Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. 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. Kim Jon Un Ratified as President of the State Committee of the DPRK Pyongyang, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Kim Jong Un has been reportedly ratified as President of the State Committee of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Venezuela and Vietnam Encourage Agricultural Cooperation Caracas, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Vietnam are strengthening cooperation in agricultural issues this Thursday with the advice of Asian specialists in the cultivation of rice in South American territory. DPRK Denounces New Military Escalation by South Korea Pyongyang, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday denounced a new military escalation by South Korea, which evades the aspirations for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, local media reported on Wednesday. South Korean President to Talk to Trump on North Korea Seoul, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) This week''s talks between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will focus on coordinating their positions on negotiations for the denuclearization of North Korea, official sources reported Wednesday. Best Reception for Tourists in Pyongyang's Yanggakdo Skyscraper (+Photos) Pyongyang, April 9 (Prensa Latina) The skyscraper icon of tourism in North Korea, Hotel Yanggakdo, will better welcome visitors after the launch this Tuesday of a capital repair in sensitive areas of the facility.