Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina United States is not our Enemy, Says Venezuela at UN 25 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said today at the United Nations that his country does not consider the United States its enemy and also that Venezuela is willing to hold talks with the US Government, despite its hostile policy. US Blockade against Cuba Condemned Once Again 25 de septiembre de 2017, 15:26United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela, Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique and Timor Leste joined the countries throughout the world that deplored the US blockade against Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly. US Congressman Highlights Cuban Approach of Health as Right 25 de septiembre de 2017, 15:12ashington, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) US Democratic Congress man Danny Davis said that Cuba has been able to adopt the concept of health as a right and, at the same time, to bring that principle into practice. Elders Ask U.S. and DPRK to Calm Down and Respect Mutually United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The group of experienced politicians, called The Elders, urged the United States and the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today to commit themselves to taking a stance that will prevent the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. Uruguay Rejects Military Intervention in Latin America at UN United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa urged here today to shun all rhetoric of violence, and rejected any hint of military intervention in Latin America. Venezuela Describes New U.S. Sanctions as Irrational Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela today described as irrational the recent sanctions against this South American country by the United States, whose president, Donald Trump, included the Venezuelan people in a new immigration veto. DPRK Ratifies UN Self-defense Nature of Nuclear Weapons Pyongyang, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Ri Yong-ho, Foreign Minister of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterated at the United Nations the self-defense nature of his country''s nuclear weapons, given the growing threats posed by the United Nations, said today international media. Trump Has Made More to Split USA Up Washington, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) The American President Donald Trump has made more to divide the country than to unite it, according to the 60 percent of the population, a survey reveals today. 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. US Southern Command to Change Base of Mission in the Caribbean 24 de septiembre de 2017, 10:45Washington, Sept 23 (Prensa Latina) US Southern Command announced today the transfer from Puerto Rico towards other Caribbean territories of the operations'' base of a supportive mission to the islands of Sain Martin and Dominica. World Top Leaders at UN Condemn US Blockade of Cuba 23 de septiembre de 2017, 13:21United Nations, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Presidents, prime and foreign ministers from all continents demanded the end of the US blockade of Cuba during the debate in the current session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), which is began today its penultimate day. Yesterday the foreign ministers of Vietnam, Cambodia; Belize and Barbados, Pham Binh Minh, Prak Sokhonn, Wilfred Elrington and Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, respectively, as well as the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Louis Straker, demanded the lifting of the economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba. China to Limit Oil Supply to North Korea Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China will restrict oil exports to the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and suspend textile imports from DPRK, the Ministry of Commerce said. Iran FM Rejects Re-negotiation of Nuclear Deal Terms Teherán, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina)Iran''s foreign minister has dismissed any re-negotiations of the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the US, saying Washington is merely after getting more Iranian concessions under the accord with no new concessions from itself or other signatories in return. Syrian Situation Discused with UN Secretary General Damasco, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem,informed the General Secretary of the United Nations, António Guterres, that the Syrian Army and its allies are advancing in the struggle against the terror groups according to media. Bruno Rodriguez: The US Does Not Have Moral to Judge Cuba 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:31United Nations, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The US lacks the most minimum moral authority to judge Cuba, affirmed today here the Foreign Minister of the island, Bruno Rodriguez, who denounced that Washington count on a pattern of systematic violations of human rights. 'War in the Korean Peninsula is not an Option', Says Cuba at UN 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:29United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said today that the war is not an option in the Korean peninsula, as it would represent a threat for millions of people. Cuba Calls Not to Politicize Incidents with US Diplomats 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:27United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called today not to politicize the alleged incidents that would have affected US officials in Havana. China Insists on a Pacific Solution to Trump's Threats over DPRK 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:21Beijing, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) China insisted today on the search of a pacific solution to the nuclear issue of the Democratic Peoples'' Republic of Korea (DPRK) and rejected the recent threats of the American President Donald Trump of totally destroying that nation. North Korean President Assures to Make Trump's Pay for His Threats Pyongyang, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) ''I will make Donald Trump''s pay for his threats against the dignity of the Democratic Peoples''Republic of Korea (DPRK), assured today North Korean President Kim Jong Un in response to the statements of the American Head of State in the UN. Cuba Affirms at UN That Attempts to Destroy its Revolution Will Fail United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez affirmed today at the UN General Assembly that any attempt to destroy the Cuban Revolution will fail, in response to US President Donald Trump''s decision to intensify the blockade against the island. Cloud of Pollutants Spreads Over Asia Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the United States and India have discovered the presence of a cloud of pollutant-containing aerosols over the Asian region, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned today. Syrian Army Captures New Settlements in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army advanced even further in the control of localities in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, by taking the villages of Halbia, Zalbia, and al-Qasabi, military sources reported. Cuba Ratifies Solidarity With Puerto Rico After Passage of Hurricane Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities and citizens ratified their solidarity with Puerto Rico today after the damages caused on that island of the Caribbean by Hurricane Maria. Scientists Discover the First Brainless Animal that Sleeps Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cassiopea jellyfish shows signs of sleep, but unlike sleeping animals, they lack of central nervous system, according to a study by the California Institute of Technology in the United States. Cosmic Rays Arriving on Earth Are of Extragalactic Origin Washington Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists confirmed for the first time that the highest-energy cosmic rays that arrive on the Earth come from outside the Milky Way, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reported today. U.S. Blockade Against Cuba Strongly Condemned at the United Nations United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia, El Salvador, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome and Principe, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Guinea Bissau strongly condemned the U.S. blockade against Cuba at the UN General Assembly. Earthquake Early Warning System to be Developed in Canada Ottawa, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Although the Canadian province of British Columbia implements an earthquake monitoring and early warning system, rising people''s awareness is key to mitigate damages. Canada to Train Iraqi Soldiers for Bomb Disposal 22 de septiembre de 2017, 00:18Ottawa, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) A group of military engineers of the Canadian Arrmy are getting ready today to travel to Iraq to train the local security forces on roadside-bomb disposal. Trump Announces New US Sanctions against DPRK Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump announced today new sanctions against the Democratic people''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), just two days after threatening at UN to destroy the Asian country. American Airlines Come Back to Camaguey Camaguey, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) Normalization of meteorological conditions after Hurricane Irma allows today JetBLue, American Airlines and Ister Airways to resume their routes to the airport Ignacio Agramonte at the center-eastern city in Camaguey. Antigua & Barbuda Leader to Address Climate Change at UN Saint John, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda''s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, will speak today on climate change and its effects in the Caribbean before the United Nations General Assembly, official media reported. Haiti to Activate Defense Force to respond to Natural Disasters United Nations, Sep21 (Prensa Latina) Haitian President Jovenel Moise asserted today at the United Nations that a defense force specializing in responding to natural disasters will be activated after the country''s blue helmets leave next month. 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. AARP Study Warns About the Health Bill Effect on the Elderly in USA 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:15Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) An AARP study has warned that older North Americans could pay up to $16,174 a year for health care under the new Republican health bill. UNICEF Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Early Childhood Development 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:39Colombo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) recommended Sri Lanka to adopt policies to support early childhood development if it is to build a knowledge-based economy. Cuba: Nuevitas Port Being Ready to Receive Cruise Ships 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:20Camagüey, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Becoming one of the main destinations for cruise ships to Cuba is a prime objective of Nuevitas Port, 80 kilometers from the central-eastern city of Camagüey. U.S. MIT Warns About Environmental Risks for Coming Decades 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:19Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has warned disastrous environmental aftermaths for about 10,000 years, even though the world could enter into unknown territory by 2100. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Undergoes Computer Hacking Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its computer system had been hacked last year, providing the attackers with private information that could have been exploited for trading, according to press reports released today. China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. Russia to Strike Back U.S.-Backed Attacks in Syria Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate. World Leaders Demand in UN End of U.S. Blockade Against Cuba United Nations, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian leaders have called for an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba at the UN General Assembly, which is today holding its third day. Colombia Rejects Economic Sanctions against Venezuela 20 de septiembre de 2017, 18:02New York, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin objected today in this city the implementation of economic sanctions against Venezuela, a strategy defended by the White House. German Chancellor Criticizes Trump's North Korea Threats 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:54Berlin, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the threats and the military approach posed by US President Donald Trump against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while calling for peaceful solutions. UN: Israel Does Not Want Peace or Two-State Solution, Says Palestine 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:56United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said today at the United Nations that Israel does not want peace or the two-State solution. Guyana Urges UN To Stop US Blockade Against Cuba 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Guyana''s President David Granger demanded today the cessation of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba during the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly. Evo Morales Reaffirms Fight Against US Interference in the Region 20 de septiembre de 2017, 15:56La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales reaffirmed today the fight against the intentions of the United States to interfere in the region and ratified that the peoples of the world will avoid foreign interference. Canada: Immigration Fraud Investigation Continues in British Columbia Ottawa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continues to probe criminal activities of fake immigration consultants who deceived over 1,600 undocumented people for over five years Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Give Concert in Bellas Artes Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez announced today that he will offer a concert at the National Museum of Fine Arts in this Caribbean country on September 23. Frog Species Change Color During Orgies, Study Says 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:24Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Males of at least 178 frog species undergo a temporary color change during their mating season, scientists from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Macquaire University in Australia said today. EU-Canada Agreement to Take Effect Tomorrow 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:22Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Canada''s trade agreement, known as CETA, will enter into force on a provisional basis as a monitoring tool tomorrow, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today. World Council of Credit Unions Activates Caribbean Relief Fund 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:13Bridgetown, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) activated today a Caribbean Relief Fund in Barbados to support members affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Many Countries to Attend Bolivian International Fair Expocruz 2017 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Representations from Latin America, Europe, and Asia will participate in the international fair Expocruz 2017, in which they foresee today an economic movement superior to the 100 million dollars. Alleged Baffling Acoustic Attacks in Cuba Described As Absurd 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:01Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The story of allegedly baffling acoustic attacks in Cuba against U.S. diplomats, broadcast in international media but termed absurd by several experts, continues today starting to wag in this Caribbean nation. Venezuela Signs Treaty on Ban of Nuclear Weapons Caracas, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted on July 7 to prohibit and eliminate that kind of armament. Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has signed here today the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during the opening ceremony of the integration to the multilateral instrument. UN Declares Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Open for Signature United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has declared open today the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for signature, an instrument that will come into force once 50 States ratify. Cuba's Blockade Receives Condemnations at UN General Assembly United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Costa Rica have rejected the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba during the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly, a forum that is entering its second day today. Cuba Reiterates in US that Strictly Meets Diplomatic Protection Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated its strict compliance with its obligations regarding the protection of diplomats at the sixth meeting of the Bilateral Commission with the United States held in this capital. President Trump Used UN to Threaten to Unleash War, Says US Senator Washington, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein warned today that US President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations (UN) to threaten to unleash a war, instead of fostering peace and global cooperation. Brazilian President Calls for Reform of UN Security Council United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer reiterated here today his demand for a reform of the United Nations Security Council during his speech at the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Venezuela Repudiates Trump's Speech at UN Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan press repudiated the speech delivered today by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, at the United Nations, where he attacked sovereign countries. Santos to Trump: No Support for US Military Intervention in Venezuela New York, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday told his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, that Latin America would not support a military intervention in Venezuela. UN Debates Must Focus on Peace, Miroslav Lajcak Says United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak said today at the 72nd Session that peace and the prevention of conflicts should be the focus the UN work. Peace, Disarmament, Climate Change, Goals of Guterres Speech at UN United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres intervened today in the installation of the high-level segment of the General Assembly, where he advocated for peace, nuclear disarmament, and attention to climate change. Iran Warns of Consequences of Nuclear Deal Breach Tehran, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani warned of the consequences of a breach of the nuclear pact sealed between Iran and the Group 5+1, in statements to US television station CNN released today in this capital. UN Confirms that Near 130 Leaders will Attend High-level Forum United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretariat said that 90 heads of State and 39 heads of Government will participate in the high-level period of the General Assembly, which will hold its forum from September 19th to 25th. As Category 5, Hurricane Maria Pounded Dominica San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria with a pounding force of Category 5 storm, the highest in the Saffir-Simpson scale, hammered Dominica by midnight while hitting, too, nearby islands of the eastern Caribbean. Cuban Top Minister at UN: Cuba Stands Strong after Hurricane Impact United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez asserted today at UN that his country was making progress in the recovery from the impact of hurricane Irma and that it would not leave any of the affected people to their fate. Guterres Describes Bureaucracy as Major Enemy for United Nations United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that fighting bureaucracy is the focus of the efforts to reform the organization Bachelet to Travel to United Nations This Week Santiago de Chile, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz said today that he will travel to New York in the next few hours, where he will meet the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet. We Live in a World of Unacceptable Inequality, Guterres Said at UN United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned today that the world is living in an unacceptable and unsustainable scenario of inequality, which must be reversed urgently with the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Hurricane Maria Approaches the Lesser Antilles Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The islands of the Lesser Antilles are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Maria today, which could gain strength and cause considerable damage, according to a report from the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). UN Debates on Its Complex Reform United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The complex issue of the UN reform is today focusing on a high-level forum of this organization, an event promoted by the United States that apparently dozens of nations will be unable to attend to. Lavrov and Tillerson Meet to Discuss Situation in Syria and Ukraine Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart, Rex Tillerson, have held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to deal with the current situation in Syria and the Ukrainian crisis, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. WFP Presents Food Aid to Cubans Affected by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley has announced the donation of 1.5 million dollars in food, and a food aid valued at 5.7 million dollars for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Cuban Foreign Minister Travels to New York to Attend UN Debate United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez is in New York to participate in the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled from September 10 to 25. UN Awards Indigenous Leaders for Environmental Protection Initiative United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous leaders from around the world who won the 2017 UN Equatorial Prize have reaffirmed their commitment to the conservation of nature and sustainable development. Representatives from Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Brazil, Mali, Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, India and Pakistan will receive Sunday the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) award in New York, which they considered a stimulus to continue in the struggle for the construction of a planet in keeping with the environment. UN Mission in Colombia Recognizes Peace Will Bogota, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Mission in Colombia recognized the peace will of the government and the FARC-EP, after the two former warring sides finished removing armaments and ammunition from deposits. Cuba and U.S. Talk over Legal Issues Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and U.S. authorities have talked to coordinate bilateral cooperation in law enforcement, Cuban Foreign Ministry reports on its website. Smart Phones Foster Growth of Web Traffic Washington, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Smart phones are increasing Internet traffic in the United States, while access from tablets and computers is dropping, according to a report published by Adobe Analitics. US Musician Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso theater confirmed today the concert by the US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright on September 24th. Ecuadorian President on First International Tour Quito, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno will kick off his first international tour in the United States, where he will pay an official visit from September 18 to 24. Venezuela Condemns USA for Using Drug Issue as Political Weapon 15 de septiembre de 2017, 17:08Caracas, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela condemned today the United States for using the fight against drugs as a political weapon against Venezuela while dismissing the positive results achieved by Venezuela in this scope. DPRK Condemns Additional THAAD Deployment in South Korea Pyongyang, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned the additional deployment of THAAD launching pads in Seongju County, South Korea. Maroon 5 to Perform at Rock in Rio Festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The biggest music and entertainment event on the planet, Rock in Rio, will open here today with the performance on the World Stage of the U.S. band Maroon 5, which will replace Lady Gaga. 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. Hunger Grows Worldwide, UN Says Rome, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) A report by the United Nations (UN) has stated today that hunger increased again in 2016 after years of decline, affecting about 815 million people. UN Holds Urgent Meeting after New Missile Launch by DPRK United Nations, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today following the launch of a new missile by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which argues its right to defend itself against the U.S. hostility in the region. Revealed in Canada Illegal Monitoring of Cellphone Communications Ottawa, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) used illegally in several occasions between 2011 and 2016 technology to monitor communications with cellphones, revealed a report published here. After Hurricane Irma, No Child Will Be Defenseless, Cuba Says at UN United Nations, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has stated today at a forum of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) that after the devastating passing of Hurricane Irma through the island, all affected children will have the necessary attention. Media Condemn U.S. Ambassador's Interference in Guatemala 14 de septiembre de 2017, 12:42Guatemala, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan media on Thursday strongly condemned the U.S. ambassador''s interference in this Central American nation, Todd Robinson, when slamming a recent congressional action that passed controversial reforms to the Penal Code. Evo Condemns again U.S. Military Bases in Latin America La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today recalled the significance of having closed the U.S. military base in Chimore, so as to regain sovereignty, when speaking at an official ceremony on the 33rd anniversary of that municipality. Exquisiteness and Sensuality of American Jazz Shone in Bolivia By Cosset Lazo Pérez La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The band L.A. Jazz Machine starred in an unforgettable concert in this Bolivian city, where the exquisiteness and sensuality of the genre born in the late 19th century in the United States reigned on a cold La Paz night. Calls in the USA to End the Blockade against Cuba Continue 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:30Washington, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Day Against the Blockade 2017, which seeks to end this policy imposed on Cuba by the United States, continues today after a new meeting with university students and an information session with congressmen. Book and Photo Exhibition Honor Fidel Castro in New York New York, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats accredited to the United Nations and members of the solidarity movement with Cuba have paid tribute to Fidel Castro in New York during an evening that included the launching of a book and a photo exhibition about the revolutionary leader. 95 Russian Athletes Cleared of Doping Charges Montreal, Canada, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has cleared 95 Russian athletes of doping charges, said today the media. CETIM denounces at UN the Illegality of US Blockade on Cuba 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:30Geneva, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), a non governmental organization with an advisory status at the UN, denounced at the Council of Human Rights, the US blockade against Cuba, which qualifies as illegal, unilateral and illegitimate. Pictures on Fidel Castro in Prensa Latina's Exhibit in New York By Waldo Mendiluza New York, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Permanent Mission at UN is exhibiting today a series of photos from the Prensa Latina News Agency about revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. PARLATINO Rejects Trump's Measure Against Young Immigrants Panama, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) has rejected today US President Donald Trump''s discriminatory measure against undocumented young immigrant, as it violates human rights. Venezuela Rejects Report by Human Right Official 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:28Geneva, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero rejected a report presented by the Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein Tuesday. Peter Thomson New Special UN Envoy for Oceans The United Nations, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the UN António Guterres announced today the nomination of Fijian Peter Thomson as its new special UN Envoy for Oceans. Hillary Clinton Says Trump is a Clear and Present Danger to USA Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Hillary Clinton, former US democrat to 2016 presidential elections, has warned that the United States is nowadays in danger under Republican President Donald Trump´s administration. Russia Condemns Diplomatic Immunity Violation by USA 12 de septiembre de 2017, 09:39Moscow, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the US violation of diplomatic immunity and described the statements about a ''walk'' of US authorities over three Russian properties as blatant mockery. Cuba and US, the Value of Joining Forces in Favor of Health By Martha Andrés Román Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) A visit to Cuba in 2015 and the concern about infant mortality rates in a Chicago community led US doctor Robert A. Winn to become interested in working with Cuban specialists. World Solidarity with Cuba in UN after Scourge of Irma United Nations, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors and diplomats of five continents showed today here its solidarity with Cuba before the devastating step, the end of week, of Hurricane Irma. Irma Falls to Category 1 and Maintains Influence in Florida, USA Washington, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma fell today to category 1 and its sustained maximum winds dropped to 120 kilometers per hour as it moves along the northwestern coast of the US state of Florida. Climate Change to Lead to the Extinction of One-third of Parasites 09 de septiembre de 2017, 11:08Washington, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of climate change could cause the extinction of a third of the species of parasites by 2070, which in turn, according to a study published today, will drastically alter ecosystems. UN Secretary General Acknowledges Influence of Palme and Mandela 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:42United Nations, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged today the influence on his trajectory of the murdered Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme (1927-1986) and the deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). USA Gives Foreign Vessels the Go-Ahead to Ship Oil to Florida 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:12Washington, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Foreign vessels have been given the go-ahead to ship oil barrels to Florida, which will be affected since tomorrow by Hurricane Irma. Searching Russian Consulate in the U.S. Described as Occupation 08 de septiembre de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian Vice Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov described today as occupation the search by US security agents at Russia''s consulate in this country in San Francisco. Stress Hormone Helps to Overcome a Trauma 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:02Washington, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Scientists discovered that stress hormone helps to overcome a trauma in a short-term period, but it activates a gen capable of causing physical or psychological problems in a long-term period, reported today the journal Biological Psychiatry. North Americans in Somalia Report the Death of Four Terrorists Abuja, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A US air strike killed a member of the Somali Islamist group Al Shabab in southwestern Somalia, making a total of four opponents killed this week, a statement said. NASA Discloses Names of Some Sites of Pluto Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Different sites in the geography of Pluto will be named after the first space missions to that body and scientists who discovered some of its characteristics, NASA said in a statement today. Cyberattack May Affect Major US Credit Company Equifax 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:38Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million US users, including Social Security numbers, driver´s license numbers, birth date and some other particulars, according to press reports released today. Uganda Joins Trial on Injectable HIV Preventive Drug Kampala, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Uganda will soon test an injectable version of a proven HIV-negative preventative oral drug that reduces the risk of HIV infection today. Hurricane José Reaches Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson Scale Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane José reached today category 4 on the Saffir Simpson scale, with winds of 240 km/h, the US National Hurricane Center informed. Canada Plans to Suspend Deportations to Countries Devastated by Irma Ottawa, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Canada could suspend deportations to Haiti and other countries devastated by Hurricane Irma, according to federal regulations that prohibit repatriation of people to nations affected by conflicts or disasters, officials said. Russia Says USA Helped ISIS Leaders in Syria Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A Russian senator said on Friday that the United States was likely involved in evacuating at least 20 ISIS leaders in Syria. Florida Governor Urges Evacuation due to Hurricane Irma Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Florida Governor Rick Scott urged people today to follow orders of evacuation before the impact of hurricane Irma, in moments when the U.S. state faces traffic congestion and lack of fuel. Trump Tries to Calm Down Undocumented Immigrant Youngsters Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today that beneficiaries of an initiative for undocumented immigrant youngsters, rescinded two days ago, should be worry-free for the next six months. Silvio Rodriguez's Letter Has a Broad Support Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) A hundred supportive comments has today Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez''s letter published on his blog ''Segunda Cita,'' in which he announces the possible absence of one of his musicians to his concert on Sunday in New York. USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the newest member of her party to support the Medicare For All project promoted by fellow US Sen. And also member of the Upper House, Bernie Sanders. The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival Begins Toronto, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival begins today in this city with the release of the film Borg/McEnroe, protagonized by Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason. Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary Oscar Los Angeles, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States are set to present Honorary Award to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland in recognition of his remarkable film career, the institution said today. Sanctions and Dialogue, Ways to Solve Korean Issue According to China Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that the key to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is to implement sanctions and promote dialogue. Scientists Design a Probe to Detect Cancer Cells in 10 Seconds Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have designed a hand-held probe capable of detecting cancer cells in the tissues in 10 seconds, it was reported in a study published today in the American journal Science Translational Medicine. Cuba's Turnat Could Be Held Despite Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are preparing to prevent Hurricane Irma from affecting the 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017), planned for the end of September in the eastern part of the island. US Created Daesh, But Now They Fear It, Hezbollah Says Beirut, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Lebanon, Hezbollah, claimed that the United States created the Islamic State or Daesh, but now they fear that the terrorists turned against them. Scientists to Use Zika Virus to Fight Cancer Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Investigators plan to introduce mutations on the virus of the Zika until they are able to develop a genetic variant able to attack tumors, without causing propagation of the infection in living organisms. Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rate to One Percent 06 de septiembre de 2017, 13:07Ottawa, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Canada has hiked its benchmark rate to 1 percent for a second time in less than two months amid surprisingly resurgent growth across the country. US Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:42Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will perform a concert on September 24 at Havana''s Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso (Gthaa), where he will share the stage with local artists, organizers confirmed here today. DPRK Ratifies its Unchangeable Policy 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:33Pyongyang, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ratified today its unchangeable policy in relation to the campaign of sanctions carried out by the USA. Republicans Cornered Due to Anti-Immigrant Bill in USA 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18Washington, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s decision to end the program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could cause severe damages to the Republican Party among Latin voters, political experts forecasted today. New Convene Will Ease Air Routes Ecuador-Canada Quito, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and Canada consolidate today commerce relations with the approval here by the National Assembly of a convene on air transport. Natural Disasters Quadrupled Since 1970, Says UN United Nations, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Natural disasters have quadrupled in the world since 1970, a scenario that confirms the importance of handling climate change, said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. USA Will Sell More Sophisticated Military Equipments to Asian Allies 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:38Washington, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) American President Donald Trump announced today his permission to Japan and South Korea to buy a huge amount of high-tech military equipments, in the middle of growing tensions with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). UN Ready to Support Pacific Solution in Korean Peninsula 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:37United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, showed today his disposal to endorse the negotiations directed to a pacific solution for the crisis in the Korean Peninsula. A Study Refutes Benefits of Diet Low in Fats Ottawa, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A study published Tuesday in specialized magazine The Lancet refuted the benefits of a diet extremely low in fat, wanting to justify a healthier dieting habit for people. Rapanui Chants, an Intimate Touch at the IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Polynesian melodies masterly played by the pianist Mahani Teave and sung by Enrique Icka have embellished the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), which opened here today. Ecuador Increases Trade Relations With China Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador consolidated today trade relations with China during the visit of Foreign Trade Minister, Pablo Campana, to that Asian country, first stopover of a tour that includes six nations. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiations Concludes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from Mexico, Canada and the United States will end the second round of renegotiation the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) today, and they should define the actions on labor issues, one of the most complicated matters during the talks. South Korean Entrepreneurial Group Defends Free Trade Agreement Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in South Korea, made up of 700 companies, today favored the free trade agreement with the United States, which Washington has threatened to abandon. The Earth Has 2 Billion Living Species Washington, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Biologists from the US university of Arizona have estimated that there are 2 billion living species on Earth, most of them bacteria. NASA Reveals New Photograph of Saturn's Rings 04 de septiembre de 2017, 17:45Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published today a new image showing the turbulent clouds on top of Saturn, captured by the spacecraft Cassini at jut 267,000 kilometers of height over the planet. Russia Regards Actions against Consulate in the US as Vandalic 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:44Moscow, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry regarded the violent searches made by security services of the United States to the Russian consulate in the city of San Francisco (California) and two other offices, as vandalic actions. UN Urges DPRK to Stop Its Nuclear Program 04 de septiembre de 2017, 14:57The United Nations, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Under- Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman called today Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop its military nuclear program, which Pyongyang underlines its right to defend itself from American violence. China and Russia Are Ready to Mediate in Korean Crisis Hanoi, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States was always a part of the problem and Donald Trump came to make things worse, because after each of his threats and sanctions, North Korea responds with another warning or a new missile test. New Quantum Memory Device Small Enough to Fit on a Chip Washington,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy has built a quantum memory device that is approximately 1000 times smaller than similar devicesâ€''small enough to install on a chip. Taliban Commanders Killed in Attack in Helmand Afghan Province Kabul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Taliban commanders Mullah Khaliqdad, Mullah Musafir, and Khayal Mohammad, were killed along with 25 other insurgents during air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, the Defense Ministry announced today. US Calls on the UN to Take Drastic Sanctions Against DPRK United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States called on the UN Security Council today to adopt drastic sanctions that would force the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abandon its nuclear program. Elite Syrian Army Forces Closer to Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Syrian Army, the so-called Tiger Forces, are located about 10 kilometers from the northern city of Deir Ezzor, a stronghold of Islamic State terrorists or Daesh (IS). Switzerland Warns US on Economy and Disasters Bern, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) The rotating president of the Helvetic Confederation, Doris Leuthard, warned the United States on economic problems in that country in the face of greater suffering in natural disasters and insurance issues. UN Holds Emergency Meeting on DPRK Nuclear Test United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to address the sixth nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). UN Holds Emergency Meeting on DPRK Nuclear Test United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to address the sixth nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). US Equipment Found in Terrorist Hideouts in Iraq Baghdad, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces found US communications and drones hidden by the Islamic state or Daesh in the city of Tal Afar, Hispantv reports. South Korea Approves THAAD after Environmental Impact Assesment Seoul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea today approved deploying the US high altitude area defense system (THAAD), after assessing its environmental impact in the deployment area. Russia, China Agree on How to Deal with DRPK's New Nuclear Test Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to ''appropriately deal'' with the nuclear test conducted Sunday by Democratic Republic People''s of Korea (DRPK), Russian Today reported. US Astronaut who set Record in Space Returns Washington, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds today''s record of more days in space by a US citizen, returned to the Earth with her crew-mates Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin. Russia Condemns U.S. for Occupying Diplomatic Properties Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) The occupation of Russian diplomatic properties in the U.S. is a ''blunt act of hostility, the Russian Foreign Ministry underlines in a statement issued Sunday. Nearly 16 Million Children Affected by Floods in South Asia United Nations, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned that nearly 16 million children and their families are affected by mass floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Russia Summons U.S. Diplomat over Search of Its Properties Moscow, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the minister-counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Anthony Godfrey, today to deliver a letter of protest for the search of offices of this country''s commercial mission in Washington. JetBlue Opens Two Offices in Cuba Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) JetBlue has opened two commercial offices in Cuba, after one year of having become the first U.S. airline to fly regularly to this Caribbean country in more than 50 years. Search and Rescue Operation Continue in Texas After Harvey Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Rescue and search operations continue today for those affected by hurricane Harvey, that left catastrophic floods in Texas, USA. Canada Decries Escalation of Violence in Rakhine, Myanmar Ottawa, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland today condemned the escalation of violence in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, where the conflict over the Rohingya religious minority continues. Actor Mark Ruffalo Joins March Against White Supremacy in USA Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina)North American actor Mark Ruffalo joined activists who continue marching against white supremacy, marchers started on Monday from Charlottesville, Virginia, and they will arrive on September 6 to the nation''s capital. 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. World's Scientists Alerted On Asteroid Florence Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) World''s scientists will be alerted today on asteroid Florence, the largest special body of its kind to approach so much to Earth since they have recorded. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiation Starts in Mexico Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Amid threats of U.S. president Donald Trump of withdrawing from the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), starts here today the second round of renegotiation talks without great expectations. DPRK Rejects UN Statements after Missile Launching Pyongyang, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democraric Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected Thursday the presidential statement issued by the UN Security Council, in which the recent ballistic missile launchings by the DPRK were condemned. China Refutes Sanctions as Only Method to Resolve Korean Situation Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today that only with pressure and sanctions the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula will not be resolved. Teachers Union Repudiate Puerto Rican Governor Threat San Juan, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Educators and Education Workers (Unete) of Puerto Rico condemned today the threats of governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares to sanction teachers who protested against the reduction of working hours. A Triceratops Fossil 66 Million Years Old Found in USA Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Paleontologists of the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, examined today bones of triceratops found in a construction and it could have 66 million years. Canada Economy Expands Most Since 2011 on Spending Spree Ottawa,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina)Canada''s economy unexpectedly accelerated at a 4.5 percent pace in the second quarter, tops among Group of Seven countries, led by the biggest binge in household spending since before the 2008-2009 global recession. FAO Calls for Sustainable Response to Refugee Crisis in Uganda Kampala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has called here for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, after concluding a visit to refugee settlements in the country''s north. USA, Allies Bombs Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Syria; Reports UN 31 de agosto de 2017, 12:53United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned today that in the last few months hundreds civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa during bombings of the anti-terrorist coalition led by United States. Human Settlements in the Americas Date From 13,000 Years Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Human settlement in the Americas occurred in late Pleistocene, according to a study released today by the analysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico. UN Calls for Protection of Civilians in the Fight Against IS United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al-Hussein today has called for the protection of civilians during the fight to expel the Islamic State (IS) from the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor. Iran's Foreign Minister Discredits US Ambassador to the UN Tehran, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has discredited US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, for considering that she did not know the key issues of the nuclear agreement between the country and the Group of 5+1. Harvey is Deemed the Costliest Disaster in U.S. History Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical storm Harvey, previously hurricane category four of a máximum of five in the scale Saffir-Simpson, can become the most expensive natural phenomenon in U.S. history, estimated today the meteorology enterprise AccuWeather. According to a communiqué of that entity, material damages of the meteor which unleashed catastrophic floods in Texas and Louisiana, will be near the 160 billion dollars. Venezuela to Aid US Victims of Hurricane Harvey 30 de agosto de 2017, 19:15Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will finance families that resulted affected after hurricane Harvey on several US territories, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reported today. Oil Prices Drop as Market Grapples with Harvey Damage 30 de agosto de 2017, 14:55London, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices dropped to the lowest level as the market is grappling with tropical Storm Harvey damages and ripped through the core of the US oil industry, shutting down around 13 percent of refining capacity in the United States. Giant Asteroid Approaches the Earth on Friday Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Florence asteroid of 4,4 kilometers of diameter, will approach the Earth on Friday without colliding risk, estimated today National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA). President Donald Trump Slams US Media Again Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has slammed again local media as part of one of his usual practices in office. FAO: Food Security Situation in Ethiopia is Serious Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The situation of food and nutritional security is serious in Ethiopia, where more than 8.5 million people need help during the second half of 2017, FAO said today. UN Office Report Minimizes Opposition Violence in Venezuela United Nations, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office has today issued a report on the current situation in Venezuela, playing down violence unleashed by opposition groups. Astronomers Discover Earthlike Planet 16 Light-Years Away Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A similar planet to the Earth could be hidden in a stellar system at just 16 light years away, reported today a study of Astrophysical Journal. Tropical Storm Harvey Makes Landfall in Louisiana Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Harvey has made its second landfall today in the US state of Louisiana, a victim 12 years ago after Hurricane Katrina that killed over 1,800 people. Trump's Lawyer Emailed Kremlin on Real State Project During Campaign Moscow, Aug 30 (PL) Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump''s personal lawyer, e-mailed Vladimir Putin''s spokesman during the 2016 US presidential campaign asking for help with a Trump real estate project in Moscow, Russian PM spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. 7 Cuban Boxers Qualify to WBC Semi-finals Hamburg, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) With seven boxers in semi-finals, Cuba is the most-represented country in the World Boxing Championship (WBC), which is held in this German city. Residents From 24 Syrian Villages Join Peace Agreement Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Residents from 24 villages and towns in west eastern Homs governorate, in central Syria, have joined the ceasefire agreement proposed by the Executive, government, sources reported today. Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Issues Decree against U.S. Sanctions Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) unanimously passed a decree condemning the U.S. financial blockade of Venezuela, intended to suffocate the people economically. In addition to condemning Washington''s recent economic sanctions, the lawmakers demanded severe sentences against those who demanded punitive measures and military intervention to the administration of President Donald Trump. Mexico: For Excluding Cultural Industries from Nafta Renegotiation Mexico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The cinematographic and artistic Mexican community demanded the government to exclude the cultural industries from the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). UN Experts Call to End Forced Disappearances United Nations, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) UN independent experts called the international community today to work for a world without forced disppearances, a phenomenon that is present in all continents. Baseball among the Most-Affected Sports by US Blockade on Cuba Havana, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Baseball is one of the most affected sports by the blockade of Cuba maintained by the United States for more than 50 years, Cuban former baseball star Rey Vicente Anglada asserted today in this capital. Bahamas to Host Regional Disaster Conference Bridgetown, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas will host The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Managment (CCCDM) in December, according to a statement issued by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). Liam Neeson Is Watergate Deep Throat in a Mark Felt Film Los Ángeles,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. Remembering Michael Jackson on What Would Have Been His 59th Birthday 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:58Los Ángeles,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina)Millions around the world are remmebering today the 59 anniversary of Michael Jackson,King of Pop who died in june 2009. DPRK Calls USA to Reconsider Aggressive Stance 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:48Pyongyang, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The United States should reconsider its aggressive stance and know that no economic pressure, threat or blackmail will overthrow the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country said today after the launch of a new ballistic missile. Coral Species Adapt to Ocean Acidification 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:38Washington, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Coral species can rebuild their skeleton of calcium carbonate in a faster way, which produces to an ocean acidification''s adjustment, highlights a study in a specialized journal today. Taliban Claim Kabul Bank Attack That Killed 5 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:35Kabul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in front of a bank in the Afghan capital of Kabul, close to the US embassy. Latin Song Despacito Has Nabbed Historic Record in USA 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:22Los Angeles, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Despacito''s version popularized by singers Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, equaled a historic record of 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. S. Korea Conducts Bombing Drill as U.S., Seoul Discuss More Sanctions 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:15Seoul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean air force has carried out a real time bombing drills, a maneuver that is being carried out according to its own criteria to show muscle although some experts describe it as an aggravating factor to the tensions in the Peninsula. Venezuela Sends Peace Message to World in Light of U.S. Threats 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:55Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of social movements, civil rights organizations, political parties, academics, artists, intellectuals and creators today issued a communiqué in which they condemn the warmongering threats made by the United States against Venezuela. Mexican Peso Hits Record Low Due to Trump's Threats 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:51Mexico, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Peso has recently fallen to record lows against the US dollar given US President Donald Trump's new threats. North Korean Ballistic Missile Did Not Represent A Threat 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:48Tokyo, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Defense minister of Japan Itsunori Onodera declared today that his government did not considered the order of bringing down the North Korean missile that overflew its air space because it did not represent a threat to his nation. Preeclampsia Associated with Cardiovascular Diseases 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:37Washington, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Atherosclerosis, hardening and narrowing of arteries decades after pregnancy are among the preeclampsia after-effects. It is one of the pregnancy complications characterized by induced hypertension, according to a study published today. Venezuelan Diplomacy Seeks Ways to Prevent Military Aggression 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:54Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Former Venezuelan Ambassador to OAS, Roy Chaderton, has urged today to strengthen and extend efforts for a diplomatic solution that enables possible aggressors (United States) to resort to this way, instead of barbarism. China Calls for Withdrawal of THAAD from South Korea 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:05Beijing, 29 (Prensa Latina) China on Wednesday called on the United States and the Republic of Korea to halt the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korean territory. Over 180 Million People Lack Water in Conflict Zones Worldwide United Nations, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that more than 180 million people lack access to water in conflict zones throughout the world. Pakistan Suspends Talks with US after Trump's Allegations Islamabad, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has suspended talks with the United States in protest against President Donald Trump''s recent statements about Islamabad''s alleged support for radical groups, today revealed official sources. DPRK Recommends USA to Mind Its Own Business 28 de agosto de 2017, 17:49Pyongyang, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) recommended the US Government today to mind its own business and abandon its interfering intentions over the Korean peninsula. Military Finds Tunnel From Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego, California Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Mexican Military found a tunnel from Tijuana Mexican city to San Diego, southwest of the US, this route was employed for drug-trafficking and undocumented migrants, security authorities reported today. IEA Says No Need to Release Emergency Oil Supplies Due to Harvey 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:28Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency said today that there was no need for now to release fuel from emergency stockpiles to compensate for disruption caused by Hurricane Harvey because global oil markets were well supplied. US Scientists Recommend Moderate Exercise During Pregnancy Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Moderate exercise during pregnancy is safe and convenient for the fetus and mother, as published today by the American Medical Association journal today. Mexico Hands Criminal Luis Macedo Over to the United States 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:56Mexico, Aug. 28 (Prensa Latina) Luis Macedo, 29, a Chicago street gang member wanted in the brutal killing and burning of a 15-year-old boy on the Southwest Side in 2009 and placed on the FBI´s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list has been taken into custody Saturday without incident in Guadalajara, Jalisco, and handed over to the United States government, according to the National Immigration Institute. Oscars:Turkey Selects Ayla,The Daughter of War for Foreign Language Los Ángeles, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A debut, by Can Ulkay, the film is set in 1950 during the Korean war and tells the story of a Turkish soldier and a young orphaned girl. Trump to Lift Ban on Transfer of Military Equipment to Police 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:23Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The US administration will present a new plan to reverse the limits established during Barack Obama''s administration over the use of surplus military equipment by local law enforcement agencies, US media reported Monday. Cuba Slams UN Security Council´s Lack of Openness 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:06United Nations, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has today called for a more transparent and democratic Security Council fulfills the mandate of the UN Charter to represent all member states in peacekeeping matters. Bodies of Missing USS McCain Sailors Recovered 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:04Singapore, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of 10 missing sailors of the USS John S. McCain destroyer were identified and the remains of the vessel, now anchored at Singapore''s Changi naval base, were recovered, the U.S. Navy said today. Climate Change: More Intense Cyclones, But Not More Frequent París, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The intensity of cyclones as Harvey, who was hit Saturday in Texas and caused catastrophic floods in the future could be enhanced by increasing the temperature of the planet, but these events should not be more frequent, say scientists. China Calls to Restrain Actions to Not Increase Tensions in Korea Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called today the parties involved in the Korean Peninsula case to restrain any action that could intensify tensions. Mexico Rejects Donald Trump's New Threats Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The different stances of the Mexican government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have expressed today that Mexico will defend its rights in the different international scenarios, in response to the US President Donald Trump´s new threats. March against White Supremacy in Washington 28 de agosto de 2017, 10:15Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Activists from several U.S. organizations are starting today the ten-day March to Confront White Supremacy, which is departing from Charlottesville, Virginia, and is scheduled to arrive in Washington on September 6. New Global Project Focuses on Marine Biological Invasions Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Agencies of the United Nations (UN) join efforts in a new world project to contain marine biological invaders spread by boats throughout the planet. USA: Alarm at White Supremacy and Rejection to Hatred Por Martha Andrés RománWashington (Prensa Latina) The recent events in Charlottesville left a double reading in the United States: alarm at a resurgence of far-right movements and the willingness of a large part of the population to confront these supremacist ideologies. Unburied Dead Bodies of Somalia-US Operation Mogadishu, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of the dead in joint military operation of Somali and US troops this week are still unburied by the will of their relatives, who demand an excuse. USA Builds Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, Arreaza denounces United Nations, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States is maneuvering to manufacture a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and seeks to starve its people, said the country''s foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza. UN: Venezuela Denounces US Crusade United Nations, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest oil reserves, a privileged geographic position and the push for a political, economic and social process far from external opinions make Venezuela a target of US aggression and interference. USA Is Plotting Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, Says Top Minister Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States is taking actions to fabricate a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and seeks to make the Venezuelan people yield to hunger, the South American country''s foreign minister, Jorge Arrezaga denounced here. UNICEF Warns on Devastating Impact of the Syrian Conflict United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) showed its dismay because of the impact of the conflict in Syria in children. US Kosmos Energy Reports Successful DST of Tortue-1 in Mauritania 25 de agosto de 2017, 14:29Nouakchott,Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) US based Kosmos Energy has announced that it has successfully completed the drill stem test (DST) of the Tortue-1 well, demonstrating that Tortue field is a world-class