Putin, Merkel call for new talks between Kiev and separatists

EFE | Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Friday on the need for another round of negotiations between Urkrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists.

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U.S. probes possible IS use of chlorine gas in Iraq

EFE | Washington
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the U.S. government is investigating reports Islamic State militants used chlorine gas against Iraqi security forces.

Chile to enhance preservation of Chiloe churches

EFE | Chiloe, Chile
Chile will expand the protection of 16 churches in the southern archipelago of Chiloe to ensure that urban development does not encroach on structures which together constitute a U.N.-certified World Heritage Site.

Traditional Kabuki theatre goes global through internet

EFE | Tokyo
Kabuki, the traditional Japanese theater, is seeking to become more global, and to that end has introduced an "online" project, a platform for connecting fans of this ancient discipline across the world, which it presented Friday in Tokyo.

Mexico's Pemex reports $11.02 bn net loss in 1st 9 months of 2014

EFE | Mexico City
Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported an $11.02 billion net loss in the first nine months of 2014, up 60.2 percent from the same period of last year.

Ancelotti confirms Ramos, Pepe as central defenders in Clasico

EFE | Madrid
Coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed Friday that Sergio Ramos' recovery from injury and Pepe's recent good form has allowed him to chose the two for the backbone of Real Madrid's defence for the Clásico on Saturday against Barcelona.

Archaeologists in Peru find oldest high-altitude human settlements

EFE | Washington
Tools found at two archaeological sites in the Peruvian Andes show that humans were able to survive in extreme environmental conditions a millennium earlier than previously thought, according to a study published by Science.