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Kabul, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 62 Talibans, including a commander, were killed during attacks carried out by the Afghan Air Force in the southern province of Kandahar, in the last 24 hours, official sources reported today.


Kabul, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 20 people died, including a Taliban commander, in a suicide attack perpetrated by the Islamic State in the province of Sar-i-Pul, in northern Afghanistan, police chief Abdul Qauom Baqizoi, said.


Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) reiterated today the rejection of the US blockade against Cuba, as it constitutes a unilateral coercive measure with extraterritorial effect contrary to international law.


Tehran, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmud Alavi ruled out any dialogue between his country and U.S. President Donald Trump, who recently announced new sanctions against the Iranian nation.


Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China welcomed today the meeting held in Finland between Presidents Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Donald Trump (United States), urging them to maintain their contacts to solve any bilateral friction and examine global issues.


United Nations, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the UN General Assembly in the 72nd period of sessions, Miroslav Lajcak, demands today more results on the field in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO).


Addis Ababa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia confirmed today that it will receive a donation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist about 50,000 internally displaced persons with medical supplies.


Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay valued today the potential offered by the Chinese Silk Road initiative to protect the heritage of the countries involved, apart from its economic purpose.


United Nations, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombia hopes today to continue advancing in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), beyond what is considered by a current president and always with the support of the civil society.


United Nations, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, today called for reducing confrontations in Gaza, an occupied Palestinian territory that he considers to be on the verge of a war.


Buenos Aires, (Prensa Latina) Argentine Senator Magdalena Odarda presented a request for a report to the Upper House on information that U.S. troops will arrive here to instruct the security forces ahead of the upcoming G20 summit.