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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.

Madrid, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, confirmed today the determination to exhume the remains of the dictator Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen to close once and for all the wounds of the past.

La Paz, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) All 33 member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) support Bolivia as the pro tempore president of that multilateral body in 2019.

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.

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.

17 de julio de 2018, 09:38Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The second ministerial meeting between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and the European Union (EU) ends today in this capital, a venue destined to tighten cooperation to defend common interests.

Rome, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) To urban and peri-urban silviculture will be dedicated today a high-level dialogue on the second day of the 24th Forest Committee (COFO24) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicted a drop in the production of rice, soy, coarse grains and sugar in Latin America in the 2018-2019 period.