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Asia / Oceania

Seoul, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have exchanged views today on the situation on the Korean peninsula and the recent high-level meetings in Panmunjom.

Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China expressed today strong dissatisfaction with the negative China-relative content included in the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 in the United States.

Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A tourist familiarization program (MegaFam) is being prepared by the authorities in this country on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the International Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Group, Havanatur S.A., it was officially reported today.

Kabul, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) An explosive struck outside the headquarters of Afghanistan Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), when that entity would disseminate the list of candidates for parliamentary elections.

Tokyo, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The metropolitan government resorts to traditional Japanese techniques to beat the heat in the 2020 Olympic Games, the Yomiuri Shumbun newspaper published today.

Quito, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono spoke today with his Ecuadorian counterpart, Jose Valencia, on issues of bilateral interest in order to consolidate a strategic relationship.

New Delhi, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Solidarity with Cuba in India celebrated today the 92nd anniversary of the birth of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, in an act that highlighted the role of his thought to resist the offensive of the right.

Beijing, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) China is ready to work with Michelle Bachelet as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported the Foreign Ministry

Manila, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) More than a million people were affected by the floods in the Philippines after the passage of Tropical Storm Yagi and the heavy rains that accompany it, authorities reported today.

Seoul, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States reiterated today that it is too early to speak of an official declaration about the end of the Korean War (1950-53), despite the rapprochement between Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang.

Jakarta, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian authorities have raised the death toll today to 436 after the violent 5.9-magnitude aftershock which struck the tourist island of Lombok on August 5.