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Asia / Oceania

Dili, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, Taur Matan Ruak, received on Thursday the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina, who is on a working visit to that country.

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian government will introduce a bill to abolish the death penalty, possibly before concluding 2018, due to the rejection it has generated among the population, Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo, said.

Seoul, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will keep its unilateral sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), imposed in 2010, for now, Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said in Seoul on Thursday.

Hanoi, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Established as the third largest supplier of rice to the planet, Vietnam has welcomed on Thursday half a thousand delegates from some 30 of the main grain producing, exporting and purchasing countries.

Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) China will open 10 thousand kindergartens by 2020 to train children between three and six years of age as part of its aspiration to become a power of that sport, media reported today.

Hanoi, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong, received Olga Lidia Tapia, a member of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC)''s Central Committee on Wednesday.

Seoul, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) South Korea is weighing the possibility of lifting its sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), amid the rapprochement between both countries, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha announced on Wednesday.

Beijing, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) China and Angola have agreed to boost relations during the visit here of President Joao Lourenco who was welcomed by his host peer Xi Jinping.

Caracas, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Over 500 Venezuelan exporters will take part in coming Shanghai World Trade Fair to be held in that Chinese city from November 5-10, informed the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Hanoi, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba added on Tuesday the charm of its music to the 6th Latin American Cinema Cycle in Vietnam with the movie El Benny, based on the life of Bartolome Maximiliano More Gutierrez, or simply El Barbaro del Ritmo.

Havana, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) Ambassador Pak Chang Yul of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Cuba received the Friendship Medal from the State Council of Cuba on Tuesday.