Brussels_ The European Union (EU) has announced Wednesday the imposition of tariffs for 2.8 billion dollars on a list of products from the United States in response to Washington's decision to tax aluminum and steel imports from the old continent, according to Prensa Latina.

Beijing_ The leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, closed today his third visit to China with the ratification of the commitment made to denuclearize the peninsula through a mechanism that also promotes peace, Prensa Latina reports.

Jakarta_ At least one person died and another 128 disappeared when a ferry sank due to bad weather conditions in Lake Toba, Indonesia, Prensa Latina reports.

Moscow_ After the end of the Cold War, Russia opened to the West, but it tricked her, denounced today the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zaharova, Prensa Latina reports.

Asunción_ The Uruguayan president, Tabaré Vázquez, said he will put all the political will to reach agreements beneficial to the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) nations, after receiving today the pro tempore presidency of that integrationist entity, Prensa Latina reports.

United Nations_ The claim for Puerto Rican independence reaches today the United Nations, whose Special Committee on Decolonization will start debating once more the situation of that state still submitted to U.S. colonial rule.