Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Germany to Honor Victims of Terrorist Act in Shopping Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15928&SEO=germany-to-honor-victims-of-terrorist-act-in-shopping-center 21 de julio de 2017, 17:33Berlin, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The German government will commemorate this Saturday the first anniversary of the suicide attack of July 22, 2016 at a mall with a monument in honour of nine fatal victims. Usain Bolt under 10 Seconds in Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15926&SEO=usain-bolt-under-10-seconds-in-diamond-league 21 de julio de 2017, 17:20Monaco, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt went his race under the range of the 10 seconds and reached the victory in the 100 flat meters in the athletic stage of the Diamond League here Friday. Brazilian Cunha World Champ in Open Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15924&SEO=brazilian-cunha-world-champ-in-open-waters 21 de julio de 2017, 16:55Budapest, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian female swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha turned to be Friday the new World Champion in water sports in the World Championship in Budapest, after winning 2 bronze medals in the speciality of open waters swimming. Trump Certain about Lack of Interference by Russia, Says Lavrov http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15922&SEO=trump-certain-about-lack-of-interference-by-russia-says-lavrov 21 de julio de 2017, 16:46Moscow, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump admitted the lack of interference by Russia into the internal affairs of the United States during his talk with Vladimir Putin, said today foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Erdogan Responds to Germany's Economic Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15920&SEO=erdogan-responds-to-germanys-economic-threats 21 de julio de 2017, 16:42Istambul, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the economic threats launched by members of the German government during a meeting with investor in the city. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15912&SEO=over-12000-migrants-expel-from-germany-in-2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Nearly 4,000 Foreigners Graduated at Cuban University in Santiago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15905&SEO=nearly-4000-foreigners-graduated-at-cuban-university-in-santiago Santiago de Cuba, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 3,819 health professionals from different countries graduated at the University of Medicine in this city,the first founded by the Revolution outside the Cuban capital. Rainy Season to Worsen Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15904&SEO=rainy-season-to-worsen-cholera-in-yemen London, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The rainy season will worsen the cholera epidemic in Yemen and the number of cases could reach 60,000, further aggravating the impact of the civil war in the country, Oxfam warned. Madrid's Mayor Receives Legendary Dancer Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15902&SEO=madrids-mayor-receives-legendary-dancer-alicia-alonso Madrid, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has welcomed here today legendary Cuban ballerina, Alicia Alonso, who expressed gratitude for her great contribution to the world dance and culture. Merkel's Party Widens Lead for German Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15901&SEO=merkels-party-widens-lead-for-german-elections Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a 16-point lead over the Social Democratic Party (SPD) for September's general elections. Milano Latin Festival 2017 Dedicates One Week to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15897&SEO=milano-latin-festival-2017-dedicates-one-week-to-cuba Rome, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Milano Latin Festival 2017, the most important cultural event of this time of the year in Lombardy, is dedicating one week to Cuba from today to July 26, with events related to the happening of the Caribbean island. Coastal Towns of Turkey and Greece Jolted by 6.4 Magnitude Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15888&SEO=coastal-towns-of-turkey-and-greece-jolted-by-6.4-magnitude-quake Istanbul, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) A quake in the southeastern Aegean Sea past midnight jolted the coasts of Greece and Turkey, reportedly killing two people, injuring 150 in the Greek island of Kos and damaging vessels in the Turkish port of Bodrum. UNESCO Director to visit Chile next week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15884&SEO=unesco-director-to-visit-chile-next-week Santiago, Chile, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, will make an official visit to Chile next week. More than Half the Number of AIDS People in The World under Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15880&SEO=more-than-half-the-number-of-aids-people-in-the-world-under-treatment Paris, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time since AIDS was discovered in 1981, there are more people in the world with treatment to fight that disease than those without it, a report by the organization UNAIDS revealed. France: Macron Announces Increased Military Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15874&SEO=france-macron-announces-increased-military-budget Paris, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron announced today an increase in the defense budget for 2018, in an attempt to handle the crisis triggered by the resignation of General Pierre de Villiers as head of the French Army. French Romain Barguil Wins 18th Stage of Tour de France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15861&SEO=french-romain-barguil-wins-18th-stage-of-tour-de-france Izoard, France, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) French cyclist Romain Barguil (Sunweb) conquered today the last mountain stage of the Tour of France in the top of Izoard, while the British Chris Froome (Sky) became stronger as the leader of the event. Two New Books on Harry Potter to Be Publiched in October http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15860&SEO=two-new-books-on-harry-potter-to-be-publiched-in-october London, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) British editorial house Bloomsbury announced Thursday that it would publish two new books on the universe of Harry Potter (the famous magician created by writer J. K. Rowling 20 years ago) in October this year. Poland Challenges EU and Passes Controversial Judicial Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15856&SEO=poland-challenges-eu-and-passes-controversial-judicial-reforms Warsaw, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The lower house of the Polish Parliament has passed today a controversial judicial reform despite the strong opposition recently presented by the European Union (EU). Spanish FA President Ángel M. Villar Arrested on Corruption Charges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15854&SEO=spanish-fa-president-angel-m.-villar-arrested-on-corruption-charges Madrid, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Police here said they have arrested Ángel María Villar Llona, the president of Spain''s football association, Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF). Violent Crimes Rising in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15846&SEO=violent-crimes-rising-in-uk London, July 20 (Prensa Latina) UK authorities have recorded about five million crimes between April 2016 and March 2017, 10 percent more than in the previous period, as reported by the Office for National Statistics. Public Transportation on Strike in Rome and Naples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15841&SEO=public-transportation-on-strike-in-rome-and-naples Rome, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Italian public transportation workers in the cities of Rome and Naples are staging a strike today against plans to privatize the sector. Immigrants' Contribution Essential to Italian Economy and Welfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15840&SEO=immigrants-contribution-essential-to-italian-economy-and-welfare Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Social Welfare President (INPS), Tito Boeri, has said today that regular immigration are providing Italy with weighty economic benefits. Russia Confirms Deal with Iraq to Sale T-90 Tanks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15830&SEO=russia-confirms-deal-with-iraq-to-sale-t-90-tanks Moscow, July (Prensa Latina)Russia has confirmed today a contract with Iraq on the sale of modernized T-90 tanks that proved to be highly effective in combat in Syria, as reported by the capital press. Scientists Find New Exoplanet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15820&SEO=scientists-find-new-exoplanet Berlin, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) An international team of astronomers found a new exoplanet (planet out of the Solar System), just the size of the Earth, but with a very short orbiting time around its mother star. Usain Bolt to Compete in 100 and 4x100 at World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15811&SEO=usain-bolt-to-compete-in-100-and-4x100-at-world-championship Monaco, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican track and field star Usain Bolt confirmed Wednesday that he will only compete in the 100 flat and the 4x100 meter relay at the next edition of the World Championship in London, an event that will mark the end of his prolific competing career. UN: Africa Presents Demands for Regional Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15804&SEO=un-africa-presents-demands-for-regional-peace United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) presented its vision of the needs for the continent to play a more active role in preventing and finding the solution for its conflicts, in the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. Dog Domestication Happened Just Once,Says Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15803&SEO=dog-domestication-happened-just-oncesays-study London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) New data from ancient dogs indicates that dogs became distinct from wolves between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, researchers report July 18 in Nature Communications. Tour de France: Primoz Roglic Wins Stage 17 as Froome Extends Lead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15802&SEO=tour-de-france-primoz-roglic-wins-stage-17-as-froome-extends-lead Serre Chevalier,France,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Another dominant display from Sky and Chris Froome, in which the race leader showed little or no sign of weakness as he was forced to repel a number of attacks. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15799&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-more-oil-fields-in-southern-raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15798&SEO=turkey-thailand-to-establish-free-trade-agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Immune System Response After Injury http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15796&SEO=immune-system-response-after-injury London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) When a persons suffers an injury within minutes the inmune system responds according to a study published in PLOS Medicine. Another Wildfire Suspect Arrested in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15795&SEO=another-wildfire-suspect-arrested-in-italy Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A second suspect of the huge wildfire, ravaging a large forest close to the capital in the last three days, has been arrested today in the coastal city of Ostia. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15788&SEO=costa-rican-minister-defends-un-comprehensive-vision-of-development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Heavy Rainfall Hits Istanbul Causing Million-Dollar Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15786&SEO=heavy-rainfall-hits-istanbul-causing-million-dollar-damage Istanbul, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by heavy rains and floods in this city will cost around $60 million USD, according to preliminary estimates by insurance companies. German Goalkeeper Neuer Confirmed as New Captain of Bayern Munich http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15783&SEO=german-goalkeeper-neuer-confirmed-as-new-captain-of-bayern-munich Munich, July 19 (Prensa Latina) German Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named today as Bayern Munich´s new captain for the next German Football League season, as confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigg Major Cabinet Reshuffle in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15782&SEO=major-cabinet-reshuffle-in-turkey Ankara, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has submitted his cabinet reshuffle after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Cuban Judokas Train in Budapest for the World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15759&SEO=cuban-judokas-train-in-budapest-for-the-world-championship Budapest, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A team of 13 Cuban judokas is now on a traning base in this capital, to get the needed shape to take part in the World Championship in this city, from August 30 to September 3 this year. A New State Called Malorossia Suggested, Instead of Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15758&SEO=a-new-state-called-malorossia-suggested-instead-of-ukraine Kiev, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Alexander Zajarchenko, top leader of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk, suggested today the creation of a new State called Malorossia, instead of Ukraine, with a federal and more flexible status. Italian President Condemns Actions by Arsonists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15756&SEO=italian-president-condemns-actions-by-arsonists Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella described today the arson fires of more than 27,000 hectares of forest as criminal actions. Arrival in Spain of Undocumented Immigrants Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15755&SEO=arrival-in-spain-of-undocumented-immigrants-increases Madrid, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of immigrants in Spain increased two times in the first half of 2017, compared to similar period in the previous year, reaching 10,751 people, the Government reported today. Food Situation in Syria Is Improving, Says United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15754&SEO=food-situation-in-syria-is-improving-says-united-nations Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Food security in some areas in Syria improved slightly, compared to the year 2016, although the situation is worse than prior to the war, United nations agencies warned. European Human Rights Commission Deplores Imprisonments in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15748&SEO=european-human-rights-commission-deplores-imprisonments-in-turkey Ankara, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Council Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks criticized today the decision by Turkish Justice to send to prison four national and two foreign activists accused of terrorism. Intense Fire in Six Italian Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15743&SEO=intense-fire-in-six-italian-regions Rome, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The number of requests for interventions received by the Unified Air Operational Center of the Department of Civil Protection for the extinction of forest fires in Italy rose to 16. Tour de France 2017: Michael Matthews Wins Stage, But Chris Froome Retains Lead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15741&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-michael-matthews-wins-stage-but-chris-froome-retains-lead Romans-sur-Isere, France,Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Michael Matthews won his second stage of the Tour de France with victory on stage 16, as Britain''s Chris Froome retained the leader''s yellow jersey. Steps in France to Provide Security for Frightened Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15738&SEO=steps-in-france-to-provide-security-for-frightened-tourists 18 de julio de 2017, 12:14Paris, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Paris police has announced today that it will increase the security of several tourist sites protected against terror acts. Turkey to Fight Terror 'to the end' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15735&SEO=turkey-to-fight-terror-to-the-end Ankara, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that his government will resolutely continue fighting terrorism in the country and beyond, till eliminating the last terrorist. Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15733&SEO=legislative-steps-in-california-to-fight-global-warming Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US state of California is currently having strict steps to fight global warming till 2030 thanks to the stance taken by local lawmakers. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15729&SEO=cuba-hosts-4th-international-festival-of-social-communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. Putin Highlights Russia's Aerospace Development at MAKS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15726&SEO=putin-highlights-russias-aerospace-development-at-maks Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today highlighted the development of aerospace technology in his country, which has the potential to show the world, at the opening of the 12th International Aerospace Fair of Moscow (MAKS), being held at the Zhukovsky airport. Spanish Football Asociation President in Anti-Corruption Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15725&SEO=spanish-football-asociation-president-in-anti-corruption-operation Madrid, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The President of Spain´s Football Association (SFA) , Angel Maria Villar, has been arrested on Tuesday morning in an anti-corruption operation, as reported by the Guardia Civil and the High Court. MAKS Air Show Opens in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15714&SEO=maks-air-show-opens-in-russia 18 de julio de 2017, 08:36Moscow, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Moscow International Aviation and Space Show (MAKS) opens its doors today at the Shukovsky International Airport, set to exceed 878 participating companies compared to its previous edition two years ago. Russia, China to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Baltic Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15709&SEO=russia-china-to-conduct-joint-naval-exercises-in-baltic-sea 18 de julio de 2017, 00:29Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will conduct this week the first stage of their Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. Beijing has assigned its most advanced missile destroyers for the drills. IAAF Provisionally Suspends Frank Fredericks in Payment Probe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15696&SEO=iaaf-provisionally-suspends-frank-fredericks-in-payment-probe Mónaco, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and field''s governing body, the IAAF, while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote. Civilian Casualties Rise in Syria and Iraq During Trump's Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15685&SEO=civilian-casualties-rise-in-syria-and-iraq-during-trumps-government Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The number of civilian casualties in the Coalition air raid against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased since US President Donald Trump´s Inauguration, according to a report released today. WTO to Develop Agricultural Sector of Developing Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15682&SEO=wto-to-develop-agricultural-sector-of-developing-countries Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Brazil proposed the World Trade Organization to start an initiative to favour the agricultural industry of developing countries, starting from an exention of any state subvention. Russia: U.S. Conditions to Return Properties Are Unacceptable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15673&SEO=russia-u.s.-conditions-to-return-properties-are-unacceptable Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the imposition of conditions to unblock its diplomatic properties in New York and Washington are unacceptable, and called for dialogue in that regard between the two countries'' foreign ministries. Russia Strengthens Truce and Humanitarian Aid in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15667&SEO=russia-strengthens-truce-and-humanitarian-aid-in-syria Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has reported today on the strengthening of the detente areas and humanitarian aid in Syria, while continuing to fight terrorist groups. Lewis Hamilton Slashes Sebastian Vettel's Lead To Just One Point http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15661&SEO=lewis-hamilton-slashes-sebastian-vettels-lead-to-just-one-point London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Lewis Hamilton slashed the deficit to Sebastian Vettel at the summit of the Formula One championship after a crushing performance at Silverstone to win the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. South Sudan Admits Launching Offensives in Rebel Stronghold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15659&SEO=south-sudan-admits-launching-offensives-in-rebel-stronghold Abuja,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan government admitted that its forces launched offensives to take control of Pagak, a stronghold of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President Riek Machar. British Government Considers Life Sentences For Acid Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15658&SEO=british-government-considers-life-sentences-for-acid-attacks London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should ''feel the full force of the law.'' More than 100,000 migrants arrived in Europe in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15646&SEO=more-than-100000-migrants-arrived-in-europe-in-2017 Geneva, July 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 103 thousand 175 migrants arrived in the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far this year, China for Greater Cooperation with Central-Eastern European countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15643&SEO=china-for-greater-cooperation-with-central-eastern-european-countries Beijing, July 15 (Prensa Latina) China urged Central and Eastern European countries (ECW) to further expand cooperation within the framework of the Strip and Route Initiative, here today. Press Bias in Syrian Case Denounced in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15635&SEO=press-bias-in-syrian-case-denounced-in-russia Moscow, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) British journalist Neil Clark denounced today the double measuring stick of western news media in the treatment of the fight against terrorism, while informing on what happened in Aleppo and Mosul. Italy: More than 6,500 Immigrants Arrive in 24 hours http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15634&SEO=italy-more-than-6500-immigrants-arrive-in-24-hours Rome, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at southern Italian ports, as part of a wave of more than 6,500 arrivals in the recent 24 hours. Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15620&SEO=trade-turnover-surges-26-between-russia-china Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). Harold Mayne-Nicholls Gets Ban Reduction by CAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15615&SEO=harold-mayne-nicholls-gets-ban-reduction-by-cas Laussane,Switzerland, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Former Chilean Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls is free to return to the game after his ban from football-related activities was cut by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to two years. British Police Frustrates Five Terror Attacks in the Last Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15611&SEO=british-police-frustrates-five-terror-attacks-in-the-last-weeks London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The London Metropolitan Police (MET) frustrated 5 terrorist attacks in the last weeks in the United Kingdom, some of them just about to be perpetrated, as confirmed by MET chief Cressida Dick Friday. Russia Denounces Smear Anti-Syrian Campaign by White Helmet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15606&SEO=russia-denounces-smear-anti-syrian-campaign-by-white-helmet Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Ministry has denounced Friday the so-called White Helmets NGO is involved in a defamation campaign targeting the Syrian government. Germany Welcomes Bilateral Commission on Colonia Dignidad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15604&SEO=germany-welcomes-bilateral-commission-on-colonia-dignidad Berlin, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Human rights activists have termed as positive the end of a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a Chilean-German Joint Commission to deal with the historical memory of the former Colonia Dignidad and the insertion of victims in the society. Turkey Judged 169,000 People since Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15584&SEO=turkey-judged-169000-people-since-coup Ankara, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The turkish authorities adopted legal measures against 169,000 persons accused of taking part or having links with the organizers of the failed coup perpetrated on July 15, 2016, official sources said here. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend Latin Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15566&SEO=bolivia-360-music-festival-to-defend-latin-folklore La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. French President Welcomes German Chancellor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15565&SEO=french-president-welcomes-german-chancellor Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting today, in the context of a minister council between both countries, held in this city. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes UN Human Rights Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15564&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-welcomes-un-human-rights-expert Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla welcomed the United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan Thursday, at the Cuban Foreign Ministry headquarters. Sebastian Corchia Signs 4 Years Sevilla Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15561&SEO=sebastian-corchia-signs-4-years-sevilla-deal Sevilla,Spain, Jul 13(Prensa Latina) France Sebastien Corchia has signed a four-year contract with Sevilla after signing from French outfit Lille. USA Preventing Inspection of Chemicals Weapons in Syria, Says Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15560&SEO=usa-preventing-inspection-of-chemicals-weapons-in-syria-says-russia Moscow, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States by all means tries to prevent the sending of experts to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, denounced today Mikhail Ulianov, director of the arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. More Than 1.5 Million Italian Families in Absolute Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15555&SEO=more-than-1.5-million-italian-families-in-absolute-poverty Rome, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The number of Italian families living in absolute poverty in 2016 has reached 1,619,000, equivalent to 6.3 percent of the whole country, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported today. Experts Predict Increase in World Oil Demand in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15550&SEO=experts-predict-increase-in-world-oil-demand-in-2017 Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency predicted that the world demand for oil will increase in 2017, while low prices have prevailed in the market for several months. FAO: 17 Million People are Food Insecure in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15529&SEO=fao-17-million-people-are-food-insecure-in-yemen Geneva, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Some 17 million people in Yemen, two thirds of the population, are today severely food insecure, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva here. UK Supreme Court Approves Reforms for Same-Sex Marriage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15518&SEO=uk-supreme-court-approves-reforms-for-same-sex-marriage 12 de julio de 2017, 16:32London, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The same-sex marriages will have the same rights established for the spousal pension as heterosexual couples, the UK Supreme Court ruled today. Syrian Army Recaptures Important Oil Field in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15509&SEO=syrian-army-recaptures-important-oil-field-in-homs Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army was able to recaptured control over the oil field of Al Heil, in the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers from the capital, reported military sources today. Tour de France 2017, Stage 11: Marcel Kittel Wins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15506&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-stage-11-marcel-kittel-wins Pau, France,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Germany Marcel Kittel underlined his dominance of this year''s Tour de France sprints as he won stage 11 here for his fifth victory of the race, while Chris Froome came home safely to retain the yellow jersey. Turkey Will Keep Standing With Qatar,Says Economy Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15502&SEO=turkey-will-keep-standing-with-qatarsays-economy-minister Ankara, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will continue to meet Qatar''s daily and long-term needs through exporting necessary supplies, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said today. PSG Outbids Manchester City, Signs Dani Alves on 2 Year Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15501&SEO=psg-outbids-manchester-city-signs-dani-alves-on-2-year-deal París,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) In a surprise move,Brazilian Dani Alves is heading to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15499&SEO=former-bsi-banker-yeo-jiawei-sentenced-to-additional-jail-time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. New Marine Review Shows Impact of Cliimate Change in Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15498&SEO=new-marine-review-shows-impact-of-cliimate-change-in-oceans London,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Alredy 60 percent of Oceans show signs of climate change impact like acidification and heat of the waters, according to a study of Oxford University. Lebanese Hizbulah Accuses USA of Creating ISIS, Praises Mosul Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15497&SEO=lebanese-hizbulah-accuses-usa-of-creating-isis-praises-mosul-victory Beirut, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The resistance movement Hizbulah accused the United States of creating the Islamic State (ISIS) and gave the green light to countries in the area to finance and support the terrorist group, Lebanese media stressed today. Black List of Journalists Covering G20 in Germany Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15493&SEO=black-list-of-journalists-covering-g20-in-germany-denounced Berlin, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and press associations criticized the withdrawal of accreditations for dozens of journalists during the recent G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, news media report today. Russia and China to Veto US Resolution Against North Korea at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15492&SEO=russia-and-china-to-veto-us-resolution-against-north-korea-at-un Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will veto a US draft resolution in the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), released the media here today. Spain Dismantles International Network of Child Pornography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15482&SEO=spain-dismantles-international-network-of-child-pornography Madrid, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of 50 people in 15 countries, Spain has dismantled an international network of distribution of child pornography through the WhatsApp mobile instant messaging service, reported the National Police here Friday. Union Cuba-Petroleo Attends World Congress in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15479&SEO=union-cuba-petroleo-attends-world-congress-in-turkey Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union Cuba-Petroleo (CUPET) company is participating in the World Petroleum Congress, which continues today in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Industrial Summit Proposed for 2019 in Russian Innoprom Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15471&SEO=industrial-summit-proposed-for-2019-in-russian-innoprom-expo Ekaterimburgh, Russia, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, supported the initiative of Sverdlov province, Evgueni Kuibashev, to host an industrial sunmit as part of the Innoprom-2019 expo in this city. Mo Farah Prepares for Double Gold at London World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15465&SEO=mo-farah-prepares-for-double-gold-at-london-world-cup London, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The British distance runner Mo Farah has reiterated today that he wants to finish his sports career with another double gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m at next month''s World Championships in London, scheduled for August 4 through 13. Moldova's Canoeist Receives a Four-Year Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15464&SEO=moldovas-canoeist-receives-a-four-year-ban Lausanne, Switzerland, July 11 (Prensa latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has rejected today the Moldovan Canoist Serghei Tarnovschi's appeal and confirmed the four-year ban imposed by the ICF Dping Control Panel. Trump UK Visit Postponed till 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15462&SEO=trump-uk-visit-postponed-till-2018 London, July 11 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom (UK) will take place next year, as reported by Sky News. Greece Holds Turkey Responsible for Failed Talks on Cyprus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15452&SEO=greece-holds-turkey-responsible-for-failed-talks-on-cyprus 11 de julio de 2017, 15:04Athens, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held Turkey responsible for the failed talks to reunite Cyprus, during a session of the Parliament to assess the political situation in that country. European parliament Fosters Greater EU Cooperation with Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15451&SEO=european-parliament-fosters-greater-eu-cooperation-with-latin-america 11 de julio de 2017, 15:03Brussels, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament has called on the European Union (EU) to extend cooperation and political dialogue with Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a legislative spokesperson. US-led War Games in Black Sea Directed against Russia, Warns Analyst http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15448&SEO=us-led-war-games-in-black-sea-directed-against-russia-warns-analyst 11 de julio de 2017, 14:36Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) A massive military manoeuvre led by US with over 25,000 troops from 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea is a show of force directed against Russia, particularly Crimea, warned political analyst Alexander Khrolenko. Malaysia May Reevaluate Trade With France Over Palm Biofuels Stand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15445&SEO=malaysia-may-reevaluate-trade-with-france-over-palm-biofuels-stand 11 de julio de 2017, 13:12Kuala Lumpur,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will be compelled to reevaluate options on trade with France if the country keeps its stand on palm biofuels, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. UN Expert Talks to Cuban Civil Society Representatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15441&SEO=un-expert-talks-to-cuban-civil-society-representatives 11 de julio de 2017, 12:34Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert on human rights and international solidarity of the United Nations Virginia Dandan spoke here today with representatives of the Cuban civil society. Wimbledon 2017:Djokovic Beats Adrian Mannarino to Reach Quarterfianls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15438&SEO=wimbledon-2017djokovic-beats-adrian-mannarino-to-reach-quarterfianls 11 de julio de 2017, 12:18London, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a straight-set victory over France''s Adrian Mannarino. Significant Fall in World Energy Investment in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15430&SEO=significant-fall-in-world-energy-investment-in-2016 11 de julio de 2017, 11:13París, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) World investment in the energy sector fell by 12 percent in 2016, due to the stoppage of new projects due to the low prices of crude oil. Italy Tries to Stop What Seems Unstoppable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15429&SEO=italy-tries-to-stop-what-seems-unstoppable Por Frank GonzálezRome, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Pressured by the growing flow of migrants and its political, economic and social impact, the Italian government is trying again to stop a phenomenon that seems to be unstoppable, without giving up its policy of saving lives at sea. Russian Industry: In and Out of the Battlefield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15427&SEO=russian-industry-in-and-out-of-the-battlefield 11 de julio de 2017, 10:25By Antonio Rondón García, Special Envoy Trump Was Isolated at G-20 Summit, Bolivian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15426&SEO=trump-was-isolated-at-g-20-summit-bolivian-president-says La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has said today that his United States peer, Donald Trump, was isolated at the decision of the G-20 Summit participants to support the Paris Agreement. US-led War Games Build Up Tensions in Black Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15423&SEO=us-led-war-games-build-up-tensions-in-black-sea 11 de julio de 2017, 09:46Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) US-led military manoeuvres with the participation of 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine are building up tensions in the Black Sea, as Washington is deploying missile warships, Navy Seals squads. World Major Economies Grow Steadily, OECD Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15418&SEO=world-major-economies-grow-steadily-oecd-says Paris, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) noted that the growth of the main world economies is tending to stable expansion. Pope Francis Approves New Criterion of Beatification and Canonization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15417&SEO=pope-francis-approves-new-criterion-of-beatification-and-canonization Rome, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis approved on his own initiative today to include the ''offering of life'' among the criteria for the process of beatification and canonization in the Catholic Church. Turkey Tests Cuban Vaccine to Fight Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15415&SEO=turkey-tests-cuban-vaccine-to-fight-cancer Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey started testing with 39 patients from five hospitals the Cuban vaccine to fight lung cancer, Racotumomab, whose commercial name is Vaxira, T24 news website posted. Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue Fever Developed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15408&SEO=model-based-on-meteorology-to-prevent-dengue-fever-developed 11 de julio de 2017, 00:24Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists developed a model based on weather reports or predictions to early detect the cases of dengue fever, said a study by the Barcelona Global Health Institute (ISGlobal). Ruben Blades to Close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15405&SEO=ruben-blades-to-close-the-vitoria-jazz-festival-in-spain Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian salsa singer song-writer Ruben Blades will close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain on July 15th, a concert included in his tour for his last performances, said today local media. Spain´s Iberia Airline Fined for Demanding Pregnancy Tests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15401&SEO=spainas-iberia-airline-fined-for-demanding-pregnancy-tests 10 de julio de 2017, 18:05Madrid, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Spain´s Iberia Airline has announced today scrap a pregnancy test for new employees after it was fined 25,000 euros ($29,000) by a regional government for discrimination. Colloquium in Cuba Recalls Writers Conference amid Spanish Civil War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15395&SEO=colloquium-in-cuba-recalls-writers-conference-amid-spanish-civil-war 10 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Preserving the historic memory is the objective of the colloquium opened today in this capital, devoted to the 80th anniversary of the 2nd Writers'' Conference in Defense of Culture, a meeting held amid the Spanish Civil War. EU Parliamentarians Reject British Proposal on Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15394&SEO=eu-parliamentarians-reject-british-proposal-on-brexit 10 de julio de 2017, 17:15Brussels, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament group in charge of the negotiations for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), criticized today the proposals made so far by Theresa May''s management on this subject. Muller Eliminates Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15393&SEO=muller-eliminates-rafael-nadal-in-wimbledon 10 de julio de 2017, 17:12London, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Gilles Muller (Louxembourg) beat Spanish star Rafael Nadal in a 5-hour epic match for the classification to the quarterfinals of the Open tournament of Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the current season. Romanian Halep Goes to Quaterfinals in Wimbledon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15379&SEO=romanian-halep-goes-to-quaterfinals-in-wimbledon London, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Romanian female tennis player Simona Halep went to the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tennis tournament of Wimbledon, winning her match against Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka 7-6 (7/3) and 6-2. Tigres' Guido Pizarro Set To Join Sevilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15380&SEO=tigres-guido-pizarro-set-to-join-sevilla Sevilla,Spain,Jul 10 (Prensa Latina)Sevilla are set to sign Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel and Tigres midfielder Guido Pizarro, the club have announced. France Plans to Close About 17 Nuclear Reactors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15374&SEO=france-plans-to-close-about-17-nuclear-reactors Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the closure of up to 17 nuclear reactors in order to comply with an energy transition law, announced today the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot. Fast-Spinning Star Has A Planet That Shouldn't Exist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15376&SEO=fast-spinning-star-has-a-planet-that-shouldnt-exist Berlín, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) An international team of researchers has discovered an extremely peculiar planetary system, where a warm, massive gas giant planet is orbiting an incredibly fast-spinning star. According to physics, this planet shouldn''t exist. But the planet itself doesn''t care what we think. Spain Develops Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15372&SEO=spain-develops-model-based-on-meteorology-to-prevent-dengue Madrid, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have developed a model based on the weather forecast to detect early cases of dengue fever, confirmed a research of the Barcelona Global Health Institute (IS Global). Turkey Hosts 22nd World Petroleum Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15360&SEO=turkey-hosts-22nd-world-petroleum-congress Istanbul, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Under the theme ''Bridges to Our Energy Future'', the 22nd World Petroleum Congress began today its working sessions, in which about 50 Energy ministers and high representatives of companies in the sector will be involved. Continued Rejection for Spanish Decoration to Paraguayan FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15352&SEO=continued-rejection-for-spanish-decoration-to-paraguayan-fm Asuncion, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The rejection continues today to the Spanish decoration to the Paraguayan Foreign Minister, Eladio Loizaga, when adding another organization that links him to Alfredo Stroessner´s dictatorial regime (1954-1989). UNESCO Adds Two New Italian Sites to World Heritage List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15350&SEO=unesco-adds-two-new-italian-sites-to-world-heritage-list Rome, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, has welcomed today the appointment of two new World Heritage sites by UNESCO, in which Italy has reaffirmed its leadership worldwide with 53. Trumps:This is the Moment to Move Forward in US-Russia Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15344&SEO=trumpsthis-is-the-moment-to-move-forward-in-us-russia-ties Washington, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today this is the moment to move forward in a constructive relation with Russia, after the recent meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, venue of G-20 summit. Xi Jinping Urges Trump to Maintain Steady Links for World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15338&SEO=xi-jinping-urges-trump-to-maintain-steady-links-for-world-peace Beijing, July 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to strengthen relations in the interests of stability and prosperity of both nations and the international community, the official press reported today. Hamburg Raged over G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15331&SEO=hamburg-raged-over-g20-summit 08 de julio de 2017, 12:44Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Violent protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg continued for the third day in a row. Last night rioters confronted the police, erected barricades and trashed shops and vehicles. G20 Agrees on Free Trade and Condemns Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15330&SEO=g20-agrees-on-free-trade-and-condemns-protectionism Hamburg, Germany, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Group of Twenty (G20) today supported free trade and condemned protectionism, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the summit of the world''s most industrialized and emerging economies. Alleged Chechen Terrorist Arrested in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15326&SEO=alleged-chechen-terrorist-arrested-in-italy 08 de julio de 2017, 10:47Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) An alleged 38-year-old Chechen jihadist was arrested in the southern Italian city of Bari and charged with association to commit international terrorism and instigation to commit crimes, police sources confirmed today. Evo Urges G20 to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and Walls against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15324&SEO=evo-urges-g20-to-eliminate-nuclear-weapons-and-walls-against-migrants La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today called on the member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) to eliminate the walls against migrants and nuclear weapons. Erdogan Presents Relations with Russia as Example http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15322&SEO=erdogan-presents-relations-with-russia-as-example Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, met today in the framework of the Summit of the G20 being held here, where they lauded their countries'' good relations and analyzed the situation in Syria. To Stop Famine Demands Investments: FAO-WFP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15316&SEO=to-stop-famine-demands-investments-fao-wfp 08 de julio de 2017, 00:20Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) coincided here that to stop famine in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, urgently requires more humanitarian support, and a greater investment. Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15315&SEO=russia-usa-and-jordan-to-work-on-demilitarization-zone-in-syria Moscow, July 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian police, in cooperation with the United States and Jordan, will patrol a demilitarized zone in southern Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today at the G20 Summit. British FM Discusses Crisis with Qatar in Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15314&SEO=british-fm-discusses-crisis-with-qatar-in-saudi-arabia 08 de julio de 2017, 00:16Riyadh, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson started in Saudi Arabia a tour throughout the Persian Gulf to discuss possible political solutions with the countries involved in the crisis with Qatar. Protests against G20 Summit Heat up http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15307&SEO=protests-against-g20-summit-heat-up 07 de julio de 2017, 17:24Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Numerous clashes between protesters against the G20 summit and security forces were reported today by the police in this German northern city. USA, France, UK Reject Ban on Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15306&SEO=usa-france-uk-reject-ban-on-nuclear-weapons 07 de julio de 2017, 17:21United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Permanent missions to the United Nations from the United States, France and the United Kingdom rejected today the agreement taken here to ban nuclear weapons. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15304&SEO=trump-repeats-intention-to-make-mexico-pay-for-border-wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:51Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15303&SEO=trump-repeats-intention-to-make-mexico-pay-for-border-wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:47Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Vladimir Putin Denies a Russian State Role in US Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15302&SEO=vladimir-putin-denies-a-russian-state-role-in-us-elections 07 de julio de 2017, 16:30Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied once again that his nation had meddled in 2016 US elections after his US counterpart, Donald Trump, referred to the issue. NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Protests at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15300&SEO=ny-mayor-bill-de-blasio-joins-protests-at-g20-summit 07 de julio de 2017, 16:09Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is jetting off to Germany on Thursday to protest protest US President Donald Trump and other world leaders attending the G20 Summit meeting. Cuba with Top National Team to WSB Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15299&SEO=cuba-with-top-national-team-to-wsb-finals Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Headed by world and Olympic champions, Cuban boxing team Domadores (Tamers) will travel to Astana with their top national team, to match the Wolves of Kazahztan in the finals of the 2017 edtion of the World Series of Boxing (WSB). Turkey Blame Greek Cyprus for not Seeking Reunification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15297&SEO=turkey-blame-greek-cyprus-for-not-seeking-reunification 07 de julio de 2017, 15:51Ankara, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey accused today Cyprus government for the failure of talks sponsored by United Nations for the reunification of the Mediterranean island by making no concession in favor of the agreement. Europe Will Allocate 60 Million Euros to Help Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15294&SEO=europe-will-allocate-60-million-euros-to-help-africa Brussels, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will allocate 60 million euros for humanitarian aid to help ease food insecurity caused by intense drought hitting African countries like Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, said the European Commission Friday. Soccer Player Leo Messi Prison Sentence Lifted in Exchange for Fine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15290&SEO=soccer-player-leo-messi-prison-sentence-lifted-in-exchange-for-fine Madrid, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish court said today it has exchanged a 21 month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15288&SEO=mongolia-on-presidential-election-second-round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15287&SEO=un-adopts-treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Putin, Trump Holds First Meeting; They Agree It Was Good http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15284&SEO=putin-trump-holds-first-meeting-they-agree-it-was-good Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Presidents Vladimir Putin, of Russia, and Donald Trump, of the United States, held today in Hamburg, Germany, a much-anticipated first meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, and said it was good and they would continue to meet. European Union Warns US on Custom Duties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15283&SEO=european-union-warns-us-on-custom-duties Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the United States on the possibility of taking countermeasures if President Donald Trump imposes custom duties on steel from the Old Continent. Pope Francis Warns about Complexity of Current Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15280&SEO=pope-francis-warns-about-complexity-of-current-problems Rome, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has stated today that the complexity and interconnection between world problems are such that there are no immediate and entirely satisfactory solutions. G20 Summit in Hamburg Starts Amid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15275&SEO=g20-summit-in-hamburg-starts-amid-protests By Harald Neuber WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15274&SEO=who-warns-on-increased-resistance-to-antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. Putin Calls in Hamburg to Form a Common Front against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15273&SEO=putin-calls-in-hamburg-to-form-a-common-front-against-terrorism Moscow, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today reiterated his call to form a common front, under the leadership of the United Nations, against international terrorism, speaking at the summit of the G-20 Group in Hamburg, Germany. Germany to Call for Fair Trade Regulations at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15255&SEO=germany-to-call-for-fair-trade-regulations-at-g20-summit Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany will defend free trade with fair regulations at the G20 Summit, starting here tomoday amid differences and social protests. German Agents Dismiss Child Pornography Net in the Web http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15253&SEO=german-agents-dismiss-child-pornography-net-in-the-web 06 de julio de 2017, 17:00Berlin, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) According to a bulletin, the General Prosecutor Office of the city of Francfort and the National Crime Investigation Federal Office announced Thursday the dismissal of a child pornographic network in the Internet, with 87,000 members on it. European Parliament Calls for Turkey Accession talks to be Suspended http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15252&SEO=european-parliament-calls-for-turkey-accession-talks-to-be-suspended 06 de julio de 2017, 16:39Brussels, July 6 (PL) The European Parliament called on Thursday for Turkey´s European Union accession talks to be suspended whether Ankara fully implements plans to expand President Tayyip Erdogan''s powers, in a vote which Turkey dismissed as flawed and wrong. Spanish Minister Accused of Criminalizing Migrant Rescue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15251&SEO=spanish-minister-accused-of-criminalizing-migrant-rescue 06 de julio de 2017, 16:23Madrid, July 6 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Development NGO Coordinator has strongly lashed out at Juan Ignacio Zoido, minister of Interior, who hinted that those organizations having rescue boats are fostering irregular immigration. Merkel and Trump on Dialogue before G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15250&SEO=merkel-and-trump-on-dialogue-before-g20-summit 06 de julio de 2017, 16:22Hamburg, Germany, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel met US President Donald Trump Thursday, who arrived in Hamburg from Poland to take part in the Summit of the Group of the 20 (G-20) starting Friday. Cuba to Enhance Ties with EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15248&SEO=cuba-to-enhance-ties-with-eu Havana, July 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament´s ratification for the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the European Union (EU) provides new openings for the ties between both parties, Cuban Foreign Ministry official said. Cuban French Origin City Attracts Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15240&SEO=cuban-french-origin-city-attracts-foreign-tourists Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban French-origin city of Cienfuegos is now attracting more foreign tourists, because of its historical center, which has been recognized as a United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization''s (UNESCO) Cultural Patrimony since 2005, and its strong French influence. European Investigators Warn of Link Between Cancer and Alcohol http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15239&SEO=european-investigators-warn-of-link-between-cancer-and-alcohol Austria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) To drink more than 4 drinks of alcohol every day may cause or provoke liver, pancreas and gastric cancer, said a study of the Committee of Public Affairs of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG). Europe Carries Out Final BepiColombo Tests for 2018 Mission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15235&SEO=europe-carries-out-final-bepicolombo-tests-for-2018-mission Amsterdam, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The European spacecraft BepiColombo is currently undergoing final testing in launch configuration, prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana next March for a scheduled October 2018 launch. Terror Threat Level At 3 in Brussels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15230&SEO=terror-threat-level-at-3-in-brussels Brussels,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Belgium security forces have increase the operation that started on Monday as to capture several islamic terorists linked to pplots in this country,according to a high ranking official. Shocking Case of Indigestion in Supermassive Black Hole http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15228&SEO=shocking-case-of-indigestion-in-supermassive-black-hole 06 de julio de 2017, 12:08London,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina)A multi-wavelength study of a pair of colliding galaxies has revealed the cause of a supermassive black hole's case of ''indigestion''. Beef and Wheat Rocketed in June FAO Price Index http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15227&SEO=beef-and-wheat-rocketed-in-june-fao-price-index Rome, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The FAO price index rose by 1.4 percent in June compared to the previous month boosted by rises in wheat and beef, according to a report published here today. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15226&SEO=cuba-strongly-rejects-resolution-adopted-by-european-parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Syria Condemns Turkey's New Attack on Its Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15224&SEO=syria-condemns-turkeys-new-attack-on-its-territory 06 de julio de 2017, 11:54Damascus, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Government has sent letters to the UN Secretary General and the President of the Security Council, condemning Turkey''s new attacks on several towns, mainly Azaz, Jibrin and Ekhtrin in northern Aleppo. Kasparov Returns to Chess for a Tournament in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15220&SEO=kasparov-returns-to-chess-for-a-tournament-in-usa Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian chess player Garry Kasparov announced today that he abandon his retirement to participate in an invitation tournament scheduled for August 14-19 in St. Louis, United States. China and Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15219&SEO=china-and-germany-agree-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on an official visit to Germany today, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to upgrade bilateral relations and design a new project for the future development of the integral strategic association. Hamburg Opens Doors to Activists Against G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15218&SEO=hamburg-opens-doors-to-activists-against-g-20-summit By Harald Neuber Russia Denounces Preparation of New Provocations against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15209&SEO=russia-denounces-preparation-of-new-provocations-against-syria 06 de julio de 2017, 08:32Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the preparation of new provocations to accuse the Syrian government of an action with toxic substances in eastern Gutta province, in order to justify an external aggression. Spain: Raising Concern about International Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15198&SEO=spain-raising-concern-about-international-terrorism Madrid, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) International terrorism is one of the 10 problems that worry Spanish population the most, said a survey carried out by the state-owned Center for Sociological Researches (CIS). EU and Japan Ready to Sign Free Trade Bilateral Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15190&SEO=eu-and-japan-ready-to-sign-free-trade-bilateral-agreement Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Japan reached a political agreement on key issues of the free trade agreement that the two parties have negotiated for four years, said today a spokesperson for EU. Russia Successfully Launches New Missile against Daesh in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15185&SEO=russia-successfully-launches-new-missile-against-daesh-in-syria Moscow, Russia, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers struck three large terrorist arms and ammunition depots in Syria with brand new Kh-101 (X-101) cruise missiles. Details on Antiterrorist Raid in Brussels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15184&SEO=details-on-antiterrorist-raid-in-brussels Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The belgian federal police and attorney general office revealed new details on the antiterrorist raid carried out in this capital Wednesday, which resulted in the arrest of four individuals, under the suspect of having planned a terrorist attack. Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Stresses EU-Cuba Accord Ratification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15183&SEO=cuban-vice-foreign-minister-stresses-eu-cuba-accord-ratification Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Ratification of the Agreement for Political Dialogue and Cooperation between Cuba and the European (EU), by the European Parliament, allows its temporary application, Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Cuba and Belarus Strengthen Ties of Friendship and Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15182&SEO=cuba-and-belarus-strengthen-ties-of-friendship-and-cooperation Havana, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus have strengthened today their ties of friendship and cooperation in the meeting between Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, and Belorussian Deputy Foreign Minister, Evgueni Shestakov. Cuban Arlenis Sierra to the 9th Place in Giro di Italia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15178&SEO=cuban-arlenis-sierra-to-the-9th-place-in-giro-di-italia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra went to the 9th place of the Giro di Italia (Tour of Italy) that closed its 9th stage Wednesday, with the victory of Finnish Lotta Lepisto, with a record of 2:50.36 hours in a stage of 116.16 kilometres in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15174&SEO=fao-supports-rural-development-in-colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. Wayne Rooney in Everton Return This Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15172&SEO=wayne-rooney-in-everton-return-this-week Liverpool, UK,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) Wayne Rooney will make a stunning return to Everton by the end of this week,according to The Sun. Lawsuit Reveals Gauguin Painting Was Not World's Most Expensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15171&SEO=lawsuit-reveals-gauguin-painting-was-not-worlds-most-expensive London, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)A legal dispute has revealed that a painting thought to be the world''s most expensive artwork is not the most expensive one after all. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15170&SEO=eu-and-japan-sign-political-agreement-on-free-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. Menstruation Does Not Affect Cognitive Function, Study Finds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15168&SEO=menstruation-does-not-affect-cognitive-function-study-finds Barn Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal cramps, mood swings, and sore breasts are just some of the bothersome symptoms that can accompany menstruation. However, contrary to popular belief, brain fog is one symptom that is unlikely to arise at that time of the month. Russian Military Police Will Patrol De-escalation Zones in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15167&SEO=russian-military-police-will-patrol-de-escalation-zones-in-syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reportedly decided to send special units of its Armed Forces military police, equipped with light arms, to Syria to patrol the four de-escalation zones with the mission to provide safety and security. Mosaic Dating Back to 4th Century Uncovered in Barhilia,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15166&SEO=mosaic-dating-back-to-4th-century-uncovered-in-barhiliasyria Damasco,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) The national archeology expedition operating in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area in Damascus Countryside uncovered a floor mural dating back to the 4th century AD. Austria Plays Down Spat With Italy Over Border Controls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15164&SEO=austria-plays-down-spat-with-italy-over-border-controls Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Austria today played down a dispute with Italy over possible controls at their shared border, saying Rome had misunderstood its intentions when it spelled out military preparations for any future influx of migrants. European Union Wants Fair Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15162&SEO=european-union-wants-fair-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has expressed today its desire to achieve a fair trade, ahead of the G-20 summit (more industrialized countries) scheduled for the following weekend. Merkel, Xi Agreed to Enhance Germany, China Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15159&SEO=merkel-xi-agreed-to-enhance-germany-china-relations Berlin, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After striking multibillion dollar agreements with Russia and raising the strategic relations with Moscow, China''s President Xi Jinping has agreed Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lift China-Germany ties to new and higher levels. Huge Ice Block About to Break Away From Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15158&SEO=huge-ice-block-about-to-break-away-from-antarctica London,Jul 5(Prensa Latina)A very huge sheet of ice is expected to break away from Antarctica''s mainland in the coming weeks due to rapidly warming sea water, UK scientists have warned. Syria Opens Exhibition on Red Cross Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15157&SEO=syria-opens-exhibition-on-red-cross-works 05 de julio de 2017, 10:57Damascus, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the start of humanitarian work in Syria by the International Red Cross in cooperation with the Arab Red Crescent was inaugurated today in this capital. WTO Warns of Brexit Challenges for EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15154&SEO=wto-warns-of-brexit-challenges-for-eu Geneva, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) will be one of the main challenges facing the EU bloc, including its future trade exchanges, announced the WTO in a report today. European Parliament Ratifies Cooperation Agreement with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15153&SEO=european-parliament-ratifies-cooperation-agreement-with-cuba Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament today ratified the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016, which promotes diplomatic and economic relations between the EU and the Caribbean nation. Russian Strategic Bombers Hit ISIS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15150&SEO=russian-strategic-bombers-hit-isis-in-syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian strategic bombers struck today ISIS targets in Syria, using modern X-101 strategic cruise missiles. Several weapon stockpiles and a terrorist command center were destroyed in the strike, the Ministry of Defense reported in a statement. Lavrov Expects Concrete Achievements in Talks on Syria in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15148&SEO=lavrov-expects-concrete-achievements-in-talks-on-syria-in-astana Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday expressed his hopes about the possibility of making concrete achievements at the fifth round of talks between armed groups and the Syrian government in Astana. Chinese President Pleads for United, Stable, Prosperous and Open EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15142&SEO=chinese-president-pleads-for-united-stable-prosperous-and-open-eu Beijing, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, on an official visit to Germany, said Beijing that supports a united, stable, prosperous and open European Union (EU) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Most Russians Support Putin as President after 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15141&SEO=most-russians-support-putin-as-president-after-2018 Moscow, July 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two-thirds of Russians want to see Vladimir Putin as the country''s president, after the 2018 elections, says a poll by the Levada Center, quoted today by the capital press. Spain Searches 50 Missing Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15136&SEO=spain-searches-50-missing-immigrants Madrid, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities search today the Mediterranean Sea to find 50 immigrants, missing when their precarious raft sunk, said Maritime Rescue sources. Turkey Finalizes Details to Purchase Anti-Missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15131&SEO=turkey-finalizes-details-to-purchase-anti-missile-system Ankara, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Turkey announced today the imminent purchase of the antimissile system S-400, made in Russia, and the willingness to develop its own defense system, while the payment method is still pending. China and Russia Prioritize Cooperation to Solve Korean Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15130&SEO=china-and-russia-prioritize-cooperation-to-solve-korean-crisis Moscow, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China are giving priority in international cooperation to the solution to the dispute in the Korean peninsula and signed agreements today to extend their economic, financial and technological collaboration. New penalties imposed on Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15127&SEO=new-penalties-imposed-on-crimea New sanctions of the European Council and its allies were launched on Crimea. However, Russia's support has neutralized the effects of this policy of economic asphyxia. Italy-Austria Tension Over Border Troops at Brenner Pass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15125&SEO=italy-austria-tension-over-border-troops-at-brenner-pass Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Italy has summoned Austria''s ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to deploy border troops to block any migrant influx. IAAF Says Athletes With High Testosterone Have Advantages http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15116&SEO=iaaf-says-athletes-with-high-testosterone-have-advantages Montecarlo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) has said today that women with high level of testosterone have a competitive advantage in certain athletics disciplines. FAO Conference Examines Food and Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15107&SEO=fao-conference-examines-food-and-agriculture Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The current state of food and agriculture in the context of the debate on climate change and food security is today the agenda of the fortieth FAO conference. Russia and China Discuss Economic and Security Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15104&SEO=russia-and-china-discuss-economic-and-security-cooperation Moscow, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin today highlighted Russia-China cooperation in security and confrontation with the world''s challenges, meeting today with his counterpart from Asian giant Xi Jimping. Presidents of China and Russia Synchronize Actions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15103&SEO=presidents-of-china-and-russia-synchronize-actions Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping and his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and coordination on the Korean peninsula and other relevant issues at global scale. French President Macron Promises Deep Changes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15085&SEO=french-president-macron-promises-deep-changes 03 de julio de 2017, 16:59Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron, announced Monday abeforte the French Congress his intention to make deep changes in the nation, including to reinforce the electoral system and reduce the nember of deputies and senators. Greek Coast Guard Fired at Turkish Cargo Ship, Captain Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15075&SEO=greek-coast-guard-fired-at-turkish-cargo-ship-captain-says Istambul,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The captain of a Turkish cargo ship said it received warning shots from the Greek coast guard today in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Rhodes island. Qatar to Maintain Military Relations With Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15074&SEO=qatar-to-maintain-military-relations-with-turkey Ankara, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Ambassador to Turkey Salem bin Mubarak announced today that his country had ruled out to break off its military relations with Turkey, even if this decision caused an embargo by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan Wins Stage Three http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15073&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-peter-sagan-wins-stage-three Longwy, France, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead. Amazing Elevator Has No Cables and Moves Sideways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15072&SEO=amazing-elevator-has-no-cables-and-moves-sideways Berlin,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created an elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables,according to Stern. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15069&SEO=iran-able-to-present-successful-plans-for-environmental-issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15067&SEO=havana-the-spearhead-of-cuban-tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. One Thousand Hectares Burned In Forest Fire in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15066&SEO=one-thousand-hectares-burned-in-forest-fire-in-turkey Istambul, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina)Amid a heat wave that has affected the whole country, a forest fire that broke out near Turkey''s third largest city Izmir has entered its third day, threatening the water flow of the city and its surrounding districts due to the damage it caused in power lines leading to a dam that serves as the city''s main water supply. United Kingdom to Abandon Common Fishing Policy after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15063&SEO=united-kingdom-to-abandon-common-fishing-policy-after-brexit London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom confirmed today it will abandon the Common Fishing Policy of the European Union after its withdrawal from the bloc, a sector valued in 893 million euros in 2015. Xi, Putin to Strike 10 Billion Dollar Worth of Deals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15060&SEO=xi-putin-to-strike-10-billion-dollar-worth-of-deals Moscow, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow for the third time this year and will strike with his Russian peer Vladimir Putin 10 billion dollar worth of deals, highlights Russian Today. Oil Prices Rise Before Fall in U.S. Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15059&SEO=oil-prices-rise-before-fall-in-u.s.-production London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude dawned today on the rise before the ralentization of fuel extraction in the United States, whose continuous increase torpedoed efforts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stabilize the market. German Police Storms Demostrators Camp at Entenwerder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15058&SEO=german-police-storms-demostrators-camp-at-entenwerder Berlin, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German police stormed a demostrators camp of critics of the G-20 summit, to be held this weekend in the northern city of Hamburg. Chinese President Warns of US Missile Shield Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15052&SEO=chinese-president-warns-of-us-missile-shield-threat Beijing, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the deployment of the advanced US anti-missile shield, THAAD, in South Korea seriously damages the strategic security interests of this country, Russia and other nations in the region. Chinese President Tours Russia, Germany, Attends G-20 Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15049&SEO=chinese-president-tours-russia-germany-attends-g-20-meeting Beijing, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping is on an official visit to Russia today, to be continued in Germany, where he will also attend the G-20 summit in Hamburg, on a journey aimed at strengthening ties and expanding cooperation. Pope Francis' Message for Peace in Venezuela Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15042&SEO=pope-francis-message-for-peace-in-venezuela-highlighted Caracas, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Jesuit priest Numa Molina highlighted today Pope Francis´ message to end violence in Venezuela and find a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis. Protests against G-20 Summit in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15035&SEO=protests-against-g-20-summit-in-germany Berlin, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets today in Hamburg to protest against the upcoming G-20 summit, which will take place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July. Cuba Finalist at World Volleyball Sub-21 Awaits Now for Rival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15030&SEO=cuba-finalist-at-world-volleyball-sub-21-awaits-now-for-rival Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban men''s volleyball team won ticket to the final World Sub-21 after surprisingly defeating the Russian selection and awaits for rival after game between Poland and Brazil. Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo to Hold 'Informal Meeting' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15027&SEO=presidents-of-serbia-and-kosovo-to-hold-informal-meeting Belgrade, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will be on Monday in Brussels for an ''informal meeting'' with Kosovo''s President Hashim Thaci, sponsored by the head of the European Union (EU) diplomacy, Federica Mogherini. Angola has One Billion Karats in Diamond Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15022&SEO=angola-has-one-billion-karats-in-diamond-reserves Luanda, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Angola has diamond reserves for one billion karats , according to the advances of a geological research carried out over the last five years with Russian support. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika in Concert in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15021&SEO=chucho-valdes-and-concha-buika-in-concert-in-spain Madrid, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban piano player, composer and arranger Jesus ''Chucho'' Valdes and Spanish-Guinean origin female singer Concha Buika will offer a joint concert as part of the performances for Noches del Botanico (Nights of the Botanic Garden) Festival in Spain. Tour de France Starts with 22 Teams http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15018&SEO=tour-de-france-starts-with-22-teams Dusseldorf, Germany, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The 104th edition of the famous Tour de France, one of the principal cycling tours in the entire world, is beginning in this German city, with a counterclock stage of 14 kilometers and the participation of 22 teams in competition. World Trade Organization Alerts Rise in Restrictions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15013&SEO=world-trade-organization-alerts-rise-in-restrictions Geneva, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) registered today 42 new restrictive measures to exchange of goods and services applied by G20 economies from the middle of October to May. A report of that organization indicates that figure supposes a slight rise compared to 2016. Pope Francis Underlines Dialogue in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15009&SEO=pope-francis-underlines-dialogue-in-latin-america Rome, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has stated that fostering a culture of dialogue is one of the most important aspects for Latin America today. EU Ratifies Confidence in Possible Cypriot Reunification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15008&SEO=eu-ratifies-confidence-in-possible-cypriot-reunification Brussels, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) European Commission (EC) President Jean-Calude Juncker ratified today his confidence in the success opf the current round of negotiations for the reunification of Cyprus, between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, respectively. Bob Dylan This Weekend in Jazz Festival in Montreal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14999&SEO=bob-dylan-this-weekend-in-jazz-festival-in-montreal Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Today''s concert of legendary American singer Bob Dylan will open an intense weekend of activities at the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal, 2017. Scientists Find Evidence of a Mysterious Skull Cult in Turkish Temple http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14997&SEO=scientists-find-evidence-of-a-mysterious-skull-cult-in-turkish-temple Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists have discovered what seem to be the remains of a ''skull cult'' in an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey. World Taekwondo Championships Conclude in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14994&SEO=world-taekwondo-championships-conclude-in-south-korea Muju,South Korea,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korea finish in the first place with 5 golds,one silver and 4 bronze medals in the World Taekwondo Championship that ended today here. Syrian Army Completely Frees Road Between Raqqa and Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14993&SEO=syrian-army-completely-frees-road-between-raqqa-and-hama Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units supported by the Hezbollah Allied forces and Iraqi brigades managed to control the entire road between Raqqa and Hama, military sources reported today. Finland-Cuban Former Volleyball Players Get Their Sentences Reduced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14992&SEO=finland-cuban-former-volleyball-players-get-their-sentences-reduced London, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) A penal court in Finland reduced the penal sentences to four of the players and absolved a fifth, said a report by British BBC Friday. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14991&SEO=german-police-increases-pressure-on-activists-due-to-g-20-summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Julio Verne, His Fiction Became a Reality in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14980&SEO=julio-verne-his-fiction-became-a-reality-in-havana Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) After two days of debates, keynote speeches and exhibitions, the 2nd International Vernian Congress, which brought together researchers and scholars from eight countries, will conclude today in Havana. Speculation on Coup against Ukrainian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14979&SEO=speculation-on-coup-against-ukrainian-president Kiev, June 30 (Prensa Latina) A deputy close to the Ukrainian president, Piotro Poroshenko, today denounced the alleged preparation of a coup against the Chief of State by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, said the capital''s television. G20 Summit in Hamburg, a Fire in Dry Grass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14977&SEO=g20-summit-in-hamburg-a-fire-in-dry-grass Por Luis Antonio Gómez Pérez *Hamburg, Germany (Prensa Latina) In July, Hamburg will host the 12th Summit of the Group of 20 (G20), an event that will attract global attention due to the debates among the world''s most developed countries and the strong opposition to the meeting by broad sectors. Temer Will not Attend G20 Summit in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14970&SEO=temer-will-not-attend-g20-summit-in-germany Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian De Facto President, Michel Temer, cancelled his trip to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg next week, reported today German media. British Singer Sting to Open Universal Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14969&SEO=british-singer-sting-to-open-universal-music-festival Madrid, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) British singer Sting will open the 3rd Universal Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Royal Theater from July 5th to 30th, said the website of the event today. Trump and Putin to Hold Meeting at G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14967&SEO=trump-and-putin-to-hold-meeting-at-g-20-summit Washington, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump will hold a meeting next week with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, said the White House. G-20 Must Increase Investments to Halt Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14965&SEO=g-20-must-increase-investments-to-halt-climate-change Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Most G20 economies lack sufficient financial resources to halt global warming because renewable energy investments must be twofold through 2035, said a research today. FAO to Assess Global Food and Agriculture Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14964&SEO=fao-to-assess-global-food-and-agriculture-challenges Rome, June 30 (Prensa Latina) FAO has announced today its 40th biennial conference to be held from July 3 through 8 to assess global food and agriculture challenges. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14962&SEO=about-23-countries-to-participate-in-damascus-international-fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Ex-Minister of Economy Inaugurated as Romania's New Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14960&SEO=ex-minister-of-economy-inaugurated-as-romanias-new-prime-minister Bucharest, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing Romania´s Economy Minister, Mihai Tudose, was inaugurated today as the new Prime Minister, despite being rejected by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for allegedly failing to comply with the electoral program. Serbia Gets New Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14958&SEO=serbia-gets-new-government Belgrade, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian Parliament on Thursday elected new Prime Minister Ana Brnabic´s government and the new cabinet in a majority vote of 157 deputies. Nearly 500 Homes and 40 Companies Destroyed by Wildfire in Portugal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14955&SEO=nearly-500-homes-and-40-companies-destroyed-by-wildfire-in-portugal Lisbon, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 500 homes and 40 agricultural and industrial-related companies were destroyed today by the wildfire in Pedrograo Grande, Portugal, with a loss of 350 jobs, 64 deaths and around 250 injured. NATO to Increase Military Presence in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14953&SEO=nato-to-increase-military-presence-in-afghanistan 29 de junio de 2017, 16:59Brussels, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to send more soldiers to Afghanistan to work together with the Afghan security forces, said Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO Thursday. Brazilian Charles out of Pro Club Malaga http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14947&SEO=brazilian-charles-out-of-pro-club-malaga 29 de junio de 2017, 16:04Malaga, Spain, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian forward Charles Dias confirmed his good-bye from Spanish professional soccer club Malaga, but he left some criticism to some people inside the club, in his Thursday statements. Eastbourne 2017: Johanna Konta Edges Past Jelena Ostapenko http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14940&SEO=eastbourne-2017-johanna-konta-edges-past-jelena-ostapenko Eastbourne, UK, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) British number one Johanna Konta passed a major test before Wimbledon as she edged past French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Eastbourne. H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14939&SEO=h2-oh-scientists-show-water-can-exist-as-two-different-liquids Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap their heads around how bizarre the substance really is. R2-D2 Robot From 'Star Wars' Sold for US $2.75 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14938&SEO=r2-d2-robot-from-star-wars-sold-for-us-2.75-million Los Ángeles, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) For decades, fans of the beloved ''Star Wars'' franchise have gone far and wide to pay tribute to the world that George Lucas has created. Antarctica's Ice Free Areas to Increase by 25 Percent by 2100: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14936&SEO=antarcticas-ice-free-areas-to-increase-by-25-percent-by-2100-study London,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice could increase by up to 25 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent''s biodiversity, according to new research. Cholera Kills Nearly 200 People in South Sudan in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14935&SEO=cholera-kills-nearly-200-people-in-south-sudan-in-2017 Juba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 200 people have died in southern Sudan from cholera this year, a situation aggravated by the outbreak reported in Namurunynag, east Equatoria state. Syrian Army Advances East of the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14931&SEO=syrian-army-advances-east-of-the-country Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Al Taha regiment of the Syrian special forces seized control of the major oil well Dreihem from the Islamic State or Daesh in Arabic, military sources reported. Kerch Bridge: An Umbilical Cord for Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14928&SEO=kerch-bridge-an-umbilical-cord-for-crimea By Antonio Rondón * Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14927&SEO=cuba-blind-tasting-contests-in-varadero-2017-gourmet-international Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Syria Denounces US Threats of Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14921&SEO=syria-denounces-us-threats-of-aggression Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounces today that the United States'' disinformation campaign about the intentions of the Syrian government to launch a chemical attack lacks grounds. France Rejects Visit of US President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14916&SEO=france-rejects-visit-of-us-president Paris, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump''s visit to France, many politicians, organizations, and citizens are showing their discontent and growing rejection. Oil Prices Go Up Responding to Fall in U.S. Inventories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14912&SEO=oil-prices-go-up-responding-to-fall-in-u.s.-inventories 29 de junio de 2017, 09:31London, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices reached record heights in the last two weeks before the evidence of falling weekly U.S. inventories reeducing uncertainty among investors on an alleged over supplied fuel market. Cuba Calls on UNESCO for Commitment to Fight Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14909&SEO=cuba-calls-on-unesco-for-commitment-to-fight-climate-change Paris, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called on UNESCO for a greater commitment by all states to face climate change and recalled the serious implications of this phenomenon for the planet, diplomatic sources said today. Syria Condemns as False US Allegations over Likely Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14908&SEO=syria-condemns-as-false-us-allegations-over-likely-chemical-attack 29 de junio de 2017, 08:31Damascus, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria has strongly denied as ''misleading, false and baseless'' US allegations about Syrian government''s intention to launch a chemical attack. Russia Warns over US Preparing to Intervene in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14907&SEO=russia-warns-over-us-preparing-to-intervene-in-syria 29 de junio de 2017, 08:20Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The US information campaign on Syria is a warning sign that an American-led intervention may be in the works, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned Thursday. Merkel Requests Presence of G20 Members at Hamburg Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14894&SEO=merkel-requests-presence-of-g20-members-at-hamburg-summit 29 de junio de 2017, 00:22Berlin, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will have meeting today in this capital with the G20 members to coordinate the summit to be held from July 7-8 in Hamburg. UK Prime Minister Suggests Transition Period for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14884&SEO=uk-prime-minister-suggests-transition-period-for-brexit London, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) British prime minister Theresa May said today that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, will need various stages for implementation and a transition period still indeterminate. Spanish Left-Wingers Pays Homage to Strugglers Against Dictatorship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14883&SEO=spanish-left-wingers-pays-homage-to-strugglers-against-dictatorship Madrid, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The ''Unidos Podemos'' left-wing coalition has paid tribute today to anti-Franco strugglers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 elections, the first held in Spain after General Francisco Franco´s dictatorship (1939-1975). NATO Increases Military Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14874&SEO=nato-increases-military-budget Brussels, 28 jun (Prensa Latina) The Seretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, informed today that Canada and its European partners will raise in 2017 their military expenses. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Quneitra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14873&SEO=syrian-army-rejects-terrorist-attacks-in-quneitra Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected four continuous attacks by terrorists of the Board for the Salvation of the Levant, led by former Al Nusra near Al Baath in the Golan Heights region, reported military sources today. UNESCO Defends Main Role of Education in 2030 Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14866&SEO=unesco-defends-main-role-of-education-in-2030-agenda United Nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, defended today the main role of education in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Italy Notifies Migration Emergency Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14865&SEO=italy-notifies-migration-emergency-situation Rome, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian government informed the European Commission today that it has reached the limit of its ability to manage the growing flow of migrants and announced the possibility of prohibiting new landings. Novak Djokovic Glad To Be in Eastbourne After Reaching Last Eight Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14864&SEO=novak-djokovic-glad-to-be-in-eastbourne-after-reaching-last-eight-win Eastbourne, UK,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) World number four Novak Djokovic overcame Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-4 6-3 at Eastbourne today but he was forced to battle. The Popular Mojito Drink, Present in Varadero Gourmet 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14859&SEO=the-popular-mojito-drink-present-in-varadero-gourmet-2017 Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Mojito, a popular Cuban cocktail, stands out today among the attractions of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, which runs until June 30 in this city. UK Could Suspend N. Ireland Autonomy If No Government Deal is Struck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14857&SEO=uk-could-suspend-n.-ireland-autonomy-if-no-government-deal-is-struck London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Kingdom warned today that if parties in Northern Ireland''s devolved parliament did not strike a deal and form a government soon, the region would fall under the direct rule of London. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14855&SEO=chinese-cuban-sugarcane-harvester-works-successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. Europe Hit by Cyberattack that Could Be Linked to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14846&SEO=europe-hit-by-cyberattack-that-could-be-linked-to-us Oslo, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Although the Petya virus appears to be contained today, companies and governments around the world are still alarmed by the impact of this computer attack, which appears to be related to the United States National Security Agency. Spain Calls for Quick Ratification of EU-Cuba Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14844&SEO=spain-calls-for-quick-ratification-of-eu-cuba-agreement Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has spoken out about a rapid ratification of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (ADPC) between the European Union (EU) and Cuba signed in December 2016. Russian Lawmaker Warns US Might Attack Syria Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14833&SEO=russian-lawmaker-warns-us-might-attack-syria-again Moscow, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) When the United Nations is offering to welcome a dialogue for peace in Syria, the United States is reportedly considering a pre-emptive attack on Syrian government troops thus further escalating the conflict in that Arab country and the region. Usain Bolt to Start Last European Tour Wednesday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14828&SEO=usain-bolt-to-start-last-european-tour-wednesday Ostrava, Czech Republic, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and OLympic and World Champion Usain Bolt will start his last European tour in here today, a tour that will end with his goodbye at the World Championship in London ,UK, this year. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14827&SEO=keep-boosting-chinese-economy-goal-of-xis-europe-trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. Almost 9,000 Migrants Rescued at Mediterranean Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14824&SEO=almost-9000-migrants-rescued-at-mediterranean-sea Geneva, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today that almost 9,000 migrants and refugees were rescued, starting on Saturday, at the Mediterranean Sea. UN Calls to Take Advantage of Cypriot Reunification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14809&SEO=un-calls-to-take-advantage-of-cypriot-reunification United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today to take good advantage of the chance represented by a conference on Cyprus scheduled for Wednesday, for the reunification of the European island as the main issue. A New Virus Attack is Infecting Airlines, Banks, Utilities in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14808&SEO=a-new-virus-attack-is-infecting-airlines-banks-utilities-in-europe Oslo,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month''s WannaCry attack. Wrong Translation of Arturo Vidal Creates Tensions at Confed Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14804&SEO=wrong-translation-of-arturo-vidal-creates-tensions-at-confed-cup Moscow,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A bad translation of a statement made by Chilean Arturo Vidal about Cristiano Ronaldo has created tensions facing the semifinals of the Confederation Cup in Russia. South Africa, France to Sign a Cybercrime Fight Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14802&SEO=south-africa-france-to-sign-a-cybercrime-fight-deal 27 de junio de 2017, 12:14Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With cybercrime attacks on the rise in South Africa, the government is set to collaborate with France in an effort to boost the cyber and digital skills capacities which are key in investigating such crimes, SA News reports. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14800&SEO=china-defends-economic-globalization-for-inclusive-growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Syrian President Visits Russian Base in Latakia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14799&SEO=syrian-president-visits-russian-base-in-latakia Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the Russian base in Hmeymim, Latakia, about 300 kilometers northwest of Damascus. Two Alleged Terrorists Captured in Switzerland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14797&SEO=two-alleged-terrorists-captured-in-switzerland Bern, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Swiss police arrested two suspected terrorists, a man and a woman, during an operation in the town of Aubonne, located in the southwestern canton of Vaud, in the Morges District, a Prosecutor''s Office senior official informed today. Havana Now Has Jose Marti's Academic Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14796&SEO=havana-now-has-jose-martis-academic-record Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Archives of Cuba is currently keeping a facsimile of the academic record of National Hero, Jose Marti, corresponding to the period in which he studied at the Central University of Madrid. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14795&SEO=varadero-gourmet-begins-a-festival-that-highlights-tourism-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Dutch Scientists Celebrate Rare Meteorite Find in the Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14792&SEO=dutch-scientists-celebrate-rare-meteorite-find-in-the-netherlands Amsterdam, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Dutch scientists celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 3 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14789&SEO=syrian-refugees-in-turkey-exceed-3-million Ankara, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish authorities presented their latest report on the number of refugees in the country, published today by the daily Birgün, and in the case of Syrian nationals, it exceeded 3 million. Iraqi Troops Fight in Strategic Areas of West Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14787&SEO=iraqi-troops-fight-in-strategic-areas-of-west-mosul Baghdad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Combined forces of the Iraqi government combed recently released areas in western Mosul considered strategic to deliver the final blow to the Islamic State (IS), against which sporadic fighting in Tanak and Yarmuk are taking place today. Belarus, Cuba Discuss Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14781&SEO=belarus-cuba-discuss-scientific-cooperation Minsk, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin, has discussed with Cuban ambassador to this country, Gerardo Suarez Alvarez, the bilateral cooperation in the scientific sphere. Cuban Oil Specialists Graduate as Masters in Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14774&SEO=cuban-oil-specialists-graduate-as-masters-in-russian-university Moscow, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban specialists graduate as masters in geology, oil drilling and exploitation at Gubkin University as part of the cooperation program between Cubapetroleo and Russian Rosneft. Former Minister of Economy Nominated for Head of Gov't in Romania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14768&SEO=former-minister-of-economy-nominated-for-head-of-govt-in-romania Bucharest, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Social Democrat Party of Romania (SDP) nominated outgoing minister of Economy Mihai Tudose as the new head of Government, following the fall of the Government last week. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika to Perform at Noches del Botanico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14764&SEO=chucho-valdes-and-concha-buika-to-perform-at-noches-del-botanico Madrid, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The concert by Chucho Valdes and Guinean singer Concha Buika is one of the most expected during the Spanish festival Noches del Botanico, said today websites. Important Archeological Discovery in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14762&SEO=important-archeological-discovery-in-rome Rome, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The remains of a Roman wooden building were found today here during the excavation to enhance the subway network, said today archeologists from the municipality management. Court Orders Salvador Dali's Body to be Exhumed in Paternity Suit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14760&SEO=court-orders-salvador-dalis-body-to-be-exhumed-in-paternity-suit Madrid, June 26 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish judge in Madrid has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in an attempt to extract DNA for a paternity claim from a woman born in 1956. Poroshenko Harps on Crimea's Return to Ukrainian Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14759&SEO=poroshenko-harps-on-crimeas-return-to-ukrainian-sovereignty Kiev, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian President, Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko, has harped on restoring Ukrainian sovereignty in Crimea, which was separated from the nation after a referendum in 2014 in favor of its independence and reinstatement to Russia. Arconic to Halt Sale Cladding Panels Involved in Grenfell Tower Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14758&SEO=arconic-to-halt-sale-cladding-panels-involved-in-grenfell-tower-fire London, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The US manufacturer of aluminum composite panels used as cladding in London''s Grenfell Tower has halted sales of the product, which cuased a fire with 79 people dead. Irish Ship Rescues More than 700 Migrants in Lybian Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14753&SEO=irish-ship-rescues-more-than-700-migrants-in-lybian-coasts Dublin, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) An Irish war ship rescued 712 irregular migrants in waters close to the Lybian coasts in the last hours, said a military source here Monday. Socialist Party Win Parliamentary Elections in Albania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14746&SEO=socialist-party-win-parliamentary-elections-in-albania Tirana, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Albanian Socialist Party (SP), which Prime Minister Edi Rama belongs to, won by majority the parliamentary elections in this Southeastern Europe''s Balkan Peninsula, according to part data published today by the Central Electoral Commission (KQZ). UNESCO Designated Peruvian Magaly Solier as Artist for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14743&SEO=unesco-designated-peruvian-magaly-solier-as-artist-for-peace Paris, June 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova officially designated today Peruvian actress and singer Magaly Solier as an Artist for Peace in recognition of her commitment to protect and promote indigenous culture. Climate Change Could Bring Tropical Virus To Europe and USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14738&SEO=climate-change-could-bring-tropical-virus-to-europe-and-usa London,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas according to Scientific Reports. Tennis-Eastbourne International Women's Singles Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14727&SEO=tennis-eastbourne-international-womens-singles-results Eastbourne,UK,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay Verónica Cepede won in 3 sets overChinese Su-Wei Hsieh and advanced to the second round in Eastbourne. Spain Donates Copies of Historical Documents to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14719&SEO=spain-donates-copies-of-historical-documents-to-cuba Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s state-run archives will deliver facsimiles of several historical documents related to the island, stored by that institution, to the National Archive of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC). France Confirms Meeting of Normandy Quartet About Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14717&SEO=france-confirms-meeting-of-normandy-quartet-about-ukraine Paris, jun 26 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed today that a meeting of the Quartet of Normandy will be held in the coming days to address the issue of the crisis in Ukraine. Trump's Policy towards Cuba Doomed to Fail, French Intellectual Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14705&SEO=trumps-policy-towards-cuba-doomed-to-fail-french-intellectual-says Paris, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) French intellectual Salim Lamrani has considered that the hostile policy announced by U.S. President, Donald Trump, towards Cuba is doomed to fail, according to an article published today. Indian State Firm Negotiates Stakes in Russian Oilfields http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14704&SEO=indian-state-firm-negotiates-stakes-in-russian-oilfields New Delhi, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has joined the Indian consortium that is negotiating a purchase of up to 49 percent in Vankor''s oilfields in the Russian Arctic region, today revealed company sources. Cuba Wins Six Titles at Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14700&SEO=cuba-wins-six-titles-at-athletic-meeting-in-bilbao-spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban athletes won six titles, one silver medal and set a new record for the event at the Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, which is part of the preparatory tour for the London World Championships in August. BRUGES, A MILLENNIAL CITY FULL OF LIFE http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14696&SEO=bruges-a-millennial-city-full-of-life The city of Bruges, located in Belgium, is about to celebrate its first millennium and is nowadays one of the main tourist sites in Europe. Russian Military Command Assures Israel Attacked Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14695&SEO=russian-military-command-assures-israel-attacked-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Contrary to what the Israeli government explained, the Russian military command made it clear on Sunday that Tel Aviv''s air force destroyed terrorist targets on Syria''s Golan Heights, which is under Zionist occupation. Plans to Perpetrate Terrorist Attacks during Eurocup Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14688&SEO=plans-to-perpetrate-terrorist-attacks-during-eurocup-revealed Paris, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The commandos who perpetrated the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 and Brussels in March 2016 were preparing an attack during the Eurocup of football in France, France Inter reported on Sunday. Just Over Four Million Italians Called to the Polls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14679&SEO=just-over-four-million-italians-called-to-the-polls Rome, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Over four million voters are called to the polls today in 111 Italian municipalities where election silence was decreed today to the run-off to elect mayors. Roger Federer Reaches his 11th Halle Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14677&SEO=roger-federer-reaches-his-11th-halle-finals Halle, Germany, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer beat Russian Karen Khachnov in two sets and moved forward to his 11th Halle finals. FRANCE STRENGTHENS LINKS WITH LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14675&SEO=france-strengthens-links-with-latin-america-and-the-caribbean In France the Week of the Latin America and the Caribbean became a bridge between the two nations. The event is meant to strengthen the cultural and the diversity of the region. Our correspondent in Paris Luis Maria González with more. India and Russia Agree to Strengthen Military Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14674&SEO=india-and-russia-agree-to-strengthen-military-cooperation New Delhi, June 24 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia are moving forward today to strengthen their military cooperation, including the joint development of future weapon systems and the exchange of experiences. French Journalist Wounded By Blast in Iraq Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14673&SEO=french-journalist-wounded-by-blast-in-iraq-dies Paris, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) French journalist Véronique Robert was killed in this capital on Monday due to the injuries caused by a blast on Monday in the Iraqi city of Mosul, reported the public company France Télévisions today. Trade Union Leader Warns of New Employment Crisis in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14670&SEO=trade-union-leader-warns-of-new-employment-crisis-in-spain 24 de junio de 2017, 09:10 Madrid, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of Workers´ Commissions (CCOO), Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, has warned today that Spain, with Europe´s second highest unemployment rate, is heading a new employment crisis. Belgium Suggests Making Searches for Extremist Websites Punishable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14662&SEO=belgium-suggests-making-searches-for-extremist-websites-punishable Brussels, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Belgian Prosecutor Office suggested making searches on Islamic extremist websites punishable, as part of the increased security measures following an attack in this capital city, a senior official said today. German Police Confiscates Weapons to Ultraright Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14658&SEO=german-police-confiscates-weapons-to-ultraright-group 23 de junio de 2017, 15:58Berlin, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) German security forces confiscated an important group of weapons, ammunition and extermist propaganda Friday, during an operation against members of ultraright group Reichburger (Citizens of the Reich) as reported by a source from the local police. Swiss Ambassador Highlights Friendship and Cooperation Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14654&SEO=swiss-ambassador-highlights-friendship-and-cooperation-ties-with-cuba Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The Swiss Ambassador to Cuba, Marcel Stutz, has highlighted Switzerland-Cuba friendship and cooperation ties during his official visit to this central province. Canadian Prime Minister Honors Terror Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14645&SEO=canadian-prime-minister-honors-terror-victims Ottawa, Jun2 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today reminded the hundreds of victims of terrorism of this nation and called for the unity of local and foreigners to confront this scourge. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14643&SEO=italian-senator-criticizes-us-policy-towards-cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. Collaboration With Nazis in Chile: an Uncomfortable Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14638&SEO=collaboration-with-nazis-in-chile-an-uncomfortable-truth Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Even today one may wonder what were the reasons why the film Colonia was barely criticized as an insignificant motion picture in a suspicious silence that some attributed to the power of the Nazis. Unesco Director Welcomes Santos and Repeats Support Peace in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14636&SEO=unesco-director-welcomes-santos-and-repeats-support-peace-in-colombia 23 de junio de 2017, 11:05París, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Unesco Director General, Irina Bokova, reiterated today support to peace in Colombia when receiving here the president of the South American nation, Juan Manuel Santos. Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14632&SEO=air-france-celebrates-19-years-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. Russian Navy Fires Caliber Missiles against Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14626&SEO=russian-navy-fires-caliber-missiles-against-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least three units of the Russian Naval Fleet fired six Caliber missiles today against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement in the Syrian province of Hama, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Total of 600 Buildings in UK Identified with Inflamable Elements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14620&SEO=total-of-600-buildings-in-uk-identified-with-inflamable-elements London, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The British government reported that a total of 600 buildings have a similar paneling or inflamable layer to the one in the Grenfell Tower, a place in which a devastating fire left at least 79 dead or missing people. Angela Merkel Gives Priority to EU´s Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14611&SEO=angela-merkel-gives-priority-to-euas-future Brussels, June 22 (PL) German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said as she arrived at the European Union summit that shaping the EU´s future should take priority over Brexit negotiations. Nishikori Retires Injured, Khachanov to Play Rublev in Halle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14598&SEO=nishikori-retires-injured-khachanov-to-play-rublev-in-halle Halle, Germany,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Third-seeded Kei Nishikori was forced to retire with an injury during his second-round match against Karen Khachanov at the Gerry Weber Open today. Cuban Caricaturist Among the Best of the Cartoon Movement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14595&SEO=cuban-caricaturist-among-the-best-of-the-cartoon-movement Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon ''Fronteras'' (Brothers) by Cuban graphic comedian Osvaldo Gutiérrez ''Osval'' is among the top 10 of the Cartoon Movement digital platform. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14594&SEO=un-security-council-begins-visit-to-haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Russia Denounces Lack of Antiterror Cooperation by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14592&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-antiterror-cooperation-by-usa Moscow, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the United States'' lack of cooperation in the real fight against terrorism in Syria and in Afghanistan, as denunciations of its support for the Islamic State (IS) increase. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14591&SEO=uganda-world-summit-to-help-refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14584&SEO=germany-supports-eu-trade-agreements-with-mexico-and-mercosur Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. French President Calls for Respect to European Values http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14579&SEO=french-president-calls-for-respect-to-european-values Paris, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron has called for respect to Europe''s values by saying that the region ''is not a supermarket,'' according to an interview published today by several media outlets. Cuban Foreign Minister Stresses Relevance of Ties with Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14570&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-stresses-relevance-of-ties-with-italy By Frank Gonzalez UK to Boost Anti-terrorist Spending after Terror Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14565&SEO=uk-to-boost-anti-terrorist-spending-after-terror-attacks London, June 22 (Prensa Latina) UK Government has decided to increase funding for fighting terrorism by 30 percent over the next five years, in response to the growing wave of extremist actions, according to a official spokesman. Usain Bolt to Run in Monaco in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14562&SEO=usain-bolt-to-run-in-monaco-in-july Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican legendary athlete Usain Bolt will run in Monaco, as part of his goodbye tour, in July, announced the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) Wednesday. Cuban FM Highlights Italy-Cuba Relation State as Excellent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14558&SEO=cuban-fm-highlights-italy-cuba-relation-state-as-excellent Rome, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Italy-Cuba Relations are in an exceptionally positive state, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said today. Venezuelan Ambassador Denounces Fierce Interference by Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14555&SEO=venezuelan-ambassador-denounces-fierce-interference-by-spain Madrid, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has denounced the fierce interference of Mariano Rajoy´s conservative government in the internal affairs of Venezuela. India Interested in Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense Missile Systems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14547&SEO=india-interested-in-russian-s-400-triumf-air-defense-missile-systems Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) India''s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley is in Russia to discuss, among other topics, and give final shape to a deal on the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system, New Delhi is interested in acquiring. Asteroid Collision With Earth Inevitable, Warn Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14542&SEO=asteroid-collision-with-earth-inevitable-warn-scientists London, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An asteroid strike on the Earth is just a matter of time and such events could destroy major cities, experts warn. UK-Glastonbury Fest The Most Legendery Rock Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14540&SEO=uk-glastonbury-fest-the-most-legendery-rock-music-festival London,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Glastonbury Fest starts today with a show that includes Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry. Victoria Azarenka Saves Three Match Points to Beat Risa Ozaki http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14537&SEO=victoria-azarenka-saves-three-match-points-to-beat-risa-ozaki Palma de Mallorca, Spain,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Azarenka, who gave birth to her first child, Leo, in December last year, entered the grass-court tournament in Spain as a wildcard. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14535&SEO=chinese-premier-to-attend-summer-davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. FIFA Opens Case Against Juventus Over Paul Pogba Transfer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14534&SEO=fifa-opens-case-against-juventus-over-paul-pogba-transfer Laussanne,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Juventus after investigating the Italian champion''s world-record sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United. Alexander Zverev Keeps Up Top Form In Halle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14532&SEO=alexander-zverev-keeps-up-top-form-in-halle Halle,Germany,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) French Richard Gasquet and Spanish Roberto Bautista won their respective games today against Bernar Tomic and local Dustin Brown so they advance to quarter finals in Halle ,Germany. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14530&SEO=record-141-million-people-in-need-of-humanitarian-aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14529&SEO=forest-wild-fire-in-portugal-was-started-with-criminal-intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. UNESCO Underlines Importance of Education to Eradicate Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14528&SEO=unesco-underlines-importance-of-education-to-eradicate-poverty Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Global poverty could be reduced by half if all adults had the possibility of completing secondary education, according to the results of an investigation released today by UNESCO. Putin considers Brazil Important Trading Partner of Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14522&SEO=putin-considers-brazil-important-trading-partner-of-russia Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin described Brazil today as an important trading partner of Russia when meeting at the Kremlin with his South American peer, Michel Temer, who is here on an official visit. Russia Warns over NATO Fighter Approaching Minister Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14521&SEO=russia-warns-over-nato-fighter-approaching-minister-plane Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A Russian SU-27 fighter plane reportedly chased away a NATO F-16 fighter jet that tried to approach Russia''s Defense Minister''s plane over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. UK Strengthens Security Due to Threats by Extreme Right-Wing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14512&SEO=uk-strengthens-security-due-to-threats-by-extreme-right-wing 21 de junio de 2017, 00:20London, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) British authorities will tighten security measures due to the threats posed by violent groups of the extreme right-wing against Muslim communities, said today a spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police (LMP). Greece Highlights Management in Fighting Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14506&SEO=greece-highlights-management-in-fighting-migration-crisis 20 de junio de 2017, 16:35Athens, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government has highlighted today the decisive role of actions to fight migration crisis currently affecting Europe. Cuban FM Meets with Slovak Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14500&SEO=cuban-fm-meets-with-slovak-prime-minister Bratislava, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has welcomed on Tuesday Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who paid an official visit to this European nation. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14497&SEO=brics-fms-discussed-top-world-issues-in-beijing-meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Rodriguez Zapatero Worried About Trump's Announcements on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14492&SEO=rodriguez-zapatero-worried-about-trumps-announcements-on-cuba La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has described as very disturbing the latest announcements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, regarding Cuba. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14490&SEO=cuba-hosts-first-international-junior-high-school-workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. European Parliament Commission Ratifies Agreement Cuba-EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14491&SEO=european-parliament-commission-ratifies-agreement-cuba-eu Brussels,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament approved today the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation for the normalization of relations between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14489&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-due-in-court-on-july-31-for-tax-evasion-case Madrid,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to appear in a Spanish court on July 31 to testify in a case in which he is accused of evading taxes, according to The Confidential newspaper. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14478&SEO=syrian-army-moves-forward-despite-terrorist-opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Trump to Meet Ukrainian President at White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14476&SEO=trump-to-meet-ukrainian-president-at-white-house Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will meet today with his Ukrainian peer, Piotr Poroshenko, at the White House, in a meeting that was included at the last minute to the host president''s agenda. India Seeks to Strengthen Military Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14469&SEO=india-seeks-to-strengthen-military-cooperation-with-russia 20 de junio de 2017, 08:22New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian Defense Minister Arun Jitley traveled to Russia on a four-day visit to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. German Film Festival to Screen Awarded Movies in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14467&SEO=german-film-festival-to-screen-awarded-movies-in-cuba Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The 23rd German Film Festival will screen six feature films awarded in that country from June 22-30 in Cuba, according to organizers of the event. Russia Confirms New Inter-Syrian Round in Astana for July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14465&SEO=russia-confirms-new-inter-syrian-round-in-astana-for-july Moscow, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia confirmed today the decision to hold a new negotiation round on July 4-5 in Astana, among leaders of armed groups from the so-called moderate opposition and Syrian Government representatives. USA Intends to Re-establish Military Communication with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14456&SEO=usa-intends-to-re-establish-military-communication-with-russia Washington, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States will intend to re-establish military communication with Russia to avoid clashes in Syria, according to Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Long Before the Internet, Cats Charmed Stone Age Humans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14444&SEO=long-before-the-internet-cats-charmed-stone-age-humans London,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Long before they conquered ancient Egypt, cats seduced Stone Age farmers who launched the worldwide feline takeover of human homes and hearts, a DNA study showed today. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14439&SEO=cuba-defends-right-to-grant-asylum-to-u.s.