Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina China, UK Discuss Ties, Situation in the Korean Peninsula Beijing, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May on relations between the two states and the situation on the Korean peninsula. Pakistan, Russia Begin Two-Week Military Exercise Islamabad, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan and Russia today began a two-week joint military exercise, a further demonstration of the rapprochement between Moscow and Islamabad, former rivals during the Cold War. 41,000 Killed in Kashmir due to Separatist Violence since 1990 New Delhi, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Separatist violence in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has killed as many as 41,000 people since 1990, averaging four fatalities each day, according to official figures released today. DPRK Ratifies UN Self-defense Nature of Nuclear Weapons Pyongyang, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Ri Yong-ho, Foreign Minister of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterated at the United Nations the self-defense nature of his country''s nuclear weapons, given the growing threats posed by the United Nations, said today international media. China and Venezuela Sign Memorandum of Understanding Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Venezuelan High Courts have signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing that will help strengthen bilateral cooperation in this area, diplomatic sources said today. China Makes Flammable Ice Discovery in South China Sea Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. North Korean President Assures to Make Trump's Pay for His Threats Pyongyang, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) ''I will make Donald Trump''s pay for his threats against the dignity of the Democratic Peoples''Republic of Korea (DPRK), assured today North Korean President Kim Jong Un in response to the statements of the American Head of State in the UN. Fukushima Nuclear Plant Management Company Loses Legal Claim Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese federal court ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to compensate citizens who left their homes for radiation after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant during a tsunami in 2011. Summit of Asia-Pacific Forum Already has Press Center Hanoi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition center of the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang could almost receive from today on the national and foreign journalists that will attend the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APEC). India, Pakistan Clash over Kashmir at UN New Delhi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan clashed over the decades-old Kashmir dispute at the United Nations, where they engaged in mutual accusations of support for terrorism and the use of violence to achieve their ends. Red Cross and Red Crescent in Southeast Asia Coordinate Actions Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from Southeast Asian countries shared today ideas in this capital to agree on some of the most pressing problems that the region faces. Asia-Pacific Debate on How to deal with Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) About 200 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries today share ideas in the central Vietnamese city of Vinh on regional cooperation to face the risks of natural disasters. Indian Newspaper Criticizes Trump's Threats to Bury Iran's Deal New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s threats to bury Iran''s deal undermine the fight for nuclear non-proliferation and multilateral mechanisms, today warned The Hindu. Pakistan Insists on Holding SAARC Summit Islamabad, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s government insists today to host the 19th Summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), suspended in November last year by a boycott of several members led by India. Indian Government Intensifies Fight against Cybercrime New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is today considering measures to deal with the growing number of cybercrimes, which in the last three years exceeded 144,000. One Indian Soldier, Two Radicals Killed in Border Clashes New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) An Indian soldier was shot dead by Pakistani troops in the troubled Kashmir region as New Delhi forces killed two militants trying to infiltrate from the neighboring country. India Reiterates Support for Palestinian Cause New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) India reaffirmed its commitment to the Palestinian cause during a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), according to reports released today in this capital. ASEAN Approves Vietnam's Proposal on Inclusive Development Manila, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) has granted a resolution today on a proposal of Vietnam to build an economic community of equitable and inclusive development in the region. Possible Early Election in Lower House of Japanese Parliament Tokyo, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hinted that he might dissolve the Lower House of Parliament and call early elections at the next legislative session. Fears of Spread Communal Violence in Myanmar Grow Naypyidaw, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Myanmar residents have been today branded as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after recent violence against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine. Namibia: Friendship Association Expresses Solidarity with Cuba Windhoek, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Namibia-Cuba Friendship Association has expressed its solidarity today with the Cuban people following the devastating passing of Hurricane Irma, and acknowledged that the images of destruction have touched the hearts of its members. DPRK Condemns Additional THAAD Deployment in South Korea Pyongyang, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned the additional deployment of THAAD launching pads in Seongju County, South Korea. Vietnam Donates Material Aid to Cuba to Mitigate Hurricane Damage (+Photos) Hanoi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Material aid worth $150,000 USD has been delivered today by the Thai Binh Trade and Investment Corporation to the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam to help mitigate the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Over 400,000 Rohingyas Seek Refuge in Bangladesh Dacca, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Over 400,000 Rohingyas, 60 percent of them children, have fled to Bangladesh since August 25 to escape violence in Myanmar against that ethnic minority, today revealed UNICEF. At Least 22 Dead as Boat Capsizes in Indian River New Delhi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people died today after the boat they were traveling in capsized on a stretch of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh state. DPRK Condems Sanctions promoted by USA in UN Pyongyang, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today and qualified as cruel and illegal the new sanctions against DPRK, promoted by the US to the U.N. Security Council. India, Japan Strengthen Economic, Trade Ties New Delhi, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today began a two-day official visit to India to inaugurate a high-speed train line with Japanese technology and sign several defense and economic agreements. Seven Rohingyas Drowned while Fleeing to Bangladesh Dacca, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Seven other Rohingyas have drowned in the Naf River while trying to reach Bangladesh from Myanmar, where over 1,000 of them were killed by the new wave of violence against the Muslim ethnic group, today reported official sources. Pakistan Carries Out Diplomatic Offensive after US Threats Islamabad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is today carrying out a diplomatic offensive as a result of US President Donald Trump''s strategy to Afghanistan and his threats against Islamabad. Venezuela Expresses Support to China in Face of Heavy Rains and Floods Caracas, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government has expressed its support to China, affected by heavy rains that caused floods in the center and southwest of the Asian country. Nepal's Newspaper Criticizes Infrastructure in Dangerous Airport Kathmandu, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) One of the most dangerous airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary terminal in the Nepalese district of Solukhumbu lacks the infrastructure to forecast the unpredictable alpine weather system, today denounced The Himalayan Times. China, Asean Consolidate Economic Ties in International Meeting Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The XIV China-Asean Exhibition was opened today with trade and investment within the Strip-Route initiative as main issues, highlights the local media. Pakistani Senate Condemns Violence against Rohingyas Islamabad, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Senate condemned the ''atrocities committed'' against the Rohingyas in Myanmar, whose authorities now face a wave of criticism, especially in Muslim countries. Over 100 Indian Lawmakers under Scrutiny for Incomes New Delhi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Indian lawmakers are today under scrutiny of justice to detect discrepancies between their assets and their known sources of income. Halimah Yacob Assumes as President of Singapore Singapore, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Singapore Parliament former leader Halimah Yacob will be the first woman to take the presidency of Singapore, as published by the local press. Nanjing Becomes China' s First International Peace City Beijing, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Nanjing, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, became today China's first International Peace City, joining 171 cities in 50 countries and regions in the world, said the local media. 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Akita Prefecture in Japan Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A preliminary magnitude 5.3 quake on the Richter scale occurred in Akita prefecture, northern Japan, with no injuries or damage reported, the Japan Meteorological Agency on Wednesday. Australia to Train Philippine Forces in Marawi Manila, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Australia will send small teams of soldiers to the Philippines to help train local forces fighting terrorists in the country´s south, the Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne. Over 140 Extremists Killed in Indian Kashmir this Year New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) At least 144 extremists, many of them from Pakistan, have been killed this year by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, today revealed a military chief. India to Produce 25,1 Million Tons of Sugar in Next Harvest New Delhi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) India will produce about 25,1 million tons of sugar in the next harvest that begins in October, 24 percent higher compared to the recently concluded one, today announced industry sources. ASEAN Ministers of Economy Strive for Greater Regional Integration Manila, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), attended by 49 Ministers of Economy including invited guests, is currently evaluating mechanisms to strengthening economic ties and promoting trade and investment in the region. South Korea Concludes Provisional THAAD Deployment Seoul, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Defense Ministry of the Republic of Korea concluded today the provisional installation of the North American anti-ballistic missile defense system THAAD, despite protests and criticism inside and outside the country. Sanctions and Dialogue, Ways to Solve Korean Issue According to China Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that the key to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is to implement sanctions and promote dialogue. Israeli Airstrikes Target Syrian Research Center Damascus, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Israeli airstrikes targeted a Syrian scientific research center, located three kilometers from the town of Mesyaf in western Hama province, according to military sources. Asia-Pacífic Forum to Promote Small and Medium Enterprises Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Ministerial Conference of Small and Medium Size Enterprises of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, will be held from September 10 to 15 in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. Largest Travel Convention Begins in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Some 700 tour operators from 40 countries and territories concur from today at the 13th International Travel Exhibition organized each year in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. Bangladesh Seeks Solution to Massive Rohingya Arrival New Delhi, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi authorities are trying today to deal with the arrival in just 12 days of nearly 150,000 Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar after a new wave of violence, a situation that caused a bilateral diplomatic crisis. Five Rohingya Refugees Die in Bangladeshi Border Shipwreck Dhaka, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) At least five Rohingyas died today as 11 boats carrying refugees of that Muslim ethnic group overturned in Naaf River Estuary, today reported Bangladeshi border guards. S Korea Navy Exercises With Live Ammo Facing DPRK MissileTest Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea Navy has conducted a live-fire maneuvers today, some few days after the sixth nuclear test of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which demonstrate its defenses against possible attacks. Indian Supreme Court Orders to Take Steps to Protect Children New Delhi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of India today ordered the government to take steps to protect children in the country, including the creation of a group helping child victims of natural or human disasters. Over 540,000 Pakistanis Deported since 2012 Islamabad, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Over 540,000 Pakistanis have been deported from 134 countries from January 2012 to date, most of them from the European Union and Persian Gulf nations, today revealed the Home Affairs Ministry. China and Russia Are Ready to Mediate in Korean Crisis Hanoi, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States was always a part of the problem and Donald Trump came to make things worse, because after each of his threats and sanctions, North Korea responds with another warning or a new missile test. UN Holds Emergency Meeting on DPRK Nuclear Test United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to address the sixth nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). BRICS Countries Condemn DPRK's Sixth Nuclear Test Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have expressed today their rejection to the recent nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Brics Joint Declaration for Globalization and against Protectionism Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The leaders of the Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opposed here today protectionism and advocated for economic globalization, according to the Xiamen Declaration issued on occasion of the ninth bloc summit. Canada Decries Escalation of Violence in Rakhine, Myanmar Ottawa, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland today condemned the escalation of violence in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, where the conflict over the Rohingya religious minority continues. Fines for Wrong Forecasts for Vietnamese Meteorologists Hanoi, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Even if they deserved it or not,the bad reputation of forecasters reaches the Vietnamese who will be responsible for their mistakes, reported the government today. Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says Moscow, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Using sanctions to try to force North Korea into stopping its nuclear missile program has failed in the past and is a misguided and futile policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday. Sanctions Won't Solve Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue, China Insists Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Pressure and sanctions alone would not help to fundamentally solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, China has reiterated and voiced its rejection to any measure outside the framework of the United Nations. Vietnam Celebrates Independence Day Among Friendly Representatives Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Xuan Phuc welcomed today diplomatic corps and representatives for international agencies accredited in this capital on the occasion of Vietnam''s Independence Day. China and Tajikistan establish comprehensive strategic partnership Beijing, Aug. 31 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, have agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership between their two countries. DPRK Rejects UN Statements after Missile Launching Pyongyang, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democraric Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected Thursday the presidential statement issued by the UN Security Council, in which the recent ballistic missile launchings by the DPRK were condemned. China Refutes Sanctions as Only Method to Resolve Korean Situation Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today that only with pressure and sanctions the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula will not be resolved. Vietnamese City Holds Anti-Terror Drill ahead of APEC Forum Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) An anti-terrorist prevention and fight drill was held in the central Vietnamese province of Da Nang, venue for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in November, local media reported. Over 35 Countries Discuss Regional Development in Sri Lanka Colombo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of representatives from more than 35 countries, the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference began today in this capital aiming to seek strategies for development and boost relations among the nations of the area. At Least 21 Rohingyas Die as Boat Sinks off Bangladesh Dacca, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi authorities have today recovered 17 other bodies of Rohingya refugees from Naf River, bringing the death toll from a boat accident on Myanmar border to 21. According to the Prothom Alo newspaper''s website, 10 of the dead are children and seven women, although so far their identities are unknown. Indian Building Collapsed due to Rains; at least 10 dead New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed today when a three-story building collapsed in Mumbai city, west India, due to heavy rains that in recent weeks caused nearly 1,000 deaths in this country. Philippines President Says Malawi Terror Conflict is About to End Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today that the battle against armed groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) that has been in the southern city of Marawi for three months is in its ''final stage''. More Than 1 Million Chinese College Students Sign Up For Army Beijing,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1.08 million Chinese college students have signed up for the army as of late August this year, up 5.58 percent year on year, according to an educational official today. The Zasphinctus obamai Ant Discovered in Kenya Nairobi,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservationâ€''a former United States president, a writer-activist, and a world-renowned scientist. Ravaged by Rainfalls, Vietnam Seeks Protection in Paris Agreement Hanoi, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) In a full recovery process after the devastating floods this month, the northern provinces of Vietnam are nowadays seeking extra support in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Nepalese Government Approved Two-Phase General Elections Kathmandu, 30 Aug (Prensa Latina) The Nepali government today approved the proposal of the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold provincial and parliamentary elections in two phases, on November 26 and on December 7, in order to minimize logistical problems. More than 200,000 Displaced People in Afghanistan in Eight Months Kabul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan so far this year, due to the military conflict, a UN report said today. China Remains Patrolling Dong Lang After Withdrawal of Indian Troops Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s border troops continue to patrol the Dong Lang (Doklam) area on Tuesday, stated the Chinese Foreign Ministry. China and ASEAN to Talk about Southern Sea Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced a meeting between China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to talk about the implementation of the Declaration on Conduct by the Parts on the Southern Sea. Fourth Indian Train Derailment in 10 Days New Delhi, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) A train locomotive and its nine coaches derailed today in the western state of Maharashtra, the fourth railway accident in India in just 10 days, a situation that provoked harsh criticism from the opposition. Singapur Presidential Election 2017: Polling Day Set for Sep 23 Singapur,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Presidential Election has been set for Sep 23 if more than one person qualifies to run for the position. Vietnam Continues Disinvestment Process in State Companies Hanoi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of Vietnam approved a list of 406 state companies that will be subjected to disinvestment from now to 2020, officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investments confirmed today. Two Killed, Five Injured in Indo-Pakistani Border Clash New Delhi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Two civilians were killed and five were injured during a new exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani soldiers on the de facto border in the Kashmir region, today announced sources from both countries. North India on Alert ahead of Guru Sentencing New Delhi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The northern Indian state of Haryana and surrounding areas are today under strict security measures ahead of the sentencing against popular guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, convicted on Friday of raping two girls in 2002. Thousands of Victims of Land Disasters in China after Typhoon Hato Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Land disasters related to typhoon Hato have affected more than 410,000 people in 64 counties in the province of Yunan, in the Chinese southeastern region, authorities reported today. Pakistan Population Rises to 207,8 Million Islamabad, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has 207,8 million inhabitants, 75,4 million more than 19 years ago, according to provisional results of the latest national census released in this capital. APEC Laying