Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Over 400 Thousand French Left-Wingers Voted in the Primaries Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Over 400,000 French left-wingers voted early in the morning in the primaries in France, according to the first preliminary part published at noon, a figure rather low on expectations. Serbian Women Express Solidarity with U.S. peers against Trump 21 de enero de 2017, 13:09Belgrade, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Women''s activists from Serbia protested on Saturday against the discriminatory policies announced by U.S. President Donald Trump and in solidarity with their peers in the United States, who are marching in dozens of cities today. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Merkel Calls to Encourage Diplomatic Relations with U.S. Berlin, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday on the importance of Germany to encourage diplomatic relations with the United States after Donald Trump''s presidential inauguration. Putin to Congratulate Trump after Presidential Inauguration Moscow, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will call up his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, soon to congratulate him for his official inauguration as the U.S. president, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Saturday. Serbian Women Call for Protest over Trump's Assumption Belgrade, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Feminist activists will be holding today a solidarity march alongside US women on after Donald Trump´s inauguration and the sexist, homophobic and racist ideology set forth during his campaign. French President to Complete Wide Agenda on Latin America Paris, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande will be starting off a Latin American tour today to visit Chile and Colombia, by fulfilling a broad work agenda, the Elysee Palace said. Global Disparity in Access to ICTs Davos, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) About 3.9 billion people, more than half the world''s population, lack access today to information and communication technologies (ICTs), while global connectivity is advancing, experts judged. Chile Eliminated from World Handball Championship 20 de enero de 2017, 17:50Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile said good-bye to the World Handball Championship, losing against Saudi Arabia 25-26 in the last day of the classification stage. Bolivia to Build Nuclear Center with Russian Technology 20 de enero de 2017, 17:03La Paz, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Ambassador to Bolivia Alexei Sazonov said that they would begin the construction of a center for research and development of nuclear technology in the city of El Alto, neighboring to this capital. FAO Urges to Better Use of Water Resources 20 de enero de 2017, 16:18Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, director genera of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), demanded today to make a better use of the water resources and more access by small farmers. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Russia and Syria to Extend Agreements on Tartus Naval Base 20 de enero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Syria signed today a bilalteral agreeement to expand the logistics bbase at Tartus for 49 more years with automatic extensions every 25 years. Scholars in Cuba for Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. PAHO/FAO: Cuba With Lowest Regional Prevalence of Low Weight at Birth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:17Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is the country in the region with the lowest prevalence of low birth weight, reporting a rate of 5.3 percent, Granma newspaper states. IMF Alerts on Economic Protectionism 20 de enero de 2017, 11:12Davos, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, alerted here on protectionist policies announced by the President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, assuming his post this Friday. Cuban Theater Restoration Agreement Signed in France 20 de enero de 2017, 11:11Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The French association Cuba Cooperation and the company Segat signed today an agreement to promote the restoration of the mosaics of the Cuban theater Tomas Terry, a UNESCO World Heritage place. Six Other Survivors of Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other survivors were rescued today amid the rubble of the Rigopiano hotel, buried by an avalanche two days ago, confirmed Civil Protection Sources. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Unesco Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned today the destruction caused by the Islamic State of several patrimonial places in the Syrian city of Palmira, which she described as a war crime. Xi jinping: China Calls for Peaceful Development Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) China projects itself to the world with a call to peaceful development, judging by the perforrnance of President Xi Jinping in the recently concluded Davos Forum. FAO Urges To Brand-New Wastewater Use For Agriculture Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) urged to make use of a more useful and extended wastewater procedure for farming sector, due to water shortage and food emergency. Cuban Film Poster Exhibition Opens at UNESCO 19 de enero de 2017, 17:22Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) An extensive exhibition of film posters made in Cuba was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as proof of the extraordinary boost to cultural activity in the island nation in the ''60s, after the victory of the revolution. Ireland Calculates Loss of Millions after Brexit 19 de enero de 2017, 16:36Dublin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ireland reported today that its exports could decrease in 30 percent during the next decade, with an economic cost of up to 20 million euros, due to the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), which has been called Brexit. IT Specialist Arrested in Spain Linked to Dispute Russia-U.S. 19 de enero de 2017, 16:32Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States seems to open today a new sphere of controntation with the arrest in Spain of IT specialist Stanislav Lisov, of whom his previous partners have the best opinion as a professional. Cepal Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 16:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. The German Parliament Supports The Use Of Marijuana Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The German Parliament supported the use of marijuana (cannabis sativa) for therapeutic purposes for pacients with serious illness. French Navigator Wins the Vendee Globe Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) French vessel (sailship) Banque Populaire VIII, led by French navigator Armel Le Cleac''h won the 8th edition of the Vendee Globe, a competition sailing the whole world in a sail ship vessel alone, with his record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds. Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Legacy Stands Out in UK 19 de enero de 2017, 14:35London, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of British solidarity organizations with Cuba highlighted the revolutionary legacy of Fidel Castro during a meeting in this capital, a spokesman informed today. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Cuban Residents In Turkey Pay Homage to José Martí 19 de enero de 2017, 12:54Istanbul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Assosiation of Cuban Residents in Turkey called ''Raíces'',is to mark the occasion of the forthcoming celebration of the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, next Jan. 28 issued today a statement highlighting the role of the also called The Apostle. UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. IT Specialist Arrested in Spain Linked to Dispute Russia-U.S. 19 de enero de 2017, 12:42Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States seems to open today a new sphere of controntation with the arrest in Spain of IT specialist Stanislav Lisov, of whom his previous partners have the best opinion as a professional. Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Record For Most People's Choice Awards 19 de enero de 2017, 12:21Los Ángeles,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina)The comedian, actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres was honored for her 20 People''s Choice Awards as she became the most decorated winner in the show''s history. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Syrian President Expresses Hopes for Dialogues in Kazakhstan 19 de enero de 2017, 11:46Damascus, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad expressed hopes of establishing a platform for dialogue at the conference on Syria that will take place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the press reported today in Damascus. Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today. Angola- Crisis, the Word Most Used in 2016 19 de enero de 2017, 11:3 6Luanda, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Recurring today in conversations between businessmen and Angolan citizens, the crisis was the word of 2016 revealed an internet vote promoted for the first time under the auspices of Plural Publishers Angola. More than 350 Aftershocks after Earthquakes in Italy Rome, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks rose today to more than 350 after the four earthquakes exceeding magnitude 5 that shook Central Italy yesterday, with a preliminary balance of two people dead. Crisis in Developed Economies is Triggered by Inequality, Admits IMF Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The IMF said at the World Economic Forum that the lack of confidence, work and hope, along with low growth and increased inequality, are today the ingredients for the crisis in developed economies. Cuban Group Musica Antigua Ars Longa to Perform in Austria Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Musica Antigua Ars Longa will perform on January 23rd at the Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, during the Resonanzen Festival, said its choral director Teresa Paz. Russian President to Receive Venezuelan Peace Price 18 de enero de 2017, 18:02Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will be awarded the recently established peace price named after late President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who expects to travel to this country soon, announced today. EU Anticipates Difficulties to Negotiate the Brexit with London 18 de enero de 2017, 15:59Brussels, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the British exit from the bloc will be very difficult, although there will be no hostility from the regional community, a leader of the European Union stated today. Assange Makes His Extradition Conditional on USA Guaranteeing Right 18 de enero de 2017, 15:43London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The founder of the website WikiLeaks, journalist Julian Assange, asserted today that he would accept his extradition to the United States if his rights were guaranteed. First Afghan Female Orchestra to Perform at Davos Forum 18 de enero de 2017, 13:33Kabul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The first women''s music orchestra in Afghanistan will play tomorrow and Friday at the closing of the Davos Forum, which brings together around 3,000 world leaders every winter in Switzerland, Khaama Press reported today. British Court Announces Next Ruling That Can Stop Brexit 18 de enero de 2017, 13:16London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The UK Supreme Court announced today that on January 24th it will decide if it requires a parliamentary permission to begin negotiations for the Brtisch separation of the European Union (EU) or Brexit, which can stop the process. Cuban Theater End Didactical Functions Villanueva 18 de enero de 2017, 12:19Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) With two unique functions this weekend, one of dramatic choreography, and the other on a puppeteer''s text for adults of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, will close here the didactical Villanueva Functions of Cuban theater. Japan Wants to Limit Impact of Brexit in Global Economy 18 de enero de 2017, 11:58Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Japan announced today that it will pressure the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) to limit the impact of Brexit on the global economy. Fighting Continues Around Syrian City of Deir Ezzor 18 de enero de 2017, 11:55Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Battles around the northern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor continue to intensify after Syrian army units destroyed a suicide car bomb, an armored car and two tanks, according to military sources. Germany and Italy Defend Open Economies 18 de enero de 2017, 11:52Berlín, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Italy advocated today for keeping their economies open to international trade and defending their models, now in question facing the assumption to the U.S. Presidency by Donald Trump. Big Economic Groups Will Promote Hydrogen as Energy Source 18 de enero de 2017, 11:49Davos, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Big European and Asian groups will unite efforts to promote hydrogen as clean energy source, referred today in the World Economic Forum which sessions until January 20 in this city. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Failures in European Radionavigation System Galileo Reported 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Space Agency (ESA) informed today the failure at 9 timers of the radionavigation system Galileo due to unknown causes, despite this fact the project is still working. Russia Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Syria 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (Mindef) confirmed today its willingness to cooperate with international organization in the transfer and distribution of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. German President Warns of Dangers to Democracy Berlin, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Federal President Joachim Gauck warned today in a farewell speech the dangers to democracy in his country and Europe. Central Italy Shaken by Three Earthquakes in One Hour 18 de enero de 2017, 08:37Rome, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Central Italy was shaken today by three earthquakes, two of the them with a magnitude of 5.3 and the other of 5.4 within an hour, between 10:25 and 11:25, local time, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (NIGV) informed. UNESCO to Commemorate Holocaust Victims' Day Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO prepares the commemoration of the International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims with a day focused on discussing the role of museums and historical sites in the education on the subject, said today that organization. UN Secretary General Calls for Tolerance and Inclusion 17 de enero de 2017, 17:24United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today for successful inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding, values included in all major religions and the UN Charter. Greek Neo-Nazis Attack Primary School for Enrolling Refugees 17 de enero de 2017, 16:32Athens, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn (AD) attacked today the Neo Ikonio primary school in the Pérama neighborhood, southwest of this capital, for admitting refugee children in their classrooms, a security source informed. China defends in Davos an Inclusive Economic Globalization 17 de enero de 2017, 16:28Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President, Xi Jinping, stressed today in Davos, Switzerland, the benefits of incljusive economic globalization to prevent negative results. Italian Court Decides Sentences on Operation Condor Case 17 de enero de 2017, 15:57Rome, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) A court in Rome condemned today eight of the 27 defendants in the trial, taking place here for two years now; for the deaths of 42 people, 23 of them of Italian origin, victims of Operation Condor. German Businessmen are seeking to expand their business with Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Jan 17 (PL) Businessmen from the German Federal State of Baden-Wuttemberg started off on negociations in Cuba, in order to identify new business and investment opportunities in this Caribbean Island. Scottish Independentism Resurges after Announcing London Brexit Plan 17 de enero de 2017, 15:41London, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Scottish leaders threatened to call a second independence referendum after the British government announced a European Union (EU) exit plan, or Brexit, which would pull Britain out of the bloc''s single market. Maradona Receives Trophy as Member of the Hall of Fame in Italy 17 de enero de 2017, 15:36Rome, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona received today a trophy as a member of the Hall of Fame of Italian soccer, in the city of Florence. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. India Builds the Largest Cricket Stadium in the World 17 de enero de 2017, 12:37New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the largest cricket stadium of the world, valued in some 100 million dollars, began in the western Indian state, with a capacity of 110 000 people, sources of this sport reported today. German Court Does Not Ban Fascist Party NDP 17 de enero de 2017, 11:48Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The German neo-fascist National Democratic Party (NDP) will not be prohibited, decided today the Federal Constitutional Court. Expectation in Uruguay For Sentence of Military Officers in Italy Montevideo, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) There is great expectation here before the sentence that will dictate today an Italian court on a group of repressive military officers from several Latin American countries associated with Operation Condor, among them several Uruguayans. World Tourism Increased in 2016, Asia Led Growth 17 de enero de 2017, 11:10Madrid, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Arrival of international tourists in 2016 increased by 3.9 percent to one billion 235 million, informed today the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Terrorist Responsible for Massacre in Turkey Is Arrested Istanbul, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Police arrested early today in the district of Esenyurt of this city, the main suspect of the attack in Queen Club during the celebration of new year eve, that caused a death poll of 39. China Rejects Protectionism in Davos Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has rejected protectionism and supported the free trade agreement, during the opening in this city of the World Economic Forum running until January 20th. Russia Expects to Coordinate Anti-terror Cooperation with Trump Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect cooperation with the new administration of US President-elect Donald Trump in the fight against terrorism, but without being very hopeful or pessimistic, stated today the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Russia against Imposition on Others of Western Values 17 de enero de 2017, 09:22Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejects the attempts of Western powers to impose their very specific values on others in a kind of exporting them and against the national interests of the states, said Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. Russia Refuses US Interference in Other Countries' Affairs Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The United States should end its interference in other countries affairs, and the world could avoid many misfortunes, Maria Zajarova, spokeswoman at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said today. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Darkness and Cold Killed Dinosaurs, Says Research Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists are able to explain how the darkness and cold caused by the impact of an asteroid on Earth were responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs. France Prepares for a Week of Intense Cold 16 de enero de 2017, 16:33Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Weather forecasts suggests a significant fall in temperatures for this week in France and authorities are preparing for preventing fatalities. Europe Decides Its Own Destiny, Says Merkel to Trump 16 de enero de 2017, 16:30Berlin, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that Europe decides its own destiny in response to the criticism expressed by US President elect Donald Trump. 300 US Marines Arrive in Norway 16 de enero de 2017, 16:15Oslo, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 300 US Marines arrived in Norway today as part of a military agreement that envisages the deployment of US marines for a year in that country neighboring Russia, said a military spokesman. Surveys Without Defining Elections Favorite Candidate in France 16 de enero de 2017, 14:21Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) To less than a week to the first round of left wing primary elections in France and after the televised debates, surveys draw today an uncertain picture due to the lack of support among the three candidates. Growing Gap between Rich and Poor, According to a Global Report 16 de enero de 2017, 10:40Davos, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian organization Oxfam publishes today a report warning that the gap between rich and poor is the greatest of all time. China-Switzerland, Paradigm of Nexuses Between Countries: Xi Beijing, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called the Sino-Swiss bilateral relations paradigm between the two countries, reports today the government press. City of Naples Pays Tribute to Diego Armando Maradona Rome, Jan 16 (PL) With gratitude and affection, the city of Naples has paid homage today to Argentine star Diego Armando Maradona, who led the local football team 30 years ago to be crowned champion of Italy for the first time. Russia Refuses to Link Nuclear Reduction with Sanctions Moscow, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia today rejected the possibility of discussing with the United States a relationship between the reduction of nuclear weapons and the suspension of unilateral sanctions against it, as Donald Trump''s team would propose. Meeting in Paris Focuses on Peace between Israel and Palestine Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an international conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. Russia Authorizes Ukraine to Inspect Units in Rostov Moscow, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced its authorization for the Ukrainian inspection of military units in Rostov province, bordering on Ukrainian southeast, under the 2011 Vienna Convention. Paris Supports Two States as a Way for Peace in the Middle East Paris, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed today that the establishment of the two states is the way to end the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Cuban Alejandro Valdés for the Title in German Bundesleague 14 de enero de 2017, 14:25Berlin, Jan 14 Jan (Prensa Latina) Cuban freestyle wrestler Alejandro Valdés today will seek the title of the German League during the second confrontation of the finals between his team SVG Weingarten and KSV Ispringen. France: Right-wing Candidate Defends His Project Faced with Criticis 14 de enero de 2017, 14:21Paris, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) French right-wing candidate for the presidential elections, Francois Fillon defended his government project today, saying it was responsible and efficient, faced with criticism that described him as very radical. Trump Suggests he Could Lift Sanctions on Russia Washington, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, suggested today he could eliminate sanctions imposed by the Barack Obama administration on the Russian Government. In declarations to the Wall Street Journal, Trump admitted those measujres would be in force ''for at least some time'', but estimated it would be senseless to maintain them if there are good relations and Moscow collaborates with Washington. Chinese Economy, Important Topic in the Davos Forum 14 de enero de 2017, 02:00By Damy Vales Russia Wants to Postulate for 2028 Olympics Moscow, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is making evaluations to present its candidature to organize the 2028 Olympic Games, assured the president of the National Olympic Committee of Russia, Alexander Zhukov. Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Cuba Participates in International Fair of Tourism in Vienna 13 de enero de 2017, 17:23Vienna, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participates in the International Fair of Tourism in Vienna with the presence of specialists from travel agencies, hotel chains and other workers of this field, said today the Cuban Embassy in Austria. Palestinian President Awaits Meeting in Paris to Boost Peace Process 13 de enero de 2017, 14:38Paris, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed his desires for the coming conference in France to boost an international mechanism and a calendar for peace negotiations with Israel, in statements released today. Cuban National Ballet Extends its Nutcracker Season 13 de enero de 2017, 13:11Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) announced today that due to the functions of Nutcracker have set a new record of attendance, the BNC will extend its functions at the Sala García Lorca of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Three Candidates Lead The Way to Leftwing Primaries in France París, Jan13 (Prensa Latina) Arnaud Montebourg, Manuel Valls and Benoit Hamon appear today as favorites to leftwing primaries in France, after the first debate among the seven aspirants to the ticket for the presidetial elections. Armed Terrorists to Withdraw From Area Near Damascus 13 de enero de 2017, 11:16Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Armed terrorists will withdraw today from Wadi Baradá valley area, after negotiating to that end, said governor of Damascus province, Alaá Ibrahim. Russia and Kazakhstan Prepare for Meeting on Syria 13 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh peer, Nursultan Nazarbaev, talked by phone about preparations for the international meeting on Syria in Astana, informed the Kremlin today. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. Turkey Will Restore One of the Seven Ancient World Marvels Istanbul, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mausoleum of Halicarnase, located in the southwestern Turkish city of Bodrum, catalogued as one of the ancient world marvels, will be restored, informed today daily Hurriyet. Fernando Santos: World Cup of 48 Teams Will Be More Competitive 12 de enero de 2017, 16:20Lisbon, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The head coach of Portugal, Fernando Santos, considered today that the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams will be a more competitive model and without increasing the burden on parties for each selection. US Policy in the Middle East is a Total Failure, Says Russia 12 de enero de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zajarova said today that the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East was a total failure during the management of President Barack Obama. Russia Criticizes US Sanctions 12 de enero de 2017, 14:43Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajarova stated today that it is difficult to comment on proposals from U.S. politicians to impose sanctions against this country, as they seem to be made by people in need of care in health institutions. Leftwing Candidate Summons Great Rally in Paris París, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The leftwing candidate to the presidential elections in France,  summoned today for a great rally in this capital next March 18 to boost his project of change. FAO: Food Prices Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Year Rome, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Prices of the main staple foods fell 1.5 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year, bullish behavior for the fifth consecutive year, FAO said today. Cuban Sandra Ramy Theater Group to Perform at Festival in Germany Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colectivo Persona, directed by Cuban choreographer Sandra Ramy, will perform next February in the ÂíAdelante! Ibero-American Festival of Theater, in Germany, according to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercedes Borges. Russia Awaits End of Spiral of Sanctions from the US 11 de enero de 2017, 17:22Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has stated that they are awaiting the end of the spiral of sanctions from the United States and have added that new restrictions proposed by US senators, will cause considerable damage to US-Russian bilateral relations and the global economy. Norway Changing to Digital Radio 11 de enero de 2017, 14:54Oslo, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Norway is switching off its FM radio signals today in a move to replace traditional radio with digital audio broadcasting (DAB), making it the first country in the world to use DAB exclusively. Cuba Expresses Condolences for the Death of Mário Soares 11 de enero de 2017, 13:34Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, expressed today the sorrow of the Cuban people and government over the death of the former president of Portugal Mário Soares. FARC-EP Thanks French Support for Peace Pact Execution Bogotá, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP guerilla leader Timoleón Jiménez thanked today the French government for its support for the implementation of the peace agreements reached in Havana and officially signed in this capital on November 24. Recovery of British Industrial Production Announced 11 de enero de 2017, 09:30London, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Official data published today say that British industrial production recovered in November boosted by the oil and gas sectors. Russia Denies Having Compromising Information against Trump Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied having any compromising information against US President-elect Donald Trump, as the American press affirmed, the Kremlin said. Davos Forum Plans to Examine Discontent Over Globalization 11 de enero de 2017, 00:16 Geneva, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, plans to examine THE growing discontent over globalization, one of the organizers of the event, German Klaus Schwab, confirmed today. Iceland Shapes up Central Right-Wing Coalition in Favor of EU 10 de enero de 2017, 18:00Reykjavik, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Icelandic political organizations, such as Independence Party, Reform Party and Bright Future shaped a coalition today that allows the central right to govern the country, which aspires to join the European Union (EU) soon. Death Toll due to Cold Spell Rose to 80 10 de enero de 2017, 17:54Geneva, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The cold spell affecting Europe in the recent days has killed 83 people in 11 countries and particularly jeopardizes the lives of thousands of illegal immigrants living in precarious conditions, said humanitarian organizations today. Russia Denounces at UN Sequels of Global Interference United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today in the United Nations Security Council the global instability and violence generated by the interventionist policy that characterizes the United States. Assange: Brazil is Among the Countries Most Spied by the US Brasilia, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is one of the Latin American countries most spied by US intelligence services, Wikileaks founder Julián Assange said in an interview published here today. Russian Defense Chief Says Pentagon Chief is Confused 10 de enero de 2017, 11:14Moscow, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter confused Russia with United States when talking about the result of fighting terror in Syria, the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, stated today. FIFA: 48 Soccer Selections in the World Cup Bern (Prensa Latina) The Council of the International Football Federation (FIFA) approved the proposal to increase the number of teams participating in the World Cups from 32 to 48, media reported today. António Guterres to Open Dialogue on Cyprus in Geneva United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres will inaugurate the conference on the reunification of Cyprus scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, announced his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Cristiano Ronaldo Granted the Award to Best Soccer Player 09 de enero de 2017, 17:06Zurich, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward player Cristiano Ronaldo was given today at the TPC Studios in Zurich the Best Player of the Year award during 2016, granted for the first time by the International Football Association (FIFA). UN Calls for not Forgetting the Suffering of Palestinian Refugees 09 de enero de 2017, 16:50United Nations, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), called today here for not forgetting the support needed by 5,200,000 Palestinians. Russia Rejects U.S. Statements on its Role in Syria Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of the Duma (lower Russian chamber), Irina Yarovaya, rejected today statements by the U.S. Department of Defense on the role of her country in the struggle against terrorism in Syria. Messi and Barcelona Players will not Attend FIFA's The Best Awards 09 de enero de 2017, 10:46 Madrid, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Lionel Messi and Barcelona''s players will be absent from The Best FIFA Football Awards. Syrian President: Ready to Negotiate End of Conflict Paris, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today expressed his willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in his country, but it must be with the real opposition, he told to the French media in statements released today. Syrian President Meets with French Lawmakers Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Sunday with French lawmakers, to whom he repeated that the French government is worsening the current situation by supporting terrorist groups. Terrorists Violate Truce Near Damascus Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly known as Al Nusra, shot a brigade of technicians who attempted, covered by the previously agreed truce, to restore the drinking water facilities in Wadi Barada, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Three Men Injured in Paris Shooting 08 de enero de 2017, 11:56Paris, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Three men were injured on Sunday in a shooting in front of a nightclub in Paris, apparently as a result of a crime-related event, local media reported. Microbes Manipulate Human Moods, Research Reveals London, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Spain and the United Kingdom have discovered that intestines microbes can ''manipulate'' our moods, making us feel happier or sad and depressed, reports the British University of Exeter today. Paris Demands Justice for Murder of Kurdish Citizens in 2013 07 de enero de 2017, 11:33Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people demonstrated in France today to demand justice in the case of the murder of three Kurdish female citizens, which occurred in this capital in 2013. France: 30 Departments on Orange Alert by the Cold Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have declared 30 departments on orange alert due to a cold spell in the north and center of the country, while expecting the snowfall and ice formation on the surface. Putin Values Church's Contribution to Defense of Moral Values Moscow, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin praised the role of the Church in the defense and preservation of moral and family values in society by congratulating the Russians on Orthodox Christmas. Campaign on Russian Hacking to USA is a Witch Hunt, Says Trump 06 de enero de 2017, 16:59Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said today that the ''storm'' about Russia''s alleged hacking into the US electoral system is a political witch hunt led by the opposition. Germany Studies Possible Compensation to Namibia for Genocide 06 de enero de 2017, 16:32Berlin, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany confirmed today that it is in talks with Namibia for possible economic compensation for the Herero massacre, committed in that African nation by German colonial troops in the early 20th century. Greek Jannis Kounellis Opens in Cuban Gallery 06 de enero de 2017, 12:49La Habana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Greek artist, Jannis Kounellis has been given a privileged space in the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center for his first solo exhibition in Cuba, which will be open to the public until the end of this month. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. French Parliamentarian States That Syria is Not Our Enemy Paris, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Thierry Mariani a French parliamentarian has stated that the government of Syria is not the enemy of France. Russia Reacts to US Accusations Against Its Media Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia Today (RT) has criticized US intelligence chief James Clepper''s for his accusation that Russia has disrespected the US political system. Russia Reduces Military Build-up and Withdraws Carrier from Syria 06 de enero de 2017, 09:11Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced the start of the reduction of their military forces in Syria and also the withdrawal of the aircraft carrier Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, which is stationed off the Syrian coast. Lionel Messi Only LatAm Player in Ideal UEFA Team Brna, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean professional soccer forward player Lionel Messi was chosen the only Latin American player included by internauts as a member of the ideal team formed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as stated by this organization Thursday. Swedish Prosecutor Receives Transcript of Assange Interrogation 05 de enero de 2017, 12:13Stockholm, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor today reported that he had received the transcript of the interrogation of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, with regards to a rape charge filed against him in 2010 in Sweden. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iraqi Special Envoy 05 de enero de 2017, 11:57Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met today with Faleh al Fayad, a National Security adviser and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi. More Than 4.000 People Laid Down Their Weapons in Syria in 2016 05 de enero de 2017, 11:39Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Justice announced today that more than 4,700 armed and wanted people have surrendered to the authorities as part of the national reconciliation process in Syria. Russia Could Stop Sending Gas to Europe Through Ukraine 05 de enero de 2017, 11:18Kiev, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Ukrainian company Naftagaz, Andrei Kobaliov, warned today of the possibility for his country to lose the transit status for Russian gas sent to Europe. Data on Executions Ordered by Hollande Revealed in France Paris, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) French media revealed data on the selective executions of terrorists ordered by President François Hollande, which raises questions today about the legality of such operations. Oil Prices Increase Close to 2 Percent 04 de enero de 2017, 17:47London, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) International oil markets closed with an increase of close to 2 percent on Wednesday, due to an agreement between the largest oil producers to cut global crude oil supply. Turkey Questions Role of NATO in Incirlik 04 de enero de 2017, 16:51Ankara, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Government today expressed doubts about NATO''s use of the Incirlik Air Base, in the country''s southeastern region,stating that it was not rendering any service in the struggle against the Islamic State (IS). Russia Defends Fairness of Mission in Syria 04 de enero de 2017, 14:58Moscow, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia has defended today the fairness of its mission in Syria against the terrorist formations, thus countering allegations by the United States of supposed massive raids in that Arab country. European Commission Sorry for Resignation British Ambassador to EU 04 de enero de 2017, 12:46Brussels, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) lamented today the resignation of British ambassador to the European Union (EU), Ivan Rogers and highlighted his professionalism and knowledge of community affairs. Syrian President Holds Meetings with Iranian and Armenian Delegation 04 de enero de 2017, 12:21Damascus, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held separate meetings today with a political delegation from Iran and the Armenian Orthodox Church, whose representatives dealt with the current situation in the country. New Biodiversity Agency Begins in France 04 de enero de 2017, 09:25Paris, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Considered a pillar for the protection of nature, the French Agency for Biodiversity (FAB) started operations this year and is one of the main topics of the Council of Ministers held today. Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. Unesco Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of the Revolution's Triumph Paris, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Unesco today sent its congratulations to the Cuban people and authorities on the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, celebrated on January 1st. The XXI International Capri Hollywood Film Festival 2016 Concludes Rome, (Prensa Latina) The XXI International Capri Film Festival Hollywood 2016 is ending today to its last day with the screening of 16 films in the rooms that for a week served as venue for the event. Oscar Dos Santos to Chinese Super League Club Shanghai SIPG 02 de enero de 2017, 09:35Beijing,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian stricker Oscar dos Santos arrived today in China to join the Shanghai SIPG club and was welcomed by thousand of fans at the airport. Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers Talk on New Year 01 de enero de 2017, 11:46Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime Minister Li Keqiang exchanged congratulations for New Year with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and both praised the development of their bilateral relations in the last 12 years, according to reports in this capital today. Search for Disco Attackers Intensified in Istanbul 01 de enero de 2017, 11:26Istanbul, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Members of the police and antiterrorist brigades from Turkey have intensified the search of the authors of the attack that caused 39 dead people in a discotheque in this capital. Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Disco Raises Rejection and Condolences Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) At least 35 dead and 40 wounded caused a terrorist attack on an Istanbul disco where the New Year was being celebrated. Oil Ends 2016 Up, Market Expects Start of Agreement London, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices ended 2016 higher amid rising market expectations due to the closeness of the date set for the entry into force of the agreement between producers in order to reduce supply. Minister Highlights Russia's Support to Syria in Religious Meeting 31 de diciembre de 2016, 11:16Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Religious Affairs Minister, Muhammad al Sattar al Sayyed, asserted today that Russia''s support to the Syrian people against terror and Takfirism represented the support for the values of good, justice and peace. Brazilian Government Regrets Death of Greek Ambassador in Rio Brasilia, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government has confirmed and regrets the death in Rio de Janeiro of the Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, who was reportedly a victim of a crime of passion. French Movie Theaters Sold More than 213 Million Tickets in 2016 30 de diciembre de 2016, 15:49Paris, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Movie theaters in France had, in 2016, their second year with best sales in the last five decades, with around 213 million ticket sold, the National Cinema Center (CNC) reported today. Russia, Turkey Promote Resolution on Cease-Fire in Syria 30 de diciembre de 2016, 14:42United Nations, 30 Dec (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin stated today that his country and Turkey submitted a draft resolution to the Security Council on their support for the cessation of hostilities in Syria, which is expected to be voted tomorrow. Alert on Language Barriers for World Application of Science 30 de diciembre de 2016, 13:52London, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Language barriers hinder the correct compilation and application of scientific knowledge worldwide, warned today researchers of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Turkey Arrests 40 Alleged Islamic State Members Ankara, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police arrested today 40 alleged terrorists, members of the denominated Islamic State (IS) in the southern province of Adana, acording to the News Agency Dogan. Putin Discards Expulsion of U.S. Diplomats from Russia Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin discarded today the expulsion, for the moment, of 35 U.S. diplomats in response to an equal measure applied by Washington to Russian officials, under the pretext of an alleged cybernetic attack of this country against the U.S. Democratic Party.. Bolivia to Encourage Russian Tourism, Oil Cooperation Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will encourage in 2017 tourism from Russia and will strengthen its cooperation on the fields of atomic energy and production and marketing of hydrocarbons, the Bolivian Ambassador to Moscow Alex Diaz said today. Putin Makes Rational Decision to Avoid Diplomatic Fray with USA Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s President Vladimir Putin has decided, for the time being, not to retaliate Washington''s unprecedented action of expelling 35 Russian diplomats and closing Moscow''s properties in New York and Maryland. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Luna Manzanares to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer, Luna Manzanares, will perform in a concert tonight, celebrating 10 years of her career, which has included the challenge of performing a musical in Paris. Russia Readying Response to US Diplomatic Assault Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov, has proposed expelling 31 US diplomats from Moscow and 4 from the US Consulate in St Petersburg in retaliation for a similar measure taken by Washington. Dudamel to Conduct Orchestra for New Year's Eve Concert in Vienna Vienna, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Musician Gustavo Dudamel confirmed that he would conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the traditional New Year''s Concert and dedicated this great moment to the Americas, the Latin American countries and especially Venezuela, his country. In Cuba, Unknown Russia Warns about Environmental Protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 15:50Havana, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The photograph exhibition entitled ''Unknown Russia'' is call to protect the environment from the Museum of the Revolution (former Presidential Palace), in this capital, with a diverse content of flora, fauna and landscapes. Deteriorates Health of ex Portuguese President Soares 29 de diciembre de 2016, 14:43Lisbon, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Th state of health of former president of Portugal Mario Soares, 92, worsened over the last hours, informed today the spokesperson of the Red Cross Hospital of this capital. Lionel Messi Distinguished as World Best Game Creator Berlin, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi was distinguished Thursday as ''Best Game Creator'' of the world for a second consecutive year according to the International Football Federation for History and Statistics (IFFHS). Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). In Cuba Russian Exhibition Highlights Environmental Protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:58By Jorge Petinaud Sport is a Means Not an End Says IOC Vice-president 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:48Madrid, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, one of the vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said today that sporting events should be a means and not an end to generating income. International Cycling Union to Keep up Tough Anti-Doping Fight 29 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Paris, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Brian Cookson, said today that his organization would keep up their fight against doping. Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player Buenos Aires,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of rumors Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has confirmed today the signing of Argentinian Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world''s highest-paid player. Serbian Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic Says Goodbye to Courts 28 de diciembre de 2016, 17:02London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Serbian female tennis player, Ana Ivanovic accounced today in a video posted on her Facebook account that she was retiring from tennis. Combination of Factors Might Have Caused Russian Plane Crash 28 de diciembre de 2016, 16:39Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The combination of a technical fault and a mistake by the pilot could have caused the crash of the Russian plane TU-154 near the southern Russian beach resort, Sochi, sources close to the investigation have reported. Evo Morales Condemns British and Chilean Media Setup La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales repudiated Wednesday the decision by several press media from the United Kingdom and Chile, of publishing a fake video circulated over the social networks, in order to damage his image and prestige as Head of State. U.S. Economic Growth Boosts Value of the Dollar 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:45London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. dollar maintained today an upward trend stimulated by its economic growth perspectives, the rise in interest rates and inflation, factors that made the euro and the pound suffer a setback. Russia Denounces New Attack on Embassy in Damascus 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus and called on those who really seek to counter terrorism. Portuguese Former President in Critical Condition 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:20Lisbon, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese former president Mario Soares (92 years old) is still on critical health condition and in a deep coma, at the Red Cross Hospital in Lisbon. Cinema and Its Mission, Second Day of Festival Capri Holly 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:33Rome, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) With a symposium, the screening of films in different spaces and the delivery of recognitions to outstanding figures of the cinematography, continues today the XXI International Film Festival Capri Hollywood. Greek Government Promises to Improve Migrants Conditions 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:00Athens, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government announced today a plan to improve the conditions of the camps in Aegean islands where over 16,000 immigrants remain overcrowded. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Russian Sappers Clear Aleppo of Explosives Devices Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Sappers of the International Demining Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense have cleared 966 hectares of explosives in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, reported the agency today. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Second Data Recorder of Russian Crashed Plane Recovered 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Rescue personnel have recovered the second flight data recorder from the wreckage of the Russian Tu-154 in the Black Sea, as well as 15 bodies of the 92 people that perished in the crash last Sunday. UK Fails to Meet Agreement on Immigrant Children as Stated in France 27 de diciembre de 2016, 18:00Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Henry, director of France Land of Asylum, said today that the United Kingdom (UK) is failing to receive immigrant children willing to meet their families in this country. Diego Simeone Chosen Best Soccer Coach of 2016 Madrid, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Diego Simeone received the Award for Best Head Coach at Club Level of the year 2016, an award annually given by the International Soccer Federation of Statistics and History. New Data on Presence in Italy of Tunisian Terrorist Rome, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The police revealed today new data on the presence in Italy of the Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri, author of the attack carried out in Berlin, before being shot down in Milan by a police patrol. Belgium Police Thwarted at Least 6 Terrorist Attacks Since 2014 27 de diciembre de 2016, 11:42Brussels, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Belgian security forces have thwarted at least six terrorist attacks in the past two years, police chief Eric Jacobs reported on Monday. USA: Donald Trump Strongly Criticizes UN Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said that the UN is today a simple club of people who come together to have a good time; he also reiterated his threats against that international organization. Petition Signed by 200,000 Calls for IMF Director to be Punished Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for a sentence to be imposed against Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. Donetsk Republic Returns Two Prisoners to Ukraine 27 de diciembre de 2016, 09:34Kiev, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill, the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic handed over two prisoners today to the head of the Ukrainian social organization ''Corps of Officials'', Vladimir Ruban. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Mass Graves in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense denounced the finding of seven storehouses of ammunition and mass graves with dead bodies of Syrian citizens tortured and killed by terrorists in the city of Aleppo, that was recently freed by Syrian Army troops. Fuselage and Tail of Russian Plane in Sochi Accident 26 de diciembre de 2016, 17:33Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian rescue teams found today a fragment of the fuselage and the tail of the plane TU-154 that crashed in the Black Sea Sea, just two minutes after taking off from the Airport in Sochi, with 92 passengers on board. Georgian Pantsulaia Defeats Carlsen in Rapid Chess Match Doha, (Prensa Latina) Classic chess Grand Master and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from Norway, was today beaten, with black pieces, against Georgian Levan Pantsulaia during the start of the Rapid and Lightining World Championships. EU Criticizes Spread of Fake News on the Internet 26 de diciembre de 2016, 16:52Brussels, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) launched today a call to combat the spread of fake news via the Internet and demanded that social networks, particularly Facebook, fulfill their obligation to curb information manipulation. Berlin Attacker Traveled Through French City of Lyon 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:57Paris, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Perpetrator of the attack in Berlin traveled through the French city of Lyon before going to Italy, confirmed authorities after reviewing the video surveillance images of the train station, said local media today. Portuguese Expresident in Critical Condition 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:55Lisbon, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal former president Mario Soares, 92 years old now, is in critical condition and in a deep state of coma, for 13 days now. Portuguese Expresident in Critical Condition Lisbon, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal former president Mario Soares, 92 years old now, is in critical condition and in a deep state of coma, for 13 days now. Germany Prepares for Holidays under Tightened Security 26 de diciembre de 2016, 15:51Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) German authorities work to tighten security system seeking to avoid a terrorist attack during the holidays, following the recent attack occurred in this capital city. From Germany to Syria a March for Peace 26 de diciembre de 2016, 13:43Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists in Germany, started a march on foot from Berlin to the Syrian city of Aleppo Monday, to show their solidarity and their rejection to the war against Syria. Death of George Michael Remains Unexplained London, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) British pop singer and songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53 at his home in London; the cause of death is unknown. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to Russia Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after the recent tragic plane crash in the Black Sea, in which 92 people were killed. Death of George Michael Resounds in Chinese Social Networks Beijing, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) George Michael''s sudden death at home in the United Kingdom has resonated deeply with his Chinese fans, who crowded social networks this morning to express their shock at the death of the iconic pop star. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Plane Carrying Remains of TU-154 Victims Lands in Moscow 26 de diciembre de 2016, 08:39Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) A Russian military transport plane has brought to this capital 10 dead bodies and 84 fragments of people who were on board the crashed TU-154 in Sochi, amidst the national mourning of the nation. Expectation over Quest on Russian Plane Crash Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensad Latina) As condolence messages continue to pour into Moscow, there''s growing expectation over the result of the investigation Russia is carrying out on the crash Sunday of a Defense Ministry plane in the Black Sea on its route to Syria. Germany: 54,000 People Evacuated due to World War II Bomb Berlin, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) German authorities have decided today to evacuate 54,000 people from the city of Augsburg in the southeastern state of Bavaria after the discovery a bomb launched by the British in World War II, a security source said. Putin Assigns Commission to Investigate Air Disaster in Sochi Moscow, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assigns today to Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev the task to organize and lead a special commission to investigate the air disaster of a TU-154 airplane with 92 people on board flying from Sochi to Syria. People Close to Bomb Attacker in Berlin Arrested in Tunisia 24 de diciembre de 2016, 13:01Tunisia, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior arrested three people related to the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin this week. France Reinforces Security over Weekend Paris, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 91,000 police officers, gendarmes and soldiers were mobilized on Saturday in France to ensure security during Christmas celebrations, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said. Cuba: French Club Opens in Jardines del Rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the French club Framissia has opened a new way to increase tourist arrivals from France in the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, off the north coast of this central province. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Several Casualties due to Explosion in Russian Republic of Bashkiria Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) An explosion in a former military storehouse in the Russian republic of Bashkiria caused several victims, the Investigation Committee of Russia (SKR) reported on Saturday Putin to Depoliticize Sport, Culture and a Transparent WADA Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today to depoliticize sport and culture, and demand a more transparency in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Controversy in France: Terrorist Goes Unnoticed Through its Territor 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The fact that the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin, who was killed by the police in Italy, went unnoticed through France has generated controversy in this country, where the state of emergency is still active, due to the terrorist threat. Angela Merkel Overhauling Government after Attack 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:09Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today she will overhaul her Government by introducing important legal and political changes following the recent terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead. Russian Military Police Arrive in Aleppo, Syria, to guarantee safety 23 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have confirmed today the deployment in the northern city of Aleppo, recently freed of terrorist groups, of a battalion of military police from Russia to guarantee security and cooperate in demining the area. German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. Russia Is Stronger than any Potential Attacker, Says Putin Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted today that Russia was stronger than any potential attacker and would never be drawn into an arms race, with expenditures exceeding the national economic possibilities. WHO Reports Effectiveness of First Vaccine Against Ebola 23 de diciembre de 2016, 12:08Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the effectiveness of the clinical trials of the first vaccine against Ebola, whose last outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. Kirk Douglas Cinema Show in Cuba Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Cinematheque will today inaugurate a cinema show dedicated to the centenary of the American actor Kirk Douglas. France Dismantles Drug Trafficking Ring in Marseilles 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:54Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have dismantled a drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille and seized 30 kilograms of narcotics, police sources reported today. Three Migrants Injured in France During Police Chase Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Three migrants were injured in France, one of them seriously, when they jumped from a truck that was being chased by the police, local press reports. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. USA: Anti-nuclear Groups Alarmed by Message from Donald Trump Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A message published on Twitter by US President-elect Donald Trump keeps alarmed the international community and groups defending control over nuclear weapons. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Europeans Consider that Terrorism and Immigration are Major Threats 22 de diciembre de 2016, 16:55Brussels, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Europeans consider that threat of terrorist actions and immigration crisis are the most serious problems that Europe faces, said a poll issued by the European Union (EU) published today. Russia Fulfilled Its Mission in Syria with Blows to Terrorism Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces fulfilled their mission in Syrian, giving harsh blows to terrorism, Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu stated today in an extended Military Council, with participation by President Vladimir Putin. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Three-times Cuban Olympic Champion Felix Savon Receives AIBA Award Bern, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The three-times Cuban Olympic champion and six-time world champion Felix Savon has been recognized in the Swiss city of Montreux on the 70th anniversary of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Six Persons Injured in Gas Blast Near Kolomenskaya Station in Moscow Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The gas blast took place near Kolomenskaya metro station in southern Moscow early Thursday and at least 6 persons were injured in the incident, according to Yulia Ivanova from the investigation team. Fidel Castro 'Man of the Year' in Russia Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Biographical Institute has granted the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro the award ''Man of the Year 2016'' in memoriam on international relations for his brilliant contributions to world history. Alcohol Poisoning Death Toll in Russian City Rises to 64 22 de diciembre de 2016, 08:01Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) In Irkutsk, where the poisoning bath concentrate lotion Â'' Bayarshik Â'' has killed 64 people, in the case of fatal poisoning with counterfeit vodka, according to official sources. China Launches Satellite to Monitor Global Carbon Emissions 22 de diciembre de 2016, 07:37Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China''s Gobi Desert at 3:22 a.m. Thursday. Greece: Increased Taxes Frozen Despite Criticism of Creditors 21 de diciembre de 2016, 17:18Athens, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament unanimously decided to postpone the increase in value added tax (VAT) to the islands most affected by the refugee crisis, despite the criticism of international creditors. France: Preventive Arrests after Attack in Berlin 21 de diciembre de 2016, 14:55Paris, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have made several preventive arrests on Wednesday, as a security measure after the terrorist attack which occurred this week in Berlin, according to French government spokesperson, Stephane Le Foll. Siberia Reaches Temperatures of Minus 62 Degrees Celsius 21 de diciembre de 2016, 13:05Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Yes, everyone knows about the raw Russian cold, but even for the Siberians it was amazing when their thermometers were unable to register the minus 62 degrees Celsius reached today in the city of Yurga, Kemerovo province. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Insufficient Nitric Oxide in the Brain May Cause Alzheimer's 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:58London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese experts reveal in a study published today that a lack of nitric oxide (NO) in the brain can cause Alzheimer''s, a disease that affects about 47 million people worldwide. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Chief of Russian Duma Defense Committee Receives Cuban Ambassador 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:10Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the State Duma Defense Committee (Russian lower house), Vladimir Shamanov, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to the country, Emilio Lozada Garcia, diplomatic sources reported today. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Legendary Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Turns 96 Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The most renowned Cuban artist worldwide, Alicia Alonso, turns 96 today with the strong will to give her country a lastign legacy through the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC). Japanese Premier to visit Russia at the Beginning Next Year Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, announced his intention to visit Russia at the beginning of 2017 to meet with the president of that country, Vladimir Putin and dialogue on the bilateral territorial dispute. Scotland will Seek to Keep Access to EU Market Despite Brexit 20 de diciembre de 2016, 18:12London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Scottish government announced today its plan to keep economic relations with the European Union (UE) and especially the access to the community market after making effective the separation of the United Kingdom from the bloc, known as Brexit. UK, Italy Reinforce Security In Face of Recent Terrorist Attacks 20 de diciembre de 2016, 17:45London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Metropolitan Police of this capital and the Ministry of the Interior of Italy announced measures to reinforce their respective security systems after the most recent attacks in Germany and Turkey, apart from the threat presented by civil multitudes that accompany Christmas and New Year feasts. Turkish Airlines Starts Flying to Cuba 20 de diciembre de 2016, 17:26Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The company Turkish Airlines began today to operate flights to this capital three times a week, with the possibility to increase them to one a day. Russia, Turkey, Iran on Talks for Solution to Syrian Crisis Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran are in talks for a diplomatic and political solution to the conflict in Syria and fight there against terrorism, not to overthrow its government, stated the Russian diplomat Serguei Lavrov. Merkel Urges Germans to Continue after Terrorist Attack Berlin, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) German Federal chancellor, Angela Merkel has called on German citizens to stay calm and live without fear after yesterday''s attack on a Christmas market, which killed 12 and wounded more than 50. Canadian Arctic Used to be Hot 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:25London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A US research into the remains of a Canadian Arctic bird indicates that 90 million years ago the temperature in the region was warm, said an article published today. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Terror, Syria Issue Bring Together, Russia, Turkey and Iran in Moscow Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran are meeting here to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian conflict. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Russia Taking Attack on its Ambassador to U.N. Security Council Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia will take to the U.N. Security Council the assassination of its Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, that has received worldwide condemnation and President Vladimir Putin called it a provocation. US Intervenes in Lawsuit with the European Union 19 de diciembre de 2016, 17:38Washington, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States supported computer internet and electronic company Apple in a litigation with the European Union , which is claliming the return of 14 million dollars because of irregularities in the tax payments. Putin: Russian Ambassador's Murder is a Clear Provocation Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The attack against our ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is an act of provocation, aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Cuba Denounces US Economic Blockade at WTO Geneva, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba denounced today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the blockade of the United States prevails almost unchanged, which remains the main obstacle to the development of Cuba. Global Rejection to Murder of Russian Ambassador in Turkey 19 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Several nations around the world condemned today the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, during a cultural event in Ankara, Turkey. UNESCO Event to Remember Life and Work of Fidel Castro Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The second Week of Latin America and the Caribbean scheduled in the UNESCO for May 2017, will dedicate a special segment to the thought, life and work of Fidel Castro, Killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Ankara, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov died today after being shot by lone gunman during the opening of the major art exhibition hall Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi in this capital. Russia May Suspend Gas Supply to EU Through Ukraine 19 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gazprom consortium has warned today of the possible suspension of the gas supply to the European Union (EU) - which is transported through a pipe line that crosses Ukraine - if they verify cases of misappropriation by Ukraine. France, Australia to Sign Deal for Delivery of 12 Submarines Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Australia will sign an agreement with France tomorrow for the delivery of 12 last generation attack submarines for the Australian navy, according to local press reports today. Turkish Airlines to Begin Flights to Cuba Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines will begin operations in Cuba on December 20th, when its first flight will arrive in the capital, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry. IMF Director Guilty, but Court Exempts her from Jail Sentence París, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of the Republic of France declared guilty today of negligence the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, despite which it exempted her from a one-year jail sentence. China and Australia Agree to Cooperate on Oceanic Research 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:43Beijing, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have agreed to collaborate on oceanic research in the southern hemisphere, official media reported on Monday. Lugansk Defense Forces Thwart Ukrainian Troop Attack 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:42Kiev, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Lugansk''s self-defense forces have thwarted an attack by Ukrainian troops killing 10 people and wounding 20, according to sources from the republic. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Syria Demands That UN Implement Resolutions Against Terror Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council asking them to implement their resolutions against terrorism, according media reports. Colombian Congress to Discuss Amnesty Law, Key for FARC-EP Bogota, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Congress will today discuss the amnesty law linked with the peace process between the Government and FARC-EP insurgents. Last Group of Extremists Leaves Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Military sources said today that 25 buses began the evacuation of the last extremists in the city of Aleppo in operations led by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Red Cross. Russian University Welcomes around 600 Latin American Students Moscow, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) As a priority, Russia is opening its educational centers, especially the Peoples'' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), to the enrollment of students from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Cuban and Russian Foreign Ministries Discuss Bilateral Communication 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:49Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministries from Cuba and Russia agreed today in this capital city to strengthen cooperation in institutional communication and information related to foreign and international policy affairs. Cuban Officials to UNESCO Commemorate Literacy Campaign Paris, (Prensa Latina) The Cuban embassy to UNESCO commemorated today here the 55th anniversary of the Literacy Campaign in their country, with an exhibition of photographs and other materials about that initiative, considered as a ''great offensive with pencils and notebooks.'' Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Chucho Valdes Opens 32th International Jazz Festival in Cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival has began in Cuba, with a performance by legendary pianist, Chucho Valdes, which was described as historical and unrepeatable. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Turkey and Russia Will Discuss Peace Plan for Syria Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, will meet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on Monday, to agree on measures to bring peace to Syria. Pope Francis Meets President Santos and Uribe in the Vatican Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe today, who have been distanced due to their disagreement over the peace process with the FARC-EP, according to Colombian news reports. Syrian Reporter Imprisoned in Turkey Transferred to Hospital 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:07Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Hosni Mahli, a correspondent for the Syrian News Agency (SANA) has been transferred to hospital after interrogation at Turkish police headquarters, local media reports today. Inflation Rises in Eurozone Brussels, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone inflation rate rose to 0.6 percent in November due to higher prices in restaurants, cafeterias, rents and tobacco, according to Eurostat. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. Syria: Armed Extremists Break Agreement and Stop Leaving Aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 07:23Aleppo, Syria, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The armed extremists refused to return the soldiers they have kidnapped, shot the evacuation corridor in Ramuseh and suspended the evacuation of those remaining in Aleppo, military sources told Prensa Latina today. Catalonia Keeps Set on Referendum Suspended by Spanish Justice 16 de diciembre de 2016, 01:13Madrid, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of Catalonian regional government, Carles Puigdemont, asserted it maintains the holding of the Independence referendum in 2017 despite the suspension ruling by the Spanish Constitutional Court. Russia Warns on Threatening by Lethal Weapons in Hands of Terrorists 15 de diciembre de 2016, 16:13United Nations, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia called in the United Nations for strenghtening global efforts to prevent and face the access to chemical and biological weapons by non-state actors, especially terrorist groups. Proceedings to Expropriate House where Hitler was Born Begin 15 de diciembre de 2016, 15:01Vienna, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian parliamentary lower house approved today expropriating the house where Adolf Hitler was born, the most recent progress in the long process to avoid that the building becomes a cult place for Neo-Nazi groups. Turkish Red Crescent Receives 50,000 Refugees from Aleppo 15 de diciembre de 2016, 14:57Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) State agencies and civilian assistance groups in Turkey are ready to welcome the civilians evacuated from the Syrian city of Aleppo, Red Crescent sources informed today. More Than 40,000 Detained in Turkey after Coup 15 de diciembre de 2016, 13:43Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Judicial proceedings started in Turkey after the failed coup have arrested more than 100,000 defendants, 40,000 of whom were imprisoned, according to a report released today by the Anadolu news agency. Terrorist Network Dismantled in Russian Regions 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:27Moscow, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian security has dismantled a terrorist network, formed by Tajik and Moldovans in Moscow and the Rostov-on-Don region, who had intended to carry out attacks in crowded public places. Medvedev Denounces Anti-Russia Campaign under Anti-Doping Pretext 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:15Moscow, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has denounced the campaign against Russia, which is being fought under the pretext of eliminating doping from sport. He also called for a clear definition of prohibited substances. China Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The China Philharmonic Orchestra, considered as one of world''s 10 best symphonic orchestras, will give today the first of two concerts in Cuba at Teatro Nacional de Cuba. Saudi Kingdom Will Continue Offensive in Yemen, Rejects Interference 15 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Riyadh, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia will maintain the military option against the Houthis rebels of Ansar Allah in Yemen and is determined to prevent any ''external interference'' in the affairs of the neighboring country, highlighted official circles today. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. First Armed Terrorists Start Leaving Aleppo Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The first groups of armed terrorists started leaving Ramuseh, Aleppo, today morning, after the last negotiations come to fruition. Coalition against ISIS to Meet in United Kingdom 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:21London, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition devised to fight the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) will meet today in the British capital to assess the next steps in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Defense Ministry announced today. Eurozone Lenders Pressure Greece on Christmas Payment Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone lenders have agreed to suspend the financial help they were giving to Greece to ease their short-term debt. Putin Elected World Most Influential Figure for Fourth Time Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, as the most influential figure in the world, in a list compiled by the US business magazine, Forbes. New Italian Prime Minister has Majority Support of Parliamentary Rome, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) New Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has the support of the Italian Senate and parliamentary acceptance for his appointment as the head of the new Italian government, replacing Matteo Renzi. France: Ecuadorian Film about the Chevron Case is Presented By Luisa María González Paris, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The film 'The dirty game', recently screened in France, clearly shows the arguments and evidence of Ecuador in its dispute with the multinational Chevron-Texaco for the pollution caused in the Amazon, today declared the Attorney General Diego García. Russia's Wants to Avoid Imports in Military, Civilian Sectors Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The State Equipment Factory of Riazan (FEER) consolidates today Russia''s intentions to increase import substitution, both in the military and in the civilian sphere. Fidel Left an Unforgettable Mark in 20th Century, People Say Vienna, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Cubans and Austrians have gathered to pay tribute to Fidel Castro and recalled the unforgettable mark he left in the 20th century, Cuban ambassador to this European nation, Juan Antonio Fernandez, said. Russian University of Friendship with the Peoples Honors Fidel Castro Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Students and professors of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Friendship with Peoples paid tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz. Russia Denounces Attack on Aleppo Evacuation Column 14 de diciembre de 2016, 09:05Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the parties in conflict in Syria denounced today the attack in eastern Aleppo against a column aimed at evacuating armed renegades to the neighboring province of Idlib. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Makes First Incursion to Expoartesanías in Colombia 14 de diciembre de 2016, 08:38Bogotá, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) With its own stand ARTEX and its export agency Soy Cubanito, now Cuba is present for the first time at the 26th International Fair Expoartesanías of Colombia, to conclude next Sunday. Nearly 355,000 Migrants Crossed the Mediterranean According to IOM 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:18Geneva, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) A total of 354,804 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe in so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced. Poorest Countries are Stuck in a Vicious Circle, UN Alerts 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Geneva, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The poorest countries are increasingly behind, immersed in a vicious cycle of social deprivation and a decline in productivity and investment, a United Nations agency stated today. Violence in Northeast Nigeria Severely Damaging Children, Says Unicef 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:49United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (Unicef) warned today that malnutrition and death threaten thousands of children living in northeastern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram terrorist group operates. Summit of Foreign Ministers of Black Sea Countries Culminates 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:39Belgrad, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Ivica Dacic, Foreign Affairs Minister of Serbia, regarded the summit of foreign ministers of the countries wirh coasts close to the Black Sea celebrated in Serbia as successful. European Parliament Calls for Avoiding Fear of Refugees 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:28Brussels, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The plenary session of the European Parliament urged today its governments and inhabitants to avoid encouraging hatred and xenophobia towards refugees currently settled in Europe. Creditors to Greece Seek Increasing Austerity Measures 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:13Athens, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Greece resumed today the talks with its creditors about a review of tax reforms to increase the austerity measures in the country, in exchange for a financial rescue of millions. Russia Affirms at UN that Syrian Govt Controls Eastern Aleppo 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:15United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of Russia at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, stated today at the Security Council that the eastern part of Aleppo is under the control of the Syrian government after a deal with the armed groups for their evacuation from the city. British Looks in Havana Film Festival 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:14Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) During the great film party celebrated every December in Havana there is also room for films from other regions, such as the British films brought here by the British Council. French Deputies Give Trust Vote to New Prime Minister 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:11Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The new Prime Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve, overcame a motion before the National Assembly of France Tuesday and got the trust vote for his beginning as Prime Minister of France, during the next months. More than 500 Arrested in Turkey after Attack 13 de diciembre de 2016, 15:37 Ankara, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Ministry of Interior made today balance of the arrests practiced after the attack perpetrated in this city and coded them in the number of 568, all them under the accusation of belonging to terrorist organizations. Cuba and Russia Extend Collaboration on Legal Issues Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia signed today here an agreement that will favor the transference of people sentenced to imprisonment to their original countries, something that extends bilateral collaboration in the criminal and legal areas. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. Havana Film Festival Screens Golden Globes Nominated Films Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Several films screened at the 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema today have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the United States. Cuba and EU in a New Stage of Bilateral Relations Brussels, 13 Dec (Prensa Latina) After the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, Cuba and the European Union (EU) are opening a new stage in bilateral relations in which they will seek to boost ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and respect. More Than a Thousand Persons Receive Legal Status in Damascus 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have today legalized the social status of 1,500 people in Kanaker, Damascus province, as part of the broad national reconciliation process. China Is Upset by Duty Evasion of WTO Members Beijing, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday expressed discontent with the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that are eluding their obligations of abandoning the substitute country consideration when calculating the antidumping measures against Chinese exports. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. New Italian Head of Govt and His Ministries Take Office 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:50Rome, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) New Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, and members of his cabinet swore today before the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the 2016 Golden Ball 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:39Paris, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward Cristaino Ronaldo won the 2016 Golden Ball, the mythical award given by spport magazine France Football to the best soccer player of the world in the present season. Antonio Guterres Sworn in as UN Secretary General United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guterres, from Portugal, was sworn in today as the ninth Secretary General in the history of the United Nations, a post that he will take on January 1st, 2017 for five years. Serbian Tourism Magazine Awards Cuba 12 de diciembre de 2016, 15:23Belgrade, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Serbia Mayra Ruiz received today the award Gold Amphora granted by the magazine on tourism YU Travel Tourist Review to States and institutions that have broadly contributed to that industry in the country during the year. Captured Terrorist Confesses Crimes in Aleppo 12 de diciembre de 2016, 12:55Damascus, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Yousef Fahd Deeb, a terrorist who was captured in Aleppo when he tried to escape with a group of civilians, has confessed today that extremists fighting in the city are receiving full support from Turkey. Neo-Nazi Group Outlawed in UK London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The British neo-Nazi group, National Action, will be the first group from the extreme right to be oulawed under UK anti-terrorist laws, the Interior Ministry announced today. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Court to Decide on Fast Tracking Peace Laws in Colombia Bogotá, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Constitutional Court will today announce its decision on the use of fast tracking to process and issue peace laws, a decision considered key to both the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expert in development and health, David Nabarro, today said that Cuban doctors, who serve in several parts of the world, are an example to follow as they make an important contribution to humanity. Cuba Considers Economic Ties with Europe a Priority Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Economic ties with Europe will continue being a priority for Cuba in the construction of an efficient and sustainable socialist economy, according to Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez. Russia Announces Rescue of 100,000 Syrians in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria has announced the rescue of around 100,000 people, including 40,484 children, from eastern Aleppo, which is controlled by armed groups. Number of Victims of Deadly Bombing in Turkey Increases to 44 Istanbul, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Health Minister, Recep Akdag, has announced that the number of fatalities caused by a double bombing near the Besiktas football stadium has increased to 44. Oil Price at 18 Month High Following Production Agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have reached their highest levels in 18 months today, as a result of recent agreements between producers to reduce supply. Head of European Diplomacy Highlights Fidel as Historic Figure Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, has highlighted today Fidel Castro as a historical figure, after sending her condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the revolutionary leader. Cuba, EU Sign Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation Brussels, 12 Dec (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and the European Union (EU) have signed today a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which is considered the framework for the development of ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual respect. FM Gentiloni May Be Appointed Prime Minister Roma, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet today with Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who, according to experts, will assume the post of prime minister, replacing Matteo Renzi, who resigned recently. OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Meet in Vienna Vienna, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and producer countries outside the organization meet today to agree on a cut of the supply of global crude oil in order to stabilize the price of oil and reduce global inventories. New Italian Prime Minister May Take Up Position in the Next Few Hours Rome, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella is holding today the third and final round of consultations to resolve the government crisis created following the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Russia Liberates Civilians in Syria Moscow, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 18,000 civilians were able to escape from areas under the control of armed groups in the eastern part of Aleppo, with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria. Cuba Highlights Its Achievements in Human Rights Before United Nation Geneva, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating the development achieved in areas such as health, education, science and culture on Human Rights Day, as per a statement of the Cuban diplomatic mission at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Russia and Venezuela Condemn UN Resolution against Syria United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela criticized here a resolution passed to allegedly end the humanitarian conflict in Syria, while pointing out the lack of assessment and the double standards on the issue. IOM : Turkey Relocates More Than 20,000 Refugees in 2016 Ankara, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mission in Turkey of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has facilitated the relocation of more than 20 thousand refugees in 2016, according to data provided today. Ignacio Ramonet Denounces Reprisals for Book on Fidel Castro Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and Spanish intellectual, Ignacio Ramonet, who is based in France, has condemned the repression he has suffered as a result of his book ''One Hundred Hours with Fidel'', according to the daily, La Jornada. Cuban Special Development Zone to Contract Foreign Workers 09 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A resolution by the Cuban Labor and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) will allow foreign persons who are not resident in Cuba to work in the Special Development Zone of Mariel. France: Current Crisis of Capitalism Under Analysis Paris, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A discussion of capitalism's systemic crisis opened a conference between the Communist Parties of France (PCF) and Cuba (PCC) held in the French capital. Russia Assists Civilians After Escaping Terrorists in Aleppo 09 de diciembre de 2016, 10:49Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria reported today on the aid provided to more than eight thousand people who escaped from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo. Russia Criticizes Arms Supplies From US to Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia has criticized the lifting of the ban on the supply of weapons to extremist formations in Syria by the United States. Colombian President in Oslo to Receive Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, accompanied by 20 special guests, arrived today in this capital, where he will be awarded tomorrow the Nobel Peace Prize of 2016. Urgent Food Aid Needed in 39 Countries, says FAO Rome, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Raul Castro Welcomes Russian Vice President Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban president, Raul Castro, and the Government Vice president of the Russian Federation Dimitri O. Rogozin ratified here the excellent state of relations between the two countries, was reported here today. Air Industry to Earn Less than Expected 09 de diciembre de 2016, 01:58Geneva, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported here this sector will earn at the end of this year 35.6 billion dollars, less than expected. General Strike in Greece vs. Government's Austerity Measures Athens, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The main public and private unions in Greece started today a 24-hours strike to protest against the austerity measures implemented by the Government following the request of foreign creditors. Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris for 2024 Games Host City 08 de diciembre de 2016, 15:56Brna, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The cities of Budapest (Hungary), Los Angeles (USA) and Paris (France) were elected the finalist candidates for the thirs round of selection of the host for the 2024 Olympic Games, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here Thursday. IOC Approves New Sports for 2018 Youth Games 08 de diciembre de 2016, 15:28Brna, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the inclusion of karate, rock climbing and breakdance dancing as three new sports for the 3rd Youth Games in Buenos Aires in 2018. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Russia and Germany Analyze Situation in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Germany have held serious talks in Hamburg on the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo and access to humanitarian aid, according to local reports. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Oil Prices Rises as Market Awaits Next Producers Meeting London, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Crude oil prices are on the rise today, while US crude reservoirs decrease, according to the US Department of Energy. Syria Describes Statement by International Red Cross as Unacceptable 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described a recent statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva as ''deception in favor of terrorist organizations and their attacks on health centers.'' Dozens of Iraqi Killed in Air Raid Against IS 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Baghdad, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have been killed in the western town of Qaim in a bombing attack against Islamic State (IS), attributed to the international coalition and the Iraqi army. Nicaragua President Talks to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Managua, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega has met with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, to discuss issues of common interest and strengthen bilateral cooperation. Russia to Reinforce Security in Its Military Bases in Syria Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will reinforce security in its military facilities in Syria by sending two special battalions, East and West, local media reported on Thursday. Turkey Welcomes Nearly Three Million Syrian Refugees 08 de diciembre de 2016, 10:08Istanbul, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) There are 2,783,617 Syrian refugees currently living in Turkey, the largest group of these refugees in any country, according to information provided by the Turkish Ministry of Interior. Russian Scholars Assess Agreements with Cuba Guantanamo, Cuba, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the State and Social University from Russia started a visit today until next Thursday to the university with the same name to assess the progress of the bilateral agreements signed this year. Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo, Says Russia Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Syrian rival parties said today that 47 communities in the eastern area of Aleppo have been recovered. Valero: Fidel Castro Fought for the Best Causes in History Paris, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro consecrated himself to fight for the best causes of human history, and that is why he pervades the soul of many people in the world, said the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero in Paris on Wednesday. Russia- Ten Children Killed in Accident with Acrobatic Team Moscow, Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 children were among twelve people killed in a crash in Russia after a bus was hit by a truck. New Evidence on the Formation of The Solar System London,Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. Italian Scientists Develop Robotic Hand for Quadriplegics Rome, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) An exoskeleton robot developed by the Italian Biorobotic Institute, which allows quadriplegic people to perform certain movements autonomously, attracts the attention here today. Scientists Request Trump to Pay Attention to Climate Change Washington, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A letter signed by 800 scientists and addressed to President-elect Donald Trump calls for the new US government to be aware of the effects of climate change and not abandon immediate actions to face its effects. Authorities and Activists Prepare for G20 Summit in Germany Hamburg, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Almost eight months before the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, authorities have announced the mobilization of more than 10,000 police officers, while critics of the alliance are preparing for mass demonstrations. British Workers Report Poverty Record London, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation pointed out today that the number of British workers living below the poverty line marks a new record of 7.4 million people. Russia Rules Out Talks with Armed Groups in Aleppo 07 de diciembre de 2016, 10:48Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia considered unlikely any negotiation with armed groups concentrated in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, where government troops have freed 35 neighborhoods in recent days. Anti-Russian Campaign Rise in US Denounced Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia has called a new stage of a ''witch hunt'' the US policy against this country since it is accusing it not only of meddling in electoral matters, but also of influencing the Congress. Argentina: Situation of Social Leader Milagro Sala is Complicated 07 de diciembre de 2016, 09:20Buenos Aires, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) In spite of the demand by several international organizations like the UN to release the Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala, currently her situation is complicated after another accusation against her. Santos will Travel to Norway to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Bogota, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will travel on Thursday to Oslo, where he will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and welcomed by King Harald V and Queen Sonia of Norway, said today the House of Nariño. Cuban Minister Urges Realize Cuba-Russia Scientific Collaboration 06 de diciembre de 2016, 18:07Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Elba Rosa Perez urged today the 55 paerticipants in the the First Cuba-Russia Workshop for Scientific-Technological Exchange to identify specific projects for joint work. Angela Merkel Reelected as President of Conservative CDU 06 de diciembre de 2016, 17:40Berlin, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Councellor Angela Merkel was reelected as president of German conservative political party DemoChistian Union of Germany (CDU in German). Cazeneuve Takes Office as New French Prime Minister Paris, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Valls delivered the post of Prime Minister of France to Bernard Cazeneuve officially Tuesday, in a public ceremony at the Palace of Matignon, host of the office of the Head of Government of France. IOC Reiterates the Games of Rio Were Successful 06 de diciembre de 2016, 15:48Brna, Dec 6 (PL) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) repeated today that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio of Janeiro, Brazil were the most wonderful Games of the history. Havana FIART Opens with Cuban and International Arts and Crafts Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) This year''s International Crafts Fair Crafts (FIART) has now opened at the PABEXPO exhibition hall, in western Havana. Bernard Cazeneuve Appointed France's New Prime Minister 06 de diciembre de 2016, 10:44Paris, Dce 6 (Prensa Latina) President François Hollande today appointed Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve as France''s new prime minister, replacing Manuel Valls, who has left the government to devote himself to his electoral campaign. EU Countries Agree to Normalize Relations with Cuba Brussels, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) today approved at the level of their ambassadors the signing of a political agreement and cooperation between that bloc and Cuba to normalize their relations. Cubans Add Up to 13 Wins in Wrestling German League Berlin, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) With a balance of 13 victories and only one defeat, fare the three Cuban wrestlers competing in the Gernan League of that sport, one of the best in the world for its level and organization. Majority of Spaniards Perceive Local Political Situation as Bad 05 de diciembre de 2016, 18:15Madrid, Dec 5 (Prensa Patina) Despite the end of the prolonged political blocking and the formation of government, almost 75 percent of the citizens considered the political sitation in Spain as a bad situation, reported an official survey Monday. Russian and Cuban Journalists Reinforce Cooperation 05 de diciembre de 2016, 18:10Moscow, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Union of journalists of Moscow and the homologous institution of Cuba (UPEC) strengthened today efforts of cooperation during a meeting in this capital, in the Russian newspaper Moskovski Komsomolets (MK). Turkish Prime Minister Starts Official Visit to Russia Ankara, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim began today a three-day visit to Russia, seeiking to increase military cooperation and sign economic agreements in the areas of energy, tourism and agriculture. Bob Dylan to Provide Speech for Nobel Prize Ceremony Stockolm, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan''s on-again, off-again flirtation with the Nobel prize is back on, though he''s keeping his distance, with hand-holding but no kissing. World's First Polluted River From 7,000 Years Ago Found 05 de diciembre de 2016, 12:19London, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Researchers have found that contamination and pollution of surface water have been ongoing for the last seven thousand years according to Science of the Total Environment,. Sergio Mattarella Has Italian Government Future in His Hands Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will today present his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, who will decide how to proceed with the management of the Italian government. Russia Denounces Attacks Against its Doctors in Syria Moscow, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced the West''s indirect participation in an attack against its doctors in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which left one dead and two wounded. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. FAO Council Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro with Minute of Silence Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today paid tribute with a minute of silence to the memory of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro. European Critics Recognize Quality of Cuban Dance Company Berlin, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Danza Contemporanea de Cuba is performing today in Germany to unanimous rave reviews by critics, who have described their performance as vibrant and energetic. Crowd Ratifies in France Decision to Continue Fidel's fight 04 de diciembre de 2016, 13:56Paris, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) A crowd of people assembled today in the French capital ratified the decision to continue the struggle under the guidance of Fidel Castro''s ideas, during a tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Der Spiegel Accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of Tax Evasion 04 de diciembre de 2016, 01:31Berlin, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) According to the German publication, since 2009, the Real Madrid striker could have moved 150 million euros from rights image contracts into offshore accounts. West Ham 1 Arsenal 5: Alexis Sanchez Hat Trick Earns London Derby Win 04 de diciembre de 2016, 00:02London, Dic 4 (Prensa Latina) An Alexis Sanchez hat-trick heaped further pressure on West Ham as Arsenal won 5-1 at the London Stadium to keep in touch with league leaders Chelsea as Slaven Bilic''s side continue to hover near the relegation zone. No Air Incidents Over Crimea Due to Missile Launches Says Russia 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:52Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Transport Ministry has observed no air incidents in the airspace over Crimea due to Ukraine''s missile launches, Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said today. International Push Aims to Protect Endangered Heritage 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:45Abu Dhabi, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)Representatives of around 40 countries today approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones. Russia Ministry of Defence: UK Not Providing Aid to Aleppo 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:31Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the claims of UK Prime Minister Theresa May regarding Russia''s alleged interference in humanitarian aid supplies in Syria''s Aleppo are groundless and Britain should stop getting in the way of Russia supplying aid to Syria, especially since it does not supply any aid of its own. North Korea Outscore France To Win U-20 WWC in Papua 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:50Port Moresby, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) North Korea have won the eighth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women''s World Cup in Papua New Guinea after coming from a goal down to beat France 3-1 in the final today. Portugal Foreign Minister Signs Book of Condolences for Fidel's Death 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:09Lisbon, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal Augusto Santos Silva went to the Embassy of Cuba in that country to sign the book of condolences for the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Another Day to Pay Homage to Fidel Castro in New York 03 de diciembre de 2016, 18:10United Nations, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations opened today for the sixth consecutive day a book of condolences for the death of the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Two Migrants Killed in Train Accident in Austria 03 de diciembre de 2016, 16:34Vienna,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Two suspected migrants were killed Saturday and a third was seriously injured in an accident as they hid in a cargo train from Italy to Austria, police said. Coe Will Present Saturday Reforms Program of World Athletics Montecarlo, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), Sebastian Coe, will present today the reforms program to rescue the prestige of this discipline, involved in several scandals over the last months. Russian Demining Unit Sent to Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 18:05Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Troops from the International Anti-Mine Center of the Russian Armed Forces flew to the Syrian city of Aleppo from the military airfield of Shkalov today, said the Ministry of Defense (Mindef). The Rolling Stones Release First Album in a Decade 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:40London, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Blue & Lonesome, the first studio album by The Rolling Stones in more than one decade, is availble from today on, together with the video of the song ''Ride ''Em on Down,'' starred by UIS actress Kristen Stewart. FAO Ratifies Commitment to Agenda 2030 to Eradicate Hunger 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:40Rome, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) FAO reaffirmed today the commitment to the UN Agenda 2030, which includes the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in all forms. More Support for Cuba from Geneva after Fidel's Death 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:23Geneva, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) New expressions of support for Cuba and tributes to Fidel Castro took place here today, where the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sent his condolences to this country. Russia Makes USA Responsible for Crisis in Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:25Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov made the United States responsible for the crisis created in the eastern area in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the terrorist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the Al-Nusra Front. Forest Fires Left Europe without Woods 20,000 Years Ago 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:20Amsterdam, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) A study made by experts from the Dutch university of Leiden, points out that forest fires started by pre-history hunters and recollectors contributed to leave Europe without a dense amount of woods. Spain Forecasts Drastic Fall in Unemployment Until 2019 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:29Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The conservative government of Mariano Rajoy predicted today that the unemployment rate in Spain, second highest in Europe, will be at the end of 2019 at 12.8 percent of the economically active population. DPRK Condemns UN Security Council Sanctions Resolution 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:28Pyongyang, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned and rejected today a recent sanctions resolution against the country, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council this week. Syrian Army Retakes New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army retook control of the Aleppo international airport today, consolidating its positions in the Taril al Bab and Al Helwaniyah neighborhoods, military sources informed. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. EUROPOL Terror Warning: ISIS Plots Brutal Killings in Europe Amsterdam,Dic 2 (Prensa Latina) Europol said that in the wake of murderous attacks in Belgium and France, terrorists are very likely to strike again in the near future. Embassies in Spain Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors and officials from some twenty diplomatic missions in Spain have paid tribute today to the late historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. French Elections: Valls Confirmed as Possible Socialist Candidate Paris, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been confirmed today as a possible Socialist Party (SP) candidate for the presidential elections of 2017, after the announcement by President François Hollande that he will not seek re-election. Russia Is Unaware of UN Aid Mission in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said that it was not aware of a UN humanitarian aid mission in the eastern part of Aleppo, as announced by the organization''s humanitarian mission in Syria. Germany to Deploy Police Force for Ministerial Meeting Berlin, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The German government announced today that it is preparing to deploy 13,200 police officers in preparation for the next Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council. Turkey Announces Set in Orbit Satellite Gokturk-1 01 de diciembre de 2016, 17:43Ankara, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will launch into the low Earth orbit the satellite Goktürk-1, intended to provide the country''s military with images for intelligence activities, according to information published by Sabah newspaper. UK: Possible Immigration Record at Long Term 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:14London, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Knigdom National Statistics Office said Thursday that the number of migrated people to the UK in 2016, reaches the 335,000, and is close to establish a long-term immigration record. Russia Reinforces Help to Solve Crisis in Alepo, Syria Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry highilghted its intention to reinforce the items to solve the humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria, and eliminate the terrorist groups now concentrated in the city of Alepo. Bob Dylan Skipping White House Nobel Winners Reception 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:38Los Ángeles,Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan did not attend the White House reception given by president Barack Obama to those in the US who won the prize. Greece: Refugees and Migrants Relocated Due to Low Temperatures 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:18Athens, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities and humanitarian organizations reported today that they have moved thousands of migrants from a camp at the foot of Mount Olympus, in the center of the country, to hotels and apartments, due to the worsening of weather conditions. The Rolling Stones New Album Blue & Lonesome: Their Best In 30 Years London,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Rolling Stones new album Blue & Lonesome has received universal acclaim in its first reviews. Erdogan and Putin Talk about Syria 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:25Ankara, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the serious situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the presidential office. Human Ancestor Lucy Spent Much of Her Time in Trees, Study Says Washington,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Lucy'', the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled today. Julian Assange Claims Freedom after UN Ruling in His Favor 01 de diciembre de 2016, 10:45London, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today called on the United Kingdom and Sweden to let him leave the Ecuadorian embassy in the capital, following a United Nations ruling in his favor. UN-Geneva Director Expresses Condolences for Fidel's Death Geneva, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Michael Moller, has expressed his condolences on the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Putin: Russia is Open to Dialogue without Prejudicing its Interests 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:32Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Russia is open to dialogue with the new US administration, but based on mutual respect and without undermining its national interests, President Vladimir Putin declared today. French Diplomat: Fidel is a Man who Marked History 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:19Paris, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has marked history as few people have been able to do so, the former French ambassador to Cuba, Jean Levy, said as part of the tribute to the revolutionary leader that continues today in Paris. Putin Calls for Strengthening National Problem-Solving 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:01Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call on Thursday to solve national problems, including achieving a technological leap in the economy and the fight against corruption, in his speech to the nation before the Federal Assembly and the Government. UNESCO Describes Fidel as an Emblematic Statesman of the 20th Century 30 de noviembre de 2016, 16:56Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Executive Council President Michael Worbs has said that Fidel Castro was one of the most emblematic statesmen of the 20th century and given his condolences on the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution. Russian Media Highlights Tribute to Fidel Castro in Cuba Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian television today highlighted the tribute made by the Cuban people to the late historic leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro and the presence in Havana of an official delegation from Russia. Usain Bolt to Dedicate 2017 to His Fans London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and World and Olympic Champion, Usain Bolt, will dedicate the last season of his glorious athletic career - 2017, to his fans, according to the Jamaican media. Universities in Cuba and Germany Sign Cooperation Agreement 30 de noviembre de 2016, 14:47Guantánamo, Cuba, Nov 30 (PL) German University Alexander Humboldt in Berlin and the University of Guantánamo (UG) signed a cooperation agreement Wednesday,for the implementation of academic projects of common interest. Putin Appoints new Minister of Economic Development Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, named today Maxim Oreshkin as new minister of Economic Development to replace Alexei Uliukaev, who was accused of bribery and is now kept in house imprisonment. Hungary: Syrian Native Gets 10 Year Sentence for Border Unrest 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:30Budapest, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) A Syrian citizen was sentenced on terrorism charges to 10 years in prison by a Hungarian court for using a megaphone to threaten police officers, the Szeged court announced today. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. EU Demands Five Billion Euros to Strengthen Defense 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Brussels, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded the contribution of five billion euros from its member states for the creation of a fund to finance joint defense projects. Turkey Remains Silent on Its Goals in Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:52Ankara, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia reacted today in regards to the remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Syrian government, and demanded an explanation from the Turkish Executive, but so far he has preferred to remain silent. UNESCO Includes Cuban Rumba in Intangible Heritage List 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:37Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee, met in Ethiopia, has today decided to include ‘Cuban rumba'' in the list -Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity-, recognized as a ''festive mixture of music and dance''. Tribute to Fidel Castro Have Impact in French Media Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The tribute given to Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, in Havana has had a large impact today in French media, in which the mass assistance of the people to the Revolution Square has been highlighted. Gareth Southgate Named England Manager 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:34London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as the permanent England manager on a four-year deal, the Football Association,FA, has confirmed. OPEC Examines Oil Production Quota Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The meeting being held in this capital by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to agree to a production quota has economists and market on alert. EU Demands Five Billion Euros to Strengthen Defense 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:46Brussels, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) today demanded the contribution by the Member States of five billion euros for the creation of a fund to finance joint defense projects. Germany Continues Activities of Tribute to Fidel Castro Berlin, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Germans and members of the diplomatic corps signed books of condolences for the death of Fidel Castro in the Cuban Embassy in this capital. Russia Rejects False Western Accusations about Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:28Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected accusations from the West about attacks on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo and called for the reality of what has been done so far by the Syrian army. France: Fidel Castro Gave Hope to Peoples of the World 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:03Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro gave dignity and hope to many people in the whole world. That is how we French people remember this Cuban historical leader, said Victor Fernandez, president of the Cuba Cooperation Association of France. Fidel Castro's Legacy Is a Light of Hope: Sent by Belarus Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Belarussian envoy to the posthumous tribute to Fidel Castro, Victor Sheiman, has said here today that the legacy of the Cuban leader has been a light of hope. We say goodbye with sadness to the eminent leader of the Cuban Revolution, our friend Fidel, Sheiman said at the beginning of his speech. Alexis Tsipras: Fidel Castro Inspires People Worldwide Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has said here that the legacy of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, has transcended the borders of his country and has inspired peoples around the world. Fidel Is Example of True Patriot, Russian Duma President Says Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Viacheslav Volodin, chairman of the Duma (Russia''s lower house), has said here today that the recently deceased Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has been an example of a true patriot. Review of Greece's Rescue Plan is Praised by European Commissioner 29 de noviembre de 2016, 15:55Athens, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, praised the first two reviews of the third rescue plan for Greece, and said that the aim is to close the program in 2018. Back in Argentina Winers of Davis Cup Buenos Aires,Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinian team is back home after wining over Croatia 3-2 bringning with them for the first time the Cup. Mahler's Second Symphony Manuscript Sells For Record US 5,6 Million 29 de noviembre de 2016, 12:53London,Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The complete manuscript of the composer''s second symphony, known as the Resurrection, was up for auction at Sotheby''s in London on Tuesday morning. Vienna: Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Signs Book of Condolences 29 de noviembre de 2016, 11:47Quito, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s Foreign Minister Guillaume Long today signed the condolences book opened at the Cuban embassy in Austria following the recent death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro is in the Heart of French Communists, Affirms Leader 29 de noviembre de 2016, 10:34Paris, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The emotion felt by Cubans and Latin American peoples after the death of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, is also in the heart of French communists, according to the Secretary General of the Party, Pierre Laurent. French Diplomat Highlights Fidel Castro as Symbol of Resistance By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has been a symbol of resistance and struggle for independence of Cuba and all Latin America, Jean Mendelson, the former French ambassador to Cuba, said today. Russian Foreign Minister Stresses Fidel Castro's Universal Relevance Moscow, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro made a great contribution to guarantee morale in the international arena, something we now lack, declared Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov when paying tribute here to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Turkey Asks European Leaders for Responsibility 28 de noviembre de 2016, 17:59Ankara, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus asked today leaders of the European Union (EU) to take responsibility, in view of the meeting of the Council scheduled for December. UK Could Face New Lawsuit over Brexit 28 de noviembre de 2016, 17:11London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The UK government could face a lawsuit over the UK''s permanence or exit from the European single market once it leaves the EU, an option known as Brexit, local press reported today. Spain Pays Tribute to Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Madrid, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Politicians, intellectuals, trade unionists, diplomats and citizens from different nationalities went today to the Cuban Embassy in Spain to pay tribute to the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died last Friday. Extremist Propaganda Targeting Minors Increases in Germany 28 de noviembre de 2016, 15:54Berlin, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Center for Political Education in Germany and the organization, responsible for the protection of minors on the Internet, denounced today an increase in extremist propaganda targeting minors. Jamaican Usain Bolt Against Doping London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Multi Olympic champion Usain Bolt requested today here 'cero tolerance with those that practice doping'. Pedro Almodóvar Retrospective at MoMA, in New York 28 de noviembre de 2016, 12:56Los Ángeles,Nov 28 (Prensa Latina)Internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar returns to the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, where his career originated over 30 years ago. The Oscar-winning writer and director will be honoured with an exhibition that runs from 29 November - 17 December that he will open himself. United Nations' Members Pay Tribute to Fidel United Nations, Nov. 28 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats from dozens of countries have expressed their sorrow over the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the island''s Permanent Mission to the UN, where a book of condolences has been opened today. Head of UNESCO Signs Condolences Book After Fidel's Death Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO''s Director-general Irina Bokova today signed the book of condolences opened at the Cuban embassy in France on the occasion of the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Eurozone Has Overcome Economic and Political Uncertainties 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:25Berlin, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone has overcome global economic and political uncertainties, a trend that is set to continue due to the monetary stimulus offered by the European Central Bank (ECB), according to the bank''s chairman, Mario Draghi. French Newspaper L'Humanité Dedicates Special Edition to Fidel Castro Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The French daily L''Humanité today dedicates a special edition to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, who died on Friday in Havana. Slovakian Prime Minister Praises Courage of Fidel Castro Bratislava, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Slovakia''s Prime Minister and current EU President Robert Fico regretted the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and stressed his courage dealing with the challenges he had to face. Prime Minister could be Candidate for Elections in France Paris, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is studying the possibility of presenting his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections and will announce his decision in the coming days, according to an interview published today by the Journal du Dimanche. Ramonet: Fidel was the Defender of Latin American Dignity By Luisa María González Pars, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the defender of the dignity of Cuba, but also of all Latin America, said the intellectual Ignacio Ramonet today in France, after declaring himself deeply saddened by the death of the revolutionary leader. Serbian Prime Minister Expresses Condolences over Fidel Death Belgrade, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday sent a message of condolences to President Raul Castro for the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. British Gov't Sends Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro London, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom''s government has sent its condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who passed away on Friday night at the age of 90. King of Spain Highlights Historic Significance of Fidel Castro 26 de noviembre de 2016, 17:18Madrid, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) King Felipe IV of Spain described Fidel Castro today as a figure of indisputable historic significance, in a telegram of condolences sent to Cuban President Raul Castro for the death of the revolutionary leader. Iranian Foreign Minister Offers Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro Tehran, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The office of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conveyed its condolences to Cuban Ambassador in Tehran Vladimir Gonzalez for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death Rome, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent a letter of condolences for Fidel Castro''s death to the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers, Raul Castro, the Vatican informed on Saturday. Russia-Cuba Friendship Was Built Thanks to Fidel, Medvedev Says Moscow, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The friendship between Russia and Cuba was built thanks to the personal participation of the Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and with his death, an entire historic period will go along, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said on Saturday. ILO Condemns Abuse on Women at Work 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:33Geneva, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The International Labor Organization condemned abuse against working women and advocated by equality of gender to eliminate violence. More than 8,000 Sudanese People in Europe This Year 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:31Khartoum, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 8,000 Sudanese citizens arrived in Europe this year, crossing the Red Sea in a dangerous trip, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today. Germany Proposes Ignoring Threats by Turkey and Improve Links 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:25Berlin, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The German Government proposed today to maintain an open negotiation with Turkey, despite the recent threats by President Recp Tayyip Erdogan of opening his country''s borders and fostering