Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.» Read More
CARACAS, March 5- Venezuela's cancer-stricken president, Hugo Chavez, is undergoing his "most difficult hours" since a Dec. 11 operation, his fourth in less than two years, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday.
CARACAS, March 5- Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday the cancer afflicting Hugo Chavez was an "attack" by enemies among a barrage of conspiracies against him throughout his 14- year rule.
*Unseen in Caracas military hospital where being treated. CARACAS, March 5- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's adoring supporters prayed and wept on Tuesday over a serious setback in his battle against cancer that threatens to end his 14- year rule of the South American OPEC member.
*Unseen in Caracas military hospital where being treated. "There is so much sadness and confusion," said one die-hard "Chavista," Marisol Aponte, a community worker in the slums of Caracas, her voice choking with emotion. "
UNITED NATIONS- The United States and China have struck a tentative deal on a draft U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution that would punish North Korea for its third nuclear test, which it conducted last month, U.N. diplomats said on Monday.
CARACAS, March 5- Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro will address a Cabinet meeting live on state TV shortly, the government said amid speculation over the implications of Hugo Chavez's health downturn.
CARACAS, March 5- Venezuela's political and military leaders gathered at the presidential palace and supporters wept on Tuesday after the government said President Hugo Chavez had suffered a serious setback in his battle against cancer.
BRASILIA, March 4- The conversations with Brazil's top business leaders often last two hours, and up to four. Brazil needs to focus now on issues like productivity and reducing costs, because that's the only way we can grow in a sustainable fashion, "said Marcelo Odebrecht, who runs a global conglomerate that bears his family's name."
AMMAN- Exiled opposition figure Moaz Alkhatib visited Syria on Sunday for the first time since fleeing last year, as rebels said President Bashar al-Assad's forces embarked on counter-offensives in various parts of the country.
SAO PAULO, Feb 26- Long seen as the Wild West of online fraud, Brazil is about to implement its first cyber-crimes law in an attempt to protect its rapidly expanding banking and e-commerce industries.
CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 25- The U.S. shale oil revolution is forcing Canada's oil sands industry to question whether there is a future in processing its crude into lighter oil, a tried-and-true way of wringing the most money out of a resource considered crucial to the country's prosperity.
Feb 25- Diversified healthcare company Johnson& Johnson, which makes consumer products like the Neutrogena-brand line, said on Monday that Venezuela's Feb. 13 devaluation of its currency would cut first quarter profit by 4 cents per share. Venezuela lowered the value of its currency to shore up government finances.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 24- Mozilla, makers of the popular Firefox Internet browser, is preparing to challenge Google and Apple's grip on smartphone software. Mozilla is betting there's room for a software developer-friendly mobile platform alongside Apple's and Google's Android, which together power the majority of mobile devices on the planet.
By Diego Ore and Silvia Antonioli. CARACAS/ NEW YORK, Feb 22- Venezuela's once-buoyant metals industry is on the verge of collapse as it struggles with worsening labor disputes, outdated technology, and maintenance problems following years of under-investment.
*Correa won strong re-election victory on Sunday. QUITO, Feb 21- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa expects to strike a landmark mining deal with Canadian firm Kinross within six months as he tries to attract more foreign investment after winning re-election on the weekend.
By Eduardo Garcia and Alexandra Valencia. QUITO, Feb 21- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said on Thursday that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is recovering from cancer surgery, but if he had to step down Vice President Nicolas Maduro would be "extremely capable" of running the OPEC nation.
QUITO, Feb 21- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said on Thursday that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is recovering from cancer surgery, but that if he had to step down Vice President Nicolas Maduro would be "extremely capable" of running the OPEC nation.
BOSTON/ SAN FRANCISCO- Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations.
BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi sought to take the heat out of a debate about currency wars but says the ECB would still have to assess the economic impact of the euro's strength. (ECB/DRAGHI-CURRENCIES, movedET, by Robin Emmott, 620 words).
QUITO, Feb 18- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa vowed on Monday to press ahead with laws to control the media and redistribute land to the poor as he looks to deepen his socialist revolution after a resounding re-election victory.