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21 de diciembre de 2020, 7:53Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today in a timely reaction to a possible missile deployment by Western powers near the borders of this country, the capital's television indicated.

China reduces coal consumption and increases clean energyBeijing, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) China revealed today that since 2012 its coal consumption has fallen 10.8 percent and increased the use of clean energy by 8.9 percent, which favored the battle against environmental deterioration.

Ecuador will hold two presidential debates prior to the 2021 electionQuito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians will be able to follow two presidential debates on radio and TV next January, within the framework of the elections calendar in force for the general elections of 2021.

Kabul, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) At least nine people died and about twenty were injured due to the explosion of a car bomb in the capital, the Afghan Ministry of the Interior reported.

La Paz, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) company confirmed the discovery of 13.7 million oil barrels and 76.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the media published on Sunday.

Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia plans to start next week the massive vaccination against the Covid-19 pandemic for people over 60, once some tests are completed, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko indicated on Sunday.

Abuja, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Members of Nigerian security forces rescued more than 80 students from an Islamic school who were kidnapped on Saturday in the northern state of Katsina, police said.

Brasilia, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Civil Defense registered on Sunday 15 deaths due to the storm that has affected the southern Brazilian Santa Catarina state since Thursday.

Santiago de Chile, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile's Ministry of Health (MINSAL) noted today on the 78th epidemiological report that the Covid-19 death toll, including both the suspected and Covid-19 cases, has risen to 21,421 so far.

Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin called for strengthening the defense of the national borders, given the increase in external threats and the proliferation of regional conflicts close to this country.

Montevideo, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Broad Front of Uruguay evaluated the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic as late and insufficient, having caused an exponential increase in daily cases.