Social-Democrat leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as new President of Germany today, after winning an absolute majority of votes in the Federal Assembly of that country. Pablo Iglesias Reelected as Leader of Spanish Party Podemos Madrid, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Pablo Iglesias, general secretary of Podemos, was reelected today as leader of this anti-austerity party, which in just three years of life became the third political force in Spain. Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Political Dialogue with the USA Moscow, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed the beginning of the first contacts with the United States for a political dialogue with the new administration of President Donald Trump. Cuban Judokas Competing at Highest Level in Paris Paris, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Slam of Judo in Paris, in its 2017 edition, is offering Cuban athletes a possibility to get ready, fight and get experiences, just whyen the training cycle towards the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 is starting. Ukraine Is Using Heavy Weaponry against Civilians, Donbass Denounces Kiev, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the self-named Republic of Donetsk has denounced today the use of heavy weaponry by the Ukrainian army against residential areas, including rocket systems, tanks and artillery. Russia Refuses to Deliver NSA Former Agent Snowden to US Moscow, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has not even thought of delivering former National Security agent Edward Snowden to the US, said his legal representative, Anatoli Kucheren, contending press reports on that regards. Irish President to Travel to Colombia to Support Peace Process Bogota, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins is arriving today in Colombia to support the peace process, know about the immediate tasks of the post-conflict period and strengthen the cooperation relations, the Government confirmed today. Russia Dismantles Large Drug-Trafficking Group 10 de febrero de 2017, 19:16Moscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Interior Ministry Division of Drug Control and the Federal Security Service dismantled a network of synthetic-drug producers and dealers. Russian Contemporary Writers Converge in Havana 10 de febrero de 2017, 18:09Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Great Classical Russian books and the works made by a young generation of writers are converging today in the Havana International Book Fair (IBF). UN: Violence in South Sudan Leaves 6.6 Million Displaced 10 de febrero de 2017, 17:34United Nations, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Committee for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today that the conflict in South Sudan is resulting in 3.6 million of displaced since its eruption in December 2013. UN Rapporteur Requests More Support for Indigenous Peoples at Global 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:38Rome, 10 Feb (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, called for more effective support to these communities, today at the Global Forum of Indigenous Peoples. European Parliament Rejects Pressure from Trump 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:55Brussels, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, today rejected pressure from the US administration of Donald Trump. Ireland to Legalise Cannabis For Specific Medical Conditions 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:56Dublín, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Ireland is set to legalise the use of cannabis for treating specific medical conditions, after a report commissioned by the government said the drug could be given to some patients with certain illnesses. Cuban Charcoal Is Present at European Markets 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:31Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The charcoal produced in the central region of Cuba has maintained today its presence in the European markets due to an excellent quality and high caloric and energy value. Uruguay Presents Economic Strategy in Hamburg 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:21Hamburg, Germany, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Minister for Economy and Finance, Danilo Astori, has held a meeting with German businessmen here on his country''s strategic course and mentioned the incentives to attract foreign investment. Mobile Application Approved as Contraceptive Method Berlin, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The application for mobile devices (app) Natural Cycles was recognized in Europe as an effective method of contraception, announced today the company itself. Uruguay Stakes High for Recovery of Russian Market Por By Antonio Rondón GarciaMoscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is strongly committed to the recovery of the Russian market, with seven export companies attending the 24th International Food Fair Prodexpo-2017 in this capital and its Livestock Minister, Tabaré Aguerre. Fund for Agricultural Development Hosts Indigenous Peoples Forum Rome, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is hosting today the third global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum. 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. Leo Brower Office Brings Fados from Portugal to Havana Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese famous and popular fados will be played in the Cuban capital on February 15, as part of the event ''The Human Voice. Multiple Languages,'' under the auspices of the Leo Brower Office, according to the organizers. Jamaican Singer Bob Marley's Unique Recordings Come to Light 09 de febrero de 2017, 18:04London, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of Bob Marley´s concerts are today causing a stir among worldwide music lovers, especially those Jamaican singer´s fans, after their complete restoration. Almost Two Million Muslims Live in Spain 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:11Madrid, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Muslim population in Spain increased up to 1,919,141 people in 2016, 31,235 more than in 2015, a report revealed here Thursday. Maradona, New FIFA Ambassador Buenos Aires, Diego Armando Maradona will be from on the new Ambassador of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), a charge with which he claims to have fulfilled another of his dreams. Holland Requests Maximum Penalty for Cybercriminal 09 de febrero de 2017, 14:53Amsterdam, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Prosecutor Office asked for the maximum penalty for a man judged because of harassing dozens of girls and homosexuals on the Internet, besides his possible involvement in a case of cybercrime in Canada. German Scientists Test Detects Zika Virus in Less Than 15 Minutes 09 de febrero de 2017, 13:46Washington, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) German scientists reported today the creation of a novel assay that detects Zika virus in less than 15 minutes and could facilitate testing of pregnant women in rural and low-resource settings. 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. Russia, Turkey to Investigate Death of Turkish Military in Syria 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:26Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey will jointly investigate the deaths of three Turkish military personnel in the Syrian city of El-Bab, as a result of a mistake by the Russian air force,in an opÿration to eliminate targets of the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Warning of Transatlantic Conflict Due to New US Policy 09 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Berlin, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The policy of the new US government could provoke a major clash with the European Union (EU), German politician Wolfgang Ischinger, president of the Munich Security Conference, warned today. Spain Recognizes Importance of Russia as Global Player 09 de febrero de 2017, 10:58Madrid, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Spain highlighted today the importance of Russia as a global player, welcoming the 40th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Russia and the USA Discuss Cooperation to Prevent Incidents in Syria Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian-American high-level task force to comply with the memorandum on how to avoid air incidents on Syrian soil held today a video conference on cooperation in that area. Half a Hundred Cities Support Paris 2024 Olympic Bid Paris, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Half a hundred cities from all continents issued a statement today in support of the candidacy of Paris to host 2024 Olympic Games, recognizing the leadership of the French capital in many areas. Bulletproof Glass Wall to Be Installed on Eiffel Tower Paris, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of Paris is analyzing a project aimed at installing a 2.5-meter-high bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower, France''s most visited monument, it was informed here today. IFAD Hosts Global Forum for Indigenous Peoples Rome, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will host the 3rd Global Forum on Indigenous Peoples, IFAD reported today. Emmanuel Macron Heads Polls Toward French Presidential Elections 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Centrist politician Emmanuel Macron appears today as the favorite to win the coming presidential elections in France, after beating right-wing politician Francois Fillon, affected by numerous accusations and currently under investigation. Russia To Avoid Further Increase of Violence in Ukraine 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:14MOSCOW, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia stated today the hope for the possibility of preventing further increase of violence in the so-called republic of Donetsk following the assassination of the rebel commander, Mikhail Tolstij. UNESCO to Grant Carlos J. Finlay Prize this Year 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:00Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and UNESCO talked about the presentation this year of the Carlos J. Finlay prize, granted by the international organization in the field of microbiology, diplomatic sources stated today. Russia Conducts Snap Air Force Combat Readiness Check Moscow,Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 45 thousand troops with one thousand 400 equipments are participating today in a snap combat rediness drill ordered by president Vladimir Putin. UN and Humanitarian Partners Call for Resources to Help Yemenis United Nations, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) UN and its humanitarian partners requested today 2.1 billion dollars to assist about 12 million Yemenis in urgent need this year. UN Investigator: Violence in Myanmar is Horrifying 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Naipyido, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The testimony of the Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh was described today as ''absolutely horrifying'' and ''shocking'' by a UN investigator, according to statements made by the country''s media. Cuba Presents Tourist Offers in Salon des Vacances in Bruxelles Brussels, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participated in Salon des Vacances de Bruxelles and presented its various offers of cultural tourism, ecotourism, health tourism, nautical and cruising, diplomatic sources said today. Turkey Arrests 948 Social Networks Users 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:19Ankara, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) A total of 984people have been detained in Turkey in the last two months for allegedly supporting terrorist groups through social networks, according to a report released today by the Anadolu news agency. UN Celebrates 20 Years of Mandate on Children and Armed Conflict 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:11United Nations, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly celebrates today the creation two decades ago of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Parliamentarians 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Damascus, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today that the situation is moving in the direction his country and Russia want in a meeting with parliamentarians from that nation. Uruguay and Germany Share Efforts for Trade Agreement 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Berlin, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Uruguay expressed today their shared interest in redoubling efforts to complete the frustrated negotiations of a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Syria Rejects Amnesty International Report on Executions 08 de febrero de 2017, 11:51Damascus, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Justice described as false and unfounded a report by Amnesty Internation on alleged executions in Sednaya prison in a statement issued today in Damascus. Increases Support for Scotland's Independence 08 de febrero de 2017, 11:48London, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Support for independence has increased among Scotish people since British Prime Minister Theresa May presented her plan for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, according to a survey released today . If you exclude the undecided people, 49 percent of Scots support the split, while 51 percent want to stay in the UK, reveals a BMG''s survey for the Scottish newspaper The Herald. Bolivian Oncologist Loayza Surprised to Receive Award in Netherlands La Paz, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Oncologist Fabricio Loayza has been surprised today for winning the 2016 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Award, bestowed by the Dutch Cancer Institute for contributing with his research to fight this disease. Donetsk Proposes Kiev Plan to End Conflict Kiev, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk today proposed a five-point plan to seek a solution to the conflict in the Donbass region, agreed with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Mahmoud Abbas Rejects Israeli Colonization in Palestinian Territories Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has reaffirmed in France today the rejection of Israel''s colonization process, which he considered a threat for the bilateral understanding. Netherlands Hosts Global Centre to Tackle Climate Change Amsterdam, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch government announced today the signing of a joint agreement with Japan and the United Nations to create the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in the European country. Greece Goes Back on IMF Imperatives 07 de febrero de 2017, 17:50Athens, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government refused to meet the International Monetary Fund''s (IMF) imperatives to legislate preventive measures after the debt bailout. British Royal Fleet Ship Received in Cuba 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Cuban Revolutionary Navy (MGR) received the crew members of British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight, a ship from the British Royal Fleet, which started a visit to Cuba starting Tuesday. Mother of Murdered Backpacker Condemns Trump 07 de febrero de 2017, 13:12London,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The mother of a woman who was stabbed to death in an Australia, backpackers hostel last year has publicly condemned US President Donald Trump for including her on a White House list of terror attacks. Kyiv City Council Breaks Leases on Land Parcels with Russian Embasy 07 de febrero de 2017, 12:51Kyiv,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) At a meeting of the permanent commission of the Kyiv City Council on issues of urban planning, architecture and land use Memebers agreed on the termination of the lease contract directly for the three sites provided to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ukraine after several attacks against that embassy. Chile to Debut With Interesting Documentary at Berlin Film Festival 07 de febrero de 2017, 12:13Santiago de Chile, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) For some time the Chilean cinema has stopped being a surprise and its productions attract attention in the international arena, as now with the documentary El pacto de Adriana that will be played at the Berlinale. Why the Sound of Noisy Eating Fills Some People With Rage London,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Imagine feeling angry or upset whenever you hear a certain everyday sound. It''s a condition called misophonia, and we know little about its causes. FIFA Extends Ban on Top Nigerian Officials Abuja,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today informed it had extended a ban on five Nigerian officials who have been involved in a leadership battle for control of the game in Nigeria. EU Extends Control of Internal Borders Up to May Brussels, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) approved today the extension for three months of the border controls imposed in countries of free movement in Schengen area in the wake of the migration crisis. Slovakia's Finance and Health Ministers Visit Cuba Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Slovakia''s Finance and Health Ministers, Peter Kazimir and Tomas Drucker, respectively, are on a visit to Cuba, to strengthen trade and cooperation relations between the two countries. Trump Protectionist Policy Puts Germany on Alert Berlin, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The high tariffs that United States intends to impose on imported products will hurt everyone in the medium term and will lead to a climate of insecurity, said German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries. UN Seeks Economic Aid to Refugees in Turkey Ankara, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) United Nations has asked to donor countries 3,5 billion dollars to help improve the living conditions of refugees hosted by Turkey, according to information published today in the Hürriyet newspaper. IOM: More Than 11,000 Migrants Crossed the Mediterranean This Year 07 de febrero de 2017, 09:31Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 11,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced today. Russia Assumes Exclusion of World Athletics Championship 2017 Moscow, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko showed his resignation today after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to exclude Russia from the World Athletics Championship London 2017 in the coming August. Paris Condemns Israeli Decision to Legalize Housing in West Bank Paris, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault condemned today the adoption of a law in the Israeli Parliament aimed at endorsing thousands of houses built on Palestinian land in the West Bank. Lady Gaga Will Arrive First to Barcelona on Her Next European Tour Los Angeles, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The American artist Lady Gaga chose Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona as the first stage of her presentation in Europe during her next world tour, promoter Live Nation announced today. Most Serbs to Support EU Membership 06 de febrero de 2017, 17:37Belgrade, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) According to an opinion poll published today, 47 percent of Serbs would support the country''s entry into the European Union (EU). Italy Develops Home Education 06 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Rome, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Home teaching, out of public and private teaching systems, is a relatively new phenomenon in Italy, which is boasting today today about 1,500 students. Syrian President Meets with Belgian Parliamentarians 06 de febrero de 2017, 16:08Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad met today with a Belgian parliamentary delegation led by Filip Dewinter, in which they agreed upon the need to hold terrorist actions back. Cuban Judo Wins Three Gold and One Silver Medals in Belgium Brussels, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judokas have won three gold and one silver medals in Visé and Arlon Open Tournaments in Belgium, and are now preparing to compete next demanding Grand Slam in Paris. Cuban Movie Cycle Starts in Turkey Istanbul, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The City Council of the District of Kadikoy, in this Turkish city, and the Jose Marti Association of Friendship with Cuba of Turkey, began today a cycle of Cuban cinema, during the month of February. Delcy Rodriguez Considers a Failure the Attempt to Overthrow Maduro Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affiars minister, Delcy Rodriguez considered today a complete failure the opposition attempts to overthrow president, Nicolas Maduro and rejected the foreign interference in the internal affairs of her country. Greek Minister Denies Refugees are on Hunger Strike 06 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Athens, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Greek Migration Minister Yannis Muzalas denied today the existence of an alleged hunger strike that hundreds of refugees are carring out in the south of the capital calling for better living conditions. UN Calls for Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:32United Nations, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) During the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, UN entities and senior officials called today for the eradication of a scourge that affects about 200 million women and girls. More Than 20 Thousand Displaced Persons Return to Quneitra,Syria 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:26Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Governor of Quneitra Ahmad Sheikh Abdul Qader announced the gradual return to their homes of 25 000 residents of the Syrian province, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Works Begin Today to Identify Bodies of Soldiers Killed in Malvinas Buenos Aires, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) A humanitarian mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) begins today the preliminary activities for the identification of the bodies of 123 Argentinian soldiers buried in the Darwin Cemetery in the Malvinas Islands. Venezuela Increases Economic Cooperation with Russia Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Russia and Venezuela included today medicine, tourism, agriculture and mining in the bilateral economic cooperation agenda initiated in 2001 with projects in the industrial, energy and construction sectors. Russia: Kiev Wants to Win U.S. Support in Ukrainian Crisis Moscow, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov today denounced Kiev''s efforts to involve U.S. President Donald Trump in the crisis in southeastern Ukraine by proposing the issue as crucial to the White House. More than 250,000 Homes without Electricity in France due to Storm 04 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Paris, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 250,000 homes are currently without electricity in southwestern France because of the clash of an intense storm that is causing great material damage. Louvre Museum in Paris Reopens after Terrorist Attack 04 de febrero de 2017, 10:22Paris, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The Louvre Museum reopens to the public today after being closed all day yesterday because of a terrorist attack that again mobilized France, a country punished in recent years by several attacks. Serguei Lavrov Examines Ukrainian Crisis with EU Diplomacy Head Moscow, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov analyzed the Ukrainian crisis alongside the European Union (EU) Diplomat Federica Mogherini and agreed to meet her in the coming weeks. Erdogan and Putin to Meet to Strengthen Bilateral Ties Ankara, 4 Feb (PL) Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) and Vladimir Putin (Russia), are to be met in forthcoming weeks to state new cooperation agreements, according to the public announcement today. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Germany: Attacks against Refugees Centers in 2016 03 de febrero de 2017, 15:45Berlin, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Germany recorded a total of 970 attacks in 2016 against refugee shelters, said today the Interior Ministry. Russia Demands Objectivity and Immediacy in OSCE Work in Ukraine 03 de febrero de 2017, 15:44Moscow, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia demanded today the mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) greater objectivity, immediacy and use of materials to make Ukraine to fulfill the Minsk agreements on the Donbass. Russian Bombers Destroy Islamic State Weapons, Ammo Storages in Syria 03 de febrero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia today destroyed weapons storages beloging to the Islamic State with its super bombers TU-22M3 near the town Al Mayadin,in the northern province of Deir Ez-Zor. Cuba in Campaign Against Skin Cancer 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A campaign of prevention against dermatological injuries is taking place today in Cuba as part of the actions to celebrate the World Day to Fight Cancer. Luke Rowe Wins Stage Two of Herald Sun Tour in Australia 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Canberra, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina Luke Rowe (Team Sky) won stage two of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday after attacking from the day''s break, taking his first victory since 2012. Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique Values the Great Contribution of Messi 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:42Madrid, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The coach of the Spanish football club Barcelona Luis Enrique Martínez valued today the great contribution of his main star: Argentine striker Lionel Messi. Hollande Salutes The Bravery of Soldiers Against Attacker in Louvre 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:31Paris, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande welcomed today the courage and determination of the military and police who managed to neutralize an attacker at the entrance to the Parisian museum of the Louvre. Russia: Nothing Justifies Attacks on Donetsk Civilian Population 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Moscow, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Ministry''s spokeswoman Maria Zajarova denounced Monday that nothing justifies an attack by the Ukrainian artillery against the civilian population that slept in residential districts of Donetsk city. European Union Agrees to Halt Trafficking of Migrants Rome, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) member states agreed today in Malta on a set of collaborative actions with Libya and neighboring states to stop the trafficking of migrants through the Central Mediterranean. George Clooney to Receive France´s Honorary Cesar Award 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:52Paris, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The French Movie Academy announced today that will be giving Cesar Award to American George Clooney, in recognition of his fruitful film record as an actor, director and producer. Spanish Parliament Debates Assistance for People Without Resources 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:04Madrid, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) With the rejection of the right-wing Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Congress of Deputies gave a green light to a popular legislative initiative (ILP) to establish a minimum income benefit for people without resources. Cuba Promotes Medical Services to Turkish Citizens 02 de febrero de 2017, 16:31Ankara, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in this capital and Turkish enterprise MIRAMAR signed an agreement Thursday, by which Miramar will provide medical treatment for Turkish citizens in the Caribbean island. Future of Brexit Still Uncertain Despite Plan Presented 02 de febrero de 2017, 16:29London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Presentation today of an action plan for the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, prolongs the skepticism and uncertainty that has enveloped the process since more than year and a half. OSCE Accomplice to Kiev Aggressions in Donbass 02 de febrero de 2017, 16:27Moscow, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today the complicity of some inspectors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on intensifying the showdowns at Donbass coal region. Kiev Trying To Extort US, EU Cash By Playing The Victim,Says Putin Moscow,Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Kiev government provoked the latest escalation of violence in east Ukraine as it needs money from its Western partners, which is easier to achieve when a nation pretends to be a victim and facing aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said today. Putin Replaces 16 Generals From Several Russian Ministries Moscow, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced today 16 generals from the ministries of Emergency Situations (MCHS) and Interior, as well as from the Russian Research Committee, the Kremlin reported. Juventus Top UEFA Table of Euro 2016 Payouts Barn,Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Juventus got nearly 3.5 million ($3.78m) eros from UEFA to top the list of club payments for releasing players for the 2016 European Championship. Syria Denounces at UN Aggressions Made by Turkey 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:38Damascus, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent today messages to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council, condemning the continuing Turkish aggression against the Syrian people and national sovereignty. European Parliament Rejects US Ambassador Proposed by Trump 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:34Brussels, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The rejection of the European Parliament to the proposal of Donald Trump for US ambassador to the European Union, candidate Ted Malloch, stands out today as one of the most controversial issues in the old continent. First Quantum Computer Prototype Build in UK London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from several countries announced today the construction of the first quantum computer prototype to revolutionize the industry, science and commerce of traditional computers. Russia Presents Protest Note to Ukrainian Military Attache Moscow, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry handed over here a protest note to the Ukrainian military attache'' to denounce the provocation actions that currently endanger the security of Russian oil rigs in the Black Sea. Poroshenko Promises Referendum on Ukraine's Entry into NATO Kiev, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian President Piotr Poroshenko announced his intention to hold a referendum on Ukraine''s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Breaking up Prolonged Seating Could Avoid Diabetes, Study Reveals London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) In a study published today, British researchers suggested the need to walk or breaking up seating with 5-minutes intervals to counteract the risk of suffering from diabetes. Europe Reiterates Rejection of Trump's Immigration Policy 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:42Brussels, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament reiterated today its rejection of the President Donald Trump´s immigration policy, which bans refugees entry to the United States for four months. Cuba Boasts High-Potential for Entrepreneurship 01 de febrero de 2017, 15:17Paris, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) French businessmen and politicians connected with Cuba have estimated that the Caribbean nation boasts today a high-potential for boosting entrepreneurship and great economic development projects. Passports of 300 Jihadi Suspects Are Cancelled In the Netherlands 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:58Ámsterdam, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina)Some 300 Dutch nationals have had their passports cancelled since autumn 2014, the Dutch counter terrorism chief Dick Schoof said today. EU and Mexico Speed Free Trade Agreement 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Brussels, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed today to speed up bilateral negotiations to modernize the free trade agreement in the face of growing protectionism around the world, the parties said in a joint statement. Spain Deplores New Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Lands 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:42Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain today condemned Israel''s decision to authorize the construction of three thousand houses for settlements in the Palestinian territories under Zionist occupation. Spanish Government Defends Action against Hard Measures of Trump Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Criticized by several opposition parties, the conservative government of Spain defended today its action against the harsh migratory dispositions announced by the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Latin America Attends Russian Prodexpo Fair Moscow, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is strongly participating in the 24th edition of the Prodexpo International Food Products Fair, with 2,178 companies from 57 countries, Russian authorities reported today. India, Russia Close Ranks against Terrorism 01 de febrero de 2017, 07:35New Delhi, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia agreed on an action plan to combat terrorism, which will include sharing information and assessments on the issue, reported today the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Climate Change To Make Fish Consumption Difficult Stockholm, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Swedish scientists warned today that rising global temperatures could increase fish mercury levels by seven times, rather harmful to consumption. Portugal Defends Legalizing Euthanasia Lisbon, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese Parliament will deliberate today on a people''s petition, with more than 8,000 signatures to legalize euthanasia, different local media outlets announced. UN Warns Deterioration of Safety Situation in Eastern Ukraine 31 de enero de 2017, 18:04United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations stated today to be concerned on the deterioration of the safety situation in eastern Ukraine, based on its humanitarian consequences. President of the European Council Describes Trump as a Threat 31 de enero de 2017, 17:41Brussels, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) European Council President Donald Tusk has described the administration of United States President Donald Trump as a new existential threat to Europe. British Minister: Trump's Immigration Order is Propaganda for ISIS 31 de enero de 2017, 17:01London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) British Interior Minister Amber Rudd stated today that United States President Donald Trump''s immigration order against seven Muslim-majority countries is a propaganda for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group. UNICEF Requests Funding for Zika-Affected Children 31 de enero de 2017, 15:24Geneva, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) requested today in this city $31 million USD to help the families with children affected by the Zika virus. Stars in Halo of the Milky Way Often Travel in Groups 31 de enero de 2017, 13:10London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina ) Many stars in the halo that surrounds the Milky Way travel in groups. Role of Biosphere in Counteracting Climate Change Was Underestimated 31 de enero de 2017, 12:43London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina)New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account. International Support Contributes to Fire Extinction in Chile 31 de enero de 2017, 12:37Santiago de Chile, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Chilean fire chief Miguel Reyes estimated today a reduction of devastating forest fires, thanks to international collaboration and joint work with local institutions. Prestigious Swiss Doctor Meets with Cuban Orthopedic Surgeons 31 de enero de 2017, 12:33Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) A fruitful meeting between Cuban orthopedic surgeons and the prestigious Swiss expert Edward Buess was held in this central province, prior to the International Symposium on Arthroscopy to be held here in May. Films in Spanish to Be Shown at Berlin Film Festival Berlin, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Different sections of Berlin Film Festival, internationally known as Berlinale, will show feature films in Spanish from countries such as Chile, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Argentina and Peru, organizers of the event informed today. WHO Grants Public Health Award to Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent Geneva, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded today the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts to confront natural disasters and serious epidemics. Barcelona Sign Uruguayan Defender Santiago Bueno 31 de enero de 2017, 11:59Madrid, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona have confirmed the signing of teenage Uruguayan defender Santiago Bueno from CA Penarol,reported his agent Pablo Boselli. Ecuador Calls in UN for Youth Promoting Sustainable Development 31 de enero de 2017, 11:12United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has defended today at the United Nations the role of youth in promoting sustainable development, based on the experience accumulated by the South American country since the emerge of the Citizen Revolution one decade ago. International Meeting on Bioceanic Train to Be Held in Bolivia 31 de enero de 2017, 11:07La Paz, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is planning a meeting next March to discuss the agreements with Peru, Paraguay, Germany and Switzerland for the construction of the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (FCBC). Forum in France Criticizes Donald Trump's Protectionist Policy Paris, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Participants at an event in France on trade, growth and inequality criticized today US President Donald Trump''s protectionist and unilateral policies, which he considered a risk to the world. Doubling Power from European Offshore Windfarms in 2017 Predicted London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Europe could double its power generated by offshore windfarms after installing in 2016 capacity for more than 1,500 new megawatts (MW) in this kind of station, business reports revealed today. A Brand-New Soft and Hard Metamaterial Designed 30 de enero de 2017, 17:35London, Jan 30 (Prensa latina) Scientists from the University of Michigan designed a soft and stiff metamaterial for car manufactures, as reported by an article of Nature Communications journal. Portugal Suggests Angola to Enter Science-and-Technology Event 30 de enero de 2017, 16:55Luanda, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese minister of Science Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, suggested today that Angola participated in the initiative on scientific and technological cooperation for the Atlantic. Cuban Circus Company Won Bronze Medal in France 30 de enero de 2017, 15:43Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) ''Havana'' Company of the National Circus of Cuba won the bronze medal at the 38th Tomorrow´s Circus World Festival held in Paris, France, the Caribbean cultural entity reported today. Russian Bombers Destroy Terrorist Targets in Syria Moscow, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia destroyed today two police command, store of weapons, personnel and combat techniques of the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement with six TU-22M3 bombers in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor. UEFA Aleksander Ceferin Asks for Increase in Amount of Teams for 2026 30 de enero de 2017, 13:06Barne,Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) One change that has been made by FIFA is for the World Cup to be expanded from 32 to 48 teams from 2026. More Than One Million Britons Reject Trump's Visit to UK 30 de enero de 2017, 12:57London, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) More than one million Britons have signed a petition against U.S President Donald Trump''s visit to the United Kingdom. Italy Dismantles Major Migrant Smuggler Network 30 de enero de 2017, 12:50Rome ,Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Italian police said today that they had dismantled a major human smuggling network responsible for trafficking hundreds of people across Europe. Eurozone Economy Reaches Six-Year High in January 30 de enero de 2017, 12:39London, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The economy of the Eurozone reached six-year highs in January despite the possibility of a slight descent due to the improvement of the financial, industry, services and consumer sectors, published today the European Commission. German Federal Chancellor Criticizes Trump's Migration Measures Berlin, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the temporary veto imposed by US President Donald Trump on the arrival of citizens of several Muslim-majority nations. Cuban Baillarina Marta Garcia Dies in Spain Madrid, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina)The famous Cuban Baillarina Marta García died today in a hospital at 68 years old from lung cancer, according to sources close to the artsist. National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Starts Cycle on Beethoven Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) of Cuba begins today a series of concerts with works of the German genius Ludwig van Beethoven, whose legacy has decisively influenced the subsequent evolution of the music. Good Prospects for MIG-35 Fighters in Latin America Moscow, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia forecasts today good prospects for the trade of the MIG-35 multifunctional fighter in Latin America, following the world launch of the new aircraft at the MIG Aircraft Construction Corporation on the outskirts of this capital city. IOM Urges USA To Receive Refugees after Trump's Decision United Nations, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged today the US Government to keep its programs to receive such vulnerable people. NATO Turkish Military Seek Asylum in Germany 28 de enero de 2017, 11:17Berlin, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Some 40 Turkish military officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) seek asylum in Germany after being fired by Turkish authorities due to their alleged links with the plotters of the coup, said the newspaper Der Spiegel. Protectionism May Affect US Economy, Says Expert Berlin, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the German Institute of Economics (DIW), Marcel Fratzscher, warned that the protectionism proclaimed by the US president, Donald Trump, can be reversed against that nation, the world''s first economy. Correa Calls in Spain for Strengthening Latin American Integration Madrid, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of Ecuador Rafael Correa called here today for the strengthening of Latin America integration, given what he described as inhuman and cruel statements by world biggest powers. Russia Develops Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid Program in Syria Damascus, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Coordination Center for the cease-fire at the Russian base in Hemymin, Syrian province of Latakia, continued their humanitarian aid program, press media said in Damascus today. France and Germany Concerned over New Measures in the US Paris, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault today welcomed his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, in Paris, where they had a meeting in which exchanged their concern about the United States'' new restrictions on refugees and migrants. The Holy See Concerned by U.S.-Mexico Wall 27 de enero de 2017, 15:27Rome, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Holy See is utterly concerned about ''the global headline'' regarding the construction of a wall on the border between Mexico and the United States, Pope Francis´s collaborator stated today. Lavrov Dialogues in Moscow with Representatives of the Syrian Opposit Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with representatives of about a dozen political formations of the Syrian opposition about their role in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict. Trump´s Wall Wants to Separate Us, Says Singer Joan Manuel Serrat Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s wall between the U.S. and Mexico intends to separate both the American continent and those who believe in a better future, the Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrart stated today. Russia Unveils Latest Mig-35 Fighther Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has announced that is has selected the latest version of the MiG-35 class 4 as its only lightweight fighter on the same day as it was unveiled at Lujovitsi test airport. EU Faces Great Challenges, Merkel Says Berlin, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the European Union (EU) faces major challenges in its internal and external policy, and encouraged all its members to remain more united in the future. US Ambassador Is Threatening on Arrival at United Nations 27 de enero de 2017, 12:14United Nations, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, began her management today at the headquarters of the 193-country organization, where she gave a brief but threatening speech on her arrival. Cuba Offers Investments Opportunities at Tourism Fair in Turkey 27 de enero de 2017, 11:49Istanbul, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has offered some proposals today to market and invest in the tourist sector of the island, in the framework of the 21st edition of the Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT). Cuban Marlies Mejias Seeks to Win Cycling Race in Uruguay Montevideo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Pan American champion Marlies Mejias will seek to win the first International Women''s Cycling Tour of Uruguay, after concluding the second stage in the city of Minas, in Lavalleja department. United Nations Pays Tribute to Victims of the Nazi Holocaust United Nations, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations commemorates today the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust, which includes a session of the General Assembly with interventions by senior officials. Candidates for WHO General Director Post Present Profiles in Geneva Geneva, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The three candidates for the director general post of the World Health Organization (WHO) presented their profiles and work priorities, as part of the election campaign. UN Urges the World to Support End of Syrian Conflict This Year 26 de enero de 2017, 16:33United Nations, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O''Brien called today for support from the international community to put and end to the conflict in Syria in 2017. Stockholm to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics 26 de enero de 2017, 13:33Stockholm, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Stockholm authorities announced today that the Swedish city will present tomorrow a study on its conditions to opt for the venue for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Syrians Demand Punishment of Terrorists That Cut Water Supply 26 de enero de 2017, 13:32Damascus, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the Syrian capital demanded the punishment of the terrorists who cut the supply of drinking water to the city and handed a letter to Hadiya Abbas, president of the National Parliament. Arrest in Austria of Eight People During Anti-Terrorist Raid 26 de enero de 2017, 13:10Vienna, 26 Jan (Prensa Latina) Eight people were arrested today in Austria as a result of an anti-terrorism operation in various parts of the capital and the city of Graz, said today the daily Der Kurier. The above publication said that the operation meant the deployment of 800 security agents in these locations, in addition to the registration of a dozen homes and the arrest of eleven suspects for interrogation. General Strike Against Education Law in Spain 26 de enero de 2017, 12:21Madrid, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Trade unions, students and parents in Spain today called for a general strike on March 9 to demand that the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy repeal its controversial education law. UNESCO Calls for Joining Forces to Prevent Crimes Like the Holocaust Paris, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO is holding a day to commemorate the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, with the premise of increasing and coordinating efforts in the world to avoid repetition of such events. Turkey Condemns Greek Refusal to Extradite Coup Military Officers 26 de enero de 2017, 12:02Ankara, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Turkey Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a note of protest Thursday, because of the refusal of the Greek justice to extradite eight military officials and soldiers, who ran away from Turkey in a helicopter, on the evening of the failed coup in this Mediterranean country. Cuba and Slovakia Sign Memorandum of Understanding Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba (CCRC) and the Slovak Agency for Trade and Investment Development (Sario) signed today a memorandum of understanding in various areas. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Carlos Martí to Lead Cuban Team in World Baseball Classic Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Martí will be the manager of the Cuban team for the fourth World Baseball Classic, which will begin next March 6. Evo Morales Environmental Initiatives are Presented at FAO La Paz, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales'' projects to guarantee water and irrigation in Bolivia are currently under the attention of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Search in Italian Hotel Buried by Avalanche Ends Rome, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) With a total of 11 survivors and 29 dead, the tragedy of Italian hotel Rigopiano, in the mountain chain of Gran Sasso (185 kilometers northeast of Rome), which was buried by an avalanche, concluded Thursday. Russia Calls on the USA to Avoid Aerial Ban Areas in Syria Moscow, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia today called on the United States to weigh the possible consequences of the creation of aerial ban areas in Syria, especially for the lives of refugees. Trump and His Protectionism to Affect Latin America Brussels, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The commercial protectionism defended by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, can greatly harm many Latin American countries, said the president of the Group Eurolat, Ramon Jauregui, in his Wednesday statements. Greece Rules out New Cuts 25 de enero de 2017, 18:30Brussels, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has ruled out the implementation of new cuts in exchange for the IMF participation in the economic rescue of Greece, said today the newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. Cuban Yargelis Savigne as Possible Bronze Medal Winner in 2008 25 de enero de 2017, 17:04Brna, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female triple jumper Yargelis Savigne might be benefitted with the bronze medal of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (China), after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Russian athlete Tatiana Lebedeva had been consuming drugs, and was disqualified. Italian Constitutional Court Rejects Aspects of New Electoral Law 25 de enero de 2017, 16:50Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Constitutional Court accepted today two appeals of those lodged against aspects of the new electoral law known as Italicum and asserted that that it could be applied immediately. Germany Carries Out Operations Against Extreme Right Group 25 de enero de 2017, 13:52Berlin, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) German police gathered today about 200 agents who searched a dozen homes in an operation to identify members of a violent far-right group. Balance in the World Oil Market Due to Lower Production 25 de enero de 2017, 11:49Kuwait, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s oil minister, Essam al Marzuk, said today that the oil market is well balanced due to the decline in production since the end of last year. Growing Water Scarcity is the Main Challenge By Silvia Martínez Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The growing scarcity of water is one of the main challenges facing humanity today in order to achieve its sustainable development goals, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Cristiano Ronaldo Denies War Between Him and Lionel Messi Beijing, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo denied today that there is a war between him and his Argentine pair Lionel Messi, and believes that this is a creation of the football business. Chechenya International Center Ready to Train Commands 25 de enero de 2017, 08:47Moscow, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian republic of Chechnya is preparing a 400-hectare international center for the training of special forces in the town of Gudermes, said the leader of that region, Ramzan Kadirov. At UN, Cuba Calls for New International Economic Order Geneva, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the need for a new international economic order in which technological and knowledge monopolies were eliminated, during the United Nations'' Commission on Science and Technology for Development, taking place in Geneva today. Italian Journalist Presents Book on Cuba in Rome 24 de enero de 2017, 17:48Rome, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba between Francisco and Obama, is the title of the book the well-known Vaticanist Carlo Di Cicco presents today in the Paul VI Hall of the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL). The volume of 105 pages contains 16 interviews made in Cuba by the author to personalities from different sectors, in May 2015, days before the Pope''s first visit to the island. Austria Suggests To Monitor Terrorists with Electronic Devices 24 de enero de 2017, 16:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Austrian authorities plan to monitor alleged Islamic terrorists with electronic bracelets, particularly those who return to this country from Syria or Iraq, said today an official source. Rajoy Glimpses a Good Year for Spain Despite Suspense 24 de enero de 2017, 16:44Madrid, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, proved to be today an optimist on the newly started year, although he admitted that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) constitutes the main threat for the national economy. France Reiterates Support for Peace Projects in Colombia 24 de enero de 2017, 16:17Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) President Francois Hollande stated today that France will support the Colombian peace process with loans, humanitarian organizations expert in demining, its presence in the United Nations verification mission and the search for missing persons. Agreement between Cuba and Hungary to Strenghten Cuban Sports 24 de enero de 2017, 16:07Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The new agreement between Cuba and Hungary will strenghten the development of sports in both countries, and the use of free time for recreation, said Hungarian State Minister for Sports, Tunde Szabo. Scotland Reasserts Intention to Leave UK after Brexit 24 de enero de 2017, 16:02London, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Scotland principal minister Nicola Sturgeon reasserted the position of Scotland to convoke to an independentist referendum after the British Parliament decided to leave the United Kingdom after the exit of the UK from the European Union (EU), a process that is known as ''The Brexit''. Cuba Invited to Tourism Fair in Azerbaijan 24 de enero de 2017, 15:22Baku, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was invited to participate in the 16th Azerbaijan International Tourism and Travel Fair (AITF 2017), the most important tourist event in the Caucasus region, said a diplomatic source today. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Roman Polanski Won't Preside Over César Film Awards in France París, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) After protests from French feminist groups, the director Roman Polanski will not preside next month over the César awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards, his lawyer said today. Iran to Compensate Turkey on Gas Legal Action 24 de enero de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Tehran announced today the corresponding payment to Turkey by $1.9 billion as a compensation for the surcharge on its gas exports, according to the sentence delivered by the International Court of Arbitration. Brewing Beer On The Moon - The Next Giant Leap? 24 de enero de 2017, 12:51Washington,Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A team of University of California San Diego engineering students are working on an experiment to brew the first beer on the lunar surface, and it may fly by the end of this year. More Than 10 Russian Athletes Request to Compete Under Neutral Flag Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latian) At the request of the Olympic champion in London-2012 high jump, Ivan Ujov, totaled 12 Russian athletes who have asked the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) to compete under a neutral flag, reported today the country''s publications. France to Help Colombia in Search of Missing People Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Sergio Jaramillo, stressed today that the French help in the so-called post-conflict period will have among its priorities to search to find missing persons and support programs to reform the countryside. German Concern Over Trump, Brexit Trade Policy 24 de enero de 2017, 12:17Berlin, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) German Deputy Foreign Minister and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel said today that US President Donald Trump''s trade policy and Brexit are troubling for his country. Russian Bombers Destroy Again Terrorist Targets in Syria 24 de enero de 2017, 12:16Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked today ammunition and explosives factories, as well as combat equipment of the terrorist organization Islamic State in the Syrian town of Saljiaj, with six strategic TU-22M3 bombers. Hollande Visit a Friendly Gesture, Says Colombian Guerrilla Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The FARC-EP labeled a friendly gesture the French President Francois Hollande''s planned visit to a transition zone for that Colombian guerrilla where its members will lay down their weapons. Cuban Ars Longa Was Applauded in Vienna 24 de enero de 2017, 11:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Ars Longa, the Cuba´s Musical Group, was welcomed in Austria during their performance at Konzerthaus Theater. Russia Denies Security Threat Due to Chinese Nuclear Missiles Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today any threat to its security due to the deployment of the Chinese armed forces, commenting on the location of the giant''s intercontinental ballistic missiles near its mutual borders. Concrete Results Made at Syrian Meeting in Astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''The armed formations and the government of Syria achieved today concrete results for a solution to the conflict in the talks in this capital,'' said the ambassador of Syria to the UN, Bashar Al Jaafari. Top UNESCO Representative Stresses Cuba-Africa Close Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has currently maintained a close relationship with Africa, where it has given support in important moments such as the struggle against apartheid, Ali Moussa, director of History and Culture department at UNESCO, said. Peaceful Solution in Declaration on Syria in Astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The peaceful solution of the conflict in Syria and the reinforcement of the truce are today in the draft of a final declaration of the meeting in this capital between armed groups and the government of Damascus. 