Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Scotland Presents Formal Request for Independence Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11047&SEO=scotland-presents-formal-request-for-independence-referendum 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:24London, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signed today a letter in which she presented a formal request to the British Government for authorization to hold a new independence referendum in that region of the country. FIFA Lets Known Proposal to Confederations for World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11041&SEO=fifa-lets-known-proposal-to-confederations-for-world-cup 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:19Brna, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Soccer Federation (FIFA) let known its proposal for the number of admission or classification tickets to grant to regional confederations for the 2026 World Cup, with 48 teams in competition. Congress to Investigate PM Rajoy´s Alleged Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11037&SEO=congress-to-investigate-pm-rajoyas-alleged-corruption 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:33Madrid, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of Deputies of Spain gave the green light to the creation of a commission to dig into the alleged illegal financing of the right-wing People´s Party (PP) of President Mariano Rajoy. Suspended Negotiations to Solve Crisis in Guyana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11031&SEO=suspended-negotiations-to-solve-crisis-in-guyana 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:52Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The negotiation process between French ministers and demonstrators in Guyana, a France overseas department, were suspended after the latter refused to hold talks behind closed doors. Putin Denies Intention to Wage a War or Compete with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11026&SEO=putin-denies-intention-to-wage-a-war-or-compete-with-u.s. 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:23Moscow, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia in no way wants to wage a war or compete with the United States, the country with the largest military expenditures in the world, President Vladimir Putin said today at an international forum on the Artic. UNFPA, the Netherlands Sign Agreement on Sex Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11025&SEO=unfpa-the-netherlands-sign-agreement-on-sex-education-in-cuba 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:22Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for the implementation of the second phase of a project on sex education and human rights led by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) of Cuba was signed here by UNFPA and the Netherlands. Xi and Trump: An Announcement of an Expected China-U.S. Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11024&SEO=xi-and-trump-an-announcement-of-an-expected-china-u.s.-summit 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Beijing, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after it was announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold their first meeting next week, the leaders of the world''s two largest economies are making headlines worldwide. UNESCO Exhibits Cuban Artist's Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11021&SEO=unesco-exhibits-cuban-artists-works Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Ofrendas (Tributes), by artist Silvia Rodriguez Rivero, was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris as part of the events of the ‘Cuban Week,'' taking place in this country. European Union, UK Look towards Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11019&SEO=european-union-uk-look-towards-trade-agreement 30 de marzo de 2017, 12:10 Brussels, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) With the definitive decision of London to exit the European Union (EU), the two sides begin today a long way to reach a satisfactory commercial agreement. French Ministers in Guiana Try to Resolve Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11017&SEO=french-ministers-in-guiana-try-to-resolve-crisis Paris, March 30 (Prensa Latina) French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl and Overseas Minister Ericka Bareigts are beginning to work in Guiana today in order to resolve the crisis in that French overseas department. Cuba Ratifies Zero Tolerance of Human Trafficking at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11003&SEO=cuba-ratifies-zero-tolerance-of-human-trafficking-at-un Geneva, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has maintained a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking, a crime that violates the human rights of the victims, the Havana embassy at the United Nations Office in Geneva stated today. Bob Dylan to Finally Receive Nobel Prize for Literature in Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10997&SEO=bob-dylan-to-finally-receive-nobel-prize-for-literature-in-sweden tockholm, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy announced that it will award the Nobel Prize for Literature to the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan over the weekend in the capital, where the musician intends to offer two concerts. Germany Regrets Brexit, but describes it as Turning Point for EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10989&SEO=germany-regrets-brexit-but-describes-it-as-turning-point-for-eu 29 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Berlin, March 29 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel deeply regretted at Britain´s decision to leave the European Union (EU), an option well-known as Brexit, but at the same time she valued it as a new turning point for Europe. IAAF Withdraws Olympic Medals from Two Turkish Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10979&SEO=iaaf-withdraws-olympic-medals-from-two-turkish-athletes 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:51Ankara, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) announced the removal of the silver Olympic medals won by Turkish female athletes Gamze Bulut and Elvan Abeylegesse. Russia Ready to Resume Cooperation with US About Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10977&SEO=russia-ready-to-resume-cooperation-with-us-about-syria 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:48Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed today his country''s willingness to resume cooperation with the United States over Syria, as much as it is willing to reach that northern country. Indonesia Receives for the First Time in 30 Years a French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10976&SEO=indonesia-receives-for-the-first-time-in-30-years-a-french-president 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Jakarta, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo branded today as a significant event the visit of his French counterpart Francois Hollande to his country. Venezuela, European Union to Increase Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10972&SEO=venezuela-european-union-to-increase-trade Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Jesus Faria, has said today that his country and the European Union will establish a technical commission to increase trade. Scientists Warn about New Right Wing's Policies in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10971&SEO=scientists-warn-about-new-right-wings-policies-in-argentina Por Harald NeuberBerlin, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of university experts in Latin America warned today, in a call published on the Internet, about the consequences of the neoliberal policies adopted by the government of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina. Cuba Goes with Us Everywhere, Musician Jose Maria Vitier Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10970&SEO=cuba-goes-with-us-everywhere-musician-jose-maria-vitier-says Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) As a special guest of the ''Cuban Week'', renowned composer and concert musician Jose Maria Vitier, has arrived in France to show his work and, above all, bringing his island with him, as ''it goes with us everywhere''. Italian Prime Minister Welcomes Minor Migrants' Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10959&SEO=italian-prime-minister-welcomes-minor-migrants-protection Rome, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, today welcomed the parliament''s approval of the law on unaccompanied minor immigrants. Cuba, France Strengthen Ties with Event Dedicated to Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10958&SEO=cuba-france-strengthen-ties-with-event-dedicated-to-culture Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) In a tribute to culture as a clear way to strengthen ties between peoples, the Cuban Week was opened in France with the participation of politicians, diplomats and artists from both nations. British Government Activates Brexit Process Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10955&SEO=british-government-activates-brexit-process-today London, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The British government will officially actívate today the Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (EU), last proceeding to withdraw from the continental bloc, the so-called Brexit. Cuba Attends Event on Nuclear Cooperation in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10951&SEO=cuba-attends-event-on-nuclear-cooperation-in-russia Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has attended a meeting of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Member States of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), diplomatic sources said today. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Russian Air Force Supported Counter-Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10925&SEO=russian-air-force-supported-counter-offensive-in-hama Moscow, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Russian air force supported the Syrian army offensive on the outskirts of Hama, where 2100 armed from an about 10,000-man contingent were killed. Life Sentence for Authors of First Attack of ISIS in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10923&SEO=life-sentence-for-authors-of-first-attack-of-isis-in-turkey Ankara, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish justice sentenced to 10 life sentences the authors of the first ISIS attack in that country, which occurred in Nigde on March 20, 2014. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10920&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-at-russian-university Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. World to Fight Climate Change even without US, says Koffi Annan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10911&SEO=world-to-fight-climate-change-even-without-us-says-koffi-annan Brussels, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The world will fight against climate change with or without the United States, former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan predicted today. France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10900&SEO=france-says-chinese-communitys-security-is-a-priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. Rohani: Russia-Iran Cooperation without Threats to Others http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10899&SEO=rohani-russia-iran-cooperation-without-threats-to-others Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between Russia and Iran is in no way directed against other countries, stated the president of the Persian nation, Hasan Rohani, in a meeting here with Vladimir Putin. Brazil: EU Commissioner to Investigate Measures for Sanitary Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10898&SEO=brazil-eu-commissioner-to-investigate-measures-for-sanitary-control Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will investigate here the measures taken by Brazil to improve the instruments of health control in the production of meat and its derivatives. Trump Calls Story about His Alleged Ties with Russia a Farce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10897&SEO=trump-calls-story-about-his-alleged-ties-with-russia-a-farce Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described as a farce the story about his alleged links with Russia, and suggested that the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton. Paris Approves Building Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10885&SEO=paris-approves-building-bulletproof-wall-around-eiffel-tower Paris, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Paris unanimously approved erecting a bullet-proof wall around Eiffel Tower, in order to guarantee safety to France´s most visited landmark. UK Police Doubts on Links Between Westminster Striker and IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10878&SEO=uk-police-doubts-on-links-between-westminster-striker-and-is 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:48London, March 27 (Prensa Latina) UK police have denied some evidence confirming the alleged link between the author of a recent terrorist attack on the British Parliament and the Islamic State (IS). Russia Rejects Accusations on Collaboration with Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10877&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-on-collaboration-with-terrorists 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Moscow, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense rejected statements by the US military leadership in Europe, about a possible collaboration of Russian soldiers with terrorist groups in Afghanistan. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Cruyff Statue to be Placed at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10837&SEO=cruyff-statue-to-be-placed-at-the-camp-nou-stadium-in-barcelona Barcelona, Spain, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) FC Barcelona revealed that it will put a statue of Johan Cruyff at the Camp Nou, in honor of the legendary Dutch footballer, one of the most emblematic banners in the history of the well-known club, deceased one year ago . Merkel and Schulz Handle First Electoral Stage in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10836&SEO=merkel-and-schulz-handle-first-electoral-stage-in-germany Berlin, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The respective parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Martin Schulz, main rivals in the September general elections, undergo today their first electoral test in the country. Ukrainian Ultranationalists Sent to Demonstrate in Minsk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10827&SEO=ukrainian-ultranationalists-sent-to-demonstrate-in-minsk Kiev, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Ukrainian ultranationalists are moving to Minsk today to participate in the so-called march for Den Voli (Freedom Day), organized by the opposition, said today the city media. Russia Warns against Paris Illusions of Taking Syrian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10826&SEO=russia-warns-against-paris-illusions-of-taking-syrian-city Moscow, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia warned against the illusory position today of French Defense Minister Jean-Ives Le Drian to announce a siege and possible early recovery of the northern Syrian city of Raqqqa, controlled by terrorists. France Tries to Stop Protests in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10815&SEO=france-tries-to-stop-protests-in-french-guiana Paris, March 25 (Prensa Latina) France announced today the decision to send an inter-ministerial commission to Guyana to try to calm the situation in its overseas territory, agitated in recent days by a large movement of protesting demonstrations. European Summit Concludes in Italy with Principle Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10814&SEO=european-summit-concludes-in-italy-with-principle-declaration Rome, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the European Union (EU) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties ended here with a succint final declaration of principles and intentions for the next 10 years. French Divided About EU Impact on the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10811&SEO=french-divided-about-eu-impact-on-the-country 25 de marzo de 2017, 09:44Paris, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The impact of the European Union (EU) on France divides easily this society: only 46 percent of citizens consider positive the effects of the community group, according to a survey published here today. Social Democratic, Christian Democrats Tied in Germany Polls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10796&SEO=social-democratic-christian-democrats-tied-in-germany-polls 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:34Berlin, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six months before the parliamentary elections in the country, most citizens want a government led by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10792&SEO=putin-meets-french-presidential-candidate-marine-le-pen Moscow, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has met today with French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, at the Kremlin, with whom he analyzed the state of relations between the two countries. French Journalist Denies Statements by François Fillon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10786&SEO=french-journalist-denies-statements-by-francois-fillon Paris, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The French journalist Didier Hassoux denied that his book ''Welcome to the Place Beauvau'' contains information on a supposed plot by French President François Hollande, a presumed fact that was denounced by right-wing electoral candidate François Fillon. Panamanian Foreign Minister Seeks to Strengthen Alliance with EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10781&SEO=panamanian-foreign-minister-seeks-to-strengthen-alliance-with-eu Brussels, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo assured that her country is ready to undertake new alliances with Europe and be a bridge in its approach to the region. Africa: 13 Countries to Launch Vaccination Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10776&SEO=africa-13-countries-to-launch-vaccination-campaign Geneva, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from 13 African countries said today that next week a vaccination campaign will be launched against poliomyelitis. Security Strengthened in Italy for European Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10773&SEO=security-strengthened-in-italy-for-european-summit Rome, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Government agreed to remain on high alert and tighten surveillance, security and protection measures on the high risk targets, in view of the coming European summit on March 25th. Ukrainian Partiality in Former-Deputy Assassination Case Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10764&SEO=ukrainian-partiality-in-former-deputy-assassination-case-denounced 23 de marzo de 2017, 17:00Moscow, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today Ukraine''s lack of objectivity to investigate the assassination of Russian former Deputy Denis Voronenkov, after knowing the hasty statements by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. British Officials Identify London Attacker http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10755&SEO=british-officials-identify-london-attacker 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:28London, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The attacker who committed a terrorist attack in the vicinity of the London Parliament was identified today by authorities such as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton. German Investors Interested in Bolivia Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10745&SEO=german-investors-interested-in-bolivia-business La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) An official delegation from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany and German businessmen stressed here that Bolivia is an attractive country to invest. Italian Prime Minister asks to Recover European Welfare Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10744&SEO=italian-prime-minister-asks-to-recover-european-welfare-model Rome, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, expressed today that the European Union (EU) must face the challenge of economic growth to recover the best social conditions and traditions with the welfare model of the region. Islamic State Claims Attack near British Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10741&SEO=islamic-state-claims-attack-near-british-parliament London, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Islamic State (EI) today claimed responsibility for the attack carried out Wednesday in the immediate vicinity of the British Parliament, in which four people were killed and 30 wounded. Ukrainian Firemen Fight a Fire in Gun Warehouse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10737&SEO=ukrainian-firemen-fight-a-fire-in-gun-warehouse Kiev, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of firefighters are fighting with great difficulty a fire in one of the largest gun warestore in Ukraine, and the explosions are heard tens of kilometers away. Russia Reaffirms Position as World's Second Largest Exporter of Arms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10731&SEO=russia-reaffirms-position-as-worlds-second-largest-exporter-of-arms Moscow, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the unilateral sanctions of the West, Russia reaffirms today its position as the world''s second largest exporter of arms, with 15 billion dollars sold in 2016, while it has a backlog of 50 billion. Protectionism Could Increase Trade Deficit of a Country, Says ECB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10727&SEO=protectionism-could-increase-trade-deficit-of-a-country-says-ecb Berlin, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) reported that the protectionism policies could increase the trade deficit of a country. UN Confirms Restart of Dialogue on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10726&SEO=un-confirms-restart-of-dialogue-on-syria United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed that the negotiations in Geneva between the Syrian government and its oppoents in the nation, would be restarted today, with the guidance of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura. Three French Students among the Wounded by Attack in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10719&SEO=three-french-students-among-the-wounded-by-attack-in-london 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Paris, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Three French students are among the injured people by the attack occurred in London today, as confirmed by the French Foreign Ministry. USA Condemns London Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10716&SEO=usa-condemns-london-terror-attack 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:15Washington, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States government condemned the terror attack in the vicinity of the British Parliament, in which four people died and at least 20 injured. Preparation of New Talks on Syria Analyzed by Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10714&SEO=preparation-of-new-talks-on-syria-analyzed-by-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Moscow, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister, Serguei Lavrov, analyzed today with the special envoy of the UN for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, the preparation of the fifth round of negotiations on the Levantine country, in Geneva. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. UNESCO Advocates Treating Waste Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10702&SEO=unesco-advocates-treating-waste-water Paris, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called today for seizing the opportunity of treating waste water, as more than 80% of it returns untreated into the ecosystem. European Representatives to Demand End of Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10693&SEO=european-representatives-to-demand-end-of-sanctions-against-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:52Kiev, March 22 (Prensa Latina) European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet representatives announced today their intentions to demand an end to the unilateral sanctions of the EU block against Russia after a three-day visit to Crimea. FAO Celebrates World Water Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10692&SEO=fao-celebrates-world-water-day Rome, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates today World Water Day at its headquarters in this capital. The event will include the launch of the 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report under the slogan ''Wastewater: The untapped resource''. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. USA Banns Mobile Devices in Flights from Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10674&SEO=usa-banns-mobile-devices-in-flights-from-turkey 21 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Istanbul, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The main airline Turkish Airlines (THY) accepted today the ban set by the United States on passengers flying to that country, so they will not be able to carry electronic devices bigger than cellphones. Over a Million Italian Families with No Member Employed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10673&SEO=over-a-million-italian-families-with-no-member-employed 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:54Rome, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) At the end of 2016, some 1,850,000 families in Italy had no members employed, which represents 0.7 percent less than the previous year, said today the National Statistics Institute (Istat). European Union to Hold Summit on Brexit in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10669&SEO=european-union-to-hold-summit-on-brexit-in-april 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Brussels, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a summit on April 29, without the United Kingdom, to establish the guidelines about that country''s withdrawal from the bloc (Brexit), European Council President Donald Tusk announced today. FAO Highlights Production and Efficient Use of Charcoal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10668&SEO=fao-highlights-production-and-efficient-use-of-charcoal 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:28Rome, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The production and efficient use of charcoal represents an important contribution to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, FAO warned today on the occasion of World Forestry Day. Paris to Only Accept Being Host of the 2024 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10666&SEO=paris-to-only-accept-being-host-of-the-2024-olympic-games Paris, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The people in charge of the postulation of the city of Paris for reaching the right to organize the Olympic Games, said they would only accept the postulation for the Olympic Games of 2024, after the door to another suspension by the International Colympic Committee (IOC) was opened. Cuba and The Czech Republic Sign Agricultural Cooperation Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10662&SEO=cuba-and-the-czech-republic-sign-agricultural-cooperation-accord 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Agriculture of Cuba and the Czech Republic, Gustavo Rodriguez and Marian Jurecka, respectively, signed today a memorandum of understanding to foster veterinary and phytosanitary cooperation Latin America and the Caribbean Remember Vitaly Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10661&SEO=latin-america-and-the-caribbean-remember-vitaly-churkin 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:20United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The group of Latin American and Caribbean in the United Nations (UN) recognized the legacy of recently deceased Russian representative in the organization, Vitaly Churkin, in a special session Tuesday. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). South American Countries, Germany Begin Talks on Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10640&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-begin-talks-on-bioceanic-train La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Official representatives of Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, as well as Germany, began talks here today on the feasibility study the push forward the multinational project of the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor. Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10639&SEO=crisis-with-the-netherlands-raises-economic-conflict-with-turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. After Debate, Macron Secures Leadership to French Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10637&SEO=after-debate-macron-secures-leadership-to-french-elections París, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Center candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidates today his leadership toward coming presidential elections in France, after a first debate where the five main candidates participated. WHO: Co-infection of Tuberculosis and HIV in Europe Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10623&SEO=who-co-infection-of-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-europe-increases Copenhagen, March 21 (Prensa Latina) A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office released today indicates that tuberculosis co-infection and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increased in Europe by 40 percent. German Cooperative Seeks Increasing Business in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10619&SEO=german-cooperative-seeks-increasing-business-in-cuba 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Stephan Gruber, president of the German cooperative Casa Alemania, which is represented in the 2017 International Agricultural and Livestock fair in Cuba (Fiagrob) by around 10 companies of consumables and equipment from that country, expressed its desire of extending its businesses here. UN Asks for Investigation on Attack vs. Somali Ship with Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10610&SEO=un-asks-for-investigation-on-attack-vs.-somali-ship-with-immigrants 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:37Geneva, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked the rival parties in Yemen to investigate the air strike against a ship carrying immigrants that left 42 fatalities in the Red Sea. Cuba Participates in Berlin Meeting on Energy Transition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10609&SEO=cuba-participates-in-berlin-meeting-on-energy-transition 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Berlin, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Alfredo Lopez participated in the Berlin Dialogue debates on the 2017 Energy Transition, which started today in Berlin with the G-20 German presidency. Turkish Antiterrorist Campaign Kills 13, Arrests 126 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10600&SEO=turkish-antiterrorist-campaign-kills-13-arrests-126 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:14Ankara, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 terrorists were killed and 126 were detained in Turkey during 230 police operations carried out over the last few days, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior released today. Talking about Solution Schemes for Syria Is Considered Premature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10598&SEO=talking-about-solution-schemes-for-syria-is-considered-premature 20 de marzo de 2017, 11:53Moscow, March 20 (Prensa Latina) It is premature at the moment to talk about concrete formulas for a solution to the conflict in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said today in commenting on statements by deputy Leonid Slutski. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10597&SEO=russia-highlights-progress-in-defense-relations-with-japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Trump Describes as False News Alleged Ties with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10595&SEO=trump-describes-as-false-news-alleged-ties-with-russia Washington, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump has referred today to the alleged ties of his campaign team with Russia as a false news and everyone knows, he said. Ukraine Sanctions Foreign Politicians for Visiting Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10594&SEO=ukraine-sanctions-foreign-politicians-for-visiting-crimea Kiev, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine imposed sanctions today against a group of 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet politicians who visit Crimea these days to get to know their realities. EU Commissioner Highlights the Information Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10571&SEO=eu-commissioner-highlights-the-information-exchange Rome, March 19 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Security Commissioner Julian King highlighted the importance of the information exchange between member countries of the regional body to combat terrorism. French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10569&SEO=french-airport-back-to-normalcy-after-attack Paris, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Paris-Orly airport returned to normal today after an attack perpetrated by a man who assaulted a soldier and was finally shot dead by police officers a few hours ago. French Orly Airport Paralyzed after Attempted Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10562&SEO=french-orly-airport-paralyzed-after-attempted-attack Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The French airport of Orly, located 14 kilometers south of this capital, is now shut down after an attempted attack by a man who stole a gun from a soldier and then was shot down by agents. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10557&SEO=francophonie-week-starts-in-cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Syria: Armed Extremists Leave Neighborhood in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10555&SEO=syria-armed-extremists-leave-neighborhood-in-homs 18 de marzo de 2017, 09:10Damascus, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The first group of armed extremists and their families started their evacuation from the neighborhood of Al Waer, the last section of the Syrian city of Homs that they occupied, authorities in that central province confirmed on Saturday. Their departure, after intense negotiations, involves the movement of more than 1,500 people to the northeastern region of Aleppo under the supervision of the Red Crescent and the military police of Syria and Russia. Special Olympiad: Cuba to Seek the Gold on Floor Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10552&SEO=special-olympiad-cuba-to-seek-the-gold-on-floor-hockey Vienna, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban male team of floor hockey -also called ''roller skate hockey'' or ''roller hockey''- will try to repeat the win of the gold medal got in Japan in 2005 at the World Winter Special Olympiad Games. Trump Reiterates US Support To NATO in Meeting with Merkel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10543&SEO=trump-reiterates-us-support-to-nato-in-meeting-with-merkel 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:07Washington, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump reiterated his country''s support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Bolivian Deputies Support Pro-Sea Outlet Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10538&SEO=bolivian-deputies-support-pro-sea-outlet-campaign 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:38La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of a document establishing March 21 as memorable date for the history of Bolivia, the Chamber of Deputies supported today the nationwide media campaign in favor of a sea outlet. European Commission Urges UK to Start Brexit Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10536&SEO=european-commission-urges-uk-to-start-brexit-process 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Brussels, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission ratified today its interest in enabling the United Kingdom to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as soon as possible, a first step to set the London exit of the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit. Cuba Gives Attention to Volleyball Players Arrested in Finland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10533&SEO=cuba-gives-attention-to-volleyball-players-arrested-in-finland 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:32Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban volleyball players imprisoned in Finland are not abandoned, the Legal Director of the National Sports Institute (Inder), Ramiro Domínguez stated. Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10525&SEO=half-of-russians-willing-to-live-under-sanctions Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-nine percent of Russians are willing to live under the regime of unilateral sanctions of the West, before changing in some way the foreign policy of his country with respect to Ukraine, revealed a poll in the capital today. Russia, Cuba Sign Party Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10520&SEO=russia-cuba-sign-party-cooperation-agreement Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist parties of Cuba and United Russia (UR) signed today a collaboration agreement on personnel training and working with the youth. UNEP Estimates World Economic Benefit for Efficient Use of Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10510&SEO=unep-estimates-world-economic-benefit-for-efficient-use-of-resources Berlin, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The most efficient use of global natural resources could annually add up two trillion dollars to 2050 world economy, according to a research by a UN agency. Putin Rebuffed Sanctions Against Russian Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10508&SEO=putin-rebuffed-sanctions-against-russian-banks Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin rebuffed Ukrainian sanctions against four Russian banks and the arrest of their corresponding executives. Cuban Presence at the Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10505&SEO=cuban-presence-at-the-paris-tourism-fair 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:43By Luisa María González Western Balkan Summit Ends with Good Wishes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10501&SEO=western-balkan-summit-ends-with-good-wishes 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:55Sarajevo, March 16 (PL) An inventory of good wishes for mutual cooperation as the only way to achieve the common goal of joining the European Union (EU) marks the final declaration of today''s summit of Western Balkans ministers. Russia Denies Any Involvement with Cyber Attack to Yahoo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10489&SEO=russia-denies-any-involvement-with-cyber-attack-to-yahoo 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:47Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected today the existence of any link between the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the cyber attacks against Yahoo or any other US server. Putin Calls for International Effort against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10486&SEO=putin-calls-for-international-effort-against-terrorism 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:07Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has advocated today for an international effort against terrorism and rejected some attempts to destabilize a world order based on respect for international law, sovereignty and diversity of the nations. Rarefied Climate in Summit of Western Balkans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10480&SEO=rarefied-climate-in-summit-of-western-balkans 16 de marzo de 2017, 11:55By Roberto Molina Hernández French President Brands Explosion at IMF as an Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10479&SEO=french-president-brands-explosion-at-imf-as-an-attack Paris, March 16 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande branded today the explosion of a letter bomb at the International Monetary Fund''s headquarters in Paris that caused injuries to an employee as an attack. Russia to Defend its Boycotted Banks in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10471&SEO=russia-to-defend-its-boycotted-banks-in-ukraine Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) We will defend our banking institutions by all means in the face of the violation of international law committed in Ukraine with the boycott of Sberbank subsidiaries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Increase of Irregular Immigration Waves in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10461&SEO=increase-of-irregular-immigration-waves-in-europe 16 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Warsaw, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Over 10,900 irregular immigrants, mostly stemming from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, arrived in Europe, a 46 percent from the previous month, the European Border Agency (Frontex) informed. European Commission Suggests Tightening Control on New Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10459&SEO=european-commission-suggests-tightening-control-on-new-drugs 16 de marzo de 2017, 00:18Brussels, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) suggested tightening control on new drugs as part of the plan of measures against drugs for the period 2017-2020. French Government to Close Grande-Synthe Migrant Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10456&SEO=french-government-to-close-grande-synthe-migrant-camp 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:14Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) France announced today its intention to dismantle the Grande-Synthe migrant camp, located in the northern region of the country, where about 1,500 undocumented persons still remain. German Prosecution Investigates Gas Emissions in Audi Cars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10452&SEO=german-prosecution-investigates-gas-emissions-in-audi-cars 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Berlin, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) German prosecution searched today the two biggest Audi automobile manufacturing plants in the European country due to an alleged link with a scandal of pollutant gas emissions. Venezuela Wins LatAm Best Stand at Moscow Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10449&SEO=venezuela-wins-latam-best-stand-at-moscow-tourism-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Moscow, Mar 15 (Perensda Latina) The media outlets specializing on the 2017 International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MIIT), granted today the award to the best Latin American stand to the Venezuelan delegation. Most Swedish Express Rejection towards Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10442&SEO=most-swedish-express-rejection-towards-donald-trump Stockholm, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The 80 percent of Swedish citizens, expresses their rejection towards US President Donald Trump, according to a survey published by radio station Swedish Radio Wednesday. Right-Wing Dutch Leader Insists on Referendum vs. EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10434&SEO=right-wing-dutch-leader-insists-on-referendum-vs.-eu The Hague, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Right-wing Dutch leader, Geert Wilders, has declared today after voting in the legislative elections that if he wins, he will promote a referendum for his country to leave the European Union (EU), similar to the British Brexit. France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10424&SEO=france-accord-for-restoration-of-cuban-arch-of-triumph-signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. Europe: 481 Migrants Die in Transit to Italy in 72 Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10415&SEO=europe-481-migrants-die-in-transit-to-italy-in-72-days Geneva, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) In the first 72 days of this year, 481 illegal migrants died the middle of the central zone of the Mediterranean Sea, leading from North Africa to Italy, said an official report Tuesday. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. Turkey Criticizes EU for Protecting the Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10409&SEO=turkey-criticizes-eu-for-protecting-the-netherlands Ankara, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu responded today to the support expressed by the EU for the Netherlands with a tough statement that worsens the diplomatic crisis between Ankara and The Hague. Ultranationalists Block Banks and Gov't Agencies in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10399&SEO=ultranationalists-block-banks-and-govt-agencies-in-ukraine Kiev, March 14 (Prensa Latina)Ultranationalist groups blocked today access to the branch of the Russian bank Sberbank in the capital, while they occupied the administrative building in the western region of Volinsk. Russia Warns on New Accusation of Interference in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10398&SEO=russia-warns-on-new-accusation-of-interference-in-usa Moscow, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned today of a new attempt to blame this country with an alleged intrusion into the US electoral and political process with the release of a CNN report on President Vladimir Putin. Putin and Trump Could Meet at Hamburg G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10393&SEO=putin-and-trump-could-meet-at-hamburg-g-20-summit Moscow, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his United States peer, Donald Trump, could meet next July at the Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20) in Hamburg, the Kremlin indicated. Immigrants and Refugees On Hunger Strike in Hungary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10384&SEO=immigrants-and-refugees-on-hunger-strike-in-hungary 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:43Budapest, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Immigrants and refugees in Hungary went on a hunger strike to protest against mistreatment by authorities, as well as the inhuman situation in the shelter and the banned free movement across the country. EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for Another Six Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10382&SEO=eu-extends-sanctions-against-russia-for-another-six-months 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:35Moscow, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities smoothly received the decision taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) to extend its unilateral economic sanctions against this Eurasian nation for a further six months. Maria Sharapova to Come Back to Courts in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10377&SEO=maria-sharapova-to-come-back-to-courts-in-april 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina)Russian tennis female star Maria Sharapova will be able to return to the tennis courts starting from April 27, after a suspension period of 15 months. Trump Policy Affects Canadian prime Ministers Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10372&SEO=trump-policy-affects-canadian-prime-ministers-plans Ottawa, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Policies of US President Donald Trump threaten to negatively impact Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s plans for economic inequality, according to an article in the Toronto Star newspaper. Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10368&SEO=russia-cuba-analyzed-increasing-public-health-cooperation Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. Britain Rejects Second Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10367&SEO=britain-rejects-second-independence-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The British government rejected today a new referendum on independence in Scotland, considering that it would cause division and great economic uncertainty in the country. Fernando Gaviria Edges Out Peter Sagan in Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Six http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10366&SEO=fernando-gaviria-edges-out-peter-sagan-in-tirreno-adriatico-stage-six Macerata, Italia, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) edged out Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the final road stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 between Ascoli Piceno and Civitanova Marche. Berlin Airport Strikes Leads to 660 Flights Being Canceled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10364&SEO=berlin-airport-strikes-leads-to-660-flights-being-canceled Berlín, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Strikes at Berlin''s two airports, Berlín-Tegel and Berlín-Schönefeld caused 660 flights to be canceled today US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. French Justice starts Trial Against Carlos the Jackal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10360&SEO=french-justice-starts-trial-against-carlos-the-jackal París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) French justice started today the trtial against Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, accused of being the author of an attack in Paris on 1974 that left two dead persons. French Ultraright Denies Negative Impact of Abandoning Euro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10359&SEO=french-ultraright-denies-negative-impact-of-abandoning-euro París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The ultraright electoral candidate Marine Le Pen denied today the negative consequences of an eventual withdrawal of France from the Eurozone, when alerts grow worldwide on that possibility. Fights Against Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10356&SEO=fights-against-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital-continues Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has fought violent clashes against the terrorist groups of the former Al-Nousra Front in the Qaboun area, less than five kilometers east of Damascus, military sources said today. The Netherlands Warns its Citizens About Travel to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10355&SEO=the-netherlands-warns-its-citizens-about-travel-to-turkey Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an alert today for citizens in Turkey to take security precautions. Scotland to Propose New Referendum on Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10353&SEO=scotland-to-propose-new-referendum-on-independence London, March 13 (Prensa Latina) First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced today that she will promote legislation to hold a new referendum on Scotland''s. independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Governor of Bank of Italy Warns on European Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10348&SEO=governor-of-bank-of-italy-warns-on-european-risks Rome, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has warned here today that 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the risk of political paralysis in Europe has never been so high. Pope Francis will bring Colombia a Message of Reconcilliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10343&SEO=pope-francis-will-bring-colombia-a-message-of-reconcilliation Bogotá, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Fabio Suescun assured today that in his pastoral visit to Colombia, pope Francis will convey a message of reconcilliation, opportunity when he will speak both to victims of the long conflicto as toi some of its actors or responsibles. UK Works on Alternative Plan for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10342&SEO=uk-works-on-alternative-plan-for-brexit London, 13 March (Prensa Latina) The British government is preparing an alternative plan to counteract likely failures in negotiations for the departure of the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, announced Minister David Davis. Spanish Foreign Minister Begins First Visit to Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10341&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-begins-first-visit-to-latin-america Madrid, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Alfonso Dastis, minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, begins today in Peru his first visit to Latin America, which includes also Mexico. France Appeals for Calm given Tensions between Turkey and EU Countrie http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10334&SEO=france-appeals-for-calm-given-tensions-between-turkey-and-eu-countrie Paris, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault appealed for calm and responsibility given the tensions prevailing between Turkey and some countries of the European Union (EU). Russia Denounces that Latvia Denied Visit to Military Facilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10331&SEO=russia-denounces-that-latvia-denied-visit-to-military-facilities Moscow, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian ministry of Defense (Mindef) denounced today that Latvia denied the visit to military facilities that this country had previously requested to be closely monitored, describing them as a threat for its security. Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with the People of Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10327&SEO=pope-francis-expresses-solidarity-with-the-people-of-guatemala Rome, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed solidarity with the people of Guatemala, affected by the tragedy resulting of the fire at the state shelter Virgen de la Asunción, with dozens of girls dead and wounded. Le Pen, Macron Lead Voting Intention Towards Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10325&SEO=le-pen-macron-lead-voting-intention-towards-elections-in-france Paris, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Extreme right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are widely in control of voting intentions for the first round of elections in France, according to a research released today. Pesticides Cause 200,000 Deaths a Year, UN Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10312&SEO=pesticides-cause-200000-deaths-a-year-un-warns Geneva, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Countries around the world must augment controls over the use of pesticides for they are causing 200,000 deaths a year due to poisoning, UN experts have warned. British Ministers See Inevitable New Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10308&SEO=british-ministers-see-inevitable-new-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) British ministers consider it inevitable the celebration of anew referéndum of independence in the autonomous region of Scotland, reported today The Financial Times. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Russia Expects Definition of US Policy to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10304&SEO=russia-expects-definition-of-us-policy-to-syria 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:54Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia expects a definition of the US policy regarding the conflict in Syria, after the indecision shown by the administration of former President Barack Obama, said today the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova. Russia Rejects Accusations of Violating Arms Control Treaties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10296&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-of-violating-arms-control-treaties 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today accusations by the United States about supposed violation of the Treaty for the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles and on the contrary, suggested that Washington fulfilled with its engagements in that reference. Simon Yates Moves into Podium Contention at Paris-Nice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10288&SEO=simon-yates-moves-into-podium-contention-at-paris-nice París, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Simon Yates (Orica Scott) took a resounding victory on stage 6 of Paris-Nice, with 193.5 kilometers between Aubagne and Fayence, with a long-range attack that saw him claw his way pack into contention for a podium spot. UN Expert Warns Ukrainians of Chemical Disaster Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10284&SEO=un-expert-warns-ukrainians-of-chemical-disaster-risk United Nations, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Unless the fighting in eastern Ukraine is stopped and precautions are taken to secure industrial facilities in the area, the armed conflict could lead to a catastrophic chemical disaster, an independent United Nations human rights expert today warned. Anti-Russian Campaign Continues despite WikiLeaks Revelations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10278&SEO=anti-russian-campaign-continues-despite-wikileaks-revelations 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:47Moscow, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The media campaign against Russia will continue, despite WikiLeaks revelations about the cyber espionage of a department of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Foreign Ministry denounced today. Cuba Advocates for Development to Balance Migration Flow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10268&SEO=cuba-advocates-for-development-to-balance-migration-flow Geneva, Mar 10 mar (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated today at the United Nations Office at Geneva to guarantee the full realization of the right to development in the world, which is a way to balance global migration flow. Week on French Culture in Havana to Celebrate Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10263&SEO=week-on-french-culture-in-havana-to-celebrate-diversity Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With a week to celebrate French culture, from March 18th to 26th, Cuba joins this international initiative to highlight this fruitful and varied culture, said sources here. Venezuela Regrets Bias in UN High Commissioner´s Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10259&SEO=venezuela-regrets-bias-in-un-high-commissioneras-action 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Geneva, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, championed Venezuela´s position on respect for human rights and deplored the biases on the issue in the High Commissioner''s action. Paris-Nice: Greipel Rockets to Stage 5 Sprint Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10247&SEO=paris-nice-greipel-rockets-to-stage-5-sprint-win 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:31París, March 9 (Prensa Latina) André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) claimed victory in Thursday''s fifth stage of Paris-Nice, sprinting to victory ahead of Arnaud Démare (FDJ) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo). Julian Assange Says Leaks Show CIA 'Devastating Incompetence' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10245&SEO=julian-assange-says-leaks-show-cia-devastating-incompetence 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:15London,March 9 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of ''devastating incompetence'' for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them. Terrorist Attacks Injure Six in Damascus, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10244&SEO=terrorist-attacks-injure-six-in-damascus-syria 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Damascus, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were injured and material damage caused by terror attacks on the suburbs of Barzeh and Harasta in Damascus, according to sources in the Syrian capital. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams Team for Female Syrian Refugee Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10242&SEO=steven-spielberg-jj-abrams-team-for-female-syrian-refugee-drama Los Ángeles,March 9 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a film based on the harrowing real-life story of a Syrian refugee, Putin Denounces Terrorists Tactics to Promote Suicide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10241&SEO=putin-denounces-terrorists-tactics-to-promote-suicide Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has denounced today new tactics by criminal and terrorist elements to promote on Internet the suicide among adolescents with a difficult social situation. Air Europa Reiterates its Commitment to the Cuban Tourism Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10240&SEO=air-europa-reiterates-its-commitment-to-the-cuban-tourism-destination 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:22Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Air Europa airline reiterated its commitment to the Cuban destination with the incorporation to its operations from Spain to this capital of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=fifa-reminds-us-about-world-cup-obligations-amid-travel-ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. Emmanuel Macron Leads Voting Intention Towards Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10237&SEO=emmanuel-macron-leads-voting-intention-towards-elections-in-france Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron gains ground for the elections in France by placing himself at the forefront of voting intentions, displacing right-wing Marine Le Pen, according to a survey released today. Nearly 150,000 Russians Return Home, Majority From EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10234&SEO=nearly-150000-russians-return-home-majority-from-eu 09 de marzo de 2017, 11:46Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150,000 Russians returned to their country in 2016, one third of them for political reasons, amid the intense campaign against this country unleashed in Western nations, especially in the European Union (EU) , noted the media in the capital today. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10233&SEO=italian-minister-says-migratory-crisis-threatens-european-unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. Education Workers in a New General Strike in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10232&SEO=education-workers-in-a-new-general-strike-in-spain Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law. Lavrov: US Used 'Traces' of Hackers to Blame Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10223&SEO=lavrov-us-used-traces-of-hackers-to-blame-russia Moscow, March 9 (Prensa Latina) US intelligence agencies keep ''traces'' of hackers from other countries and, as in the case of Russia, use them against other nations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced today. Paris Asks Company to Reflect Before Collaborating with Trump Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10222&SEO=paris-asks-company-to-reflect-before-collaborating-with-trump-wall Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the Franco-Swiss company LafargeHolcim to reflect well before collaborating with the construction of the border wall planned by US President Donald Trump. Scientists Bet for Genetic 'Edition' of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10218&SEO=scientists-bet-for-genetic-edition-of-cancer Madrid, 8 mar (PL) Genetic edition of cancer is today a new mechanism with great perspectives to help an early diagnosis of cancer, second cause of death in the world, assured a study published in magazine Oncotarget. European Union demands the United Kingdom for Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10216&SEO=european-union-demands-the-united-kingdom-for-fraud 08 de marzo de 2017, 19:00Brussels, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The European Office of Struggle against Fraud (OLAF) demanded today the United Kingdom for two billion euros for customs fraud. WikiLeaks Promises to Release more Leaked Documents on CIA Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10214&SEO=wikileaks-promises-to-release-more-leaked-documents-on-cia-espionage 08 de marzo de 2017, 16:58London, March 8 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks has promised to release more leak documents about a covert cyber spying program from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Germany Sees Surge in Number of Extremists Traveling to Iraq, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10206&SEO=germany-sees-surge-in-number-of-extremists-traveling-to-iraq-syria 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Berlín,Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany is among the main targets Rebel Leader Warns Ukraine With War Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10205&SEO=rebel-leader-warns-ukraine-with-war-again 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:52Kiev, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) ''If the Ukrainian army continues with its offensive against our population, we will be obliged to respond and initiate war'', warned the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Alexander Zajarchenko. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Men Prefers Women at Work: ILO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10200&SEO=men-prefers-women-at-work-ilo Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) A report published today by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on International Women''s Day indicates that 66 percent of men prefer women at work outside the home. Clashes between Greek Farmers and Police in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10194&SEO=clashes-between-greek-farmers-and-police-in-athens 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:05Athens, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Greek farmers clashed today with riot police in a protest against the rise in taxes and social security contributions, implemented by the government at the request of the international creditors of the country. Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10188&SEO=russian-presidential-elections-set-for-march-18-2018 Moscow, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President of State Duma (Russian lower chamber), Viacheslav Volodin, accepted to carry out the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, to make them coincide with the anniversary of the return of Crimea to the sovereignty of this country. German Fair of Tourism Warns about Trump´s Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10184&SEO=german-fair-of-tourism-warns-about-trumpas-policies Berlin, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the International Fair of Tourism ITB Berlin warned today about the negative effects that the US President Donald Trump´s immigration policies might have on tourism. France and Cuba to Match in Jai Alai Dual Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10183&SEO=france-and-cuba-to-match-in-jai-alai-dual-meet 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) France and Cuba will realize a friendly basque pelota dual meet at 36 meters from March 13 to 17, reported today official sources. Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10182&SEO=hunger-threatens-185000-childrenas-life-in-somalia Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said that some 185,000 children might be killed in Somalia by hunger if they are not given urgent health aid to avoid serious malnutrition. Brexit Discussed by UK Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10181&SEO=brexit-discussed-by-uk-parliamentarians 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:18London, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The British Government has an increased opposition at the House of Lords to implement the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. Italian Farmers Protest About Quake Response http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10177&SEO=italian-farmers-protest-about-quake-response 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:37Rome, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Italian farmers from regions ravaged by earthquakes gathered in the capital of Piazza di Montecitorio (Montecitorio Square) to demand support and reverse the unsustainable situation in which they are currently living after the earthquakes. Frank Fredericks Leaves Post in IOC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10176&SEO=frank-fredericks-leaves-post-in-ioc 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Brna, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Frank Fredericks left his posts in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being accused of receiving bribery at the lection process for the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Parliament of Catalonia Speeds up Process to Separate from Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10168&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-speeds-up-process-to-separate-from-spain 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:59Madrid, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Catalonia passed today a reform to its internal code, seeking to speed up the laws to reach the independence from Spain. Sam Bennett Beats Top Sprint Stars to Win Paris-Nice Stage Three http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10162&SEO=sam-bennett-beats-top-sprint-stars-to-win-paris-nice-stage-three 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:36París, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Irish sprinter Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the biggest win of his career to date on Tuesday, beating an array of top sprint names to secure stage three of Paris-Nice. Number of Illiterate Women Five Times Higher Than Men in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10159&SEO=number-of-illiterate-women-five-times-higher-than-men-in-turkey 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:12Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Only a few hours from tomorrow International Women Day, the number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜÄ°K). Leadership Essential for Colombian Peace Process: Norwegian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10158&SEO=leadership-essential-for-colombian-peace-process-norwegian-fm 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:03Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian foreign minister, Borge Brende, assured the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia is at a critical point requiring good leadership to face its challenges, said today daily El Tiempo. Scientists Discover How Animals Measure Time of Year to Reproduce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10157&SEO=scientists-discover-how-animals-measure-time-of-year-to-reproduce 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:58Washington,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. ESA Launches New Sentinel-2B Satellite to Monitor Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10155&SEO=esa-launches-new-sentinel-2b-satellite-to-monitor-earth 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:34Kurú, Guayana Francesa, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sentinel-2B satellite entered orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from Euiropean Space Agency, ESA,''s launch site Kourou in French Guiana. WikiLeaks Reveals Secret CIA Cyber Attack Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10154&SEO=wikileaks-reveals-secret-cia-cyber-attack-program 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:20London, March 7 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks unleashed today details of an undercover cyber attack program by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Cuba Submits Report to the Committee Against Forced Disappearance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10153&SEO=cuba-submits-report-to-the-committee-against-forced-disappearance 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:09Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented its initial report to the Committee against Forced Disappearance to the UN headquarters here, in which it shows the broad system of laws on the subject, diplomatic sources reported today. Terrorists Murder a Woman in Southern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10151&SEO=terrorists-murder-a-woman-in-southern-damascus 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:38Damascus, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the Khaled Ibn al-Walid group, subordinated to the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arab, murdered a woman for ''apostasy to Islam'' in the village of Qusser, near the border with Jordan, according to video released today in Damascus. Turkish Military Chief Meets with Russian, US Counterparts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10150&SEO=turkish-military-chief-meets-with-russian-us-counterparts Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s chief of staff Hulusi Akar met with his Russian counterparts Valery Gerasimov and US President Joseph Dunford in the southern city of Antalya on Wednesday to discuss regional issues. Russia Investigates the Use of Forbidden Weapons in Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10147&SEO=russia-investigates-the-use-of-forbidden-weapons-in-donbass 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) investigate today on the use by Ukraine of forbidden weapons such as the Tochka-ü Rocket tactical system and those responsible for giving the order to use it against the Donbass region. South Africa, Russia Strengthening Media Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10142&SEO=south-africa-russia-strengthening-media-cooperation Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government News Agency (SA News) and Russia''s Sputnik News Agency have signed an agreement that will see the two agencies cooperate in a number of areas, including news exchange. Russia Rejects Deployment of US Anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10138&SEO=russia-rejects-deployment-of-us-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected today the deployment of elements of the THAAD U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, after warning about the possibility of creating more tension in that area. Contamination Provokes 1.7 Million Deaths a Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10128&SEO=contamination-provokes-1.7-million-deaths-a-year Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Contamination as much of the air as of water provokes the death of 1.7 million children under 5 years of age a year, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)Monday. European Leaders Call for Overcoming Crisis and Relaunching EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10122&SEO=european-leaders-call-for-overcoming-crisis-and-relaunching-eu Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Main leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy admitted today the complex situation affecting the European Union and called for increasing efforts to relaunch the bloc. Copper Prices Fall Despite Interruptions in Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10111&SEO=copper-prices-fall-despite-interruptions-in-supply London, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Copper today has the lowest prices in a week, despite interruptions in supplies at major mines around the world. Fights Continue Against the Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10108&SEO=fights-continue-against-the-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital Damascus, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Battles against terrorist groups continued today in the Qabum area, a suburb less than five kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Cholera Outbreak Kills Nearly 200 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10105&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kills-nearly-200-people-in-somalia Mogadishu, March 6 (Prensa Latina) An outbreak of cholera unleashed since the beginning of 2017 in Somalia has caused the death of 196 people so far, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Cuba Presents in France Its Biotechnology Industry Advances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10101&SEO=cuba-presents-in-france-its-biotechnology-industry-advances 06 de marzo de 2017, 10:57By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's representatives have exposed today in France the Caribbean nation's advances in the biotechnology industry, with high-quality products present in 50 countries. Hollande Admits Possible French Right-wing Electoral Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10100&SEO=hollande-admits-possible-french-right-wing-electoral-victory Paris, March 6 (Prensa Latina) President François Hollande has admitted the possibility that right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen will win next elections in France, in statements released today by several international media. Erdogan's Comments on Germany Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10094&SEO=erdogans-comments-on-germany-rejected By Harald Neuber Berlin, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The last comments by Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Germany have aggravated the crisis between Berlin and Ankara, judging by statements from politicians here. Russia Called for Restraint, after N.K Launched Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10093&SEO=russia-called-for-restraint-after-n.k-launched-missiles Moscow, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on all parties on the Korean peninsula today for restraint, following the launch of several missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in direction of the Sea of Japan. Cuban Hero Ends Working Visit to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10082&SEO=cuban-hero-ends-working-visit-to-italy Rome, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), Ramon Labañino, has concluded a working visit to Italy on Sunday, at the invitation of the Communist Network (RdC). Hugo Chavez's Historic Legacy Lauded in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10081&SEO=hugo-chavezs-historic-legacy-lauded-in-russia Moscow, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Latin Americans and Russians have paid tribute and highlighted the historic legacy of Hugo Chavez on Sunday, on the 4th anniversary of his death, during a ceremony in memory of the Venezuelan commander. Spain: Podemos Party Accuses the Government of Protecting Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10070&SEO=spain-podemos-party-accuses-the-government-of-protecting-corruption Madrid, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the anti-austerity party Podemos (We can), Pablo Iglesias, accused today the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy of protecting corruption and forming part of a past incompatible with the changes demanded by Spanish society. Cuba Champions Greater Protection for Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10057&SEO=cuba-champions-greater-protection-for-human-rights 03 de marzo de 2017, 16:45Geneva, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban representative Pablo Berti argued at the UN headquarters in Geneva for greater protection of human rights in separate areas such as labor guarantees, access to housing and the enjoyment of culture. Russia Denounces Attempt to Divide Security Council Over Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10053&SEO=russia-denounces-attempt-to-divide-security-council-over-syria Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the intentionally attempt by France and the United Kingdom to split the UN Security Council by proposing a controversial resolution against Syria. Turkey Extends Border Wall with Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10049&SEO=turkey-extends-border-wall-with-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government is making progress in the construction of a border wall that will cover almost all of the 900 kilometers of the border with Syria, according to the Hürriyet newspaper. Zinedine Zidane Sends Fernando Torres Best Wishes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10046&SEO=zinedine-zidane-sends-fernando-torres-best-wishes Madrid, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane,send Atlético de Madrid stricker Fernando Torres best wishes for his complete recovery. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10042&SEO=bbva-group-announces-millionaire-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. Number of Poor People Increases in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10039&SEO=number-of-poor-people-increases-in-germany Berlin, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Poverty in Germany is now a record figure after affecting 15.7 percent of the population, the Association for Parity reported here. Morgherini and the Serbian Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10030&SEO=morgherini-and-the-serbian-parliament Belgrade, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) With booing and shouting, opposition legislators accompanied the speech by Federica Morgherini, European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, at the National Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia. Russia and El Salvador to Strengthen Political and Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10029&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-to-strengthen-political-and-economic-ties 03 de marzo de 2017, 09:21Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and El Salvador defined today the areas of political cooperation, with coordinated steps in the international arena, and economic cooperation, with the materialization of investments in areas such as aeronautics, fishery, and energy. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10028&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. Raising of Food Prices Prevail, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10022&SEO=raising-of-food-prices-prevail-says-fao Rome, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the price rate increased by 0.5 percent in February this year, compared to January. Parliament of Catalonia Lashes out US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10020&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-lashes-out-us-blockade-on-cuba 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The parliament of Catalonia today urged the United States to end the blockade imposed on Cuba for over half a century, according to the international community. FAO Alerts Growing Emergency for Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10019&SEO=fao-alerts-growing-emergency-for-famine 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:25Rome, 2 March (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) compared today that despite global favorable food supply conditions, food insecurity emergencies tend to increase. El Salvador Seeks Russian Investors for Energy and Fishing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10017&SEO=el-salvador-seeks-russian-investors-for-energy-and-fishing 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:13Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador suggested Russia to make investments and a technology transfer in fields as fishing, coffee growing and geothermic energy, during a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce in that country. Spain and Colombia Support Political Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10015&SEO=spain-and-colombia-support-political-dialogue-in-venezuela 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:52Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Colombian foreign ministers, Alfonso Dastis and Maria Angela Holguin, respectively, expressed today in this capital their support to the political dialogue in Venezuela. French Police Searches at Candidate Fillon´s Residence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10014&SEO=french-police-searches-at-candidate-fillonas-residence 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:31Paris, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The French police have carried out a search on the right-wing candidate François Fillon´s residence as part of alleged fictional jobs case. Russia Warns on Deterioration in Confidence by US Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10010&SEO=russia-warns-on-deterioration-in-confidence-by-us-campaign Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The United States and its local media efforts to launch media campaigns against Russia, by the use of falsehoods, are a big blow to the credibility of the global media, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry . Bolivia File CAS Appeal Over Forfeited World Cup Qualifying Matches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10004&SEO=bolivia-file-cas-appeal-over-forfeited-world-cup-qualifying-matches 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:33Barn, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport,CAS, says the Bolivian football federation appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. Northern Ireland Goes to Polls Amid a Government Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9999&SEO=northern-ireland-goes-to-polls-amid-a-government-crisis London, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.2 million people in Northern Ireland are voting today in an early legislative elections, following the collapse of the coalition government. Public Event of Turkish Minister Canceled in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9993&SEO=public-event-of-turkish-minister-canceled-in-germany Berlin, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Amidst political tensions between Germany and Turkey, the German city of Gaggenau canceled a public event today with the participation of Turkish Minister of Justice, Bekir Bozdag. WTO Ready to Discuss US Trade Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9991&SEO=wto-ready-to-discuss-us-trade-concerns Geneva, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is ready to discuss with the United States its trade concerns and the system for resolving differences, the entity''s head Roberto Azevedo said in a statement today. Stand on Paedophilia of Some Members of Vatican Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9986&SEO=stand-on-paedophilia-of-some-members-of-vatican-criticized Rome, March 2 (Prensa Latina) A former member of the Vatican commission for the protection of minors believes that Pope Francis wants to combat paedophilia, but around him, things do not work well, the newspaper La Repubblica commented today. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. European Parliament Withdraws Immunity to French Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9981&SEO=european-parliament-withdraws-immunity-to-french-marine-le-pen 02 de marzo de 2017, 08:56Paris, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) At the request of the French justice system, the European Parliament today decided to lift the immunity of right-wing politician Marine Le Pen in the case of the Twitter publication of violent images of the Islamic State. Bolivia to Transfer to Antarctica Ice from Mount Illimani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9979&SEO=bolivia-to-transfer-to-antarctica-ice-from-mount-illimani La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, will transfer to Antarctica snow from the glacier Illimani, second highest peak of Bolivia, threatened by climate change. New Round of Talks between Syrian Rival Parties in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9976&SEO=new-round-of-talks-between-syrian-rival-parties-in-astana Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A third round of talks amid leaders of armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government will be held in Astana on March 14th and 15th , said the television in this capital city. Italian Minister Asserts Mafia Is Uncontrolled in Naples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9974&SEO=italian-minister-asserts-mafia-is-uncontrolled-in-naples 01 de marzo de 2017, 20:14Rome, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti visited today the southern city of Naples, where he said there were uncontrolled criminals, directly attacking the citizens'' freedom. Controversy in Italy on Right to Assisted Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9969&SEO=controversy-in-italy-on-right-to-assisted-death 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:17By Frank Gozalez Bolivian Government Formally Complains to France by Video Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9968&SEO=bolivian-government-formally-complains-to-france-by-video-game 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:10La Paz, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government handed over to the French ambassador in La Paz, Denys Wibaux, a formal complaint by a video game made by Ubisoft company damaging the image of Bolivia. French UDI Party Suspends Support for François Fillon Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9967&SEO=french-udi-party-suspends-support-for-francois-fillon-campaign 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:47Paris, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The French center-right Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) party suspended its support for presidential campaign of conservative François Fillon, following his possible accusation by the French justice system. Putin Calls for Creation of a New Antidoping System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9959&SEO=putin-calls-for-creation-of-a-new-antidoping-system Moscow,Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin called today to create a new anti-doping system in Russia and rejected accusations governmental support to doping, when he attended a facility ready for the University Games in 2019. Cuba Urges for Cooperation Approach at Human Rights Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9958&SEO=cuba-urges-for-cooperation-approach-at-human-rights-council Geneva, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocates today for developing a cooperation and dialogue approach to make the functioning of the Human Rights Council more effective, the representative of the Caribbean nation, Pedro Luis Pedroso, stated in Geneva. Seized the Largest Alcohol Stash in Turkey's History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9956&SEO=seized-the-largest-alcohol-stash-in-turkeys-history 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:43Stambul, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police closed today an operation in the western province of Izmir with the seize of the biggest alcohol stash in the country''s history: 139,000 liters of clandestine liquor. Voluminous Methane Deposit Discovered in the Pacific Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9955&SEO=voluminous-methane-deposit-discovered-in-the-pacific-ocean 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:42London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at Britain''s Queen Mary University reported today the discovery of a massive source of greenhouse gases in the Pacific Ocean. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Turkey Uses Incirlik Airbase as a Tool to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9951&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-airbase-as-a-tool-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of the Incirlik airbase to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (EI), according to newspaper Yeni Safak reports. Federica Mogherini Travels to the Western Balkans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9950&SEO=federica-mogherini-travels-to-the-western-balkans Por Roberto Molina HernandezBelgrade, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The pacifying role played from her post by Federica Morgherini, the European Union''s high representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, will be more justified during the tour of the western Balkans that she kicked off today. Turkey Deploys Special Operations Units in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9949&SEO=turkey-deploys-special-operations-units-in-syria 01 de marzo de 2017, 12:41Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Army announced today the deployment in Syria of elite military units of the navy, within the framework of the cross-border operation Euphrates Shield, whose objective will be to battle armed groups hostile to their country. Trump Delays Visit to UK to Avoid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9948&SEO=trump-delays-visit-to-uk-to-avoid-protests London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump agreed with the British government to delay his visit to the United Kingdom for after the summer to minimize the risk of protests in the country, reported The Sun newspaper today. Russia Informs on Agreement for Putin-Trump Meeting Soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9939&SEO=russia-informs-on-agreement-for-putin-trump-meeting-soon Moscow, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federation Council President, or Russian Senate, Valentina Matvienko reported on Monday that there was an agreement for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump. Syrian Radio Station Enters Guinness Book of Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9938&SEO=syrian-radio-station-enters-guinness-book-of-records 01 de marzo de 2017, 10:55Damascus, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Fuse FM radio station has entered the Guinness Book of Records after breaking the world record for the longest radio program with 91.1-hour broadcasting, it was officially reported today in Damascus. Turkey Uses Incirlik Air Base to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9933&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-air-base-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of Incirlik Air Base to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (IS), according to Yeni Safak. