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Europe

Brussels, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) After two weeks of an intense campaign to win a majority of the European Parliament, German conservative politician Ursula von der Leyen won the necessary votes for the presidency of the European Commission Tuesday.


Ankara, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured on Tuesday that the necessary efforts are being made to secure the return of 10 sailors from this country kidnapped near Nigeria.


Paris, July 16 (Prensa Latina) The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday the appointment of Prof. Yves Levy as special envoy for the struggle against Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


Caracas, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, announced on Tuesday that the Public Prosecutor''s Office (MP) has initiated the necessary procedures for the extradition from Spain of Enzo Franchini, implicated in the murder of Orlando Figuera, a victim of hate crimes.


Sofia, July 16 (Prensa Latina) Hackers have stolen the financial data of millions of Bulgarians from the country's tax agency, the government said on Tuesday, in an attack on the National Revenue Agency (NRA).


Ankara, July 16 (Prensa Latina) Despite sanctions announced by the European Union (EU) and the stoppage of high-level talks with the bloc, Turkey has assured on Tuesday that it will go on oil and gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus.


Paris, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The French Minister of Ecological Transition, Francois de Rugy, resigned on Tuesday after days of dominating the media revelations of an alleged mismanagement of public funds.


Brasilia, July 16 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian police discovered a fake Ferrari and Lamborghini luxury car factory in the municipality of Itajaí, southern state of Santa Catarina, the daily Rede Globo newspaper Jornal Nacional reported today.


Belgrade, July 16 (Prensa Latina) The first result of the official visit to Serbia by French president, Emmanuel Macron, will be the resumption of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in September, at a meeting organized by Paris.


Brussels, July 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) Ministers of Foreign Affairs will have an ''emergency'' meeting in Helsinki on Wednesday in an attempt to bridge their deep divisions over migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean.


Geneva, July 16 ( Prensa Latina ) Nearly 20 million children, out of the 135 million born each year in the world, do not receive essential vaccines or do so incompletely, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Tuesday.