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Asia / Oceania

Colombo, May 12 ( Prensa Latina) The Catholic churches of Srilanka have held their Sunday Masses on Sunday for the first time since the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, which killed more than 250 people.

Beijing, May 12 ( Prensa Latina ) The United States has gone too far in activating the chapter of the controversial Helms-Burton law that, apart from pressuring Cuba, hits the entire international community with its extraterritorial character, denounced Sunday a Chinese academic.

Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The new Chinese ambassador, Gong Tao, said that Angola is Beijing''s strategic partner in Africa, as part of the process of economic cooperation between the two countries, local media reported.

Hanoi, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Only formally linked, although they have maintained diplomatic relations for 44 years, Vietnam and Nepal took effective steps on Saturday to strengthen ties, during a meeting between their heads of Government.

Washington, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned Friday that ''a trade war could cause a global recession,'' following new sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on China.

Kabul, May 10 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad said today the sixth round of talks between Washington and the Taliban ended Friday with little progress.

Hanoi, May 10 (Prensa Latina) In a meeting in this capital at the level of Vice-Presidents, Vietnam and India decided on Friday to increase bilateral trade to $15 billion dollars in the near future and encourage cooperation and other areas.

Moscow, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov acknowledged today the existence of major differences with Japan over the signing of a Peace Treaty and called for bringing bilateral ties to a qualitatively superior level.

Ramallah, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported on Friday that it signed a monetary agreement with New Zealand to support the work of that UN agency.

Beijing, May 10 (Prensa Latina) China on Friday condemned that the United States proceeded with the increase in tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on its products, and said that it will respond with the necessary countermeasures, without renouncing a negotiated settlement.

Beijing, May 10 ( Prensa Latina ) China will hold a conference on May 15 with the essential aim of strengthening understanding, exchanges, trust and respect among the different Asian civilizations, official sources reported Friday.