Category Archives: WORLD

Cape Verde to Elect New President

Praia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Cape Verdeans are ready to elect a new president of this African country between candidates Manuel Inocencio Souza of the PAICV ruling government and opponent Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the Movement for Democracy (MFD). Continue reading

Spain Urges European Nations to Recognize Palestinian State

Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Spain’s Foreign Affairs Minister Trinidad Jimenez was hopeful that the majority of European Union member nations move towards the recognition of a Palestinian state, reported El Pais daily on Sunday.

“There’s the feeling that now is the time to do something, to give the Palestinians the hope that a state could become a reality,” she said in an interview with El Pais newspaper published on Sunday. Continue reading

Malawi Government Dissolved amid Crisis

Blantyre, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika dissolved his cabinet amid a political crisis, without specifying reasons.

In an official statement released Saturday, Mutharika said he will direct the ministerial activities. Continue reading

Uruguay: Council of Ministers to Approve Farm Bill

Montevideo, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Bill on Rural Properties Tax (ICR) will be passed in the Lower House with the approval of all cabinet ministers, official sources said Saturday.

At a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Monday, the government should pass the bill, which levies a new tax on the possession of agricultural land exceeding two hectares. Continue reading

Egyptians Protest Israeli Attack on Sinai

Cairo, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government demanded explanations from Israel for the death of five agents who were shot by soldiers of the government of Tel Aviv Friday, in an obscure incident in the Desert of Sinai, provoking protests in the Egyptian capital.

The Egyptian security agents were shot Thursday by Israeli troops on the border, according to media reports that quoted official sources. Continue reading

DPRK President in Russia

Pyongyang, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina)The president of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Il, started a visit to Russia to hold talks with his counterpart, Dmitri Medvedev.

Kim Jong Il is on his second visit since 2002 to Russia, one of the six members of the peace talks on the Korean Peninsula.

Russia, China, the United States, Japan and North and South Korea make up the group of negotiators trying to ease tensions in the region, especially on the issue of nuclear non-proliferation.

Interior Ministry Investigates Repression in Madrid

Madrid, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Interior Ministry opened an investigation into the violent repression by the national police of two lay demonstrations against public funding for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit. Continue reading