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9919&SEO=china-invites-turkish-president-erdogan-to-beijing-summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Scotland to Celebrate Pro-Independence Referendum for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9912&SEO=scotland-to-celebrate-pro-independence-referendum-for-brexit London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the UK''s unyielding stance on Britain''s exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, increases the chances of a new pro-independence referendum in the area. Former Soviet Gymnast Olga Korbut Sells Her Olympic Medals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9906&SEO=former-soviet-gymnast-olga-korbut-sells-her-olympic-medals 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:58Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The former Soviet gymnastics star Olga Korbut, who dazzled the world the 1972 Olympic Games of Munich, sold her Olympic medals after turning out to be wrapped in financial difficulties in the United States, a country where she is living at present. Spanish Supreme Court Refuses to Exhume Franco´s Remains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9899&SEO=spanish-supreme-court-refuses-to-exhume-francoas-remains 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:37Madrid, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Spanish ex-judge Baltasar Garzon announced his intention to appeal against the Supreme Court''s refusal to exhume dictator Francisco Franco´s mortal remains and move them from the Valley of the Fallen to another place. UN: Russia Denounces Crusade for Change of Regime in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9898&SEO=un-russia-denounces-crusade-for-change-of-regime-in-syria 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:36United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned today at the UN Security Council a crusade by Western countries to force a regime change in Syria, which includes the attempt to impose sanctions for an alleged use of chemical weapons. Paris: US Blockade on Cuba Violates International Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9896&SEO=paris-us-blockade-on-cuba-violates-international-law 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba violates international law and constitutes the main obstacle to the development of the Caribbean nation, participants stated today in a symposium on the current situation on the island. Cuba, France to Expand and Diversify Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9893&SEO=cuba-france-to-expand-and-diversify-bilateral-ties 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:29Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and France are experiencing a highly favorable period for the development of bilateral relations in all sectors, agreed today the speakers of a conference held in Paris and dedicated to the Caribbean nation. Germany Bans Fussilet 33 Organization Due to Terrorist Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9892&SEO=germany-bans-fussilet-33-organization-due-to-terrorist-links Berlín,Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) German authorities baned the operation of an organization called Fussilet 33 because of its alledge links with terrorists, according to the office of the Attorney General. Terrorists Launch Mortar Attacks Against Damascus Neighborhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9889&SEO=terrorists-launch-mortar-attacks-against-damascus-neighborhood Damascus, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Police Command confirmed that seven people were wounded by mortar attacks in Al Adawi neighborhood, east of Damascus, where they also caused damage to homes and public buildings. Venezuelan Media Highlights FM Denunciation at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9886&SEO=venezuelan-media-highlights-fm-denunciation-at-un Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Media has highlighted today the speech made by Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, before which she denounced the continued aggression by the international right against Venezuela. Eliona Svitolina Celebrates 250th Win In Kuala Lumpur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9878&SEO=eliona-svitolina-celebrates-250th-win-in-kuala-lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The No.1 seed Ukraine Elina Svitolina continued her fine form with a 6-2, 6-3 over qualifier Korean Su Jeong Jang in the first round of the Alya WTA Malaysian Open. Gazprom to Start Pipeline Construction in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9873&SEO=gazprom-to-start-pipeline-construction-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian corporation Gazprom announced today the start of work on the TurkStream pipeline on Turkish territory, said Management Committee Member Oleg Aksyutin. Ronaldinho and Barcelona FC Support Football Progress in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9872&SEO=ronaldinho-and-barcelona-fc-support-football-progress-in-china Beijing, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) China''s long-awaited plan to become a world football powerhouse begins today after children from southern Hainan province received the support of famed Ronaldinho and Barcelona Football Club. Elections in France: Towards the Elimination of Big Parties? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9869&SEO=elections-in-france-towards-the-elimination-of-big-parties Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The latest polls on the elections in France show that the extreme rightwing candidate Marine Le Pen and the centrist contender Emmanuel Macron are the favorites, a new panorama in the country. Russia Accuses US of Trying to Impose an Economic Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9863&SEO=russia-accuses-us-of-trying-to-impose-an-economic-blockade Moscow, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused the US Congress of trying to impose a kind of economic blockade on it by pushing for a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions against the country. UNICEF Calls for Action to Protect Migrant Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9862&SEO=unicef-calls-for-action-to-protect-migrant-children UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) called today for concrete action to ensure the safety of migrant children after hundreds were killed in 2016 on the Mediterranean Sea route. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. UK To Slow Down Free Europeans Movement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9858&SEO=uk-to-slow-down-free-europeans-movement London, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The British government plans to call a halt to free movement of Europeans in the United Kingdom, when it activates the process for its exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, a parliamentarian stated. United Kingdom Against New Pro-Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9852&SEO=united-kingdom-against-new-pro-independence-referendum-in-scotland 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:26London, Feb 27 (PL) The British government rebuffs the new pro-independence referendum in Scotland, according to spokesman Greg Swift. Cuban Delegation at Rio 2016 Receives IOC Olympic Button http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9838&SEO=cuban-delegation-at-rio-2016-receives-ioc-olympic-button Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation that attended the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will receive today the Olympic Button of the International Olympic Committee at the Morro-Cabaña complex in Havana. FARC-EP, Gov't, UN Profile Steps to Comply with Guerrilla Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9835&SEO=farc-ep-govt-un-profile-steps-to-comply-with-guerrilla-disarmament Bogota, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the FARC-EP, the Colombian government and the United Nations (UN) observer mission will outline today the agenda to comply with the guerrilla''s disarmament plan, media confirmed. Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=russia-will-protect-tajikistan-border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Pope Francis Assessing Visit to South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9815&SEO=pope-francis-assessing-visit-to-south-sudan Rome, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis told a Nigerian journalist that he is assessing with his aides the likelihood of traveling to South Sudan. Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9812&SEO=germany-reported-about-3500-attacks-against-migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. Two German Archaeologists Kidnapped in Nigeria Have Been Freed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9810&SEO=two-german-archaeologists-kidnapped-in-nigeria-have-been-freed 26 de febrero de 2017, 10:57Abuja, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian security officers freed Russia Condemned Bloody Terror Attacks in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9808&SEO=russia-condemned-bloody-terror-attacks-in-homssyria Moscow, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned the terrorist attacks in the Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 34 people and dozens of wounded, and also called for a halt to the negotiations in Geneva. Delay and Treachery to Sabotage Peace Negotiations on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9799&SEO=delay-and-treachery-to-sabotage-peace-negotiations-on-syria Damascus, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The fourth round of peace negotiations for Syrian in Geneva, Switzerland, is once again the object of procrastination and perfidy of terrorism-sponsoring groups, reflected in weak political actions of the opposition and attacks and sabotage of armed extremists. WADA Recognizes Insufficient Evidence to Accuse Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9792&SEO=wada-recognizes-insufficient-evidence-to-accuse-russia 25 de febrero de 2017, 17:28Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today acknowledged the absence of sufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian jurist Richard McClaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. Evidence against Russian Athletes Insufficient, WADA Acknowledges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9787&SEO=evidence-against-russian-athletes-insufficient-wada-acknowledges Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has acknowledged today the insufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. François Hollande Asks Trump to Refrain from Criticizing Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9784&SEO=francois-hollande-asks-trump-to-refrain-from-criticizing-paris Paris, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande urged today his American counterpart, Donald Trump, to refrain from criticizing Paris, an unfriendly attitude among friendly countries, he said. French Organization Expresses Support to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9768&SEO=french-organization-expresses-support-to-cuba 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:44Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The French solidarity association Cuba Si France expressed its complete support to Cuba, which government reacted to a new attempt of provocation coming from anti-Cuban and utra-rightwing groups in the last days. Monica Bellucci Opens Belgrade Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9764&SEO=monica-bellucci-opens-belgrade-film-festival 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:05Belgrade, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) One of the Italy´s most brilliant movie stars, Monica Bellucci, had the possibility to open the 45th Belgrade International Film Festival, FEST-2017, at Sava Centar, a Convention Center in Belgrade. Candidate Macron Moves Forward in Voting Intentions in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9759&SEO=candidate-macron-moves-forward-in-voting-intentions-in-france 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:24Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron recorded again an increase in support for French elections to second place in the voting intentions, behind extreme right-winger Marine Le Pen. European Police Alerts on Millionaire Income for Human Traffic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9758&SEO=european-police-alerts-on-millionaire-income-for-human-traffic 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:08Brussels, Feb 24 (PL) The European police (Europol) today estimated that migrant traffickers made profits between 4.7 and 5.700 billion euros by 2015, in an illegal transfer of human beings, with thousands of deceased people. France Expresses Support to Cuba in Front of Provocation Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9752&SEO=france-expresses-support-to-cuba-in-front-of-provocation-attempts 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:48Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The French solidarity association Cuba Si France, today expressed its full support for the Caribbean nation, whose government reacted in recent days to a new attempt at provocation from ultra-right and anti-Cuban groups. Recognized UNICEF Support To Cuban Territories Affected by Hurricane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9744&SEO=recognized-unicef-support-to-cuban-territories-affected-by-hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. Pope Francis Supports Political Negotiation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9743&SEO=pope-francis-supports-political-negotiation-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis ratified his commitment to the negotiation process between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to consolidate peace and economic stability, and blessed the country, media outlets reported today. German Scholars Interested in Preserving Cuban Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9738&SEO=german-scholars-interested-in-preserving-cuban-heritage 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:23Guantánamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the University of Bamberg in Germany have expressed interest in establishing cooperation agreements with Cuba for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage, sources from Guantánamo University informed today. Russia Appoints Petr Ilichev Ambassador to the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9737&SEO=russia-appoints-petr-ilichev-ambassador-to-the-un 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:21Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Russian government has appointed Petr Ilichev Ambassador to the United Nations to fill the void left by the sudden death of Vitaly Churkin, whose funeral takes place today in this capital. Inequalities Accentuate Challenges to Face Food Crisis, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9682&SEO=inequalities-accentuate-challenges-to-face-food-crisis-says-fao Rome, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented 15 trends and 10 challenges that its member countries must take into account today to confront the global food crisis. Uruguayan Senator Backs Cuba's Decision on OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9734&SEO=uruguayan-senator-backs-cubas-decision-on-oas-secretary-general Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), Leonardo de Leon, has said he fully supports Cuba''s decision to deny the entry visa into the Caribbean country of OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9731&SEO=cuban-viengsay-valdes-shares-experiences-in-us-ballet-contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. RT Television Network Denounces Alleged Democrat Plan to Oust Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9729&SEO=rt-television-network-denounces-alleged-democrat-plan-to-oust-trump Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) RT (formerly called Russia Today), a state-run Russian television network, denounced today the existence of an alleged Democratic Party plan to remove US President Donald Trump, who appeared as a Republican candidate in the November election. Venezuela to Contest French Gov't for Discriminating against Skier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9668&SEO=venezuela-to-contest-french-govt-for-discriminating-against-skier Caracas (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez said that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will present today a complaint to the French government for the discriminatory behavior of its authorities against the skier Adrián Solano. Socialists and Leftists Ready to Negotiate Alliance in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9725&SEO=socialists-and-leftists-ready-to-negotiate-alliance-in-france 24 de febrero de 2017, 08:42Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate for the elections in France, Benoit Hamon, declared himself today open to discussing a possible alliance with leftist rival Jean-Luc Melenchon, who showed yesterday he is ready and open to a negotiation. Russia Rejects Trump's Position of Ignoring Start-3 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9724&SEO=russia-rejects-trumps-position-of-ignoring-start-3 24 de febrero de 2017, 08:28Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today the position of US President Donald Trump, who described as unilateral the agreement to reduce and limit strategic offensive weapons (Start-3). Putin Plans Asian Tour with Trade and Political Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9720&SEO=putin-plans-asian-tour-with-trade-and-political-agenda Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will start Asian tour next Monday to Tadzhikistan, Kirguiztan and Kazakhstan with an economic and political agenda in bilateral talks, reported the Kremlin. Announced Socialist-Environmentalist Alliance for Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9702&SEO=announced-socialist-environmentalist-alliance-for-elections-in-france Paris, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Political ecologist Yannick Jadot announced today the decision to resign his candidacy for the presidential elections in France and form an alliance around the socialist candidate Benoit Hamon. IMF Former Director Rodrigo Rato Convicted of Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9699&SEO=imf-former-director-rodrigo-rato-convicted-of-fraud Madrid, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Rodrigo Rato was sentenced today to four and a half years in prison, for continued misappropriation as a banker in Spain. Nigerian Police Leads Case of Kidnapping of German Archaeologists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9698&SEO=nigerian-police-leads-case-of-kidnapping-of-german-archaeologists 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:20Abuja, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The investigation of the kidnapping of two German archaeologists in central Nigeria began today with the deployment of Special Police Forces to search and rescue them. Cuba Shows Contemporary Art in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9697&SEO=cuba-shows-contemporary-art-in-spain Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Works by renowned contemporary artists are representing Cuba in the 12th edition of the Art Madrid 17 Fair, held in the Spanish capital, said today the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund Thursday. German Federal State Minister Fulfils Agenda in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9696&SEO=german-federal-state-minister-fulfils-agenda-in-cuba Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) German Federal State Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Bohmer met here Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, in a dialogue in which both governmental officials ratified their mutual interest in strenghtening the links between Cuba and Germany. Putin: Thousands from Former Soviet Union Fighting in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9692&SEO=putin-thousands-from-former-soviet-union-fighting-in-syria Moscow, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin stated today that in Syria about 4,000 Russian citizens are fighting alongside the terrorist groups, plus another 5,000 from republics of the former Soviet Union. Transport Strike Snarls Traffic in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9691&SEO=transport-strike-snarls-traffic-in-athens Athens, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the capital started a 24-hour strike today to protest against legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of the stations. New Footage of The Ice Crack That Could Produce a Giant Iceberg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9690&SEO=new-footage-of-the-ice-crack-that-could-produce-a-giant-iceberg 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:48London,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has released new footage of the ice crack that promises to produce a giant iceberg. Geneva Holds New Inter-Syrian Round of Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9686&SEO=geneva-holds-new-inter-syrian-round-of-peace-talks 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:09United Nations, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government and opposition delegations started today a new round of peace talks at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, after 10 months of the failure of the last attempt to end the conflict. Proposed Planet Definition Means Solar System Has 110 Planets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9684&SEO=proposed-planet-definition-means-solar-system-has-110-planets Washington,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)The International Astronomical Union currently defines a planet as: Abu Dhabi Tour: Mark Cavendish Sprints to Opening Stage Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9683&SEO=abu-dhabi-tour-mark-cavendish-sprints-to-opening-stage-win Abu Dabi,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Britain''s Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour after a sprint to the line. Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9681&SEO=cuba-starts-2017-salsa-festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Evo Admires Cuban People for Stopping Interference from the Empire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9679&SEO=evo-admires-cuban-people-for-stopping-interference-from-the-empire La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed his admiration for the Cuban people today after stoping the interference of the empire and thwarting a planned provocation by right-wing organizations of the region. China, France Agree to Boost Ties and Cooperation in Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9678&SEO=china-france-agree-to-boost-ties-and-cooperation-in-global-issues Beijing, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping and French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, who concluded an official visit here, agreed to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in global issues, including climate change. Unesco Talks on Heritage Protection in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9676&SEO=unesco-talks-on-heritage-protection-in-iraq Paris, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova opened today an international meeting for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the free areas of Iraq, with the presence of some 80 experts from several countries. British Senior Official Concerned over Trump's Rhetoric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9675&SEO=british-senior-official-concerned-over-trumps-rhetoric 23 de febrero de 2017, 10:12London, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) A senior official of the European Central Bank (ECB) showed today in this city his concern about the simple narrative of US President Donald Trump. Cuba and Germany Praise State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9672&SEO=cuba-and-germany-praise-state-of-relations Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra, and Germany''s Maria Bohmer, revealed in Havana the good state of the political and commercial relations between the two countries, it was reported here today. Play in Santiago de Cuba Directed by French Playwright http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9661&SEO=play-in-santiago-de-cuba-directed-by-french-playwright Santiago de Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) French playwright Maurice Leveque is currently directing in this city with the Caliban Teatro group, the play ''Pasaporte'', written by Yunior Garcia, to be staged at the headquarters of the group Estudio Teatral Macuba. French Court Accuses Marine Le Pen's Personal Assistant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9657&SEO=french-court-accuses-marine-le-pens-personal-assistant 22 de febrero de 2017, 17:38Paris, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) French Ministry of Justice has charged Catherine Griset, extreme right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen´s personal assistant, with fictitious jobs in the European Parliament (EP). Valencia Beats Madrid in Spanish Pro League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9655&SEO=valencia-beats-madrid-in-spanish-pro-league 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:48Madrid, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Spanish professional soccer club Valencia beat favorite Real Madrid at the Mestalla Stadium 2-1 Wednesday. Azeri TEZ Agency To Increase Tourism Promotion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9650&SEO=azeri-tez-agency-to-increase-tourism-promotion-in-cuba 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:02Baku, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of Azeri TEZ Tour Travel Agency, who works with Cuba, examined with Cuban Ambassador, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, the promotion of Cuban tourism in this Caucasian nation. Pope Francis for Humanitarian Help for South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9647&SEO=pope-francis-for-humanitarian-help-for-south-sudan 22 de febrero de 2017, 15:53Rome, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called for concrete actions for food support to South Sudan, to avoid the death of millions of people by hunger in that African country, among them a lot of children. Germany: Presence of 1,600 Possible Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9646&SEO=germany-presence-of-1600-possible-terrorists 22 de febrero de 2017, 15:51Berlin, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The German Secret Service registers the presence in the country of at least 1,600 potential terrorists, a senior official revealed today. Moscow Exposes Deceitful Web Campaign against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9644&SEO=moscow-exposes-deceitful-web-campaign-against-russia Moscow, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has published an statement on its website, mentioning examples of false information posted in Internet as part of a deceitful media and political campaign against Russia, spokeswoman Maria Zajarova stated. We have been making comments on false materials and misinformation in nearly all press conferences. It is an information that is already recognized as a lie, but continues to be published, the spokeswoman said. Nizhny Novgorod Governor Welcomes Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9642&SEO=nizhny-novgorod-governor-welcomes-cuban-ambassador 22 de febrero de 2017, 14:33Moscow, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev welcomed Cuban Ambassador to Russia, Emilio Lozada, who was on an official working visit to Cuba, according to diplomatic sources. New Study Gives Weight to Darwin's Theory of 'Living Fossils' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9639&SEO=new-study-gives-weight-to-darwins-theory-of-living-fossils 22 de febrero de 2017, 12:43London,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers from the University of Bristol studying the ''living fossil'' Sphenodon - or tuatara - have identified a new way to measure the evolutionary rate of these enigmatic creatures, giving credence to Darwin''s theory of ''living fossils''. Vietnam and Russia Ready to Develop Broader Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9627&SEO=vietnam-and-russia-ready-to-develop-broader-ties Por Teresita Vives RomeroHanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Russia are stronger today following a visit here by Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko, marked by the reaffirmation of the common will to continue to expand ties. Global Food Security at Risk, FAO Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9625&SEO=global-food-security-at-risk-fao-warns 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:18Rome, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Increasing pressures on natural resources, social inequalities and the effects of climate change threaten mankind''s ability to feed itself, FAO warned today. China Prepares BRICS 2017 Pre-summit Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9622&SEO=china-prepares-brics-2017-pre-summit-meeting Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China is adding the finishing touches for the first meeting of representatives of BRICS member countries prior to the 9th summit to be held tomorrow in Nanjing, the capital of eastern Jiangsu Province. 21 Guitars Signed by Important Rock Musicians up for Auction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9602&SEO=21-guitars-signed-by-important-rock-musicians-up-for-auction Amsterdam, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch website Catawiki continues the auction of 21 unique guitars signed by outstanding musicians as Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Roger Waters. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes Russian First Vice Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9600&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-welcomes-russian-first-vice-foreign-minister Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez welcomed today Russian First Vice Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov, who is paying an official visit to this country. UN Secretary-General Calls for Conflict Prevention in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9590&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-for-conflict-prevention-in-europe United Nations, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged to avoid one-sided actions sparking off or worsening the European conflicts. Dutch Parliamentarians Legalize Marihuana Cultivation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9588&SEO=dutch-parliamentarians-legalize-marihuana-cultivation 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:27Ámsterdam, Feb 21 (PL) The House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament approved today a controversial law project that legalizes the cultivation of the marijuana (cannabis sativa). Russia Exposes Unstoppable Arms Delivery to Syrian Terror Gangs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9577&SEO=russia-exposes-unstoppable-arms-delivery-to-syrian-terror-gangs 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:33Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu denounced today the unstoppable supply of weapons to armed terror groups in Syria and denounced NATO''s refusal to engage in any kind of dialogue with his country. Leo Messi Arrives in Egypt to Promote Fight Against Hepatitis C http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9576&SEO=leo-messi-arrives-in-egypt-to-promote-fight-against-hepatitis-c 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:29Cairo,Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona superstar Leo Messi has jetted to Egypt on Tuesday as part of a domestic health campaign to fight Hepatitis C. Pope Francis: 'The Protection of Migrants is a Moral Duty' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9574&SEO=pope-francis-the-protection-of-migrants-is-a-moral-duty 21 de febrero de 2017, 12:53Rome, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis express today his desagfreement with that small group of people who control half of the world resources, while many pÿople only have thje right to the bread crumbs. Roger Federer Signs Deal to Play at Swiss Indoors Basel Until 2019 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9573&SEO=roger-federer-signs-deal-to-play-at-swiss-indoors-basel-until-2019 21 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Bern, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Swiss Roger Federer has put to bed any talk of retirement in the next season or two by committing himself to the Swiss Indoors Basel until 2019. Brexit to Have High Cost for UK, EU Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9571&SEO=brexit-to-have-high-cost-for-uk-eu-warns 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:38Brussels, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, will be very expensive for this country, European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, warned today. Russia Condemns Ukrainian Blockade of Resolution to Honor Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9567&SEO=russia-condemns-ukrainian-blockade-of-resolution-to-honor-churkin Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned today Ukraine''s decision to block a UN Security Council resolution devoted to honor the country''s late ambassador to the international body, Vitali Churkin. France Advocates Strengthening Protection to Child Victims of War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9561&SEO=france-advocates-strengthening-protection-to-child-victims-of-war Paris, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called today for reinforcing action to protect child victims of war, especially those who are recruited and turned into soldiers. Lack of Decent Jobs Worsens Global Inequality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9549&SEO=lack-of-decent-jobs-worsens-global-inequality Geneva, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The lack of decent jobs is currently stirring up global inequalities, where poverty and conflict ruin many people's life, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported. Grief because of Death of Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9541&SEO=grief-because-of-death-of-russian-ambassador-to-un-vitaly-churkin 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:44United Nations, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) United Nations officials, diplomats and former ambassadors from several nations, expressed their grief for the sudden death of Russian permanent representative in the UN, Vitaly Churkin. French Police Search Extreme Right-Wing National Front Headquarter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9540&SEO=french-police-search-extreme-right-wing-national-front-headquarter 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:42Paris, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) French police scoured the headquarters of the extreme right-wing National Front (NF) as part of investigation on alleged fictitious jobs provided by French Marine Leader, Le Pen to two collaborators. British Parliamentarians´ Lawsuit Against Trump Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9539&SEO=british-parliamentariansa-lawsuit-against-trump-visit 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:09London, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The House of Commons of the United Kingdom parliament formally debated a lawsuit, signed by nearly two million Britons, against a future official State Visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. Tom Jones to Perform at the Music Auditorium in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9538&SEO=tom-jones-to-perform-at-the-music-auditorium-in-rome 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:07Rome, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Welsh pop singer Tom Jones will perform an only concert this summer in Italy, scheduled for July 26 in the Auditorium Park of Music of Rome, announced today the programmers of his tour. USA Demands NATO Members to Increase Military Spending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9530&SEO=usa-demands-nato-members-to-increase-military-spending Brussels, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The United States demanded today that the other member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) increase military expenditures and contributions to the alliance before the end of 2017. Child Obesity is Inherited From Parents, Study Finds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9528&SEO=child-obesity-is-inherited-from-parents-study-finds 20 de febrero de 2017, 13:41Washington, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Around 35-40 per cent of a child''s BMI, how fat or thin they are, is inherited from their parents, a new study has found. Cristiano Ronaldo to Star With Angelina Jolie in Turkish TV Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9527&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-to-star-with-angelina-jolie-in-turkish-tv-drama Ankara,Feb 20 (PrensaLatina)The reigning World Player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo will make a sensational debut TV show role alongside Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. Russia's Lessons in Munich http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9516&SEO=russias-lessons-in-munich Por Antonio Rondón GarcíaMoscow, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Like a decade ago, Russia, in the voice of its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, once again taught a lesson of rapprochement, good neighborhood and ideas about a new world order to the West, which is determined to keep the Cold War. Russia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Province of Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9512&SEO=russia-delivers-humanitarian-aid-to-syrian-province-of-hama Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the central Syrian province of Hama have confirmed today the delivery of Russian humanitarian aid for about 20,000 residents of the Al Sqailbiyeh village. Donetsk Decries Massive Attack of Ukrainian Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9500&SEO=donetsk-decries-massive-attack-of-ukrainian-troops Kiev, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic denounced today denounced the bombardment at least 30 localities by Ukrainian troops, while a four-hour truce was agreed in the city of Avdeevka. Merkel Calls on EU to Improve Relations with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9480&SEO=merkel-calls-on-eu-to-improve-relations-with-russia Moscow, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the European Union (EU) to improve relations with Russia, at a meeting in Munich with that country''s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, local television reported. Lavrov Calls on Europe to Work in the 'Post-Fake News' Era http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9478&SEO=lavrov-calls-on-europe-to-work-in-the-post-fake-news-era Moscow, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Saturday for a post-fake news era in Europe in clear allusion to fake news published by Western media amid a strong campaign against this country. Syria: Russia's Humanitarian Aid Distributed in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9475&SEO=syria-russias-humanitarian-aid-distributed-in-aleppo Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 18 tons of humanitarian aid, including toys, were distributed on Saturday in Aleppo by Russian representatives, in coordination with local authorities, Syrian media reported. Italy Interested in Producing Wines with Bolivian Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9471&SEO=italy-interested-in-producing-wines-with-bolivian-coca-leaf La Paz, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Development Planning, Mariana Prado, informed here that representatives of the enterprise Vinos Mariani of Italy, are interested in elaborating their products using Bolivian coca leaf. IS Funds Decreased, Says British Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9468&SEO=is-funds-decreased-says-british-research London, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The funds of terrorist group Islamic State (IS) decreased by half between 2015 and 2016, said a joint research published today by the King´s College of London and the consultant agency Ernst & Young. Cuba and France Sign Important Intergovernmental Scientific Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9463&SEO=cuba-and-france-sign-important-intergovernmental-scientific-agreement 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:56Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and French authorities signed today in this capital the intergovernmental agreement ''Hubert Curien -Carlos J. Finlay'', to strengthen the scientific cooperation between the two countries. Brand-New Russian Kaspersky OS 11-11 Operating System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9462&SEO=brand-new-russian-kaspersky-os-11-11-operating-system 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:32Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russian Kaspersky Lab Company has unveiled its new hack-proof operating system. US Espionage on France Elections in 2012 Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9461&SEO=us-espionage-on-france-elections-in-2012-revealed 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Paris, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) US Intelligence spied on presidential candidates of France in 2012 elections, particularly Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, said data revealed by the French media. Ukrainian Conflict Has a Million Children Needing Urgent Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9460&SEO=ukrainian-conflict-has-a-million-children-needing-urgent-aid 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:22United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The conflict in eastern Ukraine has a million children needing urgent aid, a total that almost increased twofold, said the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (Unicef). Ambassador Denounces Spain´s Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9459&SEO=ambassador-denounces-spainas-interference-in-venezuela 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:14Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mario Isea, Venezuelan Ambassador in Spain, denounced today here the persistent interference of the conservative management of Mariano Rajoy in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Spanish Left-Wingers Question the Acquittal to Infant Cristina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9455&SEO=spanish-left-wingers-question-the-acquittal-to-infant-cristina Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish United Left Party (IU) questioned the Spanish court decision acquitting King Felipe VI''s youngest sister, Cristina de Bourbon for a much-talked-about corruption outrage. Central Banks of Turkey and Russia Set Currency Rules http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9444&SEO=central-banks-of-turkey-and-russia-set-currency-rules Ankara, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Banks of Turkey and Russia prepare a mechanism destined to trade rules of their respective national currencies, without using a third currency in the exchange as the U.S. dollar, explained today president of the Denizbank, Hakan Ates. Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9443&SEO=palestine-calls-for-global-efforts-to-end-israeli-occupation United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, today called for a global mobilization at all levels of society to end the Israeli occupation this year. NATO Hires from Belgian Company Cybersecurity System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9441&SEO=nato-hires-from-belgian-company-cybersecurity-system Brussels, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) confirmed today it hired Belgian telecoms operator Proximus an agreement to fight cyber threats. Russia and Uruguay Strengthen Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9437&SEO=russia-and-uruguay-strengthen-health-cooperation Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Uruguay strengthened today cooperation in the medical field and envisage actions in terms of technological and educational exchange, said Russian Minister of Health, Veronica Skvortsova. Hundreds of Immigrants Enter Spain From Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9434&SEO=hundreds-of-immigrants-enter-spain-from-morocco Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 immigrants has entered Spain today after jumping the high fence that separates Morocco from the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of the two enclaves of this country in northern Africa. Spanish Justice Acquits Princess Cristina in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9432&SEO=spanish-justice-acquits-princess-cristina-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Princess Cristina, sister of King of Spain Felipe VI, was acquitted today of being part of a corruption case, while her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison. Russia-U.S. Ties, a Story to Be Told http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9431&SEO=russia-u.s.-ties-a-story-to-be-told Por Antonio RondónMoscow (Prensa Latina) Relations between the United States and Russia are a blank sheet on which there is a lot to be told with Donald Trump in the White House and clear signs of business as usual in the case of Moscow. Evo Morales Satisfied with Meetings in The Hague and Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9430&SEO=evo-morales-satisfied-with-meetings-in-the-hague-and-rome La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed today his satisfaction with the results of the meetings with the legal team in The Hague and with FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva, in Rome. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9423&SEO=g20-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-and-peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. Irish President Interested in Scientific Progress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9421&SEO=irish-president-interested-in-scientific-progress-in-cuba Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Ireland''s President, Michael Higgins, will visit the ''Pedro Kouri'' Tropical Medicine Institute today to learn about Cuba''s scientific progress as part of his official visit to Cuba. Over 200 Flights Cancelled in Berlin because of Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9413&SEO=over-200-flights-cancelled-in-berlin-because-of-strike 16 de febrero de 2017, 20:16Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two Berlin airports were forced to suspend more than 200 flights due to a strike by the ground personnel that demands better wages. Irish President Presents Book at Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9410&SEO=irish-president-presents-book-at-fair-in-cuba 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:30Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael D. Higgins asserted today here that it was a great pleasure for him to know the Havana International Book Fair and attend the presentation of the Cuban edition of ''The Sea of The Star.'' Russian and US Top-Ranking Military Officers Meet in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9409&SEO=russian-and-us-top-ranking-military-officers-meet-in-azerbaijan 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:24Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Chief of Staff, Army General Valeri Guerasimov, and the US Joint Chief of Staff, General Joseph Danford debated in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense reported today. Holland to Judge National Terrorists in Absence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9400&SEO=holland-to-judge-national-terrorists-in-absence 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:25Ámsterdam, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch justice will try in absence in March hundreds of nationals who fight along with terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, said today the District Attorney General Ferry van Veghel. Russia Reaffirms Cooperation with Iran, Despite US Position http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9399&SEO=russia-reaffirms-cooperation-with-iran-despite-us-position Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov has reaffirmed today his country''s decision to maintain the cooperation with Iran, including the fight against terrorism and the search for a solution to the Syrian conflict. FAO Support Bolivia's Request for Water Funding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9394&SEO=fao-support-bolivias-request-for-water-funding Rome, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will support Bolivia in obtaining funding for irrigation and water generation projects. Irish Writers Speak about their Culture at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9393&SEO=irish-writers-speak-about-their-culture-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish writers shared today their experiences in literary production during a meeting held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), as part of the Havana Book Fair. Turkish Troops Bomb Al Bad City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9388&SEO=turkish-troops-bomb-al-bad-city Damascus, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish troops attacked the town of Al Bab in northern Aleppo province, killing at least 24 people, including 11 children and eight women, according to media reports in Damascus. German Chancellor Criticizes US Espionage Against Her Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9387&SEO=german-chancellor-criticizes-us-espionage-against-her-country Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized today US National Security Agency (NSA) espionage to her country, where even her cell phone was infiltrated. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9386&SEO=uncertainty-at-g-20-meeting-due-to-new-us-diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. Frenchmen Outraged at 13-N Terror Attack Film Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9382&SEO=frenchmen-outraged-at-13-n-terror-attack-film-project Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Many French people, including victims of the attacks, are now showing their outrage at the Hollywood project of producing a film about the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015 in this capital. US Chief of Staff to Visit Turkey for Talks on the Raqqa Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9379&SEO=us-chief-of-staff-to-visit-turkey-for-talks-on-the-raqqa-offensive Ankara, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Joseph Dunford will pay a visit to Turkey on Feb. 17 for discussions on the Raqqa offensive, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has stated. Jamaican Nesta Carter Appeals Doping Penalty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9378&SEO=jamaican-nesta-carter-appeals-doping-penalty Bern, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is appealing the ruling that cost him, Usain Bolt and the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. USA Plans to Send More Combat Units to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9375&SEO=usa-plans-to-send-more-combat-units-to-syria Washington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States plans to send hundreds of troops from its armed forces to Syria, without the consent of the authorities in Damascus, to combat the Islamic State (EI), reported the Military Times. Tabare Vazquez Invites Putin to Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9374&SEO=tabare-vazquez-invites-putin-to-visit-uruguay Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President Tabare Vazquez invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin to visit Uruguay during an enlarged meeting he attended along with several ministers. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9373&SEO=cuban-hotels-among-best-all-inclusive-resorts-of-the-caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. Uruguay Supports Russia in Rejecting All Kinds of Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9368&SEO=uruguay-supports-russia-in-rejecting-all-kinds-of-terrorism Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President, Tabare Vazquez, has expressed today his support for Russia''s rejection of terrorism, whatever its origin, after meeting with Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Federation Council. Russia Denies French Accusation vs. Syria for Using Chemical Weapon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9366&SEO=russia-denies-french-accusation-vs.-syria-for-using-chemical-weapon Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected the accusation made by France against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons during the current conflict in the Levantine country. Syrian President Denounces Western Support for Terrorist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9365&SEO=syrian-president-denounces-western-support-for-terrorist-groups Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denounced the support given by Western nations, including France, to terrorist groups operating in his country in an interview with Gallic media published today. Cuba and Ireland Confirm Potential for Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9364&SEO=cuba-and-ireland-confirm-potential-for-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro and Ireland''s Michael Higgins have recognized the potential to promote economic, commercial and bilateral cooperation. Irish Pres. Will Tour the Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9361&SEO=irish-pres.-will-tour-the-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President, Michael Higgins, who''s making his first visit ever to Cuba, will tour this Thursday the historical Fortress of the San Carlos de la Cabaña, venue of the Havana Book Fair that has welcome writers, editors and distributors from 46 countries. European Union Points out Differences with the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9348&SEO=european-union-points-out-differences-with-the-united-states 15 de febrero de 2017, 18:02Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The High Representative of the Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs Policy and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, pointed out differences with the United States, after her recent visit to that country, according to reports today. Irish President Michael Higgins Arrives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9344&SEO=irish-president-michael-higgins-arrives-in-cuba 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:32Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael Higgins arrived today in this capital to begin an official visit to Cuba, as part of his tour of Latin America, the first of the region by a Head of State of that European country. Bulgaria Announces Reinforcement of Border Controls with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9338&SEO=bulgaria-announces-reinforcement-of-border-controls-with-turkey Sofia, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The interim government of Bulgaria announced today that it will increase the border controls with Turkey, in order to contain a possible increase of arrivals of immigrants to the national territory. EU and Canada Approve Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9332&SEO=eu-and-canada-approve-trade-agreement Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Euro Chamber approved today the polemic trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, after a long debate and having as background the protectionist barrier of U.S. President Donald Trump. China will Defend Positive Nature of Multilateralism in G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9330&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-nature-of-multilateralism-in-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Relations Minister, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralismk, global governance and innovative world economy, open abnd inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Gernany), announced the Foreign Ministry. Bolivia Joins The Apostille Convention in The Hague http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9329&SEO=bolivia-joins-the-apostille-convention-in-the-hague 15 de febrero de 2017, 13:45The Hague, Netherlands, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales announced today Bolivia''s joining to the Apostille Convention, a simplified method to legalize documents to verify their authenticity in the field of private international law. Russia Rejects French Accusation of Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9327&SEO=russia-rejects-french-accusation-of-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected the French allegation that Syria is using chemical weapons. Kosovar Parliament Takes Army Decision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9326&SEO=kosovar-parliament-takes-army-decision Belgrade, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) With the boycott of the Serbian List party, Kosovo''s parliament passed a draft at first instance, on the conversion of police forces into an army, highlighted the media today. Syrian President: 'The Future is Decided by the People Themselves' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9324&SEO=syrian-president-the-future-is-decided-by-the-people-themselves Damasco, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today in a meeting with religious groups that any step linked to the future of the country is decided only by its own people. Tennis- Qatar Open Women's Singles Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9323&SEO=tennis-qatar-open-womens-singles-results Doha, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Puertorrican tennis player Mónica Puig advanced to quarte finals at the Qatar Open after winning over German Laura Siegemund and Yulia Putintseva, in that order. Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Burst http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9322&SEO=astronomers-propose-a-cell-phone-search-for-galactic-fast-radio-burst 15 de febrero de 2017, 12:02London,Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief spurts of radio emission, lasting just one-thousandth of a second, whose origins are mysterious. Turkish Dogan Media Group Against Nobel Prize Winner Comments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9319&SEO=turkish-dogan-media-group-against-nobel-prize-winner-comments Ankara, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nobel Prize of Literature, Orhan Pamuk was criticized by the Dogan media group for his statements against the Turkish government regarding the Constitutional reform, conffirmed the T24 online newspaper. Damages from Italy Earthquakes Exceed 23 Billion Euros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9316&SEO=damages-from-italy-earthquakes-exceed-23-billion-euros Rome, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The number of material damages caused by the earthquake that devastated the central region in Italy as of August 24th, 2016 has reached 23.5 billion Euros, according to a study released today here. Uruguay Presents its Advances in Russian Trade Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9312&SEO=uruguay-presents-its-advances-in-russian-trade-forum Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the title of Uruguay-2017, the South American country presents its economic-commercial and investment advantages in the Russian Chamber of Commerce, with the participation of several ministers. Projects to Boost Education in the World to Be Awarded by UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9310&SEO=projects-to-boost-education-in-the-world-to-be-awarded-by-unesco Paris, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO announced today the award of 2016 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education to a project in Bangladesh and another in Germany, in recognition of the innovative use of new technologies to educate disadvantaged groups. Kremlin Rejects Links between Trump and Russian Intelligence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9308&SEO=kremlin-rejects-links-between-trump-and-russian-intelligence Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin rejected today the versions on a supposed link between US president Donald Trump''s team and the Russian intelligence, considering that it has no basis at all. Bolivia Reiterates Safety on Maritime Demand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9306&SEO=bolivia-reiterates-safety-on-maritime-demand 14 de febrero de 2017, 18:17The Hague, the Netherlands, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales reiterated today his confidence in a fair decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in view of the reply of the maritime demand to Chile. Peace in Colombia Deserves World Support, Irish Pres. Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9298&SEO=peace-in-colombia-deserves-world-support-irish-pres.-says 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Bogota, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian peace process deserves the support of the world, said Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins after his meeting with his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in Casa de Nariño (Colombian Presidential House). Russia will Increase Dope Tests in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9299&SEO=russia-will-increase-dope-tests-in-2017 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Moscow, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia has announced today that it will increase dope tests this year, following the most recent McLaren report that included more than 1000 Russian athletes involved in doping between 2011 and 2015. Study Shows Men's Negative Impact on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9293&SEO=study-shows-mens-negative-impact-on-climate London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Human beings cause the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces, according to a study by an international team published today. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9292&SEO=first-sommelier-cuban-woman-writes-about-her-impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Syrian Army Retakes Major Gas Plant in Homs Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9291&SEO=syrian-army-retakes-major-gas-plant-in-homs-province 14 de febrero de 2017, 13:03Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias resumed control of the major oil and gas plant in Hayyan, located in the eastern central province of Homs, 160 kilometers north of Damascus. Life Imprisonment Requested for Those Charged with Turkey Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9289&SEO=life-imprisonment-requested-for-those-charged-with-turkey-attack Istanbul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The city prosecutor''s office requested today 45 life sentences for another group of people accused of a terror attack on Atatürk International Airport in June 2016, killing 45 people and injuring more than 200 people. Two Human Traffickers and 97 Migrants Arrested in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9288&SEO=two-human-traffickers-and-97-migrants-arrested-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Gendarmerie in Turkey arrested today in a traffic control two suspected human traffickers who were traveling with 97 undocumented migrants in the West Edirne province, near the border with Greece. Alexander Kristoff Wins 2017 Tour of Oman Opener http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9287&SEO=alexander-kristoff-wins-2017-tour-of-oman-opener Mascate, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Norweian Alexander Kristoff, del equipo Katusha-Alpecin, won today the first stage of the Tour of Oman that had 176.5 kilometers between the cities of Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park. Syria Issues Documents on Armed Extremists Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9286&SEO=syria-issues-documents-on-armed-extremists-crimes Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Justice Minister, Najem Hamad Al-Ahmad announced today the creation of a commission to provide evidence for the crimes committed by armed terror groups, especially in the Aleppo province. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9285&SEO=homage-to-bola-de-nieve-an-unmistakable-voice-of-cuban-music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. Manchester City Confirm Gabriel Jesus Suffered Broken Metatarsal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9284&SEO=manchester-city-confirm-gabriel-jesus-suffered-broken-metatarsal London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) MANCHESTER CITY striker Gabriel Jesus has broken his metatarsal and will miss two to three months, the club have confirmed. China Will Defend Positive Multilateralism at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9281&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-multilateralism-at-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Minister of Foreign Relations, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralism, global governance and an innovative world economy, open and inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Germany), announced today the Foreign Ministry. Evo Morales Ratifies Bolivia's Right to the Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9280&SEO=evo-morales-ratifies-bolivias-right-to-the-sea The Hague, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales, who is at the headquarters of the International Court of Justice (CIJ), has reaffirmed today Bolivia''s strength to a sovereign return of the sea that was taken from her by Chile. Cuba Calls On UN for a Multilateral, Arranged Response to Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9277&SEO=cuba-calls-on-un-for-a-multilateral-arranged-response-to-terrorism United Nations, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today called on the UN Security Council for a multilateral and arranged response to the phenomenon of terrorism, which moves away from unilateral actions and double standards. Literary Forum Opens at International Book Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9276&SEO=literary-forum-opens-at-international-book-fair-in-cuba Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) French writer, poet, essayist and philosopher Paul Valery and the French literature are the issues of the program of the first session of the literary forum at the 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba. United Kingdom Confirms Trump's Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9275&SEO=united-kingdom-confirms-trumps-visit London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The British government confirmed today that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit in the coming months to the United Kingdom, despite the controversy generated in the country by this invitation. SA, France Advancing Trade, Economic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9274&SEO=sa-france-advancing-trade-economic-relations Pretoria, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and France have agreed to enhance trade and economic relations, particularly in manufacturing and ship building, SA News reports Tuesday. Working to Resume Negotiations on Greek Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9255&SEO=working-to-resume-negotiations-on-greek-debt Brussels, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici announced that he would travel to Athens on Wednesday, in an attempt to resume the the negotiations on the Greek debt, amid strong differences. Russian Military Police Sent to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9252&SEO=russian-military-police-sent-to-syria 13 de febrero de 2017, 17:39Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) An Ingushetia-formed military police batallion was sent to Syria to protect both Russian air force and members of the Reconciliation Center settled in that region. 2016 Refugee Olympic Team Awarded the Laureus Prize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9244&SEO=2016-refugee-olympic-team-awarded-the-laureus-prize Monte Carlo, Feb 13 (PL) The Olympic Team of Refugees (OTR), that competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will be conferred the Laureus Award for sport inspiration in a Gala that will take place tomorrow in Monaco. Ukraine Threatened with Energy Breakdown by Blockades in Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9242&SEO=ukraine-threatened-with-energy-breakdown-by-blockades-in-donbass 13 de febrero de 2017, 14:59Kiev, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine is today under the threat of an energy breakdown for a blockade carried out by ultranationalist coal-producing groups in Donbass. Turkish Brigade to Cuba for May 1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9240&SEO=turkish-brigade-to-cuba-for-may-1 13 de febrero de 2017, 14:44Ankara, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Association of Friendship with Cuba, Jose Marti (JMKDD), is organizing a group of solidarity to participate in the May 1 celebration in Havana, Nahide Ozkan, member of the organization''s leadership, told the news agency Prensa Latina. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9229&SEO=19th-edition-of-the-habano-festival-starts-feb-27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Oil Price Falls Due to Rise in U.S. Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9227&SEO=oil-price-falls-due-to-rise-in-u.s.-production 13 de febrero de 2017, 12:04London, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices dropped today before the rise in extraction of U.S. platforms, dealing a blow on the OPEC agreement and of nations outside the entity to reduce global inventories. Macron Stands as Best Option to Beat Right-winger Favorite in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9224&SEO=macron-stands-as-best-option-to-beat-right-winger-favorite-in-france 13 de febrero de 2017, 11:21Paris, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) While right-winger Marine Le Pen reasserts herself as the most likely winner in the first round of presidential elections in France, centrist Emmanuel Macron stands out today as the best option to win in the second round. Rajoy Denies Mediator Role Between Latin America and Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9223&SEO=rajoy-denies-mediator-role-between-latin-america-and-donald-trump Madrid, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied today he did not offer Donald Trump to be a mediator between the United States and Latin America during a recent telephone conversation with the US president. Photograph of Assassination of Russian Ambassador in Turkey Awarded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9221&SEO=photograph-of-assassination-of-russian-ambassador-in-turkey-awarded Ankara, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish photojournalist Burhan Ozbilici won the World Press Photo 2017 contest for his photograph of the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, organizers of the event announced today. Uruguay and Finland Highlight Excellent Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9217&SEO=uruguay-and-finland-highlight-excellent-relations 13 de febrero de 2017, 09:59Helsinki, 13 Feb (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Uruguay and Finland, Tabaré Vázquez and Sauli Niinistö, respectively, highlighted here today the excellent state of bilateral relations and expressed concern about the protectionist measures that impede free trade. Pope Reiterates Rejection of Pedophilia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9216&SEO=pope-reiterates-rejection-of-pedophilia 13 de febrero de 2017, 09:54Rome, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis reiterated his strong rejection of pedophilia and wondered how a priest could do so much harm, newspaper La Repubblica reported today. Turkey Detains More Than 200 People in Anti-Terror Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9215&SEO=turkey-detains-more-than-200-people-in-anti-terror-operation 13 de febrero de 2017, 09:52Istanbul, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police has arrested more than 230 people suspected of belonging to the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), 70 of them in this city, during an operation that is still open. Russia Obtains Evidence of Use of Tactical Missiles at Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9212&SEO=russia-obtains-evidence-of-use-of-tactical-missiles-at-donbass Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) announced today that it has evidence of the use by Ukrainian troops of Tochka-U tactical rocket launching system against the population in Donbass region. Russia and Iran Key Role in Fighting IS, Says Former Pakistani FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9200&SEO=russia-and-iran-key-role-in-fighting-is-says-former-pakistani-fm Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) ''Pakistan must call on Russia and Iran to cooperate to fight the growing threat of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the region,'' said former Foreign Secretary Najmuddin A. Shaikh today. The World Celebrates Darwin Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9199&SEO=the-world-celebrates-darwin-day London, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Darwin Day is celebrated today in the world to commemorate the 208th anniversary of the birth of the English naturalist, recognized for being the Father of Evolution. Social-Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier: New President of Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9198&SEO=social-democrat-frank-walter-steinmeier-new-president-of-germany Berlin, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Social-Democrat leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as new President of Germany today, after winning an absolute majority of votes in the Federal Assembly of that country. Pablo Iglesias Reelected as Leader of Spanish Party Podemos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9194&SEO=pablo-iglesias-reelected-as-leader-of-spanish-party-podemos Madrid, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Pablo Iglesias, general secretary of Podemos, was reelected today as leader of this anti-austerity party, which in just three years of life became the third political force in Spain. Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Political Dialogue with the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9193&SEO=russian-foreign-minister-confirms-political-dialogue-with-the-usa Moscow, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed the beginning of the first contacts with the United States for a political dialogue with the new administration of President Donald Trump. Cuban Judokas Competing at Highest Level in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9188&SEO=cuban-judokas-competing-at-highest-level-in-paris Paris, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Slam of Judo in Paris, in its 2017 edition, is offering Cuban athletes a possibility to get ready, fight and get experiences, just whyen the training cycle towards the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 is starting. Ukraine Is Using Heavy Weaponry against Civilians, Donbass Denounces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9178&SEO=ukraine-is-using-heavy-weaponry-against-civilians-donbass-denounces Kiev, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the self-named Republic of Donetsk has denounced today the use of heavy weaponry by the Ukrainian army against residential areas, including rocket systems, tanks and artillery. Russia Refuses to Deliver NSA Former Agent Snowden to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9175&SEO=russia-refuses-to-deliver-nsa-former-agent-snowden-to-us Moscow, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has not even thought of delivering former National Security agent Edward Snowden to the US, said his legal representative, Anatoli Kucheren, contending press reports on that regards. Irish President to Travel to Colombia to Support Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9172&SEO=irish-president-to-travel-to-colombia-to-support-peace-process Bogota, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins is arriving today in Colombia to support the peace process, know about the immediate tasks of the post-conflict period and strengthen the cooperation relations, the Government confirmed today. Russia Dismantles Large Drug-Trafficking Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9169&SEO=russia-dismantles-large-drug-trafficking-group 10 de febrero de 2017, 19:16Moscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Interior Ministry Division of Drug Control and the Federal Security Service dismantled a network of synthetic-drug producers and dealers. Russian Contemporary Writers Converge in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9168&SEO=russian-contemporary-writers-converge-in-havana 10 de febrero de 2017, 18:09Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Great Classical Russian books and the works made by a young generation of writers are converging today in the Havana International Book Fair (IBF). UN: Violence in South Sudan Leaves 6.6 Million Displaced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9166&SEO=un-violence-in-south-sudan-leaves-6.6-million-displaced 10 de febrero de 2017, 17:34United Nations, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Committee for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today that the conflict in South Sudan is resulting in 3.6 million of displaced since its eruption in December 2013. UN Rapporteur Requests More Support for Indigenous Peoples at Global http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9159&SEO=un-rapporteur-requests-more-support-for-indigenous-peoples-at-global 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:38Rome, 10 Feb (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, called for more effective support to these communities, today at the Global Forum of Indigenous Peoples. European Parliament Rejects Pressure from Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9157&SEO=european-parliament-rejects-pressure-from-trump 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:55Brussels, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, today rejected pressure from the US administration of Donald Trump. Ireland to Legalise Cannabis For Specific Medical Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9152&SEO=ireland-to-legalise-cannabis-for-specific-medical-conditions 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:56Dublín, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Ireland is set to legalise the use of cannabis for treating specific medical conditions, after a report commissioned by the government said the drug could be given to some patients with certain illnesses. Cuban Charcoal Is Present at European Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9150&SEO=cuban-charcoal-is-present-at-european-markets 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:31Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The charcoal produced in the central region of Cuba has maintained today its presence in the European markets due to an excellent quality and high caloric and energy value. Uruguay Presents Economic Strategy in Hamburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9149&SEO=uruguay-presents-economic-strategy-in-hamburg 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:21Hamburg, Germany, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Minister for Economy and Finance, Danilo Astori, has held a meeting with German businessmen here on his country''s strategic course and mentioned the incentives to attract foreign investment. Mobile Application Approved as Contraceptive Method http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9147&SEO=mobile-application-approved-as-contraceptive-method Berlin, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The application for mobile devices (app) Natural Cycles was recognized in Europe as an effective method of contraception, announced today the company itself. Uruguay Stakes High for Recovery of Russian Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9131&SEO=uruguay-stakes-high-for-recovery-of-russian-market Por By Antonio Rondón GarciaMoscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is strongly committed to the recovery of the Russian market, with seven export companies attending the 24th International Food Fair Prodexpo-2017 in this capital and its Livestock Minister, Tabaré Aguerre. Fund for Agricultural Development Hosts Indigenous Peoples Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9129&SEO=fund-for-agricultural-development-hosts-indigenous-peoples-forum Rome, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is hosting today the third global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum. Russia Prepares Project to Develop the Kuriles Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9128&SEO=russia-prepares-project-to-develop-the-kuriles-islands Moscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia prepares an exploration project in the Kuriles Islands, with participation of Japan in fields like fishing, medicine (thermal waters) and tourism, indicated today sources of the Foreign Ministry. Leo Brower Office Brings Fados from Portugal to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9126&SEO=leo-brower-office-brings-fados-from-portugal-to-havana Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese famous and popular fados will be played in the Cuban capital on February 15, as part of the event ''The Human Voice. Multiple Languages,'' under the auspices of the Leo Brower Office, according to the organizers. Jamaican Singer Bob Marley's Unique Recordings Come to Light http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9124&SEO=jamaican-singer-bob-marleys-unique-recordings-come-to-light 09 de febrero de 2017, 18:04London, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of Bob Marley´s concerts are today causing a stir among worldwide music lovers, especially those Jamaican singer´s fans, after their complete restoration. Almost Two Million Muslims Live in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9120&SEO=almost-two-million-muslims-live-in-spain 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:11Madrid, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Muslim population in Spain increased up to 1,919,141 people in 2016, 31,235 more than in 2015, a report revealed here Thursday. Maradona, New FIFA Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9113&SEO=maradona-new-fifa-ambassador Buenos Aires, Diego Armando Maradona will be from on the new Ambassador of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), a charge with which he claims to have fulfilled another of his dreams. Holland Requests Maximum Penalty for Cybercriminal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9111&SEO=holland-requests-maximum-penalty-for-cybercriminal 09 de febrero de 2017, 14:53Amsterdam, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Prosecutor Office asked for the maximum penalty for a man judged because of harassing dozens of girls and homosexuals on the Internet, besides his possible involvement in a case of cybercrime in Canada. German Scientists Test Detects Zika Virus in Less Than 15 Minutes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9105&SEO=german-scientists-test-detects-zika-virus-in-less-than-15-minutes 09 de febrero de 2017, 13:46Washington, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) German scientists reported today the creation of a novel assay that detects Zika virus in less than 15 minutes and could facilitate testing of pregnant women in rural and low-resource settings. Red Cross Suspends Activities in Afghanistan After 6 Workers Killed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9104&SEO=red-cross-suspends-activities-in-afghanistan-after-6-workers-killed 09 de febrero de 2017, 13:26Kabul,Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The international Red Cross today temporarily suspended its activities in Afghanistan following an attack that killed six of its employees the previous day in a northern province.Two Red Cross workers are also missing. Russia, Turkey to Investigate Death of Turkish Military in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9099&SEO=russia-turkey-to-investigate-death-of-turkish-military-in-syria 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:26Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey will jointly investigate the deaths of three Turkish military personnel in the Syrian city of El-Bab, as a result of a mistake by the Russian air force,in an opÿration to eliminate targets of the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Warning of Transatlantic Conflict Due to New US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9095&SEO=warning-of-transatlantic-conflict-due-to-new-us-policy 09 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Berlin, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The policy of the new US government could provoke a major clash with the European Union (EU), German politician Wolfgang Ischinger, president of the Munich Security Conference, warned today. Spain Recognizes Importance of Russia as Global Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9093&SEO=spain-recognizes-importance-of-russia-as-global-player 09 de febrero de 2017, 10:58Madrid, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Spain highlighted today the importance of Russia as a global player, welcoming the 40th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Russia and the USA Discuss Cooperation to Prevent Incidents in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9084&SEO=russia-and-the-usa-discuss-cooperation-to-prevent-incidents-in-syria Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian-American high-level task force to comply with the memorandum on how to avoid air incidents on Syrian soil held today a video conference on cooperation in that area. Half a Hundred Cities Support Paris 2024 Olympic Bid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9083&SEO=half-a-hundred-cities-support-paris-2024-olympic-bid Paris, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Half a hundred cities from all continents issued a statement today in support of the candidacy of Paris to host 2024 Olympic Games, recognizing the leadership of the French capital in many areas. Bulletproof Glass Wall to Be Installed on Eiffel Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9080&SEO=bulletproof-glass-wall-to-be-installed-on-eiffel-tower Paris, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of Paris is analyzing a project aimed at installing a 2.5-meter-high bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower, France''s most visited monument, it was informed here today. IFAD Hosts Global Forum for Indigenous Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9073&SEO=ifad-hosts-global-forum-for-indigenous-peoples Rome, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will host the 3rd Global Forum on Indigenous Peoples, IFAD reported today. Emmanuel Macron Heads Polls Toward French Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9065&SEO=emmanuel-macron-heads-polls-toward-french-presidential-elections 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Centrist politician Emmanuel Macron appears today as the favorite to win the coming presidential elections in France, after beating right-wing politician Francois Fillon, affected by numerous accusations and currently under investigation. Russia To Avoid Further Increase of Violence in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9057&SEO=russia-to-avoid-further-increase-of-violence-in-ukraine 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:14MOSCOW, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia stated today the hope for the possibility of preventing further increase of violence in the so-called republic of Donetsk following the assassination of the rebel commander, Mikhail Tolstij. UNESCO to Grant Carlos J. Finlay Prize this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9054&SEO=unesco-to-grant-carlos-j.