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Santiago de Chile, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) A total of 220 priests involved in sexual abuse are currently being investigated by the Chilean Prosecutor''s Office in 164 cases involving accusations filed by 246 victims.

Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela rejected today new actions of aggression and economic war by the United States against Caracas, Nicaragua and Cuba aimed by sanctioning enterprises that have decided to make direct foreign investment on the Caribbean island.

Beirut, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese citizens are upset on Thursday following the government's announcement of strict austerity measures to curb public debt estimated at $85 billion USD.

Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Several Belgium friendship organizations have rejected on Thursday the White House announcement to apply Title III of Helms-Burton Act, which they considered it is a ''new violation of international law.''

Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia defended its operations in Cuba and condemned the tightening of the economic sanctions imposed by the United States on the Caribbean nation, local media reported on Thursday.

Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel talked with his counterparts from Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, about the two Cuban doctors kidnapped a few days ago, the Head of State announced through Twitter on Thursday.

New Delhi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The second of the seven phases of the general elections to India''s Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) began on Thursday in 95 electoral districts of 11 states and a territory of this populous South Asian country.

Washington, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government increased the aggressiveness towards Venezuela and the administration of its constitutional president, Nicolás Maduro, through the imposition of new sanctions against the Central Bank of the South American country.

Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Russian left forces called on the government to strengthen the economy and fight against social inequality, following the presence in the Duma (lower house) of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and members of the cabinet.

Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The telecommunications companies Cantv and Movilnet notified this Wednesday that in coordination with State security agencies and the People's Power of Venezuela, they recovered 1,795 kilograms of copper, cables and various strategic materials.