Venezuela denounces plans of aggression from Colombia and the United States;  China Announces Millionaire Biodiversity Fund Contribution;  British Police Charged with Sexual Exploitation;  Earthquake shakes Crete ›Direct Wire› Granma

VENEZUELA DECLINES AGGRESSION PLANS FROM COLOMBIA AND THE US

Venezuela denounced to the United Nations (UN) the combined strategy of the governments of Colombia and the United States to justify a military aggression against the South American nation. In a letter addressed to the UN Security Council, the Venezuelan ambassador, Samuel Moncada, warned about the purposes of generating an artificial climate of tension to involve the Bolivarian State in an armed conflict. He warned that the Colombian government intends to export its internal conflict in order to exempt its responsibility for the failure of the peace process. (PL)

CHINA ANNOUNCES MILLIONAIRE CONTRIBUTION TO BIODIVERSITY FUND

The Government of China announced a contribution of 233 million dollars to a new fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries. The commitment, announced by President Xi Jinping himself, was presented during the so-called COP15 summit, which brings together delegates from 196 signatory countries to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in the city of Kunming, in southern China. The meeting seeks to establish a new agreement on biodiversity with specific goals for 2050 and 2030. (Telesur)

MORE THAN 2000 BRITISH POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

An investigation by the British newspaper, The Times, found that, in the last four years, 2,000 complaints of sexual abuse against police officers in the United Kingdom were registered, and revealed that sexual misconduct and other acts of police corruption are routinely hidden in the country . Among the complaints were more than 370 of sexual assault, almost 100 accusations of rape and 18 alleged sexual crimes against minors. This is not the first time that such a report has been highlighted. (Hispan TV)

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6.3 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES THE GREEK ISLAND OF CRETE

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred on Tuesday near the coast of the Greek island of Crete, reported the European Seismological Center of the Mediterranean. The first shocks were recorded at 09:24 local time, the epicenter was located 124 kilometers from Heraklion and about 40 kilometers from the city of Sitía, and the focus, at a depth of 10 kilometers. So far no material damage or victims have been reported. (Sputnik)

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