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Paris, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) France has woken up touched today after the tragic train and a school bus collision in which four children died and another 20 were injured, a fact that has generated numerous reactions of sorrow at a national level.

Moscow, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The top leader of the Council of the Federation (Russian Senate), Valentina Matvienko, said today that the next presidential election will be held on March 18, and promised to invite a record number of international observers.

Rome, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales extolled his meeting today Pope Francis at the Vatican and thanked him for the support of the High Pontiff to the change process and the sea claim of the Andean-Amazonic nation.

United Nations, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council is holding a ministerial-level meeting to address the threats the nuclear weapons pose and devotes special attention to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

Brussels, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The 27 EU countries approved today passing to a second phase of negotiations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), focused on the transition period and future relations.

Pretoria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, called on members today to commit to the unity of the ruling Zanu-PF party, to prevent disintegration and turn the organization into an economic party, besides political.

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.

Port au Prince, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) According to a report issued by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Haiti is currently the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean in a situation of severe food insecurity.

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.

Mexico, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Over the past 32 years, 52,210 women have been murdered in Mexico, according to a study published here.