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Cuba shares details of new tourist season for Russian marketMoscow, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Tourism Counselor of the Cuban Embassy in Russia, Juan Carlos Escalona, confirmed on Friday that the country will begin the gradual opening of its inter-provincial borders and all tourist destinations as of November 15.

France's state rail company and Renault announce mass layoffsParis, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) France's state-owned rail company (SNCF) on Friday announced cuts between 2,000 and 3,000 jobs, a few hours after the carmaker Renault informed a similar measure.

UNHCR warns about impact of pandemic on migrantsGeneva, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned on Friday about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on displaced and stateless people, and requested support from the international community.

Syria says that US blockade hinders its recoveryDamascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and the European Union (EU) hinder the recovery, development and reconstruction of Syria, the country's delegate at the United Nations in Geneva, Hussam Eddin Alaa, denounced on Friday.

US, NATO should assume Afghanistan's reconstruction, says PutinDushanbe, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The United States and the countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization should assume most of the expenses of the reconstruction of Afghanistan after the conflict, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday.

Putin will vote electronically in Russian State Duma electionsMoscow, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will vote electronically in the elections of representatives to the State Duma (Lower House of Parliament) of Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov reported today.

French parliamentarians sign declaration of support to CubaParis, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Democratic and Republican Left group in the French National Assembly and the Senate adopted a Declaration of support to Socialist Cuba, diplomatic sources informed Prensa Latina on Friday.

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Seoul, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) South Korean companies signed contracts with the Russian Fund for Direct Investment (RFPI) to manufacture the Covid-19 Sputnik vaccine, and subsequently export it.

Bern, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Great Council (regional parliament) of the Basel-Stadt Canton, in northern Switzerland, on Thursday called for an end to discriminatory commercial practices resulting from the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

Moscow, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned the efforts by the European Parliament (EP) to manipulate public opinion prior to the elections to the State Duma (Lower House of Parliament), Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Thursday.

Brussels, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) No journalist should die or be harmed because of their job within the European Union (EU), European Executive Vice President Vera Jourova said on Thursday.