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Highlights

Yerevan, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 2.5 million Armenians were called on Sunday to cast their vote in some 2,010 polling stations to elect the lawmakers of the National Assembly (Parliament) from nine parties and two political blocs.


Seoul, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) South Korea on Sunday denied achievements in the arrangements for an eventual visit by the leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, in the next few days.


Ottawa, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The arrest of Wanzhou Meng, director of the Chinese company Huawei, at the request of the United States, is an unprecedented action and creates serious problems for the Canadian government, the press and various analysts agree Friday.


Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) With the arrival this Friday of about 410 Cuban health professionals who collaborated in Brazil''s More Doctors program, more than 5,000 have returned to the island after caring for poor and intricate communities.


Pretoria, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of South Africa passed on Friday by majority vote a bill authorizing same-sex marriage. According to the motion, officials of the Department of Home Affairs should officiate these ceremonies, even if they are against them.


Pretoria, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) In 12 month, South Africa was the scene of 177,000 crimes against women, including murder, sexual offenses and assaults intended to inflict serious bodily harm, a disturbing statistic in a country seeking to eradicate these crimes.


Buenos Aires, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean organization Barrio de Pie and the political arm Polo Obrero on Thursday demanded that the Ministry of Social Development implement the universalization of social programs and a compensation bonus for 4,000 pesos (about 110 dollars).


Luanda, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government formally created the National Oil and Gas Agency to replace the oil company Sonangol as a concessionaire in that sector, offical sources said on Thursday. The new company, announced on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers'' meeting chaired by President Joao Lourenzo, aims to boost the contracting of oil operations.


Brasilia, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Brazilian trade unions have recently criticised statements by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who is now protecting entrepreneurs and attacking workers. A press release signed by five presidents of trade unions questions the lack of consideration by Bolsonaro, who ''tries to please the businesspeople who financed and supported his election only''.


Harare, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivered a message of peace and called for unity at the meeting of the Political Bureau of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party, prior to the National Conference of that ruling organization.