Caracas_ The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela continues today with the schedule set for the elections on December 9, after the successful celebration yesterday of a national drill to evaluate technical and logistical aspects of the process, Prensa Latina reports.

Tehran_ Iran has defended before the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN) its right to develop a complete national cycle of nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes, Prensa Latina reports.

Moscow_ The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serguei Lavrov, has spoken Friday for a dialogue with the participation of the Taliban group, the Afghan government and civil society and for the fight against the terrorist movement Islamic State (IS), Prensa Latina reports.

Washington_ Senator Joe Manchin, a newly re-elected Democrat from West Virginia, warned that the dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and his replacement by another acting loyal to President Donald Trump, puts the country on the verge of a constitutional crisis.

Moscow_ Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold a brief meeting in Paris during a lunch at the Elysee Palace, according to Presidential Assistant Yuri Ushakov, Prensa Latina reports.

Washington_ The Democratic Party would have won the majority of the House of Representatives after the elections on Tuesday, November 6, which, although it is a defeat for the Republican political organization, it is also clearly a defeat for Donald Trump, one of the most polarizing and unpopular presidents in modern history. In the Senate, the victory went to the other side, when reaching the same 51 positions, Granma publishes.