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Hanoi, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The sixth National Congress of the Vietnam War Veterans'' Association (VWVA) ended today with the introduction of a 98-member Central Committee for the 2017-2022 period led by Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Duoc.

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.

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.

Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China reiterated today its support to Palestine to establish and independent and sovereign State, with its capital in East Jerusalem and borders previous to 1967, but advocated that territory and Israel settle their differences through negotiations.

Bangkok, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned today that the airport infrastructures in Thailand are insufficient to respond to the growing demand for passenger traffic.

Hanoi, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised to 6.7 percent its growth forecast for the Vietnamese economy in this and next year, from its originals of 6.3 and 6.5 per cent, respectively.

Manila, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Congress approved a one-year extension of martial law in the province of Mindanao, at the request of President Rodrigo Duterte, to eliminate terrorist groups operating in that locality.

Jakarta, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) representative in Indonesia announced today that it will donate 117,000 dollars to help those affected by the intense activity of the Agung volcano on the island of Bali.

Pretoria, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina)At least 200 kilograms of ivory worth over half a million dollars was intercepted on Monday, while it was being shipped to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

New Delhi, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Army has deployed a specialized unit to try to find three soldiers missing 24 hours ago after being hit by an avalanche in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.