Japan spikers open tournament with victory

May 29, 2016

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

Japan was forced to rally from a nervy start and a one-set deficit against Venezuela but got its Olympic qualification campaign off to a positive start on Saturday with a 3-1 win as the battle for Rio 2016 men’s volleyball places began in Tokyo. ...

Apr 21, 2016

Venezuela to ration electricity in power crisis

Recession-racked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialized states, including metropolitan Caracas, the socialist government said Wednesday. It is the latest drastic measure to alleviate a severe electricity crisis that President Nicolas Maduro and his government blame on ...

Energy-short Venezuela creates new holiday, time zone

Apr 15, 2016

Energy-short Venezuela creates new holiday, time zone

Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro declared a public-sector holiday for Monday and vowed to change the nation’s time zone in the latest dramatic measures to cope with a crippling electricity shortage blamed on low water levels at hydroelectric dams. Maduro last week gave the public ...

17 slain Venezuelan miners mostly shot in head; gangs suspected

Mar 17, 2016

17 slain Venezuelan miners mostly shot in head; gangs suspected

Seventeen miners murdered near a gold deposit were mainly shot in the head, and four suspects have been arrested so far in a case that has shocked Venezuela, the chief state prosecutor said on Wednesday. The killings have shone a light on long-running gang ...

Venezuela pulls top diplomat from U.S. over 'threat' decree

Mar 10, 2016

Venezuela pulls top diplomat from U.S. over 'threat' decree

President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday recalled Venezuela’s top diplomat from the United States in protest against the renewal of a year-old U.S. decree calling his country a security threat. “Enough arrogance, double standards, condescension and intrigue,” the leftist leader said as he announced he ...