Lula voices support for more countries joining BRICS

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has said that he supports more countries joining the BRICS group of large developing nations, which currently includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The group will hold a summit in Johannesburg from Aug. 22 to 24. The meeting will have in hand a list of others desiring to join ther group.

Brnabic: Serbia interested in advancement of cooperation with Venezuela

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said at a meeting with Venezuelan FM Yvan Gil Pinto in Belgrade on Friday Serbia was interested in advancement of its cooperation with Venezuela in agriculture, tourism, health care and culture, and noted that agreements signed earlier in the day were of great significance to both countries.

Dacic receives Venezuelan FM

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic on Friday received Venezuelan FM Yvan Gil Pinto, who is on an official visit to Serbia.

At a joint press conference after the meeting, Dacic announced Serbia would open an embassy in Venezuela to facilitate bilateral cooperation.

2nd bus carrying asylum seekers from Texas arrives in Los Angeles

A bus carrying migrants from a Texas border city arrived in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the second time in less than three weeks.

The office of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass was not formally notified but became aware on Friday of the bus dispatched from Brownsville, Texas, to L.A. Union Station, Bass spokesperson Zach Seidl said in a statement.

Venezuela’s iconic street named ‘Turkish Republic’

One of the streets in the center of the Venezuelan capital Caracas, which is considered a historical symbol of the country, has been named the "Turkish Republic Street."

Türkiye's Ambassador to Caracas Aydan Karamanoğlu, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil and Mayor Carmen Melendez attended the opening ceremony featuring folk dance groups of the two cultures.