245 Arms Dealers Arrested in Europe Brussels, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The EU Security Agency (Europol) today reported the apprehension of 245 people in 10 nations resulting of Bosforo operation against Turkish-made arms trafficking. Kremlin to Host Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw Gala Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin palace will host the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finals on December 1, informed the country''s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko. Russia Describes First Round of Syrian Talks in Astana as Positive 23 de enero de 2017, 17:11Astana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia described the first round of talks between armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government as positive. Euthanasia, Increased Cases in Belgium 23 de enero de 2017, 16:28Brussels, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) In Belgium, where euthanasia is legal since 2002, there were 2,025 people applied for it during 2016, which represents an increase compared to cases reported in 2015, said an official source today. France will Join Post Conflict Stage in Colombia, Says Hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande said today that his country is ready to support and join the Colombian peace process as it moves through this crucial stage after signing the final agreement with FARC-EP. Cuba Hosts International Sympossium on Cardiovascular Lung Disease 23 de enero de 2017, 14:05Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Sympossium of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) opened its sessions in this capital Monday, with the participation of prestigious specialists from Cuba, US and Europe. Razzies 2017: Zoolander 2 Leads Losers With Nine Nominations Los Ángeles, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The nominees for the Golden Raspberry awards, also known as the Razzies, have been announced, and it looks like it will be a titanic battle to the death between the superhero smackdown movie and the cameo-bedecked fashion-industry satire. Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian state oil company Rosneft has produced 265 million tonnes of crude oil in 2016 and plans investments for this year of 1 trillion rubles, its director Viktor Sechin said today. Violence in Myanmar Displaces Some 87 Thousand People 23 de enero de 2017, 12:57Naipyidó, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Statistics on displaced people due to internal conflicts in Myanmar have hit public opinion today, with 87000 people fleeing their homes since the beginning of military operations in Rakhine. President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. Russia to Seek Anti-terrorist Cooperation with New US Government Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia will seek bilateral cooperation, mainly, in the fight against terrorism with the new administration of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. WHO Alerts on H5N6 Bird Flu Expansion 23 de enero de 2017, 11:59Geneva, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called today the international community to pay attention to the outbreak of avian flu, with new strains, spread since late 2016 by almost 40 countries in Europe and Asia. 11 Injured At Rally Against Bullfights in Bogota 23 de enero de 2017, 11:45Bogotá, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) A rally against bullfight resumption at the recently restored Santamaría Plaza which had been closed for about five years, left eleven injured, news reports today confirmed. ‘Rogue One' Blasts Past $1Billion At Global Box Office 23 de enero de 2017, 11:43Los Ángeles,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story''s rag-tag band of rebels zoomed across the $1Billion threshold at the global box office. Nadal Reaches 30 Grand Slam Quarterfinal with Australian Open Win Canberra,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets today to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open final against Roger Federer. FARC-EP to Be in Transition Zones of Colombia in Late January Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Marcos Calarca, has confirmed today that in order to expedite the adaptation of the so-called transition points and zones in several Colombian departments, the members of that group should be at those sites in late January. France Condemns New Infrastructures of Israel in East Jerusalem 23 de enero de 2017, 11:00Paris, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) France today condemned the permission granted by Israel to build new settlements in East Jerusalem, considering it a continuation of the colonization of the Palestinian territories. German Foreign Minister Expresses Reservations on Trump's Government Berlin, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sees a strong censorship of transatlantic relations after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in the United States. Russia Attacks Syrian Terrorists with Strategic Bombers Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked with six TU-22M3 strategic bombers camps, weapons and ammunition stores, as well as troops from the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. French President to Visit FARC-EP Zones in Colombia Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande is in Colombia today to visit one of the transitional areas where FARC-EP rebels will lay down their weapons and prepare for their reincorporation into civilian life. Serbian Prime Minister to Talk to Kosovo Belgrade, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Serbian and Kosovo officials will resume a debate in Brussels on Tuesday under the aegis of the European Union, with the participation of President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic stated. Over 400 Thousand French Left-Wingers Voted in the Primaries Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Over 400,000 French left-wingers voted early in the morning in the primaries in France, according to the first preliminary part published at noon, a figure rather low on expectations. Serbian Women Express Solidarity with U.S. peers against Trump 21 de enero de 2017, 13:09Belgrade, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Women''s activists from Serbia protested on Saturday against the discriminatory policies announced by U.S. President Donald Trump and in solidarity with their peers in the United States, who are marching in dozens of cities today. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Merkel Calls to Encourage Diplomatic Relations with U.S. Berlin, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday on the importance of Germany to encourage diplomatic relations with the United States after Donald Trump''s presidential inauguration. Putin to Congratulate Trump after Presidential Inauguration Moscow, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will call up his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, soon to congratulate him for his official inauguration as the U.S. president, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Saturday. Serbian Women Call for Protest over Trump's Assumption Belgrade, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Feminist activists will be holding today a solidarity march alongside US women on after Donald Trump´s inauguration and the sexist, homophobic and racist ideology set forth during his campaign. French President to Complete Wide Agenda on Latin America Paris, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande will be starting off a Latin American tour today to visit Chile and Colombia, by fulfilling a broad work agenda, the Elysee Palace said. Global Disparity in Access to ICTs Davos, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) About 3.9 billion people, more than half the world''s population, lack access today to information and communication technologies (ICTs), while global connectivity is advancing, experts judged. Chile Eliminated from World Handball Championship 20 de enero de 2017, 17:50Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile said good-bye to the World Handball Championship, losing against Saudi Arabia 25-26 in the last day of the classification stage. Bolivia to Build Nuclear Center with Russian Technology 20 de enero de 2017, 17:03La Paz, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Ambassador to Bolivia Alexei Sazonov said that they would begin the construction of a center for research and development of nuclear technology in the city of El Alto, neighboring to this capital. FAO Urges to Better Use of Water Resources 20 de enero de 2017, 16:18Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, director genera of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), demanded today to make a better use of the water resources and more access by small farmers. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Russia and Syria to Extend Agreements on Tartus Naval Base 20 de enero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Syria signed today a bilalteral agreeement to expand the logistics bbase at Tartus for 49 more years with automatic extensions every 25 years. Scholars in Cuba for Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. PAHO/FAO: Cuba With Lowest Regional Prevalence of Low Weight at Birth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:17Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is the country in the region with the lowest prevalence of low birth weight, reporting a rate of 5.3 percent, Granma newspaper states. IMF Alerts on Economic Protectionism 20 de enero de 2017, 11:12Davos, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, alerted here on protectionist policies announced by the President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, assuming his post this Friday. Cuban Theater Restoration Agreement Signed in France 20 de enero de 2017, 11:11Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The French association Cuba Cooperation and the company Segat signed today an agreement to promote the restoration of the mosaics of the Cuban theater Tomas Terry, a UNESCO World Heritage place. Six Other Survivors of Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other survivors were rescued today amid the rubble of the Rigopiano hotel, buried by an avalanche two days ago, confirmed Civil Protection Sources. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Unesco Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned today the destruction caused by the Islamic State of several patrimonial places in the Syrian city of Palmira, which she described as a war crime. Xi jinping: China Calls for Peaceful Development Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) China projects itself to the world with a call to peaceful development, judging by the perforrnance of President Xi Jinping in the recently concluded Davos Forum. FAO Urges To Brand-New Wastewater Use For Agriculture Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) urged to make use of a more useful and extended wastewater procedure for farming sector, due to water shortage and food emergency. Cuban Film Poster Exhibition Opens at UNESCO 19 de enero de 2017, 17:22Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) An extensive exhibition of film posters made in Cuba was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as proof of the extraordinary boost to cultural activity in the island nation in the ''60s, after the victory of the revolution. Ireland Calculates Loss of Millions after Brexit 19 de enero de 2017, 16:36Dublin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ireland reported today that its exports could decrease in 30 percent during the next decade, with an economic cost of up to 20 million euros, due to the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), which has been called Brexit. IT Specialist Arrested in Spain Linked to Dispute Russia-U.S. 19 de enero de 2017, 16:32Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States seems to open today a new sphere of controntation with the arrest in Spain of IT specialist Stanislav Lisov, of whom his previous partners have the best opinion as a professional. Cepal Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 16:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. The German Parliament Supports The Use Of Marijuana Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The German Parliament supported the use of marijuana (cannabis sativa) for therapeutic purposes for pacients with serious illness. French Navigator Wins the Vendee Globe Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) French vessel (sailship) Banque Populaire VIII, led by French navigator Armel Le Cleac''h won the 8th edition of the Vendee Globe, a competition sailing the whole world in a sail ship vessel alone, with his record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds. Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Legacy Stands Out in UK 19 de enero de 2017, 14:35London, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of British solidarity organizations with Cuba highlighted the revolutionary legacy of Fidel Castro during a meeting in this capital, a spokesman informed today. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Cuban Residents In Turkey Pay Homage to José Martí 19 de enero de 2017, 12:54Istanbul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Assosiation of Cuban Residents in Turkey called ''Raíces'',is to mark the occasion of the forthcoming celebration of the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, next Jan. 28 issued today a statement highlighting the role of the also called The Apostle. UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. IT Specialist Arrested in Spain Linked to Dispute Russia-U.S. 19 de enero de 2017, 12:42Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States seems to open today a new sphere of controntation with the arrest in Spain of IT specialist Stanislav Lisov, of whom his previous partners have the best opinion as a professional. Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Record For Most People's Choice Awards 19 de enero de 2017, 12:21Los Ángeles,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina)The comedian, actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres was honored for her 20 People''s Choice Awards as she became the most decorated winner in the show''s history. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Syrian President Expresses Hopes for Dialogues in Kazakhstan 19 de enero de 2017, 11:46Damascus, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad expressed hopes of establishing a platform for dialogue at the conference on Syria that will take place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the press reported today in Damascus. Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today. Angola- Crisis, the Word Most Used in 2016 19 de enero de 2017, 11:3 6Luanda, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Recurring today in conversations between businessmen and Angolan citizens, the crisis was the word of 2016 revealed an internet vote promoted for the first time under the auspices of Plural Publishers Angola. More than 350 Aftershocks after Earthquakes in Italy Rome, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks rose today to more than 350 after the four earthquakes exceeding magnitude 5 that shook Central Italy yesterday, with a preliminary balance of two people dead. Crisis in Developed Economies is Triggered by Inequality, Admits IMF Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The IMF said at the World Economic Forum that the lack of confidence, work and hope, along with low growth and increased inequality, are today the ingredients for the crisis in developed economies. Cuban Group Musica Antigua Ars Longa to Perform in Austria Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Musica Antigua Ars Longa will perform on January 23rd at the Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, during the Resonanzen Festival, said its choral director Teresa Paz. Russian President to Receive Venezuelan Peace Price 18 de enero de 2017, 18:02Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will be awarded the recently established peace price named after late President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who expects to travel to this country soon, announced today. EU Anticipates Difficulties to Negotiate the Brexit with London 18 de enero de 2017, 15:59Brussels, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the British exit from the bloc will be very difficult, although there will be no hostility from the regional community, a leader of the European Union stated today. Assange Makes His Extradition Conditional on USA Guaranteeing Right 18 de enero de 2017, 15:43London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The founder of the website WikiLeaks, journalist Julian Assange, asserted today that he would accept his extradition to the United States if his rights were guaranteed. First Afghan Female Orchestra to Perform at Davos Forum 18 de enero de 2017, 13:33Kabul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The first women''s music orchestra in Afghanistan will play tomorrow and Friday at the closing of the Davos Forum, which brings together around 3,000 world leaders every winter in Switzerland, Khaama Press reported today. British Court Announces Next Ruling That Can Stop Brexit 18 de enero de 2017, 13:16London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The UK Supreme Court announced today that on January 24th it will decide if it requires a parliamentary permission to begin negotiations for the Brtisch separation of the European Union (EU) or Brexit, which can stop the process. Cuban Theater End Didactical Functions Villanueva 18 de enero de 2017, 12:19Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) With two unique functions this weekend, one of dramatic choreography, and the other on a puppeteer''s text for adults of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, will close here the didactical Villanueva Functions of Cuban theater. Japan Wants to Limit Impact of Brexit in Global Economy 18 de enero de 2017, 11:58Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Japan announced today that it will pressure the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) to limit the impact of Brexit on the global economy. Fighting Continues Around Syrian City of Deir Ezzor 18 de enero de 2017, 11:55Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Battles around the northern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor continue to intensify after Syrian army units destroyed a suicide car bomb, an armored car and two tanks, according to military sources. Germany and Italy Defend Open Economies 18 de enero de 2017, 11:52Berlín, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Italy advocated today for keeping their economies open to international trade and defending their models, now in question facing the assumption to the U.S. Presidency by Donald Trump. Big Economic Groups Will Promote Hydrogen as Energy Source 18 de enero de 2017, 11:49Davos, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Big European and Asian groups will unite efforts to promote hydrogen as clean energy source, referred today in the World Economic Forum which sessions until January 20 in this city. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Failures in European Radionavigation System Galileo Reported 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Space Agency (ESA) informed today the failure at 9 timers of the radionavigation system Galileo due to unknown causes, despite this fact the project is still working. Russia Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Syria 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (Mindef) confirmed today its willingness to cooperate with international organization in the transfer and distribution of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. German President Warns of Dangers to Democracy Berlin, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Federal President Joachim Gauck warned today in a farewell speech the dangers to democracy in his country and Europe. Central Italy Shaken by Three Earthquakes in One Hour 18 de enero de 2017, 08:37Rome, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Central Italy was shaken today by three earthquakes, two of the them with a magnitude of 5.3 and the other of 5.4 within an hour, between 10:25 and 11:25, local time, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (NIGV) informed. UNESCO to Commemorate Holocaust Victims' Day Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO prepares the commemoration of the International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims with a day focused on discussing the role of museums and historical sites in the education on the subject, said today that organization. UN Secretary General Calls for Tolerance and Inclusion 17 de enero de 2017, 17:24United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today for successful inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding, values included in all major religions and the UN Charter. Greek Neo-Nazis Attack Primary School for Enrolling Refugees 17 de enero de 2017, 16:32Athens, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn (AD) attacked today the Neo Ikonio primary school in the Pérama neighborhood, southwest of this capital, for admitting refugee children in their classrooms, a security source informed. China defends in Davos an Inclusive Economic Globalization 17 de enero de 2017, 16:28Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President, Xi Jinping, stressed today in Davos, Switzerland, the benefits of incljusive economic globalization to prevent negative results. Italian Court Decides Sentences on Operation Condor Case 17 de enero de 2017, 15:57Rome, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) A court in Rome condemned today eight of the 27 defendants in the trial, taking place here for two years now; for the deaths of 42 people, 23 of them of Italian origin, victims of Operation Condor. German Businessmen are seeking to expand their business with Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Jan 17 (PL) Businessmen from the German Federal State of Baden-Wuttemberg started off on negociations in Cuba, in order to identify new business and investment opportunities in this Caribbean Island. Scottish Independentism Resurges after Announcing London Brexit Plan 17 de enero de 2017, 15:41London, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Scottish leaders threatened to call a second independence referendum after the British government announced a European Union (EU) exit plan, or Brexit, which would pull Britain out of the bloc''s single market. Maradona Receives Trophy as Member of the Hall of Fame in Italy 17 de enero de 2017, 15:36Rome, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona received today a trophy as a member of the Hall of Fame of Italian soccer, in the city of Florence. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. India Builds the Largest Cricket Stadium in the World 17 de enero de 2017, 12:37New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the largest cricket stadium of the world, valued in some 100 million dollars, began in the western Indian state, with a capacity of 110 000 people, sources of this sport reported today. German Court Does Not Ban Fascist Party NDP 17 de enero de 2017, 11:48Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The German neo-fascist National Democratic Party (NDP) will not be prohibited, decided today the Federal Constitutional Court. Expectation in Uruguay For Sentence of Military Officers in Italy Montevideo, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) There is great expectation here before the sentence that will dictate today an Italian court on a group of repressive military officers from several Latin American countries associated with Operation Condor, among them several Uruguayans. World Tourism Increased in 2016, Asia Led Growth 17 de enero de 2017, 11:10Madrid, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Arrival of international tourists in 2016 increased by 3.9 percent to one billion 235 million, informed today the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Terrorist Responsible for Massacre in Turkey Is Arrested Istanbul, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Police arrested early today in the district of Esenyurt of this city, the main suspect of the attack in Queen Club during the celebration of new year eve, that caused a death poll of 39. China Rejects Protectionism in Davos Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has rejected protectionism and supported the free trade agreement, during the opening in this city of the World Economic Forum running until January 20th. Russia Expects to Coordinate Anti-terror Cooperation with Trump Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect cooperation with the new administration of US President-elect Donald Trump in the fight against terrorism, but without being very hopeful or pessimistic, stated today the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Russia against Imposition on Others of Western Values 17 de enero de 2017, 09:22Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejects the attempts of Western powers to impose their very specific values on others in a kind of exporting them and against the national interests of the states, said Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. Russia Refuses US Interference in Other Countries' Affairs Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The United States should end its interference in other countries affairs, and the world could avoid many misfortunes, Maria Zajarova, spokeswoman at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said today. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Darkness and Cold Killed Dinosaurs, Says Research Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists are able to explain how the darkness and cold caused by the impact of an asteroid on Earth were responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs. France Prepares for a Week of Intense Cold 16 de enero de 2017, 16:33Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Weather forecasts suggests a significant fall in temperatures for this week in France and authorities are preparing for preventing fatalities. Europe Decides Its Own Destiny, Says Merkel to Trump 16 de enero de 2017, 16:30Berlin, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that Europe decides its own destiny in response to the criticism expressed by US President elect Donald Trump. 300 US Marines Arrive in Norway 16 de enero de 2017, 16:15Oslo, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 300 US Marines arrived in Norway today as part of a military agreement that envisages the deployment of US marines for a year in that country neighboring Russia, said a military spokesman. Surveys Without Defining Elections Favorite Candidate in France 16 de enero de 2017, 14:21Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) To less than a week to the first round of left wing primary elections in France and after the televised debates, surveys draw today an uncertain picture due to the lack of support among the three candidates. Growing Gap between Rich and Poor, According to a Global Report 16 de enero de 2017, 10:40Davos, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian organization Oxfam publishes today a report warning that the gap between rich and poor is the greatest of all time. China-Switzerland, Paradigm of Nexuses Between Countries: Xi Beijing, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called the Sino-Swiss bilateral relations paradigm between the two countries, reports today the government press. City of Naples Pays Tribute to Diego Armando Maradona Rome, Jan 16 (PL) With gratitude and affection, the city of Naples has paid homage today to Argentine star Diego Armando Maradona, who led the local football team 30 years ago to be crowned champion of Italy for the first time. Russia Refuses to Link Nuclear Reduction with Sanctions Moscow, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia today rejected the possibility of discussing with the United States a relationship between the reduction of nuclear weapons and the suspension of unilateral sanctions against it, as Donald Trump''s team would propose. Meeting in Paris Focuses on Peace between Israel and Palestine Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an international conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. Russia Authorizes Ukraine to Inspect Units in Rostov Moscow, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced its authorization for the Ukrainian inspection of military units in Rostov province, bordering on Ukrainian southeast, under the 2011 Vienna Convention. Paris Supports Two States as a Way for Peace in the Middle East Paris, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed today that the establishment of the two states is the way to end the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Cuban Alejandro Valdés for the Title in German Bundesleague 14 de enero de 2017, 14:25Berlin, Jan 14 Jan (Prensa Latina) Cuban freestyle wrestler Alejandro Valdés today will seek the title of the German League during the second confrontation of the finals between his team SVG Weingarten and KSV Ispringen. France: Right-wing Candidate Defends His Project Faced with Criticis 14 de enero de 2017, 14:21Paris, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) French right-wing candidate for the presidential elections, Francois Fillon defended his government project today, saying it was responsible and efficient, faced with criticism that described him as very radical. Trump Suggests he Could Lift Sanctions on Russia Washington, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, suggested today he could eliminate sanctions imposed by the Barack Obama administration on the Russian Government. In declarations to the Wall Street Journal, Trump admitted those measujres would be in force ''for at least some time'', but estimated it would be senseless to maintain them if there are good relations and Moscow collaborates with Washington. Chinese Economy, Important Topic in the Davos Forum 14 de enero de 2017, 02:00By Damy Vales Russia Wants to Postulate for 2028 Olympics Moscow, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is making evaluations to present its candidature to organize the 2028 Olympic Games, assured the president of the National Olympic Committee of Russia, Alexander Zhukov. Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Cuba Participates in International Fair of Tourism in Vienna 13 de enero de 2017, 17:23Vienna, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participates in the International Fair of Tourism in Vienna with the presence of specialists from travel agencies, hotel chains and other workers of this field, said today the Cuban Embassy in Austria. Palestinian President Awaits Meeting in Paris to Boost Peace Process 13 de enero de 2017, 14:38Paris, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed his desires for the coming conference in France to boost an international mechanism and a calendar for peace negotiations with Israel, in statements released today. Cuban National Ballet Extends its Nutcracker Season 13 de enero de 2017, 13:11Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) announced today that due to the functions of Nutcracker have set a new record of attendance, the BNC will extend its functions at the Sala García Lorca of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Three Candidates Lead The Way to Leftwing Primaries in France París, Jan13 (Prensa Latina) Arnaud Montebourg, Manuel Valls and Benoit Hamon appear today as favorites to leftwing primaries in France, after the first debate among the seven aspirants to the ticket for the presidetial elections. Armed Terrorists to Withdraw From Area Near Damascus 13 de enero de 2017, 11:16Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Armed terrorists will withdraw today from Wadi Baradá valley area, after negotiating to that end, said governor of Damascus province, Alaá Ibrahim. Russia and Kazakhstan Prepare for Meeting on Syria 13 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh peer, Nursultan Nazarbaev, talked by phone about preparations for the international meeting on Syria in Astana, informed the Kremlin today. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. Turkey Will Restore One of the Seven Ancient World Marvels Istanbul, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mausoleum of Halicarnase, located in the southwestern Turkish city of Bodrum, catalogued as one of the ancient world marvels, will be restored, informed today daily Hurriyet. Fernando Santos: World Cup of 48 Teams Will Be More Competitive 12 de enero de 2017, 16:20Lisbon, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The head coach of Portugal, Fernando Santos, considered today that the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams will be a more competitive model and without increasing the burden on parties for each selection. US Policy in the Middle East is a Total Failure, Says Russia 12 de enero de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zajarova said today that the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East was a total failure during the management of President Barack Obama. Russia Criticizes US Sanctions 12 de enero de 2017, 14:43Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajarova stated today that it is difficult to comment on proposals from U.S. politicians to impose sanctions against this country, as they seem to be made by people in need of care in health institutions. Leftwing Candidate Summons Great Rally in Paris París, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The leftwing candidate to the presidential elections in France,  summoned today for a great rally in this capital next March 18 to boost his project of change. FAO: Food Prices Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Year Rome, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Prices of the main staple foods fell 1.5 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year, bullish behavior for the fifth consecutive year, FAO said today. Cuban Sandra Ramy Theater Group to Perform at Festival in Germany Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colectivo Persona, directed by Cuban choreographer Sandra Ramy, will perform next February in the ÂíAdelante! Ibero-American Festival of Theater, in Germany, according to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercedes Borges. Russia Awaits End of Spiral of Sanctions from the US 11 de enero de 2017, 17:22Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has stated that they are awaiting the end of the spiral of sanctions from the United States and have added that new restrictions proposed by US senators, will cause considerable damage to US-Russian bilateral relations and the global economy. Norway Changing to Digital Radio 11 de enero de 2017, 14:54Oslo, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Norway is switching off its FM radio signals today in a move to replace traditional radio with digital audio broadcasting (DAB), making it the first country in the world to use DAB exclusively. Cuba Expresses Condolences for the Death of Mário Soares 11 de enero de 2017, 13:34Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, expressed today the sorrow of the Cuban people and government over the death of the former president of Portugal Mário Soares. FARC-EP Thanks French Support for Peace Pact Execution Bogotá, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP guerilla leader Timoleón Jiménez thanked today the French government for its support for the implementation of the peace agreements reached in Havana and officially signed in this capital on November 24. Recovery of British Industrial Production Announced 11 de enero de 2017, 09:30London, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Official data published today say that British industrial production recovered in November boosted by the oil and gas sectors. Russia Denies Having Compromising Information against Trump Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied having any compromising information against US President-elect Donald Trump, as the American press affirmed, the Kremlin said. Davos Forum Plans to Examine Discontent Over Globalization 11 de enero de 2017, 00:16 Geneva, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, plans to examine THE growing discontent over globalization, one of the organizers of the event, German Klaus Schwab, confirmed today. Iceland Shapes up Central Right-Wing Coalition in Favor of EU 10 de enero de 2017, 18:00Reykjavik, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Icelandic political organizations, such as Independence Party, Reform Party and Bright Future shaped a coalition today that allows the central right to govern the country, which aspires to join the European Union (EU) soon. Death Toll due to Cold Spell Rose to 80 10 de enero de 2017, 17:54Geneva, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The cold spell affecting Europe in the recent days has killed 83 people in 11 countries and particularly jeopardizes the lives of thousands of illegal immigrants living in precarious conditions, said humanitarian organizations today. Russia Denounces at UN Sequels of Global Interference United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today in the United Nations Security Council the global instability and violence generated by the interventionist policy that characterizes the United States. Assange: Brazil is Among the Countries Most Spied by the US Brasilia, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is one of the Latin American countries most spied by US intelligence services, Wikileaks founder Julián Assange said in an interview published here today. Russian Defense Chief Says Pentagon Chief is Confused 10 de enero de 2017, 11:14Moscow, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter confused Russia with United States when talking about the result of fighting terror in Syria, the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, stated today. FIFA: 48 Soccer Selections in the World Cup Bern (Prensa Latina) The Council of the International Football Federation (FIFA) approved the proposal to increase the number of teams participating in the World Cups from 32 to 48, media reported today. António Guterres to Open Dialogue on Cyprus in Geneva United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres will inaugurate the conference on the reunification of Cyprus scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, announced his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Cristiano Ronaldo Granted the Award to Best Soccer Player 09 de enero de 2017, 17:06Zurich, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward player Cristiano Ronaldo was given today at the TPC Studios in Zurich the Best Player of the Year award during 2016, granted for the first time by the International Football Association (FIFA). UN Calls for not Forgetting the Suffering of Palestinian Refugees 09 de enero de 2017, 16:50United Nations, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), called today here for not forgetting the support needed by 5,200,000 Palestinians. Russia Rejects U.S. Statements on its Role in Syria Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of the Duma (lower Russian chamber), Irina Yarovaya, rejected today statements by the U.S. Department of Defense on the role of her country in the struggle against terrorism in Syria. Messi and Barcelona Players will not Attend FIFA's The Best Awards 09 de enero de 2017, 10:46 Madrid, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Lionel Messi and Barcelona''s players will be absent from The Best FIFA Football Awards. Syrian President: Ready to Negotiate End of Conflict Paris, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today expressed his willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in his country, but it must be with the real opposition, he told to the French media in statements released today. Syrian President Meets with French Lawmakers Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Sunday with French lawmakers, to whom he repeated that the French government is worsening the current situation by supporting terrorist groups. Terrorists Violate Truce Near Damascus Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly known as Al Nusra, shot a brigade of technicians who attempted, covered by the previously agreed truce, to restore the drinking water facilities in Wadi Barada, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Three Men Injured in Paris Shooting 08 de enero de 2017, 11:56Paris, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Three men were injured on Sunday in a shooting in front of a nightclub in Paris, apparently as a result of a crime-related event, local media reported. Microbes Manipulate Human Moods, Research Reveals London, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Spain and the United Kingdom have discovered that intestines microbes can ''manipulate'' our moods, making us feel happier or sad and depressed, reports the British University of Exeter today. Paris Demands Justice for Murder of Kurdish Citizens in 2013 07 de enero de 2017, 11:33Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people demonstrated in France today to demand justice in the case of the murder of three Kurdish female citizens, which occurred in this capital in 2013. France: 30 Departments on Orange Alert by the Cold Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have declared 30 departments on orange alert due to a cold spell in the north and center of the country, while expecting the snowfall and ice formation on the surface. Putin Values Church's Contribution to Defense of Moral Values Moscow, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin praised the role of the Church in the defense and preservation of moral and family values in society by congratulating the Russians on Orthodox Christmas. Campaign on Russian Hacking to USA is a Witch Hunt, Says Trump 06 de enero de 2017, 16:59Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said today that the ''storm'' about Russia''s alleged hacking into the US electoral system is a political witch hunt led by the opposition. Germany Studies Possible Compensation to Namibia for Genocide 06 de enero de 2017, 16:32Berlin, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany confirmed today that it is in talks with Namibia for possible economic compensation for the Herero massacre, committed in that African nation by German colonial troops in the early 20th century. Greek Jannis Kounellis Opens in Cuban Gallery 06 de enero de 2017, 12:49La Habana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Greek artist, Jannis Kounellis has been given a privileged space in the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center for his first solo exhibition in Cuba, which will be open to the public until the end of this month. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. French Parliamentarian States That Syria is Not Our Enemy Paris, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Thierry Mariani a French parliamentarian has stated that the government of Syria is not the enemy of France. Russia Reacts to US Accusations Against Its Media Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia Today (RT) has criticized US intelligence chief James Clepper''s for his accusation that Russia has disrespected the US political system. Russia Reduces Military Build-up and Withdraws Carrier from Syria 06 de enero de 2017, 09:11Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced the start of the reduction of their military forces in Syria and also the withdrawal of the aircraft carrier Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, which is stationed off the Syrian coast. Lionel Messi Only LatAm Player in Ideal UEFA Team Brna, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean professional soccer forward player Lionel Messi was chosen the only Latin American player included by internauts as a member of the ideal team formed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as stated by this organization Thursday. Swedish Prosecutor Receives Transcript of Assange Interrogation 05 de enero de 2017, 12:13Stockholm, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor today reported that he had received the transcript of the interrogation of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, with regards to a rape charge filed against him in 2010 in Sweden. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iraqi Special Envoy 05 de enero de 2017, 11:57Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met today with Faleh al Fayad, a National Security adviser and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi. More Than 4.000 People Laid Down Their Weapons in Syria in 2016 05 de enero de 2017, 11:39Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Justice announced today that more than 4,700 armed and wanted people have surrendered to the authorities as part of the national reconciliation process in Syria. Russia Could Stop Sending Gas to Europe Through Ukraine 05 de enero de 2017, 11:18Kiev, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Ukrainian company Naftagaz, Andrei Kobaliov, warned today of the possibility for his country to lose the transit status for Russian gas sent to Europe. Data on Executions Ordered by Hollande Revealed in France Paris, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) French media revealed data on the selective executions of terrorists ordered by President François Hollande, which raises questions today about the legality of such operations. Oil Prices Increase Close to 2 Percent 04 de enero de 2017, 17:47London, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) International oil markets closed with an increase of close to 2 percent on Wednesday, due to an agreement between the largest oil producers to cut global crude oil supply. Turkey Questions Role of NATO in Incirlik 04 de enero de 2017, 16:51Ankara, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Government today expressed doubts about NATO''s use of the Incirlik Air Base, in the country''s southeastern region,stating that it was not rendering any service in the struggle against the Islamic State (IS). Russia Defends Fairness of Mission in Syria 04 de enero de 2017, 14:58Moscow, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia has defended today the fairness of its mission in Syria against the terrorist formations, thus countering allegations by the United States of supposed massive raids in that Arab country. European Commission Sorry for Resignation British Ambassador to EU 04 de enero de 2017, 12:46Brussels, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) lamented today the resignation of British ambassador to the European Union (EU), Ivan Rogers and highlighted his professionalism and knowledge of community affairs. Syrian President Holds Meetings with Iranian and Armenian Delegation 04 de enero de 2017, 12:21Damascus, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held separate meetings today with a political delegation from Iran and the Armenian Orthodox Church, whose representatives dealt with the current situation in the country. New Biodiversity Agency Begins in France 04 de enero de 2017, 09:25Paris, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Considered a pillar for the protection of nature, the French Agency for Biodiversity (FAB) started operations this year and is one of the main topics of the Council of Ministers held today. Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. Unesco Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of the Revolution's Triumph Paris, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Unesco today sent its congratulations to the Cuban people and authorities on the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, celebrated on January 1st. The XXI International Capri Hollywood Film Festival 2016 Concludes Rome, (Prensa Latina) The XXI International Capri Film Festival Hollywood 2016 is ending today to its last day with the screening of 16 films in the rooms that for a week served as venue for the event. Oscar Dos Santos to Chinese Super League Club Shanghai SIPG 02 de enero de 2017, 09:35Beijing,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian stricker Oscar dos Santos arrived today in China to join the Shanghai SIPG club and was welcomed by thousand of fans at the airport. Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers Talk on New Year 01 de enero de 2017, 11:46Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime Minister Li Keqiang exchanged congratulations for New Year with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and both praised the development of their bilateral relations in the last 12 years, according to reports in this capital today. Search for Disco Attackers Intensified in Istanbul 01 de enero de 2017, 11:26Istanbul, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Members of the police and antiterrorist brigades from Turkey have intensified the search of the authors of the attack that caused 39 dead people in a discotheque in this capital. Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Disco Raises Rejection and Condolences Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) At least 35 dead and 40 wounded caused a terrorist attack on an Istanbul disco where the New Year was being celebrated. Oil Ends 2016 Up, Market Expects Start of Agreement London, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices ended 2016 higher amid rising market expectations due to the closeness of the date set for the entry into force of the agreement between producers in order to reduce supply. Minister Highlights Russia's Support to Syria in Religious Meeting 31 de diciembre de 2016, 11:16Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Religious Affairs Minister, Muhammad al Sattar al Sayyed, asserted today that Russia''s support to the Syrian people against terror and Takfirism represented the support for the values of good, justice and peace. Brazilian Government Regrets Death of Greek Ambassador in Rio Brasilia, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government has confirmed and regrets the death in Rio de Janeiro of the Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, who was reportedly a victim of a crime of passion. French Movie Theaters Sold More than 213 Million Tickets in 2016 30 de diciembre de 2016, 15:49Paris, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Movie theaters in France had, in 2016, their second year with best sales in the last five decades, with around 213 million ticket sold, the National Cinema Center (CNC) reported today. Russia, Turkey Promote Resolution on Cease-Fire in Syria 30 de diciembre de 2016, 14:42United Nations, 30 Dec (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin stated today that his country and Turkey submitted a draft resolution to the Security Council on their support for the cessation of hostilities in Syria, which is expected to be voted tomorrow. Alert on Language Barriers for World Application of Science 30 de diciembre de 2016, 13:52London, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Language barriers hinder the correct compilation and application of scientific knowledge worldwide, warned today researchers of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Turkey Arrests 40 Alleged Islamic State Members Ankara, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police arrested today 40 alleged terrorists, members of the denominated Islamic State (IS) in the southern province of Adana, acording to the News Agency Dogan. Putin Discards Expulsion of U.S. Diplomats from Russia Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin discarded today the expulsion, for the moment, of 35 U.S. diplomats in response to an equal measure applied by Washington to Russian officials, under the pretext of an alleged cybernetic attack of this country against the U.S. Democratic Party.. Bolivia to Encourage Russian Tourism, Oil Cooperation Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will encourage in 2017 tourism from Russia and will strengthen its cooperation on the fields of atomic energy and production and marketing of hydrocarbons, the Bolivian Ambassador to Moscow Alex Diaz said today. Putin Makes Rational Decision to Avoid Diplomatic Fray with USA Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s President Vladimir Putin has decided, for the time being, not to retaliate Washington''s unprecedented action of expelling 35 Russian diplomats and closing Moscow''s properties in New York and Maryland. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Luna Manzanares to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer, Luna Manzanares, will perform in a concert tonight, celebrating 10 years of her career, which has included the challenge of performing a musical in Paris. Russia Readying Response to US Diplomatic Assault Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov, has proposed expelling 31 US diplomats from Moscow and 4 from the US Consulate in St Petersburg in retaliation for a similar measure taken by Washington. Dudamel to Conduct Orchestra for New Year's Eve Concert in Vienna Vienna, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Musician Gustavo Dudamel confirmed that he would conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the traditional New Year''s Concert and dedicated this great moment to the Americas, the Latin American countries and especially Venezuela, his country. In Cuba, Unknown Russia Warns about Environmental Protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 15:50Havana, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The photograph exhibition entitled ''Unknown Russia'' is call to protect the environment from the Museum of the Revolution (former Presidential Palace), in this capital, with a diverse content of flora, fauna and landscapes. Deteriorates Health of ex Portuguese President Soares 29 de diciembre de 2016, 14:43Lisbon, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Th state of health of former president of Portugal Mario Soares, 92, worsened over the last hours, informed today the spokesperson of the Red Cross Hospital of this capital. Lionel Messi Distinguished as World Best Game Creator Berlin, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi was distinguished Thursday as ''Best Game Creator'' of the world for a second consecutive year according to the International Football Federation for History and Statistics (IFFHS). Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). In Cuba Russian Exhibition Highlights Environmental Protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:58By Jorge Petinaud Sport is a Means Not an End Says IOC Vice-president 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:48Madrid, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, one of the vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said today that sporting events should be a means and not an end to generating income. International Cycling Union to Keep up Tough Anti-Doping Fight 29 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Paris, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Brian Cookson, said today that his organization would keep up their fight against doping. Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player Buenos Aires,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of rumors Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has confirmed today the signing of Argentinian Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world''s highest-paid player. Serbian Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic Says Goodbye to Courts 28 de diciembre de 2016, 17:02London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Serbian female tennis player, Ana Ivanovic accounced today in a video posted on her Facebook account that she was retiring from tennis. Combination of Factors Might Have Caused Russian Plane Crash 28 de diciembre de 2016, 16:39Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The combination of a technical fault and a mistake by the pilot could have caused the crash of the Russian plane TU-154 near the southern Russian beach resort, Sochi, sources close to the investigation have reported. Evo Morales Condemns British and Chilean Media Setup La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales repudiated Wednesday the decision by several press media from the United Kingdom and Chile, of publishing a fake video circulated over the social networks, in order to damage his image and prestige as Head of State. U.S. Economic Growth Boosts Value of the Dollar 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:45London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. dollar maintained today an upward trend stimulated by its economic growth perspectives, the rise in interest rates and inflation, factors that made the euro and the pound suffer a setback. Russia Denounces New Attack on Embassy in Damascus 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus and called on those who really seek to counter terrorism. Portuguese Former President in Critical Condition 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:20Lisbon, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese former president Mario Soares (92 years old) is still on critical health condition and in a deep coma, at the Red Cross Hospital in Lisbon. Cinema and Its Mission, Second Day of Festival Capri Holly 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:33Rome, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) With a symposium, the screening of films in different spaces and the delivery of recognitions to outstanding figures of the cinematography, continues today the XXI International Film Festival Capri Hollywood. Greek Government Promises to Improve Migrants Conditions 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:00Athens, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government announced today a plan to improve the conditions of the camps in Aegean islands where over 16,000 immigrants remain overcrowded. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Russian Sappers Clear Aleppo of Explosives Devices Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Sappers of the International Demining Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense have cleared 966 hectares of explosives in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, reported the agency today. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Second Data Recorder of Russian Crashed Plane Recovered 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Rescue personnel have recovered the second flight data recorder from the wreckage of the Russian Tu-154 in the Black Sea, as well as 15 bodies of the 92 people that perished in the crash last Sunday. UK Fails to Meet Agreement on Immigrant Children as Stated in France 27 de diciembre de 2016, 18:00Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Henry, director of France Land of Asylum, said today that the United Kingdom (UK) is failing to receive immigrant children willing to meet their families in this country. Diego Simeone Chosen Best Soccer Coach of 2016 Madrid, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Diego Simeone received the Award for Best Head Coach at Club Level of the year 2016, an award annually given by the International Soccer Federation of Statistics and History. New Data on Presence in Italy of Tunisian Terrorist Rome, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The police revealed today new data on the presence in Italy of the Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri, author of the attack carried out in Berlin, before being shot down in Milan by a police patrol. Belgium Police Thwarted at Least 6 Terrorist Attacks Since 2014 27 de diciembre de 2016, 11:42Brussels, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Belgian security forces have thwarted at least six terrorist attacks in the past two years, police chief Eric Jacobs reported on Monday. USA: Donald Trump Strongly Criticizes UN Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said that the UN is today a simple club of people who come together to have a good time; he also reiterated his threats against that international organization. Petition Signed by 200,000 Calls for IMF Director to be Punished Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for a sentence to be imposed against Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. Donetsk Republic Returns Two Prisoners to Ukraine 27 de diciembre de 2016, 09:34Kiev, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill, the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic handed over two prisoners today to the head of the Ukrainian social organization ''Corps of Officials'', Vladimir Ruban. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Mass Graves in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense denounced the finding of seven storehouses of ammunition and mass graves with dead bodies of Syrian citizens tortured and killed by terrorists in the city of Aleppo, that was recently freed by Syrian Army troops. Fuselage and Tail of Russian Plane in Sochi Accident 26 de diciembre de 2016, 17:33Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian rescue teams found today a fragment of the fuselage and the tail of the plane TU-154 that crashed in the Black Sea Sea, just two minutes after taking off from the Airport in Sochi, with 92 passengers on board. Georgian Pantsulaia Defeats Carlsen in Rapid Chess Match Doha, (Prensa Latina) Classic chess Grand Master and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from Norway, was today beaten, with black pieces, against Georgian Levan Pantsulaia during the start of the Rapid and Lightining World Championships. EU Criticizes Spread of Fake News on the Internet 26 de diciembre de 2016, 16:52Brussels, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) launched today a call to combat the spread of fake news via the Internet and demanded that social networks, particularly Facebook, fulfill their obligation to curb information manipulation. Berlin Attacker Traveled Through French City of Lyon 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:57Paris, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Perpetrator of the attack in Berlin traveled through the French city of Lyon before going to Italy, confirmed authorities after reviewing the video surveillance images of the train station, said local media today. Portuguese Expresident in Critical Condition 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:55Lisbon, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal former president Mario Soares, 92 years old now, is in critical condition and in a deep state of coma, for 13 days now. Portuguese Expresident in Critical Condition Lisbon, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal former president Mario Soares, 92 years old now, is in critical condition and in a deep state of coma, for 13 days now. Germany Prepares for Holidays under Tightened Security 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:51Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) German authorities work to tighten security system seeking to avoid a terrorist attack during the holidays, following the recent attack occurred in this capital city. From Germany to Syria a March for Peace 26 de diciembre de 2016, 13:43Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists in Germany, started a march on foot from Berlin to the Syrian city of Aleppo Monday, to show their solidarity and their rejection to the war against Syria. Death of George Michael Remains Unexplained London, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) British pop singer and songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53 at his home in London; the cause of death is unknown. