Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina EU Pessimistic on Brexit Outcome Brussels, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Thursday that he felt pessimistic about the outcome of the UK''s withdrawal from the EU bloc and warned about the negative consequences of a Brexit without an agreement. Catalonia on General Strike for the Trial of Separatist Leaders By Eduardo Rodriguez-Baz Madrid, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With road and rail blockades, Catalonia is facing a general strike Thursday to reject the trial of 12 of its leaders involved in the failed attempt to secession from that Spanish region in 2017. Pope Francis Inaugurates Meeting on Abuses against Minors in Church Vatican City, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With a call to heed ''the cry of children who demand justice'', Pope Francis on Thursday inaugurated here the meeting he called to reflect on sexual abuses against minors in the Catholic Church. Russia Ridicules NATO's Reaction to Putin's Warning Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Thursday ridiculed the reaction by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), after the warning made by President Vladimir Putin in his speech before the Federal Assembly. Turkey to Receive Russian Ballistic System in October Ankara, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will receive in October the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, the most advanced Russian-made missile system, the President of the country''s Defense Industry, Ismail Demir, told NTV on Thursday. China, Russia, India to Hold Foreign Ministers Meeting Beijing, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese, Russian and Indian Foreign Ministers will hold a meeting on Feb 27 in the eastern province of Zhejiang to review their consensus implementation on various regional and international issues, official sources reported Thursday. Vietnamese Foreign Minister to Visit Germany Hanoi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will make a two-day official visit to Germany from Wednesday, reported the Foreign Ministry here Tuesday. Egypt, Russia to Sign Agreement on Suez Canal Cairo, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Russia reached an agreement to establish a company to operate and manage the planned Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal (SCA), announced Tuesday in Cairo. EU-UK Talks on Brexit to Continue Brussels, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker will welcome British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday to continue talks on possible actions to unblock the Brexit, Community sources reported Tuesday. Opposition Deputies Leave Albania's Parliament Tirana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The 43 deputies of the Democratic Party of Albania (PDA), the main opposition party, today left the 140-seat parliament as part of their actions demanding the resignation Prime Minister Edi Rama and his cabinet. New U.S. Spy Plane Flight Near Crimea Reported Moscow, 18 Feb (PL) A U.S. reconnaissance aircraft RC-135V flied off the coast of Crimea, said the website PlaneRadar, quoted today by the capital's television. European Union Ready to React to New US Tariffs Brussels, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will react quickly and appropriately if the United States applies harmful tariff measures for the automotive sector of the EU bloc, a source from the European Commission said on Monday. Floods Killed Four on Greek Island of Crete Athens, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) At least four people died from flooding on the Greek island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea, as a result of a cold front which hit almost the entire country, the fire brigade reported Monday. Spain Rejects Possible Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Madrid, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Government on Monday rejected an eventual foreign military intervention in Venezuela, in light of several media reports on the deployment of US forces on the border with Colombia. Russia Says Ceasefire with Terrorists in Syria Impossible Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denied the possibility of a ceasefire between Syrian government forces and terrorist groups in the province of Idleb, and therefore extremists remain as potential targets. China Complains to Spain for Blocking Countrymen's Accounts Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) China summoned Spain''s envoy here to file a complaint about the blocking of accounts of many of its countrymen at a BBVA branch in Madrid, the local press reported today. Uruguayan Museum Certified to Host Picasso Exhibition Montevideo, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) French fire fighters and police officers certified the security of the Museum of Visual Arts in Uruguay for an exhibition of the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso''s works, Culture Minister Maria Julio Muñoz confirmed. Prince of Wales Includes Cuba in Next Caribbean Tour London, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Prince Charles of Wales, heir to the British crown, will visit Cuba next March, as part of a Caribbean tour which will include St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada, confirmed the Royal House. Russia Denounces Violation of International Law by Fake News Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The fake news orchestrated by the West in Syria violate international law and contribute to turning technical agencies like the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPQW) into an inquisitor. Palestinian Islamic Jihad Condemns Arab Participation in Warsaw Beirut, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Palestine's Islamic Jihad movement firmly denounced the participation of Arab nations in a conference in Warsaw and meetings between their representatives and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.