Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Protesters block main Atlantic port in France http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49879&SEO=protesters-block-main-atlantic-port-in-france Paris, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) About 1,000 protesters, according to the police, and 5,000, according to the unions, on Thursday blocked the French port of Le Havre,in protest against the government's pension reform. Cuba reiterates at COP25 its willingness to combat climate change http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49851&SEO=cuba-reiterates-at-cop25-its-willingness-to-combat-climate-change Madrid, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated on Wednesday its commitment to global efforts to address climate change, but made clear the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, which should not be forgotten by developing countries in the current context. Turkey could respond to US sanctions by closing bases http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49833&SEO=turkey-could-respond-to-us-sanctions-by-closing-bases Ankara, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today his country could close the Incirlik air base, used by US forces, in response to possible Washington sanctions for the purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system. Italian metalworkers begin series of demonstrations http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49799&SEO=italian-metalworkers-begin-series-of-demonstrations Rome, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian metalworkers from all over the country are holding the first of three planned mass demonstrations this Tuesday to demand that companies and the government pay more attention to the industry and sector employment. France sees sixth strike day with new marches against pension reform http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49795&SEO=france-sees-sixth-strike-day-with-new-marches-against-pension-reform Paris, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) France this Tuesday sees the sixth day of a national strike in rejection of the retirement reform bill presented by the government, as unions called to take to the streets. Pope Francis calls to pray for peace in eastern Ukraine http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49726&SEO=pope-francis-calls-to-pray-for-peace-in-eastern-ukraine Vatican City, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called to pray for peace in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, on the eve of the meeting of the Normandy Format in Paris, made up of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. EU strengthens cooperation with Ethiopia http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49716&SEO=eu-strengthens-cooperation-with-ethiopia Brussels, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) announced this Saturday a significant boost in cooperating with Ethiopia's development, worth 170 million euros, in the context of the visit of the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. OPEC and allies prepare to deepen oil supply cuts http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49645&SEO=opec-and-allies-prepare-to-deepen-oil-supply-cuts Vienna, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their allies will decide this Thursday in this capital the future of oil production cuts. NATO leaders will try to ease tensions at London summit http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49607&SEO=nato-leaders-will-try-to-ease-tensions-at-london-summit London, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO members are meeting this Wednesday in a hotel on the outskirts of this capital, in an attempt to demonstrate unity, and ease tensions between several of its allies. Ukrainian and Russian presidents discuss Donbass, Russian gas transit http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49543&SEO=ukrainian-and-russian-presidents-discuss-donbass-russian-gas-transit Kiev, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky plans to address with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issues related to the rebel-held region of Donbass and Russian gas transit through this country's pipelines, Kiev television station reported. Putin instructs to strengthen Russian Navy development http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49539&SEO=putin-instructs-to-strengthen-russian-navy-development Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the strengthening of the combative capacity and modernization of the Russian Navy in the coming years, on participating in a conference on the national defense development. UK election campaign enters its home stretch http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49528&SEO=uk-election-campaign-enters-its-home-stretch London, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Ten days before the general elections in the United Kingdom, the competing political parties are accelerating their campaign efforts on Monday, seeking votes for the 650 seats in the House of Commons. More than 50 dead in Albania quake, thousands injured http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49502&SEO=more-than-50-dead-in-albania-quake-thousands-injured Tirana, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, announced that 51 people died as a result of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale of November 26, as well as two thousand wounded. Ukrainian president's popularity plummets http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49413&SEO=ukrainian-presidents-popularity-plummets PMoscow, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) No doubt Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky now understands that there is a big difference between running the country and mocking power in his 'Servant of the People' political satire television series, especially when his popularity is plummeting by the minute. MEP challenges anti-Cuban resolution presented to European Parliament http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49404&SEO=mep-challenges-anti-cuban-resolution-presented-to-european-parliament Strasbourg, France, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Member of the European Parliament, Manuel Pineda, speaking in Strasbourg, France, on Thursday, described Cuban 'dissident' Jose Daniel Ferrer as a criminal and denounced a right-wing maneuver in the European Parliament to attack the island, in clear subordination to the United States. Scottish nationalists against Brexit and for independence http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49363&SEO=scottish-nationalists-against-brexit-and-for-independence London, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Scottish National Party (SNP) will present on Wednesday a manifesto, in the lead up to the December 12 general elections, with an eye on the anti-Brexit and independence supporting sectors of that territory. Turkey to test Russian S-400 systems despite US and NATO pressure http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49275&SEO=turkey-to-test-russian-s-400-systems-despite-us-and-nato-pressure Ankara, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is testing the Russian S-400 air defense system it purchased, which has been criticized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and especially by the United States. France to collaborate with Cuba in foreign trade promotion http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49233&SEO=france-to-collaborate-with-cuba-in-foreign-trade-promotion Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Trade authorities from Cuba and France signed an agreement in Havana to collaborate in a knowledge transfer program funded by the French Development Agency (AFD). Natural catastrophe declared in French communes hit by earthquake http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49230&SEO=natural-catastrophe-declared-in-french-communes-hit-by-earthquake Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The French government on Saturday decreed a state of natural catastrophe in nine southern communes hit by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Richter's scale on November 11. Japan and Russia agree to start joint economic projects in 2020 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=49226&SEO=japan-and-russia-agree-to-start-joint-economic-projects-in-2020 Tokyo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, agreed to start joint economic projects in the islands of the Kuriles archipelago in 2020, as a step towards the signing of a post-war peace treaty.