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to Russia Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after the recent tragic plane crash in the Black Sea, in which 92 people were killed. Death of George Michael Resounds in Chinese Social Networks Beijing, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) George Michael''s sudden death at home in the United Kingdom has resonated deeply with his Chinese fans, who crowded social networks this morning to express their shock at the death of the iconic pop star. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Plane Carrying Remains of TU-154 Victims Lands in Moscow 26 de diciembre de 2016, 08:39Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) A Russian military transport plane has brought to this capital 10 dead bodies and 84 fragments of people who were on board the crashed TU-154 in Sochi, amidst the national mourning of the nation. Expectation over Quest on Russian Plane Crash Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensad Latina) As condolence messages continue to pour into Moscow, there''s growing expectation over the result of the investigation Russia is carrying out on the crash Sunday of a Defense Ministry plane in the Black Sea on its route to Syria. Germany: 54,000 People Evacuated due to World War II Bomb Berlin, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) German authorities have decided today to evacuate 54,000 people from the city of Augsburg in the southeastern state of Bavaria after the discovery a bomb launched by the British in World War II, a security source said. Putin Assigns Commission to Investigate Air Disaster in Sochi Moscow, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assigns today to Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev the task to organize and lead a special commission to investigate the air disaster of a TU-154 airplane with 92 people on board flying from Sochi to Syria. People Close to Bomb Attacker in Berlin Arrested in Tunisia 24 de diciembre de 2016, 13:01Tunisia, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior arrested three people related to the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin this week. France Reinforces Security over Weekend Paris, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 91,000 police officers, gendarmes and soldiers were mobilized on Saturday in France to ensure security during Christmas celebrations, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said. Cuba: French Club Opens in Jardines del Rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the French club Framissia has opened a new way to increase tourist arrivals from France in the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, off the north coast of this central province. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Several Casualties due to Explosion in Russian Republic of Bashkiria Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) An explosion in a former military storehouse in the Russian republic of Bashkiria caused several victims, the Investigation Committee of Russia (SKR) reported on Saturday Putin to Depoliticize Sport, Culture and a Transparent WADA Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today to depoliticize sport and culture, and demand a more transparency in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Controversy in France: Terrorist Goes Unnoticed Through its Territor 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The fact that the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin, who was killed by the police in Italy, went unnoticed through France has generated controversy in this country, where the state of emergency is still active, due to the terrorist threat. Angela Merkel Overhauling Government after Attack 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:09Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today she will overhaul her Government by introducing important legal and political changes following the recent terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead. Russian Military Police Arrive in Aleppo, Syria, to guarantee safety 23 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have confirmed today the deployment in the northern city of Aleppo, recently freed of terrorist groups, of a battalion of military police from Russia to guarantee security and cooperate in demining the area. German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. Russia Is Stronger than any Potential Attacker, Says Putin Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted today that Russia was stronger than any potential attacker and would never be drawn into an arms race, with expenditures exceeding the national economic possibilities. WHO Reports Effectiveness of First Vaccine Against Ebola 23 de diciembre de 2016, 12:08Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the effectiveness of the clinical trials of the first vaccine against Ebola, whose last outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. Kirk Douglas Cinema Show in Cuba Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Cinematheque will today inaugurate a cinema show dedicated to the centenary of the American actor Kirk Douglas. France Dismantles Drug Trafficking Ring in Marseilles 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:54Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have dismantled a drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille and seized 30 kilograms of narcotics, police sources reported today. Three Migrants Injured in France During Police Chase Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Three migrants were injured in France, one of them seriously, when they jumped from a truck that was being chased by the police, local press reports. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. USA: Anti-nuclear Groups Alarmed by Message from Donald Trump Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A message published on Twitter by US President-elect Donald Trump keeps alarmed the international community and groups defending control over nuclear weapons. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Europeans Consider that Terrorism and Immigration are Major Threats 22 de diciembre de 2016, 16:55Brussels, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Europeans consider that threat of terrorist actions and immigration crisis are the most serious problems that Europe faces, said a poll issued by the European Union (EU) published today. Russia Fulfilled Its Mission in Syria with Blows to Terrorism Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces fulfilled their mission in Syrian, giving harsh blows to terrorism, Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu stated today in an extended Military Council, with participation by President Vladimir Putin. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Three-times Cuban Olympic Champion Felix Savon Receives AIBA Award Bern, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The three-times Cuban Olympic champion and six-time world champion Felix Savon has been recognized in the Swiss city of Montreux on the 70th anniversary of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Six Persons Injured in Gas Blast Near Kolomenskaya Station in Moscow Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The gas blast took place near Kolomenskaya metro station in southern Moscow early Thursday and at least 6 persons were injured in the incident, according to Yulia Ivanova from the investigation team. Fidel Castro 'Man of the Year' in Russia Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Biographical Institute has granted the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro the award ''Man of the Year 2016'' in memoriam on international relations for his brilliant contributions to world history. Alcohol Poisoning Death Toll in Russian City Rises to 64 22 de diciembre de 2016, 08:01Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) In Irkutsk, where the poisoning bath concentrate lotion Â'' Bayarshik Â'' has killed 64 people, in the case of fatal poisoning with counterfeit vodka, according to official sources. China Launches Satellite to Monitor Global Carbon Emissions 22 de diciembre de 2016, 07:37Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China''s Gobi Desert at 3:22 a.m. Thursday. Greece: Increased Taxes Frozen Despite Criticism of Creditors 21 de diciembre de 2016, 17:18Athens, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament unanimously decided to postpone the increase in value added tax (VAT) to the islands most affected by the refugee crisis, despite the criticism of international creditors. France: Preventive Arrests after Attack in Berlin 21 de diciembre de 2016, 14:55Paris, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have made several preventive arrests on Wednesday, as a security measure after the terrorist attack which occurred this week in Berlin, according to French government spokesperson, Stephane Le Foll. Siberia Reaches Temperatures of Minus 62 Degrees Celsius 21 de diciembre de 2016, 13:05Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Yes, everyone knows about the raw Russian cold, but even for the Siberians it was amazing when their thermometers were unable to register the minus 62 degrees Celsius reached today in the city of Yurga, Kemerovo province. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Insufficient Nitric Oxide in the Brain May Cause Alzheimer's 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:58London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese experts reveal in a study published today that a lack of nitric oxide (NO) in the brain can cause Alzheimer''s, a disease that affects about 47 million people worldwide. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Chief of Russian Duma Defense Committee Receives Cuban Ambassador 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:10Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the State Duma Defense Committee (Russian lower house), Vladimir Shamanov, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to the country, Emilio Lozada Garcia, diplomatic sources reported today. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Legendary Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Turns 96 Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The most renowned Cuban artist worldwide, Alicia Alonso, turns 96 today with the strong will to give her country a lastign legacy through the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC). Japanese Premier to visit Russia at the Beginning Next Year Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, announced his intention to visit Russia at the beginning of 2017 to meet with the president of that country, Vladimir Putin and dialogue on the bilateral territorial dispute. Scotland will Seek to Keep Access to EU Market Despite Brexit 20 de diciembre de 2016, 18:12London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Scottish government announced today its plan to keep economic relations with the European Union (UE) and especially the access to the community market after making effective the separation of the United Kingdom from the bloc, known as Brexit. UK, Italy Reinforce Security In Face of Recent Terrorist Attacks 20 de diciembre de 2016, 17:45London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Metropolitan Police of this capital and the Ministry of the Interior of Italy announced measures to reinforce their respective security systems after the most recent attacks in Germany and Turkey, apart from the threat presented by civil multitudes that accompany Christmas and New Year feasts. Turkish Airlines Starts Flying to Cuba 20 de diciembre de 2016, 17:26Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The company Turkish Airlines began today to operate flights to this capital three times a week, with the possibility to increase them to one a day. Russia, Turkey, Iran on Talks for Solution to Syrian Crisis Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran are in talks for a diplomatic and political solution to the conflict in Syria and fight there against terrorism, not to overthrow its government, stated the Russian diplomat Serguei Lavrov. Merkel Urges Germans to Continue after Terrorist Attack Berlin, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) German Federal chancellor, Angela Merkel has called on German citizens to stay calm and live without fear after yesterday''s attack on a Christmas market, which killed 12 and wounded more than 50. Canadian Arctic Used to be Hot 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:25London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A US research into the remains of a Canadian Arctic bird indicates that 90 million years ago the temperature in the region was warm, said an article published today. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Terror, Syria Issue Bring Together, Russia, Turkey and Iran in Moscow Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran are meeting here to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian conflict. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Russia Taking Attack on its Ambassador to U.N. Security Council Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia will take to the U.N. Security Council the assassination of its Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, that has received worldwide condemnation and President Vladimir Putin called it a provocation. US Intervenes in Lawsuit with the European Union 19 de diciembre de 2016, 17:38Washington, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States supported computer internet and electronic company Apple in a litigation with the European Union , which is claliming the return of 14 million dollars because of irregularities in the tax payments. Putin: Russian Ambassador's Murder is a Clear Provocation Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The attack against our ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is an act of provocation, aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Cuba Denounces US Economic Blockade at WTO Geneva, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba denounced today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the blockade of the United States prevails almost unchanged, which remains the main obstacle to the development of Cuba. Global Rejection to Murder of Russian Ambassador in Turkey 19 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Several nations around the world condemned today the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, during a cultural event in Ankara, Turkey. UNESCO Event to Remember Life and Work of Fidel Castro Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The second Week of Latin America and the Caribbean scheduled in the UNESCO for May 2017, will dedicate a special segment to the thought, life and work of Fidel Castro, Killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Ankara, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov died today after being shot by lone gunman during the opening of the major art exhibition hall Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi in this capital. Russia May Suspend Gas Supply to EU Through Ukraine 19 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gazprom consortium has warned today of the possible suspension of the gas supply to the European Union (EU) - which is transported through a pipe line that crosses Ukraine - if they verify cases of misappropriation by Ukraine. France, Australia to Sign Deal for Delivery of 12 Submarines Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Australia will sign an agreement with France tomorrow for the delivery of 12 last generation attack submarines for the Australian navy, according to local press reports today. Turkish Airlines to Begin Flights to Cuba Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines will begin operations in Cuba on December 20th, when its first flight will arrive in the capital, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry. IMF Director Guilty, but Court Exempts her from Jail Sentence París, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of the Republic of France declared guilty today of negligence the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, despite which it exempted her from a one-year jail sentence. China and Australia Agree to Cooperate on Oceanic Research 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:43Beijing, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have agreed to collaborate on oceanic research in the southern hemisphere, official media reported on Monday. Lugansk Defense Forces Thwart Ukrainian Troop Attack 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:42Kiev, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Lugansk''s self-defense forces have thwarted an attack by Ukrainian troops killing 10 people and wounding 20, according to sources from the republic. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Syria Demands That UN Implement Resolutions Against Terror Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council asking them to implement their resolutions against terrorism, according media reports. Colombian Congress to Discuss Amnesty Law, Key for FARC-EP Bogota, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Congress will today discuss the amnesty law linked with the peace process between the Government and FARC-EP insurgents. Last Group of Extremists Leaves Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Military sources said today that 25 buses began the evacuation of the last extremists in the city of Aleppo in operations led by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Red Cross. Russian University Welcomes around 600 Latin American Students Moscow, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) As a priority, Russia is opening its educational centers, especially the Peoples'' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), to the enrollment of students from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Cuban and Russian Foreign Ministries Discuss Bilateral Communication 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:49Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministries from Cuba and Russia agreed today in this capital city to strengthen cooperation in institutional communication and information related to foreign and international policy affairs. Cuban Officials to UNESCO Commemorate Literacy Campaign Paris, (Prensa Latina) The Cuban embassy to UNESCO commemorated today here the 55th anniversary of the Literacy Campaign in their country, with an exhibition of photographs and other materials about that initiative, considered as a ''great offensive with pencils and notebooks.'' Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Chucho Valdes Opens 32th International Jazz Festival in Cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival has began in Cuba, with a performance by legendary pianist, Chucho Valdes, which was described as historical and unrepeatable. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Turkey and Russia Will Discuss Peace Plan for Syria Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, will meet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on Monday, to agree on measures to bring peace to Syria. Pope Francis Meets President Santos and Uribe in the Vatican Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe today, who have been distanced due to their disagreement over the peace process with the FARC-EP, according to Colombian news reports. Syrian Reporter Imprisoned in Turkey Transferred to Hospital 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:07Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Hosni Mahli, a correspondent for the Syrian News Agency (SANA) has been transferred to hospital after interrogation at Turkish police headquarters, local media reports today. Inflation Rises in Eurozone Brussels, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone inflation rate rose to 0.6 percent in November due to higher prices in restaurants, cafeterias, rents and tobacco, according to Eurostat. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. Syria: Armed Extremists Break Agreement and Stop Leaving Aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 07:23Aleppo, Syria, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The armed extremists refused to return the soldiers they have kidnapped, shot the evacuation corridor in Ramuseh and suspended the evacuation of those remaining in Aleppo, military sources told Prensa Latina today. Catalonia Keeps Set on Referendum Suspended by Spanish Justice 16 de diciembre de 2016, 01:13Madrid, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of Catalonian regional government, Carles Puigdemont, asserted it maintains the holding of the Independence referendum in 2017 despite the suspension ruling by the Spanish Constitutional Court. Russia Warns on Threatening by Lethal Weapons in Hands of Terrorists 15 de diciembre de 2016, 16:13United Nations, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia called in the United Nations for strenghtening global efforts to prevent and face the access to chemical and biological weapons by non-state actors, especially terrorist groups. Proceedings to Expropriate House where Hitler was Born Begin 15 de diciembre de 2016, 15:01Vienna, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian parliamentary lower house approved today expropriating the house where Adolf Hitler was born, the most recent progress in the long process to avoid that the building becomes a cult place for Neo-Nazi groups. Turkish Red Crescent Receives 50,000 Refugees from Aleppo 15 de diciembre de 2016, 14:57Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) State agencies and civilian assistance groups in Turkey are ready to welcome the civilians evacuated from the Syrian city of Aleppo, Red Crescent sources informed today. More Than 40,000 Detained in Turkey after Coup 15 de diciembre de 2016, 13:43Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Judicial proceedings started in Turkey after the failed coup have arrested more than 100,000 defendants, 40,000 of whom were imprisoned, according to a report released today by the Anadolu news agency. Terrorist Network Dismantled in Russian Regions 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:27Moscow, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian security has dismantled a terrorist network, formed by Tajik and Moldovans in Moscow and the Rostov-on-Don region, who had intended to carry out attacks in crowded public places. Medvedev Denounces Anti-Russia Campaign under Anti-Doping Pretext 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:15Moscow, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has denounced the campaign against Russia, which is being fought under the pretext of eliminating doping from sport. He also called for a clear definition of prohibited substances. China Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The China Philharmonic Orchestra, considered as one of world''s 10 best symphonic orchestras, will give today the first of two concerts in Cuba at Teatro Nacional de Cuba. Saudi Kingdom Will Continue Offensive in Yemen, Rejects Interference 15 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Riyadh, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia will maintain the military option against the Houthis rebels of Ansar Allah in Yemen and is determined to prevent any ''external interference'' in the affairs of the neighboring country, highlighted official circles today. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. First Armed Terrorists Start Leaving Aleppo Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The first groups of armed terrorists started leaving Ramuseh, Aleppo, today morning, after the last negotiations come to fruition. Coalition against ISIS to Meet in United Kingdom 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:21London, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition devised to fight the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) will meet today in the British capital to assess the next steps in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Defense Ministry announced today. Eurozone Lenders Pressure Greece on Christmas Payment Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone lenders have agreed to suspend the financial help they were giving to Greece to ease their short-term debt. Putin Elected World Most Influential Figure for Fourth Time Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, as the most influential figure in the world, in a list compiled by the US business magazine, Forbes. New Italian Prime Minister has Majority Support of Parliamentary Rome, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) New Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has the support of the Italian Senate and parliamentary acceptance for his appointment as the head of the new Italian government, replacing Matteo Renzi. France: Ecuadorian Film about the Chevron Case is Presented By Luisa María González Paris, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The film 'The dirty game', recently screened in France, clearly shows the arguments and evidence of Ecuador in its dispute with the multinational Chevron-Texaco for the pollution caused in the Amazon, today declared the Attorney General Diego García. Russia's Wants to Avoid Imports in Military, Civilian Sectors Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The State Equipment Factory of Riazan (FEER) consolidates today Russia''s intentions to increase import substitution, both in the military and in the civilian sphere. Fidel Left an Unforgettable Mark in 20th Century, People Say Vienna, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Cubans and Austrians have gathered to pay tribute to Fidel Castro and recalled the unforgettable mark he left in the 20th century, Cuban ambassador to this European nation, Juan Antonio Fernandez, said. Russian University of Friendship with the Peoples Honors Fidel Castro Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Students and professors of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Friendship with Peoples paid tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz. Russia Denounces Attack on Aleppo Evacuation Column 14 de diciembre de 2016, 09:05Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the parties in conflict in Syria denounced today the attack in eastern Aleppo against a column aimed at evacuating armed renegades to the neighboring province of Idlib. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Makes First Incursion to Expoartesanías in Colombia 14 de diciembre de 2016, 08:38Bogotá, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) With its own stand ARTEX and its export agency Soy Cubanito, now Cuba is present for the first time at the 26th International Fair Expoartesanías of Colombia, to conclude next Sunday. Nearly 355,000 Migrants Crossed the Mediterranean According to IOM 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:18Geneva, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) A total of 354,804 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe in so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced. Poorest Countries are Stuck in a Vicious Circle, UN Alerts 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Geneva, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The poorest countries are increasingly behind, immersed in a vicious cycle of social deprivation and a decline in productivity and investment, a United Nations agency stated today. Violence in Northeast Nigeria Severely Damaging Children, Says Unicef 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:49United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (Unicef) warned today that malnutrition and death threaten thousands of children living in northeastern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram terrorist group operates. Summit of Foreign Ministers of Black Sea Countries Culminates 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:39Belgrad, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Ivica Dacic, Foreign Affairs Minister of Serbia, regarded the summit of foreign ministers of the countries wirh coasts close to the Black Sea celebrated in Serbia as successful. European Parliament Calls for Avoiding Fear of Refugees 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:28Brussels, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The plenary session of the European Parliament urged today its governments and inhabitants to avoid encouraging hatred and xenophobia towards refugees currently settled in Europe. Creditors to Greece Seek Increasing Austerity Measures 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:13Athens, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Greece resumed today the talks with its creditors about a review of tax reforms to increase the austerity measures in the country, in exchange for a financial rescue of millions. Russia Affirms at UN that Syrian Govt Controls Eastern Aleppo 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:15United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of Russia at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, stated today at the Security Council that the eastern part of Aleppo is under the control of the Syrian government after a deal with the armed groups for their evacuation from the city. British Looks in Havana Film Festival 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:14Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) During the great film party celebrated every December in Havana there is also room for films from other regions, such as the British films brought here by the British Council. French Deputies Give Trust Vote to New Prime Minister 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:11Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The new Prime Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve, overcame a motion before the National Assembly of France Tuesday and got the trust vote for his beginning as Prime Minister of France, during the next months. More than 500 Arrested in Turkey after Attack 13 de diciembre de 2016, 15:37 Ankara, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Ministry of Interior made today balance of the arrests practiced after the attack perpetrated in this city and coded them in the number of 568, all them under the accusation of belonging to terrorist organizations. Cuba and Russia Extend Collaboration on Legal Issues Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia signed today here an agreement that will favor the transference of people sentenced to imprisonment to their original countries, something that extends bilateral collaboration in the criminal and legal areas. