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North America

United Nations, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, presided today a working meeting of the member States of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum for Sustainable Development.


Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. White House announced today that the Boeing company obtained a 3.9 billion dollar contract to design, modify, test, certify and deliver two replacements of the Air Force One presidential aircraft for 2024.


Brussels, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The President of the European Commission (EC), Jean-Claude Juncker, denounced today US efforts to split the EU countries up regarding the commercial policy.


Santo Domingo, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Dominican authorities dismantled a clandestine office in Santo Domingo West where U.S. visas were forged, local press reported today.


Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Secretary of the Association of Cuban Bartenders (ACC), Lizbeth Elias Muñoz, stated today that about 250 professionals have confirmed their attendance at the 22nd Pan-American Cocktail Competition IBA 2018 in Havana.


Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia tripled today the reductions of its investments in the US Treasury bonds, leaving only 14.9 billion dollars of a maximum eight years ago of 176.3 billion dollars.


Tokyo, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda made official the presence of actors Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke in his upcoming film La Vérité (The Truth), despite regretting the details previously leaked, the local press reported.


Tehran, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Amid tensions with the United States, the Iranian Defense Minister, General Amir Hatami, said today that the country''s Armed Forces are prepared to face their foreign enemies.


Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government called as biased the declarations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the socio-political crisis which is still raging in the country.


Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 120 buses arrived today in the village of Al-Eis, south of Aleppo province, to evacuate hundreds of civilians from the towns of Kefraya and Fua, in Idlib, under siege by terrorist groups.


Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Petroleum built a gas pipeline that enabled the Al-Taim power plant to start operating in northeastern Deir Ezzor, television media reported today.