Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Spanish Judicial Authorities Weigh Arresting Catalonian President Madrid, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza today admitted the possibility of arresting the president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, if he insists on holding a unilateral referendum on the independence of that region. Romanian Backlashes for New Ukrainian Law Bucharest, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Romania and other neighboring nations have strongly rejected the new Education Act adopted in Kiev which eliminates the rights of national minorities settled in Ukraine. Elections Confirm Germany Turns into the Right Berlin, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of the German polling station, Dieter Sarreither, has submitted today the provisional final result for the parliamentary elections held on Sunday, showing a remarkable turn to the Right. Fourteen Turkish Candidates Elected to German Parliament Ankara, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) A total 14 candidates of Turkish origin were elected deputies in this Sunday''s legislative elections in Germany, according to a report published today in the news platform T24. Russia Reveals Photos on U.S.-I.S. Complicity Moscow, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian military command exposed today photos that reveal the presence of special U.S. command vehicles in areas controlled by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), in the Syrian city of Deir-Ezzor. U.S. Looks in the Mirror When Publishing Russian Forces Manual Moscow, Sep 24 (Prensa Latijna) The United States was looking itself in the mirror when publishing an instruction manual on Russian armed forces potential in case of a supposed hybrid war against the U.S. Parliamentary Elections in Germany Started By Harald Neuber Berlin, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) About 61.5 million German citizens can now cast their votes for the next Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, in a consultation that already shows a high participation and outlines a new political landscape. EU Calls for Second Conference to Support Syria Brussels, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a second conference to support the future of Syria and its region in the spring of 2018, the European External Action Service (EEAS) confirmed today. Alleged Islamic State IT Expert Arrested in Spain Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police arrested a man in the city of Mérida (Extremadura) for his alleged integration into the technological group of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), the Interior Ministry reported. UK Confirms Indictment of Terror Suspect London, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police confirmed today the indictment of 18-year-old Ahmed Hassan for his involvement in a London subway bombing, as well as the release of 2 other suspects. Spain Reinforces Police Presence in Catalonia in Face of Referendum Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government announced today the deployment in Catalonia of more agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard to reinforce security in face of secessionist referéndum of October 1 in that region. Conflicts, Climate Change Hinder Hunger Reduction; FAO Rome,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of conflicts and the climate impact hamper progress towards reducing hunger, although agricultural recovery in some regions could favor global supply, FAO warned today. Cuba Rejects at UN Manipulation of Human Rights Issue Geneva, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador at UN headquarters in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, has rejected the manipulation for political purposes and double standards in dealing with human rights issues, diplomatic sources said today. UNESCO Warns of International Learning Crisis Paris, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO warned today that 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are failing to achieve basic knowledge in reading and mathematics, highlighting a crisis in learning. EU Mourns Deaths in Mexico and Offers Aid After Earthquake Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has today offered its support to Mexican authorities and mourned the deaths of more than 200 people, as well as the serious damage caused by an earthquake measuring of 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale. Spanish Civil Guard Raids Venues of Catalonian Government Madrid, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Civil Guard raided today several venues of the Catalonian government looking for documents related to the Independence referéndum that region pretends to carry out October 1st to separate itself from this European nation. Russian Company Begins Construction of Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey Ankara, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian state-owned atomic energy company (ROSATOM) has begun the reconditioning work on the site of the first nuclear power station in Turkey will be located, according to Sabah newspaper. Spanish Parliament Denies Support to Govt on Catalonian Secessionism Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Parliament rejected today a proposal by the liberal Party Ciudadanos (Citizens) that tried to support the rigid performance by the conservative Government of Mariano Rajoy to hinder the pro-independence referendum in Catalonia on October 1. Kenyan Community Calls Secessionist Referendum Nairobi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan community submitted a request to the Supreme Court to hold a separatist referendum in one of the communities in the region, including a lawsuit for damages from the United Kingdom, it was reported here today. FAO, ITU Seek to Support Innovation in Agriculture Rome, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) FAO and ITU signed a document to support innovation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in agriculture. Ukraine: Population Reduction Record in Eight Months Kiev, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian population fell by 128,500 people in the first eight months of this year, according to data from the official statistics service of this nation, known today in this capital. Germany: Ultra Rightwing Candidate Reasserts Admiration for Nazism Berlin, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Six days ahead the election in Germany, Alexander Gauland, a candidate for Federal Chancellor for the Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), reasserted his admiration for the Nazi army, while his political party gains support among voters . French Organization Renews Support for Cuba and Venezuela Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Yes France solidarity organization has renewed its support for the Caribbean island and Venezuela in the wake of the current complex situation in Latin America, at the L''Humanite festival, which ends today. Spain Expresses Solidarity with UK after Alleged Terror Attack Madrid, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, has expressed his solidarity with the United Kingdom following the terror attack on Friday which shook London subway, injuring over a dozen people. U.S. Admits Openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 Drills Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has today acknowledged the openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 drills, amid a campaign to condemn alleged second purposes of those maneuvers. Russia Opens Public Parking in Front of US Embassy Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced the opening of a public parking lot near the United States embassy in the capital and its consulates in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok. British Government Moves after Explosion London, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May deplored the toll of at least 22 injured after an explosion in the London Underground and convened a meeting of the Cobra Emergency Committee. Tension Grows in Spain over Secessionist Referendum in Catalonia Madrid, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Spain has warned today that it will respond with the full weight of the law to the self-determination referendum campaign in Catalonia, which is scheduled to start on Thursday by regional authorities. French Friendship Groups Urge to Support Cuba after Hurricane Irma Paris, September 13 (Prensa Latina) The association Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCop) advocated for reinforcing solidarity with the Cuban people in the hard times they are going through today after the devastating Hurricane Irma. French Government Keeps Labor Reform Despite Citizens' Refusal Paris, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) French government restated today the intention to implement the labor reform despite broad citizens´rejection shown yesterday in protest demonstrations in the whole country. Vladimir Putin Receives Lebanese PM Beirut, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed today Russian military cooperation, economic issues and the situation in the Middle East. FMs of Venezuela and Spain Meet in Madrid Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) A statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlights the willingness of Venezuela and Spain to work together to develop good diplomatic relations between both nations. Over 2,000 Europeans Join up Daesh Baghdad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) About 2,500 European citizens are among the 13,000 terrorists who have joined up Daesh, according to reports published by Die Welt German magazine. French People Takes to Paris Streets to Protest Against Labor Reform By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Pope Francis Appoints New Papal Nuncio to Italy Rome, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, papal nuncio to Italy and San Marino, who has became the first non-Italian to perform such a role since 1929. Turkey and Russia Sign Agreement on S-400 Anti-Missile System Ankara, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed today reaching an agreement on the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system, local press reported. Massive Demonstration in Favor of Catalonian Secession Madrid, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of thousands of people went out to the streets in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, Spain, to demand the independence of Catalonia (northeast of Spain) and the Catalonian authorities convoked to a referendum for self-determination on October 1st. French Islands on Red Alert for Hurricane Jose Paris, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The French islands of St. Barthelemy and St. Martin, ravaged a few days ago by Hurricane Irma, are now on a red alert due to the closeness of Hurricane Jose, local authorities said. UK Increases Aid to Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma London, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom announced today that it will increase assistance to its territories affected by Hurricane Irma after receiving criticism about slow and insufficient aid to victims. Catalonia Moves Forward in Planned Independence From Spain Madrid, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Catalonia climbed another step today in its planned unilateral effort to achieve this autonomous community''s independence from Spain by approving a law that will establish a legal framework alternative to Spanish law. More Than 60 Percent of Russians Could Vote for Putin Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Vladimir Putin would have 66 percent of votes during the Russian presidential elections, if they were held next Sunday, opinion polls showed. Literacy in the Digital Age, the Axis of Celebration at UNESCO Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Literacy in the digital age stands out today as the axis of the celebration organized by UNESCO on the occasion of International Literacy Day. French Minister Pays a Visit to Russia to Extend Bilateral Dialogue Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is today paying a working visit to Russia to step up dialogue between Paris and Moscow, particularly on main international crises. British Police Arrested Two Suspects of Terrorism London, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police communicated today the detention of two individuals in the international airport of Birmingham, in the center of the United Kingdom, for suspected links to terrorist actions. British Authorities Investigate Causes of Explosion in Hereford London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British authorities are investigating the causes of an explosion at an industrial zone in Hereford, central United Kingdom, which forced the evacuation of several homes and shopping centers. British Enterprises Concerned Over Non-specialized Jobs London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British enterprises expressed their concern today over the exit of this country from the European Union (EU) and the arrival of non-qualified workers. Catalonian Parliament Approves Law to Separate from Spain Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Catalonian Parliament gave green light today to a law to legalize a unilateral independence referendum that the authorities in that region are trying to hold on October 1 to separate from Spain. Catalan Parliament Processes Law on Independence Referendum Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Catalan Parliament is today debating a law to give legal cover to the unilateral independence referendum that local authorities are intending to hold next October 1 to separate from Spain. Death Toll in Traffic Accidents Across Turkey Rises to 109 Ankara, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities reported today 109 fatal victims in the roads of the nation since the extended 10-day long Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Eleven Strategic Missile Regiments to Hold Drills in Russia Moscow,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Eleven regiments armed with mobile ground-launched strategic missiles Topol, Topol-M and Yars are taking part in an exercise in various regions of Russia stretching from the Tver to Irkutsk regions, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. Venezuela Demands Great Britain Respect its Sovereignty Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela called on Great Britain to respect its sovereignty and not assume biased positions in favor of Venezuelan ultraright based on ignoring the reality of the South American country. Spain: Drug-Trafficking Network Dismantled in Balearic Islands Madrid, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) With the arrests of 14 people of different nationalities, the Spanish Civil Guard dismantled a cocaine-trafficking network in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, it was reported today. Russia Wants to Normalize Ties with USA, But Rejects Santions Moscow, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated today the government''s willingness to cooperate in normalizing relations with the United States, but assured they would react to any action that would be harmful to his country. European Central Bank Would Announce Reduction in Asset Purchases Brussels, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) A survey informed today that the European Central Bank (ECB) would probable declare a reduction in its monthly asset purchases in October. Russia Arrests Islamic State Members for Planning Attacks in Moscow Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Thursday two members of the terrorist organization Islamic State (EI) for planning attacks in Moscow on September 1. Initiatives to Improve Access to Water in LatAm Stockholm, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Several initiatives to improve access to water in Latin America and the Caribbean stand out in an event taking place in this capital up to September 1st. Belgium Explosion Leaves Several Wounded in 'a Scene of Horror' Brussels,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A house close to a restaurant in the city of Bastogne, near the Luxembourg border, exploded today. Merkel Demands Release of Germans Arrested in Turkey Berlin, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded the liberation of the German citizens arrested in Turkey presumably without justification and exhorted the government of Ankara to respect the principles of the state of right. Spain and Morocco Reinforce Anti Terrorist Fight Madrid, Aug 29 ( Prensa Latina) Spanish and Moroccan Interior ministers Juan Ignacio Zoido and Abdelouafi Laftit agreed today to reinforce even more bilateral cooperation to avoid terrorist attacks as those occurred 12 days ago in Catalonia. Belgian Police Investigate Shootings in a Bar Brussels, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Belgian police is investigating today an incident occurred in Koekelberg district, where an individual shot against a bar in Simonis square. Macron Looks to Reposition France as International Heavyweight Actor Paris, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron advocated today for again turning France into a heavyweight actor in the international arena, when expressing the work that diplomacy must do in his speech delivered in the Ambassadors Week. Third Negotiating Round on Brexit Starts in Brussels Brussels, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The third round of negotiations on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) started here today, marked by different priorities of both parts. Catalonia Moves Forward in Planned Independence from Spain Madrid, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Catalonian authorities climbed another step in their unilateral plan to achieve the independence of that autonomous community by presenting the norm that will establish a legal framework alternative to the Spanish one. Blasts Rock Azeri Arms Stockpile; Hundreds Evacuated Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Multiple explosions rocked Sunday an ammunition stockpile in Azerbaijan, unleashing a fierce fire that engulfed the depot; six people got wounded and hundreds were evacuated, Russian Today reported. Woman injured in attacks in Spanish region of Catalonia Dies Madrid, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) A woman wounded in the attacks last week in the Spanish region of Catalonia died today in a hospital in Barcelona, bringing to 16 the death toll in the terrorist attacks. Fire Broke Out at Power Plant in Novosibirsk, Russia Moscow, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) A fire rages at a power plant in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in Russia, with smoke seen across the city, Russian Today reports. Search Resumed for Eight Missing Hikers in Bondo, Switzerland Bern, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Swiss rescue teams resumed the search for eight missing hikers after a massive in Bondon, as more than 100 inhabitants of the town of Bondo remain evacuated. Turkey Will Never Join EU Under Erdogan, Says German Minister Berlin, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Turkey will never be a member of the European Union (EU) as long as it is ruled by Tayyip Erdogan, the Bild local daily reported today. Russian Army Killed 8,000 Terrorists in Syria in the Past 3 Months Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Army has destroyed over 8,000 terrorists in Syria over the past three months, military sources said. Clashes with Refugees Could be Avoided, Says Italy's Police Chief Rome, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Clashes in Rome Thursday in which a dozen evicted Eritrean refugees were slightly hurt by police could have been avoided by timely implementation of alternatives against illegal building occupation, Italian police chief Franco Gabrielli told the Italian press Friday. Announced Withdrawal U.S. Nuclear Weapons Welcomed in Germany Berlin, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) News media and experts in Germany welcomed today the announcement of main candidate to the Federal Chancellery, Martin Schulz, insisting on withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons from German territory. Police and Immigrants Clash in Rome Protesting Eviction Rome, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) A confrontation between police and hundreds inmigrants took place in a downtown square in this capital portesting after being evicted from a building in which they were living illegally. French PM Calls for Collective Surveillance on Terrorists Paris, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe today called for permanent collective surveillance in light of the persistent terrorist threat, when commenting on the attacks in Spain and the perpetrators'' presence on French soil. Russia Condemns US Visas Restrictions Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia has condemned today a US decision of restricting visas granting and warned of possible interference by Washington in the 2018 elections. Astana Preparing 6th Syrian Peace Talks Damascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The city of Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, is preparing for the 6th round of Intra-Syrian talks to be held in mid September, announced Kazakh Foreign Minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov. France Says Terrorist Attack Had Targeted Military Personnel Paris, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General of Paris François Molins confirmed today the terrorist nature of the attack against military personnel that occurred at the beginning of this month in Levallois-Perret commune, northeast of this capital. Two More Men Arrested in Finnish Terror Attack Helsinski, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Finnish authorities reported today the arrest of two individuals for alleged links to an attack in the southern city of Turku, bringing the number of detainees to six. French Justice Probes Catalonia Attackers' Passage Across France Paris, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) France''s justice system is investigating all details of Catalonia attackers'' stay on France, Paris Attorney General François Molins said today. Russia Readying Response to US New Sanctions Moscow, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia said it is preparing what it called ''an inevitable response'' in the face of a new round US sanctions targeting a Russian company and four individuals for their alleged business with North Korea, Russian Today reported. Pre-Trial Detention Bid for Finland Terror Attack Helsinki, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Turku court has sentenced Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah to pre-trial detention, the main suspect of a deadly stabbing in the city of Turku that killed two women and wounded eight people, Finnish police said. Catalonia Attackers to Justice in Spain Madrid, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The four arrested people for their alleged involvement in the Catalonia terror attacks last week appear today before the National Court (AN), a Spanish court specializing in organized crimes as terrorism. Pope Francis Urges to be Generous With Migrants Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis urged today to respond with generosity, diligence, wisdom and open mind to the many challenges posed by contemporary migration. Spain's Terror Attack Death Toll Rises to 15 Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the terrorist attacks occurred on Thursday in Barcelona and Cambrils, in the northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, has risen to 15, Spanish authorities said. Barcelona's Van Attacker Name Revealed Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Catalon authorities have confirmed today that the 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub as the van driver who killed 15 people and wounded over a hundred in last week's attack in Barcelona. Russian Police Shoot Knife Rampage Attacker in Surgut Moscow, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) A teenage knifeman wearing a fake suicide vest stabbed at least eight people in a frenzied attack in a busy main street in Surgut was shot dead by police forces investigating the circumstances and his possible terrorist character. Spain Maintains Security Alert Level after Terror Attacks Madrid, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has decided today to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 following Catalonia terror attacks, but to reinforce security measures at the same time in tourist areas and infrastructures, as announced by the Interior Ministry. Police Thinks That Spain Terror Attacks Included Explossives Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils have long been preparing a major attack using explosives, the Catalan police revealed on Thursday. Terrorist Threat Still High in France and Europe, Minister Says Paris, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist threat is still very high in France and Europe, Interior Minister, Gerard Collomb, said after the attacks occurred in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils. Moscow to Strengthen Security After Catalonia Terror Attacks Moscow, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Moscow government will reinforce security measures during Moscow Day to prevent terror attacks similar to those carried out in Catalonia, official sources said today. Mass Homage in Spain to Barcelona Terror Attack Victims Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) With lengthy applauses, after a minute''s silence, thousands of people have paid tribute today to the victims of two recent terror attacks that shook the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils. Van Hits People in the Center of Barcelona Madrid, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A van hit today lots of people in a downtown area of Barcelona, reported today Cataluña police, northeastern region of Spain. Terrorist Survivor From Paris Attacks to be Judged in Belgium Brusels, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Belgian Federal Prosecution announced that Salah Abdeslam, only survivor of extremist group that executed Paris attacks on November 2015 will be judged in that country, reported local media today. UN Experts Urge Europe Not to Stop Migrant Rescue Operations United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts have urged the European Union (EU) not to adopt measures that would lead to more deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the code of conduct imposed on the rescue organizations. Union Federations Announce a 25-Day Strike in Spanish Airports Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The three main Spanish union federations announced today a 25-day strike in all Spanish airports from September 15 to demand better labor and compensation conditions. Workers Commission (CCOO), the General Workers Union (UGT) and the Workers'' Trade Union (WTO) registered on Wednesday before competent authorities the protest''s call that will be extended until December 30. Russia Strengthens Ties With Bolivia Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted today the strength and positive development of ties between his country and Bolivia, after welcoming his South American counterpart, Fernando Huanacuni, in this capital. UK Proposes an Open Border with Ireland London, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom (UK) government has announced today a proposal to make the border with Ireland as open as possible, ''with no physical infrastructure'', after BREXIT. France to Set Up a New Police Force Paris, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) France will set up at the end of this year the so-called daily security police, in charge of guaranteeing surveillance closely connected with citizens, as announced today by Minister of Interior, Gerard Collomb. Aggression on Venezuela Denounced in Spain Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Several political, social and solidarity Spanish organizations have denounced today the escalation of attacks against the people and government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Over 100 Nations to Participate in Army-2017 Forum Moscow, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from over 100 countries will participate in the Army-2017 International Military and Technical Forum, which will be held at the Patriot Center near Moscow, on August 22, confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense. European Council: Saharawi Leader Denounces Illegal Trial by Morrocco Algiers, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Saharawi Government denounced today at the European Council (EC) the prosecution of 23 Saharawis in Morocco charged with the killing of 11 Moroccans during a protest in the occupied territory of Gdeim Izik, considered illegal by Western Sahara. Burkinabe Police Announces Death of Terror Attackers at Restaurant Ouagadougou, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Burkinabe government has announced today the death of two terror attackers -during a clash with the army- involved in the Aziz Istanbul Turkish restaurant, killing 18 individuals. Russia's 5th-gen Fighter Jet Finally Christened: Su-57 Moscow, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s first fifth-generation fighter jet, dubbed ''PAK FA'' and ''T-50'' during its development, will finally be name ''Sukhoi, Su-57'', General Colonel Viktor Bondarev told Zvezda, the Russian Defense Ministry''s official TV channel. Merkel's Popularity Diminishes in Face of Next Elections Berlin, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) German Foreign Minister''s popularity, Angela Merkel, diminished 10 point in the last weeks while Christian Democratic Union (CDU) controls voting intention for the next elections, highlighted a survey today. Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance Stockholm, Ago 10 (Prensa Latina) A 42-year-old Swedish, Johan Gustafsson, held hostage by al Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, has said today that he did not know why he was released. French President Expresses Support to Injured Soldiers Paris, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron today expressed his solidarity with six military assaulted in the town of Levallois-Perret and congratulated the police for the quick arrest of the alleged attacker. Russian Authorities on Alert in Shopping Mall Fire Moscow, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities remain on alert after a fire broke out in the RIO mega-mall in northern Moscow, affecting around a 1,500-square meter area. German Politicians Call for Improved Relations with Russia Berlin, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s Liberal Party Leader, Christian Linder, has championed today his demand to change Berlin''s policy towards Russia to permanently improve its bilateral relations with Moscow. Barcelona Airport Staff Strike for Second Day Madrid, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Workers at security controls at the Barcelona airport in northeastern Spain are going on their second-day partial strikes to demand better working conditions. Sanctions against Russia Affect European Investments Berlin, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The German Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) warned today that the new sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia affect the start-up of the infrastructure to guarantee the energy security of the European Union (EU). Neymar Pledges to Conquer Titles for PSG Paris, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. has stated today, in his official presentation with the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) club, that he intends to help the French club to win as much titles as possible. France Rejects Sanctions against Venezuela Paris, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The French Government criticized that the European Union (EU) decided to implement sanctions against Venezuela, and was favored negotiation as the path to solve the conflict in that country, the news agency Europa Press reported today. Spanish Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Network Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police dismantled an international human trafficking network aimed at illegally entering Iranian citizens into the United Kingdom (UK), who paid about 25,000 euros for fake passports, as reported by this law enforcement. Spanish Politician Highlights Transparency of Election in Venezuela Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish socialist politician Vicent Garces defended the total transparency of the process that took place in Venezuela on Sunday to elect a National Constituent Assembly (ANC), it was reported here. Poll Reflects Terrorism as Main Concern in EU Brussels, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism is the main concern among European citizens, having grown as much as 44 percent, in a poll periodically made by the European Union (EU), which most recent results were revealed here Wednesday. Niger Receives Anti-Terrorist Aid From Germany and France Niamey, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Germany and France will provide Niger with military support to stand up against the terror groups´ increasing actions in the region, according to a German source. Italian Parliament Approves Libya Naval Mission Rome, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Italian parliament has given the go-ahead today to a naval mission aimed at boosting Libyan coastguard in its fight against human traffickers on Italy´s coasts. Humanity Exhausted Planet Resources, warns NGO Geneva, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Humanity consumed until today the resources which the planet can renew in one year, warned the NGO Global Footprint Network, on occasion of Earth''s Overcapacity Day. US Diplomatic Staff Begins Withdrawing From Russia Moscow, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The US diplomatic staff began today to withdraw the equipment of one of their properties in this capital, in compliance with the measures of the Russian government in response to the new sanctions approved by Washington. German Left Supports Venezuela By Harald Neuber Germany Condemns US Sanctions against Russia, Damages Europe Berlin, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) German Economy and Energy Minister Brigitte Zypries rejected today the approval of new US sanctions against Russia which, she considered, affect European interests and violate international law. Opposition Criticizes Rajoy's Assessment of Management Madrid, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The main opposition parties deplored today the assessment of Spanish President Mariano Rajoy for the first few months of his second term for triumphalist, saying that he boasted about good economic management. Rome Mayor Demands Emergency Measures as Water Rationing Looms Rome, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Romes Mayor, Virginia Raggi, asked the national government to decree the state of emergency in the Lazio region, as to overcome the water crisis that is suffered by the Italian capital. One Dead, Several Wounded in Knife Attack at Hamburg Supermarket Berlín, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and several others were wounded in a knife attack in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg today, the city''s police said. Russia Announces Measures to Respond to US Sanctions Moscow, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia has announced today the blockade on the use of US embassy properties in this nation, effective August 1, and the demand to reduce its personnel by September 1. Israeli, French, U.S. Navies Joined for Naval Exercise Cairo, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Navy teamed up with the French Navy and the Israeli Defense Force''s Underwater Missions Unit to conduct a late-July two-week underwater exercise called Noble Melinda off the coast of Haifa. Swedish Prime Minister Replaces Two Ministers Given Political Crisis Stockholm, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Sweden''s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven replaced two Cabinet members in an attempt to save the Government after the leak of sensitive information from this country, said today the Swedish newspaper The Local. Russian President Appoints Vasili Nebenzia as Ambassador to UN Moscow, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Vasili Nebenzia as the new permanent ambassador to the United Nations (UN) and his representative to the Security Council, the Kremlin reported today. Rajoy Denies Knowledge of Alleged Slush Fund at Ruling PP Party Madrid, July 26 (Prensa Latina) Spanish President Mariano Rajoy has said on Tuesday that he had absolutely no knowledge about the possible existence of parallel accounts within his Popular Party (PP) that were allegedly used for opaque donations and illegal party financing, by testifying in one of the biggest corruption plots uncovered in this country . Putin Discusses Comprehensive Cooperation with Iraqi Vice-president Moscow, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed today with Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Nuri Al-Maliki the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, including the commercial, energy and military-technical cooperation, during a meeting in the Kremlin. President of Turkey Attacks the European Union Ankara, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked the European Union (EU) during a meeting with parliamentarians from his group, while bilateral talks are being held in Brussels. Rome Directing Efforts into Water Rationing Rome, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The city of Rome, which has been lucky for far-off times with plenty water is today immersed in a possible rationing of the precious liquid. Germany to Honor Victims of Terrorist Act in Shopping Center Berlin, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The German government will commemorate this Saturday the first anniversary of the suicide attack of July 22, 2016 at a mall with a monument in honour of nine fatal victims. Merkel's Party Widens Lead for German Elections Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a 16-point lead over the Social Democratic Party (SPD) for September's general elections. Coastal Towns of Turkey and Greece Jolted by 6.4 Magnitude Quake Istanbul, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) A quake in the southeastern Aegean Sea past midnight jolted the coasts of Greece and Turkey, reportedly killing two people, injuring 150 in the Greek island of Kos and damaging vessels in the Turkish port of Bodrum. Immune System Response After Injury London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) When a persons suffers an injury within minutes the inmune system responds according to a study published in PLOS Medicine. Another Wildfire Suspect Arrested in Italy Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A second suspect of the huge wildfire, ravaging a large forest close to the capital in the last three days, has been arrested today in the coastal city of Ostia. A New State Called Malorossia Suggested, Instead of Ukraine Kiev, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Alexander Zajarchenko, top leader of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk, suggested today the creation of a new State called Malorossia, instead of Ukraine, with a federal and more flexible status. Italian President Condemns Actions by Arsonists Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella described today the arson fires of more than 27,000 hectares of forest as criminal actions. Arrival in Spain of Undocumented Immigrants Increases Madrid, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of immigrants in Spain increased two times in the first half of 2017, compared to similar period in the previous year, reaching 10,751 people, the Government reported today. WTO to Develop Agricultural Sector of Developing Countries Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Brazil proposed the World Trade Organization to start an initiative to favour the agricultural industry of developing countries, starting from an exention of any state subvention. Russia: U.S. Conditions to Return Properties Are Unacceptable Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the imposition of conditions to unblock its diplomatic properties in New York and Washington are unacceptable, and called for dialogue in that regard between the two countries'' foreign ministries. British Government Considers Life Sentences For Acid Attacks London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should ''feel the full force of the law.'' More than 100,000 migrants arrived in Europe in 2017 Geneva, July 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 103 thousand 175 migrants arrived in the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far this year, Press Bias in Syrian Case Denounced in Russia Moscow, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) British journalist Neil Clark denounced today the double measuring stick of western news media in the treatment of the fight against terrorism, while informing on what happened in Aleppo and Mosul. Italy: More than 6,500 Immigrants Arrive in 24 hours Rome, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at southern Italian ports, as part of a wave of more than 6,500 arrivals in the recent 24 hours. British Police Frustrates Five Terror Attacks in the Last Weeks London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The London Metropolitan Police (MET) frustrated 5 terrorist attacks in the last weeks in the United Kingdom, some of them just about to be perpetrated, as confirmed by MET chief Cressida Dick Friday. Germany Welcomes Bilateral Commission on Colonia Dignidad Berlin, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Human rights activists have termed as positive the end of a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a Chilean-German Joint Commission to deal with the historical memory of the former Colonia Dignidad and the insertion of victims in the society. Turkey Judged 169,000 People since Coup Ankara, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The turkish authorities adopted legal measures against 169,000 persons accused of taking part or having links with the organizers of the failed coup perpetrated on July 15, 2016, official sources said here. French President Welcomes German Chancellor Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting today, in the context of a minister council between both countries, held in this city. USA Preventing Inspection of Chemicals Weapons in Syria, Says Russia Moscow, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States by all means tries to prevent the sending of experts to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, denounced today Mikhail Ulianov, director of the arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. More Than 1.5 Million Italian Families in Absolute Poverty Rome, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The number of Italian families living in absolute poverty in 2016 has reached 1,619,000, equivalent to 6.3 percent of the whole country, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported today. Europe Will Allocate 60 Million Euros to Help Africa Brussels, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will allocate 60 million euros for humanitarian aid to help ease food insecurity caused by intense drought hitting African countries like Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, said the European Commission Friday. Pope Francis Warns about Complexity of Current Problems Rome, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has stated today that the complexity and interconnection between world problems are such that there are no immediate and entirely satisfactory solutions. G20 Summit in Hamburg Starts Amid Protests By Harald Neuber Putin Calls in Hamburg to Form a Common Front against Terrorism Moscow, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today reiterated his call to form a common front, under the leadership of the United Nations, against international terrorism, speaking at the summit of the G-20 Group in Hamburg, Germany. Spain: Raising Concern about International Terrorism Madrid, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) International terrorism is one of the 10 problems that worry Spanish population the most, said a survey carried out by the state-owned Center for Sociological Researches (CIS). Austria Plays Down Spat With Italy Over Border Controls Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Austria today played down a dispute with Italy over possible controls at their shared border, saying Rome had misunderstood its intentions when it spelled out military preparations for any future influx of migrants. Huge Ice Block About to Break Away From Antarctica London,Jul 5(Prensa Latina)A very huge sheet of ice is expected to break away from Antarctica''s mainland in the coming weeks due to rapidly warming sea water, UK scientists have warned. WTO Warns of Brexit Challenges for EU Geneva, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) will be one of the main challenges facing the EU bloc, including its future trade exchanges, announced the WTO in a report today. European Parliament Ratifies Cooperation Agreement with Cuba Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament today ratified the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016, which promotes diplomatic and economic relations between the EU and the Caribbean nation. Russian Strategic Bombers Hit ISIS in Syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian strategic bombers struck today ISIS targets in Syria, using modern X-101 strategic cruise missiles. Several weapon stockpiles and a terrorist command center were destroyed in the strike, the Ministry of Defense reported in a statement. Chinese President Pleads for United, Stable, Prosperous and Open EU Beijing, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, on an official visit to Germany, said Beijing that supports a united, stable, prosperous and open European Union (EU) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Most Russians Support Putin as President after 2018 Moscow, July 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two-thirds of Russians want to see Vladimir Putin as the country''s president, after the 2018 elections, says a poll by the Levada Center, quoted today by the capital press. FAO Conference Examines Food and Agriculture Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The current state of food and agriculture in the context of the debate on climate change and food security is today the agenda of the fortieth FAO conference. Greek Coast Guard Fired at Turkish Cargo Ship, Captain Says Istambul,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The captain of a Turkish cargo ship said it received warning shots from the Greek coast guard today in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Rhodes island. One Thousand Hectares Burned In Forest Fire in Turkey Istambul, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina)Amid a heat wave that has affected the whole country, a forest fire that broke out near Turkey''s third largest city Izmir has entered its third day, threatening the water flow of the city and its surrounding districts due to the damage it caused in power lines leading to a dam that serves as the city''s main water supply. German Police Storms Demostrators Camp at Entenwerder Berlin, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German police stormed a demostrators camp of critics of the G-20 summit, to be held this weekend in the northern city of Hamburg. Protests against G-20 Summit in Germany Berlin, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets today in Hamburg to protest against the upcoming G-20 summit, which will take place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July. Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo to Hold 'Informal Meeting' Belgrade, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will be on Monday in Brussels for an ''informal meeting'' with Kosovo''s President Hashim Thaci, sponsored by the head of the European Union (EU) diplomacy, Federica Mogherini. Pope Francis Underlines Dialogue in Latin America Rome, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has stated that fostering a culture of dialogue is one of the most important aspects for Latin America today. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Speculation on Coup against Ukrainian President Kiev, June 30 (Prensa Latina) A deputy close to the Ukrainian president, Piotro Poroshenko, today denounced the alleged preparation of a coup against the Chief of State by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, said the capital''s television. Trump and Putin to Hold Meeting at G-20 Summit Washington, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump will hold a meeting next week with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, said the White House. Ex-Minister of Economy Inaugurated as Romania's New Prime Minister Bucharest, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing Romania´s Economy Minister, Mihai Tudose, was inaugurated today as the new Prime Minister, despite being rejected by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for allegedly failing to comply with the electoral program. Serbia Gets New Government Belgrade, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian Parliament on Thursday elected new Prime Minister Ana Brnabic´s government and the new cabinet in a majority vote of 157 deputies. Nearly 500 Homes and 40 Companies Destroyed by Wildfire in Portugal Lisbon, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 500 homes and 40 agricultural and industrial-related companies were destroyed today by the wildfire in Pedrograo Grande, Portugal, with a loss of 350 jobs, 64 deaths and around 250 injured. Kerch Bridge: An Umbilical Cord for Crimea By Antonio Rondón * France Rejects Visit of US President Paris, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump''s visit to France, many politicians, organizations, and citizens are showing their discontent and growing rejection. UK Prime Minister Suggests Transition Period for Brexit London, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) British prime minister Theresa May said today that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, will need various stages for implementation and a transition period still indeterminate. Spanish Left-Wingers Pays Homage to Strugglers Against Dictatorship Madrid, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The ''Unidos Podemos'' left-wing coalition has paid tribute today to anti-Franco strugglers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 elections, the first held in Spain after General Francisco Franco´s dictatorship (1939-1975). NATO Increases Military Budget Brussels, 28 jun (Prensa Latina) The Seretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, informed today that Canada and its European partners will raise in 2017 their military expenses. Italy Notifies Migration Emergency Situation Rome, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian government informed the European Commission today that it has reached the limit of its ability to manage the growing flow of migrants and announced the possibility of prohibiting new landings. Spain Calls for Quick Ratification of EU-Cuba Agreement Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has spoken out about a rapid ratification of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (ADPC) between the European Union (EU) and Cuba signed in December 2016. Almost 9,000 Migrants Rescued at Mediterranean Sea Geneva, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today that almost 9,000 migrants and refugees were rescued, starting on Saturday, at the Mediterranean Sea. UN Calls to Take Advantage of Cypriot Reunification United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today to take good advantage of the chance represented by a conference on Cyprus scheduled for Wednesday, for the reunification of the European island as the main issue. Two Alleged Terrorists Captured in Switzerland Bern, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Swiss police arrested two suspected terrorists, a man and a woman, during an operation in the town of Aubonne, located in the southwestern canton of Vaud, in the Morges District, a Prosecutor''s Office senior official informed today. Iraqi Troops Fight in Strategic Areas of West Mosul Baghdad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Combined forces of the Iraqi government combed recently released areas in western Mosul considered strategic to deliver the final blow to the Islamic State (IS), against which sporadic fighting in Tanak and Yarmuk are taking place today. Former Minister of Economy Nominated for Head of Gov't in Romania Bucharest, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Social Democrat Party of Romania (SDP) nominated outgoing minister of Economy Mihai Tudose as the new head of Government, following the fall of the Government last week. Arconic to Halt Sale Cladding Panels Involved in Grenfell Tower Fire London, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The US manufacturer of aluminum composite panels used as cladding in London''s Grenfell Tower has halted sales of the product, which cuased a fire with 79 people dead. Climate Change Could Bring Tropical Virus To Europe and USA London,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas according to Scientific Reports. Just Over Four Million Italians Called to the Polls Rome, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Over four million voters are called to the polls today in 111 Italian municipalities where election silence was decreed today to the run-off to elect mayors. Trade Union Leader Warns of New Employment Crisis in Spain 24 de junio de 2017, 09:10 Madrid, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of Workers´ Commissions (CCOO), Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, has warned today that Spain, with Europe´s second highest unemployment rate, is heading a new employment crisis. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. Collaboration With Nazis in Chile: an Uncomfortable Truth Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Even today one may wonder what were the reasons why the film Colonia was barely criticized as an insignificant motion picture in a suspicious silence that some attributed to the power of the Nazis. Total of 600 Buildings in UK Identified with Inflamable Elements London, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The British government reported that a total of 600 buildings have a similar paneling or inflamable layer to the one in the Grenfell Tower, a place in which a devastating fire left at least 79 dead or missing people. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. Putin considers Brazil Important Trading Partner of Russia Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin described Brazil today as an important trading partner of Russia when meeting at the Kremlin with his South American peer, Michel Temer, who is here on an official visit. Russia Warns over NATO Fighter Approaching Minister Plane Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A Russian SU-27 fighter plane reportedly chased away a NATO F-16 fighter jet that tried to approach Russia''s Defense Minister''s plane over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Rodriguez Zapatero Worried About Trump's Announcements on Cuba La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has described as very disturbing the latest announcements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, regarding Cuba. European Parliament Commission Ratifies Agreement Cuba-EU Brussels,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament approved today the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation for the normalization of relations between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016. Trump to Meet Ukrainian President at White House Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will meet today with his Ukrainian peer, Piotr Poroshenko, at the White House, in a meeting that was included at the last minute to the host president''s agenda. Long Before the Internet, Cats Charmed Stone Age Humans London,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Long before they conquered ancient Egypt, cats seduced Stone Age farmers who launched the worldwide feline takeover of human homes and hearts, a DNA study showed today. Russia: Trump's Rhetoric on Cuba Withdraws to Cold War Era Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The new policy on Cuba announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, takes us back to the forgotten rhetoric ''Cold War'' style, denounced today the Russian foreign ministry in an official communique. Russia Suspends Memorandum of Cooperation with US in Syria Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has suspended as of today the memorandum of cooperation with the United States to avoid air incidents in Syria and warned of the monitoring of international coalition apparatus. Cuban Minister Bruno Rodríguez Arrives in Austria on a Work Visit Vienna, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Austria today for a working visit aimed at strengthening the positive relations between the two nations, diplomatic sources said. Cuban Foreign Minister Closes Visit to Turkey Istanbul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla finished his 2-day visit to Turkey Friday, with a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this city. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey's National Assembly Ankara, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, is on the second day of his official visit to Turkey with tours of the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the National Assembly in this capital. French Citizens Hope for Better Legislative Results Paris, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A majority of French citizens hope that the results of the legislative elections will be corrected in runoff to prevent that President Emmanuel Macron''s movement ''The Republic On the Move'' (LREM) gain absolute control of the Parliament. Putin Jokes About Possible Asylum for Former FBI Director Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today joked about granting political asylum to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, after he talked about his recordings of his conversations with Donald Trump. Putin Calls for Understanding to Avoid Family Details Moscow, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today asked citizens for his policy of avoiding disclosure of details about his family, although he said he was just born his second grandchild. Death Toll Rises to 17 in London Grenfell Tower Due to Fire London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the London skyscraper Grenfell Tower was 17, according to the Metropolitan Police today. One out of Six Elderly People Experience Abuse, Says WHO Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately, one out of every six elderly people in the world experience some kind of abuse, a figure that will increase as the global population grows older, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. Russia Concerned about New Promotion of US Unilateral Sanctions Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia expressed today its concern about the possibility of new promotion of unilateral sanctions against it by the the United States, after learning about a bill in this reference presented in the US Congress. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Most Civilian Deaths During Wars Occur in Cities Geneva, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Half of civilian deaths in wars in 2010-2015 occurred in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and most of them died in urban centers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported today. Putin Warns about Russia's Response to NATO Challenges Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned about Russia''s plans to respond to the challenges to its security posed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Romania's Ex-President Charged with Crimes Against Humanity Bucharest, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Romania´s ex-President Ion Iliescu and former Prime Minister Petre Roman will go on trial for alleged crimes against humanity committed in 1990, according to the Attorney General´s Office. British Military Bases Attacked in Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cyprus security forces are investigating the attack on the British military base in Dhekelia at dawn today, where a policeman was injured after an explosion at the entrance to the barracks. Lack of African Economic Success to Increase Migration Berlin, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bundesbank (German Central Bank) President Jens Weidmann warned here today that the lack of African economic success will increase the migratory pressure on Europe. EU Trusts U.S. will Comply with Nuclear Agreement with Iran Oslo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Union''s high representative for Foreign Policy and Common Security, Federica Mogherini, said today that she is confident that the United States will keep its commitment to the nuclear agreement with Iran, despite its criticisms of the pct. More than 1,500 Immigrants Rescued at Sea, Arrive in Italy Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at the Italian ports of Palermo, Augusta, Catania, Lampedusa and Reggio Calabria, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Labor Leader Questions UK Prime Minister London, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The UK Labor Party Deputy Leader , Tom Watson, has questioned on Monday Prime Minister Theresa May whether US media mogul Rupert Murdoch had any influence over her cabinet reshuffle. Turkey to Hire Syrian Doctors in Health Centers Istanbul, Turkey, 12 June (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Health Minister Recep Akdag announced today here that a program would be implemented to recruit Syrian refugees qualified as doctors or medical personnel in health centers. Turkish Products Begin to Invade Supermarkets in Qatar Ankara, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Numerous Turkish products are beginning to invade the shelves of shops in Qatar, as neighboring Arab states feel the commercial embargo, according to the newspaper Hürriyet. Solidarity with Cuba Meeting Begins in Spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 organizations from all over Spain have gathered here today at the 14th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba to analyze the consequences of the U.S. blockade of the Caribbean country, among other issues. Turkey to Deploy Aircraft and Warships in Qatar Ankara, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Under the two military agreements approved in the National Assembly, the Turkish authorities will send aircraft and warships to Qatar, according to official sources. Top Candidates for Head of the British Government Vote London, June 8 (Prensa Latina) Top candidates for Head of Government, current Prime Minister Theresa May and leader of the opposition Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, voted in the British election today. Russia Says Humanitarian Situation in Syria Improving Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Humanitarian situation in Syria is improving and the Government continues to deliver aid and rehabilitate infrastructure destroyed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations to help displaced citizens return to their homes, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed Thursday. 