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Europe

Biden and Putin discuss conflict in UkraineMoscow, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart from the United States, Josep Biden, talked on Tuesday over the telephone about the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin press service reported.


Italy's Senate approves motion against US blockadeRome, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Senate on Wednesday approved a motion in favor of lifting the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, Cuban embassy indicated in a statement.


Cuba denounces US and NATO movements on Russian bordersHavana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced today the recent movements of troops by the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the direction of the borders of the Russian Federation.


French communist party salutes Cuban CongressParis, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The national secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF), Fabien Roussel, sent a solidarity greeting on Wednesday to the leader of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Raul Castro, on the occasion of the organization's 8th Congress, to which he wished success.


OECD warns about insufficient public development assistanceParis, Apr 14 (Presa Latina) The 161 billion dollars allocated in 2020 to public development assistance accounts for just 1 percent of the economic relief in force worldwide, an international institution said on Wednesday.


Johnson & Johnson delays Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to EuropeWashington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) the US Pharmaceutical Company Johnson & Johnson announced that it would delay the delivery of its vaccine in Europe after US health authorities urged a pause on administering the jab earlier on Tuesday.


Food service reopening might save 24,000 agrotourism units in ItalyRome, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Reopening activities for lunch and dinner outdoor and guaranteeing the established social distancing might save some 24,000 Italian agrotourism units, Coldiretti (Italy's main farmers' organization) highlighted.


Turkey reinforces lockdown due to Covid-19Ankara, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey on Tuesday announced new lockdown measures to halt the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.


Biden and Putin discuss conflict in UkraineMoscow, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart from the United States, Josep Biden, talked on Tuesday over the telephone about the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin press service reported.


Serbia is determined to join European UnionBelgrade, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Serbia reiterated on Tuesday that its top priority is to join the European Union (EU), so the country is currently taking all required measures for the rule of law.


 Spain reports 6,292 new Covid-19 contagionsMadrid, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Spain reported 6,292 new Covid-19 contagions, totaling 3,376,548 cases so far.