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Brasilia, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is in prison in Curitiba, the capital of the southern state of Parana, wants that when demanding his release, people explain that he is innocent.

Tehran, Feb 15 (PL) Iran disqualified Friday a joint statement issued by the Saudi Arabian, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States Foreign Ministers accusing Iran of blocking the peace process in Yemen.

Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The fake news orchestrated by the West in Syria violate international law and contribute to turning technical agencies like the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPQW) into an inquisitor.

Beirut, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Palestine's Islamic Jihad movement firmly denounced the participation of Arab nations in a conference in Warsaw and meetings between their representatives and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kabul, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) General Austin Scott Miller, the commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, assured on Friday that there has been no order on the withdrawal of foreign troops from this Central Asian country.

Caracas, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Public Prosecutor''s Office is investigating citizens appointed as ambassadors and directors of Petroleos de Venezuela''s (PDVSA) subsidiary in the United States, Citgo, by the self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido.

By Waldo Mendiluza

Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Italy's Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ricardo Antonio Merlo, is Friday in Havana holding a broad working program including meetings and visits.

Brasilia, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Minister Gustavo Bebianno threatened Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro if he is fired from the government, in light of a scandal allegedly due to a scheme to create candidates to receive funds during the latest elections.

By Eduardo Rodriguez-Baz

Madrid, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, called for early general elections on April 28, two days after his draft budget was shipwrecked in parliament.

Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The negotiators from China and the United States concluded their talks on economic-commercial differences on Friday, and there is no news about whether progress was made, at a time when the end of the truce in the bilateral trade conflict is approaching.

Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government stressed today its opposition to foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and urged the international community to respect the principles of the Charter of the United Nations in this regard.