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Madrid, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, self-exiled in Belgium after his dismissal, was willing to return to Spain if he is re-elected in the elections to be held in that region next week.

Rome, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Italian police raided the headquarters of the extreme-right wing organization ''Do.Ra. Militant Community of the Twelve Rays'' in the northern community of Sumirago, Lombard province of Varese.

Amsterdam, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Primary schools in the Netherlands remained closed on the occasion of the strike by thousands of teachers, the second in two months.

Kabul, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Afghan security forces captured Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Haq in the northern province of Kunduz today, as part of a recent offensive that tries to put the insurgency and terrorism under control.

Paris, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General António Guterres called on the rich countries in Paris today to comply with their financial commitments to supporting the developing nations to deal with climate change.

Vienna, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) At least one person died today and around 20 were injured due to an explosion at a gas plant in Baumgarten, Austria, which belongs to the OMV oil consortium, one of the largest processors and suppliers in Europe.

Damascus, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government troops destroyed concentration centers of the terrorist group Organization for the Liberation of the Levant (former al-Nusra), in its advance towards the villages of Abu Dali, in the southeast of the northern province of Idlib, military sources reported today.

By Luisa Maria Gonzalez

Paris, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is attending today the One Planet Summit, being held in Paris to fight climate change, where it is conveying the message that responsibility for that phenomenon is common but differentiated, Environment Minister Tarsicio Granizo said.

París, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Summit One Planet held today in France emphasized the value of public and private financing to accelerate the application of the Paris Agreement on the struggle against climate change, as well as to promote sustainable development models. This transcended from the first work panel of the event attended by leaders, personalities and social actors from all latitudes of the planet.

Moscow, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Bureau (FSB) dismantled a terrorist cell in this capital, whose objective was perpetrating attacks during Christmas and the 2018 presidential campaign, the Russian Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) informed today.

Paris, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Perez, defended today at the One Planet Summit in session here the importance of public finance in fighting climate change.