25,000 troops to take part in largest US-led Black Sea drills in July Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Troops from the US, NATO and other allied nations will take part in largest Washington-led Black Sea drills in July, Russian Today reports Thursday. Sweden to Reinforce Antiterrorist Security Stockholm, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of Sweden met the main opposition forces Wednesday, to coordinate an agreement to reinforce the antiterrorist legislations in force in the nation, assured Interior Minister Anders Ygeman. French Govt. Creates Special Force to Confront Terrorism Paris, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the creation of a special force to coordinate intelligence services with a view to strengthening the fight against terrorism. Turkish Parliament to Vote Deployment of More Troops in Qatar Ankara, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish parliament is to urgently debate a bill that would allow its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, according to the Sabah daily, citing official sources. Spanish Foreign Minister: Russia is a Strategic Partner Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis today considered Russia a strategic partner when he met with his counterpart, Serguei Lavrov. Russia Strongly Denounces US-led Coalition Air Strike on Syrian Force Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The new US-led attack against positions of Syrian Army in southern Syria is a strike against the most effective counter terrorist force besides being a violation of sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced. Putin Predicts War with US Would Have No Survivors Moscow, June 7 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin predicted today a war without survivors, in the event of a war between Russia and the United States, in an interview with the American film director Oliver Stone. Russia To Summon Extraordinary Security Council Meeting on Syria Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia will summon an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) after a new attack by the United States against Syrian governmental forces, said today Senator Frants Klintsevich. Some 462 German Neo-Nazis Live in Secrecy Berlin, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 462 people live in secrecy in Germany, where they are wanted by authorities after being accused of committing racist criminal acts. Putin Orders to Reinforce Russian Civil Defense Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) After a severe storm hit this capital, killing 16 people, President Vladimir Putin ordered a reinforcement of the Russian civil defense potential at a national conference on the subject. Migration and Labor Justice in the Eyes of the International Forum Geneva, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Governance of labor migration around the world and equitable recruitment are among the topics prioritized on the agenda of the 106th International Labor Conference of the ILO, which is being held today in this capital. Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts US Bomber over Baltic Sea Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) A Russian SU-27 fighter jet has intercepted and escorted an American B-52 bomber today, flying off the Russian coast over the Baltic Sea, the Defense Ministry reported. The Russian fighter jet accompanied the B-52 bomber until it left for international airspace and then returned safely to its aerodrome, the source said. The incident occurred at 10:00 (local time). UNESCO Warns about Falling Aid to Education in the World Paris, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Aid to the education sector in the world has fallen consecutively in the last six years, which is a worrying situation, UNESCO said in a statement today. Chinese Police Officers Start Patrolling Italian Cities Beijing, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) A group of 10 Chinese police officers began joint patrols in four Italian cities, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. New Turkish Airport to Render Service to 200 Million Passengers Istanbul, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The third airport planned for this city will have capacity for 200 million passengers a year, connecting 350 destinations around the world, according to explanations today by Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan. UK: Conservatives Lose Support 3 days Before Elections London, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The ruling Conservative Party continues to lose support in the United Kingdom reducing its advantages over the Labor party at three days from the general elections scheduled for June 8, polls show. Denounced the Increase of Feminicides in Turkey Ankara, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 173 women were killed by men during the first five months of 2017, according to a report redacted by the ''Stop the feminicides'' organization, presented today in this capital. Dutch Ambassador Ratifies Positive Links with Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Alexandra Valkenburg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands extolled the links between her country and Cuba in her first visit to the city of Santiago de Cuba, where she had a meeting with the local authorities. In her statements after the homage to Jose Marti and Fidel Castro at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, the Dutch Ambassador said her country is having links with Cuba in different fields. Cuba and Poland Strengthen Friendship and Cooperation Ties Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Poland have strengthened today their friendship and cooperation ties during the meeting of Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez and Witodl Waszczykowski, who is officially visiting Cuba. Pope Francis Reminds That the Environment is a Collective Good Rome, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francisco called today in a message through his Twitter account, to never forget that the environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone. Putin Denounces US Interference in Affairs of Other Countries Moscow, June 5 (Prensa Latina) US interference in the internal affairs of others covers most of the world''s countries, however, only Russia is accused of this practice, President Vladimir Putin denounced today. London: 12 People Arrested for Terrorist Attack London, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) British security forces reported today the arrest of 12 people allegedly linked to the terrorist attack in London yesterday night, which killed seven people and injured 48. France, Russia to Restrengthen Ties By Luisa María González Paris, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Looking ahead to major global challenges such as the fight against terrorism, France, and Russia seem ready to leave behind the tensions of recent years and forge a new moment in bilateral ties, marked by a greater cooperation. European Parliament to Discuss Future of Climate Change Agreement Brussels, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament will discuss the future of the Paris Agreement on climate change in mid-June following the announcement of the United States withdrawal, reported today the president of the Community institution, Antonio Tajani. 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. Spanish Gov't Sends EU-Cuba Agreement to Parliament Madrid, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government sent the so-called Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement signed in December 2016 between the European Union and Cuba to the Spanish Parliament, for its analysis and approval. Greece Clears Out Elliniko Refugee Camp Athens,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities move to relocate hundreds of refugee in a camp outside the Greek capital as the evacuation operation gets under way. Cuba Demands Complementarity in Euro-Asian-Latin American Ties Por Mario Hubert Garrido, Special EnvoySaint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, on Friday favored the complementarity in relations between the Euro-Asian Union and the countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. European Union Rules Out Renegotiating Paris Agreement with U.S. Brussels, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The president of the European Union (EU), Jean-Claude Juncker, on Friday ruled out the renegotiation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, after the withdrawal of the United States. German Politicians Reject Trump Decision over Paris Agreement Berlin, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of German political parties today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. UNESCO and Latin America, a Historic Relationship for the Future Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is warmly welcoming the Latin American and Caribbean Week, said General Director Irina Bokova, in reference to an event that shows the close links between the region and that international body. Putin: Russophobia Is Linked to Confirmation of Multipolar World Por Antonio Rondón García, Special EnvoySaint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The gradual confirmation of a multipolar world determines the escalation of Russophobia, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. China Emphasizes Support for European Integration Beijing, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is visiting Germany, emphasized the country''s support for the process of European integration, official sources in the capital reported today. Russia Cancels Restrictions on Trade with Turkey Ankara, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish companies and individuals will be able to operate and work in Russia, thanks to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin, Russian news agency Tass reported Wednesday. UNICEF Urges Governments to Close Data Gaps on Vulnerable Children United Nations,May 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 2,7 million children live in foster houses accordind to UNICEF. Polish Airline Starts Direct Flights between Warzaw and Astana Astana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Polish airline Lot has opened a new direct flight to connect the city of Warzaw with this capital, being this the first direct route between Poland and Kazahstan. Vladimir Putin Calls for Policies to Prevent Use of Chemical Weapons Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for international policies to prevent the use of chemical weapons, according to Le Figaro French newspaper. Vladimir Putin Welcomes Attendees at St. Petersburg Economic Forum Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed participants at the St. Petersburg-2017 International Economic Forum, which coincides with the first signs that the world is coming out the economic crisis. Putin Praises Oil Cooperation with Saudi Arabia Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of the cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the energy field, particularly in the regulation of the oil market, during a meeting Wednesday with Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman al Saud. Lavrov Rejects Macron Accusations against Russian Media Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected today French President Emmanuel Macron''s accusations against Russian media and reiterated the lack of evidence from the West in that regard. DPRK Rejects Joint Statement Issued at G-7 Summit Pyongyang, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected today the joint statement issued at the G-7 Summit, which it considers to distort the self-defense objective implicit in the country''s nuclear development. German Politician Calls Trump a Values Destroyer Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the German Social democratic Party (SDP) and chancellery candidate, Martin Schulz considered today the US president Donald Trump destroyer of Western values. First Seizure in France of Captagon Shipments Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of France seized for the first time in this European nation, shipments of Captagon, a substance known as the drug of the terrorists, customs sources informed today. German Social Democrats Criticize Donald Trump's Policy Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) After German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly criticized President Donald Trump, the German Social Democrats joined that position today by taking sides against the US president. Over 60,000 Migrants Arrive in Italy this Year Rome, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The number of irregular immigrants arriving in Italy this year has risen to 60,000, after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN Refugee Agency reported today. Presidents of France, Russia to Overcome Tensions and Strengthen Ties Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and France, Emmanuel Macron, expressed today their intention to overcome the tensions that marked the bilateral relationship in recent years, and strengthen ties to advance on issues of common interest. British Police Interrogate 14 Suspects for Terrorism Attack London, May 29 (Prensa Latina) British police are currently interrogating 14 suspects in connection with the last Monday´s Manchester terrorist attack, which killed 22 people and injured dozens, following the arrest of two suspects in recent hours. Possible Infection of One Thousand Soldiers in Turkey Detected Ankara, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Poor meat could be the source of an infection in a Turkish barracks that killed a soldier and hospitalized one thousand 46, Dr. Tur Yildiz Bicer reported today. Parties to FAO's Treaty Against Illegal Fishing Meet in Norway Oslo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Parties to the new international treaty of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, aimed at combating illegal fishing, began today in Norway. French President Receives Vladimir Putin in Versailles Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday received his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Versailles, a meeting that has raised broad media attention here. Europe Must Be Independent of UK and US, Warns Merkel Berlin, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The German chief of government, Angela Merkel, warned that Europe must become independent of the British Government and the United States and seek ways to be self-sufficient without relying on other powers. No Details Yet about Explosion in Serbian Capital Belgrade, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Although the initial investigations were inclined towards a bomb, the cause of a powerful explosion on Saturday night in the capital community of New Belgrade has not been officially confirmed yet on Sunday. Mass Arrivals of Rescued Immigrants in Italy Rome, May 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the ship Vos Prudence, which belongs to the non-governmental organization Doctors without Borders, arrived in the port of the southern city of Naples on Sunday. Serbia's President-elect to be Sworn in on May 30 Belgrade, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Serbia''s President-elect, Aleksandar Vucic, will be sworn in before Parliament on May 30, according to an announcement by the president of the legislature, Maja Gojkovic. Nearly 1,500 Migrants Rescued from the Sea to Arrive in Italy Rome, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea sail to the Italian port of Naples aboard the ship Vos Prudence of Médecins Sans Frontiéres, reported today an NGO representative. President Putin Welcomes 17th Congress of Russian Communists Moscow, May 27 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (PCFR), held today with the attendance of 340 delegates and foreign guests. G-7 Summit In Its Secong and Last day in Italy Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 summit arrives today at its second and last day, in the town of Taormina, during which it will debate on climate change, a topic of confrontation between the United States and its allies. Work of Russian Enterprises in Ukraine Threatened Kiev, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian ultra-rightwing-nationalist elements threatened to obstruct as much as they can the work of Russian enterprises in Ukraine, if the prisoners coming from ultra-nationalist organizations and now in prison, in the rebel region of Donbass, are not released. Russian Security Service Dismantles Terrorist Cell in Moscow Moscow, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service (FSB in Russian) dismantled a terrorist cell in the capital of Russia Thursday, to arrest four suspects in whose apartment they found a home-made explosives factory. EU and Donald Trump Air Differences in Brussels Meeting Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States have aired differences over Russia, international trade and climate change, the European Council reported today after a meeting between EU leaders and US President Donald Trump. NATO to Join US-Led Coalition That Operates in Syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led military coalition in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Secretary-General announced today. France: More Than 7,000 Candidates in Legislative Election Paris, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 7,782 candidates, 1,290 more than five years ago, have registered to run in the upcoming legislative election in France, according to statistics published today. Macron's Party Wins Majority in French Legislative Elections Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron''s Republic on the Move (LREM) Party is about to win the vote in June''s legislative elections, an Ifop-Fiducial poll showed on Wednesday. Victims of Shipwreck in the Mediterranean Rise up to 31 Rome, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The number of vctims as a consequence of the shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea of a ship with hundreds of emigrants, coming from Libya, increased to 31 Wednesday. British Police Arrest in Manchester Attack London, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The British police have today arrested the fifth suspect in Wigan for being allegedly in connection with the terrorist attack in Manchester. Trump Arrives in Belgium with Strong Security Device Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels Wednesday afternoon, in the middle of a wide security device, and popular demonstrations against his presence in this European nation. Erdogan Asks NATO for More Cooperation Against Terror Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked its NATO allies for greater cooperation in the struggle against global terror and larger commitment against that threat. Economic Gap Increases Risks in Eurozone, Says Expert Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The economic gap amid the 19 countries of the Eurozone continues to grow as it might lead to social outbreaks, said commissioner from the European Union (EU) for economic and financial issues Pierre Moscovici. World Leaders Condemn Terror Attack in Manchester Brussels, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Several international leaders, including the high representative of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the European Union (EU), Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in the British city of Manchester. Montenegro to Join NATO on May 25 Podgorica, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Montenegro''s prime minister, Dusko Markovic, will travel to Brussels to attend the summit of heads of state and/or government of NATO, in which the small Balkan state will join as a full member. Putin Expresses Condolences to London for Terrorist Attack Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin offered today his condolences to British PM Theresa May for the victims of a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, which left a toll of 22 dead and 59 wounded. Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger Striking Teachers in Raids Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police detained two teachers who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year''s failed coup, their lawyers said. Pedro Sanchez Defeats Spain's Stagnant Social Democracy Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Suarez''s re-conquest of the reins of the Spanish Workers'' Socialist Party (PSOE), when many thought that he was politically dead, will inevitably lead to the ostracism of the historic leaders of that centenary organization. Pope Francis Expresses Concern for World Unemployment Rate Rome, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis said that unemployment 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. Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Violence at UN Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, denounced the violent and terrorist actions promoted in his country by fascist sectors that seek to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, diplomatic sources said today. Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange Stockholm, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor''s office announced today the closure of the investigation to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks site, for an alleged violation. Lavrov Criticizes Western Alliance Attack Against Syrian Forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lashed out today on the Western coalition''s attack against the Syrian army in the An-Tanfa region, which he considers violates the sovereignty of the Levantine state. Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Russia Denounces, Calls Unacceptable US-Led Attack on Syrian Forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced and called ''absolutely unacceptable'' a US-led coalition strike against a convoy of Syrian forces that violates Syria''s sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. Presidential Trip to Mali Sparks off Criticism in France Paris, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The French President, Emmanuel Macron, is due to travels today to Mali to meet with some France´s military officers who are serving abroad, a trip that has sparked off lots of criticism by the number of journalists who were covering such an event. Turkey Prepares a Cyber Army Against Cyber Attacks Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is preparing a ''cyber army'' against possible computer threats, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, said today referring to the recent global WannaCry ''ransomware'' attack that infected more than 300,000 computers. Turkey Asks US to Dismiss Its Official Responsible against IS Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has demanded today the removal of U.S. representative at the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, for his support to the Kurdish militias established in northern Syria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. Italian Parliament Approves Law against Cyber Attack Rome, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Parliament approved a legislation Wednesday to fight all the forms for cyber attack, by 432 votes in favour and only one abstention in the Deputy Chamber, after being analyzed and approved by the Senate in September last year. Venezuela Calls Spain for Stopping Attacks on Diplomatic Offices Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has today demanded the Spanish conservative government to crack down on the unusual step-up of attacks on its diplomatic offices and representatives registered in Spain. Swedish Prosecutor to Assess Assange Case Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney''s Office announced today that it will give a press conference on Friday to review the investigation into alleged violation by Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. European Deputies Demand to Get Food Waste under Control Brussels, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Europeans throw around 173 kilograms of food to the trash can every year, regional parliament deputies said and demanded that the European Union (EU) put a stop to food waste and explicitly authorize donations. Turkish Police Finds 553 Byzantine Coins in a Taxi Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The police in this city seized 553 very antique coins that were found in a plastic bag inside a local taxi, reported Dogan agency. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Turkey Blames Germany for Damaging Bilateral Ties Ankara, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has accused Germany today of damaging relations between the two countries by granting asylum to suspected collaborators with the July 2016 coup attempt. New French Prime Minister Described himself as a Man of the Right Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The newly appointed French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, described himself as ''a man of the right'' in his first interview after taking office. Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting in Spain Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish city of Getafe will host up to May 23, the Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting, a perfect setting for getting closer to the Caribbean heritage, art, dance, music and gastronomy. Iran Praises Construction of Bordering Wall with Turkey Ankara, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Behram Qasimi, spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry, praised the construction of a bordering wall Turkey is carrying out, alleging security reasons. Putin against Expansion of Club of Nuclear Powers Moscow, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed today his opposition to any attempt to expand the club of countries with nuclear weapons and called for a solution to the dispute about Pyongyang through dialogue. Human-Trafficking Mafia Network Dismantled in Italy Rome, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Italian police arrested 68 people on Monday during a raid to dismantle a human-trafficking mafia network that controlled the provisional shelter for immigrants on the island of Capo Rizzuto, official sources reported. France Warns about Future Replicas of Massive Cyber-Attack Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The massive cyber-attack on more than 100 countries might happen again in the next few days and weeks, the director of France''s National Agency for Informatics System Security (ANSII), Guillaume Poupart, warned on Monday. Ankara Prohibits German Lawmakers from Visiting Troops in Turkey Berlin, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government prohibited several German lawmakers from visiting the German soldiers stationed in the air base of Incirlik. Europol Reports More than 200,000 Affected by Cyber Attack The Hague, Holland, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Director Rob Wainwright announced that today the recent cyber attack on a global scale has affected about 200,000 people in more than 150 countries. Emmanuel Macron Sworn in as French President Paris, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as French president on Sunday in a solemn ceremony held at the Elysee Palace. Russian Public Health Ministry Rejects Massive Cyber-Attack Moscow, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Public Health reported today the detection and immediate rejection of a massive cyber-attack on its computer network. China, Russia, Turkey to Hold Trilateral Summit Ankara, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Russia, and China will hold a trilateral meeting this weekend in Beijing, where they will discuss the progress of the Astana peace talks to resolve the Syrian crisis, Hürriyet Turkish daily reported. Russia Confirms US Spy Jet Intercepted over Black Sea Moscow, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Defense Ministry (MINDEF) has confirmed today that a U.S. spy plane P8A Poseidon was intercepted over the Black Sea by a Russian SU-30 fighter jet, of the air defense forces on duty in the Southern military district. Decreases Number of Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Shelter in Europe Brussels, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reported today that the number of unaccompanied minors who sought asylum in 2016 on the so-called old continent declined by one-third compared to the previous year. Russian Security Arrests Man Involved in Saint Petersburg Metro Blas Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced today the arrest of another man possibly involved in the suicide attack at a subway station in Saint Petersburg that resulted in 16 dead people, including the terrorist. Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today Western press reports of an alleged dismissal of its ambassador in Washington, Serguei Kisliak, in exchange for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Serbia Will Respond Appropriately to Plans of a Greater Albania Belgrade, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Serbia will participate in the quarterly session of the UN Security Council on Kosovo and Metohija, with an appropriate response to plans to create Greater Albania, expressed Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. Italians Protests against G-7 Financial Summit Rome, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Protests against the G-7 financial summit in the Italian region of Apulia, some 480 kilometers southwest of Rome, begin today in Bari with diverse actions. Serbia to Denounce at UN Greater Albania Project Belgrade, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Serbia will denounce at the United Nations the project to found Greater Albania, said minister in charge of the European Integration Jadranka Joksimomic. Putin Rebuffs Accusation of Russian Interference in US Affairs Moscow, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin rebuffed today accusation of alleged interference in US internal affairs, following the removal from Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Germany Announces Army Reform Amid Neonazi Scandal Berlin, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Amidst a scandal today on a neo-Nazi network in the German army, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced a structural reform of the troops. Kosovo Government Falls After Losing No-confidence Vote Belgrade, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Kosovo Assembly has approved today by a majority a motion of suspicion against the government of Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, with which new parliamentary elections will be convened for next month. Turkey Criticizes U.S. Aid to Kurdish Rebels Ankara, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Nurettin Canikli, harshly criticized today the decision of the United States to hand heavy weapons to the Units of Popular Protection (YPG), Kurdish militias established in North Syria. ACP Group Passes in Brussels Resolution on Blockade Against Cuba Brussels, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Councils of Ministers of the Asia, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) has passed a resolution demanding the US economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba be lifted, diplomatic sources reported today. Over 10,000 Military Officers Participate in Victory Parade in Moscow Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 10,000 military officers, 114 war pieces of equipment and 72 planes and helicopters participated today in the parade at Moscow''s Red Square on the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over German fascism. Trump and Macron Agree to Meet during NATO Summit Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the U.S. Donald Trump and the newly elected French head of State, Emmanuel Macron, agreed to meet during the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on May 25 in Brussels. Spanish Candidates to Debate their Socialist Programs Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The three candidates to preside over the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE) will hold on May 15 a single debate on their proposals to lead the destinies of an organization immersed in deep fragmentation. Memorandum on Syria Best Way to End Hostilities Moscow, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The memorandum signed in Astana to establish detente zones in Syria shortens the way in the search for the definitive end of hostilities in that Levantine country, a Russian expert said. Turkey Plans to Build Border Wall with Iran Ankara, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government plans to build a border wall with Iran as part of its fight against the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), according to the newspaper Hürriyet, based on official sources. Low Voters' Turnout in France Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The participation rate in the ballotage of the presidential elections in France was 65.3 percent at 17:00 (local time), with a downward trend, compared to the first round and previous elections. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. Italian Football Players Under Death Threats Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Unidentified people placed on a street near the Coliseum mannequins hanging from the neck with threats against players of the local football squad of the first division. Candidate Macron Gains Ground in Voting Intentions in France Paris, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Liberal-centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has gained ground in voting intentions in the face of Sunday''s presidential elections in France, according to the latest polls released today. Neo-Nazi Scandal in Army Puts German Minister in Trouble Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) After German media revealed the existence of a neo-Nazi network in the national army, Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, sets sight today on public opinion. Germany Monitors 600 Potential Extremists Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) monitors 657 people in Germany, suspected of practicing religious extremism, the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. NATO Will Not Fight Directly against IS, says Stoltenberg Brussels, May 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out that this alliance will actively involve into the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). 280 Cases of Ultra-Right Extremists Investigated in the German Army Berlin, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Military intelligence services are currently investigating 280 cases of possible right-wing extremists in the ranks of the German army, the Defense Ministry informed today. Erdogan to Discuss Syrian Crisis with Putin Ankara, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet today with his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, mainly to discuss the Syrian crisis, the president said in this capital before leaving. Trump and Putin Hold Telephone Debate on Syrian Situation Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and Russian Presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, respectively, dealt today with the present Syrian situation and agreed on the need to bring an end to the war in this Arab nation. Emmanuel Macron Keeps Lead in Race for French Presidency París, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The center-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is a clear favorite to win the presidential elections in France, with a comfortable lead of some 20 points over the ultra-right nominee Marine Le Pen. Cuba Is a Symbol of Unity Pinar del Rio, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Robert Miller, a London resident who is the director of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, on Monday described Cuba as a symbol of unity and conviction that a better world is possible. Tony Blair Predicts that Brits will Regret Brexit London, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Prime Minister Tony Blair assured that the British people will repent of their departure from the European Union (EU), an initiative known as Brexit, and that they will want to return to that community, The Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday. France Attacks Islamic Army Base in Burkina Faso Bamako, May 1 (Prensa Latina) French army forces stationed in Mali attacked an Islamic group that began operations in Burkina Faso a few weeks ago, according to a statement by public media. Saudi King Saw off Angela Merkel Optimistic to Strengthen Cooperation Riyadh, May 1 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Jeddah today after concluding an official visit in which she left a feeling of optimism and confidence in the strengthening bilateral relations in several fields. Ukrainian Army Attacks Rebel Military Vehicle in Lugansk Kiev, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) A militiaman was killed and another was injured when the Ural truck they were traveling in was hit today in the self-proclaimed republic of Lugansk by an unmanned anti-tank missile fired by the Ukrainian army. Macedonia: Calm Prevails after Quarrel in Parliament Skopje, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Calm prevails today in the country prior to the International Workers'' Day and after the quarrel on Thursday, April 27, in the Macedonian Assembly (Parliament), due to irregularities in the election of its speaker. Russia's Humanitarian Aid Distributed in Syrian Provinces Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Center for the Coordination of the Ceasefire in the Russian base of Hemymin distributed, in conjunction with Syrian authorities, more than six tons of humanitarian aid in three provinces of the country. Cuba, Russia to Celebrate Antifascist Victory with Race Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Race of Friendship to celebrate the Soviet victory over fascism will be held on May 6 with a start and finish lines in front of the Russian Embassy in Havana, organizers announced. Russia-NATO: The Enemy's Justification Por Antonio Rondón GarcíaMoscow, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was seeking an enemy like Russia after the end of the Cold War and it succeeded finally, the Russian permanent representative in that alliance, Alexander Grushko, said on Friday. Turkey Intensifies Attacks in Northern Syria Damascus, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish artillery bombed the village of Ras Ain in the northern Syrian province of Hassakeh, destroyed its drinking water plant and caused extensive damage to infrastructure, military sources confirmed today in Damascus. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Britain Arrests Suspect Near Parliament London, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The British Metropolitan Police arrested a man outside the Parliament headquarters today, after an incident without injuries or deaths, authorities reported. German Official Arrested when Posing as Syrian Refugee Berlin, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) German police have arrested today an official who registered as a Syrian migrant in search of asylum, with the alleged aim of carrying out xenophobic attacks, a judicial source said. Russian Warship Collided; Sunk off Turkey Coasts Ankara, Apr 27 (prensa Latina) The Russian warship Liman sank today in the Black Sea near the Bosphorus Strait, about 30 kilometers northwest of Turkey''s coast, after it collided with merchat vessel. Its 78 crew members were rescued alive, the Turkish Coast Guard reported. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. Heavy Fighting Between Kurds and Turkish Forces in Syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Strong clashes are reportedly taking place between Kurdish militias and Turkish Army forces in the of Tell Abyad in northern Aleppo province. Macron-Le Pen Gap Decreases as Elections Come Closer in France Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The gap between the centrist-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron and the right-wing, Marine Le Pen became shorter in the last few days prior to the second round of vote in France, according to a poll released today. Venezuela Concerned over NATO and Colombia Agreement Moscow, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López expressed his country''s concern over the cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Russia Favors Joint Efforts to Fight Transnational Crime Moscow, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian National Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev was in favor today of joining efforts at UN to fight transnational crime, during the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security, because terrorism get its funds, many times, from drug trafficking. More Than 1,000 Members of the Security Forces Detained in Turkey Ankara, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 members of the Security Directorate for alleged links to the opposition movement Hizmet, headed by the controversial theologian Fethullah Gulen, an official source informed today. Russia Proposes International Alliance for Demining in Syria Moscow, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu proposed today to create an international alliance for demining in Syria, where his country is preparing to substantially strengthen the security of its military. Russia to Establish Working Code against Information War Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated today Russia''s initiative to establish a kind of working code at the UN level to prevent information wars such as those launched against this country. Turkish Court Rejects Lawsuit against Constitutional Referendum Ankara, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish State Council, the top judicial authority in this country, rejected today to process a lawsuit that questions the validity of the recent referendum after which a constitutional reform was approved, according to an official source. Cities to Suffer Twice as Large as Rural Areas due to Climate Change Vienna, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Climate change will be affecting some cities twice as large as the rural regions and could quadruple the impact of heat waves for next 50 years, according to the European Geosciences Union''s meeting. UN Welcomes a 1 billion Commitment to Help Yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations today praised donors'' commitment to contribute $1 billion USD for humanitarian assistance in Yemen, as they expressed at a Geneva conference to raise funds. Russia Criticizes Ukraine Cut of Electric Service to Donbass Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian government''s decision to suspend the electricity service to the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic will only move the region further away from Kiev itself, stated the Kremlin today. EU Calls on All Sides to Complay with the Minsk Agreement Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded all parties involved to strictly comply with the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian crisis, stressed the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Russia Warns UK over Threats on Nuclear Issue Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia today issued a clear warning to the United Kingdom, following the threats by British Defense Minister Michael Fallon to use the nuclear arsenal in a preventive manner if deemed necessary. Classroom Blast in Dagestan, Russia Kills 1 Child, Injures 10 Moscowú, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) A child died and 10 other people were injured in Dagestan today, after a grenade exploded in a computer class at a school in the Tsumadinsky District. France Advances to a Second Roumd with Emmanuel Macron as Favorite By Luisa María González EU to Coordinate with Russia Actions against Terrorist Challenge Moscow, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and International Security Federica Mogherini spoke today for a cooperation with Russia to meet the terrorist challenge, meeting here with Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. Tense Protests in France in Rejection of Electoral Results Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of French people protested at the Place de la Bastille, in Paris, to express their non-conformity with the results in the presidential elections, an action that turned into a tense clash with the security forces. Crucial Elections for France and Europe Luisa María González* Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) France will live this Sunday, April 23, unprecedented elections in the recent history of the country, mainly due to the weakness of the bigger parties and the pessimistic expectations of citizen participation. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Greece Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, has arrived in Athens today for an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations. Turkey Promises to Strengthen Relations with Central America Istanbul, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Government promised to strengthen the relations with the Central American countries, during the second forum on cooperation between this country and the Central American Integration System (SICA), currently in session in this city. China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization. Greeks Back up Job Opportunities for Refugees Athens, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Fifty percent of Greeks living in Athens backs up the right of refugees stranded in Greece to have a job, according to a survey by Public Issue institute. 11.9 Percent of Italians Suffer Serious Material Deprivation Rome, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) 11.9 percent of Italians, equivalent to 7.2 million, live in conditions of serious material deprivation, reported here today Roberto Monducci, director of the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Saudi Arabia, USA Ratify Strategic Defense Relation Riyadh, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed here today their commitment to expand and consolidate strategic military and security cooperation. Italian Documentary Film Maker Arrested in Turkey Starts Hunger Strike Ankara, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Italian documentary maker, Gabriele del Grande, started a hunger strike today in protest of his unjustified imprisonment in Turkey after 10 days of isolation and without charges against him. Venezuela Defends at UN its Right to Sovereignty and Peace Geneva, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, defended sovereignty, unity, and peace in his country, in the face of opposition attempts to carry out a political and economic coup, diplomatic sources said today. European Stocks Drop for Snap Elections in UK London, April 18 (Prensa Latina) European stocks closed lower today due to the call for a snap general elections in the United Kingdom on June 8. Serbian FM Rebuffs Plans to Create Greater Albania Belgrade, April 18 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, has today rebuffed plans to create the so-called Greater Albania and wondered whether the silence of Western governments was a kind of approval. Russia Unveils New Arctic Military Base Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has unveiled the country''s newly opened military base in the Arctic whose main objectives are protecting the country''s natural resources and defending it from war intruders. Iran and EC Sign Cooperation Agreement in Nuclear Security Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran and the European Community (EC) signed their first joint agreement for cooperation in nuclear security, reported the EC Executive Tuesday. U.S., U.K. Had Previous Knowledge about Holocaust; Said, Did Nothing Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In early 1940''s Western Allies were fully cognizant of the scale of the Nazi Holocaust two and a half years earlier than they officially admitted, according to prior classified U.N. documents, Sputnik News reports. British Government Announces Anticipated Elections on June 8 London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced today the summons to anticipated elections for June 8, with the aim to widen the support to her Brexit, exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. Trump Congratulates President Erdogan on Turkish Referendum Victory Ankara, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reported today on the telephone conversation between him and his US counterpart Donald Trump on the occasion of the victory in the referendum held in the country. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes Official Visit to Spain Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, is concluding today a two-day official visit to Spain, the first a foreign minister from the island has carried out for almost one decade. French Association will Celebrate Mayday in Cuba Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) French Association Cuba Linda will travel in the next few days to Havana to join the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day on May 1, informed the entity''s directive. According to a communiqué sent to Prensa Latina, the delegation will be formed by one hundred persons who will develop an intense program titled ''Following the Tracks of the Revolution''. Russia Condemns Terrorist Attack on Refugees in Syria Moscow, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent bomb attack on a Syrian refuge-crowded bus convoy in the province of Idlib, killing about 130 people and injuring hundreds. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. Decisive Stage of Election Campaign in France Begins Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the coming elections in France is now in its final and decisive stage, in the last week before the first round in which a total of 11 candidates will compete. Ultraright Thrust in Race to French Elections By Luisa María González Cuban Foreign Minister Starts Official Visit to Spain Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has begun a two-day official visit to Spain today in response to an invitation from the authorities of this European country. France Mobilizes 50,000 Police for Security during Elections Paris, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 50,000 police officers and gendarmes will be deployed to ensure security in the upcoming elections in France, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said in an interview published today. Russia Rejects USA Manipulations to Justify Attack on Syria Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected today US intelligence manipulation to justify attacks on sovereign countries such as the recent attack on Syria''s air base Al Shairat, in Homs. Foreign Humanitarian Organizations in Turkey Under Scrutiny Ankara, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Interior Ministry has ended the activities of four foreign nongovernmental organizations operating in Turkey on the grounds of ''national security,'' including the United States-based Mercy Corps, a Turkish official told the Hürriyet Daily News. Alarmed after Violence in Venezuela, Russia Calls to Negotiate Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today to be alarmed, due to the spiral of violence by the right in Venezuela and concerned about the statements by the US South Command, while it called to negotiate to solve the political crisis. Putin Criticizes West for Blind Support Against Syria Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. Russia Seeks Precisions for Antiterrorist Cooperation with U.S. Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) We seek cooperation with the United States in such issues as the creation of a broad antiterrorist front and we always abide with international law in our bilateral ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. WTO Reports World Trade will Grow this Year Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) informed today that global exchanges will grow from 1.8 to 3.5 percent this year, compared to the weak results in 2016. German Prosecutors Disclose Plan to Attack Russian Embassy Berlin, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Dresden State Prosecutor''s Office today unveiled a terror attack plan against Russian embassy in Berlin, organized by a Moroccan asylum seeker. G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) With an aggressive speech against Syria, the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran, G-7 foreign ministers closed Tuesday their two-day meeting in the Italian city of Lucca. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. G-7 Foreign Ministers Begin Meeting in Italy Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) G-7 Foreign Ministers begin today their two-day annual meeting in the Italian city of Lucca with an agenda focused on confronting terrorism and eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. French Group Will Travel to Cuba for Mayday Festivities París, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the solidarity organization Cuba Sí Francia is prepared to travel to the Caribbean nation and participate there in the festivities of the International Workers'' Day, declared the president of the group, Charly Bouhana. Sweden: Thousands of Demonstrators Condemn Recent Terrorist Attack Stockholm, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) With a crowded demonstration at the central plaza Sergels Torg, near the recent target of a terrorist attack, thousands of people in Sweden condemned the action and asked authorities for strengthened security. Moscow Criticizes Suspension of British Foreign Minister Visit Moscow, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry linked today the suspension of the British Minister of the Exterior, Boris Johnson, with his ignorance or lack of capacity to understand the real situation in Syria. 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. Russia Denounces Lack of Evidence by USA to Attack Syria Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry denounced today the lack of evidence to prove the existence of chemical weapons at the Shayrat air base, a pretext used by the United States to attack that facility. Basque Separatists ETA Hand List of Arms Caches to Frence París,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Basque separatist group ETA,which means Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, has handed a list of 12 arms caches to the French authoprioties today according to the coordinator of the Commission for International Verification, Ram Manikkalingam as in order to finally disband. Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Moscow and Damascus Denounce U.S. Aggression on Syria Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced today the U.S. aggression against a sovereign state as Syria, in violation of the international law and under a false argument, indicated the Kremlin. Cuba Advocates Promotion of International Humanitarian Law Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated at the UN headquarters in Geneva to promote the development, dissemination and application of the norms and principles of international humanitarian law in a world where the nature of armed conflicts becomes more complex. Arrests in Russia after the Finding of a Bomb in St. Petersburg Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian security forces arrested three people, after disabling an explosive device in St. Petersburg today, while in the Rostov-on-Don region one person was injured when a bomb camouflaged in a bluff exploded. EU: Brexit Negotiation Will Be Slow and Careful Brussels, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for an agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, will be a slow, complex and organized process. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. Prison Sentences for Opposition Newspaper Journalists in Turkey Istanbul, April 4 (Prensa Latina) The prosecution in this city has requested imprisonment between 7.5 and 43 years for the 19 journalists of the daily Cumhuriyet, the main opposition center in Turkey, for membership or collaboration with terrorist organizations. A Third of French Voters Still Undecided Paris, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) About one-third of the French still do not decide who to vote for in the next presidential election, according to several polls released today. New 50 Euro Note Enters into Circulation Brussels, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new 50 euro note, orange colored, enters into circulation today as the fourth of the Europa series with enough security elements to prevent forgery, it was officially informed today. Lavrov Calls for International Cooperation against Terrorism Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The explosion in the subway of Saint Petersburg demonstrates the need for a joint fight against terrorism, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. German Army to Activate New Unit against Cyber Attacks Berlín, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new unit against cyberattacks will be operative next Wednesday in the German army, according to statements of authorities of the Ministry of Defense of this European nation spread by the local media. Russia Assessing Terrorism as Cause of St. Pete Metro Blast Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After the blasts that kill 10 and injured a dozen this morning in a subway line in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that all possible causes are being considered, including terrorism. French Ministers in Guiana Try to Resolve Crisis Paris, March 30 (Prensa Latina) French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl and Overseas Minister Ericka Bareigts are beginning to work in Guiana today in order to resolve the crisis in that French overseas department. Bob Dylan to Finally Receive Nobel Prize for Literature in Sweden tockholm, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy announced that it will award the Nobel Prize for Literature to the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan over the weekend in the capital, where the musician intends to offer two concerts. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Paris Approves Building Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower Paris, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Paris unanimously approved erecting a bullet-proof wall around Eiffel Tower, in order to guarantee safety to France´s most visited landmark. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Merkel and Schulz Handle First Electoral Stage in Germany Berlin, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The respective parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Martin Schulz, main rivals in the September general elections, undergo today their first electoral test in the country. Russia Warns against Paris Illusions of Taking Syrian City Moscow, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia warned against the illusory position today of French Defense Minister Jean-Ives Le Drian to announce a siege and possible early recovery of the northern Syrian city of Raqqqa, controlled by terrorists. France Tries to Stop Protests in French Guiana Paris, March 25 (Prensa Latina) France announced today the decision to send an inter-ministerial commission to Guyana to try to calm the situation in its overseas territory, agitated in recent days by a large movement of protesting demonstrations. Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Moscow, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has met today with French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, at the Kremlin, with whom he analyzed the state of relations between the two countries. French Journalist Denies Statements by François Fillon Paris, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The French journalist Didier Hassoux denied that his book ''Welcome to the Place Beauvau'' contains information on a supposed plot by French President François Hollande, a presumed fact that was denounced by right-wing electoral candidate François Fillon. Panamanian Foreign Minister Seeks to Strengthen Alliance with EU Brussels, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo assured that her country is ready to undertake new alliances with Europe and be a bridge in its approach to the region. Security Strengthened in Italy for European Summit Rome, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Government agreed to remain on high alert and tighten surveillance, security and protection measures on the high risk targets, in view of the coming European summit on March 25th. UN Confirms Restart of Dialogue on Syria United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed that the negotiations in Geneva between the Syrian government and its oppoents in the nation, would be restarted today, with the guidance of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura. UNESCO Advocates Treating Waste Water Paris, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called today for seizing the opportunity of treating waste water, as more than 80% of it returns untreated into the ecosystem. Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. After Debate, Macron Secures Leadership to French Elections París, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Center candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidates today his leadership toward coming presidential elections in France, after a first debate where the five main candidates participated. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. EU Commissioner Highlights the Information Exchange Rome, March 19 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Security Commissioner Julian King highlighted the importance of the information exchange between member countries of the regional body to combat terrorism. French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack Paris, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Paris-Orly airport returned to normal today after an attack perpetrated by a man who assaulted a soldier and was finally shot dead by police officers a few hours ago. Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-nine percent of Russians are willing to live under the regime of unilateral sanctions of the West, before changing in some way the foreign policy of his country with respect to Ukraine, revealed a poll in the capital today. French President Brands Explosion at IMF as an Attack Paris, March 16 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande branded today the explosion of a letter bomb at the International Monetary Fund''s headquarters in Paris that caused injuries to an employee as an attack. Russia to Defend its Boycotted Banks in Ukraine Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) We will defend our banking institutions by all means in the face of the violation of international law committed in Ukraine with the boycott of Sberbank subsidiaries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Europe: 481 Migrants Die in Transit to Italy in 72 Days Geneva, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) In the first 72 days of this year, 481 illegal migrants died the middle of the central zone of the Mediterranean Sea, leading from North Africa to Italy, said an official report Tuesday. Ultranationalists Block Banks and Gov't Agencies in Ukraine Kiev, March 14 (Prensa Latina)Ultranationalist groups blocked today access to the branch of the Russian bank Sberbank in the capital, while they occupied the administrative building in the western region of Volinsk. Berlin Airport Strikes Leads to 660 Flights Being Canceled Berlín, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Strikes at Berlin''s two airports, Berlín-Tegel and Berlín-Schönefeld caused 660 flights to be canceled today The Netherlands Warns its Citizens About Travel to Turkey Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an alert today for citizens in Turkey to take security precautions. UK Works on Alternative Plan for Brexit London, 13 March (Prensa Latina) The British government is preparing an alternative plan to counteract likely failures in negotiations for the departure of the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, announced Minister David Davis. Spanish Foreign Minister Begins First Visit to Latin America Madrid, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Alfonso Dastis, minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, begins today in Peru his first visit to Latin America, which includes also Mexico. Russia Denounces that Latvia Denied Visit to Military Facilities Moscow, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian ministry of Defense (Mindef) denounced today that Latvia denied the visit to military facilities that this country had previously requested to be closely monitored, describing them as a threat for its security. Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with the People of Guatemala Rome, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed solidarity with the people of Guatemala, affected by the tragedy resulting of the fire at the state shelter Virgen de la Asunción, with dozens of girls dead and wounded. Le Pen, Macron Lead Voting Intention Towards Elections in France Paris, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Extreme right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are widely in control of voting intentions for the first round of elections in France, according to a research released today. British Ministers See Inevitable New Referendum in Scotland London, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) British ministers consider it inevitable the celebration of anew referéndum of independence in the autonomous region of Scotland, reported today The Financial Times. Lavrov: US Used 'Traces' of Hackers to Blame Russia Moscow, March 9 (Prensa Latina) US intelligence agencies keep ''traces'' of hackers from other countries and, as in the case of Russia, use them against other nations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced today. Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018 Moscow, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President of State Duma (Russian lower chamber), Viacheslav Volodin, accepted to carry out the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, to make them coincide with the anniversary of the return of Crimea to the sovereignty of this country. European Leaders Call for Overcoming Crisis and Relaunching EU Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Main leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy admitted today the complex situation affecting the European Union and called for increasing efforts to relaunch the bloc. Hollande Admits Possible French Right-wing Electoral Victory Paris, March 6 (Prensa Latina) President François Hollande has admitted the possibility that right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen will win next elections in France, in statements released today by several international media. Russia Called for Restraint, after N.K Launched Missiles Moscow, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on all parties on the Korean peninsula today for restraint, following the launch of several missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in direction of the Sea of Japan. Cuban Hero Ends Working Visit to Italy Rome, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), Ramon Labañino, has concluded a working visit to Italy on Sunday, at the invitation of the Communist Network (RdC). Spain: Podemos Party Accuses the Government of Protecting Corruption Madrid, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the anti-austerity party Podemos (We can), Pablo Iglesias, accused today the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy of protecting corruption and forming part of a past incompatible with the changes demanded by Spanish society. Russia Denounces Attempt to Divide Security Council Over Syria Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the intentionally attempt by France and the United Kingdom to split the UN Security Council by proposing a controversial resolution against Syria. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. Russia Warns on Deterioration in Confidence by US Campaign Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The United States and its local media efforts to launch media campaigns against Russia, by the use of falsehoods, are a big blow to the credibility of the global media, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry . Northern Ireland Goes to Polls Amid a Government Crisis London, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.2 million people in Northern Ireland are voting today in an early legislative elections, following the collapse of the coalition government. WTO Ready to Discuss US Trade Concerns Geneva, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is ready to discuss with the United States its trade concerns and the system for resolving differences, the entity''s head Roberto Azevedo said in a statement today. New Round of Talks between Syrian Rival Parties in Astana Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A third round of talks amid leaders of armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government will be held in Astana on March 14th and 15th , said the television in this capital city. Turkey Uses Incirlik Air Base to Put Pressure on Washington Ankara, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of Incirlik Air Base to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (IS), according to Yeni Safak. Scotland to Celebrate Pro-Independence Referendum for Brexit London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the UK''s unyielding stance on Britain''s exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, increases the chances of a new pro-independence referendum in the area. Russia Accuses US of Trying to Impose an Economic Blockade Moscow, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused the US Congress of trying to impose a kind of economic blockade on it by pushing for a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions against the country. UK To Slow Down Free Europeans Movement London, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The British government plans to call a halt to free movement of Europeans in the United Kingdom, when it activates the process for its exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, a parliamentarian stated. Pope Francis Assessing Visit to South Sudan Rome, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis told a Nigerian journalist that he is assessing with his aides the likelihood of traveling to South Sudan. François Hollande Asks Trump to Refrain from Criticizing Paris Paris, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande urged today his American counterpart, Donald Trump, to refrain from criticizing Paris, an unfriendly attitude among friendly countries, he said. Pope Francis Supports Political Negotiation in Venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis ratified his commitment to the negotiation process between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to consolidate peace and economic stability, and blessed the country, media outlets reported today. Putin: Thousands from Former Soviet Union Fighting in Syria Moscow, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin stated today that in Syria about 4,000 Russian citizens are fighting alongside the terrorist groups, plus another 5,000 from republics of the former Soviet Union. Moscow Exposes Deceitful Web Campaign against Russia Moscow, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has published an statement on its website, mentioning examples of false information posted in Internet as part of a deceitful media and political campaign against Russia, spokeswoman Maria Zajarova stated. We have been making comments on false materials and misinformation in nearly all press conferences. It is an information that is already recognized as a lie, but continues to be published, the spokeswoman said. UN Secretary-General Calls for Conflict Prevention in Europe United Nations, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged to avoid one-sided actions sparking off or worsening the European conflicts. France Advocates Strengthening Protection to Child Victims of War Paris, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called today for reinforcing action to protect child victims of war, especially those who are recruited and turned into soldiers. Lack of Decent Jobs Worsens Global Inequality Geneva, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The lack of decent jobs is currently stirring up global inequalities, where poverty and conflict ruin many people's life, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported. Donetsk Decries Massive Attack of Ukrainian Troops Kiev, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic denounced today denounced the bombardment at least 30 localities by Ukrainian troops, while a four-hour truce was agreed in the city of Avdeevka. Lavrov Calls on Europe to Work in the 'Post-Fake News' Era Moscow, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Saturday for a post-fake news era in Europe in clear allusion to fake news published by Western media amid a strong campaign against this country. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. Russia Reaffirms Cooperation with Iran, Despite US Position Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov has reaffirmed today his country''s decision to maintain the cooperation with Iran, including the fight against terrorism and the search for a solution to the Syrian conflict. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. Bulgaria Announces Reinforcement of Border Controls with Turkey Sofia, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The interim government of Bulgaria announced today that it will increase the border controls with Turkey, in order to contain a possible increase of arrivals of immigrants to the national territory. Kremlin Rejects Links between Trump and Russian Intelligence Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin rejected today the versions on a supposed link between US president Donald Trump''s team and the Russian intelligence, considering that it has no basis at all. United Kingdom Confirms Trump's Visit London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The British government confirmed today that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit in the coming months to the United Kingdom, despite the controversy generated in the country by this invitation. Rajoy Denies Mediator Role Between Latin America and Donald Trump Madrid, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied today he did not offer Donald Trump to be a mediator between the United States and Latin America during a recent telephone conversation with the US president. Russia Obtains Evidence of Use of Tactical Missiles at Donbass Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) announced today that it has evidence of the use by Ukrainian troops of Tochka-U tactical rocket launching system against the population in Donbass region. Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Political Dialogue with the USA Moscow, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed the beginning of the first contacts with the United States for a political dialogue with the new administration of President Donald Trump. Ukraine Is Using Heavy Weaponry against Civilians, Donbass Denounces Kiev, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the self-named Republic of Donetsk has denounced today the use of heavy weaponry by the Ukrainian army against residential areas, including rocket systems, tanks and artillery. Russia Refuses to Deliver NSA Former Agent Snowden to US Moscow, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has not even thought of delivering former National Security agent Edward Snowden to the US, said his legal representative, Anatoli Kucheren, contending press reports on that regards. Fund for Agricultural Development Hosts Indigenous Peoples Forum Rome, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is hosting today the third global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum. Russia Prepares Project to Develop the Kuriles Islands Moscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia prepares an exploration project in the Kuriles Islands, with participation of Japan in fields like fishing, medicine (thermal waters) and tourism, indicated today sources of the Foreign Ministry. Russia and the USA Discuss Cooperation to Prevent Incidents in Syria Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian-American high-level task force to comply with the memorandum on how to avoid air incidents on Syrian soil held today a video conference on cooperation in that area. Netherlands Hosts Global Centre to Tackle Climate Change Amsterdam, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch government announced today the signing of a joint agreement with Japan and the United Nations to create the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in the European country. Trump Protectionist Policy Puts Germany on Alert Berlin, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The high tariffs that United States intends to impose on imported products will hurt everyone in the medium term and will lead to a climate of insecurity, said German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries. Russia: Kiev Wants to Win U.S. Support in Ukrainian Crisis Moscow, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov today denounced Kiev''s efforts to involve U.S. President Donald Trump in the crisis in southeastern Ukraine by proposing the issue as crucial to the White House. Serguei Lavrov Examines Ukrainian Crisis with EU Diplomacy Head Moscow, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov analyzed the Ukrainian crisis alongside the European Union (EU) Diplomat Federica Mogherini and agreed to meet her in the coming weeks. European Union Agrees to Halt Trafficking of Migrants Rome, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) member states agreed today in Malta on a set of collaborative actions with Libya and neighboring states to stop the trafficking of migrants through the Central Mediterranean. Poroshenko Promises Referendum on Ukraine's Entry into NATO Kiev, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian President Piotr Poroshenko announced his intention to hold a referendum on Ukraine''s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Spanish Government Defends Action against Hard Measures of Trump Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Criticized by several opposition parties, the conservative government of Spain defended today its action against the harsh migratory dispositions announced by the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Portugal Defends Legalizing Euthanasia Lisbon, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese Parliament will deliberate today on a people''s petition, with more than 8,000 signatures to legalize euthanasia, different local media outlets announced. Forum in France Criticizes Donald Trump's Protectionist Policy Paris, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Participants at an event in France on trade, growth and inequality criticized today US President Donald Trump''s protectionist and unilateral policies, which he considered a risk to the world. Doubling Power from European Offshore Windfarms in 2017 Predicted London, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Europe could double its power generated by offshore windfarms after installing in 2016 capacity for more than 1,500 new megawatts (MW) in this kind of station, business reports revealed today. Russian Bombers Destroy Terrorist Targets in Syria Moscow, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia destroyed today two police command, store of weapons, personnel and combat techniques of the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement with six TU-22M3 bombers in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor. German Federal Chancellor Criticizes Trump's Migration Measures Berlin, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the temporary veto imposed by US President Donald Trump on the arrival of citizens of several Muslim-majority nations. Good Prospects for MIG-35 Fighters in Latin America Moscow, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia forecasts today good prospects for the trade of the MIG-35 multifunctional fighter in Latin America, following the world launch of the new aircraft at the MIG Aircraft Construction Corporation on the outskirts of this capital city. Correa Calls in Spain for Strengthening Latin American Integration Madrid, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of Ecuador Rafael Correa called here today for the strengthening of Latin America integration, given what he described as inhuman and cruel statements by world biggest powers. Russia Develops Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid Program in Syria Damascus, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Coordination Center for the cease-fire at the Russian base in Hemymin, Syrian province of Latakia, continued their humanitarian aid program, press media said in Damascus today. Lavrov Dialogues in Moscow with Representatives of the Syrian Opposit Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with representatives of about a dozen political formations of the Syrian opposition about their role in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict. EU Faces Great Challenges, Merkel Says Berlin, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the European Union (EU) faces major challenges in its internal and external policy, and encouraged all its members to remain more united in the future. United Nations Pays Tribute to Victims of the Nazi Holocaust United Nations, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations commemorates today the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust, which includes a session of the General Assembly with interventions by senior officials. Russia Calls on the USA to Avoid Aerial Ban Areas in Syria Moscow, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia today called on the United States to weigh the possible consequences of the creation of aerial ban areas in Syria, especially for the lives of refugees. Trump and His Protectionism to Affect Latin America Brussels, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The commercial protectionism defended by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, can greatly harm many Latin American countries, said the president of the Group Eurolat, Ramon Jauregui, in his Wednesday statements. At UN, Cuba Calls for New International Economic Order Geneva, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the need for a new international economic order in which technological and knowledge monopolies were eliminated, during the United Nations'' Commission on Science and Technology for Development, taking place in Geneva today. Russia Denies Security Threat Due to Chinese Nuclear Missiles Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today any threat to its security due to the deployment of the Chinese armed forces, commenting on the location of the giant''s intercontinental ballistic missiles near its mutual borders. 245 Arms Dealers Arrested in Europe Brussels, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The EU Security Agency (Europol) today reported the apprehension of 245 people in 10 nations resulting of Bosforo operation against Turkish-made arms trafficking. France will Join Post Conflict Stage in Colombia, Says Hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande said today that his country is ready to support and join the Colombian peace process as it moves through this crucial stage after signing the final agreement with FARC-EP. Razzies 2017: Zoolander 2 Leads Losers With Nine Nominations Los Ángeles, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The nominees for the Golden Raspberry awards, also known as the Razzies, have been announced, and it looks like it will be a titanic battle to the death between the superhero smackdown movie and the cameo-bedecked fashion-industry satire. Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil 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. President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. Russia to Seek Anti-terrorist Cooperation with New US Government Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia will seek bilateral cooperation, mainly, in the fight against terrorism with the new administration of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. Nadal Reaches 30 Grand Slam Quarterfinal with Australian Open Win Canberra,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets today to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open final against Roger Federer. FARC-EP to Be in Transition Zones of Colombia in Late January Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Marcos Calarca, has confirmed today that in order to expedite the adaptation of the so-called transition points and zones in several Colombian departments, the members of that group should be at those sites in late January. German Foreign Minister Expresses Reservations on Trump's Government Berlin, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sees a strong censorship of transatlantic relations after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in the United States. Russia Attacks Syrian Terrorists with Strategic Bombers Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked with six TU-22M3 strategic bombers camps, weapons and ammunition stores, as well as troops from the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. Serbian Prime Minister to Talk to Kosovo Belgrade, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Serbian and Kosovo officials will resume a debate in Brussels on Tuesday under the aegis of the European Union, with the participation of President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic stated. Putin to Congratulate Trump after Presidential Inauguration Moscow, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will call up his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, soon to congratulate him for his official inauguration as the U.S. president, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Saturday. French President to Complete Wide Agenda on Latin America Paris, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande will be starting off a Latin American tour today to visit Chile and Colombia, by fulfilling a broad work agenda, the Elysee Palace said. Six Other Survivors of Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other survivors were rescued today amid the rubble of the Rigopiano hotel, buried by an avalanche two days ago, confirmed Civil Protection Sources. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. More than 350 Aftershocks after Earthquakes in Italy Rome, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks rose today to more than 350 after the four earthquakes exceeding magnitude 5 that shook Central Italy yesterday, with a preliminary balance of two people dead. UNESCO to Commemorate Holocaust Victims' Day Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO prepares the commemoration of the International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims with a day focused on discussing the role of museums and historical sites in the education on the subject, said today that organization. Terrorist Responsible for Massacre in Turkey Is Arrested Istanbul, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Police arrested early today in the district of Esenyurt of this city, the main suspect of the attack in Queen Club during the celebration of new year eve, that caused a death poll of 39. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Darkness and Cold Killed Dinosaurs, Says Research Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists are able to explain how the darkness and cold caused by the impact of an asteroid on Earth were responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs. Russia Refuses to Link Nuclear Reduction with Sanctions Moscow, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia today rejected the possibility of discussing with the United States a relationship between the reduction of nuclear weapons and the suspension of unilateral sanctions against it, as Donald Trump''s team would propose. Meeting in Paris Focuses on Peace between Israel and Palestine Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an international conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. Russia Authorizes Ukraine to Inspect Units in Rostov Moscow, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced its authorization for the Ukrainian inspection of military units in Rostov province, bordering on Ukrainian southeast, under the 2011 Vienna Convention. Three Candidates Lead The Way to Leftwing Primaries in France París, Jan13 (Prensa Latina) Arnaud Montebourg, Manuel Valls and Benoit Hamon appear today as favorites to leftwing primaries in France, after the first debate among the seven aspirants to the ticket for the presidetial elections. Leftwing Candidate Summons Great Rally in Paris París, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The leftwing candidate to the presidential elections in France,  summoned today for a great rally in this capital next March 18 to boost his project of change. Russia Denies Having Compromising Information against Trump Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied having any compromising information against US President-elect Donald Trump, as the American press affirmed, the Kremlin said. António Guterres to Open Dialogue on Cyprus in Geneva United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres will inaugurate the conference on the reunification of Cyprus scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, announced his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Russia Rejects U.S. Statements on its Role in Syria Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of the Duma (lower Russian chamber), Irina Yarovaya, rejected today statements by the U.S. Department of Defense on the role of her country in the struggle against terrorism in Syria. Syrian President: Ready to Negotiate End of Conflict Paris, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today expressed his willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in his country, but it must be with the real opposition, he told to the French media in statements released today. Putin Values Church's Contribution to Defense of Moral Values Moscow, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin praised the role of the Church in the defense and preservation of moral and family values in society by congratulating the Russians on Orthodox Christmas. French Parliamentarian States That Syria is Not Our Enemy Paris, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Thierry Mariani a French parliamentarian has stated that the government of Syria is not the enemy of France. Data on Executions Ordered by Hollande Revealed in France Paris, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) French media revealed data on the selective executions of terrorists ordered by President François Hollande, which raises questions today about the legality of such operations. Pope Expresses Pain and Concern over Killing in Brazilian Prison Rome, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed pain and concern over the killing at the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex in the Brazilian city of Manaus, with a toll of at least 60 people dead. Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. Russia Readying Response to US Diplomatic Assault Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov, has proposed expelling 31 US diplomats from Moscow and 4 from the US Consulate in St Petersburg in retaliation for a similar measure taken by Washington. Lionel Messi Distinguished as World Best Game Creator Berlin, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi was distinguished Thursday as ''Best Game Creator'' of the world for a second consecutive year according to the International Football Federation for History and Statistics (IFFHS). Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player Buenos Aires,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of rumors Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has confirmed today the signing of Argentinian Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world''s highest-paid player. Russia Denounces New Attack on Embassy in Damascus 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus and called on those who really seek to counter terrorism. Diego Simeone Chosen Best Soccer Coach of 2016 Madrid, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Diego Simeone received the Award for Best Head Coach at Club Level of the year 2016, an award annually given by the International Soccer Federation of Statistics and History. New Data on Presence in Italy of Tunisian Terrorist Rome, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The police revealed today new data on the presence in Italy of the Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri, author of the attack carried out in Berlin, before being shot down in Milan by a police patrol. USA: Donald Trump Strongly Criticizes UN Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said that the UN is today a simple club of people who come together to have a good time; he also reiterated his threats against that international organization. Petition Signed by 200,000 Calls for IMF Director to be Punished Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for a sentence to be imposed against Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Georgian Pantsulaia Defeats Carlsen in Rapid Chess Match Doha, (Prensa Latina) Classic chess Grand Master and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from Norway, was today beaten, with black pieces, against Georgian Levan Pantsulaia during the start of the Rapid and Lightining World Championships. Portuguese Expresident in Critical Condition Lisbon, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal former president Mario Soares, 92 years old now, is in critical condition and in a deep state of coma, for 13 days now. Death of George Michael Remains Unexplained London, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) British pop singer and songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53 at his home in London; the cause of death is unknown. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to Russia Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after the recent tragic plane crash in the Black Sea, in which 92 people were killed. Death of George Michael Resounds in Chinese Social Networks Beijing, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) George Michael''s sudden death at home in the United Kingdom has resonated deeply with his Chinese fans, who crowded social networks this morning to express their shock at the death of the iconic pop star. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Expectation over Quest on Russian Plane Crash Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensad Latina) As condolence messages continue to pour into Moscow, there''s growing expectation over the result of the investigation Russia is carrying out on the crash Sunday of a Defense Ministry plane in the Black Sea on its route to Syria. Germany: 54,000 People Evacuated due to World War II Bomb Berlin, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) German authorities have decided today to evacuate 54,000 people from the city of Augsburg in the southeastern state of Bavaria after the discovery a bomb launched by the British in World War II, a security source said. Putin Assigns Commission to Investigate Air Disaster in Sochi Moscow, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assigns today to Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev the task to organize and lead a special commission to investigate the air disaster of a TU-154 airplane with 92 people on board flying from Sochi to Syria. France Reinforces Security over Weekend Paris, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 91,000 police officers, gendarmes and soldiers were mobilized on Saturday in France to ensure security during Christmas celebrations, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said. Cuba: French Club Opens in Jardines del Rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the French club Framissia has opened a new way to increase tourist arrivals from France in the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, off the north coast of this central province. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Several Casualties due to Explosion in Russian Republic of Bashkiria Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) An explosion in a former military storehouse in the Russian republic of Bashkiria caused several victims, the Investigation Committee of Russia (SKR) reported on Saturday Putin to Depoliticize Sport, Culture and a Transparent WADA Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today to depoliticize sport and culture, and demand a more transparency in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. Russia Is Stronger than any Potential Attacker, Says Putin Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted today that Russia was stronger than any potential attacker and would never be drawn into an arms race, with expenditures exceeding the national economic possibilities. Kirk Douglas Cinema Show in Cuba Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Cinematheque will today inaugurate a cinema show dedicated to the centenary of the American actor Kirk Douglas. Three Migrants Injured in France During Police Chase Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Three migrants were injured in France, one of them seriously, when they jumped from a truck that was being chased by the police, local press reports. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. Russia Fulfilled Its Mission in Syria with Blows to Terrorism Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces fulfilled their mission in Syrian, giving harsh blows to terrorism, Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu stated today in an extended Military Council, with participation by President Vladimir Putin. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Three-times Cuban Olympic Champion Felix Savon Receives AIBA Award Bern, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The three-times Cuban Olympic champion and six-time world champion Felix Savon has been recognized in the Swiss city of Montreux on the 70th anniversary of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Six Persons Injured in Gas Blast Near Kolomenskaya Station in Moscow Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The gas blast took place near Kolomenskaya metro station in southern Moscow early Thursday and at least 6 persons were injured in the incident, according to Yulia Ivanova from the investigation team. Fidel Castro 'Man of the Year' in Russia Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Biographical Institute has granted the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro the award ''Man of the Year 2016'' in memoriam on international relations for his brilliant contributions to world history. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Russia, Turkey, Iran on Talks for Solution to Syrian Crisis Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran are in talks for a diplomatic and political solution to the conflict in Syria and fight there against terrorism, not to overthrow its government, stated the Russian diplomat Serguei Lavrov. Merkel Urges Germans to Continue after Terrorist Attack Berlin, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) German Federal chancellor, Angela Merkel has called on German citizens to stay calm and live without fear after yesterday''s attack on a Christmas market, which killed 12 and wounded more than 50. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Terror, Syria Issue Bring Together, Russia, Turkey and Iran in Moscow Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran are meeting here to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian conflict. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Russia Taking Attack on its Ambassador to U.N. Security Council Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia will take to the U.N. Security Council the assassination of its Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, that has received worldwide condemnation and President Vladimir Putin called it a provocation. Putin: Russian Ambassador's Murder is a Clear Provocation Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The attack against our ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is an act of provocation, aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. UNESCO Event to Remember Life and Work of Fidel Castro Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The second Week of Latin America and the Caribbean scheduled in the UNESCO for May 2017, will dedicate a special segment to the thought, life and work of Fidel Castro, Killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Ankara, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov died today after being shot by lone gunman during the opening of the major art exhibition hall Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi in this capital. France, Australia to Sign Deal for Delivery of 12 Submarines Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Australia will sign an agreement with France tomorrow for the delivery of 12 last generation attack submarines for the Australian navy, according to local press reports today. Turkish Airlines to Begin Flights to Cuba Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines will begin operations in Cuba on December 20th, when its first flight will arrive in the capital, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry. IMF Director Guilty, but Court Exempts her from Jail Sentence París, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of the Republic of France declared guilty today of negligence the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, despite which it exempted her from a one-year jail sentence. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Russian University Welcomes around 600 Latin American Students Moscow, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) As a priority, Russia is opening its educational centers, especially the Peoples'' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), to the enrollment of students from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Cuban Officials to UNESCO Commemorate Literacy Campaign Paris, (Prensa Latina) The Cuban embassy to UNESCO commemorated today here the 55th anniversary of the Literacy Campaign in their country, with an exhibition of photographs and other materials about that initiative, considered as a ''great offensive with pencils and notebooks.'' Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Chucho Valdes Opens 32th International Jazz Festival in Cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival has began in Cuba, with a performance by legendary pianist, Chucho Valdes, which was described as historical and unrepeatable. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Turkey and Russia Will Discuss Peace Plan for Syria Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, will meet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on Monday, to agree on measures to bring peace to Syria. Pope Francis Meets President Santos and Uribe in the Vatican Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe today, who have been distanced due to their disagreement over the peace process with the FARC-EP, according to Colombian news reports. Inflation Rises in Eurozone Brussels, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone inflation rate rose to 0.6 percent in November due to higher prices in restaurants, cafeterias, rents and tobacco, according to Eurostat. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. 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. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. Eurozone Lenders Pressure Greece on Christmas Payment Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone lenders have agreed to suspend the financial help they were giving to Greece to ease their short-term debt. Putin Elected World Most Influential Figure for Fourth Time Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, as the most influential figure in the world, in a list compiled by the US business magazine, Forbes. New Italian Prime Minister has Majority Support of Parliamentary Rome, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) New Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has the support of the Italian Senate and parliamentary acceptance for his appointment as the head of the new Italian government, replacing Matteo Renzi. France: Ecuadorian Film about the Chevron Case is Presented By Luisa María González Paris, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The film 'The dirty game', recently screened in France, clearly shows the arguments and evidence of Ecuador in its dispute with the multinational Chevron-Texaco for the pollution caused in the Amazon, today declared the Attorney General Diego García. Russia's Wants to Avoid Imports in Military, Civilian Sectors Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The State Equipment Factory of Riazan (FEER) consolidates today Russia''s intentions to increase import substitution, both in the military and in the civilian sphere. Fidel Left an Unforgettable Mark in 20th Century, People Say Vienna, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Cubans and Austrians have gathered to pay tribute to Fidel Castro and recalled the unforgettable mark he left in the 20th century, Cuban ambassador to this European nation, Juan Antonio Fernandez, said. Russian University of Friendship with the Peoples Honors Fidel Castro Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Students and professors of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Friendship with Peoples paid tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Cuba and Russia Extend Collaboration on Legal Issues Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia signed today here an agreement that will favor the transference of people sentenced to imprisonment to their original countries, something that extends bilateral collaboration in the criminal and legal areas. Havana Film Festival Screens Golden Globes Nominated Films Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Several films screened at the 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema today have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the United States. China Is Upset by Duty Evasion of WTO Members Beijing, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday expressed discontent with the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that are eluding their obligations of abandoning the substitute country consideration when calculating the antidumping measures against Chinese exports. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. Antonio Guterres Sworn in as UN Secretary General United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guterres, from Portugal, was sworn in today as the ninth Secretary General in the history of the United Nations, a post that he will take on January 1st, 2017 for five years. Neo-Nazi Group Outlawed in UK London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The British neo-Nazi group, National Action, will be the first group from the extreme right to be oulawed under UK anti-terrorist laws, the Interior Ministry announced today. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Court to Decide on Fast Tracking Peace Laws in Colombia Bogotá, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Constitutional Court will today announce its decision on the use of fast tracking to process and issue peace laws, a decision considered key to both the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expert in development and health, David Nabarro, today said that Cuban doctors, who serve in several parts of the world, are an example to follow as they make an important contribution to humanity. Russia Announces Rescue of 100,000 Syrians in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria has announced the rescue of around 100,000 people, including 40,484 children, from eastern Aleppo, which is controlled by armed groups. Number of Victims of Deadly Bombing in Turkey Increases to 44 Istanbul, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Health Minister, Recep Akdag, has announced that the number of fatalities caused by a double bombing near the Besiktas football stadium has increased to 44. Oil Price at 18 Month High Following Production Agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have reached their highest levels in 18 months today, as a result of recent agreements between producers to reduce supply. Head of European Diplomacy Highlights Fidel as Historic Figure Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, has highlighted today Fidel Castro as a historical figure, after sending her condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the revolutionary leader. Cuba, EU Sign Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation Brussels, 12 Dec (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and the European Union (EU) have signed today a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which is considered the framework for the development of ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual respect. FM Gentiloni May Be Appointed Prime Minister Roma, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet today with Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who, according to experts, will assume the post of prime minister, replacing Matteo Renzi, who resigned recently. Santos: Colombia Achieved What Seemed Impossible: Ending the War Oslo, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos affirmed upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize that the Colombian people is making possible what seemed impossible: ending a conflict that has lasted more than half a century. New Italian Prime Minister May Take Up Position in the Next Few Hours Rome, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian President Sergio Mattarella is holding today the third and final round of consultations to resolve the government crisis created following the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Russia and Venezuela Condemn UN Resolution against Syria United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela criticized here a resolution passed to allegedly end the humanitarian conflict in Syria, while pointing out the lack of assessment and the double standards on the issue. IOM : Turkey Relocates More Than 20,000 Refugees in 2016 Ankara, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mission in Turkey of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has facilitated the relocation of more than 20 thousand refugees in 2016, according to data provided today. Ignacio Ramonet Denounces Reprisals for Book on Fidel Castro Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and Spanish intellectual, Ignacio Ramonet, who is based in France, has condemned the repression he has suffered as a result of his book ''One Hundred Hours with Fidel'', according to the daily, La Jornada. France: Current Crisis of Capitalism Under Analysis Paris, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A discussion of capitalism's systemic crisis opened a conference between the Communist Parties of France (PCF) and Cuba (PCC) held in the French capital. Russia Criticizes Arms Supplies From US to Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia has criticized the lifting of the ban on the supply of weapons to extremist formations in Syria by the United States. Colombian President in Oslo to Receive Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, accompanied by 20 special guests, arrived today in this capital, where he will be awarded tomorrow the Nobel Peace Prize of 2016. Urgent Food Aid Needed in 39 Countries, says FAO Rome, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Raul Castro Welcomes Russian Vice President Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban president, Raul Castro, and the Government Vice president of the Russian Federation Dimitri O. Rogozin ratified here the excellent state of relations between the two countries, was reported here today. General Strike in Greece vs. Government's Austerity Measures Athens, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The main public and private unions in Greece started today a 24-hours strike to protest against the austerity measures implemented by the Government following the request of foreign creditors. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Russia and Germany Analyze Situation in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Germany have held serious talks in Hamburg on the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo and access to humanitarian aid, according to local reports. Oil Prices Rises as Market Awaits Next Producers Meeting London, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Crude oil prices are on the rise today, while US crude reservoirs decrease, according to the US Department of Energy. Nicaragua President Talks to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Managua, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega has met with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, to discuss issues of common interest and strengthen bilateral cooperation. Russia to Reinforce Security in Its Military Bases in Syria Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will reinforce security in its military facilities in Syria by sending two special battalions, East and West, local media reported on Thursday. Russian Scholars Assess Agreements with Cuba Guantanamo, Cuba, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the State and Social University from Russia started a visit today until next Thursday to the university with the same name to assess the progress of the bilateral agreements signed this year. Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo, Says Russia Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Syrian rival parties said today that 47 communities in the eastern area of Aleppo have been recovered. Valero: Fidel Castro Fought for the Best Causes in History Paris, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro consecrated himself to fight for the best causes of human history, and that is why he pervades the soul of many people in the world, said the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero in Paris on Wednesday. Russia- Ten Children Killed in Accident with Acrobatic Team Moscow, Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 children were among twelve people killed in a crash in Russia after a bus was hit by a truck. New Evidence on the Formation of The Solar System London,Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. Italian Scientists Develop Robotic Hand for Quadriplegics Rome, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) An exoskeleton robot developed by the Italian Biorobotic Institute, which allows quadriplegic people to perform certain movements autonomously, attracts the attention here today. Scientists Request Trump to Pay Attention to Climate Change Washington, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A letter signed by 800 scientists and addressed to President-elect Donald Trump calls for the new US government to be aware of the effects of climate change and not abandon immediate actions to face its effects. Authorities and Activists Prepare for G20 Summit in Germany Hamburg, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Almost eight months before the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, authorities have announced the mobilization of more than 10,000 police officers, while critics of the alliance are preparing for mass demonstrations. British Workers Report Poverty Record London, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation pointed out today that the number of British workers living below the poverty line marks a new record of 7.4 million people. Anti-Russian Campaign Rise in US Denounced Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia has called a new stage of a ''witch hunt'' the US policy against this country since it is accusing it not only of meddling in electoral matters, but also of influencing the Congress. Santos will Travel to Norway to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Bogota, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will travel on Thursday to Oslo, where he will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and welcomed by King Harald V and Queen Sonia of Norway, said today the House of Nariño. Cazeneuve Takes Office as New French Prime Minister Paris, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Valls delivered the post of Prime Minister of France to Bernard Cazeneuve officially Tuesday, in a public ceremony at the Palace of Matignon, host of the office of the Head of Government of France. Havana FIART Opens with Cuban and International Arts and Crafts Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) This year''s International Crafts Fair Crafts (FIART) has now opened at the PABEXPO exhibition hall, in western Havana. EU Countries Agree to Normalize Relations with Cuba Brussels, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) today approved at the level of their ambassadors the signing of a political agreement and cooperation between that bloc and Cuba to normalize their relations. Cubans Add Up to 13 Wins in Wrestling German League Berlin, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) With a balance of 13 victories and only one defeat, fare the three Cuban wrestlers competing in the Gernan League of that sport, one of the best in the world for its level and organization. Turkish Prime Minister Starts Official Visit to Russia Ankara, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim began today a three-day visit to Russia, seeiking to increase military cooperation and sign economic agreements in the areas of energy, tourism and agriculture. Bob Dylan to Provide Speech for Nobel Prize Ceremony Stockolm, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan''s on-again, off-again flirtation with the Nobel prize is back on, though he''s keeping his distance, with hand-holding but no kissing. Sergio Mattarella Has Italian Government Future in His Hands Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will today present his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, who will decide how to proceed with the management of the Italian government. Russia Denounces Attacks Against its Doctors in Syria Moscow, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced the West''s indirect participation in an attack against its doctors in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which left one dead and two wounded. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. FAO Council Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro with Minute of Silence Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today paid tribute with a minute of silence to the memory of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro. European Critics Recognize Quality of Cuban Dance Company Berlin, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Danza Contemporanea de Cuba is performing today in Germany to unanimous rave reviews by critics, who have described their performance as vibrant and energetic. Russia Reinforces Help to Solve Crisis in Alepo, Syria Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry highilghted its intention to reinforce the items to solve the humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria, and eliminate the terrorist groups now concentrated in the city of Alepo. Russian Media Highlights Tribute to Fidel Castro in Cuba Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian television today highlighted the tribute made by the Cuban people to the late historic leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro and the presence in Havana of an official delegation from Russia. Usain Bolt to Dedicate 2017 to His Fans London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and World and Olympic Champion, Usain Bolt, will dedicate the last season of his glorious athletic career - 2017, to his fans, according to the Jamaican media. Putin Appoints new Minister of Economic Development Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, named today Maxim Oreshkin as new minister of Economic Development to replace Alexei Uliukaev, who was accused of bribery and is now kept in house imprisonment. 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. Tribute to Fidel Castro Have Impact in French Media Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The tribute given to Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, in Havana has had a large impact today in French media, in which the mass assistance of the people to the Revolution Square has been highlighted. OPEC Examines Oil Production Quota Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The meeting being held in this capital by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to agree to a production quota has economists and market on alert. Germany Continues Activities of Tribute to Fidel Castro Berlin, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Germans and members of the diplomatic corps signed books of condolences for the death of Fidel Castro in the Cuban Embassy in this capital. Fidel Castro's Legacy Is a Light of Hope: Sent by Belarus Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Belarussian envoy to the posthumous tribute to Fidel Castro, Victor Sheiman, has said here today that the legacy of the Cuban leader has been a light of hope. We say goodbye with sadness to the eminent leader of the Cuban Revolution, our friend Fidel, Sheiman said at the beginning of his speech. Alexis Tsipras: Fidel Castro Inspires People Worldwide Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has said here that the legacy of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, has transcended the borders of his country and has inspired peoples around the world. Fidel Is Example of True Patriot, Russian Duma President Says Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Viacheslav Volodin, chairman of the Duma (Russia''s lower house), has said here today that the recently deceased Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has been an example of a true patriot. Back in Argentina Winers of Davis Cup Buenos Aires,Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinian team is back home after wining over Croatia 3-2 bringning with them for the first time the Cup. French Diplomat Highlights Fidel Castro as Symbol of Resistance By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has been a symbol of resistance and struggle for independence of Cuba and all Latin America, Jean Mendelson, the former French ambassador to Cuba, said today. Russian Foreign Minister Stresses Fidel Castro's Universal Relevance Moscow, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro made a great contribution to guarantee morale in the international arena, something we now lack, declared Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov when paying tribute here to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Spain Pays Tribute to Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Madrid, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Politicians, intellectuals, trade unionists, diplomats and citizens from different nationalities went today to the Cuban Embassy in Spain to pay tribute to the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died last Friday. Jamaican Usain Bolt Against Doping London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Multi Olympic champion Usain Bolt requested today here 'cero tolerance with those that practice doping'. Head of UNESCO Signs Condolences Book After Fidel's Death Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO''s Director-general Irina Bokova today signed the book of condolences opened at the Cuban embassy in France on the occasion of the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. French Newspaper L'Humanité Dedicates Special Edition to Fidel Castro Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The French daily L''Humanité today dedicates a special edition to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, who died on Friday in Havana. Slovakian Prime Minister Praises Courage of Fidel Castro Bratislava, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Slovakia''s Prime Minister and current EU President Robert Fico regretted the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and stressed his courage dealing with the challenges he had to face. Prime Minister could be Candidate for Elections in France Paris, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is studying the possibility of presenting his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections and will announce his decision in the coming days, according to an interview published today by the Journal du Dimanche. Ramonet: Fidel was the Defender of Latin American Dignity By Luisa María González Pars, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the defender of the dignity of Cuba, but also of all Latin America, said the intellectual Ignacio Ramonet today in France, after declaring himself deeply saddened by the death of the revolutionary leader. Serbian Prime Minister Expresses Condolences over Fidel Death Belgrade, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday sent a message of condolences to President Raul Castro for the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. British Gov't Sends Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro London, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom''s government has sent its condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who passed away on Friday night at the age of 90. Iranian Foreign Minister Offers Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro Tehran, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The office of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conveyed its condolences to Cuban Ambassador in Tehran Vladimir Gonzalez for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death Rome, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent a letter of condolences for Fidel Castro''s death to the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers, Raul Castro, the Vatican informed on Saturday. Russia-Cuba Friendship Was Built Thanks to Fidel, Medvedev Says Moscow, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The friendship between Russia and Cuba was built thanks to the personal participation of the Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and with his death, an entire historic period will go along, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said on Saturday. European Union Remarks Interest in Russian Gas Supply Brussels, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) urged today to seek understanding between Russian and Ukraine to avoid problems with gas supply and suggested to hold a meeting between the energy ministers from both countries. Spanish Communists Mourn Poet Marcos Ana Madrid, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), José Luis Centella, today detailed in a letter to party members, the human and political values of the poet Marcos Ana, who died yesterday in the capital at the age of 96. France: 8 Million People Watch Right-Wing Electoral Debate Paris, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Around 8.5 million viewers watched the latest debate between the two right-wing candidates fighting in the French primary elections, a session in which François Fillon came out the most convincing, according to figures released today. 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. Plácido Domingo Gives an Open Rehearsal for Art Students in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will offer an open rehearsal today at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso to students of art schools and members of the Teatro Lírico de Cuba. A Thousand Firefighters Protest in Paris to Demand More Attention Paris, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) A thousand French firefighters marched through the streets of this capital today to protest the difficult conditions in which they carry out their work and demand more attention from the government. Oil Market Keeps Stable Previous to OPEC Meeting London, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil kept today its trend to stability previous to the OPEC meeting on November 30, in which it is expected a cut in crude production to stabilize the market. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. Argentina Keeps Lead in World Soccer, but Brazil Stalks Bern, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentina remains in first place in world list of the International Football Federation (FIFA), but ever more threatened by Brazil, says an update published today. Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana. Cuban President Congratulates Patriarch Kirill on his 70th Birthday Moscow, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz has congratulated to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, according to diplomatic sources. Spain Arrests 63 People in European Anti-Money-Laundering Operation Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spanish National Police have arrested 63 people in a European money laundering operation that resulted in 178 arrests and the discovery of around 23 million euros in laundered money. Possible Targets of Terrorist Attacks in France Revealed Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The group of terrorist suspects dismantled in France recently planned to attack various public sites in and around the capital city, including police and judicial offices, according to the investigation results published today by the media. NATO Reminds Turkey of Its Commitment to the West Ankara, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reminded Turkey of its commitment to the collective defense of the countries involved in the military alliance, he said in an interview with Hürriyet newspaper. Russia Urges Assurances for Syrians as Condition for Ceasefire Moscow, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said today that assurance of real aid for civilians in the eastern region of the Syrian city of Aleppo is necessary as a condition for a new pause in the fighting for humanitarian purposes. Norway Court Approves Extraditing Cleric Mullah Krekar to Italy Oslo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian judges confirmed on Friday that all conditions had been met to extradite Krekar to Italy, where he would face terror-related charges. Spanish Court Wants Two Year Prison Sentence for Barca's Neymar Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing today. Erdogan Accuses the EU of Aligning with Terrorists Istanbul, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today accused the European Union of refraining from taking concrete measures against terrorism during his speech to the Standing Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation in Istanbul. French Parliament Rejects Proposal to Remove Hollande Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The bureau of the National Assembly of France rejected the proposal promoted by right-wing deputies aimed at dismissing French President François Hollande for allegedly violating the defense secret, parliamentary sources informed today. Russia Denies Accusations of Threatening European Security Moscow, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today accusations from the United States, saying it is a threat to the European security, because it deployed anti-aircraft complexes S-400 and Iskander in western Kaliningrad. FIFA Chief Wants Video Refereeing for Next World Cup París, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is in favour of introducing video refereeing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after previously expressing fears it would break up games too much. Inter's Medel Out For Several Weeks With Knee Injury Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Inter Milan''s Gary Medel is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury during Sunday''s 2-2 derby draw with AC Milan. German Minister Criticizes EC Recommendation Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble criticized today the European Commission (EC) for recommending that his country increase investment in the region. First Cuban Vice President Meets IAEA Director General Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has received the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the national press reported today. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). Syria Denounces Turkish Attack on Civilians North of Aleppo Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish planes bombed the village of Al Shiej Nasser, north of the Syrian province of Aleppo, killing seven people and injuring 10 others, military sources reported in Damascus. German Court Rules that Snowden Invitation is Permitted Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The opposition in Germany have achieved partial success in the debate over the inviting former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, to a hearing of the parliamentary commission of inquiry into US espionage. Judge Warns that Brexit could be Litigated before EU Court Brussels, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, or Brexit, could be litigated before the UE Court, Koen Lenaerts, president of that court, said. IOC Removes another Seven Olympic Medals from London 2012 Brna, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed another 7 Olympic medals corresponding to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, after doping control tests with new technologies to samples taken in London during the Games. Putin for Answers to NATO and Respect for Will of Crimea Moscow, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call today to respect the will of the people of Crimea by proclaiming their sovereignty, and explained the reasons for applying countermeasures to the encroachment of NATO on the country''s borders. Authorities Frustrate New Plan of Attack in France Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Seven arrests conducted in the cities of Marseilles (south) and Strasbourg (east) have frustrated a plan of attack in France, Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said today. France: Fillon-Juppé Duel in Final Stage of Primaries of Right Wing Paris, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Former prime ministers François Fillon (2007-2012) and Alain Juppé (1995-1997) face a duel to win the presidential election in France. Significant Inflow of Right-Wing Primaries in France Paris, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) More than one million citizens voted in the right-wing primaries held in France today, according to preliminary figures published at noon, which include the seven candidates for the 2017 presidential elections. Russian President Attends in Peru APEC Summit Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived today to the Peruvian capital to participate in the Summit of the Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Andy Murray Beats Stan Wawrinka to Reach ATP World Tour Finals London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Andy Murray qualified for the semi-finals and stayed on track to retain the world number one ranking with victory over Stan Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals. The Briton only needed one set to reach the last four, but beat the Swiss 6-4 6-2 to top the John McEnroe Group. Supreme Court Says Scots and Welsh Have Say in Brexit Case London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)The Scottish and Welsh governments are to be allowed to have a say in the Supreme Court battle over how Brexit should be triggered. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. Asteroid Impacts Could Create Niches For Early Life, Suggests Study London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. NATO Called on European Countries to Invest More in Defense Brussels, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged several European countries to meet the alliance''s goal of spending two percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defense. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Turkish Company Starts Direct Flights to Cuba and Venezuela Istanbul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines (THY) has confirmed today that direct flights from Istanbul to Havana and Caracas will begin as of December 20th, with three departures per week. Pope Francis Rejects Criticism of his Ecumenical Stance Rome, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today rejected criticism from those who believe that he is taking the Catholic Church towards Protestantism and warned that it is always important to distinguish the spirit in which those views are formulated. Colombian Foreign Ministry in Nationalization of Spanish Company Bogotá, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry intervened in the nationalization of the Spanish subsidiary Electrocaribe, to send a reassuring message to foreign investors, explaining the need for the measure in a communiqué highlighted today by national news. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. Not Using Cell Phones Can Improve Productivity By 26 Percent, Study London,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Smartphones might be helping employees keep in touch with colleagues and do urgent tasks on the move, but using these devices at workplace actually make people less productive, says a new study by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham-Trent. Russia Shows Firm Hand against Corruption Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev on charges of bribe, Russian authorities seem to close a cycle of firm-hand actions against the scourge of corruption. President Aliev Inaugurated V World Congress of Agencies Baku, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliev urged today to work towards a truly free flow of information at the inauguration of the Fifth World Congress of News Agencies, attended by executives from more than 80 countries. British Autistic Hacker Fears His Extradition to USA London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) British autistic hacker Lauri Love called today ''a kick in the stomach'' the approval of his extradition to the United States, where he would face charges for accessing sensitive data bases in that country. Bruno Mars New Album 24K Magic : 2016 Release Date Los Ángeles,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) It''s been nearly four years since Bruno Mars treated his fans with a new album, after 2012''s Unorthodox Jukebox topped charts the world over. Russian President Removes Minister Accused of Bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin removed Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who is accused of demanding to be paid millions to approve the buy of the State package of shares of the company Beshneft. Valls Appears as Favorite Socialist to French Elections Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Manuel Valls appears today as the best candidate of the Socialist Party (PS) for the 2017 presidential elections in France, according to several surveys published here. De la Calle: Agreement of Colombian Government and FARC-EP is Final Bogota, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle stressed today that the recent agreement signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP, in Spanish) is the definitive one and ruled out another renegotiation, calling for its rapid implementation. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. U.K. Desestimates Accusations of Inefficiency to Implement Brexit London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The British government desestimated today the repeated accusations against it regarding its possible inefficiency to implement the process of withdrawal from the European Union (EU) called Brexit. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. UN: Accused US Authorities Of Use of Force Against Natives United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has accused the US authorities of excessive use of force against natives people protesting against a pipeline project that would cross their lands in North Dakota. West Decline Has Begun Says Ignacio Ramonet Panama, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The decline of the West has began and is shown in the campaign slogan of President-elect Donald Trump, ''Making the United States Great Again'', the French political scientist Ignacio Ramonet, who is visiting Panama, said today. Germany Opposes Interference in Turkey's Accession to the EU Ankara, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) European governments should not intervene in the debate on the advisability of ending the accession negotiations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared today in Ankara. UNESCO: Cuba Prioritizes Science as Driving Force for Development Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has given a priority attention to the progress of science as an essential part of its development agenda, the Caribbean nation''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, said. Russian Minister Charged With Bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Investigation Committee (SKR) has filed an official accusation against the Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who allegedly demanded a million-dollar payment to allow a commercial transaction. Russia started attacks on terrorists in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich, from the naval group led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, started an attack with Kalibr missiles against terrorist positions in Aleppo, Syria, as confirmed on Tuesday by military sources. 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. Swedish Attorney General's Office Questions Assange in London London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney General''s Office is interrogating the founder of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in this capital, where he has been a refugee for more than four years. Penelope Cruz Joins Murder On The Orient Express Los Ángeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Oscar Winner Penelope Cruz is boarding Murder on the Orient Express with a growing and powerful ensemble cast that now includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench and Josh Gad along with Kenneth Branagh who is starring as detective Hercule Poirot and also helming the film, according to media. Colombia: Optimism for New Peace Agreement With FARC-EP Bogota, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The new pact signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) was applauded in the streets today and optimistically received by most political sectors. Turkey Rejects EU Report Ankara, 14 nov (Prensa Latina) Today Turkey''s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus stated his rejection of the European Union''s document on the progress made by the country towards its integration into the group. Unesco Presents Volumes Devoted to Islamic Culture Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will, this week, present the last two volumes of the collection ''Different Aspects of Islamic Culture'', dedicated to the investigation of the Muslim tradition and its contributions to progress, the organization stated today. Russia and Celac Address Bilateral Cooperation in Sochi Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov is holding talks today in Sochi with the enlarged quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). European Central Bank Worried about US Protectionism Berlin, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Vitor Constancio, has warned of the possible negative economic effects of the US protection measures announced by President-elect Donald Trump. Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expecting UNESCO to include ''rumba'' in its list - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, during the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the issue, diplomatic sources said today. Socialist Dodov Wins Presidential Elections in Moldova Chisinau, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate Igor Dodov has won the second round of the Moldovan presidential elections with 52.57 percent of the votes over the candidate of the united opposition Maiya Sandu, according to statements of the electoral commission on Monday. Gérard Depardieu to Perform at the Buenos Aires Colon Theatre Buenos Aires, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Famous French actor Gerard Depardieu will perform next December 17 and 18 at the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires to interpret passages of some of his most memorable scenes in the big screen. French Govt. Seeks to Extend State of Emergency Paris, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The government of France is seeking to extend for several months the state of emergency decreed in the country a year ago, after the terrorist attacks on November 13, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday. Russia Will Never Discuss Crimea Determination Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia does not intend to discuss the matter of the soveranity of the Crimean peninsula , and expects the understanding of this reality by the United States and Europe, said the Kremlin today. British Opposition Party States Against Brexit Implementation London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The British opposition party Democratic Liberals announced today that it would object the beginning of negotiations for the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union (EU), an action also called Brexit. Russia Denounces Provocations Against its Embassies in the West Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the calls of several Western countries to protest against its embassies and urged to compliance with the Vienna Convention, including the security guarantees for the missions. Prison Demanded for Accused of Corruption in Italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General Office in Rome requested today two sentences of prison for 18 accused, among them a senator and a re-known businessman, in the case on corruption related to the so-called case P3. Iraqi Elite Forces Resume Offensive and Enter Mosul Baghdad, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Counter-Terrorist Service (CTS) troops resumed today the military operations in Mosul and entered several neighborhoods in that city, supported by the international air forces , while terrorist executed dozens of civilians. Intensified Campaign Against Influenza in Italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The peak season of influenza is close and the preventive actions to achieve the immunization of people at risk of contracting the disease are intensified here today. Massive Shooting Foiled in Finland Helsinki, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Finnish authorities were able to foil a massive shooting in which the perpetrator planned to kill nearly 40 people at a school in Kokkola, prosecutors reported. Cuban Alicia Alonso Honored in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), and icon of the world ballet, Alicia Alonso, today received the key of the city from the Town Hall of Boca Rio, in the Eastern Mexican State of Veracruz. Mexico City, Venue of Exhibit Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting'' is currently open from today until March 20, 2017 in Mexico City, the Mexican Culture Department reported. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Goal 50 Award Madrid,Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Lionel Messi''s record of four Goal 50 wins after being named the world''s best player for 2016, with his great rival Lionel Messi having to settle for fourth place. FARC-EP Optimistic About Final Pact with Colombian Government Bogota, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP''s chief spokesperson, Iván Márquez affirmed today that the extraordinary effort made at the dialogue table with the Colombian government will soon be awarded with a definitive peace agreement. Pope Francis Addresses Current Issues in an Interview Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The situation of refugees and immigrants is today the main concern for Pope Francis, who expressed his interest in the immigration crisis in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica, published today. Spanish Company Bodegas Torres Focuses on Cuban Tourism La Habana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish wine company Bodegas Torres S.A., Miguel Torres, is focused on the commerce of Cuba and its growing tourist industry. A Tough Brexit Expected for the United Kingdom London, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The credit qualifying agency Standard &Poor''s forecast today a severe Brexit (withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union) in which the UK could lose its free access to the group''s market. Merkel Talks with Trump to Maintain Germany-US Relations Berlin, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the telephone today with newly elected US President Donald Trump to establish common ground in future bilateral relations. Ecuador and European Union Sign Multi-Party Trade Agreement Brussels, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and the European Union (EU) have signed a trade agreement today in Brussels allowing the South American country to export products to countries in the regional bloc with zero tariffs. Soccer Match Minute of Silence Commemorates 2015 Attacks in Paris Paris, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Official commemorations of the first anniversary of the November 13th 2015 Paris attacks will begin, today, during a football match between France and Sweden, which will be preceded by a minute of silence in honor of the 130 dead. Russia Confirms Use of Chemicals by Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MinDef) has confirmed the use of chemical substances by terrorist groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo, after conducting laboratory tests on launched projectiles. Food Prices Rise, Says FAO Rome, Nov 11(Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported a 0.7 percent increase in the overall food price index in October compared to September. Russia Denounces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Iraqi city of Mosul, described by UN agencies as more serious than the one in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said today the Foreign Ministry. Russia and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Wayne Rooney To Captain England Against Scotland London, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Wayne Rooney is to return to England''s starting lineup as captain in Friday''s eagerly anticipated World Cup qualifier against Scotland having been handed the chance to reassert his authority within the national team. Famous Paintings Exhibited for Blind People in Rome Rome, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Tactile versions of paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Correggio will be exhibited for the blind people from November 19 to December 18 at Rospigliosi Palace in the Roman town of Zagarolo. Cuba to Help Bolivia in Creating School for Athletes La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) ''Cuba can help Bolivia in the sports sector,'' said to Prensa Latina Alberto Juantorena, who won both the 400m and 800m titles in Montreal 1976. Russia Against Humanitarian Pause to Arm Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister rejected the idea to prolong with humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city of Alepo to allow the rearm of terrorists, instead of using the pauses, to supply help for the civilians. Roger Federer, Del Potro Honoured at 2016 ATP Awards Montecarlo, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina)Former World No. 1 Roger Federer has won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 12th time in his career. China, United Kingdom Want to Promote Relations in Various Fields Beijing Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the United Kingdom have stated that they are in favor of progress in their relationship in different spheres of cooperation, the Chinese government reported today. IEA urges OPEC to Agree on Oil Production Cut Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should decide on its promises of reducing oil production over the next months in order to stabilize the market in 2017, alerted today the International Energy Agency (IEA). Lavrov Denounces Double Standards of the West in Syrian Conflict Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the double standards of the West when facing actions by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. WHO Worried about Consequences of the Battle for Mosul United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its concern about the impact on the population of the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. UN Recognizes Progress in Liberation of Mosul From the Islamic State United Nations, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The UN Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis today congratulated the authorities in Iraq for their progress in the offensive to free Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). Cuba and UNESCO Evaluate Existing Relations Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Cuba Government currently have good relations. Mission Impossible 6 to Hit Theaters in Summer 2018 Los Angeles, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Mission Impossible 6, the latest film by the well-known action-thriller franchise will hit the theaters in the summer of 2018, Paramount announced today. Gareth Bale Named Welsh Player of the Year London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina)Real Madrid player Gareth Bale has been named Welsh player of the year for the fourth successive time. Russian Senators Expect to Improve Relations With US Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Senate Vice President, Ilias Umiljanov expressed today his hope of an improvement of relations between his country and United States, after a clear deterioration in that sense with the outgoing administration. Twitter Campaign Favors Peace Pact With Colombian Guerrilla Bogota, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians have been promoting from social networks a campaign to support the current phase of talks between the government and the insurgent FARC-EP in order to persevere in these talks until an agreement is urgently reached. Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Russia Consolidates Ties, Trade Beijing, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to Russia of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Kegiang, which concludes today, is seeing by experts very positive, with tangible perspectives to consolidate ties and the already efficient bilateral cooperation. Bolt Again Among Finalists to IAAF Athlete of the Year Monte-Carlo, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt appears today again among the three finalists in the men''s category Athlete of the Year of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF). With this nomination, Bolt could arrive at his sixth recognition of this type, after the received in the years 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and surpass the American Ashton Eaton, deserving last year of that distinction. Russian Naval Group Ready to take action in Syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Press reports in the Syrian capital have stressed that the Russian naval battle group, headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is ready to take action against the terrorists in Aleppo. Putin Congratulates Trump on Winning U.S. Presidential Elections Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in U.S. presidential elections, and expressed his country''s willingness to rebuild bilateral relations. Climate Agreement Generates Investment Opportunities Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The global agreement on climate change, approved last year in Paris, has generated investments close to USD 23 billion until 2030 in emerging markets. Cuba and UNESCO Organize International Jazz Day Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have held meetings on the preparations for the 6th edition of International Jazz Day, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. British Supreme Court to Examine Brexit in December London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The British Supreme Court announced that it will examine the appeal by the Government against a judicial decision on the process of separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit between December 5 and 8 . Cuba and Serbia Confirm Strength of Their Ties Belgrade, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Serbia confirmed the strength of the ties between both countries during a meeting between Ambassador Mayra Ruiz Garcia and the Parliamentary Group of Friendship Group with Cuba. Iran Signs Gas Deal with French Total Worth 4.8 Billion USD Tehran, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian National Oil Company (INOC) has signed an agreement with the French Transnational Totalto to develop the first phase of the Pars Sur natural gas deposit at a cost of 4.8 billion dollars, it was announced today. Putin Open to Dialogue with Winner to US Presidential Elections Moscow, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his willingness to dialogue with whomever is the winner of today''s presidential elections in the United States, especially with those whomever is willing to develop bilateral ties. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Fraud in Brexit Campaign Denounced in the United Kingdom London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The campaign carried out in favor of the British withdrawal from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, is investigated for supposed violation of the Electoral Law in the United Kingdom by deception, a spokesperson for the Attorney General''s Office revealed today. Winner of First Round of Bulgarian Presidential Election Confirmed Sofia, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Rumen Radev, an independent candidate supported by the Socialist opposition, has won the first round of presidential elections in Bulgaria, the Central Electoral Commission reported. Swedish Prosecutor Confirmed Assange Interrogation on November 14th Stockholm, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor confirmed today that the Wikileaks site''s founder, Julian Assange, will be questioned on November 14th at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he has been sheltered fot over four years. Gebrselassie, New President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation Addis Ababa, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie was elected to a four-year term as president of the Athletics Federation of his country, reported the national media today. Hollywood Ceremony Turns into Space for Discussing Politics Los Angeles, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony became the main topic of the specialized media after becoming a space where several celebrities discussed about the US elections. Free Transit Does Not Exist, Says President Evo Morales La Paz, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called once again to international organizations to verify the serious harm caused to the exports and imports of the country by obstacles in the territory of Chile. Internal Crisis Sinks Electoral Support for Spanish Socialist Party Madrid, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The profound crisis of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) means its electoral prospects have sunk to the point of being overtaken by the leftist coalition Unidos Podemos, a poll reveals today. Russia Commemorates October Revolution's Anniversary Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) A reconstruction of a historic military parade, which took place in Red Square in 1941, and a march by Russian Communists will together celebrate the 99th anniversary of the October Revolution today. France: Parliamentary Initiative to Oust French President Paris, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Conservative deputy, Pierre Lellouche today presented a draft resolution before the National Assembly demanding the removal of French President, Francois Hollande, for recently revealing confidential information. Climate Change Conference, COP22, Starts in Morocco Marrakesh, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22, has begun today in Morocco focused on concrete action included in the Paris Agreement. Russia-China: Rapprochement of Walls Por By Antonio García RondónMoscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The similarity of the Great Wall of China and the Kremlin walls appear as symbols of the unity of development plans in discussion by the prime ministers of both states today in St. Petersburg. World Tourism Fair Begins in London London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the World Tourism Fair in London (World Travel Market-WTM) began today with a strong impact of delegations from Latin America and Spain, its organizers said. FAO and Italian NGOs Agree to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition Rome, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The United nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), currently in charge of the international efforts to eradicate hunger in the world, reached a collaboration agreement with three Italian Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) to contribute to the food security of the poor in developing countries. Italy: Center of the Country Still Unstable a Week after Quake Rome, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Just a week after the earthquake that devastated a long zone of the center of Italy, still this region of Italy presents affectations by the impact of the quake of 6.5 Richter scale degrees, the biggest occurred in Italy in the last 36 years. Spanish Unions Describe Rajoy's Management as Unchanged Madrid, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The two main unions of Spain described today the new management of Mariano Rajoy as unchanged, for keeping the core in areas of economic policy. Kvitova Beats Strycova to Advance at Elite Trophy Tournament Beijing,Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Third-seeded Petra Kvitova secured a semifinal spot in the WTA Elite Trophy tournament by beating Czech compatriot Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-4 on Friday. British Government Will Maintain Schedule for Brexit London, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, confirmed today that the timetable for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, will be maintained. International Science Convention Closes in Cuba Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) With the closing ceremony of the congress INFO 2016 and the Workshop on Information and Communications for Sustainable Development, the 1st International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation is concluding today in Havana. Paris Agreement on Climate Change Now in Force United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after being being signed, the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect today, limiting the emission of greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Over 240 Migrants Missing in Shipwreck, says UN Rome, Nov. 