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Caracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolás Maduro assured that Venezuela is today at the forefront of technology in the confrontation against financial speculation in the digital market, after the activation of operations in the PETRO cryptocurrency.

Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The third edition of the La Guayabera 5.0 Technology Fair, a unique event of its kind in Cuba, begins today in this central city with proposals that merge technology and culture for a better society.

Beijing, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) China made new advances toward the introduction of 5G in mobile telephones with the first call made between its Huawei company and British Vodafone supported in the network, the one with highest connection speed.

Kiev, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Amid a sensitive demographic cut, about 100,000 Ukrainians emigrate monthly to the European Union (EU), Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said Wednesday.

Paris, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Air France announced today that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will be cancelled tomorrow, due to the strike convened by the unions to demand a wage increase.

Damascus, feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Extremist factions entrenched in the Eastern Ghouta region resumed their attacks against this capital and its surroundings today.

Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro hosted in this capital a delegation from the United States Congress led by Democratic Senator from Vermont, Patrick Leahy.

By Fausto Triana

Santiago de Chile, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, is off on her 22nd official visit, last of her mandate expiring on March 11, when she will render the post to Sebastian Piñera.

Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Havana Club International S.A., informed today that during the 20th Habano Festival (February 26 thru March 2) it will present here the new version of the rum named Tributo (Tribute) of this year.

Tokyo, feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese city of Osaka will host the summit of the most industrialized countries or the Group of Twenty (G20) next year, official sources reported here.

Santiago de Chile, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Charles Scicluna, archbishop of Malta, thanked the Chilean ecclesiastic authorities today for facilitating his work and promised comprehensiveness and meticulousness in the investigations.