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. Havana Film Festival Screens Golden Globes Nominated Films Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Several films screened at the 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema today have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the United States. Cuba and EU in a New Stage of Bilateral Relations Brussels, 13 Dec (Prensa Latina) After the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, Cuba and the European Union (EU) are opening a new stage in bilateral relations in which they will seek to boost ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and respect. More Than a Thousand Persons Receive Legal Status in Damascus 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have today legalized the social status of 1,500 people in Kanaker, Damascus province, as part of the broad national reconciliation process. China Is Upset by Duty Evasion of WTO Members Beijing, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday expressed discontent with the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that are eluding their obligations of abandoning the substitute country consideration when calculating the antidumping measures against Chinese exports. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. New Italian Head of Govt and His Ministries Take Office 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:50Rome, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) New Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, and members of his cabinet swore today before the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the 2016 Golden Ball 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:39Paris, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward Cristaino Ronaldo won the 2016 Golden Ball, the mythical award given by spport magazine France Football to the best soccer player of the world in the present season. Antonio Guterres Sworn in as UN Secretary General United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guterres, from Portugal, was sworn in today as the ninth Secretary General in the history of the United Nations, a post that he will take on January 1st, 2017 for five years. Serbian Tourism Magazine Awards Cuba 12 de diciembre de 2016, 15:23Belgrade, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Serbia Mayra Ruiz received today the award Gold Amphora granted by the magazine on tourism YU Travel Tourist Review to States and institutions that have broadly contributed to that industry in the country during the year. Captured Terrorist Confesses Crimes in Aleppo 12 de diciembre de 2016, 12:55Damascus, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Yousef Fahd Deeb, a terrorist who was captured in Aleppo when he tried to escape with a group of civilians, has confessed today that extremists fighting in the city are receiving full support from Turkey. Neo-Nazi Group Outlawed in UK London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The British neo-Nazi group, National Action, will be the first group from the extreme right to be oulawed under UK anti-terrorist laws, the Interior Ministry announced today. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Court to Decide on Fast Tracking Peace Laws in Colombia Bogotá, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Constitutional Court will today announce its decision on the use of fast tracking to process and issue peace laws, a decision considered key to both the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expert in development and health, David Nabarro, today said that Cuban doctors, who serve in several parts of the world, are an example to follow as they make an important contribution to humanity. Cuba Considers Economic Ties with Europe a Priority Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Economic ties with Europe will continue being a priority for Cuba in the construction of an efficient and sustainable socialist economy, according to Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez. Russia Announces Rescue of 100,000 Syrians in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria has announced the rescue of around 100,000 people, including 40,484 children, from eastern Aleppo, which is controlled by armed groups. Number of Victims of Deadly Bombing in Turkey Increases to 44 Istanbul, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Health Minister, Recep Akdag, has announced that the number of fatalities caused by a double bombing near the Besiktas football stadium has increased to 44. Oil Price at 18 Month High Following Production Agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have reached their highest levels in 18 months today, as a result of recent agreements between producers to reduce supply. Head of European Diplomacy Highlights Fidel as Historic Figure Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, has highlighted today Fidel Castro as a historical figure, after sending her condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the revolutionary leader. Cuba, EU Sign Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation Brussels, 12 Dec (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and the European Union (EU) have signed today a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which is considered the framework for the development of ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual respect. FM Gentiloni May Be Appointed Prime Minister Roma, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet today with Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who, according to experts, will assume the post of prime minister, replacing Matteo Renzi, who resigned recently. OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Meet in Vienna Vienna, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and producer countries outside the organization meet today to agree on a cut of the supply of global crude oil in order to stabilize the price of oil and reduce global inventories. New Italian Prime Minister May Take Up Position in the Next Few Hours Rome, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella is holding today the third and final round of consultations to resolve the government crisis created following the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Russia Liberates Civilians in Syria Moscow, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 18,000 civilians were able to escape from areas under the control of armed groups in the eastern part of Aleppo, with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria. Cuba Highlights Its Achievements in Human Rights Before United Nation Geneva, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating the development achieved in areas such as health, education, science and culture on Human Rights Day, as per a statement of the Cuban diplomatic mission at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Russia and Venezuela Condemn UN Resolution against Syria United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela criticized here a resolution passed to allegedly end the humanitarian conflict in Syria, while pointing out the lack of assessment and the double standards on the issue. IOM : Turkey Relocates More Than 20,000 Refugees in 2016 Ankara, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mission in Turkey of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has facilitated the relocation of more than 20 thousand refugees in 2016, according to data provided today. Ignacio Ramonet Denounces Reprisals for Book on Fidel Castro Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and Spanish intellectual, Ignacio Ramonet, who is based in France, has condemned the repression he has suffered as a result of his book ''One Hundred Hours with Fidel'', according to the daily, La Jornada. Cuban Special Development Zone to Contract Foreign Workers 09 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A resolution by the Cuban Labor and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) will allow foreign persons who are not resident in Cuba to work in the Special Development Zone of Mariel. France: Current Crisis of Capitalism Under Analysis Paris, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A discussion of capitalism's systemic crisis opened a conference between the Communist Parties of France (PCF) and Cuba (PCC) held in the French capital. Russia Assists Civilians After Escaping Terrorists in Aleppo 09 de diciembre de 2016, 10:49Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria reported today on the aid provided to more than eight thousand people who escaped from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo. Russia Criticizes Arms Supplies From US to Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia has criticized the lifting of the ban on the supply of weapons to extremist formations in Syria by the United States. Colombian President in Oslo to Receive Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, accompanied by 20 special guests, arrived today in this capital, where he will be awarded tomorrow the Nobel Peace Prize of 2016. Urgent Food Aid Needed in 39 Countries, says FAO Rome, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Raul Castro Welcomes Russian Vice President Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban president, Raul Castro, and the Government Vice president of the Russian Federation Dimitri O. Rogozin ratified here the excellent state of relations between the two countries, was reported here today. Air Industry to Earn Less than Expected 09 de diciembre de 2016, 01:58Geneva, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported here this sector will earn at the end of this year 35.6 billion dollars, less than expected. General Strike in Greece vs. Government's Austerity Measures Athens, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The main public and private unions in Greece started today a 24-hours strike to protest against the austerity measures implemented by the Government following the request of foreign creditors. Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris for 2024 Games Host City 08 de diciembre de 2016, 15:56Brna, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The cities of Budapest (Hungary), Los Angeles (USA) and Paris (France) were elected the finalist candidates for the thirs round of selection of the host for the 2024 Olympic Games, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here Thursday. IOC Approves New Sports for 2018 Youth Games 08 de diciembre de 2016, 15:28Brna, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the inclusion of karate, rock climbing and breakdance dancing as three new sports for the 3rd Youth Games in Buenos Aires in 2018. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Russia and Germany Analyze Situation in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Germany have held serious talks in Hamburg on the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo and access to humanitarian aid, according to local reports. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Oil Prices Rises as Market Awaits Next Producers Meeting London, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Crude oil prices are on the rise today, while US crude reservoirs decrease, according to the US Department of Energy. Syria Describes Statement by International Red Cross as Unacceptable 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described a recent statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva as ''deception in favor of terrorist organizations and their attacks on health centers.'' Dozens of Iraqi Killed in Air Raid Against IS 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Baghdad, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have been killed in the western town of Qaim in a bombing attack against Islamic State (IS), attributed to the international coalition and the Iraqi army. Nicaragua President Talks to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Managua, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega has met with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, to discuss issues of common interest and strengthen bilateral cooperation. Russia to Reinforce Security in Its Military Bases in Syria Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will reinforce security in its military facilities in Syria by sending two special battalions, East and West, local media reported on Thursday. Turkey Welcomes Nearly Three Million Syrian Refugees 08 de diciembre de 2016, 10:08Istanbul, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) There are 2,783,617 Syrian refugees currently living in Turkey, the largest group of these refugees in any country, according to information provided by the Turkish Ministry of Interior. Russian Scholars Assess Agreements with Cuba Guantanamo, Cuba, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the State and Social University from Russia started a visit today until next Thursday to the university with the same name to assess the progress of the bilateral agreements signed this year. Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo, Says Russia Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Syrian rival parties said today that 47 communities in the eastern area of Aleppo have been recovered. Valero: Fidel Castro Fought for the Best Causes in History Paris, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro consecrated himself to fight for the best causes of human history, and that is why he pervades the soul of many people in the world, said the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero in Paris on Wednesday. Russia- Ten Children Killed in Accident with Acrobatic Team Moscow, Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 children were among twelve people killed in a crash in Russia after a bus was hit by a truck. New Evidence on the Formation of The Solar System London,Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. Italian Scientists Develop Robotic Hand for Quadriplegics Rome, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) An exoskeleton robot developed by the Italian Biorobotic Institute, which allows quadriplegic people to perform certain movements autonomously, attracts the attention here today. Scientists Request Trump to Pay Attention to Climate Change Washington, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A letter signed by 800 scientists and addressed to President-elect Donald Trump calls for the new US government to be aware of the effects of climate change and not abandon immediate actions to face its effects. Authorities and Activists Prepare for G20 Summit in Germany Hamburg, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Almost eight months before the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, authorities have announced the mobilization of more than 10,000 police officers, while critics of the alliance are preparing for mass demonstrations. British Workers Report Poverty Record London, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation pointed out today that the number of British workers living below the poverty line marks a new record of 7.4 million people. Russia Rules Out Talks with Armed Groups in Aleppo 07 de diciembre de 2016, 10:48Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia considered unlikely any negotiation with armed groups concentrated in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, where government troops have freed 35 neighborhoods in recent days. Anti-Russian Campaign Rise in US Denounced Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia has called a new stage of a ''witch hunt'' the US policy against this country since it is accusing it not only of meddling in electoral matters, but also of influencing the Congress. Argentina: Situation of Social Leader Milagro Sala is Complicated 07 de diciembre de 2016, 09:20Buenos Aires, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) In spite of the demand by several international organizations like the UN to release the Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala, currently her situation is complicated after another accusation against her. Santos will Travel to Norway to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Bogota, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will travel on Thursday to Oslo, where he will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and welcomed by King Harald V and Queen Sonia of Norway, said today the House of Nariño. Cuban Minister Urges Realize Cuba-Russia Scientific Collaboration 06 de diciembre de 2016, 18:07Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Elba Rosa Perez urged today the 55 paerticipants in the the First Cuba-Russia Workshop for Scientific-Technological Exchange to identify specific projects for joint work. Angela Merkel Reelected as President of Conservative CDU 06 de diciembre de 2016, 17:40Berlin, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Councellor Angela Merkel was reelected as president of German conservative political party DemoChistian Union of Germany (CDU in German). Cazeneuve Takes Office as New French Prime Minister Paris, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Valls delivered the post of Prime Minister of France to Bernard Cazeneuve officially Tuesday, in a public ceremony at the Palace of Matignon, host of the office of the Head of Government of France. IOC Reiterates the Games of Rio Were Successful 06 de diciembre de 2016, 15:48Brna, Dec 6 (PL) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) repeated today that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio of Janeiro, Brazil were the most wonderful Games of the history. Havana FIART Opens with Cuban and International Arts and Crafts Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) This year''s International Crafts Fair Crafts (FIART) has now opened at the PABEXPO exhibition hall, in western Havana. Bernard Cazeneuve Appointed France's New Prime Minister 06 de diciembre de 2016, 10:44Paris, Dce 6 (Prensa Latina) President François Hollande today appointed Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve as France''s new prime minister, replacing Manuel Valls, who has left the government to devote himself to his electoral campaign. EU Countries Agree to Normalize Relations with Cuba Brussels, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) today approved at the level of their ambassadors the signing of a political agreement and cooperation between that bloc and Cuba to normalize their relations. Cubans Add Up to 13 Wins in Wrestling German League Berlin, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) With a balance of 13 victories and only one defeat, fare the three Cuban wrestlers competing in the Gernan League of that sport, one of the best in the world for its level and organization. Majority of Spaniards Perceive Local Political Situation as Bad 05 de diciembre de 2016, 18:15Madrid, Dec 5 (Prensa Patina) Despite the end of the prolonged political blocking and the formation of government, almost 75 percent of the citizens considered the political sitation in Spain as a bad situation, reported an official survey Monday. Russian and Cuban Journalists Reinforce Cooperation 05 de diciembre de 2016, 18:10Moscow, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Union of journalists of Moscow and the homologous institution of Cuba (UPEC) strengthened today efforts of cooperation during a meeting in this capital, in the Russian newspaper Moskovski Komsomolets (MK). Turkish Prime Minister Starts Official Visit to Russia Ankara, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim began today a three-day visit to Russia, seeiking to increase military cooperation and sign economic agreements in the areas of energy, tourism and agriculture. Bob Dylan to Provide Speech for Nobel Prize Ceremony Stockolm, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan''s on-again, off-again flirtation with the Nobel prize is back on, though he''s keeping his distance, with hand-holding but no kissing. World's First Polluted River From 7,000 Years Ago Found 05 de diciembre de 2016, 12:19London, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Researchers have found that contamination and pollution of surface water have been ongoing for the last seven thousand years according to Science of the Total Environment,. Sergio Mattarella Has Italian Government Future in His Hands Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will today present his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, who will decide how to proceed with the management of the Italian government. Russia Denounces Attacks Against its Doctors in Syria Moscow, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced the West''s indirect participation in an attack against its doctors in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which left one dead and two wounded. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. FAO Council Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro with Minute of Silence Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today paid tribute with a minute of silence to the memory of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro. European Critics Recognize Quality of Cuban Dance Company Berlin, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Danza Contemporanea de Cuba is performing today in Germany to unanimous rave reviews by critics, who have described their performance as vibrant and energetic. Crowd Ratifies in France Decision to Continue Fidel's fight 04 de diciembre de 2016, 13:56Paris, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) A crowd of people assembled today in the French capital ratified the decision to continue the struggle under the guidance of Fidel Castro''s ideas, during a tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Der Spiegel Accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of Tax Evasion 04 de diciembre de 2016, 01:31Berlin, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) According to the German publication, since 2009, the Real Madrid striker could have moved 150 million euros from rights image contracts into offshore accounts. West Ham 1 Arsenal 5: Alexis Sanchez Hat Trick Earns London Derby Win 04 de diciembre de 2016, 00:02London, Dic 4 (Prensa Latina) An Alexis Sanchez hat-trick heaped further pressure on West Ham as Arsenal won 5-1 at the London Stadium to keep in touch with league leaders Chelsea as Slaven Bilic''s side continue to hover near the relegation zone. No Air Incidents Over Crimea Due to Missile Launches Says Russia 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:52Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Transport Ministry has observed no air incidents in the airspace over Crimea due to Ukraine''s missile launches, Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said today. International Push Aims to Protect Endangered Heritage 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:45Abu Dhabi, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)Representatives of around 40 countries today approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones. Russia Ministry of Defence: UK Not Providing Aid to Aleppo 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:31Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the claims of UK Prime Minister Theresa May regarding Russia''s alleged interference in humanitarian aid supplies in Syria''s Aleppo are groundless and Britain should stop getting in the way of Russia supplying aid to Syria, especially since it does not supply any aid of its own. North Korea Outscore France To Win U-20 WWC in Papua 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:50Port Moresby, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) North Korea have won the eighth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women''s World Cup in Papua New Guinea after coming from a goal down to beat France 3-1 in the final today. Portugal Foreign Minister Signs Book of Condolences for Fidel's Death 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:09Lisbon, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal Augusto Santos Silva went to the Embassy of Cuba in that country to sign the book of condolences for the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Another Day to Pay Homage to Fidel Castro in New York 03 de diciembre de 2016, 18:10United Nations, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations opened today for the sixth consecutive day a book of condolences for the death of the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Two Migrants Killed in Train Accident in Austria 03 de diciembre de 2016, 16:34Vienna,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Two suspected migrants were killed Saturday and a third was seriously injured in an accident as they hid in a cargo train from Italy to Austria, police said. Coe Will Present Saturday Reforms Program of World Athletics Montecarlo, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), Sebastian Coe, will present today the reforms program to rescue the prestige of this discipline, involved in several scandals over the last months. Russian Demining Unit Sent to Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 18:05Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Troops from the International Anti-Mine Center of the Russian Armed Forces flew to the Syrian city of Aleppo from the military airfield of Shkalov today, said the Ministry of Defense (Mindef). The Rolling Stones Release First Album in a Decade 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:40London, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Blue & Lonesome, the first studio album by The Rolling Stones in more than one decade, is availble from today on, together with the video of the song ''Ride ''Em on Down,'' starred by UIS actress Kristen Stewart. FAO Ratifies Commitment to Agenda 2030 to Eradicate Hunger 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:40Rome, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) FAO reaffirmed today the commitment to the UN Agenda 2030, which includes the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in all forms. More Support for Cuba from Geneva after Fidel's Death 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:23Geneva, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) New expressions of support for Cuba and tributes to Fidel Castro took place here today, where the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sent his condolences to this country. Russia Makes USA Responsible for Crisis in Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:25Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov made the United States responsible for the crisis created in the eastern area in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the terrorist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the Al-Nusra Front. Forest Fires Left Europe without Woods 20,000 Years Ago 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:20Amsterdam, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) A study made by experts from the Dutch university of Leiden, points out that forest fires started by pre-history hunters and recollectors contributed to leave Europe without a dense amount of woods. Spain Forecasts Drastic Fall in Unemployment Until 2019 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:29Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The conservative government of Mariano Rajoy predicted today that the unemployment rate in Spain, second highest in Europe, will be at the end of 2019 at 12.8 percent of the economically active population. DPRK Condemns UN Security Council Sanctions Resolution 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:28Pyongyang, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned and rejected today a recent sanctions resolution against the country, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council this week. Syrian Army Retakes New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army retook control of the Aleppo international airport today, consolidating its positions in the Taril al Bab and Al Helwaniyah neighborhoods, military sources informed. