Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina China's Belt and Road Forum to Be Major Event in 2019, FM Says 19 de abril de 2019, 14:08Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday said that the second edition of China''s Belt and Road forum will be held on April 25-27 and will be the nation''s major international event in 2019. Iran, Cuba Establish Broad Possibilities for Scientific Cooperation Teheran, April 18 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba stated the broad possibilities and conditions for expanding collaboration in the medical-scientific sphere, diplomatic sources announced Thursday. Taliban, Afghan Government Postpone Meeting Indefinitely Kabul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Talks between the Taliban movement and delegates from Afghanistan's government, scheduled for later this week in Catar, were postponed indefinitely, local media reported Friday. India Begins Second Phase of Parliamentary Elections New Delhi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The second of the seven phases of the general elections to India''s Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) began on Thursday in 95 electoral districts of 11 states and a territory of this populous South Asian country. China Opposes Tightening of US Blockade against Cuba Beijing, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) China has reiterated its opposition to the US unilateral measures that tighten the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba, by emphasizing that it is an obstacle to the socioeconomic development and welfare of the Caribbean nation. China Warns of Adverse Effect of Sanctions on Venezuela Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) China warned today that external sanctions and interventionist stances such as that of the so-called Lima Group will only further complicate the situation in Venezuela, whose government it supports in its efforts to safeguard national sovereignty. Japan to Test Plan to Reduce Traffic Jams during Olympics Tokyo, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government announced today it will conduct a trial survey next summer aimed at reducing traffic jams during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Rains, Storms, Lightnings Killed 50 People in India New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 50 people died in India because of rains, thunderstorms and lightnings in several parts of the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. India Lost Five Million Jobs from 2016 to 2018 New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About five million people lost their jobs in India from 2016 to 2018, according to a report the Bengaluru-based Azim Premji University published on Wednesday. China's Economy Grows 6.4 Percent in First Quarter 2019 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy grew by 6.4 percent from January to March, with a stable trend and encouraging growth expectations, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday. DPRK Leader Verifies Combat Readiness of Air and Anti-Aircraft Forces Pyongyang, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, has checked combat readiness of an air regiment and anti-aircraft defense groups of Pyongyang, local media reported on Wednesday. Vietnam to Open Modern Car Factory   Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will open a modern car factory by mid-year, and it will be among the largest in Southeast Asia, Vinfast company, specializing in this line, announced on Tuesday. Fukushima Power Plant Begins Fuel Removal Tokyo, Apr 15 ( Prensa Latina ) The owner of Fukushima I began Monday today fuel extraction work from the Japanese plant, which suffered a nuclear accident in 2011, after the impact of a powerful earthquake and the consequent tsunami. China Criticizes US Efforts to Distort Ties with Latin America Beijing, Apr 15 ( Prensa Latina ) China criticized and rejected Monday the United States'' obstinacy to sow discord in its relations with Latin America and the Caribbean through irresponsible, provocative and even offensive slanders for that area. Moon Wants another Summit with Kim Jong-un Seoul, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he wants to hold another summit with the top leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), without any formalism, in an attempt to recover the good climate on the peninsula. Second Belt and Road Forum to Further Boost That Initiative Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The second Forum of the Belt and Road for International Cooperation, scheduled for this April, will give further boost to this initiative, assured Wang Xiaoquan, member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Chinese Ambassador to Chile Rejects Pompeo's Allegations Santiago de Chile, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) China's Ambassador to Chile, Xu Bu, has slammed allegations by US State Secretary Mike Pompeo during his recent visit to Santiago and termed them absurd and baseless. Second Phase of India's Electoral Campaign Gains Momentum New Delhi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The multi-party election campaign in India continues on Sunday across the country with a view to the second phase of the national parliamentary elections (Lok Sabha) within four days. Vietnam to Host Asia-Pacific Co-operative Forum Hanoi, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Asia-Pacific Co-operative Alliance will meet in Vietnam April 17-20 to discuss legal frameworks and policies related to the sustainable development of co-operatives in the region. Talibans Launch New Offensive Despite Peace Talks in Afghanistan Kabul, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban movement announced Friday the beginning of its spring offensive in Afghanistan, despite ongoing negotiations to try to find a political solution to a two-decade conflict.