-civil-rights-fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14435&SEO=cuba-highlights-strong-rejection-to-trumps-policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14434&SEO=chinese-president-predicts-a-golden-decade-for-brics Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14433&SEO=cuba-repeats-willingness-to-continue-respectful-dialogue-with-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Russia: Trump's Rhetoric on Cuba Withdraws to Cold War Era http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14431&SEO=russia-trumps-rhetoric-on-cuba-withdraws-to-cold-war-era Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The new policy on Cuba announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, takes us back to the forgotten rhetoric ''Cold War'' style, denounced today the Russian foreign ministry in an official communique. Cuba Denounces Systematic Human Rights Violations in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14428&SEO=cuba-denounces-systematic-human-rights-violations-in-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday denounced systematic human rights violations in the United States. Cuba Attends Milano Latin Festival 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14424&SEO=cuba-attends-milano-latin-festival-2017 Milan, Italy, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) All artistic manifestations flourish in Italy in summertime and with them the spaces where thousands of people come every day as happens today with the Milano Latin Festival. Russia Suspends Memorandum of Cooperation with US in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14419&SEO=russia-suspends-memorandum-of-cooperation-with-us-in-syria Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has suspended as of today the memorandum of cooperation with the United States to avoid air incidents in Syria and warned of the monitoring of international coalition apparatus. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14411&SEO=2017-brics-games-kicks-off-in-guangzhouchina Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. Zinedine Zidane Tries to Convince Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14408&SEO=zinedine-zidane-tries-to-convince-cristiano-ronaldo-to-stay Madrid, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday. Solidarity With Cuba in Italy and Against Intensification of Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14406&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-in-italy-and-against-intensification-of-blockade Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Friendship with Cuba in Italy (Anaic) today reasserted here its solidarity with the government and people of the island to the resurgence of the aggressiveness of the U.S. government. Paolo Maldini Qualifies for Professional Tennis Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14405&SEO=paolo-maldini-qualifies-for-professional-tennis-tournament Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Paolo Maldini has qualified for a professional tennis tournament in Italy after coming through a qualifying competition with his doubles partner Stefano Landonio. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14404&SEO=us-intensifies-support-to-armed-groups-in-syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14403&SEO=more-than-168-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Russian Warplanes Kill 2 Top ISIS Commanders: Defense Ministry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14402&SEO=russian-warplanes-kill-2-top-isis-commanders-defense-ministry 18 de junio de 2017, 09:44Moscow,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Air forces eliminated two top Islamic State (ISIS) field commanders and some 180 terrorists during airstrikes in Syria in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Marcel Keizer Named New Ajax Manager on Two-year Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14400&SEO=marcel-keizer-named-new-ajax-manager-on-two-year-deal Amsterdam,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Ajax have appointed Marcel Keizer as their new head coach on a two-year deal with the option of a third season. At Least 59 Killed in Forest Fire in Portugal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14399&SEO=at-least-59-killed-in-forest-fire-in-portugal Lisbon, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 59 people, the government said today, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever forest blaze in the Atlantic coastal country, used to the woods burning almost every summer. Deaths from Fire in London Tower Could Rise to 58 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14388&SEO=deaths-from-fire-in-london-tower-could-rise-to-58 London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the Grenfell Tower in London could reach as high as 58, according to the London Metropolitan Police (Met). Spain Urged to Defend Cuba's Sovereignty in View of US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14387&SEO=spain-urged-to-defend-cubas-sovereignty-in-view-of-us-policy Madrid, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Spain (PCE) asked today the Government of Mariano Rajoy to denounce before the international institutions the willingness of President of the United States Donald Trump to resume interfering and offensive policies against Cuba. UN Calls for Combating Desertification and Drought on World Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14386&SEO=un-calls-for-combating-desertification-and-drought-on-world-day United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the UN urged the international community to prioritize attention to phenomena that have a serious impact on humanity. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14384&SEO=brics-agriculture-ministers-promote-cooperation-in-china Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. France on the Eve of Decisive Legislative Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14381&SEO=france-on-the-eve-of-decisive-legislative-elections Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) France is living today the day of reflection before the second round of legislative elections, aimed at defining the members of the 577-seat National Assembly. Cuban Minister Bruno Rodríguez Arrives in Austria on a Work Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14379&SEO=cuban-minister-bruno-rodriguez-arrives-in-austria-on-a-work-visit Vienna, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Austria today for a working visit aimed at strengthening the positive relations between the two nations, diplomatic sources said. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14371&SEO=cuba-prepares-for-aesthetic-and-health-congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. Building Fire Kills 30 in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14359&SEO=building-fire-kills-30-in-london 16 de junio de 2017, 14:59London, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police in London (Met) reported that at least 30 people died during the recent Grenfell Tower fire, assured commander Stuart Cundy during a media briefing. Merkel Condemns US Extraterritorial Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14354&SEO=merkel-condemns-us-extraterritorial-sanctions-against-russia Berlin, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the extraterritoriality of new US sanctions against Russia, which affect European interests, according to EU leaders. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14353&SEO=power-plant-in-syrian-city-of-daraa-out-of-service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. Cuban Foreign Minister Closes Visit to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14351&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-closes-visit-to-turkey Istanbul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla finished his 2-day visit to Turkey Friday, with a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this city. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Alexander Zverev, Cilic Advance To 's-Hertogenbosch Semi Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14342&SEO=alexander-zverev-cilic-advance-to-s-hertogenbosch-semi-finals S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) World No. 7 Marin Cilic and No. 10-ranked Alexander Zverev both advanced to the Ricoh Open semi-finals today. McDonalds Ends Olympics Sponsorship Three Years Earlier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14339&SEO=mcdonalds-ends-olympics-sponsorship-three-years-earlier Laussanne, Switzerland,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) McDonald''s has ended its longtime Olympic sponsorship, the International Olympic Committee announced today. Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14328&SEO=prensa-latina-always-committed-to-truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. France Supports Obama's Measures towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14327&SEO=france-supports-obamas-measures-towards-cuba Paris, April 16 (Prensa Latina) France today reiterated its welcome to the measures taken in 2015 and 2016 by former President Barack Obama to alleviate the economic blockade held by the United States against Cuba for more than half a century. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey's National Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14326&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-turkeys-national-assembly Ankara, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, is on the second day of his official visit to Turkey with tours of the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the National Assembly in this capital. Andrzej Olejniczak and Chucho Valdes in Getxo Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14319&SEO=andrzej-olejniczak-and-chucho-valdes-in-getxo-jazz-festival Madrid, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The 41st Getxo International Jazz Festival, which starts on June 28th in that city of the Basque Country, completed the participants'' list with the presence of Polish saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. Cuban Pole-Vaulter Wins Gold Medal at IAAF Diamond League in Oslo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14314&SEO=cuban-pole-vaulter-wins-gold-medal-at-iaaf-diamond-league-in-oslo Oslo, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole-vault Yarisley Silva has won on Thursday the gold medal in the fifth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in this capital, after exceeding 4.81 meters. Cuban FM Begins Round of Contacts in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14304&SEO=cuban-fm-begins-round-of-contacts-in-turkey Ankara, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez began today his agenda of contacts with officials of Turkey, following his arrival at the international airport of Esenboga, in this capital. Russia Warns over USA Deploying Multiple Rocket Launchers in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14299&SEO=russia-warns-over-usa-deploying-multiple-rocket-launchers-in-syria Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has redeployed multiple launchers of the series High Mobility Advanced Rocket System, better known for its acronym HIMARS, from Jordan to Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry publicly confirmed on Thursday. Stanford Classic: Maria Sharapova Gets Wildcard Entry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14296&SEO=stanford-classic-maria-sharapova-gets-wildcard-entry California, USA, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA Stanford tournament at the end of next month as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension. FIFA Video Review Goal is Avoiding Errors, Not Perfection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14292&SEO=fifa-video-review-goal-is-avoiding-errors-not-perfection St Petersburgo, Russia,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)''Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Geneva Summit Discusses Women at Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14291&SEO=geneva-summit-discusses-women-at-work Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Conference, which continues its sessions here, is holding a summit today to discuss how to make up a better future for women at work. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14289&SEO=computer-problem-costs-millions-to-british-airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). Greece Concerned About Its Economic Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14287&SEO=greece-concerned-about-its-economic-stability Berlin, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities expressed today their concern about the country''s economic stability, dependent on dealings with its creditors and the unblocking of the next tranche of financial aid. French Citizens Hope for Better Legislative Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14283&SEO=french-citizens-hope-for-better-legislative-results Paris, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A majority of French citizens hope that the results of the legislative elections will be corrected in runoff to prevent that President Emmanuel Macron''s movement ''The Republic On the Move'' (LREM) gain absolute control of the Parliament. Putin Jokes About Possible Asylum for Former FBI Director http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14282&SEO=putin-jokes-about-possible-asylum-for-former-fbi-director Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today joked about granting political asylum to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, after he talked about his recordings of his conversations with Donald Trump. The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14280&SEO=the-west-has-always-sought-to-contain-russia-with-sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Putin Calls for Understanding to Avoid Family Details http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14274&SEO=putin-calls-for-understanding-to-avoid-family-details Moscow, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today asked citizens for his policy of avoiding disclosure of details about his family, although he said he was just born his second grandchild. U.S. Intensifies Actions against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14270&SEO=u.s.-intensifies-actions-against-syria Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States'' actions against Syria continue intensifying amid a new crisis in the Middle East between Qatar and Saudi Arabia that evidently seems a maneuver to distort its real objectives. Death Toll Rises to 17 in London Grenfell Tower Due to Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14269&SEO=death-toll-rises-to-17-in-london-grenfell-tower-due-to-fire London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the London skyscraper Grenfell Tower was 17, according to the Metropolitan Police today. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey to Expand Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14268&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-turkey-to-expand-bilateral-relations Ankara, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Cuba will strengthen bilateral relations with the two-day visit Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez starts today in this capital, diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina. One out of Six Elderly People Experience Abuse, Says WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14265&SEO=one-out-of-six-elderly-people-experience-abuse-says-who Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately, one out of every six elderly people in the world experience some kind of abuse, a figure that will increase as the global population grows older, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. Russia Concerned about New Promotion of US Unilateral Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14262&SEO=russia-concerned-about-new-promotion-of-us-unilateral-sanctions Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia expressed today its concern about the possibility of new promotion of unilateral sanctions against it by the the United States, after learning about a bill in this reference presented in the US Congress. President of Russian Supreme Court Holds Meeting with Cuban Attorneys http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14257&SEO=president-of-russian-supreme-court-holds-meeting-with-cuban-attorneys Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Viasheslav Lebedev held a meeting with Cuban attorneys that attend a training course at the Russian State Academy of Justice, said today diplomatic sources. Armenian Levon Aronian Leader of Tournament in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14256&SEO=armenian-levon-aronian-leader-of-tournament-in-norway Stavanger, Norway, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Armenian Great Master Levon Aronian took the first place alone in the chess super tournament being played in this Nowegian city Wednesday. UN: Near 400,000 Ukrainians without Water due to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14254&SEO=un-near-400000-ukrainians-without-water-due-to-conflict United Nations, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Deputy secretary general of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O´Brien said today that near 40,000 people have remained for four days without drinking water as result of the conflict in the east of Ukraine. 12 People Dead in London Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14249&SEO=12-people-dead-in-london-fire London, June 14 (Prensa Latina) The death toll of a deadly overnight fire that engulfed a 24-story London apartment tower on Wednesday has risen to 12, local police said. Peter Sagan Won Stage 5 Tour de Suisse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14243&SEO=peter-sagan-won-stage-5-tour-de-suisse Cevio, SWITZERLAND,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse in Cevio in emphatic style. The two-time World Champion lit the afterburners as the peloton rounded the final curve and had plenty of time to do a hula-style celebration as he sailed across the line. IOC Proposes Ban Ki-Moon to Preside Ethics Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14242&SEO=ioc-proposes-ban-ki-moon-to-preside-ethics-commission Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Former secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon was proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board as candidate to preside its Ethics Commission, IOC announced Wednesday. Montreal to Host North America's Biggest Street Arts Festival in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14237&SEO=montreal-to-host-north-americas-biggest-street-arts-festival-in-july Ottawa,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)Montreal will host North America''s biggest street-arts festival in July. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14235&SEO=turkey-wants-to-open-embassies-in-all-african-states Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Most Civilian Deaths During Wars Occur in Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14233&SEO=most-civilian-deaths-during-wars-occur-in-cities Geneva, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Half of civilian deaths in wars in 2010-2015 occurred in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and most of them died in urban centers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported today. Nadal Pulls Out of Queen's To Rest Ahead of Wimbledon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14231&SEO=nadal-pulls-out-of-queens-to-rest-ahead-of-wimbledon Madrid,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Aegon Championships at The Queen''s Club as he looks to rest his body in preparation for Wimbledon. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14229&SEO=pullman-cayo-coco-hotel-preferred-by-canadians-and-europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. Cuba Ratifies Its Commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14228&SEO=cuba-ratifies-its-commitment-to-the-man-and-the-biosphere-programme Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, ratified her country''s commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), speaking at the 29th meeting of the International Coordination Council of that project. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14227&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-european-countries Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will visit the European states of Turkey, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and the Vatican, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Serbia Reports Seizure of New and Very Harmful Drug http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14221&SEO=serbia-reports-seizure-of-new-and-very-harmful-drug Belgrade, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Serbia''s health authorities have reported the seizure of a new drug several hundred times more powerful than marijuana, which is capable of causing serious damage, according to an article published today in the newspaper Blic. Putin Warns about Russia's Response to NATO Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14218&SEO=putin-warns-about-russias-response-to-nato-challenges Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned about Russia''s plans to respond to the challenges to its security posed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). China, Germany Strengthen Cooperation in Security and Communications http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14214&SEO=china-germany-strengthen-cooperation-in-security-and-communications Beijing, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) China and Germany agreed to further boost cooperation in security and communications, the Chinese Government announced on Wednesday. Cuban Artist Participates in Collective Exhibition at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14213&SEO=cuban-artist-participates-in-collective-exhibition-at-unesco Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist Jacqueline Brito is exhibiting her work at UNESCO, as part of the project ''Art Camp Andorra: Colours for the Planet'', aimed at promoting art as a vehicle for peace, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba Defends Universal Access to Benefits on New Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14211&SEO=cuba-defends-universal-access-to-benefits-on-new-technologies 14 de junio de 2017, 08:57Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Communications, Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal, has defended in Geneva that the benefits of new technologies should be available to all citizens in the world, diplomatic sources said today. Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Qatar to Mediate in Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14207&SEO=turkish-foreign-minister-travels-to-qatar-to-mediate-in-conflict Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, has traveled to Doha today in an attempt to find a way out of the conflict Qatar is facing with neighboring countries and the region. ILO World Summit to Discuss Women at Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14197&SEO=ilo-world-summit-to-discuss-women-at-work Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Organization (ILO) Conference -still in session- will hold a world summit on Thursday to discuss the way to shape a better future for women in their jobs. Russia Estimates Qatar Crisis Affects Syrian Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14195&SEO=russia-estimates-qatar-crisis-affects-syrian-process Moscow, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The diplomatic crisis on Qatar has adverse effects for strengthening peace efforts in Syria and for fighting terrorism, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Romania's Ex-President Charged with Crimes Against Humanity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14193&SEO=romanias-ex-president-charged-with-crimes-against-humanity Bucharest, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Romania´s ex-President Ion Iliescu and former Prime Minister Petre Roman will go on trial for alleged crimes against humanity committed in 1990, according to the Attorney General´s Office. Cuban Network Infomed Wins International Award in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14191&SEO=cuban-network-infomed-wins-international-award-in-geneva Geneva, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban network Infomed won today the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award, a project recognized as a milestone in the computerization of society in the Caribbean nation. Greece Declare State of Emergency in Lesbos by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14179&SEO=greece-declare-state-of-emergency-in-lesbos-by-earthquake Athens, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government today declared a state of emergency on the island of Lesbos, affected by a earthquake of 6.1 degree on the Richter scale that killed one at least. Leo Messi Most Efficient Forward of Spanish Pro League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14177&SEO=leo-messi-most-efficient-forward-of-spanish-pro-league Madrid, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean forward Lionel ''Leo'' Messi, now playing for FC Barcelona, was the most efficient soccer player of the last Spanish League season, according to the statistics published Tuesday. Turkey Sends Delegation to Qatar for Future Military Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14176&SEO=turkey-sends-delegation-to-qatar-for-future-military-deployment Ankara, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of three members of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) reportedly went to Qatar to begin preparations for future military deployment in that country. British Scientists Produce Plastic without Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14175&SEO=british-scientists-produce-plastic-without-oil London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Bath, United Kingdom announced today the production of alternative polycarbonates from sugars and carbon dioxide. Putin Rejects Anti-Russia Rhetoric in US Electoral Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14174&SEO=putin-rejects-anti-russia-rhetoric-in-us-electoral-campaign Moscow, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized today the anti-Russia rhetoric in the US electoral campaigns, in which politicians take advantage of this subject. British Military Bases Attacked in Cyprus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14169&SEO=british-military-bases-attacked-in-cyprus Nicosia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cyprus security forces are investigating the attack on the British military base in Dhekelia at dawn today, where a policeman was injured after an explosion at the entrance to the barracks. Iran Qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14164&SEO=iran-qualify-for-the-2018-fifa-world-cup Teherán, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iranian president Hassan Rouhani congratulates the IOranian team for qualifing to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14163&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-accused-of-tax-evasion Madrid, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. Antoine Griezmann Signs New Atletico Madrid Contract Until 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14161&SEO=antoine-griezmann-signs-new-atletico-madrid-contract-until-2022 Madrid,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has extended his contract with Atletico Madrid until June 2022. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14160&SEO=increase-in-oil-demand-to-help-market-balance-according-to-opec London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. France Demands End of US Subsidies to Boeing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14154&SEO=france-demands-end-of-us-subsidies-to-boeing Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) France today demanded the end of the subsidies granted by the United States to the aeronautical company Boeing, considering that they are an obstacle to the rules of fair trade. Lack of African Economic Success to Increase Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14152&SEO=lack-of-african-economic-success-to-increase-migration Berlin, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bundesbank (German Central Bank) President Jens Weidmann warned here today that the lack of African economic success will increase the migratory pressure on Europe. EU Trusts U.S. will Comply with Nuclear Agreement with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14151&SEO=eu-trusts-u.s.-will-comply-with-nuclear-agreement-with-iran Oslo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Union''s high representative for Foreign Policy and Common Security, Federica Mogherini, said today that she is confident that the United States will keep its commitment to the nuclear agreement with Iran, despite its criticisms of the pct. French Airline Corsair Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14142&SEO=french-airline-corsair-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) French airline Corsair has started direct flights to Cuba with Boeing 747-400 of 533 seats, as part of the increase in tourism and relations between these two countries. Belgian Company Presents in Cuba Plantar Pressure Measurement System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14126&SEO=belgian-company-presents-in-cuba-plantar-pressure-measurement-system Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A plantar pressure measurement system to study the plantar pressure variability was presented today by the Belgian company Rsscan, in the context of Podosalud 2017, the 1st Conference on Applied Chiropody, in session at Habana Libre Hotel. More than 1,500 Immigrants Rescued at Sea, Arrive in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14124&SEO=more-than-1500-immigrants-rescued-at-sea-arrive-in-italy Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at the Italian ports of Palermo, Augusta, Catania, Lampedusa and Reggio Calabria, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). G-7 Reiterates, without US Support, Commitment to Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14122&SEO=g-7-reiterates-without-us-support-commitment-to-paris-agreement Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Environment ministers from the G-7 countries reaffirmed today their commitment to the swift and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, without the United States'' support. ILO Calls for Protection of Children from Child Labor and Conflicts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14119&SEO=ilo-calls-for-protection-of-children-from-child-labor-and-conflicts 12 de junio de 2017, 16:18Geneva, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO), called today for protection of children from child labor, conflicts or disasters. Labor Leader Questions UK Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14112&SEO=labor-leader-questions-uk-prime-minister London, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The UK Labor Party Deputy Leader , Tom Watson, has questioned on Monday Prime Minister Theresa May whether US media mogul Rupert Murdoch had any influence over her cabinet reshuffle. Foreign Affairs Ministers of Cuba and Luxembourg Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14107&SEO=foreign-affairs-ministers-of-cuba-and-luxembourg-meet Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg in a meeting in which both officials ratified the excellent bilateral links between their respective countries. South Korea Proposes To Host 2030 FIFA World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14103&SEO=south-korea-proposes-to-host-2030-fifa-world-cup Seoul,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina)South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed today that Northeast Asian countries co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup to ease tensions in the region. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Coast of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14099&SEO=strong-earthquake-hits-western-coast-of-turkey Istanbul, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A 6.3-magnitude Richter scale earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey today, ioffshore Izmir district, with no human nor material casualties reported. Turkish Police Identify 5 Suspects Connected to Ambassador Killing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14098&SEO=turkish-police-identify-5-suspects-connected-to-ambassador-killing Ankara,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor''s Office has identified five suspects in connection with the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov and is pursuing the possibility that one of the five might have ordered the assassin police officer to kill the envoy, daily Yeni Åžafak reported today. Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity Increse in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14097&SEO=health-effects-of-overweight-and-obesity-increse-in-the-world London,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Since 1980 the number of obese persons dobled in 70 countires until reaching 2 billion in the world according to New England Journal of Medicine. Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14095&SEO=canada-businessmen-politicians-attend-montreal-conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14092&SEO=germany-conditions-economic-aid-to-africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. France: Only Four of 577 Lawmakers Were Elected in First Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14090&SEO=france-only-four-of-577-lawmakers-were-elected-in-first-round Paris, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Only four of 577 parliamentary seats in dispute bear the name of a new lawmaker after the first round of legislative election in France, according to official results published today. Turkey to Hire Syrian Doctors in Health Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14089&SEO=turkey-to-hire-syrian-doctors-in-health-centers Istanbul, Turkey, 12 June (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Health Minister Recep Akdag announced today here that a program would be implemented to recruit Syrian refugees qualified as doctors or medical personnel in health centers. Russia to Show Crimea with its Virtues and Difficulties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14087&SEO=russia-to-show-crimea-with-its-virtues-and-difficulties By Antonio Rondón García, Special Envoy Circular Economy and Marine Debris at G7 Meeting in Bologna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14082&SEO=circular-economy-and-marine-debris-at-g7-meeting-in-bologna Rome, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 environment ministers will dedicate today the second and final day of their meeting in Bologna to marine debris and the three ''R'' of the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle. Cuba Defends at UN a Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14081&SEO=cuba-defends-at-un-a-safe-orderly-and-regular-migration Geneva, June 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended at the UN the need to regulate human mobility with accessible, regular, orderly and secure migration channels as part of the 35th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council, which continues today. Turkish Products Begin to Invade Supermarkets in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14080&SEO=turkish-products-begin-to-invade-supermarkets-in-qatar Ankara, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Numerous Turkish products are beginning to invade the shelves of shops in Qatar, as neighboring Arab states feel the commercial embargo, according to the newspaper Hürriyet. Legislative Participation in France Falls, says partial report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14072&SEO=legislative-participation-in-france-falls-says-partial-report Paris, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) 19.24 percent of voters cast their votes before noon in the first round of legislative elections in France, which figure was lower compared to 2012 elections. El Pais Newspaper Awarded for the Most Liar Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14071&SEO=el-pais-newspaper-awarded-for-the-most-liar-against-cuba Bilbao, Spain, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Over fifty organizations of friendship with Cuba have awarded El Pais Spanish newspaper for the Most Liar Communication Media against Cuba. Lavrov and Tillerson Discuss Qatar Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14068&SEO=lavrov-and-tillerson-discuss-qatar-crisis Moscow, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the Qatar diplomatic crisis, during their telephone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. French Development Agency to Finance Solar Plant in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14059&SEO=french-development-agency-to-finance-solar-plant-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance with more than 12.8 million dollars the construction of a solar power plant in the Bolivian department of Oruro, the Ministry of Planning and Development confirmed. British Police: London Bombing Could Have Been Worse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14052&SEO=british-police-london-bombing-could-have-been-worse London, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The London bombing, which killed eight people and injured dozens, may have been worse, the British police said after discovering that one of the terrorists tried to rent a truck hours before the attack. Solidarity with Cuba Meeting Begins in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14045&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-meeting-begins-in-spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 organizations from all over Spain have gathered here today at the 14th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba to analyze the consequences of the U.S. blockade of the Caribbean country, among other issues. Italy Hosts Seminar on Options against Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14043&SEO=italy-hosts-seminar-on-options-against-climate-change Rome, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Climate Coalition is hosting a seminar in Bologna today to discuss the options in the energy sector to stop the increase in global temperature and promote a future of 100-percent renewable energies. Rafael Nadal to His 10th Finals of Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14032&SEO=rafael-nadal-to-his-10th-finals-of-roland-garros Paris, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish tennis professional player Rafael Nadal won his march over Austrian Dominic Thiem in three sets (6-3, 6-4 and 6-0) to accede to the finals of the 2017 Ronald Garros Open Tournament, second Grand Slam of the present season. UN Announces New Debates on Cyprus Reunification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14031&SEO=un-announces-new-debates-on-cyprus-reunification United Nations, June 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretariat Antonio Guterres has announced the resumption of dialogue between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities on the reunification of the island on June 28, in Geneva. Catalonia Announces Independence Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14027&SEO=catalonia-announces-independence-referendum 09 de junio de 2017, 16:35Madrid, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Catalonia Government, Carles Puigdemont, has announced on Friday that a referendum to split from Spain will be held on October 1st, 2017. France Defends Candidature for 2024 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14025&SEO=france-defends-candidature-for-2024 09 de junio de 2017, 16:29Paris, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) France will keep on its efforts for Paris to be declared the host for the 2024 Olympic Games, announced the French candidature team after the approval of the Executive of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to a double appointment for the hosts for 2014 and 2028. Venezuela Rejects Angela Merkel Interference in Internal Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14022&SEO=venezuela-rejects-angela-merkel-interference-in-internal-affairs 09 de junio de 2017, 16:09Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez rejected today the interventionist statements of the German head of Government Angela Merkel who accused the Venezuelan authorities of ''reducing'' the participation of the opposition. IOC Approves Simultaneous Appointment for 2024 and 2028 Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14019&SEO=ioc-approves-simultaneous-appointment-for-2024-and-2028-games 09 de junio de 2017, 15:51Lausanne, Switzerland, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved today the project to give simultaneously the hosts for the Olympic Games of 2024 and 2028 during the meeting of next September 13 in Lima. British Labor Party Members Celebrate Progress Achieved in Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14016&SEO=british-labor-party-members-celebrate-progress-achieved-in-elections 09 de junio de 2017, 15:44London, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The British Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, considered today unbelievable the results of hiss party in the general elections held on Thursday, where they managed to add 29 new deputies to the parliament. UK- Aerosmith Ready to Rock at Download Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14009&SEO=uk-aerosmith-ready-to-rock-at-download-festival London,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) North American rockers Aerosmith said they would put aside security concerns following the Manchester bombing to headline the Download Festival in England on Sunday, insisting the show must go on. One of Every Four Children Under Five Suffer Anemia in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14008&SEO=one-of-every-four-children-under-five-suffer-anemia-in-colombia Bogota, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Anemia during childhood affects one of every four children under five in Colombia, a serious problem for public health, Cromos magazine warns today. Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14007&SEO=usain-bolt-says-breaking-records-not-a-priority Kingston,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Usain Bolt says breaking records is not a priority and dedicates tomorrow''s farewell performance to fans. Having established two individual world records Usain Bolt said he would not be attempting to break his 9.58 and 19.19 clocking times to end his final season in glory.''I have already said it, this season is for the fans,'' said Bolt, during a JN Racers Grand Prix press briefing yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Terrorists Killed in Fights in Afghan Province of Nangarhar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14006&SEO=terrorists-killed-in-fights-in-afghan-province-of-nangarhar Kabul, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan Army''s Silab body reported today that 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during Hamza''s operations in Nangarhar province. Wawrinka Wins Over Andy Murray to Reach French Open Final http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14003&SEO=wawrinka-wins-over-andy-murray-to-reach-french-open-final París,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Stan Wawrinka has exacted revenge on Andy Murray for his 2016 French Open semi-final defeat by beating the Brit at the same stage to reach this year''s final. France, Corsair and Cuban Tourism Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13998&SEO=france-corsair-and-cuban-tourism-development Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the recent arrival of the inaugural flight of the French airline Corsair, Cuban tourism emphasizes today a commitment to the travel industry with a strong eye towards Europe. More Than 160 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13997&SEO=more-than-160-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says Geneva, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. SCO Summit Approves Counter-Terrorism Declaration and Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13996&SEO=sco-summit-approves-counter-terrorism-declaration-and-convention Astana, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit adopted today the Astana Declaration, which is annexed to the antiterrorism convention and accepted Pakistan and India in its ranks. Uruguay Prioritizes Science, Environment Within the Antarctic Treaty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13993&SEO=uruguay-prioritizes-science-environment-within-the-antarctic-treaty Montevideo, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Science and the environment will be two of the main priorities of work to be promoted by the Uruguayan Albert Lluberas, after becoming the first Latin American elected to assume the Executive Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty. SCO Shaping a New Trade Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13990&SEO=sco-shaping-a-new-trade-order Astana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the formal entry of India and Pakistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a multilateral grouping, is consolidating its economic and political might while shaping a new trade order following the steps of the Belt and Road Initiative China is pushing forward. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13986&SEO=brics-media-in-search-of-shared-future-opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. World Trade Unionists Call In Brussels for Ending Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13985&SEO=world-trade-unionists-call-in-brussels-for-ending-blockade-on-cuba Brussels, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade unionists from many countries have called for an end to the U.S. economic blockade on Cuba during an event held at the European Parliament based in Brussels, diplomatic sources said today. Turkey to Deploy Aircraft and Warships in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13984&SEO=turkey-to-deploy-aircraft-and-warships-in-qatar Ankara, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Under the two military agreements approved in the National Assembly, the Turkish authorities will send aircraft and warships to Qatar, according to official sources. Balearic Islands Parliament in Spain Condemns Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13979&SEO=balearic-islands-parliament-in-spain-condemns-blockade-on-cuba Madrid, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Balearic Islands parliament urged the Spanish government today to express its rejection of a possible reversal of the agreements adopted by the former U.S. administration of Barack Obama to normalize relations with Cuba. Oil Price in one-month Minimum by increase of inventories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13977&SEO=oil-price-in-one-month-minimum-by-increase-of-inventories London, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell to a one-month low today, pushed by rising of US inventories and entry of Nigerian crude oil. Over a Ton of Heroin Seized by Turkey Belonged to the Talibans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13972&SEO=over-a-ton-of-heroin-seized-by-turkey-belonged-to-the-talibans 08 de junio de 2017, 13:39Ankara,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina)Turkish security forces have seized one tonne and 71 kilograms of heroin on board an offshore supply ship identified as Commander Tide, Turkish media reported. WTO Advocates Greater Trade Contribution to Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13971&SEO=wto-advocates-greater-trade-contribution-to-development Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, called today for trade to contribute more to creating jobs and supporting growth and development. Strong Security Measures for Merkel's Visit to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13963&SEO=strong-security-measures-for-merkels-visit-to-argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Detours in several streets and a large police deployment are registered today in this capital for the brief visit by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to this country. Ecologist Killed by Rhinoceros at Akagera Park in Rwanda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13960&SEO=ecologist-killed-by-rhinoceros-at-akagera-park-in-rwanda Kigali,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) An ecologist,Hungarian Krisztián Gyöngyi, was today killed by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park while out tracking animals in the park, this was confirmed in a statement issued by the park management yesterday. Costa Rica Defines Actions to Improve Oceans' Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13959&SEO=costa-rica-defines-actions-to-improve-oceans-health San Jose, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) About 100 high political, civil society and academia representatives are participating today and tomorrow in the Global Dialogue on Oceans, an event that Costa Rica hosts to define actions aimed at improving the health of that part of the planet. China: Second Largest Direct Investor Abroad in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13958&SEO=china-second-largest-direct-investor-abroad-in-2016 Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) China became the second country with the largest direct investment abroad in 2016, according to a report released today by official sources. Bolivia, Europe Agree to Strengthen Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13957&SEO=bolivia-europe-agree-to-strengthen-cooperation Brussels, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales and the leader of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, agreed here today to strengthen cooperation between Bolivia and the old continent. Astana Talks on Syria Slated for June 20 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13951&SEO=astana-talks-on-syria-slated-for-june-20 08 de junio de 2017, 10:02Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian President''s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, announced Thursday that initial date of the coming round of Astana talks on Syrian has been set for June 20 after it was scheduled for June 12-13. Cuba Calls at UN for Dialogue and Cooperation to Promote Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13946&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-for-dialogue-and-cooperation-to-promote-human-rights Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has defended dialogue and cooperation at the United Nations in Geneva as key elements to effectively promote all human rights in the world, diplomatic sources said today. Top Candidates for Head of the British Government Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13945&SEO=top-candidates-for-head-of-the-british-government-vote London, June 8 (Prensa Latina) Top candidates for Head of Government, current Prime Minister Theresa May and leader of the opposition Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, voted in the British election today. Russia Says Humanitarian Situation in Syria Improving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13939&SEO=russia-says-humanitarian-situation-in-syria-improving Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Humanitarian situation in Syria is improving and the Government continues to deliver aid and rehabilitate infrastructure destroyed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations to help displaced citizens return to their homes, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed Thursday. 25,000 troops to take part in largest US-led Black Sea drills in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13938&SEO=25000-troops-to-take-part-in-largest-us-led-black-sea-drills-in-july Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Troops from the US, NATO and other allied nations will take part in largest Washington-led Black Sea drills in July, Russian Today reports Thursday. Sweden to Reinforce Antiterrorist Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13929&SEO=sweden-to-reinforce-antiterrorist-security Stockholm, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of Sweden met the main opposition forces Wednesday, to coordinate an agreement to reinforce the antiterrorist legislations in force in the nation, assured Interior Minister Anders Ygeman. Real Madrid to Receive Excessive Offers for Cristiano Ronaldo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13920&SEO=real-madrid-to-receive-excessive-offers-for-cristiano-ronaldo Madrid, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Spanish pro soccer club Real Madrid might receive a record offer of 180 million euros (something more than 202.77 million dollars) for forward Cristiano Ronaldo as stated by Portuguese magazine A Bola in its cover Wednesday. EC Proposes European Defense Fund http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13916&SEO=ec-proposes-european-defense-fund Brussels, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed today an European Defense Fund aimed at coordinating investment with view to spend it in research, development of prototypes and purchase of equipment and military technology. French Govt. Creates Special Force to Confront Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13915&SEO=french-govt.-creates-special-force-to-confront-terrorism Paris, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the creation of a special force to coordinate intelligence services with a view to strengthening the fight against terrorism. Cuba Shares Experiences of Preservation of Marine Spaces at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13913&SEO=cuba-shares-experiences-of-preservation-of-marine-spaces-at-un United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, José Fidel Santana, presented today the Cuban experiences in the preservation of its marine spaces, as the United Nations Conference on Oceans continues. Romanian Simona Halep in the Semifinals of Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13911&SEO=romanian-simona-halep-in-the-semifinals-of-roland-garros Paris, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Romanian female tennis player Simona Halep advanced for the second time in her career to the semifinals of the French Open Roland Garros, toafter she defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in three sets. Turkish Parliament to Vote Deployment of More Troops in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13910&SEO=turkish-parliament-to-vote-deployment-of-more-troops-in-qatar Ankara, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish parliament is to urgently debate a bill that would allow its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, according to the Sabah daily, citing official sources. UN-Cuba Urged the Developed World to Protect the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13908&SEO=un-cuba-urged-the-developed-world-to-protect-the-oceans United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today at the United Nations Conference on Oceans the support of the developed world to the countries of the South with funding and technology to guarantee the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Command Forces Allied to Syria Condemn US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13904&SEO=command-forces-allied-to-syria-condemn-us-attack Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Command forces allied to Syria condemned the recent aggression by the United States-led coalition, which it described as a ''cowardly act'' and demonstrative of Washington''s support to terrorists, according to a statement released today . Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13903&SEO=havana-hosts-9th-international-design-congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. Spanish Foreign Minister: Russia is a Strategic Partner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13897&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-russia-is-a-strategic-partner Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis today considered Russia a strategic partner when he met with his counterpart, Serguei Lavrov. OECD Publishes Growth Forecast for Latin American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13893&SEO=oecd-publishes-growth-forecast-for-latin-american-countries Paris, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published today its biannual forecasts, which predicts a growth acceleration for some Latin American countries, and a contraction in others. Russia Strongly Denounces US-led Coalition Air Strike on Syrian Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13886&SEO=russia-strongly-denounces-us-led-coalition-air-strike-on-syrian-force Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The new US-led attack against positions of Syrian Army in southern Syria is a strike against the most effective counter terrorist force besides being a violation of sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced. Putin Predicts War with US Would Have No Survivors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13885&SEO=putin-predicts-war-with-us-would-have-no-survivors Moscow, June 7 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin predicted today a war without survivors, in the event of a war between Russia and the United States, in an interview with the American film director Oliver Stone. Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt to Run in Czech Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13878&SEO=jamaican-sprinter-usain-bolt-to-run-in-czech-republic Prague, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usian Bolt will run the 100 flat meters next June 28 in Czech tournament Golden Spikes, said the organizers of the event. Russia To Summon Extraordinary Security Council Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13877&SEO=russia-to-summon-extraordinary-security-council-meeting-on-syria Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia will summon an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) after a new attack by the United States against Syrian governmental forces, said today Senator Frants Klintsevich. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13858&SEO=germany-is-concern-of-g20-joint-statement-on-climate-change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. UN: Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13855&SEO=un-israeli-occupation-of-palestine-generates-humanitarian-crisis United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine is half a century old today, a situation that generates chronic needs, warned UN humanitarian coordinator Robert Piper. Some 462 German Neo-Nazis Live in Secrecy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13852&SEO=some-462-german-neo-nazis-live-in-secrecy Berlin, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 462 people live in secrecy in Germany, where they are wanted by authorities after being accused of committing racist criminal acts. Thailand to Host MotoGP Race in 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13851&SEO=thailand-to-host-motogp-race-in-2018 Bangkok, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s sports authority says it has secured rights to host a MotoGP race next year, after years of lobbying to bring top motorcycle racing to the kingdom. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13850&SEO=cuba-increases-private-accommodation-for-tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. Putin Orders to Reinforce Russian Civil Defense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13846&SEO=putin-orders-to-reinforce-russian-civil-defense Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) After a severe storm hit this capital, killing 16 people, President Vladimir Putin ordered a reinforcement of the Russian civil defense potential at a national conference on the subject. Cuba and Poland Foster Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13842&SEO=cuba-and-poland-foster-relations Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Vice-President of the Cuban Council of Ministers and Economy and Planning Minister, Ricardo Cabrisas, has received here Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Witold Waszczykowski, Granma newspaper reported today. Migration and Labor Justice in the Eyes of the International Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13839&SEO=migration-and-labor-justice-in-the-eyes-of-the-international-forum Geneva, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Governance of labor migration around the world and equitable recruitment are among the topics prioritized on the agenda of the 106th International Labor Conference of the ILO, which is being held today in this capital. Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts US Bomber over Baltic Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13838&SEO=russian-fighter-jet-intercepts-us-bomber-over-baltic-sea Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) A Russian SU-27 fighter jet has intercepted and escorted an American B-52 bomber today, flying off the Russian coast over the Baltic Sea, the Defense Ministry reported. The Russian fighter jet accompanied the B-52 bomber until it left for international airspace and then returned safely to its aerodrome, the source said. The incident occurred at 10:00 (local time). UNESCO Warns about Falling Aid to Education in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13836&SEO=unesco-warns-about-falling-aid-to-education-in-the-world Paris, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Aid to the education sector in the world has fallen consecutively in the last six years, which is a worrying situation, UNESCO said in a statement today. Chinese Police Officers Start Patrolling Italian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13835&SEO=chinese-police-officers-start-patrolling-italian-cities Beijing, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) A group of 10 Chinese police officers began joint patrols in four Italian cities, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. UK Publishing House Celebrates 20 Years of First Harry Potter Book http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13829&SEO=uk-publishing-house-celebrates-20-years-of-first-harry-potter-book London, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) London''s publishing house Bloomsbury celebrates today with a special collection the 20 years of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher''s Stone, the first of seven fantastic novels written by J. K. Rowling. Filmmaker Terry Gilliam Finishes 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13828&SEO=filmmaker-terry-gilliam-finishes-the-man-who-killed-don-quixote Madrid, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) British filmmaker Terry Gilliam is now relieved after finishing his film on Don Quixote, which was extended for 17 long years. New Turkish Airport to Render Service to 200 Million Passengers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13826&SEO=new-turkish-airport-to-render-service-to-200-million-passengers Istanbul, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The third airport planned for this city will have capacity for 200 million passengers a year, connecting 350 destinations around the world, according to explanations today by Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan. UK: Conservatives Lose Support 3 days Before Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13827&SEO=uk-conservatives-lose-support-3-days-before-elections London, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The ruling Conservative Party continues to lose support in the United Kingdom reducing its advantages over the Labor party at three days from the general elections scheduled for June 8, polls show. Cuba Will Host International Workshop on Inclusive Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13824&SEO=cuba-will-host-international-workshop-on-inclusive-education Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the First International High School Workshop that will be held in this capital from June 19-23, with the participation of experts from 10 countries, the organizing committee reported today. Chilean Writer Isabel Allende Launches New Book in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13823&SEO=chilean-writer-isabel-allende-launches-new-book-in-spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chilean writer Isabel Allende launched today in this city her most recent novel titled ''Mas alla del invierno'' about issues related to immigration in the United States. Denounced the Increase of Feminicides in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13817&SEO=denounced-the-increase-of-feminicides-in-turkey Ankara, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 173 women were killed by men during the first five months of 2017, according to a report redacted by the ''Stop the feminicides'' organization, presented today in this capital. Bob Dylan Accepts Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13816&SEO=bob-dylan-accepts-nobel-prize-for-literature-2016 Stockholm, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy said today that US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan delivered his lecture to accept the Nobel Prize of Literature, a requirement necessary to be given the prize money. Turkey Appeals to Dialogue to Solve Crisis with Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13807&SEO=turkey-appeals-to-dialogue-to-solve-crisis-with-qatar Ankara, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkey was sorry for the decision adopted by seven countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar and appealed to the dialogue and cooperation as formulas to overcome the crisis. Dutch Ambassador Ratifies Positive Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13806&SEO=dutch-ambassador-ratifies-positive-links-with-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Alexandra Valkenburg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands extolled the links between her country and Cuba in her first visit to the city of Santiago de Cuba, where she had a meeting with the local authorities. In her statements after the homage to Jose Marti and Fidel Castro at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, the Dutch Ambassador said her country is having links with Cuba in different fields. Cuba and Poland Strengthen Friendship and Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13805&SEO=cuba-and-poland-strengthen-friendship-and-cooperation-ties Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Poland have strengthened today their friendship and cooperation ties during the meeting of Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez and Witodl Waszczykowski, who is officially visiting Cuba. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13800&SEO=un-demands-political-will-to-protect-oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Receives Medal and Award in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13799&SEO=cuban-ballerina-alicia-alonso-receives-medal-and-award-in-spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival of Music and Dance ''City of Úbeda'' conferred on Spain the Gold Medal and the National Friends of Music Award to the Cuban Alicia Alonso, the Cuban National Ballet reports today. Barcelona- Qatar Airways Ties to be Severed June 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13798&SEO=barcelona-qatar-airways-ties-to-be-severed-june-30 Barcelona,Spain,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Barccelona footbal club of The La Liga outfit will see their current shirt sponsorship deal come to an end on June 30, with the club moving in a different direction for 2017-18. Paramedics Responsible for Child Deaths to be Tried in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13797&SEO=paramedics-responsible-for-child-deaths-to-be-tried-in-south-sudan Juba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of a paramedical team responsible for the death of 15 children vaccinated with contaminated syringes will be tried, official sources announced here today. Storm Destroys 1,000 Refugee Homes in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13795&SEO=storm-destroys-1000-refugee-homes-in-nigeria Abuja,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains and wind destroyed 1,000 makeshift homes in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, aggravating conditions for the thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said. Syrian Army Fights Terrorists in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13793&SEO=syrian-army-fights-terrorists-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) For the third day in a raw, strong fighting by the Syrian Army continued against groups of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, near the city of Deir Ezzor, military sources confirmed today. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13792&SEO=middle-east-political-uncertainty-weighs-on-oil-price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. About 100,000 Children Live at Risk in Mosul, UNICEF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13791&SEO=about-100000-children-live-at-risk-in-mosul-unicef-says United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the 100,000 Iraqi children who remain in the Old City, considered the last stronghold of the Islamic State (EI) in western Mosul, are living under extremely dangerous conditions. Pope Francis Reminds That the Environment is a Collective Good http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13789&SEO=pope-francis-reminds-that-the-environment-is-a-collective-good Rome, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francisco called today in a message through his Twitter account, to never forget that the environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone. Ma Long Retains Table Tennis World Title http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13788&SEO=ma-long-retains-table-tennis-world-title Dusseldorf, Germany,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion, Ma Long repeated the success experienced two years earlier in Suzhou when, today when he won the Men''s Singles title at the Liebherr 2017 World Championships here. Our Planet Celebrates World Environment Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13785&SEO=our-planet-celebrates-world-environment-day Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) To remember the importance of preserving the environment for human development is the objective of this day, which is celebrated throughout the world with actions aimed to make the international community more sensitive to this matter. ILO Debates on Global Employment Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13782&SEO=ilo-debates-on-global-employment-problems Geneva, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unemployed people worldwide could surpass 201 million in 2017, while the disorderly emigration in search of labor options increases, with this background panorama, an international debate on the subject began today. Putin Denounces US Interference in Affairs of Other Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13773&SEO=putin-denounces-us-interference-in-affairs-of-other-countries Moscow, June 5 (Prensa Latina) US interference in the internal affairs of others covers most of the world''s countries, however, only Russia is accused of this practice, President Vladimir Putin denounced today. Islands of Urban Heat, A Costly Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13770&SEO=islands-of-urban-heat-a-costly-threat By María Julia Mayoral China To Host BRICS Media Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13769&SEO=china-to-host-brics-media-forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Spanish Writer Juan Goytisolo Dies in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13766&SEO=spanish-writer-juan-goytisolo-dies-in-morocco Madrid, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo died today at 86 in the city of Marrakesh, Morocco, where he lived since 1996, said the literary agency Balcells. Increased Business Opportunities between Ecuador and Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13765&SEO=increased-business-opportunities-between-ecuador-and-russia Moscow, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador increased business opportunities with Russia after signing agreements and presenting achievements at the 21st International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, said diplomatic sources today. London: 12 People Arrested for Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13764&SEO=london-12-people-arrested-for-terrorist-attack London, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) British security forces reported today the arrest of 12 people allegedly linked to the terrorist attack in London yesterday night, which killed seven people and injured 48. Russia Calls for Anti-terrorist Unit after London Bombings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13758&SEO=russia-calls-for-anti-terrorist-unit-after-london-bombings Moscow, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his call to join anti-terrorist efforts around the world after offering his condolences for the victims of a double bombing in London. Farmavenda for more inclusion in Cuban society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13757&SEO=farmavenda-for-more-inclusion-in-cuban-society Farmavenda, is an Italian company that focuses on quality products in various fields. The pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial and more forcefully the food sectors form the recommendation letter of Farmavenda in Cuba. Seven Dead after Attack in British Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13755&SEO=seven-dead-after-attack-in-british-capital London, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) At least seven people are dead after attacks in the heart of the capital by three suspected terrorists, police chief Cressida Dick said here today. France, Russia to Restrengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13751&SEO=france-russia-to-restrengthen-ties By Luisa María González Paris, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Looking ahead to major global challenges such as the fight against terrorism, France, and Russia seem ready to leave behind the tensions of recent years and forge a new moment in bilateral ties, marked by a greater cooperation. European Parliament to Discuss Future of Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13749&SEO=european-parliament-to-discuss-future-of-climate-change-agreement Brussels, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament will discuss the future of the Paris Agreement on climate change in mid-June following the announcement of the United States withdrawal, reported today the president of the Community institution, Antonio Tajani. Julian Assange Still Trapped in Legal Labyrinth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13742&SEO=julian-assange-still-trapped-in-legal-labyrinth Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) After seven years of investigation, the Swedish prosecutor''s office withdrew charges of alleged violation against Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website, but he remains trapped in a legal labyrinth that prevents him from leaving the embassy of Ecuador in London. Syria: Hideaways and Warehouses of Terrorists Found in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13741&SEO=syria-hideaways-and-warehouses-of-terrorists-found-in-homs Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Groups of Syrian technicians and sappers from the Army found hideways and a home made bomb factory in the neighborhood of Al Waer, city of Homs, from where the last armed terrorists recently came from. Air Strike by the Coalition Kills More Than 40 in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13740&SEO=air-strike-by-the-coalition-kills-more-than-40-in-syria Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 dead and dozens injured in the Syrian city of Raqqa by an aviation bombing of the international coalition led by the United States, reported the media in Damascus today. Over 250 Billion Rubles of Contracts Signed at Russian Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13735&SEO=over-250-billion-rubles-of-contracts-signed-at-russian-forum Saint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Economic Forum of Saint Petersburg ended today, with the signing of contracts for 250 billion Russian rubles (4.409 billion dollars) and the participation of 130 countries. PH, Malaysia, Indonesia to Start Joint Patrols Off Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13734&SEO=ph-malaysia-indonesia-to-start-joint-patrols-off-mindanao Singapur, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in waters off the Mindanao region this month to counter threats from Islamic State group militants, Malaysia''s defense minister said today. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13729&SEO=stable-china-eu-relations-built-on-consensus-on-global-issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. Cuba to Hold Concert with European Movie Soundtracks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13724&SEO=cuba-to-hold-concert-with-european-movie-soundtracks Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The second edition of the European Film Festival in Cuba includes on June 5, a concert of classical music with soundtracks of movies, organizers announced. French Astronaut Returns after Six Months in Intl. Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13719&SEO=french-astronaut-returns-after-six-months-in-intl.-station 02 de junio de 2017, 15:34Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) French astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned to Earth Friday after he spent 6 months in the International Space Station (ISS) in a high-risk flight that was widely followed by local communication media. Venezuela Livens Up Latin American Week at Unesco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13718&SEO=venezuela-livens-up-latin-american-week-at-unesco 02 de junio de 2017, 15:24Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan delegation livened up with rhythm and music the closing night of the Latin American and Caribbean Week at Unesco, by showing its rich and varied culture. China, Germany Agree to Speed Up Talks on China-EU Investment Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13717&SEO=china-germany-agree-to-speed-up-talks-on-china-eu-investment-accord 02 de junio de 2017, 15:17Beijing, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Kegiang, who concluded today a tour through Europe and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed to speed up talks on China-European Union (EU) investment accord to enrich cooperation and bilateral ties. Acosta Dance Ballet to Perform at Art Festival in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13714&SEO=acosta-dance-ballet-to-perform-at-art-festival-in-norway Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Acosta Dance Ballet company will perform tomorrow in the Norwegian city of Bergen, as part of the International Festival of Arts that takes place in that country, confirmed today its communication team. Boxers From Five Countries at International Tournament in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13712&SEO=boxers-from-five-countries-at-international-tournament-in-cuba Havana,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Fighters from five countries will take part at the International Giraldo Cordova Cardin Boxing Tournament, which 46th edition is hosted in the Havana''s Sports City Coliseum starting today. El Salvador FM Meets Intense Agenda of Work in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13711&SEO=el-salvador-fm-meets-intense-agenda-of-work-in-france Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador''s foreign minister, Hugo Martínez, is meeting in France an intense agenda focused on bilateral and regional relations, in a visit that ends today with the signing of an agreement in the education sector. Spanish Gov't Sends EU-Cuba Agreement to Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13710&SEO=spanish-govt-sends-eu-cuba-agreement-to-parliament Madrid, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government sent the so-called Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement signed in December 2016 between the European Union and Cuba to the Spanish Parliament, for its analysis and approval. WikiLeaks Embarrasses the CIA Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13708&SEO=wikileaks-embarrasses-the-cia-again London, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Wikileaks website, founded by Julian Assange, has published more data on a covert cyberspace program from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which has had an impact on the Internet today. Greece Clears Out Elliniko Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13706&SEO=greece-clears-out-elliniko-refugee-camp Athens,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities move to relocate hundreds of refugee in a camp outside the Greek capital as the evacuation operation gets under way. Pablo Carreno Busta Breaks New Ground at Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13701&SEO=pablo-carreno-busta-breaks-new-ground-at-roland-garros París,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) In a contest between two closely matched gladiators, timing is often everything for the holder of the lighter weapon. Cuba Demands Complementarity in Euro-Asian-Latin American Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13699&SEO=cuba-demands-complementarity-in-euro-asian-latin-american-ties Por Mario Hubert Garrido, Special EnvoySaint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, on Friday favored the complementarity in relations between the Euro-Asian Union and the countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. United Kingdom Disappointed with Trump Decision on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13698&SEO=united-kingdom-disappointed-with-trump-decision-on-climate London, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May told US President Donald Trump her disappointment for the withdrawal of that country from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, reported today a government spokesperson. Putin Proposes Youth Economic Forum in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13696&SEO=putin-proposes-youth-economic-forum-in-st.-petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has proposed today to hold a youth economic forum in St. Petersburg, as he considered that the new generations are in charge of building the future. Trump's Decision on Climate Strongly Criticized in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13694&SEO=trumps-decision-on-climate-strongly-criticized-in-france Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) French government authorities and politicians from different trends strongly criticized the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. European Union Rules Out Renegotiating Paris Agreement with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13691&SEO=european-union-rules-out-renegotiating-paris-agreement-with-u.s. Brussels, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The president of the European Union (EU), Jean-Claude Juncker, on Friday ruled out the renegotiation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, after the withdrawal of the United States. German Politicians Reject Trump Decision over Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13686&SEO=german-politicians-reject-trump-decision-over-paris-agreement Berlin, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of German political parties today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Cuba, IAEA Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13685&SEO=cuba-iaea-sign-technical-cooperation-agreement Vienna, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have signed today a technical cooperation agreement for the coming years with priorities in specific areas of greatest benefit to the island. Italian Foreign Minister Breaks off with Ruling Party http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13674&SEO=italian-foreign-minister-breaks-off-with-ruling-party Rome, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, has announced today his center-right Popular Alternative (AP) party put an end to cooperation ties with the ruling Democratic Party (PD) led by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. UNESCO and Latin America, a Historic Relationship for the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13644&SEO=unesco-and-latin-america-a-historic-relationship-for-the-future Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is warmly welcoming the Latin American and Caribbean Week, said General Director Irina Bokova, in reference to an event that shows the close links between the region and that international body. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13643&SEO=renewable-energies-cuba-and-the-caribbean-main-objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. Cuban Artists Sing to the Beatles in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13642&SEO=cuban-artists-sing-to-the-beatles-in-havana Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) With a concert in the capital John Lennon Park, Cuba remembers today The Beatles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered the best album of the legendary British band. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13641&SEO=unesco-highlights-revolutionary-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13639&SEO=controversial-bilderberg-club-holds-annual-meeting-in-u.s. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. Shark Marked in Chile Appears in New Zealand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13638&SEO=shark-marked-in-chile-appears-in-new-zealand Santiago de Chile, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The blue shark, of oceanic and migratory customs, honored its characteristics and a specimen marked in Chile on March 23, 2016 appeared in New Zealand on May 12, 2017. Island States Demand UN Commitment to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13637&SEO=island-states-demand-un-commitment-to-protect-oceans By Waldo Mendiluza Putin: Russophobia Is Linked to Confirmation of Multipolar World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13635&SEO=putin-russophobia-is-linked-to-confirmation-of-multipolar-world Por Antonio Rondón García, Special EnvoySaint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The gradual confirmation of a multipolar world determines the escalation of Russophobia, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Bolivia Assumes Presidency of the UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13634&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-the-un-security-council United Nations, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia assumes today the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council in the midst of serious conflicts and challenges for world peace. China Emphasizes Support for European Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13632&SEO=china-emphasizes-support-for-european-integration Beijing, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is visiting Germany, emphasized the country''s support for the process of European integration, official sources in the capital reported today. UNESCO Exhibits Underwater Heritage Wealth in Cuban Seas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13626&SEO=unesco-exhibits-underwater-heritage-wealth-in-cuban-seas Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the underwater heritage existing in the Cuban seas has been opened at Unesco''s headquarters in Paris, with impressive images that impact the public. UN Secretary General Will Meet Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13625&SEO=un-secretary-general-will-meet-vladimir-putin-in-st.