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Asia / Oceania

Seoul, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will invest 3.1 million dollars from the Korea Cooperation Fund to finance the operation of a liaison office between Pyongyang and Seoul, the South Korean Ministry of Unification announced today.

Seoul, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) South Korea's Defense Ministry reported the complete restoration of its military communication line with DPRK, in the eastern side of the peninsula, Yohap news agency reported Thursday.

United Nations, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The bomb attack on students in Kabul and the clashes over the city of Ghazni show today the urgent need for a negotiated agreement between the parties in conflict in Afghanistan.

Washington, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A storage safe manufacturer is closing two Chicago-area factories and moving operations to Mexico to counteract the effects of metal tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.

Nanjing, China, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina)A peace assembly was held Wednesday in Nanjing, capital of east China''s Jiangsu Province, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of Japan''s unconditional surrender in World War II.

Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The joint venture Suchel TBV S.A. will establish a plant for the production of detergents and other related products in the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM), located in western Cuba.

Seoul, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korea and the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have fully re-established military communication channels after the rehabilitation of the eastern line, the Seoul Ministry of Defense reported today.

Bangkok, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Technological development will be the focus of discussions in the forum of the five countries of the Mekong River sub-region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand), which will begin tomorrow in this capital.

Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) China filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the decision of the United States to subsidize its renewable energy companies and impose tariffs on imported products, local press reports.

Tokyo, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Japan commemorated today the 73rd anniversary of its surrender during World War II with a ceremony to honour the more than three million victims of the war.

Jakarta, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Around 50,000 soldiers and police officers will monitor the development of the Asian Games (ASIAD 2018), scheduled to begin next Saturday in Indonesia, said the spokesman for the organizing committee, Danny Buldansyah.