Foundations for Free Trade Agreement Hanoi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Top executives and experts from the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) are meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to debate proposals to promote the region's economic integration. China Will Close 6,000 Mines to Improve Labor Safety Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities announced today the closure of over 6,000 mines not linked to carbon in the next three years to improve labor safety. China Rejects Reasons by India on Its Troops in Disputed Region Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Amid tensions and territorial disputes, China urged the Indian Government to take measures and correct words and actions that it considered as incorrect, while India insisted that it never started attacks against the neighboring country. Organized Crime Costs Australia 28,3 Million Dollars Annually Canberra, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime costs more than $ 28.3 billion a year to Australia, and money laundering is listed as the main threat, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) reported today. China Seeks to Properly Address Differences with Seoul Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has said today that he is ready to make concerted efforts with his South Korean peer, Moon Jae-in, to properly address differences between the two countries. Malaysia,Indonesia in Talks on Possible B5 Biodiesel Program in China Kuala Lumpur, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Indonesia are in talks on possible implementation of B5 biodiesel program in China, given the Chinese increased environment control in the palm oil market. Indonesia Warns of Growing Risk of Wild Fires Jakarta, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia''s Disaster Mitigation Agency warned on Thursday of the growing risk of forest fires in the coming days due to extreme drought. Female Soldiers to Help Rebuild Philippine City of Marawi Manila, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 women members of the Philippine Army and police will be sent to the city of Marawi to rebuild the war-ravaged area, military sources said. China Urges Japan to Improve Bilateral Ties Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Japan today to undertake concrete actions to improve bilateral ties, and practice what it preaches. U.S. Bombs Still Killing Vietnamese: Six Died This Month Por Alberto Salazar GutierrezHanoi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Hidden in unknown places, the bombs dropped by the United States during the Vietnam War are still taking their toll, killing six people, including three children, when one of those devices exploded in the south of the country this month. Vietnam Shares Anti-Corruption Experiences with Asia-Pacific Hanoi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has made today available to the nation members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum its experiences of social participation in fighting corruption. Islamic Divorce Law Declared Unconstitutional by Indian Court New Delhi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) In a landmark ruling, India''s Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional Triple Talaq, a controversial Muslim divorce law, stating that it is illegal, retrograde and unworthy. Pakistani Opposition Leader Rejects Trump's Threats Islamabad, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan rejected US President Donald Trump''s accusations against his country while criticizing the ''deeply flawed and failed policy'' from Washington to Afghanistan. China Deems as Irresponsible U.S. Trade Probe Beijing, Aug 21(Prensa Latina) China described today as irresponsible the trade probe started by the United States and assured that its Ministry of Trade will take the adequate measures to defend its legal interests. Pakistani Newspaper Criticizes US War Strategy in Afghanistan Islamabad, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) After 16 years of war, the victory of the United States in Afghanistan is only a dream, but they did achieve the destruction of the socio-economic infrastructure of the country, said the Pakistani newspaper The Nation. China Calls for Caution over USA-Japan Military Cooperation Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said today that US-Japanese military cooperation should not harm third party''s interests, regional peace or stability. Seven Kidnapped Policemen Rescued in Pakistan Islamabad, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities managed today to rescue seven policemen kidnapped by a group of common criminals in Punjab province. Bomb Threat in Delhi Activates Security Plan in Railway System New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The police and security forces in the capital stepped up today security checks, especially on trains, following a telephone call alerting to a bomb in one of those vehicles. Australian Intelligence Collaborates with U.S. on Drone Attacks Canberra, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Australia provided the United States with information to carry out drone attacks on Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to documents leaked by the former CIA expert Edward Snowden, the program Background Briefing reported. China Takes New Steps in Campaign Against Poverty Beijing, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will add more services from the social sector to contribute to the country''s poverty alleviation campaign, local press reports. DPRK Condemns South Korea-USA Security Alliance Pyongyang, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Reconciliation Council (NRC) of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned the strengthening of the USA-South Korea security alliance to further sanction and military adventure campaigns against North Korea. China Highlights Initiative for Korean Peninsula Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) For China, the so-called ''suspension for suspension'' initiative is the most reasonable, fair and practical way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue. China Reveals New Evidence on Japan's WWII Germ Warfare Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) China has unveiled today new evidence of horrific biological researchers and vivisection on humans and germ warfare conducted by the Japanese army''s notorious Unit 731 in northeast China''s Heilongjiang Province during World War II (WWII). Modi, BJP Maintain High Popularity in India, According to Survey New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) If India held general elections today, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would win a wide victory, although rivals would close the gap, a poll revealed. China Reiterates Need of Dialogue to Resolve North Korea Issue Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Vice Chairman President of the Central Military Commission, Fan Changlong, has stressed today that dialogue is the only effective way to quell tensions in the Korean peninsula. Vietnam Rejects U.S. Criticisms of Religious Freedom Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam said today that the chapter on this country in the report from the U.S. Department of State on religious freedom lacked objectivity and was inaccurate. Chinese President Receives Senior US Military Chief Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese President Xi Jinping has met today with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, who is making an official visit to Asia. Indian Authorities Knew Crisis in Hospital before Tragedy New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Although the government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh claims the opposite, it was aware of the crisis over the oxygen supply to Baba Raghav Hospital, where more than 80 children have recently died, today reported The Hindu. Pakistan Military Plane Crashes Islamabad, Aug. 17 (Prensa Latina) A Pakistani Air Force (PAF) plane crashed today in the northeastern province of Punjab during a training mission, reported the military body. China Opposes US Religion Report Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) China has firmly opposed a US report that made unreasonable assertions on religious freedom in China, as stated by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wednesday. Indonesian President Calls to Strengthen Unity, Protect Diversity Jakarta, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President, Joko Widodo said today that his country need to strengthen national unity in order to preserve diversity and religious freedom and to struggle against the threats of extremism. DPRK Questions Sincerity of South Korea's Positions on Bilateral Ties Pyongyang, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has questioned today some South Korea''s statements about strengthening dialogue, when they take a servile stance toward the United States and support reinforcement of international sanctions against this country. Crazy House Hotel in Vietnam: See to Believe It, Lonely Planet Says Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Crazy House hotel, located in the southern Vietnamese city of Da Lat, was listed by Lonely Planet as one of the 15 world wonders that tourists should see with their own eyes to believe they exist. Death Toll from Monsoon Rains Rises to 120 in Nepal Kathmandu, Aug. 16 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from Nepal''s heavy rains has risen to 120, while 35 people remain missing, today reported the Home Affairs Ministry. Pakistan, Afghanistan Talk despite Tense Relationship Islamabad, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua discussed with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani the state of bilateral relations, marked by mutual accusations of support for armed groups, today reported the press. Complaint Filed against Indian Officials for Infant Tragedy New Delhi, Aug. 16 (Prensa Latina) The father of a child who died in a hospital has filed a complaint against three officials in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for the tragedy that killed over 70 children, today reported the press. Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Population Aging Hanoi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerned about the growing trend of the aging populations, the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum have discussed today how to address this phenomenon in a honorable way for citizens and sustainable for the countries. China Assures Commercial War with U.S. is Senseless Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) China said a comercial war between this country and the United States has no sense, highlighted today the offiicial media here. Tension Increases in Pakistan Due to Sharif Disqualification Islamabad, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Tensions between the Pakistani government and the Supreme Court (SC) are increasing today following the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who worsened the situation with his speeches against the judiciary. Indian Authorities Seek Survivors after Massive Landslide New Delhi, Aug. 14 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities and relief teams are working today against the clock to remove tons of rock and mud seeking survivors after a landslide that killed 46 people in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Chinese Vice Premier Arrives in Pakistan for Independence Day Beijing, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang arrived here today to take part in Pakistan''s 70th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, the media reported. Indian Army to Use Robots to Fight Violence in Kashmir New Delhi, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Indian Ministry of Defense will acquire 544 robots in order to fight extremist groups in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, today revealed the Hindustan Times. China Allots Recovery Aid After Sichuan Earthquake Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) China destined 180 million Yuan (27.1 million dollars) for recovery and aid work after the two quakes which occurred in the northwest and southwest of the country, highlights today the local media. China Protests US Warship's Entry in South Sea Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government has voiced strong protest for the presence of a US Navy warship in the South China Sea, the official press highlights today. Two Killed, 25 Injured in Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Two people were killed and 25 were injured today after a bomb exploded at Bajaur tribal agency in western Pakistan. Indian New Vice President Sworn In New Delhi, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Former Information Minister Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in today as Vice President of India for a five-year term in an election that reinforces the power of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Indian Vice President Ends his Term with Criticisms to Intolerance New Delhi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call to fight intolerance and attacks on minorities, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari said goodbye today after ending his second consecutive five-year term. China Opposes Japan Statements on South China Sea Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) China has expressed today its dissatisfaction and rejection over the publication of Japan''s 2017 Defense White Paper, in which Tokyo is banning China''s activities in the eastern and southern seas. Bomb Found in Passenger Train in India New Delhi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities recovered a bomb planted in a passenger train travelling from Howrah to Amritsar. Pakistan Study Center Warns about Army-Government Differences Islamabad, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Pakistani Army and civilian authorities are deteriorating very fast, a study center in the Asian country warned today. Al Qaeda Leader Arrested in New Delhi New Delhi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian police arrested Syed Mohamed Zishan Ali, a ringleader of Al Qaeda terrorist group''s affiliate in South Asia, today reported the security force. Decontamination of Orange Agent Goes on in Vietnamese City Hanoi, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The decontamination of dioxine in the airport of Vietnamese central city of Da Nang ended its second phase, with the delivery of 313.8 acres of treated soil. Viet Nam Boosts Relations with US on the Basis of Respect Washington, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich who continues today a visit to the US affirmed that his country prioritizes the enhancement of bilateral relations based on equality and respect of sovereignty and territorial integrity. China Reports Over 35 Dead from Flood and Earthquake in Sichuan Beijing, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) China has reported today at least 35 dead and 275 wounded after a lethal combination of flooding and earthquake in Sichuan province, south of the country. Sharif Starts Caravan to Show his Strength in Pakistan Islamabad, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif started a multi-day caravan journey from Islamabad to Lahore to demonstrate his popular support after being disqualified by the Supreme Court for a corruption case. Canada Highlights Importance of Its Links with ASEAN Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canada reaffirmed today its interest in strengthening relations with the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on the basis of ties between peoples, as well as economic and security cooperation. DPRK Says to Use Nuclear Weapons Only if USA Attacks Manila, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has said that it has no intention of using nuclear weapons against any nation other than USA and only whether this latter attacks North Korea, as stated by Foreign Minister Ri Hong-Yo. Rescue Works Continue in Australia after U.S. Plane Crash Washington, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit is conducting on Saturday a search and rescue operation off Australian coasts following the crash in that area of an MV-22 aircraft. Nine Rhinos Killed by Rains in Indian Park New Delhi, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Recent monsoon rains killed nine rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park, located in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, sources from that reserve announced today. Heavy Rainstorms Hit Northern Vietnam Hanoi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government has mobilized today military and civilian forces to help the population in the northern mountainous provinces affected for several days by heavy rainfalls that have caused destructive flooding and landslides. South Korea to Assess THAAD's Environmental Impact Seoul, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will assess in the coming week the environmental impact of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, deployed in the south region of this nation last April, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Pakistani Prime Minister Appoints Cabinet Members Islamabad, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s New Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, today appointed his cabinet members, mostly officials of his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, though with new portfolios. Chinese Army Calls for Withdrawal of Indian Troops Crossing the Borde Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Journal of Popular Liberation Army (EPL) today called for the immediate withdrawal of Indian troops that crossed the border into Chinese territory. Indonesia Seeks to Curb Radicalism in Social Networks Jakarta, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) In order to eliminate the spread of terrorist content on social networks, Indonesian government held talks today with Facebook and Telegram representatives. China: India Intrusion in Border Undermines Peace Beijing, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today the illegal intrusion of Indian border troops in the national territory poses serious challenges for regional peace and stability. Indonesia Volcano Mount Sinabung Erupts in Sumatra Jakarta, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia´s Mount Sinabung erupted and spewed blistering gas farther than expected (over four km), the country´s National Disaster Management Agency reported. China Helps to Resolve Territorial Disputes with ASEAN Members Manila, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will seal in the coming days a propitiatory agreement on negotiations leading to the settlement of their territorial disputes, the Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. More Vehicles but Less Accidents Reported in New Delhi New Delhi, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Traffic accidents decreased by 26,4 percent since 2010 in New Delhi, although in that period the number of motor vehicles increased by 3,2 million, according to data released today by the Indian capital''s police. Phillipines to Fight Terrorists with US Surveillance Airplanes Manila, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Filipino Army received two surveillance Cessna C208B airplanes coming from the United States, to support the struggle against terrorism in the south of the Phillipines, said local newspaper The Manila Times Friday. Pakistani PM Resigns over Corruption Scandal Islamabad, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned today shortly after his disqualification by the Supreme Court over a corruption case involving members of his family from revelations in the Panama Papers. China, Russia Complete First Stage of Naval Maneuvers Beijing, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Russian flotillas commissioned to the Joint Sea 2017 have reportedly completed the first phase of the naval drills in the Baltic Sea. India Favors Defensing Relations with China Despite Differences New Delhi, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) India asserted today that it wanted to strengthen its relations with China and called to resolve their differences on the so-called Astana consensus, reached in 2014, during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Begins in Beijing Brics Youth Forum Beijing, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The Youth Forum of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) 2017 began today in this capital aimed at discussing the development of young people in the member territories of the bloc. Indian Army Begins Rescue Operations due to Rains New Delhi, July 25 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Air Force (IAF) today began mass rescue operations in regions affected by rains and floods in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, where at least 25,000 people were evacuated. Philippine President Vows to Continue His Drug War Manila, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said today that the war drug will go on, while urging lawmakers to endorse eye-for-an-eye death penalty. Heroin Seized on Vietnam-Laos Border Hanoi, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese police seized nearly ten kilograms of heroin on the border between the northern province of Son La and Laos, and arrested three drug traffickers. Three Policemen, One Child Killed in an Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, July 22 (Prensa Latina) A child and three Pakistani policemen were killed after their vehicle was shot by armed men in Karachi city, the epicenter of a military operation to fight organized crime and radical groups, today reported security sources. Philippine President Suspends Peace Talks With Guerrilla Manila, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended peace talks with the guerrilla group New People''s Army (NEP), following constant attacks by the rebels against the security forces. Philippine President Promises Never to Visit USA after Criticism Manila, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised today that he would never visit the United States despite an previous official invitation extended by his US counterpart Donald Trump. Asian Bank with Better Vision for Regional Eonomy Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has corrected today its prediction for the 2017 regional economy by a 5.9 percent growth, two tenths higher than the original estimate. United Nations Welcomes Inter-Korean Negotiation Proposal United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed today the proposal by South Korea of resuming the military dialogue with neighboring Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). South Korea Consolidates Itself as Largest Investor in Vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea heads the list of 120 countries and territories that bet more on Vietnam with a registered capital of 54.5 billion dollars, confirmed today in this capital the Foreign Investments Department. Separatist Gurkha Group to Intensify Protests in India New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Separatist sectors in the eastern state of Bengal are preparing today to intensify their protests aiming to create a federal state within India. Japan to Host Coast Guard Summit for the First Time Tokyo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Japan will host for the first time in September the Asia Pacific Coast Guard Summit, which will be attended by 40 countries, announced today Admiral Satoshi Nakajima, commander of that national military institution. Philippine President Calls for Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao Manila, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Parliament to extend the Martial Law in the southern island of Mindanao until December 31st to eliminate terrorism in that region, said today the Manila Times. Indonesia Rejects Return of National Citizens Who Joined IS in Syria Jakarta, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian Government rejected today the return of its nationals that joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, trying to stop the spreading of extremist ideologies in the country, amid the increase of violence. Poll: Philippinos Trust President Duterte Manila,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Majority of Filipinos expressed their approval for the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo and other top national officials, according to a Pulse Asia survey released today. China Welcomes Talks Proposal Between Pyongyang and Seoul Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China applauded today a proposal by the Republic of Korea to hold military talks and between Red Cross organizations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging both sides to reach a consensus. Tropical Storm Talas Bears Down on Central Vietnam Hanoi, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The disappearance of a dozen sailors and material damages, in principle classified as large amount, is the fatal trail left by Tropical Storm Talas as it battered along the central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh. Indian, Pakistani Troops Clash at Border New Delhi, July 17 (Prensa Latina) As usual in recent weeks, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire on the Control Line, the de facto border in the Kashmir disputed region. Fire in Eastern China Kills 22, Injures 3 Beijing,Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people were killed and three others wounded after a house caught fire in China''s eastern Jiangsu Province today, according to reports. 