-petersburg United Nations, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, is traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he''ll be meeting President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. Global Coffee Exports Increased by 3.1 Percent in Current Cycle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13619&SEO=global-coffee-exports-increased-by-3.1-percent-in-current-cycle London, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Global coffee exports in the current cycle have increased by 3.1 percentage points to 69.51 million bags, according to a specialized agency. Russia Expresses Concern over Venezuelan Extreme Right-Wing Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13615&SEO=russia-expresses-concern-over-venezuelan-extreme-right-wing-violence Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Russia has expressed concern today about the violence triggered by the extreme right-wing in Venezuela against schools, hospitals and means of transportation, as well as against supporters of the Government, and called for resuming national dialogue. Russia Cancels Restrictions on Trade with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13610&SEO=russia-cancels-restrictions-on-trade-with-turkey Ankara, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish companies and individuals will be able to operate and work in Russia, thanks to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin, Russian news agency Tass reported Wednesday. Rafael Nadal Demolishes Robin Haase in Straight Sets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13605&SEO=rafael-nadal-demolishes-robin-haase-in-straight-sets París,May 31 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal looked in ominous form as he dispatched Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and moved into the third round of the French Open. Heat Island Effect Could Double Climate Change Costs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13604&SEO=heat-island-effect-could-double-climate-change-costs Oslo,May 31 (Prensa Latina) Overheated cities face climate change costs at least twice as big as the rest of the world because of the ''urban heat island'' effect, new research shows. Nigeria,Niger: Fighting the Worst Meningitis C Outbreak Since 2008 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13603&SEO=nigerianiger-fighting-the-worst-meningitis-c-outbreak-since-2008 Gineva,May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Meningitis C outbreak in Nigeria and Niger since the end of 2016 has infested 17 thousand persons and kileed 1,300 according to Doctors Without borders. UNICEF Urges Governments to Close Data Gaps on Vulnerable Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13601&SEO=unicef-urges-governments-to-close-data-gaps-on-vulnerable-children United Nations,May 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 2,7 million children live in foster houses accordind to UNICEF. World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13597&SEO=world-final-of-programming-competition-in-us-an-ovation-for-cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Kabul Blast: 80 Killed, 300 Wounded in Explosion in Embassy District http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13594&SEO=kabul-blast-80-killed-300-wounded-in-explosion-in-embassy-district Berlín, May 31 (Prensa Latina)German Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that 2 embassy workers were injured. Iran to Operate Arak Nuclear Reactor in Three or Four Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13592&SEO=iran-to-operate-arak-nuclear-reactor-in-three-or-four-years Tehran, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) affirmed today that the redesign of the Arak nuclear reactor is in line with the planned schedule so that it could be operational at the latest within four years. Russia Fires Missiles to Blast Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13586&SEO=russia-fires-missiles-to-blast-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A Russian frigate and a submarine reportedly fired today four missiles from eastern Mediterranean against ISIS terrorist targets in Syria, destroying their war equipment and causing heavy casualties. Turkey Closes Traffic on the Bosphorus Due to a Pipeline Proyect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13582&SEO=turkey-closes-traffic-on-the-bosphorus-due-to-a-pipeline-proyect Istanbul, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities closed the sea traffic in the Bosphorus Strait today due to the passage of the Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel in the world, which will be used in a pipeline construction, Dogan news agency reported. Polish Airline Starts Direct Flights between Warzaw and Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13576&SEO=polish-airline-starts-direct-flights-between-warzaw-and-astana Astana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Polish airline Lot has opened a new direct flight to connect the city of Warzaw with this capital, being this the first direct route between Poland and Kazahstan. Bolivia Bets on Germany, UK for New Airport http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13575&SEO=bolivia-bets-on-germany-uk-for-new-airport La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Government pins hope that Germany and the United Kingdom finance the construction of the new intercontinental airport Viru Viru Hub in the city of Santa Cruz, public works minister Milton Claros said. French Artist Maurice Renoma Exhibits in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13573&SEO=french-artist-maurice-renoma-exhibits-in-havana Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) As part of the activities for the Month of French Culture in Cuba, renowned and famous photographer, painter and designer Maurice Renoma will bring a part of his images and stage work, organizers said. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13569&SEO=cuba-expects-high-foreign-participation-in-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. Vladimir Putin Calls for Policies to Prevent Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13567&SEO=vladimir-putin-calls-for-policies-to-prevent-use-of-chemical-weapons Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for international policies to prevent the use of chemical weapons, according to Le Figaro French newspaper. Vladimir Putin Welcomes Attendees at St. Petersburg Economic Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13566&SEO=vladimir-putin-welcomes-attendees-at-st.-petersburg-economic-forum Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed participants at the St. Petersburg-2017 International Economic Forum, which coincides with the first signs that the world is coming out the economic crisis. IAEA Director General Welcomes Cuban Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13565&SEO=iaea-director-general-welcomes-cuban-minister Vienna, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), welcomed today Elba Rosa Perez Montoya, Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), at the United Nations headquarters here. European Union and Chile Tackle Cooperation Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13563&SEO=european-union-and-chile-tackle-cooperation-issues Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini held a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on issues of integration and current regional policy. Putin Praises Oil Cooperation with Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13562&SEO=putin-praises-oil-cooperation-with-saudi-arabia Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of the cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the energy field, particularly in the regulation of the oil market, during a meeting Wednesday with Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman al Saud. Austrian President of Sciences Receives Cuban Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13560&SEO=austrian-president-of-sciences-receives-cuban-minister Vienna, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Anton Zeilinger, received today the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, to analyze cooperation relations and topics of common interest. Europe: Budget Uncertainty Surrounds EU after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13559&SEO=europe-budget-uncertainty-surrounds-eu-after-brexit Brussels, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, for future budget and pluri-annual accounts are still unknown, recognized EU Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger here Wednesday. Lavrov Rejects Macron Accusations against Russian Media http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13553&SEO=lavrov-rejects-macron-accusations-against-russian-media Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected today French President Emmanuel Macron''s accusations against Russian media and reiterated the lack of evidence from the West in that regard. Dozens Injured Remain Hospitalized after Manchester Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13550&SEO=dozens-injured-remain-hospitalized-after-manchester-terrorist-attack London, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A total of 50 wounded in the terrorist attack in Manchester are still hospitalized, 17 of them in Intensive Care Units, reported the National Health System of England, UK. Putin, Saudi Prince Meeting Addresses Syria Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13548&SEO=putin-saudi-prince-meeting-addresses-syria-issue Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian issue was present today in talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the second Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Muhamed Ben Salman Al Sauda, who is ​​visiting Moscow. Mummy DNA Unravels Ancient Egyptians' Ancestry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13546&SEO=mummy-dna-unravels-ancient-egyptians-ancestry Berlín, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have captured sweeping genomic information from Egyptian mummies. It reveals that mummies were closely related to ancient Middle Easterners, hinting that northern Africans might have different genetic roots from people south of the Sahara desert according to a study, published in Nature Communications. FAO: Increase Food Production without Damaging the Environment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13543&SEO=fao-increase-food-production-without-damaging-the-environment Brussels,May 30 (Prensa Latina) ''To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices'', FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. DPRK Rejects Joint Statement Issued at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13538&SEO=dprk-rejects-joint-statement-issued-at-g-7-summit Pyongyang, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected today the joint statement issued at the G-7 Summit, which it considers to distort the self-defense objective implicit in the country''s nuclear development. Latin American Art Invades UNESCO Headquarters in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13535&SEO=latin-american-art-invades-unesco-headquarters-in-paris Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, sculptures, photographs and numerous works created by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean now invade UNESCO''s headquarters in this capital, as part of the activities of the Week dedicated to that region. German Politician Calls Trump a Values Destroyer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13532&SEO=german-politician-calls-trump-a-values-destroyer Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the German Social democratic Party (SDP) and chancellery candidate, Martin Schulz considered today the US president Donald Trump destroyer of Western values. WHO: Tobacco Causes More Than Seven Million Deaths Every Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13531&SEO=who-tobacco-causes-more-than-seven-million-deaths-every-year Geneva, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Smoking causes more than seven million deaths annually, as well as significant economic and environmental losses in all countries of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned today. Cuban Capital to Host International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13530&SEO=cuban-capital-to-host-international-festival-danzon-habana-2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 will be held from June 21 to 25 in this capital, where participants will pay homage to the musician and composer Dámaso Pérez Prado on the centenary of his birth, local media informed today. World Tourism Organization Highlights El Salvador Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13528&SEO=world-tourism-organization-highlights-el-salvador-potential San Salvador, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), confirmed today that Latin America represents the future of this sector, and highlighted the potential of El Salvador. First Seizure in France of Captagon Shipments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13523&SEO=first-seizure-in-france-of-captagon-shipments Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of France seized for the first time in this European nation, shipments of Captagon, a substance known as the drug of the terrorists, customs sources informed today. France and Russia, a New Era in Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13522&SEO=france-and-russia-a-new-era-in-bilateral-relations Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The recently-elected president of France, Emmanuel Macron, received his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Versailles Palace, where they held a meeting that was described as ''frank and direct'' and that seems to open a new era in bilateral relations. Trump Criticizes Germany's Policies toward the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13521&SEO=trump-criticizes-germanys-policies-toward-the-united-states Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump criticized Germany''s trade and military policies on his country today and predicted a change in the situation. German Social Democrats Criticize Donald Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13515&SEO=german-social-democrats-criticize-donald-trumps-policy Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) After German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly criticized President Donald Trump, the German Social Democrats joined that position today by taking sides against the US president. Alert on Bank Risks Associated with New Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13513&SEO=alert-on-bank-risks-associated-with-new-technologies Brussels, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The use of information and communication technologies in financial services requires effective regulations to prevent major threats, including cyber attacks, a senior European banking executive stated today. Over 60,000 Migrants Arrive in Italy this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13507&SEO=over-60000-migrants-arrive-in-italy-this-year Rome, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The number of irregular immigrants arriving in Italy this year has risen to 60,000, after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN Refugee Agency reported today. Garros: Favorite Rafael Nadal Wins First Match http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13504&SEO=garros-favorite-rafael-nadal-wins-first-match Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Spanish pro tennis player Rafael Nadal -nine times champion of French Ronand Garros Tournament- started with a victory over French Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4 and 6-1, in an hour and 52 minutes of a match played Monday. Spanish Coach Ernesto Valverde to Take Barcelona FC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13500&SEO=spanish-coach-ernesto-valverde-to-take-barcelona-fc Barcelona, Spain, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Spanish soccer coach Ernesto Valverde will be the new manager of professional soccer club Barcelona FC for next season, confirmed here the pro club president Josep Maria Bartomeu Monday. Presidents of France, Russia to Overcome Tensions and Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13497&SEO=presidents-of-france-russia-to-overcome-tensions-and-strengthen-ties Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and France, Emmanuel Macron, expressed today their intention to overcome the tensions that marked the bilateral relationship in recent years, and strengthen ties to advance on issues of common interest. British Police Interrogate 14 Suspects for Terrorism Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13496&SEO=british-police-interrogate-14-suspects-for-terrorism-attack London, May 29 (Prensa Latina) British police are currently interrogating 14 suspects in connection with the last Monday´s Manchester terrorist attack, which killed 22 people and injured dozens, following the arrest of two suspects in recent hours. Possible Infection of One Thousand Soldiers in Turkey Detected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13493&SEO=possible-infection-of-one-thousand-soldiers-in-turkey-detected Ankara, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Poor meat could be the source of an infection in a Turkish barracks that killed a soldier and hospitalized one thousand 46, Dr. Tur Yildiz Bicer reported today. Several Dead, Injured, Streets Blocked As Severe Storm Hits Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13492&SEO=several-dead-injured-streets-blocked-as-severe-storm-hits-moscow Moscow,May 29 (Prensa Latina) At least 11 persons died and 40 were injured today here because of intense winds and rains. Australia Increases Afghanistan Troop Numbers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13491&SEO=australia-increases-afghanistan-troop-numbers Canberra, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Australia will increase its troop commitment to Afghanistan by 30 to a total of 300. Syrian Army Frees Villages and Advances in Eastern Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13490&SEO=syrian-army-frees-villages-and-advances-in-eastern-aleppo Aleppo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias continued military anti-terrorist operations east of the province of Aleppo, where they expelled the Islamic State from 22 villages, military sources confirmed today. Cuba Remembers The Beatles and Reiterates Call for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13489&SEO=cuba-remembers-the-beatles-and-reiterates-call-for-peace Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) To pay tribute to The Beatles from Havana today is an acknowledgment of the cultural movement they originated and an opportunity to reiterate the Cuban people''s call for peace, said journalist and critic Guille Vilar. Parties to FAO's Treaty Against Illegal Fishing Meet in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13487&SEO=parties-to-faos-treaty-against-illegal-fishing-meet-in-norway Oslo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Parties to the new international treaty of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, aimed at combating illegal fishing, began today in Norway. Study Questions U.S. Nuclear Safety http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13484&SEO=study-questions-u.s.-nuclear-safety Washington, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The regulatory agency of nuclear energy in the United States underestimates the risk of a catastrophe, a study by the University of Princeton revealed on Monday. French President Receives Vladimir Putin in Versailles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13477&SEO=french-president-receives-vladimir-putin-in-versailles Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday received his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Versailles, a meeting that has raised broad media attention here. Latin American Culture Celebrated at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13471&SEO=latin-american-culture-celebrated-at-unesco Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The thinking and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean are currently being celebrated at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where a Week dedicated to that region begins. Europe Must Be Independent of UK and US, Warns Merkel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13468&SEO=europe-must-be-independent-of-uk-and-us-warns-merkel Berlin, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The German chief of government, Angela Merkel, warned that Europe must become independent of the British Government and the United States and seek ways to be self-sufficient without relying on other powers. No Details Yet about Explosion in Serbian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13462&SEO=no-details-yet-about-explosion-in-serbian-capital Belgrade, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Although the initial investigations were inclined towards a bomb, the cause of a powerful explosion on Saturday night in the capital community of New Belgrade has not been officially confirmed yet on Sunday. The Largest Oil Companies in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13456&SEO=the-largest-oil-companies-in-the-world London, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The British press has recently launched its guns to unravel the world''s largest oil companies amid debates over the exploitation of these fossil resources. Mass Arrivals of Rescued Immigrants in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13453&SEO=mass-arrivals-of-rescued-immigrants-in-italy Rome, May 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the ship Vos Prudence, which belongs to the non-governmental organization Doctors without Borders, arrived in the port of the southern city of Naples on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of Defense Says Trump Is Open to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13450&SEO=u.s.-secretary-of-defense-says-trump-is-open-to-climate-change Washington, May 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump is very open to the issue of climate change while he assesses the Paris Agreement, said Secretary of Defense James Mattis in an interview that was broadcast entirely on Sunday. Rajoy Congratulates New Algerian Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13448&SEO=rajoy-congratulates-new-algerian-prime-minister 28 de mayo de 2017, 08:55Madrid, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, sent a congratulatory message on Sunday to the new prime minister of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was appointed for that post recently. Serbia's President-elect to be Sworn in on May 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13446&SEO=serbias-president-elect-to-be-sworn-in-on-may-30 Belgrade, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Serbia''s President-elect, Aleksandar Vucic, will be sworn in before Parliament on May 30, according to an announcement by the president of the legislature, Maja Gojkovic. Russian Company Interested in Bolivia Hydrocarbon Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13444&SEO=russian-company-interested-in-bolivia-hydrocarbon-areas La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian hydrocarbons minister Luis Sánchez reported that the Russian company Gazprom is interested in exploring two new hydrocarbon areas in Vitiacua (between Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca) and La Ceiba (Tarija) ) Nearly 1,500 Migrants Rescued from the Sea to Arrive in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13443&SEO=nearly-1500-migrants-rescued-from-the-sea-to-arrive-in-italy Rome, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea sail to the Italian port of Naples aboard the ship Vos Prudence of Médecins Sans Frontiéres, reported today an NGO representative. Latin America, Caribbean Week Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13436&SEO=latin-america-caribbean-week-begins-in-france Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) With more than 200 activities on the agenda, the Latin American and Caribbean Week begins today in France aimed at strengthening ties between that region and France. Lucia Cuban Film Showed at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13433&SEO=lucia-cuban-film-showed-at-the-2017-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Lucia film, considered as a jewel of Cuban cinema, will be showed today at the prestigious 2017 Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events of its kind in the world. President Putin Welcomes 17th Congress of Russian Communists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13432&SEO=president-putin-welcomes-17th-congress-of-russian-communists Moscow, May 27 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (PCFR), held today with the attendance of 340 delegates and foreign guests. G-7 Summit In Its Secong and Last day in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13430&SEO=g-7-summit-in-its-secong-and-last-day-in-italy Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 summit arrives today at its second and last day, in the town of Taormina, during which it will debate on climate change, a topic of confrontation between the United States and its allies. More than 800 Soldiers in Turkey Affected by Unknown Infection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13426&SEO=more-than-800-soldiers-in-turkey-affected-by-unknown-infection 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:26Ankara, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A dead soldier and 828 hospitalized, is the current remnant of an unidentified infection, detected in a garrison in the province of Manisa, west of Turkey, reported the local Public Health Ministry Friday. UN Reports 1,530 Migrants Died Trying to Reach Europe this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13424&SEO=un-reports-1530-migrants-died-trying-to-reach-europe-this-year 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:22United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) has reported that 1,530 migrants and refugees have died this year trying to reach Europe. Cuba to Participate in IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13421&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-iaea-technical-cooperation-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will participate in the International Conference on the Technical Cooperation Program of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be held in Vienna, Austria. G-7 Summit Opens Without Consensus on Key Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13420&SEO=g-7-summit-opens-without-consensus-on-key-issues 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state or government of the G-7 countries began their forty-third summit today in the Sicilian town of Taormina, with no sight consensus on key issues. Work of Russian Enterprises in Ukraine Threatened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13400&SEO=work-of-russian-enterprises-in-ukraine-threatened Kiev, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian ultra-rightwing-nationalist elements threatened to obstruct as much as they can the work of Russian enterprises in Ukraine, if the prisoners coming from ultra-nationalist organizations and now in prison, in the rebel region of Donbass, are not released. Pablo Zabaleta Signs for West Ham After Leaving Manchester City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13398&SEO=pablo-zabaleta-signs-for-west-ham-after-leaving-manchester-city London,May 26 (Prensa Latina)Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham after leaving Manchester City. UN Concern About Civilian Casualties of Anti-terror Bombings in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13397&SEO=un-concern-about-civilian-casualties-of-anti-terror-bombings-in-syria United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein today expressed concern over the impact on the Syrian civilian population of the bombings against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13395&SEO=afa-reach-agreement-with-sevilla-over-jorge-sampaoli Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s Football Association has agreed to pay Jorge SAMPAOLI''S release clause, reaching an agreement that will allow the Sevilla coach to take over as the national team coach of his homeland. WHO Gives Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent the Public Health Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13394&SEO=who-gives-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent-the-public-health-award Geneva, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) presented today the Public Health award in the memory of Dr. Lee Jong-wook to the Cuban medical contingent, Henry Reeve, for its work in facing natural disasters and serious epidemics. Syrian Army Destroys Islamic State Convoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13393&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-islamic-state-convoy Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In less than 48 hours, the Syrian Army and allied forces destroyed a convoy of the Islamic State, Daesh for its acronym in Arabic, and Artists from Spanish Film Industry to Present Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13378&SEO=artists-from-spanish-film-industry-to-present-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Outstanding artists of the Spanish film industry will visit Cuba to present feature films in the 2017 Spanish Film Festival in Havana, said today the Cuban Film Library. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13377&SEO=cuban-singer-liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-vidas-paralelas-in-colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. NATO to Join the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13372&SEO=nato-to-join-the-us-led-coalition-in-iraq-and-syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state and government from the 28 nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have today approved the NATO''s accession to the US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq. At Least 10 People still in Serious Condition after Manchest Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13371&SEO=at-least-10-people-still-in-serious-condition-after-manchest-attack London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Sanitary authorities of the British city of Manchester said Thursday that 5 adults and 5 minors are still in critical condition after the terrorist attack that left 22 dead and more than 100 injured last Monday. Merkel Threatens Turkey with Withdrawing Troops from Incirlik http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13368&SEO=merkel-threatens-turkey-with-withdrawing-troops-from-incirlik Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to withdraw the German troops from the air base of Incirlik, southeast of Turkey, if the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is still blocking visits by German parliamentary representatives. Russian Security Service Dismantles Terrorist Cell in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13367&SEO=russian-security-service-dismantles-terrorist-cell-in-moscow Moscow, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service (FSB in Russian) dismantled a terrorist cell in the capital of Russia Thursday, to arrest four suspects in whose apartment they found a home-made explosives factory. EU and Donald Trump Air Differences in Brussels Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13363&SEO=eu-and-donald-trump-air-differences-in-brussels-meeting Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States have aired differences over Russia, international trade and climate change, the European Council reported today after a meeting between EU leaders and US President Donald Trump. OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13359&SEO=opec-and-other-producers-agreed-to-extend-production-cuts Vienna, May 25 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend the supply cut agreement for nine months until March 2018 in order to re-balance the market. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13357&SEO=day-for-cultural-diversity-ends-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. UN Calls for Action to Protect Civilians in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13350&SEO=un-calls-for-action-to-protect-civilians-in-conflict-zones United Nations, May 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for actions today to ensure the protection of civilians in areas of conflict, including full respect for international humanitarian law. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Victoria Azarenka Handed a Wildcard for Mallorca Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13339&SEO=victoria-azarenka-handed-a-wildcard-for-mallorca-open Mallorca, Spain,May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has been handed a wildcard for next month''s Mallorca Open as she gears up for a return to Wimbledon following the birth of her son last year. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. Independent Candidates Lead Elections in the Cayman Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13336&SEO=independent-candidates-lead-elections-in-the-cayman-islands George Town, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Independent candidates won nine seats in the new Legislative Assembly (parliament) to dominate the Cayman Islands general election held on Friday, Caribbean News Service reported. NATO to Join US-Led Coalition That Operates in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13335&SEO=nato-to-join-us-led-coalition-that-operates-in-syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led military coalition in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Secretary-General announced today. France: More Than 7,000 Candidates in Legislative Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13331&SEO=france-more-than-7000-candidates-in-legislative-election Paris, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 7,782 candidates, 1,290 more than five years ago, have registered to run in the upcoming legislative election in France, according to statistics published today. War on Syria Conference Begins in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13330&SEO=war-on-syria-conference-begins-in-damascus Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The conference ''War on Syria, its repercussions and prospects'' reportedly began in Damascus, organized by national leaders of the UK Friendship Association with this nation of the Levant. Businesspeople Doubt Sustainability of Eurozone, Says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13316&SEO=businesspeople-doubt-sustainability-of-eurozone-says-survey London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) European businesspeople considered that the Eurozone might prevail in the coming years, said today a survey carried out by the company Mckinsey Global Institute to executives from six countries. 2.7 Billion People Exposed to Earthquakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13313&SEO=2.7-billion-people-exposed-to-earthquakes Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) One out of three people is exposed to earthquakes and some one billion people to floods in 155 countries, while 414 million people live near one of the 220 volcanoes most dangerous, said today regional sources. Macron's Party Wins Majority in French Legislative Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13310&SEO=macrons-party-wins-majority-in-french-legislative-elections Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron''s Republic on the Move (LREM) Party is about to win the vote in June''s legislative elections, an Ifop-Fiducial poll showed on Wednesday. Victims of Shipwreck in the Mediterranean Rise up to 31 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13305&SEO=victims-of-shipwreck-in-the-mediterranean-rise-up-to-31 Rome, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The number of vctims as a consequence of the shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea of a ship with hundreds of emigrants, coming from Libya, increased to 31 Wednesday. British Police Arrest in Manchester Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13300&SEO=british-police-arrest-in-manchester-attack London, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The British police have today arrested the fifth suspect in Wigan for being allegedly in connection with the terrorist attack in Manchester. Trump Arrives in Belgium with Strong Security Device http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13299&SEO=trump-arrives-in-belgium-with-strong-security-device Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels Wednesday afternoon, in the middle of a wide security device, and popular demonstrations against his presence in this European nation. Erdogan Asks NATO for More Cooperation Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13296&SEO=erdogan-asks-nato-for-more-cooperation-against-terror Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked its NATO allies for greater cooperation in the struggle against global terror and larger commitment against that threat. Turkey Intervened 879 Companies since Failed Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13292&SEO=turkey-intervened-879-companies-since-failed-coup Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ankara reportedly confiscated or intervened a total of 879 companies, since the failed coup in July 2016, according to a report issued by local Tasarruf Meduvati Sigorta Fonu (TMSF, Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) Wednesday. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. Extensive Activity Program in Latin American Week at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13271&SEO=extensive-activity-program-in-latin-american-week-at-unesco Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America and the Caribbean Week at UNESCO will be held from next Monday in this capital, with an extensive program of activities that will showcase the cultural richness of that region. Pope Francis Meets US President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13269&SEO=pope-francis-meets-us-president Rome, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has received here today U.S. President Donald Trump, who is carrying out a few hours visit to this capital. Wide Security Measures for Roland Garros in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13263&SEO=wide-security-measures-for-roland-garros-in-2017 Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The French tennis Roland Garros Tournament will be guarded by a strong security device in 2017, including deployment of 1,200 officers, said the French Tennis Federation here Tuesday. Economic Gap Increases Risks in Eurozone, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13259&SEO=economic-gap-increases-risks-in-eurozone-says-expert Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The economic gap amid the 19 countries of the Eurozone continues to grow as it might lead to social outbreaks, said commissioner from the European Union (EU) for economic and financial issues Pierre Moscovici. Cuba to Discuss Education for Senior Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13255&SEO=cuba-to-discuss-education-for-senior-citizens 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academicians will debate in this capital on education for the elderly in the context of an event that will be held in this capital until May 26th. Countdown to the 37th International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13254&SEO=countdown-to-the-37th-international-festival-of-the-caribbean 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean began its countdown after the constitution of the Organizing Committee, which will be in charge of setting up the event starting next July. Philippine President Announces Meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13252&SEO=philippine-president-announces-meeting-with-vladimir-putin-in-moscow 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:45Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, after declaring a state of emergency in a province of his country due to extremist forces´ attacks. Italy Keeps High Alert against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13251&SEO=italy-keeps-high-alert-against-terrorism 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:07Rome, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Ministry said today that the alert for preventing terrorist attacks continues high, although the level of the threat to the country remains unchanged. British Police Identify Attacker in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13243&SEO=british-police-identify-attacker-in-uk 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:37London, May 23 ( Prensa Latina) British police have today reported that Salman Abedi, 22, is the lone assailant of the callous terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena (in the north of England) that killed 22 people. Tedros Adhanom Elected New Head of WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13242&SEO=tedros-adhanom-elected-new-head-of-who 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:09Geneva, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected today Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom as the new director general of that international body. Turkey, Germany seek to Resolve Disagreement about Incirlik Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13240&SEO=turkey-germany-seek-to-resolve-disagreement-about-incirlik-base 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:59Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s ambassador to the capital, Martin Erdmann, reported today that his country is working with Turkey to solve the bilateral crisis opened after the refusal of German deputies to visit the Incirlik air base. Recycling Reduces Co2 Emissions in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13239&SEO=recycling-reduces-co2-emissions-in-italy 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:57Rome, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The acquisition of second-hand goods led Italy to reduce at least 6.1 million tonnes of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere in 2016, according to a study released today. Cuban and Russian Universities Strengthen Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13236&SEO=cuban-and-russian-universities-strengthen-joint-projects 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:37Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Russian universities have today strengthened joint projects on Higher Education and reviewed their bilateral cooperation during the 3rd Meeting of Rectors held at a hotel in the capital. Woman Responsible For Terror Attacks Arrested in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13233&SEO=woman-responsible-for-terror-attacks-arrested-in-homssyria Damascus, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north from Dsamascus, arrested Sheala Ahmad al Rasso, a woman who confressed her participation in more than three terror attacks. British Prime Minister Visits Injured People After Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13231&SEO=british-prime-minister-visits-injured-people-after-attack London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the injured people at the terrorist attack perpetrated at the Manchester Arena Stadium -north of England- in which 22 people died. Turkey Thinks Fight Against Terror Should Be Global,Says PM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13227&SEO=turkey-thinks-fight-against-terror-should-be-globalsays-pm Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) In a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi, Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirm, who is on an afficial visit there, said that as a country that has greatly suffered from terrorism, Turkey understands the suffering of Britain and condemns the attack in strongest terms. ''We cannot make distinctions between terror groups, it only weakens our global efforts against terror,'' Yildirm said. World Leaders Condemn Terror Attack in Manchester http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13225&SEO=world-leaders-condemn-terror-attack-in-manchester Brussels, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Several international leaders, including the high representative of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the European Union (EU), Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in the British city of Manchester. Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, Dies Aged 89 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13224&SEO=sir-roger-moore-james-bond-actor-dies-aged-89 London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. Sandro Rosell Arrested in Anti Money Laundering Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13223&SEO=sandro-rosell-arrested-in-anti-money-laundering-operation Barcelona,Spain, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation. Humans Originated in Europe, Not Africa: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13222&SEO=humans-originated-in-europe-not-africa-study Abuja, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Humans may have originated in Europe, and not in Africa, much earlier than previously thought, according to the study of a 7.2 million-year-old pre-human fossil that could potentially rewrite the history of evolution. Russia Criticizes Antiterrorist Threat by Some European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13221&SEO=russia-criticizes-antiterrorist-threat-by-some-european-countries Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia today criticized the antiterrorist threat by some European nations, which resort to speeches rather than concrete actions to fight that international scourge. China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Montenegro to Join NATO on May 25 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13213&SEO=montenegro-to-join-nato-on-may-25 Podgorica, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Montenegro''s prime minister, Dusko Markovic, will travel to Brussels to attend the summit of heads of state and/or government of NATO, in which the small Balkan state will join as a full member. Putin Expresses Condolences to London for Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13209&SEO=putin-expresses-condolences-to-london-for-terrorist-attack Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin offered today his condolences to British PM Theresa May for the victims of a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, which left a toll of 22 dead and 59 wounded. Islamic State Claims Attack on Manchester Stadium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13208&SEO=islamic-state-claims-attack-on-manchester-stadium London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed today the terrorist attack in a stadium in the British city of Manchester, where 22 people have died so far and nearly 60 people were injured. Nineteen Films Confirmed for European Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13206&SEO=nineteen-films-confirmed-for-european-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd edition of the European Movie Festival in Cuba will exhibit 19 films coming from 16 nations from June 1st to 11 in this capital, announced organizers of the event here. Cuba and European Union on Dialogue on Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13200&SEO=cuba-and-european-union-on-dialogue-on-human-rights Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) made their third round of conversations on human rights Monday, to bring about the exchange of opinions and widen the knowledge of their respective realities. Catalonia´s Push for Independence from Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13198&SEO=cataloniaas-push-for-independence-from-spain Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Carles Puigdemont, current president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, has today decided to create a referendum for Catalonia´s independence from Spain. Sinn Fein Party Calls for Unity Referendum to Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13196&SEO=sinn-fein-party-calls-for-unity-referendum-to-brexit Dublin, May 22 (PL) In view of the ultimate UK exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, the Sinn Fein party has today called for an Irish referendum so as to unite the island shared by both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Eurozone Finance Ministers Discuss Greek Debt Releif http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13195&SEO=eurozone-finance-ministers-discuss-greek-debt-releif Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone finance ministers are debating today the relief to the Greek debt, whose population has been subject to reduction for several years. Italian City of Taormina Ready for G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13192&SEO=italian-city-of-taormina-ready-for-g-7-summit Rome, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Maria Elena Boschi, said today in Taormina that the Italian city is ready to host the G-7 summit scheduled for May 26-27. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden Dies at 35 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13183&SEO=former-motogp-world-champion-nicky-hayden-dies-at-35 Cesena, Italy,May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died at the age of 35 following a cycling accident in Italy last week. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger Striking Teachers in Raids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13177&SEO=turkish-police-detain-two-hunger-striking-teachers-in-raids Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police detained two teachers who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year''s failed coup, their lawyers said. First Salvadoran Cardinal Dedicates His Naming to Monsignor Romero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13173&SEO=first-salvadoran-cardinal-dedicates-his-naming-to-monsignor-romero San Salvador, May 22 (Prensa Latina) When Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez was told that Pope Francisco would name him Cardinal, above Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar himself, he thought it was too early to be joking. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13172&SEO=wto-chief-defends-free-trade-during-tokyo-visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Azarenka Announces Tennis Comeback http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13170&SEO=azarenka-announces-tennis-comeback Minsk, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka said today that she is ''ready to start competing'' again after the birth of her son and intends to target Wimbledon by taking part in one of grass events that precede it. USA Urged Russia to Clarify Alleged Meddling in Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13168&SEO=usa-urged-russia-to-clarify-alleged-meddling-in-elections Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States reportedly asked Russia for clarification on an alleged involvement of hackers of this country in a penetration of the Democratic Party''s computer network. Pedro Sanchez Defeats Spain's Stagnant Social Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13161&SEO=pedro-sanchez-defeats-spains-stagnant-social-democracy Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Suarez''s re-conquest of the reins of the Spanish Workers'' Socialist Party (PSOE), when many thought that he was politically dead, will inevitably lead to the ostracism of the historic leaders of that centenary organization. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13157&SEO=philippine-president-seeks-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. Pope Francis Expresses Concern for World Unemployment Rate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13152&SEO=pope-francis-expresses-concern-for-world-unemployment-rate Rome, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis said that unemployment The Meyerowitz Stories Premieres in Competition at Cannes 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13141&SEO=the-meyerowitz-stories-premieres-in-competition-at-cannes-2017 París, May 21 (Prensa Latina)The Cannes International Film Festival is including the US film The Meyerowitz Stories,a material that generates division because it is distributed by Netflix. Sevilla Thrash Osasuna in Likely Sampaoli Finale http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13140&SEO=sevilla-thrash-osasuna-in-likely-sampaoli-finale Sevilla, Spain, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli led Sevilla to a 5-0 thrashing of already-relegated Osasuna in what could be his final game at the helm. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. Former World Champion MotoGP Hayden Still in Critical Condition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13130&SEO=former-world-champion-motogp-hayden-still-in-critical-condition Rome, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden is still in critical condition at a hospital in the city of Cesena, where he was admitted three days ago with brain and chest injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Violence at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13125&SEO=venezuela-denounces-terrorist-violence-at-un Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, denounced the violent and terrorist actions promoted in his country by fascist sectors that seek to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, diplomatic sources said today. Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13119&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-office-drops-rape-charges-against-julian-assange Stockholm, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor''s office announced today the closure of the investigation to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks site, for an alleged violation. How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13117&SEO=how-seven-centuries-of-muslim-rule-in-spain-came-to-an-end Londons,May 19 (Prensa Latina) The end of the last nazari kingdom in Granada that ended the muslim presence after seven centuries in the Ibero Peninsula is thje roots of todays tensions between Islam and the West,according to a study of Cambridge University. Lavrov Criticizes Western Alliance Attack Against Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13115&SEO=lavrov-criticizes-western-alliance-attack-against-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lashed out today on the Western coalition''s attack against the Syrian army in the An-Tanfa region, which he considers violates the sovereignty of the Levantine state. Cuba Increases Human Milk Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13106&SEO=cuba-increases-human-milk-banks Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating today the World Human Milk Donation Day arranging the final details to open a tenth specialized center for this noble purpose. Jose Martí is Still Present More Than a Century After His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13105&SEO=jose-marti-is-still-present-more-than-a-century-after-his-death Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several generations will pay tribute today in all the Cuban territory to the National Hero Jose Marti, fallen in combat 122 years ago, but with a permanent presence in the political ideology and ethical action of this Caribbean nation. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13098&SEO=russia-denounces-us-distortions-about-syrian-reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Russia Denounces, Calls Unacceptable US-Led Attack on Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13097&SEO=russia-denounces-calls-unacceptable-us-led-attack-on-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced and called ''absolutely unacceptable'' a US-led coalition strike against a convoy of Syrian forces that violates Syria''s sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. Venezuela Remains Firm in Fight against Economic Warfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13096&SEO=venezuela-remains-firm-in-fight-against-economic-warfare Por Luis BeatonCaracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is strongly facing an economic warfare sponsored by foreign powers with complicity with the domestic right-wing opposition, which is striving to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. WHO Announces First Ebola Vaccine Tests in DRC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13089&SEO=who-announces-first-ebola-vaccine-tests-in-drc Geneva, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has today said that it is set to test the first global vaccine against Ebola in Africa, second outbreak of which is currently affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Presidential Trip to Mali Sparks off Criticism in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13087&SEO=presidential-trip-to-mali-sparks-off-criticism-in-france Paris, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The French President, Emmanuel Macron, is due to travels today to Mali to meet with some France´s military officers who are serving abroad, a trip that has sparked off lots of criticism by the number of journalists who were covering such an event. Cuban Female Cyclist Sierra Leader of LAm Ranking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13083&SEO=cuban-female-cyclist-sierra-leader-of-lam-ranking Aigle, Switzerland, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra, running for the team of Astana Women, went up 8 places in the female cycling ranking of the International Cycling Union, leading the female Latin American pedalists in the order of the list. Lucia, Emblematic Cuban Film in Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13077&SEO=lucia-emblematic-cuban-film-in-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The film Lucia, considered one of the masterpieces of cinema in Cuba, will be screened in a restored version during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is now living its second session in France. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. Milos Raonic Cruises into Italian Open Quarter Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13072&SEO=milos-raonic-cruises-into-italian-open-quarter-finals Rome, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Milos Raonic will face German Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals after beating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2. Didier Deschamps Omits Karim Benzema From France Squad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13070&SEO=didier-deschamps-omits-karim-benzema-from-france-squad París,May 18 (Prensa Latina) France coach Didier Deschamps has omitedcalled Karim Benzema from the next 3 games and said ''a squad comes before everything''. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Turkey Prepares a Cyber Army Against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13062&SEO=turkey-prepares-a-cyber-army-against-cyber-attacks Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is preparing a ''cyber army'' against possible computer threats, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, said today referring to the recent global WannaCry ''ransomware'' attack that infected more than 300,000 computers. Turkey Asks US to Dismiss Its Official Responsible against IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13052&SEO=turkey-asks-us-to-dismiss-its-official-responsible-against-is Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has demanded today the removal of U.S. representative at the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, for his support to the Kurdish militias established in northern Syria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13050&SEO=russia-rejects-interference-in-venezuelas-internal-affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. Macron Was Urged to Maintain France-Russia Positive Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13046&SEO=macron-was-urged-to-maintain-france-russia-positive-dialogue 18 de mayo de 2017, 08:28Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) French President, Emmanuel Macron, should maintain a positive dialogue with Russia instead of seeking a confrontation, French Prime Minister, Emeric Shoprad, said today. Growing Presence of Invasive Species Threatens the Mediterranean Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13045&SEO=growing-presence-of-invasive-species-threatens-the-mediterranean-sea 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:24Rome, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The increasing presence of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea, as a result of climate change and anthropization, is currently threatening the biological diversity in such ecosystem. Sweden Investigates Fires Recorded at Immigrant Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13038&SEO=sweden-investigates-fires-recorded-at-immigrant-centers Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Swedish authorities are currently investigating into the causes of three fires recorded today at migrant and refugee centers in the south of the country, the police reported. Italian Parliament Approves Law against Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13030&SEO=italian-parliament-approves-law-against-cyber-attack Rome, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Parliament approved a legislation Wednesday to fight all the forms for cyber attack, by 432 votes in favour and only one abstention in the Deputy Chamber, after being analyzed and approved by the Senate in September last year. Venezuela Calls Spain for Stopping Attacks on Diplomatic Offices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13029&SEO=venezuela-calls-spain-for-stopping-attacks-on-diplomatic-offices Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has today demanded the Spanish conservative government to crack down on the unusual step-up of attacks on its diplomatic offices and representatives registered in Spain. Swedish Prosecutor to Assess Assange Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13026&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-to-assess-assange-case Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney''s Office announced today that it will give a press conference on Friday to review the investigation into alleged violation by Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website. Argentinean del Potro Goes to Eighth Finals in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13025&SEO=argentinean-del-potro-goes-to-eighth-finals-in-rome Rome, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Alejandro del Porto, number 34 in the ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), defeated British Kyle Edmund (53 in the ATP ranking) in two sets, 7-5 and 6-4 in the Master 1000 Tournament, on clay court. UN Security Council Holds Venezuela Consultations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13021&SEO=un-security-council-holds-venezuela-consultations United Nations, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council holds today its first closed-door consultations on the situation in Venezuela, a meeting requested by the United States. Afrobeat Legend Smashes World Record For Longest Note on Saxo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13020&SEO=afrobeat-legend-smashes-world-record-for-longest-note-on-saxo Abuja, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. Kroos, Muller Ozil Among Stars Left Out of Germany Confed Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13018&SEO=kroos-muller-ozil-among-stars-left-out-of-germany-confed-cup Berlín, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Joachim Low has opted to rest his biggest stars this summer in a bid to keep them fresh for a World Cup year in 2018. Russian Writer Awarded for Book on Raúl Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13016&SEO=russian-writer-awarded-for-book-on-raul-castro Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Retired Lieutenant General and Doctor in Historical Sciences Nikolai Leonov personally received the Reader''s Grand Prize today for his book ''Raúl Castro: A Man in Revolution'' at a ceremony at the Cuban embassy in this country. Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13004&SEO=cuba-for-the-control-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Nicaraguan Minister Travels to Spain to Boost Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13001&SEO=nicaraguan-minister-travels-to-spain-to-boost-trade Managua, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan minister of Industry and Trade, Orlando Solorzano, is traveling to Spain today in order to boost investments and commercial exchange between the two nations, announced Vice President of the Republic, Rosario Murillo. China, Russia for More Cooperation in Training Sports Talents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12999&SEO=china-russia-for-more-cooperation-in-training-sports-talents Beijing, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic International University of Russia will establish a campus in this capital to increase training of sports talents, noted Boris Titov, co-president of the Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development with China. Abdominal Obesity Increases Risk of Brain Stroke in Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12992&SEO=abdominal-obesity-increases-risk-of-brain-stroke-in-women Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal obesity increases the risk of having an ischemic stroke, with a greater impact on women, said a research published today by the European Journal of Neurology. European Deputies Demand to Get Food Waste under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12989&SEO=european-deputies-demand-to-get-food-waste-under-control Brussels, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Europeans throw around 173 kilograms of food to the trash can every year, regional parliament deputies said and demanded that the European Union (EU) put a stop to food waste and explicitly authorize donations. Unesco Director Condemns Assassination of Mexican Journalist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12980&SEO=unesco-director-condemns-assassination-of-mexican-journalist Paris, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova condemned the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez and reminded the need to promote a greater protection for journalists in the world. Spanish Congress Condemned Justice Minister for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12979&SEO=spanish-congress-condemned-justice-minister-for-corruption Madrid, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Congress of Deputies condemned today Rafael Catala, Minister of Justice, for government interference in multiple corruption cases affecting the President Mariano Rajoy´s conservative Popular Party (PP). Greek Unions Protest New Austerity Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12974&SEO=greek-unions-protest-new-austerity-measures Athens, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Greek unions began a series of strikes against a recent agreement between the government and the country''s creditors, which includes new austerity measures. Turkish Police Finds 553 Byzantine Coins in a Taxi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12965&SEO=turkish-police-finds-553-byzantine-coins-in-a-taxi Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The police in this city seized 553 very antique coins that were found in a plastic bag inside a local taxi, reported Dogan agency. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12964&SEO=turkish-authorities-on-terror-alert-to-protect-russian-ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Cuba Competes in Guadeloupe with Six Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12963&SEO=cuba-competes-in-guadeloupe-with-six-athletes Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate tomorrow with six athletes in the 13th edition of the international meeting of Guadalupe, which is part of the circuit of seven meetings organized by the French Federation of the discipline, it was reported today. Syria Denies US Accusations on Crematorium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12961&SEO=syria-denies-us-accusations-on-crematorium Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria called the United States'' recent accusations of a crematorium in Sednaya prison as unfounded and untruthful, according to the foreign ministry statements released today. Testicular Cancer in Young Men Rises in Italy, Experts Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12959&SEO=testicular-cancer-in-young-men-rises-in-italy-experts-say Rome, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Italian experts have showed evidence of a rise of 5,000 cases of Italian young men between 15 and 35 years old with testicular cancer, Blasting News posted today. Iraqi Forces Break into the Last Terrorist Stronghold in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12953&SEO=iraqi-forces-break-into-the-last-terrorist-stronghold-in-mosul Baghdad, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces stormed today Al-Najjar district, the last connecting with the besieged Old City of Mosul, where they claim to have reconquered almost 90 percent of the west of that town. Turkey Blames Germany for Damaging Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12952&SEO=turkey-blames-germany-for-damaging-bilateral-ties Ankara, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has accused Germany today of damaging relations between the two countries by granting asylum to suspected collaborators with the July 2016 coup attempt. USA Prepares to Ban Laptops on Flights from Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12937&SEO=usa-prepares-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-europe Brussels, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States will debate next Wednesday on the possible ban on in-flight laptops and tablets in certain flights from EU, according to the European Commission (EC). New French Prime Minister Described himself as a Man of the Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12934&SEO=new-french-prime-minister-described-himself-as-a-man-of-the-right Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The newly appointed French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, described himself as ''a man of the right'' in his first interview after taking office. UNESCO Starts Meeting on Cultural Assets Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12933&SEO=unesco-starts-meeting-on-cultural-assets-trafficking Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The fourth Meeting of State Parties to the 1970 Convention on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property began today at the UNESCO headquarters in this capital, an issue that is cause for concern in the world. Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12932&SEO=spanish-cuban-cultural-and-business-meeting-in-spain Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish city of Getafe will host up to May 23, the Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting, a perfect setting for getting closer to the Caribbean heritage, art, dance, music and gastronomy. Roger Federer Announces his Absence to 2017 Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12929&SEO=roger-federer-announces-his-absence-to-2017-roland-garros 15 de mayo de 2017, 17:04Brna, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer today announced his absence to the Roland Garros, second Grand Slam of the season, in order to achieve a better preparation to face the rest of the season, especially in grass and hard court. Spain, Ecuador Dismantle Powerful Drug Trafficking Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12928&SEO=spain-ecuador-dismantle-powerful-drug-trafficking-network Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Ecuadorean authorities arrested 24 suspected drug traffickers during a joint operation in which they confiscated more than 5,5 tons of cocaine, the Spanish government informed today. Iran Praises Construction of Bordering Wall with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12923&SEO=iran-praises-construction-of-bordering-wall-with-turkey Ankara, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Behram Qasimi, spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry, praised the construction of a bordering wall Turkey is carrying out, alleging security reasons. Putin against Expansion of Club of Nuclear Powers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12917&SEO=putin-against-expansion-of-club-of-nuclear-powers Moscow, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed today his opposition to any attempt to expand the club of countries with nuclear weapons and called for a solution to the dispute about Pyongyang through dialogue. Cuba Attending Meeting in Argentina on Illicit Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12914&SEO=cuba-attending-meeting-in-argentina-on-illicit-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is attending here the Annual Meeting of the Cooperation Program of the European Union and Latin America on Drug Policies (Copolad, in Spanish) in which strategies and tools to fight trafficking are discussed. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Sharapova Guarantees Wimbledon Return After Italian Open Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12912&SEO=sharapova-guarantees-wimbledon-return-after-italian-open-victory Rome,May 15 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova has secured a place in Wimbledon qualifying after her first round victory against Christina McHale here. Argentina Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12904&SEO=argentina-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentina hosts as of today two world conferences on drugs, including the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union. Human-Trafficking Mafia Network Dismantled in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12901&SEO=human-trafficking-mafia-network-dismantled-in-italy Rome, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Italian police arrested 68 people on Monday during a raid to dismantle a human-trafficking mafia network that controlled the provisional shelter for immigrants on the island of Capo Rizzuto, official sources reported. France Warns about Future Replicas of Massive Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12898&SEO=france-warns-about-future-replicas-of-massive-cyber-attack Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The massive cyber-attack on more than 100 countries might happen again in the next few days and weeks, the director of France''s National Agency for Informatics System Security (ANSII), Guillaume Poupart, warned on Monday. Ankara Prohibits German Lawmakers from Visiting Troops in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12897&SEO=ankara-prohibits-german-lawmakers-from-visiting-troops-in-turkey Berlin, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government prohibited several German lawmakers from visiting the German soldiers stationed in the air base of Incirlik. Europol Reports More than 200,000 Affected by Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12893&SEO=europol-reports-more-than-200000-affected-by-cyber-attack The Hague, Holland, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Director Rob Wainwright announced that today the recent cyber attack on a global scale has affected about 200,000 people in more than 150 countries. Emmanuel Macron Sworn in as French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12884&SEO=emmanuel-macron-sworn-in-as-french-president Paris, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as French president on Sunday in a solemn ceremony held at the Elysee Palace. World Bank President Warns about Causes of Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12866&SEO=world-bank-president-warns-about-causes-of-migration-crisis Rome, May 13 (Prensa Latina) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated today that the global migration crisis is only the tip of the iceberg, and assured that the problem will only be solved by developing the migrant-sending countries. China Calls for Further Cooperation with Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12863&SEO=china-calls-for-further-cooperation-with-spain Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed today the interest in increasing ''pragmatic'' cooperation with Spain in different fields to generate mutual benefits as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Russian Public Health Ministry Rejects Massive Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12862&SEO=russian-public-health-ministry-rejects-massive-cyber-attack Moscow, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Public Health reported today the detection and immediate rejection of a massive cyber-attack on its computer network. Hackers Attack French Automaker Renault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12859&SEO=hackers-attack-french-automaker-renault Paris, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The automaker Renault reported today that some of its plant in France had been hit by hackers, as part of a worldwide wave of attacks on computers. Deputies Demand Answer from Spain after Attack on Embassy Building http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12855&SEO=deputies-demand-answer-from-spain-after-attack-on-embassy-building 12 de mayo de 2017, 17:53Madrid, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Deputies from several Venezuelan political parties demanded today the appearance in the Spanish Parliament of Mariano Rajoy''s Government delegate to Madrid after the attack against a premise of the Venezuelan embassy in this capital. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12852&SEO=angola-calls-on-congolese-political-forces-to-end-all-violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Bach in Angola Dreams of Africa Organizing Olympics Some Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12851&SEO=bach-in-angola-dreams-of-africa-organizing-olympics-some-day Luanda, 12 May (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, is begining his official one-day agenda in Angola with the dream of seeing an African country as an organizer of the Olympics. China, Russia, Turkey to Hold Trilateral Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12847&SEO=china-russia-turkey-to-hold-trilateral-summit Ankara, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Russia, and China will hold a trilateral meeting this weekend in Beijing, where they will discuss the progress of the Astana peace talks to resolve the Syrian crisis, Hürriyet Turkish daily reported. FAO Adopts New Guidelines for Tackling Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12846&SEO=fao-adopts-new-guidelines-for-tackling-climate-change Rome, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. Russia Confirms US Spy Jet Intercepted over Black Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12842&SEO=russia-confirms-us-spy-jet-intercepted-over-black-sea Moscow, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Defense Ministry (MINDEF) has confirmed today that a U.S. spy plane P8A Poseidon was intercepted over the Black Sea by a Russian SU-30 fighter jet, of the air defense forces on duty in the Southern military district. Decreases Number of Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Shelter in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12836&SEO=decreases-number-of-unaccompanied-minors-seeking-shelter-in-europe Brussels, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reported today that the number of unaccompanied minors who sought asylum in 2016 on the so-called old continent declined by one-third compared to the previous year. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. UN Confirms Resumption of Syrian Talks for May 16th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12834&SEO=un-confirms-resumption-of-syrian-talks-for-may-16th United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, confirmed that the Syrian Government and the opposition representatives will return to Geneva for peace talks on May 16th. Russian Security Arrests Man Involved in Saint Petersburg Metro Blas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12828&SEO=russian-security-arrests-man-involved-in-saint-petersburg-metro-blas Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced today the arrest of another man possibly involved in the suicide attack at a subway station in Saint Petersburg that resulted in 16 dead people, including the terrorist. EU Reasserts Support to Saharaui Self Determination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12825&SEO=eu-reasserts-support-to-saharaui-self-determination Brussels, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reasserted its support to the efforts by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to reach a solution permitting ''the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara.'' Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth Possibly Found in Australian Rocks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12811&SEO=oldest-evidence-of-life-on-earth-possibly-found-in-australian-rocks Sydney, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world''s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds. Grand Mufti of Syria Calls for Joining Efforts Against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12805&SEO=grand-mufti-of-syria-calls-for-joining-efforts-against-terrorism Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic, Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, called for joining efforts to confront the terrorist threat and its sponsors, during a meeting with a Tunisian delegation, media reports said today in Damascus. Marcelino Joins Valencia as New Manager http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12804&SEO=marcelino-joins-valencia-as-new-manager Valencia,Spain,May 11 (Prensa Latina) Former Villarreal Coach Marcelino joins Valencia as new manager of the club. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12802&SEO=hematologists-bet-on-early-diagnosis-of-multiple-myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12801&SEO=russia-rejects-rumors-on-exchanges-for-resignation-of-fbi-chief Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today Western press reports of an alleged dismissal of its ambassador in Washington, Serguei Kisliak, in exchange for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12797&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-to-avoid-humanitarian-tragedy-in-somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Serbia Will Respond Appropriately to Plans of a Greater Albania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12795&SEO=serbia-will-respond-appropriately-to-plans-of-a-greater-albania Belgrade, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Serbia will participate in the quarterly session of the UN Security Council on Kosovo and Metohija, with an appropriate response to plans to create Greater Albania, expressed Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. Italians Protests against G-7 Financial Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12789&SEO=italians-protests-against-g-7-financial-summit Rome, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Protests against the G-7 financial summit in the Italian region of Apulia, some 480 kilometers southwest of Rome, begin today in Bari with diverse actions. Serbia to Denounce at UN Greater Albania Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12786&SEO=serbia-to-denounce-at-un-greater-albania-project Belgrade, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Serbia will denounce at the United Nations the project to found Greater Albania, said minister in charge of the European Integration Jadranka Joksimomic. Putin Rebuffs Accusation of Russian Interference in US Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12778&SEO=putin-rebuffs-accusation-of-russian-interference-in-us-affairs Moscow, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin rebuffed today accusation of alleged interference in US internal affairs, following the removal from Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Real Madrid Last Classified for Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12777&SEO=real-madrid-last-classified-for-finals Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish pro soccer club Real Madrid got the last ticket to the finals of the 2017 Champions League in Europe, despite its defeat in the match against also Spanish Atletico de Madrid 1-2. Donald Trump and Russian FM Debate on Syria and Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12770&SEO=donald-trump-and-russian-fm-debate-on-syria-and-bilateral-ties Washington, May 10 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have held talks about several international issues such as the present situation in Syria and also about their bilateral relations, according to the Russian diplomat. Argentina Celebrates Princess of Asturias Award to Les Luthiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12757&SEO=argentina-celebrates-princess-of-asturias-award-to-les-luthiers Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The news hits the headlines and is a trending on Twitter: the Argentine people have received today with joy the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities granted to Les Luthiers. Germany Announces Army Reform Amid Neonazi Scandal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12756&SEO=germany-announces-army-reform-amid-neonazi-scandal Berlin, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Amidst a scandal today on a neo-Nazi network in the German army, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced a structural reform of the troops. Giro d'Italia: Fernando Gaviria Sprints to Stage Five Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12755&SEO=giro-ditalia-fernando-gaviria-sprints-to-stage-five-win Messina, Italy,May 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the fifth stage of the Giro d''Italia today to claim his second victory of this year''s race, while Quick-Step teammate Bob Jungels remained in the overall lead. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12754&SEO=spanish-senators-reject-foreign-attacks-against-venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Kosovo Government Falls After Losing No-confidence Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12746&SEO=kosovo-government-falls-after-losing-no-confidence-vote Belgrade, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Kosovo Assembly has approved today by a majority a motion of suspicion against the government of Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, with which new parliamentary elections will be convened for next month. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12741&SEO=world-hematologists-share-experiences-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. Turkey Criticizes U.S. Aid to Kurdish Rebels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12729&SEO=turkey-criticizes-u.s.-aid-to-kurdish-rebels Ankara, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Nurettin Canikli, harshly criticized today the decision of the United States to hand heavy weapons to the Units of Popular Protection (YPG), Kurdish militias established in North Syria. Oil Prices Fall Due to High Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12719&SEO=oil-prices-fall-due-to-high-supply 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:27London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell at the end of trade operations of the London and New York futures markets due to oversupply, despite OPEC efforts to stabilize the market. London Getting Ready for Pink Floyd Band Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12716&SEO=london-getting-ready-for-pink-floyd-band-exhibition London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Photographs and instruments, property of the band Pink Floyd, were installed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in this capital to open an exhibition on May 13, dedicated to the famous group, the museum confirmed today. Almost 28,000 Foreign Minors Disappeared in Italy in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12713&SEO=almost-28000-foreign-minors-disappeared-in-italy-in-2016 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:54Rome, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A total of 27,995 unaccompanied foreign children and adolescents disappeared in 2016 from the shelters or family houses where they resided in Italy, the Interior Ministry reported today. Turkey-Georgia Border Closes After Radioactive Alarm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12708&SEO=turkey-georgia-border-closes-after-radioactive-alarm 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:54Ankara, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Türközü border gate at the Turkish-Georgian border was closed for several hours today due to a radiation alert in the area, according to information released by the Dogan agency. ACP Group Passes in Brussels Resolution on Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12698&SEO=acp-group-passes-in-brussels-resolution-on-blockade-against-cuba Brussels, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Councils of Ministers of the Asia, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) has passed a resolution demanding the US economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba be lifted, diplomatic sources reported today. Dick Advocaat Appointed Netherlands Boss for 3rd Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12694&SEO=dick-advocaat-appointed-netherlands-boss-for-3rd-time Ámsterdam, May 9 (Prensa Latina)Dick Advocaat has been appointed as the Netherlands manager for the third time, it was confirmed today. Tour De France Champion Chris Froome Rammed Off His Bike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12688&SEO=tour-de-france-champion-chris-froome-rammed-off-his-bike París, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is counting his lucky stars after claiming he was intentionally ''rammed'' by a car while training in France. Spanish Right Loses Electoral Support, According to Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12681&SEO=spanish-right-loses-electoral-support-according-to-poll Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Although it would win a hypothetical election again, the right-wing Popular Party (PP) of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lost support among voters within six months of his second term, a poll showed. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Cuban Demands Increasing South's Presence at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12679&SEO=cuban-demands-increasing-souths-presence-at-un-security-council United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba repeated its call to guarantee a larger presence of the South in the United Nations Security Council in order to take balance and credibility to that body. Over 10,000 Military Officers Participate in Victory Parade in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12671&SEO=over-10000-military-officers-participate-in-victory-parade-in-moscow Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 10,000 military officers, 114 war pieces of equipment and 72 planes and helicopters participated today in the parade at Moscow''s Red Square on the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over German fascism. Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12670&SEO=cuba-ready-to-contribute-in-preparation-for-wto-ministerial-event Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today. Trump and Macron Agree to Meet during NATO Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12666&SEO=trump-and-macron-agree-to-meet-during-nato-summit Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the U.S. Donald Trump and the newly elected French head of State, Emmanuel Macron, agreed to meet during the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on May 25 in Brussels. Legislature to Assess Conditions for Financial Rescue in Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12663&SEO=legislature-to-assess-conditions-for-financial-rescue-in-greece Athens, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament will examine on May 18 the demands presented by international creditors to grant new external finance to the country, said Parliament President Nikos Vutsis. Spanish Candidates to Debate their Socialist Programs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12660&SEO=spanish-candidates-to-debate-their-socialist-programs Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The three candidates to preside over the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE) will hold on May 15 a single debate on their proposals to lead the destinies of an organization immersed in deep fragmentation. First Turkish Participation in Marathon of Mount Everest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12658&SEO=first-turkish-participation-in-marathon-of-mount-everest Ankara, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkish federation ''Sports for Everyone'' announced the appearance of local athlete Ece Vahapoglu as the Turkish representative in the Mount Everest Marathon for the first time in the history of Turkey. WTO Prepares Forum on Trade Realities and Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12656&SEO=wto-prepares-forum-on-trade-realities-and-challenges Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing the Public Forum 2017 to propitiate a debate on the realities and challenges in commerce. International Blue Flag Award to 342 Italian Beaches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12652&SEO=international-blue-flag-award-to-342-italian-beaches Rome, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Today, the number of Italian beaches awarded with the International Blue Flag 2017 prize, rose to 342, 49 more than last year. This is an award created by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). MEDICuba-Switzerland Strengthens Ties 25 Years its Creation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12647&SEO=medicuba-switzerland-strengthens-ties-25-years-its-creation Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) 25 years after the creation of the MEDICuba-Switzerland collaboration program, the organization is designing four new strategies for assistance, especially for children and the elderly. Colombian Cyclist Gaviria Leader of Tour to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12646&SEO=colombian-cyclist-gaviria-leader-of-tour-to-italy Sicily, Italy, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria confessed Monday his personal pride and joy for wearing the pink ''maillot'' identifying the current leader of the famous Giro di Italia (Tour to Italy) in its 100th edition this year. Slight Rises of Euro and Stock Markets after Macron Victory in Franc http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12644&SEO=slight-rises-of-euro-and-stock-markets-after-macron-victory-in-franc London, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The euro and the European stock markets experienced today slight rises after the victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential elections in France. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Defender Theo Hernandez to Transfer To Real Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12633&SEO=defender-theo-hernandez-to-transfer-to-real-madrid Madrid,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid look signed Atletico Madrid youngster defender Theo Hernandez after the full-back passed a medical with the Bernabeu club. World's Biggest X Ray Laser Fired for The First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12623&SEO=worlds-biggest-x-ray-laser-fired-for-the-first-time 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:19Berlín,May 8 (Prensa Latina)The world''s biggest X-ray laser has generated its first light, paving the way for a new era of research in Europe. Pope Asks to Dispense Arms for Security on Visit to Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12622&SEO=pope-asks-to-dispense-arms-for-security-on-visit-to-colombia 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:14Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis asked that the 1,000 policemen who will take care of his security during the visit to Colombia do so unarmed, national news reported today after a coordination meeting with the Vatican. Memorandum on Syria Best Way to End Hostilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12620&SEO=memorandum-on-syria-best-way-to-end-hostilities Moscow, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The memorandum signed in Astana to establish detente zones in Syria shortens the way in the search for the definitive end of hostilities in that Levantine country, a Russian expert said. Turkey Plans to Build Border Wall with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12618&SEO=turkey-plans-to-build-border-wall-with-iran Ankara, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government plans to build a border wall with Iran as part of its fight against the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), according to the newspaper Hürriyet, based on official sources. The Huge Task of Emmanuel Macron, France's Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12615&SEO=the-huge-task-of-emmanuel-macron-frances-next-president Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, May 8 (Prensa Latina) After being elected the youngest president in France''s history, Emmanuel Macron is facing ''a huge task'' in the next five years, as he admitted when celebrating his victory. In Record Low Turnout, Macron Wins Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12606&SEO=in-record-low-turnout-macron-wins-elections-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) In the lowest voters'' turnout since 1969, Emmanuel Macron, a centrist neoliberal politician, won Sunday the presidential ballotage in France with a broad margin over ultra right winger Marine Le Pen, who admitted defeat. Low Voters' Turnout in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12595&SEO=low-voters-turnout-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The participation rate in the ballotage of the presidential elections in France was 65.3 percent at 17:00 (local time), with a downward trend, compared to the first round and previous elections. New Wave of Migrants Reaching the Coast of Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12592&SEO=new-wave-of-migrants-reaching-the-coast-of-italy Rome, May 7 (PL) A massive wave of over 3,000 immigrants is expected to reach today the southern coast of Italy, according to forecasts of NGOs and the media that are present in aid relief operations. France in Electoral Silence Prior to Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12580&SEO=france-in-electoral-silence-prior-to-presidential-elections 06 de mayo de 2017, 15:05Paris, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Electoral silence is ruling today in France, established by law for the day before the presidential elections, in which liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12575&SEO=russia-and-un-distributes-humanitarian-aid-in-syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. Russia Criticizes Cold War Reactions of US Generals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12573&SEO=russia-criticizes-cold-war-reactions-of-us-generals Moscow,May 6 (Prensa Latina) According to the head of special operations Command U.S. army General Raymond Thomas about the fact that Russia is one of the main threats to his country based on stereotypes of the cold war. China Sets Up B20 Business Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12570&SEO=china-sets-up-b20-business-council Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) The B20 China Business Council was established today in Beijing to help Chinese enterprises participate in global economic governance. Hunger Increases Immigration Flow and Armed Conflict, Says WFP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12561&SEO=hunger-increases-immigration-flow-and-armed-conflict-says-wfp 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:24Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) indicated today that there is close link between the increased hunger, the immigration flow and armed conflict. UN Secretary General To Visit UK, China, France and Switzerland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12559&SEO=un-secretary-general-to-visit-uk-china-france-and-switzerland 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:21United Nations, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will begin a visit to the United Kingdom, China, France and Switzerland starting on May 9th, said today UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. Turkey Will Continue Blocking Access to Wikipedia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12548&SEO=turkey-will-continue-blocking-access-to-wikipedia Ankara, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Court number 1 of this capital ruled today to continue the blockade in Turkey to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, after rejecting the appeal presented by the administrators of this website to lift the ban. Italian Football Players Under Death Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12544&SEO=italian-football-players-under-death-threats Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Unidentified people placed on a street near the Coliseum mannequins hanging from the neck with threats against players of the local football squad of the first division. Messi Wins Appeal, FIFA Lifts Four Match Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12538&SEO=messi-wins-appeal-fifa-lifts-four-match-ban Zúrich, (Prensa Latina) FIFA today overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi''s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment. Scrabble Stars in International Mind Sports Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12537&SEO=scrabble-stars-in-international-mind-sports-conference-in-cuba Camagüey, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Scrabble was among the most accepted games at the International Conference on Mind Sports, (CIDEM 2017), which ends today in this center-eastern Cuban city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Another Provocation on Suspected Chemical Attacks in Syria Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12532&SEO=another-provocation-on-suspected-chemical-attacks-in-syria-denounced Damascus, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press has widely reported information published in several media about the manipulation the Al Jazeera channel did on alleged chemical attacks in this country. Rally Legend Timo Makinen Has Died at The Age of 79 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12529&SEO=rally-legend-timo-makinen-has-died-at-the-age-of-79 Helsinki,May 5 (Prensa Latina)Rally Legend Timo Makinen, one of the original flying Finns of world rallying, has died at the age of 79. Barcelona's Neymar to Stand Trial for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12528&SEO=barcelonas-neymar-to-stand-trial-for-corruption Madrid,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona star Neymar da Silva will stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption in the transfer that brought him to Catalonia in 2013. Candidate Macron Gains Ground in Voting Intentions in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12519&SEO=candidate-macron-gains-ground-in-voting-intentions-in-france Paris, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Liberal-centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has gained ground in voting intentions in the face of Sunday''s presidential elections in France, according to the latest polls released today. Designers from 20 Countries to Attend Int'l Congress in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12509&SEO=designers-from-20-countries-to-attend-intl-congress-in-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Designers from some 20 countries will attend the 9th International Design Congress of Havana from June 7th to 9th, said organizers today. Neo-Nazi Scandal in Army Puts German Minister in Trouble http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12493&SEO=neo-nazi-scandal-in-army-puts-german-minister-in-trouble Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) After German media revealed the existence of a neo-Nazi network in the national army, Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, sets sight today on public opinion. Syrian Media Highlights Negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12492&SEO=syrian-media-highlights-negotiations-in-astana-kazakhstan Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlighted today the bilateral meetings hold by the national delegation during the Fourth meeting on the Crisis in this country, held in Astana, Kazakhstan capital. Serbia Confiscates Weapons Allegedly Destined for Macedonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12491&SEO=serbia-confiscates-weapons-allegedly-destined-for-macedonia Belgrade, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Military Intelligence Agency (MIA) of Serbia has confiscated a large arms cache, allegedly destined for Macedonia, Blic online posted today. World Food Prices Drop in April, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12490&SEO=world-food-prices-drop-in-april-fao-says Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Food price index in April averaged 168 points, 1.8 percent less than in March, but 10 percent higher compared to the same period of 2016, FAO reported today. Germany Monitors 600 Potential Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12486&SEO=germany-monitors-600-potential-extremists Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) monitors 657 people in Germany, suspected of practicing religious extremism, the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12480&SEO=brazil-to-launch-geostationary-satellite-from-french-guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. More Than 1,900 Cases of Measles in Italy This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12479&SEO=more-than-1900-cases-of-measles-in-italy-this-year Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) From January to April 2017, were 1,920 measles cases reported in Italy, 88 percent of which were not vaccinated, reported today the Ministry of Health''s weekly bulletin. NATO Will Not Fight Directly against IS, says Stoltenberg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12468&SEO=nato-will-not-fight-directly-against-is-says-stoltenberg Brussels, May 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out that this alliance will actively involve into the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). Germany Reiterates Interest in Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12459&SEO=germany-reiterates-interest-in-cuban-tourism Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Armgard Wippler, director-general of SME policy and the Service Sector in Germany, showed today her great interest in Cuban tourism. Syria Supports Russian Proposal on Creation of Safe Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12458&SEO=syria-supports-russian-proposal-on-creation-of-safe-zones Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Syria supports Russia''s proposal to create national safe zones and reiterated the commitment to a cease-fire agreement signed last December, according to an official statement issued today. Syria- One Killed in Terrorist Attacks in Damascus,Hama and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12447&SEO=syria-one-killed-in-terrorist-attacks-in-damascushama-and-homs Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and another one was wounded by terrorist attacks with mortar shells against the Harasta suburb, east of Damascus, police sources reported. 280 Cases of Ultra-Right Extremists Investigated in the German Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12443&SEO=280-cases-of-ultra-right-extremists-investigated-in-the-german-army Berlin, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Military intelligence services are currently investigating 280 cases of possible right-wing extremists in the ranks of the German army, the Defense Ministry informed today. Giro d'Italia Renounces to Award Downhill Cycling Prizes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12439&SEO=giro-ditalia-renounces-to-award-downhill-cycling-prizes Milan, Italy, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Giro d''Italia decided today to cancel their innovative initiative to award the prizes of downhill speeds, after criticisms generated by the proposal. Cuba Recognizes Importance of Arthroscopy Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12435&SEO=cuba-recognizes-importance-of-arthroscopy-event Ciego de Avila, Cuba May 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss expert, Peter Buess, has acknowledged here today that arthroscopy courses, developed in this city, are a bridge for the exchange of experience between European and Cuban specialists. Clashes Between Terrorists Continue Northeast of Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12432&SEO=clashes-between-terrorists-continue-northeast-of-damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the region of Gutta, east of this capital, continue and even prevent the arrival of humanitarian aid, local media and military sources reported. Erdogan to Discuss Syrian Crisis with Putin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12429&SEO=erdogan-to-discuss-syrian-crisis-with-putin Ankara, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet today with his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, mainly to discuss the Syrian crisis, the president said in this capital before leaving. Dresden Symphony Concert Against Trump Wall in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12427&SEO=dresden-symphony-concert-against-trump-wall-in-mexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Dresden Symphony Orchestra, Germany, will offer a protest concert against the wall that US President Donald Trump intends to build on the Mexican border, it was announced here today. Trump and Putin Hold Telephone Debate on Syrian Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12410&SEO=trump-and-putin-hold-telephone-debate-on-syrian-situation Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and Russian Presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, respectively, dealt today with the present Syrian situation and agreed on the need to bring an end to the war in this Arab nation. UN Reports Progress on Protection of Filipino Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12407&SEO=un-reports-progress-on-protection-of-filipino-children United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines reports significant progress in protecting children, said a recent report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the impact of armed conflict on children. National Lyric Theater of Cuba to Premiere the Opera Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12394&SEO=national-lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-premiere-the-opera-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Lyric Theater of Cuba is working on its version of the opera Werther, with music by French composer Jules Massenet, in the face of the premiere, scheduled for May 12. Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Hits Six-year High in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12393&SEO=eurozone-manufacturing-activity-hits-six-year-high-in-april London, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The manufacturing activity of the Eurozone rose in April at a fastest pace of six years, before a strong demand and despite rise of prices, published today the Information and Analysis Pollster Markit IHS. Iran Welcomes International Presence in Tehran Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12388&SEO=iran-welcomes-international-presence-in-tehran-book-fair Tehran, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Reza Salehi Amiri, described the presence of 300 foreign publicists to the 30th edition of the International Book Fair in this capital as the ''peak moment''. National Ballet of Cuba to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12378&SEO=national-ballet-of-cuba-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Cuban National Ballet to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12375&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Venezuela Expresses Alarm over Statements by HR Commissioner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12374&SEO=venezuela-expresses-alarm-over-statements-by-hr-commissioner Geneva, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, has expressed his alarm over statements issued by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, which he considered biased. Emmanuel Macron Keeps Lead in Race for French Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12371&SEO=emmanuel-macron-keeps-lead-in-race-for-french-presidency París, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The center-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is a clear favorite to win the presidential elections in France, with a comfortable lead of some 20 points over the ultra-right nominee Marine Le Pen. Cuba Is a Symbol of Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12366&SEO=cuba-is-a-symbol-of-unity Pinar del Rio, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Robert Miller, a London resident who is the director of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, on Monday described Cuba as a symbol of unity and conviction that a better world is possible. Tony Blair Predicts that Brits will Regret Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12364&SEO=tony-blair-predicts-that-brits-will-regret-brexit London, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Prime Minister Tony Blair assured that the British people will repent of their departure from the European Union (EU), an initiative known as Brexit, and that they will want to return to that community, The Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday. More Than 9,000 Agents to Guard May Day Events in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12357&SEO=more-than-9000-agents-to-guard-may-day-events-in-paris 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:04Paris, May 1 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have designed a large security operation during the International Workers'' Day, including the deployment of more than 9,000 police officers, gendarmes and soldiers. Saudi King Saw off Angela Merkel Optimistic to Strengthen Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12354&SEO=saudi-king-saw-off-angela-merkel-optimistic-to-strengthen-cooperation Riyadh, May 1 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Jeddah today after concluding an official visit in which she left a feeling of optimism and confidence in the strengthening bilateral relations in several fields. UNESCO Acknowledges High Quality of Cuban Jazz Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12348&SEO=unesco-acknowledges-high-quality-of-cuban-jazz-musicians Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebrations on the International Day of Jazz held in Cuba are an acknowledgement of the high quality of Cuban jazz musicians by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Ukrainian Army Attacks Rebel Military Vehicle in Lugansk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12336&SEO=ukrainian-army-attacks-rebel-military-vehicle-in-lugansk Kiev, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) A militiaman was killed and another was injured when the Ural truck they were traveling in was hit today in the self-proclaimed republic of Lugansk by an unmanned anti-tank missile fired by the Ukrainian army. Mali Extends State of Emergency due to Attacks by Islamic Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12333&SEO=mali-extends-state-of-emergency-due-to-attacks-by-islamic-groups Bamako, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of armed actions by Islamic groups poses the need to extend the state of emergency for six months, the National Assembly announced today in a brief statement. Cuban National Ballet Tours Spain, Italy and France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12332&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-tours-spain-italy-and-france Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) on Sunday begins a tour of Spain, Italy and France until July 20, the top officials from the company, directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, said. Macedonia: Calm Prevails after Quarrel in Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12331&SEO=macedonia-calm-prevails-after-quarrel-in-parliament Skopje, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Calm prevails today in the country prior to the International Workers'' Day and after the quarrel on Thursday, April 27, in the Macedonian Assembly (Parliament), due to irregularities in the election of its speaker. Cuban Communist Party Official Meets Leader of A Just Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12329&SEO=cuban-communist-party-official-meets-leader-of-a-just-russia Moscow, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Sergei Mironov, chairman of the party A Just Russia, received here the leader of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Juan Carlos Marsan, diplomatic sources said on Sunday. Russia's Humanitarian Aid Distributed in Syrian Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12325&SEO=russias-humanitarian-aid-distributed-in-syrian-provinces Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Center for the Coordination of the Ceasefire in the Russian base of Hemymin distributed, in conjunction with Syrian authorities, more than six tons of humanitarian aid in three provinces of the country. Irina Bokova Meets Cuban Authorities, Holds Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12324&SEO=irina-bokova-meets-cuban-authorities-holds-jazz-day Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, is meeting Sunday with Culture Minister Abel Prieto, as part of her visit to Cuba. Syrian Civilians Killed in Air Raid by U.S.-Led Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12323&SEO=syrian-civilians-killed-in-air-raid-by-u.s.-led-coalition Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television reported on Sunday that at least eight civilians were killed in an air raid by the international coalition led by the United States in Raqqa province, 542 kilometers northeast of Damascus. France Urges USA to Observe Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12318&SEO=france-urges-usa-to-observe-climate-change-agreement Paris, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) French Environment Minister Segolene Royal has urged the United States to respect the commitments included in the agreement to fight climate change, sealed in Paris during the 2015 climate summit. Polls Predict Drop in French Ballot http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12307&SEO=polls-predict-drop-in-french-ballot 29 de abril de 2017, 09:56Paris, April 29 (Prensa Latina) Several surveys released today predict that voter turnout in the French presidential election run-off will be less than in the first round, a situation that, if confirmed, would be unprecedented in France. Spain Plans to Open New Consulate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12306&SEO=spain-plans-to-open-new-consulate-in-cuba Madrid, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government is planning to open a new consulate in Cuba, an issue debated during the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez´s recent visit to Spain, Prensa Latina confirmed today. Cuba, Russia to Celebrate Antifascist Victory with Race http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12300&SEO=cuba-russia-to-celebrate-antifascist-victory-with-race Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Race of Friendship to celebrate the Soviet victory over fascism will be held on May 6 with a start and finish lines in front of the Russian Embassy in Havana, organizers announced. DPR Denounces Attempted Bomb Attack on OSCE Mission in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12293&SEO=dpr-denounces-attempted-bomb-attack-on-osce-mission-in-ukraine 28 de abril de 2017, 19:34Kiev, April 28 (Prensa Latina) The State Security in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People''s Republic (DPR) denounced an alleged attempt bomb attack, apparently against a mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12278&SEO=cuban-speleologist-remembers-crossing-the-amazon-river Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. Denmark Charges Six Men With Training, Fighting for Islamic State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12277&SEO=denmark-charges-six-men-with-training-fighting-for-islamic-state Copenhague,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Denmark''s public prosecutor''s office said today it had charged six men with allowing themselves to be recruited by Islamic State and fighting for the militant group in Syria. Irina Bokova Salutes Reappearance of UNESCO Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12270&SEO=irina-bokova-salutes-reappearance-of-unesco-magazine París, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) After an absence of five years, the magazine Unesco Mail is again edited to contribute to the humanist mandate of that United Nations organization, stressed director general of the entity, Irina Bokova. Sharapova Reached the Semi-finals in Stuttgart Tennis Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12268&SEO=sharapova-reached-the-semi-finals-in-stuttgart-tennis-tournament Stuttgart, Germany, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova, former world number one, advanced to the semifinals of the German tournament in Stuttgart by beating Estonian Anett Kontaveit in two sets. Japan, US Conduct Military Maneuvers in Pacific Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12267&SEO=japan-us-conduct-military-maneuvers-in-pacific-ocean Tokyo, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Defense Minister Tomomi Inada confirmed Tuesday that her country has made further military maneuvers with the United States in the Pacific Ocean, under the argument of demonstrating its commitment to stability in the region. Russia-NATO: The Enemy's Justification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12265&SEO=russia-nato-the-enemys-justification Por Antonio Rondón GarcíaMoscow, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was seeking an enemy like Russia after the end of the Cold War and it succeeded finally, the Russian permanent representative in that alliance, Alexander Grushko, said on Friday. Turkey Intensifies Attacks in Northern Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12264&SEO=turkey-intensifies-attacks-in-northern-syria Damascus, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish artillery bombed the village of Ras Ain in the northern Syrian province of Hassakeh, destroyed its drinking water plant and caused extensive damage to infrastructure, military sources confirmed today in Damascus. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12255&SEO=fao-wfp-report-on-food-crisis-in-four-nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Pope Francis Visits Egypt With Peace Message http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12254&SEO=pope-francis-visits-egypt-with-peace-message Cairo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) With a message of peace and tolerance, Pope Francis arrives in Egypt today, where he will meet with the highest world authority of Sunni Islam, among other religious and political dignitaries. Britain Arrests Suspect Near Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12238&SEO=britain-arrests-suspect-near-parliament London, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The British Metropolitan Police arrested a man outside the Parliament headquarters today, after an incident without injuries or deaths, authorities reported. German Official Arrested when Posing as Syrian Refugee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12236&SEO=german-official-arrested-when-posing-as-syrian-refugee Berlin, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) German police have arrested today an official who registered as a Syrian migrant in search of asylum, with the alleged aim of carrying out xenophobic attacks, a judicial source said. Japanese Prime Minister Travels to Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12235&SEO=japanese-prime-minister-travels-to-russia Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Russia Thursday, to talk to President Vladimir Putin on economic, territorial and regional affairs of bilateral interest, in a tour that will also take him to the United Kingdom. Russian Warship Collided; Sunk off Turkey Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12233&SEO=russian-warship-collided-sunk-off-turkey-coasts Ankara, Apr 27 (prensa Latina) The Russian warship Liman sank today in the Black Sea near the Bosphorus Strait, about 30 kilometers northwest of Turkey''s coast, after it collided with merchat vessel. Its 78 crew members were rescued alive, the Turkish Coast Guard reported. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12232&SEO=european-parliament-criticizes-steps-by-expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. U.S.A. Distorts Nuclear Deterrent, asserts DPRK Newspaper http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12231&SEO=u.s.a.-distorts-nuclear-deterrent-asserts-dprk-newspaper Pyongyang, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An important newspaper of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) noted today that by distorting and exaggerating the reality about nuclear deterrence, the United States seeks to stigmatize the country and justify its campaign to crush it. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12229&SEO=cuban-dancing-company-to-perform-in-us-and-colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. Heavy Fighting Between Kurds and Turkish Forces in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12228&SEO=heavy-fighting-between-kurds-and-turkish-forces-in-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Strong clashes are reportedly taking place between Kurdish militias and Turkish Army forces in the of Tell Abyad in northern Aleppo province. Sharapova Reaches Quarterfinals After 2nd Win Since Return http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12225&SEO=sharapova-reaches-quarterfinals-after-2nd-win-since-return Stuttgart,Germany,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 today. French Film Festival Celebrates Two Decades in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12223&SEO=french-film-festival-celebrates-two-decades-in-cuba Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the best French motion pictures will take place in Cuba''s movie theaters in May, when the 20th French Film Festival will take place. Cuba Achieves Great Results in Special Olympics in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12221&SEO=cuba-achieves-great-results-in-special-olympics-in-panama Panama, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With four gold medals, two bronze and one silver, the Cuban delegation of just six athletes attending the 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games is leaving today. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12218&SEO=united-kingdom-analyze-reality-of-parasitology-in-cuban-conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. Macron-Le Pen Gap Decreases as Elections Come Closer in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12215&SEO=macron-le-pen-gap-decreases-as-elections-come-closer-in-france Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The gap between the centrist-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron and the right-wing, Marine Le Pen became shorter in the last few days prior to the second round of vote in France, according to a poll released today. Merkel Predicts Consequences in Case of Turkey-EU Rupture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12214&SEO=merkel-predicts-consequences-in-case-of-turkey-eu-rupture Berlin, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of the disastrous consequences of a hypothetical rupture in relations between the European Union (EU) and Turkey. HostelCuba Ends;It Confirms Growing Interest in the Island's Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12211&SEO=hostelcuba-endsit-confirms-growing-interest-in-the-islands-tourism Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba Fair is concluding today with the certainty of the growing interest in the entertainment industry in Cuba, considered by some as an almost virgin territory for foreign investment with many possibilities. UNESCO Looks for New Director General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12209&SEO=unesco-looks-for-new-director-general Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board is continuing today the interviews with the nine candidates for director general of this agency, during which they should analyze several issues related to their projection for the position. Israel, Turkey Strike Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12207&SEO=israel-turkey-strike-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) For the third time since 2013, Israeli missiles hit warehouses at Damascus International Airport, the Syrian capital, military sources said. French Academics Refute Media Distortion over Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12204&SEO=french-academics-refute-media-distortion-over-latin-america Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one hundred academics in France have rejected the way in which various French media address today the reality of Latin America, with a treatment marked by disinformation, simplification, and caricature, as reported. Venezuela Concerned over NATO and Colombia Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12202&SEO=venezuela-concerned-over-nato-and-colombia-agreement Moscow, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López expressed his country''s concern over the cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12201&SEO=syria-rejects-french-governments-accusations-on-chemical-attack Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''. Cuba Defends UNESCO Role to Promote World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12195&SEO=cuba-defends-unesco-role-to-promote-world-peace Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) the leading role of that United Nations agency in the promotion of world peace, diplomatic sources reported today. Russia Favors Joint Efforts to Fight Transnational Crime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12194&SEO=russia-favors-joint-efforts-to-fight-transnational-crime Moscow, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian National Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev was in favor today of joining efforts at UN to fight transnational crime, during the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security, because terrorism get its funds, many times, from drug trafficking. US, S.Korea Train For Attack on North Korea Missile Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12183&SEO=us-s.korea-train-for-attack-on-north-korea-missile-base Seoul,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) United States and South Korean forces have held a drill to prepare for a possible attack on a North Korean missile base. Great Coalition Without Alternative in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12180&SEO=great-coalition-without-alternative-in-germany Berlin, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) After the parliamentary elections in Germany, there will be no alternative to the so-called Grand Coalition between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, a new poll revealed today. Sharapova Returns to Porsche Grand Prix After 15 Months Doping Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12175&SEO=sharapova-returns-to-porsche-grand-prix-after-15-months-doping-ban Stuttgart,Germany,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian tennis player María Sharapova makes today her competitive return in match against Italian Roberta Vinci. China, Canada Agree to Increase Economic, Financial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12174&SEO=china-canada-agree-to-increase-economic-financial-cooperation Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China and Canada held an strategic, economic financial talk and agree to boost cooperation in trade, investments and science to promote strategic bilateral association, spread the government today. More Than 1,000 Members of the Security Forces Detained in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12168&SEO=more-than-1000-members-of-the-security-forces-detained-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 members of the Security Directorate for alleged links to the opposition movement Hizmet, headed by the controversial theologian Fethullah Gulen, an official source informed today. Russia Proposes International Alliance for Demining in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12166&SEO=russia-proposes-international-alliance-for-demining-in-syria Moscow, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu proposed today to create an international alliance for demining in Syria, where his country is preparing to substantially strengthen the security of its military. Russia to Establish Working Code against Information War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12161&SEO=russia-to-establish-working-code-against-information-war Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated today Russia''s initiative to establish a kind of working code at the UN level to prevent information wars such as those launched against this country. Interviews to Candidates for UNESCO Director General Begin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12159&SEO=interviews-to-candidates-for-unesco-director-general-begin Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board has began today the interviews to nine candidates for the post of UN Director General, from Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Iraq, El Salvador, Lebanon and Qatar. Cuba Celebrates French Culture with a Varied Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12146&SEO=cuba-celebrates-french-culture-with-a-varied-cultural-program Havana, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Over the next few months, Cuba will celebrate French culture with a wide-range activity program that will be held on Thursday with the 20th edition of the French Film Festival, the organizers said.