Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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 29 de mayo de 2017, 17:21Rome, 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 29 de mayo de 2017, 16:33Paris, 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 29 de mayo de 2017, 16:02Barcelona, 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 29 de mayo de 2017, 15:35Paris, 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 29 de mayo de 2017, 15:32London, 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. Turkish Court Rejects Lawsuit against Constitutional Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12144&SEO=turkish-court-rejects-lawsuit-against-constitutional-referendum Ankara, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish State Council, the top judicial authority in this country, rejected today to process a lawsuit that questions the validity of the recent referendum after which a constitutional reform was approved, according to an official source. Cities to Suffer Twice as Large as Rural Areas due to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12142&SEO=cities-to-suffer-twice-as-large-as-rural-areas-due-to-climate-change Vienna, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Climate change will be affecting some cities twice as large as the rural regions and could quadruple the impact of heat waves for next 50 years, according to the European Geosciences Union''s meeting. UN Welcomes a 1 billion Commitment to Help Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12135&SEO=un-welcomes-a-1-billion-commitment-to-help-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations today praised donors'' commitment to contribute $1 billion USD for humanitarian assistance in Yemen, as they expressed at a Geneva conference to raise funds. Russia Criticizes Ukraine Cut of Electric Service to Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12127&SEO=russia-criticizes-ukraine-cut-of-electric-service-to-donbass Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian government''s decision to suspend the electricity service to the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic will only move the region further away from Kiev itself, stated the Kremlin today. UN Demands End of Fighting, Blockade on Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12123&SEO=un-demands-end-of-fighting-blockade-on-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations human rights independent experts today demanded the end of the fighting in Yemen and the naval blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, as urgent actions to help millions of people at risk of famine. UNICEF Seeks to Immunize Somali Children Against Measles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12122&SEO=unicef-seeks-to-immunize-somali-children-against-measles Mogadishu,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today kicked off an emergency campaign to immunize 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Somalia. EU Calls on All Sides to Complay with the Minsk Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12121&SEO=eu-calls-on-all-sides-to-complay-with-the-minsk-agreement Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded all parties involved to strictly comply with the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian crisis, stressed the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Warm Winds: New Insight Into What Weakens Antarctic Ice Shelves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12120&SEO=warm-winds-new-insight-into-what-weakens-antarctic-ice-shelves London,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Richard Gasquet Falls to Yuichi Sugita in Barcelona Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12119&SEO=richard-gasquet-falls-to-yuichi-sugita-in-barcelona-open Barcelona, Spain, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Richard Gasquet''s return to court from appendix surgery was short-lived at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday as the Frenchman lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to Japan''s Yuichi Sugita. Fossils May Be Earliest Known Multicellular Life: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12118&SEO=fossils-may-be-earliest-known-multicellular-life-study Stockcolm,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said today. Cuba Welcomes Two Decades of Chemical Weapons Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12117&SEO=cuba-welcomes-two-decades-of-chemical-weapons-convention Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will mark the two decades of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a Day for the Protection against these devices, and a commemorative event for the 20th anniversary of that international agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Ukraine Demands End of US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12115&SEO=ukraine-demands-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Kiev, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The organization ''Stop the blockade against Cuba'' has held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in this capital to demand the end of the blockade against the island, diplomatic sources said today. Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12114&SEO=spanish-government-president-officially-visit-uruguay Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil. WHO Warns of Malaria Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12113&SEO=who-warns-of-malaria-risk Geneva, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) About 3.2 billion people, almost half of the world''s population, are at risk of malaria, warns the WHO on the occasion of the World Day for this disease, held every April 25. Russia Warns UK over Threats on Nuclear Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12110&SEO=russia-warns-uk-over-threats-on-nuclear-issue Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia today issued a clear warning to the United Kingdom, following the threats by British Defense Minister Michael Fallon to use the nuclear arsenal in a preventive manner if deemed necessary. Food Insecurity Grew 35% in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12094&SEO=food-insecurity-grew-35-in-2016 24 de abril de 2017, 16:07Rome, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Food insecurity phase-3 reached a global level of 108 million people in 2016, 35% higher than in 2015, according to a study submitted today in the FAO Council. Turkish Entrepreneurs Explore Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12093&SEO=turkish-entrepreneurs-explore-business-opportunities-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 Turkish businessmen from industry, agriculture, electronics, tourism and other sectors are exploring opportunities of increasing trade and investment in Cuba during a bilateral business forum being held here. IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12091&SEO=ioc-sanctions-russian-olympic-medalist-tatiana-chernova Moscow, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committtee (IOC) has disqualified Russian athlete and Olympic bronze medal in heptathlon in the 2008 Olympic Games -and also a participant in the World Championship in Doha in 2010- Tatiana Chernova for having used the steroid turinabol. WHO Pushes World Immunization Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12085&SEO=who-pushes-world-immunization-week Geneva ,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization calls on all nations to push more in the vacination programas because there are 19,4 millon children that need those benfits. Classroom Blast in Dagestan, Russia Kills 1 Child, Injures 10 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12082&SEO=classroom-blast-in-dagestan-russia-kills-1-child-injures-10 Moscowú, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) A child died and 10 other people were injured in Dagestan today, after a grenade exploded in a computer class at a school in the Tsumadinsky District. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12081&SEO=ghana-kenya-and-malawi-chosen-to-test-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. U.S.A and Belarus to Meet in Fed Cup Final http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12080&SEO=u.s.a-and-belarus-to-meet-in-fed-cup-final Florida, USA,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The United States and Belarus will meet in the Tennis Fed Cup final in November after winning their respective semi-finals on Sunday. Science Record Set on International Space Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12078&SEO=science-record-set-on-international-space-station Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina)The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station. FAO: 20 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of Dying From Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12077&SEO=fao-20-million-people-in-africa-are-at-risk-of-dying-from-hunger 24 de abril de 2017, 12:13Rome, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned that about 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger. US Marlon Daniel to Conduct Symphony Orchestra of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12075&SEO=us-marlon-daniel-to-conduct-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) US Marlon Daniel will conduct for the first time in the Cuban capital the National Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation scheduled for the April 30, that entity confirmed today. The event will take place in Covarrubias hall of the National Theater, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), and will also feature pianist Gérard Aimontch. Despite Brexit, South Africa Will Continue to Trade with UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12074&SEO=despite-brexit-south-africa-will-continue-to-trade-with-uk Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government''s priority is to ensure that there is certainty and continuity in the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. France Advances to a Second Roumd with Emmanuel Macron as Favorite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12070&SEO=france-advances-to-a-second-roumd-with-emmanuel-macron-as-favorite By Luisa María González EU to Coordinate with Russia Actions against Terrorist Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12062&SEO=eu-to-coordinate-with-russia-actions-against-terrorist-challenge Moscow, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and International Security Federica Mogherini spoke today for a cooperation with Russia to meet the terrorist challenge, meeting here with Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. French Socialists and Conservatives Analyze Election Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12058&SEO=french-socialists-and-conservatives-analyze-election-results 24 de abril de 2017, 08:59Paris, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Party (PS) of France and also the conservative party Republicans (LR) began today meetings in their respective Parisian headquarters aimed at analyzing the results of the presidential elections and making decisions for the future. Tense Protests in France in Rejection of Electoral Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12052&SEO=tense-protests-in-france-in-rejection-of-electoral-results Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of French people protested at the Place de la Bastille, in Paris, to express their non-conformity with the results in the presidential elections, an action that turned into a tense clash with the security forces. Macron, Le Pen Win 1st Electoral Round in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12047&SEO=macron-le-pen-win-1st-electoral-round-in-france Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Centrist Emmanuel Macron and ultra right winger Marine le Pen have got today most of the votes, among four candidates, in France''s presidential elections and will go to an electoral run-off, according to preliminary estimates. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12046&SEO=cuban-songwriter-and-singer-luiba-maria-hevia-with-new-cd Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. France Goes to the Ballot Boxes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12045&SEO=france-goes-to-the-ballot-boxes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:21Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) French citizens living in Paris are going to the ballot boxes today, in an election day framed by uncertainty, regardring the results, and a high police surveillance. UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12044&SEO=uk-labour-leader-corbyn-says-could-suspend-syria-air-strikes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:06London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Britain''s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said today that he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. Pair of Brouwer/Meeuwsen Win Xiamen Beach Volley Men's Gold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12043&SEO=pair-of-brouwermeeuwsen-win-xiamen-beach-volley-mens-gold Xiamen, China, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)The Dutch team of Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen made good on their first FIVB Tournament appearance of the year, bringing home the title after a 21-14, 21-17 win over Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy. Nadal Wins Historic 10th Monte-Carlo Title http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12042&SEO=nadal-wins-historic-10th-monte-carlo-title Monte Carlo,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)Spanish Rafael Nadal captured an incredible 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown today in beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in the 76-minute final. London Marathon 2017: Wanjiru and Keitany Win Men's and Women's Races http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12039&SEO=london-marathon-2017-wanjiru-and-keitany-win-mens-and-womens-races 23 de abril de 2017, 10:10London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe''s women''s-only world record to win the London Marathon today. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12038&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-european-tour Athens, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, departed from here back to Cuba today after an official visit to Greece, a country in which he finished a tour of three European nations. Kuwait Declared as Malaria Free Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12036&SEO=kuwait-declared-as-malaria-free-country 23 de abril de 2017, 09:16Kuwait, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Kuwait affirmed today that Kuwait is currently a malaria-free zone with 388 cases treated in 2016. Syrian Army Takes Terrorist Strongholds in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12035&SEO=syrian-army-takes-terrorist-strongholds-in-hama Damascus, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army, with the help of allied militias, expelled terrorist groups from the strategic city of Halfaya, the biggest bastion of former Al Nusra Front at the north of the province of Hama, military sources confirmed here Sunday. Seven Countries in Cooperation on China-Europe Freight Rail Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12034&SEO=seven-countries-in-cooperation-on-china-europe-freight-rail-services 23 de abril de 2017, 09:08Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia, have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, according to China Railway Corporation. Pollster Predicts Changes in Electoral Preferences in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12031&SEO=pollster-predicts-changes-in-electoral-preferences-in-italy 23 de abril de 2017, 06:00Rome, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian polling firm You Trend called the pre-storm calm, the current period of apparent stability described by the most recent polls on electoral support to different parties in the country. France Celebrates Elections Under Terrorist Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12028&SEO=france-celebrates-elections-under-terrorist-risk By Luisa María González Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in France, considered as crucial for the future of the country and Europe, are under tension today due to the terrorist threat, exacerbated by a recent attack. Greater Differences between Human and Chimpanzee Brains Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12022&SEO=greater-differences-between-human-and-chimpanzee-brains-found 22 de abril de 2017, 12:28London, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Researchers from Germany, China and Russia discovered more differences between the structures in the human and the chimpanzee brain cortex, which were thought to have more similarities, said today the journal Nature. French Government Hails Agreement to End Strike in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12019&SEO=french-government-hails-agreement-to-end-strike-in-guiana 22 de abril de 2017, 12:02Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve welcomed today the signing of the agreement in Guiana aimed at ending a general strike that paralyzed the French overseas department for a month. Italian Parliamentarians Ask for Lifting Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12015&SEO=italian-parliamentarians-ask-for-lifting-sanctions-against-russia 22 de abril de 2017, 11:40Simferopol, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) ''The European Union (EU) must lift the unilateral sanctions set up against Russia as soon as possible'', said today Stefano Valdegamberi, head of the Italian delegation attending the 3rd International Economic Forum in Yalta. Crucial Elections for France and Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12006&SEO=crucial-elections-for-france-and-europe Luisa María González* Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) France will live this Sunday, April 23, unprecedented elections in the recent history of the country, mainly due to the weakness of the bigger parties and the pessimistic expectations of citizen participation. Greek FM Hosts Cuban Peer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12000&SEO=greek-fm-hosts-cuban-peer 21 de abril de 2017, 18:23Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Greece'' Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias reportedly hosted his Cuban peer, Bruno Rodriguez, to talk over issues of international and bilateral interest. Global E-market Generates Multi-million Dollars Profits in 2015 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11998&SEO=global-e-market-generates-multi-million-dollars-profits-in-2015 21 de abril de 2017, 17:00Geneva, April 21 (Prensa Latina) In the late 2015, global e-commerce generated about $25 billion USD worth of profits, according to statistics published by UNCTAD. Child Labor and Precarious Life Increase in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11994&SEO=child-labor-and-precarious-life-increase-in-turkey 21 de abril de 2017, 16:56Istanbul, 21 Apr (Prensa Latina) The trade union confederation DISK Genel-Is presented today the report ''Child Labor in Turkey'' in which it shows an increase in the number of children who entered the labor market in 2016, most of them in conditions of illegality. Geraint Thomas Wins Tour of the Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11989&SEO=geraint-thomas-wins-tour-of-the-alps Trento, Italy (Prensa Latina)Uk Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)won stage 5 and the title in the Tour of the Alps with a time of 20:49.37 in the final stage betweeen Smarano and Trento. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Syrian Villages of Zabadani and Madaya Free From Extremist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11986&SEO=syrian-villages-of-zabadani-and-madaya-free-from-extremist-groups Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian settlements in Zabadani and Madaya, less than 50 kilometers from Damascus and near the northeast border of Lebanon, were declared free from extremist groups, authorities confirmed today. Lucas Pouille Fights Back For Final Four Spot In Monte-Carlo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11985&SEO=lucas-pouille-fights-back-for-final-four-spot-in-monte-carlo Monte Carlo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Lucas Pouille came within two points of losing against Uruguayan No. 16 seed Pablo Cuevas on Friday, but fought back from a 3-5 deficit in the deciding set to win the quarter-final 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 in one hour and 58 minutes. Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Architect Vittorio Garatti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11984&SEO=cuba-pays-tribute-to-italian-architect-vittorio-garatti Havana (Prensa Latina) The University of Arts of Cuba will pay tribute to the Italian Vittorio Garatti for his contributions to the national architecture and will grant him the degree Doctor Honoris Causa, that institution confirmed today. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Turkey in Final Stage of Buying Russian S-400 Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11981&SEO=turkey-in-final-stage-of-buying-russian-s-400-anti-missile-system 21 de abril de 2017, 11:55Ankara,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s talks with Russia to purchase the advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile system have reached the final stage, the country''s defense minister said. Ex-Costa Rican Soccer Chief Banned For Life by FIFA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11980&SEO=ex-costa-rican-soccer-chief-banned-for-life-by-fifa San José, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA''s independent Ethics Committee today, the organization said. U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11979&SEO=u.s.-israel-continue-to-fuel-anti-syria-campaign Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country. Syrian Army Makes Progress in Eastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11976&SEO=syrian-army-makes-progress-in-eastern-damascus Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) After intense air force and artillery bombing, Syrian army units have dismantled shelters and tunnels of terrorist groups in the Qabun region in eastern Damascus, according to military sources. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11969&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-greece Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, has arrived in Athens today for an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations. Turkey Promises to Strengthen Relations with Central America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11968&SEO=turkey-promises-to-strengthen-relations-with-central-america Istanbul, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Government promised to strengthen the relations with the Central American countries, during the second forum on cooperation between this country and the Central American Integration System (SICA), currently in session in this city. Portuguese President Welcomes Cuban Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11963&SEO=portuguese-president-welcomes-cuban-foreign-minister Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ratified today in this capital, to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, hios Government''s willingness of strengthening the relations with the Caribbean island nation. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Tour of the Alps: Matteo Montaguti Wins Stage 4 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11955&SEO=tour-of-the-alps-matteo-montaguti-wins-stage-4 Trento, Italia, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale) narrowly out-sprinted Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) to claim Thursday''s fourth stage of the Tour of the Alps. Olympic Silver Medallist Germaine Mason Dies in Motorcycle Crash http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11951&SEO=olympic-silver-medallist-germaine-mason-dies-in-motorcycle-crash Kingston,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germaine Mason, the British athlete of Jamaican origine, who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Pigeons Share Human Ability to Build Knowledge Across Generations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11946&SEO=pigeons-share-human-ability-to-build-knowledge-across-generations London,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina)Homing pigeons may share the human capacity to build on the knowledge of others, improving their navigational efficiency over time, a new Oxford University study has found. Germany Refutes US Criticism for 2016 Surplus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11944&SEO=germany-refutes-us-criticism-for-2016-surplus Berlin, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s trade surplus in 2016 reached 252 million euros, to which the United States made strong criticisms refuted today by the country''s economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, in the newspaper Bild. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11943&SEO=crimea-interested-in-economic-ties-with-latin-america Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. Socialist Candidacy in France: Chronicle of a Fiasco Foretold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11936&SEO=socialist-candidacy-in-france-chronicle-of-a-fiasco-foretold Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) After ruling for five years with François Hollande as the president of the republic, the Socialist Party (SP) of France might get the worst results over the past few decades in the upcoming elections. Cuba Thanks Solidarity of Portuguese Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11933&SEO=cuba-thanks-solidarity-of-portuguese-parliamentarians Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has thanked the work carried out by the Cuban Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba (GPA) for lifting the U.S. blockade on Cuba. China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11928&SEO=china-and-eu-agree-to-expand-coordination-on-global-issues Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization. China and Russia for Raising Mutual Political Trust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11925&SEO=china-and-russia-for-raising-mutual-political-trust Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Li Zhanshu, high level official of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) prepares a visit to Russia from April 25 to 27, focused on raising political trust between both nations. Cuba and Portugal Extol Strength of their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11916&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-extol-strength-of-their-relations Lisbon, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Portuguese foreign ministers, Bruno Rodriguez and Augusto Santos Silva, respectively, extolled today the strength of their bilateral relations in all areas, by means of a free-flowing exchange between both countries. Greeks Back up Job Opportunities for Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11912&SEO=greeks-back-up-job-opportunities-for-refugees Athens, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Fifty percent of Greeks living in Athens backs up the right of refugees stranded in Greece to have a job, according to a survey by Public Issue institute. 11.9 Percent of Italians Suffer Serious Material Deprivation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11899&SEO=11.9-percent-of-italians-suffer-serious-material-deprivation Rome, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) 11.9 percent of Italians, equivalent to 7.2 million, live in conditions of serious material deprivation, reported here today Roberto Monducci, director of the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Geraint Thomas Wins Stage 3 of Tour of the Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11897&SEO=geraint-thomas-wins-stage-3-of-tour-of-the-alps Funes, Italy, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina)Geraint Thomas had doubts about his form after a hard block of altitude training before the Tour of the Alps but he looked strong, determined and on track for to be at his best for the Giro d''Italia with a powerful late attack on the uphill finish of stage 3 of 143.1 kms to Funes. The Welshman won the stage and pulled on the leader''s jersey as a result. Evacuation of Syrian Villagers From Fua and Kefraya Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11891&SEO=evacuation-of-syrian-villagers-from-fua-and-kefraya-continues Damascus, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of evacuated people from the villages of Fua and Kefraya arrived in the city of Aleppo as around 500 extremists and relatives left the town of Zabadani on their way to Idleb, authorities said today. Spanish Scientists Identify New Component to Treat Myeloid Leukemia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11888&SEO=spanish-scientists-identify-new-component-to-treat-myeloid-leukemia Barcelona, Spain, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have identified the type 1 serotonin receptor (HTR1) as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the specialized press reported today. Emmanuel Macron Might Become the Youngest President in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11886&SEO=emmanuel-macron-might-become-the-youngest-president-in-france Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Several pre-election surveys in France show that Emmanuel Macron, leader of the centrist En Marche! movement, is one of the favorites candidates and is likely to become the youngest president in the country''s history. Italian Documentary Film Maker Arrested in Turkey Starts Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11885&SEO=italian-documentary-film-maker-arrested-in-turkey-starts-hunger-strike Ankara, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Italian documentary maker, Gabriele del Grande, started a hunger strike today in protest of his unjustified imprisonment in Turkey after 10 days of isolation and without charges against him. Venezuela Defends at UN its Right to Sovereignty and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11880&SEO=venezuela-defends-at-un-its-right-to-sovereignty-and-peace Geneva, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, defended sovereignty, unity, and peace in his country, in the face of opposition attempts to carry out a political and economic coup, diplomatic sources said today. Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11873&SEO=belt-and-route-forum-in-china-will-gather-28-world-leaders Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The first Forum of the Belt and Route to be held here next month, will have the presence of heads of State or Government of 28 countries, announced the Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. European Stocks Drop for Snap Elections in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11870&SEO=european-stocks-drop-for-snap-elections-in-uk London, April 18 (Prensa Latina) European stocks closed lower today due to the call for a snap general elections in the United Kingdom on June 8. Italian Police Arrest 30 Mobsters in Naples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11868&SEO=italian-police-arrest-30-mobsters-in-naples Rome, April 18 (Prensa Latina) Italian police officers today arrested 30 mobsters in the city of Naples, in connection with one of the Neapolitan mafia clans operating in that area. Cuban Foreign Minister Meets Leader of Spanish Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11866&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-meets-leader-of-spanish-parties Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met today representatives of different Spanish political parties, as a coda to his two-day official visit to this European country. Russian Parliament Proposes Citizenship Withdrawal for Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11864&SEO=russian-parliament-proposes-citizenship-withdrawal-for-terrorists Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The leaders of the four factions of Russia''s State Duma (lower chamber) presented today a bill to eliminate the decision of granting the Russian citizenship to people tried for terrorism. Serbian FM Rebuffs Plans to Create Greater Albania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11861&SEO=serbian-fm-rebuffs-plans-to-create-greater-albania Belgrade, April 18 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, has today rebuffed plans to create the so-called Greater Albania and wondered whether the silence of Western governments was a kind of approval. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Underwater Landscape Unveiled in Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11858&SEO=underwater-landscape-unveiled-in-cespedes-park-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The sunken treasures of the bay Santiago de Cuba, are now visible through the photographic exhibition An Immersion in History, with pieces from the archaeological underwater park Naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba 1898. In the central park Céspedes, heart of the city, are exhibited those impressive images captured mainly by photographers Vicente González Díaz and Vicente González Portuondo in the depths of the coast of Santiago. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11856&SEO=classical-musicians-to-play-in-upcoming-cuban-concert-series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. Rohan Dennis Wins Tour of the Alps Stage 2 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11854&SEO=rohan-dennis-wins-tour-of-the-alps-stage-2 Innervillgraten, Austria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Rohan Dennis (BMC) claimed victory with 3 hours 20 minutes 12 seconds on the snow-shortened second stage of the Tour of the Alps in Innervillgraten, while Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) divested Michele Scarponi (Astana) of the race leader''s fuchsia jersey. Russia Unveils New Arctic Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11853&SEO=russia-unveils-new-arctic-military-base Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has unveiled the country''s newly opened military base in the Arctic whose main objectives are protecting the country''s natural resources and defending it from war intruders. Regional Strategy to Fight Violence and Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11851&SEO=regional-strategy-to-fight-violence-and-extremism Manama, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Arab countries of the Persian Gulf will start tomorrow here to discuss the adoption of a joint strategy to promote moderation and combat violence and extremism, official sources of Bahrain announced today. Victoria,Albert Museum Set for Blockbuster Pink Floyd Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11852&SEO=victoriaalbert-museum-set-for-blockbuster-pink-floyd-exhibition London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Vicotria and Albert Museum Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown Now World's Oldest Human http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11849&SEO=jamaican-violet-mosse-brown-now-worlds-oldest-human Kingston, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The 10 oldest persons in the planet are all women, with Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown being the world''s oldest human since yesterday after the passing of Italian Emma Morano, who was born on November 29, 1899. François Fillon, the Surprise Candidate in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11842&SEO=francois-fillon-the-surprise-candidate-in-france Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) François Fillon has made headlines in France over the past few months, first due to the miracle of winning the primaries to become the right wing''s presidential candidate and later because he was involved in an unprecedented scandal. Polish Pianist Jakub Kitowski to Debut in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11841&SEO=polish-pianist-jakub-kitowski-to-debut-in-havana Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Gonzalo Roig Room in the Palace of the National Lyrics Theater of Cuba, will receive this Saturday, April 22nd, the début performance in Cuban stages of young Polish pianist Jakub Kitowski, it was revealed today by this artistic institution. Iran and EC Sign Cooperation Agreement in Nuclear Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11838&SEO=iran-and-ec-sign-cooperation-agreement-in-nuclear-security Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran and the European Community (EC) signed their first joint agreement for cooperation in nuclear security, reported the EC Executive Tuesday. Terrorist Threat Shakes Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11836&SEO=terrorist-threat-shakes-elections-in-france Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the presidential elections in France was shaken today with the arrest of two men planning an imminent terror attack, which confirms the existence of a high terrorist threat. U.S., U.K. Had Previous Knowledge about Holocaust; Said, Did Nothing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11831&SEO=u.s.-u.k.-had-previous-knowledge-about-holocaust-said-did-nothing Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In early 1940''s Western Allies were fully cognizant of the scale of the Nazi Holocaust two and a half years earlier than they officially admitted, according to prior classified U.N. documents, Sputnik News reports. British Government Announces Anticipated Elections on June 8 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11829&SEO=british-government-announces-anticipated-elections-on-june-8 London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced today the summons to anticipated elections for June 8, with the aim to widen the support to her Brexit, exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11827&SEO=nobel-laureates-alert-risk-of-eventual-paris-withdrawal-from-eu Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. Turkey Calls for Integration Meeting with Central American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11825&SEO=turkey-calls-for-integration-meeting-with-central-american-countries Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened the second forum of the Turkey-Central American Integration System (SICA), to be held in this city, according to state-run broadcasting TRT. Trump Congratulates President Erdogan on Turkish Referendum Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11822&SEO=trump-congratulates-president-erdogan-on-turkish-referendum-victory Ankara, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reported today on the telephone conversation between him and his US counterpart Donald Trump on the occasion of the victory in the referendum held in the country. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11820&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, is concluding today a two-day official visit to Spain, the first a foreign minister from the island has carried out for almost one decade. French Association will Celebrate Mayday in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11817&SEO=french-association-will-celebrate-mayday-in-cuba Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) French Association Cuba Linda will travel in the next few days to Havana to join the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day on May 1, informed the entity''s directive. According to a communiqué sent to Prensa Latina, the delegation will be formed by one hundred persons who will develop an intense program titled ''Following the Tracks of the Revolution''. Russia Condemns Terrorist Attack on Refugees in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11814&SEO=russia-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-refugees-in-syria Moscow, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent bomb attack on a Syrian refuge-crowded bus convoy in the province of Idlib, killing about 130 people and injuring hundreds. Russian Security Captures Plotter of St. Petersburg's Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11808&SEO=russian-security-captures-plotter-of-st.-petersburgs-attack 17 de abril de 2017, 15:45Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB initials in Russian) captured a man named Abrav Azimov Monday, accused of preparing a suicide terrorist called Akbarzhon Dzhalilev, who had himself blow up at the subway of Saint Petersburg, killing 14 people. Cuban FM Invites King of Spain to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11807&SEO=cuban-fm-invites-king-of-spain-to-visit-cuba 17 de abril de 2017, 15:07Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla invited King Felipe 6th of Spain to visit Cuba, a gesture framed in the will of the island''s government to keep on building relations with Spain. Cuban Growing Tourism Attracts Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11803&SEO=cuban-growing-tourism-attracts-hotel-business Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The tourist boom in Cuba is particularly boosting hotel business, as the increase in arrivals requires expanded capacity, and this has led Iberostar chain to set the island as a priority in its projections in the Americas. Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, First Round Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11800&SEO=monte-carlo-masters-1000-first-round-results Montecarlo,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Argentinian Diego Schwartzman advance to thje second round at the Masters 1000 in Montecarlo after wining over Serbian Viktor Troicki and Australian Bernard Tomic. Cuban Girl, First Latin Performer at Song Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11799&SEO=cuban-girl-first-latin-performer-at-song-festival Minsk,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban girl, Erik Hernandez, will be the first Latin representative to attend in July the Pop Song Contest of the International Arts Festival ''Slaviasnki Bazar'', in Vitebsk city, it was reported today. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11794&SEO=international-observers-refute-referendum-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. Decisive Stage of Election Campaign in France Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11785&SEO=decisive-stage-of-election-campaign-in-france-begins Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the coming elections in France is now in its final and decisive stage, in the last week before the first round in which a total of 11 candidates will compete. Ultraright Thrust in Race to French Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11783&SEO=ultraright-thrust-in-race-to-french-elections By Luisa María González Russia Expects US to Avoid Unilateral Actions against Pyongyang http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11777&SEO=russia-expects-us-to-avoid-unilateral-actions-against-pyongyang Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect more wisdom from the United States to avoid unilateral actions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today. Cuban Foreign Minister Starts Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11776&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-starts-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has begun a two-day official visit to Spain today in response to an invitation from the authorities of this European country. First Voting Results Give a YES Victory in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11771&SEO=first-voting-results-give-a-yes-victory-in-turkey Ankara, April 16 (Prensa Latina) The first voting results by the Turkish Higher Electoral Council (YSK) have pointed to a YES voting victory in a constitutional reform referendum carried out today in Turkey. Western Coalition Is Urged to Fight IE alongside Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11756&SEO=western-coalition-is-urged-to-fight-ie-alongside-russia Moscow, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich has called today the US-led Western coalition to join Moscow in a real struggle in Syria against the Islamic State (ISIS). Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11755&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-divine-support-for-good-seekers-in-lat-am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. France Mobilizes 50,000 Police for Security during Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11754&SEO=france-mobilizes-50000-police-for-security-during-elections Paris, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 50,000 police officers and gendarmes will be deployed to ensure security in the upcoming elections in France, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said in an interview published today. Spanish President to Visit Brazil and Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11747&SEO=spanish-president-to-visit-brazil-and-uruguay Madrid, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, will kick off an official visit to Brazil and Uruguay next week, his first tour of Latin America after being reelected in October 2016. Berlin Christmas Market Attacker Received Orders from ISIS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11745&SEO=berlin-christmas-market-attacker-received-orders-from-isis 15 de abril de 2017, 12:40Berlin, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The attack on a Christmas market in December 2016 in this capital was carried out by an individual who received direct orders from the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), the weekly newspaper Der Spiegel reported today. Russian, Chinese Foreign Ministers Discuss Syria, Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11743&SEO=russian-chinese-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-korean-peninsula 15 de abril de 2017, 11:54Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had a telephone conversation about their nations'' bilateral ties and the situation in Syria and the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. Possible Hackers' Attacks Make International Headlines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11741&SEO=possible-hackers-attacks-make-international-headlines London, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Possible hackers'' attacks were reported in the week ending today in relation to the British referendum to leave the European Union (Brexit) and the possible interference by a United States agency in international banking information. Russia, Syria and the Fears of the West http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11739&SEO=russia-syria-and-the-fears-of-the-west 15 de abril de 2017, 11:26Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As more clarity is demanded in the investigation into what happened in the Syrian province of Idlib, the West gets more nervous, above all, after the discussions here at a meeting among the foreign ministers from Syria, Iran and Russia. Authorities Recue 62 Immigrants off Spain's Shores http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11733&SEO=authorities-recue-62-immigrants-off-spains-shores Madrid, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities today rescued 62 African immigrants on board of a makeshift boat two miles southwest of the city of Cadiz, Andalusia. Bomb Launched at Public Building in Serbian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11730&SEO=bomb-launched-at-public-building-in-serbian-city Belgrade, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian police are investigating the explosion of a bomb launched at dawn today by unidentified individuals at the headquarters of the Municipal Assembly (Town Hall) in the city of Zrenjanin, 70 kilometers north of this capital. Russia Rejects USA Manipulations to Justify Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11727&SEO=russia-rejects-usa-manipulations-to-justify-attack-on-syria Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected today US intelligence manipulation to justify attacks on sovereign countries such as the recent attack on Syria''s air base Al Shairat, in Homs. Cuban cultural week: a great offer in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11725&SEO=cuban-cultural-week-a-great-offer-in-france The Week of the Cuban Culture was celebrated in France with the participation of several artists representing the talent, mastery and charisma of the creators of the Caribbean nation. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. Belarus Values 25-Year of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11720&SEO=belarus-values-25-year-of-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. China Insists on Dialogue as Solution to Korean Peninsula Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11718&SEO=china-insists-on-dialogue-as-solution-to-korean-peninsula-conflict Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted today that dialogue is the only solution to the conflict in the Korean peninsula and strongly opposed any gesture likely to increase tension in that area. Sebastian Vettel Fastest in 1st Session at Sakhir,Bahrain GP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11717&SEO=sebastian-vettel-fastest-in-1st-session-at-sakhirbahrain-gp Manama,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Formula One rival Lewis Hamilton saved his pace for Friday''s second practice and did not push for a leading time. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' Queen, Freddie Mercury Biopic To Be Released In 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11714&SEO=queen-freddie-mercury-biopic-to-be-released-in-2018 London,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Brian May has revealed the upcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic will be out in 2018. Turkey, Russia Backs Independent Probe Into Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11711&SEO=turkey-russia-backs-independent-probe-into-use-of-chemical-weapons Ankara, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey have agreed to support an independent investigation into the use of chemical weapons in northern Syria. No Argentina Approach for Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11710&SEO=no-argentina-approach-for-jorge-sampaoli Sevilla, España,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli made enphasis in that he has not say yes to coaching the Argentina team. Cuba, France Revive Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11709&SEO=cuba-france-revive-scientific-cooperation Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The scientific-technological cooperation between Cuba and France has undergone a revival process since 2016 with great possibilities of expansion in the future, Granma newspaper reported. Visit of ICAP Vice President to Rome Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11707&SEO=visit-of-icap-vice-president-to-rome-concludes Rome, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The vice-president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Elio Gámez, concluded today a four-day visit to Rome on a tour that will also include the cities of Milan, Venice, and Turin. Gareth Bale Out of Sporting Game With Calf Injury, Could Miss Bayern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11705&SEO=gareth-bale-out-of-sporting-game-with-calf-injury-could-miss-bayern Madrid, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale has a new calf injury and will miss the La Liga leaders'' trip to Sporting Gijon on Saturday, while he is a doubt for Tuesday''s Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Bayern Munich. Syrian President Says US Is on the Side of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11703&SEO=syrian-president-says-us-is-on-the-side-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) ''Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is on the side of terrorists, and they set up a story as a pretext for the attack on Syria,'' President Bashar al-Assad said in statements released today in Damascus. UN Rapporteur Concludes in Cuba Agenda on Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11702&SEO=un-rapporteur-concludes-in-cuba-agenda-on-human-trafficking Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, concluded her official program in Cuba with a press conference where she will set forth her criteria on struggling against human trafficking. International Congress on Intensive Care URGRAV 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11700&SEO=international-congress-on-intensive-care-urgrav-2017-concludes Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the impact of zika and H1N1 influenza in Latin America, from the perspective of intensive medicine, marks the last day of the International Congress of the specialty, URGRAV 2017, concluding here today. Syrian Army Rejected Terrorists Attacks in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11697&SEO=syrian-army-rejected-terrorists-attacks-in-hama Hama, Syria, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian armed forces and support militia fought off an attack by former Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Cham from Houla region to various Syrian army areas in Qurmusa. India Plans to Buy Three More French Submarines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11694&SEO=india-plans-to-buy-three-more-french-submarines New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) India is considering the possibility of buying three other French Scorpene submarines, after the six already agreed in 2005, today revealed a military source to The Hindu. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit Spain, Portugal and Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11691&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-spain-portugal-and-greece Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will be visiting Spain, Portugal and Greece as of next Monday 17, the official website of the Foreign Ministry announced. IOC Keeps 50-Km March as Part of Olympic Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11688&SEO=ioc-keeps-50-km-march-as-part-of-olympic-program 13 de abril de 2017, 19:14London, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rejected unanimously the proposal presented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to supress the 50-kilometer march from the program of the Olympic Games. IOC Ratifies Lima as Host of its September Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11687&SEO=ioc-ratifies-lima-as-host-of-its-september-session 13 de abril de 2017, 18:36Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed today that the city of Lima, capital of Peru, as the venue of its 130th meeting session in September. Right-wing Leaders Found Guilty of Racism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11686&SEO=right-wing-leaders-found-guilty-of-racism 13 de abril de 2017, 18:22Berna, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Switzerland''s Supreme Court sentenced today the former Secretary-General of the far-right Swiss People''s Party (SVP), Martin Baltisser, and Silvia Baer, a member of that political force, for racism. Russia Defends Probe into Chemical Weapon Use and US Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11683&SEO=russia-defends-probe-into-chemical-weapon-use-and-us-attack-on-syria 13 de abril de 2017, 16:10Moscow, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today it was necessary to investigate into the UWS attack against a Syrian air base and the place where the supposed use of chemical weapons took place. German Bank Concerned about Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11679&SEO=german-bank-concerned-about-protectionism 13 de abril de 2017, 15:59Berlin, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The German central bank (Bundesbank) affirmed that was quite concerned about growing isolationist trends that could turn into a trade war. Cuban FM to Visit Spain, Portugal and Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11678&SEO=cuban-fm-to-visit-spain-portugal-and-greece 13 de abril de 2017, 15:57Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will start in Spain on Monday April 17 an European tour that will take him, also, to Portugal and Greece, the webpage of the Cuban Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. Cholera Spreading in Somalia, 50,000 Cases Foreseen: WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11672&SEO=cholera-spreading-in-somalia-50000-cases-foreseen-who Geneva, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have been struck by cholera or acute watery diarrhoea and the deadly epidemic should double by this summer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. Glowing Bacteria Offer Hope For Safe Detection of Landmines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11670&SEO=glowing-bacteria-offer-hope-for-safe-detection-of-landmines London,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sex Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11668&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sex-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro was informed today about details of the work of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), during a meeting in that institution held in the context of her official visit to Cuba. Important International Science Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11666&SEO=important-international-science-congress-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11664&SEO=china-urges-us-russia-to-avoid-conflicts-related-to-syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. Foreign Humanitarian Organizations in Turkey Under Scrutiny http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11663&SEO=foreign-humanitarian-organizations-in-turkey-under-scrutiny Ankara, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Interior Ministry has ended the activities of four foreign nongovernmental organizations operating in Turkey on the grounds of ''national security,'' including the United States-based Mercy Corps, a Turkish official told the Hürriyet Daily News. UN Decides to End Blue Helmets Mission in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11659&SEO=un-decides-to-end-blue-helmets-mission-in-haiti United Nations, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council decided unanimously Thursday to end the Mission of Stabilization in Haiti (Minustah) in October, to give birth and space to a new kind of relation between Port-au-Prince and the UN. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11642&SEO=cuban-province-of-camaguey-host-of-conference-on-mind-sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. UN: Russia Calls to Keep Syrian Political Situation Preserved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11637&SEO=un-russia-calls-to-keep-syrian-political-situation-preserved 12 de abril de 2017, 18:06United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on Wednesday, at the United Nations Security Council, to preserve the choice of a political way out to the Syrian conflict, in the middle of a scalation of the actions by western countries to impose a change of regime in Syria. Alarmed after Violence in Venezuela, Russia Calls to Negotiate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11635&SEO=alarmed-after-violence-in-venezuela-russia-calls-to-negotiate Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today to be alarmed, due to the spiral of violence by the right in Venezuela and concerned about the statements by the US South Command, while it called to negotiate to solve the political crisis. The Alleged Attacker on Borussia Dortmund Bus Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11634&SEO=the-alleged-attacker-on-borussia-dortmund-bus-arrested 12 de abril de 2017, 16:33Berlin, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) German police arrested today the suspected bomber on the German soccer team bus, Borrusia Dortmund. FAO and Consumer International Join Shoulders against Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11633&SEO=fao-and-consumer-international-join-shoulders-against-hunger 12 de abril de 2017, 16:29Rome, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Orgenization (FAO) and Consumers International (CI), the world federation of associations of consumers, set an alliance Wednesday to foster a change towards more sustainable and fair food systems. UK Threatens to Suspend Northen Ireland Autonomy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11630&SEO=uk-threatens-to-suspend-northen-ireland-autonomy 12 de abril de 2017, 16:16London, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) U.K. Minister for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire warned today that if regional parties decline to form a government before May it could suspend their political autonomy. Cuba Reiterates Commitment with International Humanitarian Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11628&SEO=cuba-reiterates-commitment-with-international-humanitarian-law 12 de abril de 2017, 16:12Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated at the UN Headquarters in Geneva its commitment to respect and comply with international humanitarian law (IHL), as well as the intergovernmental process aimed at strengthening it. Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski Out of Real Madrid Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11625&SEO=bayern-munich-striker-robert-lewandowski-out-of-real-madrid-game Munich,Germany,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina)Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out of Wednesday''s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Real Madrid with a shoulder injury his place will be taken by Thomas Muller. Japan,UN to Work Jointly on Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11624&SEO=japanun-to-work-jointly-on-natural-disasters Tokyo, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of Japanese lawmakers pledged to work with the United Nations to promote international contributions, in order to deal with natural disasters, the press reported Wednesday. Fernando Alonso to Miss Monaco Grand Prix to Compete in Indy 500 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11621&SEO=fernando-alonso-to-miss-monaco-grand-prix-to-compete-in-indy-500 London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Alonso will miss this year''s Monaco Grand Prix after it was confirmed by McLaren that he will compete at the blue-riband Indianapolis 500 event instead. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11617&SEO=zika-virus-themis-initiates-worldwide-first-study-of-zika-vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. UN Ready for New Round of Inter-Syrian Talks Despite Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11616&SEO=un-ready-for-new-round-of-inter-syrian-talks-despite-tensions United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said today that the organization is ready to resume the peace talks in Geneva in May, despite the escalating tensions in recent days. Turkey Calls for Use of Force to Overthrow Syrian President Assad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11611&SEO=turkey-calls-for-use-of-force-to-overthrow-syrian-president-assad Ankara, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Omer Celik called on the southern city of Adana today to use force against Damascus government to prevent atrocities against the civilian population. Putin Criticizes West for Blind Support Against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11610&SEO=putin-criticizes-west-for-blind-support-against-syria Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. Russia Upholds US Missile Attack on Syria Unlawful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11605&SEO=russia-upholds-us-missile-attack-on-syria-unlawful Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) As US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, visits Moscow, Russia''s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Washington of carrying out an unlawful missile attack against a Syrian military airfield. Russia Seeks Precisions for Antiterrorist Cooperation with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11601&SEO=russia-seeks-precisions-for-antiterrorist-cooperation-with-u.s. Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) We seek cooperation with the United States in such issues as the creation of a broad antiterrorist front and we always abide with international law in our bilateral ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. WTO Reports World Trade will Grow this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11600&SEO=wto-reports-world-trade-will-grow-this-year Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) informed today that global exchanges will grow from 1.8 to 3.5 percent this year, compared to the weak results in 2016. UNESCO Director Salutes Celebration in Cuba of Jazz Day 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11596&SEO=unesco-director-salutes-celebration-in-cuba-of-jazz-day-2017 París, 12 Apr (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director General, irina Bokova, saluted the celebration in Cuba of the International Jazz Day 2017, date in which big representatives of the genre worldwide will meet in Havana. U.S. Secretary of State Arrives in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11594&SEO=u.s.-secretary-of-state-arrives-in-russia Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will meet this Wednesday with his Russian peer, Serguei Lavrov to discuss among other issues the situation in Syria, Ukraine, security and anti-terrorism. German Prosecutors Disclose Plan to Attack Russian Embassy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11587&SEO=german-prosecutors-disclose-plan-to-attack-russian-embassy Berlin, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Dresden State Prosecutor''s Office today unveiled a terror attack plan against Russian embassy in Berlin, organized by a Moroccan asylum seeker. Attacks against Syria Favor Terrorism, Russian Senator Denounces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11581&SEO=attacks-against-syria-favor-terrorism-russian-senator-denounces 11 de abril de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The attack by the United States against Syria is a sign in favor of terrorists, said today the Russian Senate President Valentina Matvienko, in a meeting in this capital with the top leader of the Syrian Parliament, Jadia al-Abbas. Washington lacked justification to launch a missile attack against the syrian Al-Shayrat, said Matvienko, who described that action as a blow to the relations between Russia and the United States. Socialist Candidate Sends Letter to 10 million French http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11580&SEO=socialist-candidate-sends-letter-to-10-million-french 11 de abril de 2017, 16:21Paris, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon sent today a letter to 10 million French people in which he urged them to vote for him, an initiative that seeks to regain lost ground in recent weeks. G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11573&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-close-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) With an aggressive speech against Syria, the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran, G-7 foreign ministers closed Tuesday their two-day meeting in the Italian city of Lucca. Lake Chad Basin:A Crisis Rooted in Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11571&SEO=lake-chad-basina-crisis-rooted-in-hunger-poverty-and-climate-change Rome,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. Brazilian Neymar Suspended Three Games, To Miss El Clasico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11570&SEO=brazilian-neymar-suspended-three-games-to-miss-el-clasico Madrid,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Federation of Soccer brought the hammer down on Barcelona''s Neymar on Tuesday, handing him a three-game red card suspension according to Sports Illustrated. Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso Auction at Sotheby's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11569&SEO=important-ceramics-by-pablo-picasso-auction-at-sothebys London,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Sotheby''s sale of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso in London today raised a total of Âú1,040,725 or 1.21 millon euros with all but one of the 86 lots offered finding buyers. The auction was led by the exquisite Gros oiseau visage noir and the bold Taureau, sold respectively for Âú125,000 and Âú100,000. With estimates ranging from Âú1,000 to Âú100,000, 85% of the pieces sold achieved prices above their high estimates, testament to their enduring appeal. Turkey Finishes Half of the Border Wall With Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11564&SEO=turkey-finishes-half-of-the-border-wall-with-syria Ankara, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Defense of Turkey has offered information on the construction of the border wall with Syria, of which more than half of it has been already finished,according to the plan. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. Cuban and French Academicians Highlight Cooperation Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11535&SEO=cuban-and-french-academicians-highlight-cooperation-potential Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Academicians from Cuba and France highlighted today the progress of both nations in the scientific field, as well as the potential for bilateral cooperation in knowledge and technologies for development. More than 200 People from Germany Fighting IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11533&SEO=more-than-200-people-from-germany-fighting-is-in-syria Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 people have left Germany since 2013 to join the Kurdish militias that are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (IS) in Syrian and Iraq, according to figures from the Interior Ministry, published today. Russia Avoids Comments on Possible sanctions by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11531&SEO=russia-avoids-comments-on-possible-sanctions-by-usa Moscow, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Presidency avoided today to make comments on a possible US sanction package against this country, due to the attitude assumed in the conflict with Syria, where it is fighting terrorist groups. Protest in Italy against G-7 Foreign Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11528&SEO=protest-in-italy-against-g-7-foreign-ministers-meeting Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Several hundred people marched in the Italian city of Lucca, about 350km northwest of the capital, to protest against the G-7 foreign ministers meeting there. Iranian President Defends Peaceful Solution in Syria, Condemns Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11527&SEO=iranian-president-defends-peaceful-solution-in-syria-condemns-attack 10 de abril de 2017, 15:59Tehran, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today that a peaceful solution is the essential and final way to end the crisis in Syria, and condemned the U.S. attack, which he described as inconsistent with international law. Turkish Defense Minister to Meet his US Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11526&SEO=turkish-defense-minister-to-meet-his-us-counterpart 10 de abril de 2017, 15:58Ankara, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik announced his trip to Washington Monday to meet his US counterpart James Mattis to talk about the Syrian situation as part of their agenda. Cuba Thanks Centro Sur Support against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11521&SEO=cuba-thanks-centro-sur-support-against-us-blockade Geneva, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has thanked the organization Centro Sur for its constant support in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against this Caribbean nation. Oldest Tooth Filling Was Made By an Ice Age Dentist in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11520&SEO=oldest-tooth-filling-was-made-by-an-ice-age-dentist-in-italy Washington,Apr 10(Prensa Latina) Scared of the dentist? Be glad you don''t live in the Ice Age. A pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth found in Italy contain the earliest known use of fillings - made out of bitumen. German Army Investigates 275 Fascist Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11519&SEO=german-army-investigates-275-fascist-crimes 10 de abril de 2017, 13:29Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The German military intelligence (MAD) investigated 275 cases of alleged infiltration of the Army by the far right, according to a press release today. Turkish Foreign Minister to Attend Meeting on Syria in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11518&SEO=turkish-foreign-minister-to-attend-meeting-on-syria-in-italy 10 de abril de 2017, 13:26Ankara, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State of Turkey, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, confirmed today the assistance to the meeting that will take place in Italy, to debate between a group of countries the situation of the war in Syria. Investigation into Terrorist Attack in Sweden Still in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11516&SEO=investigation-into-terrorist-attack-in-sweden-still-in-progress 10 de abril de 2017, 13:19Stockholm, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Swedish National Police Director Dan Eliasson announced today details of the ongoing investigation into the recent terrorist attack carried out in this capital, after which a suspect of Uzbek origin was arrested. No Joint Declaration in G-7 Energy Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11515&SEO=no-joint-declaration-in-g-7-energy-ministers-meeting 10 de abril de 2017, 13:10Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 meeting of energy officials concluded today without the announced joint statement, due to contradictions between the United States and its allies on climate change. 20 Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11514&SEO=20-suspected-terrorists-arrested-in-russia 10 de abril de 2017, 13:06Moscow,Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian security authorities detained 20 persons suspected of carring out terrorists activities in Nayabersk, Yamala-Nenetsk Siberian district. Japan Led Researchers Prepare to Drill Down to Earth's Mantle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11511&SEO=japan-led-researchers-prepare-to-drill-down-to-earths-mantle Tokyo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Aiming for the world''s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth''s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii in September,according to Japan News. World Trade Is Facing a 'Critical' Moment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11507&SEO=world-trade-is-facing-a-critical-moment Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized today that international trade is at a ''critical'' moment. Southern European Countries Analyze Future of the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11506&SEO=southern-european-countries-analyze-future-of-the-european-union Madrid, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the seven countries of the European Union (EU) are meeting in this capital today to discuss the consequences of the removal of the United Kingdom from the community bloc. G-7 Foreign Ministers Begin Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11496&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-begin-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) G-7 Foreign Ministers begin today their two-day annual meeting in the Italian city of Lucca with an agenda focused on confronting terrorism and eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Russian Spacecraft with Three Astronauts on Board Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11494&SEO=russian-spacecraft-with-three-astronauts-on-board-lands Moscow, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft successfully landed in a Kazakh desert area today after bringing to Earth the Russian cosmonauts Serguei Richikov and Andrei Borisenko, along with NASA representative Robert Shane Kimbrough. French Group Will Travel to Cuba for Mayday Festivities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11486&SEO=french-group-will-travel-to-cuba-for-mayday-festivities París, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the solidarity organization Cuba Sí Francia is prepared to travel to the Caribbean nation and participate there in the festivities of the International Workers'' Day, declared the president of the group, Charly Bouhana. Sweden: Thousands of Demonstrators Condemn Recent Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11480&SEO=sweden-thousands-of-demonstrators-condemn-recent-terrorist-attack Stockholm, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) With a crowded demonstration at the central plaza Sergels Torg, near the recent target of a terrorist attack, thousands of people in Sweden condemned the action and asked authorities for strengthened security. Pope Francis Gives Condolences for Attacks in Egypt and Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11477&SEO=pope-francis-gives-condolences-for-attacks-in-egypt-and-sweden Rome, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis gave his deepest condolences to Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic Church and the Egyptian people for the attack perpetrated against a temple in Cairo. Moscow Criticizes Suspension of British Foreign Minister Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11475&SEO=moscow-criticizes-suspension-of-british-foreign-minister-visit Moscow, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry linked today the suspension of the British Minister of the Exterior, Boris Johnson, with his ignorance or lack of capacity to understand the real situation in Syria. Podemos Still in Second Place of Spanish Electors' Preference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11471&SEO=podemos-still-in-second-place-of-spanish-electors-preference 09 de abril de 2017, 12:09Madrid, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The anti-austerity party Podemos holds its second place in the preference of Spanish electorate, behind the group that sustains the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy, revealed today a survey. Russia Considers Negative Sending US Aircraft Carriers to Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11456&SEO=russia-considers-negative-sending-us-aircraft-carriers-to-korea Moscow, April 9 (Prensa Latina) Sending a strike group led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula would increase tensions in that region and a sharp reaction from Pyongyang, the Russian Senate warned today. French-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11450&SEO=french-cuban-forum-on-science-technology-and-innovation-announced 08 de abril de 2017, 14:52Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The French-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation will be held in this capital from April 10-12 to promote experience exchange and assess the plans for bilateral cooperation, the official newspaper Granma published today. The Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) will be the venue of the event, in which figures and researchers from both countries will participate, expert from the Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Raisa Rodriguez told the newspaper. Russia Denounces Lack of Evidence by USA to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11449&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-evidence-by-usa-to-attack-syria Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry denounced today the lack of evidence to prove the existence of chemical weapons at the Shayrat air base, a pretext used by the United States to attack that facility. Basque Separatists ETA Hand List of Arms Caches to Frence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11444&SEO=basque-separatists-eta-hand-list-of-arms-caches-to-frence París,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Basque separatist group ETA,which means Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, has handed a list of 12 arms caches to the French authoprioties today according to the coordinator of the Commission for International Verification, Ram Manikkalingam as in order to finally disband. Gold Price Reaches its Top Rate in Five Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11438&SEO=gold-price-reaches-its-top-rate-in-five-months 08 de abril de 2017, 00:20London, April 8 (Prensa Latina) Gold price has recently reached its maximum of five months as it strengthened as a refuge after the US attack against Syrian air base. New Demonstrations against Serbian President-Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11430&SEO=new-demonstrations-against-serbian-president-elect 07 de abril de 2017, 17:24Belgrade, April 7 (Prensa Latina) For the fifth consecutive day, thousands of demonstrators walked round Belgrade´s main streets rebuffing the results of Sunday 2''s presidential elections, widely won by the Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic. Cuba and European Association of Geoscientists Sign Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11428&SEO=cuba-and-european-association-of-geoscientists-sign-agreement 07 de abril de 2017, 17:08Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Society of Geology (SCG) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers signed today a cooperation agreement to boost exchange of information and literature. Sweden: Possible Author of Terrorist Attack Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11427&SEO=sweden-possible-author-of-terrorist-attack-arrested 07 de abril de 2017, 16:50Stockolom, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The police of the Swedish capital arrested a person in the north district of the city Friday, because of his possible relation with the attack carried out in the capital, said a local newspaper Friday. WFTU Condemns Bombings against Syria by US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11420&SEO=wftu-condemns-bombings-against-syria-by-us 07 de abril de 2017, 16:08Athens, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) condemned Friday the bombings against Syria by the United States, after the recent US attack to the air base of Shayrat located in the region of Hams. Dies Sixth Fatal Victim of Terrorist Attack in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11418&SEO=dies-sixth-fatal-victim-of-terrorist-attack-in-london 07 de abril de 2017, 16:06London, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The sixth victim of the terrorist attack carried out two weeks ago in the British capital died today due to injuries suffered after falling from the Westminster Bridge to the River Thames, police informed. Olympic Marathon Champion Positive in Doping Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11417&SEO=olympic-marathon-champion-positive-in-doping-test London, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic champion in the marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Kenyan cross-country runner Jemima Sumgong, turned out to be positive for doping, said the organizers of the London Marathon. Brazilian Rafinha Off from FC Barcelona for the Season http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11416&SEO=brazilian-rafinha-off-from-fc-barcelona-for-the-season 07 de abril de 2017, 15:43Barcelona, Spain, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian midfielder Rafinha Alcantara will miss the rest of the pro soccer season, after suffering an arthroscopy in his right knee, an operation to which he was submitted to this Friday, said the Spanish pro osccer club today. Medvedev Sees Trump's Lack of Independence in Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11415&SEO=medvedev-sees-trumps-lack-of-independence-in-attack-on-syria 07 de abril de 2017, 15:29Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev considered today a demonstration of lack of independence the order by U.S. President Donald Trump to attack with cruise missiles the Syrian air base at Al Shairat in Homs. Mass Terror Attack in Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11414&SEO=mass-terror-attack-in-sweden 07 de abril de 2017, 15:27Stockholm, April 7 (Prensa Latina) At least five people were killed and several injured in a attack on this capital, which has been described as a terror attack by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. ILO: Social Justice, a Basic Principle to Follow and Preserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11409&SEO=ilo-social-justice-a-basic-principle-to-follow-and-preserve Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, expressed today that social justice is the main principle to follow and preserve, when talking about an ''unprecedented transformation'' of the world labor. Cuba Celebrates World Health Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11408&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-health-day Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today the day for World Health Day with a program of activities dedicated to the care of depression, a mental illness that is the center of attention this year. Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11406&SEO=erdogan-considers-attack-on-syria-positive-but-insufficient Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11399&SEO=cubana-airline-ready-to-begin-flights-this-summer-to-italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Moscow and Damascus Denounce U.S. Aggression on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11397&SEO=moscow-and-damascus-denounce-u.s.-aggression-on-syria Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced today the U.S. aggression against a sovereign state as Syria, in violation of the international law and under a false argument, indicated the Kremlin. Cuba Advocates Promotion of International Humanitarian Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11390&SEO=cuba-advocates-promotion-of-international-humanitarian-law Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated at the UN headquarters in Geneva to promote the development, dissemination and application of the norms and principles of international humanitarian law in a world where the nature of armed conflicts becomes more complex. Russia to Strengthen Syrian Anti-aircraft Defense, after US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11389&SEO=russia-to-strengthen-syrian-anti-aircraft-defense-after-us-attack Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia will strengthen the defense of Syrian air bases, following a United States attack on the Al Shasit facility, under false arguments, the Defense Ministry (Mindef) said today. Collateral Damage from US Attack on Syrian Air Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11387&SEO=collateral-damage-from-us-attack-on-syrian-air-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Of the 59 Tomahawk-type US missiles launched at Shayrat''s Syrian air base, 23 hit targets and the rest killed at least nine people and wounded others in nearby villages, military sources said. European Central Bank Will Maintain its Monetary Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11381&SEO=european-central-bank-will-maintain-its-monetary-policy Berlin, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) will maintain its present monetary policy which includes buying bonds and interest rates in record minimums, it was officially informed. Nicaragua, Russia Open Satellite Monitoring Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11380&SEO=nicaragua-russia-open-satellite-monitoring-station Managua, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua and Russia have opened in Managua a station of the Glonass satellite global monitoring system that will be available for other Central American countries. Cuban and Portugal Strengthen Ties in Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11374&SEO=cuban-and-portugal-strengthen-ties-in-tourism 06 de abril de 2017, 19:08Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) High-level delegations from Portugal and Cuba strengthened ties through the signing of a Cooperation Agreement to develop tourism. Polls Reveals Increase of Concern about Corruption in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11362&SEO=polls-reveals-increase-of-concern-about-corruption-in-spain 06 de abril de 2017, 15:21Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish citizens'' concern about corruption and fraud, phenomena that have prevailed in the national political panorama for months, increased in 7.5 percent in March, compared to the previous month, an official poll revealed today. Universities Support Double Russian-Cuban Degree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11361&SEO=universities-support-double-russian-cuban-degree 06 de abril de 2017, 15:18Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Ibero-American Center of the Russian Social State University, Berenice Cervantes, said today that this center and its Guantanamo counterpart are planning a double Russian-Cuban degree without the need for the students to travel to Moscow. India Demands Permanent UN Security Council Seat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11359&SEO=india-demands-permanent-un-security-council-seat 06 de abril de 2017, 13:21New Delhi,Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members. Russia With More Security Measures Ahead of FIFA 2018 World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11358&SEO=russia-with-more-security-measures-ahead-of-fifa-2018-world 06 de abril de 2017, 13:05Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Football Union will take additional measures to boost security at stadiums ahead of the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Strong Reaction of Iran to Statements Made By Theresa May in Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11353&SEO=strong-reaction-of-iran-to-statements-made-by-theresa-may-in-riyadh 06 de abril de 2017, 12:27Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran has strongly refuted accusations by Britain''s Prime Minister Theresa May and reminded her of the responsibility of the former colonial metropolis with thousands of deaths in Yemen and the rest of the region. European MP Demand Rejection of External Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11350&SEO=european-mp-demand-rejection-of-external-interference-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 12:08Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Member of Parliaments from Spain, Slovenia and Portugal have called on the European Parliament (EP) to reject external maneuvers against Venezuela from the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and to accompany the dialogue supported by UNASUR and the Vatican. Syrian Foreign Minister Rejects the Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11347&SEO=syrian-foreign-minister-rejects-the-use-of-chemical-weapons 06 de abril de 2017, 11:35Damascus, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem reiterated today that Syria categorically rejects the use of chemical weapons in the province of Idleb and denounced that such events are part of a manipulated and false campaign. Russian ROSATON Explained in Bolivia the Nuclear Energy Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11342&SEO=russian-rosaton-explained-in-bolivia-the-nuclear-energy-potential La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian state corporation ROSATOM offered two lectures to the students and the Bolivian scientific community on the possibilities of nuclear technology, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the South American country announced today. Arrests in Russia after the Finding of a Bomb in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11334&SEO=arrests-in-russia-after-the-finding-of-a-bomb-in-st.