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North America

United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The increase in sanctions in the banking-financial sector, which affect Cuban entities and third parties in frank violation of international law, marks at present the policy promoted by the United States toward the island.

Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The US Federal Reserve (Fed) holds its sixth meeting on monetary policy in 2019 and will announce its decision on interest rates, in a context of pressures and calls from President Donald Trump to lower them.

Washington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The high temperatures recorded in the northern hemisphere this summer made it the second warmest in 140 years, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) reported today.

United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The 74th session of the UN General Assembly opens on Tuesday and is presided by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the second Nigerian diplomat to serve as president of the body.

Beijing, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) China has rejected some US officials' attempts to discredit and threaten the policies this Asian nation is currently undertaking domestically and internationally.

United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, said this body has had a very clear position for decades against the US blockade against Cuba.

Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez denounced again on Monday the US government as responsible for preventing the supply of fuel to the island, which he considered one of the genocidal actions against his country.

Pyongyang, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) stated this Monday that the resumption of talks with the US could mark a milestone to define the subsequent dialogue dilemma.

Damascus, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria on Sunday denounced the criminal and repressive actions by the so-called Qasad militias, which are supported by the United States, in Hasaka, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and Aleppo provinces.

Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federation is a safe country for Edward Snowden, his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, said on Sunday.

Tehran, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) 'Blaming Iran will not end the disaster en Yemen,' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Yavad Zarif said on Sunday, in response to accusations by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of Tehran's alleged participation in attacks on Saudi installations.