90% of Drinking Water in Karachi is Unfit For Human Consumption Islamabad, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Up to 90 percent of water supplied in Karachi, a city of 20 million,is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination, revealed a report on Saturday. Vietnam and Singapore unite against terrorism Singapore, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Singapore shared concerns about the dangers of terrorism and reaffirmed their willingness to work together in confronting extremist violence. Pakistan- Government and Opposition Fight Over Future Prime Minister New Delhi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Although he refuses to leave his post, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is against the ropes today due to a corruption scandal that involves him and that it is used by the opposition to demand that he be replaced at the helm of the country. Over 100 Reporters Killed or Injured in Mosul Baghdad, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Forty-seven Iraqi journalists were killed and 55 were injured while they covered the government''s offensive in Mosul, an Arab institution said, while local media continued reporting on the operations in Ninive today. Nearly 2 Million People Affected by Rains in North Eastern India New Delhi, July 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 85 people were killed and nearly 2 million are affected by monsoon rains in North Eastern India, today reported the authorities. Malaysia Warns ISIS Is Expanding in South East Asia Kuala Lumpur, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has warned on the expansion of the Islamic State (ISIS) in South East Asia, where the terrorist organization wants to set bases after losing territory in the Middle East. Indian Army Kills Three Militiamen in Kashmir New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Army today killed three insurgents during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, a territory marked by separatist violence. S.O.S. Asian Elephants By Alberto Salazar Gutierrez Philippines-Death Toll in Marawi Conflict Breaches 500 Mark Manila, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of the Philippines today reported that the number of fatalities in Marawi since the pro-ISIS Maute group attacked government troops on May 23 has breached the 500 mark,according to Army General Restituto Padilla. Report Puts Pakistani Prime Minister on the Ropes Islamabad, Jul 10 (prensa Latina) A team investigating Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two of his sons for a suspected corruption case today recommended the opening of a case on the issue, what triggered intense national debate. China, Asean Strengthen Trade and Economic Links Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southe Eastern Asia Nations (Asean) advanced in strengthening trade and economic relations due mainly to political confidence and the annual between both parts, it was highlighted here today. Opportunities and Challenges in Chinese Auto, Spare Parts Market Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The fast development of the auto and spare parts market in China shows the world that despite challenges, opportunities in that sector are greater with the manufacturing of electrtic, intelligent and conventional vehicles. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. Security Increased in Indian Kashmir due to Separatist Protests New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces are on high alert today in the state of Jammu and Kashmir preceding the first anniversary of the death of a radical group''s leader that sparked violence in the territory. Communist Party Wins Local Elections in Nepal Kathmandu, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Marxist Unified Leninist (CPN-UML) became the first local-level force in this country by winning 268 of the 617 disputed councils in the recent elections, according to data released today. Four Extremist Group Members Arrested in Bangladesh Dacca, July 7 (Prensa Latina) As part of its offensive against Jama''atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the national police today arrested four members of that extremist group, which in the past claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks in this South Asian country. Two Dead People and 500,000 Evacuated because of Strong Rains Tokyo, Japan, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) At least two people died and 11 are reported as disappeared in Japan, because of the strong rains affecting the southwest of the archipelago, said Japanese state television and radio chain Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Thursday. Japanese Navy Training Squadron to Arrive in Havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A Training Squadron of the Japanese Self-defense Navy is to arrive today in Havana on an official visit, informed daily Granma. Japan's Population Falls For Eighth Straight Year Tokyo,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s population, excluding foreign residents, fell last year at the fastest pace since the current survey started in 1968 as the number of births fell below 1 million, government data showed Wednesday. Plane With Five People On Board Crashes In Eastern Indonesia Jakarta,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) A small plane carrying five people went down in Papua province of eastern Indonesia today, and rescue operation has been undertaken, a national search and rescue spokeperson said. Merkel, Xi Agreed to Enhance Germany, China Relations Berlin, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After striking multibillion dollar agreements with Russia and raising the strategic relations with Moscow, China''s President Xi Jinping has agreed Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lift China-Germany ties to new and higher levels. Indian Opposition Questions Modi's Visit to Israel New Delhi, July 5 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Congress Party today questioned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s intentions of visiting Israel while recalling the historic relations between this South Asian country and the Palestinians. Japan, USA and South Korea Agree to Put More Pressure on DPRK Tokyo, July 4 (Prensa Latina) New strategies to destabilize the present situation in the Korean peninsula are currently cropping up, following the announcement of a Trilateral Summit between South Korea, Japan and the United States to put more pressure on North Korea. India Successfully Test Fires Short Range Surface to Air Missile New Delhi,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) India today successfully test-fired its locally developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast. Xi, Putin to Strike 10 Billion Dollar Worth of Deals Moscow, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow for the third time this year and will strike with his Russian peer Vladimir Putin 10 billion dollar worth of deals, highlights Russian Today. Chinese President Warns of US Missile Shield Threat Beijing, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the deployment of the advanced US anti-missile shield, THAAD, in South Korea seriously damages the strategic security interests of this country, Russia and other nations in the region. India will Invest 11 Billion Dollars in Iranian Gas Field New Delhi, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian consortium is ready to invest up to 11 billion dollars to develop a gigantic natural gas field in Iran and build the necessary infrastructure to export the fuel, announced today sources of the sector. Manila Drug Enforcement Claims Success in Duterte Drug War Manila,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) considers the government''s war against illegal drugs a ''success'' during President Rodrigo Duterte''s first year in office. Cow Protectors in the Middle of a Storm in India New Delhi, June 30 (Prensa Latina) The murders committed by radical sectors against people accused of sacrificing or eating cows returned to the forefront today in India, where the issue provokes a constant confrontation between government and opposition, as well as protests in different cities. China Urges India to Correct Border Area Mistake Beijing, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of National Defense has urged India to immediately correct its mistake and withdraw border troops that illegally entered the territory, the government said Thursday. Philippines to Collaborate with China against Terrorism Manila, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ana Maria Paz Banaag, Assistant Secretary (Minister) of Communications of the Philippines, said Thursday that her country is ready to collaborate and perform military exercises with China, to reduce the threat of armed groups linked with the Islamic State (ISIS) China, Ghana Sign Multimillion Development Project Accra, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ghana will receive investments from China that amounted 10 billion dollars to develop the bauxite industry in this West African country, reported the media here today. Malaysian Opposition to Embark on 1MDB Tour to Explain Scandal Kuala Lumpur, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Frustrated over the lack of action on 1MDB here, Pakatan Harapan will embark on a nationwide tour to explain issues related to the state investor. Plan to Decommission Ikata No.1 Reactor Approved in Japan Tokyo,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s nuclear regulators have approved a roughly 40-year plan to decommission an aging nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, in western Japan. China Invites the World to Participate in its Reform Process Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, welcomed today foreign companies inviting them to participate with their capital in the reform process going on in this country. Chinese President: CICA Meeting to Contribute to Regional Peace Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The non-governmental forum of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), inaugurated here today, will contribute to regional peace and stability, asserted Chinese President Xi Jinping. Indian State Plans to Build 3,000-megawatt Nuclear Plant New Delhi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of the national strategy to reduce dependence on oil and gas, the government of the northern Indian state of Bihar is planning today to install a 3,000-megawatt nuclear plant in the territory. Nepal Peacefully Holds Local Elections, despite Threats Kathmandu, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Despite threats of protests, Nepal is today holding peacefully the second phase of its local elections, the first of their kind in 20 years. India's Largest Container Port Affected by Cyber-Attack New Delhi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Operations at one of three terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in the western city of Mumbai were disrupted today after a global cyber-attack affecting India''s largest container jetty. Indian Communist Leader Criticizes Neoliberal Government Policy New Delhi, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Sitaram Yechury today criticized the Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s government, by considering that his aggressive neoliberal policy widens the economic inequalities of the population. Australian Foreign Minister to Visit Cuba Havana, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, will pay an official visit to Cuba from June 29, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Mongolia to Hold Second Round of Presidential Elections Ulan Bator, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia will go for the first time in its history to the second round of presidential elections after no candidate reached enough votes to govern, Montsame agency reported today. Two Alpinists Go Missing on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' Islamabad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Due to bad weather those who were attempting to climb world''s ninth highest mountain Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters above sea level) returned to base camp. Summer Davos Forum in China: For Inclusive Growth Por Damy ValesBeijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Annual Meeting of New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, opened today in the coastal city of Dalian, in northeastern China, with a call for inclusive growth focused on technological and political innovations. Tension on India-China Border Escalates New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Tension on the India-China border reportedly escalated today due to an alleged exchange of gunfire between troops of both countries and mutual accusations of violating the national territory. Indian Authorities Prevents Islamic State Attacks New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) member, Indian authorities prevented several terrorist attacks in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, today revealed security sources. Death Toll from Pakistan Fuel Truck Explosion Rises to 157 Islamabad, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the Sunday''s fuel truck explosion near Bahawalpur city, in the Pakistani province of Punjab, today rose to 157. Resumption of Fighting in Philippines After End of Ramadan Manila, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Combats in southern Philippines between the army and terrorist groups linked to the Islamic state (ISIS) resumed today after a brief ceasefire for the end of Ramadan. ''We have launched new offensives to recover the area taken by the terrorists in Marawi,'' pointed out Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla. Myanmar Penalizes Hundreds of Soldiers for the Use of Children Naypyidaw, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar Army has reportedly taken drastic measures today against more than 400 soldiers for the use and recruitment of children as soldiers. Philippine Army Respects Ceasefire during End of Ramadan Manila, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist groups that operate in the southern Philippine town of Marawi respected the eight-hour ceasefire declared by the Army today on the occasion of the end of Ramadan. At least a Hundred people Buried by Landslide in Southwest China Beijing, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 people were buried today by a landslide in southwest China''s Sichuan province, an event classified by experts as a first-class catastrophic geological disaster. Third Seminar China-Latin America to be Held in Cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The third Seminar China-Latin America will be held next week here, to tackle joint actions in the field of renewable energy and climate change, said a source related to the event. Australia to Back Philippines Fight Terrorism Camberra, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Defense Ministry announced today it will shortly deploy surveillance aircraft to support fighting against terrorist groups in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. Malaysian Police Deny Death of Filipino Terrorist Leader Maute Kuala Lumpur, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar denied today reports that the former academic who turned into a terrorist, Mahmoud Ahmad, was killed in Marawi, Philippines. At Least Five Killed by Explosion in Pakistan Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least five people were killed and a dozen was wounded today in an alleged attack near a police chief''s office in Quetta city, the capital of Pakistan''s southwestern Baluchistan province. 34 Dead People in Attack in Southern Afghanistan Kabul, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead people in the suicide attack perpetrated in front of a bank in the Afghan southern province of Helmand, reached 34, said the Public Health Department Thursday. Pakistan Calls for Dialogue with India, but Sees no Close Agreement New Delhi, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s High Commissioner in India (ambassador) Abdul Basit today defended the dialogue between the two countries to end their differences, but he considered it to be a remote possibility at present. Indian Army Killed Two Militiamen in Jammu and Kashmir New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces shot dead two militiamen during a clash in Jammu and Kashmir, the violence epicenter of several separatist armed groups. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Indian Presidential Election Seems to Be Decided New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate of the Indian National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Ram Nath Kovind, seems to be headed for an easy victory in the elections scheduled for next month. Indian Police Reinforce Security against Threat of Attacks New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian police are on alert today after receiving a warning about a possible terrorist attack in crowded public spaces such as temples, shopping malls, hotels, markets, and train or bus stations. Another Indian Killed in IS Ranks in Afghanistan New Delhi, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Shajeer Mangalasseri Abdulla, an Indian recruiter from the Islamic State (IS), was killed in an attack in Afghanistan while fighting for the terrorist organization, today confirmed the Times of India. Cuba Participates in 2017 World Expo in Kazahstan Astana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s participation in the Forum on Renewable Energy, in this city, where Cuba exposed its experience on sustainable growth, is a recognition to its work in the field of energy efficiency, stated today here Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. DPRK Condemns New Launching Systems for THAAD Pyongyang, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Monday the presence of new launching systems for long-reach missile THAAD, illegally introduced into national territory of South Korea. Indian Government Party Appoints its Presidential Candidate New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The government''s National Democratic Alliance today presented Bihar state governor Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for next month''s Indian presidential elections, a decision criticized by the opposition. Over 3,000 Indians Flee Homes due to Clashes on India-Pakistan Border New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,360 Indians living near the Control Line (LoC), the Kashmir border with Pakistan, left their homes because of the tension in the region today, one of the most militarized in the world. Iran Fisherman Shot and Killed by Saudi Coast Guard Teherán, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian authorities today were still trying to determine the facts surrounding the incident where a coast guard shot and killed a fisherman in the Persian Gulf. At Least 8 Killed in Taliban Attack in Afganistan Kabul,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 5 policemen and 3 talibans were killed in an attack of the terrorists to a police station in Patkia province. China, US to Dialogue on Diplomacy and Security Beijing, June 18 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States will hold their first dialogue on diplomacy and security in Washington next Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry informed. China Expects Positive Signs in the Korean Peninsula Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) China expects the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea to continue to show goodwill toward each other, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Controversial Anti Terror Bill Enacted in Japan Tokyo,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Diet has enacted a bill criminalizing the act of planning serious crimes such as terror attacks, according to NHK. Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers today, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in the southern city Marawi. At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In Blast At China Kindergarten Beijing Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China today killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, authorities said. S. Korea for Unconditional Talks with DPRK Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed Thursday unconditional talks with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) if Pyongyang stops what he called nuclear and missile provocations, Chinese media reports. Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to Jointly Patrol Sulu Sea Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will conduct joint naval patrol in the Sulu Sea from next week to put a curb on cross-border kidnapping-for-ransom activities by different terror groups such as Abu Sayyaf group, according to a military source. Marawi Siege: US Special Forces Aiding Philippine Army Manila,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed that it sought the assistance of the United States as Filipino troops continue to battle Islamist militants in Marawi City. ''We asked for their assistance because we do not have the kind of technical capability we sought. If we had it, we would not have done so,'' Brig.Gen. Restituto Padilla, spokesman of the AFP, said in a text message. DPRK Reasserts Position for Reunification with S.Korea Pyongyang, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reaaserted Wednesday its position to establish talks without foreign interference, to reach the reconciliation, reunification and pacific coexistence with South Korea. At Least 130 Killed in Bangladesh by Landslides Dhaka, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 130 people were killed, including soldiers and children, by landslides caused by heavy rains in three districts of eastern Bangladesh, according to the latest reports released here today. Terrorists Kill Civilians Fleeing Philippine City of Marawi Manila, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Members of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) that are occupying parts of the Philippine city of Marawi are killing civilians that try to escape, while they use others as cooks, authorities reported today. Landslides Triggered by Constant Rain Kill at Least 101 in Bangladesh Dacca,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 101 people have been killed and 10 are missing in landslides and flooding after heavy monsoon rains in southeast Bangladesh, UBN said. China and Panama Establish Diplomatic Ties Beijing, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) China and Panama have formalized here today the establishment of diplomatic relations and the beginning of joint work for the first bilateral agreements. 16 Insurgents Killed in a Week in Indian Kashmir New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces killed 16 insurgents last week in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several Muslim separatist groups are active, today reported military sources. IS Leader Orders Attacks against The Philippines, Says President Manila, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asserted today that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi ordered to carry out terrorist actions in the south of the country. Security Forces Pre-emptive Measures Has Kept Malaysia Peaceful: PM Kuala Lumpur, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia remains peaceful thanks to the pre-emptive actions taken by the country''s security forces, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Indian, Pakistani Troops Clash at Border New Delhi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) For the third consecutive day, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged gunfire today on the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. India Plans to Build Six New Submarines for its Navy New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is ready to launch a new program valued at 9,300 million dollars in order to build six new submarines in the country in association with foreign firms, today reported the press. Chinese President Calls for Solidarity, Cooperation with SCO Members Beijing, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is concluding an official visit to Kazakhstan, called on the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to strengthen solidarity and cooperation as China is assuming the presidency of the bloc. North Korea Kim Jong Un Tests New Land-Sea Missile Pyongyang, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), led the test launch of the land-sea cruise missile developed by the National Defense Academy of Sciences. SCO Summit Approves Counter-Terrorism Declaration and Convention Astana, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit adopted today the Astana Declaration, which is annexed to the antiterrorism convention and accepted Pakistan and India in its ranks. Indonesia: Marapi Volcano in West Sumatra Erupts Jakarta, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Marapi volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia erupted on June 4, spewing clouds of volcanic ash over the region of Tanah Datar in Sumatran province. Myanmar Finds Bodies of Crashed Military Plane YangonJun 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams have spotted at sea a total of 29 human bodies from the military plane that when missing with 120 people on board,according to a statement released by Myanmar''s Defense Services Office Thursday afternoon. BRICS Media Leaders Meet in China for Practical Cooperation Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of 27 communication agencies from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have opened today the Media Forum of the bloc with a call to increase practical cooperation. Myanmar Finds Bodies of Crashed Military Plane Yangon, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams have spotted at sea a total of 29 human bodies from the military plane that when missing with 120 people on board,according to a statement released by Myanmar''s Defense Services Office Thursday afternoon. Number of Dead People in Combats in the Phillipines Increases Manila, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead people in the southern town of Marawi, Phillipines, because of the clashes between security forces and local terrorist group Maute, increased up to 193 Wednesday. Japan to Dismantle Nuclear Reactor of Monju Tokyo, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Issei Nishikawa, Governor of the Japanese prefecture of Fukui, approved the dismantling of the fast nuclear reactor of Monju a year after the Nuclear Regulation Authority recommended to close it because of security problems. Afghan Parliament Tries to Mediate Between Gov't and Demonstrators Kabul, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Afghanistan intensified its efforts Wednesday to mediate between the government and the demonstrators who are still demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Gani and other high governmental officials, after the recent terrorist attacks. Clerics Denounce Desecration of Marawi Cathedral in Philippines Manila,Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Gov. of Mindanao Mujiv Hataman, chairman of the regional peace and order council, said vandalism of non-Islamic worship sites is a serious offense in Islam. S.K. to Assess Environmental Impact of THAAD Deployment Seoul, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea began preparations today to assess the environmental impact of the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system, days after the confidential entry into the country of four new launch path was announced. Dead People by Recent Rains in Sri Lanka Increases Colombo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) New data offered by the Disaster Center of Sri Lanka said that 212 people died, and 79 are still missing, after therecent floods caused by intense rains associated to the monsoon. Bangladesh Makes Donation to Sri Lanka after Heavy Rains Dacca, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bangladeshi Government donated $500,000 USD today to support the victims of the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka that resulted in 100 deaths. Japan and China Will Boost Trade, Says Singaporean Ex-Prime Minister Tokyo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Singaporean Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said today that China and Japan should boost trade and economic integration in the Asian continent, with equal conditions and not as rivals. Floods Kill Three and Many are Missing in Indonesia Jakarta, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Recent floods in central Indonesia have killed at least three people and an equal number of missing, the Disaster Prevention Agency reported Monday. 38 Indonesians Allegedly Involved in Philippines Terror Network Jakarta,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) As many as 38 Indonesians were allegedly involved in a terror network in Marawi City in Mindanao, the Philippines, Indonesian Police spokesperson, has said. Cambodian People's Party Wins Elections Phnom Penh, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unofficial preliminary results indicate today that the Cambodian People''s Party(CPP) won about 70 percent of the local districts involved in the dispute, and the popular vote. Joint Efforts to Fight Terrorism Called for in Asia-Pacific Meeting Singapore, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and specialists from more than 40 countries called here for joint efforts, given the growing threat of terrorism at the end of a meeting on security in Asia Pacific, which is also the target of this scourge. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts Visit to Japan Hanoi, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will start a visit to Japan on Sunday, in which he will foster bilateral relations characterized by its amplitude in several sectors. PH, Malaysia, Indonesia to Start Joint Patrols Off Mindanao Singapur, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in waters off the Mindanao region this month to counter threats from Islamic State group militants, Malaysia''s defense minister said today. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Philippines Casino Attack Manila, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a moustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire that caused clouds of smoke that left at least 36 people dead Friday morning in a sprawling entertainment complex in Manila. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. June 2 Deadline to Free Marawi of Terrorists Can't Be Met,Says Army Manila, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) ''Today was supposed to be the date when the government should have declared victory over the terrorists in conflict-stricken Marawi City. PM: Excellent Malaysia-China Relations Doesn't Compromise Sovereignty Kuala Lumpur,Jun 2(Prensa Latina) The real and transformative results of the excellent relations that Malaysia and China have built do not compromise the country''s sovereignty one bit, Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. China Stresses its Determination to Implement Paris Agreement Beijing, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has emphasized that it will continue implementing the Paris Agreement and will participate positively in the multilateral process of global climate governance, the official press reports today. Japanese Lower House Panel Gives Nod to Abdication Bill Tokyo,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Lower House Steering Committee today approved a one-time bill to permit the abdication of Emperor Akihito due to advanced age. Philippines Confirms Foreigners Death in Armed Clashes Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities confirmed today that eight foreign fighters are among the Islamist militants killed by security forces in the southern city of Marawi, south of the country. China Concerned About Entry of THAAD Launchers in South Korea Beijing, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) China expressed its concern today over the arrival in the Republic of Korea of ​​four additional mobile launchers of the advanced US missile defense system (THAAD). North Korea Accuses US of Fanning Tensions Pyongyang, May 31 (Prensa Latina) North Korea''s Government has reportedly accused US media and military leaders of urging the Donald Trump administration of fanning the fire of tensions over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). THAAD Launchers Brought in S. Korea without Notifying New President Seoul, May 30 (Prensa Latina) President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, has ordered the investigation of the secret entry and deployment in the country of four new launchers of the THAAD anti-missile defense system, Yonhap news agency reported. Cuba Celebrates Chinese Culture Festival Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) With a varied program of activities, Havana is celebrating from today to June 4th the Festival of Chinese Culture, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the arrival of inhabitants of that country to Cuba. DPRK Denounces Joint Drill Plans of USA, South Korea Pyongyang, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced today the United States and South Korea for trying to develop a joint military drill in June. Australia Increases Afghanistan Troop Numbers Canberra, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Australia will increase its troop commitment to Afghanistan by 30 to a total of 300. Sri Lanka Rains Death Toll Rises to 164 Colombo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 164 due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains associated with the arrival of the monsoon. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts U.S. Visit Today Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will begin an official visit to the United States today at the invitation of President Donald Trump, during which the two countries will strengthen relations, according to government sources. Chinese Government Increases Financing to Reduce Poverty Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government allocated more than 140 billion yuans (about 20.4 billion dollars) this year to continue its poverty-relief actions, the Ministry of Finance said on Sunday. World Youth Festival to Honor Fidel Castro Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, to be held in the Russian city of Sochi in October, will be dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, local media reported on Sunday. China Rejects G7 Interference in Its Maritime Affairs Beijing, May 28 (Prensa Latina) China strongly rejected the statement issued at the end of the G7 summit, which interferes in the disputes in the East and South China seas under the disguise of international law, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. Yellow Alert in China due to Heat Wave Beijing, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued a yellow alert on Sunday due to the high temperatures reported in some central and northern provinces where the thermometers marked up to 39 degrees Celsius. Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) ''We will overcome, we will win,'' Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers today in Iligan City, referring to the war against local terror groups in the country. China Condemns US Warship Incursion on South Sea Beijing, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today expressed a strong protest against a US warship that passed near the Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. Thai Military Junta May Delay Elections After Hospital Terror Attack Bangkok, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Thai military junta is considering delaying the elections scheduled for 2018, following the hospital terror attack with a crude bomb on Monday that left 25 injured in the Thai capital. Philippines Launches Surgical Air Strikes to Flush Out Maute Group Manila,May 25 (Prensa Latina) The military has launched surgical air strikes in three barangays in Marawi City to flush out a group of members of the terrorist Maute group as operations reached the third day, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. US Destroyer Sails in Chinese Waters Despite China Objections Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The US destroyer USS Dewey sailed on the eve less than 20 kilometers from the artificial islands built by Beijing in the waters of the South China Sea, which event was rejected today by the Asian country. China Determined to Save Nationals Abducted in Pakistan Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will reinforce actions to rescue two nationals abducted yesterday in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Foreign Ministry said. South Korean Government to Issue Proposal to Reshuffle Cabinet Seoul, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The advisory team of President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will present next month a proposal to reshuffle the cabinet, said today the news agency Yonhap. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Prime Minister of Vietnam to Visit USA Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in this capital on May 31, White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced. RPDK Evaluates Technical Tests of New Missile Pyongyang, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported today that the target chased with the testing shot of the new medium and long range strategic missile Pukguksong-2, was to verify the technical aspects of the system. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. Day of Reflection Prior to Presidential Elections in Iran Tehran, May 18 (Prensa Latina) With a call from their supreme leader to conceive the voting as an act to reinforce unity, peace and security, Iranians are reflecting today about their main problems and aspirations, on the eve of presidential elections. Philippine Troops kill Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf Terrorists Manila, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf terrorists have been killed in offensive operations by Philippine troops in the southern region of the nation since January 2017, according to official releases. Islamic State Attacks Afghanistan TV station, Multiple Casualties Kabul, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State today claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan''s that killed 10 persons and injured 24. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. 37 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Henderson Island in Pacific Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A remote and uninhabited South Pacific island has become a plastic wasteland with one of the world''s highest collection of debris, Australian researchers have found according to PNAS magazine. China Donates 34 Million Dollars in Humanitarian Aid to Syria Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) China has donated 30 million dollars to Syria for humanitarian projects and food worth four million dollars, it was officially announced today in Damascus. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. DPRK Fires New Ballistic Missile Successfully Pyongyang, May 15 (Prensa Latina) North Korea successfully launched a new HATSONG-12 mid-to-long range ballistic missile, according to the Foreign Ministry. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Asian Countries Suffering from WannaCry Virus Cyber Attack Hanoi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Asian governments and businesses continued Monday to be disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack that erupted Friday, according to media reports from China, Japan, South Korea, Viet Nam and India. Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s Cyberspace Administration on Monday urged people to install and update their computer security programs to prevent being damaged by the world cyber-attack with the virus WannaCry. China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation Beijing, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Cuban and Chinese Children and Youth Celebrate Living in Peace Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Children and youths from Cuba and China gathered at the island''s embassy in Beijing on Saturday to celebrate their day and the anniversaries of the organizations to which they belong. South Korea to Send Team to China to Talk on US Shield Seoul, May 11 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President-elect, Moon Jae-in, will send a team of experts to China to talk on the US antimissile shield THAAD, whose deployment here he promised to analyze, in case he won the presidential elections. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Vietnam's President Leaves for China Visit Hanoi, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President Tran Dai Quang traveled to China today, where he will pay an official visit and attend the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation until next Monday. Pakistan and Iran to Discuss Movement of Terrorists Across Border Islamabad, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan announced that a joint border commission with Iran will be made up to halt the ''terrorist movement'', following the statements of Iranian army´s chief saying that alleged hideouts in the country would be bombed. Thailand Rules out IS Participation in Attack against Pattani Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Thai authorities highlighted today participation by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the double bomb attack outside a shopping mall in the city of Pattani. Shinzo Abe Congratulates New South Korean President Tokyo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Moon Jae-in Wednesday, because of his electoral victory in the presidential elections of South Korea. Another Seven Terrorists Lay Arms in Philippines Manila, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Seven Islamic-linked terrorists surrendered to government forces in the south of the Philippines this week, totaling 47 the extremists who laid down their weapons once the military offensive was strengthened, army sources said. Pakistani Army Arrests Terrorists Linked to Attacks Islamabad, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities detained three suspected terrorists linked to several attacks in the city of Jacobabad, in central Sindh province, the army informed today. Cuba Attends Celebrations for Kazakh Day of Victory Astana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Kazakhstan took part in the activities in this capital for the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Fascism, presided by the Head of State, Nurzultán Nazarbáyev. Center-Left Politician Wins Presidential Elections in South Korea Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Moon Jae-in, a veteran advocate of human rights and, according to his electoral promises, of a rapprochement with North Korea has won the Presidential elections in South Korea by a landslide over conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo. Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest Climbs After 85 Year Old Dies Katmandú, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nepal Mountaineering Association plans to push the government to limit the age of climbers to at least 76. Afghan Cleric, Six Students Die in Bomb Attack Kabul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A top cleric and six children studying at his seminary were killed in a bomb attack in northern Afghanistan today, a security source confirmed. Moon Jae-in is Now Leading in South Korean Presidential Election Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Moon Jae-in, of the Liberal Democratic Party, is now leading vote counting in the South Korea''s presidential election and is ahead of the nearest rival with 18 points, polls showed. Double Bombing Hits Southern Thailand, 40 Injured Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina)At least 40 people were injured today, one is in serious condition, when a double bombing hit a town in Thailand''s insurgency-plagued south, police said, the latest suspected rebel attack to undermine stalled peace efforts. Iranian Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Rises to 42 Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The extraction of another seven bodies of workers trapped inside a coal mine in northeastern Iran has risen today to 42 the explosion death toll, which also injured 73 people. Indonesia to Investigate Officials, Guards Over Massive Prison Break Jakarta, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia Minister of Legal and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly today ordered a probe of officials overseeing a Sumatra''s Riau province prison where inmates massively broke out due to alleged illicit practices, including extortions. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. DPRK Investigations Continue After US Citizen Detention Pyongyang, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are continuing investigations into a US citizen arrested on suspicion of committing hostile acts against the country. Philippines, USA Hold Military Drills Manila, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Philippine and US forces began joint exercises today in several areas of this Southeast Asian archipelago, focusing on humanitarian aid and fighting natural disasters, official sources informed. Attack on Kashmir Leaves Four Fatalities New Delhi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Four people were killed, including two civilians, a police officer and a military during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported today the police. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. Around 200 Inmates Escape From Packed Indonesia Prison Jakarta,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Around 200 inmates escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison in Indonesia''s Riau Island, police confirmed. ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue on Bilateral Links and other Issues Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States reportedly agreed to boost collaboration in addressing global challenges such as terrorism and cyber attacks. Syrian Media Highlights Negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlighted today the bilateral meetings hold by the national delegation during the Fourth meeting on the Crisis in this country, held in Astana, Kazakhstan capital. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. New Presidency in South Korea Suggests Liberal Trend Seoul, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea seems to be ready for its first liberal president in almost ten years, with Moon Jae-in from the Democrat Party (DP) leading the opinion polls, as elections approach on May 9th. US Test-fires ICBM Traveling 4,200 Miles to South Pacific Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States Air Force test-launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California to the Pacific Ocean, the military said in a statement. Vietnamese Bank Plans to Open Representation Office in New York Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Vietcombank) plans to open a representative office in the US city of New York and subsidiaries in Australia and Laos, indicated the media here today. Cuba and China Agree to Deepen Cooperation in Many Fields Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez, and Wang Zhengwei, Vice-President of the Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), have called on today to deepen cooperation in several fields. UN Reports Progress on Protection of Filipino Children United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines reports significant progress in protecting children, said a recent report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the impact of armed conflict on children. USA Finishes Installation of Controversial Missile Shield in S.Korea Seoul, May 2 (Prensa Latina) United States troops in the Republic of South Korea finished today the installation of the anti-missile shield Thaad despite the strong protests and polemic unleashed over the cost of setting it up. China Urges to Halt anti-Missile System in South Korea Beijing, May 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged today the immediate suspension of the deployment of the US anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea and insisted on peaceful negotiation as the only practical way to achieve nuclear disarmament in that area. Iran Reserves the Right to Respond to Attack From Pakistan Tehran, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran warned Wednesday that it reserves the right to respond to the attack from Pakistan in which nine border guards died, while President Hassan Rouhani demanded Islamabad more diligence in the fight against terrorism. Japan, US Conduct Military Maneuvers in Pacific Ocean Tokyo, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Defense Minister Tomomi Inada confirmed Tuesday that her country has made further military maneuvers with the United States in the Pacific Ocean, under the argument of demonstrating its commitment to stability in the region. ASEAN: Reasons to Celebrate, but Never Forgetting Challenges Manila, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) In today''s and tomorrow meetings, the ASEAN enters in a phase of more activity as it reaches 50th anniversary of its foundation, reason to celebrate but never forgetting challenges. FMs Reaffirm ASEAN's Role to Promote Peace, Stability Manila, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have stressed today the need that the bloc promotes an active role in guaranteeing peace and stability. Japanese Prime Minister Travels to Russia Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Russia Thursday, to talk to President Vladimir Putin on economic, territorial and regional affairs of bilateral interest, in a tour that will also take him to the United Kingdom. Iran: Nine Border Guards Killed After Clashes With Balochi Terrorist Teherán,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nine Iranian border guards were killed near Mirjaveh district after clashes with the armed Balochi insurgent group Army of Justice, the prosecutor general of Zahedan province Alí Movahedi Rad announced today. Children Pay The Price in Afghan Conflict: UN Kabul,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan''s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said today in Kabul. UNICEF Urges to Ban Corporal Punishment in Malaysia Schools Kuala Lumpur, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Funds (Unicef) urged Malaysia today to ban corporal punishment in schools and avoid in that way events such as the death of a students after a beating. China Refutes Deployment of THAAD anti-Missile Defense System Beijing, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry reaffirmed today its opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea and pledged to continue its actual combat training to safeguard national security. US, S.Korea Train For Attack on North Korea Missile Base Seoul,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) United States and South Korean forces have held a drill to prepare for a possible attack on a North Korean missile base. China Voices Grave Concern over US Deploying THAAD in S. Korea Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China has voiced Wednesday grave concern to Washington and Seoul after parts of the US-Made THAAD anti-missile defense system were moved into South Korea for deployment. Masahiro Imamura: Japanese Minister Quits Over Fukushima Comments Tokyo,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina)Japan''s reconstruction minister has resigned after making a remark that was seen as offensive to those affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. ASEAN Summit under Heavy Security in Manila, Phillipines Manila, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines Government has deployed more than 40,000 soldiers, policemen and security agents in Manila as the city readies to host Saturday a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Protesters Clash With Police as US Moves Missile System into S.Korea Seoul,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Clashes have erupted between South Korean police and locals as the US military has moved elements of its controversial anti-missile complex, THAAD, to a deployment site in Seongju. Vietnam Asks Facebook Cooperation to Avoid False Information Hanoi, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Vietnam and Facebook spoke here on cooperation to avoid false information on that platform, an international concern associated with social networks. US, South Korea, Japan to Push DPRK at Any Cost Tokyo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United States, South Korea and Japan will put pressure on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a country that insists on defending itself, South Korean special representative Kim Hong-kyun confirmed here today. PDRK Accuses US of Generating International Pressure Pyongyang, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK) has accused Tuesday the government of the United States of stepping up the international pressure against this Asian nation. Overseas Voters Begin to Cast Ballots For South Korea Election Seoul, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) South Korean overseas voters began casting their ballots for the May 9 presidential election today as leading candidates wooed them with promises of improved safety and government services. 10 Civilians Killed on Pakistan Blast Islamabad, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people, including six children, were killed today by a roadside bomb blast while travelling in a van at Kurram tribal agency in western Pakistan. South Africa, China Take Further Step to Cement Ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China has inaugurated Monday the High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM), aimed at cementing trust, friendship and strategic partnership. South Korea Increases Military Options Seoul, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Korea has announced today the development of a new radar to detect artillery, amid fears about the future of the Korean Peninsula. Afghan Army Chief and Defense Minister Resign Kabul, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Afghan army chief and Defense Minister resigned today following a deadly assault on one of the military headquarters that killed around 150 soldiers. China and the U.S. Advocate for Greater Bilateral Coordination Beijing, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping and his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, agreed today over the telephone to increase coordination in global issues. Training of Chinese Forces on the Border with DPRK Is Normal Beijing, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese forces maintain their standard operating readiness and conduct normal training along the border with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the national Defense ministry said today. Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack Pyongyang, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned Washington that it is ready to repel any ''super-mighty preemptive strike'' by the United States, according to Rodong Sinmun newspaper. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' China and Russia for Raising Mutual Political Trust Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Li Zhanshu, high level official of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) prepares a visit to Russia from April 25 to 27, focused on raising political trust between both nations. Support for Anti-drug Campaign Drops in Philippines Manila, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The anti-drug campaign launched by President Rodrigo Duterte received less support from Philippines public in a recent survey. Democratic Korea Demands USA, S Korea Quit Military Adventures Pyongyang, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea is carrying out a ''joint fire training 2017'' at the Phochon camp in Kyonggi province, denounced today the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The first Forum of the Belt and Route to be held here next month, will have the presence of heads of State or Government of 28 countries, announced the Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. U.S. Marines Arrive in Australia as Part of Rotation Training Program Washington,Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,250 U. S. Marines today arrived in Darwin as part of a rotation of forces to be stationed in northern Australia. India Prioritizes Armed Forces' Modernization New Delhi, April 18 (PL) Armed Forces'' modernization is today the top most priority for the Narendra Modi government, said Defense Minister Arun Jaitley. Indian Soldier Killed by Pakistani Troops' Gunfire New Delhi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) An Indian soldier was shot dead by Pakistani soldiers deployed on the LoC, the de facto border in disputed Kashmir region, today reported the police. Philippines- Death Toll From Cebu Floods Rises to Ten Manila, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the flash floods in the province of Cebu in Philippines has risen to ten and many are injured today. Russia Expects US to Avoid Unilateral Actions against Pyongyang Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect more wisdom from the United States to avoid unilateral actions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today. Broad International Participation in Vietnam Trade Fair Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 companies from 23 countries and territories will participate here in Vietnam''s Trade Fair from next Wednesday to expand or start business links with the host nation and others. Sri Lankan Prime Minister to Visit Vietnam to Strengthen Ties Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start an official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, it was reported here. USA-China: Is a New Course Possible? By Martha Andrés Román * Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. Post-Quake Stress Causes 71 Deaths in Kumamoto,Japan Tokyo,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)It was learned that stress caused by a number of aftershocks and prolonged evacuation took the lives of more than 70 survivors, due to a series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in April last year. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Lawmaker Criticizes Pakistan's Inclusion in Saudi alliance Islamabad, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani lawmaker Shireen Mazari today criticized the Nawaz Sharif government''s decision to join a Saudi-led Muslim military alliance, which is used as a pretext to fight terrorism. Investment Ready for Initial Stage of Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh Freeway Hanoi, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government will contribute about 2.4 billion dollars for the initial stage of the freeway that will link this capital with Ho Chi Minh city, projected for 2022, it was announced here today. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. Survey Finds Bullying Against Fukushima Children Evacuees in Schools Tokyo, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An education ministry survey released today found that nearly 200 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture following the 2011 nuclear disaster were bullied, with some being abused verbally with derogatory terms linked to the calamity. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. North Korea Condemns US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Deployment Pyongyang, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier task group to the Korean Peninsula, by saying it was an aggressive plot against North Korea. Security Strengthened in Indian Kashmir after Wave of Violence New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Today in the morning the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir was under strict security measures after violence unleashed by separatist sectors that left eight dead and dozens injured. Russia Considers Negative Sending US Aircraft Carriers to Korea Moscow, April 9 (Prensa Latina) Sending a strike group led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula would increase tensions in that region and a sharp reaction from Pyongyang, the Russian Senate warned today. India Extends $4.5 Billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh New Delhi,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)India and Bangladesh signed a slew of agreements today, including a $4.5 billion concessionary line of credit from India for development projects in Bangladesh, as the South Asian neighbors try to deepen their ties. Chinese President Expresses Willingness to Work with Trump Beijing, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping assured his willingness to work with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in order to boost relations between the two countries from a new starting point, broadcast the government media here. China Urges to Avoid Worsening Situation in Syria Beijing, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged today to prevent a worsening situation in Syria following the attack last night by the United States against a Bashar al-Assad government base. China Calls for Moderation After New Launch of DPRK Missile Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Ministry reiterated its call for moderation after the launching of a new missile of the People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), which keeps the countries of the region on tenterhook. China Strengthens Links with Central and East European Nations Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, will visit Estonia, Slovenia and Albania, and is to participate in the meetings to be held in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 thru 19, informed today the Foreign Ministry. Cuban Delegation Meets Several Sectors of Philippine Society Hanoi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Several sectors of the Philippine society are now interested in receiving first-hand information about Cuba, sources from the delegation attending the 8th Asia-Pacific Solidarity Meeting with the Caribbean country, said. Six Killed in Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Islamabad, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Six people were killed, including four soldiers, and 15 others were injured today in a suicide attack in Lahore city, capital of Pakistan''s northeastern Punjab province. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. UN Rapportour Demands Australia to Improve Indigenous Treatment United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged the Australian government to respect the self-determination of indigenous people and to combat racism against them. Chinese President in Finland to Strengthen Ties Beijing, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping began today an official visit to Finland, where he's scheduled to sign several cooperation agreements and strengthen bilateral ties. A Policeman Killed, 11 Injured in Indian Kashmir Attack New Delhi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian policeman was killed and 11 others were injured in a grenade attack launched by Islamist insurgents in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, security sources reported today . France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. DPRK Warns Against US South Korea Military Exercises Pyongyang, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The General Staff of the DPRK warned today that the U.S.-South Korean military operation will be destroyed at any cost. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. China Boosts Economic Globalization, Investment in BOAO Forum Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli underlined today the importance of economic globalization and foreign investment during his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (FBA) in the southern island province of Hainan. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . China Pleads for Israel and Palestine to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence Beijing, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asked to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting this city today, to stick to the right direction in talks with Palestine to achieve peaceful coexistence. Pakistan: First Woman Assumes Charge of Foreign Secretary Islamabad, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, Pakistan has today a woman as a Foreign Secretary after the appointment of Tehmina Janjua, who was recently a representative of the country at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Pakistan Announces Immediate Reopening of Afghanistan Border Islamabad, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan, after more than a month closed as a result of several terrorist attacks in that country that Islamabad considered planned in the neighbor state. Philippines, Myanmar to Boost Ties during President Duterte's Visit Naypyidaw, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will kick off an official visit to Myanmar on Sunday to strengthen bilateral relations, an issue that he will discuss with his counterpart, Htin Kyaw, and other officials. China, Vietnam Agree to Develop Military Ties Beijing, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s National Defense Minister, Chang Wanquan, and Vietnam''s People''s Army commander, Pham Hoai Nam, have agreed to develop relationships between their armies, official sources reported here. Pakistan Begins its First Census in 19 Years Islamabad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani government began today its sixth national census, the first in 19 years, with the aim of updating the population database and its main features. USA Begins Surprise Attack Maneuver Against DPRK Pyongyang, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States and South Korea are making dangerous movements amidst the active stage of their nuclear drills against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reported the government. Japan Warns against Protectionism Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed his concern today over protectionism and stated that the world economy should be kept open. National Security on Agenda for Aussie Attorney-General on U.S. Visit Canberra,March 13 (Prensa Latina) Australia''s Attorney-General George Brandis will discuss key aspects of national security cooperation when he meets with counterparts in the United States this week. Vietnam and Cuba Boost Health Cooperation Hanoi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Health Minister, Marcia Cobas, has began today a visit to Vietnam, focused on promoting cooperation in this field. China to Start Manufacturing Streetcars Fueled by Hydrogen Beijing, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) China will start production of tramways fueled by hydrogen after signing an agreement with train manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang, announced the company. China Criticizes Human Rights Situation in United States Beijing, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) China released today a report on the human rights situation in the United States in response to reports from the United States. China Describes as Wrong THAAD Deployment in South Korea Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, stated today that the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is obviously a ''wrong choice.'' Indian Summit a Success, Asserts South Africa's President Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders'' Summit in Indonesia, celebrating the organization''s 20th anniversary, has been a success, South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma asserted. China: More Support for Defense in 2017 Beijing, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Although figures have not been disclosed, China announced an increase this year in its support for the Armed Forces by reinforcing air and maritime defense. Army Kills Terrorists in Southern Philippines Manila, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) At least four members of Abu Sayyaf were killed on Sunday in a clash with the Army in southern Philippines, amid an offensive by authorities to eliminate that jihadist group. Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. India's Sugar Production Falls in Current Campaign New Delhi, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) India produced 16,2 million tons of sugar in the last five months, a fall of 19 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year, today announced an industry source. Four Extremists, Two Soldiers Killed in Pakistan Islamabad, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Four extremists and two Pakistani army officers were killed during a clash in Bannu region, today reported the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). USA Assesses its Military Power against North Korea Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The US Government is considering the options to use its military power or a change of regime in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a report circulated by several local media outlets. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. Vietnamese President, Japanese Emperor Satisfy By Hanoi-Tokyo Ties Hanoi, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang asserted today that the current visit of emperor Akihito here will contribute to strengthen trust and comprehension between Vietnam and Japan peoples. Regional Summit in Pakistan Focused on Integration Islamabad, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries participating in the 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is taking place in this capital, agreed today on the need to promote regional integration. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam Hanoi, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko started an official visit to Vietnam today, considered a new impetus to bilateral relations. Cuban Vice President Meets in Havana Chairman of Pakistan Senate Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) First Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, met with the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Mian Raza Rabbani, who is today on his second day of official activities invited by the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP). Study Warns about IS Growth in Pakistan Pakistan to Host Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization Islamabad, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan announced that on March 1st the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), a ten-country member forum seeking to boost trade and development, will be held in this capital city. Brics Representatives Urge to Expand Cooperation and Trade Beijing, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Government representatives who prepare the ninth Brics Summit (sherpas) , agreed that the five member countries of the bloc convened to expand cooperation in security, economy and trade between persons, indicates today a communique released by Chinese Foreign Ministry. Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Announces Gradual Border Reopening Islamabad, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, today announced the gradual reopening of border crossings closed by Islamabad after several terrorist attacks, but he said the situation will be normalized next week. China Publication Invites to Broadcast Cuba Image Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hu Baomin, president of ''China Today'', received today the Cuban ambassador to the country, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, whom he invited to use that space to broadcast the image of the Caribbean island. Almost 550 Arrests in Pakistan for Alleged Links to Terrorism Islamabad, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani security forces have arrested 546 people in recent days for alleged links to terrorism as part of a national campaign against the scourge in response to a wave of attacks, today reported an Army source. Agreement on Construction of Infrastructures Signed by Cuba and Japan Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan signed today a memorandum of understanding to build high quality infrastructures in construction, transportation and tourism, while strengthening bilateral ties. More Than Half of Vietnamese Population Has Internet Access Hanoi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) With 50 million Internet users, Vietnam currently ranks 16th among Asian countries in this indicator, according to a symposium on the issue reported today by media. At Least Eight Killed, 35 Injured in New Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) At least eight people were killed and 35 others were injured today in a new attack on a market in the Pakistani city of Lahore in Punjab province. Pakistani Government in Trouble to Reactivate Military Courts Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite Pakistani government''s attempts, the reactivation of military courts to try civilian terrorism suspects is stalled in parliament today by the rejection of the opposition People''s Party (PPP). Indian Doctor Kidnapped by Islamic State in Libya Released New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) An Indian doctor kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya was released and will soon return to the country, announced today Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. Many People Affected by Oil Spill in India New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The recent oil spill on the coast off the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu caused health problems to residents and workers who helped clean up the area, warned today an NGO. India Can Build Space Station, Says Expert New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) India has today the capability to build a space station, although its development depends on the immediate benefits due to cost, said a source in the sector. Air Pollution Kills Two Indians Every Minute New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Two Indians are killed every minute on average by air pollution, which causes more than a million deaths annually in this South Asian country, warns a new research released today in this capital. India to Reactivate 43 Airports to Improve Regional Connectivity New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government will reactivate 43 airports this year to improve regional connectivity, Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey announced here. Pakistan on the Brink of War after Terrorist Attacks New Delhi, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Armed Forces carried out a vast antiterrorist offensive throughout the country on Saturday, when more than 100 fundamentalists and a dozen soldiers have been killed over the past few hours. China and India to Strategic Dialogue Next Week Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) China and India will jhold a new round of strategic talks here next week and blueprint the development of their relations among other topics of common interest, informed today Geng Shuang, speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Over 4,000 Nepalese Schools without Rebuilding after Earthquake Kathmandu, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 4,000 of nearly 8,000 schools destroyed by the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 remain closed today, a situation that threatens children''s education in this country. Indian State Governor Seeks to End Institutional Crisis New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Vidyasagar Rao, today asked lawmaker Edappadi K. Palaniswami to lead the territory government and put an end to the institutional crisis that has been going on for 10 days. Six Pakistani Radicals Killed in Clash with Authorities Islamabad, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Pakistan Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) today killed six armed radicals during a clash in the eastern province of Punjab. China Tests World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest amphibious aircraft, the China-made AG600, has successfully carried out the engine tests and expects its maiden flight during the first half of 2017, official sources report here. Candidate to Indian State Government Convicted for Corruption New Delhi, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of India today found guilty of corruption V.K. Sasikala, a candidate to the government of the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, giving her a four- year sentence. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Indian Troops Islamabad, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three Pakistani soldiers were killed during a clash with Indian military personnel on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, today reported an army source. India, Pakistan Continue with Mutual Accusations Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Historical rivals, India and Pakistan continued today their exchange of accusations on regional security and support for terrorism in the area. China to Clear Uncertainty on Relations with the USA Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Since Donald Trump inauguration on January 20, China''s government has insisted on clearing up uncertainty over relations between the world''s two largest economies. Constructive ties between the United States and China will remain strong and flourish in the end, although Trump, one of the U.S. presidents with least public office experience, needs time to get familiar with foreign policy affairs, especially with the complexities of U.S.-China ties, according to experts. Ruling Party of Indian Tamil Nadu State Threatened by Battle New Delhi, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The power struggle between Aiadmk party and the government of the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu became accentuated today after the decision of the secretary general of that formation, V.K. Sasikala, to expel President E. Madhusudhanan. Cuba-China Officials Highlight Ties bt. Communist Parties Beijing, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador, Miguel A. Ramirez, and the deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Li Jun, highlighted today here the state of relations between both countries. The Cuban diplomat offered a meeting of fraternization to the high-level party official of this Asian territory at the embassy of the Caribbean island in this capital, on the Chinese Lunar New Year. Bangladesh Calls for Fighting Terrorism, Poverty Dacca, 9 Feb (PL) Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid said that terrorism, poverty and climate change are the major scourges that affect humanity today, therefore he called for a joint effort to confront them. China Urges on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Dialogues Beijing, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged to accelerate talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to build a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), the government announced here today. Pakistan Accuses India of Violating Common Border Ceasefire Islamabad, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Foreign Ministry accused India of violating the ceasefire on the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan, Afghanistan Attempt to Resolve Differences Islamabad, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani politicians and parliamentarians are planning to visit Afghanistan in an attempt to reduce tensions between the two neighbors, today revealed an official source in Islamabad. Japan Wants to Invest More in Mexico despite Trump Mexico, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan is interested in boosting trade and investments in Mexico, despite the protectionist wave that may come from the United States, Japanese Ambassador Akira Yamada stated here. At Least 14 Killed by Avalanche in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 people, including six children, were killed today by an avalanche that hit Sher Shal village in Pakistan''s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Marathon of Regional Elections Begins in India New Delhi, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The marathon of elections in five Indian states began today in the territories of Goa and Punjab, which will elect their respective parliaments in the first electoral process after the monetary exchange decreed by New Delhi. Bangladesh Advocates for Palestinian State, Denounces Israel Dhaka, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The creation of a Palestinian state is now an international demand, said the government of Bangladesh, which reaffirmed its full support for the struggle of that people and condemned the Israeli occupation. Controversy in Australia by Trump Rejection of Migration Deal Canberra, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Trunbull remarked today that the agreement to give asylum in the United States for 1,600 migrants that Australia maintains in overseas detention centers is still under way. Indian Parties Prepare for Electoral Battle New Delhi, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Indian parties are preparing today to start an electoral marathon in five states, where the opposition aims to curb the advance of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Japan Rejects US Financial Accusations Tokyo, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities rejected today the US accusation on currency manipulation and said they comply with the G-20 Group''s agreement to avoid competitive currency devaluations. Ban Ki-moon Resigns South Korean Presidential Career Seoul, Feb 1st (Prensa Latina) Former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon took his allies and political enemies by surprise after announcing that he will not apply for South Korea presidential elections this year. Minister: Malaysia To Step Up Trade With ASEAN Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will step up trade with Asean countries with the official withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on January 23. Indian Parade Shows Military Power During Republic Day New Delhi, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Under strict security measures, India showed today its latest military hardware in a parade for Republic Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1950 Constitution . Vietnam Tributes Ho Chi Minh on Founding Anniversary of the PCV Hanoi, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The highest authorities in Vietnam today paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the Communist Party, the leading political force of the country that he founded. Pakistan Successfully Tests Another Nuclear Missile Islamabad, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army successfully carried out the first test of its Ababeel missile, capable of carrying nuclear warheads and reaching several simultaneous targets at a distance of up to 2,200 kilometers. United States Leaves Trans-Pacific Economic Agreement Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today signed an executive order to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Agreement of Economic Partnership (TPP, acronym in English). Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian state oil company Rosneft has produced 265 million tonnes of crude oil in 2016 and plans investments for this year of 1 trillion rubles, its director Viktor Sechin said today. Xi to Govern Body for Integrated Military and Civilian Development Beijing, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and President of the country, Xi Jinping, will lead a newly created central commission for integrated military and civilian development, the political organization revealed today. Asia on Alert before the New US Administration Tokyo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Asian nations began the week with multi-level alerts, ahead of the new US trade policy, and expectations about the immediate financial future. Tsunami Warning after 7.9 Earthquake in Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Jan 22 (prensa Latina) The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning after the 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea. Communist Party Leader Calls to Defend Peace in Taiwan Strait Beijing, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, called to safeguard peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, the group stated on Saturday. 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. Pakistan Was Unaware of Bin Laden Presence, Former Diplomat Islamabad, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Former US ambassador in Pakistan, Cameron Munter, denied that Pakistan knew about the presence in the country of Al Qaeda founder, Osama Bin Laden, a criterion that adds to today''s many hypotheses about the Saudi death. South Korea Seeks Agreement with Central American Bank Seoul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea reported today that it is seeking to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) to boost infrastructure''s construction. China Urges to Avoid Taiwan's Officials in Trump's Inauguration Beijing, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called today the U.S. government not to allow that Taiwan representatives attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect, Donald Trump, on January 20. 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. 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. One China Policy Is Not Negotiable, Warns Beijing to US Beijing, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government reiterated to the United States that the One China policy is the fundamental principle of bilateral relations and is ''non-negotiable,'' the Foreign Ministry said today on its website. El Salvador: Investigation Asked for Recipients of Taiwanese Funds San Salvador, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran social organizations today demanded that the Attorney General''s Office to investigate beneficiaries of funds donated by Taiwan for the victims of the 2001 earthquakes that never reached their recipients. China for Enhancing Cooperation with Africa Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) After winding up a five-country tour in Africa, China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today his Government would study new ways to upgrade cooperation with African nations. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. UN: More than 620,000 Afghans Displaced in 2016 Kabul, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Violence in Afghanistan forced 623,000 people to leave their respective homes in 2016, said a report of the United Nations published by news agency Khaama Press Tuesday. China Highlights Importance for Uruguay and Latin America Beijing, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the House of Representatives of Uruguay, Gerardo Amarilla, visiting here today, has highlighted the importance China has for his country, which is the main trade partner, and for Latin America in general. Beijing to Create Environmental Police Force to Fight Pollution Beijing, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The government of Beijing, China, is currently studying plans to combat air pollution in 2017 through the creation of an environmental police force that will oversight 16 districts. China Reiterates Importance of Stable Links With US Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today reiterated the importance that China and the United States maintain stable relations, an idea supported by the international community. China Starts Preparing for World Military Games 2019 Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The armed forces started officially preparing for the 7th World Military Games (WMG) 2019 by establishing the organizing committee of the event. New Geological Map of the Moon Created By Chinese Scientists Beijing, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) A new 1: 2.5 million scale geological map of the Moon is being created by Chinese scientists and university experts, according to today''s reports. Indian Cabinet Approves Agreement with Uruguay on Customs Issues New Delhi, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Council of Ministers today approved an agreement between India and Uruguay on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs issues. China Joins Turkey and World Community in Fight Against Terror Beijing, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Today China expressed its willingness to work with Turkey and the international community to prevent and respond to the threat of terrorism. India Successfully Test Fires Ballistic Missile New Delhi, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Cubans Evoke Fidel Castro in China Beijing, Dec 30 M(Prensa Latina) Officials, diplomats and representatives of the Cuban community in China gathered in the Chinese capital today for a cultural and political event on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution and to evoke the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. 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. World's Highest Bridge: Latest Feat of Chinese Engineering Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Beipanjiang bridge, the highest in the world stands 565 meters above Nizhu river cannon and connects the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou,and was opened to traffic today as another sucess of this nation. 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. Vietnam Celebrates the 58th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution Hanoi, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution was celebrated in Ho Chi Minh City, a ceremony that highlighted the high level of relations between Vietnam and the Caribbean country, including the strengthening of cooperation. World's Oldest Male Panda Pan Pan Dies at 31 Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Pan Pan, the world''s oldest male panda, died this Wenesday at 31 of cancer in south-west China''s Sichuan Province on Wednesday. China is Interested in Increasing Military Ties with Bolivia Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina)Chinese National Defense Minister Chang Wanquan expressed China''s interest in increasing military links with Bolivia to a new level, the government reports today. China for Peaceful Use of Outer Space Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China has reaffirmed today its commitment to the peaceful use of outer space and its rejection of its use for military ends and the arms race. China Defines Conditions of Environmental Crimes Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme People''s Court (TPS) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (FPS) have defined 18 types of ''serious environmental pollution'' , which will be considered crimes against the environment, according to the highest judicial Chinese bodies. 