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North America

Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian State Duma (lower house) today approved in its third and last reading a package of countermeasures to respond to the sanctions imposed by the United States over the past few months.

New York, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The price of the US West Texas Intermediate oil went up 96 cents of a dollar in New York to reach the price of 72.24 dollars a barrel, its highest price level since the end of 2014, sources of the oil market commented here Monday.

United Nations, May 21 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General António Guterres is closely following the political process in Venezuela after the presidential elections of yesterday, said his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric.

Mexico, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Navy personnel, along with those from other South American countries, participated in a voyage and a scientific research in the Antarctic, official sources indicated today.

Ottawa, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of Canadians affected by CIA brainwashing experiments in the 1960s demand today compensation and a public apology to the Government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Ankara, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey's struggling lira currency touched a record low against the dollar today, hit by a surging greenback and chronic worries about President Tayyip Erdogan''s drive to influence monetary policy.

Buenos Aires, May 21 (Prensa Latina) With the focus on issues such as multilateralism and global governance, opened today the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Group of 20 (G20), attended by 26 ministers and deputy ministers.

Washington, May 21 (Prensa Latina) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that there are still important pending issues in the negotiations with Mexico and Canada over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

21 de mayo de 2018, 12:37Lima, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Lima Group, comprising governments in favor of the US hostile policy against the Venezuelan government, announced today measures of financial closure to that administration, in retaliation for the re-election of President Nicolas Maduro.

Damascus, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government troops and allies controlled the al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus, military sources reported.

Algiers, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Algerian President Abdelaziz Boutaflika reversed the plan to grant farmlands to foreign investors, according to official sources released today.