Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina ASEAN Countries Commit to Promoting Peace Singapore, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Defense of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday signed a joint declaration in Singapore in which they pledge to promote regional peace and stability. China to Reduce Harmful Chemical to Curb Pollution Beijing, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and US scientists suggested controlling and minimizing formaldehyde emissions as the main cause of air pollution in China, local media reported on Friday. Austria Calls for Cooperation with Asia at ASEM Summit Brussels, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz insisted on establishing close cooperation with Asian States, due to their importance to the European Union (EU), in statements at the first session of the 12th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) on Friday. Japan-Cuba Economic Conference to Be Held in December Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan are coordinating in Tokyo the agenda of the 15th Economic Conference between the two countries (JCEC), scheduled for December 17 in Havana. Forum Asia-Europe Summit Advocates for Strengthening Multilateralism Brussels, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the fórum Asia-Europe, in which representatives of over 50 countries participate, started today in this capital with the commitment of strengthening multilateralism and economic and trade relations. China, South Korea Commit to Political Solution for Denuclearization Beijing, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) China and South Korea have agreed Friday to push for a political solution to realize the denuclearization and definitive peace of the Korean peninsula, where a rapprochement between Seoul and Pyongyang is progressing well. Pope Has No Plans to Visit Taiwan 18 de octubre de 2018, 16:02Rome, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Vatican Press Office, Greg Burke, reported on Thursday in this capital that a visit from Pope Francis to Taiwan is not being planned. Pope Francis Receives South Korean President 18 de octubre de 2018, 15:29Rome, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis received in an audience on Thursday in this city the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, who later met with senior officials of the Holy See. Direct Foreign Investment Grows Eight Percent in China Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) China reported today an increase of eight percent in direct foreign investment during September, which meant revenues for 76 billion 270 million youans (11 million dollars). China Regrets US Withdrawal from Universal Postal Union Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) China on Thursday regretted the United States'' decision to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), and said that it will support the organization, because it is a major player in the facilitation of international trade. Xi Jinping Calls for More Efforts to Eradicate Poverty by 2020 Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed state institutions on Wednesday to assume their tasks with greater responsibility to ensure the eradication of poverty in the country, a government priority, by 2020. European Commission Inclined to Sign Trade Agreement with Vietnam Brussels, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) informed today of its proposal to sign and apply free trade and investment agreement with Vietnam. China Warns about Failure at Any Taiwan Separatist Attempts Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) China warned Taiwan on Wednesday that it will fail in any secessionist attempts backed by external forces to intensify antagonism, damage cross-strait relations and change the island''s status. Legal Battle between Japanese Gov't and Okinawa over US Base Begins Tokyo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Ministry of Defense took legal actions on Wednesday to overturn the Okinawan government''s decision to suspend the relocation works on a US base in the prefecture, despite local opposition. ASEAN Assists in Disaster Recovery in Indonesia Jakarta, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Two contingents of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Management (AHA) are cooperating with Indonesia in recovery efforts after more recent disasters in this country, official sources said on Tuesday. U.S. Will Lose Billions in Revenue as Chinese Tourist Number Dwindles Beijing, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States will lose the millionaire income that Chinese tourism provides, because its tensions against this country drive away those who wish to visit its territory, local press said on Tuesday. Mechanism 16+1 Starts Summit on Transport Belgrade, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The Third Summit of Transport Ministers of China and 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe started today with emphasis in the evaluation of projects of infrastructure in this cooperation mechanism. DPRK, S Korea, UN Talk about Disarmament in Panmunjom Panmunjom, Korean Peninsula, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The two Koreas and the United Nations Command are holding consultations on Tuesday on disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) located in Panmunjom. South Korean Exports Fall 8.2 Percent in September Seoul, Oct 16 (PL) Exports from the Republic of Korea fell 8.2 percent in September compared to the same period in 2017, the Korean Customs Service reported. Shanghai Airport has First Automatized Terminal in China Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Terminal one of the international airport Honggiao of Shanghai became today the first of China to operate completely automated, with support of technologies such as facial recognition.