Venezuelan opposition strike fitful amid government threats

Venezuelan opposition strike fitful amid government threats

  Venezuela’s streets were quieter than usual on Friday during an opposition-called strike, but participation was patchy after the socialist government threatened to shut down businesses that closed. “The strike is a good pressure tactic … but if I don’t work, I don’t eat,” said insurance agent Adolfo Diaz, 38, trying to reach work despite […]

US, South Korea begin military drills amid Pyongyang threats

US, South Korea begin military drills amid Pyongyang threats

The United States and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises on Monday, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North, as already-heightened tension on the peninsula has been inflamed by the defection of a Pyongyang diplomat. North Korea has become further isolated after a January nuclear test, its fourth, and the launch of a long-range […]