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Damascus, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs, Mohammed Akram al-Qash, has assured today that Syria''s population is approximately 28 million inhabitants, 21 million of them are currently living within the country and around seven million are abroad.

Caracas, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) First Vicepresident of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (Psuv), Diosdado Cabello, confirmed Chavism will defend one only candidate in the presidential elections of 2018.

Berlin, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) A research carried out by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) indicated that Germany is the western economy most affected by the sanctions that leaders of the European Union (EU) decided to set up against Russia.

Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) UK Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her disagreement with the approval of an amendment to ensure that the final agreement on Brexit will be voted in the British Parliament.

Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities destroyed 16,683 firearms as part of the efforts to improve the country''s security, said today Nestor Reverol, Minister of Interior, Justice, and Peace.

Rabat, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union spoke today in Rabat against Washington''s recent decision on Jerusalem, which takes away the credibility of the White House in peace processes in the Middle East.

Madrid, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The population living in Spain grew in the first half of 2017 due to the increase in the arrival of immigrants to the country, the National Statistics Institute (INE) reported.

Panama, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The political crisis in Hondjras, unleashed by the alleged election fraud, will be analyzed by the 50th Summit of Heads of State and Governmnent of the System of Integration of Central America (SICA) beinh held here today.

Pretoria, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Central Committee of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) held today a special session before the Extraordinary Congress of this ruling party that will take place tomorrow in Harare.

Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) A summit of Lebanese religious leaders today condemned US President Donald Trump''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US embassy there.

Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Just over half of the US gun owners consider mass shootings as something that ''a free society must accept,'' according to a survey released today by CBS News.