-petersburg Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian security forces arrested three people, after disabling an explosive device in St. Petersburg today, while in the Rostov-on-Don region one person was injured when a bomb camouflaged in a bluff exploded. China, Finland Agree to Boost Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11330&SEO=china-finland-agree-to-boost-cooperation Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, who concludes an official visit to Helsinki today, agreed with his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto, to establish a new type of association of pragmatic cooperation that will also increase mutual political trust. China Strengthens Links with Central and East European Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11325&SEO=china-strengthens-links-with-central-and-east-european-nations Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, will visit Estonia, Slovenia and Albania, and is to participate in the meetings to be held in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 thru 19, informed today the Foreign Ministry. EU: Brexit Negotiation Will Be Slow and Careful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11321&SEO=eu-brexit-negotiation-will-be-slow-and-careful Brussels, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for an agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, will be a slow, complex and organized process. Intimidation in Turkish Campaign Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11318&SEO=intimidation-in-turkish-campaign-denounced 05 de abril de 2017, 18:32Ankara, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) denounced here the intimidation suffered by supporters for the ''No'' option in the campaign for the referendum in Turkey, to be held on April 16th. Cuban Group Fosters Recovery of Spanish Dances almost Disappeared http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11317&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-recovery-of-spanish-dances-almost-disappeared 05 de abril de 2017, 18:02Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The group Danza Isleña Portadora de Poza, with a unique tradition almost disappeared in Cuba, is fostering conservation and promotion of the Canary Islands heritage, which was brought here by the European immigration flow. Germany Supports Cash and Rejects ECB Stimulus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11314&SEO=germany-supports-cash-and-rejects-ecb-stimulus 05 de abril de 2017, 17:45Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Brigitte Zypries, German minister of Economy, supported today the permanence of cash and deplored the policy suggested by the European Central Bank (ECB) for financial stimulus in a meeting at the ministry of Economy. Germany Approves Bill against Children Marriage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11307&SEO=germany-approves-bill-against-children-marriage 05 de abril de 2017, 16:27Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The German government today approved a draft law against child marriage and marriages with minors, announced today the German Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas. Russia Accuses London of Using Security Council against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11306&SEO=russia-accuses-london-of-using-security-council-against-syria 05 de abril de 2017, 16:03United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused today the United Kingdom (UK) of trying to use the United Nations Security Council as an instrument to impose a change of regime in Syria. Real Madrid without Cristiano, Bale and Kroos before Leganes in Spani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11304&SEO=real-madrid-without-cristiano-bale-and-kroos-before-leganes-in-spani 05 de abril de 2017, 15:53Madrid, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Real Madrid will meet today the Leganes, in a match corresponding to the Spanish Football League without several of its heavyweights, such as the Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo, Welshman Gareth Bale and German Toni Kroos. IOC Disqualifies another Three Gold Medalists from 2008 and 2012 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11303&SEO=ioc-disqualifies-another-three-gold-medalists-from-2008-and-2012 05 de abril de 2017, 15:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Wednesday the disqualification -because of doping- of two fighters - champion and runner-up - who competed in the Games of Beijing in 2008, and to a female weightlifter, gold medalist in London 2012. Germany Proposes Law to Eliminate False News from Social Networks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11298&SEO=germany-proposes-law-to-eliminate-false-news-from-social-networks 05 de abril de 2017, 15:07Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The German Government presented today a bill to eliminate false news from virtual social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Danza Ñáñiga to Celebrate International Jazz Day in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11294&SEO=danza-naniga-to-celebrate-international-jazz-day-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 13:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The voice of Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, accompanied by Chucho Valdés on the piano, defends today the jazz sonorities in the theme Danza Ñáñiga that promotes the celebration of the World Day of that genre. Raúl Castro Sends Condolences to Putin for Russian Subway Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11293&SEO=raul-castro-sends-condolences-to-putin-for-russian-subway-attack 05 de abril de 2017, 13:21Moscow,, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz expressed today his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated in the subway of St. Petersburg. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11292&SEO=videoart-festival-continues-in-cuban-province-of-camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. Terrorists Abduct 4 Aid Workers in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11288&SEO=terrorists-abduct-4-aid-workers-in-somalia 05 de abril de 2017, 12:35Mogadiscio, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kidnapped four World Health Organisation, WHO, workers in southern Somalia on Tuesday, police said. European Football Head Says NO to Super League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11283&SEO=european-football-head-says-no-to-super-league Helsinki,Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin today strongly opposed the idea that the best clubs in Europe should be in a Super League, and warned that his organisation will not give in to blackmail of the most powerful and rich clubs in the continent. France: Great Electoral Debate, Discreet Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11282&SEO=france-great-electoral-debate-discreet-results Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) All 11 candidates participated in a great debate aimed at mobilizing French citizens'' votes, above all those who have not decided whom they will support, but analysts and politicians agree that the debate did not meet expectations. Foreign Experts Discuss Geological Sciences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11280&SEO=foreign-experts-discuss-geological-sciences-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from around the world are debating today at the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention about the contribution of this field to sustainable development. Erdogan: Next Military Operation to Reach Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11277&SEO=erdogan-next-military-operation-to-reach-iraq Ankara, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured today in a TV interview that the new cross-border military campaign will be broader than the Eufhrates Shield operation and will reach Iraqi territory. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11275&SEO=bolivia-demands-spanish-firm-to-resume-work-on-hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11274&SEO=xx-biennial-of-graphic-humor-ends-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. France Promises to Respond to Demands of French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11273&SEO=france-promises-to-respond-to-demands-of-french-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France will respond to all the demands made by demonstrators in Guiana as part of the general strike that began more than a week ago, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised today. Spanish Parties Abort Statement against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11272&SEO=spanish-parties-abort-statement-against-venezuela Madrid, April 5 (Prensa Latina) United We Can and the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) frustrated today the pretension of the Spanish conservative government and other parties to approve an institutional declaration on Venezuela in the Congress of Deputies. Melenchon and Macron, Winners of Election Debate in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11271&SEO=melenchon-and-macron-winners-of-election-debate-in-france Paris, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Leftwing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon and centrist Emmanuel Macron appear today as the great winners of the TV debate toward the elections in France, after having received the best opinions among citizens. UEFA Approves Helsinki Congress Reform Package http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11266&SEO=uefa-approves-helsinki-congress-reform-package Helsinki, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union Football Union (UEFA) unanimously approved a 55-member reform package, led by Slovenian President Aleksander Ceferin. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. British Airline Opens Flights to Cuban Resort of Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11260&SEO=british-airline-opens-flights-to-cuban-resort-of-varadero Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic has started flights from the London Gatwick airport to Varadero''s famous Cuban resort, a website specializing in tourism posted today. Pope Francis Calls for Integration of Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11245&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-integration-of-peoples 04 de abril de 2017, 16:16Rome, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis affirmed today that only the path of integration between peoples guarantees a future of peace and hope for humanity. Orishas Group Provided Spain with Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11244&SEO=orishas-group-provided-spain-with-cuban-music 04 de abril de 2017, 16:13Madrid, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s well-known Hip-Hop Group Orishas, gave a spectacular closing ceremony sponsored by the Cuban embassy in Spain so as to strengthen ties with its immigration. Names of People Killed after Russian Metro Bombings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11242&SEO=names-of-people-killed-after-russian-metro-bombings 04 de abril de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities published a list of 10 dead, while four more bodies will require DNA tests for recognition after the recent subway bomb attack in St. Petersburg. Two Slovenian Mountaineers Found Dead in Italian Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11239&SEO=two-slovenian-mountaineers-found-dead-in-italian-alps 04 de abril de 2017, 16:02Rome, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of two Slovenian mountaineers were found 2,350m above the level on Mount Jof Fuart in the northern Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region, rescue workers said. Prison Sentences for Opposition Newspaper Journalists in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11234&SEO=prison-sentences-for-opposition-newspaper-journalists-in-turkey Istanbul, April 4 (Prensa Latina) The prosecution in this city has requested imprisonment between 7.5 and 43 years for the 19 journalists of the daily Cumhuriyet, the main opposition center in Turkey, for membership or collaboration with terrorist organizations. Putin Discusses Anti-Terrorist Cooperation with France, Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11228&SEO=putin-discusses-anti-terrorist-cooperation-with-france-germany Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone today with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the possibility of cooperation in the fight against terrorism. UN Rapportour Demands Australia to Improve Indigenous Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11226&SEO=un-rapportour-demands-australia-to-improve-indigenous-treatment United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged the Australian government to respect the self-determination of indigenous people and to combat racism against them. Cuban Symphony Orchestra in Concert with Italian Artists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11225&SEO=cuban-symphony-orchestra-in-concert-with-italian-artists Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Italian orchestra director Francesco Belli will direct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) next Sunday, in a concert to be performed at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Havana, in which they will perform works written by famous authors like Beethoven, Schumann and Stravinski. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Russia Strongly Decries British Allegations over Chemical Attack in S http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11213&SEO=russia-strongly-decries-british-allegations-over-chemical-attack-in-s Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has strongly decried on Tuesday British allegations over a supposed chemical attack and air raids by Russian and Syrian forces on Khan Shaikhoun town in the Syrian province of Idleb. A Third of French Voters Still Undecided http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11212&SEO=a-third-of-french-voters-still-undecided Paris, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) About one-third of the French still do not decide who to vote for in the next presidential election, according to several polls released today. FIFA Trusts Russia's Safety for Confederations and World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11211&SEO=fifa-trusts-russias-safety-for-confederations-and-world-cup Zurich, Switzerland, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) today expressed its confidence in the safety of Russia for the holding of the Confederations Cup next June and the 2018 FIFA World Cup following the tragic event in St. Petersburg. New 50 Euro Note Enters into Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11210&SEO=new-50-euro-note-enters-into-circulation Brussels, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new 50 euro note, orange colored, enters into circulation today as the fourth of the Europa series with enough security elements to prevent forgery, it was officially informed today. Chinese President in Finland to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11205&SEO=chinese-president-in-finland-to-strengthen-ties Beijing, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping began today an official visit to Finland, where he's scheduled to sign several cooperation agreements and strengthen bilateral ties. Lavrov Calls for International Cooperation against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11202&SEO=lavrov-calls-for-international-cooperation-against-terrorism Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The explosion in the subway of Saint Petersburg demonstrates the need for a joint fight against terrorism, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. German Army to Activate New Unit against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11198&SEO=german-army-to-activate-new-unit-against-cyber-attacks Berlín, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new unit against cyberattacks will be operative next Wednesday in the German army, according to statements of authorities of the Ministry of Defense of this European nation spread by the local media. France Increases Transportation Security after Blast in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11191&SEO=france-increases-transportation-security-after-blast-in-russia 03 de abril de 2017, 17:42Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Matthias Fekl, French minister of Interior, announced today that security was increased in the public transportation network of the region Ile-de-France, as prevention measure following the explosion occurred in Russia. UN: Bolivia Asks for Release of Nationals Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11190&SEO=un-bolivia-asks-for-release-of-nationals-arrested-in-chile 03 de abril de 2017, 17:19La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni asked today the United Nations Human Rights Council to mediate in the situation to release nationals imprisoned in Chile. Paintings on Cuba Exhibited at European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11188&SEO=paintings-on-cuba-exhibited-at-european-parliament 03 de abril de 2017, 17:15Brussels, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament hosted a four-day exhibition of paintings on Cuba made by painters Francisco Arredondo, from Cuba, and Linda Starbatty, from Germany, said today diplomatic sources. Erdogan Announces New Military Operations in Syrian Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11187&SEO=erdogan-announces-new-military-operations-in-syrian-territory 03 de abril de 2017, 17:14Ankara, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today that his army prepares new military operations in the region against terrorist groups, following the completion of the so-called Operation Euphrates Shield. French Govt. Rejects Rising Budget for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11185&SEO=french-govt.-rejects-rising-budget-for-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 16:13Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) First Prime Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve, reaffirmed today his willingness to response the French Guyanese strikers demands, but he rejected the possibility to rise to $2.5 billions Euros the budget for the measures. Nearly 50,000 Turks Under Arrest Following 2016 Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11183&SEO=nearly-50000-turks-under-arrest-following-2016-coup 03 de abril de 2017, 15:54Ankara, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Turkey still has 47,155 people under arrest following the July 15, 2016 failed military coup, according to Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu. Russia Opens Terrorism Case after Subway Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11182&SEO=russia-opens-terrorism-case-after-subway-blast 03 de abril de 2017, 15:22Moscow, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia´s Investigation Committee (SKR) announced on Monday it had opened a criminal case over St. Petersburg subway blast. French Expert Studies Work of Cuban Emilio Bacardi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11178&SEO=french-expert-studies-work-of-cuban-emilio-bacardi 03 de abril de 2017, 14:42By Martha Cabrales Arias IOC Denies Having Hidden Doping Results of Jamaican Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11176&SEO=ioc-denies-having-hidden-doping-results-of-jamaican-athletes 03 de abril de 2017, 13:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) denied today having covered up positive doping from Jamaican sprinters in the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, as reported by the German public channel ARD. Oil Prices Drop Due to Oversupply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11174&SEO=oil-prices-drop-due-to-oversupply 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51London, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell today influenced by the oversupply in the markets, especially as there are more U.S. trading platforms in operation. Syria Dscusses with UNHCR Delegation Increasing Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11170&SEO=syria-dscusses-with-unhcr-delegation-increasing-joint-projects 03 de abril de 2017, 13:04Damasco, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Daraa Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous discussed on Monday with the delegation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), headed by Fadela Novak-Irons, means to increase joint projects and follow up on implementing others that target displaced families and terrorism-affected people. FIFA Bans Former Guatemala FA President Brayan Jimenez For Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11169&SEO=fifa-bans-former-guatemala-fa-president-brayan-jimenez-for-life Zúrich, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FIFA has banned the former president of the Guatemala football federation for life. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. Spain Surprised by United Kingdom's Attitude Referring to Gibraltar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11165&SEO=spain-surprised-by-united-kingdoms-attitude-referring-to-gibraltar 03 de abril de 2017, 11:48Madrid, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Spain confessed today its surprise for the attitude of the United Kingdom after the European Union (EU) hinted it will give Madrid veto power on the future relation of Gibraltar with the bloc. French Gov't Continues Attempts to Control Crisis in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11164&SEO=french-govt-continues-attempts-to-control-crisis-in-french-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 11:28Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) New negotiations in Cayenne between Minister Ericka Bareigts and the demonstrators who keep paralyzed French Guiana mark today the French government''s attempts to try to control the crisis in that overseas department. Russia Rejects Versions on Plans to Attack Lithuania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11161&SEO=russia-rejects-versions-on-plans-to-attack-lithuania Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today statements about an alleged intention to attack Lithuania and denounced them as a clear expression of Russo-phobia of that nation with coasts in the Baltic Sea. Russia Assessing Terrorism as Cause of St. Pete Metro Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11159&SEO=russia-assessing-terrorism-as-cause-of-st.-pete-metro-blast Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After the blasts that kill 10 and injured a dozen this morning in a subway line in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that all possible causes are being considered, including terrorism. Ministerial Meeting in France to Address Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11154&SEO=ministerial-meeting-in-france-to-address-guiana-crisis Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A ministerial meeting aimed at tackling the situation in Guiana, French overseas territory paralyzed for more than a week by a broad movement of strikes, opens expectations about the possible solution that Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his team can give to the conflict. At Least 10 Dead after Explosion in Subway Station in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11151&SEO=at-least-10-dead-after-explosion-in-subway-station-in-russia Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed in an explosion at the Senaya Ploshad station on the blue subway line in St. Petersburg, the TASS news agency reported, but there was no official confirmation. Cuba Hosts 27th Imprint of Spain Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11143&SEO=cuba-hosts-27th-imprint-of-spain-festival 02 de abril de 2017, 16:09Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 27th Imprint of Spain Festival opens today in Cuba with a gala dedicated to the cultural origins of that European country in this Caribbean island. Cuban Musician Jose Maria Vitier Gives Exceptional Concert in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11141&SEO=cuban-musician-jose-maria-vitier-gives-exceptional-concert-in-france 02 de abril de 2017, 15:48Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musician Jose Maria Vitier and his band gave an exceptional concert in the French city of Enghien-les-Bains, where he showed his virtuosity, masterful performances and emotions. Serbians Elect New President of the Republic Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11139&SEO=serbians-elect-new-president-of-the-republic-today Belgrade, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 6.7 million registered voters are casting their votes today at 8,396 polling stations to elect the new president of the Republic for the next five years.Âá Russia Denounces Western Coalition's Crimes in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11138&SEO=russia-denounces-western-coalitions-crimes-in-iraq Moscow, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) today denounced the war crimes committed by the United States-led coalition against civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Strikers Demand that FranceGrant Special Status for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11137&SEO=strikers-demand-that-francegrant-special-status-for-guiana Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the striking movement in Guiana demanded that France grant a special status that would guarantee greater autonomy for that French overseas department, which today hampers Paris''s claim to control the protest.