Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Minister Wounded in Assassination Attempt in Donetsk 23 de septiembre de 2017, 10:31Kiev, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Revenue and Duties of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People''s Republic (DPR), Alexander Timofeev was seriously injured in an assassination attempt in Donetsk today. China to Limit Oil Supply to North Korea Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China will restrict oil exports to the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and suspend textile imports from DPRK, the Ministry of Commerce said. Syrian Situation Discused with UN Secretary General Damasco, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem,informed the General Secretary of the United Nations, António Guterres, that the Syrian Army and its allies are advancing in the struggle against the terror groups according to media. Chinese Ding Liren Secures Historic 2018 Candidates Tbilisi,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Armenian Grand Master Levon Aronian and his counterpart Chinese Liren Ding will start today their match to win the World Chess Cup. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Celebrates His 70 Anniversary La Habana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) National Prize of Painting 2009, Nelson Domínguez,is celebrating today his 70 Anniversary and a great series of his paintings demostrate his great creative capacity. Russian Iterates Call to Negotiation in Venezuela at UN 22 de septiembre de 2017, 17:17Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov reiterated today at the United Nations (UN) his call to a political negotiation in Venezuela against the Western practice of paying to apply sanctions. Bruno Rodriguez: The US Does Not Have Moral to Judge Cuba 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:31United Nations, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The US lacks the most minimum moral authority to judge Cuba, affirmed today here the Foreign Minister of the island, Bruno Rodriguez, who denounced that Washington count on a pattern of systematic violations of human rights. PSG Striker Neymar Out for Montpellier Game With Foot Injury París, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina)Paris Saint-Germain says Neymar will miss Saturday''s French league match at Montpellier because of a right foot injury. Pope Francis Receives Peru Soccer Jersey During Kuczynski's Visit Lima,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) His Holiness Pope Francis received the Peruvian soccer jersey in a private meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Austria May Boycott South Korean Olympics Over Security Fears Vienna,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The 2018 Winter Games are scheduled to take place from February 9-25 in Pyeongchang, less than 100 kilometres away 80 kms from the border with North Korea. Syrian Army Captures New Settlements in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army advanced even further in the control of localities in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, by taking the villages of Halbia, Zalbia, and al-Qasabi, military sources reported. EU Calls for Second Conference to Support Syria Brussels, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a second conference to support the future of Syria and its region in the spring of 2018, the European External Action Service (EEAS) confirmed today. Alleged Islamic State IT Expert Arrested in Spain Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police arrested a man in the city of Mérida (Extremadura) for his alleged integration into the technological group of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), the Interior Ministry reported. Cristiano, Messi and Neymar Named FIFA Best Finalists London, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7), Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar Jr. have been announced today as the three finalists to FIFA Best Men´s Player award in 2017. San Salvador Declaration Defines Struggle by Parliamentary Left San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The San Salvador Declaration, signed by the left-wing benches of the Latin American and European parliaments, defines several fronts in the global struggle against social inequality. UK Confirms Indictment of Terror Suspect London, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police confirmed today the indictment of 18-year-old Ahmed Hassan for his involvement in a London subway bombing, as well as the release of 2 other suspects. OPEC Monitors Oil Market after Agreement Vienna, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The ministerial meeting of OPEC countries and other big oil exporters started today its debates, in order to monitor the accomplishment of the pact to reduce pumping and value other alternatives to stabilize the market. Spain Reinforces Police Presence in Catalonia in Face of Referendum Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government announced today the deployment in Catalonia of more agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard to reinforce security in face of secessionist referéndum of October 1 in that region. Turkey to Grant Citizenship to 50,000 Syrians Ankara, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities have begun a process to grant citizenship to about 50,000 Syrian citizens, said Sinan Guner, the manager of Interior Ministry General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs. Documentary 'Che Guevara, Birth of a Myth' Released in France By Luisa María González Cuba and France Willing to Continue Expanding Ties Paris, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Havana and Paris have confirmed the good state of the bilateral relations and the desire to continue expanding ties, the official of the Cuban Communist Party''s Central Committee, German Ferras, said today at the end of a visit. More Claims to UN to Demand the End of Blockade Against Cuba United Nations, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) More world leaders raised today their voices in the high level segment of the General Assembly of the United Nations to demand the lifting of the blockade imposed by the US to Cuba over 50 years ago. Russia and Cuba Reinforce Cooperation by Signing Agreements Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba signed today a package of commercial and economic cooperation agreements in a ceremony in the capital´s hotel Presidente with the participation of dozens of representatives from both sides. Conflicts, Climate Change Hinder Hunger Reduction; FAO Rome,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of conflicts and the climate impact hamper progress towards reducing hunger, although agricultural recovery in some regions could favor global supply, FAO warned today. Atletico Madrid Announces Diego Costa Comeback 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:20Madrid, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Atletico Madrid announced the transfer of the striker Diego Costa who was in the English Chelsea although he highlighted that the agreement is pending the formalization of the contract between both clubs. China-Stress on Belt and Road Initiative to Ensure Faster Growth 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:54Beijing,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Senior leaders of China at the Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road, stressed the need for rapid materialisation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to ensure faster and sustainable economic growth of the countries included in the landmark network. UNICEF Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Early Childhood Development 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:39Colombo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) recommended Sri Lanka to adopt policies to support early childhood development if it is to build a knowledge-based economy. Cuba: Nuevitas Port Being Ready to Receive Cruise Ships 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:20Camagüey, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Becoming one of the main destinations for cruise ships to Cuba is a prime objective of Nuevitas Port, 80 kilometers from the central-eastern city of Camagüey. Karim Benzema Extends Real Madrid Contract to 2021 Madrid, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) The striker Karim Benzema expressed his desire to retire in Real Madrid C.F. after extending today his contract to 2021 with Real Madrid C.F. Pope Donates $ 150,000 to Help Earthquake Victims in Mexico Rome, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent 150,000 dollars to Mexico as part of a first donation to help populations affected by an earthquake of 7.1, which caused more than 200 deaths, the Vatican reported. Swedish Security Investigates Terrorists Threats Stockholm, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Swedish security services continue investigating today the terrorist threats in this capital, following the appearance in social networks of references to attacks of this type. EU to Consider New Tax Rules for Digital Economy Brussels, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed that businesses with digital operations could soon be liable for taxes they do not currently pay. Spanish Government Assures Neutralization of Referendum in Catalonia Madrid, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government assured the neutralization of the unilateral referendum on self-determination, called for October 1 in Catalonia, after several police and judicial raids against its organization. Cuba Favors Nuclear Use in Development and Environmental Protection Vienna, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the efforts and resources to use nuclear energy in favor of development and environmental protection, as one of the priorities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. WTO Forecasts Growth of World Trade in 2017 Geneva, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Global trade will grow 3.6 percent in 2017, compared to 2.4 forecast last April, if the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) keeps the estimate growth of 2.8 percent, said today the WTO. US Blockade to Cuba Condemned at Euro-Lat Assembly San Salvador, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Senator Roberto Requiao reiterated today his demand to the parliamentarians of Europe and Latin America to repudiate the upsurge of the US blockade against Cuba, despite world rejection. Cuba Rejects at UN Manipulation of Human Rights Issue Geneva, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador at UN headquarters in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, has rejected the manipulation for political purposes and double standards in dealing with human rights issues, diplomatic sources said today. Russia to Strike Back U.S.-Backed Attacks in Syria Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate. UNESCO Warns of International Learning Crisis Paris, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO warned today that 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are failing to achieve basic knowledge in reading and mathematics, highlighting a crisis in learning. German Chancellor Criticizes Trump's North Korea Threats 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:54Berlin, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the threats and the military approach posed by US President Donald Trump against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while calling for peaceful solutions. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Give Concert in Bellas Artes Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez announced today that he will offer a concert at the National Museum of Fine Arts in this Caribbean country on September 23. FC Barcelona Takes Stand on Catalonian Political Situation Barcelona, Spain, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Football Club Barcelona publicly expressed today its support to all persons, entities and Catalonian institutions, on the political situation in Catalonia concerning the independentist referéndum of next October 1. EU-Canada Agreement to Take Effect Tomorrow 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:22Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Canada''s trade agreement, known as CETA, will enter into force on a provisional basis as a monitoring tool tomorrow, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today. Angola LNG Signs Agreement with UK Glencore Company Luanda, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Angola LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) has signed a multi-year contract to supply the British Trading House Glencore, news sources confirmed today. EU Mourns Deaths in Mexico and Offers Aid After Earthquake Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has today offered its support to Mexican authorities and mourned the deaths of more than 200 people, as well as the serious damage caused by an earthquake measuring of 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale. The Number of Detainees for Attack in London Rises to Five 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:27London, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) British police reported today the arrest of two other men by the explosion on Friday in a subway of London, bringing the total number of arrests for the attack to 5. Many Countries to Attend Bolivian International Fair Expocruz 2017 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Representations from Latin America, Europe, and Asia will participate in the international fair Expocruz 2017, in which they foresee today an economic movement superior to the 100 million dollars. UEFA Approved Nations League Tournament for 2018 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:06Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) approved today the launch of Nations League, a controversial new competition that aims at improving the quality and prestige of national teams. Spanish Civil Guard Raids Venues of Catalonian Government Madrid, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Civil Guard raided today several venues of the Catalonian government looking for documents related to the Independence referéndum that region pretends to carry out October 1st to separate itself from this European nation. Messi Leads 17 Latin Americans Among Nominees to Ideal XI Hoofddorp, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine star Lionel Messi is today leading 17 Latin American footballers who are included among 55 candidates for the season''s ideal XI, FIFPro prize-winners of the International Federation of Professional Footballers. Russian Company Begins Construction of Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey Ankara, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian state-owned atomic energy company (ROSATOM) has begun the reconditioning work on the site of the first nuclear power station in Turkey will be located, according to Sabah newspaper. FAO Calls for Sustainable Management of Forests Rome, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Forests represent an important way to fight against climate change, thus FAO calls for taking care and managing them in a sustainable way. The World Runs Out of Antibiotics, Says WHO Geneva, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a research that the world is running out of antibiotics to cure infections, due to the lack of investment in researches to fight resistant bacteria. FIFA Suspends Caribbean Football Union President Zurich, 19 sep (PL) The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced today the six-year-suspension sanction to the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Gordon Derrick, for violating the ethical code of the institution. Spanish Parliament Denies Support to Govt on Catalonian Secessionism Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Parliament rejected today a proposal by the liberal Party Ciudadanos (Citizens) that tried to support the rigid performance by the conservative Government of Mariano Rajoy to hinder the pro-independence referendum in Catalonia on October 1. Bolivia, Russia Sign Contract to Build Nuclear Facility La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Agency for Nuclear Energy (ABEN) and the State Institute of Specialized Design of the Russian State Corporation (Rosatom) today signed a contract to build the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology. Kenyan Community Calls Secessionist Referendum Nairobi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan community submitted a request to the Supreme Court to hold a separatist referendum in one of the communities in the region, including a lawsuit for damages from the United Kingdom, it was reported here today. FAO, ITU Seek to Support Innovation in Agriculture Rome, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) FAO and ITU signed a document to support innovation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in agriculture. Germany: Possible Merkel Reelection and Rise of Ultra-right By Glenda Arcia Berlín, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) While surveys point to a reelection of Angela Merkel as Federal Chancellor next September 24, worries over the rise of the ultra-right in Germany are increasing. UNESCO Director Condemns Journalist Murder in Honduras Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Unesco''s director-general Irina Bokova today condemned the assassination in Honduras of journalist Carlos William Flores and called on local authorities to investigate the crime to prosecute those responsible. Hurricane Maria Affects French Caribbean Islands Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria has hit the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean Sea, in the last few hours, and it is heading today towards the territories of St. Barts and St. Martin. Ukraine: Population Reduction Record in Eight Months Kiev, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian population fell by 128,500 people in the first eight months of this year, according to data from the official statistics service of this nation, known today in this capital. Scientists Defend Reducing Ocean Plastic Pollution London, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Scientists of the British universities of Plymouth and Surrey presented a report, published today, in favor of reducing the threats by ocean plastic pollution. Blood of African Migrants in Europe Contaminated Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The blood of African migrants arriving in Europe is contaminated with toxic metals because of the technological trash sent to Africa by developed countries, said a study by magazine Environmental Pollution. Germany: Ultra Rightwing Candidate Reasserts Admiration for Nazism Berlin, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Six days ahead the election in Germany, Alexander Gauland, a candidate for Federal Chancellor for the Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), reasserted his admiration for the Nazi army, while his political party gains support among voters . Peace in Syria will Lead to Refugees' Return, Says Russian Minister Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) ''The creation of peace areas and the boost for the political process in Syria set up conditions for the safe return of refugees from Lebanon,'' said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. Cuban Dance Troupe to Open Dancing Festival in Russia Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ballet troupe Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) confirmed Monday that it will open the 2017 edition of the Russian International Dance Inversion Festival in Moscow on September 25, by an invitation by prestigious Russian Bolshoi and Stanivslaski Theaters respectively. WHO Negotiates Anti-Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Yemen Geneva, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 680 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Yemen, the World Health Organization (WHO), which is negotiating with the Yemeni government to start a vaccination campaign, said today. France Installs Bulletproof Glass Wall around Eiffel Tower Paris, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Preparations to install a bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower has begun today at the monument, admired as one of the most visited places worldwide. Lavrov and Tillerson Meet to Discuss Situation in Syria and Ukraine Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart, Rex Tillerson, have held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to deal with the current situation in Syria and the Ukrainian crisis, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. French Organization Renews Support for Cuba and Venezuela Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Yes France solidarity organization has renewed its support for the Caribbean island and Venezuela in the wake of the current complex situation in Latin America, at the L''Humanite festival, which ends today. Cuba Showed Solidarity to the World, Intellectuals Say in France Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s experience in building a socialist revolution is teaching the world lessons such as the meaning and importance of solidarity, according to reports today during a meeting at the L''Humanite festival in France. Syria and Russia Create Conditions for Return of Displaced People Damascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Coordination in Hmeimim is working in conjunction with the Syrian government to create the appropriate conditions for the return of displaced people to the zones that have been freed of terrorists, a military source said today. Turkey Summons German Ambassador after Kurdish Festival Berlin, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned German Ambassador Martin Erdmann, media from the two countries reported today. France Opens Prensa Latina Exhibition Dedicated to Che in L'Humanite Paris, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The photografic exhibition ''Querida Presencia'' (Beloved Presence), in honor to Ernesto Che Guevara, of Prensa Latina news agency, was opened today at L''Humanite Fair that is taking place this weekend in France. Russian, Cuban Filmmakers Explore Possible Works Together 16 de septiembre de 2017, 10:44Moscow, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Filmmakers from Cuba and Russia explored the possibility of carrying out joint work, as part of the movie week of the island in this capital, where the feature film ''Ya no es antes'' (It''s Not Before -2016) by director Lester Hamlet is on screen. Norwegian Minister to Preside World Economic Forum 16 de septiembre de 2017, 06:32Oslo, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) An official report known here says the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Borge Brende, will preside the World Economic Forum (WEF). Russia and Cuba Sign Agrement on Industries Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) A cooperation agreement on industry and technology was signed by Russia and Cuba as part of an official visit to Cuba by Russian representatives from this field. FAO Asserts Famine Increased in Latin America and the Caribbean Santiago de Chile, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) asserted that the number of people that suffers from famine in Latin America and the Caribbean increased in 2,4 millions from 2015 to 2016. Controversy in Belgium after Minister Talks against Migrants 15 de septiembre de 2017, 18:24Brussels, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel criticized today his Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, after his controversial reference on social networks to cleansing the streets of irregular migrants. Spain Expresses Solidarity with UK after Alleged Terror Attack Madrid, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, has expressed his solidarity with the United Kingdom following the terror attack on Friday which shook London subway, injuring over a dozen people. Cypriot Communists Express Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma Nicosia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL) today sent a message of solidarity with Cuba for the human losses and heavy damages suffered due to Hurricane Irma. Russia Condemns Unatainable Demands from Syrian Opposition in Astana Astana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) On the second day of Syria peace talks in this capital, sponsored by Turkey and Iran, Russia today condemned the unatainable demands from the so-called moderate opposition, Turkish Army to Deploy Troops in Idlib, Syria Ankara, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Following the agreement signed today in the capital of Kazakhstan on the so-called détente zones in Syria, Turkey''s diplomatic sources have announced the deployment of troops along Idlib, in the northeast of the country. U.S. Admits Openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 Drills Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has today acknowledged the openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 drills, amid a campaign to condemn alleged second purposes of those maneuvers. Russia Opens Public Parking in Front of US Embassy Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced the opening of a public parking lot near the United States embassy in the capital and its consulates in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok. Cuba Opens Up to Russian Tourism, after Hotel Recovery By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is ready today to receive Russian tourism in its favorite destinations, Varadero and Havana, where the recovery, after Hurricane Irma, allows the operation of most of its facilities. British Government Moves after Explosion London, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May deplored the toll of at least 22 injured after an explosion in the London Underground and convened a meeting of the Cobra Emergency Committee. Hunger Grows Worldwide, UN Says Rome, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) A report by the United Nations (UN) has stated today that hunger increased again in 2016 after years of decline, affecting about 815 million people. Colombia Thanks the UN for Supporting Its Peace Process 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:42United Nations, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian ambassador to the UN Maria Emma Mejia thanked today in the Security Council the international support to the peace process in her country, boosted after the signature of an agreement between the government and FARC-EP. UK Begins Official Investigation into Fire in London Building 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:23London, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The official investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, which took a toll of 80 lives, began today under the tutelage of Retired Judge Martin Moore-Bick. Tension Grows in Spain over Secessionist Referendum in Catalonia Madrid, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Spain has warned today that it will respond with the full weight of the law to the self-determination referendum campaign in Catalonia, which is scheduled to start on Thursday by regional authorities. Cuban Film Week Opens in Russia Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is screening as of today four Cuban feature-length films at the Illusion Cinema in this capital. Telephone Terrorism Reported in St. Petersburg 14 de septiembre de 2017, 11:39Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Telephone terrorism has been reported in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, where several shops and schools were evacuated after receiving calls informing about false bomb threats . First Tickets for 2018 Football World Cup in Russia Go on Sale Zurich, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) on Thursday has announced the sale of the first tickets for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, scheduled from June 14 through July 15, 2018. Turkey Warns Iraqi Kurdish Referendum Will Have a Cost 14 de septiembre de 2017, 10:18Ankara, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey on Thursday has warned Iraqi Kurdish leaders that a planned independence referendum would have a cost as Ankara welcomed a vote by Iraq''s parliament against the poll. The Turkish Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Thursday, said that Iraqi Kurdish ''must consider that there will be necessarily a price to insist on holding a referendum despite all friendly suggestions,'' and called on ''to act with good sense and abandon this erroneous approach immediately.'' Iran, Russia to Maintain Anti-terrorist Cooperation in Syria 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:40Tehran, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Russia will continue their cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the establishment of peace in Syria, according to information released today by Hispantv. UN-Geneva Urged to Strengthen Support for Venezuela 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:38Geneva, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Europe-Third World Center (CETIM), a non-governmental organization with consultative status with the United Nations (UN), has urged the Human Rights Council to strengthen support for Venezuela, when this nations is today facing up a hatred and destabilization campaign. Russia Names Su-57 its Fifth-Generation Fighter Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s new fifth-generation, high-level automation fighter jet will be officially named as the Su-57, Russian Aerospace Force chief Viktor Bondarev said today. Russia Denounces NATO Threat on Its Border 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:09Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today the threat to its national security of the deployment of troops of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) near its borders and rejected the speculations on the exercises West-2017. 95 Russian Athletes Cleared of Doping Charges Montreal, Canada, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has cleared 95 Russian athletes of doping charges, said today the media. More than 50,000 People Evacuated in Moscow 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:41Moscow, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 50,000 people were evacuated in this capital Wednesday, after dozens of false warning messages talking about planting bombs in nearly 30 sites, including stores, institutes and railroad stations among other places, were received. CETIM denounces at UN the Illegality of US Blockade on Cuba 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:30Geneva, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), a non governmental organization with an advisory status at the UN, denounced at the Council of Human Rights, the US blockade against Cuba, which qualifies as illegal, unilateral and illegitimate. Russian President Supports Lebanese Neutrality in Middle East 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:16Beirut, Sep. 