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Murder, terrorism charges dropped against opposition politician Lopez

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuelan prosecutors said they dropped the most serious charges against Leopoldo Lopez, the opposition political leader blamed for inciting deadly clashes.

Colombia military in turmoil after corruption firings

BOGOTA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Colombia's military establishment is in turmoil after President Juan Manuel Santos fired armed forces commanders, including several senior officers suspected of multimillion dollar corruption and extreme abuse of authority.

Fla. Gov. Scott signs death warrant for 1987 killer Robert Henry

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant for convicted killer Robert Lavern Henry the day after the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez. his office said.
Florida executes Juan Carlos Chavez

Florida executes Juan Carlos Chavez

RAIFORD, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A Florida man who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering a 9-year-old boy was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday night.
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Jimmy Ryce's killer, Juan Carlos Chavez, dies without apology

STARKE, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Juan Carlos Chavez made no apology as he was executed in Starke, Fla., Wednesday for the 1995 abduction, rape and murder of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce.

Manslaughter charge dropped against man who killed brother

MIAMI, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Miami have dropped a manslaughter charge against a man who killed his brother by pushing him during a drunken argument.
Spanish princess to testify at tax fraud and money laundering trial

Spanish princess to testify at tax fraud and money laundering trial

MADRID, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Spanish Princess Cristina will offer closed-door testimony on Saturday in the corruption trial concerning husband IƱaki Urdangarin's non-profit foundation.
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Child rapist-murderer Juan Carlos Chavez to be executed in February

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Florida farm worker convicted of raping, murdering and dismembering a 9-year-old boy will be executed in February, the governor's office said.
Spanish princess accused of tax fraud and money laundering

Spanish princess accused of tax fraud and money laundering

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Spanish Princess Cristina, the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos, was formally accused of tax fraud and money laundering on Tuesday, and ordered to appear for questioning on March 8.
JC Finley

Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted in 1995 killing, to be executed Feb. 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The man convicted in the 1995 rape, murder and dismemberment of a boy, 9, will be executed Feb. 12, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced.

Releasing radioactive water an option for Fukushima?

TOKYO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has suggested that Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, consider discharging less harmful radioactive water from the site into the sea.

Spanish king released from hospital

MADRID, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Spanish King Juan Carlos was released from the hospital Monday, four days after he had hip surgery, officials said.

Gibraltar row creates new headache for Brussels

BRUSSELS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- European Union negotiators have renewed a diplomatic initiative to mediate a worsening British-Spanish standoff over Gibraltar, the British overseas territory disputed by Madrid.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Atomic energy team visits Japan's Fukushima power plant

Atomic energy team visits Japan's Fukushima power plant

TOKYO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- An International Atomic Energy Agency team began a week-long assistance mission Monday at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, it said.
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