resource and confirming key development parameters, including well deliverability, reservoir connectivity, and fluid composition. MINUSCA Accused of Complicity in Central African Republic Attack Bangui, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A parliamentarian from the Central African Republic has accused the UN Mission (MINUSCA) of complicity in an attack that killed dozens of people in the eastern city of Gambo, media reported today. Hurricane Harvey Threatens US As Most Powerful Storm in 12 Years Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Harvey gained strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and already has category 2 at Saffir-Simpson scale and it is near to become the first important storm arriving the US since 2005. Trump Sends Mexico's Peso Down Again Mexico, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Pesos exchange rate vs US dollar is at risk due to uncertainties arising after the North American Free Trade Agreement (TLCAN) renegotiation round has ended in Washington, the Bank of Mexico warned today (BANXICO). US President Remarks Against Venezuela Are Rejected in Cuba Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Havana, Ali Rodriguez, rejected Friday the remarks and diabolic plans of the US government against his country, trying to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Canada's Deportation Numbers Soar Amid Influx of Asylum Seekers Ottawa, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian authorities have increased deportations of immigrants, mainly from Mexico and Haiti, during the first eight months of 2017, amid influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States. Cuban World Heritage Seduces Foreign Visitors Santiago de Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The fortress of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, in this city, a World Mankind''s Heritage, exerts a certain kind of magnetism over hundreds of foreign and national visitors, who include this place in their tours, for new discoveries. Disney Live-Action Mulan Filming Start Date and Filming Locations Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) After several delays in the production schedule, Disney''s live-action version of its animated classic Mulan will reportedly start production early next year and has its filming locations picked out. It will be shot in some locations in China, New Zealand and Australia. No Batteries Required: Energy Harvesting Yarns Generate Electricity Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted. French Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star at Age of 93 Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) French-born singer, Charles Aznavour, has been honored in Hollywood with a star on this city''s Walk of Fame, where great stars of the arts are included. Interior Recommends Trump on Shrinking Some National Monument Areas Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Donald Trump alter at least three national monuments established by his immediate predecessors, including two in Utah, a move expected to reshape federal land and water protections and certain to trigger major legal fights or change the way others are handled, the Washington Post reported today. Cubans Will Hold Walkton against US Blockade Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Cubans will reportedly hold walktons throughout the island to reject once more the economic, financial and commercial blockade the US has been enforcing for almost six decades. Ancient Babylon Tablet Holds World's Oldest Trigonometry Table 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A Babylonian clay tablet of 3,700 years contains the most ancient trigonometric table, reported today the journal Historia Mathematica. Three African Countries at Risk of US Visa Suspension 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:50Freetown, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Sierra Leone, Guinea and Eritrea''s refusal to receive from the United States their nationals scheduled for deportation could lead to the suspension of visas by Washington, a publication warned today. El Salvador Asks U.S. to Extend Program for Immigrants Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorian Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, who is on a visit here, formally requested the extension of the Temporary Protection Status to thousands of compatriots who benefited from that program in the United States. Russian Army Killed 8,000 Terrorists in Syria in the Past 3 Months Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Army has destroyed over 8,000 terrorists in Syria over the past three months, military sources said. APEC Laying Foundations for Free Trade Agreement Hanoi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Top executives and experts from the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) are meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to debate proposals to promote the region's economic integration. UN Secretary General Welcomes Venezuelan Foreign Minister United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming today Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, at a meeting in which dialogue is expected to focus on the situation in the South American country. Preparations for Period against Blockade of Cuba Continues in USA Washington, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Friends and agencies of solidarity with Cuba are currently making progress in organizing ab 2017 Week against the Blockade, which will be held in the US capital from September 11-16. Taylor Swift Announces a New Album in November Los Angeles, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The American pop singer Taylor Swift announced today that on November 10 will be out on the market her sixth album called ''Reputation.'' Trump Defends Confederate Statues, Berates His Critics Washington, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee tore into US President Donald Trump for defending Confederate statues, amid today''s debate in the United States on racism and monuments depicted those figures. UN Allocates $2.5 Million to Alleviate Crisis in the Gaza Strip United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN has today released USD$2.5m from the occupied Palestinian territories Humanitarian Fund (oPt Hf). Tanzania to Use Drones to Deliver Medicines Dar es Salaam, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Tanzania will use drones to deliver medicines to health facilities across the country, which is a feasible trend to follow and it is taking force in Africa. Iraq and Syria Anti-Terrorism Victories Value Iran's Peace Message Tehran, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Gen. Seyed Masud Yazayeri has said today that Iraq and Syria anti-terrorism victories valued Iranian peace message. Katy Perry Releases Star-Studded 'Swish Swish' Music Video Los Angeles, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The US pop singer Katty Perry has released today a music video for her hit track ''Swish Swish'' starring a host of big names. USS John S. McCain Sailor Corpse Found After Collision Off Singapore Singapore, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The remains of a missing US sailor has been found and identified after the collision between the US destroyer John McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore, the US Navy said. Carlos Acosta Danza to Premiere Two Productions in Havana Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Acosta Danza will premiere two world choreographies next September from outstanding creators Goyo Montero of Spain and Sidi Larbi of Belgium, according to the company. China's Anti-Dumping Probes Against US Products Legal Beijing, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s anti-dumping probes against US products is a legal procedure and not a response to Washington''s trade investigation, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Monday. Organized Crime Costs Australia 28,3 Million Dollars Annually Canberra, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime costs more than $ 28.3 billion a year to Australia, and money laundering is listed as the main threat, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) reported today. USA Withhold Real Numbers of Troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan Washington, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The United States may have much more troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan than it publicly declares, given different reasons, some troops are absent from the official count. Syria Condemns US-Led Coalition Crimes Damascus, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned US-led coalition''s strikes targeting Syrian civilians, media reports said today. 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. UN Asks US Government to Clearly Condemn Racism United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination called on the United States government to unequivocally and unconditionally condemn racism and hate crimes. US Environmentalists Welcome Decision on Gas Pipeline Project Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) US ecologist groups welcomed today the decision by a court of appeals that rejected federal approval of the Southeast Market Pipeline Project for considering the environmental analysis of a gas pipeline as incomplete. Storm Causes Damages, Power Cuts in Montreal, Canada Ottawa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 20,000 homes and businesses in Montreal and its surroundings remain today without electricity due to the effects of a storm that caused severe material damages. Mexico: Trump Warning to Cancel NAFTA is Only a Strategy Mexico, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s warning that he may cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), is a negotiation strategy, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray stated today. Afro-Canadian Parliamentarians Worried About Racist Actions Ottawa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The presence of groups that defends racist and xenophobic ideas in public is today a growing concern to members of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association. Ecosystems are Less Resistant to Drought, A Study Says Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrestrial ecosystems are every time less resistant to drought, and in the future, several regions of the planet could lose their capacity to recover from water shortages, warned today Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts. NY Stock Exchange in the Red After Trump's Statements New York, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has opened today in the red due to investors'' concerns, following US President Donald Trump''s statements on the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico. Costa Rica: Challenges of Using Public Information on Debate San Jose, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 500 representatives of governments, civil society, the academia and the technological sector from the American continent are meeting here from today until Friday to analyze the achievements and challenges of opening and using public information. Canada Calls on Allies for More Surveillance Over Far-Right Groups Ottawa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Canada has recently asked US intelligence services and allies to keep a close surveillance on far-right groups, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported today. Border Wall Again at Center Stage in U.S. Washington,  (Prensa Latina) The intention of president Donald Trump to build a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico returned today to center stage after threat of closing up government in order to carry out the polemic construction. Cuba Hosts 13th International Symposium and 2017 Hip Hop Event Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Cuban women, the 13th International Symposium and the 2017 Hip Hop Event is begining today, in which artists from six countries will participate. Iraq Won't Allow its Territory to Be Used for any Conflict with Iran 23 de agosto de 2017, 10:28Baghdad, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said he would not allow his territory to be used to any conflict or attack against Iran, according to HispanTV website. Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Forces after US Announcement 23 de agosto de 2017, 10:06Kabul, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) A suicide attack against Afghan forces in Helmand province Wednesday killed 5 and wounded 25 following the announcement by the US government o a new approach towards Afghanistan, local authorities reported. Bolivia Willing to Help Organize Summit to Support Venezuela La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is willing to help in the organization of the World Summit of Solidarity with Venezuela, called by President Nicolas Maduro, according to statements by Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni published today. Survey: Canadians Blame Trump for Tensions on Korean Peninsula Ottawa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Most of Canadians agree US President Donald Trump is guilty about tensions on the Korean peninsula and doubt his ability to handle this situation, according to a poll released 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. Pakistani Press Hits Out at Trump Strategy in Afghanistan 23 de agosto de 2017, 08:09Islamabad, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani press has harshly criticized the United States'' new strategy in Afghanistan, by considering that the war in this country must be resolved through dialogue rather than weapons. Iran Denounces U.S. Maneuvers against Nuclear Accord Tehran, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran denounced before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) maneuvers of the United States to question the compliance of the nuclear pact by this Persian country, indicate news sources. Pakistan Prepares Response to Trump amid Criticism 23 de agosto de 2017, 08:05Islamabad, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government is preparing a detailed response to US President Donald Trump, whose allegations against it provoked harsh criticism from several national sectors. Over 3,000 Displaced Haitians Remain in Shelters Port-au-Prince, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 Haitians live today in displaced persons camps, built after the 2010 earthquake that caused more than 300,000 deaths, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Victoria Azarenka Withdraws From 2017 U.S. Open New York, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the 2017 U.S. Open due to an ''ongoing family situation.'' Oil Price Jumps After Supplies Drop London, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have jumped higher today amid some reports of a fall in supplies. The Cost Will Be High if Nuclear Deal is Violated, Iran Warns Tehran, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran warned today that it has the ability to restart the uranium enrichment process by 20 percent in five days in response to violations of the nuclear agreement by the United States. US Ex-Prosecutors Call for Strong Response to White Supremacy Washington, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of 66 state attorneys general have urged US leaders, including President Donald Trump, to firmly respond to the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacies, local media reported. Iraqi Army Expels Terrorists From the Center of Tal Afar City Baghdad, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Army has expelled IS terrorists from the center of the city of Tal Afar, even though shootings are still reported in the urban locality, perhaps the last stronghold of terrorists in Iraq. US General Attorneys Call for Strong Action on White Supremacists Washington, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of 66 former Attorney Generals called on U.S. leaders, among them President Donald Trump, to respond with force to Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists, local media said today. Kesha Hits First in Billboard Rainbow Album 21 de agosto de 2017, 17:16Los Angeles, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) US singer Kesha''s Rainbow album is currenrtly number one on the US Billboard 200 album chart. Cuba Hosts Eyeife Electronic Music Festival Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the first edition of the international electronic music festival, Eyeife, scheduled here for September 26-30, hope to turn the Cuban capital into one of the main venues of that music genre in the world. Confederate Monuments Are Still Coming Down Across USA Washington, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Workers of the University of Texas are bringing down Confederate statues on the campus of this University, media reports said. Chinese President Reiterates Commitment to UN 2030 Agenda Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has said today that the country will continue its efforts to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the official press reports. Russia to Carefully Analyze US Restrictions 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:10Moscow, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said today that his government will take the necessary measures after checking the US decision to restrict the visa issuing process to Russian citizens. China Hails Canadian Initiative Commemorating Nanjing Massacre Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated this Monday that the country favorably welcomes the legislative bill in the Canadian province of Ontario to designate December 13 as the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Day. Latin America and the Caribbean to Enjoy Partial Solar Eclipse Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The solar eclipse that triggers great expectations today in the United States, will also be partially visible in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to specialized reports. China Deems as Irresponsible U.S. Trade Probe Beijing, Aug 21(Prensa Latina) China described today as irresponsible the trade probe started by the United States and assured that its Ministry of Trade will take the adequate measures to defend its legal interests. South Sudan Promises to Protect Aid Workers From Attacks Juba, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese authorities reaffirmed their commitment to protect humanitarian workers, after the UN reported an increase in attacks against those aid workers. WHO Supports Epidemics Prevention After Floods in Sierra Leone Geneva, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today its support for Sierra Leone to prevent an increase in infectious diseases caused by floods and mudslides, killing some 500 people. 27 People Killed in Syria by US-Led Coalition Air Strikes Damascus, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 27 civilians were killed in northern Syria by indiscriminate air strikes by the US-led international coalition, media reports said today. Pakistani Newspaper Criticizes US War Strategy in Afghanistan Islamabad, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) After 16 years of war, the victory of the United States in Afghanistan is only a dream, but they did achieve the destruction of the socio-economic infrastructure of the country, said the Pakistani newspaper The Nation. China Calls for Caution over USA-Japan Military Cooperation Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said today that US-Japanese military cooperation should not harm third party''s interests, regional peace or stability. Australian Intelligence Collaborates with U.S. on Drone Attacks Canberra, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Australia provided the United States with information to carry out drone attacks on Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to documents leaked by the former CIA expert Edward Snowden, the program Background Briefing reported. Mass Resignation by US Presidential Arts Committee 18 de agosto de 2017, 17:32Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The members of the US President''s Committee on the Arts and Humanities massively resigned today from their posts to protest the comments by President Donald Trump following the violent attack in the city of Charlottesville. Record of Speed from Havana to Key West Established 18 de agosto de 2017, 17:17Key West, US, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) US speedboat pilots Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson established a new speed record between Havana and Key West with 2 hours, 6 minutes and 13 seconds, in a trip to return to this US town from Cuba. US: Main Strategist for Trump Goes out of White House 18 de agosto de 2017, 16:34Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The US White House announced the removal of the main strategist for President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, after the calls against the presence of Bannon in the administration. US Forces on Alert, Says Trump Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A day after the terrorist attacks in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrills, US President Donald Trump said today that his country''s security forces are on alert and watch over any problems. Obi-Wan Kenobi Film Set to Join Star Wars Universe Los Ángeles, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A standalone adventure focused on the character played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor is in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct Syrian Army Retakes Seven Villages in Hama Province Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units have advanced about 15 kms east of central Hama province, allowing the liberation of seven villages hitherto occupied by the Islamic State (IS) or DAESH, military sources said. Tropical Storm Harvey Is Drenching the Windward Islands Bridgetown, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Harvey is bringing rain to the Windward Islands as it approaches the eastern Caribbean carring 2 to 4 inches of rains something that has those governments worring. Rwuanda President Criticizes the West for Impossing Political Pattern Kigali, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame today criticized western countries for the attempts to impose on African patterns of democracy considered obsolete and increasingly less credible among citizens. Research Alerts on Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis in Canada Ottawa, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A research carried out by the University of Calgary, in the province of Alberta, has proved that 75 percent of Canadians diagnosed with thyroid cancer don''t actually have it and are being misdiagnosed. DPRK Condemns South Korea-USA Security Alliance Pyongyang, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Reconciliation Council (NRC) of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned the strengthening of the USA-South Korea security alliance to further sanction and military adventure campaigns against North Korea. US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:23Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A voting software and election management company accidentally exposed online,with no security, personal information of nearly two million current and former Chicago voters, as reported by the local media. Evo Morales Says That US Intentions Against Venezuela are a Failure 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:06La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has termed a ''total failure'' the US actions for support in Latin America in order to carry out a military intervention in Venezuela. United States, a Fractured Society Por Manolo Pichardo *Santo Domingo (Prensa Latina) Maybe 2008 is the more explicit scenario to show with greater clarity, the social fissures that were created by the mistakes or design errors of US economic policy, led by the administration of President Ronald Reagan. US Powerboat Drivers Set New Speed Record from Key West to Havana Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) US duo composed of Jay Johnson and Nigel Hook set a new record, covering the distance from Key West, Florida, to Havana, the Cuban capital city in one hour 18 minutes and three seconds. US Vice President Arrives in Panama Panama, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United States Michael Pence arrived in Panama today for a short visit that ends the tour he began last Sunday in Colombia across Latin America. Russia Regards US Media Accusations as Obsessive Moscow, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Maria Zajarova, spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry, stated Thursday that the supposed intromission of Russia in the presidential elections of the United States, giving chance for accusations, constitutes an obsession of the US press media. Russia Calls Attacks against Venezuela Unacceptable Moscow, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry called today unacceptable the threats of a US military intervention in Venezuela and the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions by Washington. China Reiterates Need of Dialogue to Resolve North Korea Issue Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Vice Chairman President of the Central Military Commission, Fan Changlong, has stressed today that dialogue is the only effective way to quell tensions in the Korean peninsula. Scientists Predicts That Greenland Is Melting Away London, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Greenland thaw will increase in the coming years due to the bogging and growing humidity of the subglacial terrains, assured a research published in the journal Science Advances today. UNICEF Mourns Death of 109 Children in Sierra Leone Disaster 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:30United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented today the deaths of at least 109 children in flooding and mudslides that affected some Sierra Leone regions on Monday. Venezuelan Vice President Rejects US Interference Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami today condemned the United States'' pretensions of destabilizing and attacking the Venezuelan people through a supposed coalition of Latin American governments. Donald Trump Criticizes Removal of Confederate Monuments 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:22Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) North American President Donald Trump described today as sad and foolish the call of several cities to remove Confederate monuments in the middle of reactions after racist violence in Charlottesville. Protests, Vigils Around US Decry White Supremacism 17 de agosto de 2017, 11:52Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of candles were lit until early today on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, a few days after a march of white supremacists broke into that American city. 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. Vietnam Rejects U.S. Criticisms of Religious Freedom Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam said today that the chapter on this country in the report from the U.S. Department of State on religious freedom lacked objectivity and was inaccurate. The Counterpoints in Pence's Visit to Chile Santiago, Chile, (Prensa Latina) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Chile for about 24 hours, enough time to try an idyllic image with part of Latin America that resulted in condemnation by several sectors. Chinese President Receives Senior US Military Chief Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese President Xi Jinping has met today with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, who is making an official visit to Asia. Syria Found Evidence U.S., U.K. Supplied Toxic Agents to Terrorists Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Evidence found in Aleppo and Damascus suburbs about the U.S. and U.K. might have been supplying toxic agents to terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government rises as a relevant issue in the conflict. British Actor Daniel Craig Confirms Return to James Bond Role Los Angeles, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) British actor Daniel Craig put an end to months of delay and personally confirmed his return as the famous spy Agent 007 in the upcoming Bond 25, which is currently in its pre-production stage. Shaping US Congress Extremism-Prevention Panel Requested Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The US Congress needs a two-party panel that debates and adopts concrete actions against violent extremism, a columnist asserted today, faced with the recent incidents of intolerance in Charlottesville, Virginia. Former President of Germany Appointed as UN Rep for Western Sahara United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today that former German President Horst Kohler was appointed as his personal envoy for Western Sahara, a territory occupied by Morocco since 1975. UN and EU Provide Sierra Leone with Aid for Severe Flooding 16 de agosto de 2017, 17:02United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) reported today the distribution of food for 7,500 people damaged in Sierra Leone by the floods and landslide occurred on Monday, which left at least 400 fatalities. UN Calls to Remove War Ghosts from Korean Peninsula United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called Wednesday to avoid that war and destruction can be able to put their hands on the Korean Peninsula. There is No Other Way than Negotiation in Venezuela, Says UN 16 de agosto de 2017, 15:36United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asserted today that negotiation was the only path in Venezuela to resolve the political differences between the Government and the opposition. Temperature Increase Reduces Global Yields of Major Crops Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Agricultural production is vulnerable to climate change. Understanding climate change, especially the temperature impacts, is critical if policymakers, agriculturalists, and crop breeders are to ensure global food security. US Vice President Pence is Unwelcome in Panama Panama, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Popular outcries in various parts of this capital have been announced by the civil society organizations against US Vice President Michael Pence´s visit, who will be arriving tomorrow in Panama. China Opposes US Religion Report Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) China has firmly opposed a US report that made unreasonable assertions on religious freedom in China, as stated by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wednesday. Canadian Enterprise Attempts to Freeze Venezuelan Assets in the U.S. Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Th state enterprise Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) announced today it will take legal measures before the demand of Canadian company Crystallex, which pretends to seize Venezuelan assets in the United States. DPRK Questions Sincerity of South Korea's Positions on Bilateral Ties Pyongyang, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has questioned today some South Korea''s statements about strengthening dialogue, when they take a servile stance toward the United States and support reinforcement of international sanctions against this country. UN Experts Warn that Racism and Xenophobia Are on the Rise in U.S. United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) United Nations experts in human rights today expressed concern about the escalation of racism and xenophobia in the United States, in the wake of the far-right demonstrations and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Begins in the U.S. First NAFTA Renegotiation Round Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) México, Canada and the United States open here today the first renegotiating round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), process in which each part will put its priorities on the table. China Reiterates Drawbacks of US Trade Protectionism Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) China is currently insisting that any action of U.S. trade protectionism against this country could damage the bilateral economic and trade relations. Trump is Urged to Fire Supporters of White Supremacists 15 de agosto de 2017, 18:06Washington, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Democrat Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal presented today a resolution asking US President Donald Trump to fire members of his management that have supported or encouraged the support for white supremacists. Huge Police Deployment after Trump Returns to New York 15 de agosto de 2017, 16:38New York, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A huge police deployment was carried out when the US President Donald Trump returned to New York for the first time after his arrival at the White House on January 20, and his stay includes internal meetings today and tomorrow. Right-wing Groups Re-Appear in US Society 15 de agosto de 2017, 15:28Washington, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The violent demonstration by hundreds of white supremacists held three days ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, is part of what is now considered the resurgence of right-wing groups in the United States, said various sources. Trump Forces NAFTA Renegotiation With Mexico From Bully Pulpit Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Because of its commercial dependence on the US, Mexico will not have any capacity to impose any terms on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) said Tuesday Arturo Huerta, an expert from the National Authonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Canada-Armenians Urge to Stop Export of Armoured Cars to Azerbaijan Ottawa, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Armenian community has launched a campaign to convince the Trudeau government to cancel export permits for the sale of Canadian-made armoured personnel carriers to Azerbaijan. Iraq Bombing Islamic State Held Tal Afar Ahead of Assault Bagdad,Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes today on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Slash Becomes Gibson Guitars' First Ever Global Ambassador Los Ángeles, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Guns N'' Roses rocker SLASH has signed a deal to become the Gibson guitar firm''s first ever global brand ambassador. FAO Highlights Bolivian Government Plans to Tackle Drought La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Crispim Moreira, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bolivia, has highlighted the plans developed by the government to mitigate the effects of climate problems such as drought. Donald Trump Considers Pardoning Joe Arpaio Washington, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The possible forgiveness of US President Donald Trump to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems to gain more force today with a new allusion from the president to the case. Evo Morales Rejects US Vice President Statements on Venezuela La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has rejected today some statements made by U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, against Venezuela during his 48-hour visit to Colombia. Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Population Aging Hanoi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerned about the growing trend of the aging populations, the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum have discussed today how to address this phenomenon in a honorable way for citizens and sustainable for the countries. Taliban Urge Trump to Withdraw US Troops from Afghanistan Kabul, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The AfghanTaliban on Tuesday have urged the United States to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan as a condition to establish peace talks with the government. Fidel Castro's Legacy to Last Forever, Diplomats, Activists Say New York, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats and activists of solidarity with Cuba have conducted an evening here to remind revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on his 91st birthday, an event in which they described his legacy as immortal. China Assures Commercial War with U.S. is Senseless Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) China said a comercial war between this country and the United States has no sense, highlighted today the offiicial media here. Daniel Ortega Rejects Trump's Threats against Venezuela Managua, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has rejected today US President Donald Trump´s threat for a military action on Venezuela and recalled that Latin America and the Caribbean was declared as a zone of peace. Iran to Take Action Against Those Who Violate Nuclear Deal Tehran, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani has today warned that his Persian nation will take precise some actions against those who violate the nuclear program sealed by Tehran and the G5+1 (USA, UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany). Leonardo Di Caprio to Play Da Vinci in Biopic, Says Paramount Los Angeles, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Paramount Pictures confirmed that actor Leonardo Di Caprio will be the star of a new film about the life of Italian genius Leonardo Da Vinci, after winning the rights to the novel, said today the media. Former Presidents against International Intervention in Venezuela 14 de agosto de 2017, 17:06Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Former presidents José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spain), Martín Torrijos (Panama) and Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic) rejected the threats by US President Donald Trump against the government and people of Venezuela. US Official Resigns in Protest after Supremacist Events 14 de agosto de 2017, 16:36Washington, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Kenneth Frazier, the executive director of US pharmaceutical giant MERCK, resigned from his post at the US National Pharmaceutical Council created by President Donald Trump in protest for the Executive's reaction on attacks by white supremacist groups. 'It's Time for Humankind to Stand Up,' Says General Padrino 14 de agosto de 2017, 16:31Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) ''It is time for humankind to stand up and understand that wars have no lofty goals,'' Venezuelan Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino said today while rejecting the threats posed by the United States against Venezuela. Democratic Korea Calls to Strengthen Struggle against US 14 de agosto de 2017, 15:58Pyongyang, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK) urged North and South Korean citizens to strengthen the struggle against the US threatenings. US Physicians Graduated in Cuba to Raise Voices Against Blockade Washington, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Five US graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba (ELAM) will have the opportunity to participate in the Day against Blockade 2017, which will be held in this capital from September 11 through 16, as announced today by its organizers. UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mali Bamako, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A soldier died in an attack carried out today by an armed group against a UN mission checkpoint in Mali (MINUSMA), in the northern town of Duentza. Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: All Eyes on Garry Kasparov Return St.Louis, USA, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz event started off at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis today as a relaxed and jovial affair, despite being next leg of the Grand Chess Tour with equal weightage of Grand Prix points. UN Bodies Alert on Food Insecurity in Congo Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A report by United Nations agencies warns today that conflicts trigger food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), when about 7.7 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. Despite U.S. Aggressions, Venezuela Pursues Peace Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) We have been forced to live under a financial blockade, mediatic war and, notwithstanding, the people bets on living in peace with the Bolivarian Revolution, affirmed today the Venezuelan Minister for University Education, Science and Technology, Hugbe Roa. Bolivia Hosts Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival is beginning today in the Bolivian city of Sucre with the screening of the film ''La mujer del animal'' (The Animal''s Wife) by Colombian director Victor Gaviria. New Journey Against White Supremacy in the U.S. Washington, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States will live today another day of events in solidarity with the city of Charlottesville and condemnation of white supremacism, after a week that aroused alarm before that ideology. Diplomats, Officials in New York Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro New York, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats from around the world and activists here are paying tribute today to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on his 91st birth anniversary. México: Peasants Protest Nafta Renegotiation México, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and now its renegotiation will continue harming the Mexican peasant sector for lack of competitiveness with its similar of the United States, assert today specialists of the Social Movement for the Land. US Vice President Pence's Visits to Colombia Concludes Bogota, August 14 (Prensa Latina) US Vice President Mike Pence wound up today his 48-hour visit to Colombia, after meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos in the city of Cartagena de Indias. IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on US Troops Baghdad, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) has claimed today responsibility for an attack on US occupying troops in Iraq that killed two soldiers. Senior Islamic State Commander Killed in Afghanistan US Air Strike 13 de agosto de 2017, 11:17Kabul, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Several senior members of Islamic State''s central Asian affiliate were killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan, officials said today. Colombian City Receives US Vice President Bogota, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The security arrangements scheduled to receive US Vice President Mike Pence in the Colombian Caribbean resort of Cartagena de Indias, will be as much deep as those for Heads of State and Government. Chucho Valdes Opens Jazz Cycle in Havana Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Jesus (Chucho) Valdes does not understand about conventions, if it is all about music. So it was showed, in a concert the Cuban outstanding jazz piano player and composer offered at the Havana Alicia Alonso Theater Saturday. Elvis Presley's White Piano Is Up For Auction Los Ángeles, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Elvis Presley''s white piano from his Graceland estate is set to be auctioned off. The piano is available for auction on eBay through August 20. It is expected to fetch millions. White Supremacist Demonstration Triggers Rejection in Virginia, USA Washington, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of white supremacists with torches demonstrated last night outside the US University of Virginia as the prelude to a broad demonstration scheduled for today despite the outrage of politicians and local population. Chinese President Calls on Trump Moderation in Korean Question Beijing, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping asked his US counterpart Donald Trump for moderation on the Korean peninsula issue on a phone conversation on Friday. UN Celebrates International Youth Day 12 de agosto de 2017, 09:46United Nations, 12 Aug (Prensa Latina) The United Nations today celebrates International Youth Day with a call to guarantee the leading role of this population sector in building a better world. Emergency Decreed following Floods in New Orleans 11 de agosto de 2017, 15:16Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The US city of New Orleans (Louisiana) is now in state of energency after the effects of a storm that flooded hundreds of homes and businesses last Saturday, with prediction for more rain to come. Russia Regrets US Objections to Nuclear Deal with Iran 11 de agosto de 2017, 14:51Moscow, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Serguei Lavrov regretted that the United States is putting up objections for the nuclear agreement reached with Iran and six world powers in 2015. Russia Reiterates Criticism to US Sanctions and Accusations Moscow, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov reiterated today his country''s rejection of the sanctions imposed by Washington and called unfounded the accusations of supposed interference by Moscow in the US elections. Trump Warned over Hawkish Rhetoric against North Korea Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) As bellicose rhetoric and tensions step up between Washington and Pyongyang, former president Barack Obama''s political adviser Susan Rice stressed U.S. can tolerate nuclear-armed North Korea, thus blasting Donald Trump. UN Report Reflects Impact of Israeli Blockade on Gaza United Nations, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released today a new report reflecting the impact of the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, where nearly two million Palestinians face restrictions. Oil Prices Drop Again London, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell again today due to the crude oil oversupply which continues to be one of the heaviest burdens for market operators. A Technique to Turn Plastic into a Heater Conductor Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Engineers at Michigan University created a technique that can modify plastic molecular structure to conduct heat, the magazine Science Advances reported today. GM Pigs for Animal-To-Human Organ Transplants Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) An international group of scientists has created genetically modified (GM) pigs to eliminate viruses that are harmful to humans, thinking about future animal-to-human organ transplants, Science magazine announced today. Arnold Schwarzenegger Confims Role in Terminator 6 Los Angeles, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) US actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed his role in the upcoming Terminator 6 movie, and also said the shooting will begin in March 2018, according to several media outlets today. 2016 Confirmed as the Warmest Year in 137 Years Washington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) A new annual report on the weather in the world, confirmed that 2016 must be considered as the warmest year in a period of 137 consecutive years of keeping registrations. UN Denounces People Traffickers for Throwing Refugees into the Sea 10 de agosto de 2017, 16:08United Nations, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) denounced today that people traffickers had thrown 300 refugees during the last two days, near the coast of Yemen. US Tribeca Movie Festival Announces Film Registration Period Los Angeles, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Tribeca Movie Festival (New York, US) announced the dates for the admission of the materials that will participate in its next edition from April 18 and 19, 2018. US-Led Coalition Air Force Killed 19 in Syria Damascus, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) US-led coalition air force killed 19 people and injured dozens in airstrikes on Al Mayadeen and Al Tabni regions in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. IS Leader Killed in Afghanistan Clashes Kabul, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) A leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS) was killed today in a clash with Taliban militants in Jawzjan province. Canadian Govt. Seeks to Improve Relations With Indigenous Peoples Ottawa, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina)The Canadian government is seeking to improve its relations with the country's indigenous nations that during a long time were ignored in its decision-making process. Culex Mosquito Also Transmits Zika, Study Finds Washington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Culex mosquito, present in several Latin American nations and in the rest of the world, can transmit the Zika virus, as confirmed by a study of the Emerging Microbes & Infections (EMI) scientific journal. 106 Year Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctic Hut Wellington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) New Zealand scientists have discovered a 106-year-old fruitcake in an as new condition in a remote Antarctic hut, the Antarctic Heritage Foundation reported today. Venezuela Rejects New US Sanctions Against its Democracy Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry has rejected today the new unilateral sanctions applied by the US government, this time against eight members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Cuba Guarantees Diplomatic Security with Severity and Seriousness Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministry (MINREX) of the Republic of Cuba has reaffirmed today its pledge to guarantee with severity and seriousness the security for diplomatic corps accredited on the Caribbean island. Concern at UN about Famine Threat in Several Countries United Nations, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Security Council expressed concern today about the risk of famine that are facing at least 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the Nigerian northeastern region. More than 28,000 Hondurans Deported until August Tegucigalpa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 28,000 Hondurans were deported through July, mostly by the immigration authorities of the United States and Mexico, official sources confirmed today. US LGTB Activist Lawyers Bring Lawsuit after Anti-Transgender Ban Washington, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Lawyers to two US LGTB activist organizations announced today that they had brought a lawsuit against a policy announced by President Donald Trump to prohibit the presence of transgender people in the Armed Forces. US Charges Mexican Personalities with Drug Traffcking Mexico, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Treasury of the United States informed Wednesday that Mexican soccer player Rafael Márquez, captain of the national team, and singer Julión Álvarez, among the most popular here, were sanctioned for alleged drug trafficking, it was known here. Viet Nam Boosts Relations with US on the Basis of Respect Washington, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich who continues today a visit to the US affirmed that his country prioritizes the enhancement of bilateral relations based on equality and respect of sovereignty and territorial integrity. Bolivia Says That Trump's War Menace to DPRK is Affront to Humanity La Paz, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales warned today that Trump''s war menace against North Korea is ''an affront to humanity'' and called on the whole world to reject such position. Canadian Army Sets Up Camp for Irregular Migrants Ottawa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Army is setting up today a camp in the province of Quebec in order to house up to 500 irregular migrants coming from the United States. Selena Gomez,and Others to Star in Woody Allen New Film Los Ángeles,Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez will bring a youthful glimmer to Woody Allen''s next feature film,according to Variety. US Motorcycle Land Racers Hit Speed Records in Bolivia La Paz, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) US motorcycle land speed racers have hit world records during the Uyuni 3600 International Speed Race, held at the world''s largest salt mining, the Bolivian Ministry of Culture and Tourism reported today. Gente de Zona Launches U.S. Tour LA, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban duo Gente de Zona will offer a concert today at the Hollywood Bowl with which it kicks off their first U.S. tour. Iraq Rejects Attacks without Permission by Anti-IS Coalition Baghdad, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has rejected the artillery attacks launched in Iraqi territory without Baghdad's permission by the so-called U.S.-led international coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), news websites publish today. Trumps Avoids Declaring Emergency due to Opioid Crisis Washington, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump lacks short-term plans to decree a national public health emergency due to the opioid crisis affecting the country, despite the recommendations made by a specialized panel. Russia: US Sanctions and the End of Greetings Por Antonio RondónMoscow (Prensa Latina) With the imposition of sanctions against Russia, the United States is closing the short chapter of rapprochement between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Hamburg, to open a long way of confrontation with unpredictable consequences. Alert on Climate Change Effect in United State 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:03Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The last four decades have been the warmest in the United States in 1,500 years with a rapid rise in average temperatures, according to a government report released today. Chantek, the Orangutan Who Used Sign Language, Dies at 39 Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) An orangutan capable of communicating through sign language died at 39 in Zoo Atlanta, Georgia, today reported that facility. Canada Concerned Canadian-made Armoured Vehicles Use Against Saudis Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland expressed today deep concern about recent videos showing Canadian-made armored vehicles in alleged Saudi Arabia government operations against the population. Chinese and Canadian Foreign Ministers Will Meet Tomorrow in Beijing 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:03Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi tomorrow co-preside in Beijing the second annual meeting of Foreign Ministries of both countries, was reported today in an official statement. Constant USA Attack Against Venezuela Denounced Caracas, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, has denounced the constant U.S. aggression against his country''s democracy and criticized his insistence on ignoring the National Constituent Assembly. US Aboriginal Nations Call for Closing Dakota Access Oil Pipeline 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:36Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Two indigenous communities in the United States have asked a federal court to immediately close the controversial Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, after finding that this work lacked a proper environmental review, reported local media today. MTV Announces Artists For Video Music Awards 2017 Los Angeles, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) MTV today announced that singers Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Lorde will perform at the star-studded show of the 2017 Video Music Awards. Number of Blind People Will Triple by 2050 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:52London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The number of blind people all over the world is set to triple from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, due to an increasing aging population, says a study in Lancet Global Health medical journal. Oil Prices Rises Above $50 a Barrel 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:25London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices is currently hovering over $50 a barrel, while this stock consolidation boosts traders. UN Special Envoy to Libya Backs Italy Naval Mission Rome, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, has positively assessed today here the Italian decision to participate with naval units in that country''s waters to jointly fight human trafficking. Canada Highlights Importance of Its Links with ASEAN Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canada reaffirmed today its interest in strengthening relations with the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on the basis of ties between peoples, as well as economic and security cooperation. Iran Will not Allow Foreign Inspection of Its Military Sites Tehran, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh has affirmed that this Persian nation will not allow any foreign country to inspect its military sites under any circumstances, the Iranian Hispantv website reported today. Sculptures of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba Attract Tourists Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Two sculptures of the U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway have a particular impact on tourists who visit Cuba from all over the world. Help to Harmed by Fires in Canada Regarded as Adequate 07 de agosto de 2017, 17:12Ottawa, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Canadian Parliament qualified the help of the federal government to harmed people by forest fires that are flogging today the province of British Columbia , but they admitted that additional resources are needed. US Well-Known Pilot Criticizes idea of Privatizing Air Traffic 07 de agosto de 2017, 16:23Washington, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Retired Pilot Chesley ''Sully'' Sullenberger is one of the figures in the United States currently opposed to the intention of President Donald Trump of privatizing the air traffic control in the country. Premiere of Video Clip by Michael Jackson in 3D in Venice 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:21Los Angeles, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The long-rumored 3D version of the famous short film Thriller is now slated to make its world premiere. The estate of Michael Jackson announces today that Michael Jackson''s Thriller 3D video will debut at the 74th annual Venice Film Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 9). Russia Denounces Tightening of U.S. Sanctions and Long-Term Damage 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:06Moscow, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov today denounced the tightening of U.S. sanctions against his country, and assured that such actions will affect bilateral relations for a long time. End to Discrimination against Indigenous Peoples Demanded at UN 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:03United Nations, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Experts in human rights from the United Nations today demanded an end to the discrimination against the indigenous peoples, on the occasion of their World Day. More Delays in Canadian Airports Due to Safety Measures Ottawa, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Canadian airports increasingly spend more money in extraordinary safety measures, but waiting times for passengers grow, a study of CBC News reveals. Uncovering Why Playing a Musical Instrument Can Protect Brain Health 07 de agosto de 2017, 13:00Washington, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina)Playing a musical instrument involves multiple components of the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (nerves outside the brain and spinal cord) nervous systems,according to Human Brain Mapping. Canadians Doubt Government´s Capacity to Renegotiate NAFTA 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:33Ottawa, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Canadian people are increasingly worried about their government''s ability to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States, as released by a poll today. Australian Navy Locates Crashed U.S. Marine Osprey Plane 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:32Washington,Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A U.S. Osprey aircraft that crashed on Saturday has been located in waters off Australia''s east coast. DPRK Says to Use Nuclear Weapons Only if USA Attacks Manila, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has said that it has no intention of using nuclear weapons against any nation other than USA and only whether this latter attacks North Korea, as stated by Foreign Minister Ri Hong-Yo. Trump Attacks Media and Denies Polls Giving Him Low Support Washington, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President, Donald Trump, attacked today the news media and democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal in a series of morning messages, in which he also celebrated what he considers successes of his administration. Health Status of African American Men in Red Alert in USA 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:30Washington, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) African Americans, particularly men, continue far behind US white residents in a series of health problems, including diabetes, heart diseases and HIV, as warned by USA Today. World Experts to Debate in Cuba about Dengue and Other Arboviruses 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:12Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign experts will debate on the current epidemiological situation in Latin America and the world at the 15th International Dengue Workshop that opens Monday in this capital. Iraqi Parliament to Question PM al-Abadi on Blackwater Comeback 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:47Baghdad, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) An Iraqi parliament will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to inquire about the veracity of rumors on the return of notorious security company Blackwater for work in Iraq, according to Montreal's Olympic Stadium Nearly Full with Asylum-Seekers 07 de agosto de 2017, 00:18Ottawa, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Montreal's Olympic Stadium, which is set to shelter asylum-seekers who arrive from the United States, will be practically full by the end of the week, stated by Jean-Pierre Fortin, president of the Customs and Immigration Union. China and Russia Advise DPRK and USA 06 de agosto de 2017, 11:49Manila, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Russian Foreign Ministers, Wang Yi and Serguei Lavrov, respectively, have advised today the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend its nuclear ballistics tests, but also the United States to defuse its tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Israeli Settlers' Violence Rises on Palestinian Territories, UN Says United Nations, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Violence against Palestinians by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank escalated in the first half of 2017, a United Nations agency reported. Rescue Works Continue in Australia after U.S. Plane Crash Washington, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit is conducting on Saturday a search and rescue operation off Australian coasts following the crash in that area of an MV-22 aircraft. Cuban Musicians at Miami's Latin Festival Los Angeles, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Top Cuban musicians will be the highlight of the Latin Music Festival in Miami on Saturday, a one single night event in that U.S. city. ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet in Philippines 05 de agosto de 2017, 10:53Manila, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are meeting here today amid expectations on relations between the Philippines and the United States. Cuban Orchestra Los Van Van Kicks Off U.S. Tour Los Angeles, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Cuban band Los Van Van will perform on Saturday at the Latin Music Festival in Miami, an event that will mark the beginning of the orchestra''s 2017 U.S. Tour. The band, also known as The Train of Cuban Music, founded by the bassist, arranger and composer Juan Formell, will perform at the Wastco Center of the University of Miami at 7:30 pm, local time. 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). Bermudas Triangle, Enigma that Lives On By Nicholas Valdes* Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bermudas Triangle, that zone in the Northwestern Atlantic has captivated both explorers and authors of all art forms due to the mysterious disappearances that for decades have occurred in that place. NASA Rover Curiosity Now Five Years of Exploration in Mars Washington, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) National Aeronatutics and Space Administration (NASA) all-terrain vehicle ''Curiosity'' will reach 5 years of its arrival in the surface of planet Mars on August 6 this year, with the mission to test possible local propitious environments in Mars for normal life. Mercosur Foreign Ministers to Meet in Sao Paulo Saturday Brasilia, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Ministers of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will meet this Saturday in Sao Paulo to discuss a proposal to submit Venezuela to the Ushuaia Protocol on Democratic Commitment in Mercosur. Global Competition to Fight Marine Plastic 04 de agosto de 2017, 18:05Nairobi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Some eight million tonnes of plastic end up each year in the oceans increasing pollution and economic damage, this is the starting point of the global competition opened today urging university students to submit solutions. Canadian Official Deplores Illegal Border Crossings by Immigrants 04 de agosto de 2017, 16:44Ottawa, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen criticized today the crossing at Canada''s borders by immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, a rising trend according to recent data. Some 170 Americans Graduated as Doctors in Cuba Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Some 170 students from the United States have reportedly graduated as doctors in Cuba free of charge thanks to the program of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which was initiated by Cuban leader Fidel Castro in November 1999. Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Arbovirus Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) An international workshop to update the epidemiological context of some arbovirosis at regional and global scale will be held here as of August 7, the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK), organizer of the event, announced today. Sony Music Releases Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti's New Album Madrid, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The US based company, Sony Music, has released today Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti´s new album entitled ''The Great Luciano Pavarotti'', a compilation of all his recordings in three CDs. South Korea to Assess THAAD's Environmental Impact Seoul, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will assess in the coming week the environmental impact of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, deployed in the south region of this nation last April, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Indonesia to Work With Google to Fight Terrorism Jakarta, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia will cooperate with Google to counter the spread of terrorism in cyber media, following a series of suicide attacks in that country which used the Internet, Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara, said today. Millions of People to Witness Total Solar Eclipse in USA Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people will head to some US areas to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21, an event that is currently arising great expectations in the North American nation. Philippines Wants North Korea in Regional Forum Against U.S. Wishes Manila, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Philippines spoke out in favor of the participation of North Korea in the Regional Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ARF), opposing U.S. fuss on the issue. Zionist Conspiracies against Syria By Pedro Garcia Hernandez Trump Demanded Silence from Mexican Head of State, Says Newspaper Washington, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump made the planned meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto conditional to his silence on the stance of not paying for a controversial border wall, the newspaper The Washington Post revealed today. US Coalition Welcomes New Bill against Blockade of Cuba Washington, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The coalition Engage Cuba welcomed today the presentation in the US Senate of a bill aimed at lifting the blockade of Cuba imposed by Washington more than 55 years ago. ALBA Cultural House Hosts Fidel Castro Exhibition Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The ALBA Cultural House, in this Havana, today exhibits in its second level a dozen photographs focusing on the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth to be remembered on August 13. Roads Closure in Canada Due to Wild Fires 03 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Ottawa, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Some of the roads crossing the forest areas affected by the wild fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia close intermittently today as they represent a danger to drivers. Russia Calls Myopic and Illegitimate the US Sanctions Policy Moscow, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Press Secretary, Dmitri Peskov, has termed the US sanctions policy against his country as ''myopic, illegitimate and with no perspectives'' and reiterated the principle of defense of Russian national interests. Trump Makes Congress Responsible for State of Relations with Russia Washington, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump made Congress responsible today for the state of relations with Russia, a day after signing a law of sanctions against Moscow which he described as defective. Who Are the Best at IAAF World Championships London 2017 ? London, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Nobody doubts today that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will be the main figure for the impending IAAF World Championships London 2017 and even eclipse the rest, but there are also other ''stars'' willing to leave an undying impression in London. China Concerned about Incident at Consulate in Los Angeles Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) China has declared today that it attaches great importance to the shooting incident occurred outside the Chinese Consulate General in the U.S. city of Los Angeles. 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. Iran Says New US Sanctions Violate Nuclear Deal 03 de agosto de 2017, 09:50Tehran, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said today that the new US-imposed sanctions break the terms of its nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers. USA Seeks to Seize Venezuelan Oil, WikiLeaks says Caracas, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The biggest interest the United States has been pursuing in Venezuela for decades is oil, the WikiLeaks digital site recalled through its Twitter account. Voyager Probe Reaches 40 Years Operating in Space Washington, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The oldest spaceships that are farthest away from the Earth, Voyager 1 and 2, will reach 40 years operating this month and in September, according to a NASA press release, published today. Russia Iterates Rejection of New US Sanctions Moscow, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Government announced today its rejection of the implementation of a new package of sanctions imposed by the United States against this country and denounced the negative consequences of those measures for bilateral relations, as well as their impact on Europe. Air Pollution May Cause 60,000 Deaths in 2030: Study Washington, Ago 2 (Prensa Latina)Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed. Situation in Venezuela Is Not a Threat to Peace, Diplomats at UN Say United Nations, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The situation in Venezuela does not pose a threat to international peace and security, said the UN Security Council president this month, Egyptian ambassador Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta. Stevie Wonder to Perform in Concert Battling Poverty in New York Washington, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Singer Stevie Wonder and the group Green Day will headline a concert on September 23rd in New York City to support the fight against poverty, said organizers. Solidarity with Cuba in New York New York, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The solidarity movement with Cuba in New York and New Jersey is preparing actions to demand the lifting of the US blockade against the island of Cuba, said activist Frank Vergara here Tuesday. Kentucky Joins Coalition to Fight US Blockade against Cuba 01 de agosto de 2017, 16:48Washington, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) A bipartisan group of political and business leaders launched today the Kentucky-Engage State Council of Cuba, which seeks to promote closer relations between that US state and Cuba. US to Go over Environmental Laws to Build Border Wall 01 de agosto de 2017, 15:55Washington, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The US Department of Homeland National Security (DHS) announced Tuesday that it will go over environmental regulations by means of a special permission, to speed the construction of walls in the border with Mexico, especifically, close to the city of San Diego, California. UN Secretary-General Reiterates Call for Talks in Venezuela 01 de agosto de 2017, 15:50United Nations, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated today his call for talks between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, amid a situation that he described as urgent. US-Led Coalition Attacks Killed 60 Syrian Civilians Damascus, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) For the third time in less than a week, United States-led coalition air force raided parts of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor and killed at least 60 civilians, according to military sources. Canadian Government Demands More Support for The Red Cross Ottawa, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government has asked for more support for the Red Cross in order to give protection to the people affected by the wave of wild fires in British Columbia province. 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. Evo Morales Criticizes US Sanctions Against President Nicolas Maduro La Paz, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has criticized today the U.S. government''s sanctions against Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, in retaliation for the victory of the National Constituent Assembly. Tropical Storm Emily Downgraded As It Moves Away From Florida Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Depression Emily, which moved away from Florida over the Atlantic, will begin to weaken from tomorrow on, as reported by the Cuban Meteorological Institute. Trump's Immigration Policy Harms Children Washington, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Young children of immigrants are anxious due to the policies by President Donald Trump about their parents, according to a study quoted by media today. Ortega Warns of Dangers of Drugtrafficking for Peoples Managua, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, warned today that drugtrafficking and organized crime are the greatest threat to sovereignty of peoples and stressed that eradication of those problems would allow for more security, stability and peace. Cuba Condemns US Sanctions against Venezuelan President Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has condemned today the US sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, following the elections to the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela. UN Agencies Warn that Breastfeeding Should Increase United Nations, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) UN agencies have warned today that breastfeeding globally scarcely reaches about 40 percent of children under six months of age, a problem to be overcome depending on the health of the future generations. US Activist Rebuffs Donald Trump´s Measures on Cuba Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s actions toward Cuba must be rejected by those supporting the end of the economic, financial and trade blockade, the US activist Gloria La Riva said. Egypt Assumes Rotating Presidency of UN Security Council United Nations, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Egypt assumes today the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council, amid conflicts causing international concern. Cuba Repudiates U.S. Sanctions against Venezuelan President Havana, Aug 1(Prensa Latina) Cuba repudiated the sanctions announced by the U.S. governmnent against Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, after the elections held to créate a National Constituent Assembly in the South American nation. USA-Cuba, Another Context after two Years of New Diplomatic Ties Por Diony SanabiaWashington (Prensa Latina) The reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba came on July 20 to its second anniversary marked by a decline in bilateral ties due to Washington''s new hard line stance. USA Announces Sanctions against Maduro after Constituent Elections Washington, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The United States announced today economic sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, after the threats against the South American country to avoid the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections, held yesterday. US President Removes Scaramucci from His White House Post Washington, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump removed Anthony Scaramucci from his post as communications director to the White House, only 10 days after appointing him for that post, local media oputlets reported. US and Japan Talk on Korean Ballisitic Missile Washington, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, talked by phone about the new launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). US Pilots to Try to Beat Speed Record Havana, Jul 31 (PL) American pilots of rapid longboats Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson will try to establish next August 17 a pair of world speed records in the trajectories Key West - Havana and Havana-Key West. China Defends at UN Iran's Right to Nuclear Agreement United Nations, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) China has called today at the United Nations to respect the implementation of the nuclear agreement Iran reached with six world powers, a mechanism considered beneficial to the interests of peace of the international community. Earth Temperature Will Rise 2 Degrees by the End of This Century Washington,Jul 31 (Prensa Latina)By the end of the century, the global temperature is likely to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. La Paz Book Fair to Pay Homage to Bob Dylan La Paz, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Only just two days to open, the 22nd La Paz International Book Fair will dedicate a space to homege US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan´s, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the organizers announced today. NASA to Use Asteroid to Test Planetary Defense System Washington, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today that it will take advantage of the near-Earth passage of a small asteroid on October 12 to test its planetary defense network. Tropical Storm Emily Makes Landfall Along Florida Gulf Coast Havana, July 31 (Prensa Latina) The fifth Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast west-central Florida, United States, as reported by the Cuba´s Meteorological Institute. Cyber-crimes Leave Significant Losses Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The current reach of information technology leads to new crimes such as identity theft, a crime that caused losses valued at more than $100 billion USD in the recent six years. US Republicans Face Failure of Three Health Projects 29 de julio de 2017, 13:03Washington, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) US President, Donald Trump, continued today without his promised health-care reform, after a week marked by the failure of efforts to repeal the Obamacare and new changes among the staff of the administration. Phillipines to Fight Terrorists with US Surveillance Airplanes Manila, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Filipino Army received two surveillance Cessna C208B airplanes coming from the United States, to support the struggle against terrorism in the south of the Phillipines, said local newspaper The Manila Times Friday. Ex-The Beatles Member Ringo Starr Launches First Single of New Album Los Angeles, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) British musician and songwriter Ringo Starr launched today ''We''re on the road again,'' the first single from his new album ''Give more love'', which will be released on September 15th. Three Species of Tiny Frogs Discovered in Peruvian Andes Washington,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group has found in a remote protected forest since 2012. At UN, Bolivia Described Security Council as Anti-Democratic United Nations, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s permanent representative to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, has described today the Security Council as anti-democratic and anachronistic, calling for a reform in favor of world peace and stability. Mexico and USA to Conclude Meeting on Food and Agriculture Mexico, July 28 (Prensa Latina) When there is less than about 20 days to begin the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico and the United States will end today the second high-level meeting on food and agriculture in Merida, Yucatan. 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. US Attorney General Travels to El Salvador Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) US Attorney General c will travel to El Salvador today to tackle issues related to the fight against international criminal groups, said the Justice Department. Cuban Film Archive Pays Homage to British Actress Vivien Leigh Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Film Archive opens today a film screening to pay homage to renowned British actress Vivien Leigh, to showcase memorable performances such as her Scarlett O''Hara in ''Gone with the wind''. Babies Understand Difference Between Two Languages While in Womb Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Unborn babies are able to recognise the difference between two languages, scientists have found. Coalition Led by US Causes 18 Dead in Syria Damascus, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The air force of the coalition led by the United States caused the death of 18 people and more than 20 injured in Tajaneh, northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor Thursday, military sources reported here. Russia Would Expel Diplomats to Respond to Sanctions Moscow, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia might expel 35 US diplomats and block properties of the US Embassy in Moscow, as a response to a new package of sanctions analyzed by the US Congress, said the local press here Thursday. Stem Cell Brain Implants Could Slow Ageing and Extend Life London,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat age-related diseases and extend the human lifespan,according to a study published in Nature magazine. Implants of stem cells that make fresh neurons in the brain were found to put the brakes on ageing in older mice, keeping them more physically and mentally fit for months, and extending their lives by 10-15 percent compared to untreated animals. USA Wins 2017 Soccer Golden Cup Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The team of the United States was the winner of the 2017 edition of the Golden Cup of the North, Central American and Caribbean Soccer Confederation (CONCACAF) Thursday, winning over Jamaica 2-1 in the finals. Trump Bans Transgender People from Serving in US Army Washington, July 26 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has announced today that he will ban transsexuals from serving in the US Armed Forces, just over a year after Barack Obama''s administration to start accepting transgender recruits. EU Warns USA over New Sanctions on Russia 26 de julio de 2017, 11:25Brussels, July 26 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, has delivered today a stern warning to the United States over a plan to impose new sanctions on Russia, which could affect European interests. Plastics Made by Man Would Cover area Size of Argentina 26 de julio de 2017, 06:00Washington, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) U.S. scientists calculated for the first time how much plastic has been made by man, resulting some 8.3 billion tons, notified the University of California. Puerto Rican Police Officers Demand Decent Pensions 25 de julio de 2017, 11:10San Juan, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, on the 65th anniversary of the Free Associated State (FAS), nearly 100 Puerto Rican police officers took to the streets to demand labor rights in light of a planned reduction of their pensions. UN Assesses Human Rights Situation in Honduras Tegucigalpa, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, will arrive in Honduras today to assess the progress of the Central American country in the fight against impunity. UN Points Out Challenges for Peace in West Africa and Sahel United Nations, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council pointed out today the challenges jeopardizing peace and stability in West Africa and Sahel, including political conflicts and terrorism. Commitment to Cuba is Permanent, Say Pastors for Peace Havana, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Regarding solidarity with Cuba, Pastors for Peace ''does not take vacations or spare time,'' said members of the US inter-religious group, participants in the 28th US-Cuba Friendship Caravan. Danny Daniels, Emmy and Tony Award Winning Choreographer, Dies at 92 Los Ángeles, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) He was also lead dancer in several Broadway musicals in the 1940s, including ''Billion Dollar Baby,'' ''Street Scene'' and ''Kiss Me, Kate.'' Canadian Dollar Up For First Time Since 2015 Ottawa, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian dollar has rose today above 80 cents against USD, reached for the first time since June 30, 2015. Sugary Drinks, A High-protein Meal Could Be Making You Fat Washington, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Nutrition. Washington Post Praises Septeto Santiaguero Performance in DC Santiago de Cuba, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Washington Post journal has praised the Septet Santiaguero (SS) band´s performance in the US capital, where the public packed the hall and several people were unable to enjoy this musical presentation. Trump's Son-in-law Denies Acts of Collusion with Russia Washington, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to US President Donald Trump, said he did not commit acts of collusion with Russia during his father-in-law''s campaign to reach the White House. EU Might Respond to New U.S. Sanctions against Russia 24 de julio de 2017, 08:55Moscow, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) might respond to the new package of sanctions debated in the U.S. Congress against Russia, especially linked to its energy sector, local television reported today. Migration of Children and Adolescents to Mexico and U.S. Grows 24 de julio de 2017, 00:30Mexico, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 100,000 minors (boys, girls and adolescents) were detained by Mexican and U.S. migration authorities in 2016, according to the Yearbook on Migration and Remittances Mexico 2017. El Salvador Rejects U.S. Warmongering Language on Venezuela 23 de julio de 2017, 12:10San Salvador, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) New voices have been raised on Sunday in El Salvador in rejection of the U.S. government''s threats against Venezuela and in support for the constitutional process in that South American nation. Russia Considers EU's Support for U.S. Sanctions Unlikely Moscow, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Sunday considered that the European Union (EU)''s support for the new unilateral sanctions debated in the U.S. Congress, with implications for the energy and banking sectors, is unlikely. UNICEF Warns about Impact of Mosul Conflict on Children United Nations, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned today that the conflict to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) caused a deep impact on children. US Artist Drifts Apart from Trump and Exhibit in Cuba Por Martha SánchezHavana, (Prensa Latina) US plastic artist Ben Jones expressed his dissatisfaction with the stance of US President Donald Trump, opposed to enhance relations between his country and Cuba, where he''s presenting a personal exhibition. US Congress Seeks to Avoid Sanctions against Russia Washington, July 23 (Prensa Latina) The US House of Representatives will vote on July 25 a bipartisan bill that seeks to limit the ability of President Donald Trump''s administration to lift unilateral sanctions against Russia, as reported by some local media. Violence and Cholera Epidemics, Lethal Combination Affecting Yemen United Nations, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) agencies warned today about the devastating impact on the Yemeni population of the violence and the cholera epidemics that are affecting that country in the Arabian peninsula. High Rate of Suicides among Indigenous Canadians Ottawa, Jul 22 (PL) The rise in the rate of suicides among young natives who live in the reservations of the Canadian province of Ontario is regarded today by local media of ''silent epidemic''. Export of US Rice to China Announced 21 de julio de 2017, 17:45Washington, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) China, the largest producer of rice worldwide, will import that product from the United States for the first time, after a new trade agreement between the two countries, according to press reports Friday. Trump Certain about Lack of Interference by Russia, Says Lavrov 21 de julio de 2017, 16:46Moscow, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump admitted the lack of interference by Russia into the internal affairs of the United States during his talk with Vladimir Putin, said today foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Philippine President Promises Never to Visit USA after Criticism Manila, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised today that he would never visit the United States despite an previous official invitation extended by his US counterpart Donald Trump. Ninth UN-CARICOM Meeting Concludes in New York United Nations, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The 9th meeting between the United Nations and the Community of Caribbean States (CARICOM) is concluding today after two days of talks on security, climate change, public health and sustainable development. Canadian Party Demands Gov't to Explain on NAFTA Renegotiation Ottawa, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s New Democratic Party demands Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explain before a federal committee the priorities of his government in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Panamanian Party Demands Respect for National Sovereignty Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) demanded that the Panamanian government have national sovereignty respected in the case of the extraterritorial sanctions taken by the United States on the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE), it was reported today. Two New Books on Harry Potter to Be Publiched in October London, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) British editorial house Bloomsbury announced Thursday that it would publish two new books on the universe of Harry Potter (the famous magician created by writer J. K. Rowling 20 years ago) in October this year. Use of Pauses and Filler Words Tied to Mental Decline Washington,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer''s disease, a study suggests. Antarctic Sea Ice Region a Source of Biogenic Organic Nitrogen Washington,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Climate warming affects the development and distribution of sea ice in Antartica,the melting of the ice could increase the cloud formation and impact the polar climate, according to Scientific. New Book Reveals Pablo Escobar Links with CIA and DEA Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The disappeared Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar had business with the US Intelligence and anti drug agencies, revealed today here his son Juan Pablo, who included an investigation in this regard in his recent book. Humans Have Produced 8,3 Billion Metric Tonnes of Plastic Since 1950 Washington, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Humans has produced 8,3 billion metric tonnes of plastic by 2015, most of which now resides in landfills or in the sea, according to a research published today in the Science Advances magazine. Bipartisan Support for Ties with Cuba Continues in U.S. Por Martha Andrés RománWashington, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The bipartisan support to engagement with Cuba has strongly increased in the United States over the past two years and we will continue seeing it in the future, said the president of a coalition that promotes ties with the Caribbean island. Canada: 46,000 People Evacuated in British Columbia Ottawa, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Wildfires affecting the central area of the Canadian province of British Columbia forced the evacuation up to today of roughly 46,000 persons, since the declaration of the state of emergency last July 7. Authorities Tighten Security in Flights from Canada to USA Ottawa, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian authorities warned passengers of commercial flights to the United States about more restrictive security measures at all airports in the country, as part of the counter-terrorist battle. United Nations Welcomes Inter-Korean Negotiation Proposal United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed today the proposal by South Korea of resuming the military dialogue with neighboring Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Defense Council Supports Measures in Defense of Venezuela Sovereignty Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Deputy President Tareck El Aissami supported today the measures passed by the National Defense Council (CDN) given the threats posed by the United States to take economic sanctions against Venezuela. UN: Africa Presents Demands for Regional Peace United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) presented its vision of the needs for the continent to play a more active role in preventing and finding the solution for its conflicts, in the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement Concert Los Ángeles,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A blow-out all-star concert will celebrate country icon and ''The Gambler''-famous crossover singer Kenny Rogers'' 60-year career. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Jamaica to Host Denbigh Show Kingston, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Agriculture and Health has officially opened today the Denbigh Show, considered the main commercial agricultural, industrial and food show in the English-speaking Caribbean, as confirmed by the President of Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), Norman Grant. Regional Climate Center Established in Barbados Bridgetown, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados is now home of the first Regional Climate Center (RCC) in the Western hemisphere, according to the CARICOM secretariat. Wildfires in California Affect Thousands of People Washington, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Over 5,000 Californians have so far left their homes in the center of this US western state due to a huge wildfire which began three days ago and uncontrollable for firefighters. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Mexican Congress Ready to Face NAFTA Renegotiation Mexico, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Congress has stated today its rejection to the United States'' pretensions to face the controversial trade measures in relation to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Iran Promises a Respond to US Sanctions by Missile Program Tehran, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran has condemned today the new US sanctions for its ballistic missile program and promised to carry out reciprocal actions against US natural and legal people who have taken action against this nation and other Muslim countries. USA: Three Republicans Refuse to Repeal Obamacare without Replacement Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Three Republican senators announced today that they will vote against the process to repeal Obamacare, which represents the end for the Republican party''s efforts to abolish that health regulation. UN: Mandela Represents the Best of Human Race United Nations, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson said today that the late South African leader Nelson Mandela represents the best of human race and an endless source of inspiration. Canada Fights 160 Wildfires in British Columbia Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Around 160 fires are currently active in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC), where according to preliminary reports, more than 1,880 square kilometers of woods have been devastated since April 1. Venezuela Rejects Threats From the USA Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry rejected Tuesday the threats for economic sanctions by the US government, and announced that it would deeply revise its relations with Washington. New Study Shows That Only About 25% Of Our DNA is Functional Washington,Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) University of Houston evolutionary biologist Dan Graur has published new calculations showing that a maximum of one-quarter of the human genome is functional. New Model Projects an Increase in Dust Storms in the U.S.A Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina)Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? New U.S. Strategy to Renegotiate NAFTA Studied in Canada Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian ambassador in Washington, David MacNaughton, presents today before provincial Prime Ministers the strategy of U.S. president, Donald Trump, to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US state of California is currently having strict steps to fight global warming till 2030 thanks to the stance taken by local lawmakers. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. USA Says Iran Complies with Nuke Deal, but Vows New Sanctions Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US Government has acknowledged that Iran has been complying with the US-agreed nuclear program and with other five nations by 2015, but it is still threatening more sanctions on Persian territory. Canada Stops Processing Thousands of Asylum Petitions 17 de julio de 2017, 18:56Ottawa, Jul 17 (Prensda Latina) Thousands of immigrants in Canada have as of today their audiences for applications of political asylum in this country suspended indefinitely due to the incapacity of federal agencies to handle the cases in the established time limits. Is this Gulf of Mexico Tubeworm the Longest Living Animal in World Washington,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Large tubeworms living in the cold depths of the Gulf of Mexico may be among the longest living animals in the world. Canadian Gov't and Opposition Join Forces to Help Displaced Ottawa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Public Security and Preparation for Emergencies Ralph Goodale, is joining their efforts to the ones by opposition leader Todd Doherty, with the aim to take care of the evacuated people by fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia. MPs to Focus on Chevron-Affected Areas in Ecuador Quito, July 17 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the European Parliament is continuing a visit to Ecuador so as to verify the damage caused by the US Multinational Energy Corporation Chevron (formerly Texaco), which is the reason for the trial carried out by the indigenous communities. 67-Percent US Citizens Rejects Trump's Twitter Habits Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) 67 percent of US citizens disapproved of President Donald Trump''s unconventional Twitter habits to comunicate with the people, according to ABC News and The Washington Post. Civilian Casualties Rise in Syria and Iraq During Trump's Government Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The number of civilian casualties in the Coalition air raid against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased since US President Donald Trump´s Inauguration, according to a report released today. 