uncontrolled migration to Europe. Some 346,000 Immigrants Crossed the Mediterranean Sea, Says IOM 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:24Geneva, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 345,676 immigrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, said today the International Organization for Migration (IOM). European Union Remarks Interest in Russian Gas Supply Brussels, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) urged today to seek understanding between Russian and Ukraine to avoid problems with gas supply and suggested to hold a meeting between the energy ministers from both countries. Cuban Junior Fighters Win their Respective Matches 25 de noviembre de 2016, 16:16Moscow, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba had a perfect day at the semifinals of the World Junior Boxing Championship, at the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, by the results of four of its representatives, who won their respective matches Friday. Spanish Communists Mourn Poet Marcos Ana Madrid, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), José Luis Centella, today detailed in a letter to party members, the human and political values of the poet Marcos Ana, who died yesterday in the capital at the age of 96. France: Suspects in Planned Terrorist Attack Appear in Court 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:08Paris, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Five suspects who planned an attack on France will appear today before an anti-terrorist judge to begin the legal proceedings against them, the French prosecutor François Molins has said in a statement to the media. Russian Federal Protective Service General Arrested 25 de noviembre de 2016, 09:56Moscow, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian has announced today the arrest of a general working for the Federal Protective Service (FSO), an entity responsible for the security of crucial state officials and facilities. France: 8 Million People Watch Right-Wing Electoral Debate Paris, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Around 8.5 million viewers watched the latest debate between the two right-wing candidates fighting in the French primary elections, a session in which François Fillon came out the most convincing, according to figures released today. Spain: Thousands of Students Demonstrate vs. Education Law 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:14Madrid, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of students demonstrated in 50 Spanish cities today to ask the conservative management of Mariano Rajoy to revoke its controversial education law, which they consider elitist and exclusive. Austrian Presidential Candidate Fosters Referendum to Leave EU 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:13Vienna, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Austrian far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer asserted today that if he reached the presidency, he would foster a referendum in his country about withdrawing from the European Union (EU), similar to that held five months ago in the United Kingdom. Catalan Authorities Tighten Ties with Cuba 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:59Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A business mission from the port of Barcelona and the Higher Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Catalonia participated today at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in a business meeting with its Cuban counterpart. Plácido Domingo Gives an Open Rehearsal for Art Students in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will offer an open rehearsal today at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso to students of art schools and members of the Teatro Lírico de Cuba. A Thousand Firefighters Protest in Paris to Demand More Attention Paris, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) A thousand French firefighters marched through the streets of this capital today to protest the difficult conditions in which they carry out their work and demand more attention from the government. Denounced EU Anti-Russian Paranoia 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:14Moscow, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The decision of less than half of the MPs of the European Parliament (EP) to support a new initiative against the Russian media demonstrates the anti-Russian paranoia in Europe, denounced the Foreign Ministry today. Inter Milan's Gary Medel Surgery Successful 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:05Rome, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Inter have confirmed that Chilean Gary Medel''s knee surgery this morning was ''a complete success''. Business Confidence Reported Stable in Germany 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:03Berlín, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Business confidence in Germany was stable during November, practically unchanged, indicated today the barometer of the Institute of Economic Research Ifo. Turkey Upset by European Parliament Vote 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Ankara, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reacted unhappily after the vote in the European Parliament (EP) today, to freeze the country''s entry into the European Union (EU). Oil Market Keeps Stable Previous to OPEC Meeting London, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil kept today its trend to stability previous to the OPEC meeting on November 30, in which it is expected a cut in crude production to stabilize the market. Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, Awarded for its Quality 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:09Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, located in the Cuban Jardines del Rey tourist destination, has received this years'' high-quality status. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. International Forum Against Terrorism Concludes in China 24 de noviembre de 2016, 11:42Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 120 military and police representatives from 26 countries will today conclude an international forum on anti-terrorism strategy in cities. Argentina Keeps Lead in World Soccer, but Brazil Stalks Bern, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentina remains in first place in world list of the International Football Federation (FIFA), but ever more threatened by Brazil, says an update published today. Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana. Cuban President Congratulates Patriarch Kirill on his 70th Birthday Moscow, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz has congratulated to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, according to diplomatic sources. New Airbus Takes off from France in its First Test Flight 24 de noviembre de 2016, 10:02Paris, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The A350-1000, the biggest European civilian twin-engine aircraft produced by Airbus, took off today in the French city of Toulouse for its first test flight. Spain Arrests 63 People in European Anti-Money-Laundering Operation Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spanish National Police have arrested 63 people in a European money laundering operation that resulted in 178 arrests and the discovery of around 23 million euros in laundered money. Turkish Councilors Assess Advances in Cuba 23 de noviembre de 2016, 17:26Ankara, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of officials from the Cankaya City Council in Ankara presented today an assessment of local management following a trip to Cuba where they held a meeting with representatives of various Cuban municipalities. Possible Targets of Terrorist Attacks in France Revealed Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The group of terrorist suspects dismantled in France recently planned to attack various public sites in and around the capital city, including police and judicial offices, according to the investigation results published today by the media. Greek Govt. Rejects Demands from International Creditors 23 de noviembre de 2016, 17:05Athens, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected today the demands from international creditors, including labor reform, part of the third rescue plan to tackle the European country''s debt crisis. Scientists Propose a Network of Mobile Walkways for Large Cities 23 de noviembre de 2016, 16:04Bern, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Swiss scientists dedicated to futuristic transport solutions for car-free urban centers have proposed a network of accelerating moving walkways, the Lausanne Federal Polytechnic School (EPFL) announced today. NATO Reminds Turkey of Its Commitment to the West Ankara, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reminded Turkey of its commitment to the collective defense of the countries involved in the military alliance, he said in an interview with Hürriyet newspaper. Russia Urges Assurances for Syrians as Condition for Ceasefire Moscow, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said today that assurance of real aid for civilians in the eastern region of the Syrian city of Aleppo is necessary as a condition for a new pause in the fighting for humanitarian purposes. Norway Court Approves Extraditing Cleric Mullah Krekar to Italy Oslo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian judges confirmed on Friday that all conditions had been met to extradite Krekar to Italy, where he would face terror-related charges. First Qatar Ladies Golf Open This Week 23 de noviembre de 2016, 12:05Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The maiden Qatar Ladies Open (QLO) will serve up a four-day flurry of fun for friends and families, as supreme golf meets an action-packed programme of off-course activities and entertainment. China Asks Japan, South Korea to Respect Regional Interests 23 de noviembre de 2016, 11:41Beijing, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China asked Japan and the Republic of Korea to respect the security interests of the countries of the region with regard to their military cooperation agreements. Spanish Court Wants Two Year Prison Sentence for Barca's Neymar Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing today. Erdogan Accuses the EU of Aligning with Terrorists Istanbul, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today accused the European Union of refraining from taking concrete measures against terrorism during his speech to the Standing Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation in Istanbul. French Parliament Rejects Proposal to Remove Hollande Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The bureau of the National Assembly of France rejected the proposal promoted by right-wing deputies aimed at dismissing French President François Hollande for allegedly violating the defense secret, parliamentary sources informed today. High-Speed Internet Outlined for All Serbian Houses by 2020 23 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Belgrade, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Every house in Serbia will be able to access high-speed Internet by 2020, said Rasim Ljajic, vice-president of the Government and Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Telecommunications. Creditors Leave Greece without Reaching Agreement with Government 22 de noviembre de 2016, 17:05Athens, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Greece''s international creditors left the country without reaching an agreement with the Government on the second assessment of the country''s third rescue plan, said the local media. European Parliament Urges Members to Invest More in Defense 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:35Brussels, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament exhorted the goverments of Europe to invest more in defense against terrorism, cyberattacks, and other threatenings, up to reaching 2 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in each country. Rescued Nearly 1,400 Immigrants by Italian Coast Guard 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:31Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,400 people were rescued today in the Central Mediterranean in 12 rescue operations coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard, in which eight bodies were recovered, official sources said. Ukrainian Crisis Needs Coordination by Normandy Quartet 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:30Minsk, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A solution to the Ukrainian crisis needs previous coordination by the Normandy Quartet (Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany) to prepare a Road Map, said today Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. Russia Denies Accusations of Threatening European Security Moscow, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today accusations from the United States, saying it is a threat to the European security, because it deployed anti-aircraft complexes S-400 and Iskander in western Kaliningrad. More than 4,600 Migrants Died in the Mediterranean in 2016 22 de noviembre de 2016, 14:46Geneva, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) So far this year 4,665 migrants have died in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea, almost 1,000 more than in the same period of 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported. FIFA Chief Wants Video Refereeing for Next World Cup París, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is in favour of introducing video refereeing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after previously expressing fears it would break up games too much. Inter's Medel Out For Several Weeks With Knee Injury Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Inter Milan''s Gary Medel is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury during Sunday''s 2-2 derby draw with AC Milan. German Minister Criticizes EC Recommendation Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble criticized today the European Commission (EC) for recommending that his country increase investment in the region. The Last Hours of Dictator Mussolini at the Turin Film Festival 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:57Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The out-of-competition screening of the film ''Tragic Dawn in Dongo'' (1950), on the last hours of the life of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini continues today at the Turin Film Festival. First Cuban Vice President Meets IAEA Director General Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has received the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the national press reported today. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Delegation 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad has held a meeting with a Russian delegation led by Deputy prime minister, Dmitry Raguzan, according to media reports in Damscus. Turkey Dismisses Almost 10,000 Soldiers and Policemen 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:21Ankara, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of 9,997 officials form several security forces have been expelled from their posts since the failed coup in July, according to data published today by an official Turkish newspaper. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). Syria Denounces Turkish Attack on Civilians North of Aleppo Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish planes bombed the village of Al Shiej Nasser, north of the Syrian province of Aleppo, killing seven people and injuring 10 others, military sources reported in Damascus. German Court Rules that Snowden Invitation is Permitted Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The opposition in Germany have achieved partial success in the debate over the inviting former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, to a hearing of the parliamentary commission of inquiry into US espionage. Bundesbank Expects Economy will be Stronger at end of 2016 22 de noviembre de 2016, 01:00Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A report of the German central bank (Bundesbank) reflecred that the economy of that country will strengthen again at the end of the year. National Geographic Traveler Magazine Awards Destination Cuba 21 de noviembre de 2016, 17:03Moscow, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as tourist destination, won the first position in the nomination ''Exotic Destinations'' by the Annual Awards by the 2016 National Geographic Traveler magazine, in a ceremony held in this capital, diplomatic sources said today. Politician Expresses Concern about Socialist Primaries in France 21 de noviembre de 2016, 16:47Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Party (PS) candidate Arnaud Montebourg expressed his serious concerns about the organization of that party''s primaries with a view to the presidential elections, the local press reported today. Judge Warns that Brexit could be Litigated before EU Court Brussels, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, or Brexit, could be litigated before the UE Court, Koen Lenaerts, president of that court, said. IOC Removes another Seven Olympic Medals from London 2012 Brna, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed another 7 Olympic medals corresponding to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, after doping control tests with new technologies to samples taken in London during the Games. Holy See Denounces Exploitation and Abuses against Fishermen 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:17Rome, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Holy See praised the efforts of the international community to fight illegal fishing and alerted on fishermen suffering exploitation and abuses. Terrorist Attacks Cause Three Dead and 21 Injured in Damascus 21 de noviembre de 2016, 14:18Damascus, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist attacks with rockets and mortar projectiles provoked three dead and 21 injured people in the neighborhoods of Dahiet al Assad, Mezzeh 86 and Mazraa, in this capital, as reported by the Damascus Police Command Monday. Right-Wing Primaries Take France by Surprise 21 de noviembre de 2016, 11:14Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The victory of François Fillon with more than 44 percent of votes, the elimination of Nicolas Sarkozy and the participation of more than four million people have taken France by surprise today after the right-wing primaries. Putin for Answers to NATO and Respect for Will of Crimea Moscow, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call today to respect the will of the people of Crimea by proclaiming their sovereignty, and explained the reasons for applying countermeasures to the encroachment of NATO on the country''s borders. Authorities Frustrate New Plan of Attack in France Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Seven arrests conducted in the cities of Marseilles (south) and Strasbourg (east) have frustrated a plan of attack in France, Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said today. France: Fillon-Juppé Duel in Final Stage of Primaries of Right Wing Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Former prime ministers François Fillon (2007-2012) and Alain Juppé (1995-1997) face a duel to win the presidential election in France. Vietnamese President Starts Official Visit in Italy 21 de noviembre de 2016, 08:50Hanoi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang started an official visit in Italy to strengthen bilateral relations after being invited by his counterpart Sergio Mattarella, who visited this capital in November last year. Merkel to Seek Re-election as German Chancellor 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:53Berlin, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced today to members of her party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) that she will present her candidacy for re-election for a fourth term as head of government in the elections scheduled for the end of 2017. Pope Francis Closed the Jubilee of Mercy 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44Rome, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) With the closing of the Holy Door established in the atrium of St. Peter''s Basilica, Pope Francis closed today the Jubilee of Mercy. Significant Inflow of Right-Wing Primaries in France Paris, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) More than one million citizens voted in the right-wing primaries held in France today, according to preliminary figures published at noon, which include the seven candidates for the 2017 presidential elections. Significant Inflow of Right-Wing Primaries in France 20 de noviembre de 2016, 10:58Paris, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) More than one million citizens voted in the right-wing primaries held in France today, according to preliminary figures published at noon, which include the seven candidates for the 2017 presidential elections. Philippine President Holds Meetings with China and Russia Presidents Manila, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held separate meetings on bilateral relations with his counterparts from China and Russia at the summit of the APEC forum in Peru. Director General of the IAEA 20 de noviembre de 2016, 10:10Havana, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, today began a three-day official visit to Cuba. (OVER) Spain: Thousands of Dead People by Energy Poverty 20 de noviembre de 2016, 02:56Madrid, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Leftwing coalition Unidos Podemos demanded the Spanish electric energy companies to put an end to the energy poverty in Spain, a country in which more than 7,000 people die because of energy poverty. Japan and Russia Draw Plan of Economic Cooperation 19 de noviembre de 2016, 13:59Tokyo, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials of Japan and Russia drew details of a plan of economic cooperation, reported the NHK network. Pope Francis Creates 17 New Cardinals 19 de noviembre de 2016, 13:02Rome, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis created today 17 new cardinals, 13 of them elected for being under 80 years of age, to whom he asked to love, do good, bless and pray in doing their duties. Pope Francis Creates 17 New Cardinals 19 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Rome, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis createde today 17 new cardinals, 13 of them elected for being under 80 years old, to whom he asiked tol ove, do good, bless and pray in the accomplisment of their duties. Spain Arrests Two Suspected ISIS Members 19 de noviembre de 2016, 11:37Madrid, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The Police in this capital arrested two Moroccan citizens, accused of belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS), as reported by the local Interior Ministry Saturday. Russian President Attends in Peru APEC Summit Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived today to the Peruvian capital to participate in the Summit of the Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Brazilian Foreign Minister to Visit Spain Next Week Brasilia, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Jose Serra, will visit Spain from November 21 to 23, to discuss bilateral issues and from the regional agenda, announced the Foreign Ministry. Andy Murray Beats Stan Wawrinka to Reach ATP World Tour Finals London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Andy Murray qualified for the semi-finals and stayed on track to retain the world number one ranking with victory over Stan Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals. The Briton only needed one set to reach the last four, but beat the Swiss 6-4 6-2 to top the John McEnroe Group. Inauguration of New Tourist Village in Eastern Cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) A new tourist installation by Grupo Empresarial Isla Azul was inaugurated Friday next to the emblematic lighthouse of Maisi, Paso de los Vientos, southeastern part of the island of Cuba. Supreme Court Says Scots and Welsh Have Say in Brexit Case London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)The Scottish and Welsh governments are to be allowed to have a say in the Supreme Court battle over how Brexit should be triggered. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. Asteroid Impacts Could Create Niches For Early Life, Suggests Study London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. NATO Called on European Countries to Invest More in Defense Brussels, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged several European countries to meet the alliance''s goal of spending two percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defense. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Turkish Company Starts Direct Flights to Cuba and Venezuela Istanbul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines (THY) has confirmed today that direct flights from Istanbul to Havana and Caracas will begin as of December 20th, with three departures per week. Pope Francis Rejects Criticism of his Ecumenical Stance Rome, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today rejected criticism from those who believe that he is taking the Catholic Church towards Protestantism and warned that it is always important to distinguish the spirit in which those views are formulated. Colombian Foreign Ministry in Nationalization of Spanish Company Bogotá, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry intervened in the nationalization of the Spanish subsidiary Electrocaribe, to send a reassuring message to foreign investors, explaining the need for the measure in a communiqué highlighted today by national news. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. Xenophobic Attacks in the United Kingdom Increase 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:39London, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A new attack with acid against a man of Pakistani origin, few days after a similar action against two Polish citizens in this capital, shows a worrying increase of the use of those substances in xenophobic acts, local media outlets said today. Director of International Atomic Energy Agency to Visit Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:38Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will make an official visit to Cuba from November 20 to 22, as confirmed by the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry Thursday. Prime Minister of Serbia Praises Chinese Cooperation 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:53Belgrade, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, thanked China''s actions towards Serbia in economic and political terms. South Korea Approves Missile System Deployment Against North Korea 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Seoul, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) In a move that according to experts, will intensify the Korean conflict, South Korea approved today the deployment of a new missile system to enhance its readiness against supposed attacks from the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Terrorist Actions Caused One Dead and Two Injured in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Damascus, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A young farmer died in the northern Syrian province of Hasaka after a mine explosion and two children were injured in Quneitra, about 70km south of Damascus, authorities informed today. Saudi Arabia Urges OPEC to Reduce Oil Production 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:11Riad, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih stated today that that OPEC should cut oil output to 32.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the lower end of a range agreed in Algeria to balance the market Dutch Prosecutors Fine 5,000 Euro Against Geert Wilders For Hate 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:10Ámsterdam, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Dutch prosecutors demanded today that the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5,000 euros on charges of hate speech and discrimination. No prison sentence was sought according to local media. French and Cuban History Museums Sign Agreement Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Natural History Museum of Paris and its Cuban counterpart signed today here an agreement of collaboration destined to legalize the exchanges between both institutions. Doping: 2008 Beijing Olympics Medal Winners Among 16 Athletes Banned 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Barne, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee has stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples. Philippines Threatens to Withdraw from International Criminal Court Manila, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, announced today a possible exit of his country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) because of Western criticism over the deaths caused by his anti-drug campaign. Spanish GP Pilot Marc Marquez Considers Lionel Messi The Best Madrid, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Spanish GP motorcycle pilot, and now world champion Marc Marquez said in a prpmotion activity Thursday, that he considers Argentinean Lionel Messi as the best pro soccer player in the world right now. Turkey Expects First of Two Batch of 24 New F-35s in 2018 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:23Ankara,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Turkey expects to take delivery of the first two of a batch of 24 more Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft in 2018, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said today. Novak Djokovic Beats David Goffin at ATP World Tour Finals 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:07London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Novak Djokovic kept up the pressure in the race for the year-end number one ranking with victory over Belgian David Goffin at the ATP World Tour Finals today. Mystery Of London's 1952 Killer Fog Is Solved London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Londoners are used to a regular dose of fog, drizzle, and cloud in the winter. But in early December 1952, the city''s fog took a much deadlier turn according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,. Russia Warns of Mistreatment of Journalists in US 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:04Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned the United States that it will take measures to respond to cases of repeated mistreatment and humiliation of Russian journalists by the State Department spokesman, specifically in relation to Russia Today (RT). Russia Denounces Delicate Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the situation in Mosul is delicate a month after the beginning of operations by Iraqi troops, supported by the air forces of the United States led coalition. France Recognizes Cuba as a Symbolic Country in Latin America 17 de noviembre de 2016, 09:39By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Russian Air Force Eliminates Terrorist Leaders in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 09:37Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that they have eliminated important leaders of the terrorist organization Jabhat Al-Nusra. Cuba-France Ties Rely on Confidence, says Presidential Advisor By Luisa María González One in 5 Children Displaced in Central African Republic, Says UNICEF United Nations,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic remain displaced or is a refugee following the violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Putin Congratulates Dos Santos on Angolan Independence Anniversary 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:56Luanda, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sent a message congratulating his Angolan peer, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, on occasion of the 41st Anniversary of the Independence of Angola, celebrated November 11, reported today the National Radio. Eurogroup Says Brexit Negotiation Will Take More Than Two Years 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:17London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations between European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom on the withdrawal of the UK from the regional bloc could take more than the two years, the president of the Eurogroup predicted today. UN Expressed Sadness for Poor Response in Aid to Haiti 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of Operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, John Ging, has expressed his sadness for the fact that only 40 percent of the 120 million dollars requested to help Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Mathew, is available. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. Cuba and Austria Will Sign Accord for Economic Collaboration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:01Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian vice-minister of Science, Research and Economy, Bernadette Marianne Gierlinger, is beginning a visit to Cuba today, with the purpose of signing a memorandum of understanding on international economic collaboration. World AIDS Day in Cuba Focuses on Prevention Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be running an extensive activity program as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, which is focused on prevention, the organizers announced today. Terrorists Suppressed Protest in Aleppo, More Than 25 Killed 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Damascus, Nov. 16 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists have attacked an anti-terrotist protest in Aleppo killing at least 27 people and injuring hundreds, according to military sources. UN Appeals for Tolerance to Tackle Global Challenges 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:00United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for tolerance and mutual understanding today to guarantee a world of inclusive progress without wars. Putin: Syria Anti Terror Experience Should Be Introduced In Training Moscow,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian president Vldimir Putin called today for using the experience gained in Syria in the training of the armed forces. WHO Condemns Attacks Against Hospitals in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:35United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned the attacks against hospitals reported in Syria in the past few days, actions that he warned, were sadly increasing. Butragueño Expects to Extend Link Between Real Madrid and Cuba 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:14Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Popular Spanish ex-soccer player Emilio Butragueño stated today that he hopes to extend relations between Real Madrid and Cuba to strengthen soccer on the island. Not Using Cell Phones Can Improve Productivity By 26 Percent, Study London,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Smartphones might be helping employees keep in touch with colleagues and do urgent tasks on the move, but using these devices at workplace actually make people less productive, says a new study by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham-Trent. Debate on Devaluation Continues in Trinidad & Tobago Port Spain, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad & Tobago, is debating whether or not to accept the findings of a new study by the Inter American Development Bank (IADB), which says that devaluing the national currency would stimulate the weak economy, which has suffered a lot of ups and downs. Panama Calls for an Integrated Regional Response to Migration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:41Tegucigalpa, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The government of Panama has proposed that the region join forces to take care of the immigration problem on the continent. Just One Beer Dramatically Increases Prostate Cancer Risks, Research 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:39Canberra, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)Australian Researchers say there is a ''clear link'' between the cancer and even modest amounts of drinking. Experts Suggest the Use of Pokemon App to Conserve Biodiversity 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:28London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) An international consortium of researchers believes that the popular game for smartphones Pokemon Go can be useful for conservation of species and biodiversity, reports Conservation Letters magazine today. Far Right Sweden Democrats Close in as Second Largest Party, Poll 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:22Stockolm, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The far right Sweden Democrats are vying for a place as the second largest party, a poll today showed. Bartomeu Convinced Messi Will Retire at Barcelona Madrid,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)There is no possible outcome other than the Argentine superstar committing his future once more to Barca, the club president insists as they announce a new sponsorship deal. Russia Shows Firm Hand against Corruption Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev on charges of bribe, Russian authorities seem to close a cycle of firm-hand actions against the scourge of corruption. President Aliev Inaugurated V World Congress of Agencies Baku, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliev urged today to work towards a truly free flow of information at the inauguration of the Fifth World Congress of News Agencies, attended by executives from more than 80 countries. Sweden Reopens Investigation into Murder of Olof Palme 16 de noviembre de 2016, 11:20Stockholm, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Prosecutor''s Office announced today that it will reopen after 30 years the unfinished investigation into the murder of former Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. Eurozone Needs Expansive Fiscal Policy says European Commission 16 de noviembre de 2016, 10:59Brussels, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Eurozone needs to expand its fiscal policy in 2017 in order to boost economic recovery, says today the European Commission. Russia Rejects Falsehoods From US About its Actions in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 08:40Moscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejects the falsehoods widespread by the United States regarding the Russian military campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo, accusing Russia of attacking hospitals in that region. Mexico to Launch Tender for Exploitation of Hydrocarbons 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:04Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Energy of Mexico, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, called on national and foreign businessmen to participate in the 3rd tender of the so-called Round Two soon, which covers 14 areas for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, was announced today. Some 14 Million Displaced Nigerians Need Urgent Aid 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Abuja, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 14 million out of the total number of people displaced by the terrorist actions of the extremist Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are in urgent need of aid, said an official of the United Nations today. British Autistic Hacker Fears His Extradition to USA London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) British autistic hacker Lauri Love called today ''a kick in the stomach'' the approval of his extradition to the United States, where he would face charges for accessing sensitive data bases in that country. German Companies Explore Chances of Business with Cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:51Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) German entrepreneurs explored today here business opportunities, a forum organized on the occasion of the visit Geramn Vice Minister of Economics, Iris Gleicke, is making to the island of Cuba. Bruno Mars New Album 24K Magic : 2016 Release Date Los Ángeles,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) It''s been nearly four years since Bruno Mars treated his fans with a new album, after 2012''s Unorthodox Jukebox topped charts the world over. Russian President Removes Minister Accused of Bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin removed Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who is accused of demanding to be paid millions to approve the buy of the State package of shares of the company Beshneft. New Altitude Record for German Students Rocket 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:07Berlín,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) At 10:30 Central European Time (CET) on 8 November 2016, the HEROS3 (Hybrid Experimental Rocket Stuttgart) research rocket was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Centre in Sweden to great enthusiasm from the students. Interrogation of Julian Assange Concludes in London 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:30Stockholm, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Interrogation of Julian Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks, concluded today after a two-day hearing at the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom, the Swedish Attorney General''s Office reported. Varadero Registered Increase in Quality Standards Varadero, Cuba, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 rooms at Varadero increased their quality standards with a view to the tourist season. Belgian Army Protests Due to Changes in Military Retirement Age 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:44Brussels, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Some 10,000 members of the Belgian Army held a demonstration today against the Government''s attempt to increase the retirement age for the military. Syrian Army Destroyed Terrorists Tunnel Network 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The Syrian army destroyed a network of underground tunnels southwest of Damascus used by terrorists to store and transport weapons, military sources said. Valls Appears as Favorite Socialist to French Elections Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Manuel Valls appears today as the best candidate of the Socialist Party (PS) for the 2017 presidential elections in France, according to several surveys published here. De la Calle: Agreement of Colombian Government and FARC-EP is Final Bogota, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle stressed today that the recent agreement signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP, in Spanish) is the definitive one and ruled out another renegotiation, calling for its rapid implementation. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. U.K. Desestimates Accusations of Inefficiency to Implement Brexit London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The British government desestimated today the repeated accusations against it regarding its possible inefficiency to implement the process of withdrawal from the European Union (EU) called Brexit. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. UN: Accused US Authorities Of Use of Force Against Natives United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has accused the US authorities of excessive use of force against natives people protesting against a pipeline project that would cross their lands in North Dakota. West Decline Has Begun Says Ignacio Ramonet Panama, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The decline of the West has began and is shown in the campaign slogan of President-elect Donald Trump, ''Making the United States Great Again'', the French political scientist Ignacio Ramonet, who is visiting Panama, said today. Alicia Alonso Honored in Mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 12:01Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso, who received a long, standing ovation during a homage gala held in southeastern Mexico has returned to Havana today. Germany Opposes Interference in Turkey's Accession to the EU Ankara, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) European governments should not intervene in the debate on the advisability of ending the accession negotiations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared today in Ankara. Syrian Government Assumes Responsibility in the Middle of Imposed War 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:59Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has efficiently assumed its responsibilities during the war imposed on the country, prime minister, Imad Khamis said in an interview on national television. UNESCO: Cuba Prioritizes Science as Driving Force for Development Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has given a priority attention to the progress of science as an essential part of its development agenda, the Caribbean nation''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, said. FAO Representative in Angola Donates Cash Prize to Cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:50Luanda, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In the spirit of Cuban solidarity, Guinean engineer Mamoudou Diallo has donated the amount of a special prize he received from FAO to the Cuban government and people. Elections in France and Fear of the Trump Effect 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:17Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) After Donald Trump''s victory, which many considered improbable, France is weighing the possibility that an ''improbable'' wins its presidential elections - the extreme right party, the National Front (NF). Russian Minister Charged With Bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Investigation Committee (SKR) has filed an official accusation against the Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who allegedly demanded a million-dollar payment to allow a commercial transaction. France: Right-Wing Candidates in Final Stage of Primaries 15 de noviembre de 2016, 09:26Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Conservative candidates for the presidential nomination are in the final stage of the right-wing primaries in France and latest polls show the gap between the three favorites has been reduced. Russia started attacks on terrorists in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich, from the naval group led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, started an attack with Kalibr missiles against terrorist positions in Aleppo, Syria, as confirmed on Tuesday by military sources. Ecuador and Russia Strengthen Strategic Relations 15 de noviembre de 2016, 00:11Quito, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and Russia emmited a Joint Declaration in which they expressed satisfaction for the strengthening of their strategic relations, reported the Foreign Ministry of the South American nation. France: Right-Wing Candidates in Final Stage to Primaries 14 de noviembre de 2016, 18:08Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The right-wing candidates are in the final stage to the right-wing primaries in France, which will start on Sunday, while the latest survey shows a reduction in the gaps among the three favorites. Private Sector and Political Issues in Marrakech 14 de noviembre de 2016, 17:51Por Fausto TrianaMarrakech, Morocco, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The scenarios were different and the bid by negotiators was sometimes exasperating, but the essential issues about global warming are still intact. Britain to Opt in to Europol: Minister 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:39London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The British government intends to ''opt-in'' to a new legal framework for EU policing agency Europol, Policing Minister Brandon Lewis told the U.K. parliament today. FARC-EP and Colombian Government Announce Peace Agreement 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the Government of Juan Manuel Santos made public today in this capital the text of the new peace agreement to put an end to the current conflict in that South American country. Real Madrid Foundation Starts Campus in Havana 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:00Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Real Madrid Foundation started a training campus in this capital Monday, which will extend up to next Friday, with the visit of former Spanish soccer star Emilio Butragueño. Pope Francis Welcomes Germany's Football Team to Vatican 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:59Rome, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis welcomed the German national football team at the Vatican and said that sports need discipline and self sacriface, team work and respect for your fellow player. Russia Denounces Use of Toxic Substances by Terrorists in Syria 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:35Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today a new incident involving the use of toxic substances by terrorist groups in the eastern side of the Syrian city of Aleppo and urged once more the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send experts to Syria. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. Nishikori Beats Stan Wawrinka in Straight Sets at ATP Finals 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:31London,Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)For the first time, Stan Wawrinka lost a match at the ATP finals to someone who hasn''t been ranked No. 1 in the world. Swedish Attorney General's Office Questions Assange in London London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney General''s Office is interrogating the founder of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in this capital, where he has been a refugee for more than four years. Jamaica to Improve Port Facilities for Receiving Cruise Ships 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:01Kingston, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica is promoting a plan to improve the port facilities and the main cities that receive cruise ships with the objective of attracting more tourist activity of this type, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reported today. Two Hundred Children Could Die in Nigeria From Hunger 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Abuja, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) A new survey from Save the Children has found that up to half of all under-fives are acutely malnourished in some parts of north-east Nigeria where it is feared 200 children could die every day in a hidden hunger crisis. Aerosmith Confirms 2017 Farewell Tour 14 de noviembre de 2016, 13:40Los Angeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The rock band Aerosmith announced today that will start its 2017 farewell tour in Europe. Penelope Cruz Joins Murder On The Orient Express Los Ángeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Oscar Winner Penelope Cruz is boarding Murder on the Orient Express with a growing and powerful ensemble cast that now includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench and Josh Gad along with Kenneth Branagh who is starring as detective Hercule Poirot and also helming the film, according to media. Deputy Minister Meets with Cuban Students in Russia 14 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Rodriguez, met with Cuban students in Russia, diplomatic sources said. Cigar Lovers Attend Event in Cuba 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) An international meeting of Partagas cigar lovers begins in Havana today, confirming the strengthened position of Cuba''s Premium cigars in the world market. Colombia: Optimism for New Peace Agreement With FARC-EP Bogota, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The new pact signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) was applauded in the streets today and optimistically received by most political sectors. Turkey Rejects EU Report Ankara, 14 nov (Prensa Latina) Today Turkey''s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus stated his rejection of the European Union''s document on the progress made by the country towards its integration into the group. Unesco Presents Volumes Devoted to Islamic Culture Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will, this week, present the last two volumes of the collection ''Different Aspects of Islamic Culture'', dedicated to the investigation of the Muslim tradition and its contributions to progress, the organization stated today. Russia and Celac Address Bilateral Cooperation in Sochi Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov is holding talks today in Sochi with the enlarged quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). European Central Bank Worried about US Protectionism Berlin, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Vitor Constancio, has warned of the possible negative economic effects of the US protection measures announced by President-elect Donald Trump. Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expecting UNESCO to include ''rumba'' in its list - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, during the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the issue, diplomatic sources said today. Socialist Dodov Wins Presidential Elections in Moldova Chisinau, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate Igor Dodov has won the second round of the Moldovan presidential elections with 52.57 percent of the votes over the candidate of the united opposition Maiya Sandu, according to statements of the electoral commission on Monday. Gérard Depardieu to Perform at the Buenos Aires Colon Theatre Buenos Aires, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Famous French actor Gerard Depardieu will perform next December 17 and 18 at the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires to interpret passages of some of his most memorable scenes in the big screen. NATO Urges Trump to Honor Military Alliance after Election 13 de noviembre de 2016, 17:32Brussels, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to respect the military alliance that unites them. Turkish Puppeteers Are Highly Acclaimed in Cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The performance for first time in Cuba by the Turkish company Ucaneller has given a distinctive touch to the 6th ‘Titeres al Centro'' Theatric Show, which has its permanent venue in this city. French Govt. Seeks to Extend State of Emergency Paris, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The government of France is seeking to extend for several months the state of emergency decreed in the country a year ago, after the terrorist attacks on November 13, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday. Cuban Fine Art at Major Italian Fair Rome, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) With a pavilion dedicated to Cuban fine arts, ArtePadova 2016 has entered Sunday its third and penultimate day in the northern Italian city of Padua. Spain Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan 13 de noviembre de 2016, 09:38Madrid, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Spain condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated on Saturday on a Sufi temple in the southern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, where 52 people were killed and more than 100 were injured. Angolan President Visits Spain Luanda, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is on a private visit to Spain, Public Television of Angola reported on Sunday. France Says Arrest of French Journalist in Turkey Is Inadmissible Paris, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Sunday that the recent arrest of a French journalist in Turkey is inadmissible, and demanded his immediate release. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. Narinder Batra is First NonEuropean President of International Hockey Abu Dabi,Nov 13 (Prensa Latina)India''s Narinder Batra became the first non-European President of the International Hockey Federation after he was elected to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress. Syrian Army Recovers New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias have recovered three new areas in western Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Iran Rules Out Compensation Claimed by Turkey Over Natural Gas Tehran, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran ruled out a payment to Turkey of 25 percent economic compensation for the cut in the export of natural gas to the Eurasian country, which triggered a legal dispute, asserted today an official source. UN Agency Warns of Danger of Famine in South Sudan Juba, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An official of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued an alert on a possible famine caused by the military conflict in South Sudan. Relative Calm Returns to Somalia After Death of 45: UN 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:23Mogadiscio,Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relative calm has returned to central Somali town of Galkayo but tension remains high after sporadic fighting between two rival regional states claimed lives of 45 people after five weeks of fighting, the UN humanitarian agency said on Friday. French Journalist Arrested in Turkey Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) French journalist Olivier Bertrand, who works for the publication ''Les Jours'', was arrested by the Turkish police while covering a news, according to the French press. EAU Calls for Shared Global Responsibility in Planning Future 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, urged governments, international organizations and private institutions to assume the shared responsibility to plan the future of the world. Havana Contemporary Music Festival Starts 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:42Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Havana Festival of Contemporary Music starts today in its 29th edition consolidated as a window of other world productions and showcase to show what has been done in Cuba, according to its president, Guido López-Gavilán. 'Krasava', is the Name of Ball for Soccer Confederation Cup in Russia Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The name of the ball of Confederation Cup football in Russia will be Adidas Krasava 2017, as announced today by organizers of the event. Angola Seeks Support for Mbanza Candidacy to World Heritage Luanda, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government is seeking support to successfully complete its efforts to present the candidacy of the historic city of Mbanza Congo, in the province of Zaire, to World Cultural Heritage. French Prime Minister Admits Terrorist Threat Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) A year after the terrorist attacks in Paris, on November 13th, 2015, the threat of terrorism is still present in France and Europe, said Prime Minister Manuel Valls in an article published on Saturday. England Notch Up Three Goal Win Against Scotland at Wembley 12 de noviembre de 2016, 09:36London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) England cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley, overcoming an uncertain opening spell to take all three points thanks to headed goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill. Russia Will Never Discuss Crimea Determination Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia does not intend to discuss the matter of the soveranity of the Crimean peninsula , and expects the understanding of this reality by the United States and Europe, said the Kremlin today. Russia is Ready to Extend Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MinDef) announced today its willingness to extend a humanitarian pause in the Syrian city of Aleppo, if the UN supplies food and evacuates wounded and sick from the city''s eastern part. Cuba Gets Ready for World Day of Diabetes Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) With the completion of walks and educational festivals nationwide, Cuba held this Monday the World Diabetes Day, today reported Ileidis Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Endocrinology. British Opposition Party States Against Brexit Implementation London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The British opposition party Democratic Liberals announced today that it would object the beginning of negotiations for the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union (EU), an action also called Brexit. World's Smallest Magnifying Glass London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn''t be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a metre. Russia Denounces Provocations Against its Embassies in the West Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the calls of several Western countries to protest against its embassies and urged to compliance with the Vienna Convention, including the security guarantees for the missions. Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto to Exhibit in Cuba Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba is getting ready to receive for the first time art pieces by the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto starting from November 19th. Prison Demanded for Accused of Corruption in Italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General Office in Rome requested today two sentences of prison for 18 accused, among them a senator and a re-known businessman, in the case on corruption related to the so-called case P3. Iraqi Elite Forces Resume Offensive and Enter Mosul Baghdad, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Counter-Terrorist Service (CTS) troops resumed today the military operations in Mosul and entered several neighborhoods in that city, supported by the international air forces , while terrorist executed dozens of civilians. Real Madrid to Teach Experience to Cubans in Workshop 11 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Havana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Children and soccer instructors coming from 10 primary schools in Havana, will take part in a football workshop starting next Monday, organized by Spanish professional soccer club REAL MADRID and Cuban sport institutions. Intensified Campaign Against Influenza in Italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The peak season of influenza is close and the preventive actions to achieve the immunization of people at risk of contracting the disease are intensified here today. Massive Shooting Foiled in Finland Helsinki, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Finnish authorities were able to foil a massive shooting in which the perpetrator planned to kill nearly 40 people at a school in Kokkola, prosecutors reported. Cuban Alicia Alonso Honored in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), and icon of the world ballet, Alicia Alonso, today received the key of the city from the Town Hall of Boca Rio, in the Eastern Mexican State of Veracruz. Cuban City of Cienfuegos Promotes Cruise Tourism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:57Cienfuegos, Cuba Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The cruise season for this port on the southern coast of Cuba, which traditionally ends in April, will last until the end of December. Mexico City, Venue of Exhibit Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting'' is currently open from today until March 20, 2017 in Mexico City, the Mexican Culture Department reported. The South Centre and FAO Step Up Cooperation 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Marrakech, Marruecos, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FAO is joining forces with the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, to help the countries of the Global South eliminate hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty, address climate change and achieve sustainable rural development under the umbrella of South-South cooperation. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Goal 50 Award Madrid,Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Lionel Messi''s record of four Goal 50 wins after being named the world''s best player for 2016, with his great rival Lionel Messi having to settle for fourth place. FARC-EP Optimistic About Final Pact with Colombian Government Bogota, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP''s chief spokesperson, Iván Márquez affirmed today that the extraordinary effort made at the dialogue table with the Colombian government will soon be awarded with a definitive peace agreement. Pope Francis Addresses Current Issues in an Interview Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The situation of refugees and immigrants is today the main concern for Pope Francis, who expressed his interest in the immigration crisis in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica, published today. Germany Extends Military Mission in Turkey Despite Criticism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 12:19Berlin, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Despite strong criticism from the opposition, a majority in the German parliament have approved the continuation of a controversial mission of German troops stationed at the Incirlik Base in Turkey. Spanish Company Bodegas Torres Focuses on Cuban Tourism La Habana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish wine company Bodegas Torres S.A., Miguel Torres, is focused on the commerce of Cuba and its growing tourist industry. A Tough Brexit Expected for the United Kingdom London, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The credit qualifying agency Standard &Poor''s forecast today a severe Brexit (withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union) in which the UK could lose its free access to the group''s market. Merkel Talks with Trump to Maintain Germany-US Relations Berlin, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the telephone today with newly elected US President Donald Trump to establish common ground in future bilateral relations. U.S. Elections Would Influence German Economy 11 de noviembre de 2016, 11:01Berlín, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The German Ministry of the Economy admitted today that the global panorama of this sector is marked by the uncertainty after U.S. elections, above all on this country.l Ecuador and European Union Sign Multi-Party Trade Agreement Brussels, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and the European Union (EU) have signed a trade agreement today in Brussels allowing the South American country to export products to countries in the regional bloc with zero tariffs. Soccer Match Minute of Silence Commemorates 2015 Attacks in Paris Paris, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Official commemorations of the first anniversary of the November 13th 2015 Paris attacks will begin, today, during a football match between France and Sweden, which will be preceded by a minute of silence in honor of the 130 dead. Russia Confirms Use of Chemicals by Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MinDef) has confirmed the use of chemical substances by terrorist groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo, after conducting laboratory tests on launched projectiles. Food Prices Rise, Says FAO Rome, Nov 11(Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported a 0.7 percent increase in the overall food price index in October compared to September. Russia Denounces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Iraqi city of Mosul, described by UN agencies as more serious than the one in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said today the Foreign Ministry. Russia and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Wayne Rooney To Captain England Against Scotland London, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Wayne Rooney is to return to England''s starting lineup as captain in Friday''s eagerly anticipated World Cup qualifier against Scotland having been handed the chance to reassert his authority within the national team. Barcelona Defender Umtiti Out 3 Weeks Because of Injury 10 de noviembre de 2016, 15:56Madrid Nov. 10 Prensa Latina-- France defender Samuel Umtiti will be sidelined for about three weeks because of a muscle injury. Famous Paintings Exhibited for Blind People in Rome Rome, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Tactile versions of paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Correggio will be exhibited for the blind people from November 19 to December 18 at Rospigliosi Palace in the Roman town of Zagarolo. Cuba to Help Bolivia in Creating School for Athletes La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) ''Cuba can help Bolivia in the sports sector,'' said to Prensa Latina Alberto Juantorena, who won both the 400m and 800m titles in Montreal 1976. Russian Prime Minister Pays Visit to Israel 10 de noviembre de 2016, 14:25Tel Aviv, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin today in this capital, as part of his current working visit to this country. Russia Against Humanitarian Pause to Arm Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister rejected the idea to prolong with humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city of Alepo to allow the rearm of terrorists, instead of using the pauses, to supply help for the civilians. Roger Federer, Del Potro Honoured at 2016 ATP Awards Montecarlo, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina)Former World No. 1 Roger Federer has won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 12th time in his career. Attack Against French Embassy in Greece Causes Injuries 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:28Athens, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Unknown attackers threw a grenade against the French Embassy in Greece today, causing wounds to a police officer who was guarding the place, and this was regarded as a terrorist act. COP22 Urges to End Effects of Climate Change in Africa 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:26Marrakech, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) As part of the parallel activities during the COP22 Conference, renowned personalities met today in order to share their views on the available means to address the risks related to climate change in Africa. FARC-EP: Talks Without Pause with Colombian Govt. for Peace Agreement 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:47Bogotá, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The FARC-EP spokesman, Iván Márquez, confirmed today that he and the Colombian government delegation are working without pause in drafting the peace agreement, after the unexpected result of the recent plebiscite. Germans Expect Worsening of Relations with USA 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:43Berlin, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Following the election victory of presidential candidate, Donald Trump, in the United States, German citizens remain skeptical about the future of bilateral relations. France Calls for Clarity of Position After Trump's Victory 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:36Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande today called on Europeans to maintain clear and lucid projections following the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States. China, United Kingdom Want to Promote Relations in Various Fields Beijing Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the United Kingdom have stated that they are in favor of progress in their relationship in different spheres of cooperation, the Chinese government reported today. IEA urges OPEC to Agree on Oil Production Cut Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should decide on its promises of reducing oil production over the next months in order to stabilize the market in 2017, alerted today the International Energy Agency (IEA). Portuguese Order of Nurses Praises Cuban Progress in Health 10 de noviembre de 2016, 10:26Lisbon, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Portuguese Order of Nurses, Ana Rita Cavaco, has praised the progress made by Cuba in the health sector during a meeting with the island''s ambassador to Portugal, Johana Tablada. Lavrov Denounces Double Standards of the West in Syrian Conflict Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the double standards of the West when facing actions by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. European Commission Downgrades British Growth Forecast for 2017 10 de noviembre de 2016, 00:08Brussels, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission has sharply lowers today its growth estimates for the United Kingdom´s economy, stating that it could grow barely 1 percent in 2017 due to the effects of its exit from the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit. WHO Worried about Consequences of the Battle for Mosul United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its concern about the impact on the population of the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Protocol on Forced Labor Comes into Force 10 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Geneva, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Protocol of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on forced labor, which came into force today, will allow effective measures to be adopted to prevent and eliminate this problem and protect the victims, according to Guy Ryder, the director-general of the ILO. US Artists React to Trump's Victory 09 de noviembre de 2016, 17:02Los Angeles, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) American artists and celebrities are expressing their discontent on social networks after the triumph of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the American presidential elections. Climate Change Follows Negative Trend 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:55Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) While political earthquakes keep many countries of the world on tenterhooks, climate change follows its negative trend, sounding alarms again. Russia: Norwegian Submarine Was Spying on Russian Fleet 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:49Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense today claimed that a Norwegian submarine was spying on the Russian fleet headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, in the Mediterranean sea. Usain Bolt,Elaine Thompson Among IAAF Athlete of the Year Finalists 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Kingston,Nov 9 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF''s World Athlete of the Year awards today after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics according to Caribbean 360 web site. UN Recognizes Progress in Liberation of Mosul From the Islamic State United Nations, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The UN Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis today congratulated the authorities in Iraq for their progress in the offensive to free Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). Cuba and UNESCO Evaluate Existing Relations Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Cuba Government currently have good relations. Mission Impossible 6 to Hit Theaters in Summer 2018 Los Angeles, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Mission Impossible 6, the latest film by the well-known action-thriller franchise will hit the theaters in the summer of 2018, Paramount announced today. Monkeys Regain Control Of Paralyzed Legs With Help Of An Implant 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:03Barn, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina Swiss Neurosurgeons working on monkey were able to reactivate a lega that had been out for 6 days because of an injury. Cuba and Russia Sign Contract for Railway Cars 09 de noviembre de 2016, 14:48Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian and Cuban companies, Tvervagonnostroitelny Zavod and Tradex, respectively have signed a contract for buying 68 passenger cars, as part of the railway development program on the island, diplomatic sources said today. Gareth Bale Named Welsh Player of the Year London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina)Real Madrid player Gareth Bale has been named Welsh player of the year for the fourth successive time. Police Continue Protests in France 09 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Paris, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Police officers from several cities in France are planning demonstrations for today and tomorrow to continue their protest against the lack of security guarantees in the exercise of their duties. Russian Senators Expect to Improve Relations With US Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Senate Vice President, Ilias Umiljanov expressed today his hope of an improvement of relations between his country and United States, after a clear deterioration in that sense with the outgoing administration. Twitter Campaign Favors Peace Pact With Colombian Guerrilla Bogota, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians have been promoting from social networks a campaign to support the current phase of talks between the government and the insurgent FARC-EP in order to persevere in these talks until an agreement is urgently reached. Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Russia Consolidates Ties, Trade Beijing, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to Russia of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Kegiang, which concludes today, is seeing by experts very positive, with tangible perspectives to consolidate ties and the already efficient bilateral cooperation. Bolt Again Among Finalists to IAAF Athlete of the Year Monte-Carlo, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt appears today again among the three finalists in the men''s category Athlete of the Year of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF). With this nomination, Bolt could arrive at his sixth recognition of this type, after the received in the years 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and surpass the American Ashton Eaton, deserving last year of that distinction. Greater Isolationism of the US with Trump's Presidency Prognosed 09 de noviembre de 2016, 11:05Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The United States could implement a more isolationist foreign policy with the presidency of Donald Trump, said a Russian expert on Tuesday, commenting on the Republican candidate''s triumph in recent elections. French President Congratulates Donald Trump 09 de noviembre de 2016, 11:02Paris, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The French President François Hollande sent his formal congratulation, ''as is natural between two democratic heads of state,'' to the new president-elect in the United States, Donald Trump. Trump's Victory Unsettles World Markets 09 de noviembre de 2016, 10:55London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The election of Republican Candidate Donald Trump as the president of the United States has unsettled the markets and has cast doubts on the economic future of many regions of the world. Donald Trump´s Election Victory Reaches Oil Market 09 de noviembre de 2016, 10:21London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices stabilized today after a light decline due to the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections. Spain: Government Congrats while Left Laments U.S. President Elect 09 de noviembre de 2016, 09:19Madrid, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, congratulated today Donald Trump for his victory in U.S. presidential elections, while the main progressive parties of the Iberian peninsula lamented the Republican candidate''s election. Russian Naval Group Ready to take action in Syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Press reports in the Syrian capital have stressed that the Russian naval battle group, headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is ready to take action against the terrorists in Aleppo. Putin Congratulates Trump on Winning U.S. Presidential Elections Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in U.S. presidential elections, and expressed his country''s willingness to rebuild bilateral relations. Climate Agreement Generates Investment Opportunities Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The global agreement on climate change, approved last year in Paris, has generated investments close to USD 23 billion until 2030 in emerging markets. Cuba and UNESCO Organize International Jazz Day Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have held meetings on the preparations for the 6th edition of International Jazz Day, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. British Supreme Court to Examine Brexit in December London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The British Supreme Court announced that it will examine the appeal by the Government against a judicial decision on the process of separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit between December 5 and 8 . St Vincent and the Grenadines Bans Capture of Sea Turtles 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:02Kingstown, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) St Vincent and the Grenadines has ban the capture of sea turtles ot their eggs. Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Celebrates Success in USA Tour Los Angeles, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban dancer and choreographer Lizt Alfonso is very pleased with the ongoing tour of her group across the United States, which includes performances in Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and California. Massive Lake Discovered Under Volcano in Bolivia 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:47London,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered a huge magmatic lake, 15 kilometres below a dormant volcano in Bolivia, South America. Cuba and Serbia Confirm Strength of Their Ties Belgrade, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Serbia confirmed the strength of the ties between both countries during a meeting between Ambassador Mayra Ruiz Garcia and the Parliamentary Group of Friendship Group with Cuba. Thailand Allocates Funds for Victims of Earthquake in Ecuador 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Thailand increased the world aid to Ecuador to ease the serious damage caused to the coastal region by the earthquake in last April, the death toll of which was 671 people. Russia's Aircraft Carrier Group Ready to Launch Strike on Aleppo 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:12Moscow,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Navy aircraft carrier has eventually arrived in the eastern Mediterranean Sea from where, along with the rest of its battle group, it prepares to launch air strikes on Syria according to military sources. Modernist Photos From Elton John's Private Collection Go on Display 08 de noviembre de 2016, 14:47London,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Almost 200 modernist photographs from a vast collection built by Sir Elton John after he stopped drinking 26 years ago have gone on display at the Tate Modern. J.R.R. Tolkien To Get Biopic Treatment in Film Middle Earth 08 de noviembre de 2016, 13:47Los Ángeles, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina)So it''s no surprise South African J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of LORD OF THE RINGS, is getting a a biopic done by New Line Cinema. Iran Signs Gas Deal with French Total Worth 4.8 Billion USD Tehran, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian National Oil Company (INOC) has signed an agreement with the French Transnational Totalto to develop the first phase of the Pars Sur natural gas deposit at a cost of 4.8 billion dollars, it was announced today. London Fair Promotes Tourism as an Economic Engine 08 de noviembre de 2016, 12:20London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Executives and delegates attending the 37th International Tourism Fair in London today confirmed that the tourism industry is a driving force in the world economy. Oil Prices Rise Before US Elections 08 de noviembre de 2016, 10:41London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today in expectation of a victory by Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election, a result that would offer greater stability, according to market analysts. Putin Open to Dialogue with Winner to US Presidential Elections Moscow, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his willingness to dialogue with whomever is the winner of today''s presidential elections in the United States, especially with those whomever is willing to develop bilateral ties. Germany Boosts Aid to U.N. in Africa to Deter Europe Bound Migration 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:06Berlín, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany today pledged a 61-million-euro hike in funding for U.N. relief operations in Africa so that fewer of its people undertake perilous odysseys to Europe according to local authorities. Significance of October Socialist Revolution Highlighted in Cuba 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:04Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The historical significance of the October Socialist Revolution was highlighted today by officers of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Havana. Brexit will Cause the Contraction of the Irish GDP in the Long Term 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The gross domestic product of Ireland could have a long-term contraction of around four percent as a result of Brexit, reports today a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Africa Demands Permanent Seats on UN Security Council 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:46United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) claimed here today a reform of the United Nations Security Council to increase its permanent and rotating members, with at least two seats in each case for the continent. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Fraud in Brexit Campaign Denounced in the United Kingdom London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The campaign carried out in favor of the British withdrawal from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, is investigated for supposed violation of the Electoral Law in the United Kingdom by deception, a spokesperson for the Attorney General''s Office revealed today. Barcelona Star Neymar to Go on Trial in Spain Over Corruption Charges 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:10Madrid,Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Neymar, his parents and two of the club''s executives should stand trial for alleged corruption, Spain''s High Court said today. Mediterranean Games Postponed for 2018 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:32Madrid, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the Spanish city of Tarragona announced Monday that the Mediterranean Games scheduled for the summer of 2017, will be held one year later. Winner of First Round of Bulgarian Presidential Election Confirmed Sofia, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Rumen Radev, an independent candidate supported by the Socialist opposition, has won the first round of presidential elections in Bulgaria, the Central Electoral Commission reported. Philippine Group Abu Sayyaf Confirms Kidnapping of German Couple 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Manila, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine authorities are currently investigating the veracity of a statement by the insurgent group Abu Sayyaf, which claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a couple of German tourists in waters of the Malaysian state of Sabah. Reelected Guy Ryder at the International Labour Organization 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:12Geneva, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) informed about the re-election of Guy Ryder as Director-General for a second term of five years, beginning in October 2017. Suspects of Attack in Turkey Arrested 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:57Ankara, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Police arrested today 10 suspects of having participated in an attack on Friday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir that caused the death of 11 people and wounds to hundreds. Swedish Prosecutor Confirmed Assange Interrogation on November 14th Stockholm, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor confirmed today that the Wikileaks site''s founder, Julian Assange, will be questioned on November 14th at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he has been sheltered fot over four years. Gebrselassie, New President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation Addis Ababa, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie was elected to a four-year term as president of the Athletics Federation of his country, reported the national media today. Hollywood Ceremony Turns into Space for Discussing Politics Los Angeles, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony became the main topic of the specialized media after becoming a space where several celebrities discussed about the US elections. Free Transit Does Not Exist, Says President Evo Morales La Paz, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called once again to international organizations to verify the serious harm caused to the exports and imports of the country by obstacles in the territory of Chile. Internal Crisis Sinks Electoral Support for Spanish Socialist Party Madrid, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The profound crisis of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) means its electoral prospects have sunk to the point of being overtaken by the leftist coalition Unidos Podemos, a poll reveals today. Russia Commemorates October Revolution's Anniversary Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) A reconstruction of a historic military parade, which took place in Red Square in 1941, and a march by Russian Communists will together celebrate the 99th anniversary of the October Revolution today. France: Parliamentary Initiative to Oust French President Paris, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Conservative deputy, Pierre Lellouche today presented a draft resolution before the National Assembly demanding the removal of French President, Francois Hollande, for recently revealing confidential information. Climate Change Conference, COP22, Starts in Morocco Marrakesh, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22, has begun today in Morocco focused on concrete action included in the Paris Agreement. Russia-China: Rapprochement of Walls Por By Antonio García RondónMoscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The similarity of the Great Wall of China and the Kremlin walls appear as symbols of the unity of development plans in discussion by the prime ministers of both states today in St. Petersburg. Russia Denounces School Bombing Forgery 07 de noviembre de 2016, 10:15Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian defense ministry today has denounced ''false accusations'' that Russia was involved in an attack on a school in the town of Al-Has, in the Syrian province of Idlib. World Tourism Fair Begins in London London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the World Tourism Fair in London (World Travel Market-WTM) began today with a strong impact of delegations from Latin America and Spain, its organizers said. FAO and Italian NGOs Agree to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition Rome, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The United nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), currently in charge of the international efforts to eradicate hunger in the world, reached a collaboration agreement with three Italian Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) to contribute to the food security of the poor in developing countries. Paris Route to Discover Cuban Writer Alejo Carpentier By Luisa María González Paris, 6 nov (PL) Paris would not be Paris without the magic contributed by great Hispanoamericans and that is why the Cervantes Institute proposes routes dedicated to men of the stature of Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier, affirmed today Raquel Caleya. Italy: Center of the Country Still Unstable a Week after Quake Rome, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Just a week after the earthquake that devastated a long zone of the center of Italy, still this region of Italy presents affectations by the impact of the quake of 6.5 Richter scale degrees, the biggest occurred in Italy in the last 36 years. Russia Defends Need to Make Humanitarian Pauses in Syria Moscow, Nov 6 (Prensa L) Russia defended today the need to realize humanitarian breaks in the Syrian city of Alepo, on having answered to comments of the US Department of State, on the supposed uselessness of this practice. President of the EC concerned about Former Officials' New Posts Brussels, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his concern over the jobs of former commissioners due to the scandal that recently came to light. Banker Suggests Benefits for Ireland Due to Brexit Dublin, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Richard Pym, president of Allied Irish Banks in Ireland, suggested that this country could benefit because of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. Kremlin Confirms is Ready to Tackle US Cyber Attacks Moscow, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia reiterated its readiness to face the threat of cyber attacks from any country, including the United States, when commenting on reports on alleged cyber attacks against Kremlin''s servers by US military hackers. France Worried Over Dropping Trend of Tourism París, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of foreign visitors to France dropped 8.1 percent from January thru October this year, according to figures published today, a significant decline that authorities blame on the negative impact of terrorist actions. Cuba to Participate in 37th World Travel Market 2016 05 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate in the 37th International Tourism Fair World Travel Market 2016, which will take place from November 7th to 9th, said the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur). Spanish Unions Describe Rajoy's Management as Unchanged Madrid, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The two main unions of Spain described today the new management of Mariano Rajoy as unchanged, for keeping the core in areas of economic policy. Number of Evacuated People after Quake in Italy Increases 04 de noviembre de 2016, 16:33Rome, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The number of displaced people from their respective homes after the earthquake of 6.5 Richter scale degrees five days ago, which devastated the central part of Italy, increased to 28,000, as reported by the local Civil Protection Department. Cuba-France Ties are Based on Sovereign Equality 04 de noviembre de 2016, 16:31Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) ''The ties between France and Cuba are based on mutual respect, sovereign equality and reciprocity,'' said today the special envoy of the French President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean-Pierre Bel. Kvitova Beats Strycova to Advance at Elite Trophy Tournament Beijing,Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Third-seeded Petra Kvitova secured a semifinal spot in the WTA Elite Trophy tournament by beating Czech compatriot Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-4 on Friday. British Government Will Maintain Schedule for Brexit London, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, confirmed today that the timetable for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, will be maintained. International Science Convention Closes in Cuba Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) With the closing ceremony of the congress INFO 2016 and the Workshop on Information and Communications for Sustainable Development, the 1st International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation is concluding today in Havana. Paris Agreement on Climate Change Now in Force United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after being being signed, the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect today, limiting the emission of greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Terrorists Attack Russian Helicopter in Syria Without Casualties 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:27Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Coordination Center for the ceasefire, in the Russian air base of Khmeimim, and the Syrian authorities have confirmed the terrorist attack on a helicopter carrying humanitarian aid. Swiss President to Pay Official Visit to Mexico 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:32Mexico, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss Confederation President Johann Schneider-Ammann begins today a State visit to Mexico, fulfilling an invitation by the Mexican head of State, Enrique Peña Nieto. Russia Welcomes Decision to Investigate US Crimes in Afghanistan 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:28Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia welcomed today announcement that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is ready to initiate a full investigation of a range of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, during the conflict in the Asian country. Russia Approves Fines and Imprisonment for Doping in Sports 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:20Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Duma (Chamber of Deputies) approved today a law that sanctions with fines and imprisonment sentences to coaches, doctors or officials that promote consumption or use of prohibited substances in sports. Over 240 Migrants Missing in Shipwreck, says UN Rome, Nov. 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 240 migrants disappeared in the Mediterranean after the sinking of two boats heading to Italy, reported the spokeswoman for the Italian office of UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, Carlotta Sami. Gambian National Golkeeper Drowned Crossing Mediterranean 03 de noviembre de 2016, 13:21Banjul, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Fatim Jawara, believed to have been just 19, was on board a boat that ran into trouble last week crossing from Libya to Europe Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. FIHAV 2016 Dedicated to the UK and Chile Today 03 de noviembre de 2016, 12:08Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, are dedicating today to Chile and the United Kingdom, as well as Cuba''s managerial meetings with Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. New Cancer Therapies to be Developed in Italy 03 de noviembre de 2016, 12:07Rome, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The biopharmaceutical company Bellicum Pharmaceuticals and the Baby Jesus Pediatric Institute, have agreed to develop, in 2017, joint pre-clinical and clinical studies on advanced cell therapies for cancer in children and adults, the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano reported today. Air France Will Create New Company to Face Competition Paris, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Air France Airline will créate a new company as part of the strategy to face the present situation marked by ''supercompetition'', the group announced today in a communique. German Delegation Visits Colonia Dignidad in Chile 03 de noviembre de 2016, 11:36Santiago de Chile, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) German Deputies headed by the president of the Law and Consumer Protection Commission of the Bundestag, Renate Künast, has visited the facilities of what was the Colonia Dignidad (''Dignity Colony'') in Chile. Germany Rejects Namibia's Colonialism Compensation Claim Berlin, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The German socialist opposition is increasing pressure on other parties in the German parliament to support the demands of the Herero and Nama - indigenous tribes of Namibia - who are seeking compensation for the crimes committed during German colonialism. Italy: More than 22,000 Shocks since August 24th 03 de noviembre de 2016, 09:58Rome, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 22,000 seismic events have been recorded in Italy since the earthquake of August 24th, the highest number in the past 36 years, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (NIGV). Opinion Divided on Eve of Russian Day of National Unity 03 de noviembre de 2016, 09:06Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russians appeared divided today in their opinion regarding the existence of a national unity, on the eve of the celebration on Friday of the day National Unity in Russia, according to surveys conducted among 1,600 people. The Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) showed a 44 percent draw between those who believe that the national unity is strengthened and those who believe otherwise. Russia Denounces Attacks of Western Coalition Against Iraqi Civilians Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian military command denounced on Thursday the massive bombings carried out by the United States-led international coalition against residential areas outside the Iraqi city of Mosul and in the Nainav province. Cuba with Nine Boxers to World Youth Championship in Russia Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present nine fighters at the World Youth Boxing Champìonship in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, from November 17 to 26, with the aim of conquering its 16th crown in these tournaments. Russia, China to Sign Strategic Agreements in St Petersburg Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will sign a package of strategic agreements for bilateral relations during the meeting of the Head of States and Governments next Monday in St. Petersburg, according to an official source. Denounced Spanish Justice Apathy against Dictatorship Crimes 02 de noviembre de 2016, 16:42Madrid, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Judges for Democracy (JpD) denounced today the insensitivity of the Attorney General by obstructing the case investigating the crimes of the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco (1936-1975), in charge of the Argentina justice. Migrant Children Moved to Foster Care Centers in France 02 de noviembre de 2016, 16:40Paris, Nov. 2 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,616 unaccompanied migrant minors were transferred today from the city of Calais to foster care centers throughout France, local police have said. Greece to Transfer 2,000 Refugees to Crete Athens, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Muzalas, said today that at the beginning of 2017, Greece will transfer about two thousand refugees heading for the island of Crete, in order to avoid the overflow of other camps. Shoigu: NATO Forcing Russia to Take Reciprocal Defensive Measures Minsk, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and NATO are building up their offensive capabilities on the Western borders of Russia and its ally Belarus, prompting Moscow to take reciprocal measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. More Than 100 Terrorists Killed as Iraqi Forces Advance on Mosul 02 de noviembre de 2016, 12:23Baghdad, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 terrorists from the Islamic State (IS) were killed in clashes with Iraqi government forces during their advance to Mosul, amid contradictory reports about their presence in that city. Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The recently created Computer Engineers Union of Cuba (UIC, in Spanish) intends to establish itself as a platform for exchange at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Information, said today the national president of that institution, Eilyn Febles. Cuba Is a Country and Nobody Will Change It, Businessman Says Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a country that defends its roots above any pressure and nobody will change it, Romeo Veronesi, an Italian businessman who participates in the Havana International Fair, FIHAV-2016, said today. FIFA Nominates 10 Candidates to Award for Coach of the Year Bern, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) announced today the list of the 10 coaches who will compete for World Coach of the Year for Men''s Football. Italy: Balance of Preliminary Damages Caused by Earthquake Rome, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 22,000 people evacuated, about twenty wounded and material damage is today the preliminary assessment of the damage caused by the earthquake of 6.5 magnitude that hit the central region of Italy three days ago. Russia Announces New Ceasefire in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense announced a new 48-hour ceasefire to lend humanitarian aid in the Syrian city of Aleppo, while terrorist groups continue their aggression against the civilian population. France: Minor Migrants Moved to Reception Centers Paris, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than one thousand unaccompanied migrant children will be moved today to shelters in several locations in France, as a final step of the dismantling of the irregular camp at the northern city of Calais. Ukraine Announces Demobilization in Armed Forces Kiev, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine completed a sixth wave of demobilization in the Armed Forces, and will send only professionals to the region of conflict in Donbass, said Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian military. Danish Theater Company to Perform in Cuba Matanzas, Cuba Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Danish theater company Odin Teatret, considered one of the most important theater groups of the contemporary scene will perform today in this city, informed the National Council of the Performing Arts (CNAE). Almost 4,000 Dead Migrants in the Mediterranean in 2016 01 de noviembre de 2016, 16:41Geneva, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants that died in the Mediterranean Sea in 10 months, seeking refuge in Europe in 2016, reached 3,940, an official report revealed today. Turkey and EU Involved in Controversy after Detention of Journalists Ankara, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and the European Union (EU) are involved in a new controversy after the Turkish Government arrested 11 journalists for supposed relation to Kurdish guerrillas and pro-coup forces. Spanish Company Subpoened by Colombian Senate 01 de noviembre de 2016, 15:07Bogota, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Senate of Colombia subpoened today for questioning the executives of Spanish company Electrocaribe, due to constant complaints by the Caribbean departments of the country for the bad service rendered. Number of Zika Virus Cases Rose to 300 in Spain Madrid, November 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of Zika virus cases in Spain rose today to 300 cases, including 41 pregnant women, the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality reported today. One Dead, 5 Injured in Helicopter Crash in Sochi 01 de noviembre de 2016, 13:24Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) One person died and another five were injured after a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter crashed in Sochi in south Russia, the Interior Ministry''s transport department for the Southern Federal District said today. Elina Svitolina Wins Opening Matches at WTA Elite Trophy in China Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina rallied after dropping serve three times in the opening set to beat No. 10-seeded Kiki Bertens 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Pope Francis Concludes Sweden Tour Stockholm, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis concluded today his trip to Sweden made in the context of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in secular Sweden, aimed at strengthening ties between the Lutheran and the Christian Church. Iraqi Officers Say the Military Will Enter Mosul Within Hours 01 de noviembre de 2016, 10:59Baghdad, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi senior officers responsible for the liberation of Nineveh assured today that ''in a few hours'' they will begin advancing towards the center of Mosul, where terrorists of the Islamic State are preparing a strong resistance. United States Abstention at UN Shows its Isolation, Expresses France Paris, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Abstention of United States at UN Vote on the US Blockade against Cuba shows its isolation in the international arena, considered today the French writer and university professor, Salim Lamrani. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. NATO Deployment in Eastern Europe Becomes Polemic in Germany By Harald Neuber Berlin, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The NATO plans to send troops to Eastern Europe continue to cause debates in Germany, which army is part of the new military presence on the western border of Russia . Cuba and Russia Progress in Strategic Cooperation Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia have strengthened their strategic cooperation with the signing here of two agreements on aviation and another linked to sugar industry at the Havana fair, during its second day of business and exhibition today. Russian Naval Group Arrives in Mediterranean Sea Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu announced on Tuesday the arrival in the Mediterranean Sea of a Russian naval group led by the battlecruiser Peter the Great, and denounced abuses committed by armed groups in Syria. French Calais Migrant Camp Demolition Should Finish Today 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:32Paris, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The works to demolish the migrant camp innthe french city of Calais should conclude tonight, according to predictions announced today by the local prefecture. WHO Regrets Insufficient Funding for Health Programs 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:07Geneva, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, regretted today the insufficient funding for the different programs of the agency. Sessioning in France Trial for Hidden Picassos 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:03Paris, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) A French court has begun today the appeal trial of two accused and convicted persons for hiding a total of 271 works by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, considered a great master of the plastic of the last century. Cuban Universities Celebrate Day of Russian Language 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:02Guantanamo, Cuba, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The lecture on current Cuba-Russia relations opened the program of the Day of the Russian Language, an event that was held for the first time in Cuban universities. Serbian Prime Minister Ratifies Friendship with Cuba 31 de octubre de 2016, 16:56Belgrade, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, ratified the friendship ties between Serbia and Cuba and announced that he hopes to visit Cuba in 2017 with the goal of developing bilateral relations. FIFA Unveil The Best Awards Barn, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)FIFA have unveiled their new individual prize they hope will rival the Ballon d''Or after splitting their association with the historic gong back in September. Paulo Dybala's New Juventus Contract Revealed Rome,Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)Juventus star Paulo Dybala is set to remain out of action for another couple of weeks, but the Argentinean star is being using his time off the field to carry on negotiations with his club over a contract extension. Colombian President Arrives in UK on a State Visit London, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Invited by Queen Elizabeth II, the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived here today to fulfill a state visit, the first by a president of this Andean nation to the UK with that category. Low Continues to Coach the German National Football Team Until 2020 Berlin, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Joachim Low will remain as coach of the German national football team until 2020, after being confirmed today the contract extension for two years by the German Football Federation (DFB). Denmark: Found Frozen Bodies of Three Syrian Refugees 31 de octubre de 2016, 11:28Copenhagen, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The frozen bodies of three female refugees of Syrian origin were discovered inside a refrigerator located in south Denmark, the local police reported. Colombian Minister Optimistic on New Peace Agreement Bogota, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Interior Minister, Juan Fernando Cristo, expressed confidence today that to outline a new peace agreement with the FARC-EP, which summarize the views by most of citizens, will be possible. Rajoy Gets Presidency of the Spanish Government Madrid, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the right-wing Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, today sworn in as president of the Government of Spain before King Felipe VI, after being re-elected last Saturday by the Congress of Deputies. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Fear, Anxiety and Uncertainty in Central Italy Rome, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Fear, anxiety and uncertainty are the predominant feelings today in the towns of central Italy devastated by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and where the temperatures are getting colder. Protests in Belgium against European Trade Agreement with Canada Brussels, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Detractors of the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, known as CETA, protested today outside the headquarters of the European Council in this capital. Italy: Today's Earthquake is the Strongest Recorded in 36 Years Rome, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Italy is the most violent recorded in this country over the last 36 years, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV, in Spanish). Angola to Attend Summit of Portuguese Speaking Countries Luanda, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from Angola will participate in the 21st ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC), scheduled to begin on Monday in Brasilia, local media reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Former Spanish Socialist Leader Resigns to Seat in Congress Madrid, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The former leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, resigned on Saturday to his seat in Congress to protest against the group''s decision to facilitate a new conservative government led by Mariano Rajoy. Cuban Vice President Meets Swiss Assistant Secretary of State Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with Eric Jacob, Swiss assistant secretary of State for Economic Promotion, Granma newspaper reported on Saturday. Brasilia to Host 11th Summit of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Brasilia, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC) will be held next week at the Itamaraty Palace, in this capital, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. French Foreign Minister Travels to China Paris, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will travel on Saturday to China, where he will visit three cities. UN Condemns Attack on Russian Embassy in Syria Moscow, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council condemned a mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus from zones controlled by the Syrian armed opposition, local television reported on Saturday. Russian Military Accuse USA of Bombing an Iraqi School Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian military claimed today a United States airstrike hit a girls'' school in Mosul, causing deaths and injuries. Why Ice Ages Occur Every 100,000 Years London, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Cardiff University have offered up an explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years. Italy: Meeting to Show Solidarity with the Venezuelan Revolution 28 de octubre de 2016, 11:18Rome, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian 5th Meeting of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela will begin in Rome today sponsored by Italian political, social and cultural organizations. Lavrov Calls UN to Reject 'Hysteria of Lies' Against Russia Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the UN to reject the hysteria of lies unleashed against his country as a result of the counter-terrorist operation in Syria, especially in the cities of Aleppo and Idlib. Cuba and Portugal Strengthen Ties of Friendship and Cooperation Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Cuba of Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has been an important step for the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. The Earth is Still Shaking in the Central Region of Italy Rome, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Two days after the 5.4 and 5.9 degrees earthquakes, the an endless succession of aftershocks continues today in the central region of Italy. Foreign Ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran Discuss Ending Conflict Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran are in discussion on the political-military and humanitarian situation in Syria, in particular with regards to the city of Aleppo. The deputy head of government and foreign minister of Syria, Valid Muallem, is conducting a visit to Moscow, which has coincided with the arrival of his Iranian counterpart, Zarif Chabad. Study Reveals Wildlife Has Been Reduced in 58 Percent in 40 Years 28 de octubre de 2016, 00:16London, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Wildlife species have been reduced in 58 percent since 1970, according to a report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), published today. French Deputy Criticizes US Blockade of Cuba 27 de octubre de 2016, 16:22Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Nothing can justify the imposition of the US blockade of Cuba, which causes the suffering of the Cuban people, French Deputy Andre Chassaigne asserted today. UN Condemns Lethal Attack against school in Syrian Idlib Province United Nations, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the recently reported attack against a school in the town of Haas, in the Syrian province of Idlib, causing the death of almost 30 civilians, mostly children. FAO Calls to Improve National Agriculture Statistics 27 de octubre de 2016, 14:05Rome, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The 7th International Conference on Agriculture Statistics called here to consecrate the efforts and investments to develop in each countries systems of data registers capable of monitoring progress toward a world without hunger. Spanish Left Attacks PSOE for Giving In Government to Rajoy Madrid, Oct 27 (PL) The leader of Unidos Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, described today as shameful that the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) allows, after a controversial abstention, a new government of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Is Almost Over Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Some groups of migrants are wandering today on the grounds of the irregular camp in the French city of Calais, while the works to dismantle the improvised facility definitely using heavy machinery are almost over. Fidel Castro and Portugal's President Hold Friendly Meeting Havana, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, have held a friendly meeting in Havana, according to local media reports. British Economy Slows Down London, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) British economy slowed down in the three months after the vote on the Brexit or exit from the European Union (EU), according to official statistics. Argentina's Position on Palestine Issue is Considered Cowardice Buenos Aires, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentina prominent writer and intellectual Stella Calloni said today that his country''s decision to abstain from voting in favor of Palestine at the Unesco is an act of cowardice. French Policemen Take to the Streets Once Again to Express Outrage 27 de octubre de 2016, 10:13Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of policemen are protesting once again across France to express outrage over their work security and conditions, according to local press reports. Putin Can Travel to Crimea Whenever He Wants, Russia Says Moscow, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin can travel to Crimea whenever he considers it necessary, because that is an internal affair of that country, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Thursday. Conference of Solidarity with Cuba to be Held in Germany 27 de octubre de 2016, 00:16Berlin, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and activists of Germany''s movement of solidarity with Cuba will hold a conference of solidarity with Cuba in Berlin on Thursday. Rajoy Promises Dialogue to Guarantee Stable Government in Spain 26 de octubre de 2016, 18:04Madrid, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) In a more conciliating speech, the leader of the conservative People''s Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, requested the confidence of the Congress of Deputies to be reelected as president of the Spanish Government. Italy: Police Dismantle Online Network of Pedophiles 26 de octubre de 2016, 17:51Rome, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Italian police reported on Wednesday that it had dismantled a network of pedophiles with 45,000 members on five continents in collaboration with the US Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) and the Australian Federal Police. UNESCO Committee Urges Preservation of Heritage Sites in Jerusalem 26 de octubre de 2016, 17:45Paris, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has expressed concern today over the damage caused to heritage sites in Jerusalem by the Israeli authorities. The Committee urged for cooperation in order to safeguard those areas. More than 5,000 Migrants Evacuated from Calais Camp 26 de octubre de 2016, 17:40Paris, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) A total of 5,596 migrants have been evacuated from the Calais camp since the start, on Monday, of the dismantling operation, French ministry sources said today. Germany Advocates Maintaining Control of EU Internal Borders 26 de octubre de 2016, 17:39Berlin, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has called on the European Union (EU) to maintain internal border checks. No Victims in Italy After Today's Earthquake 26 de octubre de 2016, 16:59Rome, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The 5.4 magnitude earthquake that today struck the central region of Italy have affected the power supply and the structure of some buildings but no victims have been reported so far. Key Documents of NAM Exhibited at UNESCO Headquarters Paris, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of key documents in the history of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) opened at the headquarters of UNESCO, as part of the activities of the World Heritage Committee, which concludes its sessions today. Serbian President Meets with Secretary of Security Council of Russia 26 de octubre de 2016, 16:41Belgrade, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Serbia and Russia today discussed the political situation and security issues in the region and the world, as well as military-technical cooperation models between both countries. IOC Disqualifies Nine Athletes from Beijing 2008 for Doping Bern, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the disqualification of nine athletes, including six medalists in weightlifting, wrestling and track and field for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Russia Cancels Request to Refuel its Naval Fleet in Spain 26 de octubre de 2016, 16:00Madrid, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia today canceled a request to refuel its naval fleet in the Spanish port in Ceuta, after pressure was applied to Spain by its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to prohibit the refueling stops. Opportunities Lost in Sanctions on Russia Recognized in the U.S. Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States lost all opportunities by applying a policy of unilateral sanctions against Russia, as these were far from causing the desired effect, recognized today a U.S. news media quoted in this capital. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. The U.S. Seeks to Affect Venezuela with Oil Destabilization Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States looks today to destabilize Venezuela, Russia and Iran by flooding the world market with cheap oil and regardless of the damage done to their own companies, considered the Minister of Energy of the South American nation, Eulogio del Pino. Portuguese President Begins Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, began an official two-day visit to Cuba, to deepen the Lisbon-Havana ties. Gambia Withdraws From The International Criminal Court 26 de octubre de 2016, 11:39Banjul, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Gambia became the third African State that decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after South Africa and Burundi, announced the Minister of Information, Sheriff Bojang. Venezuela: Oil Stability with Political and Economic Objectives Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s objective to seek consensus among all petroleum producing countries has political and economic motivations, according to Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino. UN: China Calls to Fight Against Sexual Violence in Conflicts 26 de octubre de 2016, 11:09Beijing, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Wu Haitao, deputy representative of China in the United Nations (UN) called the international community to unite against sexual violence in conflicts and to protect the legitimate rights of women, the government reports today. Senate Russian Approves Condemnation of US Blockade Against Cuba 26 de octubre de 2016, 10:25Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The Federation Council (Russian senate) adopted unanimously a resolution condemning the blockade imposed by the US against Cuba. 2016, Year of Most Deaths in the Mediterranean: UN Geneva, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The year of 2016 will be the most deadly in the Mediterranean, as until the moment at least 3 740 persons died in their attempt to cross this sea, warned today the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Unhcr). France: Socialist Party Seeks Candidate Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Several questions mark the current situation of the Socialist Party of France: Will the incumbent president, François Hollande, seek reelection in the upcoming elections? If he does not run, who will be the party''s candidate? Rajoy Accepts King's Call to Form a Government in Spain Madrid, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the conservative People''s Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, announced today that he will attend an investiture session in order to try to form a government in Spain, which has been suffering for 10 months an institutional paralysis. Serbian Intellectuals Demand End of US Blockade of Cuba 25 de octubre de 2016, 14:39Belgrade, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity described today as urgent the end of the US economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba. First Russian Tourists Arrive at Cuban Resort Jardines del Rey 25 de octubre de 2016, 12:32Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Today saw the arrival of the first flight to land at Cayo Coco International Airport bringing Russian tourists and increasing visitor numbers to the Cuban resort Jardines del Rey, on the northern coast. FIFA Fines Spain Over Transfer of Under Age Players Barn, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today fined the Spanish football federation more than $220,000 in the latest stage of its battle with the country over the transfer of under-age players. Ancient Teeth Show Early Human Favored Right Hand 25 de octubre de 2016, 11:55Washington,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,8 million years ago, an early human used a stone tool to carve hunks of meat held in its mouth, an activity that left behind wear marks in its teeth. And the direction of the grooves suggest that this individual had a dominant right hand,said resercher David Frayer. Spain: Prominent Figures Call on Obama to End Blockade on Cuba Madrid, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Prominent political, social and cultural figures in Spain and elsewhere have called on U.S. President, Barack Obama, to totally lift the U.S. blockade that has been imposed on Cuba for more than 50 years. Turkey Offers Istanbul as Host for United Nations' Headquaters Istanbul, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has asked the UN to take the lead in the fight against terrorism and offered Istanbul as the city to host the headquarters of the multinational institution, according to the news agency, Anadolu. Harsh Criticism Against Japan in International Whaling Commission Tokyo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Japan has received heavy criticism during the summit of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Slovenia, for its program of capturing whales for alleged scientific purposes, which for many represents an excuse, according to sources. Iran Demands Respect for Iraqi Sovereignty Tehran, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Iran has repeated its call to respect Iraq''s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and criticized Turkey''s military presence there against Baghdad''s will under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Cuba Supports Establishing Binding Obligations on Transnational Corps Geneva, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez, has expressed support for establishing binding obligations on transnational corporations not only in national legislation but also International Law, diplomatic sources reported. CELAC-European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting Begins Santo Domingo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Dominican President Danilo Medina and Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas today inaugurated the Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac, in Spanish) and the European Union. Haiti: UN Agencies Call for Urgent Food Aid Rome, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 800,000 people in Haiti need urgent food aid after the devastation of Hurricane Mathew, according to an emergency assessment by UN agencies. Vast Majority of Russians Reject Ban on Abortion Moscow, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) A large majority of Russians reject banning the abortion or taking it out of the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI), as indicated by a survey conducted by the Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM). French Minister to Hold Extensive Meetings in Cuba Paris, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Matthias Fekl, begins a visit to Cuba today during which he will hold meetings with senior Cuban officials. France: More than 2,000 Migrants Evacuated from Calais 24 de octubre de 2016, 17:35Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) A total of 2,318 migrants were transferred from the irrregular camp in Calais, to a total of 80 centers in different places of France, as reported by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. Lavrov Condemns US Blockade against Cuba Moscow, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba which, he said, is still in force today despite the restoration of the diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana. British Deputies Reject Extradition of Autistic Hacker to USA London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 members of the Britain parliament demanded today the United State government to withdraw the extradition order against British autistic hacker Lauri Love, accused of infiltrating US security and defense data banks Arrested Suspect of Chemical Attack in London Airport 24 de octubre de 2016, 15:05London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) United Kingdom authorities have arrested a man under anti-terrorism laws in a suspected chemical attack that forced the evacuation of London City Airport, resulting in the evacuation of 500 people for fire alarm, informed today the local authorities. Britain Financial Situation in Danger Due to Brexit London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union (EU), also known as Brexit, could lead the country to a financial danger, stated today the British Bankers'' Association (ABB). Child Labor Abuse against Refugees in Europe Reported 24 de octubre de 2016, 15:01London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Several British textile companies were accused of illegally subcontracting minors as labor, according to a report published today by the news network BBC. Europe: Van Van Plays in Several Countries Brna, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Los Van Van, one of the Cuban most famous musical bands, is now visiting several European countries, in a tour taking the band to stages in Spain, Germany, Italy and France. On October 25, there will be a concert by Los Van Van in Kaufeuten, Zurich, Switzerland. Farah Confirms Final London IAAF Diamond League Appearance London,Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed that his race at the Müller Anniversary Games on Sunday 9 July 2017 will be his last at the IAAF Diamond League fixture in the British capital. Acosta Danza Declared as New Sadler's Well Company Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dance company of Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta''s was today named as a new international company associated with Sadler''s Wells in London. German Economy May Have Lost Speed Berlín, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The montyhly report of the Bundesbank published today says the growth of this country''s economy could have slowed up during the summer. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. AIDS Cure May Be Near Por Yanet Llanes AlemanLondon, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) A 44-year-old British man might become the first human being totally cured from the Human Immune-deficiency Virus (HIV), thanks to a new therapy designed by scientists from the United Kingdom. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Begins Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of the migrant camp in the French city of Calais started today with a major operation, involving 1,250 policemen, according to information released by the prefecture of the department. British Aircraft Training for Aerobatic Show in China 24 de octubre de 2016, 06:05Beijing, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The Aerobatics team of the British Royal Force is training in Zhuhai, south, for its first performance in China''s biennial air show. Spain: PSOE Agrees to Support Rajoy´s Reelection Madrid, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Most members of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) agreed today to support the re-election of conservative Mariano Rajoy as head of government, through the abstention in an upcoming vote in the Parliament. World Condemns US Blockade of Cuba before UN in Geneva Geneva, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) There is a strong international rejection of the US blockade of Cuba ans it was demonstrated in recent forums, such as the sessions of the United Nations (UN) in September, said today Executive Director of the South Center, Martin Khor. Evening Protests and Police Indignation Frame Week in France Paris, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The indignation of police officers continues today in France, after a week of demonstrations, while Friday evening hundreds of policemen were going out to the streets for a fifth consecutive occasion to express the dissatisfaction with their working conditions. French President will Dialogue with Policemen after their Protests París, 22 oct (Prensa Latina) The French President, Francois Hollande will receive at the beginning of next week representatives of pólice tradeunions after a fourth consecutive of protests of those in uniform.