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. Philippines Authorities Assess Typhoon Damage Manila, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities are assessing the damage caused by typhoon Nock-Ten, which has led to at least six deaths and 18 missing, as well as forcing the evacuation of 429,000 people. Vietnam and China Explore Ways to Promote Economic Cooperation Hanoi, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and China are exploring ways to promote bilateral economic cooperation, including in trade and investments, during a two-day seminar which began in Vietnam today. Cuban Classic Ballerina Draws Ovations in Mongolia Havana, (Prensa Latina) The main ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC) Ginett Moncho received ovations during her presentation in the Nutcracker Suite accompanying the classic company of Mongolia, informed today the island''s embassy in Ulan Bator. 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. China-Laos Railway Construction Begins Vientiane, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The railroad construction project, China-Laos, was officially launched today in a ceremony held in the northern city of Luang Prabang in Laos, according to media reports. Indonesian Police Kills Two Members of Terrorist Cell Jakarta, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian police confirmed today the deaths of two members of a terrorist cell who were planning an attack in the country during the Christmas festivities. Pakistan Releases 220 Indian Fishermen Islamabad, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill and despite current bilateral tensions, the Pakistani government has released 220 Indian fishermen caught fishing in its territorial waters. China Passes Traditional Medicine Law Beijing, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) A Law on Traditional Chinese Medicine was passed today during the closing of a seven-day session of the Standing Committee of the National People''s Congress (NPC). Philippines Intensifies Preventive Works Before Typhoon Proximity Manila, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines intensifies preventive work before the proximity of Typhoon Nock-ten, which is forecast to hit the ground tonight in the province of Catanduanes, in the central region of Bicol. Life Expectancy in China to Rise to 77 Years by 2020 Beijing, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) China plans to increase the average life expectancy to 77 years by 2020, thus improving the parameter by 12 months compared to 2015, official sources said. China and Vietnam Agree to Boost Mutually-Beneficial Cooperation Beijing, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) China and Vietnam agreed to further boost mutually-beneficial cooperation, the government said on Saturday. 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. Malaysia Describes UN Voting as Victory for Palestinian People Kuala Lumpur, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak described the voting of a resolution at the United Nations Security Council that demands that Israel stop building settlements in the West Bank as a victory for the Palestinian people, local media reported on Saturday. Regions in Philippines Affected by Nearing Typhoon Manila, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippinean authorities oriented today to thousands of persons to evacuate to safe places before nearing typhoon Nock-ten, which is expected to touch territory in Island Catanduanes tomorrow morning passing then to ravage Luzon, the biggest island of the archipelago. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. 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. Ice and Snow Park Starts Trial Operation in China Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An ice and snow theme park, one of the largest in the world, opened to the public on a trial basis Wednesday in northeast China''s Heilongjiang 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. 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. Toxic Smog Covers Most of China for Five Days in a Row Beijing, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Residents of more than 24 Chinese cities, mainly in the north and center of the country, today saw their usual life hit, for the five days in a row, by a dense and toxic fog covering vast areas of the territory. 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 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. Pollution Affects Millions of People in China Beijing, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people are still being affected by severe smog that has covered several areas of the country, mostly in northern China. 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''. 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. WWF Reports 163 New Species in Mekong Region Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A group of 163 species, including nine amphibians and 14 reptiles, were discovered this year in the Mekong region, one of the areas with most biodiversity in the world, said a WWF report. 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. New Step Extends Vietnam-Cuba Economic Links Hanoi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Cuba were extended with a new agreement signed by companies of the biotechnology sector, as a step that confirms the progress towards the objective of rising the economic relations to the excellent level of their political links. South Korean President Seeks to Avoid Impeachment Seoul, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Park Geun-hye seeks to avoid impeachment presenting a statement to the Constitutional Court today saying that her removal lacks a legal basis. China Calls on South Korea to Stop Deployment of THAAD Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) China has today requested that the Republic of Korea stop the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system. 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. 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. Robotic Industry Grows in China Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. 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. Chinese Ambassador in Bolivia Expresses Interest in Bioceanic Project La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s ambassador to La Paz, Wu Yuanshan, expressed his country''s interest in participating in the bioceanic train project, which will unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cross the territory of Bolivia. China Allocates Relief Fund for Victims in Disaster Areas Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s finance and civil affairs ministries allocated 5,705 million yuan, or 826.3 million dollars, to support residents in disaster-stricken regions. China Offers Guarantees to Support the Economic Development of Angola Luanda, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos received guarantees from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Xinping, that he will maintain support for the Angolan economic development process, the Angolan Public Television stressed today. 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. 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. Communist Leader Denounces India-US Military Agreement New Delhi, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, has denounced a military agreement between his country and the United States today, saying that it violates national sovereignty and strategic autonomy. Indonesian President Kicks Off Official Visit to India Jakarta, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo will kick off an official visit to India, starting on Monday, to reinforce relations in several sectors, it was reported here. Indian-Pakistani Tension Threatens Strategic Agreement on Rivers Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is boosting today an ambitious plan to increase the use of the water of Indus River and its tributaries, a decision that could trigger a conflict with neighboring Pakistan, which shares this basin. Alert on South Asian Massive Migrations due to Climate Dacca, Dec 10 (PL) Migration in Southern Asia will increase without control over the next years due to climate change affecting the world and this region in particular, alerts a study published here. China Shapes Up Vital Economic Tasks for 2017 Beijing, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) pointed that the main economic tasks of the Government for 2017, give priority to the work aimed at achieving new advances in the economic reform on the offer side. 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. China Opposes Military Ties Between US and Taiwan Beijing, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang has reiterated that his Government''s position with regards to military relations between the United States and Taiwan, as well as the sales of US arms to China, is coherent, clear and well-known by the international community. Kashima Beats Auckland City 2-1 in Opener of Club World Cup Tokyo, Dic 8 (Prensa Latina) Japanese champion Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in the opening game of the Club World Cup 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. IOC Approves Facilities for Olympic Games in 2020 Brna, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the facilities, for Tokyo 2020, that will host the five new sports recently incorporated into the Olympic Games. Iran Takes Dispute with US to the UN Tehran, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran has given instructions to its permanent representative to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshrou, to make an official protest about the US decision to extend sanctions against Iran, a move which violates a nuclear agreement. Cuban and Chinese Communist Parties Conclude Seminar in Havana Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The communist parties of Cuba and China are concluding today in this capital the Second Theoretical Seminar between both political groups. 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. Donald Trump Attacks China Through Twitter Washington, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The US President-elect Donald Trump has criticized China''s financial and military policy in a message posted on Twitter, which could endanger decades of diplomatic relationships between the two countries. South Korea and Japan Prepare Unilateral Sanctions against DPRK Seoul, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) In a strategy that according to experts would increase tension in the region, South Korea confirmed its intention, in coordination with the United States and Japan, to decree new unilateral sanctions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Singapore and Japan in Favor of Trade Treaty Tokyo, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Singapore and Japan today showed their willingness to ratify the Transpacific Association Agreement (TPP) as soon as possible. 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. Fidel Castro, the Architect of Cuban Socialism, Says Xi Jinping Por Damy ValesBeijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Comrade Fidel Castro is the architect of Cuban socialism who left an outstanding imprint in the cause of the island''s national liberation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Tuesday with consternation. Xi Jinping Signs Book of Condolences for Fidel Castro's Death Beijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has signed a book of condolence today at the Cuban embassy in the nation, on occasion of the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Top Vietnamese Leaders Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Hanoi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s top leaders have today paid tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the book of condolences which has been opened at the Cuban embassy in Vietnam. Vietnamese Delegation to Cuba for Memorial Service of Fidel Castro Hanoi, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) A high-level Vietnamese delegation headed by the member of the Communist Party Political Bureau and National Assembly President Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will attend in Cuba to the tributes to the late leader of its Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro is Remembered as a Symbol of Cuba-Vietnam Brotherhood By Teresita Vives Romero Hanoi, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese people expressed Cuba their support with very emotional messages following the death of the historic leader Fidel Castro, recognized as a symbol of bilateral relations, Ambassador Herminio López declared here today. Cold Weather Kills 20 Refugges in North Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cold weather and freezing temperatures that engulfed a remote northern province in Afghanistan this week killed at least 20 people, all of them internally displaced including several children, Afghan officials said today. World of Viruses Uncovered in Australia Canberra,Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A groundbreaking study of the virosphere of the most populous animals, those without backbones such as insects, spiders and worms and that live around our houses, has uncovered 1445 viruses, revealing people have only scratched the surface of the world of viruses, but it is likely that only a few cause disease. Vietnamese President Concludes Tour in Madagascar Hanoi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President, Tran Dai Quang, will attend as of tomorrow the 16th Summit of French Speaking Countries in Madagascar, according to today''s press reports. Pakistan Suspends Import of Indian Cotton Amid Tensions Islamabad, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has suspended imports of Indian cotton, without warning, as a result of bilateral tensions over systematic clashes on their common border, according to official sources. Cuba Won Three Silver Medals in Wrestling Golden Grand Prix Baku, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cubans Yowlys Bonne, Alejandro Valdes and Reineris Salas won silver medals in the Wrestling Golden Grand Prix final in Baku. China and Latin America to Strengthen Ties in Media Sector By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation in the media field between China and Latin America and the Caribbean has made significant progress in Chile, after a high level event that exceeded expectations and allowed concrete projects to be outlined. China Will Ban Smoking in Public Places Throughout the Country Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Smoking in public places will be banned legally throughout the country when a regulation is enacted by the end of the year on the subject, informed the National Health Commission and Family Planning of China. Cuba-Vietnam Inter-Government Meeting Concludes and Boosts Links Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Session of the Inter-Government Commission between Cuba and Vietnam concluded today in the capital, with the signing of important agreements to consolidate the bilateral relations in the economic and technological-scientific areas. South Korea, Japan Sign Intelligence Sharing Deal on North Korea Seoul, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) South Korea and Japan have signed a controversial agreement to pool military intelligence on Pyongyang''s nuclear program. Cuba Thanks Promotion of Media Cooperation with China Santiago, Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban media executives have expressed thanks today for the promotion of cooperation with the Chinese press, regarding a summit meeting held in this capital. China Plays its Cards with Latin America and the Caribbean By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China played big its cards with Latin Ameruca and the Caribbean, in a tour of its president Xi Jinping who tried to close all spaces possible in order to consolidate his country's notable approach to the region. Former Incumbent Calls to Seek Political Solution to Kasmir Crisis New Delhi, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The former head of government of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah called on authorities today to seek a political solution to the conflict in that northern Indian state for lasting peace in the region. New Development Bank Backs Green Energy Plan in China Beijing, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The New Development Bank NDB of Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has approved another loan to support a green energy project in China''s east province of Fujian, highlighted the local authorities today. Papua New Guinea Premier Concludes Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Papua New Guinea''s Prime Minister, Peter O''Neill, is concluding an official visit to Cuba, where he ratified along with President Raul Castro a common interest in strengthening bilateral relations. Kangaroo Bone Nose Piercing is Oldest Bone Jewellery Ever Found Canberra,Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A crafted piece of bone found in Australia looks as if it were designed to be worn in the nasal septum, making it the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens to be identified anywhere in the world. Expectations about China-U.S. Trade Talks Beijing, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The 27th session of the China-United States Joint Commission on Trade and Business, which opened today in Washington, and the strengthening of economic ties between the world''s two major economies attract the attention of international analysts. President of China Makes Brief but Intense Visit in Peru Lima, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A brief but intense official visit to Peru is taking place today by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who along with his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will attend the signing of several agreements between both countries. Erdogan Seeks in Asia Possible Replacement for European Union Ankara, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) may be an option for Turkey to replace the European Union (EU), said the country''s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after returning from his official trip to Uzbekistan. Death Toll of Train Accident in India Increases to 133 New Delhi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the derailment of 14 wagons of a passenger train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 133 today, while the number of wounded exceeded the 200. Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Begins Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Papua New Guinea''s Prime Minister, Peter O''Neill, begins an official visit to Cuba today, during which he will meet with President, Raul Castro. More than 100 Dead and 200 Injured in Train Crash in India New Delhi, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 115 people were killed and more than 200 injured today by derailing 14 wagons of a passenger train in northern India. 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. Ecuador and China Establish Integral Strategic Association By Sinay Cespedes Moreno New Guinea's Prime Minister to Visit Cuba Havana, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina ) The Prime Minister of New Guinea, Peter O''Neill, will start a visit in Cuba starting next Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. 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. 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. UN Rapporteur Criticizes Criminalization of Migrants by Australia United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Francois Crépeau has criticized the Australian government for policies that have been criminalizing migrants and violating their rights for the past few years. China: Cuba Urges Peaceful Safe and Cooperative Use of Internet By Damy Vales Beijing, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called today for the peaceful and legitimate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the development and welfare of humanity after participating in the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang. Cuban President to Meet Vietnamese Peer Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro will meet with his Vietnamese peer, Tran Dai Quang, who is carrying out an official visit to the Caribbean nation. 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. 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. 3 Dead and Thousand Homeless Due to Fire in Philippines Manila,Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Three persons died while more than 6 thousand remain without a home as fires razed 500 houses in Mandaluyong. Japan to Share Costs of Troops Deployment with USA Tokyo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Amid people''s discontent caused by attempts to change the peaceful Japanese Constitution, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asserted today his country would properly share the costs of their troops deployed here with the United States. Chinese President in Talks with U.S. President-Elect Trump Beijing, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping will hold telephone talks with US President-elect, Donald Trump, according to local media. US Base Attack Kills Four in Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Officials in Bagram''s Afghan province confirmed four dead after a rebels attack on a US air base. Japan: 6.2 Earthquake Hits Eastern Coast, Strong Aftershocks Expected Tokyo, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit eastern Japan today, according to the US Geological Survey. 70 Couples of 50 Ethnic Groups Get Married in China Beijing, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) On Friday, 140 people of this nation decided to get married in a mega activity in Dongguan, province Guangdong,in the south,that shows the great cultural diversity in that ancient terrirotry. Philippine President Promises to Continue What He Started Manila, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte today ruled out that a change of government in the United States would affect his decision to build stronger alliances with China, Russia and Southeast Asian countries. APEC: Chinese President to Promote Economic Regional Integration Beijing, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The participation of Chinese president Xi Jinping in the coming Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) shows the interest this country has in regional economic integration, considered today Li Baodong, Viceminister of Foreign Relations. 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. India Begins Process of Bills Exchange New Delhi, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) India woke up today to be greeted by banks flooded with customers seeking to get rid of 500 and 1000 rupee bills (7.5 and 15 dollars, respectively), which the government, in an attempt to fight corruption, has declared are no longer legal tender. 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. 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. 