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. South Sudan Admits Launching Offensives in Rebel Stronghold Abuja,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan government admitted that its forces launched offensives to take control of Pagak, a stronghold of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President Riek Machar. Former FBI Director James Comey is Writing a Book Washington,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director who was fired in May by President Trump, is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration. Treaty Provokes Agricultural Disaster in Mexico, Editorial Alert Mexico, July 15 (Prensa Latina) The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) caused an agricultural disaster in Mexico, an editorial in the daily La Jornada warns. Climate Change May Make it Too Hot to Fly, Study Says Washington, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The rise of the temperatures caused by global warming will bring up problems for the taking off of planes in the next decades, predicted a study made by the University of Columbia, published today. Ravens, Like Humans and Apes, Can Plan For The Future Washington,Jul 14 (Prensa Latina)All of us know how tough it can be to delay gratification. But human civilization was built around our supposedly unique ability to planâ€''to anticipate future needs and sacrifice now to reap the rewards later. Venezuelan FM Denounces US Attack Caracas, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Samuel Moncada, has denounced today the US intentions to increase its attacks against the sovereignty of the South American nation through pressure to other countries. US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. Seventh Round of the Intra-Syrian Dialogue Ends in Geneva United Nations, July 14 (Prensa Latina) The seventh round of the UN-sponsored dialogue between Syrian government and opposition representatives ends today in Geneva, and the mediator of the process, Staffan de Mistura, will report to the Security Council. Iran Urges US to Reconsider Negative Approach towards Nuclear Deal New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the US to reconsider its negative approach towards the nuclear deal as it is an international agreement. Pastors for Peace Members to Pay Tribute to Lucius Walker in Cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The 28th United States-Cuba Friendship Caravan, led by Pastors for Peace, will pay tribute here today to the founder of that interreligious platform, Rev. Lucius Walker, who passed away in 2010. Caravan of Pastors for Peace Begins Visit to Cuba Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caravan of the United States-Cuba Friendship, led by Pastors for Peace, arrived today to Cuba, seeking to support the calls for the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade set up by the United States. Iraqi Children in Mosul Pay the Price of War; Unicef 13 de julio de 2017, 14:47United Nations, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) has warned that about 650,000 children in the Iraqi city of Mosul are paying with their suffering the terrible price of the last three years of terrorist war. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend Latin Folklore La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes UN Human Rights Expert Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla welcomed the United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan Thursday, at the Cuban Foreign Ministry headquarters. Chile to Request Extradition of Dictatorship Assassin in USA Santiago de Chile, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court gave green light to the petition to the United States to extradite Armando Fernandez Larios, ex-Army officer accused of participation in several assassinations. Tillerson Left Persian Gulf Apparently without Resolving Qatar Crisis Cairo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Doha on Thursday with no breakthrough reported in resolving the month-long dispute, which pits the Saudi-led Arab quartet against Qatar. 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. Chuck Blazer, Key Figure in FIFA Corruption Scandal, Dies at 72 New York,Jul 13 (Prensa Latina)Chuck Blazer,72, the disgraced North American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has died. South Africa, United States Announce Joint Military Exercises 13 de julio de 2017, 10:47Pretoria, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The South African National Defense Forces (SADF) will carry out military maneuvers with the United States from July 17 to August 4, announced the government''s Communication Department today. U.S. Artist Distances Himself from Trump, Exhibits Works in Cuba Por Martha SanchezHavana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. artist Ben Jones has criticized the stance taken by President Donald Trump against strengthening relations between his country and Cuba, where he is holding a personal exhibition. Panamanian Gov't Takes Distance from U.S. Sanctions on Local Media 13 de julio de 2017, 09:23Panama, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian government confirmed today it distances from the extraterritorial sanction of the United States against dailies La Estrella and El Siglo (Gese), reiterating it is an issue between its owners and U.S. authorities. South Africa Will Conduct Peacekeeping Drill with US Forces Pretoria, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The South African National Defense Force and United States troops are set for the bilateral peace support operation exercise for the third time since 2011, SA News reported Thursday. Cuban Jews Call for Closer Ties with the US Community Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Jewish leaders have today called on their US counterparts to hold and strengthen ties between both communities that is also beneficial for others. Four Young US Men to Kayak from Cuba to the United States. Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The US citizens, Andy Cochrane, Wyatt Roscoe, Wesley Preston and Christopher Rodel began to kayak from this capital to Key West, Florida, and sent a message of friendship to the world. Syrian Army Recaptures Important Oil Field in Homs Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army was able to recaptured control over the oil field of Al Heil, in the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers from the capital, reported military sources today. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. Lebanese Hizbulah Accuses USA of Creating ISIS, Praises Mosul Victory Beirut, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The resistance movement Hizbulah accused the United States of creating the Islamic State (ISIS) and gave the green light to countries in the area to finance and support the terrorist group, Lebanese media stressed today. Russia and China to Veto US Resolution Against North Korea at UN Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will veto a US draft resolution in the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), released the media here today. US Consortium Involved in Aggression vs. Venezuelan Ambassador Caracas, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Gabriel Manzano and Tatiana Low, the attackers of Venezuelan diplomat Rafael Ramirez, hold executive positions in the U.S. consortium Citibank, stated as one of the main actors in the financial war against Venezuela, media announced today. Ramirez, current Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations, recently denounced that two people attacked several members of his family in New York City, La Tabla website posted. La Estrella de Panama Challenges Clinton List Panama, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Without giving in to the extraterritorial sanctions imposed by the United States, the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE) will continue operating in an open challenge to the Clinton List. Trump UK Visit Postponed till 2018 London, July 11 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom (UK) will take place next year, as reported by Sky News. Parliament Supports Cuban Stance against New US Guidelines Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Parliament expressed its support to the Government Statement about the guidelines by US President Donald Trump regarding the island nation that represent a step backwards in the process for rapprochement between both countries. Qatar and USA Sign Agreement against Financing Terrorism Doha, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Qatar and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding today to fight the financing of terrorism, just as the two countries and Kuwait assessed the possible consequences of the current political crisis in the Persian Gulf. UN Condemns Israel's Plans to Colonize East Jerusalem United Nations, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today the plans of Israel to increase the colonization of East Jerusalem by building new settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. US-led War Games in Black Sea Directed against Russia, Warns Analyst 11 de julio de 2017, 14:36Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) A massive military manoeuvre led by US with over 25,000 troops from 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea is a show of force directed against Russia, particularly Crimea, warned political analyst Alexander Khrolenko. Canadian Commissioner Marilyn Poitras Resigns 11 de julio de 2017, 13:36Ottawa,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) One of the five commissioners appointed by the federal Liberal government to preside over the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has resigned, saying she could not accept the way the process has been organized. Canada Wildfires: 14,000 People Evacuated in British Colombia 11 de julio de 2017, 13:00Ottawa, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 14,000 people are under evacuation orders as firefighters battle more than 231 wildfires covering 320 square kilometres in the B.C. Interior. UN Expert Talks to Cuban Civil Society Representatives 11 de julio de 2017, 12:34Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert on human rights and international solidarity of the United Nations Virginia Dandan spoke here today with representatives of the Cuban civil society. Colombia Welcomes UN Verification Commission 11 de julio de 2017, 11:53Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Different sectors of the Colombian society, led by the government, are now grateful for the establishment of a second UN verification commission, approved by the UN Security Council. Venceremos Brigade Receives Recognition of Cuban City 11 de julio de 2017, 11:29New York, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Young members of the Venceremos Brigade received here the seal of the eastern Cuban city of Guantánamo for their solidarity with the island and its causes. New York Activists Agree On New Solidarity Actions for Cuba New York, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Activists of solidarity with Cuba from organizations based in this city, have agreed new actions for the coming months, during a meeting that ended on Monday night. US-led War Games Build Up Tensions in Black Sea 11 de julio de 2017, 09:46Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) US-led military manoeuvres with the participation of 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine are building up tensions in the Black Sea, as Washington is deploying missile warships, Navy Seals squads. Independent UN Expert Begins Working Agenda in Cuba 11 de julio de 2017, 08:42Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Virginia Dandan, Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity at the United Nations, has begun today her working agenda in Cuba with a meeting with representatives of the country''s civil society. US Senatorial Republicans to Present New Bill on Health Care 11 de julio de 2017, 00:26Washington, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) US Senator John Cornyn asserted that the republicans in the Senate wanted to present a new bill on health care in the coming days, with the purpose of putting it to the vote next week. High-Level Political Forum to Hold a Sitting in UN 11 de julio de 2017, 00:22United Nations, 11 July (Prensa Latina) The high-level political forum was held today at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) headquarters in order to oversee the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Rex Tillerson Arrives in Kuwait for Talks on Qatar Crisis 10 de julio de 2017, 15:57Kuwait, July 10 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has debated today possible scenarios with Kuwaiti authorities to resolve the political crisis triggered by the cutoff of diplomatic relations with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and Arab allies. Canadian Armed Forces Supporting Emergency Response to Wildfires B.C Ottawa,Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have sent air assets, liaison and personnel to support the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires in British Columbia. USA Agents in Charge of Coup Plan in Venezuela Caracas, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Jose Vicente Rangel has affirmed today that the coup d''Etat in progress in Venezuela has been worked in U.S. war laboratories by specialists in destabilizing activities. Iran Assures It Is Ready to Address US inappropriate measures Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran is well prepared to deal with any inappropriate measure taken by Washington, specially directed to hinder the nuclear deal with the world major powers, Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed. Canada Evacuates Thousands People due to Forest Fire Ottawa, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The nearly 200 forest fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia have damaged up to 12,000 hectares and caused the evacuation of about 7,000 people. Trumps:This is the Moment to Move Forward in US-Russia Ties Washington, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today this is the moment to move forward in a constructive relation with Russia, after the recent meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, venue of G-20 summit. France Wins World Volleyball League Brasilia, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Brazil was dropped by France 3-2 victory in the final, being the European squad champion of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League. Xi Jinping Urges Trump to Maintain Steady Links for World Peace Beijing, July 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to strengthen relations in the interests of stability and prosperity of both nations and the international community, the official press reported today. The US War against Venezuela Buenos Aires (Prensa Latina) The terrorist air attack using a helicopter stolen at the airport of La Carlota against the Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Peace and the Supreme Court of Justice, firing and also throwing grenades of Colombian origin and coming from Israel, shows the desperate race of Washington before the impossibility to overthrow the president Nicolas Maduro and put an end to the Bolivarian revolution. Cuba Celebrates Anniversary of Canada Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minor Basilica of the Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi in Havana will host a concert today to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Canada and the 85th birthday of pianist Glenn Gould. Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria Moscow, July 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian police, in cooperation with the United States and Jordan, will patrol a demilitarized zone in southern Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today at the G20 Summit. DPRK Rejects US Accusation on Ballistic Missile Nature 07 de julio de 2017, 18:04Pyongyang, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected accusations by the United States of being a threat to the world, due to the ballistic missile tests, with self-defensive nature against frequent military provocations. Former Beatle Ringo Starr Announces New Album 'Give more Love' 07 de julio de 2017, 18:02Los Angeles, July 7 (Prensa Latina) British musician and composer Ringo Starr has announced today his 19th solo album ''Give more Love'', scheduled for release on September 15th. USA, France, UK Reject Ban on Nuclear Weapons 07 de julio de 2017, 17:21United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Permanent missions to the United Nations from the United States, France and the United Kingdom rejected today the agreement taken here to ban nuclear weapons. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:51Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:47Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Vladimir Putin Denies a Russian State Role in US Elections 07 de julio de 2017, 16:30Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied once again that his nation had meddled in 2016 US elections after his US counterpart, Donald Trump, referred to the issue. NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Protests at G20 Summit 07 de julio de 2017, 16:09Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is jetting off to Germany on Thursday to protest protest US President Donald Trump and other world leaders attending the G20 Summit meeting. Ex-Guantanamo Omar Khadr to Get Apology and Pay 07 de julio de 2017, 15:36Ottawa, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Canada has apologized today to Canadian-born Omar Khadr who was imprisoned for a decade at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, southeastern Cuba, and also reached a financial agreement with him. P.R. Danny Rivera to Give Two Concerts and Record Two CDs in Cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer and composer Danny Rivera will offer two concerts in Cuba and will record two CDs next August, revealed today the National Center of Art Schools of this Caribbean country. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Adopted at UN by Vote By Waldo Mendiluza Putin, Trump Holds First Meeting; They Agree It Was Good Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Presidents Vladimir Putin, of Russia, and Donald Trump, of the United States, held today in Hamburg, Germany, a much-anticipated first meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, and said it was good and they would continue to meet. European Union Warns US on Custom Duties Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the United States on the possibility of taking countermeasures if President Donald Trump imposes custom duties on steel from the Old Continent. Cubans in U.S., A Firm Decision to Strengthen Ties and Break Blockade Por Diony Sanabia *Washington (Prensa Latina) In light of a new context in bilateral relations, organizations of Cuban residents in the United States have maintained their firm decision to favor rapprochement between the two countries, beyond what they consider political mistakes by the White House. WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. United Nations on the Brink of Banning Nuclear Weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons is concluding today at the United Nations, where the adoption of that instrument is expected. Nuclear-Weapon-Ban Treaty is Set to be Adopted in UN United Nations, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Elayne Whyte, president of the United Nations conference to negotiate a treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons, has said today that this multilateral instrument is set to be adopted today. Microsoft To Dismiss Thousands of Workers in the World Washington, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Microsoft announced a global reshuffle of the company to boost its growth on the cloud, something that represents up to 3,000 workers dismissed in various places in the world. Canadian Scientists Create Sensor to Detect Cancer Cells Ottawa, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Canadian scientists have announced the development of a portable sensor that will allow surgeons to accurately detect all cancer cells in real time during brain, colon, skin and lung operations, according to the press. UN Expert on Human Rights and Solidarity to Visit Cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan, will visit Cuba in response to an invitation by the Cuban Government, the foreign ministry in this country reported today. Merkel and Trump on Dialogue before G20 Summit 06 de julio de 2017, 16:22Hamburg, Germany, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel met US President Donald Trump Thursday, who arrived in Hamburg from Poland to take part in the Summit of the Group of the 20 (G-20) starting Friday. UN Expert Admits Pressure Regarding Investigations on Syria United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Edmond Mulet, head of the Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM) on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, admitted here Thursday that he is receiving pressure to work on the results of the investigations and adapt them to political interests. New Tropical Depression Taking Shape in Central Atlantic Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Meteorology Institute (ISMET) Prediction Center highlighted today in its website the formation of a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, the fourth this season. Calm Lakes on Titan Could Mean Smooth Landing for Future Space Probes Washington,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina ) The lakes of liquid methane on Saturn''s moon, Titan, are perfect for paddling but not for surfing. Parents of Undocumented Children Risk Going to Jail in U.S. Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Parents of undocumented children arriving at the U.S. without being accompanied by a relative, face today the risk of being arrested after the enactment of a memorandum of the Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Sports Experts Highlights in USA Fidel Castro's Love for Baseball Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, was a great promoter of baseball in Cuba and one of his most faithful followers, scholars Ismael Sene and Yasel Porto highlighted in Washington. Over 40 US States Refuse to Give Voter Data to Trump Commission Washington, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has today joined leaders of over 40 US States refusing to provide certain types of voter information to the Trump administration´s election integrity commission. Two Civilians Die in Afghanistan Due to Missile Attack Kabul, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two civilians were killed and one was wounded Wednesday in the west of this capital, after the impact of a missile in a housing area, informed the Ministry of the Interior of Afghanistan. FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. Lawsuit Reveals Gauguin Painting Was Not World's Most Expensive London, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)A legal dispute has revealed that a painting thought to be the world''s most expensive artwork is not the most expensive one after all. Huge Ice Block About to Break Away From Antarctica London,Jul 5(Prensa Latina)A very huge sheet of ice is expected to break away from Antarctica''s mainland in the coming weeks due to rapidly warming sea water, UK scientists have warned. Syria Opens Exhibition on Red Cross Works 05 de julio de 2017, 10:57Damascus, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the start of humanitarian work in Syria by the International Red Cross in cooperation with the Arab Red Crescent was inaugurated today in this capital. US Military Trains Peruvian President's Escort Lima, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has closed today a security course at the government palace with about 20 U.S. soldiers to his escort and other personnel from the headquarters. Canada to Pay Omar Khadr 10.5M For Suffering at Guantanamo US Prision Ottawa,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada''s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under ''oppressive circumstances''according to The National Post. IAAF Says Athletes With High Testosterone Have Advantages Montecarlo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) has said today that women with high level of testosterone have a competitive advantage in certain athletics disciplines. Confronting Cuba in Baseball is Thermometer for USA: Paul Seiler Cary, North Carolina, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Despite winning the last four games against Cuba, the executive director of USA Baseball, Paul Seiler, says that to confront Cubans in this popular sport is a thermometer for the United States. Study Sheds New Light on Extinction Risk in Mammals Washington,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Researchers have long assumed that habitat fragmentation contributes to extinction risk for animals, but until now, they have not been able to measure it for a major group of animals on a global scale. 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. Painters from Santiago de Cuba to Attend US International Fair Santiago de Cuba, July 4 (Prensa Latina) Naive painters from Bayate group, based in the Julio Antonio Mella municipality, Santiago de Cuba province, will have the opportunity to attend the International Folk Art Fair, which will be held in the next few days, in Santa Fe, USA. Japan, USA and South Korea Agree to Put More Pressure on DPRK Tokyo, July 4 (Prensa Latina) New strategies to destabilize the present situation in the Korean peninsula are currently cropping up, following the announcement of a Trilateral Summit between South Korea, Japan and the United States to put more pressure on North Korea. Cuban Theater Group to Attend Festival of Puppets in USA 04 de julio de 2017, 00:22Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Teatro Las Estaciones will participate in the National Festival of Puppeteers of the United States, to be held in Minnesota from July 17th to 24th, said sources today here. I would Love to Practice Medicine as They Do in Cuba, Says US Studen 03 de julio de 2017, 15:41Washington, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) I would love to practice medicine as they do in Cuba, deeply rooted in the community, said a young US citizen that is studying in the island nation, in an interview published today bya newspaper in this country. Cuban-Americans in USA Prepare new Actions Against US Blockade 03 de julio de 2017, 15:35Washington, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The ''Alianza Martiana'' coalition, which is made up of several Cuban emigre organizations in Miami, Florida, is planning new actions in favor of ending the US blockade against Cuba. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Wants to Keep on Working with US Firms Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba expressed its ''permanent rediness to keep on working with US entities and firms'' in its Monday declaration in this capital. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. Somalia After the Black Hawk Was Downed Mogadishu, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The war in Somalia has today the same sign of destruction and death as before the 1993 defeat of the troops from the United States, a country that is still responsible for that situation, although without a considerable presence after leaving that country resoundingly at the time. Oil Prices Rise Before Fall in U.S. Production London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude dawned today on the rise before the ralentization of fuel extraction in the United States, whose continuous increase torpedoed efforts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stabilize the market. Chinese President Warns of US Missile Shield Threat Beijing, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the deployment of the advanced US anti-missile shield, THAAD, in South Korea seriously damages the strategic security interests of this country, Russia and other nations in the region. Negotiation to Ban Nuclear Weapons Enters Final Week United Nations, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The second United Nations conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons enters today its final week, with the expectation that the international instrument could be agreed on Friday. Cuba and United States Start Friendly Fight in Baseball Por By Alfredo Boada MolaRaleigh, North Carolina, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States are starting today in several North Carolina locations the sixth baseball cap, considered a national sport and cultural heritage in both countries. Evo Morales Criticizes US-Chilean Military Maneuvers La Paz, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales criticized the joint US-Chilean naval maneuvers Teamwork South 2017 carried out on the South American coast of Chile. US: Activists Prepare to Defend Undocumented Youth Washington, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Immigrant rights activists are preparing today to fight against several US states calling for the elimination of the DACA program for Deferred Action for Children Arrivals. Trudeau Celebrates Canadian Confederation and Calls for Better Future Ottawa, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated all the Canadian citizens for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation and called to celebrate the achievements of the past and look boldly for a better future. Cuban and U.S. People Come Together in Rumba Night By Diony Sanabia UN Peacekeeping Budget to Be Cut by $600 Million United Nations, June 30 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly has passed today a $600 million cut from peacekeeping budget. Colombia Pledges in UN to Foster Peace and Overcome Challenges United Nations, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Ambassador to the UN, Maria Emma Mejia, has expressed today in the Security Council the commitment of the South American country to the peace strengthening and the readiness to overcome all challenges. Evo Morales Wants Reciprocity in Elimination of Visas For US Citizens La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated Friday that he is ready to eliminate the visas for US citizens, but always if the US are reciprocal with Bolivian citizens at the same time. Bob Dylan This Weekend in Jazz Festival in Montreal Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Today''s concert of legendary American singer Bob Dylan will open an intense weekend of activities at the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal, 2017. World Taekwondo Championships Conclude in South Korea Muju,South Korea,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korea finish in the first place with 5 golds,one silver and 4 bronze medals in the World Taekwondo Championship that ended today here. Syrian Army Completely Frees Road Between Raqqa and Hama Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units supported by the Hezbollah Allied forces and Iraqi brigades managed to control the entire road between Raqqa and Hama, military sources reported today. 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. Floridita Restaurant an Emblematic Destiny of Visitors to Havana Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Havana''s bar-restaurant Floridita, is standing out in the space of Cuban gastronomy dedicated to this place in the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, finishing Friday in this tourist resort. Colombian President Rejects Peace Process Criticism Bogota, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected some criticisms to the FARC-EP''s disarmament process, which has just been concluded this week, by former Defense Minister and former U.S. ambassador, Juan Carlos Pinzon. Cuba Gets Even More Support Since US Policy Change Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of the World Council Project of International Solidarity Jose Marti, supported today the message of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), in favor of good relations between United States and this country. Trump Migratory Executive Order Questioned in Canada Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Civil rights organizations and the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are trying to determine today if the implementation on Canadian soil of the controversial executive order of US President Donald Trump on immigration is legal. China Urges US to Stop Selling Weapons to Taiwan Beijing, Jun 30 (PL) US arms sales to Taiwan and the new sanctions against Chinese companies, agencies and individuals hurt mutual confidence, stresses a statement of Beijing''s government. 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. UN Concerned with Thousands of Children Trapped in Mosul United Nations, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) expressed its concern for the luck of thousands of children trapped in the old part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, a place where the offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) is being intensified. Business Opportunities with Cuba Arise Expectation in USA Washington, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabanas participated today in a business round table in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, during which the participants on the US side showed interest in the opportunities that the island nation offers. UN Security Council Keeps Pressure on Libya UN Security Council Keep United Nations, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council adopted unanimously today the resolution 2362 to keep the pressure on Libya, because it believed that the situation in that North African country was a threat to international peace. Carnival Paradise Cruise Makes an Opening Trip to Havana 29 de junio de 2017, 16:38Washington, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Carnival Paradise Cruise has made its first trip to Havana from Tampa Bay, Florida. US Travel Ban Partially Enforceable 29 de junio de 2017, 16:10Washington, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Parts of the US President Donald Trump''s order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority nations will come into effect today at 20:00 local time. Minnesota Musicians to Perform at Dolores Hall in Santiago de Cuba 29 de junio de 2017, 15:59Santiago de Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Minnesota Youth Symphony (MSY) will perform today at the Dolores Hall in this city, as part of its performances in the Caribbean nation. H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap their heads around how bizarre the substance really is. R2-D2 Robot From 'Star Wars' Sold for US $2.75 Million Los Ángeles, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) For decades, fans of the beloved ''Star Wars'' franchise have gone far and wide to pay tribute to the world that George Lucas has created. Canada Extends Anti ISIS Mission to 2019 Says Defence Minister Ottawa,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina)The federal government of Canada says the Canadian military will remain in Iraq for at least two more years as part of an international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State,ISIS. Antarctica's Ice Free Areas to Increase by 25 Percent by 2100: Study London,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice could increase by up to 25 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent''s biodiversity, according to new research. Cholera Kills Nearly 200 People in South Sudan in 2017 Juba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 200 people have died in southern Sudan from cholera this year, a situation aggravated by the outbreak reported in Namurunynag, east Equatoria state. Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid? Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cognitive capacity and overall brain power are significantly reduced when your smartphone is within glancing distanceâ€''even if it''s turned off and face downâ€''according to a recent study. Syrian Army Advances East of the Country Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Al Taha regiment of the Syrian special forces seized control of the major oil well Dreihem from the Islamic State or Daesh in Arabic, military sources reported. Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Guatemala Asks US Ambassador to Implement the Vienna Convention Guatemala, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked current U.S. ambassador, Todd Robinson, to enact the content of Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, media reports today. Syria Denounces US Threats of Aggression Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounces today that the United States'' disinformation campaign about the intentions of the Syrian government to launch a chemical attack lacks grounds. UN Reduces Peace Operations Budget due to U.S. Pressures 29 de junio de 2017, 10:08United Nations, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) United Nations reduced in almost 600 million dollars its Budget for peace-keeping operations amid pressures of the U.S., confirmed today diplomatic sources. 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. Lavrov Warns about U.S. Pretexts to Attack Syria Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States about the need to prevent pretexts like the use of chemical weapons to justify an attack on Syrian troops, sources from the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Stanford Symphony Orchestra Joined Cultures in Havana Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Music once again proved its ability to join cultures and being an effective diplomatic mechanism in the interesting concert program offered by the Stanford Junior Symphony Orchestra (SJS) in this capital. Syria Condemns as False US Allegations over Likely Chemical Attack 29 de junio de 2017, 08:31Damascus, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria has strongly denied as ''misleading, false and baseless'' US allegations about Syrian government''s intention to launch a chemical attack. Russia Warns over US Preparing to Intervene in Syria 29 de junio de 2017, 08:20Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The US information campaign on Syria is a warning sign that an American-led intervention may be in the works, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned Thursday. Alert Raised for Lethal Drug in Houston, USA Washington, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) A dangerous drug that can be consumed in Houston, Texas, raised the alert of authorities, said today the local media. South Korea-USA Alliance on Negotiating Table 29 de junio de 2017, 00:20Seoul, June 29 (Prensa Latina) There have been a great expectation with the South Korea''s President Moon Jae-in´s official visit to the United States, where, according to specialists, he will try to win the confidence of his US counterpart, President Donald Trump, for the future of the alliance. US: Fire Affects Wide Wood Area in Arizona Washington, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Half a thousand firemen are still fighting to put out a fire that quintuplicated its own size in the last hours in the US state of Arizona, and has already consumed 73 square kilometers (28.1 square miles) of the Prescott National Park. UN Warns of Opposition Group Crimes in Raqqa 28 de junio de 2017, 15:21United nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina)UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra''ad Zeid al-Hussein, has said today that he has some reports of crimes committed by opposition groups in Raqqa, Syria. NATO Increases Military Budget Brussels, 28 jun (Prensa Latina) The Seretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, informed today that Canada and its European partners will raise in 2017 their military expenses. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Quneitra Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected four continuous attacks by terrorists of the Board for the Salvation of the Levant, led by former Al Nusra near Al Baath in the Golan Heights region, reported military sources today. Iran Criticizes Double Standards of US By Showing Causes of Terror Tehran, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran stated today that the United States is turning a blind eye to terrorism by ignoring that in its own territory is the main cause of acts of that nature, even though it criminalizes Muslim-majority countries. USA-Trial of Accused Leaker Reality Winner Set for October 23 Washington, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Among the possible evidence in the government''s case against former federal contractor Reality Winner is a notebook with information handwritten in Farsi, according to CNN, prosecutors said in court today. UNESCO Defends Main Role of Education in 2030 Agenda United Nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, defended today the main role of education in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. AIDS Drug Tested in Patients in Kenya Nairobi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) At least 20,000 AIDS patients in Kenya are currently receiving a generic version of the new drug against the disease, making it the first African country to use it. The Popular Mojito Drink, Present in Varadero Gourmet 2017 Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Mojito, a popular Cuban cocktail, stands out today among the attractions of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, which runs until June 30 in this city. Life Above The Clouds in the Andes, 7,000 Years Ago London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the air is gaspingly thin, the climate harsh. US Gov't Sanctions Fourth Company in 2017 to Worsen Blockade Against Cuba Washington, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Treasury Department has imposed four fines this year on companies of this country and abroad for alleged violations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Lila Downs Supports Cuba against US Policy Change Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Mexican folk singer, Lila Downs, has expressed today her support to a message sent by the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and denounced the recent change of policy of the United States government towards this Caribbean country. Russian Lawmaker Warns US Might Attack Syria Again Moscow, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) When the United Nations is offering to welcome a dialogue for peace in Syria, the United States is reportedly considering a pre-emptive attack on Syrian government troops thus further escalating the conflict in that Arab country and the region. Iranian Parliament Prepares Document to Respond to US Measures Tehran, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The national security and foreign affairs commission of the Majlis (Parliament) of Iran stated today that a motion was concluded to respond to what the Government describes as adventurous and terrorist actions of the United States. Colloquium on US Scientific Museums links with Cuba Havana, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The history regarding scientific relations between the Cuba´s natural history museums and New York´s, dating back over 160 years, will be exhibited at a colloquium to be held next week. New Draft Bill to Ban Nuclear Weapons Presented at UN United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The president of the second UN conference to negotiate an instrument that prohibits nuclear weapons, Elayne Whyte, presented today the second draft bill of the treaty that could be approved on July 7. UN Reiterates Concern by Progress of Cholera in Yemen United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations reiterated its concern because of the progress of cholera in Yemen, a country where more than 200,000 cases and 1,300 fatal victims, have been reported. UN Willing to Facilitate Direct Talks to End Syrian Conflict United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed his willingness to facilitate direct talks between the Government and the opposition to reach a political solution for the conflict in this country. Indian Opposition Slams USA-India Joint Statement New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Indian opposition has strongly criticized the recent USA-India joint statement for allegedly being too close to the US view on Islamist terror, and termed it as ''disappointing'' and lacking ''new or big ideas'' in the relationship between both nations. Poll Shows Disapproval to Trump out of the US Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The perfomance and the image of US President Donald Trump is taking high levels of disapproval out of the US, according to a poll mentioned by press media Tuesday. Exhibition Reveals Details on Native Population in Canada Ottawa, Jun 27 (Prensxa Latina) An exhibition called ''Hidden at Simple Sight: The Metis'' is showing many of the general festures and details of the life of this Canadian indigenous community, one of the greatest in Canada. 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. Lab Grown Human Colons Made Out of Stem Cells Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to new research,published in Cell Stem Cell. Airlines in Mexico Fined for Illegal Charges to Passengers Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Attorney''s Office of Consumer (PROFECO) has imposed fines on Volaris, Interjet, Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus and JetBlue Airways for improper charges to passengers, it was known today. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Syrian President Visits Russian Base in Latakia Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the Russian base in Hmeymim, Latakia, about 300 kilometers northwest of Damascus. Rwanda President Challenges US Commercial Reprisals Kigaki, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated today that his country will stop importing second hand clothes from the United States, despite commercial reprisals from that country''s authorities. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. U.S. Health Reform, Senate's Dilemma By Martha Andrés Román Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 3 Million Ankara, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish authorities presented their latest report on the number of refugees in the country, published today by the daily Birgün, and in the case of Syrian nationals, it exceeded 3 million. Iraqi Troops Fight in Strategic Areas of West Mosul Baghdad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Combined forces of the Iraqi government combed recently released areas in western Mosul considered strategic to deliver the final blow to the Islamic State (IS), against which sporadic fighting in Tanak and Yarmuk are taking place today. Sea Level to Damage Two Billion People by 2100 Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Near two billion people might turn into refugees due to the climate, for the increased sea level, said a research published today by a journal. Storms Causes Massive Antarctic Sea Ice Loss Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A series of unprecedented storms over Antarctica likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen so far, according to a study published today in Geophysical Research Letters. Immigrants from USA Face Serious Difficulties in Canada Ottawa, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of foreigners, who fled to Canada from the United States for US President Donald Trump''s migration policy, are currently facing serious difficulties due to delays in processing their cases. Trump Declares Clear Victory after Travel Ban Ruling Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has described the Supreme Court decision to pass his travel ban and the entry into force. UNESCO Designated Peruvian Magaly Solier as Artist for Peace Paris, June 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova officially designated today Peruvian actress and singer Magaly Solier as an Artist for Peace in recognition of her commitment to protect and promote indigenous culture. Cuban Emigrees to Discuss New US Policy against the Island Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana coalition, which groups together various organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, Florida, summoned today a conference to discuss Washington''s new policy against the island. Salvadorian Deputy Denounces US Congressmen Plot Against FMLN San Salvador, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran deputy Blandino Nerio denounced today the recurrent plot of US congressmen to affect the electoral processes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). 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. Supreme Court Partially Allows Trump's Travel Ban Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump''s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling. Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100 Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet. Transformers 5 Tops US Box Office Los Ángeles,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Transformers 5: The Last Knight scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the US box office with an estimated 43.5 million US dollars (Âú33.9 million) in ticket sales over the weekend. Myanmar Penalizes Hundreds of Soldiers for the Use of Children Naypyidaw, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar Army has reportedly taken drastic measures today against more than 400 soldiers for the use and recruitment of children as soldiers. South Korea Confirms THAAD Deployment Amid Concerns Seoul,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Korea's newly appointed foreign minister said today in Seoul has no intention of rolling back the decision to deploy the U.S. THAAD battery, the U.S. missile defense system strongly opposed by China. Rising Right Whale Death Toll Could Be Catastrophic: Marine Biologist Ottawa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A marine mammal expert says the fate of a critically endangered species could hang in the balance with the death of six North Atlantic right whales found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. DPRK Reaffirms Nuclear Arsenal Is for Self-defense Pyongyang, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned today South Korea's orchestrated manipulation campaign against the real purpose of what Pyongyang stresses is its fully self-defensive nuclear arsenal. World Peace Council Denounces US Interference on Cuba Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The World Peace Council has denounced today the aggressive policy of the new U.S. administration against Cuba, which resorts to threats and blackmail to try to reverse the revolutionary process on the island. Trump's Policy towards Cuba Doomed to Fail, French Intellectual Says Paris, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) French intellectual Salim Lamrani has considered that the hostile policy announced by U.S. President, Donald Trump, towards Cuba is doomed to fail, according to an article published today. Costa Ricans Condemn Trump's Measures against Cuba San Jose, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuba Solidarity Committee in the Costa Rican province of Cartago on Sunday condemned the measures recently announced by U.S. President Donald Trump against the Caribbean island. Young Cuban Intellectuals Condemn Trump's Announcement Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Young Cuban artists and writers, brought together in the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS), have joined several organizations that have condemned the policy change towards the Caribbean island announced by U.S. President Donald Trump recently. Many US People in Favor of Rapprochement with Cuba By Martha Andrés Román Correspondent Washington, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Republican and Democrat lawmakers, business and scientific groups, Cuban-Americans, non-profit organizations: so many voices criticized the US President Donald Trump´s decision to reverse some progress in the rapprochement with Cuba . U.S. Company of only One Cruiser starts Traveling to Cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The small U.S. company Victory Cruise Lines of only one ship received the approval to navigate to Cuba, to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago and María La Gorda, informed today a digital source. US Congresspeople Could Vote New Laws against Undocumented People Washington, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Republican members of the US House of Representatives are getting ready to vote two bills next week, seeking hardening the regulations against illegal immigration, according to the website US Writers to Attend Festival of Poetry in Cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) US artists will participate in the Traveling World Festival of Poetry of Our America, to be held from July 9th to 15th in Cuba seeking to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, said the media. More US Citizens Believe Comey over Trump 23 de junio de 2017, 16:23Washington, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Twice as many US citizens say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump,according to a new poll. Danny Glover Rejects Change of US Policy Towards Cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) North American actor Danny Glover today backed the message from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (Uneac) against the change of United States policy proclaimed by President Donald Trump. Ghana-Agreement With US on Prisoners in Guantánamo is Null Accra, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The agreement reached with the United States to receive prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison by the government of former President John Dramani Mahama was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled today. Cuban Farmers Repudiate Interventionist Policy of Donald Trump Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Small Farmers has repudiated the speech made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, which they described as interventionist, rhetorical, manipulative and out of context. Cuban Wrestlers to Leave for 2017 Canada Cup Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban freestyle wrestlers who will represent their country in the coming 2017 Canada Cup will leave for the northern country on Sunday to train and compete there. 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. Lifting the Blockade, the U.S. Best Possible Deal with Cuba Por Martha Andres RomanWashington, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) If U.S. President Donald Trump wants a ''better deal'' with Cuba, he should continue the rapprochement and lift all aspects of the blockade, the journalist and activist Cheryl LaBash said here. Five Polemic Cuban Issues Seen by Two Writers Laura Becquer Paseiro* More than 200 Million People Used Drugs in 2015, Says UN United Nations, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 250 million people used drugs in 2015, with almost 30 million of them affected by drug abuse problems, according to a report issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC). Gente de Zona to Perform in USA Los Angeles, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The well-known Cuban reggaeton group, Gente de Zona, has announced on its official website that will embark on its first-ever US summer tour to promote its latest album ''Visualízate''. Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest Washington, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Former US President Barack Obama has said today that the health care bill proposed by Republican senators is a wealth transfer from poor families and middle class to wealthy people. Trump Denies Recording Tapes of Former FBI Director Washington, June 22 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump denied on Thursday having surreptitiously recorded conversations with Ex-FBI Director, James Comey, after many days of speculation about the existence of such tapes. Romeo Santos to Celebrate His Birthday by Releasing New Album Golden Los Ángeles,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina)Latin singer Romeo Santos will be celebrating big on July 21. Cuban Caricaturist Among the Best of the Cartoon Movement Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon ''Fronteras'' (Brothers) by Cuban graphic comedian Osvaldo Gutiérrez ''Osval'' is among the top 10 of the Cartoon Movement digital platform. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Russia Denounces Lack of Antiterror Cooperation by USA Moscow, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the United States'' lack of cooperation in the real fight against terrorism in Syria and in Afghanistan, as denunciations of its support for the Islamic State (IS) increase. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Shameful Stance of Mexican Gov' Towards Venezuela, Senators Mexico, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto must end the interventionist policy that is being applied against Venezuela, Mexican senators demanded at a press conference. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. Women Denounce Trump's Terror Policy on Cuban People Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) have denounced the current terror policy made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, against the population of the Caribbean island. Montreal Warms Up for its International Jazz Festival Ottawa, June 22 (PL) The new edition of the world-famous International Jazz Festival will be held from June 28 through July 7, 2017, in Montreal. United States: The Walls and Wars of Donald Trump Havana (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump seems willing to deal violently or through diplomatic and political pressures with a wide range of organizations or countries that threaten Washington''s hegemonic ambitions. UN Supports Deployment of African Anti-terrorist Troops in Sahel United Nations, June 21 (PL) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted today resolution 2359 to support the deployment of African anti-terrorist troops in the Sahel. Donald Trump´s Senior Adviser Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Tel Aviv, June 21 (Prensa Latina) One of US President Donald Trump´s Senior Advisers, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has held a meeting in Israel on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to debate on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Cuba-USA Expedition Ends Coral Reef Research Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and US scientists have ended a joint exploration along the island''s coral reefs, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) reported today. Former FARC-EP Guerrillas to Train as Bodyguards Bogota, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The training or formation of 300 former members of the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP)to become the bodyguards of their leaders in the rebel movement, will start in the town of Facatativa, said Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada. China,USA Schemists Create 3-D Printed Graphene Foam Washington,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina)Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China''s Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. OAS: From Interference to Irrelevance in Venezuela Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The 47th OAS General Assembly, which concludes today in Cancún, has gone from interference to irrelevance in attempts to pass a resolution against Venezuela, the editorial of the Mexican daily La Jornada says today. US Congresswoman Calls for Uniting Efforts for Engaging Cuba Washington, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is one of the lawmakers who calls today in the United States for engaging Cuba, despite the new restrictions announced by President Donald Trump. Jamaica Opens Process for Workers Abroad 21 de junio de 2017, 13:05Kingston, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Ministry for Labour and Social Security will carry out processes for lease (or contract) to participate in the Overseas Employment Program from June 26 to July 17, according to Jamaican newspaper The Observer. Lt. Governor of Minnesota, US, Promotes Trade Relations in Cuba San Jose, Cuba, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Tina Smith, accompanied by a large delegation, visited the western Cuban province of Mayabeque, mainly agricultural, to promote business and trade relations, local radio reported. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. UNESCO Underlines Importance of Education to Eradicate Poverty Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Global poverty could be reduced by half if all adults had the possibility of completing secondary education, according to the results of an investigation released today by UNESCO. Iran Supports Iraq's Antiterrorist Struggle, Palestinian Resistance Tehran, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Wednesday guaranteed its support for the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS), but underlined that the fight against terrorism cannot relegate the resistance against Israel''s Zionism and the liberation of Jerusalem. FBI Arrests Former Puerto Rican Minister Involved in Fraud San Juan, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested today former Puerto Rican minister of Export, Ramon Orta, involved in a scheme of corruption linked to the Federal Education Department. 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. Indian Space Agency, NASA build Reconnaissance Satellite New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) started building components to jointly make a Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) dedicated to monitoring the Earth. Canadian Mayors Meets in Montreal to Fight Climate Change 20 de junio de 2017, 15:49Ottawa, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, has confirmed on Tuesday the willingness of government officials -nearly 100 cities- to fight climate change despite the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. FMLN Rejects Trump Interference Policy Against Cuba San Salvador, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Martí for National Liberation Front (FMLN) ratified today its solidarity with Cuba and rejected the intervention measures recently announced by US President Donald Trump. Canada New Coin Glows in the Dark Ottawa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. China Seeks Positive Results in Security Talks with USA Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign ministry stated today that this country will work with US for positive results during the first diplomatic and security dialogue. Panama-Varela Suggests Trump to Make Progress in Relations with Cuba Panama, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Carlos Varela stated to his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, the opportunity to make progress on what has been achieved in the bilateral ties with Cuba. OAS Assembly Without Consensus on Proposal Against Venezuela Mexico, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States begins today its plenary sessions, in an environment marked by the lack of consensus on two proposals on Venezuela. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Trump to Meet Ukrainian President at White House Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will meet today with his Ukrainian peer, Piotr Poroshenko, at the White House, in a meeting that was included at the last minute to the host president''s agenda. Cuba Defends in the UN Right of Puerto Rico to Self-determination United Nations, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, reiterated her country''s support for the end of the colonial status of Puerto Rico, a Caribbean nation subject to five centuries of foreign domination. Cuban Students Repudiate Reactionary Speech by Donald Trump Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Federation of Middle School Students have repudiated the recent speech made by U.S. President Donald Trump and described as a circus act his political stance toward the island. Scientists Alert to Worse Heat Waves Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts said today that the 74 percent of the world population will be exposed to heat waves by 2100 if carbon dioxide rate increases at the same current pace. USA Intends to Re-establish Military Communication with Russia Washington, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States will intend to re-establish military communication with Russia to avoid clashes in Syria, according to Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. US Policy against Cuba will Fail, Says Ralph Gonsalves Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said today that the policy of the United States against Cuba has failed for more than 50 years and will continue to fail again. Cuban FM Says Donald Trump's Anti-Cuba Policy is Unsustainable Vienna, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has said on Monday that US President Donald Trump´s policy that is aimed at hardening US blockade against Cuba is absolutely unsustainable over the time. Cuba in Favor of Continued Dialogue with USA Havana, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to hold talks with the United States on the basis of respect, reciprocity and without giving up its principles or making concessions inherent to its sovereignty and independence, the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stated . 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. Lopez Rivera Denounces Impact of Colonialism on Puerto Rico at UN United Nations, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Puerto Rican pro-independence leader Oscar Lopez Rivera today denounced at the United Nations the impact of the colonial presence of the United States on that Caribbean island since 1898. Cuban Cyclist Marlies Mejias Wins 2nd in USA North Star Grand Prix Minneapolis, US, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cylist Marlies Mejias, competing for professional club Shimano Ladies Power Team, won the 5th stage, and with that, the second place in the general classification list of the North Star Grand Prix in Minneapolis, US. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Russia: Trump's Rhetoric on Cuba Withdraws to Cold War Era Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The new policy on Cuba announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, takes us back to the forgotten rhetoric ''Cold War'' style, denounced today the Russian foreign ministry in an official communique. Puerto Ricans Attend UN with New Political Scene San Juan, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Ricans are attending today the United Nations Committee on Decolonization in New York, in a bankruptcy scenario and the U.S. imposition of a fiscal control board. Cuba Denounces Systematic Human Rights Violations in U.S. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday denounced systematic human rights violations in the United States. Nicaragua Reiterates Brotherhood with Cuba Again US Aggressive Policy Managua, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to reverse the process of normalization of relations with Cuba begun by his predecessor, Barack Obama. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. China, US to Dialogue on Diplomacy and Security Beijing, June 18 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States will hold their first dialogue on diplomacy and security in Washington next Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry informed. Spain Urged to Defend Cuba's Sovereignty in View of US Policy Madrid, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Spain (PCE) asked today the Government of Mariano Rajoy to denounce before the international institutions the willingness of President of the United States Donald Trump to resume interfering and offensive policies against Cuba. Lack of Funds Threatens UNICEF Assistance to Syrian Children United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the lack of financial resources jeopardizes its programs to assist more than nine million Syrian children within the Levant and in neighboring states. Trump Is Wrong about Cuba, Mexican Press Highlights Mexico, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s media outlets are addressing today Cuba''s response to the announcement by US President Donald Trump of going back in relations with the island. Trump and his Presumed Russian Links, Accusations and Defense By Diony Sanabia Abadia Cuba Rejects Trump's Hostile Policy; Insists on Civilized Coexistence Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump''s hard line decision of hardening the blockade by reverting crucial measures taken by the previous administration of Barack Obama to engage with the island. U.S. Lawmakers will Try to Mitigate Damage from Cuba Policy 16 de junio de 2017, 17:50Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Working Group (CWG) in the U.S. Congress said on Friday that in the next few days, it will get deeply involved with federal agencies to mitigate the harmful consequences of the new policy on the Caribbean island. Trump's Cuba Policy to Affect U.S. Travelers and Companies 16 de junio de 2017, 16:36Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition noted today that the changes announced by President Donald Trump regarding his Cuba policy will affect U.S. citizens interested in traveling to the neighboring island. Trump will Cancel Obama's Agreement on Cuba 16 de junio de 2017, 16:15Miami, U.S., Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was canceling the last administration''s completely one-sided deal with Cuba, despite the opposition of an overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens who support the continuation of the rapprochement between the two countries. Drug Use in USA Also Damages Central American Countries 16 de junio de 2017, 16:00Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. National Security Secretary John Kelly admitted Friday during a high-level meeting on Central American nations in Miami, Florida, that drug use in his country causes violence in the south. Tribute Paid to Septeto Santiaguero in Santiago de Cuba 16 de junio de 2017, 14:53Por Tomas ArmenteroBy Marta Cabrales Merkel Condemns US Extraterritorial Sanctions against Russia Berlin, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the extraterritoriality of new US sanctions against Russia, which affect European interests, according to EU leaders. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. Djibouti On Alert as Eritrea Occupies Territory Abandoned by Qatar Djibuti,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying a disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. McDonalds Ends Olympics Sponsorship Three Years Earlier Laussanne, Switzerland,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) McDonald''s has ended its longtime Olympic sponsorship, the International Olympic Committee announced today. Obama's Ex-Advisor Says Trump's Cuba Policy will Fail Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The changes that U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make in Washington''s Cuba policy will fail, according to Ben Rhodes, a former advisor of President Barack Obama (2009-2017). US Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Announcement Against Cuba Washington, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Several US lawmakers have already expressed their disagreement with President Donald Trump''s announcement today of a policy change to Cuba, which would include travel and trade restrictions. US Warships in Qatar for Naval Maneuvers Doha, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Two US warships are in Qatar now to conduct joint training with that Arab Emirate at the brink of a diplomatic and political crisis with its neighbors of the Persian Gulf and other Islamic States. Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. Trump to Reverse Measures to Approach Cuba Despite Great Opposition Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will announce today some changes to Cuba policy that contradict the wishes and interests of many sectors and the majority of U.S. citizens. US Reveals Serious Shortcoming in New Aircraft carrier of US Fleet Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The new US aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford (CVN-78) today has serious shortcomings in aircraft take-off and landing mechanisms, despite its total cost exceeding 13 billion dollars. Poverty also Reaches Children in Rich Countries, UNICEF Warns United Nations, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Poverty and lack of food are phenomena that also affect countries with advanced economic development, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned. UN General Assembly Elects 18 Economic and social Council Members United Nations, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) General Assembly elected or ratified today 18 member countries to shape up the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), starting from 2018. US Coalition Deplores Trump's Announcement on Cuba Washington, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition condemned today President Donald Trump''s announcement of new restrictions on US travel to and trade with Cuba. Donald Trump Expected to Restrict Travel and Trade with Cuba Washington, June 15 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s announcement on the situation with Cuba will be focused possibly on tightening restrictions on travel and banning commercial transactions with Cuban state-owned companies, according to the US political-journalism company. UN Creates New Anti-terrorist Office United Nations, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly adopted today a resolution creating a new Anti-Terrorism Office in the organization. Cuban Minister of Industries to Visit Canada Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation, headed by the Minister of Industries, Salvador Pardo, continues today its visit in Canada. Stanford Classic: Maria Sharapova Gets Wildcard Entry California, USA, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA Stanford tournament at the end of next month as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. 31 Killed in Al-Shabab Attack on Restaurant in Somali Capital Mogadiscio, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)The death toll in an overnight attack by al-Shabab terrorists on a popular restaurant in Somalia''s capital has risen to 31, according to local media. Putin Jokes About Possible Asylum for Former FBI Director Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today joked about granting political asylum to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, after he talked about his recordings of his conversations with Donald Trump. The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Reversing Rapprochement between U.S. and Cuba, Many Negative Results Por Martha Andres RomanWashington, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) While press reports continue pointing out that President Donald Trump will reverse the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, most analyses reach one conclusion: taking a step backward in the opening would bring about many negative results. Conference in the US on Prosperity and Security in Central America Washington, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America opens two days of debates in the US city of Miami, Florida, to outline strategies for development in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. U.S. Intensifies Actions against Syria Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States'' actions against Syria continue intensifying amid a new crisis in the Middle East between Qatar and Saudi Arabia that evidently seems a maneuver to distort its real objectives. UN Official for Syria Expects New Inter-Syrian Talks in July United Nations, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said he expected to call, in July, the seventh round of talks in Geneva, between the Government and opposition representatives. 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. US City Calls for Lifting Blockade against Cuba Washington, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The city of Helena, capital city of Montana state, urged the US Congress to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, said a Cuban diplomat today. US Congress Leaders Call for Unity Washington, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Top leaders of the US House of Representatives have called for the unit on Wednesday after a shooting of lawmakers at a baseball practice field in Alexandria, Virginia. UN Calls for Quick Diplomatic Solution to Qatar Crisis 14 de junio de 2017, 15:28United Nations, June 14 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad al-Hussein, has called for a quick solution on Wednesday to debate on the Qatar diplomatic crisis. IOC Proposes Ban Ki-Moon to Preside Ethics Commission Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Former secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon was proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board as candidate to preside its Ethics Commission, IOC announced Wednesday. Marawi Siege: US Special Forces Aiding Philippine Army Manila,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed that it sought the assistance of the United States as Filipino troops continue to battle Islamist militants in Marawi City. ''We asked for their assistance because we do not have the kind of technical capability we sought. If we had it, we would not have done so,'' Brig.Gen. Restituto Padilla, spokesman of the AFP, said in a text message. DPRK Reasserts Position for Reunification with S.Korea Pyongyang, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reaaserted Wednesday its position to establish talks without foreign interference, to reach the reconciliation, reunification and pacific coexistence with South Korea. Montreal to Host North America's Biggest Street Arts Festival in July Ottawa,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)Montreal will host North America''s biggest street-arts festival in July. Dust Around Active Black Holes More Compact Than Thought Washington, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Using observations from NASA''s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, researchers have found that the dust surrounding active, ravenous black holes is much more compact than previously thought. 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. Tooth Found in Mexico Suggests Mammals Migrated Across America Washington, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Late in the afternoon on a hot March day in central Mexico, a paleontologist uncovered a jawbone and called over to Jack Tseng. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. Cuba Ratifies Its Commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, ratified her country''s commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), speaking at the 29th meeting of the International Coordination Council of that project. More US Travelers Visit Cuba Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, making it the same amount of those who came in 2016. 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). U.S. and Cuba: Will Trump Ignore the Calls from the Majority? Washington (Prensa Latina) Reversing the recent policies on Cuba would bring economic damage, isolation and national security problems to the United States, according to several sectors that demand that President Donald Trump maintain the rapprochement to the Caribbean island. ILO World Summit to Discuss Women at Work Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Organization (ILO) Conference -still in session- will hold a world summit on Thursday to discuss the way to shape a better future for women in their jobs. The New York Times Publishes List of Best Films of the 21st Century New York, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The 2007 fiction film ''There Will Be Blood'' is the first on the list of the 25 best films so far this century that published by the newspaper The New York Times. US-Canada Commercial Dispute on Timber Taxes Continues Ottawa, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Canada and the United States have not resolve their commercial dispute, because Washington has imposed taxes up to 24 percent on timber imports from its northern neighboring country. Tillerson Signals Donald Trump Administration Stance on Cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said on Tuesday that Donald Trump´s government continues to review its policy towards Cuba and declined to confirm whether President Donald Trump will make a formal announcement on Friday, in Miami. US Recognizes Progress of Taliban Movement in Afghanistan Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis recognized the progress of the Taliban Movement in Afghanistan and the problems of his country in the conflict with that Asian nation. US Democratic Senators Ask to Expand Relations with Cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 Democratic senators urged the administration of Donald Trump to maintain and expand the US economic and political approach to Cuba, when local media today show the possibility of a reversal. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. France Demands End of US Subsidies to Boeing Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) France today demanded the end of the subsidies granted by the United States to the aeronautical company Boeing, considering that they are an obstacle to the rules of fair trade. UN-Cuba Denounces That US Blockade is Still in Force United Nations, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the United Nations that the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade and its extraterritorial scope, recently expressed in a fine to a Canadian subsidiary corporation of the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC). 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. T&T Hosts Second Phase of 2017 Tradewinds Exercises Washington, June 13 (Prensa Latina) The second phase of 2017 Tradewinds exercises, that brings together security forces and regional civilian agencies from 20 participating nations, is set to take place today in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the US Department of Defense. US Attorney General to Appear Before Senate Committee Washington, June 13 (Prensa Latina) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to the committee´s leaders. G-7 Reiterates, without US Support, Commitment to Paris Agreement Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Environment ministers from the G-7 countries reaffirmed today their commitment to the swift and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, without the United States'' support. Appeals Court Rejects to Resume Trump´s Travel Ban 12 de junio de 2017, 16:16Washington, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dealt on Monday a harsh blow to US President Donald Trump''s travel veto in deciding to block the revised travel ban. UN Secretary-General Supports UNRWA after Criticism by Israel 12 de junio de 2017, 16:15United Nations, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guiterres ratified his support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called to dismantle it. 2016: The Deadliest Year for the US LGBT Community Washington, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The year 2016 was the deadliest for the LGBT community in the United States due to alarming figures including the victims of the Orlando massacre, whose first anniversary is commemorated today. About 65 percent of US Population Support Stronger Ties with Cuba Washington, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) About 65 percent of the U.S. voters, among them more than 6 of 10 Republicans, reportedly support the relations with Cuba, re-established by the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama (2009-2017). Brain Architecture: Scientists Discover 11 Dimensional Structures Washington,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are ''a world we had never imagined.'' Qatar Hosted Taliban at U.S.A Request Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, have been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Annexation of Puerto Rico Fails, Poor Participation in Plebiscite San Juan, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The participation of 23 percent of 2.2 million Puerto Rican voters in the plebiscite on the status held on Sunday is a resounding failure for the annexationist government of Ricardo Rossello Nevares. Poll Shows US Citizens Trust James Comey over Trump Washington, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The US citizens are currently finding former FBI Director James Comey to be more trustworthy than President Donald Trump, according to a new Huffington Post poll. Septeto Santiaguero to Kick Off New Tour of the United States Santiago de Cuba, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Septeto Santiaguero will kick off its fourth tour of the United States in July, sources from the musical group told Prensa Latina. General Motors Ordered to Respect Labor Rights in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court of Venezuela ordered the U.S. company General Motors to respect the workers'' right during the embargo imposed on April 14. UN Announces New Debates on Cyprus Reunification United Nations, June 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretariat Antonio Guterres has announced the resumption of dialogue between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities on the reunification of the island on June 28, in Geneva. Donald Trump Ducks Answering If There Are Recordings with Comey 09 de junio de 2017, 16:59Washington, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has ducked responding whether there were recordings of his dialogues with former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey. US Republicans Send Letter to Trump Urging Cuba Remain Open 09 de junio de 2017, 16:15Washington, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Seven House Republicans have sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for Cuba to remain open as a matter of US national security, ABC News reported. UN Received more than 1,200 Commitments with Ocean Protection 09 de junio de 2017, 15:45United Nations, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the UN Ocean Conference, Wu Hongbo, announced today that more than 1,200 voluntary commitments have been sent by the international community for the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Cuba for Second Baseball Match in Canada 09 de junio de 2017, 15:13Trois-Riviÿres, Canada, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban baseball team competing in the Canadian-American Independent Baseball League (Can-Am League) will play its 2nd match against the Trois-Rivieres Eagles, after they won its first match against this Canadian team by 8-2. UK- Aerosmith Ready to Rock at Download Festival London,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) North American rockers Aerosmith said they would put aside security concerns following the Manchester bombing to headline the Download Festival in England on Sunday, insisting the show must go on. One of Every Four Children Under Five Suffer Anemia in Colombia Bogota, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Anemia during childhood affects one of every four children under five in Colombia, a serious problem for public health, Cromos magazine warns today. Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority Kingston,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Usain Bolt says breaking records is not a priority and dedicates tomorrow''s farewell performance to fans. Having established two individual world records Usain Bolt said he would not be attempting to break his 9.58 and 19.19 clocking times to end his final season in glory.''I have already said it, this season is for the fans,'' said Bolt, during a JN Racers Grand Prix press briefing yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Terrorists Killed in Fights in Afghan Province of Nangarhar Kabul, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan Army''s Silab body reported today that 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during Hamza''s operations in Nangarhar province. Bolivia Refuses to Participate in Military Drills With US in Amazonia La Paz, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia refused to participate in the military maneuvers planned for November on the triple border of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, with the presence of the United States Army, Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira said today. North Korea Kim Jong Un Tests New Land-Sea Missile Pyongyang, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), led the test launch of the land-sea cruise missile developed by the National Defense Academy of Sciences. Plastic Wastes, the Oceans' Number-One Enemy Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) For over a century, plastic has accompanied human beings in a wide range of forms and uses, but its wastes are threatening as no other material one of humankind''s most precious resources, the oceans. More Than 160 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says Geneva, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Uruguay Prioritizes Science, Environment Within the Antarctic Treaty Montevideo, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Science and the environment will be two of the main priorities of work to be promoted by the Uruguayan Albert Lluberas, after becoming the first Latin American elected to assume the Executive Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty. UN Calls for Sustainable Management of World Oceans Day United Nations, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) On the World Oceans Day, senior officials of the United Nations called for their protection and sustainable management. Comey Discribed as Disturbing Conversations with Trump Washinton, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Former U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey refused today to say that U.S. President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice but said his talks with the president were disturbing. UN: Islamic State Gives Way but Still a Serious Danger 08 de junio de 2017, 14:55United Nations, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman warned today in the Security Council that the Islamic State (ISIS) continues to represent a serious threat, despite the blows it suffered in recent years months. US Women Travel on Windsurf Board from Cuba to USA Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Inspired by the love between peoples, the U.S. citizens Cynthia Aguilar, Aimee Spector and Karen Figueroa began a trip from Havana to Key West, Florida, swimming on a windsurf board (paddle board). USA MIT Students Design Mission to Huge Asteroid Apophis Washington,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a close-range mission to analyze the huge asteroid Apophis, which will pass extremely close to Earth in 2029. Another Puerto Rican former Governor Calls to Boycott Plebiscite San Juan, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican ex-governor Aníbal Acevedo joined today the call to boycott the plebiscite of status to be held next Sunday, promoted by the annexationist New Progressive Party (PNP). Costa Rica Defines Actions to Improve Oceans' Health San Jose, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) About 100 high political, civil society and academia representatives are participating today and tomorrow in the Global Dialogue on Oceans, an event that Costa Rica hosts to define actions aimed at improving the health of that part of the planet. China: Second Largest Direct Investor Abroad in 2016 Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) China became the second country with the largest direct investment abroad in 2016, according to a report released today by official sources. UN Analyzes Terrorist Threat Posed By Islamic State United Nations, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council today analyzes the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State (EI) and actions to counteract them. 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. UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic Pollution By Waldo Mendiluza US Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iran Washington, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The United States condemned today the terrorist attacks carried out in Tehran that killed 12 people and wounded 42, and expressed its condolences to the victims and their families. Salvadoran Govt. to Protect Emigrants Threatened in USA San Salvador, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of El Salvador ratified today that it will support the 190,000 compatriots who emigrated to the United States and could lose the benefits of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS). Cuba Shares Experiences of Preservation of Marine Spaces at UN United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, José Fidel Santana, presented today the Cuban experiences in the preservation of its marine spaces, as the United Nations Conference on Oceans continues. Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers Movie Fills Out Its Cast Los Ángeles, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg is doing a new film called The Papers, formerly known as The Post. UN-Cuba Urged the Developed World to Protect the Oceans United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today at the United Nations Conference on Oceans the support of the developed world to the countries of the South with funding and technology to guarantee the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Command Forces Allied to Syria Condemn US Attack Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Command forces allied to Syria condemned the recent aggression by the United States-led coalition, which it described as a ''cowardly act'' and demonstrative of Washington''s support to terrorists, according to a statement released today . 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. Protected Marine Reserves can Mitigate Climate Effects Washington, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Marine reserves highly protected can help mitigate the effects of climate change, said an international research published today by a specialized magazine. 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. Canada to Step up to Play a Leadership Role on the World Stage Ottawa, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has promised today to the House of Commons of the federal parliament that Canada will step up its leadership role on the world stage as the United States turns inward to focus on its own national interests. UN Requests Cooperation in Areas with Cross-Border Waters United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the international community today to foster dialogue and cooperation in areas with cross-border waters, as a way to prevent conflicts. USA- More Than 59.000 Deaths by Drugs in 2016 Washington, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The crisis for the abuse of and addiction to opioids that affects the United States today left more than 59,000 deaths in 2016,the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. US Filmmaker Michael Moore Launches Trumpileaks Washington, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) US filmmaker and writer Michael Moore launched a website titled Trumpileaks, in which people interested in denouncing, can share information in a protected way about the administration of US President Donald Trump. UN: Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine is half a century old today, a situation that generates chronic needs, warned UN humanitarian coordinator Robert Piper. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. Evo Morales Chairs UN Debate on Conflict Prevention United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales is presiding over today a session of the United Nations Security Council dedicated to conflict prevention in cross-border water scenarios. Puerto Rican Filmmaker Arrested by Federal Agents San Juan, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Puerto Rican filmmaker Tito Roman Rivera was arrested by federal agents after participating yesterday in a protest outside the main building of the United States in San Juan. UN Debates How to Protect the Oceans United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Oceans enters into its second day today with association dialogues and speeches from senior officials of the five continents on how to protect marine spaces. 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). Cuba Will Host International Workshop on Inclusive Education Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the First International High School Workshop that will be held in this capital from June 19-23, with the participation of experts from 10 countries, the organizing committee reported today. Evo Morales Denounces in UN Bolivian Economic Impact United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has denounced today in the UN that the 138 years as a landlocked State has been a severe economic impact for the nation. Bob Dylan Accepts Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 Stockholm, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy said today that US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan delivered his lecture to accept the Nobel Prize of Literature, a requirement necessary to be given the prize money. CARICOM Criticizes US Withdrawal From Paris Agreement Georgetown, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) criticized the decision by the US government to abandon the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Jamaica Observer newspaper reported today. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Paramedics Responsible for Child Deaths to be Tried in South Sudan Juba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of a paramedical team responsible for the death of 15 children vaccinated with contaminated syringes will be tried, official sources announced here today. Storm Destroys 1,000 Refugee Homes in Nigeria Abuja,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains and wind destroyed 1,000 makeshift homes in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, aggravating conditions for the thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said. Syrian Army Fights Terrorists in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) For the third day in a raw, strong fighting by the Syrian Army continued against groups of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, near the city of Deir Ezzor, military sources confirmed today. About 100,000 Children Live at Risk in Mosul, UNICEF Says United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the 100,000 Iraqi children who remain in the Old City, considered the last stronghold of the Islamic State (EI) in western Mosul, are living under extremely dangerous conditions. 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. Our Planet Celebrates World Environment Day Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) To remember the importance of preserving the environment for human development is the objective of this day, which is celebrated throughout the world with actions aimed to make the international community more sensitive to this matter. More Hurricanes Predicted This Season in the Atlantic Ocean Washington, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Meteorologists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center said today that the Atlantic Ocean could face another hurricane season above normal this year. ILO Debates on Global Employment Problems Geneva, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unemployed people worldwide could surpass 201 million in 2017, while the disorderly emigration in search of labor options increases, with this background panorama, an international debate on the subject began today. UN Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in London United Nations, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned today the terrorist attack that killed seven people and wounded nearly 50 in London. 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. Islands of Urban Heat, A Costly Threat By María Julia Mayoral Crater on Mars Could Have Been Habitable For 700 Million Years Washington,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Curiosity Rover is earning its keep, sending back more and more valuable information about the Red Planet. Canada, Vietnam Trade Exchange Grows Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Comercial exchange between Canada and Vietnam amounted to $ 70 million in the first quarter of 2017, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year. Connecting the Dots Between Dreams and Brain Disease 03 de junio de 2017, 11:27Ottawa, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have unveiled a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson''s Disease. Scientists Discover a Sixth Sense On The Tongue Washington, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Viewed under a microscope, your tongue is an alien landscape, studded by fringed and bumpy buds that sense five basic tastes: salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami. Julian Assange Still Trapped in Legal Labyrinth Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) After seven years of investigation, the Swedish prosecutor''s office withdrew charges of alleged violation against Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website, but he remains trapped in a legal labyrinth that prevents him from leaving the embassy of Ecuador in London. Syria: Hideaways and Warehouses of Terrorists Found in Homs Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Groups of Syrian technicians and sappers from the Army found hideways and a home made bomb factory in the neighborhood of Al Waer, city of Homs, from where the last armed terrorists recently came from. Air Strike by the Coalition Kills More Than 40 in Syria Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 dead and dozens injured in the Syrian city of Raqqa by an aviation bombing of the international coalition led by the United States, reported the media in Damascus today. Canada Helps Communities Attract Job Creating Investment Ottawa, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) International trade and investment are vital to Canada''s economic growth and prosperity. More international investments in Canada mean more jobs for Canadian workers, more growth for our economy and a stronger middle class.