-finlay-prize-this-year 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:00Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and UNESCO talked about the presentation this year of the Carlos J. Finlay prize, granted by the international organization in the field of microbiology, diplomatic sources stated today. Russia Conducts Snap Air Force Combat Readiness Check http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9049&SEO=russia-conducts-snap-air-force-combat-readiness-check Moscow,Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 45 thousand troops with one thousand 400 equipments are participating today in a snap combat rediness drill ordered by president Vladimir Putin. UN and Humanitarian Partners Call for Resources to Help Yemenis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9048&SEO=un-and-humanitarian-partners-call-for-resources-to-help-yemenis United Nations, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) UN and its humanitarian partners requested today 2.1 billion dollars to assist about 12 million Yemenis in urgent need this year. UN Investigator: Violence in Myanmar is Horrifying http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9047&SEO=un-investigator-violence-in-myanmar-is-horrifying 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Naipyido, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The testimony of the Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh was described today as ''absolutely horrifying'' and ''shocking'' by a UN investigator, according to statements made by the country''s media. Cuba Presents Tourist Offers in Salon des Vacances in Bruxelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9046&SEO=cuba-presents-tourist-offers-in-salon-des-vacances-in-bruxelles Brussels, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participated in Salon des Vacances de Bruxelles and presented its various offers of cultural tourism, ecotourism, health tourism, nautical and cruising, diplomatic sources said today. Turkey Arrests 948 Social Networks Users http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9045&SEO=turkey-arrests-948-social-networks-users 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:19Ankara, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) A total of 984people have been detained in Turkey in the last two months for allegedly supporting terrorist groups through social networks, according to a report released today by the Anadolu news agency. UN Celebrates 20 Years of Mandate on Children and Armed Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9044&SEO=un-celebrates-20-years-of-mandate-on-children-and-armed-conflict 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:11United Nations, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly celebrates today the creation two decades ago of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9041&SEO=syrian-president-holds-meeting-with-russian-parliamentarians 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Damascus, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today that the situation is moving in the direction his country and Russia want in a meeting with parliamentarians from that nation. Uruguay and Germany Share Efforts for Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9039&SEO=uruguay-and-germany-share-efforts-for-trade-agreement 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Berlin, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Uruguay expressed today their shared interest in redoubling efforts to complete the frustrated negotiations of a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Syria Rejects Amnesty International Report on Executions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9038&SEO=syria-rejects-amnesty-international-report-on-executions 08 de febrero de 2017, 11:51Damascus, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Justice described as false and unfounded a report by Amnesty Internation on alleged executions in Sednaya prison in a statement issued today in Damascus. Increases Support for Scotland's Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9037&SEO=increases-support-for-scotlands-independence 08 de febrero de 2017, 11:48London, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Support for independence has increased among Scotish people since British Prime Minister Theresa May presented her plan for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, according to a survey released today . If you exclude the undecided people, 49 percent of Scots support the split, while 51 percent want to stay in the UK, reveals a BMG''s survey for the Scottish newspaper The Herald. Bolivian Oncologist Loayza Surprised to Receive Award in Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9036&SEO=bolivian-oncologist-loayza-surprised-to-receive-award-in-netherlands La Paz, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Oncologist Fabricio Loayza has been surprised today for winning the 2016 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Award, bestowed by the Dutch Cancer Institute for contributing with his research to fight this disease. Donetsk Proposes Kiev Plan to End Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9033&SEO=donetsk-proposes-kiev-plan-to-end-conflict Kiev, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk today proposed a five-point plan to seek a solution to the conflict in the Donbass region, agreed with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Mahmoud Abbas Rejects Israeli Colonization in Palestinian Territories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9029&SEO=mahmoud-abbas-rejects-israeli-colonization-in-palestinian-territories Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has reaffirmed in France today the rejection of Israel''s colonization process, which he considered a threat for the bilateral understanding. Netherlands Hosts Global Centre to Tackle Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9028&SEO=netherlands-hosts-global-centre-to-tackle-climate-change Amsterdam, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch government announced today the signing of a joint agreement with Japan and the United Nations to create the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in the European country. Greece Goes Back on IMF Imperatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9017&SEO=greece-goes-back-on-imf-imperatives 07 de febrero de 2017, 17:50Athens, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government refused to meet the International Monetary Fund''s (IMF) imperatives to legislate preventive measures after the debt bailout. British Royal Fleet Ship Received in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9011&SEO=british-royal-fleet-ship-received-in-cuba 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Cuban Revolutionary Navy (MGR) received the crew members of British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight, a ship from the British Royal Fleet, which started a visit to Cuba starting Tuesday. Mother of Murdered Backpacker Condemns Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9003&SEO=mother-of-murdered-backpacker-condemns-trump 07 de febrero de 2017, 13:12London,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The mother of a woman who was stabbed to death in an Australia, backpackers hostel last year has publicly condemned US President Donald Trump for including her on a White House list of terror attacks. Kyiv City Council Breaks Leases on Land Parcels with Russian Embasy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9001&SEO=kyiv-city-council-breaks-leases-on-land-parcels-with-russian-embasy 07 de febrero de 2017, 12:51Kyiv,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) At a meeting of the permanent commission of the Kyiv City Council on issues of urban planning, architecture and land use Memebers agreed on the termination of the lease contract directly for the three sites provided to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ukraine after several attacks against that embassy. Chile to Debut With Interesting Documentary at Berlin Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8998&SEO=chile-to-debut-with-interesting-documentary-at-berlin-film-festival 07 de febrero de 2017, 12:13Santiago de Chile, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) For some time the Chilean cinema has stopped being a surprise and its productions attract attention in the international arena, as now with the documentary El pacto de Adriana that will be played at the Berlinale. Why the Sound of Noisy Eating Fills Some People With Rage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8997&SEO=why-the-sound-of-noisy-eating-fills-some-people-with-rage London,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Imagine feeling angry or upset whenever you hear a certain everyday sound. It''s a condition called misophonia, and we know little about its causes. FIFA Extends Ban on Top Nigerian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8995&SEO=fifa-extends-ban-on-top-nigerian-officials Abuja,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today informed it had extended a ban on five Nigerian officials who have been involved in a leadership battle for control of the game in Nigeria. EU Extends Control of Internal Borders Up to May http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8990&SEO=eu-extends-control-of-internal-borders-up-to-may Brussels, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) approved today the extension for three months of the border controls imposed in countries of free movement in Schengen area in the wake of the migration crisis. Slovakia's Finance and Health Ministers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8988&SEO=slovakias-finance-and-health-ministers-visit-cuba Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Slovakia''s Finance and Health Ministers, Peter Kazimir and Tomas Drucker, respectively, are on a visit to Cuba, to strengthen trade and cooperation relations between the two countries. Trump Protectionist Policy Puts Germany on Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8986&SEO=trump-protectionist-policy-puts-germany-on-alert Berlin, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The high tariffs that United States intends to impose on imported products will hurt everyone in the medium term and will lead to a climate of insecurity, said German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries. UN Seeks Economic Aid to Refugees in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8983&SEO=un-seeks-economic-aid-to-refugees-in-turkey Ankara, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) United Nations has asked to donor countries 3,5 billion dollars to help improve the living conditions of refugees hosted by Turkey, according to information published today in the Hürriyet newspaper. IOM: More Than 11,000 Migrants Crossed the Mediterranean This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8982&SEO=iom-more-than-11000-migrants-crossed-the-mediterranean-this-year 07 de febrero de 2017, 09:31Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 11,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced today. Russia Assumes Exclusion of World Athletics Championship 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8980&SEO=russia-assumes-exclusion-of-world-athletics-championship-2017 Moscow, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko showed his resignation today after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to exclude Russia from the World Athletics Championship London 2017 in the coming August. Paris Condemns Israeli Decision to Legalize Housing in West Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8979&SEO=paris-condemns-israeli-decision-to-legalize-housing-in-west-bank Paris, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault condemned today the adoption of a law in the Israeli Parliament aimed at endorsing thousands of houses built on Palestinian land in the West Bank. Lady Gaga Will Arrive First to Barcelona on Her Next European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8971&SEO=lady-gaga-will-arrive-first-to-barcelona-on-her-next-european-tour Los Angeles, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The American artist Lady Gaga chose Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona as the first stage of her presentation in Europe during her next world tour, promoter Live Nation announced today. Most Serbs to Support EU Membership http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8967&SEO=most-serbs-to-support-eu-membership 06 de febrero de 2017, 17:37Belgrade, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) According to an opinion poll published today, 47 percent of Serbs would support the country''s entry into the European Union (EU). Italy Develops Home Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8966&SEO=italy-develops-home-education 06 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Rome, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Home teaching, out of public and private teaching systems, is a relatively new phenomenon in Italy, which is boasting today today about 1,500 students. Syrian President Meets with Belgian Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8958&SEO=syrian-president-meets-with-belgian-parliamentarians 06 de febrero de 2017, 16:08Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad met today with a Belgian parliamentary delegation led by Filip Dewinter, in which they agreed upon the need to hold terrorist actions back. Cuban Judo Wins Three Gold and One Silver Medals in Belgium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8955&SEO=cuban-judo-wins-three-gold-and-one-silver-medals-in-belgium Brussels, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judokas have won three gold and one silver medals in Visé and Arlon Open Tournaments in Belgium, and are now preparing to compete next demanding Grand Slam in Paris. Cuban Movie Cycle Starts in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8954&SEO=cuban-movie-cycle-starts-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The City Council of the District of Kadikoy, in this Turkish city, and the Jose Marti Association of Friendship with Cuba of Turkey, began today a cycle of Cuban cinema, during the month of February. Delcy Rodriguez Considers a Failure the Attempt to Overthrow Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8949&SEO=delcy-rodriguez-considers-a-failure-the-attempt-to-overthrow-maduro Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affiars minister, Delcy Rodriguez considered today a complete failure the opposition attempts to overthrow president, Nicolas Maduro and rejected the foreign interference in the internal affairs of her country. Greek Minister Denies Refugees are on Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8942&SEO=greek-minister-denies-refugees-are-on-hunger-strike 06 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Athens, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Greek Migration Minister Yannis Muzalas denied today the existence of an alleged hunger strike that hundreds of refugees are carring out in the south of the capital calling for better living conditions. UN Calls for Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8936&SEO=un-calls-for-eradicating-female-genital-mutilation 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:32United Nations, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) During the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, UN entities and senior officials called today for the eradication of a scourge that affects about 200 million women and girls. More Than 20 Thousand Displaced Persons Return to Quneitra,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8935&SEO=more-than-20-thousand-displaced-persons-return-to-quneitrasyria 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:26Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Governor of Quneitra Ahmad Sheikh Abdul Qader announced the gradual return to their homes of 25 000 residents of the Syrian province, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Works Begin Today to Identify Bodies of Soldiers Killed in Malvinas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8934&SEO=works-begin-today-to-identify-bodies-of-soldiers-killed-in-malvinas Buenos Aires, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) A humanitarian mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) begins today the preliminary activities for the identification of the bodies of 123 Argentinian soldiers buried in the Darwin Cemetery in the Malvinas Islands. Venezuela Increases Economic Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8933&SEO=venezuela-increases-economic-cooperation-with-russia Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Russia and Venezuela included today medicine, tourism, agriculture and mining in the bilateral economic cooperation agenda initiated in 2001 with projects in the industrial, energy and construction sectors. Russia: Kiev Wants to Win U.S. Support in Ukrainian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8907&SEO=russia-kiev-wants-to-win-u.s.-support-in-ukrainian-crisis Moscow, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov today denounced Kiev''s efforts to involve U.S. President Donald Trump in the crisis in southeastern Ukraine by proposing the issue as crucial to the White House. More than 250,000 Homes without Electricity in France due to Storm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8893&SEO=more-than-250000-homes-without-electricity-in-france-due-to-storm 04 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Paris, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 250,000 homes are currently without electricity in southwestern France because of the clash of an intense storm that is causing great material damage. Louvre Museum in Paris Reopens after Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8888&SEO=louvre-museum-in-paris-reopens-after-terrorist-attack 04 de febrero de 2017, 10:22Paris, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The Louvre Museum reopens to the public today after being closed all day yesterday because of a terrorist attack that again mobilized France, a country punished in recent years by several attacks. Serguei Lavrov Examines Ukrainian Crisis with EU Diplomacy Head http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8883&SEO=serguei-lavrov-examines-ukrainian-crisis-with-eu-diplomacy-head Moscow, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov analyzed the Ukrainian crisis alongside the European Union (EU) Diplomat Federica Mogherini and agreed to meet her in the coming weeks. Erdogan and Putin to Meet to Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8874&SEO=erdogan-and-putin-to-meet-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties Ankara, 4 Feb (PL) Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) and Vladimir Putin (Russia), are to be met in forthcoming weeks to state new cooperation agreements, according to the public announcement today. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8865&SEO=young-cuban-female-dancer-to-dance-in-russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8866&SEO=young-cuban-female-dancer-to-dance-in-russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Germany: Attacks against Refugees Centers in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8861&SEO=germany-attacks-against-refugees-centers-in-2016 03 de febrero de 2017, 15:45Berlin, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Germany recorded a total of 970 attacks in 2016 against refugee shelters, said today the Interior Ministry. Russia Demands Objectivity and Immediacy in OSCE Work in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8860&SEO=russia-demands-objectivity-and-immediacy-in-osce-work-in-ukraine 03 de febrero de 2017, 15:44Moscow, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia demanded today the mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) greater objectivity, immediacy and use of materials to make Ukraine to fulfill the Minsk agreements on the Donbass. Russian Bombers Destroy Islamic State Weapons, Ammo Storages in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8855&SEO=russian-bombers-destroy-islamic-state-weapons-ammo-storages-in-syria 03 de febrero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia today destroyed weapons storages beloging to the Islamic State with its super bombers TU-22M3 near the town Al Mayadin,in the northern province of Deir Ez-Zor. Cuba in Campaign Against Skin Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8850&SEO=cuba-in-campaign-against-skin-cancer 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A campaign of prevention against dermatological injuries is taking place today in Cuba as part of the actions to celebrate the World Day to Fight Cancer. Luke Rowe Wins Stage Two of Herald Sun Tour in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8844&SEO=luke-rowe-wins-stage-two-of-herald-sun-tour-in-australia 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Canberra, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina Luke Rowe (Team Sky) won stage two of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday after attacking from the day''s break, taking his first victory since 2012. Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique Values the Great Contribution of Messi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8843&SEO=barcelona-coach-luis-enrique-values-the-great-contribution-of-messi 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:42Madrid, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The coach of the Spanish football club Barcelona Luis Enrique Martínez valued today the great contribution of his main star: Argentine striker Lionel Messi. Hollande Salutes The Bravery of Soldiers Against Attacker in Louvre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8839&SEO=hollande-salutes-the-bravery-of-soldiers-against-attacker-in-louvre 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:31Paris, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande welcomed today the courage and determination of the military and police who managed to neutralize an attacker at the entrance to the Parisian museum of the Louvre. Russia: Nothing Justifies Attacks on Donetsk Civilian Population http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8837&SEO=russia-nothing-justifies-attacks-on-donetsk-civilian-population 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Moscow, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Ministry''s spokeswoman Maria Zajarova denounced Monday that nothing justifies an attack by the Ukrainian artillery against the civilian population that slept in residential districts of Donetsk city. European Union Agrees to Halt Trafficking of Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8829&SEO=european-union-agrees-to-halt-trafficking-of-migrants Rome, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) member states agreed today in Malta on a set of collaborative actions with Libya and neighboring states to stop the trafficking of migrants through the Central Mediterranean. George Clooney to Receive France´s Honorary Cesar Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8817&SEO=george-clooney-to-receive-franceas-honorary-cesar-award 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:52Paris, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The French Movie Academy announced today that will be giving Cesar Award to American George Clooney, in recognition of his fruitful film record as an actor, director and producer. Spanish Parliament Debates Assistance for People Without Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8813&SEO=spanish-parliament-debates-assistance-for-people-without-resources 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:04Madrid, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) With the rejection of the right-wing Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Congress of Deputies gave a green light to a popular legislative initiative (ILP) to establish a minimum income benefit for people without resources. Cuba Promotes Medical Services to Turkish Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8812&SEO=cuba-promotes-medical-services-to-turkish-citizens 02 de febrero de 2017, 16:31Ankara, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in this capital and Turkish enterprise MIRAMAR signed an agreement Thursday, by which Miramar will provide medical treatment for Turkish citizens in the Caribbean island. Future of Brexit Still Uncertain Despite Plan Presented http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8810&SEO=future-of-brexit-still-uncertain-despite-plan-presented 02 de febrero de 2017, 16:29London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Presentation today of an action plan for the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, prolongs the skepticism and uncertainty that has enveloped the process since more than year and a half. OSCE Accomplice to Kiev Aggressions in Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8809&SEO=osce-accomplice-to-kiev-aggressions-in-donbass 02 de febrero de 2017, 16:27Moscow, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today the complicity of some inspectors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on intensifying the showdowns at Donbass coal region. Kiev Trying To Extort US, EU Cash By Playing The Victim,Says Putin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8795&SEO=kiev-trying-to-extort-us-eu-cash-by-playing-the-victimsays-putin Moscow,Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Kiev government provoked the latest escalation of violence in east Ukraine as it needs money from its Western partners, which is easier to achieve when a nation pretends to be a victim and facing aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said today. Putin Replaces 16 Generals From Several Russian Ministries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8794&SEO=putin-replaces-16-generals-from-several-russian-ministries Moscow, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced today 16 generals from the ministries of Emergency Situations (MCHS) and Interior, as well as from the Russian Research Committee, the Kremlin reported. Juventus Top UEFA Table of Euro 2016 Payouts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8793&SEO=juventus-top-uefa-table-of-euro-2016-payouts Barn,Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Juventus got nearly 3.5 million ($3.78m) eros from UEFA to top the list of club payments for releasing players for the 2016 European Championship. Syria Denounces at UN Aggressions Made by Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8791&SEO=syria-denounces-at-un-aggressions-made-by-turkey 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:38Damascus, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent today messages to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council, condemning the continuing Turkish aggression against the Syrian people and national sovereignty. European Parliament Rejects US Ambassador Proposed by Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8790&SEO=european-parliament-rejects-us-ambassador-proposed-by-trump 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:34Brussels, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The rejection of the European Parliament to the proposal of Donald Trump for US ambassador to the European Union, candidate Ted Malloch, stands out today as one of the most controversial issues in the old continent. First Quantum Computer Prototype Build in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8787&SEO=first-quantum-computer-prototype-build-in-uk London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from several countries announced today the construction of the first quantum computer prototype to revolutionize the industry, science and commerce of traditional computers. Russia Presents Protest Note to Ukrainian Military Attache http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8783&SEO=russia-presents-protest-note-to-ukrainian-military-attache Moscow, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry handed over here a protest note to the Ukrainian military attache'' to denounce the provocation actions that currently endanger the security of Russian oil rigs in the Black Sea. Poroshenko Promises Referendum on Ukraine's Entry into NATO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8771&SEO=poroshenko-promises-referendum-on-ukraines-entry-into-nato Kiev, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian President Piotr Poroshenko announced his intention to hold a referendum on Ukraine''s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Breaking up Prolonged Seating Could Avoid Diabetes, Study Reveals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8763&SEO=breaking-up-prolonged-seating-could-avoid-diabetes-study-reveals London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) In a study published today, British researchers suggested the need to walk or breaking up seating with 5-minutes intervals to counteract the risk of suffering from diabetes. Europe Reiterates Rejection of Trump's Immigration Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8749&SEO=europe-reiterates-rejection-of-trumps-immigration-policy 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:42Brussels, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament reiterated today its rejection of the President Donald Trump´s immigration policy, which bans refugees entry to the United States for four months. Cuba Boasts High-Potential for Entrepreneurship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8744&SEO=cuba-boasts-high-potential-for-entrepreneurship 01 de febrero de 2017, 15:17Paris, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) French businessmen and politicians connected with Cuba have estimated that the Caribbean nation boasts today a high-potential for boosting entrepreneurship and great economic development projects. Passports of 300 Jihadi Suspects Are Cancelled In the Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8741&SEO=passports-of-300-jihadi-suspects-are-cancelled-in-the-netherlands 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:58Ámsterdam, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina)Some 300 Dutch nationals have had their passports cancelled since autumn 2014, the Dutch counter terrorism chief Dick Schoof said today. EU and Mexico Speed Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8735&SEO=eu-and-mexico-speed-free-trade-agreement 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Brussels, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed today to speed up bilateral negotiations to modernize the free trade agreement in the face of growing protectionism around the world, the parties said in a joint statement. Spain Deplores New Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8732&SEO=spain-deplores-new-israeli-settlements-in-palestinian-lands 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:42Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain today condemned Israel''s decision to authorize the construction of three thousand houses for settlements in the Palestinian territories under Zionist occupation. Spanish Government Defends Action against Hard Measures of Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8720&SEO=spanish-government-defends-action-against-hard-measures-of-trump Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Criticized by several opposition parties, the conservative government of Spain defended today its action against the harsh migratory dispositions announced by the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Latin America Attends Russian Prodexpo Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8719&SEO=latin-america-attends-russian-prodexpo-fair Moscow, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is strongly participating in the 24th edition of the Prodexpo International Food Products Fair, with 2,178 companies from 57 countries, Russian authorities reported today. India, Russia Close Ranks against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8714&SEO=india-russia-close-ranks-against-terrorism 01 de febrero de 2017, 07:35New Delhi, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia agreed on an action plan to combat terrorism, which will include sharing information and assessments on the issue, reported today the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Climate Change To Make Fish Consumption Difficult http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8711&SEO=climate-change-to-make-fish-consumption-difficult Stockholm, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Swedish scientists warned today that rising global temperatures could increase fish mercury levels by seven times, rather harmful to consumption. Portugal Defends Legalizing Euthanasia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8709&SEO=portugal-defends-legalizing-euthanasia Lisbon, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese Parliament will deliberate today on a people''s petition, with more than 8,000 signatures to legalize euthanasia, different local media outlets announced. UN Warns Deterioration of Safety Situation in Eastern Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8708&SEO=un-warns-deterioration-of-safety-situation-in-eastern-ukraine 31 de enero de 2017, 18:04United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations stated today to be concerned on the deterioration of the safety situation in eastern Ukraine, based on its humanitarian consequences. President of the European Council Describes Trump as a Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8706&SEO=president-of-the-european-council-describes-trump-as-a-threat 31 de enero de 2017, 17:41Brussels, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) European Council President Donald Tusk has described the administration of United States President Donald Trump as a new existential threat to Europe. British Minister: Trump's Immigration Order is Propaganda for ISIS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8703&SEO=british-minister-trumps-immigration-order-is-propaganda-for-isis 31 de enero de 2017, 17:01London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) British Interior Minister Amber Rudd stated today that United States President Donald Trump''s immigration order against seven Muslim-majority countries is a propaganda for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group. UNICEF Requests Funding for Zika-Affected Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8695&SEO=unicef-requests-funding-for-zika-affected-children 31 de enero de 2017, 15:24Geneva, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) requested today in this city $31 million USD to help the families with children affected by the Zika virus. Stars in Halo of the Milky Way Often Travel in Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8692&SEO=stars-in-halo-of-the-milky-way-often-travel-in-groups 31 de enero de 2017, 13:10London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina ) Many stars in the halo that surrounds the Milky Way travel in groups. Role of Biosphere in Counteracting Climate Change Was Underestimated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8687&SEO=role-of-biosphere-in-counteracting-climate-change-was-underestimated 31 de enero de 2017, 12:43London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina)New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account. International Support Contributes to Fire Extinction in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8686&SEO=international-support-contributes-to-fire-extinction-in-chile 31 de enero de 2017, 12:37Santiago de Chile, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Chilean fire chief Miguel Reyes estimated today a reduction of devastating forest fires, thanks to international collaboration and joint work with local institutions. Prestigious Swiss Doctor Meets with Cuban Orthopedic Surgeons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8684&SEO=prestigious-swiss-doctor-meets-with-cuban-orthopedic-surgeons 31 de enero de 2017, 12:33Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) A fruitful meeting between Cuban orthopedic surgeons and the prestigious Swiss expert Edward Buess was held in this central province, prior to the International Symposium on Arthroscopy to be held here in May. Films in Spanish to Be Shown at Berlin Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8680&SEO=films-in-spanish-to-be-shown-at-berlin-film-festival Berlin, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Different sections of Berlin Film Festival, internationally known as Berlinale, will show feature films in Spanish from countries such as Chile, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Argentina and Peru, organizers of the event informed today. WHO Grants Public Health Award to Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8679&SEO=who-grants-public-health-award-to-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent Geneva, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded today the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts to confront natural disasters and serious epidemics. Barcelona Sign Uruguayan Defender Santiago Bueno http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8678&SEO=barcelona-sign-uruguayan-defender-santiago-bueno 31 de enero de 2017, 11:59Madrid, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona have confirmed the signing of teenage Uruguayan defender Santiago Bueno from CA Penarol,reported his agent Pablo Boselli. Ecuador Calls in UN for Youth Promoting Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8672&SEO=ecuador-calls-in-un-for-youth-promoting-sustainable-development 31 de enero de 2017, 11:12United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has defended today at the United Nations the role of youth in promoting sustainable development, based on the experience accumulated by the South American country since the emerge of the Citizen Revolution one decade ago. International Meeting on Bioceanic Train to Be Held in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8671&SEO=international-meeting-on-bioceanic-train-to-be-held-in-bolivia 31 de enero de 2017, 11:07La Paz, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is planning a meeting next March to discuss the agreements with Peru, Paraguay, Germany and Switzerland for the construction of the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (FCBC). Forum in France Criticizes Donald Trump's Protectionist Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8662&SEO=forum-in-france-criticizes-donald-trumps-protectionist-policy Paris, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Participants at an event in France on trade, growth and inequality criticized today US President Donald Trump''s protectionist and unilateral policies, which he considered a risk to the world. Doubling Power from European Offshore Windfarms in 2017 Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8653&SEO=doubling-power-from-european-offshore-windfarms-in-2017-predicted London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Europe could double its power generated by offshore windfarms after installing in 2016 capacity for more than 1,500 new megawatts (MW) in this kind of station, business reports revealed today. A Brand-New Soft and Hard Metamaterial Designed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8646&SEO=a-brand-new-soft-and-hard-metamaterial-designed 30 de enero de 2017, 17:35London, Jan 30 (Prensa latina) Scientists from the University of Michigan designed a soft and stiff metamaterial for car manufactures, as reported by an article of Nature Communications journal. Portugal Suggests Angola to Enter Science-and-Technology Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8643&SEO=portugal-suggests-angola-to-enter-science-and-technology-event 30 de enero de 2017, 16:55Luanda, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese minister of Science Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, suggested today that Angola participated in the initiative on scientific and technological cooperation for the Atlantic. Cuban Circus Company Won Bronze Medal in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8639&SEO=cuban-circus-company-won-bronze-medal-in-france 30 de enero de 2017, 15:43Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) ''Havana'' Company of the National Circus of Cuba won the bronze medal at the 38th Tomorrow´s Circus World Festival held in Paris, France, the Caribbean cultural entity reported today. Russian Bombers Destroy Terrorist Targets in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8629&SEO=russian-bombers-destroy-terrorist-targets-in-syria Moscow, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia destroyed today two police command, store of weapons, personnel and combat techniques of the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement with six TU-22M3 bombers in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor. UEFA Aleksander Ceferin Asks for Increase in Amount of Teams for 2026 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8623&SEO=uefa-aleksander-ceferin-asks-for-increase-in-amount-of-teams-for-2026 30 de enero de 2017, 13:06Barne,Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) One change that has been made by FIFA is for the World Cup to be expanded from 32 to 48 teams from 2026. More Than One Million Britons Reject Trump's Visit to UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8622&SEO=more-than-one-million-britons-reject-trumps-visit-to-uk 30 de enero de 2017, 12:57London, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) More than one million Britons have signed a petition against U.S President Donald Trump''s visit to the United Kingdom. Italy Dismantles Major Migrant Smuggler Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8619&SEO=italy-dismantles-major-migrant-smuggler-network 30 de enero de 2017, 12:50Rome ,Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Italian police said today that they had dismantled a major human smuggling network responsible for trafficking hundreds of people across Europe. Eurozone Economy Reaches Six-Year High in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8618&SEO=eurozone-economy-reaches-six-year-high-in-january 30 de enero de 2017, 12:39London, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The economy of the Eurozone reached six-year highs in January despite the possibility of a slight descent due to the improvement of the financial, industry, services and consumer sectors, published today the European Commission. German Federal Chancellor Criticizes Trump's Migration Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8603&SEO=german-federal-chancellor-criticizes-trumps-migration-measures Berlin, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the temporary veto imposed by US President Donald Trump on the arrival of citizens of several Muslim-majority nations. Cuban Baillarina Marta Garcia Dies in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8599&SEO=cuban-baillarina-marta-garcia-dies-in-spain Madrid, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina)The famous Cuban Baillarina Marta García died today in a hospital at 68 years old from lung cancer, according to sources close to the artsist. National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Starts Cycle on Beethoven http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8595&SEO=national-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba-starts-cycle-on-beethoven Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) of Cuba begins today a series of concerts with works of the German genius Ludwig van Beethoven, whose legacy has decisively influenced the subsequent evolution of the music. Good Prospects for MIG-35 Fighters in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8592&SEO=good-prospects-for-mig-35-fighters-in-latin-america Moscow, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia forecasts today good prospects for the trade of the MIG-35 multifunctional fighter in Latin America, following the world launch of the new aircraft at the MIG Aircraft Construction Corporation on the outskirts of this capital city. IOM Urges USA To Receive Refugees after Trump's Decision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8587&SEO=iom-urges-usa-to-receive-refugees-after-trumps-decision United Nations, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged today the US Government to keep its programs to receive such vulnerable people. NATO Turkish Military Seek Asylum in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8586&SEO=nato-turkish-military-seek-asylum-in-germany 28 de enero de 2017, 11:17Berlin, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Some 40 Turkish military officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) seek asylum in Germany after being fired by Turkish authorities due to their alleged links with the plotters of the coup, said the newspaper Der Spiegel. Protectionism May Affect US Economy, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8582&SEO=protectionism-may-affect-us-economy-says-expert Berlin, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the German Institute of Economics (DIW), Marcel Fratzscher, warned that the protectionism proclaimed by the US president, Donald Trump, can be reversed against that nation, the world''s first economy. Correa Calls in Spain for Strengthening Latin American Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8581&SEO=correa-calls-in-spain-for-strengthening-latin-american-integration Madrid, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of Ecuador Rafael Correa called here today for the strengthening of Latin America integration, given what he described as inhuman and cruel statements by world biggest powers. Russia Develops Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid Program in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8576&SEO=russia-develops-comprehensive-humanitarian-aid-program-in-syria Damascus, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Coordination Center for the cease-fire at the Russian base in Hemymin, Syrian province of Latakia, continued their humanitarian aid program, press media said in Damascus today. France and Germany Concerned over New Measures in the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8570&SEO=france-and-germany-concerned-over-new-measures-in-the-us Paris, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault today welcomed his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, in Paris, where they had a meeting in which exchanged their concern about the United States'' new restrictions on refugees and migrants. The Holy See Concerned by U.S.-Mexico Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8568&SEO=the-holy-see-concerned-by-u.s.-mexico-wall 27 de enero de 2017, 15:27Rome, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Holy See is utterly concerned about ''the global headline'' regarding the construction of a wall on the border between Mexico and the United States, Pope Francis´s collaborator stated today. Lavrov Dialogues in Moscow with Representatives of the Syrian Opposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8567&SEO=lavrov-dialogues-in-moscow-with-representatives-of-the-syrian-opposit Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with representatives of about a dozen political formations of the Syrian opposition about their role in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict. Trump´s Wall Wants to Separate Us, Says Singer Joan Manuel Serrat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8561&SEO=trumps-wall-wants-to-separate-us-says-singer-joan-manuel-serrat Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s wall between the U.S. and Mexico intends to separate both the American continent and those who believe in a better future, the Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrart stated today. Russia Unveils Latest Mig-35 Fighther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8558&SEO=russia-unveils-latest-mig-35-fighther Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has announced that is has selected the latest version of the MiG-35 class 4 as its only lightweight fighter on the same day as it was unveiled at Lujovitsi test airport. EU Faces Great Challenges, Merkel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8552&SEO=eu-faces-great-challenges-merkel-says Berlin, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the European Union (EU) faces major challenges in its internal and external policy, and encouraged all its members to remain more united in the future. US Ambassador Is Threatening on Arrival at United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8551&SEO=us-ambassador-is-threatening-on-arrival-at-united-nations 27 de enero de 2017, 12:14United Nations, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, began her management today at the headquarters of the 193-country organization, where she gave a brief but threatening speech on her arrival. Cuba Offers Investments Opportunities at Tourism Fair in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8549&SEO=cuba-offers-investments-opportunities-at-tourism-fair-in-turkey 27 de enero de 2017, 11:49Istanbul, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has offered some proposals today to market and invest in the tourist sector of the island, in the framework of the 21st edition of the Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT). Cuban Marlies Mejias Seeks to Win Cycling Race in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8547&SEO=cuban-marlies-mejias-seeks-to-win-cycling-race-in-uruguay Montevideo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Pan American champion Marlies Mejias will seek to win the first International Women''s Cycling Tour of Uruguay, after concluding the second stage in the city of Minas, in Lavalleja department. United Nations Pays Tribute to Victims of the Nazi Holocaust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8541&SEO=united-nations-pays-tribute-to-victims-of-the-nazi-holocaust United Nations, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations commemorates today the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust, which includes a session of the General Assembly with interventions by senior officials. Candidates for WHO General Director Post Present Profiles in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8536&SEO=candidates-for-who-general-director-post-present-profiles-in-geneva Geneva, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The three candidates for the director general post of the World Health Organization (WHO) presented their profiles and work priorities, as part of the election campaign. UN Urges the World to Support End of Syrian Conflict This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8529&SEO=un-urges-the-world-to-support-end-of-syrian-conflict-this-year 26 de enero de 2017, 16:33United Nations, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O''Brien called today for support from the international community to put and end to the conflict in Syria in 2017. Stockholm to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8519&SEO=stockholm-to-host-the-2026-winter-olympics 26 de enero de 2017, 13:33Stockholm, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Stockholm authorities announced today that the Swedish city will present tomorrow a study on its conditions to opt for the venue for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Syrians Demand Punishment of Terrorists That Cut Water Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8518&SEO=syrians-demand-punishment-of-terrorists-that-cut-water-supply 26 de enero de 2017, 13:32Damascus, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the Syrian capital demanded the punishment of the terrorists who cut the supply of drinking water to the city and handed a letter to Hadiya Abbas, president of the National Parliament. Arrest in Austria of Eight People During Anti-Terrorist Raid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8517&SEO=arrest-in-austria-of-eight-people-during-anti-terrorist-raid 26 de enero de 2017, 13:10Vienna, 26 Jan (Prensa Latina) Eight people were arrested today in Austria as a result of an anti-terrorism operation in various parts of the capital and the city of Graz, said today the daily Der Kurier. The above publication said that the operation meant the deployment of 800 security agents in these locations, in addition to the registration of a dozen homes and the arrest of eleven suspects for interrogation. General Strike Against Education Law in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8511&SEO=general-strike-against-education-law-in-spain 26 de enero de 2017, 12:21Madrid, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Trade unions, students and parents in Spain today called for a general strike on March 9 to demand that the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy repeal its controversial education law. UNESCO Calls for Joining Forces to Prevent Crimes Like the Holocaust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8510&SEO=unesco-calls-for-joining-forces-to-prevent-crimes-like-the-holocaust Paris, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO is holding a day to commemorate the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, with the premise of increasing and coordinating efforts in the world to avoid repetition of such events. Turkey Condemns Greek Refusal to Extradite Coup Military Officers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8509&SEO=turkey-condemns-greek-refusal-to-extradite-coup-military-officers 26 de enero de 2017, 12:02Ankara, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Turkey Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a note of protest Thursday, because of the refusal of the Greek justice to extradite eight military officials and soldiers, who ran away from Turkey in a helicopter, on the evening of the failed coup in this Mediterranean country. Cuba and Slovakia Sign Memorandum of Understanding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8508&SEO=cuba-and-slovakia-sign-memorandum-of-understanding Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba (CCRC) and the Slovak Agency for Trade and Investment Development (Sario) signed today a memorandum of understanding in various areas. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8504&SEO=guatemala-and-cuba-to-be-linked-again-by-air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Carlos Martí to Lead Cuban Team in World Baseball Classic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8502&SEO=carlos-marti-to-lead-cuban-team-in-world-baseball-classic Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Martí will be the manager of the Cuban team for the fourth World Baseball Classic, which will begin next March 6. Evo Morales Environmental Initiatives are Presented at FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8500&SEO=evo-morales-environmental-initiatives-are-presented-at-fao La Paz, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales'' projects to guarantee water and irrigation in Bolivia are currently under the attention of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Search in Italian Hotel Buried by Avalanche Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8498&SEO=search-in-italian-hotel-buried-by-avalanche-ends Rome, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) With a total of 11 survivors and 29 dead, the tragedy of Italian hotel Rigopiano, in the mountain chain of Gran Sasso (185 kilometers northeast of Rome), which was buried by an avalanche, concluded Thursday. Russia Calls on the USA to Avoid Aerial Ban Areas in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8492&SEO=russia-calls-on-the-usa-to-avoid-aerial-ban-areas-in-syria Moscow, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia today called on the United States to weigh the possible consequences of the creation of aerial ban areas in Syria, especially for the lives of refugees. Trump and His Protectionism to Affect Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8488&SEO=trump-and-his-protectionism-to-affect-latin-america Brussels, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The commercial protectionism defended by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, can greatly harm many Latin American countries, said the president of the Group Eurolat, Ramon Jauregui, in his Wednesday statements. Greece Rules out New Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8485&SEO=greece-rules-out-new-cuts 25 de enero de 2017, 18:30Brussels, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has ruled out the implementation of new cuts in exchange for the IMF participation in the economic rescue of Greece, said today the newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. Cuban Yargelis Savigne as Possible Bronze Medal Winner in 2008 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8478&SEO=cuban-yargelis-savigne-as-possible-bronze-medal-winner-in-2008 25 de enero de 2017, 17:04Brna, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female triple jumper Yargelis Savigne might be benefitted with the bronze medal of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (China), after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Russian athlete Tatiana Lebedeva had been consuming drugs, and was disqualified. Italian Constitutional Court Rejects Aspects of New Electoral Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8474&SEO=italian-constitutional-court-rejects-aspects-of-new-electoral-law 25 de enero de 2017, 16:50Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Constitutional Court accepted today two appeals of those lodged against aspects of the new electoral law known as Italicum and asserted that that it could be applied immediately. Germany Carries Out Operations Against Extreme Right Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8465&SEO=germany-carries-out-operations-against-extreme-right-group 25 de enero de 2017, 13:52Berlin, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) German police gathered today about 200 agents who searched a dozen homes in an operation to identify members of a violent far-right group. Balance in the World Oil Market Due to Lower Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8457&SEO=balance-in-the-world-oil-market-due-to-lower-production 25 de enero de 2017, 11:49Kuwait, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s oil minister, Essam al Marzuk, said today that the oil market is well balanced due to the decline in production since the end of last year. Growing Water Scarcity is the Main Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8451&SEO=growing-water-scarcity-is-the-main-challenge By Silvia Martínez Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The growing scarcity of water is one of the main challenges facing humanity today in order to achieve its sustainable development goals, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Cristiano Ronaldo Denies War Between Him and Lionel Messi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8446&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-denies-war-between-him-and-lionel-messi Beijing, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo denied today that there is a war between him and his Argentine pair Lionel Messi, and believes that this is a creation of the football business. Chechenya International Center Ready to Train Commands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8442&SEO=chechenya-international-center-ready-to-train-commands 25 de enero de 2017, 08:47Moscow, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian republic of Chechnya is preparing a 400-hectare international center for the training of special forces in the town of Gudermes, said the leader of that region, Ramzan Kadirov. At UN, Cuba Calls for New International Economic Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8441&SEO=at-un-cuba-calls-for-new-international-economic-order Geneva, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the need for a new international economic order in which technological and knowledge monopolies were eliminated, during the United Nations'' Commission on Science and Technology for Development, taking place in Geneva today. Italian Journalist Presents Book on Cuba in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8432&SEO=italian-journalist-presents-book-on-cuba-in-rome 24 de enero de 2017, 17:48Rome, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba between Francisco and Obama, is the title of the book the well-known Vaticanist Carlo Di Cicco presents today in the Paul VI Hall of the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL). The volume of 105 pages contains 16 interviews made in Cuba by the author to personalities from different sectors, in May 2015, days before the Pope''s first visit to the island. Austria Suggests To Monitor Terrorists with Electronic Devices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8422&SEO=austria-suggests-to-monitor-terrorists-with-electronic-devices 24 de enero de 2017, 16:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Austrian authorities plan to monitor alleged Islamic terrorists with electronic bracelets, particularly those who return to this country from Syria or Iraq, said today an official source. Rajoy Glimpses a Good Year for Spain Despite Suspense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8421&SEO=rajoy-glimpses-a-good-year-for-spain-despite-suspense 24 de enero de 2017, 16:44Madrid, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, proved to be today an optimist on the newly started year, although he admitted that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) constitutes the main threat for the national economy. France Reiterates Support for Peace Projects in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8417&SEO=france-reiterates-support-for-peace-projects-in-colombia 24 de enero de 2017, 16:17Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) President Francois Hollande stated today that France will support the Colombian peace process with loans, humanitarian organizations expert in demining, its presence in the United Nations verification mission and the search for missing persons. Agreement between Cuba and Hungary to Strenghten Cuban Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8415&SEO=agreement-between-cuba-and-hungary-to-strenghten-cuban-sports 24 de enero de 2017, 16:07Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The new agreement between Cuba and Hungary will strenghten the development of sports in both countries, and the use of free time for recreation, said Hungarian State Minister for Sports, Tunde Szabo. Scotland Reasserts Intention to Leave UK after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8413&SEO=scotland-reasserts-intention-to-leave-uk-after-brexit 24 de enero de 2017, 16:02London, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Scotland principal minister Nicola Sturgeon reasserted the position of Scotland to convoke to an independentist referendum after the British Parliament decided to leave the United Kingdom after the exit of the UK from the European Union (EU), a process that is known as ''The Brexit''. Cuba Invited to Tourism Fair in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8412&SEO=cuba-invited-to-tourism-fair-in-azerbaijan 24 de enero de 2017, 15:22Baku, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was invited to participate in the 16th Azerbaijan International Tourism and Travel Fair (AITF 2017), the most important tourist event in the Caucasus region, said a diplomatic source today. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8409&SEO=u.s.-and-cuba-take-steps-for-normalizing-their-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Roman Polanski Won't Preside Over César Film Awards in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8408&SEO=roman-polanski-wont-preside-over-cesar-film-awards-in-france París, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) After protests from French feminist groups, the director Roman Polanski will not preside next month over the César awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards, his lawyer said today. Iran to Compensate Turkey on Gas Legal Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8405&SEO=iran-to-compensate-turkey-on-gas-legal-action 24 de enero de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Tehran announced today the corresponding payment to Turkey by $1.9 billion as a compensation for the surcharge on its gas exports, according to the sentence delivered by the International Court of Arbitration. Brewing Beer On The Moon - The Next Giant Leap? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8404&SEO=brewing-beer-on-the-moon-the-next-giant-leap 24 de enero de 2017, 12:51Washington,Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A team of University of California San Diego engineering students are working on an experiment to brew the first beer on the lunar surface, and it may fly by the end of this year. More Than 10 Russian Athletes Request to Compete Under Neutral Flag http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8399&SEO=more-than-10-russian-athletes-request-to-compete-under-neutral-flag Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latian) At the request of the Olympic champion in London-2012 high jump, Ivan Ujov, totaled 12 Russian athletes who have asked the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) to compete under a neutral flag, reported today the country''s publications. France to Help Colombia in Search of Missing People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8398&SEO=france-to-help-colombia-in-search-of-missing-people Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Sergio Jaramillo, stressed today that the French help in the so-called post-conflict period will have among its priorities to search to find missing persons and support programs to reform the countryside. German Concern Over Trump, Brexit Trade Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8397&SEO=german-concern-over-trump-brexit-trade-policy 24 de enero de 2017, 12:17Berlin, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) German Deputy Foreign Minister and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel said today that US President Donald Trump''s trade policy and Brexit are troubling for his country. Russian Bombers Destroy Again Terrorist Targets in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8396&SEO=russian-bombers-destroy-again-terrorist-targets-in-syria 24 de enero de 2017, 12:16Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked today ammunition and explosives factories, as well as combat equipment of the terrorist organization Islamic State in the Syrian town of Saljiaj, with six strategic TU-22M3 bombers. Hollande Visit a Friendly Gesture, Says Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8395&SEO=hollande-visit-a-friendly-gesture-says-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The FARC-EP labeled a friendly gesture the French President Francois Hollande''s planned visit to a transition zone for that Colombian guerrilla where its members will lay down their weapons. Cuban Ars Longa Was Applauded in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8392&SEO=cuban-ars-longa-was-applauded-in-vienna 24 de enero de 2017, 11:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Ars Longa, the Cuba´s Musical Group, was welcomed in Austria during their performance at Konzerthaus Theater. Russia Denies Security Threat Due to Chinese Nuclear Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8390&SEO=russia-denies-security-threat-due-to-chinese-nuclear-missiles Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today any threat to its security due to the deployment of the Chinese armed forces, commenting on the location of the giant''s intercontinental ballistic missiles near its mutual borders. Concrete Results Made at Syrian Meeting in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8386&SEO=concrete-results-made-at-syrian-meeting-in-astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''The armed formations and the government of Syria achieved today concrete results for a solution to the conflict in the talks in this capital,'' said the ambassador of Syria to the UN, Bashar Al Jaafari. Top UNESCO Representative Stresses Cuba-Africa Close Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8384&SEO=top-unesco-representative-stresses-cuba-africa-close-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has currently maintained a close relationship with Africa, where it has given support in important moments such as the struggle against apartheid, Ali Moussa, director of History and Culture department at UNESCO, said. Peaceful Solution in Declaration on Syria in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8374&SEO=peaceful-solution-in-declaration-on-syria-in-astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The peaceful solution of the conflict in Syria and the reinforcement of the truce are today in the draft of a final declaration of the meeting in this capital between armed groups and the government of Damascus. 245 Arms Dealers Arrested in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8371&SEO=245-arms-dealers-arrested-in-europe Brussels, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The EU Security Agency (Europol) today reported the apprehension of 245 people in 10 nations resulting of Bosforo operation against Turkish-made arms trafficking. Kremlin to Host Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw Gala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8370&SEO=kremlin-to-host-russia-2018-fifa-world-cup-draw-gala Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin palace will host the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finals on December 1, informed the country''s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko. Russia Describes First Round of Syrian Talks in Astana as Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8368&SEO=russia-describes-first-round-of-syrian-talks-in-astana-as-positive 23 de enero de 2017, 17:11Astana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia described the first round of talks between armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government as positive. Euthanasia, Increased Cases in Belgium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8362&SEO=euthanasia-increased-cases-in-belgium 23 de enero de 2017, 16:28Brussels, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) In Belgium, where euthanasia is legal since 2002, there were 2,025 people applied for it during 2016, which represents an increase compared to cases reported in 2015, said an official source today. France will Join Post Conflict Stage in Colombia, Says Hollande http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8361&SEO=france-will-join-post-conflict-stage-in-colombia-says-hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande said today that his country is ready to support and join the Colombian peace process as it moves through this crucial stage after signing the final agreement with FARC-EP. Cuba Hosts International Sympossium on Cardiovascular Lung Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8351&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-sympossium-on-cardiovascular-lung-disease 23 de enero de 2017, 14:05Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Sympossium of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) opened its sessions in this capital Monday, with the participation of prestigious specialists from Cuba, US and Europe. Razzies 2017: Zoolander 2 Leads Losers With Nine Nominations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8348&SEO=razzies-2017-zoolander-2-leads-losers-with-nine-nominations Los Ángeles, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The nominees for the Golden Raspberry awards, also known as the Razzies, have been announced, and it looks like it will be a titanic battle to the death between the superhero smackdown movie and the cameo-bedecked fashion-industry satire. Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8347&SEO=russian-company-rosneft-produces-265-million-tonnes-of-crude-oil Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian state oil company Rosneft has produced 265 million tonnes of crude oil in 2016 and plans investments for this year of 1 trillion rubles, its director Viktor Sechin said today. Violence in Myanmar Displaces Some 87 Thousand People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8346&SEO=violence-in-myanmar-displaces-some-87-thousand-people 23 de enero de 2017, 12:57Naipyidó, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Statistics on displaced people due to internal conflicts in Myanmar have hit public opinion today, with 87000 people fleeing their homes since the beginning of military operations in Rakhine. President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8342&SEO=president-santos-received-his-french-counterpart-francois-hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. Russia to Seek Anti-terrorist Cooperation with New US Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8339&SEO=russia-to-seek-anti-terrorist-cooperation-with-new-us-government Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia will seek bilateral cooperation, mainly, in the fight against terrorism with the new administration of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. WHO Alerts on H5N6 Bird Flu Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8337&SEO=who-alerts-on-h5n6-bird-flu-expansion 23 de enero de 2017, 11:59Geneva, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called today the international community to pay attention to the outbreak of avian flu, with new strains, spread since late 2016 by almost 40 countries in Europe and Asia. 11 Injured At Rally Against Bullfights in Bogota http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8336&SEO=11-injured-at-rally-against-bullfights-in-bogota 23 de enero de 2017, 11:45Bogotá, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) A rally against bullfight resumption at the recently restored Santamaría Plaza which had been closed for about five years, left eleven injured, news reports today confirmed. ‘Rogue One' Blasts Past $1Billion At Global Box Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8335&SEO=arogue-one-blasts-past-1billion-at-global-box-office 23 de enero de 2017, 11:43Los Ángeles,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story''s rag-tag band of rebels zoomed across the $1Billion threshold at the global box office. Nadal Reaches 30 Grand Slam Quarterfinal with Australian Open Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8334&SEO=nadal-reaches-30-grand-slam-quarterfinal-with-australian-open-win Canberra,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets today to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open final against Roger Federer. FARC-EP to Be in Transition Zones of Colombia in Late January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8329&SEO=farc-ep-to-be-in-transition-zones-of-colombia-in-late-january Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Marcos Calarca, has confirmed today that in order to expedite the adaptation of the so-called transition points and zones in several Colombian departments, the members of that group should be at those sites in late January. France Condemns New Infrastructures of Israel in East Jerusalem http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8330&SEO=france-condemns-new-infrastructures-of-israel-in-east-jerusalem 23 de enero de 2017, 11:00Paris, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) France today condemned the permission granted by Israel to build new settlements in East Jerusalem, considering it a continuation of the colonization of the Palestinian territories. German Foreign Minister Expresses Reservations on Trump's Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8325&SEO=german-foreign-minister-expresses-reservations-on-trumps-government Berlin, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sees a strong censorship of transatlantic relations after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in the United States. Russia Attacks Syrian Terrorists with Strategic Bombers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8323&SEO=russia-attacks-syrian-terrorists-with-strategic-bombers Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked with six TU-22M3 strategic bombers camps, weapons and ammunition stores, as well as troops from the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. French President to Visit FARC-EP Zones in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8319&SEO=french-president-to-visit-farc-ep-zones-in-colombia Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande is in Colombia today to visit one of the transitional areas where FARC-EP rebels will lay down their weapons and prepare for their reincorporation into civilian life. Serbian Prime Minister to Talk to Kosovo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8317&SEO=serbian-prime-minister-to-talk-to-kosovo Belgrade, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Serbian and Kosovo officials will resume a debate in Brussels on Tuesday under the aegis of the European Union, with the participation of President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic stated. Over 400 Thousand French Left-Wingers Voted in the Primaries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8301&SEO=over-400-thousand-french-left-wingers-voted-in-the-primaries Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Over 400,000 French left-wingers voted early in the morning in the primaries in France, according to the first preliminary part published at noon, a figure rather low on expectations. Serbian Women Express Solidarity with U.S. peers against Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8298&SEO=serbian-women-express-solidarity-with-u.s.-peers-against-trump 21 de enero de 2017, 13:09Belgrade, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Women''s activists from Serbia protested on Saturday against the discriminatory policies announced by U.S. President Donald Trump and in solidarity with their peers in the United States, who are marching in dozens of cities today. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8261&SEO=unesco-highlights-the-meeting-on-african-history Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Merkel Calls to Encourage Diplomatic Relations with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8297&SEO=merkel-calls-to-encourage-diplomatic-relations-with-u.s. Berlin, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday on the importance of Germany to encourage diplomatic relations with the United States after Donald Trump''s presidential inauguration. Putin to Congratulate Trump after Presidential Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8283&SEO=putin-to-congratulate-trump-after-presidential-inauguration Moscow, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will call up his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, soon to congratulate him for his official inauguration as the U.S. president, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Saturday. Serbian Women Call for Protest over Trump's Assumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8282&SEO=serbian-women-call-for-protest-over-trumps-assumption Belgrade, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Feminist activists will be holding today a solidarity march alongside US women on after Donald Trump´s inauguration and the sexist, homophobic and racist ideology set forth during his campaign. French President to Complete Wide Agenda on Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8281&SEO=french-president-to-complete-wide-agenda-on-latin-america Paris, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande will be starting off a Latin American tour today to visit Chile and Colombia, by fulfilling a broad work agenda, the Elysee Palace said. Global Disparity in Access to ICTs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8279&SEO=global-disparity-in-access-to-icts Davos, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) About 3.9 billion people, more than half the world''s population, lack access today to information and communication technologies (ICTs), while global connectivity is advancing, experts judged. Chile Eliminated from World Handball Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8277&SEO=chile-eliminated-from-world-handball-championship 20 de enero de 2017, 17:50Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile said good-bye to the World Handball Championship, losing against Saudi Arabia 25-26 in the last day of the classification stage. Bolivia to Build Nuclear Center with Russian Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8274&SEO=bolivia-to-build-nuclear-center-with-russian-technology 20 de enero de 2017, 17:03La Paz, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Ambassador to Bolivia Alexei Sazonov said that they would begin the construction of a center for research and development of nuclear technology in the city of El Alto, neighboring to this capital. FAO Urges to Better Use of Water Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8269&SEO=fao-urges-to-better-use-of-water-resources 20 de enero de 2017, 16:18Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, director genera of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), demanded today to make a better use of the water resources and more access by small farmers. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8264&SEO=cold-wave-hurting-migrant-children-in-europe-unicef 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Russia and Syria to Extend Agreements on Tartus Naval Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8262&SEO=russia-and-syria-to-extend-agreements-on-tartus-naval-base 20 de enero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Syria signed today a bilalteral agreeement to expand the logistics bbase at Tartus for 49 more years with automatic extensions every 25 years. Scholars in Cuba for Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8255&SEO=scholars-in-cuba-for-seminar-on-language-grammar-writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8249&SEO=flow-of-russian-tourists-to-cuba-grows-50-percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. PAHO/FAO: Cuba With Lowest Regional Prevalence of Low Weight at Birth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8247&SEO=pahofao-cuba-with-lowest-regional-prevalence-of-low-weight-at-birth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:17Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is the country in the region with the lowest prevalence of low birth weight, reporting a rate of 5.3 percent, Granma newspaper states. IMF Alerts on Economic Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8246&SEO=imf-alerts-on-economic-protectionism 20 de enero de 2017, 11:12Davos, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, alerted here on protectionist policies announced by the President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, assuming his post this Friday. Cuban Theater Restoration Agreement Signed in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8245&SEO=cuban-theater-restoration-agreement-signed-in-france 20 de enero de 2017, 11:11Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The French association Cuba Cooperation and the company Segat signed today an agreement to promote the restoration of the mosaics of the Cuban theater Tomas Terry, a UNESCO World Heritage place. Six Other Survivors of Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8244&SEO=six-other-survivors-of-italian-hotel-hit-by-avalanche Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other survivors were rescued today amid the rubble of the Rigopiano hotel, buried by an avalanche two days ago, confirmed Civil Protection Sources. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8242&SEO=unesco-condems-syrias-cultural-destruction-by-terrorists Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Unesco Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned today the destruction caused by the Islamic State of several patrimonial places in the Syrian city of Palmira, which she described as a war crime. Xi jinping: China Calls for Peaceful Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8235&SEO=xi-jinping-china-calls-for-peaceful-development Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) China projects itself to the world with a call to peaceful development, judging by the perforrnance of President Xi Jinping in the recently concluded Davos Forum. FAO Urges To Brand-New Wastewater Use For Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8232&SEO=fao-urges-to-brand-new-wastewater-use-for-agriculture Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) urged to make use of a more useful and extended wastewater procedure for farming sector, due to water shortage and food emergency. Cuban Film Poster Exhibition Opens at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8229&SEO=cuban-film-poster-exhibition-opens-at-unesco 19 de enero de 2017, 17:22Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) An extensive exhibition of film posters made in Cuba was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as proof of the extraordinary boost to cultural activity in the island nation in the ''60s, after the victory of the revolution. Ireland Calculates Loss of Millions after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8227&SEO=ireland-calculates-loss-of-millions-after-brexit 19 de enero de 2017, 16:36Dublin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ireland reported today that its exports could decrease in 30 percent during the next decade, with an economic cost of up to 20 million euros, due to the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), which has been called Brexit. IT Specialist Arrested in Spain Linked to Dispute Russia-U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8226&SEO=it-specialist-arrested-in-spain-linked-to-dispute-russia-u.s. 19 de enero de 2017, 16:32Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States seems to open today a new sphere of controntation with the arrest in Spain of IT specialist Stanislav Lisov, of whom his previous partners have the best opinion as a professional. Cepal Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8225&SEO=cepal-recommends-mexico-a-strategy-for-foreign-investment 19 de enero de 2017, 16:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. The German Parliament Supports The Use Of Marijuana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8220&SEO=the-german-parliament-supports-the-use-of-marijuana Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The German Parliament supported the use of marijuana (cannabis sativa) for therapeutic purposes for pacients with serious illness. French Navigator Wins the Vendee Globe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8217&SEO=french-navigator-wins-the-vendee-globe Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) French vessel (sailship) Banque Populaire VIII, led by French navigator Armel Le Cleac''h won the 8th edition of the Vendee Globe, a competition sailing the whole world in a sail ship vessel alone, with his record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds. Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Legacy Stands Out in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8215&SEO=fidel-castros-revolutionary-legacy-stands-out-in-uk 19 de enero de 2017, 14:35London, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of British solidarity organizations with Cuba highlighted the revolutionary legacy of Fidel Castro during a meeting in this capital, a spokesman informed today. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8213&SEO=recent-data-highlight-cuban-tourism-industry-booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8211&SEO=eclac-recommends-mexico-a-strategy-for-foreign-investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Cuban Residents In Turkey Pay Homage to José Martí http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8209&SEO=cuban-residents-in-turkey-pay-homage-to-jose-marti 19 de enero de 2017, 12:54Istanbul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Assosiation of Cuban Residents in Turkey called ''Raíces'',is to mark the occasion of the forthcoming celebration of the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, next Jan. 28 issued today a statement highlighting the role of the also called The Apostle. UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8208&SEO=un-expert-urges-nigeria-to-ensure-safety-to-those-displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. IT Specialist Arrested in Spain Linked to Dispute Russia-U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8207&SEO=it-specialist-arrested-in-spain-linked-to-dispute-russia-u.s. 19 de enero de 2017, 12:42Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States seems to open today a new sphere of controntation with the arrest in Spain of IT specialist Stanislav Lisov, of whom his previous partners have the best opinion as a professional. Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Record For Most People's Choice Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8200&SEO=ellen-degeneres-breaks-record-for-most-peoples-choice-awards 19 de enero de 2017, 12:21Los Ángeles,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina)The comedian, actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres was honored for her 20 People''s Choice Awards as she became the most decorated winner in the show''s history. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8199&SEO=europe-to-suffer-more-terrorist-attacks-says-germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Syrian President Expresses Hopes for Dialogues in Kazakhstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8198&SEO=syrian-president-expresses-hopes-for-dialogues-in-kazakhstan 19 de enero de 2017, 11:46Damascus, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad expressed hopes of establishing a platform for dialogue at the conference on Syria that will take place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the press reported today in Damascus. Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8196&SEO=cuba-hosts-calixto-2017-pre-convention Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today. Angola- Crisis, the Word Most Used in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8195&SEO=angola-crisis-the-word-most-used-in-2016 19 de enero de 2017, 11:3 6Luanda, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Recurring today in conversations between businessmen and Angolan citizens, the crisis was the word of 2016 revealed an internet vote promoted for the first time under the auspices of Plural Publishers Angola. More than 350 Aftershocks after Earthquakes in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8188&SEO=more-than-350-aftershocks-after-earthquakes-in-italy Rome, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks rose today to more than 350 after the four earthquakes exceeding magnitude 5 that shook Central Italy yesterday, with a preliminary balance of two people dead. Crisis in Developed Economies is Triggered by Inequality, Admits IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8182&SEO=crisis-in-developed-economies-is-triggered-by-inequality-admits-imf Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The IMF said at the World Economic Forum that the lack of confidence, work and hope, along with low growth and increased inequality, are today the ingredients for the crisis in developed economies. Cuban Group Musica Antigua Ars Longa to Perform in Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8180&SEO=cuban-group-musica-antigua-ars-longa-to-perform-in-austria Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Musica Antigua Ars Longa will perform on January 23rd at the Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, during the Resonanzen Festival, said its choral director Teresa Paz. Russian President to Receive Venezuelan Peace Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8179&SEO=russian-president-to-receive-venezuelan-peace-price 18 de enero de 2017, 18:02Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will be awarded the recently established peace price named after late President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who expects to travel to this country soon, announced today. EU Anticipates Difficulties to Negotiate the Brexit with London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8169&SEO=eu-anticipates-difficulties-to-negotiate-the-brexit-with-london 18 de enero de 2017, 15:59Brussels, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the British exit from the bloc will be very difficult, although there will be no hostility from the regional community, a leader of the European Union stated today. Assange Makes His Extradition Conditional on USA Guaranteeing Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8167&SEO=assange-makes-his-extradition-conditional-on-usa-guaranteeing-right 18 de enero de 2017, 15:43London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The founder of the website WikiLeaks, journalist Julian Assange, asserted today that he would accept his extradition to the United States if his rights were guaranteed. First Afghan Female Orchestra to Perform at Davos Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8157&SEO=first-afghan-female-orchestra-to-perform-at-davos-forum 18 de enero de 2017, 13:33Kabul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The first women''s music orchestra in Afghanistan will play tomorrow and Friday at the closing of the Davos Forum, which brings together around 3,000 world leaders every winter in Switzerland, Khaama Press reported today. British Court Announces Next Ruling That Can Stop Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8155&SEO=british-court-announces-next-ruling-that-can-stop-brexit 18 de enero de 2017, 13:16London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The UK Supreme Court announced today that on January 24th it will decide if it requires a parliamentary permission to begin negotiations for the Brtisch separation of the European Union (EU) or Brexit, which can stop the process. Cuban Theater End Didactical Functions Villanueva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8152&SEO=cuban-theater-end-didactical-functions-villanueva 18 de enero de 2017, 12:19Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) With two unique functions this weekend, one of dramatic choreography, and the other on a puppeteer''s text for adults of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, will close here the didactical Villanueva Functions of Cuban theater. Japan Wants to Limit Impact of Brexit in Global Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8150&SEO=japan-wants-to-limit-impact-of-brexit-in-global-economy 18 de enero de 2017, 11:58Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Japan announced today that it will pressure the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) to limit the impact of Brexit on the global economy. Fighting Continues Around Syrian City of Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8149&SEO=fighting-continues-around-syrian-city-of-deir-ezzor 18 de enero de 2017, 11:55Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Battles around the northern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor continue to intensify after Syrian army units destroyed a suicide car bomb, an armored car and two tanks, according to military sources. Germany and Italy Defend Open Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8148&SEO=germany-and-italy-defend-open-economies 18 de enero de 2017, 11:52Berlín, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Italy advocated today for keeping their economies open to international trade and defending their models, now in question facing the assumption to the U.S. Presidency by Donald Trump. Big Economic Groups Will Promote Hydrogen as Energy Source http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8147&SEO=big-economic-groups-will-promote-hydrogen-as-energy-source 18 de enero de 2017, 11:49Davos, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Big European and Asian groups will unite efforts to promote hydrogen as clean energy source, referred today in the World Economic Forum which sessions until January 20 in this city. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8146&SEO=cuban-swine-fever-vaccine-will-shortly-be-marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8144&SEO=french-intellectual-praises-cuban-revolutions-social-achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Failures in European Radionavigation System Galileo Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8138&SEO=failures-in-european-radionavigation-system-galileo-reported 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Space Agency (ESA) informed today the failure at 9 timers of the radionavigation system Galileo due to unknown causes, despite this fact the project is still working. Russia Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8139&SEO=russia-ready-to-provide-humanitarian-aid-to-syria 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (Mindef) confirmed today its willingness to cooperate with international organization in the transfer and distribution of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8136&SEO=turkey-bids-one-of-the-worlds-longest-suspension-bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. German President Warns of Dangers to Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8134&SEO=german-president-warns-of-dangers-to-democracy Berlin, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Federal President Joachim Gauck warned today in a farewell speech the dangers to democracy in his country and Europe. Central Italy Shaken by Three Earthquakes in One Hour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8129&SEO=central-italy-shaken-by-three-earthquakes-in-one-hour 18 de enero de 2017, 08:37Rome, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Central Italy was shaken today by three earthquakes, two of the them with a magnitude of 5.3 and the other of 5.4 within an hour, between 10:25 and 11:25, local time, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (NIGV) informed. UNESCO to Commemorate Holocaust Victims' Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8122&SEO=unesco-to-commemorate-holocaust-victims-day Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO prepares the commemoration of the International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims with a day focused on discussing the role of museums and historical sites in the education on the subject, said today that organization. UN Secretary General Calls for Tolerance and Inclusion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8114&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-for-tolerance-and-inclusion 17 de enero de 2017, 17:24United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today for successful inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding, values included in all major religions and the UN Charter. Greek Neo-Nazis Attack Primary School for Enrolling Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8112&SEO=greek-neo-nazis-attack-primary-school-for-enrolling-refugees 17 de enero de 2017, 16:32Athens, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn (AD) attacked today the Neo Ikonio primary school in the Pérama neighborhood, southwest of this capital, for admitting refugee children in their classrooms, a security source informed. China defends in Davos an Inclusive Economic Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8111&SEO=china-defends-in-davos-an-inclusive-economic-globalization 17 de enero de 2017, 16:28Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President, Xi Jinping, stressed today in Davos, Switzerland, the benefits of incljusive economic globalization to prevent negative results. Italian Court Decides Sentences on Operation Condor Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8108&SEO=italian-court-decides-sentences-on-operation-condor-case 17 de enero de 2017, 15:57Rome, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) A court in Rome condemned today eight of the 27 defendants in the trial, taking place here for two years now; for the deaths of 42 people, 23 of them of Italian origin, victims of Operation Condor. German Businessmen are seeking to expand their business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8107&SEO=german-businessmen-are-seeking-to-expand-their-business-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Jan 17 (PL) Businessmen from the German Federal State of Baden-Wuttemberg started off on negociations in Cuba, in order to identify new business and investment opportunities in this Caribbean Island. Scottish Independentism Resurges after Announcing London Brexit Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8106&SEO=scottish-independentism-resurges-after-announcing-london-brexit-plan 17 de enero de 2017, 15:41London, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Scottish leaders threatened to call a second independence referendum after the British government announced a European Union (EU) exit plan, or Brexit, which would pull Britain out of the bloc''s single market. Maradona Receives Trophy as Member of the Hall of Fame in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8105&SEO=maradona-receives-trophy-as-member-of-the-hall-of-fame-in-italy 17 de enero de 2017, 15:36Rome, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona received today a trophy as a member of the Hall of Fame of Italian soccer, in the city of Florence. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8101&SEO=us-groups-ask-trump-to-continue-normalization-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. India Builds the Largest Cricket Stadium in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8097&SEO=india-builds-the-largest-cricket-stadium-in-the-world 17 de enero de 2017, 12:37New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the largest cricket stadium of the world, valued in some 100 million dollars, began in the western Indian state, with a capacity of 110 000 people, sources of this sport reported today. German Court Does Not Ban Fascist Party NDP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8091&SEO=german-court-does-not-ban-fascist-party-ndp 17 de enero de 2017, 11:48Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The German neo-fascist National Democratic Party (NDP) will not be prohibited, decided today the Federal Constitutional Court. Expectation in Uruguay For Sentence of Military Officers in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8089&SEO=expectation-in-uruguay-for-sentence-of-military-officers-in-italy Montevideo, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) There is great expectation here before the sentence that will dictate today an Italian court on a group of repressive military officers from several Latin American countries associated with Operation Condor, among them several Uruguayans. World Tourism Increased in 2016, Asia Led Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8088&SEO=world-tourism-increased-in-2016-asia-led-growth 17 de enero de 2017, 11:10Madrid, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Arrival of international tourists in 2016 increased by 3.9 percent to one billion 235 million, informed today the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Terrorist Responsible for Massacre in Turkey Is Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8086&SEO=terrorist-responsible-for-massacre-in-turkey-is-arrested Istanbul, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Police arrested early today in the district of Esenyurt of this city, the main suspect of the attack in Queen Club during the celebration of new year eve, that caused a death poll of 39. China Rejects Protectionism in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8082&SEO=china-rejects-protectionism-in-davos Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has rejected protectionism and supported the free trade agreement, during the opening in this city of the World Economic Forum running until January 20th. Russia Expects to Coordinate Anti-terror Cooperation with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8080&SEO=russia-expects-to-coordinate-anti-terror-cooperation-with-trump Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect cooperation with the new administration of US President-elect Donald Trump in the fight against terrorism, but without being very hopeful or pessimistic, stated today the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Russia against Imposition on Others of Western Values http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8076&SEO=russia-against-imposition-on-others-of-western-values 17 de enero de 2017, 09:22Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejects the attempts of Western powers to impose their very specific values on others in a kind of exporting them and against the national interests of the states, said Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. Russia Refuses US Interference in Other Countries' Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8074&SEO=russia-refuses-us-interference-in-other-countries-affairs Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The United States should end its interference in other countries affairs, and the world could avoid many misfortunes, Maria Zajarova, spokeswoman at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said today. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8070&SEO=german-economic-institute-looks-to-dialogue-with-trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Darkness and Cold Killed Dinosaurs, Says Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8068&SEO=darkness-and-cold-killed-dinosaurs-says-research Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists are able to explain how the darkness and cold caused by the impact of an asteroid on Earth were responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs. France Prepares for a Week of Intense Cold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8066&SEO=france-prepares-for-a-week-of-intense-cold 16 de enero de 2017, 16:33Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Weather forecasts suggests a significant fall in temperatures for this week in France and authorities are preparing for preventing fatalities. Europe Decides Its Own Destiny, Says Merkel to Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8065&SEO=europe-decides-its-own-destiny-says-merkel-to-trump 16 de enero de 2017, 16:30Berlin, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that Europe decides its own destiny in response to the criticism expressed by US President elect Donald Trump. 300 US Marines Arrive in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8062&SEO=300-us-marines-arrive-in-norway 16 de enero de 2017, 16:15Oslo, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 300 US Marines arrived in Norway today as part of a military agreement that envisages the deployment of US marines for a year in that country neighboring Russia, said a military spokesman. Surveys Without Defining Elections Favorite Candidate in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8048&SEO=surveys-without-defining-elections-favorite-candidate-in-france 16 de enero de 2017, 14:21Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) To less than a week to the first round of left wing primary elections in France and after the televised debates, surveys draw today an uncertain picture due to the lack of support among the three candidates. Growing Gap between Rich and Poor, According to a Global Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8042&SEO=growing-gap-between-rich-and-poor-according-to-a-global-report 16 de enero de 2017, 10:40Davos, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian organization Oxfam publishes today a report warning that the gap between rich and poor is the greatest of all time. China-Switzerland, Paradigm of Nexuses Between Countries: Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8039&SEO=china-switzerland-paradigm-of-nexuses-between-countries-xi Beijing, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called the Sino-Swiss bilateral relations paradigm between the two countries, reports today the government press. City of Naples Pays Tribute to Diego Armando Maradona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8036&SEO=city-of-naples-pays-tribute-to-diego-armando-maradona Rome, Jan 16 (PL) With gratitude and affection, the city of Naples has paid homage today to Argentine star Diego Armando Maradona, who led the local football team 30 years ago to be crowned champion of Italy for the first time. Russia Refuses to Link Nuclear Reduction with Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8035&SEO=russia-refuses-to-link-nuclear-reduction-with-sanctions Moscow, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia today rejected the possibility of discussing with the United States a relationship between the reduction of nuclear weapons and the suspension of unilateral sanctions against it, as Donald Trump''s team would propose. Meeting in Paris Focuses on Peace between Israel and Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8032&SEO=meeting-in-paris-focuses-on-peace-between-israel-and-palestine Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an international conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. Russia Authorizes Ukraine to Inspect Units in Rostov http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8023&SEO=russia-authorizes-ukraine-to-inspect-units-in-rostov Moscow, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced its authorization for the Ukrainian inspection of military units in Rostov province, bordering on Ukrainian southeast, under the 2011 Vienna Convention. Paris Supports Two States as a Way for Peace in the Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8022&SEO=paris-supports-two-states-as-a-way-for-peace-in-the-middle-east Paris, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed today that the establishment of the two states is the way to end the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Cuban Alejandro Valdés for the Title in German Bundesleague http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8015&SEO=cuban-alejandro-valdes-for-the-title-in-german-bundesleague 14 de enero de 2017, 14:25Berlin, Jan 14 Jan (Prensa Latina) Cuban freestyle wrestler Alejandro Valdés today will seek the title of the German League during the second confrontation of the finals between his team SVG Weingarten and KSV Ispringen. France: Right-wing Candidate Defends His Project Faced with Criticis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8014&SEO=france-right-wing-candidate-defends-his-project-faced-with-criticis 14 de enero de 2017, 14:21Paris, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) French right-wing candidate for the presidential elections, Francois Fillon defended his government project today, saying it was responsible and efficient, faced with criticism that described him as very radical. Trump Suggests he Could Lift Sanctions on Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8010&SEO=trump-suggests-he-could-lift-sanctions-on-russia Washington, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, suggested today he could eliminate sanctions imposed by the Barack Obama administration on the Russian Government. In declarations to the Wall Street Journal, Trump admitted those measujres would be in force ''for at least some time'', but estimated it would be senseless to maintain them if there are good relations and Moscow collaborates with Washington. Chinese Economy, Important Topic in the Davos Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8003&SEO=chinese-economy-important-topic-in-the-davos-forum 14 de enero de 2017, 02:00By Damy Vales Russia Wants to Postulate for 2028 Olympics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7999&SEO=russia-wants-to-postulate-for-2028-olympics Moscow, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is making evaluations to present its candidature to organize the 2028 Olympic Games, assured the president of the National Olympic Committee of Russia, Alexander Zhukov. Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7998&SEO=finland-to-host-humanitarian-conference-on-syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Cuba Participates in International Fair of Tourism in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7997&SEO=cuba-participates-in-international-fair-of-tourism-in-vienna 13 de enero de 2017, 17:23Vienna, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participates in the International Fair of Tourism in Vienna with the presence of specialists from travel agencies, hotel chains and other workers of this field, said today the Cuban Embassy in Austria. Palestinian President Awaits Meeting in Paris to Boost Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7989&SEO=palestinian-president-awaits-meeting-in-paris-to-boost-peace-process 13 de enero de 2017, 14:38Paris, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed his desires for the coming conference in France to boost an international mechanism and a calendar for peace negotiations with Israel, in statements released today. Cuban National Ballet Extends its Nutcracker Season http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7984&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-extends-its-nutcracker-season 13 de enero de 2017, 13:11Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) announced today that due to the functions of Nutcracker have set a new record of attendance, the BNC will extend its functions at the Sala García Lorca of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7980&SEO=turkey-receives-largest-number-of-refugees-worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Three Candidates Lead The Way to Leftwing Primaries in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7969&SEO=three-candidates-lead-the-way-to-leftwing-primaries-in-france París, Jan13 (Prensa Latina) Arnaud Montebourg, Manuel Valls and Benoit Hamon appear today as favorites to leftwing primaries in France, after the first debate among the seven aspirants to the ticket for the presidetial elections. Armed Terrorists to Withdraw From Area Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7968&SEO=armed-terrorists-to-withdraw-from-area-near-damascus 13 de enero de 2017, 11:16Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Armed terrorists will withdraw today from Wadi Baradá valley area, after negotiating to that end, said governor of Damascus province, Alaá Ibrahim. Russia and Kazakhstan Prepare for Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7967&SEO=russia-and-kazakhstan-prepare-for-meeting-on-syria 13 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh peer, Nursultan Nazarbaev, talked by phone about preparations for the international meeting on Syria in Astana, informed the Kremlin today. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7958&SEO=xi-jinping-defends-chinas-economic-perspectives-in-davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. Turkey Will Restore One of the Seven Ancient World Marvels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7957&SEO=turkey-will-restore-one-of-the-seven-ancient-world-marvels Istanbul, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mausoleum of Halicarnase, located in the southwestern Turkish city of Bodrum, catalogued as one of the ancient world marvels, will be restored, informed today daily Hurriyet. Fernando Santos: World Cup of 48 Teams Will Be More Competitive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7947&SEO=fernando-santos-world-cup-of-48-teams-will-be-more-competitive 12 de enero de 2017, 16:20Lisbon, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The head coach of Portugal, Fernando Santos, considered today that the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams will be a more competitive model and without increasing the burden on parties for each selection. US Policy in the Middle East is a Total Failure, Says Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7946&SEO=us-policy-in-the-middle-east-is-a-total-failure-says-russia 12 de enero de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zajarova said today that the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East was a total failure during the management of President Barack Obama. Russia Criticizes US Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7937&SEO=russia-criticizes-us-sanctions 12 de enero de 2017, 14:43Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajarova stated today that it is difficult to comment on proposals from U.S. politicians to impose sanctions against this country, as they seem to be made by people in need of care in health institutions. Leftwing Candidate Summons Great Rally in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7932&SEO=leftwing-candidate-summons-great-rally-in-paris París, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The leftwing candidate to the presidential elections in France,  summoned today for a great rally in this capital next March 18 to boost his project of change. FAO: Food Prices Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7920&SEO=fao-food-prices-fall-for-the-fifth-consecutive-year Rome, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Prices of the main staple foods fell 1.5 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year, bullish behavior for the fifth consecutive year, FAO said today. Cuban Sandra Ramy Theater Group to Perform at Festival in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7910&SEO=cuban-sandra-ramy-theater-group-to-perform-at-festival-in-germany Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colectivo Persona, directed by Cuban choreographer Sandra Ramy, will perform next February in the ÂíAdelante! Ibero-American Festival of Theater, in Germany, according to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercedes Borges. Russia Awaits End of Spiral of Sanctions from the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7908&SEO=russia-awaits-end-of-spiral-of-sanctions-from-the-us 11 de enero de 2017, 17:22Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has stated that they are awaiting the end of the spiral of sanctions from the United States and have added that new restrictions proposed by US senators, will cause considerable damage to US-Russian bilateral relations and the global economy. Norway Changing to Digital Radio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7900&SEO=norway-changing-to-digital-radio 11 de enero de 2017, 14:54Oslo, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Norway is switching off its FM radio signals today in a move to replace traditional radio with digital audio broadcasting (DAB), making it the first country in the world to use DAB exclusively. Cuba Expresses Condolences for the Death of Mário Soares http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7895&SEO=cuba-expresses-condolences-for-the-death-of-mario-soares 11 de enero de 2017, 13:34Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, expressed today the sorrow of the Cuban people and government over the death of the former president of Portugal Mário Soares. FARC-EP Thanks French Support for Peace Pact Execution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7891&SEO=farc-ep-thanks-french-support-for-peace-pact-execution Bogotá, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP guerilla leader Timoleón Jiménez thanked today the French government for its support for the implementation of the peace agreements reached in Havana and officially signed in this capital on November 24. Recovery of British Industrial Production Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7882&SEO=recovery-of-british-industrial-production-announced 11 de enero de 2017, 09:30London, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Official data published today say that British industrial production recovered in November boosted by the oil and gas sectors. Russia Denies Having Compromising Information against Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7876&SEO=russia-denies-having-compromising-information-against-trump Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied having any compromising information against US President-elect Donald Trump, as the American press affirmed, the Kremlin said. Davos Forum Plans to Examine Discontent Over Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7872&SEO=davos-forum-plans-to-examine-discontent-over-globalization 11 de enero de 2017, 00:16 Geneva, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, plans to examine THE growing discontent over globalization, one of the organizers of the event, German Klaus Schwab, confirmed today. Iceland Shapes up Central Right-Wing Coalition in Favor of EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7869&SEO=iceland-shapes-up-central-right-wing-coalition-in-favor-of-eu 10 de enero de 2017, 18:00Reykjavik, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Icelandic political organizations, such as Independence Party, Reform Party and Bright Future shaped a coalition today that allows the central right to govern the country, which aspires to join the European Union (EU) soon. Death Toll due to Cold Spell Rose to 80 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7868&SEO=death-toll-due-to-cold-spell-rose-to-80 10 de enero de 2017, 17:54Geneva, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The cold spell affecting Europe in the recent days has killed 83 people in 11 countries and particularly jeopardizes the lives of thousands of illegal immigrants living in precarious conditions, said humanitarian organizations today. Russia Denounces at UN Sequels of Global Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7859&SEO=russia-denounces-at-un-sequels-of-global-interference United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today in the United Nations Security Council the global instability and violence generated by the interventionist policy that characterizes the United States. Assange: Brazil is Among the Countries Most Spied by the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7850&SEO=assange-brazil-is-among-the-countries-most-spied-by-the-us Brasilia, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is one of the Latin American countries most spied by US intelligence services, Wikileaks founder Julián Assange said in an interview published here today. Russian Defense Chief Says Pentagon Chief is Confused http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7846&SEO=russian-defense-chief-says-pentagon-chief-is-confused 10 de enero de 2017, 11:14Moscow, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter confused Russia with United States when talking about the result of fighting terror in Syria, the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, stated today. FIFA: 48 Soccer Selections in the World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7839&SEO=fifa-48-soccer-selections-in-the-world-cup Bern (Prensa Latina) The Council of the International Football Federation (FIFA) approved the proposal to increase the number of teams participating in the World Cups from 32 to 48, media reported today. António Guterres to Open Dialogue on Cyprus in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7835&SEO=antonio-guterres-to-open-dialogue-on-cyprus-in-geneva United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres will inaugurate the conference on the reunification of Cyprus scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, announced his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Cristiano Ronaldo Granted the Award to Best Soccer Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7829&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-granted-the-award-to-best-soccer-player 09 de enero de 2017, 17:06Zurich, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward player Cristiano Ronaldo was given today at the TPC Studios in Zurich the Best Player of the Year award during 2016, granted for the first time by the International Football Association (FIFA). UN Calls for not Forgetting the Suffering of Palestinian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7828&SEO=un-calls-for-not-forgetting-the-suffering-of-palestinian-refugees 09 de enero de 2017, 16:50United Nations, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), called today here for not forgetting the support needed by 5,200,000 Palestinians. Russia Rejects U.S. Statements on its Role in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7818&SEO=russia-rejects-u.s.-statements-on-its-role-in-syria Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of the Duma (lower Russian chamber), Irina Yarovaya, rejected today statements by the U.S. Department of Defense on the role of her country in the struggle against terrorism in Syria. Messi and Barcelona Players will not Attend FIFA's The Best Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7815&SEO=messi-and-barcelona-players-will-not-attend-fifas-the-best-awards 09 de enero de 2017, 10:46 Madrid, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Lionel Messi and Barcelona''s players will be absent from The Best FIFA Football Awards. Syrian President: Ready to Negotiate End of Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7808&SEO=syrian-president-ready-to-negotiate-end-of-conflict Paris, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today expressed his willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in his country, but it must be with the real opposition, he told to the French media in statements released today. Syrian President Meets with French Lawmakers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7805&SEO=syrian-president-meets-with-french-lawmakers Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Sunday with French lawmakers, to whom he repeated that the French government is worsening the current situation by supporting terrorist groups. Terrorists Violate Truce Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7803&SEO=terrorists-violate-truce-near-damascus Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly known as Al Nusra, shot a brigade of technicians who attempted, covered by the previously agreed truce, to restore the drinking water facilities in Wadi Barada, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Three Men Injured in Paris Shooting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7798&SEO=three-men-injured-in-paris-shooting 08 de enero de 2017, 11:56Paris, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Three men were injured on Sunday in a shooting in front of a nightclub in Paris, apparently as a result of a crime-related event, local media reported. Microbes Manipulate Human Moods, Research Reveals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7793&SEO=microbes-manipulate-human-moods-research-reveals London, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Spain and the United Kingdom have discovered that intestines microbes can ''manipulate'' our moods, making us feel happier or sad and depressed, reports the British University of Exeter today. Paris Demands Justice for Murder of Kurdish Citizens in 2013 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7792&SEO=paris-demands-justice-for-murder-of-kurdish-citizens-in-2013 07 de enero de 2017, 11:33Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people demonstrated in France today to demand justice in the case of the murder of three Kurdish female citizens, which occurred in this capital in 2013. France: 30 Departments on Orange Alert by the Cold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7789&SEO=france-30-departments-on-orange-alert-by-the-cold Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have declared 30 departments on orange alert due to a cold spell in the north and center of the country, while expecting the snowfall and ice formation on the surface. Putin Values Church's Contribution to Defense of Moral Values http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7786&SEO=putin-values-churchs-contribution-to-defense-of-moral-values Moscow, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin praised the role of the Church in the defense and preservation of moral and family values in society by congratulating the Russians on Orthodox Christmas. Campaign on Russian Hacking to USA is a Witch Hunt, Says Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7772&SEO=campaign-on-russian-hacking-to-usa-is-a-witch-hunt-says-trump 06 de enero de 2017, 16:59Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said today that the ''storm'' about Russia''s alleged hacking into the US electoral system is a political witch hunt led by the opposition. Germany Studies Possible Compensation to Namibia for Genocide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7769&SEO=germany-studies-possible-compensation-to-namibia-for-genocide 06 de enero de 2017, 16:32Berlin, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany confirmed today that it is in talks with Namibia for possible economic compensation for the Herero massacre, committed in that African nation by German colonial troops in the early 20th century. Greek Jannis Kounellis Opens in Cuban Gallery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7759&SEO=greek-jannis-kounellis-opens-in-cuban-gallery 06 de enero de 2017, 12:49La Habana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Greek artist, Jannis Kounellis has been given a privileged space in the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center for his first solo exhibition in Cuba, which will be open to the public until the end of this month. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7758&SEO=new-york-times-the-most-attractive-caribbean-destinations-in-2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7756&SEO=austrian-former-president-calls-for-closer-links-with-cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7755&SEO=casa-dranguet-house-in-santiago-de-cuba-launches-website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7754&SEO=more-than-500000-immigrants-arrived-in-europe-in-2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. French Parliamentarian States That Syria is Not Our Enemy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7747&SEO=french-parliamentarian-states-that-syria-is-not-our-enemy Paris, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Thierry Mariani a French parliamentarian has stated that the government of Syria is not the enemy of France. Russia Reacts to US Accusations Against Its Media http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7744&SEO=russia-reacts-to-us-accusations-against-its-media Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia Today (RT) has criticized US intelligence chief James Clepper''s for his accusation that Russia has disrespected the US political system. Russia Reduces Military Build-up and Withdraws Carrier from Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7740&SEO=russia-reduces-military-build-up-and-withdraws-carrier-from-syria 06 de enero de 2017, 09:11Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced the start of the reduction of their military forces in Syria and also the withdrawal of the aircraft carrier Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, which is stationed off the Syrian coast. Lionel Messi Only LatAm Player in Ideal UEFA Team http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7720&SEO=lionel-messi-only-latam-player-in-ideal-uefa-team Brna, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean professional soccer forward player Lionel Messi was chosen the only Latin American player included by internauts as a member of the ideal team formed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as stated by this organization Thursday. Swedish Prosecutor Receives Transcript of Assange Interrogation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7716&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-receives-transcript-of-assange-interrogation 05 de enero de 2017, 12:13Stockholm, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor today reported that he had received the transcript of the interrogation of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, with regards to a rape charge filed against him in 2010 in Sweden. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7715&SEO=syrian-president-holds-meeting-with-iraqi-special-envoy 05 de enero de 2017, 11:57Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met today with Faleh al Fayad, a National Security adviser and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi. More Than 4.000 People Laid Down Their Weapons in Syria in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7712&SEO=more-than-4.000-people-laid-down-their-weapons-in-syria-in-2016 05 de enero de 2017, 11:39Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Justice announced today that more than 4,700 armed and wanted people have surrendered to the authorities as part of the national reconciliation process in Syria. Russia Could Stop Sending Gas to Europe Through Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7708&SEO=russia-could-stop-sending-gas-to-europe-through-ukraine 05 de enero de 2017, 11:18Kiev, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Ukrainian company Naftagaz, Andrei Kobaliov, warned today of the possibility for his country to lose the transit status for Russian gas sent to Europe. Data on Executions Ordered by Hollande Revealed in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7702&SEO=data-on-executions-ordered-by-hollande-revealed-in-france Paris, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) French media revealed data on the selective executions of terrorists ordered by President François Hollande, which raises questions today about the legality of such operations. Oil Prices Increase Close to 2 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7690&SEO=oil-prices-increase-close-to-2-percent 04 de enero de 2017, 17:47London, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) International oil markets closed with an increase of close to 2 percent on Wednesday, due to an agreement between the largest oil producers to cut global crude oil supply. Turkey Questions Role of NATO in Incirlik http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7684&SEO=turkey-questions-role-of-nato-in-incirlik 04 de enero de 2017, 16:51Ankara, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Government today expressed doubts about NATO''s use of the Incirlik Air Base, in the country''s southeastern region,stating that it was not rendering any service in the struggle against the Islamic State (IS). Russia Defends Fairness of Mission in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7676&SEO=russia-defends-fairness-of-mission-in-syria 04 de enero de 2017, 14:58Moscow, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia has defended today the fairness of its mission in Syria against the terrorist formations, thus countering allegations by the United States of supposed massive raids in that Arab country. European Commission Sorry for Resignation British Ambassador to EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7675&SEO=european-commission-sorry-for-resignation-british-ambassador-to-eu 04 de enero de 2017, 12:46Brussels, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) lamented today the resignation of British ambassador to the European Union (EU), Ivan Rogers and highlighted his professionalism and knowledge of community affairs. Syrian President Holds Meetings with Iranian and Armenian Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7673&SEO=syrian-president-holds-meetings-with-iranian-and-armenian-delegation 04 de enero de 2017, 12:21Damascus, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held separate meetings today with a political delegation from Iran and the Armenian Orthodox Church, whose representatives dealt with the current situation in the country. New Biodiversity Agency Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7656&SEO=new-biodiversity-agency-begins-in-france 04 de enero de 2017, 09:25Paris, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Considered a pillar for the protection of nature, the French Agency for Biodiversity (FAB) started operations this year and is one of the main topics of the Council of Ministers held today. Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7641&SEO=oil-prices-reach-18-month-high London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. Unesco Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of the Revolution's Triumph http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7638&SEO=unesco-congratulates-cuba-on-anniversary-of-the-revolutions-triumph Paris, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Unesco today sent its congratulations to the Cuban people and authorities on the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, celebrated on January 1st. The XXI International Capri Hollywood Film Festival 2016 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7623&SEO=the-xxi-international-capri-hollywood-film-festival-2016-concludes Rome, (Prensa Latina) The XXI International Capri Film Festival Hollywood 2016 is ending today to its last day with the screening of 16 films in the rooms that for a week served as venue for the event. Oscar Dos Santos to Chinese Super League Club Shanghai SIPG http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7620&SEO=oscar-dos-santos-to-chinese-super-league-club-shanghai-sipg 02 de enero de 2017, 09:35Beijing,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian stricker Oscar dos Santos arrived today in China to join the Shanghai SIPG club and was welcomed by thousand of fans at the airport. Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers Talk on New Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7604&SEO=chinese-and-russian-prime-ministers-talk-on-new-year 01 de enero de 2017, 11:46Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime Minister Li Keqiang exchanged congratulations for New Year with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and both praised the development of their bilateral relations in the last 12 years, according to reports in this capital today. Search for Disco Attackers Intensified in Istanbul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7601&SEO=search-for-disco-attackers-intensified-in-istanbul 01 de enero de 2017, 11:26Istanbul, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Members of the police and antiterrorist brigades from Turkey have intensified the search of the authors of the attack that caused 39 dead people in a discotheque in this capital. Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Disco Raises Rejection and Condolences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7596&SEO=terrorist-attack-on-istanbul-disco-raises-rejection-and-condolences Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) At least 35 dead and 40 wounded caused a terrorist attack on an Istanbul disco where the New Year was being celebrated. Oil Ends 2016 Up, Market Expects Start of Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7592&SEO=oil-ends-2016-up-market-expects-start-of-agreement London, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices ended 2016 higher amid rising market expectations due to the closeness of the date set for the entry into force of the agreement between producers in order to reduce supply. Minister Highlights Russia's Support to Syria in Religious Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7588&SEO=minister-highlights-russias-support-to-syria-in-religious-meeting 31 de diciembre de 2016, 11:16Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Religious Affairs Minister, Muhammad al Sattar al Sayyed, asserted today that Russia''s support to the Syrian people against terror and Takfirism represented the support for the values of good, justice and peace. Brazilian Government Regrets Death of Greek Ambassador in Rio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7584&SEO=brazilian-government-regrets-death-of-greek-ambassador-in-rio Brasilia, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government has confirmed and regrets the death in Rio de Janeiro of the Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, who was reportedly a victim of a crime of passion. French Movie Theaters Sold More than 213 Million Tickets in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7571&SEO=french-movie-theaters-sold-more-than-213-million-tickets-in-2016 30 de diciembre de 2016, 15:49Paris, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Movie theaters in France had, in 2016, their second year with best sales in the last five decades, with around 213 million ticket sold, the National Cinema Center (CNC) reported today. Russia, Turkey Promote Resolution on Cease-Fire in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7566&SEO=russia-turkey-promote-resolution-on-cease-fire-in-syria 30 de diciembre de 2016, 14:42United Nations, 30 Dec (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin stated today that his country and Turkey submitted a draft resolution to the Security Council on their support for the cessation of hostilities in Syria, which is expected to be voted tomorrow. Alert on Language Barriers for World Application of Science http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7562&SEO=alert-on-language-barriers-for-world-application-of-science 30 de diciembre de 2016, 13:52London, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Language barriers hinder the correct compilation and application of scientific knowledge worldwide, warned today researchers of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Turkey Arrests 40 Alleged Islamic State Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7560&SEO=turkey-arrests-40-alleged-islamic-state-members Ankara, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police arrested today 40 alleged terrorists, members of the denominated Islamic State (IS) in the southern province of Adana, acording to the News Agency Dogan. Putin Discards Expulsion of U.S. Diplomats from Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7558&SEO=putin-discards-expulsion-of-u.s.-diplomats-from-russia Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin discarded today the expulsion, for the moment, of 35 U.S. diplomats in response to an equal measure applied by Washington to Russian officials, under the pretext of an alleged cybernetic attack of this country against the U.S. Democratic Party.. Bolivia to Encourage Russian Tourism, Oil Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7557&SEO=bolivia-to-encourage-russian-tourism-oil-cooperation Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will encourage in 2017 tourism from Russia and will strengthen its cooperation on the fields of atomic energy and production and marketing of hydrocarbons, the Bolivian Ambassador to Moscow Alex Diaz said today. Putin Makes Rational Decision to Avoid Diplomatic Fray with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7554&SEO=putin-makes-rational-decision-to-avoid-diplomatic-fray-with-usa Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s President Vladimir Putin has decided, for the time being, not to retaliate Washington''s unprecedented action of expelling 35 Russian diplomats and closing Moscow''s properties in New York and Maryland. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7553&SEO=syrian-president-interview-with-italian-tv-channel-released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Luna Manzanares to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7548&SEO=luna-manzanares-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer, Luna Manzanares, will perform in a concert tonight, celebrating 10 years of her career, which has included the challenge of performing a musical in Paris. Russia Readying Response to US Diplomatic Assault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7546&SEO=russia-readying-response-to-us-diplomatic-assault Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov, has proposed expelling 31 US diplomats from Moscow and 4 from the US Consulate in St Petersburg in retaliation for a similar measure taken by Washington. Dudamel to Conduct Orchestra for New Year's Eve Concert in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7543&SEO=dudamel-to-conduct-orchestra-for-new-years-eve-concert-in-vienna Vienna, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Musician Gustavo Dudamel confirmed that he would conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the traditional New Year''s Concert and dedicated this great moment to the Americas, the Latin American countries and especially Venezuela, his country. In Cuba, Unknown Russia Warns about Environmental Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7538&SEO=in-cuba-unknown-russia-warns-about-environmental-protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 15:50Havana, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The photograph exhibition entitled ''Unknown Russia'' is call to protect the environment from the Museum of the Revolution (former Presidential Palace), in this capital, with a diverse content of flora, fauna and landscapes. Deteriorates Health of ex Portuguese President Soares http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7536&SEO=deteriorates-health-of-ex-portuguese-president-soares 29 de diciembre de 2016, 14:43Lisbon, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Th state of health of former president of Portugal Mario Soares, 92, worsened over the last hours, informed today the spokesperson of the Red Cross Hospital of this capital. Lionel Messi Distinguished as World Best Game Creator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7535&SEO=lionel-messi-distinguished-as-world-best-game-creator Berlin, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi was distinguished Thursday as ''Best Game Creator'' of the world for a second consecutive year according to the International Football Federation for History and Statistics (IFFHS). Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7534&SEO=poll-shows-most-europeans-still-support-the-eu Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). In Cuba Russian Exhibition Highlights Environmental Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7530&SEO=in-cuba-russian-exhibition-highlights-environmental-protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:58By Jorge Petinaud Sport is a Means Not an End Says IOC Vice-president http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7529&SEO=sport-is-a-means-not-an-end-says-ioc-vice-president 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:48Madrid, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, one of the vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said today that sporting events should be a means and not an end to generating income. International Cycling Union to Keep up Tough Anti-Doping Fight http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7527&SEO=international-cycling-union-to-keep-up-tough-anti-doping-fight 29 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Paris, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Brian Cookson, said today that his organization would keep up their fight against doping. Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7525&SEO=russian-minister-confirms-anomaly-in-crashed-plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7524&SEO=putin-announces-ceasefire-and-reduction-of-russian-troops-in-syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7518&SEO=first-angolan-president-neto-is-awarded-the-nelson-mandela-prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7517&SEO=carlos-tevez-moves-to-china-and-becomes-worlds-highest-paid-player Buenos Aires,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of rumors Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has confirmed today the signing of Argentinian Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world''s highest-paid player. Serbian Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic Says Goodbye to Courts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7504&SEO=serbian-tennis-star-ana-ivanovic-says-goodbye-to-courts 28 de diciembre de 2016, 17:02London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Serbian female tennis player, Ana Ivanovic accounced today in a video posted on her Facebook account that she was retiring from tennis. Combination of Factors Might Have Caused Russian Plane Crash http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7503&SEO=combination-of-factors-might-have-caused-russian-plane-crash 28 de diciembre de 2016, 16:39Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The combination of a technical fault and a mistake by the pilot could have caused the crash of the Russian plane TU-154 near the southern Russian beach resort, Sochi, sources close to the investigation have reported. Evo Morales Condemns British and Chilean Media Setup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7495&SEO=evo-morales-condemns-british-and-chilean-media-setup La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales repudiated Wednesday the decision by several press media from the United Kingdom and Chile, of publishing a fake video circulated over the social networks, in order to damage his image and prestige as Head of State. U.S. Economic Growth Boosts Value of the Dollar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7494&SEO=u.s.-economic-growth-boosts-value-of-the-dollar 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:45London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. dollar maintained today an upward trend stimulated by its economic growth perspectives, the rise in interest rates and inflation, factors that made the euro and the pound suffer a setback. Russia Denounces New Attack on Embassy in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7493&SEO=russia-denounces-new-attack-on-embassy-in-damascus 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus and called on those who really seek to counter terrorism. Portuguese Former President in Critical Condition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7492&SEO=portuguese-former-president-in-critical-condition 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:20Lisbon, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese former president Mario Soares (92 years old) is still on critical health condition and in a deep coma, at the Red Cross Hospital in Lisbon. Cinema and Its Mission, Second Day of Festival Capri Holly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7487&SEO=cinema-and-its-mission-second-day-of-festival-capri-holly 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:33Rome, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) With a symposium, the screening of films in different spaces and the delivery of recognitions to outstanding figures of the cinematography, continues today the XXI International Film Festival Capri Hollywood. Greek Government Promises to Improve Migrants Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7486&SEO=greek-government-promises-to-improve-migrants-conditions 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:00Athens, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government announced today a plan to improve the conditions of the camps in Aegean islands where over 16,000 immigrants remain overcrowded. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7484&SEO=oil-prices-rise-for-fourth-consecutive-day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7481&SEO=bolivian-woman-driver-optimistic-with-performance-in-dakar-rally-2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Russian Sappers Clear Aleppo of Explosives Devices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7476&SEO=russian-sappers-clear-aleppo-of-explosives-devices Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Sappers of the International Demining Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense have cleared 966 hectares of explosives in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, reported the agency today. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7469&SEO=syria-takes-measures-to-face-drinking-water-shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Second Data Recorder of Russian Crashed Plane Recovered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7468&SEO=second-data-recorder-of-russian-crashed-plane-recovered 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Rescue personnel have recovered the second flight data recorder from the wreckage of the Russian Tu-154 in the Black Sea, as well as 15 bodies of the 92 people that perished in the crash last Sunday. UK Fails to Meet Agreement on Immigrant Children as Stated in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7456&SEO=uk-fails-to-meet-agreement-on-immigrant-children-as-stated-in-france 27 de diciembre de 2016, 18:00Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Henry, director of France Land of Asylum, said today that the United Kingdom (UK) is failing to receive immigrant children willing to meet their families in this country. Diego Simeone Chosen Best Soccer Coach of 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7453&SEO=diego-simeone-chosen-best-soccer-coach-of-2016 Madrid, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Diego Simeone received the Award for Best Head Coach at Club Level of the year 2016, an award annually given by the International Soccer Federation of Statistics and History. New Data on Presence in Italy of Tunisian Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7438&SEO=new-data-on-presence-in-italy-of-tunisian-terrorist Rome, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The police revealed today new data on the presence in Italy of the Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri, author of the attack carried out in Berlin, before being shot down in Milan by a police patrol. Belgium Police Thwarted at Least 6 Terrorist Attacks Since 2014 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7435&SEO=belgium-police-thwarted-at-least-6-terrorist-attacks-since-2014 27 de diciembre de 2016, 11:42Brussels, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Belgian security forces have thwarted at least six terrorist attacks in the past two years, police chief Eric Jacobs reported on Monday. USA: Donald Trump Strongly Criticizes UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7432&SEO=usa-donald-trump-strongly-criticizes-un Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said that the UN is today a simple club of people who come together to have a good time; he also reiterated his threats against that international organization. Petition Signed by 200,000 Calls for IMF Director to be Punished http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7429&SEO=petition-signed-by-200000-calls-for-imf-director-to-be-punished Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for a sentence to be imposed against Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7428&SEO=bangladesh-criticizes-media-manipulation-against-syria-and-russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. Donetsk Republic Returns Two Prisoners to Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7426&SEO=donetsk-republic-returns-two-prisoners-to-ukraine 27 de diciembre de 2016, 09:34Kiev, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill, the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic handed over two prisoners today to the head of the Ukrainian social organization ''Corps of Officials'', Vladimir Ruban. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7423&SEO=french-ministry-calls-to-step-up-precautions-against-flu-epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Mass Graves in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7422&SEO=mass-graves-in-aleppo Moscow, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense denounced the finding of seven storehouses of ammunition and mass graves with dead bodies of Syrian citizens tortured and killed by terrorists in the city of Aleppo, that was recently freed by Syrian Army troops. Fuselage and Tail of Russian Plane in Sochi Accident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7415&SEO=fuselage-and-tail-of-russian-plane-in-sochi-accident 26 de diciembre de 2016, 17:33Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian rescue teams found today a fragment of the fuselage and the tail of the plane TU-154 that crashed in the Black Sea Sea, just two minutes after taking off from the Airport in Sochi, with 92 passengers on board. Georgian Pantsulaia Defeats Carlsen in Rapid Chess Match http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7413&SEO=georgian-pantsulaia-defeats-carlsen-in-rapid-chess-match Doha, (Prensa Latina) Classic chess Grand Master and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from Norway, was today beaten, with black pieces, against Georgian Levan Pantsulaia during the start of the Rapid and Lightining World Championships. EU Criticizes Spread of Fake News on the Internet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7412&SEO=eu-criticizes-spread-of-fake-news-on-the-internet 26 de diciembre de 2016, 16:52Brussels, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) launched today a call to combat the spread of fake news via the Internet and demanded that social networks, particularly Facebook, fulfill their obligation to curb information manipulation. Berlin Attacker Traveled Through French City of Lyon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7406&SEO=berlin-attacker-traveled-through-french-city-of-lyon 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:57Paris, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Perpetrator of the attack in Berlin traveled through the French city of Lyon before going to Italy, confirmed authorities after reviewing the video surveillance images of the train station, said local media today. Portuguese Expresident in Critical Condition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7405&SEO=portuguese-expresident-in-critical-condition 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:55Lisbon, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal former president Mario Soares, 92 years old now, is in critical condition and in a deep state of coma, for 13 days now. Portuguese Expresident in Critical Condition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7404&SEO=portuguese-expresident-in-critical-condition Lisbon, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal former president Mario Soares, 92 years old now, is in critical condition and in a deep state of coma, for 13 days now. Germany Prepares for Holidays under Tightened Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7403&SEO=germany-prepares-for-holidays-under-tightened-security 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:51Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) German authorities work to tighten security system seeking to avoid a terrorist attack during the holidays, following the recent attack occurred in this capital city. From Germany to Syria a March for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7400&SEO=from-germany-to-syria-a-march-for-peace 26 de diciembre de 2016, 13:43Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists in Germany, started a march on foot from Berlin to the Syrian city of Aleppo Monday, to show their solidarity and their rejection to the war against Syria. Death of George Michael Remains Unexplained http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7391&SEO=death-of-george-michael-remains-unexplained London, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) British pop singer and songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53 at his home in London; the cause of death is unknown. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7387&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-russia Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after the recent tragic plane crash in the Black Sea, in which 92 people were killed. Death of George Michael Resounds in Chinese Social Networks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7386&SEO=death-of-george-michael-resounds-in-chinese-social-networks Beijing, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) George Michael''s sudden death at home in the United Kingdom has resonated deeply with his Chinese fans, who crowded social networks this morning to express their shock at the death of the iconic pop star. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7383&SEO=syria-21-civilians-killed-by-terrorists-in-aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Plane Carrying Remains of TU-154 Victims Lands in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7380&SEO=plane-carrying-remains-of-tu-154-victims-lands-in-moscow 26 de diciembre de 2016, 08:39Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) A Russian military transport plane has brought to this capital 10 dead bodies and 84 fragments of people who were on board the crashed TU-154 in Sochi, amidst the national mourning of the nation. Expectation over Quest on Russian Plane Crash http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7376&SEO=expectation-over-quest-on-russian-plane-crash Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensad Latina) As condolence messages continue to pour into Moscow, there''s growing expectation over the result of the investigation Russia is carrying out on the crash Sunday of a Defense Ministry plane in the Black Sea on its route to Syria. Germany: 54,000 People Evacuated due to World War II Bomb http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7375&SEO=germany-54000-people-evacuated-due-to-world-war-ii-bomb Berlin, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) German authorities have decided today to evacuate 54,000 people from the city of Augsburg in the southeastern state of Bavaria after the discovery a bomb launched by the British in World War II, a security source said. Putin Assigns Commission to Investigate Air Disaster in Sochi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7357&SEO=putin-assigns-commission-to-investigate-air-disaster-in-sochi Moscow, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assigns today to Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev the task to organize and lead a special commission to investigate the air disaster of a TU-154 airplane with 92 people on board flying from Sochi to Syria. People Close to Bomb Attacker in Berlin Arrested in Tunisia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7354&SEO=people-close-to-bomb-attacker-in-berlin-arrested-in-tunisia 24 de diciembre de 2016, 13:01Tunisia, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior arrested three people related to the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin this week. France Reinforces Security over Weekend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7349&SEO=france-reinforces-security-over-weekend Paris, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 91,000 police officers, gendarmes and soldiers were mobilized on Saturday in France to ensure security during Christmas celebrations, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said. Cuba: French Club Opens in Jardines del Rey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7346&SEO=cuba-french-club-opens-in-jardines-del-rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the French club Framissia has opened a new way to increase tourist arrivals from France in the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, off the north coast of this central province. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7345&SEO=minister-of-eurasian-economic-union-meets-cuban-ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Several Casualties due to Explosion in Russian Republic of Bashkiria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7342&SEO=several-casualties-due-to-explosion-in-russian-republic-of-bashkiria Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) An explosion in a former military storehouse in the Russian republic of Bashkiria caused several victims, the Investigation Committee of Russia (SKR) reported on Saturday Putin to Depoliticize Sport, Culture and a Transparent WADA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7333&SEO=putin-to-depoliticize-sport-culture-and-a-transparent-wada Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today to depoliticize sport and culture, and demand a more transparency in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Controversy in France: Terrorist Goes Unnoticed Through its Territor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7327&SEO=controversy-in-france-terrorist-goes-unnoticed-through-its-territor 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The fact that the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin, who was killed by the police in Italy, went unnoticed through France has generated controversy in this country, where the state of emergency is still active, due to the terrorist threat. Angela Merkel Overhauling Government after Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7326&SEO=angela-merkel-overhauling-government-after-attack 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:09Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today she will overhaul her Government by introducing important legal and political changes following the recent terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead. Russian Military Police Arrive in Aleppo, Syria, to guarantee safety http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7324&SEO=russian-military-police-arrive-in-aleppo-syria-to-guarantee-safety 23 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have confirmed today the deployment in the northern city of Aleppo, recently freed of terrorist groups, of a battalion of military police from Russia to guarantee security and cooperate in demining the area. German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7323&SEO=german-biggest-bank-to-pay-high-sanction-from-us Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. Russia Is Stronger than any Potential Attacker, Says Putin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7322&SEO=russia-is-stronger-than-any-potential-attacker-says-putin Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted today that Russia was stronger than any potential attacker and would never be drawn into an arms race, with expenditures exceeding the national economic possibilities. WHO Reports Effectiveness of First Vaccine Against Ebola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7316&SEO=who-reports-effectiveness-of-first-vaccine-against-ebola 23 de diciembre de 2016, 12:08Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the effectiveness of the clinical trials of the first vaccine against Ebola, whose last outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7315&SEO=more-than-5000-migrants-killed-in-the-mediterranean-this-year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7313&SEO=consequences-of-the-war-in-aleppo-syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. Kirk Douglas Cinema Show in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7314&SEO=kirk-douglas-cinema-show-in-cuba Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Cinematheque will today inaugurate a cinema show dedicated to the centenary of the American actor Kirk Douglas. France Dismantles Drug Trafficking Ring in Marseilles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7311&SEO=france-dismantles-drug-trafficking-ring-in-marseilles 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:54Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have dismantled a drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille and seized 30 kilograms of narcotics, police sources reported today. Three Migrants Injured in France During Police Chase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7307&SEO=three-migrants-injured-in-france-during-police-chase Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Three migrants were injured in France, one of them seriously, when they jumped from a truck that was being chased by the police, local press reports. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7305&SEO=first-french-tourists-arrive-at-cuban-cayo-coco-resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7303&SEO=oil-prices-tumble-as-dollar-goes-up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7302&SEO=italy-confirms-death-in-milan-of-berlin-truck-attack-terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. USA: Anti-nuclear Groups Alarmed by Message from Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7299&SEO=usa-anti-nuclear-groups-alarmed-by-message-from-donald-trump Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A message published on Twitter by US President-elect Donald Trump keeps alarmed the international community and groups defending control over nuclear weapons. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7298&SEO=libyan-airliner-is-hijacked-and-diverted-to-malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7293&SEO=airbus-to-sell-iranian-airline-100-commercial-planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Europeans Consider that Terrorism and Immigration are Major Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7289&SEO=europeans-consider-that-terrorism-and-immigration-are-major-threats 22 de diciembre de 2016, 16:55Brussels, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Europeans consider that threat of terrorist actions and immigration crisis are the most serious problems that Europe faces, said a poll issued by the European Union (EU) published today. Russia Fulfilled Its Mission in Syria with Blows to Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7276&SEO=russia-fulfilled-its-mission-in-syria-with-blows-to-terrorism Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces fulfilled their mission in Syrian, giving harsh blows to terrorism, Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu stated today in an extended Military Council, with participation by President Vladimir Putin. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7272&SEO=oil-prices-drop-from-larger-us-reserves-and-more-libyan-offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7269&SEO=serbia-in-military-agreement-with-russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7268&SEO=outstanding-concert-by-awarded-cuban-classical-guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7267&SEO=d.-r.-congo-government-and-church-seek-solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7266&SEO=cuban-pianist-frank-fernandez-plays-beethoven-in-concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Three-times Cuban Olympic Champion Felix Savon Receives AIBA Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7265&SEO=three-times-cuban-olympic-champion-felix-savon-receives-aiba-award Bern, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The three-times Cuban Olympic champion and six-time world champion Felix Savon has been recognized in the Swiss city of Montreux on the 70th anniversary of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Six Persons Injured in Gas Blast Near Kolomenskaya Station in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7261&SEO=six-persons-injured-in-gas-blast-near-kolomenskaya-station-in-moscow Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The gas blast took place near Kolomenskaya metro station in southern Moscow early Thursday and at least 6 persons were injured in the incident, according to Yulia Ivanova from the investigation team. Fidel Castro 'Man of the Year' in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7258&SEO=fidel-castro-man-of-the-year-in-russia Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Biographical Institute has granted the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro the award ''Man of the Year 2016'' in memoriam on international relations for his brilliant contributions to world history. Alcohol Poisoning Death Toll in Russian City Rises to 64 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7257&SEO=alcohol-poisoning-death-toll-in-russian-city-rises-to-64 22 de diciembre de 2016, 08:01Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) In Irkutsk, where the poisoning bath concentrate lotion Â'' Bayarshik Â'' has killed 64 people, in the case of fatal poisoning with counterfeit vodka, according to official sources. China Launches Satellite to Monitor Global Carbon Emissions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7256&SEO=china-launches-satellite-to-monitor-global-carbon-emissions 22 de diciembre de 2016, 07:37Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China''s Gobi Desert at 3:22 a.m. Thursday. Greece: Increased Taxes Frozen Despite Criticism of Creditors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7254&SEO=greece-increased-taxes-frozen-despite-criticism-of-creditors 21 de diciembre de 2016, 17:18Athens, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament unanimously decided to postpone the increase in value added tax (VAT) to the islands most affected by the refugee crisis, despite the criticism of international creditors. France: Preventive Arrests after Attack in Berlin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7244&SEO=france-preventive-arrests-after-attack-in-berlin 21 de diciembre de 2016, 14:55Paris, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have made several preventive arrests on Wednesday, as a security measure after the terrorist attack which occurred this week in Berlin, according to French government spokesperson, Stephane Le Foll. Siberia Reaches Temperatures of Minus 62 Degrees Celsius http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7241&SEO=siberia-reaches-temperatures-of-minus-62-degrees-celsius 21 de diciembre de 2016, 13:05Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Yes, everyone knows about the raw Russian cold, but even for the Siberians it was amazing when their thermometers were unable to register the minus 62 degrees Celsius reached today in the city of Yurga, Kemerovo province. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7237&SEO=japan-cuts-budget-for-2020-olympic-games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7236&SEO=lizt-alfonso-company-to-perform-in-central-cuban-province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7235&SEO=cuban-puppets-company-performs-poem-by-nicolas-guillen Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7234&SEO=turkey-to-increase-foreign-trade-using-its-currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Insufficient Nitric Oxide in the Brain May Cause Alzheimer's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7233&SEO=insufficient-nitric-oxide-in-the-brain-may-cause-alzheimers 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:58London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese experts reveal in a study published today that a lack of nitric oxide (NO) in the brain can cause Alzheimer''s, a disease that affects about 47 million people worldwide. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7231&SEO=oil-prices-rise-10-percent-this-month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7230&SEO=cuba-defends-international-cooperation-without-conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Chief of Russian Duma Defense Committee Receives Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7229&SEO=chief-of-russian-duma-defense-committee-receives-cuban-ambassador 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:10Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the State Duma Defense Committee (Russian lower house), Vladimir Shamanov, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to the country, Emilio Lozada Garcia, diplomatic sources reported today. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7225&SEO=argentinian-singer-charly-garcia-admitted-in-hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7224&SEO=extremists-hinder-again-evacuation-in-aleppo-syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Legendary Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Turns 96 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7220&SEO=legendary-cuban-ballerina-alicia-alonso-turns-96 Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The most renowned Cuban artist worldwide, Alicia Alonso, turns 96 today with the strong will to give her country a lastign legacy through the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC). Japanese Premier to visit Russia at the Beginning Next Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7218&SEO=japanese-premier-to-visit-russia-at-the-beginning-next-year Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, announced his intention to visit Russia at the beginning of 2017 to meet with the president of that country, Vladimir Putin and dialogue on the bilateral territorial dispute. Scotland will Seek to Keep Access to EU Market Despite Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7217&SEO=scotland-will-seek-to-keep-access-to-eu-market-despite-brexit 20 de diciembre de 2016, 18:12London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Scottish government announced today its plan to keep economic relations with the European Union (UE) and especially the access to the community market after making effective the separation of the United Kingdom from the bloc, known as Brexit. UK, Italy Reinforce Security In Face of Recent Terrorist Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7215&SEO=uk-italy-reinforce-security-in-face-of-recent-terrorist-attacks 20 de diciembre de 2016, 17:45London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Metropolitan Police of this capital and the Ministry of the Interior of Italy announced measures to reinforce their respective security systems after the most recent attacks in Germany and Turkey, apart from the threat presented by civil multitudes that accompany Christmas and New Year feasts. Turkish Airlines Starts Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7213&SEO=turkish-airlines-starts-flying-to-cuba 20 de diciembre de 2016, 17:26Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The company Turkish Airlines began today to operate flights to this capital three times a week, with the possibility to increase them to one a day. Russia, Turkey, Iran on Talks for Solution to Syrian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7207&SEO=russia-turkey-iran-on-talks-for-solution-to-syrian-crisis Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran are in talks for a diplomatic and political solution to the conflict in Syria and fight there against terrorism, not to overthrow its government, stated the Russian diplomat Serguei Lavrov. Merkel Urges Germans to Continue after Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7203&SEO=merkel-urges-germans-to-continue-after-terrorist-attack Berlin, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) German Federal chancellor, Angela Merkel has called on German citizens to stay calm and live without fear after yesterday''s attack on a Christmas market, which killed 12 and wounded more than 50. Canadian Arctic Used to be Hot http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7195&SEO=canadian-arctic-used-to-be-hot 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:25London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A US research into the remains of a Canadian Arctic bird indicates that 90 million years ago the temperature in the region was warm, said an article published today. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7194&SEO=cuba-rewards-its-best-athletes-in-2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7192&SEO=cuban-circus-cirkacuba-conquers-paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7191&SEO=young-cuban-singer-awarded-by-france-announces-concert-in-havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7190&SEO=erdogan-assassination-of-russian-ambassador-is-a-provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7189&SEO=world-groundwater-depletion-linked-to-climate-change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7187&SEO=arrest-made-for-shots-fired-at-us-embassy-in-turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Terror, Syria Issue Bring Together, Russia, Turkey and Iran in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7184&SEO=terror-syria-issue-bring-together-russia-turkey-and-iran-in-moscow Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran are meeting here to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian conflict. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7182&SEO=un-general-assembly-honors-fidel-castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Russia Taking Attack on its Ambassador to U.N. Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7181&SEO=russia-taking-attack-on-its-ambassador-to-u.n.-security-council Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia will take to the U.N. Security Council the assassination of its Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, that has received worldwide condemnation and President Vladimir Putin called it a provocation. US Intervenes in Lawsuit with the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7177&SEO=us-intervenes-in-lawsuit-with-the-european-union 19 de diciembre de 2016, 17:38Washington, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States supported computer internet and electronic company Apple in a litigation with the European Union , which is claliming the return of 14 million dollars because of irregularities in the tax payments. Putin: Russian Ambassador's Murder is a Clear Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7173&SEO=putin-russian-ambassadors-murder-is-a-clear-provocation Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The attack against our ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is an act of provocation, aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Cuba Denounces US Economic Blockade at WTO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7172&SEO=cuba-denounces-us-economic-blockade-at-wto Geneva, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba denounced today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the blockade of the United States prevails almost unchanged, which remains the main obstacle to the development of Cuba. Global Rejection to Murder of Russian Ambassador in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7168&SEO=global-rejection-to-murder-of-russian-ambassador-in-turkey 19 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Several nations around the world condemned today the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, during a cultural event in Ankara, Turkey. UNESCO Event to Remember Life and Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7164&SEO=unesco-event-to-remember-life-and-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The second Week of Latin America and the Caribbean scheduled in the UNESCO for May 2017, will dedicate a special segment to the thought, life and work of Fidel Castro, Killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7163&SEO=killed-russian-ambassador-to-turkey Ankara, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov died today after being shot by lone gunman during the opening of the major art exhibition hall Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi in this capital. Russia May Suspend Gas Supply to EU Through Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7161&SEO=russia-may-suspend-gas-supply-to-eu-through-ukraine 19 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gazprom consortium has warned today of the possible suspension of the gas supply to the European Union (EU) - which is transported through a pipe line that crosses Ukraine - if they verify cases of misappropriation by Ukraine. France, Australia to Sign Deal for Delivery of 12 Submarines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7156&SEO=france-australia-to-sign-deal-for-delivery-of-12-submarines Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Australia will sign an agreement with France tomorrow for the delivery of 12 last generation attack submarines for the Australian navy, according to local press reports today. Turkish Airlines to Begin Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7155&SEO=turkish-airlines-to-begin-flights-to-cuba Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines will begin operations in Cuba on December 20th, when its first flight will arrive in the capital, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry. IMF Director Guilty, but Court Exempts her from Jail Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7154&SEO=imf-director-guilty-but-court-exempts-her-from-jail-sentence París, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of the Republic of France declared guilty today of negligence the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, despite which it exempted her from a one-year jail sentence. China and Australia Agree to Cooperate on Oceanic Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7150&SEO=china-and-australia-agree-to-cooperate-on-oceanic-research 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:43Beijing, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have agreed to collaborate on oceanic research in the southern hemisphere, official media reported on Monday. Lugansk Defense Forces Thwart Ukrainian Troop Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7149&SEO=lugansk-defense-forces-thwart-ukrainian-troop-attack 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:42Kiev, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Lugansk''s self-defense forces have thwarted an attack by Ukrainian troops killing 10 people and wounding 20, according to sources from the republic. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7148&SEO=iberostar-will-manage-an-iconic-hotel-in-havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Syria Demands That UN Implement Resolutions Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7147&SEO=syria-demands-that-un-implement-resolutions-against-terror Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council asking them to implement their resolutions against terrorism, according media reports. Colombian Congress to Discuss Amnesty Law, Key for FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7145&SEO=colombian-congress-to-discuss-amnesty-law-key-for-farc-ep Bogota, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Congress will today discuss the amnesty law linked with the peace process between the Government and FARC-EP insurgents. Last Group of Extremists Leaves Aleppo, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7133&SEO=last-group-of-extremists-leaves-aleppo-syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Military sources said today that 25 buses began the evacuation of the last extremists in the city of Aleppo in operations led by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Red Cross. Russian University Welcomes around 600 Latin American Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7124&SEO=russian-university-welcomes-around-600-latin-american-students Moscow, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) As a priority, Russia is opening its educational centers, especially the Peoples'' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), to the enrollment of students from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Cuban and Russian Foreign Ministries Discuss Bilateral Communication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7105&SEO=cuban-and-russian-foreign-ministries-discuss-bilateral-communication 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:49Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministries from Cuba and Russia agreed today in this capital city to strengthen cooperation in institutional communication and information related to foreign and international policy affairs. Cuban Officials to UNESCO Commemorate Literacy Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7099&SEO=cuban-officials-to-unesco-commemorate-literacy-campaign Paris, (Prensa Latina) The Cuban embassy to UNESCO commemorated today here the 55th anniversary of the Literacy Campaign in their country, with an exhibition of photographs and other materials about that initiative, considered as a ''great offensive with pencils and notebooks.'' Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7087&SEO=turkey-to-cooperate-with-iran-in-evacuating-aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Oil Prices At 17-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7085&SEO=oil-prices-at-17-month-high London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Chucho Valdes Opens 32th International Jazz Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7084&SEO=chucho-valdes-opens-32th-international-jazz-festival-in-cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival has began in Cuba, with a performance by legendary pianist, Chucho Valdes, which was described as historical and unrepeatable. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7081&SEO=fao-discusses-rural-womens-role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Turkey and Russia Will Discuss Peace Plan for Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7079&SEO=turkey-and-russia-will-discuss-peace-plan-for-syria Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, will meet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on Monday, to agree on measures to bring peace to Syria. Pope Francis Meets President Santos and Uribe in the Vatican http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7076&SEO=pope-francis-meets-president-santos-and-uribe-in-the-vatican Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe today, who have been distanced due to their disagreement over the peace process with the FARC-EP, according to Colombian news reports. Syrian Reporter Imprisoned in Turkey Transferred to Hospital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7075&SEO=syrian-reporter-imprisoned-in-turkey-transferred-to-hospital 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:07Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Hosni Mahli, a correspondent for the Syrian News Agency (SANA) has been transferred to hospital after interrogation at Turkish police headquarters, local media reports today. Inflation Rises in Eurozone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7074&SEO=inflation-rises-in-eurozone Brussels, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone inflation rate rose to 0.6 percent in November due to higher prices in restaurants, cafeterias, rents and tobacco, according to Eurostat. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7071&SEO=bolivia-the-maritime-demand-is-a-priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. Syria: Armed Extremists Break Agreement and Stop Leaving Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7070&SEO=syria-armed-extremists-break-agreement-and-stop-leaving-aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 07:23Aleppo, Syria, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The armed extremists refused to return the soldiers they have kidnapped, shot the evacuation corridor in Ramuseh and suspended the evacuation of those remaining in Aleppo, military sources told Prensa Latina today. Catalonia Keeps Set on Referendum Suspended by Spanish Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7069&SEO=catalonia-keeps-set-on-referendum-suspended-by-spanish-justice 16 de diciembre de 2016, 01:13Madrid, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of Catalonian regional government, Carles Puigdemont, asserted it maintains the holding of the Independence referendum in 2017 despite the suspension ruling by the Spanish Constitutional Court. Russia Warns on Threatening by Lethal Weapons in Hands of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7059&SEO=russia-warns-on-threatening-by-lethal-weapons-in-hands-of-terrorists 15 de diciembre de 2016, 16:13United Nations, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia called in the United Nations for strenghtening global efforts to prevent and face the access to chemical and biological weapons by non-state actors, especially terrorist groups. Proceedings to Expropriate House where Hitler was Born Begin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7056&SEO=proceedings-to-expropriate-house-where-hitler-was-born-begin 15 de diciembre de 2016, 15:01Vienna, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian parliamentary lower house approved today expropriating the house where Adolf Hitler was born, the most recent progress in the long process to avoid that the building becomes a cult place for Neo-Nazi groups. Turkish Red Crescent Receives 50,000 Refugees from Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7054&SEO=turkish-red-crescent-receives-50000-refugees-from-aleppo 15 de diciembre de 2016, 14:57Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) State agencies and civilian assistance groups in Turkey are ready to welcome the civilians evacuated from the Syrian city of Aleppo, Red Crescent sources informed today.