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. Illegalities in China Cause More Environmental Pollution Beijing, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese environmental authorities warned about weak responses to pollution and illegal discharges in the country, when the Chinese northern region is facing a heavy smog. Around 300 Separatist Insurgents Operating in Indian Kashmir New Delhi, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces estimated at 300 the number of Islamic separatists that are currently operating in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where the situation is complicated, due to the protests and continual infiltration of armed men from Pakistan. China Defends its Stability in Economic Development Beijing, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, assured the country will overcome all adversities the economy may face and will maintain sturdy growth while it accelerates the transformation in that area. 1,700 Schools Closed in New Delhi due to Air Pollution New Delhi, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,700 schools, which serve almost 900,000 students, were closed today in this city due to the environmental pollution that affects vast areas of the city. 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. India and Pakistan: Tensions Reach Embassies New Delhi, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan could temporarily withdraw their ambassadors and reduce the staff in diplomatic missions in each country following the recent expulsions of officials, the national media warned today. Environmental Pollution Leads to Death in Pakistani Province Islamabad, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) High rates of environmental pollution in the Pakistani province of Punjab has caused more than 600 accidents in the last 24 hours and forced local authorities to adopt health and safety measures. 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. 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. Japan: Local Leaders in Tokyo Criticize Organizers of Olympic Games Tokyo, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The head of a local government group in Tokyo, who are charged with raising the funds needed to build the infrastructure for the 2020 Olympic Games, has criticized the organizers for not collaborating to reduce the cost. South Korea Appoints New PM in Midst of Political Scandal Seoul, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, today appointed a new Prime Minister, Kim Byong-joon, in the middle of a scandal involving one of Park Geun-hye''s close collaborators, Choi Soon-sil, who is accused of having inappropriate control over state affairs without having a government position. MH370: Latest Theories For the Plane's Disappearance Canberra,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) A new report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which dissapear in 2014 with 239 passengers concludes that the pilots were not at the controls during the fast and uncontrol jet''s last descent. China Launches 33rd Antarctic Expedition To Build New Base Beijing,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its 33rd expedition to Antarctica as its research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) left Shanghai today on a 161-day voyage to build a new base on the white continent. Vietnam to Maintain Technological Cooperation with Cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Nguyen Quang Thuan, recognized today the progress of Cuba in the scientific and technological fields while stating that the bilateral cooperation in those sectors will continue. 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 Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Chinese Authorities Try to Save 18 People Trapped in Mine Explosion Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities are redoubling their efforts today to find the 18 people trapped due to a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China that also left 15 deaths. 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. Increase of Foreign Visitors to Japan Break 20 Million Mark Tokyo, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan this year has already surpassed last year''s record 19.74 million, topping 20 million in only 10 months, the Japan Tourism Agency said today. 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. Japan to Continue Whaling, Challenges IWC Tokyo, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Japan plans to continue its whaling program with scientific ends despite the non-biding resolution recently approved by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to increase surveillance on such activities, local media reported. China Calls for Stronger Coop between UN, Regional Organizations Beijing, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) China called for a stronger partnership between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in the fields of peace and security, the government informed here 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. Radwanska Books Singapore Semifinals Ticket With Win Over Pliskova Singapur,Oct 28 (Prensa Latina)In the White Group match deciding who would grab the last spot in the WTA Finals semifinals, defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3, joining Angelique Kerber, Dominika Cibulkova and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final four in Singapur WTA Finals. Samsung Profits Drop 30 Percent Seoul, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean technological Enterprise Samsung informed today its profits dropped by 30 percent in the third quarter of the year due to the scandal of mobile Galaxy Note 7. Cuban Vice President Diaz-Canel Meets Japanese Pacifists Havana, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has met with the members of Japan-based pacifist project ''Peace Boat'', an official source reports today. Warning of Serious Risk to Wildlife in India New Delhi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) More than half of wildlife in India is at risk of disappearing because of increased pollution and the growth of the population, a study released today by national media has warned. Vietnamese Prime Minister Supports Cuba After UN Vote Hanoi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, is showing support today for Cuba on the occasion of the historic vote against the U.S. blockade at UN. Philippines' Duterte Wants US Troops Out in Two Years Tokyo,Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap bilateral pacts with Washington if necessary. 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. Meryl Streep Appears at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival marked its opening Tuesday afternoon with a traditional red carpet ceremony that was heavy on Asian stars and filmmakers. 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. Syria and Lebanon Assess Strengthening of Relations Damascus, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis and the Lebanese Industry Minister, Hussein Hajj Hassan, have discussed ways to develop and promote economic and trade relations, according to reports from Damascus. Angola, Most Important Supplier of Crude Oil to China in September Luanda, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Angola appears today as the most important supplier of crude oil to China in September, recording 46 percent, compared to the same period in the previous year, displacing Saudi Arabia and Russia, which were its traditional suppliers. Hitachi Develops Finger Vein Using ID System for Online Shopping Tokyo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina)Japanese Hitachi company develops a finger vein-using ID system for online shopping using intdelligent cell phones. 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. Australia Willing to Host Refugees from Guatemala Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Australia could host thousands of refugees from Guatemala, as well as from El Salvador and Honduras, according to statements by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, published today in this country. Australia Takes Stand Against Whale Hunting Canberra,Oct 21 (Prensa Latina)Australia will call on the International Whaling ­Commission in Eslovenia to take greater responsibility for how it deals with so-called scientific whaling,including Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said. Syria Condemns Turkish Air Force Bombing Damascus, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Syrian armed forces have reported the death of 150 people due to a bombing by the Turkish air force in the northern region of the province of Aleppo, according to a statement released today in Damascus. China and Uruguay Agree on Strategic Partnership Beijing, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to China by the President of Uruguay Tabaré Vazquez, which concluded today, has been evaluated by several members of the entourage that accompanied him, as highly positive. Japanese Ambassador Predicts More Japanese Tourists in Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese ambassador to Cuba, Masaru Watanabe, has predicted an increase in Japanese tourists visiting Cuba and highlighted that Japanese tourism to Cuba rose by 80 percent in 2015. Crimea Warns Of Serious Deterioration in Int'l Relations Por Antonio Rondon, Special EnvoySimferopol, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The crisis of international relations included this time a reduction in the limit to use nuclear weapons in the world, Georgui Muradov, vice president of the government of the Republic of Crimea, said today. Europol Detains 314 People in Crackdowns on Organized Crime Amsterdam, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Police Office (Europol) reported on Wednesday it has arrested 314 people and seized 2.4 tons of cocaine in an operation against organized crime. FIFA Bans Former President of Thai Football Association Bern, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced today the suspension from football-related activities for five years of former president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Worawi Makudi. Suspected Kidnapper of European Tourists Killed in Philippines Manila, Oct 18 (Prendsa Latina) A supposed member of a group linked to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), accused of participating in the kidnapping of European tourists, was shot dead during a military operation, according to reports today. China Makes Considerable Investment Increase in Germany Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese investment in Germany amounted to 10.8 million dollars in the first half of the year, an increase of almost twice the volume recorded in the past decade, highlighted today the Ministry of Trade. Chinese Currency Drops to Minimum of Last Six Years to USD Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The central parity of the yuan, Chinese currency, dropped todat to a new mínimum low of the last six years to the U.S. dollar by 222 basic points. Yellow Alert by Smog in China Capital Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued today a yellow alert, the third in order of severity, by smog in this capital. Muhammad V Elected Malaysia's King Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Sultan of the Malaysian state of Kelantan, Muhammad V, 47, was elected head today Head of State. Bangladesh Discusses Disaster Reduction Measure Dacca, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh today celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction with calls to combat climate change and take action to face this problem, which threatens most of the country. Chinese President to Attend BRICS Summit Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 8th BRICS summit to be held in India, and will visit Cambodia and Bangladesh, announced today Lu Kang, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Pakistani Govt. Orders Actions against Anti-Indian Militiamen Islamabad, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented decision, the Pakistani government ordered to take actions against anti-Indian militiamen who operate on its national territory, due to pressure from the international community, the newspaper Dawn reported on Thursday. Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Bolivia La Paz, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Bolivia next week, as part of a Latin American tour that will also include Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Philippine President Urges US Senators to Respect Internal Affairs Manila, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) President Rodrigo Duterte called today the United States not to interfere in the affairs of the Philippines, especially the campaign being waged against drug trafficking. Philippine President Announces End of Military Exercises with US Hanoi, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will soon put end to military exercises with United States, during a meeting with representatives of the Philippines community in Hanoi, where he will be received today by his Vietnamese counterpart and other authorities. Chinese Prime Minister Returns to Beijing after Tour in America Beijing, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang today returned to Beijing after completing a successful tour in the American continent that included his participation at the 71st session of the General Assembly of the UN and official visits to Canada and Cuba. Director-General of UNIDO Visits Cuba Havana, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning, Ricardo Cabrisas, met the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Li Yong, official sources today reported. Cuba, China Commercial Entities Sign Action Plan Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) and the Chinese Council for the Promotion of Foreign Trade, Orlando Hernandez and Jiang Zengwei, respectively, signed today a plan of action aimed at promoting trade between their countries. India Announces Ratification of the Paris Agreements New Delhi, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced that his country will ratify on October 2nd the Paris agreement on climate change. Large Lead and Zinc Deposit Found in NW China Beijing, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Geologists discovered what is considered to be the largest deposits of lead and zinc China''s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, local authorities announced today. Japanese Government to Analyze Possible Abdication of Emperor Tokyo, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government has created a special group that will analyze the terms of a possible abdication of emperor Akihito. China and Canada Explore Possible Free Trade Pact Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang, is on an official visit to Ottawa today for talks with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, about the possibility of a free trade agreement between the two countries, according to Chinese government reports. Prime Minister of Japan Arrives in Cuba for Official Visit Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, arrives today in Cuba for an official visit, during which he will hold talks with President Raul Castro and perform other activities. Indian Prime Minister Keeps High Popularity New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) 81 percent of Indians have a favorable opinion of the work developed by prime minister, Narendra Modi, 6 percent less than last year, revealed a survey today. China Needs More Computer Security Experts Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) China needs 70,000 specialists in cyber security because of the growing demand for such experts due to the economic development being experienced by the country. China Commemorates 85 Years of Resistance against Japanese Aggression Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Sirens and bells were heard on Sunday in China, as every year, to commemorate the so-called Incident of September 18, 1931, an event that marked the beginning of the Chinese people''s strong resistance against Japanese aggression. China Considers Urgent Security Cooperation with Russia Beijing, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) President of China, Xi Jinping, considered adequately perform security cooperation with Russia is today an urgent priority of his government. Philippine Government Reaffirms its Military Commitments with US Manila, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Government has reaffirmed they will respect their military agreements with the United States, which allow the presence of US forces on the territory, although it has distanced itself from its ally in foreign policy and stressed its independence. China and Russia Begin Maritime Maneuvers in South China Sea Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) China and Russia will commence a joint naval exercise on Monday, aimed at strengthening the military capability of both countries and at addressing common security threats. China Expresses Strong Willingness to Develop Ties with ASEAN 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:14 Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is visiting Vientiane, the capital of Laos, assured on Thursday that his country wants to expand its ties with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). G20 Defines in China Goals to Rebuild Global Economy 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:48 By Damy Vales Philippine President Cancels Visit to Brunei after Blast Manila, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte canceled his first working visit to Brunei on Saturday, after the explosion of a bomb in his hometown of Davao, where 14 people were killed and 71 were injured, official sources reported. Chinese and Turkish Presidents Favor Cooperation against Terrorism Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed on Saturday to foster cooperation in the fight against terrorism, as well as in the energy sector. Japan Creates Ministerial Post for Economic Cooperation with Russia 01 de septiembre de 2016, 11:43 Tokyo, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, created a new ministerial post for economic cooperation with Russia, today announced the Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Iran, Russia Review Cooperation to Build Two Nuclear Plants 01 de septiembre de 2016, 00:15 Teheran, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Russia will review their bilateral cooperation and discuss the conditions to sale heavy water to Moscow, as well as the establishment here of two power plants with nuclear power, diplomatic sources reported. China Welcomes Canada's Interest in Financial Entity Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his appreciation regarding Canada''s decision to request the membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan 30 de agosto de 2016, 10:20  Bishkek, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A suicide bomber has rammed today his car loaded with explosives into the entrance of the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, killing at least one people and wounded other two, Kyrgyz authorities reported. African Leaders Support World Fight against Terrorism Pretoria, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) More than thirty African leaders meeting today in Nairobi, Kenya, agreed on the need to join forces in the global fight against terrorism. G20 Summit Will Offer Translation Services in 14 Languages in China 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:32 Beijing,Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign guests attending the upcoming G20 summit in China''s Hangzhou will have the access to interpretation services in 14 different languages, according to organizers. Japan: Demands Closure of the Sendai Nuclear Plant 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:08 Tokyo, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the prefecture of Kagoshima, Satoshi Mitazono, has demanded the suspension of operations at the Sendai nuclear plant, one of two active in Japan, pending a review of its security system. Ban Ki-moon Greets Signing of Final Agreement for Peace in Colombia 25 de agosto de 2016, 14:27 United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Un secretary general, Ban Ki-moon congratulated today Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the chief of the FARC-EP, Timoleon Jimenez for the signing of the Final Agreement for Peace, signed in Havana. China, Japan, South Korea for Success of G20 Summit 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:20 Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) China, Japan and South Korea promised today to guarantee success of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit, soon to be held in this country, in order to inject more impetus and strength to the world economy. Chinese Government Demands More Actions for Poverty Alleviation 24 de agosto de 2016, 09:39 Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government reiterated the need to redouble efforts to serve the population relocated as part of measures aimed at alleviating poverty faced today by around 70 million people in this nation. Iranian Foreign Minister to Visit Bolivia 23 de agosto de 2016, 00:04 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif will pay a visit this week to Bolivia, as part of a tour of Latin America, which aims to start a new stage of the relations with the region. PM Modi Maintains High Popularity in India New Delhi, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) With 50-percent support, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still the most popular politician in India, well away from his main rivals, according to a survey. Thai Prime Minister Suggests His Re-election for 2017 19 de agosto de 2016, 00:05 Bangkok, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Thai Prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha has talked about the possibility of continuing in his post after the general elections in late 2017. Indian Opposition Leader Admitted to Hospital for Medical Check-up 18 de agosto de 2016, 08:04 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital in the capital to undergo a medical check-up following her recent shoulder surgery, today reported sources from the party. China, Asean Seek Negotiation to Solve Regional Disputes Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of South Eastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed today the need to resolve the disputes in the Southern Sea through negotiations. Venezuela, China Conclude Review of Collaboration Strategies 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:21 Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The 5th Meeting of the Technical Secretariat of the China-Venezuela Joint Commission will conclude on Tuesday, when the delegations from the two countries will review mutual programs in the fields of mining, power generation, agricultural production and oil exploration. Chinese President to Preside Over G20 Summit and Parallel Events 15 de agosto de 2016, 10:01Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced that the country''s president, Xi Jinping, will host the G20 Summit and attend parallel events. Indian Authorities Seek Missing People After Bridge Collapse 05 de agosto de 2016, 08:42New Delhi, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Indian authorities recovered the bodies of nine people from Savitri river while the search of another 33 missing continues today after a bridge collapsed in the western Indian state of Maharashtra because of heavy rains.