Âá International Red Cross and Cuban Foreign Ministry Review Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11134&SEO=international-red-cross-and-cuban-foreign-ministry-review-ties Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from the Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held consultations here to review the state of bilateral relations, the Minrex website reported on Sunday. German TV Assures that ICO Hid Jamaican Athletes' Doping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11133&SEO=german-tv-assures-that-ico-hid-jamaican-athletes-doping Frankfurt, Germany, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s public television station ARD assured on Sunday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hid and stopped investigating cases of doping by Jamaican athletes. Tenth Week of Polish Culture Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11118&SEO=tenth-week-of-polish-culture-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The 10th Week of Polish Culture in Cuba opens its program today with a tribute to the filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016), which will include several of his most recognized titles. France Plans to Announce Meassures to Resolve Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11115&SEO=france-plans-to-announce-meassures-to-resolve-guiana-crisis Paris, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The French ministers Matthias Fekl (Interior) and Ericka Bareigts (Overseas) are planning to announce today measures of great importance to try to resolve the crisis in Guiana, an overseas French territory paralyzed by a general strike. Spain Condemns New Israeli Settlement on Palestinian Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11113&SEO=spain-condemns-new-israeli-settlement-on-palestinian-lands Madrid, April 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain condemned Israel''s decision to settle in the town of Geulat Zion. It is the first one built in more than two decades in the Israel-occupied Palestinian territory. Importance Highlighted of Spanish Roots in Cuban Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11109&SEO=importance-highlighted-of-spanish-roots-in-cuban-culture Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) ''To keep alive our roots is necessary today in order to strengthen our national culture and to continue creating'', assured the Cuban musician Pancho Amat, when referring to the 27th Festival La Huella de España, to take place here from April 2 thru 9. Turkey Still Considers Risks in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11093&SEO=turkey-still-considers-risks-in-syria 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:14Ankara, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Minister of National Defense Fikri Işık stated that despite the final statement of the military campaign in northern Syria, called the Euphrates Shield, the risks still remain in that region. Putin Maintains High Acceptance among Russians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11085&SEO=putin-maintains-high-acceptance-among-russians Moscow, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin counts with an acceptance rate of 81 percent of those polled by the Public Opinion Fund (FOM), while 64 percent of them will support him at the polls. France Continues Negotiations to Resolve Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11083&SEO=france-continues-negotiations-to-resolve-guiana-crisis Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations to try to resolve the crisis in Guiana continue today after France''s Overseas Minister, Ericka Bareigts, presented her apologies to the people of that French overseas department. France Condemns New Colonies of Israel in Palestinian Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11077&SEO=france-condemns-new-colonies-of-israel-in-palestinian-territory Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) France has condemned today the settlement of a new colony of Israel in Palestine territory, in a locality of the West Bank. Russian Military Delegation Visits Conflict Zones in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11069&SEO=russian-military-delegation-visits-conflict-zones-in-pakistan Islamabad, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented action, a Russian military delegation visited tribal areas in western Pakistan, where a campaign against armed groups is under way, according to a military statement released today. Negotiations to Resolve Crisis in French Guiana Resumed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11066&SEO=negotiations-to-resolve-crisis-in-french-guiana-resumed Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations to try to resolve the crisis in French Guiana continue today after French Minister of Overseas, Ericka Bareigts, presented her apologies to the people of that overseas department of France. Cuba Celebrates Canary Islands Traditions with Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11059&SEO=cuba-celebrates-canary-islands-traditions-with-cultural-program Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Dances, talks, music and diverse activities conform the program starting on April 2 thru 9, in the 27th Festival La Huella de España Con danzas, confirmed here its artistic director, Irene Rodríguez. Half Ukrainians Live below Poverty Line http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11054&SEO=half-ukrainians-live-below-poverty-line Moscow, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Almost 30 percent of Ukrainian people live below poverty line, while unemployment affects 1,800,000 people, said the Government. Scotland Presents Formal Request for Independence Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11047&SEO=scotland-presents-formal-request-for-independence-referendum 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:24London, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signed today a letter in which she presented a formal request to the British Government for authorization to hold a new independence referendum in that region of the country. FIFA Lets Known Proposal to Confederations for World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11041&SEO=fifa-lets-known-proposal-to-confederations-for-world-cup 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:19Brna, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Soccer Federation (FIFA) let known its proposal for the number of admission or classification tickets to grant to regional confederations for the 2026 World Cup, with 48 teams in competition. Congress to Investigate PM Rajoy´s Alleged Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11037&SEO=congress-to-investigate-pm-rajoyas-alleged-corruption 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:33Madrid, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of Deputies of Spain gave the green light to the creation of a commission to dig into the alleged illegal financing of the right-wing People´s Party (PP) of President Mariano Rajoy. Suspended Negotiations to Solve Crisis in Guyana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11031&SEO=suspended-negotiations-to-solve-crisis-in-guyana 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:52Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The negotiation process between French ministers and demonstrators in Guyana, a France overseas department, were suspended after the latter refused to hold talks behind closed doors. Putin Denies Intention to Wage a War or Compete with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11026&SEO=putin-denies-intention-to-wage-a-war-or-compete-with-u.s. 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:23Moscow, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia in no way wants to wage a war or compete with the United States, the country with the largest military expenditures in the world, President Vladimir Putin said today at an international forum on the Artic. UNFPA, the Netherlands Sign Agreement on Sex Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11025&SEO=unfpa-the-netherlands-sign-agreement-on-sex-education-in-cuba 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:22Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for the implementation of the second phase of a project on sex education and human rights led by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) of Cuba was signed here by UNFPA and the Netherlands. Xi and Trump: An Announcement of an Expected China-U.S. Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11024&SEO=xi-and-trump-an-announcement-of-an-expected-china-u.s.-summit Beijing, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after it was announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold their first meeting next week, the leaders of the world''s two largest economies are making headlines worldwide. UNESCO Exhibits Cuban Artist's Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11021&SEO=unesco-exhibits-cuban-artists-works Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Ofrendas (Tributes), by artist Silvia Rodriguez Rivero, was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris as part of the events of the ‘Cuban Week,'' taking place in this country. European Union, UK Look towards Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11019&SEO=european-union-uk-look-towards-trade-agreement 30 de marzo de 2017, 12:10 Brussels, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) With the definitive decision of London to exit the European Union (EU), the two sides begin today a long way to reach a satisfactory commercial agreement. French Ministers in Guiana Try to Resolve Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11017&SEO=french-ministers-in-guiana-try-to-resolve-crisis Paris, March 30 (Prensa Latina) French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl and Overseas Minister Ericka Bareigts are beginning to work in Guiana today in order to resolve the crisis in that French overseas department. Cuba Ratifies Zero Tolerance of Human Trafficking at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11003&SEO=cuba-ratifies-zero-tolerance-of-human-trafficking-at-un Geneva, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has maintained a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking, a crime that violates the human rights of the victims, the Havana embassy at the United Nations Office in Geneva stated today. Bob Dylan to Finally Receive Nobel Prize for Literature in Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10997&SEO=bob-dylan-to-finally-receive-nobel-prize-for-literature-in-sweden tockholm, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy announced that it will award the Nobel Prize for Literature to the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan over the weekend in the capital, where the musician intends to offer two concerts. Germany Regrets Brexit, but describes it as Turning Point for EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10989&SEO=germany-regrets-brexit-but-describes-it-as-turning-point-for-eu 29 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Berlin, March 29 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel deeply regretted at Britain´s decision to leave the European Union (EU), an option well-known as Brexit, but at the same time she valued it as a new turning point for Europe. IAAF Withdraws Olympic Medals from Two Turkish Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10979&SEO=iaaf-withdraws-olympic-medals-from-two-turkish-athletes 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:51Ankara, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) announced the removal of the silver Olympic medals won by Turkish female athletes Gamze Bulut and Elvan Abeylegesse. Russia Ready to Resume Cooperation with US About Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10977&SEO=russia-ready-to-resume-cooperation-with-us-about-syria 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:48Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed today his country''s willingness to resume cooperation with the United States over Syria, as much as it is willing to reach that northern country. Indonesia Receives for the First Time in 30 Years a French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10976&SEO=indonesia-receives-for-the-first-time-in-30-years-a-french-president 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Jakarta, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo branded today as a significant event the visit of his French counterpart Francois Hollande to his country. Venezuela, European Union to Increase Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10972&SEO=venezuela-european-union-to-increase-trade Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Jesus Faria, has said today that his country and the European Union will establish a technical commission to increase trade. Scientists Warn about New Right Wing's Policies in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10971&SEO=scientists-warn-about-new-right-wings-policies-in-argentina Por Harald NeuberBerlin, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of university experts in Latin America warned today, in a call published on the Internet, about the consequences of the neoliberal policies adopted by the government of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina. Cuba Goes with Us Everywhere, Musician Jose Maria Vitier Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10970&SEO=cuba-goes-with-us-everywhere-musician-jose-maria-vitier-says Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) As a special guest of the ''Cuban Week'', renowned composer and concert musician Jose Maria Vitier, has arrived in France to show his work and, above all, bringing his island with him, as ''it goes with us everywhere''. Italian Prime Minister Welcomes Minor Migrants' Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10959&SEO=italian-prime-minister-welcomes-minor-migrants-protection Rome, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, today welcomed the parliament''s approval of the law on unaccompanied minor immigrants. Cuba, France Strengthen Ties with Event Dedicated to Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10958&SEO=cuba-france-strengthen-ties-with-event-dedicated-to-culture Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) In a tribute to culture as a clear way to strengthen ties between peoples, the Cuban Week was opened in France with the participation of politicians, diplomats and artists from both nations. British Government Activates Brexit Process Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10955&SEO=british-government-activates-brexit-process-today London, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The British government will officially actívate today the Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (EU), last proceeding to withdraw from the continental bloc, the so-called Brexit. Cuba Attends Event on Nuclear Cooperation in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10951&SEO=cuba-attends-event-on-nuclear-cooperation-in-russia Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has attended a meeting of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Member States of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), diplomatic sources said today. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Russian Air Force Supported Counter-Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10925&SEO=russian-air-force-supported-counter-offensive-in-hama Moscow, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Russian air force supported the Syrian army offensive on the outskirts of Hama, where 2100 armed from an about 10,000-man contingent were killed. Life Sentence for Authors of First Attack of ISIS in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10923&SEO=life-sentence-for-authors-of-first-attack-of-isis-in-turkey Ankara, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish justice sentenced to 10 life sentences the authors of the first ISIS attack in that country, which occurred in Nigde on March 20, 2014. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10920&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-at-russian-university Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. World to Fight Climate Change even without US, says Koffi Annan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10911&SEO=world-to-fight-climate-change-even-without-us-says-koffi-annan Brussels, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The world will fight against climate change with or without the United States, former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan predicted today. France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10900&SEO=france-says-chinese-communitys-security-is-a-priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. Rohani: Russia-Iran Cooperation without Threats to Others http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10899&SEO=rohani-russia-iran-cooperation-without-threats-to-others Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between Russia and Iran is in no way directed against other countries, stated the president of the Persian nation, Hasan Rohani, in a meeting here with Vladimir Putin. Brazil: EU Commissioner to Investigate Measures for Sanitary Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10898&SEO=brazil-eu-commissioner-to-investigate-measures-for-sanitary-control Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will investigate here the measures taken by Brazil to improve the instruments of health control in the production of meat and its derivatives. Trump Calls Story about His Alleged Ties with Russia a Farce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10897&SEO=trump-calls-story-about-his-alleged-ties-with-russia-a-farce Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described as a farce the story about his alleged links with Russia, and suggested that the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton. Paris Approves Building Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10885&SEO=paris-approves-building-bulletproof-wall-around-eiffel-tower Paris, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Paris unanimously approved erecting a bullet-proof wall around Eiffel Tower, in order to guarantee safety to France´s most visited landmark. UK Police Doubts on Links Between Westminster Striker and IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10878&SEO=uk-police-doubts-on-links-between-westminster-striker-and-is 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:48London, March 27 (Prensa Latina) UK police have denied some evidence confirming the alleged link between the author of a recent terrorist attack on the British Parliament and the Islamic State (IS). Russia Rejects Accusations on Collaboration with Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10877&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-on-collaboration-with-terrorists 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Moscow, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense rejected statements by the US military leadership in Europe, about a possible collaboration of Russian soldiers with terrorist groups in Afghanistan. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Cruyff Statue to be Placed at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10837&SEO=cruyff-statue-to-be-placed-at-the-camp-nou-stadium-in-barcelona Barcelona, Spain, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) FC Barcelona revealed that it will put a statue of Johan Cruyff at the Camp Nou, in honor of the legendary Dutch footballer, one of the most emblematic banners in the history of the well-known club, deceased one year ago . Merkel and Schulz Handle First Electoral Stage in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10836&SEO=merkel-and-schulz-handle-first-electoral-stage-in-germany Berlin, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The respective parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Martin Schulz, main rivals in the September general elections, undergo today their first electoral test in the country. Ukrainian Ultranationalists Sent to Demonstrate in Minsk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10827&SEO=ukrainian-ultranationalists-sent-to-demonstrate-in-minsk Kiev, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Ukrainian ultranationalists are moving to Minsk today to participate in the so-called march for Den Voli (Freedom Day), organized by the opposition, said today the city media. Russia Warns against Paris Illusions of Taking Syrian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10826&SEO=russia-warns-against-paris-illusions-of-taking-syrian-city Moscow, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia warned against the illusory position today of French Defense Minister Jean-Ives Le Drian to announce a siege and possible early recovery of the northern Syrian city of Raqqqa, controlled by terrorists. France Tries to Stop Protests in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10815&SEO=france-tries-to-stop-protests-in-french-guiana Paris, March 25 (Prensa Latina) France announced today the decision to send an inter-ministerial commission to Guyana to try to calm the situation in its overseas territory, agitated in recent days by a large movement of protesting demonstrations. European Summit Concludes in Italy with Principle Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10814&SEO=european-summit-concludes-in-italy-with-principle-declaration Rome, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the European Union (EU) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties ended here with a succint final declaration of principles and intentions for the next 10 years. French Divided About EU Impact on the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10811&SEO=french-divided-about-eu-impact-on-the-country 25 de marzo de 2017, 09:44Paris, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The impact of the European Union (EU) on France divides easily this society: only 46 percent of citizens consider positive the effects of the community group, according to a survey published here today. Social Democratic, Christian Democrats Tied in Germany Polls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10796&SEO=social-democratic-christian-democrats-tied-in-germany-polls 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:34Berlin, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six months before the parliamentary elections in the country, most citizens want a government led by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10792&SEO=putin-meets-french-presidential-candidate-marine-le-pen Moscow, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has met today with French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, at the Kremlin, with whom he analyzed the state of relations between the two countries. French Journalist Denies Statements by François Fillon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10786&SEO=french-journalist-denies-statements-by-francois-fillon Paris, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The French journalist Didier Hassoux denied that his book ''Welcome to the Place Beauvau'' contains information on a supposed plot by French President François Hollande, a presumed fact that was denounced by right-wing electoral candidate François Fillon. Panamanian Foreign Minister Seeks to Strengthen Alliance with EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10781&SEO=panamanian-foreign-minister-seeks-to-strengthen-alliance-with-eu Brussels, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo assured that her country is ready to undertake new alliances with Europe and be a bridge in its approach to the region. Africa: 13 Countries to Launch Vaccination Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10776&SEO=africa-13-countries-to-launch-vaccination-campaign Geneva, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from 13 African countries said today that next week a vaccination campaign will be launched against poliomyelitis. Security Strengthened in Italy for European Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10773&SEO=security-strengthened-in-italy-for-european-summit Rome, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Government agreed to remain on high alert and tighten surveillance, security and protection measures on the high risk targets, in view of the coming European summit on March 25th. Ukrainian Partiality in Former-Deputy Assassination Case Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10764&SEO=ukrainian-partiality-in-former-deputy-assassination-case-denounced 23 de marzo de 2017, 17:00Moscow, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today Ukraine''s lack of objectivity to investigate the assassination of Russian former Deputy Denis Voronenkov, after knowing the hasty statements by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. British Officials Identify London Attacker http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10755&SEO=british-officials-identify-london-attacker 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:28London, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The attacker who committed a terrorist attack in the vicinity of the London Parliament was identified today by authorities such as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton. German Investors Interested in Bolivia Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10745&SEO=german-investors-interested-in-bolivia-business La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) An official delegation from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany and German businessmen stressed here that Bolivia is an attractive country to invest. Italian Prime Minister asks to Recover European Welfare Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10744&SEO=italian-prime-minister-asks-to-recover-european-welfare-model Rome, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, expressed today that the European Union (EU) must face the challenge of economic growth to recover the best social conditions and traditions with the welfare model of the region. Islamic State Claims Attack near British Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10741&SEO=islamic-state-claims-attack-near-british-parliament London, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Islamic State (EI) today claimed responsibility for the attack carried out Wednesday in the immediate vicinity of the British Parliament, in which four people were killed and 30 wounded. Ukrainian Firemen Fight a Fire in Gun Warehouse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10737&SEO=ukrainian-firemen-fight-a-fire-in-gun-warehouse Kiev, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of firefighters are fighting with great difficulty a fire in one of the largest gun warestore in Ukraine, and the explosions are heard tens of kilometers away. Russia Reaffirms Position as World's Second Largest Exporter of Arms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10731&SEO=russia-reaffirms-position-as-worlds-second-largest-exporter-of-arms Moscow, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the unilateral sanctions of the West, Russia reaffirms today its position as the world''s second largest exporter of arms, with 15 billion dollars sold in 2016, while it has a backlog of 50 billion. Protectionism Could Increase Trade Deficit of a Country, Says ECB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10727&SEO=protectionism-could-increase-trade-deficit-of-a-country-says-ecb Berlin, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) reported that the protectionism policies could increase the trade deficit of a country. UN Confirms Restart of Dialogue on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10726&SEO=un-confirms-restart-of-dialogue-on-syria United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed that the negotiations in Geneva between the Syrian government and its oppoents in the nation, would be restarted today, with the guidance of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura. Three French Students among the Wounded by Attack in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10719&SEO=three-french-students-among-the-wounded-by-attack-in-london 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Paris, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Three French students are among the injured people by the attack occurred in London today, as confirmed by the French Foreign Ministry. USA Condemns London Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10716&SEO=usa-condemns-london-terror-attack 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:15Washington, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States government condemned the terror attack in the vicinity of the British Parliament, in which four people died and at least 20 injured. Preparation of New Talks on Syria Analyzed by Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10714&SEO=preparation-of-new-talks-on-syria-analyzed-by-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Moscow, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister, Serguei Lavrov, analyzed today with the special envoy of the UN for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, the preparation of the fifth round of negotiations on the Levantine country, in Geneva. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. UNESCO Advocates Treating Waste Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10702&SEO=unesco-advocates-treating-waste-water Paris, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called today for seizing the opportunity of treating waste water, as more than 80% of it returns untreated into the ecosystem. European Representatives to Demand End of Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10693&SEO=european-representatives-to-demand-end-of-sanctions-against-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:52Kiev, March 22 (Prensa Latina) European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet representatives announced today their intentions to demand an end to the unilateral sanctions of the EU block against Russia after a three-day visit to Crimea. FAO Celebrates World Water Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10692&SEO=fao-celebrates-world-water-day Rome, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates today World Water Day at its headquarters in this capital. The event will include the launch of the 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report under the slogan ''Wastewater: The untapped resource''. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. USA Banns Mobile Devices in Flights from Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10674&SEO=usa-banns-mobile-devices-in-flights-from-turkey 21 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Istanbul, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The main airline Turkish Airlines (THY) accepted today the ban set by the United States on passengers flying to that country, so they will not be able to carry electronic devices bigger than cellphones. Over a Million Italian Families with No Member Employed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10673&SEO=over-a-million-italian-families-with-no-member-employed 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:54Rome, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) At the end of 2016, some 1,850,000 families in Italy had no members employed, which represents 0.7 percent less than the previous year, said today the National Statistics Institute (Istat). European Union to Hold Summit on Brexit in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10669&SEO=european-union-to-hold-summit-on-brexit-in-april 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Brussels, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a summit on April 29, without the United Kingdom, to establish the guidelines about that country''s withdrawal from the bloc (Brexit), European Council President Donald Tusk announced today. FAO Highlights Production and Efficient Use of Charcoal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10668&SEO=fao-highlights-production-and-efficient-use-of-charcoal 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:28Rome, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The production and efficient use of charcoal represents an important contribution to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, FAO warned today on the occasion of World Forestry Day. Paris to Only Accept Being Host of the 2024 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10666&SEO=paris-to-only-accept-being-host-of-the-2024-olympic-games Paris, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The people in charge of the postulation of the city of Paris for reaching the right to organize the Olympic Games, said they would only accept the postulation for the Olympic Games of 2024, after the door to another suspension by the International Colympic Committee (IOC) was opened. Cuba and The Czech Republic Sign Agricultural Cooperation Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10662&SEO=cuba-and-the-czech-republic-sign-agricultural-cooperation-accord 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Agriculture of Cuba and the Czech Republic, Gustavo Rodriguez and Marian Jurecka, respectively, signed today a memorandum of understanding to foster veterinary and phytosanitary cooperation Latin America and the Caribbean Remember Vitaly Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10661&SEO=latin-america-and-the-caribbean-remember-vitaly-churkin 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:20United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The group of Latin American and Caribbean in the United Nations (UN) recognized the legacy of recently deceased Russian representative in the organization, Vitaly Churkin, in a special session Tuesday. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). South American Countries, Germany Begin Talks on Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10640&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-begin-talks-on-bioceanic-train La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Official representatives of Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, as well as Germany, began talks here today on the feasibility study the push forward the multinational project of the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor. Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10639&SEO=crisis-with-the-netherlands-raises-economic-conflict-with-turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. After Debate, Macron Secures Leadership to French Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10637&SEO=after-debate-macron-secures-leadership-to-french-elections París, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Center candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidates today his leadership toward coming presidential elections in France, after a first debate where the five main candidates participated. WHO: Co-infection of Tuberculosis and HIV in Europe Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10623&SEO=who-co-infection-of-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-europe-increases Copenhagen, March 21 (Prensa Latina) A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office released today indicates that tuberculosis co-infection and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increased in Europe by 40 percent. German Cooperative Seeks Increasing Business in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10619&SEO=german-cooperative-seeks-increasing-business-in-cuba 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Stephan Gruber, president of the German cooperative Casa Alemania, which is represented in the 2017 International Agricultural and Livestock fair in Cuba (Fiagrob) by around 10 companies of consumables and equipment from that country, expressed its desire of extending its businesses here. UN Asks for Investigation on Attack vs. Somali Ship with Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10610&SEO=un-asks-for-investigation-on-attack-vs.-somali-ship-with-immigrants 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:37Geneva, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked the rival parties in Yemen to investigate the air strike against a ship carrying immigrants that left 42 fatalities in the Red Sea. Cuba Participates in Berlin Meeting on Energy Transition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10609&SEO=cuba-participates-in-berlin-meeting-on-energy-transition 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Berlin, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Alfredo Lopez participated in the Berlin Dialogue debates on the 2017 Energy Transition, which started today in Berlin with the G-20 German presidency. Turkish Antiterrorist Campaign Kills 13, Arrests 126 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10600&SEO=turkish-antiterrorist-campaign-kills-13-arrests-126 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:14Ankara, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 terrorists were killed and 126 were detained in Turkey during 230 police operations carried out over the last few days, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior released today. Talking about Solution Schemes for Syria Is Considered Premature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10598&SEO=talking-about-solution-schemes-for-syria-is-considered-premature 20 de marzo de 2017, 11:53Moscow, March 20 (Prensa Latina) It is premature at the moment to talk about concrete formulas for a solution to the conflict in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said today in commenting on statements by deputy Leonid Slutski. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10597&SEO=russia-highlights-progress-in-defense-relations-with-japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Trump Describes as False News Alleged Ties with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10595&SEO=trump-describes-as-false-news-alleged-ties-with-russia Washington, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump has referred today to the alleged ties of his campaign team with Russia as a false news and everyone knows, he said. Ukraine Sanctions Foreign Politicians for Visiting Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10594&SEO=ukraine-sanctions-foreign-politicians-for-visiting-crimea Kiev, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine imposed sanctions today against a group of 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet politicians who visit Crimea these days to get to know their realities. EU Commissioner Highlights the Information Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10571&SEO=eu-commissioner-highlights-the-information-exchange Rome, March 19 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Security Commissioner Julian King highlighted the importance of the information exchange between member countries of the regional body to combat terrorism. French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10569&SEO=french-airport-back-to-normalcy-after-attack Paris, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Paris-Orly airport returned to normal today after an attack perpetrated by a man who assaulted a soldier and was finally shot dead by police officers a few hours ago. French Orly Airport Paralyzed after Attempted Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10562&SEO=french-orly-airport-paralyzed-after-attempted-attack Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The French airport of Orly, located 14 kilometers south of this capital, is now shut down after an attempted attack by a man who stole a gun from a soldier and then was shot down by agents. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10557&SEO=francophonie-week-starts-in-cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Syria: Armed Extremists Leave Neighborhood in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10555&SEO=syria-armed-extremists-leave-neighborhood-in-homs 18 de marzo de 2017, 09:10Damascus, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The first group of armed extremists and their families started their evacuation from the neighborhood of Al Waer, the last section of the Syrian city of Homs that they occupied, authorities in that central province confirmed on Saturday. Their departure, after intense negotiations, involves the movement of more than 1,500 people to the northeastern region of Aleppo under the supervision of the Red Crescent and the military police of Syria and Russia. Special Olympiad: Cuba to Seek the Gold on Floor Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10552&SEO=special-olympiad-cuba-to-seek-the-gold-on-floor-hockey Vienna, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban male team of floor hockey -also called ''roller skate hockey'' or ''roller hockey''- will try to repeat the win of the gold medal got in Japan in 2005 at the World Winter Special Olympiad Games. Trump Reiterates US Support To NATO in Meeting with Merkel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10543&SEO=trump-reiterates-us-support-to-nato-in-meeting-with-merkel 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:07Washington, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump reiterated his country''s support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Bolivian Deputies Support Pro-Sea Outlet Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10538&SEO=bolivian-deputies-support-pro-sea-outlet-campaign 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:38La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of a document establishing March 21 as memorable date for the history of Bolivia, the Chamber of Deputies supported today the nationwide media campaign in favor of a sea outlet. European Commission Urges UK to Start Brexit Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10536&SEO=european-commission-urges-uk-to-start-brexit-process 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Brussels, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission ratified today its interest in enabling the United Kingdom to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as soon as possible, a first step to set the London exit of the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit. Cuba Gives Attention to Volleyball Players Arrested in Finland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10533&SEO=cuba-gives-attention-to-volleyball-players-arrested-in-finland 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:32Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban volleyball players imprisoned in Finland are not abandoned, the Legal Director of the National Sports Institute (Inder), Ramiro Domínguez stated. Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10525&SEO=half-of-russians-willing-to-live-under-sanctions Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-nine percent of Russians are willing to live under the regime of unilateral sanctions of the West, before changing in some way the foreign policy of his country with respect to Ukraine, revealed a poll in the capital today. Russia, Cuba Sign Party Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10520&SEO=russia-cuba-sign-party-cooperation-agreement Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist parties of Cuba and United Russia (UR) signed today a collaboration agreement on personnel training and working with the youth. UNEP Estimates World Economic Benefit for Efficient Use of Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10510&SEO=unep-estimates-world-economic-benefit-for-efficient-use-of-resources Berlin, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The most efficient use of global natural resources could annually add up two trillion dollars to 2050 world economy, according to a research by a UN agency. Putin Rebuffed Sanctions Against Russian Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10508&SEO=putin-rebuffed-sanctions-against-russian-banks Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin rebuffed Ukrainian sanctions against four Russian banks and the arrest of their corresponding executives. Cuban Presence at the Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10505&SEO=cuban-presence-at-the-paris-tourism-fair 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:43By Luisa María González Western Balkan Summit Ends with Good Wishes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10501&SEO=western-balkan-summit-ends-with-good-wishes 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:55Sarajevo, March 16 (PL) An inventory of good wishes for mutual cooperation as the only way to achieve the common goal of joining the European Union (EU) marks the final declaration of today''s summit of Western Balkans ministers. Russia Denies Any Involvement with Cyber Attack to Yahoo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10489&SEO=russia-denies-any-involvement-with-cyber-attack-to-yahoo 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:47Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected today the existence of any link between the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the cyber attacks against Yahoo or any other US server. Putin Calls for International Effort against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10486&SEO=putin-calls-for-international-effort-against-terrorism 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:07Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has advocated today for an international effort against terrorism and rejected some attempts to destabilize a world order based on respect for international law, sovereignty and diversity of the nations. Rarefied Climate in Summit of Western Balkans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10480&SEO=rarefied-climate-in-summit-of-western-balkans 16 de marzo de 2017, 11:55By Roberto Molina Hernández French President Brands Explosion at IMF as an Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10479&SEO=french-president-brands-explosion-at-imf-as-an-attack Paris, March 16 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande branded today the explosion of a letter bomb at the International Monetary Fund''s headquarters in Paris that caused injuries to an employee as an attack. Russia to Defend its Boycotted Banks in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10471&SEO=russia-to-defend-its-boycotted-banks-in-ukraine Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) We will defend our banking institutions by all means in the face of the violation of international law committed in Ukraine with the boycott of Sberbank subsidiaries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Increase of Irregular Immigration Waves in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10461&SEO=increase-of-irregular-immigration-waves-in-europe 16 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Warsaw, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Over 10,900 irregular immigrants, mostly stemming from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, arrived in Europe, a 46 percent from the previous month, the European Border Agency (Frontex) informed. European Commission Suggests Tightening Control on New Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10459&SEO=european-commission-suggests-tightening-control-on-new-drugs 16 de marzo de 2017, 00:18Brussels, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) suggested tightening control on new drugs as part of the plan of measures against drugs for the period 2017-2020. French Government to Close Grande-Synthe Migrant Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10456&SEO=french-government-to-close-grande-synthe-migrant-camp 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:14Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) France announced today its intention to dismantle the Grande-Synthe migrant camp, located in the northern region of the country, where about 1,500 undocumented persons still remain. German Prosecution Investigates Gas Emissions in Audi Cars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10452&SEO=german-prosecution-investigates-gas-emissions-in-audi-cars 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Berlin, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) German prosecution searched today the two biggest Audi automobile manufacturing plants in the European country due to an alleged link with a scandal of pollutant gas emissions. Venezuela Wins LatAm Best Stand at Moscow Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10449&SEO=venezuela-wins-latam-best-stand-at-moscow-tourism-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Moscow, Mar 15 (Perensda Latina) The media outlets specializing on the 2017 International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MIIT), granted today the award to the best Latin American stand to the Venezuelan delegation. Most Swedish Express Rejection towards Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10442&SEO=most-swedish-express-rejection-towards-donald-trump Stockholm, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The 80 percent of Swedish citizens, expresses their rejection towards US President Donald Trump, according to a survey published by radio station Swedish Radio Wednesday. Right-Wing Dutch Leader Insists on Referendum vs. EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10434&SEO=right-wing-dutch-leader-insists-on-referendum-vs.-eu The Hague, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Right-wing Dutch leader, Geert Wilders, has declared today after voting in the legislative elections that if he wins, he will promote a referendum for his country to leave the European Union (EU), similar to the British Brexit. France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10424&SEO=france-accord-for-restoration-of-cuban-arch-of-triumph-signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. Europe: 481 Migrants Die in Transit to Italy in 72 Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10415&SEO=europe-481-migrants-die-in-transit-to-italy-in-72-days Geneva, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) In the first 72 days of this year, 481 illegal migrants died the middle of the central zone of the Mediterranean Sea, leading from North Africa to Italy, said an official report Tuesday. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. Turkey Criticizes EU for Protecting the Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10409&SEO=turkey-criticizes-eu-for-protecting-the-netherlands Ankara, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu responded today to the support expressed by the EU for the Netherlands with a tough statement that worsens the diplomatic crisis between Ankara and The Hague. Ultranationalists Block Banks and Gov't Agencies in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10399&SEO=ultranationalists-block-banks-and-govt-agencies-in-ukraine Kiev, March 14 (Prensa Latina)Ultranationalist groups blocked today access to the branch of the Russian bank Sberbank in the capital, while they occupied the administrative building in the western region of Volinsk. Russia Warns on New Accusation of Interference in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10398&SEO=russia-warns-on-new-accusation-of-interference-in-usa Moscow, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned today of a new attempt to blame this country with an alleged intrusion into the US electoral and political process with the release of a CNN report on President Vladimir Putin. Putin and Trump Could Meet at Hamburg G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10393&SEO=putin-and-trump-could-meet-at-hamburg-g-20-summit Moscow, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his United States peer, Donald Trump, could meet next July at the Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20) in Hamburg, the Kremlin indicated. Immigrants and Refugees On Hunger Strike in Hungary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10384&SEO=immigrants-and-refugees-on-hunger-strike-in-hungary 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:43Budapest, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Immigrants and refugees in Hungary went on a hunger strike to protest against mistreatment by authorities, as well as the inhuman situation in the shelter and the banned free movement across the country. EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for Another Six Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10382&SEO=eu-extends-sanctions-against-russia-for-another-six-months 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:35Moscow, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities smoothly received the decision taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) to extend its unilateral economic sanctions against this Eurasian nation for a further six months. Maria Sharapova to Come Back to Courts in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10377&SEO=maria-sharapova-to-come-back-to-courts-in-april 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina)Russian tennis female star Maria Sharapova will be able to return to the tennis courts starting from April 27, after a suspension period of 15 months. Trump Policy Affects Canadian prime Ministers Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10372&SEO=trump-policy-affects-canadian-prime-ministers-plans Ottawa, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Policies of US President Donald Trump threaten to negatively impact Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s plans for economic inequality, according to an article in the Toronto Star newspaper. Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10368&SEO=russia-cuba-analyzed-increasing-public-health-cooperation Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. Britain Rejects Second Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10367&SEO=britain-rejects-second-independence-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The British government rejected today a new referendum on independence in Scotland, considering that it would cause division and great economic uncertainty in the country. Fernando Gaviria Edges Out Peter Sagan in Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Six http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10366&SEO=fernando-gaviria-edges-out-peter-sagan-in-tirreno-adriatico-stage-six Macerata, Italia, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) edged out Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the final road stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 between Ascoli Piceno and Civitanova Marche. Berlin Airport Strikes Leads to 660 Flights Being Canceled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10364&SEO=berlin-airport-strikes-leads-to-660-flights-being-canceled Berlín, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Strikes at Berlin''s two airports, Berlín-Tegel and Berlín-Schönefeld caused 660 flights to be canceled today US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. French Justice starts Trial Against Carlos the Jackal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10360&SEO=french-justice-starts-trial-against-carlos-the-jackal París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) French justice started today the trtial against Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, accused of being the author of an attack in Paris on 1974 that left two dead persons. French Ultraright Denies Negative Impact of Abandoning Euro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10359&SEO=french-ultraright-denies-negative-impact-of-abandoning-euro París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The ultraright electoral candidate Marine Le Pen denied today the negative consequences of an eventual withdrawal of France from the Eurozone, when alerts grow worldwide on that possibility. Fights Against Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10356&SEO=fights-against-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital-continues Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has fought violent clashes against the terrorist groups of the former Al-Nousra Front in the Qaboun area, less than five kilometers east of Damascus, military sources said today. The Netherlands Warns its Citizens About Travel to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10355&SEO=the-netherlands-warns-its-citizens-about-travel-to-turkey Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an alert today for citizens in Turkey to take security precautions. Scotland to Propose New Referendum on Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10353&SEO=scotland-to-propose-new-referendum-on-independence London, March 13 (Prensa Latina) First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced today that she will promote legislation to hold a new referendum on Scotland''s. independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Governor of Bank of Italy Warns on European Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10348&SEO=governor-of-bank-of-italy-warns-on-european-risks Rome, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has warned here today that 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the risk of political paralysis in Europe has never been so high. Pope Francis will bring Colombia a Message of Reconcilliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10343&SEO=pope-francis-will-bring-colombia-a-message-of-reconcilliation Bogotá, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Fabio Suescun assured today that in his pastoral visit to Colombia, pope Francis will convey a message of reconcilliation, opportunity when he will speak both to victims of the long conflicto as toi some of its actors or responsibles. UK Works on Alternative Plan for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10342&SEO=uk-works-on-alternative-plan-for-brexit London, 13 March (Prensa Latina) The British government is preparing an alternative plan to counteract likely failures in negotiations for the departure of the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, announced Minister David Davis. Spanish Foreign Minister Begins First Visit to Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10341&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-begins-first-visit-to-latin-america Madrid, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Alfonso Dastis, minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, begins today in Peru his first visit to Latin America, which includes also Mexico. France Appeals for Calm given Tensions between Turkey and EU Countrie http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10334&SEO=france-appeals-for-calm-given-tensions-between-turkey-and-eu-countrie Paris, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault appealed for calm and responsibility given the tensions prevailing between Turkey and some countries of the European Union (EU). Russia Denounces that Latvia Denied Visit to Military Facilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10331&SEO=russia-denounces-that-latvia-denied-visit-to-military-facilities Moscow, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian ministry of Defense (Mindef) denounced today that Latvia denied the visit to military facilities that this country had previously requested to be closely monitored, describing them as a threat for its security. Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with the People of Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10327&SEO=pope-francis-expresses-solidarity-with-the-people-of-guatemala Rome, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed solidarity with the people of Guatemala, affected by the tragedy resulting of the fire at the state shelter Virgen de la Asunción, with dozens of girls dead and wounded. Le Pen, Macron Lead Voting Intention Towards Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10325&SEO=le-pen-macron-lead-voting-intention-towards-elections-in-france Paris, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Extreme right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are widely in control of voting intentions for the first round of elections in France, according to a research released today. Pesticides Cause 200,000 Deaths a Year, UN Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10312&SEO=pesticides-cause-200000-deaths-a-year-un-warns Geneva, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Countries around the world must augment controls over the use of pesticides for they are causing 200,000 deaths a year due to poisoning, UN experts have warned. British Ministers See Inevitable New Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10308&SEO=british-ministers-see-inevitable-new-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) British ministers consider it inevitable the celebration of anew referéndum of independence in the autonomous region of Scotland, reported today The Financial Times. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Russia Expects Definition of US Policy to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10304&SEO=russia-expects-definition-of-us-policy-to-syria 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:54Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia expects a definition of the US policy regarding the conflict in Syria, after the indecision shown by the administration of former President Barack Obama, said today the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova. Russia Rejects Accusations of Violating Arms Control Treaties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10296&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-of-violating-arms-control-treaties 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today accusations by the United States about supposed violation of the Treaty for the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles and on the contrary, suggested that Washington fulfilled with its engagements in that reference. Simon Yates Moves into Podium Contention at Paris-Nice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10288&SEO=simon-yates-moves-into-podium-contention-at-paris-nice París, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Simon Yates (Orica Scott) took a resounding victory on stage 6 of Paris-Nice, with 193.5 kilometers between Aubagne and Fayence, with a long-range attack that saw him claw his way pack into contention for a podium spot. UN Expert Warns Ukrainians of Chemical Disaster Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10284&SEO=un-expert-warns-ukrainians-of-chemical-disaster-risk United Nations, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Unless the fighting in eastern Ukraine is stopped and precautions are taken to secure industrial facilities in the area, the armed conflict could lead to a catastrophic chemical disaster, an independent United Nations human rights expert today warned. Anti-Russian Campaign Continues despite WikiLeaks Revelations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10278&SEO=anti-russian-campaign-continues-despite-wikileaks-revelations 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:47Moscow, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The media campaign against Russia will continue, despite WikiLeaks revelations about the cyber espionage of a department of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Foreign Ministry denounced today. Cuba Advocates for Development to Balance Migration Flow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10268&SEO=cuba-advocates-for-development-to-balance-migration-flow Geneva, Mar 10 mar (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated today at the United Nations Office at Geneva to guarantee the full realization of the right to development in the world, which is a way to balance global migration flow. Week on French Culture in Havana to Celebrate Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10263&SEO=week-on-french-culture-in-havana-to-celebrate-diversity Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With a week to celebrate French culture, from March 18th to 26th, Cuba joins this international initiative to highlight this fruitful and varied culture, said sources here. Venezuela Regrets Bias in UN High Commissioner´s Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10259&SEO=venezuela-regrets-bias-in-un-high-commissioneras-action 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Geneva, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, championed Venezuela´s position on respect for human rights and deplored the biases on the issue in the High Commissioner''s action. Paris-Nice: Greipel Rockets to Stage 5 Sprint Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10247&SEO=paris-nice-greipel-rockets-to-stage-5-sprint-win 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:31París, March 9 (Prensa Latina) André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) claimed victory in Thursday''s fifth stage of Paris-Nice, sprinting to victory ahead of Arnaud Démare (FDJ) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo). Julian Assange Says Leaks Show CIA 'Devastating Incompetence' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10245&SEO=julian-assange-says-leaks-show-cia-devastating-incompetence 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:15London,March 9 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of ''devastating incompetence'' for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them. Terrorist Attacks Injure Six in Damascus, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10244&SEO=terrorist-attacks-injure-six-in-damascus-syria 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Damascus, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were injured and material damage caused by terror attacks on the suburbs of Barzeh and Harasta in Damascus, according to sources in the Syrian capital. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams Team for Female Syrian Refugee Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10242&SEO=steven-spielberg-jj-abrams-team-for-female-syrian-refugee-drama Los Ángeles,March 9 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a film based on the harrowing real-life story of a Syrian refugee, Putin Denounces Terrorists Tactics to Promote Suicide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10241&SEO=putin-denounces-terrorists-tactics-to-promote-suicide Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has denounced today new tactics by criminal and terrorist elements to promote on Internet the suicide among adolescents with a difficult social situation. Air Europa Reiterates its Commitment to the Cuban Tourism Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10240&SEO=air-europa-reiterates-its-commitment-to-the-cuban-tourism-destination 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:22Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Air Europa airline reiterated its commitment to the Cuban destination with the incorporation to its operations from Spain to this capital of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=fifa-reminds-us-about-world-cup-obligations-amid-travel-ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. Emmanuel Macron Leads Voting Intention Towards Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10237&SEO=emmanuel-macron-leads-voting-intention-towards-elections-in-france Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron gains ground for the elections in France by placing himself at the forefront of voting intentions, displacing right-wing Marine Le Pen, according to a survey released today. Nearly 150,000 Russians Return Home, Majority From EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10234&SEO=nearly-150000-russians-return-home-majority-from-eu 09 de marzo de 2017, 11:46Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150,000 Russians returned to their country in 2016, one third of them for political reasons, amid the intense campaign against this country unleashed in Western nations, especially in the European Union (EU) , noted the media in the capital today. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10233&SEO=italian-minister-says-migratory-crisis-threatens-european-unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. Education Workers in a New General Strike in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10232&SEO=education-workers-in-a-new-general-strike-in-spain Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law. Lavrov: US Used 'Traces' of Hackers to Blame Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10223&SEO=lavrov-us-used-traces-of-hackers-to-blame-russia Moscow, March 9 (Prensa Latina) US intelligence agencies keep ''traces'' of hackers from other countries and, as in the case of Russia, use them against other nations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced today. Paris Asks Company to Reflect Before Collaborating with Trump Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10222&SEO=paris-asks-company-to-reflect-before-collaborating-with-trump-wall Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the Franco-Swiss company LafargeHolcim to reflect well before collaborating with the construction of the border wall planned by US President Donald Trump. Scientists Bet for Genetic 'Edition' of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10218&SEO=scientists-bet-for-genetic-edition-of-cancer Madrid, 8 mar (PL) Genetic edition of cancer is today a new mechanism with great perspectives to help an early diagnosis of cancer, second cause of death in the world, assured a study published in magazine Oncotarget. European Union demands the United Kingdom for Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10216&SEO=european-union-demands-the-united-kingdom-for-fraud 08 de marzo de 2017, 19:00Brussels, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The European Office of Struggle against Fraud (OLAF) demanded today the United Kingdom for two billion euros for customs fraud. WikiLeaks Promises to Release more Leaked Documents on CIA Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10214&SEO=wikileaks-promises-to-release-more-leaked-documents-on-cia-espionage 08 de marzo de 2017, 16:58London, March 8 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks has promised to release more leak documents about a covert cyber spying program from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Germany Sees Surge in Number of Extremists Traveling to Iraq, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10206&SEO=germany-sees-surge-in-number-of-extremists-traveling-to-iraq-syria 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Berlín,Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany is among the main targets Rebel Leader Warns Ukraine With War Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10205&SEO=rebel-leader-warns-ukraine-with-war-again 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:52Kiev, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) ''If the Ukrainian army continues with its offensive against our population, we will be obliged to respond and initiate war'', warned the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Alexander Zajarchenko. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Men Prefers Women at Work: ILO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10200&SEO=men-prefers-women-at-work-ilo Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) A report published today by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on International Women''s Day indicates that 66 percent of men prefer women at work outside the home. Clashes between Greek Farmers and Police in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10194&SEO=clashes-between-greek-farmers-and-police-in-athens 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:05Athens, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Greek farmers clashed today with riot police in a protest against the rise in taxes and social security contributions, implemented by the government at the request of the international creditors of the country. Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10188&SEO=russian-presidential-elections-set-for-march-18-2018 Moscow, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President of State Duma (Russian lower chamber), Viacheslav Volodin, accepted to carry out the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, to make them coincide with the anniversary of the return of Crimea to the sovereignty of this country. German Fair of Tourism Warns about Trump´s Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10184&SEO=german-fair-of-tourism-warns-about-trumpas-policies Berlin, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the International Fair of Tourism ITB Berlin warned today about the negative effects that the US President Donald Trump´s immigration policies might have on tourism. France and Cuba to Match in Jai Alai Dual Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10183&SEO=france-and-cuba-to-match-in-jai-alai-dual-meet 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) France and Cuba will realize a friendly basque pelota dual meet at 36 meters from March 13 to 17, reported today official sources. Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10182&SEO=hunger-threatens-185000-childrenas-life-in-somalia Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said that some 185,000 children might be killed in Somalia by hunger if they are not given urgent health aid to avoid serious malnutrition. Brexit Discussed by UK Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10181&SEO=brexit-discussed-by-uk-parliamentarians 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:18London, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The British Government has an increased opposition at the House of Lords to implement the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. Italian Farmers Protest About Quake Response http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10177&SEO=italian-farmers-protest-about-quake-response 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:37Rome, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Italian farmers from regions ravaged by earthquakes gathered in the capital of Piazza di Montecitorio (Montecitorio Square) to demand support and reverse the unsustainable situation in which they are currently living after the earthquakes. Frank Fredericks Leaves Post in IOC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10176&SEO=frank-fredericks-leaves-post-in-ioc 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Brna, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Frank Fredericks left his posts in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being accused of receiving bribery at the lection process for the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Parliament of Catalonia Speeds up Process to Separate from Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10168&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-speeds-up-process-to-separate-from-spain 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:59Madrid, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Catalonia passed today a reform to its internal code, seeking to speed up the laws to reach the independence from Spain. Sam Bennett Beats Top Sprint Stars to Win Paris-Nice Stage Three http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10162&SEO=sam-bennett-beats-top-sprint-stars-to-win-paris-nice-stage-three 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:36París, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Irish sprinter Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the biggest win of his career to date on Tuesday, beating an array of top sprint names to secure stage three of Paris-Nice. Number of Illiterate Women Five Times Higher Than Men in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10159&SEO=number-of-illiterate-women-five-times-higher-than-men-in-turkey 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:12Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Only a few hours from tomorrow International Women Day, the number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜÄ°K). Leadership Essential for Colombian Peace Process: Norwegian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10158&SEO=leadership-essential-for-colombian-peace-process-norwegian-fm 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:03Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian foreign minister, Borge Brende, assured the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia is at a critical point requiring good leadership to face its challenges, said today daily El Tiempo. Scientists Discover How Animals Measure Time of Year to Reproduce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10157&SEO=scientists-discover-how-animals-measure-time-of-year-to-reproduce 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:58Washington,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. ESA Launches New Sentinel-2B Satellite to Monitor Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10155&SEO=esa-launches-new-sentinel-2b-satellite-to-monitor-earth 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:34Kurú, Guayana Francesa, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sentinel-2B satellite entered orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from Euiropean Space Agency, ESA,''s launch site Kourou in French Guiana. WikiLeaks Reveals Secret CIA Cyber Attack Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10154&SEO=wikileaks-reveals-secret-cia-cyber-attack-program 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:20London, March 7 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks unleashed today details of an undercover cyber attack program by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Cuba Submits Report to the Committee Against Forced Disappearance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10153&SEO=cuba-submits-report-to-the-committee-against-forced-disappearance 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:09Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented its initial report to the Committee against Forced Disappearance to the UN headquarters here, in which it shows the broad system of laws on the subject, diplomatic sources reported today. Terrorists Murder a Woman in Southern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10151&SEO=terrorists-murder-a-woman-in-southern-damascus 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:38Damascus, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the Khaled Ibn al-Walid group, subordinated to the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arab, murdered a woman for ''apostasy to Islam'' in the village of Qusser, near the border with Jordan, according to video released today in Damascus. Turkish Military Chief Meets with Russian, US Counterparts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10150&SEO=turkish-military-chief-meets-with-russian-us-counterparts Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s chief of staff Hulusi Akar met with his Russian counterparts Valery Gerasimov and US President Joseph Dunford in the southern city of Antalya on Wednesday to discuss regional issues. Russia Investigates the Use of Forbidden Weapons in Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10147&SEO=russia-investigates-the-use-of-forbidden-weapons-in-donbass 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) investigate today on the use by Ukraine of forbidden weapons such as the Tochka-ü Rocket tactical system and those responsible for giving the order to use it against the Donbass region. South Africa, Russia Strengthening Media Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10142&SEO=south-africa-russia-strengthening-media-cooperation Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government News Agency (SA News) and Russia''s Sputnik News Agency have signed an agreement that will see the two agencies cooperate in a number of areas, including news exchange. Russia Rejects Deployment of US Anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10138&SEO=russia-rejects-deployment-of-us-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected today the deployment of elements of the THAAD U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, after warning about the possibility of creating more tension in that area. Contamination Provokes 1.7 Million Deaths a Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10128&SEO=contamination-provokes-1.7-million-deaths-a-year Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Contamination as much of the air as of water provokes the death of 1.7 million children under 5 years of age a year, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)Monday. European Leaders Call for Overcoming Crisis and Relaunching EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10122&SEO=european-leaders-call-for-overcoming-crisis-and-relaunching-eu Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Main leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy admitted today the complex situation affecting the European Union and called for increasing efforts to relaunch the bloc. Copper Prices Fall Despite Interruptions in Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10111&SEO=copper-prices-fall-despite-interruptions-in-supply London, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Copper today has the lowest prices in a week, despite interruptions in supplies at major mines around the world. Fights Continue Against the Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10108&SEO=fights-continue-against-the-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital Damascus, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Battles against terrorist groups continued today in the Qabum area, a suburb less than five kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Cholera Outbreak Kills Nearly 200 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10105&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kills-nearly-200-people-in-somalia Mogadishu, March 6 (Prensa Latina) An outbreak of cholera unleashed since the beginning of 2017 in Somalia has caused the death of 196 people so far, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Cuba Presents in France Its Biotechnology Industry Advances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10101&SEO=cuba-presents-in-france-its-biotechnology-industry-advances 06 de marzo de 2017, 10:57By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's representatives have exposed today in France the Caribbean nation's advances in the biotechnology industry, with high-quality products present in 50 countries. Hollande Admits Possible French Right-wing Electoral Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10100&SEO=hollande-admits-possible-french-right-wing-electoral-victory Paris, March 6 (Prensa Latina) President François Hollande has admitted the possibility that right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen will win next elections in France, in statements released today by several international media. Erdogan's Comments on Germany Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10094&SEO=erdogans-comments-on-germany-rejected By Harald Neuber Berlin, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The last comments by Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Germany have aggravated the crisis between Berlin and Ankara, judging by statements from politicians here. Russia Called for Restraint, after N.K Launched Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10093&SEO=russia-called-for-restraint-after-n.k-launched-missiles Moscow, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on all parties on the Korean peninsula today for restraint, following the launch of several missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in direction of the Sea of Japan. Cuban Hero Ends Working Visit to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10082&SEO=cuban-hero-ends-working-visit-to-italy Rome, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), Ramon Labañino, has concluded a working visit to Italy on Sunday, at the invitation of the Communist Network (RdC). Hugo Chavez's Historic Legacy Lauded in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10081&SEO=hugo-chavezs-historic-legacy-lauded-in-russia Moscow, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Latin Americans and Russians have paid tribute and highlighted the historic legacy of Hugo Chavez on Sunday, on the 4th anniversary of his death, during a ceremony in memory of the Venezuelan commander. Spain: Podemos Party Accuses the Government of Protecting Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10070&SEO=spain-podemos-party-accuses-the-government-of-protecting-corruption Madrid, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the anti-austerity party Podemos (We can), Pablo Iglesias, accused today the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy of protecting corruption and forming part of a past incompatible with the changes demanded by Spanish society. Cuba Champions Greater Protection for Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10057&SEO=cuba-champions-greater-protection-for-human-rights 03 de marzo de 2017, 16:45Geneva, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban representative Pablo Berti argued at the UN headquarters in Geneva for greater protection of human rights in separate areas such as labor guarantees, access to housing and the enjoyment of culture. Russia Denounces Attempt to Divide Security Council Over Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10053&SEO=russia-denounces-attempt-to-divide-security-council-over-syria Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the intentionally attempt by France and the United Kingdom to split the UN Security Council by proposing a controversial resolution against Syria. Turkey Extends Border Wall with Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10049&SEO=turkey-extends-border-wall-with-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government is making progress in the construction of a border wall that will cover almost all of the 900 kilometers of the border with Syria, according to the Hürriyet newspaper. Zinedine Zidane Sends Fernando Torres Best Wishes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10046&SEO=zinedine-zidane-sends-fernando-torres-best-wishes Madrid, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane,send Atlético de Madrid stricker Fernando Torres best wishes for his complete recovery. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10042&SEO=bbva-group-announces-millionaire-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. Number of Poor People Increases in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10039&SEO=number-of-poor-people-increases-in-germany Berlin, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Poverty in Germany is now a record figure after affecting 15.7 percent of the population, the Association for Parity reported here. Morgherini and the Serbian Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10030&SEO=morgherini-and-the-serbian-parliament Belgrade, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) With booing and shouting, opposition legislators accompanied the speech by Federica Morgherini, European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, at the National Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia. Russia and El Salvador to Strengthen Political and Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10029&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-to-strengthen-political-and-economic-ties 03 de marzo de 2017, 09:21Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and El Salvador defined today the areas of political cooperation, with coordinated steps in the international arena, and economic cooperation, with the materialization of investments in areas such as aeronautics, fishery, and energy. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10028&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. Raising of Food Prices Prevail, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10022&SEO=raising-of-food-prices-prevail-says-fao Rome, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the price rate increased by 0.5 percent in February this year, compared to January. Parliament of Catalonia Lashes out US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10020&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-lashes-out-us-blockade-on-cuba 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The parliament of Catalonia today urged the United States to end the blockade imposed on Cuba for over half a century, according to the international community. FAO Alerts Growing Emergency for Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10019&SEO=fao-alerts-growing-emergency-for-famine 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:25Rome, 2 March (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) compared today that despite global favorable food supply conditions, food insecurity emergencies tend to increase. El Salvador Seeks Russian Investors for Energy and Fishing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10017&SEO=el-salvador-seeks-russian-investors-for-energy-and-fishing 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:13Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador suggested Russia to make investments and a technology transfer in fields as fishing, coffee growing and geothermic energy, during a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce in that country. Spain and Colombia Support Political Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10015&SEO=spain-and-colombia-support-political-dialogue-in-venezuela 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:52Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Colombian foreign ministers, Alfonso Dastis and Maria Angela Holguin, respectively, expressed today in this capital their support to the political dialogue in Venezuela. French Police Searches at Candidate Fillon´s Residence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10014&SEO=french-police-searches-at-candidate-fillonas-residence 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:31Paris, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The French police have carried out a search on the right-wing candidate François Fillon´s residence as part of alleged fictional jobs case. Russia Warns on Deterioration in Confidence by US Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10010&SEO=russia-warns-on-deterioration-in-confidence-by-us-campaign Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The United States and its local media efforts to launch media campaigns against Russia, by the use of falsehoods, are a big blow to the credibility of the global media, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry . Bolivia File CAS Appeal Over Forfeited World Cup Qualifying Matches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10004&SEO=bolivia-file-cas-appeal-over-forfeited-world-cup-qualifying-matches 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:33Barn, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport,CAS, says the Bolivian football federation appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. Northern Ireland Goes to Polls Amid a Government Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9999&SEO=northern-ireland-goes-to-polls-amid-a-government-crisis London, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.2 million people in Northern Ireland are voting today in an early legislative elections, following the collapse of the coalition government. Public Event of Turkish Minister Canceled in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9993&SEO=public-event-of-turkish-minister-canceled-in-germany Berlin, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Amidst political tensions between Germany and Turkey, the German city of Gaggenau canceled a public event today with the participation of Turkish Minister of Justice, Bekir Bozdag. WTO Ready to Discuss US Trade Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9991&SEO=wto-ready-to-discuss-us-trade-concerns Geneva, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is ready to discuss with the United States its trade concerns and the system for resolving differences, the entity''s head Roberto Azevedo said in a statement today. Stand on Paedophilia of Some Members of Vatican Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9986&SEO=stand-on-paedophilia-of-some-members-of-vatican-criticized Rome, March 2 (Prensa Latina) A former member of the Vatican commission for the protection of minors believes that Pope Francis wants to combat paedophilia, but around him, things do not work well, the newspaper La Repubblica commented today. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. European Parliament Withdraws Immunity to French Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9981&SEO=european-parliament-withdraws-immunity-to-french-marine-le-pen 02 de marzo de 2017, 08:56Paris, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) At the request of the French justice system, the European Parliament today decided to lift the immunity of right-wing politician Marine Le Pen in the case of the Twitter publication of violent images of the Islamic State. Bolivia to Transfer to Antarctica Ice from Mount Illimani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9979&SEO=bolivia-to-transfer-to-antarctica-ice-from-mount-illimani La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, will transfer to Antarctica snow from the glacier Illimani, second highest peak of Bolivia, threatened by climate change. New Round of Talks between Syrian Rival Parties in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9976&SEO=new-round-of-talks-between-syrian-rival-parties-in-astana Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A third round of talks amid leaders of armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government will be held in Astana on March 14th and 15th , said the television in this capital city. Italian Minister Asserts Mafia Is Uncontrolled in Naples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9974&SEO=italian-minister-asserts-mafia-is-uncontrolled-in-naples 01 de marzo de 2017, 20:14Rome, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti visited today the southern city of Naples, where he said there were uncontrolled criminals, directly attacking the citizens'' freedom. Controversy in Italy on Right to Assisted Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9969&SEO=controversy-in-italy-on-right-to-assisted-death 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:17By Frank Gozalez Bolivian Government Formally Complains to France by Video Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9968&SEO=bolivian-government-formally-complains-to-france-by-video-game 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:10La Paz, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government handed over to the French ambassador in La Paz, Denys Wibaux, a formal complaint by a video game made by Ubisoft company damaging the image of Bolivia. French UDI Party Suspends Support for François Fillon Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9967&SEO=french-udi-party-suspends-support-for-francois-fillon-campaign 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:47Paris, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The French center-right Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) party suspended its support for presidential campaign of conservative François Fillon, following his possible accusation by the French justice system. Putin Calls for Creation of a New Antidoping System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9959&SEO=putin-calls-for-creation-of-a-new-antidoping-system Moscow,Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin called today to create a new anti-doping system in Russia and rejected accusations governmental support to doping, when he attended a facility ready for the University Games in 2019. Cuba Urges for Cooperation Approach at Human Rights Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9958&SEO=cuba-urges-for-cooperation-approach-at-human-rights-council Geneva, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocates today for developing a cooperation and dialogue approach to make the functioning of the Human Rights Council more effective, the representative of the Caribbean nation, Pedro Luis Pedroso, stated in Geneva. Seized the Largest Alcohol Stash in Turkey's History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9956&SEO=seized-the-largest-alcohol-stash-in-turkeys-history 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:43Stambul, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police closed today an operation in the western province of Izmir with the seize of the biggest alcohol stash in the country''s history: 139,000 liters of clandestine liquor. Voluminous Methane Deposit Discovered in the Pacific Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9955&SEO=voluminous-methane-deposit-discovered-in-the-pacific-ocean 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:42London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at Britain''s Queen Mary University reported today the discovery of a massive source of greenhouse gases in the Pacific Ocean. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Turkey Uses Incirlik Airbase as a Tool to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9951&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-airbase-as-a-tool-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of the Incirlik airbase to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (EI), according to newspaper Yeni Safak reports. Federica Mogherini Travels to the Western Balkans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9950&SEO=federica-mogherini-travels-to-the-western-balkans Por Roberto Molina HernandezBelgrade, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The pacifying role played from her post by Federica Morgherini, the European Union''s high representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, will be more justified during the tour of the western Balkans that she kicked off today. Turkey Deploys Special Operations Units in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9949&SEO=turkey-deploys-special-operations-units-in-syria 01 de marzo de 2017, 12:41Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Army announced today the deployment in Syria of elite military units of the navy, within the framework of the cross-border operation Euphrates Shield, whose objective will be to battle armed groups hostile to their country. Trump Delays Visit to UK to Avoid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9948&SEO=trump-delays-visit-to-uk-to-avoid-protests London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump agreed with the British government to delay his visit to the United Kingdom for after the summer to minimize the risk of protests in the country, reported The Sun newspaper today. Russia Informs on Agreement for Putin-Trump Meeting Soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9939&SEO=russia-informs-on-agreement-for-putin-trump-meeting-soon Moscow, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federation Council President, or Russian Senate, Valentina Matvienko reported on Monday that there was an agreement for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump. Syrian Radio Station Enters Guinness Book of Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9938&SEO=syrian-radio-station-enters-guinness-book-of-records 01 de marzo de 2017, 10:55Damascus, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Fuse FM radio station has entered the Guinness Book of Records after breaking the world record for the longest radio program with 91.1-hour broadcasting, it was officially reported today in Damascus. Turkey Uses Incirlik Air Base to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9933&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-air-base-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of Incirlik Air Base to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (IS), according to Yeni Safak. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9919&SEO=china-invites-turkish-president-erdogan-to-beijing-summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Scotland to Celebrate Pro-Independence Referendum for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9912&SEO=scotland-to-celebrate-pro-independence-referendum-for-brexit London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the UK''s unyielding stance on Britain''s exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, increases the chances of a new pro-independence referendum in the area. Former Soviet Gymnast Olga Korbut Sells Her Olympic Medals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9906&SEO=former-soviet-gymnast-olga-korbut-sells-her-olympic-medals 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:58Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The former Soviet gymnastics star Olga Korbut, who dazzled the world the 1972 Olympic Games of Munich, sold her Olympic medals after turning out to be wrapped in financial difficulties in the United States, a country where she is living at present. Spanish Supreme Court Refuses to Exhume Franco´s Remains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9899&SEO=spanish-supreme-court-refuses-to-exhume-francoas-remains 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:37Madrid, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Spanish ex-judge Baltasar Garzon announced his intention to appeal against the Supreme Court''s refusal to exhume dictator Francisco Franco´s mortal remains and move them from the Valley of the Fallen to another place. UN: Russia Denounces Crusade for Change of Regime in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9898&SEO=un-russia-denounces-crusade-for-change-of-regime-in-syria 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:36United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned today at the UN Security Council a crusade by Western countries to force a regime change in Syria, which includes the attempt to impose sanctions for an alleged use of chemical weapons. Paris: US Blockade on Cuba Violates International Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9896&SEO=paris-us-blockade-on-cuba-violates-international-law 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba violates international law and constitutes the main obstacle to the development of the Caribbean nation, participants stated today in a symposium on the current situation on the island. Cuba, France to Expand and Diversify Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9893&SEO=cuba-france-to-expand-and-diversify-bilateral-ties 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:29Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and France are experiencing a highly favorable period for the development of bilateral relations in all sectors, agreed today the speakers of a conference held in Paris and dedicated to the Caribbean nation. Germany Bans Fussilet 33 Organization Due to Terrorist Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9892&SEO=germany-bans-fussilet-33-organization-due-to-terrorist-links Berlín,Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) German authorities baned the operation of an organization called Fussilet 33 because of its alledge links with terrorists, according to the office of the Attorney General. Terrorists Launch Mortar Attacks Against Damascus Neighborhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9889&SEO=terrorists-launch-mortar-attacks-against-damascus-neighborhood Damascus, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Police Command confirmed that seven people were wounded by mortar attacks in Al Adawi neighborhood, east of Damascus, where they also caused damage to homes and public buildings. Venezuelan Media Highlights FM Denunciation at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9886&SEO=venezuelan-media-highlights-fm-denunciation-at-un Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Media has highlighted today the speech made by Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, before which she denounced the continued aggression by the international right against Venezuela. Eliona Svitolina Celebrates 250th Win In Kuala Lumpur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9878&SEO=eliona-svitolina-celebrates-250th-win-in-kuala-lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The No.1 seed Ukraine Elina Svitolina continued her fine form with a 6-2, 6-3 over qualifier Korean Su Jeong Jang in the first round of the Alya WTA Malaysian Open. Gazprom to Start Pipeline Construction in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9873&SEO=gazprom-to-start-pipeline-construction-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian corporation Gazprom announced today the start of work on the TurkStream pipeline on Turkish territory, said Management Committee Member Oleg Aksyutin. Ronaldinho and Barcelona FC Support Football Progress in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9872&SEO=ronaldinho-and-barcelona-fc-support-football-progress-in-china Beijing, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) China''s long-awaited plan to become a world football powerhouse begins today after children from southern Hainan province received the support of famed Ronaldinho and Barcelona Football Club. Elections in France: Towards the Elimination of Big Parties? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9869&SEO=elections-in-france-towards-the-elimination-of-big-parties Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The latest polls on the elections in France show that the extreme rightwing candidate Marine Le Pen and the centrist contender Emmanuel Macron are the favorites, a new panorama in the country. Russia Accuses US of Trying to Impose an Economic Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9863&SEO=russia-accuses-us-of-trying-to-impose-an-economic-blockade Moscow, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused the US Congress of trying to impose a kind of economic blockade on it by pushing for a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions against the country. UNICEF Calls for Action to Protect Migrant Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9862&SEO=unicef-calls-for-action-to-protect-migrant-children UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) called today for concrete action to ensure the safety of migrant children after hundreds were killed in 2016 on the Mediterranean Sea route. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. UK To Slow Down Free Europeans Movement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9858&SEO=uk-to-slow-down-free-europeans-movement London, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The British government plans to call a halt to free movement of Europeans in the United Kingdom, when it activates the process for its exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, a parliamentarian stated. United Kingdom Against New Pro-Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9852&SEO=united-kingdom-against-new-pro-independence-referendum-in-scotland 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:26London, Feb 27 (PL) The British government rebuffs the new pro-independence referendum in Scotland, according to spokesman Greg Swift. Cuban Delegation at Rio 2016 Receives IOC Olympic Button http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9838&SEO=cuban-delegation-at-rio-2016-receives-ioc-olympic-button Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation that attended the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will receive today the Olympic Button of the International Olympic Committee at the Morro-Cabaña complex in Havana. FARC-EP, Gov't, UN Profile Steps to Comply with Guerrilla Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9835&SEO=farc-ep-govt-un-profile-steps-to-comply-with-guerrilla-disarmament Bogota, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the FARC-EP, the Colombian government and the United Nations (UN) observer mission will outline today the agenda to comply with the guerrilla''s disarmament plan, media confirmed. Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=russia-will-protect-tajikistan-border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Pope Francis Assessing Visit to South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9815&SEO=pope-francis-assessing-visit-to-south-sudan Rome, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis told a Nigerian journalist that he is assessing with his aides the likelihood of traveling to South Sudan. Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9812&SEO=germany-reported-about-3500-attacks-against-migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. Two German Archaeologists Kidnapped in Nigeria Have Been Freed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9810&SEO=two-german-archaeologists-kidnapped-in-nigeria-have-been-freed 26 de febrero de 2017, 10:57Abuja, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian security officers freed Russia Condemned Bloody Terror Attacks in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9808&SEO=russia-condemned-bloody-terror-attacks-in-homssyria Moscow, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned the terrorist attacks in the Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 34 people and dozens of wounded, and also called for a halt to the negotiations in Geneva. Delay and Treachery to Sabotage Peace Negotiations on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9799&SEO=delay-and-treachery-to-sabotage-peace-negotiations-on-syria Damascus, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The fourth round of peace negotiations for Syrian in Geneva, Switzerland, is once again the object of procrastination and perfidy of terrorism-sponsoring groups, reflected in weak political actions of the opposition and attacks and sabotage of armed extremists. WADA Recognizes Insufficient Evidence to Accuse Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9792&SEO=wada-recognizes-insufficient-evidence-to-accuse-russia 25 de febrero de 2017, 17:28Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today acknowledged the absence of sufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian jurist Richard McClaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. Evidence against Russian Athletes Insufficient, WADA Acknowledges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9787&SEO=evidence-against-russian-athletes-insufficient-wada-acknowledges Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has acknowledged today the insufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. François Hollande Asks Trump to Refrain from Criticizing Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9784&SEO=francois-hollande-asks-trump-to-refrain-from-criticizing-paris Paris, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande urged today his American counterpart, Donald Trump, to refrain from criticizing Paris, an unfriendly attitude among friendly countries, he said. French Organization Expresses Support to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9768&SEO=french-organization-expresses-support-to-cuba 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:44Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The French solidarity association Cuba Si France expressed its complete support to Cuba, which government reacted to a new attempt of provocation coming from anti-Cuban and utra-rightwing groups in the last days. Monica Bellucci Opens Belgrade Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9764&SEO=monica-bellucci-opens-belgrade-film-festival 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:05Belgrade, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) One of the Italy´s most brilliant movie stars, Monica Bellucci, had the possibility to open the 45th Belgrade International Film Festival, FEST-2017, at Sava Centar, a Convention Center in Belgrade. Candidate Macron Moves Forward in Voting Intentions in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9759&SEO=candidate-macron-moves-forward-in-voting-intentions-in-france 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:24Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron recorded again an increase in support for French elections to second place in the voting intentions, behind extreme right-winger Marine Le Pen. European Police Alerts on Millionaire Income for Human Traffic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9758&SEO=european-police-alerts-on-millionaire-income-for-human-traffic 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:08Brussels, Feb 24 (PL) The European police (Europol) today estimated that migrant traffickers made profits between 4.7 and 5.700 billion euros by 2015, in an illegal transfer of human beings, with thousands of deceased people. France Expresses Support to Cuba in Front of Provocation Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9752&SEO=france-expresses-support-to-cuba-in-front-of-provocation-attempts 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:48Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The French solidarity association Cuba Si France, today expressed its full support for the Caribbean nation, whose government reacted in recent days to a new attempt at provocation from ultra-right and anti-Cuban groups. Recognized UNICEF Support To Cuban Territories Affected by Hurricane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9744&SEO=recognized-unicef-support-to-cuban-territories-affected-by-hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. Pope Francis Supports Political Negotiation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9743&SEO=pope-francis-supports-political-negotiation-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis ratified his commitment to the negotiation process between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to consolidate peace and economic stability, and blessed the country, media outlets reported today. German Scholars Interested in Preserving Cuban Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9738&SEO=german-scholars-interested-in-preserving-cuban-heritage 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:23Guantánamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the University of Bamberg in Germany have expressed interest in establishing cooperation agreements with Cuba for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage, sources from Guantánamo University informed today. Russia Appoints Petr Ilichev Ambassador to the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9737&SEO=russia-appoints-petr-ilichev-ambassador-to-the-un 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:21Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Russian government has appointed Petr Ilichev Ambassador to the United Nations to fill the void left by the sudden death of Vitaly Churkin, whose funeral takes place today in this capital. Inequalities Accentuate Challenges to Face Food Crisis, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9682&SEO=inequalities-accentuate-challenges-to-face-food-crisis-says-fao Rome, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented 15 trends and 10 challenges that its member countries must take into account today to confront the global food crisis. Uruguayan Senator Backs Cuba's Decision on OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9734&SEO=uruguayan-senator-backs-cubas-decision-on-oas-secretary-general Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), Leonardo de Leon, has said he fully supports Cuba''s decision to deny the entry visa into the Caribbean country of OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9731&SEO=cuban-viengsay-valdes-shares-experiences-in-us-ballet-contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. RT Television Network Denounces Alleged Democrat Plan to Oust Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9729&SEO=rt-television-network-denounces-alleged-democrat-plan-to-oust-trump Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) RT (formerly called Russia Today), a state-run Russian television network, denounced today the existence of an alleged Democratic Party plan to remove US President Donald Trump, who appeared as a Republican candidate in the November election. Venezuela to Contest French Gov't for Discriminating against Skier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9668&SEO=venezuela-to-contest-french-govt-for-discriminating-against-skier Caracas (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez said that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will present today a complaint to the French government for the discriminatory behavior of its authorities against the skier Adrián Solano. Socialists and Leftists Ready to Negotiate Alliance in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9725&SEO=socialists-and-leftists-ready-to-negotiate-alliance-in-france 24 de febrero de 2017, 08:42Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate for the elections in France, Benoit Hamon, declared himself today open to discussing a possible alliance with leftist rival Jean-Luc Melenchon, who showed yesterday he is ready and open to a negotiation. Russia Rejects Trump's Position of Ignoring Start-3 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9724&SEO=russia-rejects-trumps-position-of-ignoring-start-3 24 de febrero de 2017, 08:28Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today the position of US President Donald Trump, who described as unilateral the agreement to reduce and limit strategic offensive weapons (Start-3). Putin Plans Asian Tour with Trade and Political Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9720&SEO=putin-plans-asian-tour-with-trade-and-political-agenda Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will start Asian tour next Monday to Tadzhikistan, Kirguiztan and Kazakhstan with an economic and political agenda in bilateral talks, reported the Kremlin. Announced Socialist-Environmentalist Alliance for Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9702&SEO=announced-socialist-environmentalist-alliance-for-elections-in-france Paris, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Political ecologist Yannick Jadot announced today the decision to resign his candidacy for the presidential elections in France and form an alliance around the socialist candidate Benoit Hamon. IMF Former Director Rodrigo Rato Convicted of Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9699&SEO=imf-former-director-rodrigo-rato-convicted-of-fraud Madrid, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Rodrigo Rato was sentenced today to four and a half years in prison, for continued misappropriation as a banker in Spain. Nigerian Police Leads Case of Kidnapping of German Archaeologists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9698&SEO=nigerian-police-leads-case-of-kidnapping-of-german-archaeologists 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:20Abuja, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The investigation of the kidnapping of two German archaeologists in central Nigeria began today with the deployment of Special Police Forces to search and rescue them. Cuba Shows Contemporary Art in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9697&SEO=cuba-shows-contemporary-art-in-spain Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Works by renowned contemporary artists are representing Cuba in the 12th edition of the Art Madrid 17 Fair, held in the Spanish capital, said today the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund Thursday. German Federal State Minister Fulfils Agenda in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9696&SEO=german-federal-state-minister-fulfils-agenda-in-cuba Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) German Federal State Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Bohmer met here Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, in a dialogue in which both governmental officials ratified their mutual interest in strenghtening the links between Cuba and Germany. Putin: Thousands from Former Soviet Union Fighting in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9692&SEO=putin-thousands-from-former-soviet-union-fighting-in-syria Moscow, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin stated today that in Syria about 4,000 Russian citizens are fighting alongside the terrorist groups, plus another 5,000 from republics of the former Soviet Union. Transport Strike Snarls Traffic in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9691&SEO=transport-strike-snarls-traffic-in-athens Athens, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the capital started a 24-hour strike today to protest against legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of the stations. New Footage of The Ice Crack That Could Produce a Giant Iceberg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9690&SEO=new-footage-of-the-ice-crack-that-could-produce-a-giant-iceberg 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:48London,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has released new footage of the ice crack that promises to produce a giant iceberg. Geneva Holds New Inter-Syrian Round of Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9686&SEO=geneva-holds-new-inter-syrian-round-of-peace-talks 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:09United Nations, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government and opposition delegations started today a new round of peace talks at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, after 10 months of the failure of the last attempt to end the conflict. Proposed Planet Definition Means Solar System Has 110 Planets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9684&SEO=proposed-planet-definition-means-solar-system-has-110-planets Washington,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)The International Astronomical Union currently defines a planet as: Abu Dhabi Tour: Mark Cavendish Sprints to Opening Stage Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9683&SEO=abu-dhabi-tour-mark-cavendish-sprints-to-opening-stage-win Abu Dabi,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Britain''s Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour after a sprint to the line. Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9681&SEO=cuba-starts-2017-salsa-festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Evo Admires Cuban People for Stopping Interference from the Empire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9679&SEO=evo-admires-cuban-people-for-stopping-interference-from-the-empire La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed his admiration for the Cuban people today after stoping the interference of the empire and thwarting a planned provocation by right-wing organizations of the region. China, France Agree to Boost Ties and Cooperation in Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9678&SEO=china-france-agree-to-boost-ties-and-cooperation-in-global-issues Beijing, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping and French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, who concluded an official visit here, agreed to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in global issues, including climate change. Unesco Talks on Heritage Protection in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9676&SEO=unesco-talks-on-heritage-protection-in-iraq Paris, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova opened today an international meeting for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the free areas of Iraq, with the presence of some 80 experts from several countries. British Senior Official Concerned over Trump's Rhetoric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9675&SEO=british-senior-official-concerned-over-trumps-rhetoric 23 de febrero de 2017, 10:12London, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) A senior official of the European Central Bank (ECB) showed today in this city his concern about the simple narrative of US President Donald Trump. Cuba and Germany Praise State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9672&SEO=cuba-and-germany-praise-state-of-relations Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra, and Germany''s Maria Bohmer, revealed in Havana the good state of the political and commercial relations between the two countries, it was reported here today. Play in Santiago de Cuba Directed by French Playwright http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9661&SEO=play-in-santiago-de-cuba-directed-by-french-playwright Santiago de Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) French playwright Maurice Leveque is currently directing in this city with the Caliban Teatro group, the play ''Pasaporte'', written by Yunior Garcia, to be staged at the headquarters of the group Estudio Teatral Macuba.