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Los Angeles, USA, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) US filmmaker Oliver Stone is set to direct today Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro in an intimate New York-set drama.

Washington, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The US company SpaceX will carry out its first manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in April 2019, which will be made up of four astronauts, digital media published today.

Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic raised about 30 million pesos (about 1.6 million USD) the reward for the capture of the head of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (CJNG), Nemesio Oseguera, it was reported today.

Ottawa, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The author of the shooting which left four people dead last Friday in Fredericton, capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, was a video game addict, some of his known friends say today.

Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) China filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the decision of the United States to subsidize its renewable energy companies and impose tariffs on imported products, local press reports.

Tokyo, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Japan commemorated today the 73rd anniversary of its surrender during World War II with a ceremony to honour the more than three million victims of the war.

Moscow, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet in Berlin on Saturday to discuss the consequences of the sanctions imposed by the United States, the Kremlin reported.

Los Angeles, U.S., Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) American actress Natalie Portman plays a pop star from the 1990s in a movie that is about to be premiered at the Venice Film Festival, according to an official image.

Damascus, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayoub assessed measures with representatives of United Nations forces to fully restore the demarcation line in occupied areas in the Golan Heights, today released official media.

United Nations, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today supports the promotion of good hygiene practices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prevent the spread of the most recent Ebola outbreak.

Ankara, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today rejected the U.S. sanctions imposed on his country and Turkey during a press conference in this capital.