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Highlights

Damascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian municipal and provincial elections have been held without any security incident disrupting the voting process, said today Suleiman al-Qaed, head of the Supreme Electoral Committee.


Caracas, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro returned on Monday to Venezuela after a successful visit to China, where he signed 28 cooperation agreements on education, health, technology, security, trade, energy, mining and culture.


Addis Ababa, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Eritrea and South Sudan could join the East African Standby Force (EASF), a regional militia with rapid deployment capability to combat security threats, the African Union (AU) reported on Monday.


Buenos Aires, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The main researchers and academics of the G20 countries are leading the ''Think 20'' summit here today, where strategies will be drawn up and ideas on various areas will be presented to the leaders of this forum next November.


Caracas, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced that as part of actions carried out by the Executive to control drug trafficking on the border with Colombia, a Colombian drug processing lab was dismantled.


Ramallah, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hanan Ashrawi, has condemned on Monday the U.S. government's action against the Palestinian ambassador in Washington.


Santiago, Chile, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The expulsion of a priest from the Marist Brothers has added fuel to the credibility crisis of the Catholic Church in Chile, while the National Prosecutor's Office continues its investigations.


México, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) A trade initiative can become a new versión of the China Boat, that arrived at Acapulco in colonial times, considers today Efren Calvo, President of the Mexico-China Chamber of Commerce (Mexcham).


Moscow, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 1500 enterprisews of 62 countries attend as of today the International Food Fair (WorldFood Moscow) in the Expo Center of this capital, informed organizers of the event.


Rome, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva warned here today about the predictable consequences of the impact of climate change on the developing countries.


Pyongyang, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean advance delegation, which is in charge of the logistics and personal security of President Moon Jae-in, intensified its work today with work teams close to North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.