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Vietnamese Prime Minister Talks with Cuban Representative

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Vietnam”s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talks here with the member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Jose Ramon Balaguer on the deep bilateral relations, local media highlighted today. Dung delivered the main speech at the celebration of 40th anniversary of the liberation of the south, and afterwards met with the heads of the three invited delegations from Cuba, Laos and Cambodia.

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Cuba and UK Reach Important Agreements During Business Forum

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Agreements worth 400 million dollars was the result of the three-day business forum carried out by 30 British companies and their Cuban counterpart, which concluded yesterday in Havana. The agreements include the construction of a new golf course, investments in agriculture and energy projects, said John Hutton, co-president of the Initiative Cuba, a British-Cuban project that promotes bilateral Exchange.

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Hollande to Visit Cuba, Result of Historic Relations

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The visit of French President, Francois Hollande to Cuba next May 11, is the logical result of a history of bilateral relations that arrived to this summit, stressed today an official source. The ambassador of the island to France, , highlighted that not only is this a historic event for being the first official visit of a French president to the island, but because the links between both nations go back to the 19th Century. The contacts go from history, to architecture, music and other fields.

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Int”l Seminar on Longevity Ends in Havana

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A roundtable discussion on cognitive deterioration in elderly population marked today the beginning of the last day of the 13th International Seminar on Longevity at this capital”s Conference Center. Free issues linked to the social support of people who care the elderly, Alzheimer’s risk factors, the promotion of active aging, and the challenge to achieve a good health in the elderly will be on discussion today.

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Japan Foreign Minister Visits Cuba

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Japan”s Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida will visit Cuba from today to May 3, the embassy of that Asian nation in Havana informed. According to that diplomatic source, the foreign minister will hold working meetings with authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean island. A group of Japanese business people will arrive in along with the official.

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Two Deaths and Property Damage from Heavy Rains in Havana

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Two casualties and material damage yet to quantify is the balance of heavy rains in the capital, reports Granma newspaper. Sources from the Civil Defense informed that the dead are a lady of 81 years, who died by drowning due to a flood, and a young man of 24 years, died electrocuted because of falling power lines. Specialists Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology reported that a line of severe thunderstorms formed quickly in the Straits of Florida ahead of a cold front, advanced on the capital from the early hours of Wednesday afternoon.

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Cuban First Vice President Welcomes ECLAC Executive Secretary

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Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, welcomed here today the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena. During the meeting, the senior United Nations official expressed her satisfaction that ECLAC has been able to accompany Cuba in the process of updating its economic model and confirmed ECLAC willingness to continue providing all possible assistance.

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Exemptions to Demand Against Cuban Company by Chilean Corporation

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The food corporatión CORALSA (Corporacion Alimentaria SA) of Cuba was released from the lawsuit filed by the Chilean company Ingelco. According to the information, this occurred after the Court of Appeal of Paris upheld the action for annulment brought by the corporation of the island and repealed the two awards rendered by the arbitral tribunal. Thus, with this fair and attached to the applicable law, which is Cuba’s decision, Coralsa was exempted from all claims and ended the action unfounded Ingelco.

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British Citizen on Trial Accused of Killing US Soldier

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UK justice trials today British Anis Abid Sardar, accused of assembling improvised explosive devices and planting roadside bombs in Iraq, causing the death of US soldier Randy Johnson, local media reports today. Sardar has pleaded innocent for the charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion. According the evidence presented, Sardar fingerprints were found on bombs recovered in Iraq by US forces in 20017.

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Cuba Defends Preservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage at UNESCO

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Cuba stated today that it is fundamental to preserve and protect the natural and cultural heritage, an essential premise for socio-economic development and reaffirmation of a people’s identity. In the current situation worldwide, where wars and crisis are commonplace, the destruction and plundering of the heritage reaches unprecedented level, said Cuban ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce María Buergo, at the official presentation of the country candidacy to the World Heritage Committee 2015.