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 240 migrants disappeared in the Mediterranean after the sinking of two boats heading to Italy, reported the spokeswoman for the Italian office of UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, Carlotta Sami. Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. Air France Will Create New Company to Face Competition Paris, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Air France Airline will créate a new company as part of the strategy to face the present situation marked by ''supercompetition'', the group announced today in a communique. Germany Rejects Namibia's Colonialism Compensation Claim Berlin, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The German socialist opposition is increasing pressure on other parties in the German parliament to support the demands of the Herero and Nama - indigenous tribes of Namibia - who are seeking compensation for the crimes committed during German colonialism. Russia Denounces Attacks of Western Coalition Against Iraqi Civilians Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian military command denounced on Thursday the massive bombings carried out by the United States-led international coalition against residential areas outside the Iraqi city of Mosul and in the Nainav province. Cuba with Nine Boxers to World Youth Championship in Russia Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present nine fighters at the World Youth Boxing Champìonship in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, from November 17 to 26, with the aim of conquering its 16th crown in these tournaments. Russia, China to Sign Strategic Agreements in St Petersburg Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will sign a package of strategic agreements for bilateral relations during the meeting of the Head of States and Governments next Monday in St. Petersburg, according to an official source. Greece to Transfer 2,000 Refugees to Crete Athens, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Muzalas, said today that at the beginning of 2017, Greece will transfer about two thousand refugees heading for the island of Crete, in order to avoid the overflow of other camps. Shoigu: NATO Forcing Russia to Take Reciprocal Defensive Measures Minsk, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and NATO are building up their offensive capabilities on the Western borders of Russia and its ally Belarus, prompting Moscow to take reciprocal measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The recently created Computer Engineers Union of Cuba (UIC, in Spanish) intends to establish itself as a platform for exchange at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Information, said today the national president of that institution, Eilyn Febles. Cuba Is a Country and Nobody Will Change It, Businessman Says Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a country that defends its roots above any pressure and nobody will change it, Romeo Veronesi, an Italian businessman who participates in the Havana International Fair, FIHAV-2016, said today. FIFA Nominates 10 Candidates to Award for Coach of the Year Bern, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) announced today the list of the 10 coaches who will compete for World Coach of the Year for Men''s Football. Italy: Balance of Preliminary Damages Caused by Earthquake Rome, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 22,000 people evacuated, about twenty wounded and material damage is today the preliminary assessment of the damage caused by the earthquake of 6.5 magnitude that hit the central region of Italy three days ago. Russia Announces New Ceasefire in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense announced a new 48-hour ceasefire to lend humanitarian aid in the Syrian city of Aleppo, while terrorist groups continue their aggression against the civilian population. France: Minor Migrants Moved to Reception Centers Paris, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than one thousand unaccompanied migrant children will be moved today to shelters in several locations in France, as a final step of the dismantling of the irregular camp at the northern city of Calais. Ukraine Announces Demobilization in Armed Forces Kiev, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine completed a sixth wave of demobilization in the Armed Forces, and will send only professionals to the region of conflict in Donbass, said Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian military. Danish Theater Company to Perform in Cuba Matanzas, Cuba Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Danish theater company Odin Teatret, considered one of the most important theater groups of the contemporary scene will perform today in this city, informed the National Council of the Performing Arts (CNAE). Turkey and EU Involved in Controversy after Detention of Journalists Ankara, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and the European Union (EU) are involved in a new controversy after the Turkish Government arrested 11 journalists for supposed relation to Kurdish guerrillas and pro-coup forces. Number of Zika Virus Cases Rose to 300 in Spain Madrid, November 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of Zika virus cases in Spain rose today to 300 cases, including 41 pregnant women, the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality reported today. Elina Svitolina Wins Opening Matches at WTA Elite Trophy in China Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina rallied after dropping serve three times in the opening set to beat No. 10-seeded Kiki Bertens 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Pope Francis Concludes Sweden Tour Stockholm, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis concluded today his trip to Sweden made in the context of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in secular Sweden, aimed at strengthening ties between the Lutheran and the Christian Church. United States Abstention at UN Shows its Isolation, Expresses France Paris, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Abstention of United States at UN Vote on the US Blockade against Cuba shows its isolation in the international arena, considered today the French writer and university professor, Salim Lamrani. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. NATO Deployment in Eastern Europe Becomes Polemic in Germany By Harald Neuber Berlin, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The NATO plans to send troops to Eastern Europe continue to cause debates in Germany, which army is part of the new military presence on the western border of Russia . Cuba and Russia Progress in Strategic Cooperation Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia have strengthened their strategic cooperation with the signing here of two agreements on aviation and another linked to sugar industry at the Havana fair, during its second day of business and exhibition today. Russian Naval Group Arrives in Mediterranean Sea Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu announced on Tuesday the arrival in the Mediterranean Sea of a Russian naval group led by the battlecruiser Peter the Great, and denounced abuses committed by armed groups in Syria. FIFA Unveil The Best Awards Barn, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)FIFA have unveiled their new individual prize they hope will rival the Ballon d''Or after splitting their association with the historic gong back in September. Paulo Dybala's New Juventus Contract Revealed Rome,Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)Juventus star Paulo Dybala is set to remain out of action for another couple of weeks, but the Argentinean star is being using his time off the field to carry on negotiations with his club over a contract extension. Colombian President Arrives in UK on a State Visit London, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Invited by Queen Elizabeth II, the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived here today to fulfill a state visit, the first by a president of this Andean nation to the UK with that category. Low Continues to Coach the German National Football Team Until 2020 Berlin, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Joachim Low will remain as coach of the German national football team until 2020, after being confirmed today the contract extension for two years by the German Football Federation (DFB). Colombian Minister Optimistic on New Peace Agreement Bogota, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Interior Minister, Juan Fernando Cristo, expressed confidence today that to outline a new peace agreement with the FARC-EP, which summarize the views by most of citizens, will be possible. Rajoy Gets Presidency of the Spanish Government Madrid, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the right-wing Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, today sworn in as president of the Government of Spain before King Felipe VI, after being re-elected last Saturday by the Congress of Deputies. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Fear, Anxiety and Uncertainty in Central Italy Rome, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Fear, anxiety and uncertainty are the predominant feelings today in the towns of central Italy devastated by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and where the temperatures are getting colder. Protests in Belgium against European Trade Agreement with Canada Brussels, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Detractors of the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, known as CETA, protested today outside the headquarters of the European Council in this capital. Italy: Today's Earthquake is the Strongest Recorded in 36 Years Rome, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Italy is the most violent recorded in this country over the last 36 years, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV, in Spanish). Angola to Attend Summit of Portuguese Speaking Countries Luanda, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from Angola will participate in the 21st ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC), scheduled to begin on Monday in Brasilia, local media reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Former Spanish Socialist Leader Resigns to Seat in Congress Madrid, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The former leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, resigned on Saturday to his seat in Congress to protest against the group''s decision to facilitate a new conservative government led by Mariano Rajoy. Cuban Vice President Meets Swiss Assistant Secretary of State Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with Eric Jacob, Swiss assistant secretary of State for Economic Promotion, Granma newspaper reported on Saturday. Brasilia to Host 11th Summit of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Brasilia, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC) will be held next week at the Itamaraty Palace, in this capital, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. French Foreign Minister Travels to China Paris, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will travel on Saturday to China, where he will visit three cities. UN Condemns Attack on Russian Embassy in Syria Moscow, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council condemned a mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus from zones controlled by the Syrian armed opposition, local television reported on Saturday. Russian Military Accuse USA of Bombing an Iraqi School Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian military claimed today a United States airstrike hit a girls'' school in Mosul, causing deaths and injuries. Why Ice Ages Occur Every 100,000 Years London, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Cardiff University have offered up an explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years. Lavrov Calls UN to Reject 'Hysteria of Lies' Against Russia Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the UN to reject the hysteria of lies unleashed against his country as a result of the counter-terrorist operation in Syria, especially in the cities of Aleppo and Idlib. Cuba and Portugal Strengthen Ties of Friendship and Cooperation Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Cuba of Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has been an important step for the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. The Earth is Still Shaking in the Central Region of Italy Rome, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Two days after the 5.4 and 5.9 degrees earthquakes, the an endless succession of aftershocks continues today in the central region of Italy. Foreign Ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran Discuss Ending Conflict Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran are in discussion on the political-military and humanitarian situation in Syria, in particular with regards to the city of Aleppo. The deputy head of government and foreign minister of Syria, Valid Muallem, is conducting a visit to Moscow, which has coincided with the arrival of his Iranian counterpart, Zarif Chabad. UN Condemns Lethal Attack against school in Syrian Idlib Province United Nations, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the recently reported attack against a school in the town of Haas, in the Syrian province of Idlib, causing the death of almost 30 civilians, mostly children. Spanish Left Attacks PSOE for Giving In Government to Rajoy Madrid, Oct 27 (PL) The leader of Unidos Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, described today as shameful that the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) allows, after a controversial abstention, a new government of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Is Almost Over Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Some groups of migrants are wandering today on the grounds of the irregular camp in the French city of Calais, while the works to dismantle the improvised facility definitely using heavy machinery are almost over. Fidel Castro and Portugal's President Hold Friendly Meeting Havana, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, have held a friendly meeting in Havana, according to local media reports. British Economy Slows Down London, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) British economy slowed down in the three months after the vote on the Brexit or exit from the European Union (EU), according to official statistics. Argentina's Position on Palestine Issue is Considered Cowardice Buenos Aires, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentina prominent writer and intellectual Stella Calloni said today that his country''s decision to abstain from voting in favor of Palestine at the Unesco is an act of cowardice. Putin Can Travel to Crimea Whenever He Wants, Russia Says Moscow, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin can travel to Crimea whenever he considers it necessary, because that is an internal affair of that country, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Thursday. Key Documents of NAM Exhibited at UNESCO Headquarters Paris, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of key documents in the history of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) opened at the headquarters of UNESCO, as part of the activities of the World Heritage Committee, which concludes its sessions today. IOC Disqualifies Nine Athletes from Beijing 2008 for Doping Bern, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the disqualification of nine athletes, including six medalists in weightlifting, wrestling and track and field for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Opportunities Lost in Sanctions on Russia Recognized in the U.S. Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States lost all opportunities by applying a policy of unilateral sanctions against Russia, as these were far from causing the desired effect, recognized today a U.S. news media quoted in this capital. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. The U.S. Seeks to Affect Venezuela with Oil Destabilization Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States looks today to destabilize Venezuela, Russia and Iran by flooding the world market with cheap oil and regardless of the damage done to their own companies, considered the Minister of Energy of the South American nation, Eulogio del Pino. Portuguese President Begins Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, began an official two-day visit to Cuba, to deepen the Lisbon-Havana ties. Venezuela: Oil Stability with Political and Economic Objectives Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s objective to seek consensus among all petroleum producing countries has political and economic motivations, according to Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino. France: Socialist Party Seeks Candidate Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Several questions mark the current situation of the Socialist Party of France: Will the incumbent president, François Hollande, seek reelection in the upcoming elections? If he does not run, who will be the party''s candidate? Rajoy Accepts King's Call to Form a Government in Spain Madrid, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the conservative People''s Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, announced today that he will attend an investiture session in order to try to form a government in Spain, which has been suffering for 10 months an institutional paralysis. FIFA Fines Spain Over Transfer of Under Age Players Barn, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today fined the Spanish football federation more than $220,000 in the latest stage of its battle with the country over the transfer of under-age players. Spain: Prominent Figures Call on Obama to End Blockade on Cuba Madrid, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Prominent political, social and cultural figures in Spain and elsewhere have called on U.S. President, Barack Obama, to totally lift the U.S. blockade that has been imposed on Cuba for more than 50 years. Turkey Offers Istanbul as Host for United Nations' Headquaters Istanbul, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has asked the UN to take the lead in the fight against terrorism and offered Istanbul as the city to host the headquarters of the multinational institution, according to the news agency, Anadolu. Harsh Criticism Against Japan in International Whaling Commission Tokyo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Japan has received heavy criticism during the summit of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Slovenia, for its program of capturing whales for alleged scientific purposes, which for many represents an excuse, according to sources. Iran Demands Respect for Iraqi Sovereignty Tehran, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Iran has repeated its call to respect Iraq''s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and criticized Turkey''s military presence there against Baghdad''s will under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Cuba Supports Establishing Binding Obligations on Transnational Corps Geneva, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez, has expressed support for establishing binding obligations on transnational corporations not only in national legislation but also International Law, diplomatic sources reported. CELAC-European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting Begins Santo Domingo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Dominican President Danilo Medina and Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas today inaugurated the Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac, in Spanish) and the European Union. Haiti: UN Agencies Call for Urgent Food Aid Rome, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 800,000 people in Haiti need urgent food aid after the devastation of Hurricane Mathew, according to an emergency assessment by UN agencies. Vast Majority of Russians Reject Ban on Abortion Moscow, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) A large majority of Russians reject banning the abortion or taking it out of the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI), as indicated by a survey conducted by the Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM). French Minister to Hold Extensive Meetings in Cuba Paris, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Matthias Fekl, begins a visit to Cuba today during which he will hold meetings with senior Cuban officials. Lavrov Condemns US Blockade against Cuba Moscow, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba which, he said, is still in force today despite the restoration of the diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana. British Deputies Reject Extradition of Autistic Hacker to USA London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 members of the Britain parliament demanded today the United State government to withdraw the extradition order against British autistic hacker Lauri Love, accused of infiltrating US security and defense data banks Britain Financial Situation in Danger Due to Brexit London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union (EU), also known as Brexit, could lead the country to a financial danger, stated today the British Bankers'' Association (ABB). Europe: Van Van Plays in Several Countries Brna, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Los Van Van, one of the Cuban most famous musical bands, is now visiting several European countries, in a tour taking the band to stages in Spain, Germany, Italy and France. On October 25, there will be a concert by Los Van Van in Kaufeuten, Zurich, Switzerland. Farah Confirms Final London IAAF Diamond League Appearance London,Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed that his race at the Müller Anniversary Games on Sunday 9 July 2017 will be his last at the IAAF Diamond League fixture in the British capital. Acosta Danza Declared as New Sadler's Well Company Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dance company of Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta''s was today named as a new international company associated with Sadler''s Wells in London. German Economy May Have Lost Speed Berlín, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The montyhly report of the Bundesbank published today says the growth of this country''s economy could have slowed up during the summer. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. AIDS Cure May Be Near Por Yanet Llanes AlemanLondon, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) A 44-year-old British man might become the first human being totally cured from the Human Immune-deficiency Virus (HIV), thanks to a new therapy designed by scientists from the United Kingdom. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Begins Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of the migrant camp in the French city of Calais started today with a major operation, involving 1,250 policemen, according to information released by the prefecture of the department. Spain: PSOE Agrees to Support Rajoy´s Reelection Madrid, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Most members of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) agreed today to support the re-election of conservative Mariano Rajoy as head of government, through the abstention in an upcoming vote in the Parliament. Neymar Signs New Barcelona Deal Until 2021 Madrid,Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian superstar Neymar signed a new five-year contract with Barcelona today that will keep him at the Spanish champions until 2021, saying he felt ''at home''. Madrid Vibrates to the Rhythm of Cuban Music Madrid, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid has hosted a memorable concert with Cuban musicians such as Descemer Bueno and el Septeto Santiaguero, in a culmination of the Cubana festival in honor of Cuban Culture Day. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Visits Luxembourg Brussels, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation led by the vice-president of the National Assembly of the People''s Power, Ana Maria Mari Machado, has visited the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and met with senior parliamentary and government authorities, diplomatic sources report. European Union Avoids Addressing Sanctions Against Russia Moscow, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) In its final document, the European Union (EU) summit has refrained from mentioning possible sanctions against Russia for its position on the Syrian conflict, according to Russian television. Integration of Former Soviet Region a Must By Antonio Rondon, special envoy Simferopol, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The former president of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev stressed on Friday the importance of the integration processes in the post-Soviet region, including the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Call for General Strike Today in Italy Rome, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Several Italian unions today called a general strike to protest against the government''s economic policy and constitutional reform led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, among other demands. Argentina still in the Top of FIFA World Ranking 20 de octubre de 2016, 15:51 Brna, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Argentina is still in the first place of the world soccer ranking, published today by the International Federation of the discipline (FIFA). President of Syrian Parliament Condemns Turkish Interference Damascus, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Assembly of the People of Syria, Hadiya Abbas, denounced today that the Turkish government opened its mutual border with Syria to the mercenaries, and provided money and weapons to those terrorists from the beginning of the crisis. Russian-Egyptian Military Exercises Continue Until Late October Cairo, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Military maneuvers between Russia and Egypt troops on the Mediterranean coast near the city of Alexandria, will take place until October 26th. Turkey Blocks Funds Bound for Cuba Naming US Law Ankara, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The banking system in Turkey, using US laws as pretext, has prohibited the Cuban Embassy from carrying out a transfer to Cuba, according to a complaint filed today by the Cuban diplomatic mission. Humanitarian Issues Still Pending After Meeting of Normandy Quarter Moscow, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian situation in the Ukraine, in particular access to aid, is still unresolved following a meeting in Berlin of the quartet of Normandy (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine). European Union Analyzes Relations with Russia Moscow, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) summit taking place in Brussels is discussing relations with Russia, its role in Syria and the crisis in Ukraine and will determine the ratification of trade agreements with the latter. Usain Bolt Heading Nominee List for Athlete of the Year Monaco, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Jmaican male sprinter Usain Bolt is heading the list of nominees of the International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) to select the Athlete of the Year. 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. Nadal Inaugurates Sports Academy Accompanied by Federer Madrid, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal today opened in his home town of Manacor, the sports academy with his name that will combine tennis instruction and education. 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. Cuban Legislators Visit European Parliament Brussels, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation led by Vice President of the National Assembly of People''s Power the vice-president of the National Assembly of the People''s Power, Ana Maria Mari Machado, visited the headquarters of the European Parliament (EP) in this capital, as part of a stay in Belgium which continues today. French President Advocates the End of US Blockade against Cuba Paris, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande advocated the end of the US blockade against Cuba in statements released today by the Elysee Palace. British Parliament will Possibly Need to Ratify Brexit Negotiations London, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The British Parliament will possibly have to ratify a future meeting between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), when this country leaves the bloc, an option known as Brexit, a lawyer of Prime Minister Theresa May''s Cabinet considered today. 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. Cuba and Belgium Confirm Favorable Development of Relations Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Senior parliamentary representatives from Cuba and Belgium have confirmed the favorable development of bilateral relations between the two countries and pledged to revive historical ties between the two legislative bodies, diplomatic sources report today. Russia Announces Suspension of Air Raids Against Aleppo, in Syria 18 de octubre de 2016, 11:37 Moscow, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced today the suspension of combat operations by the Russian and Syrian air force in the city of Aleppo - a break which is intended to allow the supply of humanitarian aid to enter the city. France Confirms High-level Mosul Meeting Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today that a ministerial meeting will be held on Thursday 19th in Paris on the subject of the retake of Mosul. One thousand 400 Years Old Antidepressants Found in Turkey Istanbul, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Researchers and archaeologists of the Bethonea site, in the westernmost part of this city, announced today they found aboujt 700 small cheramic and glass bottles with remains of antidepressants and medicines for heart conditions. 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. Cuban Singer Descemer Bueno to Perform in Madrid Madrid, Oct 18 (Prensa-Latina) Cuban singer Descemer Bueno will attend the Cubania Festival, where he will perform along with fellow countrymen and Spanish artists.