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North America

Ottawa, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Sixty-three Canadians were traveling on board the Ukraine International Airlines plane that crashed near Tehran, the Iranian capital, killing 176 people.

Brussels, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) today called for an end to violence and for dialogue in the face of the crisis following the assassination by the United States of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.

Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel shared on his Twitter account an article on the US-Iran conflict, which is threatening to unleash a war in the Middle East and the world.

Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today highlighted the decision of a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Norwegian Cruise Line under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

Mexico, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) International oil prices surged by an average of about 3 dollars a barrel this Wednesday, boosted by Iran's missile attack on US military bases in Iraq.

Moscow, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, today called to analyze the security situation in the Middle East to determine whether it is possible to maintain the flights of national airlines to that region.

Mexico, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador today established Mexico's stance of 'No to war, Yes to peace,' in view of the escalation of the Iran-US crisis.

Tehran, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Civil Aviation Organization authorities of Iran refused to hand over the black boxes to the US manufacturer of the Ukrainian Boeing 737 that crashed this Wednesday, killing all those on board.

Beijing, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) China on Wednesday called for calm in the light of escalated tensions in the Middle East, while Japan and South Korea coordinated their respective plans to face economic and security contingencies resulting from that situation.

Brasilia, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) noted today that the rising tension with Iran smack of an electoral campaign by the United States president, who must always have an enemy.

Tehran, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the attack launched by the Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution against a US military base in Iraq, in retaliation for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, was a 'proportionate measure.'