Syria: Local Elections Open New Chapter

0 Damascus, Dec 12. -Syrians are voting on Monday to elect town councilors, mayors and provincial governors, an action that opens a new chapter in the political life of this country inhabited by 22.5 million people.The new Electoral and Parties Laws, in accordance with the reform process, have made possible the creation of new organizations and their participation in the

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Floods Kill 615 in Thailand

1 Bangkok, Nov 25. -Thailand mourns nearly 615 people after the terrible floods that have been affecting this country for four months.Floods have affected over five million people in 17 provinces, including the southern Songkla and the capital, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. The worst floods in the last 50 years in Thailand damaged seven industrial

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Cuba: New Air Connection Boosts Tourism

1 Havana, Sep 21. -With the opening of a new direct air connection between El Salvador and Havana, Tourist industry in this country gets stronger and makes possible new proposals.The inaugural flight of Avianca-Taca airline on Tuesday now operates three times a week and has immediate connections for passengers to El Salvador Connections Center in the morning hours, according to

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US Poverty Level Reaches 17-Year Record High

0 Washington, Sep 14. -Poverty rate in the United States rose to 15.1 percent during 2010, the highest in seventeen years, according to the latest figures released by the federal government. Some 46.2 million people in this country are considered lacking basic items, 2.6 million people more than in 2009, when the index was 14.3 percent. The world''s largest business

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North Korea Releases US Citizen

1 Pyongyang, May 27. -The Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced on Friday that it had released U.S. citizen Young-su Jun, detained last November for carrying out a criminal action against this country. The investigation revealed the seriousness of the incident, which was admitted by Young-su Jun, the KCNA news agency reported. The announcement coincided with a visit to North

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Salvadorian People Urge USA to Free the Five

1 San Salvador, Mar 7. -The solidarity of the Salvadorian people with the cause of the Five Cuban antiterrorists imprisoned in the United States since 12 years was shown by means of demonstrations in two cities of this country. The demonstrations took place at the building of the University of El Salvador in Santa Ana city and in Ciudad Delgado,

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Raul Castro Welcomes Angolan Vice President

0 Havana Jan 21. -Cuba's President Raul Castro welcomed Angolan Vice President Fernando Da Piedade Dias Dos Santos, on an official visit to this country. During the meeting held on Thursday, both officials reaffirmed the excellent state of bilateral relations, and expressed their interest to foster economic, social and cooperation links. They also analyzed international issues, Cuba's nightly TV news

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South Africa’s Durban Eyeing 2020 Olympics

0 Pretoria, Sep 9. -After successfully holding the World Soccer Cup, South Africa now eyes the Olympic Games, and the city of Durban has emerged as the only candidate from this country bidding for the summer event in 2020. According to BUA News, government is expected to meet with the city´s officials next month to decide if a formal bid

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