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today backed the Lebanese decision to remain neutral in Middle East conflicts, said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is on the third day of his visit to Russia. Bolivia, First Nation to Ratify Statement about Indigenous Peoples La Paz, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is the first nation to ratify the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, highlighted today President Evo Morales in the 10th anniversary of the approval of such international instrument. Paris to Host 2024 Olympic Games 13 de septiembre de 2017, 15:58Paris, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) In an environment of total joy and enthusiasm France is now celebrating the official appointment as the host of the 2024 Olympic Games, a feast of sport that will return to Paris after 100 years. French Friendship Groups Urge to Support Cuba after Hurricane Irma Paris, September 13 (Prensa Latina) The association Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCop) advocated for reinforcing solidarity with the Cuban people in the hard times they are going through today after the devastating Hurricane Irma. French Government Keeps Labor Reform Despite Citizens' Refusal Paris, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) French government restated today the intention to implement the labor reform despite broad citizens´rejection shown yesterday in protest demonstrations in the whole country. Vladimir Putin Receives Lebanese PM Beirut, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed today Russian military cooperation, economic issues and the situation in the Middle East. Latin America Is Branded as a Lower-middle Zone of Human Capital Geneva, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum said today in this city that Latin America and the Caribbean are located in the lower-middle zone at the global level on the proper development of people''s talent. DPRK Condems Sanctions promoted by USA in UN Pyongyang, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today and qualified as cruel and illegal the new sanctions against DPRK, promoted by the US to the U.N. Security Council. FMs of Venezuela and Spain Meet in Madrid Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) A statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlights the willingness of Venezuela and Spain to work together to develop good diplomatic relations between both nations. NGOs Denounce European Exploitation of African Fishery Resources Abuja, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Fishing boats from four European countries have illegally exploited catchment areas in African countries for years, according to a complaint that non-governmental organizations issued here today. Lebanese PM Plans to Establish Military Cooperation with Russia Beirut, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) During an official visit to Russia, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has raised the immediate needs of his nation, including military cooperation with Moscow. Over 2,000 Europeans Join up Daesh Baghdad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) About 2,500 European citizens are among the 13,000 terrorists who have joined up Daesh, according to reports published by Die Welt German magazine. Russian Fighter-Bombers Hit 180 Daesh Targets in Syrian Province 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:37Damascus, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian fighter-bombers hit in the past hours 180 facilities of the Islamic State (ISIS) or Daesh in Uquerbat, in the east of Hama, Syrian central province, military sources reported today. Peter Thomson New Special UN Envoy for Oceans The United Nations, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the UN António Guterres announced today the nomination of Fijian Peter Thomson as its new special UN Envoy for Oceans. Macron Says Top Priority is to Help People Return to Normal Life Paris, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron has said the government´s top priority is to help people return to normal life in French Caribbean territories, such as St. Barts and St. Martin, located in the Caribbean and recently hammered by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. French People Takes to Paris Streets to Protest Against Labor Reform By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Pope Francis Appoints New Papal Nuncio to Italy Rome, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, papal nuncio to Italy and San Marino, who has became the first non-Italian to perform such a role since 1929. Russia Condemns Diplomatic Immunity Violation by USA 12 de septiembre de 2017, 09:39Moscow, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the US violation of diplomatic immunity and described the statements about a ''walk'' of US authorities over three Russian properties as blatant mockery. Turkey and Russia Sign Agreement on S-400 Anti-Missile System Ankara, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed today reaching an agreement on the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system, local press reported. Massive Demonstration in Favor of Catalonian Secession Madrid, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of thousands of people went out to the streets in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, Spain, to demand the independence of Catalonia (northeast of Spain) and the Catalonian authorities convoked to a referendum for self-determination on October 1st. Russia Rejects Illegal Presence of Foreign Forces in Syria Damascus, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Media reports echoed here today statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who denounced in Amman that the presence of foreign troops in Syria, without the consent of the government, is a violation of international law. F-1 Board Evaluates 40 Proposals to Host Grand Prix London, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The Formula 1 board has received about 40 proposals from different cities to host Grand Prix races, said Sean Bratches, Formula 1 commercial chief. Poland Resumes Lawsuit against Germany for Damages in World War II 09 de septiembre de 2017, 11:06Warsaw, 9 Sep (Prensa Latina) The Government of Poland resumed today the lawsuit against Germany claiming damages caused by that country during the World War II, while the German authorities reject the claim. EU to Create General Search Engine for Data on Terrorist Activities 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:22Brussels, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will create a general search engine for databases on terrorist activities that will improve the intelligence and security services of the member states, a diplomatic source from the regional bloc said on Friday. Demand of Meat by China and Russia Creates Expectations Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The possible increase in the demand of bovine and ovine meat in great consuming countries such as China and Russia in the next five years generates expectations among the Uruguayan meat producers, as confirmed by official sources, Friday. Searching Russian Consulate in the U.S. Described as Occupation 08 de septiembre de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian Vice Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov described today as occupation the search by US security agents at Russia''s consulate in this country in San Francisco. Russia Demands The Eastern Region to Help Syrian Population 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:18Moscow, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia demanded today the western humanitarian concrete help to Syrian cities liberated from terrorism, as Deir Ez-Zor, and expressed such request to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Vietnam and Russia to Tripled Bilateral Trade Hanoi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Russia agreed today to make use of the Free Trade Agreement between Indochina and Euroasian Economic Union to increase their commerce at 10,000 million dollars by 2020. Vuelta: Thomas De Gendt Wins Stage 19 Sprint, Chris Froome Leads Asturias,Spain,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) As predicted prior to the stage start, the unfolding of the day was largely dictated by an escape group. A total of 27 riders joined forces to forge a considerable time gap over the bunch, who appeared content to let them fight it out for the stage victory. UK Increases Aid to Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma London, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom announced today that it will increase assistance to its territories affected by Hurricane Irma after receiving criticism about slow and insufficient aid to victims. Catalonia Moves Forward in Planned Independence From Spain Madrid, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Catalonia climbed another step today in its planned unilateral effort to achieve this autonomous community''s independence from Spain by approving a law that will establish a legal framework alternative to Spanish law. More Than 60 Percent of Russians Could Vote for Putin Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Vladimir Putin would have 66 percent of votes during the Russian presidential elections, if they were held next Sunday, opinion polls showed. Literacy in the Digital Age, the Axis of Celebration at UNESCO Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Literacy in the digital age stands out today as the axis of the celebration organized by UNESCO on the occasion of International Literacy Day. French Minister Pays a Visit to Russia to Extend Bilateral Dialogue Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is today paying a working visit to Russia to step up dialogue between Paris and Moscow, particularly on main international crises. Irma Causes Losses of about 200 Million Euros in French Islands Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the French islands of the Caribbean Sea will reach a cost of about 200 million euros, informed the president of the Central Insurance Office, Bertrand Labilloy. Russia Says USA Helped ISIS Leaders in Syria Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A Russian senator said on Friday that the United States was likely involved in evacuating at least 20 ISIS leaders in Syria. European Market Opens Again to Argentinean Biodiesel Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced today that in two weeks time approximately the market for biodiesel from this country will reopen to the European Union. Doctors Without Borders Accuses European Nations Brussels, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Joanne Liu president of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Doctors Without Borders accused European governments to be accomplices for the treatment received by immigrants who try to cross from Africa to Europe. British Police Arrested Two Suspects of Terrorism London, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police communicated today the detention of two individuals in the international airport of Birmingham, in the center of the United Kingdom, for suspected links to terrorist actions. Lars Boom Wins Tour of Britain Stage Five to Take Overall Lead Clacton-on-Sea, UK,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Dutchman Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the individual time trial stage in the 2017 Tour of Britain in Essex on Thursday to take the overall race lead. Pope Francis Asks for Focusing on Homeless People Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has urged in this capital to focus on the homeless and deprived people, and stressed that inequality is the root of social ailment. President Macron to Visit French Caribbean Islands Paris, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron announced today that he will visit the French Caribbean Islands affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma although he did not determine any date. British Authorities Investigate Causes of Explosion in Hereford London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British authorities are investigating the causes of an explosion at an industrial zone in Hereford, central United Kingdom, which forced the evacuation of several homes and shopping centers. Cuba's Turnat Could Be Held Despite Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are preparing to prevent Hurricane Irma from affecting the 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017), planned for the end of September in the eastern part of the island. British Enterprises Concerned Over Non-specialized Jobs London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British enterprises expressed their concern today over the exit of this country from the European Union (EU) and the arrival of non-qualified workers. Venezuela Condemns Recent US Attacks on UN Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has strongly condemned recent US attacks on Venezuela´s role in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. Colombians Expectant for the Pope's Message Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis will officiate today his first camp mass at this capital''s Simon Bolivar Park, in which about one million parishioners eager for his message of peace are expected to attend. French Minister to Visit Russia and Achieve Progress in Dialog París, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will travel next Friday to Russia to intensify the dialog between Paris and Mosow, mainly on the main international crises. Large Participation of China in Greek Trade Fair Athens, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the most important trade fair in Greece, will be attended by some 170 Chinese companies, said organizers of the event. Catalonian Parliament Approves Law to Separate from Spain Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Catalonian Parliament gave green light today to a law to legalize a unilateral independence referendum that the authorities in that region are trying to hold on October 1 to separate from Spain. Eusebio Leal Granted Grand Cross of Order Isabella the Catholic 06 de septiembre de 2017, 17:58Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis granted today historian of the city Eusebio Leal the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabellla the Catholic, the highest civil order granted by Spain. Colombian Cyclist Gaviria Wins 4th Stage of British Tour 06 de septiembre de 2017, 15:55Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria, a member of the team Quick-Step, won the fourth stage of the Tour to the UK with 3:43.31 hours. Cuba and Spain Express Will to Strengthen Bilateral Relations 06 de septiembre de 2017, 14:33Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Maria Dastis Wednesday, in his first day for his first official visit to Cuba. UNICEF Claims for Unity to End Violence Against Children in Mexico 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:46Mexico, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The unity of all political forces and society is absolutely essencial to erradicate violence against children in Mexico, assured today Christian Skoog, representative of the of the United Nations Children´s Fund(UNICEF) in the country. France Concerned that Hurricane Irma Could Affect Caribbean Region Paris, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The French government has expressed concern today about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the French overseas territories located in the Caribbean Sea, mainly because thousands of people refuse to be evacuated and comply with the safety slogans. Catalan Parliament Processes Law on Independence Referendum Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Catalan Parliament is today debating a law to give legal cover to the unilateral independence referendum that local authorities are intending to hold next October 1 to separate from Spain. Spanish Foreign Minister Meets Cuban Authorities Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, will meet with local authorities today at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of his visit to the Caribbean nation. Turkey Keeps Betting on Entering the European Union 05 de septiembre de 2017, 18:46Ankara, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, assured his government keeps betting for the integration of his country to the European Union (EU), during a meeting closing today in Slovenia. Portugal: Over 213,000 Hectares Burned in 8 Months 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:44Lisbon, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) During the first eight months of 2017, Portugal reported 12,377 forest fires and smaller events that devastated more than 213,000 hectares, said a report issued today. Venezuela Describes Interventionist Statement by France as Arrogant 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:45Caracas, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza described the recent statement by France on Venezuela as arrogant, while saying that the French Government subordinates its policy to the United States interests. Spanish Festival Primavera Club 2017 Announces Poster 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18Madrid, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Over 30 artists will meet the October 20-22 Primavera Club 2017 festival, that will take place in this capital and Barcelona, organizers reported today. Pope Calls for Reconciliation and Peace in Colombia 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:53Rome, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called today for reconciliation and peace in Colombia, a country that he will visit from tomorrow until September 10th. Rapanui Chants, an Intimate Touch at the IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Polynesian melodies masterly played by the pianist Mahani Teave and sung by Enrique Icka have embellished the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), which opened here today. Chris Froome Holds 2017 Vuelta a Espana Lead Logroño,Spain,Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Chris Froome put on his latest display of supreme time trialling to comprehensively beat the rest of the field and win stage 16 of the Vuelta a España, strengthening his position at the top of the general classification in the process. French Leader Condemns Fascist Opposition Violence in Venezuela Paris, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) French leftist leader, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has condemned today some actions of ''violence and fascism'' committed by the Venezuelan opposition in order to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. Ecuador Increases Trade Relations With China Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador consolidated today trade relations with China during the visit of Foreign Trade Minister, Pablo Campana, to that Asian country, first stopover of a tour that includes six nations. Cuban Parliament President Receives Counterpart from Malta 04 de septiembre de 2017, 16:24Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo, received his counterpart from Malta Angelo Farrugia Monday, with whom he showed desire to develop the bilateral links. Venezuela Delivers Protest Notes to Four European Countries Caracas, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela delivered today protest notes to accredited ambassadors of Spain, Italy, Germany and Great Britain for the intromission of their respective governments in issues of the South American nation. Russia Regards Actions against Consulate in the US as Vandalic 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:44Moscow, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry regarded the violent searches made by security services of the United States to the Russian consulate in the city of San Francisco (California) and two other offices, as vandalic actions. Parliamentarian European Leader Calls to Avoid Violence in Kenya 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:32Brussels, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of socialists in the European Parliament Gianni Pittela called today both main candidates of recent elections in Kenya, in a statement, to avoid post electoral violence in such country. Blast on Montenegro Reports a Dead 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:01Podgorica, Sept 4(Prensa Latina) A John Doe died today as a consequence of the detonation of an explosive artifact on a street in Cetinje, Montenegrin city, officers reported. Death Toll in Traffic Accidents Across Turkey Rises to 109 Ankara, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities reported today 109 fatal victims in the roads of the nation since the extended 10-day long Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). China and Russia Are Ready to Mediate in Korean Crisis Hanoi, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States was always a part of the problem and Donald Trump came to make things worse, because after each of his threats and sanctions, North Korea responds with another warning or a new missile test. New Quantum Memory Device Small Enough to Fit on a Chip Washington,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy has built a quantum memory device that is approximately 1000 times smaller than similar devicesâ€''small enough to install on a chip. Eleven Strategic Missile Regiments to Hold Drills in Russia Moscow,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Eleven regiments armed with mobile ground-launched strategic missiles Topol, Topol-M and Yars are taking part in an exercise in various regions of Russia stretching from the Tver to Irkutsk regions, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. Taliban Commanders Killed in Attack in Helmand Afghan Province Kabul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Taliban commanders Mullah Khaliqdad, Mullah Musafir, and Khayal Mohammad, were killed along with 25 other insurgents during air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, the Defense Ministry announced today. US Calls on the UN to Take Drastic Sanctions Against DPRK United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States called on the UN Security Council today to adopt drastic sanctions that would force the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abandon its nuclear program. Elite Syrian Army Forces Closer to Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Syrian Army, the so-called Tiger Forces, are located about 10 kilometers from the northern city of Deir Ezzor, a stronghold of Islamic State terrorists or Daesh (IS). Switzerland Warns US on Economy and Disasters Bern, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) The rotating president of the Helvetic Confederation, Doris Leuthard, warned the United States on economic problems in that country in the face of greater suffering in natural disasters and insurance issues. Venezuela Demands Great Britain Respect its Sovereignty Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela called on Great Britain to respect its sovereignty and not assume biased positions in favor of Venezuelan ultraright based on ignoring the reality of the South American country. Russia, China Agree on How to Deal with DRPK's New Nuclear Test Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to ''appropriately deal'' with the nuclear test conducted Sunday by Democratic Republic People''s of Korea (DRPK), Russian Today reported. Russia Condemns U.S. for Occupying Diplomatic Properties Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) The occupation of Russian diplomatic properties in the U.S. is a ''blunt act of hostility, the Russian Foreign Ministry underlines in a statement issued Sunday. Spanish Foreign Minister to Visit Cuba Havana, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will pay an official visit to Cuba on September 5 and 6, the Foreign Ministry website reported. Russia Summons U.S. Diplomat over Search of Its Properties Moscow, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the minister-counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Anthony Godfrey, today to deliver a letter of protest for the search of offices of this country''s commercial mission in Washington. Spain: Drug-Trafficking Network Dismantled in Balearic Islands Madrid, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) With the arrests of 14 people of different nationalities, the Spanish Civil Guard dismantled a cocaine-trafficking network in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, it was reported today. Cuban Pole Vaulter Silva Finishes Ninth in Diamond League Brussels, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva finished ninth in the final event of the Athletics Diamond League, with a discreet jump of 4.55 meters. China and UK Discuss Situation on Korean Peninsula Beijing, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Foreign Affairs secretary of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, exchanged opinions about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. South Korea, Russia seek to Strengthen Bilateral Ties 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:44Seoul, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Russia next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expand bilateral cooperation, the presidential office announced today. Three Cuban Players to World Chess Cup 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:23Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban grandmasters Lazaro Bruzon, Yusnel Bacallao and Yuri Gonzalez will represent Cuba at the 2017 World Chess Cup, which will start in this capital after the ceremony for the draw and the opening of the tournament. Russia Wants to Normalize Ties with USA, But Rejects Santions Moscow, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated today the government''s willingness to cooperate in normalizing relations with the United States, but assured they would react to any action that would be harmful to his country. Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says Moscow, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Using sanctions to try to force North Korea into stopping its nuclear missile program has failed in the past and is a misguided and futile policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday. French Minister Opens Business Fair Dedicated to Cuba Paris, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is opening today the 85th edition of the European Fair in Strasbourg, held in that eastern France city with Cuba as a guest of honor. European Central Bank Would Announce Reduction in Asset Purchases Brussels, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) A survey informed today that the European Central Bank (ECB) would probable declare a reduction in its monthly asset purchases in October. Plimpton 322, Trigonometry Preceded Ancient Greeks By Nicholas Valdes In September, World Venue on Labor Security and Health Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 21st World Congress on Labor Security and Health will be held from September 3 to 6, in Singapur with the participation of over three thousand specialists and researchers. Russia Arrests Islamic State Members for Planning Attacks in Moscow Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Thursday two members of the terrorist organization Islamic State (EI) for planning attacks in Moscow on September 1. FAO Calls for Sustainable Response to Refugee Crisis in Uganda Kampala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has called here for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, after concluding a visit to refugee settlements in the country''s north. USA, Allies Bombs Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Syria; Reports UN 31 de agosto de 2017, 12:53United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned today that in the last few months hundreds civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa during bombings of the anti-terrorist coalition led by United States. Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Joint Work for Gas and Oil Development Caracas, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With six joint ventures operating, four of them in the ‘Hugo Chavez'' Oil Belt, Venezuela is making progress in the development of its oil and gas potential with the support of Russia and its state-owned Rosneft. Kylian Mbappé Joins PSG Paris, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Paris Saint- Germain obtained today the striker Kylian Mbappé on loan from Monaco, and with the Ligue 1 giants set to buy him next summer for a fee of around âé¬180 million. India, Switzerland Strike Deal on Tax Evasion, Fight Black Money New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) India''s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Switzerland''s President Doris Leuthard have discussed a tax evasion agreement to combat black money, the Press Trust of India reported. UN Calls for Protection of Civilians in the Fight Against IS United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al-Hussein today has called for the protection of civilians during the fight to expel the Islamic State (IS) from the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor. Universal Health Coverage Is a Political Challenge Addis Abeda, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reportedly affirmed that universal health coverage is today more a political challenge than an economic one. Russia Praises Lebanese Victory Over Terrorists Beirut, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador in Lebanon Alexander Saspkin praised today the victory of Lebanese forces on their campaign against terrorism. Initiatives to Improve Access to Water in LatAm Stockholm, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Several initiatives to improve access to water in Latin America and the Caribbean stand out in an event taking place in this capital up to September 1st. Russia Calls for Negotiated Solution to Persian Gulf Crisis 30 de agosto de 2017, 15:46Doha, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov expressed on Wednesday the need to find a negotiated solution to the Persian Gulf crisis created by the breakdown of relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Belgium Explosion Leaves Several Wounded in 'a Scene of Horror' Brussels,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A house close to a restaurant in the city of Bastogne, near the Luxembourg border, exploded today. Tottenham Transfer News: Juan Foyth Agrees to 5-Year Contract London,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth on a five-year contract. FAO: Food Security Situation in Ethiopia is Serious Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The situation of food and nutritional security is serious in Ethiopia, where more than 8.5 million people need help during the second half of 2017, FAO said today. Trump's Lawyer Emailed Kremlin on Real State Project During Campaign Moscow, Aug 30 (PL) Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump''s personal lawyer, e-mailed Vladimir Putin''s spokesman during the 2016 US presidential campaign asking for help with a Trump real estate project in Moscow, Russian PM spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. 7 Cuban Boxers Qualify to WBC Semi-finals Hamburg, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) With seven boxers in semi-finals, Cuba is the most-represented country in the World Boxing Championship (WBC), which is held in this German city. Residents From 24 Syrian Villages Join Peace Agreement Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Residents from 24 villages and towns in west eastern Homs governorate, in central Syria, have joined the ceasefire agreement proposed by the Executive, government, sources reported today. Merkel Demands Release of Germans Arrested in Turkey Berlin, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded the liberation of the German citizens arrested in Turkey presumably without justification and exhorted the government of Ankara to respect the principles of the state of right. Spain and Morocco Reinforce Anti Terrorist Fight Madrid, Aug 29 ( Prensa Latina) Spanish and Moroccan Interior ministers Juan Ignacio Zoido and Abdelouafi Laftit agreed today to reinforce even more bilateral cooperation to avoid terrorist attacks as those occurred 12 days ago in Catalonia. Belgian Police Investigate Shootings in a Bar Brussels, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Belgian police is investigating today an incident occurred in Koekelberg district, where an individual shot against a bar in Simonis square. Bahamas to Host Regional Disaster Conference Bridgetown, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas will host The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Managment (CCCDM) in December, according to a statement issued by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). La Vuelta: Matteo Trentin Wins Stage 10 Alhama de Murcia,Spain,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Italy''s Matteo Trentin eased past Spanish veteran Jose Joaquin Rojas to win Stage 10 of La Vuelta as Ireland''s Nico Roche moved within 36 seconds of Chris Froome''s race lead after an opportunistic dig on the decisive descent. Taliban Claim Kabul Bank Attack That Killed 5 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:35Kabul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in front of a bank in the Afghan capital of Kabul, close to the US embassy. Macron Looks to Reposition France as International Heavyweight Actor Paris, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron advocated today for again turning France into a heavyweight actor in the international arena, when expressing the work that diplomacy must do in his speech delivered in the Ambassadors Week. Russia Condemns US Attacks against Venezuela 28 de agosto de 2017, 19:20Moscow, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned today the interference by the United States in the Venezuelan internal affairs, as well as the imposition of economic sanctions and threats of a military intervention in the South American country. France Condemns Israel's Dismantling of Palestinian Schools Paris, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) France has today condemned Israeli dismantling of educational facilities in the Palestinian territories and considered it as a violation of international law. IEA Says No Need to Release Emergency Oil Supplies Due to Harvey 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:28Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency said today that there was no need for now to release fuel from emergency stockpiles to compensate for disruption caused by Hurricane Harvey because global oil markets were well supplied. Oscars:Turkey Selects Ayla,The Daughter of War for Foreign Language Los Ángeles, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A debut, by Can Ulkay, the film is set in 1950 during the Korean war and tells the story of a Turkish soldier and a young orphaned girl. Hundreds Sickened After Mysterious Toxic Cloud Engulfs British Beach 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:21London,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The mystery over a noxious chemical haze that drifted ashore along the Sussex coast and put scores in hospital has deepened as police have said it is unlikely to have come from France. Cuba Slams UN Security Council´s Lack of Openness 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:06United Nations, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has today called for a more transparent and democratic Security Council fulfills the mandate of the UN Charter to represent all member states in peacekeeping matters. Climate Change: More Intense Cyclones, But Not More Frequent París, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The intensity of cyclones as Harvey, who was hit Saturday in Texas and caused catastrophic floods in the future could be enhanced by increasing the temperature of the planet, but these events should not be more frequent, say scientists. Third Negotiating Round on Brexit Starts in Brussels Brussels, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The third round of negotiations on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) started here today, marked by different priorities of both parts. Catalonia Moves Forward in Planned Independence from Spain Madrid, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Catalonian authorities climbed another step in their unilateral plan to achieve the independence of that autonomous community by presenting the norm that will establish a legal framework alternative to the Spanish one. German Enterprises Withdraw from United Kingdom 28 de agosto de 2017, 10:05Berlín, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) German Chambers of Industry and Trade (DINK) reported today that manyh