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Hong Kong Legislature opens debates on electoral reformBeijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Wednesday began the debates on the reforms to the electoral mechanism, approved by the National People's Congress of China (Parliament) to strengthen the implementation of the 'One country, two systems' principle.

Haiti's Gov't criticizes teachers' strike and school attacksPort-au-Prince, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Haiti´s Ministry of Education railed against teachers' strike and condemned attacks on several education centers.

Saudi Arabia signs agreement to provide oil grant to YemenRiyadh, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has signed an agreement to supply oil derivatives to operate more than 80 power stations with the Yemeni government.

 US agency says women can get abortion pill via mailWashington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the Covid-19 pandemic, US health officials said on Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication.

Johnson & Johnson delays Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to EuropeWashington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) the US Pharmaceutical Company Johnson & Johnson announced that it would delay the delivery of its vaccine in Europe after US health authorities urged a pause on administering the jab earlier on Tuesday.

Cuba's Mambisa nasal vaccine candidate is safeHavana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's nasal vaccine candidate against Covid-19, Mambisa, is today on the list of five such products created in the world and is considered safe.

Food service reopening might save 24,000 agrotourism units in ItalyRome, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Reopening activities for lunch and dinner outdoor and guaranteeing the established social distancing might save some 24,000 Italian agrotourism units, Coldiretti (Italy's main farmers' organization) highlighted.

UN stresses significance of Covid-19 prevention in BrazilUnited Nations, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) A United Nations team that supports the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil emphasized the significance of preventive measures against the coronavirus and the need to focus on vulnerable groups, including indigenous communities.

STDs continue to rise in the USWashington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States grew nearly 30 percent from 2015 to 2019, an agency from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported on Wednesday.

Venezuela requests support from UN to deactivate anti-personnel minesCaracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) In a letter to the United Nations, Venezuela requested technical and technological assistance to deactivate anti-personnel mines, a diplomatic source noted.

Biden to announce withdrawal of US troops from AfghanistanWashington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden will formally announce on Wednesday that US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, a senior administration official said.