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. EUROPOL Terror Warning: ISIS Plots Brutal Killings in Europe Amsterdam,Dic 2 (Prensa Latina) Europol said that in the wake of murderous attacks in Belgium and France, terrorists are very likely to strike again in the near future. Embassies in Spain Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors and officials from some twenty diplomatic missions in Spain have paid tribute today to the late historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. French Elections: Valls Confirmed as Possible Socialist Candidate Paris, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been confirmed today as a possible Socialist Party (SP) candidate for the presidential elections of 2017, after the announcement by President François Hollande that he will not seek re-election. Russia Is Unaware of UN Aid Mission in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said that it was not aware of a UN humanitarian aid mission in the eastern part of Aleppo, as announced by the organization''s humanitarian mission in Syria. Germany to Deploy Police Force for Ministerial Meeting Berlin, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The German government announced today that it is preparing to deploy 13,200 police officers in preparation for the next Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council. Turkey Announces Set in Orbit Satellite Gokturk-1 01 de diciembre de 2016, 17:43Ankara, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will launch into the low Earth orbit the satellite Goktürk-1, intended to provide the country''s military with images for intelligence activities, according to information published by Sabah newspaper. UK: Possible Immigration Record at Long Term 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:14London, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Knigdom National Statistics Office said Thursday that the number of migrated people to the UK in 2016, reaches the 335,000, and is close to establish a long-term immigration record. Russia Reinforces Help to Solve Crisis in Alepo, Syria Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry highilghted its intention to reinforce the items to solve the humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria, and eliminate the terrorist groups now concentrated in the city of Alepo. Bob Dylan Skipping White House Nobel Winners Reception 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:38Los Ángeles,Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan did not attend the White House reception given by president Barack Obama to those in the US who won the prize. Greece: Refugees and Migrants Relocated Due to Low Temperatures 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:18Athens, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities and humanitarian organizations reported today that they have moved thousands of migrants from a camp at the foot of Mount Olympus, in the center of the country, to hotels and apartments, due to the worsening of weather conditions. The Rolling Stones New Album Blue & Lonesome: Their Best In 30 Years London,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Rolling Stones new album Blue & Lonesome has received universal acclaim in its first reviews. Erdogan and Putin Talk about Syria 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:25Ankara, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the serious situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the presidential office. Human Ancestor Lucy Spent Much of Her Time in Trees, Study Says Washington,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Lucy'', the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled today. Julian Assange Claims Freedom after UN Ruling in His Favor 01 de diciembre de 2016, 10:45London, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today called on the United Kingdom and Sweden to let him leave the Ecuadorian embassy in the capital, following a United Nations ruling in his favor. UN-Geneva Director Expresses Condolences for Fidel's Death Geneva, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Michael Moller, has expressed his condolences on the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Putin: Russia is Open to Dialogue without Prejudicing its Interests 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:32Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Russia is open to dialogue with the new US administration, but based on mutual respect and without undermining its national interests, President Vladimir Putin declared today. French Diplomat: Fidel is a Man who Marked History 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:19Paris, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has marked history as few people have been able to do so, the former French ambassador to Cuba, Jean Levy, said as part of the tribute to the revolutionary leader that continues today in Paris. Putin Calls for Strengthening National Problem-Solving 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:01Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call on Thursday to solve national problems, including achieving a technological leap in the economy and the fight against corruption, in his speech to the nation before the Federal Assembly and the Government. UNESCO Describes Fidel as an Emblematic Statesman of the 20th Century 30 de noviembre de 2016, 16:56Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Executive Council President Michael Worbs has said that Fidel Castro was one of the most emblematic statesmen of the 20th century and given his condolences on the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution. Russian Media Highlights Tribute to Fidel Castro in Cuba Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian television today highlighted the tribute made by the Cuban people to the late historic leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro and the presence in Havana of an official delegation from Russia. Usain Bolt to Dedicate 2017 to His Fans London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and World and Olympic Champion, Usain Bolt, will dedicate the last season of his glorious athletic career - 2017, to his fans, according to the Jamaican media. Universities in Cuba and Germany Sign Cooperation Agreement 30 de noviembre de 2016, 14:47Guantánamo, Cuba, Nov 30 (PL) German University Alexander Humboldt in Berlin and the University of Guantánamo (UG) signed a cooperation agreement Wednesday,for the implementation of academic projects of common interest. Putin Appoints new Minister of Economic Development Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, named today Maxim Oreshkin as new minister of Economic Development to replace Alexei Uliukaev, who was accused of bribery and is now kept in house imprisonment. Hungary: Syrian Native Gets 10 Year Sentence for Border Unrest 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:30Budapest, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) A Syrian citizen was sentenced on terrorism charges to 10 years in prison by a Hungarian court for using a megaphone to threaten police officers, the Szeged court announced today. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. EU Demands Five Billion Euros to Strengthen Defense 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Brussels, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded the contribution of five billion euros from its member states for the creation of a fund to finance joint defense projects. Turkey Remains Silent on Its Goals in Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:52Ankara, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia reacted today in regards to the remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Syrian government, and demanded an explanation from the Turkish Executive, but so far he has preferred to remain silent. UNESCO Includes Cuban Rumba in Intangible Heritage List 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:37Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee, met in Ethiopia, has today decided to include ‘Cuban rumba'' in the list -Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity-, recognized as a ''festive mixture of music and dance''. Tribute to Fidel Castro Have Impact in French Media Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The tribute given to Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, in Havana has had a large impact today in French media, in which the mass assistance of the people to the Revolution Square has been highlighted. Gareth Southgate Named England Manager 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:34London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as the permanent England manager on a four-year deal, the Football Association,FA, has confirmed. OPEC Examines Oil Production Quota Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The meeting being held in this capital by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to agree to a production quota has economists and market on alert. EU Demands Five Billion Euros to Strengthen Defense 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:46Brussels, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) today demanded the contribution by the Member States of five billion euros for the creation of a fund to finance joint defense projects. Germany Continues Activities of Tribute to Fidel Castro Berlin, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Germans and members of the diplomatic corps signed books of condolences for the death of Fidel Castro in the Cuban Embassy in this capital. Russia Rejects False Western Accusations about Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:28Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected accusations from the West about attacks on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo and called for the reality of what has been done so far by the Syrian army. France: Fidel Castro Gave Hope to Peoples of the World 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:03Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro gave dignity and hope to many people in the whole world. That is how we French people remember this Cuban historical leader, said Victor Fernandez, president of the Cuba Cooperation Association of France. Fidel Castro's Legacy Is a Light of Hope: Sent by Belarus Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Belarussian envoy to the posthumous tribute to Fidel Castro, Victor Sheiman, has said here today that the legacy of the Cuban leader has been a light of hope. We say goodbye with sadness to the eminent leader of the Cuban Revolution, our friend Fidel, Sheiman said at the beginning of his speech. Alexis Tsipras: Fidel Castro Inspires People Worldwide Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has said here that the legacy of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, has transcended the borders of his country and has inspired peoples around the world. Fidel Is Example of True Patriot, Russian Duma President Says Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Viacheslav Volodin, chairman of the Duma (Russia''s lower house), has said here today that the recently deceased Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has been an example of a true patriot. Review of Greece's Rescue Plan is Praised by European Commissioner 29 de noviembre de 2016, 15:55Athens, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, praised the first two reviews of the third rescue plan for Greece, and said that the aim is to close the program in 2018. Back in Argentina Winers of Davis Cup Buenos Aires,Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinian team is back home after wining over Croatia 3-2 bringning with them for the first time the Cup. Mahler's Second Symphony Manuscript Sells For Record US 5,6 Million 29 de noviembre de 2016, 12:53London,Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The complete manuscript of the composer''s second symphony, known as the Resurrection, was up for auction at Sotheby''s in London on Tuesday morning. Vienna: Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Signs Book of Condolences 29 de noviembre de 2016, 11:47Quito, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s Foreign Minister Guillaume Long today signed the condolences book opened at the Cuban embassy in Austria following the recent death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro is in the Heart of French Communists, Affirms Leader 29 de noviembre de 2016, 10:34Paris, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The emotion felt by Cubans and Latin American peoples after the death of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, is also in the heart of French communists, according to the Secretary General of the Party, Pierre Laurent. French Diplomat Highlights Fidel Castro as Symbol of Resistance By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has been a symbol of resistance and struggle for independence of Cuba and all Latin America, Jean Mendelson, the former French ambassador to Cuba, said today. Russian Foreign Minister Stresses Fidel Castro's Universal Relevance Moscow, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro made a great contribution to guarantee morale in the international arena, something we now lack, declared Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov when paying tribute here to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Turkey Asks European Leaders for Responsibility 28 de noviembre de 2016, 17:59Ankara, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus asked today leaders of the European Union (EU) to take responsibility, in view of the meeting of the Council scheduled for December. UK Could Face New Lawsuit over Brexit 28 de noviembre de 2016, 17:11London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The UK government could face a lawsuit over the UK''s permanence or exit from the European single market once it leaves the EU, an option known as Brexit, local press reported today. Spain Pays Tribute to Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Madrid, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Politicians, intellectuals, trade unionists, diplomats and citizens from different nationalities went today to the Cuban Embassy in Spain to pay tribute to the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died last Friday. Extremist Propaganda Targeting Minors Increases in Germany 28 de noviembre de 2016, 15:54Berlin, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Center for Political Education in Germany and the organization, responsible for the protection of minors on the Internet, denounced today an increase in extremist propaganda targeting minors. Jamaican Usain Bolt Against Doping London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Multi Olympic champion Usain Bolt requested today here 'cero tolerance with those that practice doping'. Pedro Almodóvar Retrospective at MoMA, in New York 28 de noviembre de 2016, 12:56Los Ángeles,Nov 28 (Prensa Latina)Internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar returns to the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, where his career originated over 30 years ago. The Oscar-winning writer and director will be honoured with an exhibition that runs from 29 November - 17 December that he will open himself. United Nations' Members Pay Tribute to Fidel United Nations, Nov. 28 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats from dozens of countries have expressed their sorrow over the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the island''s Permanent Mission to the UN, where a book of condolences has been opened today. Head of UNESCO Signs Condolences Book After Fidel's Death Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO''s Director-general Irina Bokova today signed the book of condolences opened at the Cuban embassy in France on the occasion of the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Eurozone Has Overcome Economic and Political Uncertainties 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:25Berlin, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone has overcome global economic and political uncertainties, a trend that is set to continue due to the monetary stimulus offered by the European Central Bank (ECB), according to the bank''s chairman, Mario Draghi. French Newspaper L'Humanité Dedicates Special Edition to Fidel Castro Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The French daily L''Humanité today dedicates a special edition to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, who died on Friday in Havana. Slovakian Prime Minister Praises Courage of Fidel Castro Bratislava, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Slovakia''s Prime Minister and current EU President Robert Fico regretted the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and stressed his courage dealing with the challenges he had to face. Prime Minister could be Candidate for Elections in France Paris, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is studying the possibility of presenting his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections and will announce his decision in the coming days, according to an interview published today by the Journal du Dimanche. Ramonet: Fidel was the Defender of Latin American Dignity By Luisa María González Pars, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the defender of the dignity of Cuba, but also of all Latin America, said the intellectual Ignacio Ramonet today in France, after declaring himself deeply saddened by the death of the revolutionary leader. Serbian Prime Minister Expresses Condolences over Fidel Death Belgrade, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday sent a message of condolences to President Raul Castro for the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. British Gov't Sends Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro London, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom''s government has sent its condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who passed away on Friday night at the age of 90. King of Spain Highlights Historic Significance of Fidel Castro 26 de noviembre de 2016, 17:18Madrid, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) King Felipe IV of Spain described Fidel Castro today as a figure of indisputable historic significance, in a telegram of condolences sent to Cuban President Raul Castro for the death of the revolutionary leader. Iranian Foreign Minister Offers Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro Tehran, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The office of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conveyed its condolences to Cuban Ambassador in Tehran Vladimir Gonzalez for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death Rome, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent a letter of condolences for Fidel Castro''s death to the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers, Raul Castro, the Vatican informed on Saturday. Russia-Cuba Friendship Was Built Thanks to Fidel, Medvedev Says Moscow, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The friendship between Russia and Cuba was built thanks to the personal participation of the Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and with his death, an entire historic period will go along, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said on Saturday. ILO Condemns Abuse on Women at Work 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:33Geneva, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The International Labor Organization condemned abuse against working women and advocated by equality of gender to eliminate violence. More than 8,000 Sudanese People in Europe This Year 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:31Khartoum, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 8,000 Sudanese citizens arrived in Europe this year, crossing the Red Sea in a dangerous trip, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today. Germany Proposes Ignoring Threats by Turkey and Improve Links 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:25Berlin, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The German Government proposed today to maintain an open negotiation with Turkey, despite the recent threats by President Recp Tayyip Erdogan of opening his country''s borders and fostering uncontrolled migration to Europe. Some 346,000 Immigrants Crossed the Mediterranean Sea, Says IOM 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:24Geneva, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 345,676 immigrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, said today the International Organization for Migration (IOM). European Union Remarks Interest in Russian Gas Supply Brussels, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) urged today to seek understanding between Russian and Ukraine to avoid problems with gas supply and suggested to hold a meeting between the energy ministers from both countries. Cuban Junior Fighters Win their Respective Matches 25 de noviembre de 2016, 16:16Moscow, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba had a perfect day at the semifinals of the World Junior Boxing Championship, at the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, by the results of four of its representatives, who won their respective matches Friday. Spanish Communists Mourn Poet Marcos Ana Madrid, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), José Luis Centella, today detailed in a letter to party members, the human and political values of the poet Marcos Ana, who died yesterday in the capital at the age of 96. France: Suspects in Planned Terrorist Attack Appear in Court 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:08Paris, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Five suspects who planned an attack on France will appear today before an anti-terrorist judge to begin the legal proceedings against them, the French prosecutor François Molins has said in a statement to the media. Russian Federal Protective Service General Arrested 25 de noviembre de 2016, 09:56Moscow, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian has announced today the arrest of a general working for the Federal Protective Service (FSO), an entity responsible for the security of crucial state officials and facilities. France: 8 Million People Watch Right-Wing Electoral Debate Paris, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Around 8.5 million viewers watched the latest debate between the two right-wing candidates fighting in the French primary elections, a session in which François Fillon came out the most convincing, according to figures released today. Spain: Thousands of Students Demonstrate vs. Education Law 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:14Madrid, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of students demonstrated in 50 Spanish cities today to ask the conservative management of Mariano Rajoy to revoke its controversial education law, which they consider elitist and exclusive. Austrian Presidential Candidate Fosters Referendum to Leave EU 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:13Vienna, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Austrian far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer asserted today that if he reached the presidency, he would foster a referendum in his country about withdrawing from the European Union (EU), similar to that held five months ago in the United Kingdom. Catalan Authorities Tighten Ties with Cuba 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:59Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A business mission from the port of Barcelona and the Higher Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Catalonia participated today at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in a business meeting with its Cuban counterpart. Plácido Domingo Gives an Open Rehearsal for Art Students in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will offer an open rehearsal today at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso to students of art schools and members of the Teatro Lírico de Cuba. A Thousand Firefighters Protest in Paris to Demand More Attention Paris, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) A thousand French firefighters marched through the streets of this capital today to protest the difficult conditions in which they carry out their work and demand more attention from the government. Denounced EU Anti-Russian Paranoia 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:14Moscow, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The decision of less than half of the MPs of the European Parliament (EP) to support a new initiative against the Russian media demonstrates the anti-Russian paranoia in Europe, denounced the Foreign Ministry today. Inter Milan's Gary Medel Surgery Successful 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:05Rome, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Inter have confirmed that Chilean Gary Medel''s knee surgery this morning was ''a complete success''. Business Confidence Reported Stable in Germany 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:03Berlín, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Business confidence in Germany was stable during November, practically unchanged, indicated today the barometer of the Institute of Economic Research Ifo. Turkey Upset by European Parliament Vote 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Ankara, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reacted unhappily after the vote in the European Parliament (EP) today, to freeze the country''s entry into the European Union (EU). Oil Market Keeps Stable Previous to OPEC Meeting London, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil kept today its trend to stability previous to the OPEC meeting on November 30, in which it is expected a cut in crude production to stabilize the market. Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, Awarded for its Quality 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:09Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, located in the Cuban Jardines del Rey tourist destination, has received this years'' high-quality status. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. International Forum Against Terrorism Concludes in China 24 de noviembre de 2016, 11:42Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 120 military and police representatives from 26 countries will today conclude an international forum on anti-terrorism strategy in cities. Argentina Keeps Lead in World Soccer, but Brazil Stalks Bern, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentina remains in first place in world list of the International Football Federation (FIFA), but ever more threatened by Brazil, says an update published today. Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana. Cuban President Congratulates Patriarch Kirill on his 70th Birthday Moscow, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz has congratulated to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, according to diplomatic sources. New Airbus Takes off from France in its First Test Flight 24 de noviembre de 2016, 10:02Paris, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The A350-1000, the biggest European civilian twin-engine aircraft produced by Airbus, took off today in the French city of Toulouse for its first test flight. Spain Arrests 63 People in European Anti-Money-Laundering Operation Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spanish National Police have arrested 63 people in a European money laundering operation that resulted in 178 arrests and the discovery of around 23 million euros in laundered money. Turkish Councilors Assess Advances in Cuba 23 de noviembre de 2016, 17:26Ankara, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of officials from the Cankaya City Council in Ankara presented today an assessment of local management following a trip to Cuba where they held a meeting with representatives of various Cuban municipalities. Possible Targets of Terrorist Attacks in France Revealed Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The group of terrorist suspects dismantled in France recently planned to attack various public sites in and around the capital city, including police and judicial offices, according to the investigation results published today by the media. Greek Govt. Rejects Demands from International Creditors 23 de noviembre de 2016, 17:05Athens, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected today the demands from international creditors, including labor reform, part of the third rescue plan to tackle the European country''s debt crisis. Scientists Propose a Network of Mobile Walkways for Large Cities 23 de noviembre de 2016, 16:04Bern, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Swiss scientists dedicated to futuristic transport solutions for car-free urban centers have proposed a network of accelerating moving walkways, the Lausanne Federal Polytechnic School (EPFL) announced today. NATO Reminds Turkey of Its Commitment to the West Ankara, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reminded Turkey of its commitment to the collective defense of the countries involved in the military alliance, he said in an interview with Hürriyet newspaper. Russia Urges Assurances for Syrians as Condition for Ceasefire Moscow, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said today that assurance of real aid for civilians in the eastern region of the Syrian city of Aleppo is necessary as a condition for a new pause in the fighting for humanitarian purposes. Norway Court Approves Extraditing Cleric Mullah Krekar to Italy Oslo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian judges confirmed on Friday that all conditions had been met to extradite Krekar to Italy, where he would face terror-related charges. First Qatar Ladies Golf Open This Week 23 de noviembre de 2016, 12:05Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The maiden Qatar Ladies Open (QLO) will serve up a four-day flurry of fun for friends and families, as supreme golf meets an action-packed programme of off-course activities and entertainment. China Asks Japan, South Korea to Respect Regional Interests 23 de noviembre de 2016, 11:41Beijing, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China asked Japan and the Republic of Korea to respect the security interests of the countries of the region with regard to their military cooperation agreements. Spanish Court Wants Two Year Prison Sentence for Barca's Neymar Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing today. Erdogan Accuses the EU of Aligning with Terrorists Istanbul, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today accused the European Union of refraining from taking concrete measures against terrorism during his speech to the Standing Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation in Istanbul. French Parliament Rejects Proposal to Remove Hollande Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The bureau of the National Assembly of France rejected the proposal promoted by right-wing deputies aimed at dismissing French President François Hollande for allegedly violating the defense secret, parliamentary sources informed today. High-Speed Internet Outlined for All Serbian Houses by 2020 23 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Belgrade, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Every house in Serbia will be able to access high-speed Internet by 2020, said Rasim Ljajic, vice-president of the Government and Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Telecommunications. Creditors Leave Greece without Reaching Agreement with Government 22 de noviembre de 2016, 17:05Athens, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Greece''s international creditors left the country without reaching an agreement with the Government on the second assessment of the country''s third rescue plan, said the local media. European Parliament Urges Members to Invest More in Defense 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:35Brussels, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament exhorted the goverments of Europe to invest more in defense against terrorism, cyberattacks, and other threatenings, up to reaching 2 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in each country. Rescued Nearly 1,400 Immigrants by Italian Coast Guard 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:31Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,400 people were rescued today in the Central Mediterranean in 12 rescue operations coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard, in which eight bodies were recovered, official sources said. Ukrainian Crisis Needs Coordination by Normandy Quartet 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:30Minsk, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A solution to the Ukrainian crisis needs previous coordination by the Normandy Quartet (Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany) to prepare a Road Map, said today Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. Russia Denies Accusations of Threatening European Security Moscow, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today accusations from the United States, saying it is a threat to the European security, because it deployed anti-aircraft complexes S-400 and Iskander in western Kaliningrad. More than 4,600 Migrants Died in the Mediterranean in 2016 22 de noviembre de 2016, 14:46Geneva, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) So far this year 4,665 migrants have died in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea, almost 1,000 more than in the same period of 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported. FIFA Chief Wants Video Refereeing for Next World Cup París, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is in favour of introducing video refereeing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after previously expressing fears it would break up games too much. Inter's Medel Out For Several Weeks With Knee Injury Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Inter Milan''s Gary Medel is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury during Sunday''s 2-2 derby draw with AC Milan. German Minister Criticizes EC Recommendation Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble criticized today the European Commission (EC) for recommending that his country increase investment in the region. The Last Hours of Dictator Mussolini at the Turin Film Festival 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:57Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The out-of-competition screening of the film ''Tragic Dawn in Dongo'' (1950), on the last hours of the life of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini continues today at the Turin Film Festival. First Cuban Vice President Meets IAEA Director General Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has received the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the national press reported today. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Delegation 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad has held a meeting with a Russian delegation led by Deputy prime minister, Dmitry Raguzan, according to media reports in Damscus. Turkey Dismisses Almost 10,000 Soldiers and Policemen 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:21Ankara, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of 9,997 officials form several security forces have been expelled from their posts since the failed coup in July, according to data published today by an official Turkish newspaper. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). Syria Denounces Turkish Attack on Civilians North of Aleppo Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish planes bombed the village of Al Shiej Nasser, north of the Syrian province of Aleppo, killing seven people and injuring 10 others, military sources reported in Damascus. German Court Rules that Snowden Invitation is Permitted Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The opposition in Germany have achieved partial success in the debate over the inviting former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, to a hearing of the parliamentary commission of inquiry into US espionage. Bundesbank Expects Economy will be Stronger at end of 2016 22 de noviembre de 2016, 01:00Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A report of the German central bank (Bundesbank) reflecred that the economy of that country will strengthen again at the end of the year. National Geographic Traveler Magazine Awards Destination Cuba 21 de noviembre de 2016, 17:03Moscow, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as tourist destination, won the first position in the nomination ''Exotic Destinations'' by the Annual Awards by the 2016 National Geographic Traveler magazine, in a ceremony held in this capital, diplomatic sources said today. Politician Expresses Concern about Socialist Primaries in France 21 de noviembre de 2016, 16:47Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Party (PS) candidate Arnaud Montebourg expressed his serious concerns about the organization of that party''s primaries with a view to the presidential elections, the local press reported today. Judge Warns that Brexit could be Litigated before EU Court Brussels, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, or Brexit, could be litigated before the UE Court, Koen Lenaerts, president of that court, said. IOC Removes another Seven Olympic Medals from London 2012 Brna, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed another 7 Olympic medals corresponding to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, after doping control tests with new technologies to samples taken in London during the Games. Holy See Denounces Exploitation and Abuses against Fishermen 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:17Rome, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Holy See praised the efforts of the international community to fight illegal fishing and alerted on fishermen suffering exploitation and abuses. Terrorist Attacks Cause Three Dead and 21 Injured in Damascus 21 de noviembre de 2016, 14:18Damascus, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist attacks with rockets and mortar projectiles provoked three dead and 21 injured people in the neighborhoods of Dahiet al Assad, Mezzeh 86 and Mazraa, in this capital, as reported by the Damascus Police Command Monday. Right-Wing Primaries Take France by Surprise 21 de noviembre de 2016, 11:14Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The victory of François Fillon with more than 44 percent of votes, the elimination of Nicolas Sarkozy and the participation of more than four million people have taken France by surprise today after the right-wing primaries. Putin for Answers to NATO and Respect for Will of Crimea Moscow, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call today to respect the will of the people of Crimea by proclaiming their sovereignty, and explained the reasons for applying countermeasures to the encroachment of NATO on the country''s borders. Authorities Frustrate New Plan of Attack in France Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Seven arrests conducted in the cities of Marseilles (south) and Strasbourg (east) have frustrated a plan of attack in France, Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said today. France: Fillon-Juppé Duel in Final Stage of Primaries of Right Wing Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Former prime ministers François Fillon (2007-2012) and Alain Juppé (1995-1997) face a duel to win the presidential election in France. Vietnamese President Starts Official Visit in Italy 21 de noviembre de 2016, 08:50Hanoi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang started an official visit in Italy to strengthen bilateral relations after being invited by his counterpart Sergio Mattarella, who visited this capital in November last year. Merkel to Seek Re-election as German Chancellor 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:53Berlin, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced today to members of her party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) that she will present her candidacy for re-election for a fourth term as head of government in the elections scheduled for the end of 2017. Pope Francis Closed the Jubilee of Mercy 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44Rome, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) With the closing of the Holy Door established in the atrium of St. Peter''s Basilica, Pope Francis closed today the Jubilee of Mercy. Significant Inflow of Right-Wing Primaries in France Paris, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) More than one million citizens voted in the right-wing primaries held in France today, according to preliminary figures published at noon, which include the seven candidates for the 2017 presidential elections. Significant Inflow of Right-Wing Primaries in France 20 de noviembre de 2016, 10:58Paris, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) More than one million citizens voted in the right-wing primaries held in France today, according to preliminary figures published at noon, which include the seven candidates for the 2017 presidential elections. Philippine President Holds Meetings with China and Russia Presidents Manila, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held separate meetings on bilateral relations with his counterparts from China and Russia at the summit of the APEC forum in Peru. Director General of the IAEA 20 de noviembre de 2016, 10:10Havana, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, today began a three-day official visit to Cuba. (OVER) Spain: Thousands of Dead People by Energy Poverty 20 de noviembre de 2016, 02:56Madrid, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Leftwing coalition Unidos Podemos demanded the Spanish electric energy companies to put an end to the energy poverty in Spain, a country in which more than 7,000 people die because of energy poverty. Japan and Russia Draw Plan of Economic Cooperation 19 de noviembre de 2016, 13:59Tokyo, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials of Japan and Russia drew details of a plan of economic cooperation, reported the NHK network. Pope Francis Creates 17 New Cardinals 19 de noviembre de 2016, 13:02Rome, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis created today 17 new cardinals, 13 of them elected for being under 80 years of age, to whom he asked to love, do good, bless and pray in doing their duties. Pope Francis Creates 17 New Cardinals 19 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Rome, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis createde today 17 new cardinals, 13 of them elected for being under 80 years old, to whom he asiked tol ove, do good, bless and pray in the accomplisment of their duties. Spain Arrests Two Suspected ISIS Members 19 de noviembre de 2016, 11:37Madrid, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The Police in this capital arrested two Moroccan citizens, accused of belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS), as reported by the local Interior Ministry Saturday. Russian President Attends in Peru APEC Summit Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived today to the Peruvian capital to participate in the Summit of the Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Brazilian Foreign Minister to Visit Spain Next Week Brasilia, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Jose Serra, will visit Spain from November 21 to 23, to discuss bilateral issues and from the regional agenda, announced the Foreign Ministry. Andy Murray Beats Stan Wawrinka to Reach ATP World Tour Finals London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Andy Murray qualified for the semi-finals and stayed on track to retain the world number one ranking with victory over Stan Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals. The Briton only needed one set to reach the last four, but beat the Swiss 6-4 6-2 to top the John McEnroe Group. Inauguration of New Tourist Village in Eastern Cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) A new tourist installation by Grupo Empresarial Isla Azul was inaugurated Friday next to the emblematic lighthouse of Maisi, Paso de los Vientos, southeastern part of the island of Cuba. Supreme Court Says Scots and Welsh Have Say in Brexit Case London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)The Scottish and Welsh governments are to be allowed to have a say in the Supreme Court battle over how Brexit should be triggered. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. Asteroid Impacts Could Create Niches For Early Life, Suggests Study London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. NATO Called on European Countries to Invest More in Defense Brussels, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged several European countries to meet the alliance''s goal of spending two percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defense. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Turkish Company Starts Direct Flights to Cuba and Venezuela Istanbul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines (THY) has confirmed today that direct flights from Istanbul to Havana and Caracas will begin as of December 20th, with three departures per week. Pope Francis Rejects Criticism of his Ecumenical Stance Rome, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today rejected criticism from those who believe that he is taking the Catholic Church towards Protestantism and warned that it is always important to distinguish the spirit in which those views are formulated. Colombian Foreign Ministry in Nationalization of Spanish Company Bogotá, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry intervened in the nationalization of the Spanish subsidiary Electrocaribe, to send a reassuring message to foreign investors, explaining the need for the measure in a communiqué highlighted today by national news. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. Xenophobic Attacks in the United Kingdom Increase 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:39London, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A new attack with acid against a man of Pakistani origin, few days after a similar action against two Polish citizens in this capital, shows a worrying increase of the use of those substances in xenophobic acts, local media outlets said today. Director of International Atomic Energy Agency to Visit Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:38Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will make an official visit to Cuba from November 20 to 22, as confirmed by the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry Thursday. Prime Minister of Serbia Praises Chinese Cooperation 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:53Belgrade, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, thanked China''s actions towards Serbia in economic and political terms. South Korea Approves Missile System Deployment Against North Korea 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Seoul, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) In a move that according to experts, will intensify the Korean conflict, South Korea approved today the deployment of a new missile system to enhance its readiness against supposed attacks from the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Terrorist Actions Caused One Dead and Two Injured in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Damascus, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A young farmer died in the northern Syrian province of Hasaka after a mine explosion and two children were injured in Quneitra, about 70km south of Damascus, authorities informed today. Saudi Arabia Urges OPEC to Reduce Oil Production 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:11Riad, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih stated today that that OPEC should cut oil output to 32.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the lower end of a range agreed in Algeria to balance the market Dutch Prosecutors Fine 5,000 Euro Against Geert Wilders For Hate 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:10Ámsterdam, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Dutch prosecutors demanded today that the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5,000 euros on charges of hate speech and discrimination. No prison sentence was sought according to local media. French and Cuban History Museums Sign Agreement Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Natural History Museum of Paris and its Cuban counterpart signed today here an agreement of collaboration destined to legalize the exchanges between both institutions. Doping: 2008 Beijing Olympics Medal Winners Among 16 Athletes Banned 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Barne, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee has stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples. Philippines Threatens to Withdraw from International Criminal Court Manila, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, announced today a possible exit of his country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) because of Western criticism over the deaths caused by his anti-drug campaign. Spanish GP Pilot Marc Marquez Considers Lionel Messi The Best Madrid, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Spanish GP motorcycle pilot, and now world champion Marc Marquez said in a prpmotion activity Thursday, that he considers Argentinean Lionel Messi as the best pro soccer player in the world right now. Turkey Expects First of Two Batch of 24 New F-35s in 2018 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:23Ankara,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Turkey expects to take delivery of the first two of a batch of 24 more Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft in 2018, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said today. Novak Djokovic Beats David Goffin at ATP World Tour Finals 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:07London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Novak Djokovic kept up the pressure in the race for the year-end number one ranking with victory over Belgian David Goffin at the ATP World Tour Finals today. Mystery Of London's 1952 Killer Fog Is Solved London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Londoners are used to a regular dose of fog, drizzle, and cloud in the winter. But in early December 1952, the city''s fog took a much deadlier turn according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,. Russia Warns of Mistreatment of Journalists in US 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:04Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned the United States that it will take measures to respond to cases of repeated mistreatment and humiliation of Russian journalists by the State Department spokesman, specifically in relation to Russia Today (RT). Russia Denounces Delicate Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the situation in Mosul is delicate a month after the beginning of operations by Iraqi troops, supported by the air forces of the United States led coalition. France Recognizes Cuba as a Symbolic Country in Latin America 17 de noviembre de 2016, 09:39By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Russian Air Force Eliminates Terrorist Leaders in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 09:37Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that they have eliminated important leaders of the terrorist organization Jabhat Al-Nusra. Cuba-France Ties Rely on Confidence, says Presidential Advisor By Luisa María González One in 5 Children Displaced in Central African Republic, Says UNICEF United Nations,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic remain displaced or is a refugee following the violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Putin Congratulates Dos Santos on Angolan Independence Anniversary 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:56Luanda, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sent a message congratulating his Angolan peer, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, on occasion of the 41st Anniversary of the Independence of Angola, celebrated November 11, reported today the National Radio. Eurogroup Says Brexit Negotiation Will Take More Than Two Years 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:17London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations between European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom on the withdrawal of the UK from the regional bloc could take more than the two years, the president of the Eurogroup predicted today. UN Expressed Sadness for Poor Response in Aid to Haiti 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of Operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, John Ging, has expressed his sadness for the fact that only 40 percent of the 120 million dollars requested to help Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Mathew, is available. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. Cuba and Austria Will Sign Accord for Economic Collaboration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:01Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian vice-minister of Science, Research and Economy, Bernadette Marianne Gierlinger, is beginning a visit to Cuba today, with the purpose of signing a memorandum of understanding on international economic collaboration. World AIDS Day in Cuba Focuses on Prevention Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be running an extensive activity program as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, which is focused on prevention, the organizers announced today. Terrorists Suppressed Protest in Aleppo, More Than 25 Killed 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Damascus, Nov. 16 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists have attacked an anti-terrotist protest in Aleppo killing at least 27 people and injuring hundreds, according to military sources. UN Appeals for Tolerance to Tackle Global Challenges 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:00United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for tolerance and mutual understanding today to guarantee a world of inclusive progress without wars. Putin: Syria Anti Terror Experience Should Be Introduced In Training Moscow,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian president Vldimir Putin called today for using the experience gained in Syria in the training of the armed forces. WHO Condemns Attacks Against Hospitals in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:35United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned the attacks against hospitals reported in Syria in the past few days, actions that he warned, were sadly increasing. Butragueño Expects to Extend Link Between Real Madrid and Cuba 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:14Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Popular Spanish ex-soccer player Emilio Butragueño stated today that he hopes to extend relations between Real Madrid and Cuba to strengthen soccer on the island. Not Using Cell Phones Can Improve Productivity By 26 Percent, Study London,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Smartphones might be helping employees keep in touch with colleagues and do urgent tasks on the move, but using these devices at workplace actually make people less productive, says a new study by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham-Trent. Debate on Devaluation Continues in Trinidad & Tobago Port Spain, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad & Tobago, is debating whether or not to accept the findings of a new study by the Inter American Development Bank (IADB), which says that devaluing the national currency would stimulate the weak economy, which has suffered a lot of ups and downs. Panama Calls for an Integrated Regional Response to Migration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:41Tegucigalpa, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The government of Panama has proposed that the region join forces to take care of the immigration problem on the continent. Just One Beer Dramatically Increases Prostate Cancer Risks, Research 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:39Canberra, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)Australian Researchers say there is a ''clear link'' between the cancer and even modest amounts of drinking. Experts Suggest the Use of Pokemon App to Conserve Biodiversity 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:28London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) An international consortium of researchers believes that the popular game for smartphones Pokemon Go can be useful for conservation of species and biodiversity, reports Conservation Letters magazine today. Far Right Sweden Democrats Close in as Second Largest Party, Poll 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:22Stockolm, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The far right Sweden Democrats are vying for a place as the second largest party, a poll today showed. Bartomeu Convinced Messi Will Retire at Barcelona Madrid,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)There is no possible outcome other than the Argentine superstar committing his future once more to Barca, the club president insists as they announce a new sponsorship deal. Russia Shows Firm Hand against Corruption Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev on charges of bribe, Russian authorities seem to close a cycle of firm-hand actions against the scourge of corruption. President Aliev Inaugurated V World Congress of Agencies Baku, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliev urged today to work towards a truly free flow of information at the inauguration of the Fifth World Congress of News Agencies, attended by executives from more than 80 countries. Sweden Reopens Investigation into Murder of Olof Palme 16 de noviembre de 2016, 11:20Stockholm, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Prosecutor''s Office announced today that it will reopen after 30 years the unfinished investigation into the murder of former Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. Eurozone Needs Expansive Fiscal Policy says European Commission 16 de noviembre de 2016, 10:59Brussels, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Eurozone needs to expand its fiscal policy in 2017 in order to boost economic recovery, says today the European Commission. Russia Rejects Falsehoods From US About its Actions in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 08:40Moscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejects the falsehoods widespread by the United States regarding the Russian military campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo, accusing Russia of attacking hospitals in that region. Mexico to Launch Tender for Exploitation of Hydrocarbons 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:04Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Energy of Mexico, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, called on national and foreign businessmen to participate in the 3rd tender of the so-called Round Two soon, which covers 14 areas for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, was announced today. Some 14 Million Displaced Nigerians Need Urgent Aid 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Abuja, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 14 million out of the total number of people displaced by the terrorist actions of the extremist Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are in urgent need of aid, said an official of the United Nations today. British Autistic Hacker Fears His Extradition to USA London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) British autistic hacker Lauri Love called today ''a kick in the stomach'' the approval of his extradition to the United States, where he would face charges for accessing sensitive data bases in that country. German Companies Explore Chances of Business with Cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:51Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) German entrepreneurs explored today here business opportunities, a forum organized on the occasion of the visit Geramn Vice Minister of Economics, Iris Gleicke, is making to the island of Cuba. Bruno Mars New Album 24K Magic : 2016 Release Date Los Ángeles,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) It''s been nearly four years since Bruno Mars treated his fans with a new album, after 2012''s Unorthodox Jukebox topped charts the world over. Russian President Removes Minister Accused of Bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin removed Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who is accused of demanding to be paid millions to approve the buy of the State package of shares of the company Beshneft. New Altitude Record for German Students Rocket 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:07Berlín,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) At 10:30 Central European Time (CET) on 8 November 2016, the HEROS3 (Hybrid Experimental Rocket Stuttgart) research rocket was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Centre in Sweden to great enthusiasm from the students. Interrogation of Julian Assange Concludes in London 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:30Stockholm, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Interrogation of Julian Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks, concluded today after a two-day hearing at the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom, the Swedish Attorney General''s Office reported. Varadero Registered Increase in Quality Standards Varadero, Cuba, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 rooms at Varadero increased their quality standards with a view to the tourist season. Belgian Army Protests Due to Changes in Military Retirement Age 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:44Brussels, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Some 10,000 members of the Belgian Army held a demonstration today against the Government''s attempt to increase the retirement age for the military. Syrian Army Destroyed Terrorists Tunnel Network 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The Syrian army destroyed a network of underground tunnels southwest of Damascus used by terrorists to store and transport weapons, military sources said. Valls Appears as Favorite Socialist to French Elections Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Manuel Valls appears today as the best candidate of the Socialist Party (PS) for the 2017 presidential elections in France, according to several surveys published here. De la Calle: Agreement of Colombian Government and FARC-EP is Final Bogota, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle stressed today that the recent agreement signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP, in Spanish) is the definitive one and ruled out another renegotiation, calling for its rapid implementation. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. U.K. Desestimates Accusations of Inefficiency to Implement Brexit London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The British government desestimated today the repeated accusations against it regarding its possible inefficiency to implement the process of withdrawal from the European Union (EU) called Brexit. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. UN: Accused US Authorities Of Use of Force Against Natives United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has accused the US authorities of excessive use of force against natives people protesting against a pipeline project that would cross their lands in North Dakota. West Decline Has Begun Says Ignacio Ramonet Panama, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The decline of the West has began and is shown in the campaign slogan of President-elect Donald Trump, ''Making the United States Great Again'', the French political scientist Ignacio Ramonet, who is visiting Panama, said today. Alicia Alonso Honored in Mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 12:01Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso, who received a long, standing ovation during a homage gala held in southeastern Mexico has returned to Havana today. Germany Opposes Interference in Turkey's Accession to the EU Ankara, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) European governments should not intervene in the debate on the advisability of ending the accession negotiations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared today in Ankara.