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Moscow, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised his US counterpart, Joe Biden, during a videoconference with newly graduated students of Russian Higher School of Public Administration.

Washington, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Another global internet blackout affected today some Stock platforms, banks and airlines, this is the second failure of that kind worldwide in a little over a week.

Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Hostility against Cuba and other progressive projects denies the right of peoples to build and develop an alternative model to that imposed by dominant forces, a diplomatic source denounced today.

Lima, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban hero Fernando Gonzalez thanked Peruvians virtually for their solidarity against the United States blockade against his country, and pointed out that that criminal policy will fail in its objective of subduing his homeland.

Congress to debate US president's war powersWashington, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Lower House of the Congress of the United States will vote a bill on Thursday to revoke the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which allowed the aggression against Iraq in 2002, and support for the president's war powers.

Kremlin spokesman considers Russia-US presidential summit positiveMoscow, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday considered the Geneva summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joseph Biden positive, although he acknowledged that expectations were not high.

Federal Reserve officials project rate increases in 2023Washington, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) US Federal Reserve (FED) officials on Wednesday raised its forecasts for the country's economic growth, while leaving the unemployment rate and interest rates unchanged, despite domestic inflation rose.

Cuba, Mexico to talk about migration issuesHavana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Mexico will virtually celebrate the 14th Round of Migratory Talks, as reported by Cuba´s Foreign Ministry (MINREX).

PAHO alerts about slow pace of Covid-19 vaccination in LatAmWashington, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Only one of 10 people in Latin America and the Caribbean completed their coronavirus vaccination schedule. Hospitals are about to collapse and Covid-19 variants are currently spreading swiftly, warned Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

 Cuba thanks Russia's condemnation of US blockadeHavana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Wednesday thanked Russia's State Duma (Lower House) for condemning the blockade imposed by the US on Cuba for almost six decades.

Prensa Latina ratifies commitment to better journalismHavana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American news agency Prensa Latina, founded in Cuba on June 16, 1959, celebrated its 62nd anniversary today reaffirming its commitment to do better journalism and expand the scope of its news message.