Paris_ France will launch a broad surveillance and protection mechanism for the celebrations of the end of the year and the arrival of 2018, which includes the mobilization of almost 140 thousand members of the security forces, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.

Moscow_ The Central Electoral Commission of Russia authorized the president, Vladimir Putin, to begin the proselytizing campaign and the collection of 300 thousand signatures as an independent candidate, ahead of next March's elections, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.

Washington_ The agenda of US President Donald Trump, during 2017, was marked to a large extent by the abandonment of rules, measures and agreements of past administrations, especially those adopted by his predecessor, Barack Obama (2009-2017), Prensa Latina reports.

Kabul_ The terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) claimed today the attack against a Shiite cultural center in this capital of Afghanistan, leaving over 40 people dead and 30 wounded, mostly civilians, the digital site of Prensa Latina reports.

Moscow_ Russian President Vladimir Putin called today as terrorist act the explosion occurred in a store of the  Perekriostak chain, in the northern city of St. Petersburg, with the balance of 13 injured, six of them hospitalized, Prensa Latina reports.  

Bolivia_ The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, criticized today the double standards of the United States, which keeps silent about the electoral fraud in Honduras, but sanctions the head of the Supreme Electoral Council of Nicaragua, Roberto Rivas, Radio Reloj publishes.