German companies started to withdraw their investments from the United Kingdom. French Ministers in Iraq Speak of Rebuilding and Reconciliation Baghdad, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defense Minister Florence Parly said Paris would help rebuild Iraq as well as support the fight against the Islamic state. Venezuela's FM Blames US, Opposition for Economic Woes Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has underlined the cynicism of the US imposing sanctions, called for the opposition, and blaming the government of Nicolas Maduro for the country''s economic woes. Blasts Rock Azeri Arms Stockpile; Hundreds Evacuated Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Multiple explosions rocked Sunday an ammunition stockpile in Azerbaijan, unleashing a fierce fire that engulfed the depot; six people got wounded and hundreds were evacuated, Russian Today reported. Woman injured in attacks in Spanish region of Catalonia Dies Madrid, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) A woman wounded in the attacks last week in the Spanish region of Catalonia died today in a hospital in Barcelona, bringing to 16 the death toll in the terrorist attacks. Hatred Germinates in Germany Por Luis Antonio Gómez PérezHavana (Prensa Latina) Many inhabitants of Dresden, Germany, are preparing every Monday afternoon to face demonstrations by the anti-immigrant group Pegida, but despite the effort, this movement maintains a large number of followers. Fire Broke Out at Power Plant in Novosibirsk, Russia Moscow, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) A fire rages at a power plant in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in Russia, with smoke seen across the city, Russian Today reports. UNICEF Warns on Devastating Impact of the Syrian Conflict United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) showed its dismay because of the impact of the conflict in Syria in children. Peru Interested in Buying Russia's New MiG-29 M2 Fighter Jets Moscow, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Peru could purchase a batch of Russian fighter jets, the well-known MiG-29 M2 fighter jets, according to MIG Corporation General Manager Ilia Tarasenko. AFD Party Leads in Pre-Election Polls in Germany Berlin, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Four weeks before German parliamentary elections, the right-wing and populist party the Alternative for Germany (AfD) advances in polls. MINUSCA Accused of Complicity in Central African Republic Attack Bangui, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A parliamentarian from the Central African Republic has accused the UN Mission (MINUSCA) of complicity in an attack that killed dozens of people in the eastern city of Gambo, media reported today. Search Resumed for Eight Missing Hikers in Bondo, Switzerland Bern, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Swiss rescue teams resumed the search for eight missing hikers after a massive in Bondon, as more than 100 inhabitants of the town of Bondo remain evacuated. Ousmane Dembélé, FC Barcelona's New Signing Barcelona, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembélé for the next five seasons. The player will sign a five year contract and his buy out-clause is set at 400 million euros. French Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star at Age of 93 Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) French-born singer, Charles Aznavour, has been honored in Hollywood with a star on this city''s Walk of Fame, where great stars of the arts are included. Sierra Leone Suffers Humanitarian Crisis After Mudslide Freetown, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Sierra Leone is suffering a humanitarian crisis today due to the thousands of dead and missing people as a result of mudslides that occurred less than two weeks ago, rescue workers said. Turkey Will Never Join EU Under Erdogan, Says German Minister Berlin, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Turkey will never be a member of the European Union (EU) as long as it is ruled by Tayyip Erdogan, the Bild local daily reported today. Ancient Babylon Tablet Holds World's Oldest Trigonometry Table 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A Babylonian clay tablet of 3,700 years contains the most ancient trigonometric table, reported today the journal Historia Mathematica. Russian Army Killed 8,000 Terrorists in Syria in the Past 3 Months Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Army has destroyed over 8,000 terrorists in Syria over the past three months, military sources said. APEC Laying Foundations for Free Trade Agreement Hanoi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Top executives and experts from the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) are meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to debate proposals to promote the region's economic integration. Clashes with Refugees Could be Avoided, Says Italy's Police Chief Rome, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Clashes in Rome Thursday in which a dozen evicted Eritrean refugees were slightly hurt by police could have been avoided by timely implementation of alternatives against illegal building occupation, Italian police chief Franco Gabrielli told the Italian press Friday. Russia and Bolivia Advocate for a Better Cooperation Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Bolivia are advocating for strengthening their military-technical cooperation, as part of their goals to deepening their bilateral relations. Iraq and Syria Anti-Terrorism Victories Value Iran's Peace Message Tehran, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Gen. Seyed Masud Yazayeri has said today that Iraq and Syria anti-terrorism victories valued Iranian peace message. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs New One-year Deal With Manchester United Manchester,UK, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Manchester United have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new one-year deal with the club and will wear the number ten shirt. Carlos Acosta Danza to Premiere Two Productions in Havana Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Acosta Danza will premiere two world choreographies next September from outstanding creators Goyo Montero of Spain and Sidi Larbi of Belgium, according to the company. Announced Withdrawal U.S. Nuclear Weapons Welcomed in Germany Berlin, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) News media and experts in Germany welcomed today the announcement of main candidate to the Federal Chancellery, Martin Schulz, insisting on withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons from German territory. China's Anti-Dumping Probes Against US Products Legal Beijing, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s anti-dumping probes against US products is a legal procedure and not a response to Washington''s trade investigation, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Monday. Organized Crime Costs Australia 28,3 Million Dollars Annually Canberra, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime costs more than $ 28.3 billion a year to Australia, and money laundering is listed as the main threat, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) reported today. Police and Immigrants Clash in Rome Protesting Eviction Rome, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) A confrontation between police and hundreds inmigrants took place in a downtown square in this capital portesting after being evicted from a building in which they were living illegally. French PM Calls for Collective Surveillance on Terrorists Paris, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe today called for permanent collective surveillance in light of the persistent terrorist threat, when commenting on the attacks in Spain and the perpetrators'' presence on French soil. Russia Condemns US Visas Restrictions Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia has condemned today a US decision of restricting visas granting and warned of possible interference by Washington in the 2018 elections. Astana Preparing 6th Syrian Peace Talks Damascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The city of Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, is preparing for the 6th round of Intra-Syrian talks to be held in mid September, announced Kazakh Foreign Minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov. Turkish PM Meets Vietnamese Counterpart to Boost Economic Ties Hanoi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s prime ministers, Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Turkey''s Binali Yildirim, testified in this capital today that they wanted to bring bilateral relations to a higher level. France Says Terrorist Attack Had Targeted Military Personnel Paris, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General of Paris François Molins confirmed today the terrorist nature of the attack against military personnel that occurred at the beginning of this month in Levallois-Perret commune, northeast of this capital. Two More Men Arrested in Finnish Terror Attack Helsinski, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Finnish authorities reported today the arrest of two individuals for alleged links to an attack in the southern city of Turku, bringing the number of detainees to six. French Justice Probes Catalonia Attackers' Passage Across France Paris, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) France''s justice system is investigating all details of Catalonia attackers'' stay on France, Paris Attorney General François Molins said today. England Captain Wayne Rooney Retires From International Competition London,Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) English captain Wayne Rooney retired from international competition today, says it was time to step away from the game. Bolivian Film Dark Skull, Among the Favorites to Fenix Awards La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) After conquering achievements in festivals at Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile and Brazil, Bolivian film Dark Skull or Viejo Calavera, is among the favorites in the fourth version of Fenix Awards, local media reported today. Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Forces after US Announcement 23 de agosto de 2017, 10:06Kabul, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) A suicide attack against Afghan forces in Helmand province Wednesday killed 5 and wounded 25 following the announcement by the US government o a new approach towards Afghanistan, local authorities reported. Russia Readying Response to US New Sanctions Moscow, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia said it is preparing what it called ''an inevitable response'' in the face of a new round US sanctions targeting a Russian company and four individuals for their alleged business with North Korea, Russian Today reported. Unesco Sponsors Experts Meeting for Intercultural Dialog París, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Experts of 20 countries will meet next week under Unesco sponsorship to reflect on the dialog and understanding between the different cultures, in a world context marked by the proliferation of conflicts. Spanish Judge Sends Two Barcelona Terrorist Attackers to Prison Madrid, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Andreu, judge of the National Court (AN), a high court specializing on terrorist crimes, ordered today solitary confinement without bail for two of the four detainees for the terrorist attacks in Catalonia last week. Over 3,000 Displaced Haitians Remain in Shelters Port-au-Prince, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 Haitians live today in displaced persons camps, built after the 2010 earthquake that caused more than 300,000 deaths, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Bogota Park Restored for Pope Francis' Mass Bogota, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The restoration works of the Simon Bolivar park, one of the largest green lungs in Bogota, is beginning today with a view to the mass Pope Francis will say on September 7, during his pastoral visit to Colombia. Pre-Trial Detention Bid for Finland Terror Attack Helsinki, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Turku court has sentenced Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah to pre-trial detention, the main suspect of a deadly stabbing in the city of Turku that killed two women and wounded eight people, Finnish police said. Victoria Azarenka Withdraws From 2017 U.S. Open New York, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the 2017 U.S. Open due to an ''ongoing family situation.'' Oil Price Jumps After Supplies Drop London, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have jumped higher today amid some reports of a fall in supplies. The Cost Will Be High if Nuclear Deal is Violated, Iran Warns Tehran, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran warned today that it has the ability to restart the uranium enrichment process by 20 percent in five days in response to violations of the nuclear agreement by the United States. Iraqi Army Expels Terrorists From the Center of Tal Afar City Baghdad, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Army has expelled IS terrorists from the center of the city of Tal Afar, even though shootings are still reported in the urban locality, perhaps the last stronghold of terrorists in Iraq. Russia Backs Mediation of Vatican in Political crisis in Venezuela Moscow, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described the Vatican mediation as relevant in the conflict between the government and the opposition in Venezuela. 2 Dead, 39 Injuries, 2,600 Evacuees and Quake Damage in Italy Rome, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of two people killed, 39 wounded, 2, 600 evacuees and considerable material damage is the balance today of the quake that shook the Italian island of Ischia. Catalonia Attackers to Justice in Spain Madrid, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The four arrested people for their alleged involvement in the Catalonia terror attacks last week appear today before the National Court (AN), a Spanish court specializing in organized crimes as terrorism. ISIS Regrouping in Deir Ezzor, Syria, for Decisive Battle 21 de agosto de 2017, 16:24Moscow, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) ISIS is gathering and bringing to Deir Ezzor its remaining forces to prepare for a decisive battle as the Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force, pushes to retake the besieged northeastern city, the Russian Defense Ministry reported Monday. Spain Confirms Death of Barcelona Attack Perpetrator 21 de agosto de 2017, 16:21Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Police in the Spanish region of Ctalonia confirmed that the man killed today was Younes Abouyaaqoub, supposed perpetrator of the attack on Thursday in the city of Barcelona by a terrorist cell. More than 500 Evacuated Due to Fire in Russia 21 de agosto de 2017, 16:04Moscow, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 people were evacuated Monday from a residential area and nearly 20 suffered burns, as a consequence of a fire that engulfed the neighborhood in the Russian southern city of Rostov on Don, local authorities confirmed. Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome Takes Red Jersey as Nibali Wins Stage 3 Andorra La Vella,Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Britain''s Chris Froome has taken the red jersey and leads the Vuelta a Espana, as Italy''s Vincenzo Nibali won the third stage. Cuba Hosts Eyeife Electronic Music Festival Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the first edition of the international electronic music festival, Eyeife, scheduled here for September 26-30, hope to turn the Cuban capital into one of the main venues of that music genre in the world. Abstract Art Pioneer Karl Otto Götz Dies, Aged 103 Berlin, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) German painter Karl Otto Götz, deemed pioneer of abstract art of the postwar period, died at the age of 103, confirmed today the K.O. Götz and Rissa Foundation. Pope Francis Urges to be Generous With Migrants Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis urged today to respond with generosity, diligence, wisdom and open mind to the many challenges posed by contemporary migration. Chinese President Reiterates Commitment to UN 2030 Agenda Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has said today that the country will continue its efforts to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the official press reports. Russia to Carefully Analyze US Restrictions 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:10Moscow, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said today that his government will take the necessary measures after checking the US decision to restrict the visa issuing process to Russian citizens. South Sudan Promises to Protect Aid Workers From Attacks Juba, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese authorities reaffirmed their commitment to protect humanitarian workers, after the UN reported an increase in attacks against those aid workers. WHO Supports Epidemics Prevention After Floods in Sierra Leone Geneva, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today its support for Sierra Leone to prevent an increase in infectious diseases caused by floods and mudslides, killing some 500 people. 27 People Killed in Syria by US-Led Coalition Air Strikes Damascus, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 27 civilians were killed in northern Syria by indiscriminate air strikes by the US-led international coalition, media reports said today. Spain's Terror Attack Death Toll Rises to 15 Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the terrorist attacks occurred on Thursday in Barcelona and Cambrils, in the northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, has risen to 15, Spanish authorities said. Barcelona's Van Attacker Name Revealed Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Catalon authorities have confirmed today that the 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub as the van driver who killed 15 people and wounded over a hundred in last week's attack in Barcelona. Fiat-Chrysler Stocks Rocket from Chinese Interest in Jeep Brand 21 de agosto de 2017, 09:23Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The price of stocks of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) rocketed today 4.38 percent in the Milan Stock Exchange, after knowing the interest of the Chinese group Great Wall in buying the Jeep Brand. Louis Van Gaal to Train in... Japan? Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) After ending his adventure with the Manchester United, the Dutch technical director Louis Van Gaal has decided to remain away from football fields, but recent stories suggest that he is about to train in Japan. Cuba Wins Silver and Bronze Medals in Women's Discus in Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban athletes Denia Caballero and Yaimé Pérez today won the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the discus contest in the 12th stage of the 2017 Diamond League in this city. Turkish PM Leaves for Singapore and Vietnam Ankara, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim left today for Singapore, the first stopover in a tour of South East Asia that will also take him to Vietnam. Russian Police Shoot Knife Rampage Attacker in Surgut Moscow, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) A teenage knifeman wearing a fake suicide vest stabbed at least eight people in a frenzied attack in a busy main street in Surgut was shot dead by police forces investigating the circumstances and his possible terrorist character. Spain Maintains Security Alert Level after Terror Attacks Madrid, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has decided today to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 following Catalonia terror attacks, but to reinforce security measures at the same time in tourist areas and infrastructures, as announced by the Interior Ministry. Author of Attack in the City of Barcelona Would Have Died 18 de agosto de 2017, 18:12Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The main suspect in the terrorist attack the day before in the Spanish city of Barcelona would have been one of the five individuals killed hours later by the police in Cambrils, several press media assured here Friday. Attack with a Knife Leaves Two Dead and Several Wounded 18 de agosto de 2017, 15:24Helsinki, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) An armed individual with a knife, attacked several people in a centrical place in the Finnish city of Turku, southwest of Finland, with at least two dead, and six wounded people, the local police reported here Friday. Police Thinks That Spain Terror Attacks Included Explossives Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils have long been preparing a major attack using explosives, the Catalan police revealed on Thursday. Syrian Army Retakes Seven Villages in Hama Province Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units have advanced about 15 kms east of central Hama province, allowing the liberation of seven villages hitherto occupied by the Islamic State (IS) or DAESH, military sources said. Rwuanda President Criticizes the West for Impossing Political Pattern Kigali, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame today criticized western countries for the attempts to impose on African patterns of democracy considered obsolete and increasingly less credible among citizens. Pope Francis Condemns Terrorist Attack in Barcelona 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:24Rome, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has condemned today the terrorist attack occurred in Barcelona and expressed his deep sorrow for the victims who have lost their lives in such an inhuman action. Terrorist Threat Still High in France and Europe, Minister Says Paris, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist threat is still very high in France and Europe, Interior Minister, Gerard Collomb, said after the attacks occurred in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils. Moscow to Strengthen Security After Catalonia Terror Attacks Moscow, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Moscow government will reinforce security measures during Moscow Day to prevent terror attacks similar to those carried out in Catalonia, official sources said today. Cuban President Raul Castro Sends Condolences for Spain Terror Attack Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban President Raul Castro has sent a message of condolences to King Felipe VI for the terror attacks carried out in Barcelona and Cambrils, killing 14 people and injuring a hundred. Mass Homage in Spain to Barcelona Terror Attack Victims Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) With lengthy applauses, after a minute''s silence, thousands of people have paid tribute today to the victims of two recent terror attacks that shook the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils. Terrorist Attack in Spain Results in 13 Dead People and 50 Wounded Madrid, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 dead people and 50 wounded was the preliminary result of the terrorist attack perpetrated today in Barcelona, when a small truck ran over dozens of people in a busy tourist area in that Spanish city. Russia Regards US Media Accusations as Obsessive Moscow, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Maria Zajarova, spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry, stated Thursday that the supposed intromission of Russia in the presidential elections of the United States, giving chance for accusations, constitutes an obsession of the US press media. Van Hits People in the Center of Barcelona Madrid, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A van hit today lots of people in a downtown area of Barcelona, reported today Cataluña police, northeastern region of Spain. Barcelona Airport Security Staff to Denounce Government's Ruling Madrid, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Security workers checking carry-on luggage at Barcelona''s airport have accused the Spanish government of violating their rights, by triggering mandatory arbitration to put an end to an indefinite strike. Terrorist Survivor From Paris Attacks to be Judged in Belgium Brusels, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Belgian Federal Prosecution announced that Salah Abdeslam, only survivor of extremist group that executed Paris attacks on November 2015 will be judged in that country, reported local media today. UNICEF Mourns Death of 109 Children in Sierra Leone Disaster 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:30United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented today the deaths of at least 109 children in flooding and mudslides that affected some Sierra Leone regions on Monday. Zidane Tops 2017 Best FIFA Men's Coach Award Zurich, Switzerland, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid''s coach Zinedine Zidane tops the shortlist of candidates for 2017 Best FIFA Men''s Coach, as presented today by the International Football Federation. Eintracht Frankfurt's Marco Fabian to Have Surgery on Back Problem 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:13Frankfurt, Germany,Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Eintracht Frankfurt''s Mexico international Marco Fabian is set to undergo back surgery, with the club hopeful that he can return to full training in January 2018. Portugal to Declare State of Calamity Due to Persistence of Fires 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:01Lisbon, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese government will declare in the next few hours the state of public calamity due to the exacerbation of the fire risk, reported Prime Minister António Costa. UN Experts Urge Europe Not to Stop Migrant Rescue Operations United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts have urged the European Union (EU) not to adopt measures that would lead to more deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the code of conduct imposed on the rescue organizations. Syria Found Evidence U.S., U.K. Supplied Toxic Agents to Terrorists Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Evidence found in Aleppo and Damascus suburbs about the U.S. and U.K. might have been supplying toxic agents to terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government rises as a relevant issue in the conflict. UN and EU Provide Sierra Leone with Aid for Severe Flooding 16 de agosto de 2017, 17:02United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) reported today the distribution of food for 7,500 people damaged in Sierra Leone by the floods and landslide occurred on Monday, which left at least 400 fatalities. Cuban Socio Cultural Project Goes to France Camaguey, Cuba (Prensa Latina) The French city of Toulouse will receive an exhibit dedicated to Latin American hand made puppets and dolls of the Cuban socio-cultural project Carsueños, based in the Cuban eastern central city of Camaguey. Union Federations Announce a 25-Day Strike in Spanish Airports Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The three main Spanish union federations announced today a 25-day strike in all Spanish airports from September 15 to demand better labor and compensation conditions. Workers Commission (CCOO), the General Workers Union (UGT) and the Workers'' Trade Union (WTO) registered on Wednesday before competent authorities the protest''s call that will be extended until December 30. Russia Strengthens Ties With Bolivia Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted today the strength and positive development of ties between his country and Bolivia, after welcoming his South American counterpart, Fernando Huanacuni, in this capital. Appeal Committee Dismissed Real Madrid Appeal CR7's Five-Match Ban Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Appeal Committee of the Spanish Football Federation has today dismissed Real Madrid appeal for the five-match ban imposed on Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to local media. Real-Time Portable Device Detects DNA of Plants London, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Researchers of the Royal Botanical Garden (Kew Gardens) were able to identify in real-time the genetic sequence of an organism when using a portable device, as reported today by the Scientific Reports magazine. UK Proposes an Open Border with Ireland London, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom (UK) government has announced today a proposal to make the border with Ireland as open as possible, ''with no physical infrastructure'', after BREXIT. France to Set Up a New Police Force Paris, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) France will set up at the end of this year the so-called daily security police, in charge of guaranteeing surveillance closely connected with citizens, as announced today by Minister of Interior, Gerard Collomb. Aggression on Venezuela Denounced in Spain Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Several political, social and solidarity Spanish organizations have denounced today the escalation of attacks against the people and government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Falling Tree Kills 12 at Festival in Portugal Lisbon,Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A tree fell into a crowd of worshipers during a major Christian festival in the Portuguese island of Madeira today, killing 12 people and leaving 50 injured, officials said. Iraq Bombing Islamic State Held Tal Afar Ahead of Assault Bagdad,Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes today on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Slash Becomes Gibson Guitars' First Ever Global Ambassador Los Ángeles, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Guns N'' Roses rocker SLASH has signed a deal to become the Gibson guitar firm''s first ever global brand ambassador. Russian President Condemns Violence Incitement on Internet Moscow, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the spread of e-groups inciting children and young people to commit suicide or to hold violent behavior. FAO Highlights Bolivian Government Plans to Tackle Drought La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Crispim Moreira, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bolivia, has highlighted the plans developed by the government to mitigate the effects of climate problems such as drought. Bolivia: Bioceanic Train, Strategic Project of the Region La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, Milton Claros, affirmed that the bioceanic train is today a strategic project for the region and has the support of several South American, European and Asian countries. Messi and CR7 Headline UEFA Player of the Year Shortlist Nyon, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 UEFA Men''s Player of the Year Award, with the winner to be named during the group stage draw on August 24. Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Population Aging Hanoi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerned about the growing trend of the aging populations, the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum have discussed today how to address this phenomenon in a honorable way for citizens and sustainable for the countries. Over 100 Nations to Participate in Army-2017 Forum Moscow, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from over 100 countries will participate in the Army-2017 International Military and Technical Forum, which will be held at the Patriot Center near Moscow, on August 22, confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Imprisonment of Chilean Colonia Dignidad Doctor Welcomed in Germany By Harald Neuber European Council: Saharawi Leader Denounces Illegal Trial by Morrocco Algiers, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Saharawi Government denounced today at the European Council (EC) the prosecution of 23 Saharawis in Morocco charged with the killing of 11 Moroccans during a protest in the occupied territory of Gdeim Izik, considered illegal by Western Sahara. Incredibly Rare White Elk Spotted in Sweden Stockolm, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A nature photographer made a once-in-a-lifetime spotting recently when he managed to capture footage of an entirely white elk , according to BBC Wolrd. Spanish Researchers Find Gene to Protect Against Heart Attack Madrid, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists found a gene variant protective against heart failure, a disease considered today as one of the leading causes of hospitalization in developed countries. UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mali Bamako, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A soldier died in an attack carried out today by an armed group against a UN mission checkpoint in Mali (MINUSMA), in the northern town of Duentza. Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: All Eyes on Garry Kasparov Return St.Louis, USA, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz event started off at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis today as a relaxed and jovial affair, despite being next leg of the Grand Chess Tour with equal weightage of Grand Prix points. Nice Cancels Traditional Fireworks in Respect to Terror Victims Paris, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The French city of Nice has today announced the cancellation of August 15´s traditional fireworks, in respect to the terror attack victims a little over a year ago. Ronaldo Faces 5-Game Ban for Pushing Referee in Super Cup Madrid, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Cristiano Ronaldo faced today a 5-game ban for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos in first leg Spanish Super Cup againstFC Barcelona. UN Bodies Alert on Food Insecurity in Congo Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A report by United Nations agencies warns today that conflicts trigger food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), when about 7.7 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. Burkinabe Police Announces Death of Terror Attackers at Restaurant Ouagadougou, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Burkinabe government has announced today the death of two terror attackers -during a clash with the army- involved in the Aziz Istanbul Turkish restaurant, killing 18 individuals. Bolivia Hosts Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival is beginning today in the Bolivian city of Sucre with the screening of the film ''La mujer del animal'' (The Animal''s Wife) by Colombian director Victor Gaviria. Euroasian Economic Union contrary to Trade Barriers Astaná, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Kazakh Prime Minister, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, showed today his opposition to trade barriers between the members of the Euroasian Economic Union (EEU). Senior Islamic State Commander Killed in Afghanistan US Air Strike 13 de agosto de 2017, 11:17Kabul, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Several senior members of Islamic State''s central Asian affiliate were killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan, officials said today. Portuguese Henriques and French Diniz Champions in 50 Km March London, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese female march walker Inês Henriques and French male Yohann Diniz turned today into the first world champion in the march of 50 kilometers, the lady with record of 4:05:56 hours, the first world record in the World Cup in London. Syrian Airline FlyDamas to Increase Flights to Other Countries Damascus,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian airline FlyDamas announced today that it is ready to offer its trasnportation services to any national companies operating out of Damascus international airport. Firefighters Contain Huge Wildfires in Portugal Lisbon,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Around 30 persons have been evacuated and more than 3 thousand firefighters are participating in several regions in Portugal,according to several sources. Chucho Valdes Opens Jazz Cycle in Havana Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Jesus (Chucho) Valdes does not understand about conventions, if it is all about music. So it was showed, in a concert the Cuban outstanding jazz piano player and composer offered at the Havana Alicia Alonso Theater Saturday. Russia Officially Establishes an Independent Anti-doping Agency Moscow, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Government validated by an official decree published today the creation of a new anti-doping laboratory independent of the Ministry of Sports. Libyan General Criticizes Italian Gov't for Naval Mission in Libya Rome, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Libyan General Jalifa Haftar criticized today the Italian Government for not consulting him previously on the naval units placed into Libyan waters. Russia Regrets US Objections to Nuclear Deal with Iran 11 de agosto de 2017, 14:51Moscow, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Serguei Lavrov regretted that the United States is putting up objections for the nuclear agreement reached with Iran and six world powers in 2015. Russia Reiterates Criticism to US Sanctions and Accusations Moscow, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov reiterated today his country''s rejection of the sanctions imposed by Washington and called unfounded the accusations of supposed interference by Moscow in the US elections. UN Report Reflects Impact of Israeli Blockade on Gaza United Nations, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released today a new report reflecting the impact of the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, where nearly two million Palestinians face restrictions. Oil Prices Drop Again London, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell again today due to the crude oil oversupply which continues to be one of the heaviest burdens for market operators. Senators Caution Trump Not to Blockade Venezuela's Oil Industry Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Four Republican senators have reportedly cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump not to blockade the Venezuelan oil sector, fearing the sanctions may harm the U.S. economy. Russia's 5th-gen Fighter Jet Finally Christened: Su-57 Moscow, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s first fifth-generation fighter jet, dubbed ''PAK FA'' and ''T-50'' during its development, will finally be name ''Sukhoi, Su-57'', General Colonel Viktor Bondarev told Zvezda, the Russian Defense Ministry''s official TV channel. BRICS' Bank, a Vision for Sustainable Growth Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Amidst growing world tensions, the upcoming BRICS summit in Xiamen, a southeastern Chinese city, will help its five member states build a needed stronger economic partnership, the group''s New Development Bank (NDB) President K. V. Kamath hopes. ILO Highlights Government Role, Faced with Unemployment of Youths Geneva, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Two out of every five young women and men in the world are unemployed or they work, but are poor, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said today and recommended to seek solutions through Government interference. Cuban Almanza a Possible Finalist in 800 Meters (f) London, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female athlete Rose Mary Almanza is classified for the semifinals of the 800 flat meters for ladies in the 2017 edition of the World Championship in London. PSOE and Podemos Start Their First Alliance in Spain 10 de agosto de 2017, 17:41Madrid, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE) and the anti-austerity group Podemos sealed today their first important political agreement, with the entry of the latter organization in the Government of the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha. Russia Investigates Arrest in Turkey of Terror Suspect 10 de agosto de 2017, 16:04Moscow, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities are investigating the arrest in Turkey of a citizen accused of belonging to the Islamic State (EI) group and preparing terrorist attacks, official sources confirmed. German Solidarity Group Rejects Moroccan Condemn to Saharan people 10 de agosto de 2017, 16:03Argiers, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The German Committee of Friendship with the Saharawi people condemned the strong sentences of a Moroccan court against 23 political prisoners accused of the death of 11 soldiers in a demonstration in 2010, was announced today. Merkel's Popularity Diminishes in Face of Next Elections Berlin, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) German Foreign Minister''s popularity, Angela Merkel, diminished 10 point in the last weeks while Christian Democratic Union (CDU) controls voting intention for the next elections, highlighted a survey today. US-Led Coalition Air Force Killed 19 in Syria Damascus, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) US-led coalition air force killed 19 people and injured dozens in airstrikes on Al Mayadeen and Al Tabni regions in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance Stockholm, Ago 10 (Prensa Latina) A 42-year-old Swedish, Johan Gustafsson, held hostage by al Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, has said today that he did not know why he was released. Brazilian Casemiro Candidate for UEFA's 2016-17 Season Best Goal Nyon, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has today opened the vote for candidates of the 2016-17 season Best Goal, which seven footballers are candidates to, including Real Madrid's Brazilian Casemiro. OPEC Optimistic About Oil Demand London, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countrties (OPEC) considered today there will be a greater world demand of crude next year. IS Leader Killed in Afghanistan Clashes Kabul, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) A leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS) was killed today in a clash with Taliban militants in Jawzjan province. Brazil Jumps to the Top of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Zurich, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Five-times world champions Brazil have jumped today to the top the International Football Association (FIFA) ranking, followed by World Champion Germany. 106 Year Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctic Hut Wellington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) New Zealand scientists have discovered a 106-year-old fruitcake in an as new condition in a remote Antarctic hut, the Antarctic Heritage Foundation reported today. Germany Investing in Ecuador Quito, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) German's investment opportunities in Ecuador are growing today, with the proposal of DSH (Deutsch Spanische Handelsgesellschaft) company to allocate $500 million USD to implement tourism projects in this South American country. French President Expresses Support to Injured Soldiers Paris, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron today expressed his solidarity with six military assaulted in the town of Levallois-Perret and congratulated the police for the quick arrest of the alleged attacker. Modric Misses First Leg of Spanish Super Cup Madrid, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Croatian Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric will miss out on Sunday first leg of Spanish Super Cup versus FC Barcelona due to a sanction he drags from three years ago sanction, the media reported today. Austria to Increase Border Controls Vienna, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian Government has announced today that it will extend for an indefinite period border controls on the eastern and southern borders to put a curb on illegal entrance toll into the country. Russian Authorities on Alert in Shopping Mall Fire Moscow, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities remain on alert after a fire broke out in the RIO mega-mall in northern Moscow, affecting around a 1,500-square meter area. Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risks Factors for Mortality London, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Loneliest people are 50 percent more likely to die under any circumstances, as lack of personal relationships affects their health in dissimilar ways, according to a research published today on Plos Medicine. Russia: US Sanctions and the End of Greetings Por Antonio RondónMoscow (Prensa Latina) With the imposition of sanctions against Russia, the United States is closing the short chapter of rapprochement between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Hamburg, to open a long way of confrontation with unpredictable consequences. Entry of Migrants to Spain Frustrated 08 de agosto de 2017, 17:32Madrid, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The security forces of Morocco and Spain frustrated today a new massive attempt of entry of illegal immigrants to the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in the north of Africa. Isaac Makwala to Miss World Finals of 400 Flat Meters London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) One of the main favorites to the golden medal in the finals of the 400 flat meters of the World Athletics Cup of London, Botswanian Isaac Makwala, will be absent at the starting line today here because of gastrointestinal problems. Monument in Crimea to Honor Fidel Castro 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:18Moscow, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The city of Olenevka, in Crimea, joins today the homage in the whole world to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, with the opening of a monument in his honor. Rainy Season Worsens Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:40Juba, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The effects of the rainy season in South Sudan aggravate the care of patients with cholera detected three months ago and spread the virus, an international organization said today. Russian Miners Rescued From Flooded Mine, 8 Still Missing Moscow,Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities still have hope to rescue 8 miners who are missing at the diamond mine Mir in Yakutia,   according to local media. Watford Sign Brazilian Richarlison From Fluminense London,Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Watford have pulled off a coup with the 1,12 million euro signing of Brazilian forward Richarlison on a five-year deal. Climate Change Threatens Migratory Birds in Europe 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:21London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Several species of European migratory birds are endangered by the early spring in the old continent caused by climate change, says a study in the Nature Climate Change journal today. Number of Blind People Will Triple by 2050 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:52London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The number of blind people all over the world is set to triple from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, due to an increasing aging population, says a study in Lancet Global Health medical journal. Oil Prices Rises Above $50 a Barrel 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:25London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices is currently hovering over $50 a barrel, while this stock consolidation boosts traders. UN Special Envoy to Libya Backs Italy Naval Mission Rome, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, has positively assessed today here the Italian decision to participate with naval units in that country''s waters to jointly fight human trafficking. Lyon President Aulas Believes Neymar Jr. Signing Unbalances Football Paris, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) French Olympique Lyonnais Club President Jean-Michel Aulas has said today that the record-breaking transfer Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) will unbalance football. German Politicians Call for Improved Relations with Russia Berlin, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s Liberal Party Leader, Christian Linder, has championed today his demand to change Berlin''s policy towards Russia to permanently improve its bilateral relations with Moscow. Three Cubans to World Finals for Male Triple Jump London, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba managed today to place its three representatives in the final of the triple jump for men corresponding to the World Cup of London 2017, and they will be the only Latin Americans in the dispute of medals of this. Russia Denounces Tightening of U.S. Sanctions and Long-Term Damage 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:06Moscow, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov today denounced the tightening of U.S. sanctions against his country, and assured that such actions will affect bilateral relations for a long time. Turkish Customs Officers Seize 123 Kilos of Cocaine on Cargo Ship Ankara, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish customs officers have seized about 123 kg of cocaine aboard a Liberian-flagged cargo ship and arrested seven suspected drug traffickers at southern Mersin port, according to the Customs and Trade Ministry on Monday. The Greeks Really Do Have Near Mythical Origins, Ancient DNA Reveals 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:23London,Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean ''ancestors'' in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of Odysseus, King Agamemnon, and other heroes who went in and out of favor with the Greek gods. World Experts to Debate in Cuba about Dengue and Other Arboviruses 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:12Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign experts will debate on the current epidemiological situation in Latin America and the world at the 15th International Dengue Workshop that opens Monday in this capital. Italy, Migration and Libya, a Triad in a Puzzle Por Frank GonzálezRome, (Prensa Latina) In its effort to stop human trafficking from Libya, the Italian government focuses on forging alliances with forces from that country, where chaos and ungovernability prevail. France Labels Terrorist Recent Incident in Eiffel Tower 06 de agosto de 2017, 12:19Paris, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The French prosecutor''s office today called terrorist the incident occurred near midnight last Saturday at the iconic Eiffel Tower, where police arrested an armed man who allegedly attempted to execute an attack. China and Russia Advise DPRK and USA 06 de agosto de 2017, 11:49Manila, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Russian Foreign Ministers, Wang Yi and Serguei Lavrov, respectively, have advised today the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend its nuclear ballistics tests, but also the United States to defuse its tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Barcelona Airport Staff Strike for Second Day Madrid, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Workers at security controls at the Barcelona airport in northeastern Spain are going on their second-day partial strikes to demand better working conditions. Latin America 400m Hurdlers for Semi-Finals London, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Six Latin American and Caribbean 400m hurdlers have qualified today for semi-finals, at the IAAF World Championships in London. Planet Football: Neymar in Paris, Catalonians Are Furious Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) No one can say that it was Gabriel Garcia Marquez''s perennial Chronicle of a Death Foretold, but Eduardo Galeano would have certainly written substantial articles on the Transfer of the Century. Sanctions against Russia Affect European Investments Berlin, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The German Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) warned today that the new sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia affect the start-up of the infrastructure to guarantee the energy security of the European Union (EU). Russia Warns on Relations with USA after Sanctions 04 de agosto de 2017, 17:00Moscow, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Government said today that relations with the United States are at a ''dangerously low'' level, following the new package of sanctions against Russia passed by the United States. Cuba Wins Second Silver Medal in Female World Junior Tournament 04 de agosto de 2017, 16:20Tampere, Finland, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female wrestling fighter Lianna de la Caridad Montero today won the silver medal in the 55 kg division for ladies of the World Junior Championship in that discipline in Finland. Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Arbovirus Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) An international workshop to update the epidemiological context of some arbovirosis at regional and global scale will be held here as of August 7, the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK), organizer of the event, announced today. Neymar Pledges to Conquer Titles for PSG Paris, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. has stated today, in his official presentation with the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) club, that he intends to help the French club to win as much titles as possible. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Joao Sousa Advance to Austrian Open Final Kitzbuhel, Austria,Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Philipp Kohlschreiber and Joao Sousa advanced to the final of the Generali Open today, with both players seeking their first title of the season. Sony Music Releases Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti's New Album Madrid, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The US based company, Sony Music, has released today Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti´s new album entitled ''The Great Luciano Pavarotti'', a compilation of all his recordings in three CDs. German Supermarket Chain Rejects Dutch Eggs for Being Toxic Berlín, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German supermarket chain announced today the withdrawl from its stores of eggs from Holland for containing toxics. Siberia: Seventeen People are Missing Inside Flooded Diamond Mine Moscow, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 17 people were reported missing inside a flooded diamond mine in Siberia, as reported by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry. London Beats Stadium Records in Athletics World Cups London, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 700,000 tickets have been sold to date for the World Athletics Championships in London, a figure that is overwhelmingly higher than the previous attendance record of 417,156, dating back to the Berlin-2009 event. France Rejects Sanctions against Venezuela Paris, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The French Government criticized that the European Union (EU) decided to implement sanctions against Venezuela, and was favored negotiation as the path to solve the conflict in that country, the news agency Europa Press reported today. Whale Deaths Alarm Scientific Community in Canada Ottawa, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) In the Canadian scientific community alarm is growing today due to the high number of deaths of free whales, in the order of 10 during the last two months. More Russian Tourists Are Choosing Cuba 03 de agosto de 2017, 14:57Moscow, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Tour Operators Association (ATOR) reported today an increase in Russian travels to Cuba during the first half of this year, 2.2 times higher compared to 2016. ALBA Cultural House Hosts Fidel Castro Exhibition Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The ALBA Cultural House, in this Havana, today exhibits in its second level a dozen photographs focusing on the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth to be remembered on August 13. Spanish Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Network Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police dismantled an international human trafficking network aimed at illegally entering Iranian citizens into the United Kingdom (UK), who paid about 25,000 euros for fake passports, as reported by this law enforcement. Global Warming to Increase Ozone Pollution in Europe London, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Rising global temperatures could reverse Europe''s progress in scaling down ozone pollution, a study published today on Nature Communications journal. Roads Closure in Canada Due to Wild Fires 03 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Ottawa, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Some of the roads crossing the forest areas affected by the wild fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia close intermittently today as they represent a danger to drivers. European Commission President Supports Turkey's Accession to EU Brussels, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has expressed his support for Turkey''s accession to the European Union (EU), despite differences between both sides, according to Politico newspaper. Russia Calls Myopic and Illegitimate the US Sanctions Policy Moscow, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Press Secretary, Dmitri Peskov, has termed the US sanctions policy against his country as ''myopic, illegitimate and with no perspectives'' and reiterated the principle of defense of Russian national interests. Trump Makes Congress Responsible for State of Relations with Russia Washington, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump made Congress responsible today for the state of relations with Russia, a day after signing a law of sanctions against Moscow which he described as defective. Who Are the Best at IAAF World Championships London 2017 ? London, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Nobody doubts today that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will be the main figure for the impending IAAF World Championships London 2017 and even eclipse the rest, but there are also other ''stars'' willing to leave an undying impression in London. WTO Examines Tariff Dispute between Panama and Colombia 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:28Panamá, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, assured that two experts panels are now examining the tariff dispute between Panama and Colombia, in order to reach a quick solution. Neymar Jr. Transfer Awaits UEFA Approval Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian footballer star Neymar Jr. transfer from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is currently awaiting for UEFA approval, following the refusal of the Spanish Santander League. Spanish Politician Highlights Transparency of Election in Venezuela Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish socialist politician Vicent Garces defended the total transparency of the process that took place in Venezuela on Sunday to elect a National Constituent Assembly (ANC), it was reported here. German 'Diesel Summit' Results Criticized Here Berlín, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Organizations for the protection of the environment in Germany criticized today the results of the so-called Diesel Summit held this Wednesday in Berlin. Qatar Buys 7 Warships from Italy 03 de agosto de 2017, 08:59Doha, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has concluded a $5,91bn deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, as stated today by Qatari Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani. Havana on the Eyes of Spanish Travel Airlines Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Havana is becoming a hub in Latin America for Spanish airlines, according to news analysis website CUBADEBATE. Russia Iterates Rejection of New US Sanctions Moscow, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Government announced today its rejection of the implementation of a new package of sanctions imposed by the United States against this country and denounced the negative consequences of those measures for bilateral relations, as well as their impact on Europe. Poll Reflects Terrorism as Main Concern in EU Brussels, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism is the main concern among European citizens, having grown as much as 44 percent, in a poll periodically made by the European Union (EU), which most recent results were revealed here Wednesday. Russia to Take 19 Clean Athletes to World Championship By Yasiel Cancio Heat Wave in Italy Increases Consumption of Fresh Food and Drinks Rome, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The heat wave in Italy has increased ice cream, fruit and softdrinks consumption during last 17 years, according to the Confederation of Direct Farmers (Coldiretti). Brazilian Neymar is New PSG Player Paris, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. has officially agreed a âé¬222 million deal with Paris Saint Germain (PSG), the most expensive transfer in history. Top Dishes in Cuban Cuisine Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (Facrc) today published in a statement the list of the most traditional and consumed dishes in this country, a gastronomic novelty. Niger Receives Anti-Terrorist Aid From Germany and France Niamey, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Germany and France will provide Niger with military support to stand up against the terror groups´ increasing actions in the region, according to a German source. Social Subsidies Financed Paris and Brussels Terrorist Attacks 02 de agosto de 2017, 11:51Brussels, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) A report from the Belgian Financial Intelligence Processing Unit has revealed that the terrorists who executed the attacks in Paris and Brussels obtained funds from social and humanitarian organizations, Libre Belgique newspaper reported. Italian Parliament Approves Libya Naval Mission Rome, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Italian parliament has given the go-ahead today to a naval mission aimed at boosting Libyan coastguard in its fight against human traffickers on Italy´s coasts. Humanity Exhausted Planet Resources, warns NGO Geneva, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Humanity consumed until today the resources which the planet can renew in one year, warned the NGO Global Footprint Network, on occasion of Earth''s Overcapacity Day. Europeans Optimist Regarding Single Currency Brussels, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Eurobarometer published by the European Commission (EC) declared today that a growing majority of Old Continent citizens are optimistic regarding the future of the community and the single currency. German Government Summons Diesel Summit Amid Scandals Berlin, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the German government, regional governments, automobile industry and other sectors meet today in Berlin to examine the consequences of the manipulation of diesel motors. India, Russia Sign Agreement to Expand Nuclear Plant New Delhi, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Indian government today signed three contracts with Russia to expand the Kundakulan nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu, one example of bilateral cooperation. US-Led Coalition Attacks Killed 60 Syrian Civilians Damascus, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) For the third time in less than a week, United States-led coalition air force raided parts of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor and killed at least 60 civilians, according to military sources. US Diplomatic Staff Begins Withdrawing From Russia Moscow, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The US diplomatic staff began today to withdraw the equipment of one of their properties in this capital, in compliance with the measures of the Russian government in response to the new sanctions approved by Washington. Slovakian Cyclist Sagan Leads at Tour de Pologne Zawiercie, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan is nowadays defending the lead at Tour of Pologne which is holding its fourth stage, a 238-kilometer race from this city to Zabrze. FIFA's Soap Opera: A Parallel World? Santiago de Chile, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) There is hardly any mention of figures and the stories are dealing with knowing whether we will finally see the century´s football trade, regarding the Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. high on the list. German Left Supports Venezuela By Harald Neuber Cuban Doctors Treated Over 26 Thousand Chernobyl Victims Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Since 1990, Cuba treated 26 thousand 114 victims of the nuclear accident of Chernobyl, Ukraine, mainly in the areas of endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology, according to a study published today in the scientific network Scielo. Russia Slams Western Media Distortion of Reality Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has called Russophobia the way Western media is manipulating news against Russia. This issue does not only worries his government but also the rest of the Russian people. Cuba Assisted More than 20,000 Chernobil Victims in 20 Years Havana, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has assisted 26,114 victims of the nuclear accident in Chernobil, Ukraine, especially in the specialties of endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology, according to a study published today on the website Scientific Electronic Library Online ( Germany Condemns US Sanctions against Russia, Damages Europe Berlin, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) German Economy and Energy Minister Brigitte Zypries rejected today the approval of new US sanctions against Russia which, she considered, affect European interests and violate international law. Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Judicial Questioning Over Tax Fraud Madrid, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared before a Spanish judge as part of an investigation to determine whether the Portugal forward committed tax fraud worth almost 15 million euros ($20.7 million usd) from 2011 to 2014. Suspicion in Italy About Oil Purchases From Terrorist Organizations Rome, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Italian law enforcement term it feasible that the nation''s main refineries imported oil from areas controlled by terror organizations, according to a confidential document discussed today by La Repubblica newspaper. German Justice Investigates Police Abuses During G-20 Summit Berlin, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Police abuses during the G-20 Summit in the German city of Hamburg will have legal consequences, following the prosecutor's office proceedings against several police officers. Croacia Cooperates with Iran's Railway Development Tehran, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Iran is ready to provide Croatia with conditions for investment, making cars and technology transferring on its railway sector, said Sunday Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Iranian Railways (IRIR), Mohammad Rajabi. Bolivia's President Slams US Unilateral Sanctions against Russia La Paz, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales slammed the US as a ''threat to multilateralism, international law, the UN,'' and condemned the latest round of unilateral sanctions against Russia passed by the Senate. Cyber-crimes Leave Significant Losses Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The current reach of information technology leads to new crimes such as identity theft, a crime that caused losses valued at more than $100 billion USD in the recent six years. Opposition Criticizes Rajoy's Assessment of Management Madrid, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The main opposition parties deplored today the assessment of Spanish President Mariano Rajoy for the first few months of his second term for triumphalist, saying that he boasted about good economic management. Rome Mayor Demands Emergency Measures as Water Rationing Looms Rome, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Romes Mayor, Virginia Raggi, asked the national government to decree the state of emergency in the Lazio region, as to overcome the water crisis that is suffered by the Italian capital. One Dead, Several Wounded in Knife Attack at Hamburg Supermarket Berlín, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and several others were wounded in a knife attack in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg today, the city''s police said. Ecuadorian Striker Felipe Caicedo Signs For Lazio Barcelona,Spain,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) According to catalonia press it was known that Lazio reached an agreement with Espanyol to sign Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo. Stuttgart Court Paves Way for Diesel Cars Ban in German City Berlin, July 28 (Prensa Latina) A court opened the door on Friday for possible bans on older diesel cars in the German city of Stuttgart, a major auto industry center, upholding a complaint by an environmental group. Russia Announces Measures to Respond to US Sanctions Moscow, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia has announced today the blockade on the use of US embassy properties in this nation, effective August 1, and the demand to reduce its personnel by September 1. China, Russia Complete First Stage of Naval Maneuvers Beijing, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Russian flotillas commissioned to the Joint Sea 2017 have reportedly completed the first phase of the naval drills in the Baltic Sea. Israeli, French, U.S. Navies Joined for Naval Exercise Cairo, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Navy teamed up with the French Navy and the Israeli Defense Force''s Underwater Missions Unit to conduct a late-July two-week underwater exercise called Noble Melinda off the coast of Haifa. Swedish Prime Minister Replaces Two Ministers Given Political Crisis Stockholm, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Sweden''s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven replaced two Cabinet members in an attempt to save the Government after the leak of sensitive information from this country, said today the Swedish newspaper The Local. Oil Price Reaches Top Level in Almost Eight Weeks London, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The fall in the oil stock in the United States shot up the price of that product to its top level in almost eight weeks. Russian President Appoints Vasili Nebenzia as Ambassador to UN Moscow, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Vasili Nebenzia as the new permanent ambassador to the United Nations (UN) and his representative to the Security Council, the Kremlin reported today. Cuban Film Archive Pays Homage to British Actress Vivien Leigh Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Film Archive opens today a film screening to pay homage to renowned British actress Vivien Leigh, to showcase memorable performances such as her Scarlett O''Hara in ''Gone with the wind''. BRICS Member Countries Called to Stimulate Jobs and Growth Beijing, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The member countries of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) were urged Thursday to work together to guarantee a steady job system and improve the life quality of their respective peoples. Cycling to Work Could Help You Live Longer Madrid, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) To ride a bicycle 4 days a week reduce 52 percent of stress,according to a study published in BMJ Open. Angel Maria Villar: Suspended Spanish FA Boss Resigns from UEFA, FIFA Madrid, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina)Suspended Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has resigned from his roles as vice-president of UEFA and FIFA. Coalition Led by US Causes 18 Dead in Syria Damascus, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The air force of the coalition led by the United States caused the death of 18 people and more than 20 injured in Tajaneh, northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor Thursday, military sources reported here. Russia Would Expel Diplomats to Respond to Sanctions Moscow, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia might expel 35 US diplomats and block properties of the US Embassy in Moscow, as a response to a new package of sanctions analyzed by the US Congress, said the local press here Thursday. USA Wins 2017 Soccer Golden Cup Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The team of the United States was the winner of the 2017 edition of the Golden Cup of the North, Central American and Caribbean Soccer Confederation (CONCACAF) Thursday, winning over Jamaica 2-1 in the finals. Cuban Cyclist Arlenis Sierra Defends Lead in Costa Rica Tour San Jose, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female cyclist Arlenis Sierra will depart from the starting line with the pink shirt as the leader of the 17th Female Tour to Costa Rica in its 2017 edition, after winning the prologue of the Tour, run on 1.5 kilometers, previous to the first official stage. Serbian Interior Ministry's Operation ARES Has Continued Belgrade,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The mega police operation ARES reached higher amount of persons arrested,weapons sized,and also explosive and drugs, according to the Ministry of Interior here. Mexican Race Walker to Receive Berlin-2009 Silver Medal Monte Carlo, July 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican race walker Eder Sanchez will receive the silver medal corresponding to the Berlin-2009 20-kilometer race walking next month in London, the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) reported on its website today. Fire Evacuee Return Home in Canada Ottawa, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Canadian authorities have authorized the return home of almost half of the more than 46,000 people evacuated from the fires that affected British Columbia (BC), officials sources reported today. EU Warns USA over New Sanctions on Russia 26 de julio de 2017, 11:25Brussels, July 26 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, has delivered today a stern warning to the United States over a plan to impose new sanctions on Russia, which could affect European interests. Rajoy Denies Knowledge of Alleged Slush Fund at Ruling PP Party Madrid, July 26 (Prensa Latina) Spanish President Mariano Rajoy has said on Tuesday that he had absolutely no knowledge about the possible existence of parallel accounts within his Popular Party (PP) that were allegedly used for opaque donations and illegal party financing, by testifying in one of the biggest corruption plots uncovered in this country . Film about British Band Queen in Pre-Production London, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The film Bohemian Rhapsody, based on the history of the legendary British rock band, began the pre-production phase and is expected to start shooting in September, several media outlets reported today. Putin Discusses Comprehensive Cooperation with Iraqi Vice-president Moscow, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed today with Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Nuri Al-Maliki the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, including the commercial, energy and military-technical cooperation, during a meeting in the Kremlin. President of Turkey Attacks the European Union Ankara, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked the European Union (EU) during a meeting with parliamentarians from his group, while bilateral talks are being held in Brussels. Bolivian Vice President to Participate in Congress on Latin America La Paz, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera will travel to Serbia to attend the 18th Congress of the International Federation of Researches on Latin America and the Caribbean, said a statement issued today. Zapatero Says Negotiating is the Only Alternative in Venezuela 24 de julio de 2017, 17:59Santiago de Chile, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Former Spanish Government President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told today to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera that negotiation was the only possible alternative to overcome the crisis in Venezuela. Honey From Stingless Bees Has Antiobacterial Proteins Ámsterdam,Jul 24 (Prensa Latina)The hooney from stingless bees could destroy resistant to antibiotics bacterial colonies, according to a study publish by the Utrecht University in the Netherlands today. Trump's Son-in-law Denies Acts of Collusion with Russia Washington, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to US President Donald Trump, said he did not commit acts of collusion with Russia during his father-in-law''s campaign to reach the White House. French Defender Benjamin Mendy to Join Manchester City Manchester, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Senegalese-born defender Benjamin Mendy was confirmed today to join Manchester City for the upcoming Premier League season. Europol Arrests 107 Suspects over Sexual Exploitation 24 de julio de 2017, 09:33Brussels, July 24 (Prensa Latina) A total of 107 people have been raided as part of a Europe-wide operation for alleged links to sexual exploitation, the European Police Office (Europol) reported today. Canada to Host Commercial Meeting with Asia-Pacific Countries 24 de julio de 2017, 09:22Ottawa, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The city of Toronto, Canada, will host a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Asia Pacific Cooperation and Business Forum (ABAC) from today until July 28. China, Russia Stretching Naval Muscles in the Baltic Sea 24 de julio de 2017, 09:17Beijing Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) With state of the art vessels China and Russia conducted a simulation exercise in the coastal Russian city of Kaliningrad on Sunday for the ongoing joint military drills code-named ''Joint Sea 2017'' in the Baltic Sea, Xinhuanet reports Monday. EU Might Respond to New U.S. Sanctions against Russia 24 de julio de 2017, 08:55Moscow, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) might respond to the new package of sanctions debated in the U.S. Congress against Russia, especially linked to its energy sector, local television reported today. German Police Alarmed by Right-wing Reich Citizens' Movement 24 de julio de 2017, 08:55Berlin, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The German police are on the alert in light of the possibility of terrorist danger by the so-called far right-wing movement Reich Citizens'' Movement. Russia Considers EU's Support for U.S. Sanctions Unlikely Moscow, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Sunday considered that the European Union (EU)''s support for the new unilateral sanctions debated in the U.S. Congress, with implications for the energy and banking sectors, is unlikely. US Congress Seeks to Avoid Sanctions against Russia Washington, July 23 (Prensa Latina) The US House of Representatives will vote on July 25 a bipartisan bill that seeks to limit the ability of President Donald Trump''s administration to lift unilateral sanctions against Russia, as reported by some local media. Rome Directing Efforts into Water Rationing Rome, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The city of Rome, which has been lucky for far-off times with plenty water is today immersed in a possible rationing of the precious liquid. Magnitude 4,2 Earthquake Hits Central Italy Rome, July 22 (Prensa Latina) A magnitude 4,2 earthquake has hit today, at 04:13 local time, in central Italy, as reported by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Germany to Honor Victims of Terrorist Act in Shopping Center Berlin, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The German government will commemorate this Saturday the first anniversary of the suicide attack of July 22, 2016 at a mall with a monument in honour of nine fatal victims. Usain Bolt under 10 Seconds in Diamond League Monaco, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt went his race under the range of the 10 seconds and reached the victory in the 100 flat meters in the athletic stage of the Diamond League here Friday. Brazilian Cunha World Champ in Open Waters 21 de julio de 2017, 16:55Budapest, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian female swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha turned to be Friday the new World Champion in water sports in the World Championship in Budapest, after winning 2 bronze medals in the speciality of open waters swimming. Trump Certain about Lack of Interference by Russia, Says Lavrov 21 de julio de 2017, 16:46Moscow, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump admitted the lack of interference by Russia into the internal affairs of the United States during his talk with Vladimir Putin, said today foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Erdogan Responds to Germany's Economic Threats 21 de julio de 2017, 16:42Istambul, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the economic threats launched by members of the German government during a meeting with investor in the city. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Nearly 4,000 Foreigners Graduated at Cuban University in Santiago Santiago de Cuba, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 3,819 health professionals from different countries graduated at the University of Medicine in this city,the first founded by the Revolution outside the Cuban capital. Rainy Season to Worsen Cholera in Yemen London, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The rainy season will worsen the cholera epidemic in Yemen and the number of cases could reach 60,000, further aggravating the impact of the civil war in the country, Oxfam warned. Madrid's Mayor Receives Legendary Dancer Alicia Alonso Madrid, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has welcomed here today legendary Cuban ballerina, Alicia Alonso, who expressed gratitude for her great contribution to the world dance and culture. Merkel's Party Widens Lead for German Elections Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a 16-point lead over the Social Democratic Party (SPD) for September's general elections. Milano Latin Festival 2017 Dedicates One Week to Cuba Rome, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Milano Latin Festival 2017, the most important cultural event of this time of the year in Lombardy, is dedicating one week to Cuba from today to July 26, with events related to the happening of the Caribbean island. Coastal Towns of Turkey and Greece Jolted by 6.4 Magnitude Quake Istanbul, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) A quake in the southeastern Aegean Sea past midnight jolted the coasts of Greece and Turkey, reportedly killing two people, injuring 150 in the Greek island of Kos and damaging vessels in the Turkish port of Bodrum. UNESCO Director to visit Chile next week Santiago, Chile, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, will make an official visit to Chile next week. More than Half the Number of AIDS People in The World under Treatment Paris, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time since AIDS was discovered in 1981, there are more people in the world with treatment to fight that disease than those without it, a report by the organization UNAIDS revealed. France: Macron Announces Increased Military Budget Paris, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron announced today an increase in the defense budget for 2018, in an attempt to handle the crisis triggered by the resignation of General Pierre de Villiers as head of the French Army. French Romain Barguil Wins 18th Stage of Tour de France Izoard, France, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) French cyclist Romain Barguil (Sunweb) conquered today the last mountain stage of the Tour of France in the top of Izoard, while the British Chris Froome (Sky) became stronger as the leader of the event. Two New Books on Harry Potter to Be Publiched in October London, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) British editorial house Bloomsbury announced Thursday that it would publish two new books on the universe of Harry Potter (the famous magician created by writer J. K. Rowling 20 years ago) in October this year. Poland Challenges EU and Passes Controversial Judicial Reforms Warsaw, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The lower house of the Polish Parliament has passed today a controversial judicial reform despite the strong opposition recently presented by the European Union (EU). Spanish FA President Ángel M. Villar Arrested on Corruption Charges Madrid, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Police here said they have arrested Ángel María Villar Llona, the president of Spain''s football association, Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF). Violent Crimes Rising in UK London, July 20 (Prensa Latina) UK authorities have recorded about five million crimes between April 2016 and March 2017, 10 percent more than in the previous period, as reported by the Office for National Statistics. Public Transportation on Strike in Rome and Naples Rome, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Italian public transportation workers in the cities of Rome and Naples are staging a strike today against plans to privatize the sector. Immigrants' Contribution Essential to Italian Economy and Welfare Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Social Welfare President (INPS), Tito Boeri, has said today that regular immigration are providing Italy with weighty economic benefits. Russia Confirms Deal with Iraq to Sale T-90 Tanks Moscow, July (Prensa Latina)Russia has confirmed today a contract with Iraq on the sale of modernized T-90 tanks that proved to be highly effective in combat in Syria, as reported by the capital press. Scientists Find New Exoplanet Berlin, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) An international team of astronomers found a new exoplanet (planet out of the Solar System), just the size of the Earth, but with a very short orbiting time around its mother star. Usain Bolt to Compete in 100 and 4x100 at World Championship Monaco, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican track and field star Usain Bolt confirmed Wednesday that he will only compete in the 100 flat and the 4x100 meter relay at the next edition of the World Championship in London, an event that will mark the end of his prolific competing career. UN: Africa Presents Demands for Regional Peace United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) presented its vision of the needs for the continent to play a more active role in preventing and finding the solution for its conflicts, in the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. Dog Domestication Happened Just Once,Says Study London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) New data from ancient dogs indicates that dogs became distinct from wolves between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, researchers report July 18 in Nature Communications. Tour de France: Primoz Roglic Wins Stage 17 as Froome Extends Lead Serre Chevalier,France,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Another dominant display from Sky and Chris Froome, in which the race leader showed little or no sign of weakness as he was forced to repel a number of attacks. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Immune System Response After Injury London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) When a persons suffers an injury within minutes the inmune system responds according to a study published in PLOS Medicine. Another Wildfire Suspect Arrested in Italy Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A second suspect of the huge wildfire, ravaging a large forest close to the capital in the last three days, has been arrested today in the coastal city of Ostia. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Heavy Rainfall Hits Istanbul Causing Million-Dollar Damage Istanbul, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by heavy rains and floods in this city will cost around $60 million USD, according to preliminary estimates by insurance companies. German Goalkeeper Neuer Confirmed as New Captain of Bayern Munich Munich, July 19 (Prensa Latina) German Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named today as Bayern Munich´s new captain for the next German Football League season, as confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigg Major Cabinet Reshuffle in Turkey Ankara, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has submitted his cabinet reshuffle after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Cuban Judokas Train in Budapest for the World Championship Budapest, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A team of 13 Cuban judokas is now on a traning base in this capital, to get the needed shape to take part in the World Championship in this city, from August 30 to September 3 this year. A New State Called Malorossia Suggested, Instead of Ukraine Kiev, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Alexander Zajarchenko, top leader of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk, suggested today the creation of a new State called Malorossia, instead of Ukraine, with a federal and more flexible status. Italian President Condemns Actions by Arsonists Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella described today the arson fires of more than 27,000 hectares of forest as criminal actions. Arrival in Spain of Undocumented Immigrants Increases Madrid, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of immigrants in Spain increased two times in the first half of 2017, compared to similar period in the previous year, reaching 10,751 people, the Government reported today. Food Situation in Syria Is Improving, Says United Nations Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Food security in some areas in Syria improved slightly, compared to the year 2016, although the situation is worse than prior to the war, United nations agencies warned. European Human Rights Commission Deplores Imprisonments in Turkey Ankara, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Council Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks criticized today the decision by Turkish Justice to send to prison four national and two foreign activists accused of terrorism. Intense Fire in Six Italian Regions Rome, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The number of requests for interventions received by the Unified Air Operational Center of the Department of Civil Protection for the extinction of forest fires in Italy rose to 16. Tour de France 2017: Michael Matthews Wins Stage, But Chris Froome Retains Lead Romans-sur-Isere, France,Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Michael Matthews won his second stage of the Tour de France with victory on stage 16, as Britain''s Chris Froome retained the leader''s yellow jersey. Steps in France to Provide Security for Frightened Tourists 18 de julio de 2017, 12:14Paris, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Paris police has announced today that it will increase the security of several tourist sites protected against terror acts. Turkey to Fight Terror 'to the end' Ankara, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that his government will resolutely continue fighting terrorism in the country and beyond, till eliminating the last terrorist. Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US state of California is currently having strict steps to fight global warming till 2030 thanks to the stance taken by local lawmakers. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. Putin Highlights Russia's Aerospace Development at MAKS Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today highlighted the development of aerospace technology in his country, which has the potential to show the world, at the opening of the 12th International Aerospace Fair of Moscow (MAKS), being held at the Zhukovsky airport. Spanish Football Asociation President in Anti-Corruption Operation Madrid, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The President of Spain´s Football Association (SFA) , Angel Maria Villar, has been arrested on Tuesday morning in an anti-corruption operation, as reported by the Guardia Civil and the High Court. MAKS Air Show Opens in Russia 18 de julio de 2017, 08:36Moscow, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Moscow International Aviation and Space Show (MAKS) opens its doors today at the Shukovsky International Airport, set to exceed 878 participating companies compared to its previous edition two years ago. Russia, China to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Baltic Sea 18 de julio de 2017, 00:29Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will conduct this week the first stage of their Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. Beijing has assigned its most advanced missile destroyers for the drills. IAAF Provisionally Suspends Frank Fredericks in Payment Probe Mónaco, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and field''s governing body, the IAAF, while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote. Civilian Casualties Rise in Syria and Iraq During Trump's Government Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The number of civilian casualties in the Coalition air raid against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased since US President Donald Trump´s Inauguration, according to a report released today. WTO to Develop Agricultural Sector of Developing Countries Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Brazil proposed the World Trade Organization to start an initiative to favour the agricultural industry of developing countries, starting from an exention of any state subvention. Russia: U.S. Conditions to Return Properties Are Unacceptable Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the imposition of conditions to unblock its diplomatic properties in New York and Washington are unacceptable, and called for dialogue in that regard between the two countries'' foreign ministries. Russia Strengthens Truce and Humanitarian Aid in Syria Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has reported today on the strengthening of the detente areas and humanitarian aid in Syria, while continuing to fight terrorist groups. Lewis Hamilton Slashes Sebastian Vettel's Lead To Just One Point London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Lewis Hamilton slashed the deficit to Sebastian Vettel at the summit of the Formula One championship after a crushing performance at Silverstone to win the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. South Sudan Admits Launching Offensives in Rebel Stronghold Abuja,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan government admitted that its forces launched offensives to take control of Pagak, a stronghold of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President Riek Machar. British Government Considers Life Sentences For Acid Attacks London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should ''feel the full force of the law.'' More than 100,000 migrants arrived in Europe in 2017 Geneva, July 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 103 thousand 175 migrants arrived in the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far this year, China for Greater Cooperation with Central-Eastern European countries Beijing, July 15 (Prensa Latina) China urged Central and Eastern European countries (ECW) to further expand cooperation within the framework of the Strip and Route Initiative, here today. Press Bias in Syrian Case Denounced in Russia Moscow, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) British journalist Neil Clark denounced today the double measuring stick of western news media in the treatment of the fight against terrorism, while informing on what happened in Aleppo and Mosul. Italy: More than 6,500 Immigrants Arrive in 24 hours Rome, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at southern Italian ports, as part of a wave of more than 6,500 arrivals in the recent 24 hours. Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). Harold Mayne-Nicholls Gets Ban Reduction by CAS Laussane,Switzerland, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Former Chilean Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls is free to return to the game after his ban from football-related activities was cut by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to two years. British Police Frustrates Five Terror Attacks in the Last Weeks London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The London Metropolitan Police (MET) frustrated 5 terrorist attacks in the last weeks in the United Kingdom, some of them just about to be perpetrated, as confirmed by MET chief Cressida Dick Friday. Russia Denounces Smear Anti-Syrian Campaign by White Helmet Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Ministry has denounced Friday the so-called White Helmets NGO is involved in a defamation campaign targeting the Syrian government. Germany Welcomes Bilateral Commission on Colonia Dignidad Berlin, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Human rights activists have termed as positive the end of a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a Chilean-German Joint Commission to deal with the historical memory of the former Colonia Dignidad and the insertion of victims in the society. Turkey Judged 169,000 People since Coup Ankara, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The turkish authorities adopted legal measures against 169,000 persons accused of taking part or having links with the organizers of the failed coup perpetrated on July 15, 2016, official sources said here. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend Latin Folklore La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. French President Welcomes German Chancellor Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting today, in the context of a minister council between both countries, held in this city. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes UN Human Rights Expert Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla welcomed the United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan Thursday, at the Cuban Foreign Ministry headquarters. Sebastian Corchia Signs 4 Years Sevilla Deal Sevilla,Spain, Jul 13(Prensa Latina) France Sebastien Corchia has signed a four-year contract with Sevilla after signing from French outfit Lille. USA Preventing Inspection of Chemicals Weapons in Syria, Says Russia Moscow, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States by all means tries to prevent the sending of experts to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, denounced today Mikhail Ulianov, director of the arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. More Than 1.5 Million Italian Families in Absolute Poverty Rome, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The number of Italian families living in absolute poverty in 2016 has reached 1,619,000, equivalent to 6.3 percent of the whole country, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported today. Experts Predict Increase in World Oil Demand in 2017 Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency predicted that the world demand for oil will increase in 2017, while low prices have prevailed in the market for several months. FAO: 17 Million People are Food Insecure in Yemen Geneva, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Some 17 million people in Yemen, two thirds of the population, are today severely food insecure, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva here. UK Supreme Court Approves Reforms for Same-Sex Marriage 12 de julio de 2017, 16:32London, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The same-sex marriages will have the same rights established for the spousal pension as heterosexual couples, the UK Supreme Court ruled today. Syrian Army Recaptures Important Oil Field in Homs Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army was able to recaptured control over the oil field of Al Heil, in the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers from the capital, reported military sources today. Tour de France 2017, Stage 11: Marcel Kittel Wins Pau, France,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Germany Marcel Kittel underlined his dominance of this year''s Tour de France sprints as he won stage 11 here for his fifth victory of the race, while Chris Froome came home safely to retain the yellow jersey. Turkey Will Keep Standing With Qatar,Says Economy Minister Ankara, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will continue to meet Qatar''s daily and long-term needs through exporting necessary supplies, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said today. PSG Outbids Manchester City, Signs Dani Alves on 2 Year Deal París,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) In a surprise move,Brazilian Dani Alves is heading to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. New Marine Review Shows Impact of Cliimate Change in Oceans London,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Alredy 60 percent of Oceans show signs of climate change impact like acidification and heat of the waters, according to a study of Oxford University. Lebanese Hizbulah Accuses USA of Creating ISIS, Praises Mosul Victory Beirut, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The resistance movement Hizbulah accused the United States of creating the Islamic State (ISIS) and gave the green light to countries in the area to finance and support the terrorist group, Lebanese media stressed today. Black List of Journalists Covering G20 in Germany Denounced Berlin, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and press associations criticized the withdrawal of accreditations for dozens of journalists during the recent G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, news media report today. Russia and China to Veto US Resolution Against North Korea at UN Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will veto a US draft resolution in the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), released the media here today. Spain Dismantles International Network of Child Pornography Madrid, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of 50 people in 15 countries, Spain has dismantled an international network of distribution of child pornography through the WhatsApp mobile instant messaging service, reported the National Police here Friday. Union Cuba-Petroleo Attends World Congress in Turkey Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union Cuba-Petroleo (CUPET) company is participating in the World Petroleum Congress, which continues today in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Industrial Summit Proposed for 2019 in Russian Innoprom Expo Ekaterimburgh, Russia, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, supported the initiative of Sverdlov province, Evgueni Kuibashev, to host an industrial sunmit as part of the Innoprom-2019 expo in this city. Mo Farah Prepares for Double Gold at London World Cup London, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The British distance runner Mo Farah has reiterated today that he wants to finish his sports career with another double gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m at next month''s World Championships in London, scheduled for August 4 through 13. Moldova's Canoeist Receives a Four-Year Ban Lausanne, Switzerland, July 11 (Prensa latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has rejected today the Moldovan Canoist Serghei Tarnovschi's appeal and confirmed the four-year ban imposed by the ICF Dping Control Panel. Trump UK Visit Postponed till 2018 London, July 11 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom (UK) will take place next year, as reported by Sky News. Greece Holds Turkey Responsible for Failed Talks on Cyprus 11 de julio de 2017, 15:04Athens, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held Turkey responsible for the failed talks to reunite Cyprus, during a session of the Parliament to assess the political situation in that country. European parliament Fosters Greater EU Cooperation with Latin America 11 de julio de 2017, 15:03Brussels, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament has called on the European Union (EU) to extend cooperation and political dialogue with Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a legislative spokesperson. US-led War Games in Black Sea Directed against Russia, Warns Analyst 11 de julio de 2017, 14:36Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) A massive military manoeuvre led by US with over 25,000 troops from 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea is a show of force directed against Russia, particularly Crimea, warned political analyst Alexander Khrolenko. Malaysia May Reevaluate Trade With France Over Palm Biofuels Stand 11 de julio de 2017, 13:12Kuala Lumpur,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will be compelled to reevaluate options on trade with France if the country keeps its stand on palm biofuels, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. UN Expert Talks to Cuban Civil Society Representatives 11 de julio de 2017, 12:34Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert on human rights and international solidarity of the United Nations Virginia Dandan spoke here today with representatives of the Cuban civil society. Wimbledon 2017:Djokovic Beats Adrian Mannarino to Reach Quarterfianls 11 de julio de 2017, 12:18London, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a straight-set victory over France''s Adrian Mannarino. Significant Fall in World Energy Investment in 2016 11 de julio de 2017, 11:13París, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) World investment in the energy sector fell by 12 percent in 2016, due to the stoppage of new projects due to the low prices of crude oil. Italy Tries to Stop What Seems Unstoppable Por Frank GonzálezRome, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Pressured by the growing flow of migrants and its political, economic and social impact, the Italian government is trying again to stop a phenomenon that seems to be unstoppable, without giving up its policy of saving lives at sea. Russian Industry: In and Out of the Battlefield 11 de julio de 2017, 10:25By Antonio Rondón García, Special Envoy Trump Was Isolated at G-20 Summit, Bolivian President Says La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has said today that his United States peer, Donald Trump, was isolated at the decision of the G-20 Summit participants to support the Paris Agreement. US-led War Games Build Up Tensions in Black Sea 11 de julio de 2017, 09:46Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) US-led military manoeuvres with the participation of 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine are building up tensions in the Black Sea, as Washington is deploying missile warships, Navy Seals squads. World Major Economies Grow Steadily, OECD Says Paris, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) noted that the growth of the main world economies is tending to stable expansion. Pope Francis Approves New Criterion of Beatification and Canonization Rome, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis approved on his own initiative today to include the ''offering of life'' among the criteria for the process of beatification and canonization in the Catholic Church. Turkey Tests Cuban Vaccine to Fight Cancer Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey started testing with 39 patients from five hospitals the Cuban vaccine to fight lung cancer, Racotumomab, whose commercial name is Vaxira, T24 news website posted. Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue Fever Developed 11 de julio de 2017, 00:24Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists developed a model based on weather reports or predictions to early detect the cases of dengue fever, said a study by the Barcelona Global Health Institute (ISGlobal). Ruben Blades to Close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian salsa singer song-writer Ruben Blades will close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain on July 15th, a concert included in his tour for his last performances, said today local media. Spain´s Iberia Airline Fined for Demanding Pregnancy Tests 10 de julio de 2017, 18:05Madrid, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Spain´s Iberia Airline has announced today scrap a pregnancy test for new employees after it was fined 25,000 euros ($29,000) by a regional government for discrimination. Colloquium in Cuba Recalls Writers Conference amid Spanish Civil War 10 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Preserving the historic memory is the objective of the colloquium opened today in this capital, devoted to the 80th anniversary of the 2nd Writers'' Conference in Defense of Culture, a meeting held amid the Spanish Civil War. EU Parliamentarians Reject British Proposal on Brexit 10 de julio de 2017, 17:15Brussels, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament group in charge of the negotiations for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), criticized today the proposals made so far by Theresa May''s management on this subject. Muller Eliminates Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon 10 de julio de 2017, 17:12London, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Gilles Muller (Louxembourg) beat Spanish star Rafael Nadal in a 5-hour epic match for the classification to the quarterfinals of the Open tournament of Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the current season. Romanian Halep Goes to Quaterfinals in Wimbledon London, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Romanian female tennis player Simona Halep went to the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tennis tournament of Wimbledon, winning her match against Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka 7-6 (7/3) and 6-2. Tigres' Guido Pizarro Set To Join Sevilla Sevilla,Spain,Jul 10 (Prensa Latina)Sevilla are set to sign Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel and Tigres midfielder Guido Pizarro, the club have announced. France Plans to Close About 17 Nuclear Reactors Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the closure of up to 17 nuclear reactors in order to comply with an energy transition law, announced today the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot. Fast-Spinning Star Has A Planet That Shouldn't Exist Berlín, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) An international team of researchers has discovered an extremely peculiar planetary system, where a warm, massive gas giant planet is orbiting an incredibly fast-spinning star. According to physics, this planet shouldn''t exist. But the planet itself doesn''t care what we think. Spain Develops Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue Madrid, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have developed a model based on the weather forecast to detect early cases of dengue fever, confirmed a research of the Barcelona Global Health Institute (IS Global). Turkey Hosts 22nd World Petroleum Congress Istanbul, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Under the theme ''Bridges to Our Energy Future'', the 22nd World Petroleum Congress began today its working sessions, in which about 50 Energy ministers and high representatives of companies in the sector will be involved. Continued Rejection for Spanish Decoration to Paraguayan FM Asuncion, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The rejection continues today to the Spanish decoration to the Paraguayan Foreign Minister, Eladio Loizaga, when adding another organization that links him to Alfredo Stroessner´s dictatorial regime (1954-1989). UNESCO Adds Two New Italian Sites to World Heritage List Rome, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, has welcomed today the appointment of two new World Heritage sites by UNESCO, in which Italy has reaffirmed its leadership worldwide with 53. Trumps:This is the Moment to Move Forward in US-Russia Ties Washington, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today this is the moment to move forward in a constructive relation with Russia, after the recent meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, venue of G-20 summit. Xi Jinping Urges Trump to Maintain Steady Links for World Peace Beijing, July 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to strengthen relations in the interests of stability and prosperity of both nations and the international community, the official press reported today. Hamburg Raged over G20 Summit 08 de julio de 2017, 12:44Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Violent protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg continued for the third day in a row. Last night rioters confronted the police, erected barricades and trashed shops and vehicles. G20 Agrees on Free Trade and Condemns Protectionism Hamburg, Germany, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Group of Twenty (G20) today supported free trade and condemned protectionism, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the summit of the world''s most industrialized and emerging economies. Alleged Chechen Terrorist Arrested in Italy 08 de julio de 2017, 10:47Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) An alleged 38-year-old Chechen jihadist was arrested in the southern Italian city of Bari and charged with association to commit international terrorism and instigation to commit crimes, police sources confirmed today. Evo Urges G20 to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and Walls against Migrants La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today called on the member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) to eliminate the walls against migrants and nuclear weapons. Erdogan Presents Relations with Russia as Example Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, met today in the framework of the Summit of the G20 being held here, where they lauded their countries'' good relations and analyzed the situation in Syria. To Stop Famine Demands Investments: FAO-WFP 08 de julio de 2017, 00:20Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) coincided here that to stop famine in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, urgently requires more humanitarian support, and a greater investment. Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria Moscow, July 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian police, in cooperation with the United States and Jordan, will patrol a demilitarized zone in southern Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today at the G20 Summit. British FM Discusses Crisis with Qatar in Saudi Arabia 08 de julio de 2017, 00:16Riyadh, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson started in Saudi Arabia a tour throughout the Persian Gulf to discuss possible political solutions with the countries involved in the crisis with Qatar. Protests against G20 Summit Heat up 07 de julio de 2017, 17:24Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Numerous clashes between protesters against the G20 summit and security forces were reported today by the police in this German northern city. USA, France, UK Reject Ban on Nuclear Weapons 07 de julio de 2017, 17:21United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Permanent missions to the United Nations from the United States, France and the United Kingdom rejected today the agreement taken here to ban nuclear weapons. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:51Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:47Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Vladimir Putin Denies a Russian State Role in US Elections 07 de julio de 2017, 16:30Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied once again that his nation had meddled in 2016 US elections after his US counterpart, Donald Trump, referred to the issue. NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Protests at G20 Summit 07 de julio de 2017, 16:09Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is jetting off to Germany on Thursday to protest protest US President Donald Trump and other world leaders attending the G20 Summit meeting. Cuba with Top National Team to WSB Finals Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Headed by world and Olympic champions, Cuban boxing team Domadores (Tamers) will travel to Astana with their top national team, to match the Wolves of Kazahztan in the finals of the 2017 edtion of the World Series of Boxing (WSB). Turkey Blame Greek Cyprus for not Seeking Reunification 07 de julio de 2017, 15:51Ankara, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey accused today Cyprus government for the failure of talks sponsored by United Nations for the reunification of the Mediterranean island by making no concession in favor of the agreement. Europe Will Allocate 60 Million Euros to Help Africa Brussels, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will allocate 60 million euros for humanitarian aid to help ease food insecurity caused by intense drought hitting African countries like Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, said the European Commission Friday. Soccer Player Leo Messi Prison Sentence Lifted in Exchange for Fine Madrid, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish court said today it has exchanged a 21 month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Putin, Trump Holds First Meeting; They Agree It Was Good Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Presidents Vladimir Putin, of Russia, and Donald Trump, of the United States, held today in Hamburg, Germany, a much-anticipated first meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, and said it was good and they would continue to meet. European Union Warns US on Custom Duties Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the United States on the possibility of taking countermeasures if President Donald Trump imposes custom duties on steel from the Old Continent. Pope Francis Warns about Complexity of Current Problems Rome, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has stated today that the complexity and interconnection between world problems are such that there are no immediate and entirely satisfactory solutions. G20 Summit in Hamburg Starts Amid Protests By Harald Neuber WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. Putin Calls in Hamburg to Form a Common Front against Terrorism Moscow, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today reiterated his call to form a common front, under the leadership of the United Nations, against international terrorism, speaking at the summit of the G-20 Group in Hamburg, Germany. Germany to Call for Fair Trade Regulations at G20 Summit Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany will defend free trade with fair regulations at the G20 Summit, starting here tomoday amid differences and social protests. German Agents Dismiss Child Pornography Net in the Web 06 de julio de 2017, 17:00Berlin, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) According to a bulletin, the General Prosecutor Office of the city of Francfort and the National Crime Investigation Federal Office announced Thursday the dismissal of a child pornographic network in the Internet, with 87,000 members on it. European Parliament Calls for Turkey Accession talks to be Suspended 06 de julio de 2017, 16:39Brussels, July 6 (PL) The European Parliament called on Thursday for Turkey´s European Union accession talks to be suspended whether Ankara fully implements plans to expand President Tayyip Erdogan''s powers, in a vote which Turkey dismissed as flawed and wrong. Spanish Minister Accused of Criminalizing Migrant Rescue 06 de julio de 2017, 16:23Madrid, July 6 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Development NGO Coordinator has strongly lashed out at Juan Ignacio Zoido, minister of Interior, who hinted that those organizations having rescue boats are fostering irregular immigration. Merkel and Trump on Dialogue before G20 Summit 06 de julio de 2017, 16:22Hamburg, Germany, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel met US President Donald Trump Thursday, who arrived in Hamburg from Poland to take part in the Summit of the Group of the 20 (G-20) starting Friday. Cuba to Enhance Ties with EU Havana, July 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament´s ratification for the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the European Union (EU) provides new openings for the ties between both parties, Cuban Foreign Ministry official said. Cuban French Origin City Attracts Foreign Tourists Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban French-origin city of Cienfuegos is now attracting more foreign tourists, because of its historical center, which has been recognized as a United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization''s (UNESCO) Cultural Patrimony since 2005, and its strong French influence. European Investigators Warn of Link Between Cancer and Alcohol Austria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) To drink more than 4 drinks of alcohol every day may cause or provoke liver, pancreas and gastric cancer, said a study of the Committee of Public Affairs of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG). Europe Carries Out Final BepiColombo Tests for 2018 Mission Amsterdam, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The European spacecraft BepiColombo is currently undergoing final testing in launch configuration, prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana next March for a scheduled October 2018 launch. Terror Threat Level At 3 in Brussels Brussels,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Belgium security forces have increase the operation that started on Monday as to capture several islamic terorists linked to pplots in this country,according to a high ranking official. Shocking Case of Indigestion in Supermassive Black Hole 06 de julio de 2017, 12:08London,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina)A multi-wavelength study of a pair of colliding galaxies has revealed the cause of a supermassive black hole's case of ''indigestion''. Beef and Wheat Rocketed in June FAO Price Index Rome, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The FAO price index rose by 1.4 percent in June compared to the previous month boosted by rises in wheat and beef, according to a report published here today. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Syria Condemns Turkey's New Attack on Its Territory 06 de julio de 2017, 11:54Damascus, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Government has sent letters to the UN Secretary General and the President of the Security Council, condemning Turkey''s new attacks on several towns, mainly Azaz, Jibrin and Ekhtrin in northern Aleppo. Kasparov Returns to Chess for a Tournament in USA Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian chess player Garry Kasparov announced today that he abandon his retirement to participate in an invitation tournament scheduled for August 14-19 in St. Louis, United States. China and Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on an official visit to Germany today, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to upgrade bilateral relations and design a new project for the future development of the integral strategic association. Hamburg Opens Doors to Activists Against G-20 Summit By Harald Neuber Russia Denounces Preparation of New Provocations against Syria 06 de julio de 2017, 08:32Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the preparation of new provocations to accuse the Syrian government of an action with toxic substances in eastern Gutta province, in order to justify an external aggression. Spain: Raising Concern about International Terrorism Madrid, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) International terrorism is one of the 10 problems that worry Spanish population the most, said a survey carried out by the state-owned Center for Sociological Researches (CIS). EU and Japan Ready to Sign Free Trade Bilateral Agreement Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Japan reached a political agreement on key issues of the free trade agreement that the two parties have negotiated for four years, said today a spokesperson for EU. Russia Successfully Launches New Missile against Daesh in Syria Moscow, Russia, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers struck three large terrorist arms and ammunition depots in Syria with brand new Kh-101 (X-101) cruise missiles. Details on Antiterrorist Raid in Brussels Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The belgian federal police and attorney general office revealed new details on the antiterrorist raid carried out in this capital Wednesday, which resulted in the arrest of four individuals, under the suspect of having planned a terrorist attack. Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Stresses EU-Cuba Accord Ratification Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Ratification of the Agreement for Political Dialogue and Cooperation between Cuba and the European (EU), by the European Parliament, allows its temporary application, Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Cuba and Belarus Strengthen Ties of Friendship and Cooperation Havana, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus have strengthened today their ties of friendship and cooperation in the meeting between Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, and Belorussian Deputy Foreign Minister, Evgueni Shestakov. Cuban Arlenis Sierra to the 9th Place in Giro di Italia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra went to the 9th place of the Giro di Italia (Tour of Italy) that closed its 9th stage Wednesday, with the victory of Finnish Lotta Lepisto, with a record of 2:50.36 hours in a stage of 116.16 kilometres in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. Wayne Rooney in Everton Return This Week Liverpool, UK,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) Wayne Rooney will make a stunning return to Everton by the end of this week,according to The Sun. Lawsuit Reveals Gauguin Painting Was Not World's Most Expensive London, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)A legal dispute has revealed that a painting thought to be the world''s most expensive artwork is not the most expensive one after all. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. Menstruation Does Not Affect Cognitive Function, Study Finds Barn Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal cramps, mood swings, and sore breasts are just some of the bothersome symptoms that can accompany menstruation. However, contrary to popular belief, brain fog is one symptom that is unlikely to arise at that time of the month. Russian Military Police Will Patrol De-escalation Zones in Syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reportedly decided to send special units of its Armed Forces military police, equipped with light arms, to Syria to patrol the four de-escalation zones with the mission to provide safety and security. Mosaic Dating Back to 4th Century Uncovered in Barhilia,Syria Damasco,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) The national archeology expedition operating in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area in Damascus Countryside uncovered a floor mural dating back to the 4th century AD. Austria Plays Down Spat With Italy Over Border Controls Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Austria today played down a dispute with Italy over possible controls at their shared border, saying Rome had misunderstood its intentions when it spelled out military preparations for any future influx of migrants. European Union Wants Fair Trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has expressed today its desire to achieve a fair trade, ahead of the G-20 summit (more industrialized countries) scheduled for the following weekend. Merkel, Xi Agreed to Enhance Germany, China Relations Berlin, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After striking multibillion dollar agreements with Russia and raising the strategic relations with Moscow, China''s President Xi Jinping has agreed Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lift China-Germany ties to new and higher levels. Huge Ice Block About to Break Away From Antarctica London,Jul 5(Prensa Latina)A very huge sheet of ice is expected to break away from Antarctica''s mainland in the coming weeks due to rapidly warming sea water, UK scientists have warned. Syria Opens Exhibition on Red Cross Works 05 de julio de 2017, 10:57Damascus, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the start of humanitarian work in Syria by the International Red Cross in cooperation with the Arab Red Crescent was inaugurated today in this capital. WTO Warns of Brexit Challenges for EU Geneva, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) will be one of the main challenges facing the EU bloc, including its future trade exchanges, announced the WTO in a report today. European Parliament Ratifies Cooperation Agreement with Cuba Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament today ratified the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016, which promotes diplomatic and economic relations between the EU and the Caribbean nation. Russian Strategic Bombers Hit ISIS in Syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian strategic bombers struck today ISIS targets in Syria, using modern X-101 strategic cruise missiles. Several weapon stockpiles and a terrorist command center were destroyed in the strike, the Ministry of Defense reported in a statement. Lavrov Expects Concrete Achievements in Talks on Syria in Astana Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday expressed his hopes about the possibility of making concrete achievements at the fifth round of talks between armed groups and the Syrian government in Astana. Chinese President Pleads for United, Stable, Prosperous and Open EU Beijing, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, on an official visit to Germany, said Beijing that supports a united, stable, prosperous and open European Union (EU) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Most Russians Support Putin as President after 2018 Moscow, July 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two-thirds of Russians want to see Vladimir Putin as the country''s president, after the 2018 elections, says a poll by the Levada Center, quoted today by the capital press. Spain Searches 50 Missing Immigrants Madrid, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities search today the Mediterranean Sea to find 50 immigrants, missing when their precarious raft sunk, said Maritime Rescue sources. Turkey Finalizes Details to Purchase Anti-Missile System Ankara, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Turkey announced today the imminent purchase of the antimissile system S-400, made in Russia, and the willingness to develop its own defense system, while the payment method is still pending. China and Russia Prioritize Cooperation to Solve Korean Crisis Moscow, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China are giving priority in international cooperation to the solution to the dispute in the Korean peninsula and signed agreements today to extend their economic, financial and technological collaboration. New penalties imposed on Crimea New sanctions of the European Council and its allies were launched on Crimea. However, Russia's support has neutralized the effects of this policy of economic asphyxia. Italy-Austria Tension Over Border Troops at Brenner Pass Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Italy has summoned Austria''s ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to deploy border troops to block any migrant influx. IAAF Says Athletes With High Testosterone Have Advantages Montecarlo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) has said today that women with high level of testosterone have a competitive advantage in certain athletics disciplines. FAO Conference Examines Food and Agriculture Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The current state of food and agriculture in the context of the debate on climate change and food security is today the agenda of the fortieth FAO conference. Russia and China Discuss Economic and Security Cooperation Moscow, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin today highlighted Russia-China cooperation in security and confrontation with the world''s challenges, meeting today with his counterpart from Asian giant Xi Jimping. Presidents of China and Russia Synchronize Actions Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping and his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and coordination on the Korean peninsula and other relevant issues at global scale. French President Macron Promises Deep Changes 03 de julio de 2017, 16:59Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron, announced Monday abeforte the French Congress his intention to make deep changes in the nation, including to reinforce the electoral system and reduce the nember of deputies and senators. Greek Coast Guard Fired at Turkish Cargo Ship, Captain Says Istambul,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The captain of a Turkish cargo ship said it received warning shots from the Greek coast guard today in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Rhodes island. Qatar to Maintain Military Relations With Turkey Ankara, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Ambassador to Turkey Salem bin Mubarak announced today that his country had ruled out to break off its military relations with Turkey, even if this decision caused an embargo by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan Wins Stage Three Longwy, France, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead. Amazing Elevator Has No Cables and Moves Sideways Berlin,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created an elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables,according to Stern. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. One Thousand Hectares Burned In Forest Fire in Turkey Istambul, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina)Amid a heat wave that has affected the whole country, a forest fire that broke out near Turkey''s third largest city Izmir has entered its third day, threatening the water flow of the city and its surrounding districts due to the damage it caused in power lines leading to a dam that serves as the city''s main water supply. United Kingdom to Abandon Common Fishing Policy after Brexit London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom confirmed today it will abandon the Common Fishing Policy of the European Union after its withdrawal from the bloc, a sector valued in 893 million euros in 2015. Xi, Putin to Strike 10 Billion Dollar Worth of Deals Moscow, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow for the third time this year and will strike with his Russian peer Vladimir Putin 10 billion dollar worth of deals, highlights Russian Today. Oil Prices Rise Before Fall in U.S. Production London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude dawned today on the rise before the ralentization of fuel extraction in the United States, whose continuous increase torpedoed efforts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stabilize the market. German Police Storms Demostrators Camp at Entenwerder Berlin, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German police stormed a demostrators camp of critics of the G-20 summit, to be held this weekend in the northern city of Hamburg. Chinese President Warns of US Missile Shield Threat Beijing, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the deployment of the advanced US anti-missile shield, THAAD, in South Korea seriously damages the strategic security interests of this country, Russia and other nations in the region. Chinese President Tours Russia, Germany, Attends G-20 Meeting Beijing, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping is on an official visit to Russia today, to be continued in Germany, where he will also attend the G-20 summit in Hamburg, on a journey aimed at strengthening ties and expanding cooperation. Pope Francis' Message for Peace in Venezuela Highlighted Caracas, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Jesuit priest Numa Molina highlighted today Pope Francis´ message to end violence in Venezuela and find a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis. Protests against G-20 Summit in Germany Berlin, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets today in Hamburg to protest against the upcoming G-20 summit, which will take place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July. Cuba Finalist at World Volleyball Sub-21 Awaits Now for Rival Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban men''s volleyball team won ticket to the final World Sub-21 after surprisingly defeating the Russian selection and awaits for rival after game between Poland and Brazil. Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo to Hold 'Informal Meeting' Belgrade, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will be on Monday in Brussels for an ''informal meeting'' with Kosovo''s President Hashim Thaci, sponsored by the head of the European Union (EU) diplomacy, Federica Mogherini. Angola has One Billion Karats in Diamond Reserves Luanda, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Angola has diamond reserves for one billion karats , according to the advances of a geological research carried out over the last five years with Russian support. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika in Concert in Spain Madrid, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban piano player, composer and arranger Jesus ''Chucho'' Valdes and Spanish-Guinean origin female singer Concha Buika will offer a joint concert as part of the performances for Noches del Botanico (Nights of the Botanic Garden) Festival in Spain. Tour de France Starts with 22 Teams Dusseldorf, Germany, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The 104th edition of the famous Tour de France, one of the principal cycling tours in the entire world, is beginning in this German city, with a counterclock stage of 14 kilometers and the participation of 22 teams in competition. World Trade Organization Alerts Rise in Restrictions Geneva, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) registered today 42 new restrictive measures to exchange of goods and services applied by G20 economies from the middle of October to May. A report of that organization indicates that figure supposes a slight rise compared to 2016. Pope Francis Underlines Dialogue in Latin America Rome, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has stated that fostering a culture of dialogue is one of the most important aspects for Latin America today. EU Ratifies Confidence in Possible Cypriot Reunification Brussels, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) European Commission (EC) President Jean-Calude Juncker ratified today his confidence in the success opf the current round of negotiations for the reunification of Cyprus, between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, respectively. Bob Dylan This Weekend in Jazz Festival in Montreal Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Today''s concert of legendary American singer Bob Dylan will open an intense weekend of activities at the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal, 2017. Scientists Find Evidence of a Mysterious Skull Cult in Turkish Temple Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists have discovered what seem to be the remains of a ''skull cult'' in an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey. World Taekwondo Championships Conclude in South Korea Muju,South Korea,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korea finish in the first place with 5 golds,one silver and 4 bronze medals in the World Taekwondo Championship that ended today here. Syrian Army Completely Frees Road Between Raqqa and Hama Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units supported by the Hezbollah Allied forces and Iraqi brigades managed to control the entire road between Raqqa and Hama, military sources reported today. Finland-Cuban Former Volleyball Players Get Their Sentences Reduced London, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) A penal court in Finland reduced the penal sentences to four of the players and absolved a fifth, said a report by British BBC Friday. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Julio Verne, His Fiction Became a Reality in Havana Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) After two days of debates, keynote speeches and exhibitions, the 2nd International Vernian Congress, which brought together researchers and scholars from eight countries, will conclude today in Havana. Speculation on Coup against Ukrainian President Kiev, June 30 (Prensa Latina) A deputy close to the Ukrainian president, Piotro Poroshenko, today denounced the alleged preparation of a coup against the Chief of State by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, said the capital''s television. G20 Summit in Hamburg, a Fire in Dry Grass Por Luis Antonio Gómez Pérez *Hamburg, Germany (Prensa Latina) In July, Hamburg will host the 12th Summit of the Group of 20 (G20), an event that will attract global attention due to the debates among the world''s most developed countries and the strong opposition to the meeting by broad sectors. Temer Will not Attend G20 Summit in Germany Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian De Facto President, Michel Temer, cancelled his trip to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg next week, reported today German media. British Singer Sting to Open Universal Music Festival Madrid, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) British singer Sting will open the 3rd Universal Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Royal Theater from July 5th to 30th, said the website of the event today. Trump and Putin to Hold Meeting at G-20 Summit Washington, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump will hold a meeting next week with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, said the White House. G-20 Must Increase Investments to Halt Climate Change Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Most G20 economies lack sufficient financial resources to halt global warming because renewable energy investments must be twofold through 2035, said a research today. FAO to Assess Global Food and Agriculture Challenges Rome, June 30 (Prensa Latina) FAO has announced today its 40th biennial conference to be held from July 3 through 8 to assess global food and agriculture challenges. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Ex-Minister of Economy Inaugurated as Romania's New Prime Minister Bucharest, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing Romania´s Economy Minister, Mihai Tudose, was inaugurated today as the new Prime Minister, despite being rejected by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for allegedly failing to comply with the electoral program. Serbia Gets New Government Belgrade, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian Parliament on Thursday elected new Prime Minister Ana Brnabic´s government and the new cabinet in a majority vote of 157 deputies. Nearly 500 Homes and 40 Companies Destroyed by Wildfire in Portugal Lisbon, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 500 homes and 40 agricultural and industrial-related companies were destroyed today by the wildfire in Pedrograo Grande, Portugal, with a loss of 350 jobs, 64 deaths and around 250 injured. NATO to Increase Military Presence in Afghanistan 29 de junio de 2017, 16:59Brussels, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to send more soldiers to Afghanistan to work together with the Afghan security forces, said Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO Thursday. Brazilian Charles out of Pro Club Malaga 29 de junio de 2017, 16:04Malaga, Spain, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian forward Charles Dias confirmed his good-bye from Spanish professional soccer club Malaga, but he left some criticism to some people inside the club, in his Thursday statements. Eastbourne 2017: Johanna Konta Edges Past Jelena Ostapenko Eastbourne, UK, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) British number one Johanna Konta passed a major test before Wimbledon as she edged past French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Eastbourne. H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap their heads around how bizarre the substance really is. R2-D2 Robot From 'Star Wars' Sold for US $2.75 Million Los Ángeles, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) For decades, fans of the beloved ''Star Wars'' franchise have gone far and wide to pay tribute to the world that George Lucas has created. Antarctica's Ice Free Areas to Increase by 25 Percent by 2100: Study London,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice could increase by up to 25 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent''s biodiversity, according to new research. Cholera Kills Nearly 200 People in South Sudan in 2017 Juba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 200 people have died in southern Sudan from cholera this year, a situation aggravated by the outbreak reported in Namurunynag, east Equatoria state. Syrian Army Advances East of the Country Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Al Taha regiment of the Syrian special forces seized control of the major oil well Dreihem from the Islamic State or Daesh in Arabic, military sources reported. Kerch Bridge: An Umbilical Cord for Crimea By Antonio Rondón * Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Syria Denounces US Threats of Aggression Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounces today that the United States'' disinformation campaign about the intentions of the Syrian government to launch a chemical attack lacks grounds. France Rejects Visit of US President Paris, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump''s visit to France, many politicians, organizations, and citizens are showing their discontent and growing rejection. Oil Prices Go Up Responding to Fall in U.S. Inventories 29 de junio de 2017, 09:31London, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices reached record heights in the last two weeks before the evidence of falling weekly U.S. inventories reeducing uncertainty among investors on an alleged over supplied fuel market. Cuba Calls on UNESCO for Commitment to Fight Climate Change Paris, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called on UNESCO for a greater commitment by all states to face climate change and recalled the serious implications of this phenomenon for the planet, diplomatic sources said today. Syria Condemns as False US Allegations over Likely Chemical Attack 29 de junio de 2017, 08:31Damascus, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria has strongly denied as ''misleading, false and baseless'' US allegations about Syrian government''s intention to launch a chemical attack. Russia Warns over US Preparing to Intervene in Syria 29 de junio de 2017, 08:20Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The US information campaign on Syria is a warning sign that an American-led intervention may be in the works, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned Thursday. Merkel Requests Presence of G20 Members at Hamburg Summit 29 de junio de 2017, 00:22Berlin, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will have meeting today in this capital with the G20 members to coordinate the summit to be held from July 7-8 in Hamburg. UK Prime Minister Suggests Transition Period for Brexit London, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) British prime minister Theresa May said today that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, will need various stages for implementation and a transition period still indeterminate. Spanish Left-Wingers Pays Homage to Strugglers Against Dictatorship Madrid, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The ''Unidos Podemos'' left-wing coalition has paid tribute today to anti-Franco strugglers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 elections, the first held in Spain after General Francisco Franco´s dictatorship (1939-1975). NATO Increases Military Budget Brussels, 28 jun (Prensa Latina) The Seretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, informed today that Canada and its European partners will raise in 2017 their military expenses. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Quneitra Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected four continuous attacks by terrorists of the Board for the Salvation of the Levant, led by former Al Nusra near Al Baath in the Golan Heights region, reported military sources today. UNESCO Defends Main Role of Education in 2030 Agenda United Nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, defended today the main role of education in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Italy Notifies Migration Emergency Situation Rome, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian government informed the European Commission today that it has reached the limit of its ability to manage the growing flow of migrants and announced the possibility of prohibiting new landings. Novak Djokovic Glad To Be in Eastbourne After Reaching Last Eight Win Eastbourne, UK,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) World number four Novak Djokovic overcame Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-4 6-3 at Eastbourne today but he was forced to battle. The Popular Mojito Drink, Present in Varadero Gourmet 2017 Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Mojito, a popular Cuban cocktail, stands out today among the attractions of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, which runs until June 30 in this city. UK Could Suspend N. Ireland Autonomy If No Government Deal is Struck London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Kingdom warned today that if parties in Northern Ireland''s devolved parliament did not strike a deal and form a government soon, the region would fall under the direct rule of London. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. Europe Hit by Cyberattack that Could Be Linked to US Oslo, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Although the Petya virus appears to be contained today, companies and governments around the world are still alarmed by the impact of this computer attack, which appears to be related to the United States National Security Agency. Spain Calls for Quick Ratification of EU-Cuba Agreement Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has spoken out about a rapid ratification of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (ADPC) between the European Union (EU) and Cuba signed in December 2016. Russian Lawmaker Warns US Might Attack Syria Again Moscow, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) When the United Nations is offering to welcome a dialogue for peace in Syria, the United States is reportedly considering a pre-emptive attack on Syrian government troops thus further escalating the conflict in that Arab country and the region. Usain Bolt to Start Last European Tour Wednesday Ostrava, Czech Republic, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and OLympic and World Champion Usain Bolt will start his last European tour in here today, a tour that will end with his goodbye at the World Championship in London ,UK, this year. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. Almost 9,000 Migrants Rescued at Mediterranean Sea Geneva, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today that almost 9,000 migrants and refugees were rescued, starting on Saturday, at the Mediterranean Sea. UN Calls to Take Advantage of Cypriot Reunification United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today to take good advantage of the chance represented by a conference on Cyprus scheduled for Wednesday, for the reunification of the European island as the main issue. A New Virus Attack is Infecting Airlines, Banks, Utilities in Europe Oslo,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month''s WannaCry attack. Wrong Translation of Arturo Vidal Creates Tensions at Confed Cup Moscow,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A bad translation of a statement made by Chilean Arturo Vidal about Cristiano Ronaldo has created tensions facing the semifinals of the Confederation Cup in Russia. South Africa, France to Sign a Cybercrime Fight Deal 27 de junio de 2017, 12:14Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With cybercrime attacks on the rise in South Africa, the government is set to collaborate with France in an effort to boost the cyber and digital skills capacities which are key in investigating such crimes, SA News reports. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Syrian President Visits Russian Base in Latakia Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the Russian base in Hmeymim, Latakia, about 300 kilometers northwest of Damascus. Two Alleged Terrorists Captured in Switzerland Bern, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Swiss police arrested two suspected terrorists, a man and a woman, during an operation in the town of Aubonne, located in the southwestern canton of Vaud, in the Morges District, a Prosecutor''s Office senior official informed today. Havana Now Has Jose Marti's Academic Record Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Archives of Cuba is currently keeping a facsimile of the academic record of National Hero, Jose Marti, corresponding to the period in which he studied at the Central University of Madrid. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Dutch Scientists Celebrate Rare Meteorite Find in the Netherlands Amsterdam, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Dutch scientists celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 3 Million Ankara, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish authorities presented their latest report on the number of refugees in the country, published today by the daily Birgün, and in the case of Syrian nationals, it exceeded 3 million. Iraqi Troops Fight in Strategic Areas of West Mosul Baghdad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Combined forces of the Iraqi government combed recently released areas in western Mosul considered strategic to deliver the final blow to the Islamic State (IS), against which sporadic fighting in Tanak and Yarmuk are taking place today. Belarus, Cuba Discuss Scientific Cooperation Minsk, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin, has discussed with Cuban ambassador to this country, Gerardo Suarez Alvarez, the bilateral cooperation in the scientific sphere. Cuban Oil Specialists Graduate as Masters in Russian University Moscow, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban specialists graduate as masters in geology, oil drilling and exploitation at Gubkin University as part of the cooperation program between Cubapetroleo and Russian Rosneft. Former Minister of Economy Nominated for Head of Gov't in Romania Bucharest, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Social Democrat Party of Romania (SDP) nominated outgoing minister of Economy Mihai Tudose as the new head of Government, following the fall of the Government last week. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika to Perform at Noches del Botanico Madrid, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The concert by Chucho Valdes and Guinean singer Concha Buika is one of the most expected during the Spanish festival Noches del Botanico, said today websites. Important Archeological Discovery in Rome Rome, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The remains of a Roman wooden building were found today here during the excavation to enhance the subway network, said today archeologists from the municipality management. Court Orders Salvador Dali's Body to be Exhumed in Paternity Suit Madrid, June 26 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish judge in Madrid has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in an attempt to extract DNA for a paternity claim from a woman born in 1956. Poroshenko Harps on Crimea's Return to Ukrainian Sovereignty Kiev, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian President, Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko, has harped on restoring Ukrainian sovereignty in Crimea, which was separated from the nation after a referendum in 2014 in favor of its independence and reinstatement to Russia. Arconic to Halt Sale Cladding Panels Involved in Grenfell Tower Fire London, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The US manufacturer of aluminum composite panels used as cladding in London''s Grenfell Tower has halted sales of the product, which cuased a fire with 79 people dead. Irish Ship Rescues More than 700 Migrants in Lybian Coasts Dublin, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) An Irish war ship rescued 712 irregular migrants in waters close to the Lybian coasts in the last hours, said a military source here Monday. Socialist Party Win Parliamentary Elections in Albania Tirana, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Albanian Socialist Party (SP), which Prime Minister Edi Rama belongs to, won by majority the parliamentary elections in this Southeastern Europe''s Balkan Peninsula, according to part data published today by the Central Electoral Commission (KQZ). UNESCO Designated Peruvian Magaly Solier as Artist for Peace Paris, June 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova officially designated today Peruvian actress and singer Magaly Solier as an Artist for Peace in recognition of her commitment to protect and promote indigenous culture. Climate Change Could Bring Tropical Virus To Europe and USA London,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas according to Scientific Reports. Tennis-Eastbourne International Women's Singles Results Eastbourne,UK,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay Verónica Cepede won in 3 sets overChinese Su-Wei Hsieh and advanced to the second round in Eastbourne. Spain Donates Copies of Historical Documents to Cuba Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s state-run archives will deliver facsimiles of several historical documents related to the island, stored by that institution, to the National Archive of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC). France Confirms Meeting of Normandy Quartet About Ukraine Paris, jun 26 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed today that a meeting of the Quartet of Normandy will be held in the coming days to address the issue of the crisis in Ukraine. Trump's Policy towards Cuba Doomed to Fail, French Intellectual Says Paris, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) French intellectual Salim Lamrani has considered that the hostile policy announced by U.S. President, Donald Trump, towards Cuba is doomed to fail, according to an article published today. Indian State Firm Negotiates Stakes in Russian Oilfields New Delhi, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has joined the Indian consortium that is negotiating a purchase of up to 49 percent in Vankor''s oilfields in the Russian Arctic region, today revealed company sources. Cuba Wins Six Titles at Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, Spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban athletes won six titles, one silver medal and set a new record for the event at the Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, which is part of the preparatory tour for the London World Championships in August. BRUGES, A MILLENNIAL CITY FULL OF LIFE The city of Bruges, located in Belgium, is about to celebrate its first millennium and is nowadays one of the main tourist sites in Europe. Russian Military Command Assures Israel Attacked Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Contrary to what the Israeli government explained, the Russian military command made it clear on Sunday that Tel Aviv''s air force destroyed terrorist targets on Syria''s Golan Heights, which is under Zionist occupation. Plans to Perpetrate Terrorist Attacks during Eurocup Revealed Paris, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The commandos who perpetrated the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 and Brussels in March 2016 were preparing an attack during the Eurocup of football in France, France Inter reported on Sunday. Just Over Four Million Italians Called to the Polls Rome, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Over four million voters are called to the polls today in 111 Italian municipalities where election silence was decreed today to the run-off to elect mayors. Roger Federer Reaches his 11th Halle Finals Halle, Germany, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer beat Russian Karen Khachnov in two sets and moved forward to his 11th Halle finals. FRANCE STRENGTHENS LINKS WITH LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN In France the Week of the Latin America and the Caribbean became a bridge between the two nations. The event is meant to strengthen the cultural and the diversity of the region. Our correspondent in Paris Luis Maria González with more. India and Russia Agree to Strengthen Military Cooperation New Delhi, June 24 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia are moving forward today to strengthen their military cooperation, including the joint development of future weapon systems and the exchange of experiences. French Journalist Wounded By Blast in Iraq Dies Paris, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) French journalist Véronique Robert was killed in this capital on Monday due to the injuries caused by a blast on Monday in the Iraqi city of Mosul, reported the public company France Télévisions today. Trade Union Leader Warns of New Employment Crisis in Spain 24 de junio de 2017, 09:10 Madrid, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of Workers´ Commissions (CCOO), Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, has warned today that Spain, with Europe´s second highest unemployment rate, is heading a new employment crisis. Belgium Suggests Making Searches for Extremist Websites Punishable Brussels, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Belgian Prosecutor Office suggested making searches on Islamic extremist websites punishable, as part of the increased security measures following an attack in this capital city, a senior official said today. German Police Confiscates Weapons to Ultraright Group 23 de junio de 2017, 15:58Berlin, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) German security forces confiscated an important group of weapons, ammunition and extermist propaganda Friday, during an operation against members of ultraright group Reichburger (Citizens of the Reich) as reported by a source from the local police. Swiss Ambassador Highlights Friendship and Cooperation Ties with Cuba Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The Swiss Ambassador to Cuba, Marcel Stutz, has highlighted Switzerland-Cuba friendship and cooperation ties during his official visit to this central province. Canadian Prime Minister Honors Terror Victims Ottawa, Jun2 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today reminded the hundreds of victims of terrorism of this nation and called for the unity of local and foreigners to confront this scourge. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. Collaboration With Nazis in Chile: an Uncomfortable Truth Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Even today one may wonder what were the reasons why the film Colonia was barely criticized as an insignificant motion picture in a suspicious silence that some attributed to the power of the Nazis. Unesco Director Welcomes Santos and Repeats Support Peace in Colombia 23 de junio de 2017, 11:05París, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Unesco Director General, Irina Bokova, reiterated today support to peace in Colombia when receiving here the president of the South American nation, Juan Manuel Santos. Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. Russian Navy Fires Caliber Missiles against Terrorists in Syria Moscow, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least three units of the Russian Naval Fleet fired six Caliber missiles today against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement in the Syrian province of Hama, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Total of 600 Buildings in UK Identified with Inflamable Elements London, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The British government reported that a total of 600 buildings have a similar paneling or inflamable layer to the one in the Grenfell Tower, a place in which a devastating fire left at least 79 dead or missing people. Angela Merkel Gives Priority to EU´s Future Brussels, June 22 (PL) German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said as she arrived at the European Union summit that shaping the EU´s future should take priority over Brexit negotiations. Nishikori Retires Injured, Khachanov to Play Rublev in Halle Halle, Germany,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Third-seeded Kei Nishikori was forced to retire with an injury during his second-round match against Karen Khachanov at the Gerry Weber Open today. Cuban Caricaturist Among the Best of the Cartoon Movement Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon ''Fronteras'' (Brothers) by Cuban graphic comedian Osvaldo Gutiérrez ''Osval'' is among the top 10 of the Cartoon Movement digital platform. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Russia Denounces Lack of Antiterror Cooperation by USA Moscow, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the United States'' lack of cooperation in the real fight against terrorism in Syria and in Afghanistan, as denunciations of its support for the Islamic State (IS) increase. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. French President Calls for Respect to European Values Paris, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron has called for respect to Europe''s values by saying that the region ''is not a supermarket,'' according to an interview published today by several media outlets. Cuban Foreign Minister Stresses Relevance of Ties with Italy By Frank Gonzalez UK to Boost Anti-terrorist Spending after Terror Attacks London, June 22 (Prensa Latina) UK Government has decided to increase funding for fighting terrorism by 30 percent over the next five years, in response to the growing wave of extremist actions, according to a official spokesman. Usain Bolt to Run in Monaco in July Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican legendary athlete Usain Bolt will run in Monaco, as part of his goodbye tour, in July, announced the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) Wednesday. Cuban FM Highlights Italy-Cuba Relation State as Excellent Rome, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Italy-Cuba Relations are in an exceptionally positive state, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said today. Venezuelan Ambassador Denounces Fierce Interference by Spain Madrid, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has denounced the fierce interference of Mariano Rajoy´s conservative government in the internal affairs of Venezuela. India Interested in Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense Missile Systems Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) India''s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley is in Russia to discuss, among other topics, and give final shape to a deal on the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system, New Delhi is interested in acquiring. Asteroid Collision With Earth Inevitable, Warn Scientists London, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An asteroid strike on the Earth is just a matter of time and such events could destroy major cities, experts warn. UK-Glastonbury Fest The Most Legendery Rock Music Festival London,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Glastonbury Fest starts today with a show that includes Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry. Victoria Azarenka Saves Three Match Points to Beat Risa Ozaki Palma de Mallorca, Spain,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Azarenka, who gave birth to her first child, Leo, in December last year, entered the grass-court tournament in Spain as a wildcard. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. FIFA Opens Case Against Juventus Over Paul Pogba Transfer Laussanne,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Juventus after investigating the Italian champion''s world-record sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United. Alexander Zverev Keeps Up Top Form In Halle Halle,Germany,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) French Richard Gasquet and Spanish Roberto Bautista won their respective games today against Bernar Tomic and local Dustin Brown so they advance to quarter finals in Halle ,Germany. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. UNESCO Underlines Importance of Education to Eradicate Poverty Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Global poverty could be reduced by half if all adults had the possibility of completing secondary education, according to the results of an investigation released today by UNESCO. Putin considers Brazil Important Trading Partner of Russia Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin described Brazil today as an important trading partner of Russia when meeting at the Kremlin with his South American peer, Michel Temer, who is here on an official visit. Russia Warns over NATO Fighter Approaching Minister Plane Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A Russian SU-27 fighter plane reportedly chased away a NATO F-16 fighter jet that tried to approach Russia''s Defense Minister''s plane over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. UK Strengthens Security Due to Threats by Extreme Right-Wing 21 de junio de 2017, 00:20London, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) British authorities will tighten security measures due to the threats posed by violent groups of the extreme right-wing against Muslim communities, said today a spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police (LMP). Greece Highlights Management in Fighting Migration Crisis 20 de junio de 2017, 16:35Athens, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government has highlighted today the decisive role of actions to fight migration crisis currently affecting Europe. Cuban FM Meets with Slovak Prime Minister Bratislava, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has welcomed on Tuesday Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who paid an official visit to this European nation. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Rodriguez Zapatero Worried About Trump's Announcements on Cuba La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has described as very disturbing the latest announcements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, regarding Cuba. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. European Parliament Commission Ratifies Agreement Cuba-EU Brussels,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament approved today the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation for the normalization of relations between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case Madrid,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to appear in a Spanish court on July 31 to testify in a case in which he is accused of evading taxes, according to The Confidential newspaper. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Trump to Meet Ukrainian President at White House Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will meet today with his Ukrainian peer, Piotr Poroshenko, at the White House, in a meeting that was included at the last minute to the host president''s agenda. India Seeks to Strengthen Military Cooperation with Russia 20 de junio de 2017, 08:22New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian Defense Minister Arun Jitley traveled to Russia on a four-day visit to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. German Film Festival to Screen Awarded Movies in Cuba Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The 23rd German Film Festival will screen six feature films awarded in that country from June 22-30 in Cuba, according to organizers of the event. Russia Confirms New Inter-Syrian Round in Astana for July Moscow, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia confirmed today the decision to hold a new negotiation round on July 4-5 in Astana, among leaders of armed groups from the so-called moderate opposition and Syrian Government representatives. USA Intends to Re-establish Military Communication with Russia Washington, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States will intend to re-establish military communication with Russia to avoid clashes in Syria, according to Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Long Before the Internet, Cats Charmed Stone Age Humans London,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Long before they conquered ancient Egypt, cats seduced Stone Age farmers who launched the worldwide feline takeover of human homes and hearts, a DNA study showed today. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Russia: Trump's Rhetoric on Cuba Withdraws to Cold War Era Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The new policy on Cuba announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, takes us back to the forgotten rhetoric ''Cold War'' style, denounced today the Russian foreign ministry in an official communique. Cuba Denounces Systematic Human Rights Violations in U.S. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday denounced systematic human rights violations in the United States. Cuba Attends Milano Latin Festival 2017 Milan, Italy, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) All artistic manifestations flourish in Italy in summertime and with them the spaces where thousands of people come every day as happens today with the Milano Latin Festival. Russia Suspends Memorandum of Cooperation with US in Syria Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has suspended as of today the memorandum of cooperation with the United States to avoid air incidents in Syria and warned of the monitoring of international coalition apparatus. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. Zinedine Zidane Tries to Convince Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay Madrid, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday. Solidarity With Cuba in Italy and Against Intensification of Blockade Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Friendship with Cuba in Italy (Anaic) today reasserted here its solidarity with the government and people of the island to the resurgence of the aggressiveness of the U.S. government. Paolo Maldini Qualifies for Professional Tennis Tournament Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Paolo Maldini has qualified for a professional tennis tournament in Italy after coming through a qualifying competition with his doubles partner Stefano Landonio. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Russian Warplanes Kill 2 Top ISIS Commanders: Defense Ministry 18 de junio de 2017, 09:44Moscow,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Air forces eliminated two top Islamic State (ISIS) field commanders and some 180 terrorists during airstrikes in Syria in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Marcel Keizer Named New Ajax Manager on Two-year Deal Amsterdam,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Ajax have appointed Marcel Keizer as their new head coach on a two-year deal with the option of a third season. At Least 59 Killed in Forest Fire in Portugal Lisbon, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 59 people, the government said today, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever forest blaze in the Atlantic coastal country, used to the woods burning almost every summer. Deaths from Fire in London Tower Could Rise to 58 London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the Grenfell Tower in London could reach as high as 58, according to the London Metropolitan Police (Met). Spain Urged to Defend Cuba's Sovereignty in View of US Policy Madrid, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Spain (PCE) asked today the Government of Mariano Rajoy to denounce before the international institutions the willingness of President of the United States Donald Trump to resume interfering and offensive policies against Cuba. UN Calls for Combating Desertification and Drought on World Day United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the UN urged the international community to prioritize attention to phenomena that have a serious impact on humanity. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. France on the Eve of Decisive Legislative Elections Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) France is living today the day of reflection before the second round of legislative elections, aimed at defining the members of the 577-seat National Assembly. Cuban Minister Bruno Rodríguez Arrives in Austria on a Work Visit Vienna, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Austria today for a working visit aimed at strengthening the positive relations between the two nations, diplomatic sources said. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. Building Fire Kills 30 in London 16 de junio de 2017, 14:59London, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police in London (Met) reported that at least 30 people died during the recent Grenfell Tower fire, assured commander Stuart Cundy during a media briefing. Merkel Condemns US Extraterritorial Sanctions against Russia Berlin, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the extraterritoriality of new US sanctions against Russia, which affect European interests, according to EU leaders. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. Cuban Foreign Minister Closes Visit to Turkey Istanbul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla finished his 2-day visit to Turkey Friday, with a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this city. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Alexander Zverev, Cilic Advance To 's-Hertogenbosch Semi Finals S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) World No. 7 Marin Cilic and No. 10-ranked Alexander Zverev both advanced to the Ricoh Open semi-finals today. McDonalds Ends Olympics Sponsorship Three Years Earlier Laussanne, Switzerland,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) McDonald''s has ended its longtime Olympic sponsorship, the International Olympic Committee announced today. Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. France Supports Obama's Measures towards Cuba Paris, April 16 (Prensa Latina) France today reiterated its welcome to the measures taken in 2015 and 2016 by former President Barack Obama to alleviate the economic blockade held by the United States against Cuba for more than half a century. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey's National Assembly Ankara, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, is on the second day of his official visit to Turkey with tours of the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the National Assembly in this capital. Andrzej Olejniczak and Chucho Valdes in Getxo Jazz Festival Madrid, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The 41st Getxo International Jazz Festival, which starts on June 28th in that city of the Basque Country, completed the participants'' list with the presence of Polish saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. Cuban Pole-Vaulter Wins Gold Medal at IAAF Diamond League in Oslo Oslo, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole-vault Yarisley Silva has won on Thursday the gold medal in the fifth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in this capital, after exceeding 4.81 meters. Cuban FM Begins Round of Contacts in Turkey Ankara, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez began today his agenda of contacts with officials of Turkey, following his arrival at the international airport of Esenboga, in this capital. Russia Warns over USA Deploying Multiple Rocket Launchers in Syria Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has redeployed multiple launchers of the series High Mobility Advanced Rocket System, better known for its acronym HIMARS, from Jordan to Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry publicly confirmed on Thursday. Stanford Classic: Maria Sharapova Gets Wildcard Entry California, USA, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA Stanford tournament at the end of next month as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension. FIFA Video Review Goal is Avoiding Errors, Not Perfection St Petersburgo, Russia,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)''Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Geneva Summit Discusses Women at Work Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Conference, which continues its sessions here, is holding a summit today to discuss how to make up a better future for women at work. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). Greece Concerned About Its Economic Stability Berlin, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities expressed today their concern about the country''s economic stability, dependent on dealings with its creditors and the unblocking of the next tranche of financial aid. French Citizens Hope for Better Legislative Results Paris, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A majority of French citizens hope that the results of the legislative elections will be corrected in runoff to prevent that President Emmanuel Macron''s movement ''The Republic On the Move'' (LREM) gain absolute control of the Parliament. Putin Jokes About Possible Asylum for Former FBI Director Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today joked about granting political asylum to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, after he talked about his recordings of his conversations with Donald Trump. The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Putin Calls for Understanding to Avoid Family Details Moscow, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today asked citizens for his policy of avoiding disclosure of details about his family, although he said he was just born his second grandchild. U.S. Intensifies Actions against Syria Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States'' actions against Syria continue intensifying amid a new crisis in the Middle East between Qatar and Saudi Arabia that evidently seems a maneuver to distort its real objectives. Death Toll Rises to 17 in London Grenfell Tower Due to Fire London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the London skyscraper Grenfell Tower was 17, according to the Metropolitan Police today. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey to Expand Bilateral Relations Ankara, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Cuba will strengthen bilateral relations with the two-day visit Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez starts today in this capital, diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina. One out of Six Elderly People Experience Abuse, Says WHO Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately, one out of every six elderly people in the world experience some kind of abuse, a figure that will increase as the global population grows older, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. Russia Concerned about New Promotion of US Unilateral Sanctions Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia expressed today its concern about the possibility of new promotion of unilateral sanctions against it by the the United States, after learning about a bill in this reference presented in the US Congress. President of Russian Supreme Court Holds Meeting with Cuban Attorneys Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Viasheslav Lebedev held a meeting with Cuban attorneys that attend a training course at the Russian State Academy of Justice, said today diplomatic sources. Armenian Levon Aronian Leader of Tournament in Norway Stavanger, Norway, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Armenian Great Master Levon Aronian took the first place alone in the chess super tournament being played in this Nowegian city Wednesday. UN: Near 400,000 Ukrainians without Water due to Conflict United Nations, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Deputy secretary general of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O´Brien said today that near 40,000 people have remained for four days without drinking water as result of the conflict in the east of Ukraine. 12 People Dead in London Fire London, June 14 (Prensa Latina) The death toll of a deadly overnight fire that engulfed a 24-story London apartment tower on Wednesday has risen to 12, local police said. Peter Sagan Won Stage 5 Tour de Suisse Cevio, SWITZERLAND,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse in Cevio in emphatic style. The two-time World Champion lit the afterburners as the peloton rounded the final curve and had plenty of time to do a hula-style celebration as he sailed across the line. IOC Proposes Ban Ki-Moon to Preside Ethics Commission Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Former secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon was proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board as candidate to preside its Ethics Commission, IOC announced Wednesday. Montreal to Host North America's Biggest Street Arts Festival in July Ottawa,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)Montreal will host North America''s biggest street-arts festival in July. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Most Civilian Deaths During Wars Occur in Cities Geneva, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Half of civilian deaths in wars in 2010-2015 occurred in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and most of them died in urban centers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported today. Nadal Pulls Out of Queen's To Rest Ahead of Wimbledon Madrid,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Aegon Championships at The Queen''s Club as he looks to rest his body in preparation for Wimbledon. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. Cuba Ratifies Its Commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, ratified her country''s commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), speaking at the 29th meeting of the International Coordination Council of that project. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit European Countries Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will visit the European states of Turkey, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and the Vatican, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Serbia Reports Seizure of New and Very Harmful Drug Belgrade, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Serbia''s health authorities have reported the seizure of a new drug several hundred times more powerful than marijuana, which is capable of causing serious damage, according to an article published today in the newspaper Blic. Putin Warns about Russia's Response to NATO Challenges Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned about Russia''s plans to respond to the challenges to its security posed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). China, Germany Strengthen Cooperation in Security and Communications Beijing, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) China and Germany agreed to further boost cooperation in security and communications, the Chinese Government announced on Wednesday. Cuban Artist Participates in Collective Exhibition at UNESCO Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist Jacqueline Brito is exhibiting her work at UNESCO, as part of the project ''Art Camp Andorra: Colours for the Planet'', aimed at promoting art as a vehicle for peace, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba Defends Universal Access to Benefits on New Technologies 14 de junio de 2017, 08:57Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Communications, Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal, has defended in Geneva that the benefits of new technologies should be available to all citizens in the world, diplomatic sources said today. Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Qatar to Mediate in Conflict Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, has traveled to Doha today in an attempt to find a way out of the conflict Qatar is facing with neighboring countries and the region. ILO World Summit to Discuss Women at Work Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Organization (ILO) Conference -still in session- will hold a world summit on Thursday to discuss the way to shape a better future for women in their jobs. Russia Estimates Qatar Crisis Affects Syrian Process Moscow, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The diplomatic crisis on Qatar has adverse effects for strengthening peace efforts in Syria and for fighting terrorism, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Romania's Ex-President Charged with Crimes Against Humanity Bucharest, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Romania´s ex-President Ion Iliescu and former Prime Minister Petre Roman will go on trial for alleged crimes against humanity committed in 1990, according to the Attorney General´s Office. Cuban Network Infomed Wins International Award in Geneva Geneva, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban network Infomed won today the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award, a project recognized as a milestone in the computerization of society in the Caribbean nation. Greece Declare State of Emergency in Lesbos by Earthquake Athens, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government today declared a state of emergency on the island of Lesbos, affected by a earthquake of 6.1 degree on the Richter scale that killed one at least. Leo Messi Most Efficient Forward of Spanish Pro League Madrid, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean forward Lionel ''Leo'' Messi, now playing for FC Barcelona, was the most efficient soccer player of the last Spanish League season, according to the statistics published Tuesday. Turkey Sends Delegation to Qatar for Future Military Deployment Ankara, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of three members of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) reportedly went to Qatar to begin preparations for future military deployment in that country. British Scientists Produce Plastic without Oil London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Bath, United Kingdom announced today the production of alternative polycarbonates from sugars and carbon dioxide. Putin Rejects Anti-Russia Rhetoric in US Electoral Campaign Moscow, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized today the anti-Russia rhetoric in the US electoral campaigns, in which politicians take advantage of this subject. British Military Bases Attacked in Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cyprus security forces are investigating the attack on the British military base in Dhekelia at dawn today, where a policeman was injured after an explosion at the entrance to the barracks. Iran Qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Teherán, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iranian president Hassan Rouhani congratulates the IOranian team for qualifing to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion Madrid, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. Antoine Griezmann Signs New Atletico Madrid Contract Until 2022 Madrid,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has extended his contract with Atletico Madrid until June 2022. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. France Demands End of US Subsidies to Boeing Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) France today demanded the end of the subsidies granted by the United States to the aeronautical company Boeing, considering that they are an obstacle to the rules of fair trade. Lack of African Economic Success to Increase Migration Berlin, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bundesbank (German Central Bank) President Jens Weidmann warned here today that the lack of African economic success will increase the migratory pressure on Europe. EU Trusts U.S. will Comply with Nuclear Agreement with Iran Oslo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Union''s high representative for Foreign Policy and Common Security, Federica Mogherini, said today that she is confident that the United States will keep its commitment to the nuclear agreement with Iran, despite its criticisms of the pct. French Airline Corsair Flying to Cuba Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) French airline Corsair has started direct flights to Cuba with Boeing 747-400 of 533 seats, as part of the increase in tourism and relations between these two countries. Belgian Company Presents in Cuba Plantar Pressure Measurement System Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A plantar pressure measurement system to study the plantar pressure variability was presented today by the Belgian company Rsscan, in the context of Podosalud 2017, the 1st Conference on Applied Chiropody, in session at Habana Libre Hotel. More than 1,500 Immigrants Rescued at Sea, Arrive in Italy Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at the Italian ports of Palermo, Augusta, Catania, Lampedusa and Reggio Calabria, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). G-7 Reiterates, without US Support, Commitment to Paris Agreement Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Environment ministers from the G-7 countries reaffirmed today their commitment to the swift and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, without the United States'' support. ILO Calls for Protection of Children from Child Labor and Conflicts 12 de junio de 2017, 16:18Geneva, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO), called today for protection of children from child labor, conflicts or disasters. Labor Leader Questions UK Prime Minister London, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The UK Labor Party Deputy Leader , Tom Watson, has questioned on Monday Prime Minister Theresa May whether US media mogul Rupert Murdoch had any influence over her cabinet reshuffle. Foreign Affairs Ministers of Cuba and Luxembourg Meet Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg in a meeting in which both officials ratified the excellent bilateral links between their respective countries. South Korea Proposes To Host 2030 FIFA World Cup Seoul,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina)South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed today that Northeast Asian countries co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup to ease tensions in the region. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Coast of Turkey Istanbul, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A 6.3-magnitude Richter scale earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey today, ioffshore Izmir district, with no human nor material casualties reported. Turkish Police Identify 5 Suspects Connected to Ambassador Killing Ankara,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor''s Office has identified five suspects in connection with the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov and is pursuing the possibility that one of the five might have ordered the assassin police officer to kill the envoy, daily Yeni Åžafak reported today. Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity Increse in the World London,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Since 1980 the number of obese persons dobled in 70 countires until reaching 2 billion in the world according to New England Journal of Medicine. Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. France: Only Four of 577 Lawmakers Were Elected in First Round Paris, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Only four of 577 parliamentary seats in dispute bear the name of a new lawmaker after the first round of legislative election in France, according to official results published today. Turkey to Hire Syrian Doctors in Health Centers Istanbul, Turkey, 12 June (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Health Minister Recep Akdag announced today here that a program would be implemented to recruit Syrian refugees qualified as doctors or medical personnel in health centers. Russia to Show Crimea with its Virtues and Difficulties By Antonio Rondón García, Special Envoy Circular Economy and Marine Debris at G7 Meeting in Bologna Rome, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 environment ministers will dedicate today the second and final day of their meeting in Bologna to marine debris and the three ''R'' of the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle. Cuba Defends at UN a Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Geneva, June 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended at the UN the need to regulate human mobility with accessible, regular, orderly and secure migration channels as part of the 35th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council, which continues today. Turkish Products Begin to Invade Supermarkets in Qatar Ankara, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Numerous Turkish products are beginning to invade the shelves of shops in Qatar, as neighboring Arab states feel the commercial embargo, according to the newspaper Hürriyet. Legislative Participation in France Falls, says partial report Paris, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) 19.24 percent of voters cast their votes before noon in the first round of legislative elections in France, which figure was lower compared to 2012 elections. El Pais Newspaper Awarded for the Most Liar Against Cuba Bilbao, Spain, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Over fifty organizations of friendship with Cuba have awarded El Pais Spanish newspaper for the Most Liar Communication Media against Cuba. Lavrov and Tillerson Discuss Qatar Crisis Moscow, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the Qatar diplomatic crisis, during their telephone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. French Development Agency to Finance Solar Plant in Bolivia La Paz, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance with more than 12.8 million dollars the construction of a solar power plant in the Bolivian department of Oruro, the Ministry of Planning and Development confirmed. British Police: London Bombing Could Have Been Worse London, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The London bombing, which killed eight people and injured dozens, may have been worse, the British police said after discovering that one of the terrorists tried to rent a truck hours before the attack. Solidarity with Cuba Meeting Begins in Spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 organizations from all over Spain have gathered here today at the 14th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba to analyze the consequences of the U.S. blockade of the Caribbean country, among other issues. Italy Hosts Seminar on Options against Climate Change Rome, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Climate Coalition is hosting a seminar in Bologna today to discuss the options in the energy sector to stop the increase in global temperature and promote a future of 100-percent renewable energies. Rafael Nadal to His 10th Finals of Roland Garros Paris, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish tennis professional player Rafael Nadal won his march over Austrian Dominic Thiem in three sets (6-3, 6-4 and 6-0) to accede to the finals of the 2017 Ronald Garros Open Tournament, second Grand Slam of the present season. UN Announces New Debates on Cyprus Reunification United Nations, June 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretariat Antonio Guterres has announced the resumption of dialogue between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities on the reunification of the island on June 28, in Geneva. Catalonia Announces Independence Referendum 09 de junio de 2017, 16:35Madrid, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Catalonia Government, Carles Puigdemont, has announced on Friday that a referendum to split from Spain will be held on October 1st, 2017. France Defends Candidature for 2024 09 de junio de 2017, 16:29Paris, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) France will keep on its efforts for Paris to be declared the host for the 2024 Olympic Games, announced the French candidature team after the approval of the Executive of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to a double appointment for the hosts for 2014 and 2028. Venezuela Rejects Angela Merkel Interference in Internal Affairs 09 de junio de 2017, 16:09Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez rejected today the interventionist statements of the German head of Government Angela Merkel who accused the Venezuelan authorities of ''reducing'' the participation of the opposition. IOC Approves Simultaneous Appointment for 2024 and 2028 Games 09 de junio de 2017, 15:51Lausanne, Switzerland, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved today the project to give simultaneously the hosts for the Olympic Games of 2024 and 2028 during the meeting of next September 13 in Lima. British Labor Party Members Celebrate Progress Achieved in Elections 09 de junio de 2017, 15:44London, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The British Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, considered today unbelievable the results of hiss party in the general elections held on Thursday, where they managed to add 29 new deputies to the parliament. UK- Aerosmith Ready to Rock at Download Festival London,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) North American rockers Aerosmith said they would put aside security concerns following the Manchester bombing to headline the Download Festival in England on Sunday, insisting the show must go on. One of Every Four Children Under Five Suffer Anemia in Colombia Bogota, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Anemia during childhood affects one of every four children under five in Colombia, a serious problem for public health, Cromos magazine warns today. Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority Kingston,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Usain Bolt says breaking records is not a priority and dedicates tomorrow''s farewell performance to fans. Having established two individual world records Usain Bolt said he would not be attempting to break his 9.58 and 19.19 clocking times to end his final season in glory.''I have already said it, this season is for the fans,'' said Bolt, during a JN Racers Grand Prix press briefing yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Terrorists Killed in Fights in Afghan Province of Nangarhar Kabul, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan Army''s Silab body reported today that 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during Hamza''s operations in Nangarhar province. Wawrinka Wins Over Andy Murray to Reach French Open Final París,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Stan Wawrinka has exacted revenge on Andy Murray for his 2016 French Open semi-final defeat by beating the Brit at the same stage to reach this year''s final.