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Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China and Russia keep sending humanitarian assistance to Syria, such as health items and food products, sources of the Arab Red Crescent in this country reported on Friday.

Berlin, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel stated today that Germany is advocating for boosting good relations with Russia and, to that end, she will meet with President Vladimir Putin.

Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Like every popular festival that treasures each locality's tradition, the carnival of Havana begins today in all its municipalities to celebrate, among other things, the city's 500 anniversary in 2019.

United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations has opened today a sui generis exhibition at the United Nations with the selfies of thousands of people around the world who signed the petition for greater protection of civilians and humanitarian workers in conflict situations.

Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi advocated strengthening the strategic cooperation partnership with Pakistan during a meeting held here with the President of the Senate of that country, Sadiq Sanjrani, the local press reported today.

Cordoba, Argentina, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Aleida Guevara, daughter of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, is carrying out today an intense visit to the city of Cordoba, where his father lived a part of his childhood.

Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The preparation of the technological system of banking institutions -public and private- of Venezuela for monetary reconversion marches today at 95 percent, informed official sources.

Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The persecution against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a political prisoner for more than 130 days ago, continues today, said the leader of the Workers Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann.

Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The company Acosta Dance opens today at the Havana''s Grand Theater Alicia Alonso its Summer season, featuring works by choreographers from the United Kingdom, Spain and Cuba.

Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The reconstruction works of the Citadel of Aleppo, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1986, should conclude in 2019 as part of a remarkable effort to rescue the named capital of the Islamic culture for 16 years.

Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A new judicial tool that unifies Cuba''s geological policy, together with the peculiarities of its introduction and the actors taking part of it, is published today in the Gaceta Oficial de Cuba.