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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.

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Earthquake Might Have Killed 10,000 People in Nepal

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Although the deaths after last Saturday”s in Nepal currently total 4,300, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Tuesday that up to 10,000 deaths might be reported over the next few days. At a meeting with ambassadors from neighboring India and China and the United States, the head of government expressed fears that the earthquake’s victims might exceed those killed by the 1934 earth tremor, which killed 8,000 people.

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Raul Castro Meets Cardinal Beniamino Stella

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General Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Council of State and Ministers, met with Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy at the Holy See, who is visiting the in our country. During the cordial meeting, held yesterday afternoon, Raul Castro and Stella talked on issues of mutual interest, particularly the upcoming visit to Cuba of His Holiness Pope Francis.

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Japan Prime Minister Begins Visit to US

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Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, starts today in Washington a visit during which he expected a new agreement in defense and talks, although without formal announcements, about the Trans-pacific Partnership (TTP). Labeled historical, the State visit of Abe- who was received last Tuesday by president Barack Obama- seeks to strengthen the political alliance between Japan and United States and in that sense the agreement on cooperation in security seems to be key.