Venezuela’s government charged an ally of presidential runner-up Henrique Capriles Radonski for inciting violence in the wake of April 14 elections in which the public prosecutor said nine people died.
On orders from a U.S. instructor, Corporal Kim Jong Chan leaps out of a Black Hawk helicopter hovering near the world’s most fortified border. The South Korean soldier rappels 90 feet down, rehearsing for the day he may have to go behind North Korean lines in the event of a war.
South Korean spies broke into the hotel room of Indonesian officials visiting Seoul last week to find out what price the Southeast Asian nation may bid for weapons and trainer jets, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.
Trader Jofmar Heredia was thrown out of work when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut the unregulated currency market in May and seized about 40 brokerages, accusing them of setting artificial rates, capital flight and money laundering.
Kim Jong Il’s death may intensify voter focus in South Korean presidential and legislative election campaigns on policy toward a nuclear-armed neighbor now undergoing its first political transition since 1994.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has found an unlikely ally to help raise cash for his impoverished regime: The Dude , the pot-smoking underachiever played by Jeff Bridges in the movie “The Big Lebowski.”